Around the Web June 23


“Aperture In Photography”, “Depth of Field in Portrait Photography”, “Cat Photography Ideas”, and “Sunset Photography: Great Light and Great Color” from


“How to Match Colors Perfectly when Compositing Photographs” from fStoppers.


My wonderful hubby, Dave, wants to give you a free texture! He was playing around in Topaz, like he is known to do, and took one of his cloud shots and did LOTS of things to it! He came up with this cool Zoom Blur effect.

If you would like a copy, just shoot him an email at and he will send it along (of course, without the watermark)! Show him some love!


You took the survey and I listened! The number one choice for new textures was clouds and skies! Luckily, I had been working on some and we get such great clouds here in Tennessee! (The second choice was watercolors – watch for those soon!).

I have THREE sets of sky textures — Puffy Clouds, Stormy Skies and Sunrise-Sunset. I also created a new set of overlays that work great with these skies. The overlays are 3 versions each in Gold, Silver, Rose Gold and Copper. They will let you warm up or cool down your images (examples below).

Be sure to read to the end, however! There is also a special bundle deal on all 4 products!

Who doesn’t love a sky filled with puffy clouds! These 12 give you a variety from cotton candy puffs to wispy streaks and more! CLICK HERE for the product page!

Dramatic stormy skies, the edges of storms, and rain with a rainbow edge! CLICK HERE for the product page!

Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets! Stunning colors from pastels to bold to make your images glow! CLICK HERE for product page!

Metallic overlays – gold, silver, rose gold and copper. A great way to warm up or cool down your image! CLICK HERE for product page!

These four textures are regular $12 per set. On sale through July 5th for $9 per set. BUT…if you want to grab all 4 (a $48 value), you can get this special bundle for just $27! That’s only $6.75 per set!! CLICK HERE to get the bundle!

Here’s a barn image (but of course) with a blah sky:

I masked out the old sky and brought in one of the Puffy Clouds skies:

I added one of my bird brushes to add even more drama:

Then I used the Gold Canvas Texture to give it a golden hour glow:

I then tried an even more dramatic sky from the Stormy Skies collection:

I think that is MUCH better than the original, don’t you??

ThinkTank has extended their “Stimulus Sale” of 20% off EVERYTHING until July 5th! Use THIS LINK and the code THINKTANK20 at checkout!

They also just released two new bags – the Freeway Longhauls! These bags can hold everything you need! Check em out HERE!

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2 thoughts on “Around the Web June 23

  1. Hi Hazel,   , The sky textures look great,  can you slot them behind the original image, I have tried this with some textures by moving the layer back, but it dosen’t work., so will it work with these skies, orshould i do something different.  Regards  Carol 

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