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Getting Ready for The Wedding Day * My Little Sister Gets Married

Last weekend I got to see my youngest sister get married.  It was such a fun, festive event. I took photos all day in the “bridal” getting ready suite.  And then put my camera away.  So unless the wedding photographers allow me to post a few of their photos here, you may not get to see…

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Customer Share with Step by Step Tutorial on Before to After

Gina Neary of Pea Head Prints sent in two incredible before and after shots and with her permission I am sharing them here.  In addition, after each she wrote briefly what steps she did to achieve these after shots.  I hope this inspires and teaches some of you how one of my customers is using…

The stores are all closed… Do you still need a gift for a photographer?

The stores are all closed… Do you still need a gift for a photographer?

It is not too late to purchase a gift from MCP Actions for the Holidays.  I will email gifts purchased tonight on my site by midnight eastern time.  For those in other time zones, I will email out photoshop actions again 1st thing in the AM so you will have them in time for Christmas.…

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Free High Definition Photoshop Sharpening Action

I would LOVE to be able to give each and every one of you a HIGH DEFINITION TV (HDTV) for the holidays.  But since that is not feasible, I have decided as my gift to all of you, to make you a HIGH DEFINITION Photoshop Sharpening Action Set! There are two fully adjustable, intense sharpening…

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All MCP Actions Blog Readers can get a High Definition for free… Happy Holidays!

I would LOVE to be able to give each and every one of you a HIGH DEFINITION TV (HDTV) for the holidays.  But since that is not feasible, I have decided as my gift to all of you, to make you a HIGH DEFINITION Photoshop Sharpening Action Set! There are two fully adjustable, intense sharpening…

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Our Magical Disney World Trip

We were very fortunate to go to Disney World last week.  Ellie and Jenna had the best time. Here are some highlights of our trip.  Some were taken with the Canon 40d and some just with a point and shoot.  Did very quick post processing with these since they are snapshots (just ran through color…

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“How I saved this girl’s photo…” A Customer Example

One of my customers sent me this example.  She photographed this teen with acne covered skin.  And by the time she ran the MCP Photoshop Actions – Eye Doctor, Magic Skin and then Powder Your Nose, she turned her into a photo the girl is proud to show all her family and friends. Thanks for…

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“How I saved this girl’s photo…” A Customer Example

One of my customers sent me this example.  She photographed this teen with acne covered skin.  And by the time she ran the MCP Photoshop Actions – Eye Doctor, Magic Skin and then Powder Your Nose, she turned her into a photo the girl is proud to show all her family and friends. Thanks for…

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How to use a “Clipping Mask” to insert photos into a template

This is a very basic tutorial on how to use clipping masks to insert photos into a template or card. To start with, open your template.  For this example, I am using a very simple white template.  Openings shown in black.  The black represents the layer(s) in your templates that you need to clip to. …

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How to use a “Clipping Mask” to insert photos into a template

This is a very basic tutorial on how to use clipping masks to insert photos into a template or card. To start with, open your template.  For this example, I am using a very simple white template.  Openings shown in black.  The black represents the layer(s) in your templates that you need to clip to. …

Update time!

Update time!

What is going on with MCP – Update Time! – Contests – Keep watching – I have a few incredible contests coming up – just in time for the holidays – so keep watching!!! – My one light set up is Sold.  The 1st person who replied lives 30 minutes away from me and is…

Watch Me Work: Using the FREE Touch of Light | Touch of Darkness Actions

Watch Me Work: Using the FREE Touch of Light | Touch of Darkness Actions

Today’s video will teach you new ways to use the FREE Touch of Light | Touch of Darkness Photoshop Actions.  Download these actions at this past blog post and tutorial. This action is one of the most powerful FREE photoshop actions available as it gives you full control to light your photo the way you want. …

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Elements 7.0 – I did not forget about you… Photoshop actions?

I am not sure that I could do a review on Photoshop Elements since I do not use it in my every day life.  But I want to tell you, I purchased Photoshop Elements 7.0 today.  And I have some FANTASTIC NEWS for elements users who upgrade to this version.  Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 –…

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My “American Girls” plus a before & after with editing directions

Here are my twins plus their twin American Girl dolls. They went to an “American Girl” themed charity tea to raise money for our children’s hospital.  I snapped these before they left with my mother in law. They had a fantastic time.  They love watching sports and playing with dolls too.  What can I say, they have diverse interests.…

Magic Print It Boards are here + Magic Blog It Boards: Set 2

Magic Print It Boards are here + Magic Blog It Boards: Set 2

Magic Blog It Boards have changed the way photographers prepare and display photos on the web.  Now more choices than ever!  MAGIC BLOG IT BOARD ACTIONS SET 2 are here! The MCP “Magic Blog It Board” photoshop actions create collages and display boards with between 2 and 9 openings. The actions insert photos for you and will drastically…

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Available for purchase today: Magic Blog It Board Photoshop Actions

Magic Blog It Boards will change the way you prepare and display photos on the web. The MCP “Magic Blog It Board” photoshop actions create collages and display boards with between 2 and 16 openings. The actions insert photos for you and will drastically reduce the time you spend preparing collages, templates, and storyboards for…

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Playing with animation in Photoshop…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I was just playing with the animation tool in Photoshop. This photo was taken by one of my trainees. She is a teen who models for their salon. And she wanted the photo to be more glamorous. Using the MCP Photoshop…

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North vs South – which direction light is better?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase This is more a question – than an answer…  So if you have opinions or just want to give critique on these photos, feel free to leave a comment. North or South Facing Light suppose to be the best?  I thought it…

Video Tutorial: Skin Tricks Part 2 (Getting rid of Shiny Skin)

Video Tutorial: Skin Tricks Part 2 (Getting rid of Shiny Skin)

In this video tutorial I will be teaching you a secret trick I use to get rid of shiny skin (or where you blow one of the color channels – R G or B).  I will show you how to see if you have done this and a special way to fix this. Watch and…

Video Tutorial: Skin Tricks Part 1 (Getting Rid of Under Eye Creases and Shadows)

Video Tutorial: Skin Tricks Part 1 (Getting Rid of Under Eye Creases and Shadows)

In today’s video, I will explain how to decrease under eye shadows and creases using the patch tool in photoshop.  This same tool can be used to eliminate blemishes and other skin imperfections as well.  This is one trick you do not want to miss.

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Watch Me Work – {creating many looks for one image}

Today I will teach you how to use SCREEN SHOTS in my Watch Me Work session. You will learn to take one photo and try multiple looks with it utilizing screen shots.  Then you can pick your favorite version(s) and save them. Here is one play, using the Quickie Collection Photoshop Actions Set – with…

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