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Free Photoshop Action — to Support Cancer Awareness

Download this free Photoshop action now – to help enhance your images and bring awareness to cancer.


Editing Backlit Images With Photoshop Actions

Quick, easy edits for backlit photos … learn the steps now.


How to Download Our Free Actions, Presets & Goodies from Facebook

Want lots of great free stuff for Photoshop and Lightroom? You’ve come to the right place.


Instantly Make Facebook Photos Better with Free Photoshop Actions

If your photos look bad on Facebook, we have your fix. MCP’s free Facebook Fix Photoshop actions will help make your photos more presentable.


MCP Project 52 – Week 9 review & Week 10 launch

Welcome to our regular MCP Project 52 blog post where we’ll be looking back over week 9 and giving a little sneak preview of the new week 10 theme. And what a fun week it’s been, the theme “Express yourself” has inspired a lot of people to get out there and take some great photos. …


Use Photoshop Actions to Add Beautiful Directional Lighting

Use Photoshop Actions to Add a Touch of Beautiful Lighting Some photos may have a correct exposure but may benefit from selectively lightening or darkening parts of the image to draw attention in a specific direction.  In this photo taken of Jenna by a tree, you can see beautiful light coming through her hair.  The…


Blueprint: That Cute, Fast 1 Year Old

After my post on Pioneer Woman’s site about challenges photographing a 1 year old, I got a lot of questions. What lens, what settings, how did I get the b&w, etc… I figured the best way to answer these was in a blueprint. I shot this image with my Canon 5D MKII with the Canon…

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1000’s of Free Photoshop Textures

Textures can turn an ordinary photo into an extraordinary one when you use the right texture on the right image. Learn where to find thousands of free textures and also how to apply them to your photographs.


The word FREE

The word FREE is a very interesting one. I was thinking about this word the other day when someone asked me about FREE Photoshop Actions and FREE Web Sites. Free, by definition, means a lot of things.  For the purpose of this discussion, we will use the definition “without charge.” Here are a few of…

Photoshop Actions: A Video Tutorial on How to Install & Use

Photoshop Actions: A Video Tutorial on How to Install & Use

Photoshop actions… Have you ever wondered “what is a Photoshop action?”  Or how Photoshop actions can help you speed up your workflow?  This video tutorial will teach you how to install and use them . If you are new to Photoshop or to installing or using Photoshop actions, you may be lost once you download…


Using Photoshop for Stunning Beach Photos

Have you ever wondered how to process your beach photos in Photoshop?  When I saw this shot by Jennifer Rose Hewes of Jennifer Rose Photography I was in LOVE. These girls and this shot – just stunning. Honestly this is one of those shots that look so pretty straight out of the camera – it…


Free Flag in a Flash Photoshop Action * perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July…

***FLAG IN A FLASH*** This is a very special free photoshop action called “Flag in a Flash.” I shared this last summer and wanted to bring it back again.  Last year’s version will NOT work in CS4.  So I updated it so it now works in PS7 (not elements) and Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3, and…


Free MCP Photoshop Actions * Hurry and Get Them

APRIL FOOLS!   Well the April Fools’ joke is that there are no new free actions.  But I have compiled many of my past free “try me” actions here in this post. So if you are new to MCP or just have not already downloaded them, here they are.  ENJOY! These actions have simple built…


The Direction and Future of MCP Blog ~ The Results {Plus Contest Winners}

Thank you to all of my readers who took the time to vote in the polls and/or comment about what you like and do not like about the blog – and also to let me know about your involvement in social networking. If you did not get a chance to vote, I would still love to hear…

Answer 3 Polls * Determine Future of MCP Blog * Win MCP $$$ Actions

Answer 3 Polls * Determine Future of MCP Blog * Win MCP $$$ Actions

In the past few months I have taken the MCP Blog for a ride.  I have tried lots of new and exciting things, from big name contests to having guest bloggers on a huge variety of topics.  I have brought you “watch me work” videos, photoshop tips, some free actions and just shared photos. So,…


How to “Search” on the MCP Blog

Hey everyone – this is a quick how to use my blog post – in particular how to search.  I get many comments and even more emails asking me where they can find “x” post…  I am thinking my search button is too hidden or something so I want to show all of you how…



MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase And now for a fun freebie – based on the tutorial I did last week on how to do a pencil sketch.  This one can do color pencils too.  If you want a quick easy and fun way to turn your…


Update on my Father-in-Law + Free Cancer Awareness Action Set

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I know many of you have been writing asking how my father-in-law has been doing.  He was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, a year ago.  He went through extremely heavy chemo and then had a bone…


Contest: Win PhotoTools Professional from OnOne Software – $259.95 value

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Who is ready for another contest? The prize: The incredible OnOne Software’s PhotoTools Plug In Professional Edition for PS CS2/CS3 featuring Jack Davis and Kevin Kubota. Value of this prize is $259.95. To learn more about their products, and of this…


The Winner of Contest #1 – plus FREE 4th of July storyboard action for everyone

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase The winner of the 16×20 Color Inc Print is: number 44 – Kim Crum Congrats!!!  I will contact Color Inc. and have them contact you on how you can claim your prize. Remember we have two more contests ending tomorrow and…


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