Font and Florals!

around here fashion shoot via besotted blog

Well, hello friends!  We have a winner for Bonnie Christine’s Roost Tribe membership and it is (insert drumroll)– Beth | Fatesallow!  We are so happy so many of you entered, it really is an incredible value (both Michelle and I are members). Bonnie is one of the nicest, most motivated and inspiring individuals and we know that the ‘Tribe’ is the perfect place to jump start your surface pattern design career!  Congrats!

On another note, we haven’t done an ‘Around here…’ post in a while, but we have been up to so much and are learning so much that we thought we would share some of our inspiration and findings. Tomorrow Michelle and I have our first fashion photo shoot!  This is a huge deal, we have done a ton of product photography (even created a product photography editing software), but we don’t have a lot of model work in our portfolio and we are thrilled to be able to add this to it! The client is special as we have been able to work with their branding on a whole other level.Read More

Restoring family photos in a couple of clicks!

vintage foto fix cricket before and after

All weekend long I am doing edits on my Instagram feed of vintage photos. This is proof positive that the Vintage Foto Fix Photoshop action set is an easy peasy undertaking, because I am doing them with the ‘assistance’ of a 3 year old, she is ‘curating’, sometimes clicking, always on my lap. Of course toddlers are not known for their infinite wells of patience so you know this has to be quick. Read More

Easily restore vintage family photos!

easily restore vintage photographs via besotted

We always say this, but it’s true, we are over the moon about our latest photo editing set Vintage Foto Fix. We know Photoshop may seem like a daunting program, but we take all the scary parts out and replace it with automated good times, (or something like that). We have had so much fun developing this set and watching the magic unfold before our eyes. Everyone has precious family photos that they would be devastated if they lost. Most people (including ourselves) only have one copy of irreplaceable photographs in less than ideal conditions, with this set we have not only been able to restore images to former glory, we now have digital copies that we can share, pass down and best of all gift!  We are thinking this set will pay for itself with the gifting of precious memories. I have already edited too many vintage photos to count, in a fraction of the time it would have taken me to get in my car, find parking, shop, etc. I am all about the ‘perfect’ gift so this set has me all heart eyes. We also included a bonus Classic Black + White action from our future black + white set, a set that Michelle and I have been developing for years now, seriously. If you are on our mailing list you got that action for FREE (we never spam and only send out awesome) and one lucky subscriber was gifted a FREE set. We are working on Lightroom presets, it’s on our incredibly long to-do list but something we both think would be a welcome addition, so stay tuned!

We know seeing is believing so we are still open to getting in your scanned family photos and editing for you!  Drop us a line we will get you the details of where to send. If you have any questions ask away!

P.S. To celebrate our launch we are offering $10 off, use code: VINTAGE10 at check-out!

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Foto Rx | Vintage Foto Fix

Vintage Foto Fix demo

Photoshop monthly subscription

Our favorite photo paper (we just cut to size)

Favorite pro home photo printer (similar)

Mailing for freebies and other goodies!

Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog.

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Repairing vintage photographs | fast + easy!

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My love for Photoshop continues to grow each and every day, but even more so with our new Foto Rx set that is in the works–Vintage Foto Fix. I LOVE vintage photos and have collected quite a few, I am partial to beach scenes and people in love, even better if the vintage photo is of people in love on the beach! Last week we reached out and asked our friends and community to send us some cherished photos to repair.Read More

Instagram Stories and how we are using it!

garlic edited with Stockholm via besotted

Have you tried the Instagram Stories feature yet?  We are new to the whole Instagram Stories game, but we are excited to give this new feature a go for our fledgling @fotorxco Instagram account. Since our Foto Rx account is for our business where we are showcasing our photo edits but if you have a business, Instagram is a great way to showcase your work. I wish I would have been more diligent with it when I had my stationery company and opened an account specifically for my business (I think that’s a superb idea, since Instagram is adding new promotional enhancements for business accounts all the time), but better late than never! For the Stories we will be doing live edits using our photo processing tools and maybe we will get into showing live shoots and workshops down the road, baby steps! Your Instagram Story only lasts for 24 hours, so if you decide later on you hate your Story, no need to regret posting. Another feature we tried last week was Instagram Live, which was super awesome (and scary as heck!). You basically start a sort of mini video web chat on any subject (again we did live edits, but if you are say a clothing designer, show fabric shopping, sketching, etc. it’s limitless!), once you start a chat your followers are notified and can join in the chat, add comments and best of all (for us) ask us questions! I was scared and sweating profusely but it ended up being so much fun! Once you end the Instagram Live feature the content disappears. We have watched a couple great LIVE Instagram’s and of course a few duds. We will share some of our faves in another post, we have to run because we are about to go LIVE in a second, if you miss us LIVE you can always catch our Stories! Hope to see you there!

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Foto Rx Instagram

Photo edited with Stockholm | Clean x Minimal

Instagram Stories video samp

Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog.

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