Happy October! Finally starting to feel a bit like Fall here in CT – though it is supposed to get back to 80 this week! Welcome to New England!
This week’s Sunday Sampler contains some rocks! I love the grittiness of rock textures – from subtle to grungy! Remember to play around with blending modes and opacity to get it just how you want it! Enjoy!
I’m teaming up with Alan & Gavin at LayerCake, makers of Studio Magic for a webinar showcasing their new “Epic Location Sets”! This is a set of over 1200 backgrounds divided into 7 categories: Africa on Location; America on Location – Route 66; Scenic America; Wild West; Doorways to the World; Scenic Europe; and Urban Chic.
Take your subject and place them into a location – no backdrops or studio set ups needed!
Check the webpage for some great examples – HERE! And register for the webinar on Oct. 18th at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. If you can’t watch live, sign up anyway, get some freebies and get a link to the recording after the webinar ends.
Now these may have been created with portrait photographers in mind, you know I like to be different! I’m not a portrait or wedding photographer, but I can still use these great backdrops for other subjects. Here are a few of mine with a car and train I photographed – I then put them into one of the Epic Locations, used StudioMagic for a little more creativity, and created a whole new scene!
Train taken in Pennsylvania during the day!
Car taken on one of our workshops in RI with Motel Epic Location
Same car with Desert Epic Location – Studio Magic grunge, star field and moon
Same car with Desert Epic Location – Studio Magic Sunset
There is no end to the creativity with these backdrops! Join us for the webinar and find out how you can create your own Epic images!
Last week I told you about the updated A.I. Gigapixel 2.0. It’s faster than ever – here’s a clip from Topaz that demonstrates:
You can download a free trial – purchase is $99.99. Use my link HERE and then the code MeredithImages at checkout to save 15%.
And…stay tuned for an update to another Topaz product soon!
GREAT BUNDLE DEALS GOING ON AT SEVERAL SITES!
My friends at Design Cuts are 5 years old!! One of the first companies to do “bundles” of products, they are still one of the best and biggest!
For 2 weeks only (expires 10/15), they are offering 100 products for just $5 each! They consists of Fonts, Graphics (including textures), Add-Ons, Templates and more! Click HERE to head to the Graphics page – to get to the others, just click the tabs at the top!
And over at Inky Deals, they have a bundle of “Amazing Artistic PhotoFX” for just $29. Check it out HERE!
And…my friends at Pixel Surplus have two great font bundles currently available:
The Textured Font Bundle: This is Vol. 3 of the Textured Fonts Collection – 29 Fonts for just $29. Comes with full commercial use license. Expires 10/15/18.
The Luxe Font Bundle: Contains 95 fonts for the same low $29! Commercial license included. Expires 10/30/18
Whew….lots of info this week! Enjoy!