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Editing newborn photos just got a lot easier and faster.
Designed to help photographers edit challenging newborn sessions, the MCP Newborn Necessities™ Photoshop action set combines easy workflow actions with state-of-the-art retouching and color correction tools. Whether you want soft, clean color, dreamy black and whites, or creamy, smooth skin tones, this set has what you need.
Start by choosing one or more workflow actions to define your style. Then add optional haze overlays to soften the look. Correct discolored newborn skin, define eyelashes, and fix purple baby fingers or toes. Focus attention your subject by adding blur for a shallower depth of field or adding subtle vignettes. No matter how you choose to combine the actions in the MCP Newborn Necessities™ set, you'll have all the tools you need for a complete baby and newborn workflow.
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* Make sure to check out our:
- Newborn Photography Online Mentoring: The Start to Finish Workshop
- It's a Boy, It's a Girl Birth announcement templates. These cards are the perfect companion to the actions.
MCP Newborn Necessities™ includes more than 60 powerful Photoshop actions designed to streamline and simplify your newborn and baby editing workflow!
11 newborn workflow actions: Seven unique, fully-adjustable color conversions paired with three beautiful black and white actions - all designed specifically to bring out the best in newborn photography. These workflow actions enhance your photos while protecting delicate newborn skin tones. An eleventh workflow action runs all of them at once, so you can mix and match to create your own perfect formula.
9 hazy overlay actions: Give your photos the light, dreamy look that complements newborn photography so well. Nine different tones to suit every image.
13 workflow helpers and exposure enhancers: Simplify adjustments like boosting contrast, brightening midtones, protecting highlights, or adjusting exposure. We give you the freedom to apply each globally or as a spot fix.
9 skin tone correction actions: Easily fix redness, jaundice, and gray skin. You can fix spot color issues like purple newborn feet, and so much more!
9 retouching actions: Amazing tools to smooth skin, reduce baby acne, enhance eyelashes, and even out difficult newborn complexions.
13 finishing actions: Complete your image with actions to whiten blankets, naturally blur backgrounds, add toned vignettes, and sharpen for either print or Web.
What photographers are saying:
"Jodi has covered every conceivable aspect of editing babies and packaged them neatly in a baby bag worth of actions to use and improve my workflow."
- Monica Day, www.monicadayphotography.com
"This set is simply amazing. It is very easy to use and has cut my editing time in half. This is a must have for all newborn photographers."
- Tracy Callahan, www.memoriesbytlc.com
"I absolutely love the Newborn Essentials set from MCP Actions! It is my go to for editing all of my newborn and baby images. The workflow MCP created allows for a perfect edit every time. Every newborn photographer needs these!"
- Jill Jacobs, www.jilljacobsphotography.com
"Newborn Necessities has everything you need to quickly and efficiently process your newborn session."
- Lisa Smiley, www.lisasmileyphotography.com
"This action set is the most exciting thing to happen to my workflow since becoming a professional photographer. I want to scream my love of this newborn action set to every photographer I know!"
- Deanna Green, www.deannagreenphotography.com
"If you photograph babies you NEED Newborn Necessities! This set has EVERYTHING you need to edit a newborn session from start to finish in just a couple of clicks. This is an investment worth every cent for a newborn photographer!"
- Gina Neary, www.peaheadprints.com
To use this MCP product, you must have one of the following software:
Photoshop CC Creative Cloud, Photoshop CS6, Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS2, Elements 11, Elements 10**, Elements 9**, Elements 8, Elements 7, Elements 6 and Elements 5
**Compatible with all versions of Elements 5-11, except for PSE purchased from the Mac App Store.
Installing & using these actions in Photoshop:
Installing & Using Actions in Photoshop
Using Layer Masks Organizing Actions in Photoshop
Using the Newborn Necessities Actions in Photoshop
Installing & using actions in Elements:
Please see written instructions inside download for installing in Elements 11.
Installing actions in Elements 9 and 10
Installing actions in Elements 7 and 8
Installing actions in Elements 6
Installing actions in Elements 5
Using the Newborn Necessities Actions in Elements