Sunday Sampler September 25

Today’s Sunday Sampler is a texture created with various brushes, then modified 3 ways. Remember, you can always soften the design in a texture with a Gaussian Blur, or add other Photoshop Filters. Enjoy!


The replay of yesterday’s webinar is posted!
Alternative Creative Software

You know I love my Topaz Studio 2 and all of it’s creative effects. Unfortunately, Topaz is no longer actively selling or updating this product. So I began the search for other software that can give me some of the same creative effects. I’ll review and demo some of my finds.


And don’t forget to grab your copy of the webinar notes!
Notes, Images & 6 BONUS TEXTURES!


Reg. $7.50 – on sale for just $5 only until Wed., Sept. 28th!

Includes 6 Bonus New Watercolor Textures!
(all bonus textures in notes are only available
with notes and not sold anywhere!)

And here are the links/affiliate links to the products reviewed in the webinar:

Smart Photo Editor

Affiliate Link:

JixiPix Apps

Affiliate Link:

Dynamic Auto Painter


Foto Sketcher


Deep Art Effects



Hot off the presses!
Click the images below to go to that set in the Peacock Studio Store.

Keep scrolling to read more and see examples of how I’ve used them!

These 4 New Sets – Plus ALL of my texture sets, brushes, crop shapes, gradients, skies, etc. –
are on sale 33% OFF with the Code WEBINAR33
for one week only! Sale Ends Wednesday 9/28!

Two sets of Background Papers – perfect for portrait backgrounds of people or pets, or as overlays on your images. Subtle textures are great to combine to create your own looks (and don’t forget, you can change a texture to B&W to get the texture without the color!). The browns and golden yellows are also super to change the mood and tone of your image to a vintage look.

With Background Papers Set 1 #12 – Color Burn blend mode, opacity 65%!

And I have a new set of “Grunge Brush Strokes”. Add a touch of grunge anywhere you like on your image! Great for edges as well as light brushstrokes over areas of your photos. Keep it light or pour on the grunge! In the image below I added some additional grunge with a few of the brushes. You can change colors, sizes, and angles to fit your image. I added some green to the lower left, then some additional blotches and scratches to the car on the right side. There is so much you can do with this brush set!

And there is a new set of Borders – set comes with Brushes as well as PNG and JPG files (instructions included too). Add some drama to your images with a border – from subtle to dramatic. These are borders only, no grunge or anything else in the centers.

Here’s an example:

I added the PNG of Border 2 to this image. I wanted the border a little narrower, so just drag the border larger than the image (see below). I selected a light tan color from the image and did a Shift+Alt+Backspace (Mac=Shift+Option+Delete) to change the color of the border.

All of the new sets are regular $15.

These 4 New Sets – Plus ALL of my texture sets, brushes, crop shapes, gradients, skies, etc. –
are on sale 33% OFF with the Code WEBINAR33

SALE IS ONE WEEK ONLY – Ends Wednesday, Sept. 28 at midnight Eastern.

Topaz Releases Photo AI

Maximize your image quality on autopilot.
Edit sharper, cleaner, enhanced, and upscaled photos

with our brand new flagship app.

With our groundbreaking new autopilot technology, Topaz Photo AI can detect and correct image quality issues in record time, with minimal input and maximum AI power. Shooting fast in low light? Eliminate noise to achieve clean, crisp images even at ISO 50,000 with our Noise Reduction AI filter. Did your favorite shot miss the mark? Correct missed focus, soft focus, lens softness, and motion blur with our Sharpen AI filter. Want to print a low-res photo with top quality? Eliminate artifacts, upscale, and enhance any image up to 600% with our Enhance Resolution AI filter. Want to add “impossible” detail to low-quality faces? Enlarge and enhance low-res photos of people with our Face Recovery AI filter.

opaz Photo AI fits into any photo editing workflow. Edit RAW files, process in batch, or launch from Lightroom (and more!). We’ve got you covered, and we’re getting better all the time.

If you already own the Image Quality Bundle (Sharpen AI, DeNoise AI and Gigapixel AI), as well as a current upgrade plan, you received an email a couple days ago with instructions to download the product for FREE!

If you don’t own all of the products or a current upgrade plan, click the link below, then sign in to your account to get your special pricing based on what you currently own.

If you do not own any of these products, you can purchase the new Photo AI on sale for $159 (reg. $199) which includes free upgrades for 1 year.

AND…if you use my link below and the coupon code GETPHOTOAI,
you can save an additional 15%!


Sale runs through October 7, 2022!


From the folks who created Perfectly Clear, an all-new AI-powered imaging program – RADIANT PHOTO!

The program was just released a few days ago. It gives you “superior quality finished photos with perfect color rendition, delivered to you in record time. Your photos – simply RADIANT. The way they are meant to be.”

You can use Radiant Photo as a stand-alone application, or as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic or Corel Paintshop Pro. You can use on up to two computers for macOS or Windows.

Radiant is offering a special release price, but they do not want to have “specials” all the time as many products do. They’re offering a great product at one great price (no subscriptions!).

Launch Special Pricing $129.00 (reg. $159)

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

September FREE Bundles
from Creative Fabrica!

One of my fave sites for great fonts, graphics, and more! I have had a monthly subscription for a few years (and I’m an affiliate). They are releasing a free bundle every day from Sept. 5th through the 30th! Each bundle is available for only 3 weeks from the release date! I’ll be posting them here in the blog throughout the month.

All products come with a full personal and commercial use license!


And here are direct links to the most recent bundles – all FREE!!

Sept. 20 –

Sept. 21 –

To be released:

Sept. 22 –

Sept. 23 –

Sept. 24 –

Sept. 25 –

Sept. 26 –

AND…Be sure to check out their 90% off sales on other great products!

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference

If you’ve joined us for one or more of the
first 4 Conferences, you know what a
great bargain they are at just $39!

Why wait?
Register now for the 5th Conference
Feb. 25-26, 2023!

As always, if you can’t be there “live”, or want to
watch a session again, you’ll have access to the
recordings for 60 days (till May 1, 2023).
Plus: Goody Bag with Freebies & Discounts,
Speakers’ Notes & Door Prizes!


Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
(Still getting info in!)

David Desrochers (NJ)
“Painting with Cameras (Creative In-camera Techniques)”
“Landscape Editing Techniques” **
**There will be a contest to have your images edited by David**

Padma Inguva (NJ)
“Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
“Photographing Places of Worship”

Mark Houde (CT)
“Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
“Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

Mary Boucher (MA)
“Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

Carol Mossa (RI)
“Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

Jackie Kramer (FL)
“Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
“Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

Just $39

Barns & Back Roads Workshops

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!

$645 per person

Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to sign up on the website.

As of right now:
My two scheduled October sessions are full.
However, other dates are available for a group of 2 or 3 –

contact me for info!

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  (or $110/pp for shared room) 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
for more details and availability.

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

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