Color correction is a popular process of filtering light in photography, film, television and other disciplines. The primary goal of this technique is to filter and alter the overall color of the light to achieve the mood or look a scene or a photograph needs. Good thing technology today can provide us with an easy way of attaining color corrections through high-end cameras and equipment.
In photography, it is sometimes a need to do some tweaks in the lighting by means of color correction to achieve a nice look and feel depending on the purpose of the photo. Fortunately, Photoshop was born and filtering light and correcting color in your photos can be achieved in just a click. Having said this, I bring you another set of Photoshop actions featuring the color and light effects of some of my most favorite movies. Your concept of adding that movie style effect on your photos can now be realized through the use of this set of actions! Enjoy and share!
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As we all know, Photoshop can be a vast maze of commands, menus and functions. And I understand that creatives especially photographers who rely on the software may have a hard time navigating Photoshop to get a specific effect in their designs and photographs. Fortunately, there’s an option in PS that allows users to save this actions and preferences for use at a later time.
We here at YTD value the importance of your time, so I’ve made available 9 Adobe Photoshop actions to help fast track your photo production and design process to avoid those buzzer beater moments when it comes to meeting deadlines.
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In few words Photoshop Action is a set of commands that are applied to specific image. In one Photoshop action can be added dozens of different complex or easy activities with Photoshop tools, like layer styles, color correction, filters and others. Whereas a single action is combined many acts, they can save you time. For example, you know what color and light balance you want for your more than 100 photos. Simply create action with all parameters and apply it to all of your photos. That can save a lot of your time. Create Photoshop action is not as difficult as you might imagine. Here is tutorial from Veerle's blog that can helps you with it. However you can use many of already created action and here is one valuable list with 45 most useful Photoshop actions for effective photo enhancement.
Karen wrote: The sun was behind this family. The camera could not handle the dynamic range and I did not have fill flash or a reflector. The sky was blown and their faces were quite dark. I actually have the same shot from the other side of the family, as they were looking at the ocean, and it includes a gorgeous blue sky, so I wanted to try to save this photo so that I could give both shots to the family.
The first thing I had to do was fix mom’s eyes – it looks like she was just about to blink! So I cloned better eyes from another shot (one where the baby was hiding her face!). To do this, I used the clone tool. At the same time I decided the dead treetops were distracting so I cloned those out too. Then I went on to my regular editing steps.
Flattened the image and used MCP actions “fake blue sky” action from the Bag of Tricks set and left it at the default opacity. This action worked like a charm! It looks so real and identical to the sky in another image taken in a different direction where I did not have a blown sky.
With Fall coming, photographers are getting ready for photograph high school seniors again. This style of photography is very popular in the United States and is starting to gain presence in other countries.
I’m back with another compilation of links to great MCP Actions Blog articles. My name is Jeanine and, as Jodi wrote in my first post, I’ll be writing ‘flashback’ posts that compile links on certain topics. I often find myself searching Jodi’s blog on topics of my current interests, or pertaining to a certain shoot, or a technique that I want to practice. I hope these posts come in handy for you and that you can put to use my time searching and utilize all the links gathered in my posts. This time I went to my favorite resource for help on Senior Photography. As always, feel free to comment with topics for compilation posts that you would like to see.
I shot my first Senior this week, and it didn’t hurt a bit! I read up on everything here on the MCP Actions Blog. Actually I had shot one before but that was a quick mini-session with a girl on her way to prom. This one involved multiple locations and clothing changes. You gotta love photographing someone that doesn’t chase after squirrels and has the ability to stay just where you want them. Working with seniors comes with it’s own challenges. I was truly lucky that my client was very comfortable in front of the camera. I credit these MCP Actions Blog articles with getting me more comfortable behind the camera as I break into this new market area. Now is a great time for Senior sessions as they begin that special school year.
To get you started, or freshen up your routine with Senior Photography, try these articles.
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 which should you use once they are loaded in your actions palette?
I frequently get emails asking, “how do I know which set to buy (or use)?” Remember there are hundreds of companies making actions now. You need to find and use products that educate you with their use and help you achieve the look you want. We hope that you love what you see at MCP Actions, but for certain looks, you may need to stray a bit too. Do your homework, and make sure you buy from a company that has excellent customer service and fully supports their products, with help and tutorials.
Here are 10 tips: A guide to help you choose the best actions for your specific photos.
Try before you buy: MCP Actions has an assortment of single Free Photoshop actions so you can get to know our style.
Look through before and after examples on each individual product page to see the types of looks you can achieve. If you start stacking your edits, and mixing in more than one set, you can create a wider variety of looks.
Experiment: Try things and write down your steps on an index card. For looks that you like, keep a little card box with your “Blueprints.”
MCP Facebook Page: Join MCP on Facebook and post your questions and answers to the “wall.” Ask other photographers, what they would use or how to get the look you want. Feel free to share your images using MCP’s Photoshop actions. Look through older “wall” posts and photos uploaded by other photographers.
Search the Website: Search for products in the top drop down sections (under “actions” and “training”) – you can organize by the version of Photoshop you have (for example, you could click on Shop By Photoshop “Version” and select “Photoshop CS5” or “Elements 8“). You can also search by “Category” and even “Keywords.”