March 15, 2012

Clean Color by Erin Cobb (Winner Announced!)

*I’m letting my sweet, talented friend Erin take over my blog today while I plan a fun surprise for you guys next week. :) Take it away, Erin!

Hi Guys! My name is Erin Cobb and I’ve had the honor of knowing Amanda for about two years now. She’s truly one of the most creative, kind, and inspiring people I know. Basically everything you *think* you know about her is actually true!

I am a professional photographer in Huntsville, Alabama which is how I’ve gotten to know Amanda. I also have a couple blogs of my own (The Pigbear and The Erin Cobb Photography Blog) although neither are anything close to what Amanda has created here at I’m so proud of the amazing niche she’s carved out for herself in the great big blogosphere!

I’ve been honing my craft for about 6 years now and in the course of that time I’ve gotten thousands of emails from people asking questions ranging from shooting to business to how to win the Baby Gap Casting Call. No joke. (A photograph I took of my daughter, Sarah, actually won the Baby Gap Casting Call in 2006 but I can’t say I know the secret to winning!) Far and away though the thing I get asked about the most is my editing process. Finally last year I launched Clean Color - a product that answers that question in its entirety.

Clean Color is a workflow video tutorial designed to show you my image editing process from beginning to end. There are two versions – one for Full Photoshop and one for Photoshop Elements. There is also a bundled version which contains both the Full Photoshop video and the Photoshop Elements video. In addition to the comprehensive videos (each are roughly two hours in length) you’ll also receive the shortcut actions I’ve created to use in my editing process, all of the image files showcased in the video so you can play along at home, and an appendix detailing how to get the most out of the video tutorial and where to go for additional resources.

It covers almost every topic in Photoshop that you can think of – color balance, levels, curves, skin retouching, liquifying, cloning, cropping, sharpening, and much, much more. And in a nutshell, it shows you how to do this..



And the best part of all…you’ll learn how to do all of that WITHOUT ACTIONS… except the ones you learn to create yourself. Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to learn Photoshop, and really understand it? Well, now you can. =)

The Giveaway (Winner Announced!)

Head over to the  Clean Color Store to learn more about how this two hour long video tutorial can change your editing process today. But before you do, drop your comment in the comments section for your chance to win a bundled version of Clean Color which includes both the full Photoshop version as well as the Elements version.

(Have no fear…if you don’t win the Bundle just use the code kevinandamanda to get $20 off either version now through March 25th…)


Time’s Up!

The winner of the Clean Color Photoshop and Elements Bundle is #387 Tiffany. Congrats Tiffany! I’ve sent you an email.


How to Enter

One winner will receive the Clean Color Photoshop and Elements BUNDLE ($170 value).

To be entered to win the Clean Color Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. What do you love taking pictures of the most? Family? Pets? Food? Travel?

Contest ends Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8 pm CST. One entry per person, please. Winners will be chosen by and notified by email. Giveaway provided by Erin Cobb Photography.


Thanks for letting me share Amanda! =)

Good luck!

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Lisa March 15, 2012 at 1:09 am

Thank you for the chance to win this AMAZING prize.

Favorite subject of my pictures? My eleven year old Golden Retriever. He’s my best subject. And I swear, he knows when I’m taking his picture. He’ll hold his pose, and as soon as he hears the click, he’ll break the pose. :)


Kelsey March 15, 2012 at 1:10 am

my favorite things to take pictures of are food and my cat! =)


Patty K March 15, 2012 at 1:12 am

I love to photograph families, toddlers, and the random events that happen in day-to-day life…thanks for the great opportunity!


Lynna H. March 15, 2012 at 1:13 am

my favorite things to photograph would definitely be food! :D


TJ March 15, 2012 at 1:18 am

My family and of course I seem to be always be the one taking the photos of outings, vacations, etc. My daughter lo9ves taking photos of anything that has to do with nature. Thank you for the chance to win such a fantastic and useful gift. And welcome to the Kevin and Amanda blog!!!


Anna Marshall March 15, 2012 at 1:18 am

Newborns…Yep, newborns for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!!


donna t. March 15, 2012 at 1:21 am

My dog, Mika, a Shiba Inu. I like taking pictures of her. She’s chubby, fat actually, but cute. I love my dog.


Stefanie March 15, 2012 at 1:22 am

Those photos are awesome! I thought you took such great photos with your camera and now I see that it is a little post processing and I can learn it too. Love having the chance to win.
I love people photos, my family and cats as well as everyday photos of life as we live.


kathleen.summers March 15, 2012 at 1:23 am

This is *exactly* what I want to learn right now. Awesome.

My fave photography subject? My kids. I have four ranging from 4 months old to 14 years old! :)


rebecca.k March 15, 2012 at 1:23 am

This is an awesome giveaway! My favorite subjects are my 4-year-old son and my 7-year-old daughter.


Cathy March 15, 2012 at 1:23 am

Oh, I love to take pictures of my kids. I’m no professional but they’re cute and sometimes they like to smile for me.


E Pari March 15, 2012 at 1:23 am

I love taking travel photographs….landscapes, buildings, flowers.


Lisa Kashef March 15, 2012 at 1:28 am

My favorite subject is my kids…can’t wait to get a new camera AND some new photo editing software!


Jenny March 15, 2012 at 1:29 am

My sweet Boston Terrier, Henry wins hands (or paws) down. Thanks for the give away!


Maricel C. March 15, 2012 at 1:29 am

I love taking photos of my family and friends – portraits basically. I also love travel photography. I would love to get the Photoshop version of this. Hope I win! Thanks for the chance!


Katie March 15, 2012 at 1:35 am

Pets! They are the perfect subject & full of emotions!!


K March 15, 2012 at 1:39 am

I would love to use your product! What do I love to photograph? Well, there’s too much to list. It is best to say that I love seeing things through the lens to see what new perspectives I find. . . finding joy in moments with people, nature, stuff.


Lisa March 15, 2012 at 1:39 am

Wow, love what you do! I love to take pics of my 2 and 4 year old girls – who never stop moving to pose :)


Jessica L March 15, 2012 at 1:43 am



Kimberly L.C. March 15, 2012 at 1:44 am

People… even strangers are fun to photograph, thus are my favorite subjects.


Michelle March 15, 2012 at 1:44 am

I love taking pictures of when I travel to different places.


Shondra W. March 15, 2012 at 1:45 am

What a great giveaway!

My favorite subject matter to photograph are my two boys together. One is 2.5 and the other is 7 months old, so sometimes it’s tough getting them together, but when I do, I love it!


Danni March 15, 2012 at 1:48 am

Hey, clean color sounds like an amazing tool! I love taking pictures but I’m not good with photoshop. It’s all so very complicated. ;-)

Usually I take pictures of my sweet doggy girl Lotte.

Have a nice day, sunny greetings from Switzerland, Danni


PatriciaD March 15, 2012 at 1:53 am

One of my favorite things to take photos of are the Alaskan landscape…ok, I also like to photograph people, travels, food…basically I like taking photos. Love this prize. AWESOME and thanks!!


Shelly E. March 15, 2012 at 1:55 am

Erin I would love to win a spot in your class, love your work! My little man, who just turned 10, is my favorite subject to photograph.


Claire March 15, 2012 at 1:55 am

I love photographing my two little girls. They are so much fun to take pictures of, even when they are being less than cooperative :)


Janessa March 15, 2012 at 1:58 am

Wow, gorgeous photos! I love taking photos of real life and capturing moments for my family and friends.


Christina March 15, 2012 at 1:59 am

This would be amazing. With 2 super active kids you can’t always get “the shot”.


Susan M. March 15, 2012 at 2:03 am

My pets. The kids are all grown and my cats and chinchilla are my favorite subjects now!


Averie @ Averie Cooks March 15, 2012 at 2:10 am

Awesome giveaway/product!!!!

What do you love taking pictures of the most? = my daughter (or desserts!)


Debbie March 15, 2012 at 2:11 am

Clean color looks amazing. My favorite subject for photos is family. However, travel and garden photos are also at the top of my list. :)


Zendi F. March 15, 2012 at 2:18 am

my favorite subject to take pictures is my son. he just LOVES getting his picture taken.


Linda Gilliam March 15, 2012 at 2:19 am

Hi Erin, my fav things to photograph are my grandchildren
closely followed by my seven parrots, four dogs and two kitties!
lol.. thanks for the chance to win!


Jen March 15, 2012 at 2:20 am

Great post and great giveaway!!! We are currently living in Beijing and have really enjoyed taking pictures of all of the iconic architecture, historical places and (of course) The Great Wall! Hubby is the photographer in the family, mostly because I am whipping out my iphone to take shots, and I would LOVE to win this for him!
Keep up the great work and heading to your blogs now:)


Melnaie March 15, 2012 at 2:27 am

wow what a terrific product I really love everything I have read about clean color. I photography most family with being foster parents we love to take lots of photos that the children help us add to a scrapbook (digital scrapbooking) and then printed in a photo book. This is their life story, a way to keep memories of where they come from, who they are and where they have been along their life journey. Thank you for the opportunity.


Joy March 15, 2012 at 2:33 am

Oh what an awesome gift.. I must say right now I cant stop taking photos of my dog.. he is so cute and it is like having a new born baby you cant seem to get enough photos of him.


Tarayn March 15, 2012 at 2:45 am

First, thank you so much!! This is an awesome tutorial on editing!! My fav subject is prob my friends kids! Hubs and I are expecting our first child july 1st so I have a few months to polish my skills with your editing program! Thank u!!


GretchenP March 15, 2012 at 2:47 am

my kiddos of course! :) thanks for the the giveaway!! this looks awesome!


Steffi March 15, 2012 at 2:51 am

I love your crisp editing style! Thank you for having this giveaway so that some lucky person will get to learn how to do it too. :D


Sarah Marlin March 15, 2012 at 3:05 am

Pick me! Pick me!

My favorite thing to photograph is my two boys! We are living in india and I spend my days storing up our adventures through photography! :)


Lori March 15, 2012 at 3:14 am

I love to take pictures of my crafts and of course . . . my kids! :) Wow, thanks for the opportunity to win this bundle!


Chelle March 15, 2012 at 3:20 am

I love taking pictures of my family. Capturing all the emotions so the memories can be relived thru pictures.


Dyan Witt March 15, 2012 at 3:21 am

I LOVE photography children. :-)


Liezl March 15, 2012 at 3:30 am

Hi guys, I have just thus week downloaded the trial version of Photoshop Elements, because I want to expand my photography as well as getting a nice editing package. This Clean Color package looks like a great deal and will work well! I love taking close-ups of flowers and of course my 2 blue-eyed boys!


Holly March 15, 2012 at 3:31 am

I used to think I only had to photograph special events, trips, parties, etc., but now I try to capture moments in my life that I know I will cherish later—my dog smiling, my cat peeking at me through the kitchen window, the bloom of my first iris, my son doing something funny, the rays of light streaming through the glass panels of my front door, a perfect sunrise or sunset. Even the little disasters, like my dog ripping apart my couch cushion, are captured to laugh at later on.


Carrie McGhie March 15, 2012 at 4:12 am

Your comment is so perfect! Your words described exactly why I love taking pictures! Thanks! :)

Joan March 15, 2012 at 3:35 am

I would love to learn how to make the most of my photos. I expecially love photos that make you want to know more about the story behind them. Your photos are really clear and sharp! I love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win this bundle.


gail March 15, 2012 at 3:43 am

i like taking pics of family the most


kazue March 15, 2012 at 3:44 am

My dog is so adorable. I love taking pics of her the most


Cindy krismer March 15, 2012 at 3:55 am

I love love love taking pictures of people! Especially my family :)


Sabrina C March 15, 2012 at 3:59 am

I love taking pics of my kids but they rarely like to cooperate. That’s when I revert to scenery ;)


Carrie McGhie March 15, 2012 at 4:03 am

I love taking pictures of my kids, my cats,my dogs and also all the wonderful people that I know and love and occasionally I like to take pictures of my flowers….basically I just love pictures, taking them,looking at them and sometimes I like to change the colors on them! Ijust really LOVE pictures! :)


Rudi March 15, 2012 at 4:10 am

I love taking photos of my two dogs! They are so quirky and spontaneous- it creates the best candid shots. Great giveaway- Thanks! : )


Lorina March 15, 2012 at 4:11 am

i love taking photos of my family and of flowers.


Carla Reich March 15, 2012 at 4:16 am

I love taking pictures of my cakes. (I’m a wedding cake designer.) I’m not as good at it as I’d really like to be, but I do the best I can and am eager to learn new techniques. I think it’s challenging to photograph one’s own creative products in a way that does them justice — the same applies to any artistic pursuit. We want all the hours we put into making something beautiful to show through in the photograph, which is all I usually have left of an amazing cake that only lived for a day. :)


Kimberly March 15, 2012 at 4:18 am

My two year old daughter’s daily antics, tender moments, and adventures.


Sylvia March 15, 2012 at 4:20 am

I have 7 grandkids and I am the keeper of the picture’s and I think I am going to try Clean Color to make my picture’s look great.


MammaDoi March 15, 2012 at 4:29 am

Ooooo how awesome would this be, I would love to get Clean Color on photos I take of my darling (first) Grandchild!


Christine Teal March 15, 2012 at 4:39 am

Love this!!!! I love taking pics of my little kiddos!!! This product looks awesome!!


Jenne March 15, 2012 at 4:51 am

Wow what a great give away. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to know how to do this.
I love to take photos of my family with my zoom lens. They don’t know I’m shooting them so the pictures are so much more natural. It creates memories to treasure for everyone.


Brenda H. March 15, 2012 at 4:52 am

Wow, the contrasts are amazing. This is fantastic. The Clean Color version looks so real, like you are right there sharing the moment. The subjects look real, alive, inviting! Thank-you for offering this.


Lorraine Robinson March 15, 2012 at 5:11 am

The photographs are beautiful and certainly show the difference with the adjustments. Thanks for the chance to win.


Carolyn March 15, 2012 at 5:12 am

Awesome giveaway. I love to take pictures of my Grandbabies, that is when I can get them to hold still.


Jessica Davies March 15, 2012 at 5:13 am

I love capturing skies – sunrises, sunsets, puffy clouds and menacing storms. They’re so dynamic, full of colour, and can change their mood to yours – whether it is peacefulness or blissful happiness or to be filled with a sense of awe at their power. You know when you capture a sky that really have captured a moment.


Melissa P. @Mel4Him March 15, 2012 at 5:14 am

I love taken pictures of all things that represent life. That includes family, nature, animals, fast moving trains, and so on. : )


Jami J March 15, 2012 at 5:16 am

I love your photo tutorials. Thank you! I love taking pictures of my family.


Laurie March 15, 2012 at 5:32 am

Love taking photos of everything that happens around our beach house!


Mila Stevens March 15, 2012 at 5:36 am

I photograph my first graders in action and when my 19 and 21 year old boys will let me.


69 March 15, 2012 at 5:37 am

Candid photos of family are my favorite!


Kristen B. March 15, 2012 at 5:37 am

I love taking photos of our travels and our crazy dog.


Alice Walker March 15, 2012 at 5:37 am

Last week – wildlife, this week – the annual rodeo, next week – definitely the beach! Thanks for the giveaway :)


Jennifer March 15, 2012 at 5:41 am

I absolutely love nature and travel pictures. Which can be anything from my pups to the beaches here on Guam, to the jungle boonie stompin!!


Heather Cashwell March 15, 2012 at 5:42 am

Thank you for this awesome opportunity! I love to take pictures of my two girls, 5 & 2. I also taking scenery shots.


Carole Snyder March 15, 2012 at 5:44 am

I love taking pictures of all the birds and critters that come to my flower beds, feeders and bird baths….. would love to be able to use Clear Color to make them pop… Especially the cardinals and the butterflies :) I can get lost watching them… it’s my sanctuary….. every day I am snapping pics of them, hoping to get that one fantastic picture…


Allison March 15, 2012 at 5:45 am

I love taking travel pictures the best!


Jessica March 15, 2012 at 5:47 am

Pets, family, friends, and great memories! I have wanted to start taking more photos, maybe this awesome bundle would help ;)


Jessica March 15, 2012 at 5:48 am

Any special moments so you never forget.


Vanessa March 15, 2012 at 5:59 am

I love taking photos of my family, my orange cat and of my travels!


Grace E. March 15, 2012 at 6:02 am

I have always wanted to learn Photoshop but felt very intimidated by it. I love taking scenic pictures and pictures of my daughter and would like to have better pictures for my Etsy shop.

Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!


deb williams March 15, 2012 at 6:03 am

I love taking pictures of everything but at the moment our 2 month old grandson is taking center stage:)


Kim March 15, 2012 at 6:05 am

Would love to win! Favorite thing to photograph? – my family (hubby, 2 kids and 2 cats)!


Nicole H. March 15, 2012 at 6:06 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to take pictures of my Boston Terrier, Henry. I have also been inspired by a bunch of VERY talented bloggers (including Amanda!) to finally launch my own food blog. I am fairly new to my DSLR so I have A LOT to learn about photography and this would be a wonderful tool to help me on my journey! Thanks for this great giveaway!


Michelle Brown March 15, 2012 at 6:07 am

I love taking photos of couples! I have PSE and recently purchased a few Actions for post-editing and I’ve fallen in love. I would love the chance to win a tutorial AND more actions to better my pictures! THANKS!


Elizabeth March 15, 2012 at 6:07 am

With a 4 year oldgrandson and a new one due any day, I’ll say kids, of course. And pictures of the places we visit. Thanks for the giveaway.


Stacie D March 15, 2012 at 6:08 am

My favorite subject? My kids!!! Unfortunately they’re so sick of me taking their pics they run for the hills when I pull my camera out… LOL!


Patty March 15, 2012 at 6:16 am

Awesome product! I love macro photography!!! Anything macro! You can see the soul of a person, the work of God in nature.


Geneva March 15, 2012 at 6:18 am

My favorite subject would have to be my beautiful family.


Donna March 15, 2012 at 6:18 am

I grew up with a father that took pictures of every important occasion in our families history. I started a family and continued the tradition but added documenting much of our every day life as well. My kids are 19 and 16 now and there isn’t as much to photograph. However we do have two puppies and now I have many pictures of them. I just got Photoshop Elements and would love to learn how to use it. Thanks for the opportunity.


Kari Greene March 15, 2012 at 6:18 am

My favorite subject would be my beautiful 9 month daughter!


Jen A. March 15, 2012 at 6:20 am

I love taking pictures when I’m on vacation!


JLL March 15, 2012 at 6:24 am

Love taking pics of my son and hubby, and of our travels. Nothing is better taking pics of unusual sites, and looking at them later and seeing other things that I didn’t notice when I was shooting.


Rosie C March 15, 2012 at 6:25 am

I enjoy taking pictures of everything, especially my four grandchildren!


Krys Simmons March 15, 2012 at 6:26 am

I don’t have just one favorite subject, I love taking photos of scenes on our farm, of family, and when we travel! Thanks for the contest opportunity!


Ashley March 15, 2012 at 6:30 am

I love taking outdoor photos of my children the most. It’s so fun to share a great photo of them with family members who don’t see them often.


Janet March 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

I love taking pictures of our travels so I can keep the memories close and relive them when we get home.


Stephanie March 15, 2012 at 6:35 am

What a difference photo editing can make in our photos. I am new to photoshop and would love to learn more.


Alison Althouse March 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

What a fabulous product you’ve created… And what a wonderful bonu it would be to win a bundle of it…

My favorite subjects? Anything sports…. I love being able to capture the feel of a game through photos, yet still be able to get close enough to see players expressions in the midst of battle. It’s a challenge that is close to my heart as my two nous grow up. I’m not skilled enough to do weddings or much portrait stuff but I love catching those unique shots that (usually) need some lighting help…. Hope I can win!


Jennifer Foor March 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

Thank you for this amazing opportunity! My favorite “thing” to shoot is couples/engagement! I love LOVE! :) Seniors are pretty high up there too as they are in it for the fun elements of posing/photography! Fingers are crossed to win this!


Shannon March 15, 2012 at 6:39 am


My favorite subjects are my two kiddos! :)


Jan March 15, 2012 at 6:39 am

Oh, thank you! Actions confuse me. This sounds great and the example pictures are amazing. At the moment I like to take pictures of my son, but he doesn’t like it so much. (He’s at that age!)


Helen Ernst March 15, 2012 at 6:40 am

I love taking taking picture of my family, but over the past year I started a blog mainly about quilting (blog does have family, food, knitting and traveling photos). I would love to learn how to clean up my photo skills.


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