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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.

Want to win the Magic Skin Photoshop Action Set?

Want to win the Magic Skin Photoshop Action Set?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Before I get to details on how to win the Magic Skin Actions, I am starting to look for samples for the 1st of two action sets I will launch this fall. One should be done beginning of September. And one…

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Soft Proofing and Color Management in Photoshop

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase This post is written exclusively for the MCP Actions Blog by “Color Inc Pro Lab.” They are an amazing printer with excellent customer service. And they have agreed to do monthly tips and/or contests here on the MCP Blog. I get…

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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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Most incredible eyes – look at this sweet face…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase My niece and nephew were in town this weekend. They are just adorable. My nephew, Everett (who we call Bro Baby) has the sweetest eyes for a little boy. I had to grab a few snaps of him. The 1st two…

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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…

What is the BEST photography advice you have ever gotten?

What is the BEST photography advice you have ever gotten?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I would love to get some reader participation on this one. Please comment on the following: What is the best photography advice you have ever gotten? I am looking for that advice that changed the way you shoot. That “ah” moment.…

How do I make my photos look like…?

How do I make my photos look like…?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Here is an MCP thought of the day. Since I teach photoshop (both one on one and on my blog), I get asked certain questions frequently. I get asked, “how do I do …” or “oh no, … happened. How do…

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A few quick summer snaps edited in photoshop…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Nothing overly original here. The other day I went outside with my twins for all of 5 minutes and quickly snapped a few shots before they got “bored.” The color and B&W edits were edited using the quickie collection. The last…

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My Photoshop actions are not working correctly now? How can I fix them?

 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 a quick question about Photoshop you want answered, please email me and I may use it…

You know you are in trouble when…

You know you are in trouble when…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I am betting many of you will relate to this one… You know you are in trouble when your husband says to you, as mine did to me today leaving Nordstrom: “You are a Human Economic Stimulus Package!”  I could not stop laughing.  So…

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Important MCP info + the Winner of the Tracy Joy $50 gift certificate…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase 1st I want to thank everyone for participating in this contest.  I am so glad that so many of you love the actions I create.  And I loved hearing what you want to see in the future. I am thinking that…

Video Tutorial: Stretching a Canvas instead of Cloning in Photoshop

Video Tutorial: Stretching a Canvas instead of Cloning in Photoshop

Today’s video will help you learn to cover up certain parts of a photo without cloning.  This is not a replacement for cloning in Photoshop, but it can help you when you want to maintain your aspect ratio but have an area that you do not like.  You will also learn how to add canvas…

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Another great forum – Digital Photo Pros – check it out today

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase After sharing the last photography with you on my blog, I have gotten many people asking if I know of another one they can join.  Well here it is: Digital Photo Pros.  This is a relatively new forum – but growing…

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 is now available

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Buy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom! today! No more Beta.  The new version of Lightroom is available.  And I will be ordering it today.  I am very excited to try all the new features.  It sounds amazing. Here are some details from adobe’s website:…

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Cintiq 12WX for sale – MCP is just a mouse lover I guess…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I have a confession.  I use a MOUSE in all my editing.  I have tried 2x now to use Wacom tablets.  Everyone says they are a must have – you must edit using a “pen” not a “mouse.”  I use to…

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Contest: Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Tracy Joy

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase What a great contest!  If you cannot make up your mind what Tracy Joy product you want, you can pick!  Well you can if you win this contest. One lucky winner will win a $50 gift certificate to spend at http://www.tracyjoy.com. This contest…

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Update on my Father-in-Law + Free Cancer Awareness Action Set

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I know many of you have been writing asking how my father-in-law has been doing.  He was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, a year ago.  He went through extremely heavy chemo and then had a bone…

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My twins are spending the night at camp – their 1st overnight

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase So I had to share with all of you…  My girls are doing the “overnight” tonight at their day camp.  They LOVE camp, and have been asking for weeks.  Well I decided since there is only one more week left after…

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Join MCP on Facebook! Become a Fan

Are you on Facebook yet?  If not, you should be.  It is great for networking and keeping in touch.  You can use it for both business and personal use.  I have reconnected with friends from high school and college.  I have become “friends” with many photographers and my network of “friends” continues to grow.  So check it out.  It…

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Please vote for your favorite entry in the MCP Summer Fun Contest

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Wow, my readers went all out. There were almost 30 entries for the MCP Summer Fun Contest – the prize is PhotoTools Professional by OnOne Software ($259.95 value). As explained, my twins narrowed the entries down to their favorite 10. They…

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