Sunday Sampler August 7

Be sure to read all the way through today’s post –
there’s lots of good info, sales ending today and this week,

and a Freebie from Rosie’s Designs!

Today’s Sunday Sampler is one of the textures I created for the “Creating Your Own Textures Course”! The original was modified two ways with Topaz and JixiPix’s Grungetastic! Enjoy!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

THE COURSE IS COMPLETE!!!

The Course contains just shy of ELEVEN HOURS OF VIDEOS and over 160 PAGES OF NOTES & RESOURCES! In addition to the videos and notes, you receive well over 100 texture images, plus brushes and gradients!

Regular price $129
Save $20 with coupon code COURSE20
This is the lowest price that this course will ever be!!
ENDS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EDT!!

Tomorrow, the price will increase to $179!
So, don’t wait!

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! This will be the last time the course is offered for $109! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

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

Modules 1-9 contain all of the projects for various ways to create and modify textures. Module 10 has resources and the replays of our two group chats. I’ll be scheduling another chat in September. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

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

Come join us!

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

5 NEW TEXTURE SETS!

It’s been a while since I got new sets posted in the Peacock Studio Store! I’ve had some in the works, just needed to finish them up! There is a new set of Pastel Bokeh Backgrounds, and four new Textured Backgrounds Sets that run the gamut from pastel to grunge! All of these will make great backgrounds for florals, portraits and much more! Combine two or more to create unique textures over your images.

All new sets are on sale for 1 week only!
Reg. $15/set, on sale 40% off
!

till 8/11 midnight EDT

And…since Fall is right around the corner,
I’ve also put my Autumn Word Art Set from last season
on sale at 40% off!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio Store,
or click the images below to go right to that set!

NEXT WEBINAR

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT

Photoshop: Layers, Selections, Sizing & More!

Thanks to everyone who emailed me with ideas for the webinar! I’m going to incorporate some of them into this webinar – seems people really want to know more about Photoshop!

We’ll work with layers (including how/why to merge layers); making selections; sizing for printing; and a few creative tools.

There were more suggestions than I can fit in one webinar, so watch for more goodies in the future! And if you have other ideas, feel free to email me anytime!

In September I will be doing “Alternative Creative Software”
(things that can replace the creative options in Topaz Studio)

FREEBIE ALERT!

Rosie’s Designs, who has been a supporter of the Virtual Creative Photography Conferences, has a mini-kit freebie from her new “Land of Amber Lights” kit.

CLICK HERE to get your copy (personal use only). Her post shows the full kit for sale and below that you’ll find the free mini-kit. Enjoy!

TOPAZ SALE

Grab the Topaz “Image Quality Bundle and save $99.98!
On sale for $159.99! (But keep reading!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVEAND…

I mentioned in the webinar that Topaz would be doing away with our individual discount codes…but for this promotion, you can use my link above and the code IQBUNDLE15 to save an extra 15%!!! (Making your total $135.99!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVE

SALE ENDS 8/12/22

AND…

SKYLUM LUMINAR NEO –
HDR MERGE IS HERE!

Luminar Neo has updated to Version 1.2.0. The big news is the new HDR Merge Extension!!

If you already have a Luminar Neo subscription, or own both Luminar Neo and Aurora HDR (2019 or up), the HDR Merge Extension is already awaiting you in your account to download for FREE! If you do not meet any of those criteria, you can purchase with loyalty discount pricing. (NOTE: the HDR Merge Extension will only work as part of Luminar Neo – it is not a separate product.)

If you do not already own Luminar NEO and wish to purchase, you can use my affiliate link HERE. If you purchase Neo now, you will receive the HDR Merge for FREE! (Offer expires 8/12/22)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

LATEST BUNDLE FROM LAYER CAKE!
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

My friend, Gavin, has been a busy guy lately!
Here’s another cool bundle of 2,500 Vintage Graphics for a mere $20!

THIS BUNDLE IS A LIMITED TIME SALE – DON’T MISS OUT!
WE’RE EXTENDING THE SALE THROUGH 8/7!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS, SHORT VIDEO,
AND TO PURCHASE!

The Vintage PNG’s are Mac & WIndows compatible
and work with ANY software that supports layers.

You receive 25 SETS of Vintage designs and
both personal and commercial licensing is included!

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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!

We’re busy booking our speakers for February and
should have the full line-up ready by August!
Topics include: Creative Landscapes; Landscape Editing;
Lighting for Auto Photography; Drone Photography;
Photoshop Tips & Tricks; and more to come!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Sunday Sampler July 31

The end of another month already! Time sure does fly these days!

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as one of Dave’s creations! He used a bunch of brushes and some Topaz to create the original, which I then modified three ways with Smart Photo Editor! Enjoy!

WEBINAR REPLAY IS POSTED

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

If you missed the webinar on Tuesday, or want to watch it again,
the replay is posted on both YouTube and Vimeo!

WATCH ON YOUTUBE – CLICK HERE!

WATCH ON VIMEO – CLICK HERE!

Be sure to “FOLLOW” my channels! Thanks!

WEBINAR FOLLOW-UP:

If you missed the webinar follow up and Q&A on Thursday, check it out HERE!

SOFTWARE INFO I MENTIONED:

My DxO Nik Collection 5 affiliate link is HERE. DxO does not give us discount codes to give out…BUT…I did some snooping online, and found a code that will save you $20!! PPA20DXO

As far as upgrades, if you only have the original Nik products, or the free Google version, you’ll need to purchase the new collection. If you’ve purchased since DxO took over the products, then once you click my link above and go to the site, log in to see your upgrade price.

I also mentioned that in addition to the Nik HDR Efex, I happen to love Photomatix. My affiliate link is HERE, and you can use the code MeredithImages at checkout to save 15%.

Thanks again to all who attended, and I appreciate all your kind words as we wrapped it up!!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

SALE ENDS TUESDAY!

As always, the package includes the PDF of the notes, as well as all of the images and textures used in the projects, PLUS a bonus set of 6 Sparkly Bokeh Textures!

A bargain at the regular price of $7.50 – and a steal at just $5.00!

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

TOPAZ SALE

Grab the Topaz “Image Quality Bundle and save $99.98!
On sale for $159.99! (But keep reading!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVEAND…

I mentioned in the webinar that Topaz would be doing away with our individual discount codes…but for this promotion, you can use my link above and the code IQBUNDLE15 to save an extra 15%!!! (Making your total $135.99!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVE

SALE ENDS 8/12/22

AND…

SKYLUM LUMINAR NEO – HDR MERGE IS HERE!

Luminar Neo has updated to Version 1.2.0. The big news is the new HDR Merge Extension!!

If you already have a Luminar Neo subscription, or own both Luminar Neo and Aurora HDR (2019 or up), the HDR Merge Extension is already awaiting you in your account to download for FREE! If you do not meet any of those criteria, you can purchase with loyalty discount pricing. (NOTE: the HDR Merge Extension will only work as part of Luminar Neo – it is not a separate product.)

If you do not already own Luminar NEO and wish to purchase, you can use my affiliate link HERE. If you purchase Neo now, you will receive the HDR Merge for FREE! (Offer expires 8/12/22)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

DESIGN CUTS

A “nearly free” $5 Summer Bonanza Bundle

Kick off the summer in style with this latest bundle for just $5! Chock full of incredible packs from tropical delights and floral graphics to watercolor textures, light overlays and much more. This collection delivers summer in spades, with a little boho chic and a twist of sparkle, it’s a pack that will really make a splash in your design library.

If you’re looking to turn up your design a notch and have it sizzling, this is one bonanza you don’t want to miss. For a limited time only, this collection is available for just $5 (that’s 99% off the regular price). It doesn’t get much hotter than this!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB IT NOW!!
And to see all the great items included!

LATEST BUNDLE FROM LAYER CAKE!

My friend, Gavin, has been a busy guy lately!
Here’s another cool bundle of 2,500 Vintage Graphics for a mere $20!

THIS BUNDLE IS A LIMITED TIME SALE – DON’T MISS OUT!
WE’RE EXTENDING THE SALE THROUGH 8/7!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS, SHORT VIDEO,
AND TO PURCHASE!

The Vintage PNG’s are Mac & WIndows compatible
and work with ANY software that supports layers.

You receive 25 SETS of Vintage designs and
both personal and commercial licensing is included!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

THE COURSE IS COMPLETE!!!
I posted the last Module this morning!

The Course contains just shy of ELEVEN HOURS OF VIDEOS and over 160 PAGES OF NOTES & RESOURCES! In addition to the videos and notes, you receive well over 100 texture images, plus some brushes and gradients!

Regular price $129
Save $20 with coupon code COURSE20
Sale extended through 8/7!

After that, the price will increase to $179!
So, don’t wait!

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! This will be the last time the course is offered for $109! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

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

Modules 1-9 contain all of the projects for various ways to create and modify textures. Module 10 has resources and the replays of our two group chats. I’ll be scheduling another chat in September. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

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

Don’t wait…the base price will be increasing on Aug. 8th!

Come join us!

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

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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!

We’re busy booking our speakers for February and
should have the full line-up ready by August!
Topics include: Creative Landscapes; Landscape Editing;
Lighting for Auto Photography; Drone Photography;
Photoshop Tips & Tricks; and more to come!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Sunday Sampler July 24

It’s been a week of catching up since we returned from MA/CT and the NECCC Conference! This week’s Sunday Sampler began as texture on a wall – modified 3 ways! Enjoy!

WEBINAR WITH DESIGN CUTS

Join me on Thursday, July 28th at 11:00 AM Eastern Time

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sign up even if you can’t watch live and you’ll get the link to the replay!

And…Grab your copy of the products I selected to use in the webinar HERE!
Mini Bundle of three great products for just $26.60!

ALSO FROM DESIGN CUTS

A “nearly free” $5 Summer Bonanza Bundle

Kick off the summer in style with this latest bundle for just $5! Chock full of incredible packs from tropical delights and floral graphics to watercolor textures, light overlays and much more. This collection delivers summer in spades, with a little boho chic and a twist of sparkle, it’s a pack that will really make a splash in your design library.

If you’re looking to turn up your design a notch and have it sizzling, this is one bonanza you don’t want to miss. For a limited time only, this collection is available for just $5 (that’s 99% off the regular price). It doesn’t get much hotter than this!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB IT NOW!!
And to see all the great items included!

NEXT WEBINAR – TUESDAY!

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

The notes for the above mentioned webinar are now available in the Peacock Studio store!

As always, the package includes the PDF of the notes, as well as all of the images and textures used in the projects, PLUS a bonus set of 6 Sparkly Bokeh Textures!

A bargain at the regular price of $7.50 – and a steal at just $5.00!

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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!

We’re busy booking our speakers for February and
should have the full line-up ready by August!
Topics include: Creative Landscapes; Landscape Editing;
Lighting for Auto Photography; Drone Photography;
Photoshop Tips & Tricks; and more to come!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

I began recording Module 9 (our final Module) yesterday! What fun to create textures by hand and NOT on the computer! If you’ve been on the fence about the course, now is the time to purchase before the price goes up!

Regular price $129
Save $20 with coupon code COURSE20
(coupon expires 8/1/22)

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

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

Modules 1-8 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Module 9 will be released later in July! We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be another one in July. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

The first eight modules contain almost seven and a half hours of video tutorials PLUS the written PDF instructions, AND well over 100 texture images, plus some brushes and gradients!

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler July 17

This week’s Sunday Sampler is a pretty pastel watercolor three ways! Enjoy!

SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP 12 FOR SALE

As you may know, once I have a year’s worth of Sunday Samplers in my Dropbox, I package up the oldest 6 months as a bundle for sale in the Peacock Studio. SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP 12 is now available!
(Yes, I’ve been doing the Sunday Sampler for over 6-1/2 years!!).

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

ON SALE FOR JUST $15 till 7/17/22

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

There are also special deals on bundles of the bundles! Sunday Sampler Bundles 1-5 (380 textures) or Bundles 6-10 (451 textures) are $85 each – save even more with Bundles 1-10 (831 textures) for just $155 (just $15/bundle).

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

The notes for the above mentioned webinar are now available in the Peacock Studio store!

As always, the package includes the PDF of the notes, as well as all of the images and textures used in the projects, PLUS a bonus set of 6 Sparkly Bokeh Textures!

A bargain at the regular price of $7.50 – and a steal at just $5.00!

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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!

We’re busy booking our speakers for February and
should have the full line-up ready by August!
Topics include: Creative Landscapes; Landscape Editing;
Lighting for Auto Photography; Drone Photography;
Photoshop Tips & Tricks; and more to come!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY from CREATIVE FABRICA!

Every day this month there will be a FREE BUNDLE! CLICK HERE each day to check them out!

AND…LIMITED BARGAIN DEALS EVERY DAY FOR JUST $1! CLICK HERE to grab yours!

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

A huge bundle of 1,200 Location Sets – great for portraits and other background uses!

JUST $21!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT
(including a 2-minute overview video)

Compatible with any editing program that uses layers (Hi-res JPG files).

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

I’ve had StudioMagic for several years – great for many quick compositing effects!
NEWLY UPDATED!

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-8 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Module 9 will be released later in July! We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be another one in July. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

The first eight modules contain almost seven and a half hours of video tutorials PLUS the written PDF instructions, AND well over 100 texture images, plus some brushes and gradients!

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler July 10

This week’s Sunday Sampler consists of some nice grungy textures! Great for backgrounds and overlaying with other textures too! Enjoy!

I posted this on Thursday – repeating in case you missed it!

A FREEBIE! If you attended one of our first 3 Virtual Creative Photography Conferences, you saw Dave and others using some of Rose Haywood’s design kits. She has a FREE MINI KIT from her “Sapphire & Steam” kit. You can find it on her blog HERE (scroll to the 2nd item to find the free kit).

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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!

We’re busy booking our speakers for February and
should have the full line-up ready by August!
Topics include: Creative Landscapes; Landscape Editing;
Lighting for Auto Photography; Drone Photography;
Photoshop Tips & Tricks; and more to come!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY from CREATIVE FABRICA!

Every day this month there will be a FREE BUNDLE! CLICK HERE each day to check them out!

AND…LIMITED BARGAIN DEALS EVERY DAY FOR JUST $1! CLICK HERE to grab yours!

NEW SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP FOR SALE

As you may know, once I have a year’s worth of Sunday Samplers in my Dropbox, I package up the oldest 6 months as a bundle for sale in the Peacock Studio. SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP 12 is now available!
(Yes, I’ve been doing the Sunday Sampler for over 6-1/2 years!!).

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

ON SALE FOR JUST $15 till 7/17/22

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

There are also special deals on bundles of the bundles! Sunday Sampler Bundles 1-5 (380 textures) or Bundles 6-10 (451 textures) are $85 each – save even more with Bundles 1-10 (831 textures) for just $155 (just $15/bundle).

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

The notes for the above mentioned webinar are now available in the Peacock Studio store!

As always, the package includes the PDF of the notes, as well as all of the images and textures used in the projects, PLUS a bonus set of 6 Sparkly Bokeh Textures!

A bargain at the regular price of $7.50 – and a steal at just $5.00!

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

A huge bundle of 1,200 Location Sets – great for portraits and other background uses!

JUST $21!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT
(including a 2-minute overview video)

Compatible with any editing program that uses layers (Hi-res JPG files).

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

I’ve had StudioMagic for several years – great for many quick compositing effects!
NEWLY UPDATED!

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-8 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Module 9 will be released later in July! We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be another one in July. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

The first eight modules contain almost seven and a half hours of video tutorials PLUS the written PDF instructions, AND well over 100 texture images, plus some brushes and gradients!

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler July 3

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as rusty corrugated metal – with a few adjustments! Enjoy!

The 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
was a huge hit!!

Attendees received their email Tuesday with
instructions for access to our Conference recordings! Enjoy!

If you missed signing up for the Conference,
you now have the opportunity
to purchase access to the recordings.
(Recordings are available to watch until 9/1/22)

ACT FAST – REPLAY ACCESS
ONLY BEING SOLD TIL TUESDAY 7/5/22!!

CLICK HERE to purchase
access to the Conference recordings

Just $49

NEW SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP FOR SALE

As you may know, once I have a year’s worth of Sunday Samplers in my Dropbox, I package up the oldest 6 months as a bundle for sale in the Peacock Studio. SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP 12 is now available!
(Yes, I’ve been doing the Sunday Sampler for over 6-1/2 years!!).

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

ON SALE FOR JUST $15 till 7/17/22

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

There are also special deals on bundles of the bundles! Sunday Sampler Bundles 1-5 (380 textures) or Bundles 6-10 (451 textures) are $85 each – save even more with Bundles 1-10 (831 textures) for just $155 (just $15/bundle).

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

A huge bundle of 1,200 Location Sets – great for portraits and other background uses!

JUST $21!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT
(including a 2-minute overview video)

Compatible with any editing program that uses layers (Hi-res JPG files).

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

I’ve had StudioMagic for several years – great for many quick compositing effects!
NEWLY UPDATED!

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-8 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Module 9 will be released later in July! We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be another one in July. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

The first eight modules contain almost seven and a half hours of video tutorials PLUS the written PDF instructions, AND well over 100 texture images, plus some brushes and gradients!

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler June 26

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as rusty colored tile in a hotel. Here’s my interpretations!! Enjoy!

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

If you missed signing up for the Conference,
starting Tuesday you will have the opportunity
to purchase access to the recordings.
(Recordings are available until 9/1/22)

Access to recordings will be available
for purchase on Tuesday!

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

NIK COLLECTION 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY!!

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

ANOTHER NEW PRODUCT!

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

DON’T MISS OUT – SALE ENDS JUNE 30th

JUST $17!

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

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler June 19

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads/Grandpas/Step-Dads!

Today’s Sunday Sampler is a flower close-up that I softened and modified with several plug-ins. This one would be great for some subtle texture on an image and also to blend with other textures! Have fun!

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

REGISTRATION CLOSES
THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd at MIDNIGHT (EDT)!

We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

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

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

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

NIK COLLECTION 5

Nik just released Collection 5 this week.
I haven’t had a chance to get mine yet, but the new features look awesome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY!!

ANOTHER NEW PRODUCT!

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

DON’T MISS OUT – SALE ENDS JUNE 30th

JUST $17!

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

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler June 12

Today’s Sunday Sampler is 3 versions of peeling paint – from subtle to heavy grunge! Enjoy!

DON’T MISS OUT!
EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS TONIGHT!

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

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE $10 ON REGISTRATION!

We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

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

REGISTER NOW – Just $39!
Click Here to Register!

REGISTER NOW – Just $39!
Price increases TOMORROW!
Click Here to Register!

NEW PRODUCT!

Gavin Phillips of StudioMagic & LayerCake has been very busy! He has another new set at a great price!

DON’T MISS OUT – LIMITED TIME OFFER!

JUST $18!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT
(including a 2 minute overview video)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-6 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released before the end of June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler June 5

This week’s Sunday Sampler began as cracked paint in an old building. Three versions – B&W would be great to add subtle cracked effect to your images; Green & Pastels would be great bokeh backgrounds!

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS NEXT SUNDAY!
4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS JUNE 12TH!
DON’T MISS OUT!

We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

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

REGISTER NOW – Just $39!
Click Here to Register!

REGISTER NOW – Just $39!
Price increases on June 13th!
Click Here to Register!

UPDATE & SUMMER SALE FROM LUMINAR

Skylum just released Luminar Neo 1.0.7!

In the new Luminar Neo 1.0.7 Update, it’s easy to select your favorite tools and have them at your fingertips whenever you need. Simply right-click a tool you like and add it to favorites. You’ll always see your favorites at the top of the list for every photo you edit. Plus, masking technology is now available on added Layers, so don’t hesitate to get creative. Oh, and Luminar Neo now speaks Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish. And to top it all off, we’ve caught 12 bugs that could lead to unexpected results.

Pricing – One-time purchase – If you are new to Skylum products:
Luminar Neo – 1 seat for $64; 2 seats for $84

Pricing – One-time purchase – For current Skylum customers:
Luminar Neo – 1 seat for $49; 2 seats for $59

CLICK HERE TO GET THIS SPECIAL PRICING!

Sale ends June 10th!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-6 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released before the end of June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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