Easily restore vintage family photos!

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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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Quick + Easy Patterns in Photoshop

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We told you It’s On! It most certainly is! We are a few weeks into 2017 and doors are flying open for us. I am believing in the power of positive thinking, I mean I am always pretty positive but I truly believe that it’s on this year, with all my being, try it, those doors may fly open for you too! As Thomas Jefferson said, “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”. True that. Michelle and I have already amped up our already busy, busy schedules so we can ‘get luckier’ and guess what? It’s working! Maybe because I am working like my life depends on it, who knows? But already we have had a Pin go viral, what the what?! Pinners dreams do come true, I took care of some long neglected personal business that I had been dreading (it turned out so much less painful than I imagined), and we have our first class of 2017!  Yes!Read More

Vintage stock photography resource

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This weekend I was searching for stock photographs, sometimes you may need that sort of thing, especially if you aren’t privy to hopping on a plane and getting an epic aerial photo of some secluded beach in Portugal or what not.  Stock photography has come a long way and now there are many talented artists even providing images gratis in exchange for exposure. This may irk the pros but I for one am grateful that we have access to such talent, I don’t think it takes away from paid stock, in our work if Michelle and I can’t create the image ourselves, it’s nice to know we have access to great gratis images but we are more than willing to pay for a high quality image if it fits our need. Btw, a quick tip here, if you are scratching your head on how to make money in photography and aren’t interested in the traditional methods, there is a market for good stock images! Creative Market has a thriving business for styled stock and there’s companies like Stocksy, just thought I would throw that out there!

Back to my stock search, I came across a wonderful site called New Old Stock by Cole Townsend, it’s a site for curated copyright free vintage images and they are terrific! Michelle and I started an image bank in our Google Drive (free digital storage!) last year to collect great images and I may need to start a vintage image bank as well, because you never know when inspiration will hit! Just thought I’d pop in and share this resource with you, we hope you find it useful!

Miss 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. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

Create patterns with your watercolor illustrations!

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For some, last week marked the start of the holiday season, good ‘ol Thanksgiving, now that our bellies are full and we had some time to relax and perhaps argue (the election here in the U.S. has created quite the controversy), let’s focus on something like making ourselves richer. Sound good?  Okay, technically I am not talking monetary riches, but Bonnie Christine’s new class could result in that. If you are unfamiliar with Bonnie Christine, she has basically taken her passion for pattern and created a small empire.  The best part? She’s super transparent on how she accomplished it and she shares ALL of her ‘secrets’ with you.

We thought you might like her latest class because it has a watercolor emphasis and since we just launched a class that lets you create a watercolor effect in seconds, we figured you could merge these two skill sets and perhaps make something AWESOME, that millions of people (or a hundred) will want, and if not you might be able to get a head start on your gift list, that’s something, right?

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Bonnie Christine’s Painterly Patterns Class

Foto Rx | One Click Watercolor Effects Class

Take our Watercolor Effect Class FREE (we have a few more gratis spots available)

Skillshare 3 months for .99 (for new members)

Miss 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. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

Free Watercolor Effect in Photoshop Class!

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We are feeling super thankful for such a wonderful response to our latest launch! To share our gratitude we are looking for 25 students to take our new One Click Watercolor Effect in Photoshop class–FREE! The class includes 4 of our premium watercolor effects that Michelle and I created by hand, utilizing artist grade supplies (we will include the supply list soon because we found our current fave combos for practicing our watercolor), a 10 page PDF to peruse when you need a reference after the class and 3 hi-res Photoshop watercolor brushes! We really want projects uploaded so we so we can share with future students what cool results are possible with this new skill set!

We will give away a FREE class to anyone willing to take it and upload a project (limit to 25 students). This is a first come first served and it is the honor system, we can’t wait to see your projects!

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link below!

 First 25 Students FREE Watercolor Effect Class in Photoshop-Must be willing to upload project!

P.S. Once the 25 spots are taken, click the graphic and it will give new Skillshare members 3 months for .99! Cancel ANYTIME!

Miss 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. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.