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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Donna March 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I love traveling and taking pictures of all the beautiful sights and of the people I’ve traveled with.


bcaf March 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I take the most photos of food, but I also have a passion for capturing people enjoying their life. I received a DSLR for my college graduation, and have slowly been learning to use it well. Learning photoshop would be a huge help!


Natalie Earley March 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

My 4 rowdy boys.


Jennifer C March 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!! I love taking pictures of my family and friends!


Susan Sanchirico March 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I have always taken the family photos but for the past 21 months that has gotten better because of my granddaughter Adele! Lots of photos – she dominates the photos and those I take of things I crochet and post on Ravelry. Cleaning up my photos would be great – thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest.


Becky m March 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

This is just what I want to learn!! I love photographing my kids and my crafts for my blog.


Sally March 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I love taking all kinds of pictures from pets, to kids to vacation destinations. But I desperately need some pointers on how to make the best of my photos.


Melissa Jones March 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I love taking pictures of my family, our adventures traveling, and the outdoors.


Stacie M March 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I love taking pictures of anything…especially things that catch my eye or things that most people don’t notice. I take my camera almost everywhere with me :)


Linsey F. March 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I love taking pictures of my 3 year old and 6 month old!!!


Sarah March 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

i love taking pictures of my two-year old daughter. she loves smiling for the camera!


Leslie March 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I would LOVE to know how to take pictures and correct my color beautifully! Thanks for the chance!


Lindsay March 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Family…. Since my pets are part of our family! ;)


Ashley March 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Love this blog! I enjoy taking pictures when I travel the most. We have family in Huntsville, travel there a lot and thoroughly enjoy it.


Kelli March 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

the only thing I take pictures of really is my 2 1/2 year old, Ryker. I would love to improve my skills to make even better photo memories of him!


Sonia March 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

What a great giveaway !!! I love to take photos of my pets, my cupcakes, & my family!!


Gwen March 16, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Oh my goodness! This is exactly what I need! I love taking pictures for my children, but never have the time to sit down and *really* figure out Photoshop.


Tina March 16, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I love taking pictures of everything and everybody in my life.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.


Lori Wear March 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I love taking nature photography. I love to capture God’s beauty throughout the worlds nature


Brenda Ring March 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I love photography, I love to take pictures of about anything, especially my family, food and close up macro shots of flowers. I would love this software to help with my photos. Thanks!


Jessica March 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Love that i recognize your name from following Jennifer McGuire’s blog. Small blogosphere! Your work is amazing.


KC March 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I most enjoy taking pictures of nature. I love the way the colors, light, and textures come out. I am still learning alot when it comes to moving objects, inside photos and people. smiles.


Lisa s. March 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I just got my copy of photoshop in the mail TODAY! Talk about perfect timing, this would be such an awesome tool for a true beginner to dive in :) I love taking pics of my two silly and beautiful girls. :)


Andrea March 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I love taking pictures of my family! We don’t get to see each other very often so I love taking pictures of them when we do get together.


joni March 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm

i love taking pictures of my children the most. i love when the light hits their eyes just right and i get that perfect shot. thanks for an awesome giveaway.


Janet March 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I love taking pictures of my family – hubby and two girls who are really almost grown.
I want to record our lives with the camera, whether it’s a vacation, sightseeing in our “new” hometown, holiday celebrations, or just everyday events. I have a wall of photo albums and many more pictures to get put into albums.


DeAnne Watson March 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Thanks for an awesome chance to win. I love taking pictures of my family, to document memories. We love looking back at photos, and I love scrap booking them!


Sabrina Padgett March 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Great prize! Clean Color looks awesome – I hope I win. My husband will use it to clean up photos of all the amazing events he gets to entertain at (, and of our children. I LOVE taking pictures of our two kids – especially at the beach and in unusual moments.


Colette March 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I love taking pictures of my kids. I have two girls that dance, so I take a lot of pictures.


Jolene March 16, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I love taking pictures of people in real life!


Danielle March 17, 2012 at 12:53 am

I love taking photos of children!! Thanks for the give away!!


Amanda March 17, 2012 at 1:51 am

Great product!

My favorite thing to photograph (besides my beautiful children) are newborns. They are a challenge but I LOVE LOVE LOVE being able to snuggle them and pose them in fun ways. They give me my baby fix since I am not having any more!



Lulu March 17, 2012 at 2:15 am

I love taking photos of my family, especially the babies. And food! Thanks for this opportunity~


Lacy Martin-Elmo March 17, 2012 at 5:10 am

My favorite things to take pictures of are things that make me tear up as I think about seeing them in years to come :)


Tanja March 17, 2012 at 5:26 am


I love to take pictures of nature and all the places I see on my travels. There are a lot of things I want to capture forever and I’d like to learn how to edit my pictures professionally!


Natalie March 17, 2012 at 6:57 am

I love taking pictures of my floppy eared basset hound. He’s the most cheerful little man ever with the most expressive eyes.


danielle March 17, 2012 at 7:05 am

I love taking photos of my baby girl and her doggie brother!


Audra W. March 17, 2012 at 7:21 am

Thank you for such an awesome giveaway opportunity! What do I love taking pictures of? All of the above, but my favorite would have to be my husband and daughter.


Julie G March 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

I love taking pictures of my family!


Rachelle Goldhammer March 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

My family!!!

Rachelle G.


Julia Sutterfield March 17, 2012 at 8:03 am

I love taking pictures of my son who is 2 1/2. I just found out I am pregnant with baby #2 and cannot wait to document the pregnancy and the beginning of my new little one’s life! I really wish I had been into photography when my son was born. I just got Photoshop Elements a few months ago and have been reading books and blogs on the basics and then tricks of the trade. I love what I have read so far and am seriously considering purchasing if I don’t win (but I hope I win, *wink *wink).
Amanda- I just love your blog!!


anita March 17, 2012 at 8:52 am

I am absolutely intrigued by this tutorial! I would love to be able to produce the fabulous photos that Erin does. Taking photos of my furbaby, Peanut, is one of my favorite things to do. Thanks so much for the chance to win!


Vicki P March 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

I love taking photos of my precious pooch, Ginger. She is the most adorable thing — a rescue Schnoodle.

Thanks for the opportunity to win. This looks like an amazing thing I need to improve my photos!



Wendy March 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

My favorite subject to photograph? My dog Mötley & my 13 year old son …..oh, and food and anything outdoors!


Susan L-P March 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

I make specialty cakes but my pictures aren’t always great! This would help so much. Maybe I’ll be the lucky one.
Love your blog and your beautiful photos.


Lisa March 17, 2012 at 9:37 am

What a great idea. I mostly take terrible photos of my quilts and friends and family.


Carla F March 17, 2012 at 9:49 am

Pictures! Memories! I love how they bring us back to that exact moment. I would love to learn a little somthing about how Erin creates those fabulous results.


Jan R March 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

I would love to take better pictures of my granddaughter!


Peggy Lee March 17, 2012 at 10:16 am

I like taking photos of my family (obviously) and my cakes! :D


Sagit March 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

I love taken pictures of my children and my jewelry and polymer clay design.
I pain shop pro to edit my pictures but my wish is to know how to use Photoshop.
This tutorial will help me A- LOT!
Thank you for the chance :-)


April Southers March 17, 2012 at 10:45 am

This would come in so handy…. have bajillion pictures and need to learn how to properly edit them :) My favorite subject is my daughter, but my 2nd fav is outside pictures–especially the river! My pics are ok, but they could really use some editing to become fabulous!


Ingrid March 17, 2012 at 10:45 am

I enjoy taking pics of my own kids, but especially enjoy capturing pics for my friends during special times, like birthdays. I know how hectic it can be to run a party and still capture pictures so I like to do that for them. I have a lot to learn about photography and post processing, but I have fun all the same. :)


Mopo March 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

I love to take picture of my creation food!
I hope to win, crossed fingers!


Kimberly Z March 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

This is GREAT! I have really grown a passion for nature photography…there is so much beauty all around us! Everywhere I travel, I love to capture not only the memories, but the scenery as well :)


Laura March 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

I love the clean look you produce! What a generous giveaway! I LOVE taking candid photos people! Strangers, friends, clients, but especially kids! Thanks again!


Jen Arledge March 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

My favorite subject to photograph would have to be my little nephew! He’s such a ham in front of the camera and loves to learn how to take pictures, too! He’s now getting to the age that he wants to learn about Photoshop! I can see a summer camp in our near future! ;)

Thanks for the chance to win!


Brandy A March 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I love to take pictures if our hikes in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Every summer I can’t wait!! The flowers, views, and colors are out of this world!!


Julie March 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

What a great prize! Love Erin’s work, would be an honor to learn from her. Love taking pictures of the family!


John Deere Mom March 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I love taking pictures of anything in nature and would love to win this!


GS March 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Wow–sounds like such a neat and useful video. I NEED to learn how to use PSE!


fran vanStaalduinen March 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

What an amazing giveaway! I take hundreds of photos in
a week and this would be a great tool for me. I love to take
photos of just about anything…nature, raindrops, our dog,


Melissa March 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I love taking pictures of pretty much everything. I love to capture moments that are special and want to remember them through photography. I love taking pictures of places I travel to so I can have something to remember the trip by. I also take pictures of my pets because I love to capture their silly and cute moments!

This bundle is perfect! I purchased a couple Photoshop Element 6 books recently so I can learn more about the software. I enjoy editing photos and making them my own!


Mary March 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Family pictures are best!


Lisa March 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Sometimes when I use an action I feel a little too lazy to just experiment with the photo! Would be so great to actually know what to know! :)
I love taking pictures of the city I live in at night, my little 10-month-old niece or street art.
AH I would so loooove to get the giveaway :):):)


Morgan B March 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I love photographing my dog (a 1-1/2 year old Morkie), as well as all of the places my husband I travel (we’re going to Belgium this summer!). Understanding photoshop would be fantastic! I only know some of the basics right now. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)


BabyRough March 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I would love a chance to win this bundle.

I love taking pictures of family and friends having good time together.


Svetlana Wadhera March 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I love taking pictures of non-moving objects.


Janel March 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I just stumbled upon this blog today and so glad I did! Most of the pics I take are of my boys, ages 5 and 3. It’s St. Patty’s and I’m Irish so maybe luck will be on my side today! :-)


Vickie March 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Love taking photos of landscapes and flowers, especially flowers :) Awesome giveaway. Thank you.


Christi March 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm

What a cool giveaway. I love photographing colors. Crayons, colored pencils. paints, etc. :)


Jami March 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

my kids, of course! Thanks for the chance to win!


Bev March 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I love taking pictures of my daughter and making books out of them. But I really just enjoy taking pictures of everything. Photography is secretly my passion. ;) I really like your Clean Color. I will probably get it even if I don’t win. Thanks for the coupon!


Cinnamon March 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Probably my favorite subjects include my family and travel in the same instance. Candid photos that are impromptu. I just bought photoshop (the cheap one?) and don’t really know how to use it much, so a tutorial would be just fabulous! Happy ST Patty’s Day!


Melinda T March 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Wow, great giveaway! I love taking pictures of everything, but especially of my girls and the sky! Thanks for the chance! Now, I’m off to check out the video!


Jennifer March 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I am not a professional photographer but love taking photos of my family and friends. I love actions and photoshop elements for editing my not so perfect images. Would love to learn more!


Pat J March 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I love taking pictures of my family and pets. Although my girls are 19 and 21, they are still my favorite subjects. I recently bought an SLR and I need all the help I can get with Elements. Thank you!


Karen gowen March 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I love photographing people of all shapes, sizes, ages and stages! Love your clean, crisp look! Would love to win your give away! Thx!


Willie March 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I love taking pictures of people, trees and churches. I’d love to make a picture book of all the beautiful churches left in the world.


Lisa J March 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm

What an INCREDIBLE giveaway!
I have had PSE for 3 years and don’t use it b/c I don’t know how.
This would be PERFECT.
My favorite thing to take pictures of is my 5 year old daughter, Autumn.
Thanks for such a generous giveaway! :)


Rachel Whitson March 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I love taking pictures of my two sweet kiddos. They are not fans of my camera, but I keep trying LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!!!


Christina Richmond March 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I love taking photos of our farm animals, and the nature that surrounds us. It would be great if I could take my photography to the next level.


Sarah March 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I love taking pictures of food, but I know I have a long ways to go and lots to learn. Clear Color looks amazing!


Laura March 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm

This looks like an amazing tool. I would love to win it!


Louise March 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I love to photograph life, a corner of a building, a texture, travel locations. . .everyday life. Never leave home without your camera! Thanks for your generous giveaway!


Kel M March 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I love taking pictures of people…strangers, people doing their jobs, people waiting in lines, people laughing, kids staring….it is just to show how people are in everyday life…I find them fascinating! Have been getting more and more intrigued by the editing and enhancement of photography. Would be a blast to win!


Janice Britton March 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

What I most love taking pictures of…family, pets, food, travel…YES! Definitely, all of the above. But I do need lots of help with editing. Thanks for sharing about your new product. It looks like a winner, and best of luck with your endeavors.


sue March 19, 2012 at 10:44 am

What an amazing give-away! Thanks! My favorite subject was my dog, Katie Jo. However we had to put her to sleep this past week because of heart failure. She was my pride and joy … I miss her so very much!


marie foshee March 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

I love family pictures, especially of older relatives.


Tiffany March 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

OMG! I won! Thanks so much!! ;) I really appreciate it!


Debbie in S. Florida March 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Oh, this looks amazing. The photos are pretty to begin with, but the “after” is just incredibly. I’m just beginning to learn Photoshop, so I’d be thrilled to win something like this! Thanks for the opportunity, and I’ll definitely be checking this out!


Gaye March 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Amanda always has the best giveaways!
I love taking pictures of everything that I want to remember!


Hailey April 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

My favorite is taking pictures of events!!! :D


Hailey April 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm

My favorite is to take photos at events! ;)


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