Around the Web October 5

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Color vs. Black & White Photography”, “The Need to Evolve as a Landscape Photographer”, “Tips for Taking Portrait Photos of a Friend”, “Tips to Efficiently Use Tripods for Landscape Photographers”, “Contrast is King in Photography”, “Street Photography: 5 Pro Tips”, “The 5 P’s of Better Wildlife Photography”, “6 Tips for Controlling Depth of Field”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PSD Stack: “How to Create a Dramatic Image in Camera Raw”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “Floral Tiger Photo Manipulation Tutorial”

LIGHTROOM

From Engadget: “Adobe Adds AI-Powered Masking Tools to Lightroom” (BIG NEWS!!!)

FREEBIES

From MediaLoot: “Abstract Bubble Backgrounds”

IMPORTANT NOTE
ON E-MAIL from MEREDITH IMAGES

Several email providers have made it very difficult to get my emails through to my customers – especially when there is a link (or attachment). It used to be Gmail that was the worst culprit. They’ve gotten a little better lately, and now the WORST ever is Comcast! Dave did a search on the issue and found a video that explains it simply, and tells you how to fix your settings so that emails get through (see below).

The worst part of it is that I don’t get a bounce email, and you don’t realize you’re not getting an email! It may not even go to spam – it just gets deleted!! So this means if you purchase from my web store, you are not going to get the receipt with the product link. And when I try to send a direct email, you don’t get that either!! So what I’ve had to do is send an email with non-live links. You then need to copy and paste that into your browser to get to the product. Ugh!!

It’s a pain all around! So, if you order from me and do not get the Meredith Images email with the links (you also get a receipt from PayPal), just shoot me an email and we’ll get the info to you.

Here’s the video to check out about Comcast email: CLICK HERE

WEBINAR REPLAY

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”

You can catch the replay on my YouTube channel HERE, or on Vimeo HERE.

Don’t forget to grab your copy of the Webinar Notes (includes notes, images and gradients used on the projects in the webinar), PLUS A BONUS SET OF CITRUS GRADIENTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE NOTES!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY
WHILE THEY’RE ON SALE FOR JUST $5 (sale ends Tonight 10/5)

NEXT WEBINAR

“Adding Multiple Textures to Your Image
+ Tips on Using Selection Tools & Layer Masks”

Join me on Tuesday, October 19, 2021
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

My favorite subject – textures! In this webinar I will show you how to add multiple textures to your images and work with blending modes. I’ll also show you some tips on the various selection tools and easy ways to add a layer mask.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

NEW PRODUCTS!
FIVE – NOPE, MAKE THAT TEN –
NEW GRADIENT SETS!
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

Ok, I got a little carried away making gradients!!!

To go along with my webinar on “Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”, I’ve created TEN sets of Gradients! These can be used with Photoshop or Elements, and I’ve also include JPG versions that you can apply like a texture, then change blending modes and opacities (especially good if you’re not a PS user!).

You can purchase each individually (on sale 50% off),
or save even more with the Bundle of 5 sets (Bundle 1 or Bundle 2)!
AND…if you want ALL TEN SETS, save EVEN MORE with the Bundle of 10!!
All on sale till MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, Tuesday, Oct. 5th!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

The first 5 sets:

The second 5 sets:

FOR THE BEST VALUE, ALL TEN BUNDLES FOR JUST $70!!! That’s 63% off reg. prices!!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! The earliest Early bird pricing is gone – they sold the 30,000 copies available! However, the price is still great and the lowest it will be!

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$44 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$73 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$65 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$76 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$94 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$115 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 
3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference
on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! 
I just booked our last speaker this past week. I’ll be posting info on our speakers and their sessions in the next couple weeks!
Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom
to see if I can make the registration process simpler.

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (1 spot open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Sunday Sampler October 3

Today’s Sunday Sampler is some peeling tree bark. I’ve created 3 versions – B&W, Impressionistic & Watercolor. Enjoy!

WEBINAR REPLAY

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”

You can catch the replay on my YouTube channel HERE, or on Vimeo HERE.

Don’t forget to grab your copy of the Webinar Notes (includes notes, images and gradients used on the projects in the webinar), PLUS A BONUS SET OF CITRUS GRADIENTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE NOTES!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY
WHILE THEY’RE ON SALE FOR JUST $5 (sale ends Tuesday 10/5)

NEXT WEBINAR

“Adding Multiple Textures to Your Image
+ Tips on Using Selection Tools & Layer Masks”

Join me on Tuesday, October 19, 2021
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

My favorite subject – textures! In this webinar I will show you how to add multiple textures to your images and work with blending modes. I’ll also show you some tips on the various selection tools and easy ways to add a layer mask.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

NEW PRODUCTS!
FIVE – NOPE, MAKE THAT TEN –
NEW GRADIENT SETS!

Ok, I got a little carried away making gradients!!!

To go along with my webinar on “Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”, I’ve created TEN sets of Gradients! These can be used with Photoshop or Elements, and I’ve also include JPG versions that you can apply like a texture, then change blending modes and opacities (especially good if you’re not a PS user!).

You can purchase each individually (on sale 50% off),
or save even more with the Bundle of 5 sets (Bundle 1 or Bundle 2)!
AND…if you want ALL TEN SETS, save EVEN MORE with the Bundle of 10!!
All on sale till midnight Tuesday, Oct. 5th!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

The first 5 sets:

The second 5 sets:

FOR THE BEST VALUE, ALL TEN BUNDLES FOR JUST $70!!! That’s 63% off reg. prices!!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! The earliest Early bird pricing is gone – they sold the 30,000 copies available! However, the price is still great and the lowest it will be!

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$44 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$73 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$65 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$76 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$94 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$115 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 
3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference
on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! 
I just booked our last speaker this past week. I’ll be posting info on our speakers and their sessions in the next couple weeks!
Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom
to see if I can make the registration process simpler.

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (1 spot open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Tutorial Thursday September 30

WEBINAR REPLAY

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”

For Tutorial Thursday this week I present the recording of Tuesday’s webinar (it’s been a very busy week!).

You can catch the replay on my YouTube channel HERE, or on Vimeo HERE.

Don’t forget to grab your copy of the Webinar Notes (includes notes, images and gradients used on the projects in the webinar), PLUS A BONUS SET OF CITRUS GRADIENTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE NOTES!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY
WHILE THEY’RE ON SALE FOR JUST $5 (sale ends 10/5)

NEXT WEBINAR

“Adding Multiple Textures to Your Image
+ Tips on Using Selection Tools & Layer Masks”

Join me on Tuesday, October 19, 2021
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

My favorite subject – textures! In this webinar I will show you how to add multiple textures to your images and work with blending modes. I’ll also show you some tips on the various selection tools and easy ways to add a layer mask.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

NEW PRODUCTS!
FIVE – NOPE, MAKE THAT TEN –
NEW GRADIENT SETS!

Ok, I got a little carried away making gradients!!! I released 5 sets last week, and posted 5 more yesterday!!

To go along with my webinar on “Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”, I’ve created FIVE sets of Gradients! These can be used with Photoshop or Elements, and I’ve also include JPG versions that you can apply like a texture, then change blending modes and opacities (especially good if you’re not a PS user!).

You can purchase each individually (on sale 50% off),
or save even more with the Bundle of 5 sets (Bundle 1 or Bundle 2)!
AND…if you want ALL TEN SETS, save EVEN MORE with the Bundle of 10!!
All on sale till midnight Oct. 5th!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

The first 5 sets:

The second 5 sets:

FOR THE BEST VALUE, ALL TEN BUNDLES FOR JUST $70!!! That’s 63% off reg. prices!!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! The earliest Early bird pricing is gone – they sold the 30,000 copies available! However, the price is still great and the lowest it will be!

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$44 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$73 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$65 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$76 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$94 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$115 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 
3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference
on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! 
I’m almost done with the speaker line-up…stay tuned for details very soon!
Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom
to see if I can make the registration process simpler.

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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 September 28

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Do You Take Photographs or Make Them?”, “Why Should I Print Any of My Photography?”, “How to Bounce a Flash”, “How to Photograph Great Seascapes”, “Aperture: Get Creative”, “Common Mistakes in Nature & Wildlife Photography”, “5 Simple Technical Tips to Make Street Photography Easier”.

PHOTOSHOP

From fStoppers: “How to Add Shine To Skin Quickly and Easily in PS”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “Create an Explosive Fire Scene in PS”

From WebDesignDev: “760+ Photoshop Tutorials”

From ThemeJunkie: “40+ Best Watercolor PS Actions & Effects 2021”

From HowToGeek: “How to Download, Install and Run PS Actions”

FREEBIES

From MediaLoot: “Confetti Brushes & Backgrounds Kit”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “8 Free Urban Cinematic LR Presets & LUTs”

From CSSauthor: “Free High Resolution PS Splatter Brushes”

From Line25: “28 Free Stone & Rock Textures”

NEXT WEBINAR – TODAY!

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me this afternoon
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

I’m excited about this webinar! I keep finding more and more way to utilize Gradients! I’ve completed the notes for this session and they are available in the Peacock Studio for just $5 (reg. $7.50). You get the notes, images, gradients I use PLUS a bonus set of 12 Citrus-colored Gradients that I designed! I’ve also prepared five gradient sets for the store – see below!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES & BONUSES!

NEW PRODUCTS!
FIVE NEW GRADIENT SETS!

To go along with my webinar on “Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”, I’ve created FIVE sets of Gradients! These can be used with Photoshop or Elements, and I’ve also include JPG versions that you can apply like a texture, then change blending modes and opacities (especially good if you’re not a PS user!).

You can purchase each individually (on sale 50% off),
or save even more with the Bundle of 5 sets! All on sale till midnight Oct. 5th!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! The earliest Early bird pricing is gone – they sold the 30,000 copies available! However, the price is still great and the lowest it will be!

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$44 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$73 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$65 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$76 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$94 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$115 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Sunday Sampler September 26

Today’s Sunday Sampler is peeling paint – three treatments: grungy; grungy brown and grungy B&W. Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me this Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

I’m excited about this webinar! I keep finding more and more way to utilize Gradients! I’ve completed the notes for this session and they are available in the Peacock Studio for just $5 (reg. $7.50). You get the notes, images, gradients I use PLUS a bonus set of 12 Citrus-colored Gradients that I designed! I’ve also prepared five gradient sets for the store – see below!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES & BONUSES!

NEW PRODUCTS!
FIVE NEW GRADIENT SETS!

To go along with my webinar on “Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”, I’ve created FIVE sets of Gradients! These can be used with Photoshop or Elements, and I’ve also include JPG versions that you can apply like a texture, then change blending modes and opacities (especially good if you’re not a PS user!).

You can purchase each individually (on sale 50% off),
or save even more with the Bundle of 5 sets! All on sale till midnight Oct. 5th!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! The earliest Early bird pricing is gone – they sold the 30,000 copies available! However, the price is still great and the lowest it will be!

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$44 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$73 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$65 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$76 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$94 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$115 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Tutorial Thursday September 23

Since we’re in the first full day of Autumn (my favorite season), I decided to take a pumpkin image I used last year and give it a new look!

Here is the original image with basic adjustments:

First I opened Nik Analog Efex and use the Classic Camera 1 preset with no changes:

Next I took it into Smart Photo Editor, and used the preset “BW Line Drawing by brandencruisephotography”.

I loved the sketch look of this, but wanted some color, so I added one of my new gradients, “Fiery Autumn” from the Autumn Splendor Collection (see below in new products). I changed the Blending Mode to Overlay. And that’s it! (If I have time in Tuesday’s webinar, I’ll demo this technique.)

You could also add some writing to this if desired – I tried “boo” but liked it better with just the drawing.

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

I’m excited about this webinar! I keep finding more and more way to utilize Gradients! I’ve completed the notes for this session and they are available in the Peacock Studio for just $5 (reg. $7.50). You get the notes, images, gradients I use PLUS a bonus set of 12 Citrus-colored Gradients that I designed! I’ve also prepared five gradient sets for the store – see below!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES & BONUSES!

NEW PRODUCTS!
FIVE NEW GRADIENT SETS!

To go along with my webinar on “Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”, I’ve created FIVE sets of Gradients! These can be used with Photoshop or Elements, and I’ve also include JPG versions that you can apply like a texture, then change blending modes and opacities (especially good if you’re not a PS user!).

You can purchase each individually (on sale 50% off),
or save even more with the Bundle of 5 sets! All on sale till midnight Oct. 5th!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! The earliest Early bird pricing is gone – they sold the 30,000 copies available! However, the price is still great and the lowest it will be!

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$44 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$73 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$65 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$76 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$94 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$115 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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 September 21

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “What Judges Look for in Wildlife Photography Competitions”, “Aerial Photography: What Type of Aircraft Works Best”, “How to Capture Lightning”, “Useful Composition Tips for Aspiring Macro Photographers”, “Elements that Make a Striking Photograph”, “Bowling Alley Photography Tips”, “Creative Travel Portrait Tips”, “Color in Photography for Emotional Impact”.

PHOTOSHOP

From MediaLoot: “How to Make a Retro 90’s Photo Effect”, “How to Make a Perfectly Corrugated Cardboard Texture”

From PhotoshopCafe: “Bend Anything in PS with Puppet Warp”

From PSDdude: “100 Delicious Food Photoshop Styles”

FREEBIES

From CreativeNerds: “Watercolor Paint Blob Free Texture”

From WebDesignDev: “20 Free High Quality PS Brush Sets”

From SpoonGraphics: “10 Free Seamless Repeating Grainy Speckle Textures”

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

I’m excited about this webinar! I keep finding more and more way to utilize Gradients! I’ve completed the notes for this session and they are available in the Peacock Studio for just $5 (reg. $7.50). You get the notes, images, gradients I use PLUS a bonus set of 12 Citrus-colored Gradients that I designed! I’ve also prepared five gradient sets for the store – see below!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES & BONUSES!

NEW PRODUCTS!
FIVE NEW GRADIENT SETS!

To go along with my webinar on “Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”, I’ve created FIVE sets of Gradients! These can be used with Photoshop or Elements, and I’ve also include JPG versions that you can apply like a texture, then change blending modes and opacities (especially good if you’re not a PS user!).

You can purchase each individually (on sale 50% off),
or save even more with the Bundle of 5 sets! All on sale till midnight Oct. 5th!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! The earliest Early bird pricing is gone – they sold the 30,000 copies available! However, the price is still great and the lowest it will be!

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$44 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$73 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$65 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$76 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$94 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$115 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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

Sunday Sampler September 19

This week’s Sunday Sampler image looks like stars in the sky — it’s actually rusty metal from an old car!! The first one is the actual color, #2 and #3 I applied gradients from my new collections (see below), to change up the colors! These would make some great textures/overlays for night images! You could add a little blur or blend them with a current sky at a low opacity to make some great “stars”! Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

“Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps in PS”

Join me on Tuesday, September 28th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

We will delve into the myriad of possibilities with Gradients in Photoshop. Learn how to create Duo Tones, do Color Grading, Creative Coloring and use a Gradient Map to change the color palette of an image (or texture).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

I’m excited about this webinar! I keep finding more and more way to utilize Gradients! I’ve completed the notes for this session and they are available in the Peacock Studio for just $5 (reg. $7.50). You get the notes, images, gradients I use PLUS a bonus set of 12 Citrus-colored Gradients that I designed! I’ve also prepared five gradient sets for the store – see below!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES & BONUSES!

NEW PRODUCTS!
FIVE NEW GRADIENT SETS!

To go along with my webinar on “Working with Gradients & Gradient Maps”, I’ve created FIVE sets of Gradients! These can be used with Photoshop or Elements, and I’ve also include JPG versions that you can apply like a texture, then change blending modes and opacities (especially good if you’re not a PS user!).

You can purchase each individually (on sale 50% off),
or save even more with the Bundle of 5 sets! All on sale till midnight Oct. 5th!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO THE STORE PAGE FOR THAT ITEM.
OR CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE TO BROWSE!

EXCITING NEWS
INTRODUCING LUMINAR NEO!

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

“As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable.” said Dima Sytnik, Co-founder & CPO of Skylum.

What makes Luminar Neo special is the new engine that the Skylum Team has built by collecting our team’s combined experience and building on it. The all-new editing engine drives Luminar Neo, making it possible to apply multiple tools to an image without significant performance loss. Luminar Neo allows for complex layering of several raw images. Our new Luminar engine enables Skylum to further optimize and refine the entire image-processing pipeline. While built atop an efficient new engine, Luminar Neo inherits the proven, AI-driven technologies which made Luminar AI a ground-breaking image editor.

We continue to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced AI technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help you achieve results often seen as difficult. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the AI tools of Luminar Neo coming soon.

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing you with a flexible toolset that can be tailored to your unique creative workflow. Enjoy AI-driven сompositing: add numerous images as layers,  apply any tool to any layer, in any order, multiple times. Use smart AI-based masking and creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images. 

Luminar Neo is easy to use. Save adjustments as presets for easy reuse. Have full control over your final image as all the editing steps remain editable. Thanks to a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

If you primarily use other image editing applications, you can also enjoy Luminar Neo as a plugin. Used in this way, Luminar adds incredibly useful and powerful, AI-driven editing tools to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic.

Innovative technologies

Skylum continues to lead the market with innovative approaches and advanced technologies designed to improve the image editing process. Luminar Neo continues Skylum’s commitment to eliminate boring and repetitive tasks and help artists achieve results often seen as difficult.

Transform photos with new relighting options. Luminar Neo analyzes each image to recognize the depth of a scene and its subject which allows precise control over exposure and tone.

Remove blemishes and distracting elements. Luminar Neo automatically recognizes and removes artifacts caused by a dirty camera sensor or lens. New tools make removing unwanted background elements easier than ever before.

Powerful background replacement. Take full control of the background for portrait photos by quickly replacing it with an all-new image or background.

Round-trip mobile image management. Our new companion mobile app makes it simple to add pictures captured on a mobile device to your Luminar Catalog. Once edited in Luminar Neo, results can be sent back to the mobile device for easy social sharing or viewing on the go.

Precise control with flexible editing

We designed Luminar Neo with input from working photographers, artists, and colorists. With this guidance, we built Luminar Neo to help artists break new creative ground with an image editor that allows precise control over every aspect of the final image while providing artists a flexible toolset that can be tailored to their unique creative workflow. These capabilities include:

AI-Driven Compositing

  • Smart, AI-based masking easily isolates elements in individual images.
  • Add numerous images as layers to create entirely new art.
  • Apply any tool and any mask … to any layer, in any order, multiple times.
  • Use creative blending modes, guided by AI, to achieve clean, precise, composite images.

Improved Ease of Use

  • Users can save their photos as well as presets for easy reuse.
  • All editing steps remain editable for complete control over the final image.
  • With a minimalist user interface, the whole process is enjoyable and easy.

SO WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
AND HOW DOES THIS FIT WITH LuminarAI?

If you love working with LuminarAI and it does everything you need it to do, keep on using it! Luminar Neo is designed for those photographers who want even more control – who want more flexibility to work with multiple layers, use tools more than once in a process, control the order that tools are applied and much more!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE PRICING!
THEY HAVE JUST ABOUT SOLD OUT
OF THE INITIAL 30,000 COPIES!
PRICES GO UP ON MONDAY!

Luminar Neo ships this winter (scheduled for late 2021). The pre-order pricing is the BEST pricing that will be offered on this product! And, you will have a 30-day guarantee on the product FROM THE SHIP DATE, so you can be assured you’ll get to try it out! Early bird pricing is limited to the first 30,000 customers worldwide (they are already over 19,200 sold!). Once these copies are sold, the price will go up. AND…by purchasing during the Early Bird offer, you will also be the first ones to receive Luminar Neo.

If you already own Luminar or Aurora:

$34 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$49 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$63 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$88 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

For artists making a new purchase:

$54 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo (1 seat = 1 computer)
$59 for 2-seat license for Luminar Neo (2 seats = 2 computers)

$83 for 1-seat license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI
$98 for 2-seats license for Luminar Neo + Luminar AI

YOU CAN LINK TO SKYLUM HERE
through my affiliate link.

(Our affiliate codes are not active during the special pricing promo)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) 
Oct. 7-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (1 spot open)
Oct. 25-28 (FULL)
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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 17

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PicturePerfect: “How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography”, “How to Photograph Meteor Showers”, “Close-Up and Macro Photography Tips”, “More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos”, “A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Light”, & “What Makes a Great Photograph?”.

From PetaPixel: “Preying Eyes: Wildlife Photography as a Form of Paparazzi Intrusion”

From ShutterMuse: “Monopod vs Tripod – How to Choose and When to Use”

PHOTOSHOP

From CreativeNerds: “How to Create a Futuristic Blur Text Effect in PS”

From PSDvault: “Expert Tips on PS Magic Wand Tool”

From WebDesignDev: “20 Outstanding Free PS Text Effects”, “18 Best PS Add-Ons for Designers”

LIGHTROOM

From fstoppers: “5 Helpful Tips for Editing Portraits in LR”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials & SparkleStock: “8 Free Summer LR Presets & LUTs”, “8 Free Fiery Nights LR Presets & LUTs”

SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

YouTube gave me some issues on Wednesday and did not upload properly! I re-uploaded the video and it has a new link (not the one you received if you were signed up for the webinar).

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE VIDEO RECORDING

Notes for this special webinar will NOT be available for purchase! If you previously purchased one of the following sets: Crop Shapes 1, Crop Shapes 2, Crop Shapes 3, Swash Shapes, Brush Borders 1, Grunge Borders or Grunge Overlays, send me an email and I will send you the notes for FREE!

Going forward, the notes are included with the purchase of any of the above products.
I will also be making the video “private” after the end of August. The link will then also be included in these 7 products as well as future products of that type.

I will also be emailing the private link to those who have purchased these products, so you have it for future reference.

These seven sets are ON SALE AT 50% OFF
ONLY until TONIGHT, 8/17/21 (midnight EDT).

Click the pictures below to go directly to a product
or CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio

CROP SHAPES 3
CROP SHAPES 2
CROP SHAPES 1
SWASH SHAPES
BRUSHES BORDERS 1
GRUNGE BORDERS
GRUNGE OVERLAYS

NEXT WEBINAR

My next regular monthly webinar will be
“Working with Layer Styles & Type”

Join me Tuesday, August 31st
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

I had some great suggestions from my last survey on what you would like to see more of from me as well as topics for upcoming webinars and tutorials.

This was requested by more than a few people, so here you go! I’ll show you how to add Type to your images and then make it “pop” with Layer Styles. I’ll also demonstrate other uses for Layer Styles.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

REMINDER!
JUNE CONFERENCE RECORDINGS

Just a reminder…the recordings of the June Virtual Creative Photography Conference are available for just over two more weeks. On September 1st the recordings come down, so don’t miss out on catching all the sessions and re-watching your favorites!

Also, the Survey I sent out a few weeks ago will also be open until August 31st. We, along with our speakers, truly appreciate your time to give us your feedback. It only takes a few minutes and is gratefully appreciated!

CLICK HERE to go to the Survey

CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS

NOW SCHEDULING CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS FOR 2021-22 SEASON!

Is your camera club, conference or organization looking for programming that is instructional, informative
and fun? All seminars can be tailored to your group’s specific knowledge levels, and can be done via Zoom or in-person at a conference.

I have already scheduled eighteen clubs for the new season (most clubs meet Sept.-June). I am adding two new seminars – “Discover Luminar AI” and “Get Creative with the Nik Collection”. Other sessions include “Creativity with Your Smartphone”, “Working with Textures & Overlays”, “Creativity with Textures & Composites”, “Alternative Visual Artistry – Creative Post-Processing”, “Unleash Your Creativity with Topaz”, “HDR Imaging – the Natural Look”, and either Photoshop CC or Photoshop Elements for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced levels. My list has descriptions of each session – email me for a copy!

And, I am running an early-bird booking special if a session is scheduled by August 31st. Have your program coordinator email me ASAP at Hazel@MeredithImages.com to get on my calendar!

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

Speakers/Seminars

Ken Sklute (AZ) – “Be Ready for the Unexpected” and “An Introduction to B&W Infrared Photography”

Lori Lankford (VA) – “In-Camera Creativity” and “The Beauty of Texture Photography”

Cheryl Tarrant (TN) – iPhoneography with DistressedFX and other apps

Kate Silvia (SC) – “Get Creative with Nik Software” and “Introduction to Photoshop Layers”

Loretta Paul-Goldin (CT) – “Creating Your Own Textures with Alcohol Inks” (a hands-on session)

Hazel Meredith (TN) – “Creativity with Plug-Ins” and “Using Textures, Brushes & Crop Shapes”

Dave Meredith (TN) – “Fun Compositing with Photos and Digital Art

* * * * * * * *

We will also have “add-on” Friday pre-conference sessions –
two in the afternoon – and one Friday evening

Friday 1:00-4:30 pm – Hazel Meredith – “Creating Your Own Textures in Photoshop and Elements”

Friday 1:00-4:30 pm – Lori Lankford – “Creative Flower Photography & Editing”

Friday evening (time TBD) – Ken Sklute – “A Night Under the Stars Photo Workshop” (both classroom and field time)

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
* * * * *
AUGUST SPECIAL – REGISTER BY 8/31
AND USE THE CODE SPEAKER25 TO SAVE $25!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) – PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Yep, we’re planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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 15

Today’s Sunday Sampler is some computer-created bokeh in 3 colors. Remember, you can always use a gaussian blur filter to add even more softness, and change colors with a Hue/Saturation adjustment. Enjoy!

WEBINAR RECORDING

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

YouTube gave me some issues on Wednesday and did not upload properly! I re-uploaded the video and it has a new link (not the one you received if you were signed up for the webinar).

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE VIDEO RECORDING

Notes for this special webinar will NOT be available for purchase! If you previously purchased one of the following sets: Crop Shapes 1, Crop Shapes 2, Crop Shapes 3, Swash Shapes, Brush Borders 1, Grunge Borders or Grunge Overlays, send me an email and I will send you the notes for FREE!

Going forward, the notes are included with the purchase of any of the above products.
I will also be making the video “private” after the end of August. The link will then also be included in these 7 products as well as future products of that type.

I will also be emailing the private link to those who have purchased these products, so you have it for future reference.

These seven sets are ON SALE AT 50% OFF
ONLY until 8/17/21 (midnight EDT).

Click the pictures below to go directly to a product
or CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio

CROP SHAPES 3
CROP SHAPES 2
CROP SHAPES 1
SWASH SHAPES
BRUSHES BORDERS 1
GRUNGE BORDERS
GRUNGE OVERLAYS

NEXT WEBINAR

My next regular monthly webinar will be
“Working with Layer Styles & Type”

Join me Tuesday, August 31st
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

I had some great suggestions from my last survey on what you would like to see more of from me as well as topics for upcoming webinars and tutorials.

This was requested by more than a few people, so here you go! I’ll show you how to add Type to your images and then make it “pop” with Layer Styles. I’ll also demonstrate other uses for Layer Styles.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS

NOW SCHEDULING CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS FOR 2021-22 SEASON!

Is your camera club, conference or organization looking for programming that is instructional, informative
and fun? All seminars can be tailored to your group’s specific knowledge levels, and can be done via Zoom or in-person at a conference.

I have already scheduled eighteen clubs for the new season (most clubs meet Sept.-June). I am adding two new seminars – “Discover Luminar AI” and “Get Creative with the Nik Collection”. Other sessions include “Creativity with Your Smartphone”, “Working with Textures & Overlays”, “Creativity with Textures & Composites”, “Alternative Visual Artistry – Creative Post-Processing”, “Unleash Your Creativity with Topaz”, “HDR Imaging – the Natural Look”, and either Photoshop CC or Photoshop Elements for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced levels. My list has descriptions of each session – email me for a copy!

And, I am running an early-bird booking special if a session is scheduled by August 31st. Have your program coordinator email me ASAP at Hazel@MeredithImages.com to get on my calendar!

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

Speakers/Seminars

Ken Sklute (AZ) – “Be Ready for the Unexpected” and “An Introduction to B&W Infrared Photography”

Lori Lankford (VA) – “In-Camera Creativity” and “The Beauty of Texture Photography”

Cheryl Tarrant (TN) – iPhoneography with DistressedFX and other apps

Kate Silvia (SC) – “Get Creative with Nik Software” and “Introduction to Photoshop Layers”

Loretta Paul-Goldin (CT) – “Creating Your Own Textures with Alcohol Inks” (a hands-on session)

Hazel Meredith (TN) – “Creativity with Plug-Ins” and “Using Textures, Brushes & Crop Shapes”

Dave Meredith (TN) – “Fun Compositing with Photos and Digital Art

* * * * * * * *

We will also have “add-on” Friday pre-conference sessions –
two in the afternoon – and one Friday evening

Friday 1:00-4:30 pm – Hazel Meredith – “Creating Your Own Textures in Photoshop and Elements”

Friday 1:00-4:30 pm – Lori Lankford – “Creative Flower Photography & Editing”

Friday evening (time TBD) – Ken Sklute – “A Night Under the Stars Photo Workshop” (both classroom and field time)

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
* * * * *
AUGUST SPECIAL – REGISTER BY 8/31
AND USE THE CODE SPEAKER25 TO SAVE $25!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

2022 SPRING & FALL DATES NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL) – PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Yep, we’re planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

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