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Photoshop Tip of the week #12: SKIN TONES introduction

Photoshop Tip of the week #12: SKIN TONES introduction

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   The main thing people who read my blog have been asking me about is how to balance color/color correct. I will be discussing this in the weeks ahead. To start, I want to explain skin tone/coloring. Much of this information…

Photos of the week – KODY’S STORY: (Taking Action on Cancer Awareness)

Photos of the week – KODY’S STORY: (Taking Action on Cancer Awareness)

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase “This is my 12 yr. old son, Kody…also known as Kody Bear. Kody has been fighting brainstem cancer for 5 years. In January of 2002 we were told our beautiful 6 yr. old little boy would only be with us for…

FREEBIE action – coming soon

FREEBIE action – coming soon

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   I am fine tuning an action set that I will be giving free of charge. So it may be another week or so before I do a tutorial. Bare with me… This is going to be a fun action. So…

FREE ACTION – Take Action on Cancer – BW with 14 color overlays

FREE ACTION – Take Action on Cancer – BW with 14 color overlays

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Here is my 1st blog freebie – but a very meaningful one to me. My Father In Law has Lymphoma and I wanted to do something to either raise money or awareness about cancer. I decided to do the latter. And…

Exciting news! New Photoshop Action Sets for Eye Enhancement, Teeth Whitening, Color Pop and more.

Exciting news! New Photoshop Action Sets for Eye Enhancement, Teeth Whitening, Color Pop and more.

Hi everyone! I have some really exciting news. I have made some major revisions to my eye/teeth actions and to my workflow (color/BW/vintage sets). I have added some great new features.  So if you are looking for sharper, brighter eyes, whiter teeth, and more contrast and pop to your photos using actions in Photoshop, you…

CALLING ALL CREATIVE PEOPLE!!

CALLING ALL CREATIVE PEOPLE!!

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I am looking to rename my action sets and parts of my actions with more creative names. I want the names to be fun and all flow together. Here is what I am looking to rename: Of these the color and…

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1st week of kindergarten

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Things have been hectic here. So when that happens, I sometimes do not have time to post a tip or tutorial. Instead, I will try and post some photos those weeks – and if possible I will tell you what settings…

Photoshop Tip of the Week #11: USM Sharpening explained

Photoshop Tip of the Week #11: USM Sharpening explained

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Since posting about sharpening the past few weeks, a number of people have asked what the numbers for USM mean (Unsharp Mask). So this week I will explain the components to USM sharpening in simple terms. AMOUNT The “amount”controls how intense…

Photohop Tip of the Week #10: Sharpening – part 2

Photohop Tip of the Week #10: Sharpening – part 2

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase This week I will explain High Pass Sharpening. This type of sharpening is hidden in Photoshop – as it is not under the Filter – Sharpen area. You will want to do this at the end of your workflow, just before…

Photohop Tip of the Week #9: Sharpening – part 1

Photohop Tip of the Week #9: Sharpening – part 1

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Digital photos often can look less sharp SOOC than a film counterpart. They can look a little soft or have a light haze. Over the next few weeks, I will explain some sharpening techniques and de-hazing/de-fogging as well. A few sharpening…

Ideas for tips??

Ideas for tips??

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase If you read my blog and are looking for Photoshop Tips, please leave a comment or email me at mcpactions@comcast.net. I am looking for ideas for future tips of the week. I will be doing them as I have time, every…

Photoshop Tip of the Week #8- Deleting Preferences

Photoshop Tip of the Week #8- Deleting Preferences

  If ever you find Photoshop or Elements is acting quirky, doing really weird things, freezing, or seems really really slow, it may be time to delete your preferences. It is very simple to do. You hold down ALT, SHIFT, and CTRL (PC) or OPTION, COMMAND, SHIFT (Mac) at the same time right when you…

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Photoshop Tip of the Week #7 – CROPPING

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase This week’s blog is all about cropping in Photoshop. Have you ever had a photo or even a snapshot that you liked but did not love. But you wanted to love it? Well one great tool that can quickly effect a…

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Photography and Photoshop Tip of the week #6

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   This may not be a tutorial, but if it can save you from the STRESS and SLEEPLESS night I just had, this tip may be more valuable than most. TIP: SLOW DOWN, TAKE YOUR TIME, and MAKE SURE TO SAVE…

Photoshop Tip of the Week #5: Intro to Blending Modes

Photoshop Tip of the Week #5: Intro to Blending Modes

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   I typed this one up in a JPEG, so here it is. Enjoy! If you have ideas for more topics or tips, send me a comment or email. Oh and a hint – I use softlight layers in most, but…

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On Vacation

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   We have been on vacation this past week. And are driving home today. Sorry that I have not taken the time to do a tutorial this week. I will resume this upcoming week. Here is a link to our vacation…

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Photoshop Tip of the Week #4: Making a Storyboard

  MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Since posting the DAD freebie and then my storyboard on some photography forums, I have gotten questions about how to make a storyboard. The finished product is above. To start making a new template/storyboard, go under FILE – NEW. In…

Photoshop Tip of the Week #3 – actually a Father’s Day Freebie

Photoshop Tip of the Week #3 – actually a Father’s Day Freebie

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   I decided to make a DAD frame for everyone instead of doing an actual tip this week. It is a 20×10 photo with a frame that spells out DAD. It is a layered PSD file and can be found here:…

Photoshop Tip of the Week #2 – shortcut keys

Photoshop Tip of the Week #2 – shortcut keys

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   This week my tip is some quick shorcut keys you can use to save you time. These are my top 10 most used short cut keys. If you have a MAC, substitute Command Key for Ctrl, Option Key for Alt.…

PHOTOSHOP TIP OF THE WEEK #1

PHOTOSHOP TIP OF THE WEEK #1

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   My 1st photoshop tip for my new blog: Removing Under Eye Shadows When I first started with Photoshop, I tried to remove shadows under my girl’s eyes using the healing brush. I occasionally still use this tool on blemishes on…

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