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!

Sunday Sampler July 24

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

WEBINAR WITH DESIGN CUTS

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

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

ALSO FROM DESIGN CUTS

A “nearly free” $5 Summer Bonanza Bundle

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

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

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

NEXT WEBINAR – TUESDAY!

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

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

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

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

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

Why wait?
Register now for the 5th Conference
Feb. 25-26, 2023!

As always, if you can’t be there “live”, or want to
watch a session again, you’ll have access to the
recordings for 60 days (till May 1, 2023).
Plus: Goody Bag with Freebies & Discounts,
Speakers’ Notes & Door Prizes!

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

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!

Sunday Sampler July 17

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

SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP 12 FOR SALE

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

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

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

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

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

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

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

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

Why wait?
Register now for the 5th Conference
Feb. 25-26, 2023!

As always, if you can’t be there “live”, or want to
watch a session again, you’ll have access to the
recordings for 60 days (till May 1, 2023).
Plus: Goody Bag with Freebies & Discounts,
Speakers’ Notes & Door Prizes!

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY from CREATIVE FABRICA!

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

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

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

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.

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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”!

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