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MCP Newborn Necessities™ Photoshop Actions

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MCP Newborn Necessites™ Photoshop Actions for CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 + CC
MCP Newborn Necessites™ Photoshop Actions for Elements 5 - 12
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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.

CLICK HERE to view a slide show of sample images


* 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,

"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,

"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,

"Newborn Necessities has everything you need to quickly and efficiently process your newborn session."

- Lisa Smiley,

"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, 

"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,

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 12, Elements 11, Elements 10**, Elements 9**, Elements 8, Elements 7, Elements 6 and Elements 5

 **Compatible with all versions of Elements 5-12, 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:

Installing actions into Elements 11 and later

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

The MCP Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions set includes 65* actions organized into eight easy-to-use sections: 

1. Fix Exposure First: Increase Exposure, Decrease Exposure

2. Newborn Workflow: Sugar-n-Spice, Pick Me Up, Twinkle Twinkle, This Little Piggy, Peach Fuzz, Keepsakes, Vintage Pram, Bedtime B&W, Naptime B&W, Playtime B&W, Diaper Bag Mix and Match

3. Blankets of Haze (Overlays): Baby Bottle, It’s a Girl, It’s a Boy, Lavender Lovey, You Are My Sunshine, Peaches-n-Cream, Teddy Bear, Nursery Rhymes, Baby’s Room, Blankets of Haze Mix and Match

4. Workflow Helpers: Brighten Midtones, Darken Midtones, In The Spotlight, Under The Blanket, Quiet The Highlights, Nightlight, Crying For Contrast, Cake Smash Color Pop

5. At Your Fingertips: Baby Wipes, Snapshot*, Pacify

6. Skin Color Correction: Hush The Reds, Paint On Red Baby Fix, Hush Jaundice, Paint on Jaundice Fix, Hush the Grays, Paint on Gray Skin Fix, Slide To Hush (Mix & Match), Paint on Formula (Mix & Match), In My Dreams (Spot Color Fix)

7. No More Tears Retouching: Dusting of Baby Powder, Magic Baby Powder*, Organic Baby Powder, Baby Cream, Baby Lotion, Magic Baby Lotion, Sharp Eyelashes, Eyes Wide Open, Blushing

8. Beyond The Crib: White Blankie Fix*, Natural Vignette, Rosie Vignette, Cool Vignette, B&W Vignette, Frosted Vignette, It’s a Blur, Baby Focused, Studio White Backdrop, Studio Black Backdrop, Print Sharpie, Web Sharpie, Custom Web Sharpie

* Magic Baby Powder and White Blankie Fix will not work in CS2. Snapshot is not available in Elements.

Shop by Keyword Color Actions, Color Correction Actions, Black & White Actions, Vintage Actions, Eye & Skin Actions, Sharpening Actions, Resizing Actions, Vignette Actions
Version Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS6, Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS2, Elements 12, Elements 11, Elements 10, Elements 9, Elements 8, Elements 7, Elements 6, Elements 5