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Free Patriotic Photoshop Template * Perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July

*** FLAG IN A FLASH *** Enjoy our Free Patriotic Photoshop Template for Memorial Day, Independence Day/4th of July, Veteran’s Day and beyond. This is a very special freebie for Photoshop and Elements called “Flag in a Flash.” It was first introduced four years ago as a Photoshop action.  We are bringing it back this…


How to Composite Newborn Images and Keep Babies Safe

If you are a newborn photographer, make safety your top issue. Here’s how you can achieve great images while keeping the newborn safe.


Editing Backlit Images With Photoshop Actions

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


How to Achieve Creamy Newborn Skin Using Photoshop

Get better newborn skin quickly and easily. Just follow the steps in our easy Photoshop tutorial.


5 Photography Tips for Taking Better Pictures Inside of Your Home

Learn quick and easy ways to get better photos of the inside of your home.


MCP Project 52 Week 42 recap & launch of Week 43

  Did someone say Week 42?  Yup we are here already, getting very close to the end of our 2011 Project 52 so hang on in there if taking photos every week is getting hard and pop into our Flickr group to get yourself a little bit of inspiration. This week people have been sharing…


Add Dramatic Color to an Urban Photo Using Session Photoshop Actions

Learn how to quickly enhance your urban photos and add color pop and contrast using MCP’s Photoshop actions in this Friday Blueprint.


MCP March Madness Bracket Challenge: Win MCP Actions!

MCP March Madness Bracket Challenge: Win MCP Actions! No matter where you live in the U.S. and no matter how much you care about sports, chances are someone is trying to get you to fill out a “March Madness” bracket. One of the great things about the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is that the big…


MCP Project 52 – Week 10 review – Launch Week 11

Welcome to our regular MCP Project 52 blog post where we’ll be looking back over week 10 and giving a little sneak preview of the new week 11 theme. I knew this was going to be a fun and memorable week with the theme “Childhood Toys” .  Really made me walk down memory lane and…


MCP Project 52 – Features from Week 6 + Theme for Week 7

Welcome to our look back at week 6 of MCP Project 52, and the launch of the theme for the upcoming week! It’s been a great week for MCP Project 52, we’re almost to 3,000 members and we’ve had a ton of beautiful work submitted for the Words theme. We’d love to have more members,…

Coupon Code for MCP Actions: Black Friday – Cyber Monday

Coupon Code for MCP Actions: Black Friday – Cyber Monday

Thanks to enormous customer demand, MCP Actions offers a “Black Friday – Cyber Monday” sale. This is a rare opportunity to save 10% on any of MCP’s Photoshop actions. But you only have four days to take advantage.  This is our 1st multiple day discount code in our 5 years in business. Don’t miss out!…


NEW Photoshop Elements Retouching Actions: Fix Skin, Sky, Color, Exposure, and More

Photoshop Elements Users: TODAY IS YOUR DAY! MCP Actions is excited to announce Elements versions of: BAG OF TRICKS: for Exposure and Color Cast Removal, and so much more… MAGIC SKIN: Portrait Retouching and Skin Smoothing Plus we now have Package Sets for Elements users too (not valid on past purchases): INCREDIBLE RETOUCHING ACTIONS: Bag…


MCP Actions Annual Blog Survey: The Results and Winners

The MCP Actions Annual Blog Survey is complete. I will leave the questions up, in case you missed it, but the results are in. And while my “Back to School” Multiple Choice Test was far from scientific, it did help me understand what you like, what you want more of, and what changes I can…


MCP’s Annual Back to School ~ Multiple Choice Blog Survey + Contest

Please participate in the MCP Back to School Blog Survey. Multiple Choices * Easy * Win Prizes!  I need your help to determine the direction and future of the MCP Blog. While I am sure the blog cannot be all things to all photographers, I want to learn what the majority of readers like, dislike,…


Photoshop Actions: Glossary of Offerings by MCP Actions

Photoshop Actions: Glossary of Offerings by MCP Actions Yesterday, I provided 10 tips for deciding which actions to buy, download and use on your photos. Today, I will explain to you a little more about each specific MCP Action set.  I get asked about the differences so often.  I thought this breakdown would help. If…


Photoshop Actions: A Guide to Choosing the Best Actions

Photoshop Actions: Which Actions are Best for Your Photos? So imagine this… You sit down at your computer to edit in Photoshop or Elements. And you want your editing to go faster and more smoothly.  You decide that you want to buy some Photoshop actions. But how do you decide which ones to purchase? And…

Embrace Competition in the World of Photography

Embrace Competition in the World of Photography

Competition…  Is it a good or bad thing? Does it help or hurt your business as a photographer?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. Does competition frustrate you? Or do you embrace it?  Here are some of my thoughts on competition as it pertains to my actions and training…


Contest {Enter to Win} Stand Out Mount Prints From Color Inc.

This week, you can enter to win a white standout mount up to size 20×24 from Color Inc. We will be giving away 2 prizes. So you are twice as likely to win. Stand out mounts are a perfect option when you want the three-dimensional look of gallery wrapped canvas but do not have enough…


Win MCP Photoshop Actions & Shootsac in the Dream Contest

I am honored to have been interviewed by Jessica Claire, the amazing wedding photographer, and to be featured in the Shootsac Newsletter for April which comes out tonight. I am also excited for this fun contest, featuring both Jessica’s product, the Shootsac Lens Bag, and Photoshop actions by MCP. The Prizes: 4 Lucky winners will…

Installing Photoshop Actions in Elements: Video Tutorials

Installing Photoshop Actions in Elements: Video Tutorials

Installing Photoshop actions in Elements is not an easy task.  It is more complex installing and using them in Elements because historically they only worked in the full versions of Photoshop. In the most recent versions of Elements, 7 and 8, there is a guided actions palette. This method is relatively easy but not all…


SEO for Photographers: 10 Chances to Win the Photographer’s SEO Book

SEO for photographers is so important.  When local customers are looking for a specific type of photographer, you want to rank high in Google and other search engines. Are you a photographer?  Do you rank high in the search engines?  If not, do you want to? This SEO for Photographers Book will help you drastically. …


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