Sunday Sampler September 19

This week’s Sunday Sampler image looks like stars in the sky — it’s actually rusty metal from an old car!! The first one is the actual color, #2 and #3 I applied gradients from my new collections (see below), to change up the colors! These would make some great textures/overlays for night images! You could add a little blur or blend them with a current sky at a low opacity to make some great “stars”! Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

I’m excited about this webinar! I keep finding more and more way to utilize Gradients! I’ve completed the notes for this session and they are available in the Peacock Studio for just $5 (reg. $7.50). You get the notes, images, gradients I use PLUS a bonus set of 12 Citrus-colored Gradients that I designed! I’ve also prepared five gradient sets for the store – see below!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES & BONUSES!

NEW PRODUCTS!
FIVE NEW GRADIENT SETS!

To go along with my webinar on “Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”, I’ve created FIVE sets of Gradients! These can be used with Photoshop or Elements, and I’ve also include JPG versions that you can apply like a texture, then change blending modes and opacities (especially good if you’re not a PS user!).

You can purchase each individually (on sale 50% off),
or save even more with the Bundle of 5 sets! All on sale till midnight Oct. 5th!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!
THEY HAVE JUST ABOUT SOLD OUT
OF THE INITIAL 30,000 COPIES!
PRICES GO UP ON MONDAY!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! Early bird pricing is limited to the first 30,000 customers worldwide (they are already over 19,200 sold!). Once these copies are sold, the price will go up. AND…by purchasing during the Early Bird offer, you will also be the first ones to receive Luminar Neo.

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$34 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$49 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$63 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$88 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$54 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$83 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Tutorial Thursday September 16

Today I’m sharing a good resource for 350+ Handwriting Brushes from WebDesignDev and I’ll show you how I use them. CLICK HERE to link to the article.

Handwriting brushes can be used just like a grunge brush or a border brush to add interest to an image. I often use these along with textures to create a mood for my photo.

Add a new blank layer to stamp your brush on. Make it as large as possible, but not bigger than your canvas size. You can stamp with black or any color you choose – change color in your Foreground Color Picker.

Line up your brush with the upper left (if you are covering the whole image), or place it in position if you are using it as a small accent. Make sure your Brush Opacity and Flow are both at 100%.

Stamp ONCE with the brush. Hit Control/Command + T to get the transform handles and stretch the brush as needed.

Try various blending modes and opacities to get the color you like. You can always add a layer mask to remove the brush from your subject.

Here’s a few images I’ve done with writing brushes (the postcard set is available in the Peacock Studio):

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

I’m excited about this webinar! I keep finding more and more way to utilize Gradients! I’ve completed the notes for this session and they are available in the Peacock Studio for just $5 (reg. $7.50). You get the notes, images, gradients I use PLUS a bonus set of 12 Citrus-colored Gradients that I designed! I’m also preparing some gradient sets for the store – I’ll let you know when they are posted!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES & BONUSES!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

Last Thursday, Skylum announced their latest product, Luminar Neo!

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!
THEY ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT OF THE
30,000 COPIES (Less than 4,000 left)!
DON’T WAIT – PRICES WILL GO UP SOON!!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! Early bird pricing is limited to the first 30,000 customers worldwide (they are already over 19,200 sold!). Once these copies are sold, the price will go up. AND…by purchasing during the Early Bird offer, you will also be the first ones to receive Luminar Neo.

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$34 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$49 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$63 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$88 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$54 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$83 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Around the Web September 14

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Abstract Photography Tips & Techniques”, “How to Clean Your Digital SLR Camera & Lens”, “Checklist for Your Camera after a Portrait Shoot”, “Chasing the Elusive Perfect Exposure”

PHOTOSHOP

From WebDesignDev: “20 Surreal Photoshop Tutorials”, “20 Creepy Halloween PS Tutorials”

From MediaLoot: “How to Make a Vintage Text Effect in PS”, “How to Easily Make Light Leaks in PS”, “How to Make a Trendy Pink & Salmon Photo Effect”

From CreativeNerds: “10 Essential Tutorials for Retouching Portraits”

From DesignTaxi: “How to Create Natural-Looking Shadows”

From Line25: “21 Scary Fonts” (note: some are free and some are for purchase)

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

On Thursday, Skylum announced their latest product, Luminar Neo!

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!
THEY ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT OF THE
30,000 COPIES!
DON’T WAIT – PRICES WILL GO UP SOON!!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! Early bird pricing is limited to the first 30,000 customers worldwide (they are already over 19,200 sold!). Once these copies are sold, the price will go up. AND…by purchasing during the Early Bird offer, you will also be the first ones to receive Luminar Neo.

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$34 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$49 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$63 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$88 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$54 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$83 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

SOFTWARE ON SALE
from Topaz & DxO
SALES END TONIGHT!

Gigapixel AI has updated to v5.6 and is now on sale through Sept. 14th!
Reg. $99.99, on sale 20% off for $79.99.
AND if you use my link HERE and the code MeredithImages at checkout,
you can save an additional 15% for a price of $67.99!

UPDATES AT A GLANCE:

  • New Comparison View for convenient AI model comparison – Easily compare three different AI models or the same one using different settings simultaneously.
  • Improved color and tone processing for RAW and DNG files – When available, Gigapixel AI will apply a camera-specific color profile and provide improved overall color accuracy.
  • Overhauled AI model downloads – Improved overall experience when downloading optimized AI model files.
  • Performance and UI improvements – Numerous bug fixes and updated image previewing for an even better user experience

STARTING TOMORROW, Sept. 8th,
DxO will begin a Back to School Sale with
30% off the Nik Collection 4 (as well as their other products)!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DEALS!
(Note: the sale prices will not be active until Wed.)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Sunday Sampler September 12

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as fabric on a bench seat in a restaurant yesterday! Changed it up in Topaz Studio 2 with Impression, and with Smart Photo Editor. Enjoy!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

On Thursday, Skylum announced their latest product, Luminar Neo!

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! Early bird pricing is limited to the first 30,000 customers worldwide (they are already over 19,200 sold!). Once these copies are sold, the price will go up. AND…by purchasing during the Early Bird offer, you will also be the first ones to receive Luminar Neo.

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$34 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$49 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$63 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$88 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$54 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$83 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

SOFTWARE ON SALE
from Topaz & DxO

Gigapixel AI has updated to v5.6 and is now on sale through Sept. 14th!
Reg. $99.99, on sale 20% off for $79.99.
AND if you use my link HERE and the code MeredithImages at checkout,
you can save an additional 15% for a price of $67.99!

UPDATES AT A GLANCE:

  • New Comparison View for convenient AI model comparison – Easily compare three different AI models or the same one using different settings simultaneously.
  • Improved color and tone processing for RAW and DNG files – When available, Gigapixel AI will apply a camera-specific color profile and provide improved overall color accuracy.
  • Overhauled AI model downloads – Improved overall experience when downloading optimized AI model files.
  • Performance and UI improvements – Numerous bug fixes and updated image previewing for an even better user experience

STARTING TOMORROW, Sept. 8th,
DxO will begin a Back to School Sale with
30% off the Nik Collection 4 (as well as their other products)!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DEALS!
(Note: the sale prices will not be active until Wed.)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Tutorial Thursday September 9

See further down in the post for today’s tutorial.

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

MY LINK IS NOW PROPERLY ACTIVE!!!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

NEW YORK, NY – September 9, 2021 —Skylum revealed Luminar Neo, a creative image editor driven by AI technologies of the future. It empowers creators to bring their boldest ideas to life. And enjoy it. Offering leading-edge AI technologies, a flexible workflow, and high-quality editing results, Luminar Neo is based on a new engine designed for accomplishing creative tasks with maximum performance and flexibility. The new technologies and innovative user experience in Luminar Neo make creative image editing simple and fun.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! Early bird pricing is limited to the first 30,000 customers worldwide (and will end on Sept. 19th). Once these copies are sold, the price will go up. AND…by purchasing during the Early Bird offer, you will also be the first ones to receive Luminar Neo.

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$34 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$49 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$63 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$88 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$54 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$83 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

SOFTWARE ON SALE
from Topaz & DxO

Gigapixel AI has updated to v5.6 and is now on sale through Sept. 14th!
Reg. $99.99, on sale 20% off for $79.99.
AND if you use my link HERE and the code MeredithImages at checkout,
you can save an additional 15% for a price of $67.99!

UPDATES AT A GLANCE:

  • New Comparison View for convenient AI model comparison – Easily compare three different AI models or the same one using different settings simultaneously.
  • Improved color and tone processing for RAW and DNG files – When available, Gigapixel AI will apply a camera-specific color profile and provide improved overall color accuracy.
  • Overhauled AI model downloads – Improved overall experience when downloading optimized AI model files.
  • Performance and UI improvements – Numerous bug fixes and updated image previewing for an even better user experience

STARTING TOMORROW, Sept. 8th,
DxO will begin a Back to School Sale with
30% off the Nik Collection 4 (as well as their other products)!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DEALS!
(Note: the sale prices will not be active until Wed.)

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE
CANCELLED!

Sadly, we need to cancel the October conference. In the past two weeks I’ve had two speakers cancel (due to the health risks to family members), and several attendees cancel. It’s just not feasible to hold the event at this point. Yesterday I emailed the people who were registered to inform them of our decision.

We are SO disappointed! We were thrilled to have such a great line-up of speakers, and was looking forward to sharing the weekend with our attendees. Earlier this year it really looked like the Conference could happen, but with the state of Covid in the country over the past month, people are just too afraid to be in a room full of people. We’ve been trying to do this Conference since the Spring of 2020, and unfortunately it’s just not going to happen.

I am hoping we can do some type of in-person event in the future, but it won’t be the same kind of setup as this Conference was planned to be.

Our Virtual Conferences have been VERY well received and we will continue to do those (the next one is Feb. 26-27, 2022 – see details below).

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

TODAY’S TUTORIAL

This tutorial is one I originally did back in January. I really like the way this one turned out!

For this project, I took an image that I had previously processed, and re-processed from the beginning using Photomatix and Luminar.

This was an HDR comprised of 5 images:

First I opened Photomatix and imported these five images. I used the preset Detailed and made some adjustments:
Strength = 90; Tone Compression = 2.1; Detail Contrast = 2.1; Lighting Adjustment = -3.5; Smooth Highlights = 60; Saturation = 1.0; Brightness = .2

This is the HDR image that I then brought in to Photoshop and cropped a little from the right, top and bottom:

I duplicated the background layer and opened LuminarAI (Filter > Skylum > LuminarAI). I began with a template in the Urban Category > New York. I lowered the opacity of the template to about 75%.

Next I went to the Edit > Essentials, where I made a few adjustments:
Enhance AI = 59; Structure = 40; Details = Small 57, Medium 50, Large 47, Sharpness 16

Then over to the Creative tab > Sunrays
Place the Sun Center at the very top left of the image with most of it above the image.
Amount = 52; Overall Look = 57; Sunrays Length = 91; Penetration = 49
# of Sunrays = 53; Sunrays Warmth = 54

Next was Mystical = 15 and Glow > Orton Effect = 10

Hit APPLY to return to Photoshop. I then cloned the bit of pipe showing in the lower right and was done! Here’s the finished image:

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Around the Web September 7

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Photography Tips to Take Good Pictures”, “Wildlife Photography Tips: Backlit Subjects”, “Top 12 Image Editing Skills Every Photographer Should Know”, “Storm Photography”, “Visualizing Your Masterpiece”

From ImprovePhotography: “A Guide to Ethical Nature Photography”

PHOTOSHOP

From Pixel2Pixel: “29+ Creative Postcard Design Tutorials”

From WebDesignDev: “10 PS Tutorials to Create Neon Light Effects”, “10 Best PS 3D Text Effects”, “10 Tutorials to Create Your Own PS Actions”

From CreativeBloq: “65 Brilliant PS Tutorials to Try”

FREEBIES

From CreativeNerd: “Free Flames Texture”

From ThemeJunkie: “25+ Best PS Hair Brushes”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “8 Free Slate Blue & Red LR Presets & LUTs”

WEBINAR REPLAY &
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

“Working with Layer Styles & Type”
Webinar Replay is on YouTube

It’s been a busy week, so in lieu of a tutorial today, you can catch the replay of Tuesday’s webinar on my YouTube Channel. I also have a couple of follow-up notes below.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes for just $5 (reg. $7.50)!
Includes notes, images and bonus word art!
(Sale ends Tuesday 9/7)

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY!

In the webinar I reviewed how to find if a font had special “glyphs” (combinations of letters and/or other characters). If you use PS Elements, you do not have the glyph panel. However, Diana Day shared an article she wrote in her Facebook Group (Photoshop & PSE Users) that you can use NexusFont to access and use Glyphs in PSE on Windows:
https://meredithimages.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/accessing-glyphs-in-pse-for-windows.pdf

I also forgot to mention in the webinar…near the end where I show using an Inner Shadow as well as an Outer Shadow, I meant to mention that you can also use that technique on Crop Shapes to give them extra depth. I often do that.

WEBINAR REPLAYS ARE ALSO NOW AVAILABLE ON VIMEO!
The plus of the Vimeo Channel is there are no ads!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

NEW PRODUCT!
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

In Tuesday’s webinar I showed you how to create some Word Art. I’ve released a Fall set that I created, which includes all art both in color and B&W png’s. You can add to photos, scrapbook pages, create holiday art to frame or decorate with and more.

ON SALE 50% OFF
UNTIL Tues., Sept. 7th (midnight ET) for $7.50!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR SET!

YOU CAN ALSO GRAB ANY NON-SALE TEXTURE SET FOR 30% OFF WITH THE CODE WebinarText SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

SOFTWARE ON SALE
from Topaz & DxO

Gigapixel AI has updated to v5.6 and is now on sale through Sept. 14th!
Reg. $99.99, on sale 20% off for $79.99.
AND if you use my link HERE and the code MeredithImages at checkout,
you can save an additional 15% for a price of $67.99!

UPDATES AT A GLANCE:

  • New Comparison View for convenient AI model comparison – Easily compare three different AI models or the same one using different settings simultaneously.
  • Improved color and tone processing for RAW and DNG files – When available, Gigapixel AI will apply a camera-specific color profile and provide improved overall color accuracy.
  • Overhauled AI model downloads – Improved overall experience when downloading optimized AI model files.
  • Performance and UI improvements – Numerous bug fixes and updated image previewing for an even better user experience

STARTING TOMORROW, Sept. 8th,
DxO will begin a Back to School Sale with
30% off the Nik Collection 4 (as well as their other products)!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DEALS!
(Note: the sale prices will not be active until Wed.)

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE
CANCELLED!

Sadly, we need to cancel the October conference. In the past two weeks I’ve had two speakers cancel (due to the health risks to family members), and several attendees cancel. It’s just not feasible to hold the event at this point. Yesterday I emailed the people who were registered to inform them of our decision.

We are SO disappointed! We were thrilled to have such a great line-up of speakers, and was looking forward to sharing the weekend with our attendees. Earlier this year it really looked like the Conference could happen, but with the state of Covid in the country over the past month, people are just too afraid to be in a room full of people. We’ve been trying to do this Conference since the Spring of 2020, and unfortunately it’s just not going to happen.

I am hoping we can do some type of in-person event in the future, but it won’t be the same kind of setup as this Conference was planned to be.

Our Virtual Conferences have been VERY well received and we will continue to do those (the next one is Feb. 26-27, 2022 – see details below).

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Yep, we’re planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Sunday Sampler September 5

Today’s Sunday Sampler contains some great neutral textures to overlay and give subtle detail to your images (especially good for skies). The Gold one will warm up your image and the Grey one will cool it down! There’s also a subtle Sepia for light texturing. Enjoy!

WEBINAR REPLAY & FOLLOW UP

“Working with Layer Styles & Type”
Webinar Replay is on YouTube

It’s been a busy week, so in lieu of a tutorial today, you can catch the replay of Tuesday’s webinar on my YouTube Channel. I also have a couple of follow-up notes below.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes for just $5 (reg. $7.50)!
Includes notes, images and bonus word art!
(Sale ends Tuesday 9/7)

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY!

In the webinar I reviewed how to find if a font had special “glyphs” (combinations of letters and/or other characters). If you use PS Elements, you do not have the glyph panel. However, Diana Day shared an article she wrote in her Facebook Group (Photoshop & PSE Users) that you can use NexusFont to access and use Glyphs in PSE on Windows:
https://meredithimages.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/accessing-glyphs-in-pse-for-windows.pdf

I also forgot to mention in the webinar…near the end where I show using an Inner Shadow as well as an Outer Shadow, I meant to mention that you can also use that technique on Crop Shapes to give them extra depth. I often do that.

WEBINAR REPLAYS ARE ALSO NOW AVAILABLE ON VIMEO!
The plus of the Vimeo Channel is there are no ads!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

NEW PRODUCT!

In Tuesday’s webinar I showed you how to create some Word Art. I’ve released a Fall set that I created, which includes all art both in color and B&W png’s. You can add to photos, scrapbook pages, create holiday art to frame or decorate with and more.

ON SALE 50% OFF
UNTIL Tues., Sept. 7th (midnight ET) for $7.50!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR SET!

YOU CAN ALSO GRAB ANY NON-SALE TEXTURE SET FOR 30% OFF WITH THE CODE WebinarText

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE
CANCELLED!

Sadly, we need to cancel the October conference. In the past two weeks I’ve had two speakers cancel (due to the health risks to family members), and several attendees cancel. It’s just not feasible to hold the event at this point. Yesterday I emailed the people who were registered to inform them of our decision.

We are SO disappointed! We were thrilled to have such a great line-up of speakers, and was looking forward to sharing the weekend with our attendees. Earlier this year it really looked like the Conference could happen, but with the state of Covid in the country over the past month, people are just too afraid to be in a room full of people. We’ve been trying to do this Conference since the Spring of 2020, and unfortunately it’s just not going to happen.

I am hoping we can do some type of in-person event in the future, but it won’t be the same kind of setup as this Conference was planned to be.

Our Virtual Conferences have been VERY well received and we will continue to do those (the next one is Feb. 26-27, 2022 – see details below).

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Yep, we’re planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Tutorial Thursday September 2

Can’t believe it’s September already! But I’ll be glad for the cooler temps coming soon! Fall is my fave!

WEBINAR REPLAY & FOLLOW UP

“Working with Layer Styles & Type”
Webinar Replay is on YouTube

It’s been a busy week, so in lieu of a tutorial today, you can catch the replay of Tuesday’s webinar on my YouTube Channel. I also have a couple of follow-up notes below.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes for just $5 (reg. $7.50)!
Includes notes, images and bonus word art!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY!

In the webinar I reviewed how to find if a font had special “glyphs” (combinations of letters and/or other characters). If you use PS Elements, you do not have the glyph panel. However, Diana Day shared an article she wrote in her Facebook Group (Photoshop & PSE Users) that you can use NexusFont to access and use Glyphs in PSE on Windows:
https://meredithimages.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/accessing-glyphs-in-pse-for-windows.pdf

I also forgot to mention in the webinar…near the end where I show using an Inner Shadow as well as an Outer Shadow, I meant to mention that you can also use that technique on Crop Shapes to give them extra depth. I often do that.

NEW PRODUCT!

In Tuesday’s webinar I showed you how to create some Word Art. I’ve released a Fall set that I created, which includes all art both in color and B&W png’s. You can add to photos, scrapbook pages, create holiday art to frame or decorate with and more.

ON SALE 50% OFF
UNTIL Tues., Sept. 7th (midnight ET) for $7.50!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR SET!

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Yep, we’re planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) – PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Around the Web August 31

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo”, “How to Photograph Motion”, “Backlit Portrait Tips”, “How to Get a Shallow Depth of Field”

PHOTOSHOP

From Shutterbug: “Make Your Own PS Workspace for Faster Editing”

From MediaLoot: “How to Make a Snack Text Style in PS”

From Pixel2Pixel: “PS Typography Tutorials”, “Ultimate PS Tutorials for Beginners”

From GraphicDesignJunction: “PS Tutorials: 30 New Tutorials to Learn Retouching and Manipulation Tricks”

FREEBIES

From GraphicDesignFreebies: “Free Script Font – Inkgasm”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “8 Free Peru LR Presets & LUTs”, “8 Free Pretty Pink LR Presets & LUTs”

From Line25: “19 Free Backgrounds with a Tribal Feel”

From WebDesignDev: “30 Free Cinematic Fonts”

WEBINAR TODAY!

“Working with Layer Styles & Type”

Join me this afternoon – Tuesday, August 31st
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

I had some great suggestions from my last survey on what you would like to see more of from me as well as topics for upcoming webinars and tutorials.

This was requested by more than a few people, so here you go! I’ll show you how to add Type to your images and then make it “pop” with Layer Styles. I’ll also demonstrate other uses for Layer Styles.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes for just $5 (reg. $7.50)!
Includes notes, images and bonus word art!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY!

NEW PRODUCT!

I created my first set of Word Art
for sale in the Peacock Studio!

Set comes with Word Art in Color and a B&W version – all PNG’s with transparent backgrounds.

Autumn Word Art – on sale 50% off till 8/7/21!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS

NOW SCHEDULING CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS FOR 2021-22 SEASON!

Is your camera club, conference or organization looking for programming that is instructional, informative
and fun? All seminars can be tailored to your group’s specific knowledge levels, and can be done via Zoom or in-person at a conference.

I have already scheduled over twenty-five clubs for the new season (most clubs meet Sept.-June). I am adding two new seminars – “Discover Luminar AI” and “Get Creative with the Nik Collection”. Other sessions include “Creativity with Your Smartphone”, “Working with Textures & Overlays”, “Creativity with Textures & Composites”, “Alternative Visual Artistry – Creative Post-Processing”, “Unleash Your Creativity with Topaz”, “HDR Imaging – the Natural Look”, and either Photoshop CC or Photoshop Elements for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced levels. My list has descriptions of each session – email me for a copy!

And, I am running an early-bird booking special if a session is scheduled by August 31st (if they contact me by today I will honor the sale price!).
Have your program coordinator email me ASAP at Hazel@MeredithImages.com!

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Yep, we’re planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) – PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Sunday Sampler August 28

Sending prayers to those in the path of hurricane Ida. Praying you all stay safe.

Today’s Sunday Sampler is a grungy texture in 3 colors.
I created this texture in Photoshop. Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Layer Styles & Type”

Join me this Tuesday, August 31st
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

I had some great suggestions from my last survey on what you would like to see more of from me as well as topics for upcoming webinars and tutorials.

This was requested by more than a few people, so here you go! I’ll show you how to add Type to your images and then make it “pop” with Layer Styles. I’ll also demonstrate other uses for Layer Styles.

The notes for this webinar will be available in the Peacock Studio beginning tomorrow (just putting the finishing touches on them!). They’ll be on sale for just $5 until Sept. 7th, then reg. price is $7.50. There will be some cool bonus items included as well!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS

NOW SCHEDULING CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS FOR 2021-22 SEASON!

Is your camera club, conference or organization looking for programming that is instructional, informative
and fun? All seminars can be tailored to your group’s specific knowledge levels, and can be done via Zoom or in-person at a conference.

I have already scheduled eighteen clubs for the new season (most clubs meet Sept.-June). I am adding two new seminars – “Discover Luminar AI” and “Get Creative with the Nik Collection”. Other sessions include “Creativity with Your Smartphone”, “Working with Textures & Overlays”, “Creativity with Textures & Composites”, “Alternative Visual Artistry – Creative Post-Processing”, “Unleash Your Creativity with Topaz”, “HDR Imaging – the Natural Look”, and either Photoshop CC or Photoshop Elements for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced levels. My list has descriptions of each session – email me for a copy!

And, I am running an early-bird booking special if a session is scheduled by August 31st. Have your program coordinator email me ASAP at Hazel@MeredithImages.com to get on my calendar!

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Yep, we’re planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) – PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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