Tutorial Thursday Jan. 23

Being Creative with Your Images

Sometimes for the Sunday Sampler I take one image and make several versions in post-processing. Today I’m going to give you an example of doing that with an image.

This is my original image of a swamp in Florida (we were on an airboat).

I had been helping a student the other day with a similar image, and we discovered if we applied the “Radiance” filter in Studio 2 (at a very low number), we could get a foggy/hazy look:

So then I started trying other effects. I started the original image and opened Nik Color Efex Filters > Midnight:

Still in Nik, I went back to the original and tried the Vintage Filter:

I then took my original from Photoshop into Topaz Studio 2, using a B&W preset:

Finally, I tried one in Smart Photo Editor and got this Faded B&W look:

I think this one may be my favorite!

So play and have fun with your images – you never know where software can take you!

“Topaz Studio 2 – Creativity Unleashed!”

This past Sunday I did a webinar for NPEG (National Photo Enthusiasts Group). Mark Perry, group founder, recorded the webinar and you can view it on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSKcpvGPgJQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0_TkIX2KmL1nrhgpR847STJphZFW3f59rfmbvHrQs20cxeFdGwahF1F5I

This webinar was geared towards a Studio “newbie” and reviews how to navigate around the program, save images, and some creative editing.

For more info on NPEG, check out their website at: https://www.npegroupusa.org/

Reminder – New Cosmos textures
are 50% off till 1/31/20!

I’ve added two groups of Cosmos textures to the Peacock Studio. These are large groups of 12 textures each, 15″ x 15″, 300 dpi. These were created on the iPad in Procreate!

Regular price $12 per set – on sale 50% off until Jan. 31, 2020 (midnight EDT).