Posted on March 4, 2012

Wow! I can’t believe that after less than 2 years DTP Actions & Design is celebrating 8K fans! I can’t thank everyone enough for all their support! But I hope that this fun giveaway with some amazing vendors is a good start! ;) So what is up for grabs you ask?!


Colorless Collection, Practical Collection & Creative Collection from DTP!

**20% of ALL actions!** DISCOUNT CODE:DTP20


$50 Gift Certificate to Anything in the Shop from FotoTale Designs!


$50.00 gift certificate towards any color Baby Cozy from MomMe Designs!


$30 store credit to I Shoot!


$30 Gift Certificate to Photo Prop Floors & Backdrops!


$50 shop credit to La Couture Amore!


$30 gift credit to Traditions in Thyme!


1 Small Fur Nest and 1 Cheesecloth Baby Wrap from Custom Photo Props!

**10% off Entire Order!** DISCOUNT CODE: DTPGiveaway10


$30 shop credit {winner pays shipping} to Starlit Nest Gifts & Photo Props!


$30 shop credit to Foto Creations by M!

DISCOUNT: B2G1 – Buy two get one free of equal or lesser value


6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to Newborn Goodness Forum and Complete Action Set from Laura Brett Photography!

**10% off actions**- DISCOUNT CODE: GOODNESS


2  Newborn Headbands from Christina Houser Photography!


A Vintage Bloom and a Darling headband from Baby Joy Studios!



3 sets of Designer Photography Templates – Birthday Invites, Baby Girl Announcements & Baby Boy Announcements from Sugarflies Designs!


ENTER USING WIDGET BELOW! All MANDATORY ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO WIN! Mandatory entries are all the entries first shown, this includes the blog comment! After you have completed those, extra entries will be visible! Giveaway will end on Monday, March 12th! Winner will be announced back here on the blog! HUGE thank you to all the wonderful vendors who have so graciously donated all of these goodies!! The winner is going to be very lucky! GOOD LUCK!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Posted on February 21, 2012

I was so excited when Sophia over at Favor Days contacted me about teaming up for a giveaway! Their products are perfect for EVERYONE! Brides to be, Moms to be, or even just someone throwing a birthday party! You name it, they have something for you! & did I mention how great their products look? You are going to fall in love! Favor days has been kind enough to donate a $25 gift card to their shop {does not apply to shipping and tax}! That’s enough to cover a ton of goodies!

TO ENTER: “required” entries must be performed before you can move on to the extra entries! Post a separate comment for each entry you perform to receive multiple entries!


1.) Go to Favor Days Fan Page and “like” their page! After that, visit their website, then come back here and comment with the item{s} you would most like to get with your gift card!


1.) Follow Favor Days on Twitter!

2.) Share the link to our giveaway on Twitter!

3.) Share the link to our giveaway on Facebook!

4.) Join Favor Day’s mailing list!

There you have it! 5 easy ways to get your name in the drawing for a $25 gift card from Favor Days! Giveaway will end on Tuesday, February 28th! Winner will be announced back here on the blog after!





Thresa Ruggles!

Congrats!! Please email me to claim your prize! {}


Posted on October 14, 2011

A couple of days ago I mentioned on my fan page how much I loved “batch processing” when editing my sessions. Much to my surprise, there were quite a few fellow photographers who either 1.) didn’t know what I was talking about, or 2.) just didn’t know how to batch process! So this tutorial is for them! No photographer should go without knowing how to batch process! It is a huge time saver!

Please note, this is a tutorial for Photoshop CS versions! I’m not sure if you are able to do this in PSE or not! =)

STEP 1 { Select multiple files that you would like to “batch process”. I normally try to choose photos that are from the same set up and very similar in exposure/color. This will make the process a little easier for you!}

STEP 2 {Select the action that you would like to run! 9/10 times I am running one of my handy dandy actions from the DTP Practical Collection!}

STEP 3 {Go to file->Automate->Batch}

STEP 4 {These are the settings that I prefer to use. You may want to play around with these if you want to close out your photos etc. I have this set up to leave all of my photos open so that I can adjust each action if I need to! Also, I tend to run more than one action on each photo {for example-Lighten up!, Pop it!, and Defog}, so this allows me to do that more easily!}

STEP 5 {Make the adjustments that you would like to make to each photo and then flatten! Make sure you have flattened all of your images before you move on to the next action! }


I hope this quick tutorial has helped everyone learn to batch process! Please leave comments so that I know if this was helpful or not! I would also love suggestions for the NEXT tutorial you would like to see!

Happy Editing!


Posted on August 14, 2011

I had a few requests for a tutorial on the DTP Beautify action, so of course I had to oblige my amazing fans and get one together! I hope you enjoy it! =)

Buy it HERE:

Posted on July 15, 2011

Please feel free to share this video, but kindly link back to me! {DTP Actions & Design fan page is best!} If you would like to see more of these short video tutorials, please comment below and let me know what else you would love to see! Enjoy!

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