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Guest Photographers – COMING SOON to MCP Actions BLOG

Guest Photographers – COMING SOON to MCP Actions BLOG

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I love teaching everyone on my blog about photoshop.  And I know so many of you really appreciate it.  I also get asked frequently to teach photography topics.  My specialty truely is photoshop.   So my goal is to bring in some…

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Back to School: $100 off at OnOne Software (code: BTSMCP)

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase This is an incredible back to school promo by OnOne Software, the leaders in Photoshop Plug-Ins. You get $100 off on the Plug In Suite 4 through September 20th by using the code BTSMCP.  Click below to take advantage of this…

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Watch Me Work – how to achieve super rich colors in Photoshop

Today’s Watch Me Work session will show me editing two photos that could benefit from super rich color.  Many photos do not need this much color.  But ones that do will shine from these techniques and applications of MCP Actions Color Explosion and Fingerpaint.

Just another day at the beach, until…

Just another day at the beach, until…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I had to share this from last weekend when my parents came to town.  My dad went in the lake with Ellie.  Jenna (one in the yellow bikini) said she did not want to get her feet sandy.  Ummm.  Yep –…

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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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Share your “Blog It Boards” – look at these amazing display boards

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase  When the “Magic Blog It Boards” sent on sale Wednesday, photographers were able to start changing the way they prepare and display images on the web.  Many photographers started blogging with them.  Some made splash pages with them.  Others tried blog…

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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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Introducing MCP Actions incredible new action set: “MAGIC BLOG IT BOARDS”

The wait is almost over!  Magic Blog It Board Actions coming tomorrow!!! Tomorrow at NOON eastern time, my new action set will be released.  This set will change the way you prepare and display images on the web.  I will post many examples tomorrow on my blog.  And the actions will be for sale on my…

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Teaching kids how to use an SLR – what age can you start?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase My twins have been asking me for months now if they can use “my camera.”  I got them each their own $100 Nikon Point and Shoots.  But now, they want to know more. They are 6 1/2 (will be 7 in…

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End of Summer – vacation photos – tall ship and beaches…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase We went on vacation from Wednesday through Friday and I wanted to share a few photos with you from our trip. The girls LOVE the beach and we went a few times: They also love shopping and could not resist trying…

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How to avoid adding color problems and color shifts in photoshop

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase The easiest way to mess up color in a photo is when using levels and curves improperly.  Levels to an extent, and curves to an even greater extent, affect both luminosity (brightness) and color when you adjust them. Many photographers love the look…

SNEAK A PEEK CONTEST: Do you blog? Do you have a website?

SNEAK A PEEK CONTEST: Do you blog? Do you have a website?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Do you have a blog? Do you have a website? Do you use flickr? Do you use Facebook? Do you share photos on the web? IF SO, STAY TUNED.  NEXT WEEK MCP ACTIONS IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU PREPARE…

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Shadow Pictures – here are the photos that MCP Actions Blog readers sent in

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase A number of months back I asked people to try a fun assignment taking photos of shadows.  And I posted them to my blog.  No actually I did not…  I found them in my word press draft files tonight.  How embarrassing. So thank you to…

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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…

Possible Online Photoshop Workshops | Looking for feedback…

Possible Online Photoshop Workshops | Looking for feedback…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase As many of you know, one of my offerings at MCP Actions is one on one photoshop training.  I have been doing these customized trainings for over 2 years now.  And I often get requests to do “in person” workshops, as…

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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…

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The “Haircut” – chin length please?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase So my girls start 1st grade in 2 weeks. Today they got their own library cards. They could not have been any more excited. After that we went for haircuts. Jenna just got her bangs cut. Ellie decided she wanted “chin…

My Living Will – “This joke may hit close to home for you. It does for me.”

My Living Will – “This joke may hit close to home for you. It does for me.”

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase A friend sent me this joke today. I normally click delete. But this one, well it actually kinda made me think. It hits super close to home… I changed sister to husband (and she to he) – and it is kinda…

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Photo Makeover – getting rid of terrible stretch marks in photoshop

  Today I was reading some posts on a forum, and a photographer had a question.  “How can I get rid of these terrible stretch marks on my client’s belly?”  In real life I cannot say, but in Photoshop, it is a relatively easy task.  Below I have shown you the before belly with dark…

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Twitter – should I give in? I just did… Join Me!

 MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Twitter this – and Twitter that…  I thought this sounded like the most ridiculous idea when I first heard it.  I seriously thought, “why on earth would I want to know what someone else is up to at a particular moment…”…

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…

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