Thursday Thoughts August 11

FREEBIE ALERT!

Free from Pixelbuddha – Pencil Sketch Text Effect

It’s a simple pencil sketch text effect, delivered as editable PSD file, in which you can add any headline, title, company name, logotype or an inspiring motto. The high resolution provides a great result, suitable for all creative needs. 

This resource is created, and fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop. For the best experience, we recommend to use the latest Creative Cloud version of the app.

I’ve tried it out – here’s my result!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY!

5 NEW TEXTURE SETS!
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

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!
Sale ends Tonight!
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)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTES for this webinar will be posted for sale in Sunday’s blog!

TOPAZ SALE – ENDS TOMORROW!

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!
SALE ENDS TOMORROW!

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!

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;
Macro Photography & Processing; 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!

Around the Web August 9

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Food Photography: Moody One Light Setup”, “Travel Photography: How to Capture the Character of a Place”, “Moon Photography: Settings, Tips & Equipment”, “Travel Photography Planning & Tips”, “Butterfly & Insect Photography”, “Teleconverters: Things to Know”, “Photographing Wave Motion at Sunset with Bracketing”, “Macro: Focus Stacking”, “The Compositional Power of Cropping”, “Light Painting at Night”, “5 Tips for Photographing Moving Water”, “Wildflower Photography Tips”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “5 Tips to Make Your Photos Better in PS”, “How to Create a 3D Pop-Out Effect in PS”, “How to Change the Color of Clothing in PS”, “3 Creative Ways to Combine Photos in PS”

From MakeUseOf: “How to Keep Your Subject’s Existing Shadow When Replacing the Background in PS”, “How to Create Puddles in PS”

FREEBIES

From MediaLoot: “Free Watercolor Text Effects”

From CreativeNerds: “10 Must Download Free Textures & Backgrounds”

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!
Sale ends Thursday!
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)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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!

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;
Macro Photography & Processing; 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 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!

Thursday Thoughts August 4

FREEBIE ALERT!

Free from Deezy.com – Paint Art Creator

Free version of NEW The Ultimate Paint Creator on Dealjumbo.com exclusive for Deeezy! Enjoy this smart object template – just place your photo and wait for your new artwork 🙂 So if you need to create original acrylic style painting from your photo, text or illustration in minutes you need to check this free template!

  • editable Photoshop template for your new artwork from photo – 4500 x 3500 pix & 300 dpi
  • simple text tutorial how to work with this Photoshop smart object template

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

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 – SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT

Topic TBD! (Suggestions welcome!)


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

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

THE COURSE IS COMPLETE!!!
I posted the last Module Sunday 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 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”!

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!

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!

Around the Web August 2

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “How to do High-Speed Photography Tricks”, “Light Trail Photography Tutorial”, “7 Tips for Taking Great Travel Photos”, “How to Take Silhouette Pictures”, “How to Focus a Camera In the Dark”, “Top 10 Dog Photography Tips”, “Better Sunset Photography Tips”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “Insanely Difficult Selections Made Easy with Alpha Channels in PS”, “Discover 6 Hidden Gems for the Brush Tool in PS”, “Create a Crumpled Paper Effect in PS”

From fStoppers: “Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill”

From MakeUseOf: “How to Create an Overexposed Effect in PS”

LIGHTROOM

From PictureCorrect: “How to Select a Sky in LR”

SMART PHONES

From MakeUseOf: “How to Create a Double Exposure Effect Using Snapseed”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “10 Free Mountaineer LR Presets & LUTs”

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 TODAY!

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 midnight 8/2/22

NEXT WEBINAR – SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT

Topic TBD! (Suggestions welcome!)


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

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

THE COURSE IS COMPLETE!!!
I posted the last Module Sunday 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 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”!

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!

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!

Around the Web May 24

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “How to Capture Sharp Photos of Birds in Flight”, “Depth of Field: A Major Player in Creative Control”, “Working with Flash Photography in Daylight”, “Going the Extra Mile for a Great Photo”, “10 Tips for Drone Photography”, “Using S-Curves and Color Contrasts in Your Photos”, “Bird Photography Tips for Rain and Snow”, “Photographing & Editing Real Estate Interiors”, “Creative Tips on Using Fabrics for Studio Backgrounds”

PHOTOSHOP

From fStoppers: “Lesser Known Tips for Editing in PS & LR”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Perfectly Match Colors when Combining Photos”

FREEBIES

From PixelSurplus: Free Distrela Serif Font

From CreativeNerds: Free Stock Photos

MEMORIAL DAY SALE – STARTS TODAY!

DON’T MISS THIS!

Memorial Day Sale runs through midnight ET on May 31st!

These will be the best prices on
textures/brushes/gradients/skies/crop shapes
till Black Friday!

USE CODE MemorialDay2022 for 50% off at checkout!

And Save $20
on the “Creating Your Own Textures” Course.

Module 5 (of 9) was just released this past week,
with the remaining modules releasing by the end of June.

USE CODE Course20 for $20 off at checkout!

WEBINAR REPLAY

If you missed watching live – or want to re-watch the webinar “Creative Post-Processing”
it is now posted on my YouTube channel HERE!

In this webinar we got back to some creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software with all new projects & new techniques/tips! I show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE

AND DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES!
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

JUST $5 – SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
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”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Just $39!
Click Here to Register!
Early Bird Pricing ends June 12th!

MEGA MAY SALE AT CREATIVE FABRICA

I have a monthly subscription to this site – awesome fonts, clip art and so much more! They are having a HUGE May sale – 90% off – on over 1 million fonts and designs (no subscription needed)!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

SALE ON TOPAZ GIGAPIXEL AI

Now through June 3rd, save $20 on Gigapixel AI from Topaz

Reg. $99.99 – sale price $79.99

Exceptional AI image upscaler delivering
enhanced detail and resolution by 600%!

Use deep learning to get better photo quality by enhancing detail. Join the hundreds of thousands of photographers and designers who use Gigapixel AI for better printing, cropping, restoration and more!
(I love using Gigapixel for textures! It allows me to take a small part of a photo and enlarge to a usable size to apply to images!)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT AND GET THE SALE PRICE!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
I used two of these great skies in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

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.

Module 4 was released the first week of May; Module 5 will be out this coming week, and Module 6 before the end of May. Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, 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”!
SEE ABOVE FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY SALE DISCOUNT!

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

Sunday Sampler May 22

Today’s Sunday Sampler is peeling paint from the walls of Brushy Mountain State Prison that we visited on Friday. Opened in 1896 – closed in 2009. James Earl Ray was one of it’s “famous” inmates.

WEBINAR REPLAY

If you missed watching live – or want to re-watch the webinar “Creative Post-Processing”
it is now posted on my YouTube channel HERE!

In this webinar we got back to some creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software with all new projects & new techniques/tips! I show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE

AND DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES!
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

JUST $5 till 5/24

MEMORIAL DAY SALE – STARTS TUESDAY!

DON’T MISS THIS!

Memorial Day Sale begins Tuesday and runs through midnight ET on May 31st!

These will be the best prices on textures/brushes/crop shapes till Black Friday!
There will also be special pricing on the “Creating Your Own Textures” Course.
Module 5 (of 9) was just released this past week, with the remaining modules releasing by the end of June.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
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”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
I used two of these great skies in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

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.

Module 4 was released the first week of May; Module 5 will be out this coming week, and Module 6 before the end of May. Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, 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”!
WATCH FOR OUR MEMORIAL DAY SALE STARTING TUESDAY!

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

Thursday Thoughts May 19

WEBINAR REPLAY

If you missed watching live – or want to re-watch the webinar “Creative Post-Processing”
it is now posted on my YouTube channel HERE!

In this webinar we got back to some creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software with all new projects & new techniques/tips! I show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE

AND DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES!
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

JUST $5 till 5/24

UPCOMING MEMORIAL DAY SALE!

Be sure to check out Sunday’s Blog for details on my upcoming Memorial Day Sale! These will be the best prices on textures/brushes/crop shapes till Black Friday! There will also be special pricing on the “Creating Your Own Textures” Course. Module 5 (of 9) was just released today! I plan to have the remaining modules posted by the end of June.

DESIGN CUTS PHOTOGRAPHY BUNDLE

The Greatest Hits Photography Bundle

Back by popular demand, we have picked out the best packs from previous Photography bundles to give you a second chance to enjoy these resources at an amazing discount.

From dazzling overlays, styled presets and magnetising actions to incredible composition tools, this collection of hand-selected products has it all for any creative who wants to add an artistic flair to their photos and take them to the next level.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the second chance of picking up these resources for just $29 (a whopping 91% off the regular price) before it is too late; Lights, Camera, Action!

Professional Retouch Actions

Included in this set:

  • 5 actions sets
  • Installation .PDF Guide
  • Video Tutorials .PDF Guide
  • Photoshop CS6, CC – CC 2018, CC 2019
  • Immediate visual texture boost switching
  • Fast retouch by 4 methods
  • Color correction presets
  • Methods of Dodge & Burn
  • 3 help layers to capture the flaws and irregularities
  • Work with RGB channels and masks
  • Local and global High Pass Sharpness
  • HDR Kit for simulating an HDR effect
  • Highlights and shadow restore
  • Volume
  • Volume HRLA
  • Manual HRLA
  • Tan Skin
  • Remove Pores
  • Skintone Gradient map
  • Skin Pigment
  • Noise texture
  • Manual noise texture
  • White Teeth
  • 10 in 1 multifunctional tool: Eyes Tool
  • 5 in 1 multifunctional tool: Face Lips
  • Fashion
  • Vintage
  • Candy
  • Matte
  • HDR
  • Black and White
  • A possibility to mix the styles

DON’T MISS OUT!
GRAB THIS HUGE BUNDLE (reg. $341) FOR JUST $29!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
I used two of these great skies in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
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”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

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.

Module 4 was released the first week of May; Module 5 will be out this coming week, and Module 6 before the end of May. Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, 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”!

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 May 17

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “10 Common Composition Mistakes”, “Moonrise Photography Tutorial”, “Perspective in Photography”, “Macro Using Extension Tubes”, “How to Use a Neutral Density Filter for Landscapes”, “Understanding Diffraction and it’s Effects”

PHOTOSHOP

From fStoppers: “How to Fix a Clipped Bird Wing in PS”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “3 Must Try Techniques to Enchance Colors in PS”

From CreativeNerds: “3 Features of the Content Aware Tool You Should Know”

From Shutterbug: “Perfect Color without Excess Saturation Using Vibrance in PS”

From MakeUseOf: “How to Remove Glare from Glasses in PS”

LIGHTROOM

From Shutterbug: “Epic Travel & Nature Photos with this Pro’s Secret LR Trick”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “10 Free Cyberpunk SciFi LR Presets & LUTs”

From Behance: “Free Font – Cotta”

NEXT WEBINAR – TODAY!

My next webinar is
TODAY, MAY 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

DESIGN CUTS PHOTOGRAPHY BUNDLE

The Greatest Hits Photography Bundle

Back by popular demand, we have picked out the best packs from previous Photography bundles to give you a second chance to enjoy these resources at an amazing discount.

From dazzling overlays, styled presets and magnetising actions to incredible composition tools, this collection of hand-selected products has it all for any creative who wants to add an artistic flair to their photos and take them to the next level.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the second chance of picking up these resources for just $29 (a whopping 91% off the regular price) before it is too late; Lights, Camera, Action!

Professional Retouch Actions

Included in this set:

  • 5 actions sets
  • Installation .PDF Guide
  • Video Tutorials .PDF Guide
  • Photoshop CS6, CC – CC 2018, CC 2019
  • Immediate visual texture boost switching
  • Fast retouch by 4 methods
  • Color correction presets
  • Methods of Dodge & Burn
  • 3 help layers to capture the flaws and irregularities
  • Work with RGB channels and masks
  • Local and global High Pass Sharpness
  • HDR Kit for simulating an HDR effect
  • Highlights and shadow restore
  • Volume
  • Volume HRLA
  • Manual HRLA
  • Tan Skin
  • Remove Pores
  • Skintone Gradient map
  • Skin Pigment
  • Noise texture
  • Manual noise texture
  • White Teeth
  • 10 in 1 multifunctional tool: Eyes Tool
  • 5 in 1 multifunctional tool: Face Lips
  • Fashion
  • Vintage
  • Candy
  • Matte
  • HDR
  • Black and White
  • A possibility to mix the styles

DON’T MISS OUT!
GRAB THIS HUGE BUNDLE (reg. $341) FOR JUST $29!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

LUMINAR NEO UPDATE 1.0.6

Luminar Neo update 1.0.6 was released today! NOW INCLUDED…the long-anticipated Mask AI feature!

Mask AI
The major feature of this update is the long-anticipated Mask AI technology. The powerful neural network behind Mask AI detects up to 9 separate elements in a photo: people, skies, architecture, transportation, water, flora, mountains, natural ground, and artificial ground.

What’s more impressive, is that you can automatically mask the desired area with just one click of a button. The AI will find the desired area and mask it up for you, without needing to spend time fussing over the details with a masking brush.

After applying a tool to the masked area, you can easily copy and paste the adjustments to other images, and the mask will apply adjustments only to the same masked area of the other image – be it a sky, a building, a person, and so on.

On top of that, you can enjoy the manual Gradient and Radial masks. Plus, the new interface makes it easier and more enjoyable to work with masking.

Histogram
The histogram is a tool that can be a great help while correcting colors or adjusting exposure, and we’re happy to announce that the Histogram is now available for all your images. A histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. In other words, it shows the number of tones of a particular brightness found in your photograph, ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness). It’s a great tool that will help you produce well-balanced images.

Now you can press the J hotkey to toggle clipping indicators on and off and see clipped pixels.

Of course, if you already own Neo, this is a FREE update!
If you haven’t joined the party yet, grab special pricing (with a bonus gift)
and added sales on Luminar X Membership and Aurora HDR.

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR SPECIAL PRICING!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
You’ll see me use a couple in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
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”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

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.

Module 4 was released the first week of May; Module 5 will be out this coming week, and Module 6 before the end of May. Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, 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”!

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