July 8 – Sunday Sampler

Happy Sunday! Luckily the heat wave here in the Northeast broke late Friday and it’s been a beautiful weekend – without the need for air conditioning! Hope you all had a relaxing Independence Day!

This week’s Sunday Sampler is one of my favorite subjects – RUST! From subtle grunge to cracked and splotchy! Enjoy!

And remember, you can always desaturate to get a black & white for just the texture without the color, or use hue/saturation or Topaz ReStyle to change the color palette of the textures.



I confirmed our 2nd speaker for the May 18-19, 2019 Creative Photography Conference. In addition to the return of Anne Belmont, Lenbaby specialist, the fabulous John Barclay will be joining the line-up of talented, creative speakers! John is an excellent instructor and workshop leader, a Topaz webinar presenter (he just did his 27th webinar this past week), and an all-around nice guy!

And…new for 2019 will be hands-on sessions on Friday! Bring your laptop and learn along with one of our speakers! Session will be from 1:00-4:00 (additional fee). More details to come!

Be sure to mark you calendar for May 18-19 to join us for the 3rd Creative Photography Conference in Southbridge, MA. There will be early bird pricing offered beginning September 1 through Black Friday (the only discount that will be offered) – don’t miss out! This year will be even bigger and better.

And stay tuned for details on a FALL 2019 Conference in the Chicago area!

Bookmark the web page HERE!


On WebDesignDev.com I found a few cool items for you!

20 Outstanding Free Photoshop Text Effects

25 Rust Textures (you KNOW I’ll be downloading these!)

25 Best Free Fonts for Commercial Use (one can never have too many fonts!)

And from PictureCorrect.com – Photography Composition Tips: How to Tell A More Compelling Story



Thursday, July 26th, 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

And if you haven’t yet, don’t forget to register for my webinar with Gavin & Alan of StudioMagic! Even if you can’t watch live, sign up and you’ll get an email link of the recording AND you’ll get a set of Elegance Photoshop Actions ($47 value) for FREE!

Click HERE to register!