Combo – Around the Web & Thursday Thoughts July 21

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

AROUND THE WEB

Lots of great tidbits and freebies!

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

PHOTOSHOP

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

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

LIGHTROOM

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

FREEBIES

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

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

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

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

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

WEBINAR WITH DESIGN CUTS

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

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

ALSO FROM DESIGN CUTS

A “nearly free” $5 Summer Bonanza Bundle

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

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

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

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

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

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

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

LAST DAY FOR SALE!

SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (EDT)!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler July 17

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

SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP 12 FOR SALE

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

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

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

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

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

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

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

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY from CREATIVE FABRICA!

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

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

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Around the Web July 12

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

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

PHOTOSHOP

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

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

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

FREEBIES

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

From PixelSurplus: “100 Free Watercolor Brushes”

SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP 12 FOR SALE

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

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

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

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

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

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

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

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY from CREATIVE FABRICA!

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

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

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler July 10

This week’s Sunday Sampler consists of some nice grungy textures! Great for backgrounds and overlaying with other textures too! Enjoy!

I posted this on Thursday – repeating in case you missed it!

A FREEBIE! If you attended one of our first 3 Virtual Creative Photography Conferences, you saw Dave and others using some of Rose Haywood’s design kits. She has a FREE MINI KIT from her “Sapphire & Steam” kit. You can find it on her blog HERE (scroll to the 2nd item to find the free kit).

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY from CREATIVE FABRICA!

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

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

NEW SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP FOR SALE

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

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

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

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

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

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

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

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Thursday Thoughts July 7

A FREEBIE for today’s Thursday Thoughts! If you attended one of our first 3 Virtual Creative Photography Conferences, you saw Dave and others using some of Rose Haywood’s design kits. She has a FREE MINI KIT from her “Sapphire & Steam” kit. You can find it on her blog HERE (scroll to the 2nd item to find the free kit).

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY from CREATIVE FABRICA!

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

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

NEW SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP FOR SALE

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

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

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

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Around the Web July 5

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

PHOTOSHOP

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

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

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

FREEBIES & DEALS

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY from CREATIVE FABRICA!

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

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

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

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

ACT FAST – REPLAY ACCESS
ONLY BEING SOLD TIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (ET)

CLICK HERE to purchase
access to the Conference recordings

Just $49

NEW SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP FOR SALE

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

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

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

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler July 3

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as rusty corrugated metal – with a few adjustments! Enjoy!

The 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
was a huge hit!!

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

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

ACT FAST – REPLAY ACCESS
ONLY BEING SOLD TIL TUESDAY 7/5/22!!

CLICK HERE to purchase
access to the Conference recordings

Just $49

NEW SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP FOR SALE

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

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

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

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Thursday Thoughts June 30

The end of June already!! The days and weeks sure fly by!!

How about a FREEBIE for this Thursday?

CLICK HERE to get your copy!

15 High-Quality 4000x6000px PNG images to use over your images or over top other textures!

The 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
was a huge hit!!

Attendees received their email on Tuesday with
instructions for access to our Conference recordings! Enjoy!

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

ACT FAST – WILL ONLY BE SOLD FOR ONE WEEK!!
(through Tues. 7/5/22)

CLICK HERE to purchase
access to the Conference recordings

Just $49

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

NIK COLLECTION 5

Nik released Collection 5 last week.
I have downloaded my new purchase and have begun to poke around.

I also watched one of their webinars yesterday – the new features look awesome!
***You also get a copy of Photo Lab Essentials as part of this updated Collection!***

I’m going to make my July webinar on this great updated product so I can
“show you around” the new layout and features.

Nik Collection 5: Major upgrades to Color Efex and Analog Efex, improved local adjustment technology, and a smoother user experience

The latest version of the renowned suite of eight plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® also features a brand new tool to reduce haze and 29 faithfully reproduced color film grains.

Powerful and diverse, the eight plug-ins of Nik Collection 5 also function as standalone apps and offer unlimited creative potential. More than 300 presets give instant results, while intuitive sliders and DxO’s exclusive U-Point technology for local adjustments bring endless creative opportunities and the ability to refine every detail.

  • Revamped user interface for a more refined editing experience.
  • Local adjustments got even smarter thanks to U Point technology
  • Two more major boosts to Color Efex: ClearView technology to remove haze and 29 authentic color film grains
  • Nik Perspective Efex adds more than 4,300 new camera & lens combinations
  • DxO PhotoLab 5 Essential joins the party!

If you do not own a previous (paid) version, the price is $149.
If you have a previous DxO Nik Collection, CLICK HERE to go to the website,

then log in to your account for a special price of $79!

CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY!!

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

LAST DAY FOR THIS PRODUCT!

Gavin Phillips of StudioMagic & LayerCake has a great new set for you!

DON’T MISS OUT
SALE ENDS TONIGHT, JUNE 30th!

JUST $17!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT
(including a 90-second overview video)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-7 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Module 8 is planned to be released by the end of June, while Module 9 will be in July (was hoping for June, but this module will be HUGE and it will take me some time to record)! We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

The first seven modules contain over six and a half hours of video tutorials PLUS the written PDF instructions, AND over 100 texture images!

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Around the Web June 28

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

PHOTOSHOP

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

LIGHTROOM

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

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

FREEBIES

From PixelSurplus: “Free Gavency Font”

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE to purchase
access to the Conference recordings

Just $49

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

NIK COLLECTION 5

Nik released Collection 5 last week.
I have downloaded my new purchase and have begun to poke around.

I also watched one of their webinars yesterday – the new features look awesome!
You also get a copy of Photo Lab Essentials as part of this updated Collection!

I’m going to make my July webinar on this great updated product so I can
“show you around” the new layout and features.

Nik Collection 5: Major upgrades to Color Efex and Analog Efex, improved local adjustment technology, and a smoother user experience

The latest version of the renowned suite of eight plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® also features a brand new tool to reduce haze and 29 faithfully reproduced color film grains.

Powerful and diverse, the eight plug-ins of Nik Collection 5 also function as standalone apps and offer unlimited creative potential. More than 300 presets give instant results, while intuitive sliders and DxO’s exclusive U-Point technology for local adjustments bring endless creative opportunities and the ability to refine every detail.

  • Revamped user interface for a more refined editing experience.
  • Local adjustments got even smarter thanks to U Point technology
  • Two more major boosts to Color Efex: ClearView technology to remove haze and 29 authentic color film grains
  • Nik Perspective Efex adds more than 4,300 new camera & lens combinations
  • DxO PhotoLab 5 Essential joins the party!

If you do not own a previous (paid) version, the price is $149.
If you have a previous DxO Nik Collection, CLICK HERE to go to the website,

then log in to your account for a special price of $79!

CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY!!

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

ANOTHER NEW PRODUCT!

Gavin Phillips of StudioMagic & LayerCake has a great new set for you!

DON’T MISS OUT – SALE ENDS JUNE 30th

JUST $17!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT
(including a 90-second overview video)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-7 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Module 8 is planned to be released by the end of June, while Module 9 will be in July (was hoping for June, but this module will be HUGE and it will take me some time to record)! We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

The first seven modules contain over six and a half hours of video tutorials PLUS the written PDF instructions, AND over 100 texture images!

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Sunday Sampler June 26

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as rusty colored tile in a hotel. Here’s my interpretations!! Enjoy!

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

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

Access to recordings will be available
for purchase on Tuesday!

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

NIK COLLECTION 5

Nik released Collection 5 last week.
I have downloaded my new purchase and have begun to poke around.

I also watched one of their webinars yesterday – the new features look awesome!
You also get a copy of Photo Lab Essentials as part of this updated Collection!

I’m going to make my July webinar on this great updated product so I can
“show you around” the new layout and features.

Nik Collection 5: Major upgrades to Color Efex and Analog Efex, improved local adjustment technology, and a smoother user experience

The latest version of the renowned suite of eight plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® also features a brand new tool to reduce haze and 29 faithfully reproduced color film grains.

Powerful and diverse, the eight plug-ins of Nik Collection 5 also function as standalone apps and offer unlimited creative potential. More than 300 presets give instant results, while intuitive sliders and DxO’s exclusive U-Point technology for local adjustments bring endless creative opportunities and the ability to refine every detail.

  • Revamped user interface for a more refined editing experience.
  • Local adjustments got even smarter thanks to U Point technology
  • Two more major boosts to Color Efex: ClearView technology to remove haze and 29 authentic color film grains
  • Nik Perspective Efex adds more than 4,300 new camera & lens combinations
  • DxO PhotoLab 5 Essential joins the party!

If you do not own a previous (paid) version, the price is $149.
If you have a previous DxO Nik Collection, CLICK HERE to go to the website,

then log in to your account for a special price of $79!

CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY!!

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

ANOTHER NEW PRODUCT!

Gavin Phillips of StudioMagic & LayerCake has a great new set for you!

DON’T MISS OUT – SALE ENDS JUNE 30th

JUST $17!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT
(including a 90-second overview video)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-7 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Module 8 is planned to be released by the end of June, while Module 9 will be in July (was hoping for June, but this module will be HUGE and it will take me some time to record)! We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

The first seven modules contain over six and a half hours of video tutorials PLUS the written PDF instructions, AND over 100 texture images!

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

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

Come join us!

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

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