I received this email from a photographer. She included her editing steps and have me permission to share them.
“Hey Jodi, I love the more natural look for my photos. I feel with the help of MCP’s Photoshop actions, I can finally obtain the look and feel I have been after for years: natural, clean, crisp and colorful pictures.First I opened the file in ACR and lightened the photo 1 stop up with MCP Mini Quick Clicks free presets. Then I added a little warmth and a little brightness with the ACR sliders. Next I opened the photo in Photoshop and used Vanilla Cream from MCP Fusion actions. I lowered the opacity of Vanilla Cream to 40% and One Click Color to 50%. I opened the One Click Color folder and increased ‘Richen’ to 50%.Then I used your Eye Doctor – Sharp as a Tack at 20% and painted the eye to sharpen them up just a little. I finished with a vignette: Surround, from Fusion, and lowered the fill to 25%.When posting to Facebook or my blog, I ALWAYS run your Perfect Fit: Web Resize & Sharpening action because I feel like it really makes a HUGE difference of how the pictures look on the web. Thanks for your hard work Jodi – it makes my job easier and photos better.- Jeanette, www.jeanettesoffe.blogspot.com“
Here is her before and after image:Photoshop CS6 Beta: The Best Features for Portrait Photographers
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