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How to Edit an Underexposed Photo in Lightroom

I have a secret. I love editing underexposed photos. This may sound ridiculous (or even sadistic to those of you who dread editing all together), but there’s something about uncovering those hidden details that gives me the feels. Doing this, of course, is a heck of a lot easier if you’re shooting in Camera Raw.…

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Family Session edited with MCP INSPIRE

Quickly make your images pop using the MCP Inspire Photoshop actions. Here’s how.

Use MCP's Manual Color Switcher action to get rid of color casts quickly and easily.

How to Vanish Color Casts using MCP Actions

There are many ways to correct color casts, but one quick way for great results is using the Manual Color Switcher action from MCP’s Inspire set. Watch this video to see how you can get quick and effective results too.


Mirror The Background In Photoshop To Remove Unwanted Objects

We’ve all had that moment of scrolling through our images and finding “the one” but then realize there is a ugly, distracting object in the background!  Most of the time we grab our clone tool and quickly clone it out, but that’s not always the case.  I’m going to show you my all time favorite…


Should Photographers Make Subjects Look Like Magazine Models?

How far is too far when it comes to slimming, smoothing, and altering your subjects in Photoshop? As photographers we decide how far to go every time we edit photos. My personal Photoshop retouching philosophy is to edit temporary things if a customer wants, such as reducing acne and smoothing out skin, but to leave…


Photoshop Tutorial: Get Rid of Isolated Color Casts in Dark Hair

Get rid of color casts fast using this easy, proven method alongside our Photoshop actions.


Retouching 101: Learn Basic Photoshop Retouching in Minutes

Learn to fix minor imperfections in your photos with these retouching tricks: smooth skin, remove stray hair, and eliminate acne.


Enhance Portraits Quickly And Professionally With Photoshop Actions

In a few clicks and you can enhance portraits quickly. Find out how we do it now.


Fix Color Casts Fast And Highlights With MCP Photoshop Actions

In a few clicks and you can fix color casts and get better color. Find out how we do it now.


Newborn Photoshop Actions Workflow: Quick, Easy, Effective

Edit your newborn images in a few clicks with this effective editing solution.


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…


Head Swapping Photoshop Tutorial for Photographers

Head Swapping Photoshop Tutorial for Photographers To head swap, or not to head swap…. that is the question. This is a question that a lot of photographers are on the fence about. I personally do not do it too often. I like the look of a candid photo, and not a perfect photo that was…


Achieve Vivid Color Using Photoshop Actions: A Family Blueprint

Achieve Vivid Color Using Photoshop Actions: A Family Blueprint If you are looking to achieve vivid, bright, crisp color photos, you will want good lighting and to nail your focus.  While shooting with shallow depth of field is great for portrait photography, remember with families, you may want all the subjects in focus too.  Once…


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…


How To Create a High Key Image in Photoshop

How To Create a High Key Image in Photoshop by Michael Sweeney A classic look in photography is Black and White imagery. Black and white images are not always pure; sometimes they are sepia tone or cool blue tone, or even Duotone which is not B/W but most drop it into that catagory. It’s a…


Boudoir Photography: How to Enhance Your Images with Photoshop Actions

Boudoir photography requires great lighting, flattering poses, and often the use of photo editing using Photoshop actions.  When doing Boudoir photography, you want the woman you are photographing to feel special and beautiful.  And while you still want the photo to portray her, Photoshop can help enhance her most positive traits and minimize any flaws…


Retouching with the Liquify Tool in Photoshop: Is It Right or Wrong?

I sit here with microphone in hand.  I was about to record a tutorial showing how to use the Liquify Tool in Photoshop. But then I stopped.  I paused.  And I decided rather than teach you how to use it, after all you can Google Liquify Tutorial, that I wanted to better understand how photographers…


Fashion Photography: Use Photoshop Actions for Dramatic Photo Editing

Fashion photography often looks amazing with more dramatic editing. Using Photoshop actions, you can achieve such a wide range of looks.  This photo and edit was submitted by Camilla Binks of Camilla Photography. She wrote the following when she sent this image to me: “I know you didn’t ask for blueprints to be sent to…


Turn a Snapshot Into a Portrait Using Photoshop Magic

Some photos start out looking like snapshots, even if they were meant to be a portrait.  If the lighting and feel of the photo is strong, you can transform them using various techniques and Photoshop actions. This photo, submitted during a private training class, was taken by Maggie Ford. The image had so much potential…


Photoshop Video Tutorial: Watch Me Work {Color Pop, Eyes, Skin}

Today’s Blueprint is in the form of a Watch Me Work Photoshop Video Tutorial. Learn how to enhance a senior portrait by popping colors, smoothing and brightening skin, and enhancing eyes using a variety of MCP actions all found in the Incredible Retouching Package. To see the video, make sure you can view flash, and…


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