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!

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!

Around the Web July 26

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Large Moon Photos with a Long Focal Length”, “Blinkies in Photography”, “HDR Photography: RAW or JPG Format?”, “Headshots: Quick Tips from a Pro”, “Beginner Light Painting Photography”, “5 Lightning Photography Tips”, “What is a Long Exposure?”, “Tutorial: Color Spaces”, “How to Photograph an Airshow”, “Use Reflected Light when Photographing Waterfalls”.

PHOTOSHOP

From BlakeRudis: “You Don’t Need Me Anymore – Discover Feature in PS”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “Create a Destination Above the Clouds in PS”

From OnlineTechTips: “How to Make an Image B&W”

LIGHTROOM

From MattK: “5 Must Have Lightroom Preset Tips”

FREEBIES

From DealJumbo: “100 Free Bubble Wrap PS Brushes”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “10 Free Modern Sepia LR Presets & LUTs”

NEXT WEBINAR – TODAY!

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

Join me this afternon, 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

WEBINAR WITH DESIGN CUTS

Join me this 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!

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) 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”!

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

Combo – Around the Web & Thursday Thoughts July 21

We’re back from a great weekend in New England at the NECCC 75th Conference! It’s sad that this will be the last in-person event of this kind, but understandable too. It takes a TON of work and volunteers to put together such a huge event. It was great to see old friends and even meet some of my followers in person! We also took time to visit friends in CT before heading South again. Had to stop and get “real” bagels, hard rolls, Portuguese rolls and Hummel’s hot dogs for us and some other transplanted friends! Freezer is full of goodies!

AROUND THE WEB

Lots of great tidbits and freebies!

PHOTOGRAPHY

From Shutterbug: “Reduce Noise in the Camera for Better Wildlife & Nature Photos without Editing”

From PictureCorrect: “9 HDR Photography Myths”, “Sparkler Photography in a Home Studio”, “Sunstar Photography Tips”, “Using Off-Camera Flash with Dark & Gloomy Lighting”, “Camera Settings & Gear for Milky Way Photography”, “Panoramic Landscape Tutorial”, “Landscape Photography with An ND Filter”, “5 Tips for Better Wildlife Photos”, “Unique Composition Tip: Follow Your Intuition”

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “Turn White into Any Color in PS”

From PictureCorrect: “How to Eliminate Layer Masking Halos in PS”

LIGHTROOM

From PhotoTraces: “6 Tips to Speed Up LR Performance”, “How to Copy & Paste Edits in LR”

FREEBIES

NOTE: Be sure to check out the Freebies section asap! Many of these products are limited-time offers!

From PhotoshopTutorials: “10 Free Athletic LR Presets and LUTs”, “10 Free Earthy Tones LR Presets & LUTs”, “10 Free Cinematic Landscape LR Presets & LUTs”

From TheHungryJPEG: “Free Sherika Calligraphy Font”, “Free Delightful Floral Pack”

From Pixelo: “Vallery Qylmor Serif Font”, “Manchester Signature Font”, “The Classic Vintage Fonts Freebie”

From FontBundles: “The Free Font Bundle III” (20 fonts)

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

“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

LAST DAY FOR SALE!

SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (EDT)!

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)

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

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!

Around the Web July 12

NOTE: There will not be a “Thursday Thoughts” Post this week. We’re heading out on Wed. to attend the NECCC 75th Conference at UMASS, Amherst! Looking forward to seeing a bunch of my photog friends!! I have, however, already created a Sunday Sampler post, and scheduled it for next Sunday!

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “How to Photograph Hummingbirds”, “Beginner Tips for Photographing Birds”, “Basic Flash Photography Tutorial”, “Testing Exposure Length for Waterfalls”, “10 Tips to Make Your Photos Pop”, “How to Photograph Reefs Inside Fish Tanks”, “Low Light Photography: Mistakes & Tips”, “How to Use Focus Stacking for Sharper Macro Photos”

PHOTOSHOP

From MakeUseOf: “How to Remove Halos in PS Using the Smudge Tool”

From PixelSurplus: “How to Change the Color of Any Object”

PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Photoshop A Person Into A Picture”

FREEBIES

From DealJumbo: “100 Free Cloud Textures”, “200 Free Gold PS Gradients”

From PixelSurplus: “100 Free Watercolor Brushes”

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!

Around the Web July 5

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “The Role of Camera ISO”, “How to Handle Reflections”, “Sunset Photography: Great Light, Great Color”, “Getting Started with Backyard Macro”, “Adding Mood to Landscapes”, “Steps to Improve Landscapes”, “Shadows & Highlights: The Mark of Excellence”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PictureCorrect: “Rescuing an Average Landscape Image with the Tone Curve”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Change Black into Any Color in PS”, “Magically Change Focus of Photos in PS”, “One Click Instantly Fixed Color in PS”

From MakeUseOf: “How to Add a Paint Drip Effect in PS”

FREEBIES & DEALS

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!

The 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
LAST DAY TO PURCHASE REPLAY ACCESS!!

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 MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (ET)

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!

Around the Web June 28

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Tips for Better Summer Photos”, “7 Tips for Taking Care of Your Camera”, “Low Light Wedding Tips”, “Camera Metering Modes Tutorial”, “Photography Basics: Qualities of Natural Light”, “10 Nature Photography Tips for Beginners”, “How to Do High Key Portraits on a Budget”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “Everything You Should Know to Crop Photos in PS”, “Futuristic Tool Instantly Cuts Out Hair in PS”, “What You Should Do to Make Your Photos Look Better in PS”

LIGHTROOM

From KenFisher: “What’s New in LR Classic 2022″

From Shutterbug: “Travel & Nature Photos with Golden Hour Colors: An Easy LR Fix”

FREEBIES

From PixelSurplus: “Free Gavency Font”

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

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

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

ACT FAST – WILL ONLY BE SOLD FOR ONE WEEK!!

CLICK HERE to purchase
access to the Conference recordings

Just $49

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!

Around the Web June 22

Today’s “Around the Web” (which is a day late) will be the only blog post this week. I’ll post a Sunday Sampler on Sunday. Busy getting ready for the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference this weekend! See you there!! Our sponsors have been generous again – we have 16 fabulous door prizes with a total value of almost $1600!!

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Wedding Gig? How to Prepare”, “Weddings: Tips for Bright Sunny Days”, “11 Tips for Abandoned Building Photos”, “Lighting Techniques”, “Macro Photography Tips from a Nature Photographer”, “3 Techniques for Exposure Blending”, “Tips for Using Diagonals in Landscape Compositions”, “How to Win Photo Competitions”, “How Clouds Can Affect Landscape Photos”, “Low Angle Photography Tips”.

PHOTOSHOP

From MakeUseOf: “How to Make Photos B&W Except for One Color in PS”, “How to Remove Distractions in PS with the Brush Tool”

From DigitalCameraWorld: “Amazing Double Exposures with These Easy Tips”

From Shutterbug: “10 Tips in 2 Minutes for Using Free Transform in PS”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “Instantly Recover Details in Photos with PS”; “Create Vector-Style Images in PS without the Pen Tool”

From Pixels2Pixels: “80+ Best Photo Manipulation Tutorials in PS”

From TutsPlus: “How to Make a Background Transparent in PS”

From fStoppers: “Make Your Landscape Photos Pop with These 5 Easy Tips”

From CreativeNerds: “Make Text Follow Any Path in PS”

FREEBIES

From DesignShack: “Comic Book Pop Art PS Actions” (some are paid, some are free)

From CreativeNerds: “10 Must Try Free PS Actions for Creating Unique Photo Effects”

From MediaLoot: “Retro 80s Sunset Graphic Kit”

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

REGISTRATION CLOSES
FRIDAY, JUNE 24th at 3:00 PM (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!

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!

Around the Web June 7

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “5 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Photography”, “Macro Water Splash Photography At Home”, “Using Color to Create Strong Photo Compositions”, “Beginner Macro Tutorial”, “Sports Photography Tips”, “How to Set Up a Simple Photo Studio”, “Focal Length Blending”, “Photo Loss: Tips to Prevent It and Recover Pictures”

PHOTOSHOP

From MakeUseOf: “How to Create a Frosted Glass Effect in PS”

FREEBIES

From DesignBundles: “Free Gold Foil & Glitter Textures”

From GraphicDesignFreebies: “Free Font – The Hardcover Script”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “10 Free Blue Paradise LR Presets & LUTs”

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS 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!

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!