Webinar follow up!
Thanks to everyone who watched yesterday’s webinar! I know some of you couldn’t make it “live”, and the recording is now posted (see article below for links). I record ALL of my monthly webinars, and they are all posted on my YouTube and Vimeo Channels! This was my 25th webinar (the only months I haven’t done them since I started is when we have a Virtual Creative Photography Conference). So check out the older ones as well.
And you can still purchase the notes for all 25 webinars – just $7.50 each (except current one on sale for $5 till Tuesday). “Notes” include the PDF of the notes as well as the images and any textures/brushes/etc. used in the projects so you can follow along. Some sets also have some bonus textures (like yesterday’s)! I appreciate your support in purchasing as this helps me pay the Zoom fee and other web hosting costs as well as all the prep time that goes in to preparing the webinar. I want to keep the webinars free, so your support matters! Thank you!
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.
And, as mentioned yesterday, Topaz is doing away with our affiliate discount code as of August 1st. My affiliate link (which will continue to work) is HERE, and until 8/1 you can use the code MeredithImages at checkout to save 15%. So do your renewals and purchases ASAP to save some extra $$!
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%.
Q&A FROM THE WEBINAR
Q: “I can’t add additional effects in Color Efex 5. How do I do that now?”
A: In the previous versions of Color Efex, you had a button below the right panel that said “Add Filter”. That button is now gone! Instead, when you hover over a new filter in the left column, you’ll see a “+” sign. Click the plus sign to add the additional filter.
Q: “Where are the notes in the purchased file?”
A: There are TWO downloads with the purchase of the notes. One folder has all of the images from the projects, the other folder has the notes and bonus textures (I have to limit the file sizes for the online store).
Q: “Can you adjust the opacity in Silver Efex?”
A: No, it applies the effect at full strength. However, once back in Photoshop (since Nik makes its own layer), you could lower the layer opacity if desired.
Notes: Apparently I’m late to the party in knowing this trick! When you want to copy a control point, I’ve always used the little “copy” button on the row with the control point. An easier way is to hold the ALT/Option key and click on the first Control Point, then just drag the new one to the new spot!
The brushes used for the light rays are free: https://www.deviantart.com/redheadstock/art/Light-Beams-Rays-Photoshop-and-GIMP-Brushes-72493128
Thanks again to all who attended, and I appreciate all your kind words as we wrapped it up!!
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 NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!
The notes for the above mentioned webinar areavailable 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
WEBINAR WITH DESIGN CUTS
Join me TODAY, Thursday, July 28th at 11:00 AM Eastern Time
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!
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!
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
I began recording Module 9 (our final Module) Friday! 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 two so far which were recorded and have 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”!
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!
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!
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