Thursday Thoughts May 12

Just announced yesterday from Adobe, “Photoshop For iPad Updated With Content-Aware Fill And Other Desktop Features”. If you are an iPad user (as I am), you can now remove backgrounds and unwanted objects from your photos as easily as if you were on your desktop computer! Game changer!

Check out the full article HERE.

LUMINAR NEO UPDATE 1.0.6

Luminar Neo update 1.0.6 was released today! NOW INCLUDED…the long-anticipated Mask AI feature!

Mask AI
The major feature of this update is the long-anticipated Mask AI technology. The powerful neural network behind Mask AI detects up to 9 separate elements in a photo: people, skies, architecture, transportation, water, flora, mountains, natural ground, and artificial ground.

What’s more impressive, is that you can automatically mask the desired area with just one click of a button. The AI will find the desired area and mask it up for you, without needing to spend time fussing over the details with a masking brush.

After applying a tool to the masked area, you can easily copy and paste the adjustments to other images, and the mask will apply adjustments only to the same masked area of the other image – be it a sky, a building, a person, and so on.

On top of that, you can enjoy the manual Gradient and Radial masks. Plus, the new interface makes it easier and more enjoyable to work with masking.

Histogram
The histogram is a tool that can be a great help while correcting colors or adjusting exposure, and we’re happy to announce that the Histogram is now available for all your images. A histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. In other words, it shows the number of tones of a particular brightness found in your photograph, ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness). It’s a great tool that will help you produce well-balanced images.

Now you can press the J hotkey to toggle clipping indicators on and off and see clipped pixels.

Of course, if you already own Neo, this is a FREE update!
If you haven’t joined the party yet, grab special pricing (with a bonus gift)
and added sales on Luminar X Membership and Aurora HDR.

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR SPECIAL PRICING!

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
You’ll see me use a couple in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

I plan to roll out Module 4 the first week of May; Modules 5, 6 & 7 during May and Modules 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

I have TWO spots open for May 18-21
Come join us in Northeast TN and photograph old barns, houses, stores, landscapes and more!

We begin the first day with a complimentary welcome dinner to get to know each other and plan the next three days! I plan on having you photograph two full days and on the 3rd day photograph for a bit in the morning, then we’ll work on images. Bring your laptop if you have one, or you can watch me demo on mine. Car pooling is mandatory on this workshop (you’ll ride with me) as many areas have little parking. We’ve gotten to know many property owners and we’ll be able to access those properties up close.

Optional add-on: We have two guest rooms (one with a queen bed and one with 2 twin beds) so you can stay with us. There are two hotels within five miles of the house as well.

Come enjoy our beautiful corner of Tennessee!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

Price includes welcome dinner, water/snacks, photographic and post-processing instruction. Does not include transportation to/from workshop, meals (other than welcome dinner) or accommodations.
NOTE: Carpooling during the workshop is mandatory due to limited parking in many areas.

Optional: Accommodations at our home
4 nights $175/pp (Contact me for availability)

Sign up on our website HERE!

Min. 50% of workshop fee + 100% of accommodations due at registration.
Balance due 30 days prior to start of workshop.
Please read our cancellation/refund policy HERE.

Contact: Hazel Meredith at
(203) 521-6480 or email at Hazel@MeredithImages.com
for more details and availability.

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if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

2 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts May 12

  1. Do you know if Luminar AI supports clipping layers together or clipping
    masks? Also do they support Photoshop or Lightroom presets?

     Thanks,

    Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy,
      No, at this point you cannot do clipping masks in Luminar. They do not support PS or LR presets as the formats are exclusive to Adobe. (Even the Luminar AI templates are still being converted to Luminar Neo – Neo has a totally new engine to give it all of the AI power.)
      Thanks,
      Hazel

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