Around the Web June 22

Today’s “Around the Web” (which is a day late) will be the only blog post this week. I’ll post a Sunday Sampler on Sunday. Busy getting ready for the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference this weekend! See you there!! Our sponsors have been generous again – we have 16 fabulous door prizes with a total value of almost $1600!!

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Wedding Gig? How to Prepare”, “Weddings: Tips for Bright Sunny Days”, “11 Tips for Abandoned Building Photos”, “Lighting Techniques”, “Macro Photography Tips from a Nature Photographer”, “3 Techniques for Exposure Blending”, “Tips for Using Diagonals in Landscape Compositions”, “How to Win Photo Competitions”, “How Clouds Can Affect Landscape Photos”, “Low Angle Photography Tips”.

PHOTOSHOP

From MakeUseOf: “How to Make Photos B&W Except for One Color in PS”, “How to Remove Distractions in PS with the Brush Tool”

From DigitalCameraWorld: “Amazing Double Exposures with These Easy Tips”

From Shutterbug: “10 Tips in 2 Minutes for Using Free Transform in PS”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “Instantly Recover Details in Photos with PS”; “Create Vector-Style Images in PS without the Pen Tool”

From Pixels2Pixels: “80+ Best Photo Manipulation Tutorials in PS”

From TutsPlus: “How to Make a Background Transparent in PS”

From fStoppers: “Make Your Landscape Photos Pop with These 5 Easy Tips”

From CreativeNerds: “Make Text Follow Any Path in PS”

FREEBIES

From DesignShack: “Comic Book Pop Art PS Actions” (some are paid, some are free)

From CreativeNerds: “10 Must Try Free PS Actions for Creating Unique Photo Effects”

From MediaLoot: “Retro 80s Sunset Graphic Kit”

4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

REGISTRATION CLOSES
FRIDAY, JUNE 24th at 3:00 PM (EDT)!

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”

REGISTER NOW – Just $49!
Click Here to Register!

REGISTER NOW – Just $49!
Click Here to Register!

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

NIK COLLECTION 5

Nik released Collection 5 last week.
I have downloaded my new purchase and have begun to poke around.

I also watched one of their webinars yesterday – the new features look awesome!
You also get a copy of Photo Lab Essentials as part of this updated Collection!

I’m going to make my July webinar on this great updated product so I can
“show you around” the new layout and features.

Nik Collection 5: Major upgrades to Color Efex and Analog Efex, improved local adjustment technology, and a smoother user experience

The latest version of the renowned suite of eight plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® also features a brand new tool to reduce haze and 29 faithfully reproduced color film grains.

Powerful and diverse, the eight plug-ins of Nik Collection 5 also function as standalone apps and offer unlimited creative potential. More than 300 presets give instant results, while intuitive sliders and DxO’s exclusive U-Point technology for local adjustments bring endless creative opportunities and the ability to refine every detail.

  • Revamped user interface for a more refined editing experience.
  • Local adjustments got even smarter thanks to U Point technology
  • Two more major boosts to Color Efex: ClearView technology to remove haze and 29 authentic color film grains
  • Nik Perspective Efex adds more than 4,300 new camera & lens combinations
  • DxO PhotoLab 5 Essential joins the party!

If you do not own a previous (paid) version, the price is $149.
If you have a previous DxO Nik Collection, CLICK HERE to go to the website,

then log in to your account for a special price of $79!

CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY!!

NEXT WEBINAR

“The Nik 5 Collection:
New Features & Creative Processing”

Join me on Tuesday, July 26th at 4:00 pm

Since DxO released the Nik Collection 5, I will review the new features in Color Efex and Analog Efex, as well as the newly-included Photo Lab Essentials! And I’ll show you how I incorporate Nik into my creative workflow.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

ANOTHER NEW PRODUCT!

Gavin Phillips of StudioMagic & LayerCake has a great new set for you!

DON’T MISS OUT – SALE ENDS JUNE 30th

JUST $17!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT
(including a 90-second overview video)

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.

You will learn how to create your own textures and then modify them for even more textures! Use Photoshop filters, brushes, Procreate on iPad, and your smartphone to create/photograph textures, and then modify or change those textures with plug-in software, brushes, phone apps, and by blending multiple textures, using gradient maps, changing color palettes, and much more. Module 9 will contain LOTS of techniques to create textures by hand at home with free or inexpensive supplies – mostly things you’ll find around the house!

Modules 1-7 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Module 8 is planned to be released by the end of June, while Module 9 will be in July (was hoping for June, but this module will be HUGE and it will take me some time to record)! We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

The first seven modules contain over six and a half hours of video tutorials PLUS the written PDF instructions, AND over 100 texture images!

And...in the future when I add new material or update any materials in the course, you will be able to access the new material all for the same low price (I already have some new ideas and techniques I want to add to the early modules)!

Don’t wait…the base price will be increasing once the last Module is released!

Come join us!

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

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

4 thoughts on “Around the Web June 22

  1. Hi Hazel,I can’t register for your Nik 5 collection webinar on 7/26.  The link says I’m lost.  Please send a revised link when you get a chance.  So looking forward to the conference.  Thank you for all you do for us.Best Regards,Bronnie Fisher

  2. Hi Hazel:

    Just to let you know that the link to register for your July 26 webinar doesn’t work. Clicking the link takes me to the Zoom web site instead. Am I the only one having this problem?

    Thanks,

    Rita

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