Special Black Friday Edition Nov. 24

This is a long post!
LOTS of Black Friday deals to check out!!!

Next Webinar

Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. (EST)

“Best Tips & Tricks of 2022 and
New Inspiration for A New Year!”

Join me as I recap some cool tips and tricks from this year’s webinars,
and give you some new inspiration for 2023!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

MEREDITH IMAGES
“BLACK FRIDAY” SALES!!

My Black Friday Specials will be offered for just two days – Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th. Below are the coupon codes to get your savings!

These Deals are the best prices of the year…

  • All Texture Sets, Bundles & eBooks – 60% OFFCODE: BLACKFRIDAY2022
  • All Webinar Notes – $6 each (reg. $7.50) – CODE: BFNOTES
  • 2023 Barns & Back Roads Workshops – $50 OFFCODE: BFWKSHP

YOU MAY COMBINE COUPON CODES FOR THIS PROMOTION!

My New Course & Sale

I appreciate everyone who responds when I do a survey…and based on the last survey, one of the recurring topics was to learn more about type and adding word art to images. So…that is my next course!

The course, “Understanding Typography & Creating Word Art”, will be released in early December, and I will have it completed by the end of January. Below is an overview of what will be covered – for a full outline, check out the website HERE!

Just for my blog and newsletter readers, you can get the pre-release/sale pricing NOW through Nov. 26 (no coupon code needed)! This is the best price that will be offered on this new course, so don’t wait!

And if you missed getting my previous course, I also have the “Creating Your Own Textures Course” $60 off through 11/26 – check that one out HERE!

“Black Friday” Bundle Deal

My friend, Gavin, from LayerCake has packaged up THREE of his best-selling bundles for an awesome price!

Holiday & Christmas Graphics

See it here!

Framing Actions

See it here!

500 Wild Animals

See it here!

OVER $500 worth of products…

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL
ONLY $30 FOR THE 3-SET BUNDLE!

Purchase the Bundle HERE!

Grab this bundle Now through November 30th!

The “Black Friday” Deals are Starting!!

We all get inundated with Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday Sales, etc., etc., so I’ll only share the best of the best that I find from my partner companies!

Save up to 50% off DxO photo editing software!
Now through Nov. 28

DxO PureRAW2 – $89 (reg. $129)

DxO PhotoLab6 – $99 (reg. $219)

DxO ViewPoint4 – $69 (reg. $99)

DxO FilmPack6 – $69 (reg. $139)

DxO NikCollection5 – $75 (reg. $149)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK THEM OUT!

Friday, Nov. 25th – ??

50% off on 2000+ Products!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK THEM OUT!

Now through November 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Bundle includes:
Radiant Photo (standalone & plug-in license, $159 value)
– 1-year Mylio Photos back-up & sync between all devices ($99 value)
– Global Color Looks Pack ($15 value)
– 1 year of Radiant Toolbox ($110 value)

JUST $159

(Reg. $383 – nearly 60% savings)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

SKYLUM’S LUMINAR NEO

Now through November 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

  • Explore Plan (Luminar Neo without Extensions):
    $89 instead of $178 for 12 Months of subscription + extra 6 Months for Free + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Pro Plan (Luminar Neo including Extensions):
    $99 instead of $223 for 12 Months of subscription + extra 6 Months for Free + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Lifetime license:
    $99
    instead of $199 for Lifetime license + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Extensions:
    The Extensions pack can be bought separately for $199 instead of $383

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

AND….for this promotion,
you can use my discount code MeredithImages
for additional savings!!!

Now through Friday, December 2nd

TOPAZ EVERYTHING BUNDLE
Includes: Topaz Photo AI; DeNoise AI;

Sharpen AI; Gigapixel AI; Video AI

Retail Value $757.97

SALE PRICE $279 ($478 Savings)

Owners of existing products will be offered pro-rates bundles.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

Up to 50% off amazing fonts, templates, graphics, & more design assets
Limited time only!

Now through November 29, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

All your design tools in one place.
Create stunning videos, animations, logos & branding, mockups,
presentations, graphics, and professional websites!

20% OFF on Business and Pro Annual Plans

with the code blck22

Now through November 28, 2022

Free Trial Available!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Sale begins NOW through FRIDAY 12/9!

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

Check out these Pre-Black Friday deals from Creative Fabrica!

ENDING TONIGHT, November 24th – Enter to win a Magical Disneyland Vacation (worth $4,000!). CLICK HERE to enter!

Now through November 30th – Double Store Credit Promo! Buy $20 – Get $40 to spend – exclusive store credit deal! CLICK HERE to grab the deal!

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!

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
(Still getting info in!)

David Desrochers (NJ)
“Painting with Cameras (Creative In-camera Techniques)”
“Landscape Editing Techniques” **
**There will be a contest to have your images edited by David**

Padma Inguva (NJ)
“Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
“Photographing Places of Worship”

Mark Houde (CT)
“Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
“Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

Mary Boucher (MA)
“Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

Carol Mossa (RI)
“Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

Jackie Kramer (FL)
“Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
“Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

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 Nov. 20

I won’t be doing a Wednesday blog post this week,
but I will do a post on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
with more great deals and sales for you!

This week’s Sunday Sampler is some cool graphic textures. Enjoy!

WEBINAR REPLAY

Catch the replay of Tuesday’s webinar,
“Create the Mood of Your Image with
Plug-Ins & Textures”

In this webinar I demonstrated creating some “moody” images utilizing
plug-ins, Photoshop filters and textures.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes
(includes notes, images & textures).

Grab them now for just $5!

Reg. $7.50 – Sale ends 11/23/22 midnight EST

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY

Next Webinar

Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. (EST)

“Best Tips & Tricks of 2022 and
New Inspiration for A New Year!”

Join me as I recap some cool tips and tricks from this year’s webinars, and give you some new inspiration for 2023!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

My New Course & Sale

I appreciate everyone who responds when I do a survey…and based on the last survey, one of the recurring topics was to learn more about type and adding word art to images. So…that is my next course!

The course, “Understanding Typography & Creating Word Art”, will be released in early December, and I will have it completed by the end of January. Below is an overview of what will be covered – for a full outline, check out the website HERE!

Just for my blog and newsletter readers, you can get the pre-release/sale pricing NOW through Nov. 26 (no coupon code needed)! This is the best price that will be offered on this new course, so don’t wait!

And if you missed getting my previous course, I also have the “Creating Your Own Textures Course” $60 off through 11/26 – check that one out HERE!

My “Black Friday” Specials!!

The rest of my Black Friday Specials will be offered for just two days – Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th. I will post the coupon codes in a special blog post on Thanksgiving Day (and send it again on Friday in case you’re busy with dinner!)

The Deals will be the best prices of the year…

  • All Texture Sets, Bundles & eBooks – 60% OFF
  • Webinar Notes – $6 each (reg. $7.50)
  • 2023 Barns & Back Roads Workshops – $50 OFF

WATCH FOR THE COUPON CODES ON THANKSGIVING!

“Black Friday” Bundle Deal

My friend, Gavin, from LayerCake has packaged up THREE of his best-selling bundles for an awesome price!

Holiday & Christmas Graphics

See it here!

Framing Actions

See it here!

500 Wild Animals

See it here!

OVER $500 worth of products…

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL
ONLY $30 FOR THE 3-SET BUNDLE!

Purchase the Bundle HERE!

Grab this bundle Now through November 30th!

The “Black Friday” Deals are Starting!!

We all get inundated with Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday Sales, etc., etc., so I’ll only share the best of the best that I find from my partner companies!

Now through November 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Bundle includes:
Radiant Photo (standalone & plug-in license, $159 value)
– 1-year Mylio Photos back-up & sync between all devices ($99 value)
– Global Color Looks Pack ($15 value)
– 1 year of Radiant Toolbox ($110 value)

JUST $159

(Reg. $383 – nearly 60% savings)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

SKYLUM’S LUMINAR NEO

Now through November 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

  • Explore Plan (Luminar Neo without Extensions):
    $89 instead of $178 for 12 Months of subscription + extra 6 Months for Free + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Pro Plan (Luminar Neo including Extensions):
    $99 instead of $223 for 12 Months of subscription + extra 6 Months for Free + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Lifetime license:
    $99
    instead of $199 for Lifetime license + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Extensions:
    The Extensions pack can be bought separately for $199 instead of $383

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

AND….for this promotion,
you can use my discount code MeredithImages
for additional savings!!!

Now through Friday, December 2nd

TOPAZ EVERYTHING BUNDLE
Includes: Topaz Photo AI; DeNoise AI;

Sharpen AI; Gigapixel AI; Video AI

Retail Value $757.97

SALE PRICE $279 ($478 Savings)

Owners of existing products will be offered pro-rates bundles.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

Up to 50% off amazing fonts, templates, graphics, & more design assets
Limited time only!

Now through November 29, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

Sale begins TUESDAY 11/22 through FRIDAY 12/9!

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

From the main page select Travel Bags > Freeway

Black Friday Deals
from Creative Fabrica!

Check out these Pre-Black Friday deals from Creative Fabrica!

Now through November 24th – Enter to win a Magical Disneyland Vacation (worth $4,000!). CLICK HERE to enter!

Now through November 23rd – 70% OFF on millions of fonts & designs! CLICK HERE to check ’em out!

Now through November 30th – Double Store Credit Promo! Buy $20 – Get $40 to spend – exclusive store credit deal! CLICK HERE to grab the deal!

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!

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
(Still getting info in!)

David Desrochers (NJ)
“Painting with Cameras (Creative In-camera Techniques)”
“Landscape Editing Techniques” **
**There will be a contest to have your images edited by David**

Padma Inguva (NJ)
“Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
“Photographing Places of Worship”

Mark Houde (CT)
“Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
“Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

Mary Boucher (MA)
“Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

Carol Mossa (RI)
“Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

Jackie Kramer (FL)
“Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
“Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

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 Nov. 16

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Reflector Lighting for Headshots”, “Winter Studio Portraits”, “Fill Your Frame: Photo Composition”, “What Lens is Best for Food Photography”, “Travel Photography: Planning & Documenting”, “How to Approach & Photograph Strangers in Other Countries”, “How to Capture Emotions in Wedding Photos”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “Hidden Trick to Perfectly Sharpen Photos in PS”

From Abduzeedo: “Neon Light Effect in PS”

FREEBIES

From DeviantArt: “Free Gradient Color Grainy Textures”

Check below for more goodies from Creative Fabrica!

WEBINAR REPLAY

Catch the replay of yesterday’s webinar,
“Create the Mood of Your Image with
Plug-Ins & Textures”

In this webinar I demonstrated creating some “moody” images utilizing plug-ins, Photoshop filters and textures.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes
(includes notes, images & textures).

Grab them now for just $5!

Reg. $7.50

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY

My New Course & Sale

I appreciate everyone who responds when I do a survey…and based on the last survey, one of the recurring topics was to learn more about type and adding word art to images. So…that is my next course!

The course, “Understanding Typography & Creating Word Art”, will be released in early December, and I will have it completed by the end of January. Below is an overview of what will be covered – for a full outline, check out the website HERE!

Just for my blog and newsletter readers, you can get the pre-release/sale pricing NOW through Nov. 26 (no coupon code needed)! This is the best price that will be offered on this new course, so don’t wait!

And if you missed getting my previous course, I also have the “Creating Your Own Textures Course” $60 off through 11/26 – check that one out HERE!

My “Black Friday” Specials!!

The rest of my Black Friday Specials will be offered for just two days – Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th. I will post the coupon codes in a special blog post on Thanksgiving Day (and send it again on Friday in case you’re busy with dinner!)

The Deals will be the best prices of the year…

  • All Texture Sets, Bundles & eBooks – 60% OFF
  • Webinar Notes – $6 each (reg. $7.50)
  • 2023 Barns & Back Roads Workshops – $50 OFF

WATCH FOR THE COUPON CODES ON THANKSGIVING!

The “Black Friday” Deals are Starting!!

We all get inundated with Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday Sales, etc., etc., so I’ll only share the best of the best that I find from my partner companies!

Now through Friday, December 2nd

TOPAZ EVERYTHING BUNDLE
Includes: Topaz Photo AI; DeNoise AI;

Sharpen AI; Gigapixel AI; Video AI

Retail Value $757.97

SALE PRICE $279 ($478 Savings)

Owners of existing products will be offered pro-rates bundles.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

    More FREE Bundles in November
    from Creative Fabrica!

    If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 11/14 – 11/17 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the bundles from the beginning of the month, scroll back through previous blog posts.

    Nov. 14 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-premium-svg-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 15 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-fun-mega-crafting-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 16 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-fantastic-fonts-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 17 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-amazing-christmas-bundle/ref/1122667/

    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!

    OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

    Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
    (Still getting info in!)

    David Desrochers (NJ)
    “Painting with Cameras (Creative In-camera Techniques)”
    “Landscape Editing Techniques” **
    **There will be a contest to have your images edited by David**

    Padma Inguva (NJ)
    “Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
    “Photographing Places of Worship”

    Mark Houde (CT)
    “Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
    “Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

    Mary Boucher (MA)
    “Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

    Carol Mossa (RI)
    “Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

    Jackie Kramer (FL)
    “Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
    “Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

    Dave Meredith (TN)
    Topic TBA

    Hazel Meredith (TN)
    Topics TBA

    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 Nov. 13

    Today’s Sunday Sampler began as an in-camera swipe of rusty metal (taken by Dave). I created 3 versions with Smart Photo Editor. Remember, you can always change the color of an image with a Hue/Sat Adjustment or a Gradient Map. You can also use the texture without the color by changing it to black and white. Enjoy!

    NEXT WEBINAR

    Tuesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
    “Create the Mood of Your Image with
    Plug-Ins & Textures”

    I’ve updated the title and description of this webinar as I finished creating it last week!

    In this webinar I will demonstrate creating some “moody” images utilizing plug-ins, Photoshop filters and textures.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

    And don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes
    (includes notes, images & textures).

    Grab them now for just $5!

    Reg. $7.50

    CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY

    My New Course & Sale

    I appreciate everyone who responds when I do a survey…and based on the last survey, one of the recurring topics was to learn more about type and adding word art to images. So…that is my next course!

    The course, “Understanding Typography & Creating Word Art”, will be released in early December, and I will have it completed by the end of January. Below is an overview of what will be covered – for a full outline, check out the website HERE!

    In the flyer below it states the Black Friday pricing is only Fri. 11/25 & Sat. 11/26, but just for my blog readers, you can get the pre-release/sale pricing NOW through Nov. 26 (no coupon code needed)! This is the best price that will be offered on this new course, so don’t wait!

    And if you missed getting my previous course, I also have the “Creating Your Own Textures Course” $60 off through 11/26 – check that one out HERE!

    My “Black Friday” Specials!!

    The rest of my Black Friday Specials will be offered for just two days – Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th. I will post the coupon codes in a special blog post on Thanksgiving Day (and send it again on Friday in case you’re busy with dinner!)

    The Deals will be the best prices of the year…

    • All Texture Sets, Bundles & eBooks – 60% OFF
    • Webinar Notes – $6 each (reg. $7.50)
    • 2023 Barns & Back Roads Workshops – $50 OFF

    WATCH FOR THE COUPON CODES ON THANKSGIVING!

    The “Black Friday” Deals are Starting!!

    We all get inundated with Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday Sales, etc., etc., so I’ll only share the best of the best that I find from my partner companies!

    First up is the “Whole Shop Bundle of over 10,000+ Items” from Pixelo! JUST $39 includes Extended Commercial License.

    Bundle Includes: 20 T-Shirt Design Bundle; 120 Professional HDR Photoshop Actions; 200+ Mixed Editable T-shirt Designs Bundle; 800+ Professional Logos Bundle; 830 in 1 Mega Creative Photoshop Actions Bundle; 970 Vintage, Classic, Luxurious Illustrations Bundle; 1090+ Mega T-Shirt Designs Bundle; 1100 Watercolor Illustration Bundle; 1120 Mandala Illustration Collection; 2000+ Mega Design Elements Bundle; All in One Unique Seamless Patterns Collection.

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

    This deal from Pixelbuddha (sold through Creative Market) is a great deal! Just $24 (personal license) or $29 for commercial license, for a HUGE bundle of 240+ Products across several categories. The 2022 Black Friday Bundle includes 44 newest releases. Among these products, you will find genuinely legendary products. For example, the Printing Press Procreate Brushes, Plot Twist Collage Creator, and Nebula Abstract Gradient Textures. All the effects allow creators to express themselves in any style, from cyberpunk to fine art.

    Categories include: Mockup Templates & Scene Generators; Social Media Templates; Text Effects; Brush Sets; Photo Effects, Overlays & Actions; and Textures, Patterns, Icons!

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

    More FREE Bundles in November
    from Creative Fabrica!

    If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 11/1 – 11/6 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the bundles from the end of last month, scroll back through previous blog posts.

    Nov. 7 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/3d-christmas-svg-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 8 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-huge-crafting-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 9 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/fairy-tale-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 10 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/all-in-collection-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 11 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/calligraphy-collection/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 12 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/huge-svg-bundle-mega-bundle-svg-2/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 13 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-beautiful-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

    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!

    OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

    Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
    (Still getting info in!)

    David Desrochers (NJ)
    “Painting with Cameras (Creative In-camera Techniques)”
    “Landscape Editing Techniques” **
    **There will be a contest to have your images edited by David**

    Padma Inguva (NJ)
    “Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
    “Photographing Places of Worship”

    Mark Houde (CT)
    “Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
    “Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

    Mary Boucher (MA)
    “Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

    Carol Mossa (RI)
    “Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

    Jackie Kramer (FL)
    “Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
    “Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

    Dave Meredith (TN)
    Topic TBA

    Hazel Meredith (TN)
    Topics TBA

    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!

    Thursday Thoughts July 28

    Webinar follow up!

    Thanks to everyone who watched yesterday’s webinar! I know some of you couldn’t make it “live”, and the recording is now posted (see article below for links). I record ALL of my monthly webinars, and they are all posted on my YouTube and Vimeo Channels! This was my 25th webinar (the only months I haven’t done them since I started is when we have a Virtual Creative Photography Conference). So check out the older ones as well.

    And you can still purchase the notes for all 25 webinars – just $7.50 each (except current one on sale for $5 till Tuesday). “Notes” include the PDF of the notes as well as the images and any textures/brushes/etc. used in the projects so you can follow along. Some sets also have some bonus textures (like yesterday’s)! I appreciate your support in purchasing as this helps me pay the Zoom fee and other web hosting costs as well as all the prep time that goes in to preparing the webinar. I want to keep the webinars free, so your support matters! Thank you!

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

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

    And, as mentioned yesterday, Topaz is doing away with our affiliate discount code as of August 1st. My affiliate link (which will continue to work) is HERE, and until 8/1 you can use the code MeredithImages at checkout to save 15%. So do your renewals and purchases ASAP to save some extra $$!

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

    Q&A FROM THE WEBINAR

    Q: “I can’t add additional effects in Color Efex 5. How do I do that now?”
    A: In the previous versions of Color Efex, you had a button below the right panel that said “Add Filter”. That button is now gone! Instead, when you hover over a new filter in the left column, you’ll see a “+” sign. Click the plus sign to add the additional filter.

    Q: “Where are the notes in the purchased file?”
    A: There are TWO downloads with the purchase of the notes. One folder has all of the images from the projects, the other folder has the notes and bonus textures (I have to limit the file sizes for the online store).

    Q: “Can you adjust the opacity in Silver Efex?”
    A: No, it applies the effect at full strength. However, once back in Photoshop (since Nik makes its own layer), you could lower the layer opacity if desired.

    Notes: Apparently I’m late to the party in knowing this trick! When you want to copy a control point, I’ve always used the little “copy” button on the row with the control point. An easier way is to hold the ALT/Option key and click on the first Control Point, then just drag the new one to the new spot!

    The brushes used for the light rays are free: https://www.deviantart.com/redheadstock/art/Light-Beams-Rays-Photoshop-and-GIMP-Brushes-72493128

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

    WEBINAR REPLAY IS POSTED

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

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

    WATCH ON YOUTUBE – CLICK HERE!

    WATCH ON VIMEO – CLICK HERE!

    Be sure to “FOLLOW” my channels! Thanks!

    WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

    The notes for the above mentioned webinar areavailable in the Peacock Studio store!

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

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

    GET YOUR COPY HERE!

    SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

    WEBINAR WITH DESIGN CUTS

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

    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!

    LATEST BUNDLE FROM LAYER CAKE!

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

    THIS BUNDLE IS A LIMITED TIME SALE – DON’T MISS OUT!
    CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS, SHORT VIDEO,
    AND TO PURCHASE!

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

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

    CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Come join us!

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

    The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

    If you’ve joined us for one or more of the
    first 4 Conferences, you know what a
    great bargain they are at just $39!

    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!