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6 Quick Ways to Getting Rid of Glare on Glasses

I usually get 3-5 emails a week asking how people can avoid and/or remove glare on glasses. There are a number of ways to avoid, reduce or eliminate glare. Watch the light and how it affects the glasses while taking the shot. Turn your subject in different directions until the glare disappears. Reposition the subject…

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Quick Photoshop Tip – Layer Order

I am going to start mixing in photoshop quick tips.  If you have a quick photoshop tip (or tutorial) you want to share on my blog, please contact me with your ideas or submission.  I would love to have you. Layer Order I often get asked “how do I know if I need to flatten…

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Changing Colors of an Object in a Picture

In this MCP Blog It Board below, you see that Alyssa is leaning on or peeking through circles and triangles.  The metal triangle we found was yellow. The circle red. But for her shots I decided it would be more fun both on a wall and in a collage to mix things up.  This is…

Photoshop Actions: How to Organize Your Actions

Photoshop Actions: How to Organize Your Actions

Photoshop Actions: Is your actions palette a mess?  Does going into your actions palette to play an action sometimes stress you out? If so, it may be time to unclutter your actions palette and better organize it so you can be more efficient in Photoshop. This Photoshop video tutorial will teach you how to save…

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…

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Photoshop Editing Quick Tip: Edit Zoomed In & Out at Same Time

Do you ever get frustrated as you are editing in Photoshop when you are doing detailed edits and retouching?  Do you wish you could be zoomed in close, but also see the overall effect on the photo? If so, you will love this trick! Just go to WINDOW – NEW WINDOW (for..) and it will…

Achieving Beautiful Blue Water in Photoshop

Achieving Beautiful Blue Water in Photoshop

Have you ever taken a photo where the water just did not turn out as blue or vibrant in the photograph as it was in “real life?”  Sometimes when we shoot, if the light from the sun hits the water a certain way, it can wash it out.  Other times water near the shore of…

Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop

Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop

Branding Bars (I made this name up) are a way to add extra canvas to your photograph and then add your logo, watermark or text. They can be slim or thick and can be black, white or in any color. If they sound familiar it is probably because I have actions that make these for…

How to Make a Watermark and Add Branding in Photoshop

How to Make a Watermark and Add Branding in Photoshop

Photoshop tip and video tutorial: How to make a watermark for your photos (I also have a free watermark photoshop action) Are you afraid of your photos getting stolen online? Are you worried that your customers will take the low res photos you put online and try to print them? One easy way to avoid…

How to use Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

How to use Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

Do the words “adjustment layer” or “layer masks” scare you? If so, this revised video (which includes Photoshop versions up through CS4) is a MUST Watch, Must Share, and Must Bookmark. Here are some notes to help you along: – White Reveals (shows) – Black Conceals (hides) – Use a “airbrush soft round” to paint…

How to Add a “Fake” Sky to a Photo in Photoshop

How to Add a “Fake” Sky to a Photo in Photoshop

This video will teach you two methods for adding an artificial sky to a photograph where they sky has been accidentally blown out.  Of course getting this right in camera is better and more preferable.  But sometimes if you do not have fill flash or a reflector, skies will be sacrificed so that people in the…

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Quick Tip: How to Make a Rounded Corners Border in Lightroom

Here is a great time saving trick to use in Lightroom if you love the look of rounded corners for your photographs.  Go to POST CROP.  Then change settings to: Amount = +100 Midpoint = 0 Roundness = -100 Feather = 0 The results are shown here.  Play around with the midpoint and roundness to…

101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes – Just had to share this video…

101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes – Just had to share this video…

This video did stress me out a few minutes in – but I think you will like it – learn something and maybe laugh… Just had to share these 101 Photoshop Tips by Deke…

Expand Your Canvas in Photoshop – A MUST SEE Video Tutorial!

Expand Your Canvas in Photoshop – A MUST SEE Video Tutorial!

Have you ever wanted to crop your photo different dimensions only to find out you will lose the subject’s head going from a 4×6 to 8×10 aspect ratio? Have you ever wished that you had a vertical format or square format instead of horizontal (or visa versa)? Have you ever wished you could just add…

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Most frequently asked question… Why can’t I save my photo as a jpg

Every once in a while I am going to post a question I get asked repeatedly (about photoshop or about my actions).  Today’s question has to do with the Complete Workflow Actions – and specifically “Color Explosion.” It is an incredible workflow action for certain types of outdoor photos, things with colorful walls, rust on…

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How to turn a photo into a pencil sketch in photoshop

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase One of my readers recently wrote in asking how to make her photo into a pencil sketch. So here is a tutorial to teach you how.  I am using the photo I just made into a blog header.  Check out a…

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Quick Photoshop Tip: how to use the transform tool

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase There are many times when you need to transform the size of your photo, especially when inserting photos into collages, storyboards and templates in Photoshop.  The shortcut key for this is CTRL + the “T” key on a PC, and Command…

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Quick Tip: How to get rid of STOPS in photoshop actions?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I get a lot of questions from customers about what to do when Photoshop starts acting like it is in control. I am going to be posting some frequent asked questions from MCP Actions customers and blog visitors. If you have…

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Quick Tip | Where did my palettes and tools go? They vanished!

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   I get a lot of questions from customers about what to do when Photoshop starts acting like it is in control. I am going to be posting some frequent asked questions from MCP Actions customers and blog visitors.  If you have…

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