Sunday Sampler May 28, 2023

Remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom.
God Bless America

Showing our Patriotic Spirit with a Sunday Sampler of Red, Silver & Blue. Enjoy!

WEBINAR NOTES – SALE ENDS TODAY!

Catch the replay of my last webinar!

“How Do I…” Photoshop Tips & More!

WATCH THE REPLAY HERE!

And don’t forget to get the NOTES for this webinar!
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

Includes the Notes PDF PLUS a Bonus of 12 Textures (not available anywhere else) AND resource sheets for Font & Brush sites plus Shortcut Sheets for both PC & Mac!!

REGULAR $10, GET THEM NOW FOR
JUST $7.50 TILL SUNDAY 5/28/23!

PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES HERE!

ALL OF MY WEBINAR REPLAYS

You may or may not know, that all of my webinar replays stay on my YouTube and Vimeo channels. I’ve done 33 webinars to date from March 2020 through this month!

I added a PDF list to the website of all of the webinar topics and descriptions. So if you are looking for a specific topic, it is much easier to find! I’ll update this list after each future webinar so it stays current.

You can find the list HERE. Scroll down under the images of the last 3 webinars.

And you can still purchase the notes for all of the webinars in the Peacock Studio HERE.

VINTAGE BUNDLE

Last July Gavin from LayerCake introduced this massive bundle of 2500 Vintage PNG Graphics. I have lots of new readers, so we’re offering it again for a short time.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

NIK COLLECTION 6 RELEASED

DxO has updated the popular Nik Collection. The Nik Collection 6 has some major productivity improvements to help accelerate your creativity. They’ve added new options, enhanced existing tools, overhauled individual plugins and improved a host of features!

  • Local adjustments get five exciting upgrades.
  • Workflow enhancements – choose where you want the adjustment sliders panel
  • Fresh productivity features – Slick and nimble!
  • Under the hood – tiny changes that make a big difference

CHECK OUT ALL THE UPDATES HERE!

If you are new to the Nik Collection, just $149
If you own Collection 4 or 5, the upgrade is just $79

STAY TUNED FOR INFO ON THE JULY 18TH WEBINAR…
IT WILL BE ON THE NEW NIK COLLECTION 6 AND ITS NEW FEATURES!

NEW PRODUCTS FROM THINK TANK

CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

1 OPENING FOR A FALL
BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOP

Due to an illness, I’ve had 2 people need to cancel for the
Oct. 25-28th Barns & Back Roads Workshop!

One spot is filled – JUST ONE LEFT!

If you are interested in this workshop, sign up ASAP – first come, first served!
The Fall workshops filled quickly this year!

SIGN UP HERE!

The 6th Virtual Creative
Photography Conference

Early Bird Pricing ends JUNE 4th!

It’s getting closer!!
Just 4 weeks till the big event!

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount!!

SALE PRICE ENDS JUNE 4TH! SAVE $10!

JOIN US!

The 6th Virtual Creative Photography Conference

will be another great weekend of inspiration and learning
from another stellar line-up of speakers!

As with our other Conferences, you get:

13 hours of seminars with 9 speakers!
A Goody Bag with Freebies, Discounts & Speakers’ Notes!
Access to the recordings for 60 days (till Sept. 1st)
(so even if you’re busy over the weekend, you can still catch all the sessions)

Our Creative Speakers:

Click their name to go to their page with bio, class descriptions and sample images!

Mindy Guidry (TN)
“Create your own digital paintings with Paint Studio”

Mark Hilliard (SC)
“Monochrome Magic (B&W and IR)”
“Post-Processing for B&W”

Carol Anne Bell-Smith (Canada)
“The Art of Impressionist Photography: Creating Mind Blowing Images”

Jeffrey Klug (WI)
“Long Exposure Photography & Processing in LR”
“Best Camera to Use and Shooting in Nature Parks”

Gene Malymeik (MI)
“Lighting for Auto Photography”

Jeffri Moore (FL)
“Creative Camera Phone Photography”

Todd Nettelhorst (IL)
“Adding Pizzazz: Photoshop Not Required”
“Close-Up & Personal: The Joys of Macro Photography”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Creative Compositing with Photos & Digital Art”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Floral Portraits with Textures”
“Fun Edits with Plug-Ins”

CLICK HERE for Early Bird Pricing $39

Early Bird ends June 4th!

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 May 25, 2023

PHOTOGRAPHY

From ViewBug: “3 Quick Tips to Improve Your Street Photography”

PHOTOSHOP

From Adobe: I’m sure you’ve all heard, but here it is! “Dream Bigger: Get Started with Generative Fill, powered by Adobe Firefly”. It’s a game-changer!

From PhotoshopTrainingChannel: More on “Generative Fill: Your Ultimate Guide to this Game-Changing AI Tool”

From MediaLoot: “How to Make a Colorful Blur Effect in PS”

From fStoppers: “A Beginner’s Guide to Selections in PS”

From DesignShack: “10+ Advanced PS Techniques You Should Master”

From GraphicDesignJunction: “25 Best Photo Retouching PS Tutorials”

From Shutterbug: “Give Landscape Photos a Soft, Dreamy Glow”, “How to Make Eye-Popping Photos When Light Isn’t Right”

FREEBIES

From MediaLoot: “Free Seamless Paper Texture Variety Pack”, “Free Metallic Foil Textures”, “Free Rusty Metal Textures”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “5 Free Pastel/Anime LR Presets & LUTs”

WEBINAR REPLAY

The replay of last Tuesday’s webinar is posted!

“How Do I…” Photoshop Tips & More!

This webinar answered questions that I get asked repeatedly. Some are Photoshop related, some are general computer questions.

Topics were…
How do I download asset files?
How do I unzip downloaded files?
How should I sort and save digital assets?
How do I…install brushes/fonts/gradients/patterns/actions?
How do I use gradients in PS?
What is the difference between a gradient fill and a gradient map?
What is the best way to save an image?
How do I set the aspect ratio to print properly?

WATCH THE REPLAY HERE!

And don’t forget to get the NOTES for this webinar!

Includes the Notes PDF PLUS a Bonus of 12 Textures (not available anywhere else) AND resource sheets for Font & Brush sites plus Shortcut Sheets for both PC & Mac!!

REGULAR $10, GET THEM NOW FOR
JUST $7.50 TILL SUNDAY 5/28/23!

PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES HERE!

VINTAGE BUNDLE

Last July Gavin from LayerCake introduced this massive bundle of 2500 Vintage PNG Graphics. I have lots of new readers, so we’re offering it again for a short time.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

NIK COLLECTION 6 RELEASED

DxO has updated the popular Nik Collection. The Nik Collection 6 has some major productivity improvements to help accelerate your creativity. They’ve added new options, enhanced existing tools, overhauled individual plugins and improved a host of features!

  • Local adjustments get five exciting upgrades.
  • Workflow enhancements – choose where you want the adjustment sliders panel
  • Fresh productivity features – Slick and nimble!
  • Under the hood – tiny changes that make a big difference

CHECK OUT ALL THE UPDATES HERE!

If you are new to the Nik Collection, just $149
If you own Collection 4 or 5, the upgrade is just $79

STAY TUNED FOR INFO ON THE JULY 18TH WEBINAR…
IT WILL BE ON THE NEW NIK COLLECTION 6 AND ITS NEW FEATURES!

NEW PRODUCTS FROM THINK TANK

CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

1 OPENING FOR A FALL
BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOP

Due to an illness, I’ve had 2 people need to cancel for the
Oct. 25-28th Barns & Back Roads Workshop!

One spot is filled – JUST ONE LEFT!

If you are interested in this workshop, sign up ASAP – first come, first served!
The Fall workshops filled quickly this year!

SIGN UP HERE!

The 6th Virtual Creative
Photography Conference

It’s getting closer!!
Just 4-1/2 weeks till the big event!
Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount!!

JOIN US!

The 6th Virtual Creative Photography Conference

will be another great weekend of inspiration and learning
from another stellar line-up of speakers!

As with our other Conferences, you get:

13 hours of seminars with 9 speakers!
A Goody Bag with Freebies, Discounts & Speakers’ Notes!
Access to the recordings for 60 days (till Sept. 1st)
(so even if you’re busy over the weekend, you can still catch all the sessions)

Our Creative Speakers:

Click their name to go to their page with bio, class descriptions and sample images!

Mindy Guidry (TN)
“Create your own digital paintings with Paint Studio”

Mark Hilliard (SC)
“Monochrome Magic (B&W and IR)”
“Post-Processing for B&W”

Carol Anne Bell-Smith (Canada)
“The Art of Impressionist Photography: Creating Mind Blowing Images”

Jeffrey Klug (WI)
“Long Exposure Photography & Processing in LR”
“Best Camera to Use and Shooting in Nature Parks”

Gene Malymeik (MI)
“Lighting for Auto Photography”

Jeffri Moore (FL)
“Creative Camera Phone Photography”

Todd Nettelhorst (IL)
“Adding Pizzazz: Photoshop Not Required”
“Close-Up & Personal: The Joys of Macro Photography”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Creative Compositing with Photos & Digital Art”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Floral Portraits with Textures”
“Fun Edits with Plug-Ins”

CLICK HERE for Early Bird Pricing $39

Early Bird ends June 4th!

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 March 22, 2023

PHOTOGRAPHY

From DigitalPhoto: “How to Look Taller in Photos”, “Mastering the Art of After Dark Photography”

PHOTOSHOP

From f64 Academy: “Better Foliage Color Now with Selective Color in PS”

From fStoppers: “5 More Photo Editing Mistakes to Avoid”

FREEBIES

See below for new freebies from Creative Fabrica!

WEBINAR REPLAY POSTED

Yesterday’s Webinar,
“Photos to Painted Art”

is now on my YouTube Channel

For this webinar, I had a special guest, my friend Gavin Phillips from the UK. We demonstrated his “Photos to Painted Art” techniques and software, which is MUCH more than what an action can do. It’s all very customizable, so you can make each digital painting unique.

Here are a couple of my own images I processed with the Watercolor Action:

YOU CAN FIND THE RECORDING HERE

AND…GRAB THE SPECIAL BUNDLE OF PRODUCTS
FOR JUST $39 HERE!

Offer expires Sunday, 3/26 at midnight UK time.

ANOTHER WEBINAR EVENT THIS WEEK!

I’m excited to be presenting for Design Cuts again!
Join us for Photography & Photo Editing Day!
Thursday, March 23rd
TOMORROW!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

The Latest Freebies from Creative Fabrica!

During this month, we want to encourage everyone to get crafty through our special
Creative Fabrica’s Crafting Month!

RELEASED MARCH 22nd, Wedding Script Font Bundle with 31 fonts! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 23rd, Romantic Crafts Collection! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 24th, 3D Gift Box Bundle! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 25th, Groovy Fonts & Crafts Bundle! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 26th, Beautiful Mega Bundle of 350+ Fonts! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 27th, All That You Want Bundle! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 28th, The Ultimate Craft Bundle! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 29th, The Free Papercraft Miracles Bundle! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 30th, Kids Bundle! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 31st, Mega Bundle Signature & Handwritten Fonts – 42 fonts! CLICK HERE!

The 6th Virtual Creative Photography ConferenceREGISTRATION IS OPEN!

JOIN US!

The 6th Virtual Creative Photography Conference

will be another great weekend of inspiration and learning
from another stellar line-up of speakers!

As with our other Conferences, you get:

8 speakers for 13 hours of seminars
A Goody Bag with Freebies, Discounts & Speakers’ Notes!
Access to the recordings for 60 days (till Sept. 1st)
(so even if you’re busy over the weekend, you can still catch all the sessions)

I’m finalizing our speaker line-up.
Details posted soon.

CLICK HERE for Early Bird Pricing $39

Early Bird ends June 4th!

New Products from ThinkTank

Available in several sizes to customize your gear!

Bundle Sale from Skylum/Luminar Neo

THE ULTIMATE PHOTOGRAPHY BUNDLE!

FOR THOSE NEW TO LUMINAR NEO!

❯ Luminar Neo Lifetime license (available for new Neo users only)
❯ Luminar X Membership 1 year subscription
❯ 125 LUTs, Skies, Presets, and Overlays for Luminar, Photoshop, and Lightroom
❯ Full Editing Course on landscape photography from Albert Dros
❯ Portrait Fundamentals from Darlene Hildebrandt
❯ Drone Cinematography Crash Course from Stewart and Alina Carrol
❯ Luminar Neo Ultimate Editing Handbook by Rene Ledrado
❯ Creative content from Mathew Browne and Rene Ledrado

New Users $149

Instead of $1019 (85% Discount)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

* * *

FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY OWN LUMINAR NEO!

❯ Luminar X Membership 1 year subscription
❯ 125 LUTs, Skies, Presets, and Overlays for Luminar, Photoshop, and Lightroom
❯ Full Editing Course on landscape photography from Albert Dros
❯ Portrait Fundamentals from Darlene Hildebrandt
❯ Drone Cinematography Crash Course from Stewart and Alina Carrol
❯ Luminar Neo Ultimate Editing Handbook by Rene Ledrado
❯ Creative content from Mathew Browne and Rene Ledrado

Current Users $99

Instead of $820 (87% Discount)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

SALE PRICES END MARCH 28, 2023 AT 8 AM EDT

Barns & Back Roads Workshops

Come visit beautiful Tennessee and
photograph some great old barns, homes, cars & more!

Spring Workshops have a few spots left! (Fall workshops are full)

April 26-29 – Just 1 spot open!
May 3-6 – 3 spots open!
May 10-13 – Just 1 spot open
!

Workshops are limited to 3 attendees
Includes a complimentary welcome dinner, water & snacks,

photography & post-processing instruction.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Optional: Stay in one of our two guest rooms
or two hotels within 5 miles.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO

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

Sunday Sampler March 19, 2023

This week’s Sunday Sampler began as a creation with brushes that Dave did this morning! I played around with adding a couple layers of blur to create a pretty pastel bokeh, and then did a couple more effects on top of that! Great for Spring floral backgrounds! Enjoy!

The 6th Virtual Creative Photography ConferenceREGISTRATION IS OPEN!

JOIN US!

The 6th Virtual Creative Photography Conference

will be another great weekend of inspiration and learning
from another stellar line-up of speakers!

As with our other Conferences, you get:

8 speakers for 13 hours of seminars
A Goody Bag with Freebies, Discounts & Speakers’ Notes!
Access to the recordings for 60 days (till Sept. 1st)
(so even if you’re busy over the weekend, you can still catch all the sessions)

I’m finalizing our speaker line-up.
Details posted soon.

CLICK HERE for Early Bird Pricing $39

Early Bird ends June 4th!

NEXT WEBINARTHIS WEEK!

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
4:00 pm Eastern
“Photos to Painted Art”

For this webinar, I will have a special guest, my friend Gavin Phillips from the UK. We will be demonstrating his “Photos to Painted Art” techniques and software, which is MUCH more than what an action can do. It’s all very customizable, so you can make each digital painting unique.

Gavin set up the link for you here:
https://photoeffects.bz/watercolorwebinar.html

AND… BONUS…Receive 2 beautiful digital backgrounds just for signing up!

ANOTHER WEBINAR EVENT THIS WEEK!

I’m excited to be presenting for Design Cuts again!
Join us for Photography & Photo Editing Day!
Thursday, March 23rd

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

New Product from Magnolia Textures

Our friend, Mindy Guidry, owner of Magnolia Textures,
has released a newly updated version of her
framing action set, “© FrameIT! 2.0”

A digital mat and frame are an ideal way to show off your photography or digital artwork. Choose the perfect frame and mat combination to truly bring out the beauty of your art. Make sure that your artwork or photography are properly showcased with a professional looking and eye-catching presentation using ©FrameIT 2.0.

©FrameIT! 2.0 (What’s included):
-Photoshop Action set to automatically add beautiful Baroque style mats & frames on your images.
-6 Baroque Mats & 3 Bonus Burlap Mats, along with 3 Frame actions are included in this set.
**All Mat & Frame layers are editable in Photoshop if you are wanting to make Color changes or Blend modes. Written instructions are included in the Zip file along with a link to a video tutorial.

Mindy was a presenter at a previous Virtual Creative Photography Conference, and will be returning for our next Conference in June, presenting her new “Paint Studio” system.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT! Just $25!

Bundle Sale from Skylum/Luminar Neo

THE ULTIMATE PHOTOGRAPHY BUNDLE!

FOR THOSE NEW TO LUMINAR NEO!

❯ Luminar Neo Lifetime license (available for new Neo users only)
❯ Luminar X Membership 1 year subscription
❯ 125 LUTs, Skies, Presets, and Overlays for Luminar, Photoshop, and Lightroom
❯ Full Editing Course on landscape photography from Albert Dros
❯ Portrait Fundamentals from Darlene Hildebrandt
❯ Drone Cinematography Crash Course from Stewart and Alina Carrol
❯ Luminar Neo Ultimate Editing Handbook by Rene Ledrado
❯ Creative content from Mathew Browne and Rene Ledrado

New Users $149

Instead of $1019 (85% Discount)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

* * *

FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY OWN LUMINAR NEO!

❯ Luminar X Membership 1 year subscription
❯ 125 LUTs, Skies, Presets, and Overlays for Luminar, Photoshop, and Lightroom
❯ Full Editing Course on landscape photography from Albert Dros
❯ Portrait Fundamentals from Darlene Hildebrandt
❯ Drone Cinematography Crash Course from Stewart and Alina Carrol
❯ Luminar Neo Ultimate Editing Handbook by Rene Ledrado
❯ Creative content from Mathew Browne and Rene Ledrado

Current Users $99

Instead of $820 (87% Discount)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

SALE PRICES END MARCH 28, 2023 AT 8 AM EDT

The Latest Deals & Freebies from
Creative Fabrica!

During this month, we want to encourage everyone to get crafty through our special
Creative Fabrica’s Crafting Month!

RELEASED MARCH 15th, Handwritten Font Bondule with 30 fonts! CLICK HERE!

RELEASED MARCH 16th, The Crafter’s Choice Bundle! CLICK HERE!

RELEASED MARCH 17th, Super Collection Font Bundle with 277 Fonts! CLICK HERE!

RELEASED MARCH 18th, Cute Display Fonts Bundle! CLICK HERE!

RELEASED MARCH 19th, Watercolor Animals Bundle! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 20th, Script Beauty Bundle – 35 fonts! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 21st, Display & Script Font Bundle – 209 Fonts! CLICK HERE!

Barns & Back Roads Workshops

Come visit beautiful Tennessee and
photograph some great old barns, homes, cars & more!

Spring Workshops have a few spots left! (Fall workshops are full)

April 26-29 – Just 1 spot open!
May 3-6 – 3 spots open!
May 10-13 – Just 1 spot open
!

Workshops are limited to 3 attendees
Includes a complimentary welcome dinner, water & snacks,

photography & post-processing instruction.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Optional: Stay in one of our two guest rooms
or two hotels within 5 miles.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO

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 March 15, 2023

PHOTOGRAPHY

From DigitalPhoto: “10 Tips for Better Street Photography”, “How to Take Pro Portraits at Home”, “Everything You Need to Know About Woodland Photography”, “How to Pose Group Photos”

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopTutorials: “Create a Surreal Portrait of an Animal in a Human Suit”

LIGHTROOM

From DigitalPhoto: “How to Make Portraits Pop Using LR”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “5 Glitchy Colors LR Presets & LUTs”, “10 Free Urbex/Postapocalyptic LR Presets & LUTs”

The 6th Virtual Creative Photography ConferenceREGISTRATION IS OPEN!

JOIN US!

The 6th Virtual Creative Photography Conference

will be another great weekend of inspiration and learning
from another stellar line-up of speakers!

As with our other Conferences, you get:

8 speakers for 13 hours of seminars
A Goody Bag with Freebies, Discounts & Speakers’ Notes!
Access to the recordings for 60 days (till Sept. 1st)
(so even if you’re busy over the weekend, you can still catch all the sessions)

I’m finalizing our speaker line-up.
Details posted soon.

CLICK HERE for Early Bird Pricing $39

Early Bird ends June 4th!

NEXT WEBINAR

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
4:00 pm Eastern
“Photos to Painted Art”

For this webinar, I will have a special guest, my friend Gavin Phillips from the UK. We will be demonstrating his “Photos to Painted Art” techniques and software, which is MUCH more than what an action can do. It’s all very customizable, so you can make each digital painting unique.

Gavin set up the link for you here:
https://photoeffects.bz/watercolorwebinar.html

AND… BONUS…Receive 2 beautiful digital backgrounds just for signing up!

ANOTHER WEBINAR EVENT!

I’m excited to be presenting for Design Cuts again!
Join us for Photography & Photo Editing Day!
Thursday, March 23rd

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

New Product from Magnolia Textures

Our friend, Mindy Guidry, owner of Magnolia Textures,
has released a newly updated version of her
framing action set, “© FrameIT! 2.0”

A digital mat and frame are an ideal way to show off your photography or digital artwork. Choose the perfect frame and mat combination to truly bring out the beauty of your art. Make sure that your artwork or photography are properly showcased with a professional looking and eye-catching presentation using ©FrameIT 2.0.

©FrameIT! 2.0 (What’s included):
-Photoshop Action set to automatically add beautiful Baroque style mats & frames on your images.
-6 Baroque Mats & 3 Bonus Burlap Mats, along with 3 Frame actions are included in this set.
**All Mat & Frame layers are editable in Photoshop if you are wanting to make Color changes or Blend modes. Written instructions are included in the Zip file along with a link to a video tutorial.

Mindy was a presenter at a previous Virtual Creative Photography Conference, and will be returning for our next Conference in June, presenting her new “Paint Studio” system.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT! Just $25!

Bundle Sale from Skylum/Luminar Neo

THE ULTIMATE PHOTOGRAPHY BUNDLE!

FOR THOSE NEW TO LUMINAR NEO!

❯ Luminar Neo Lifetime license (available for new Neo users only)
❯ Luminar X Membership 1 year subscription
❯ 125 LUTs, Skies, Presets, and Overlays for Luminar, Photoshop, and Lightroom
❯ Full Editing Course on landscape photography from Albert Dros
❯ Portrait Fundamentals from Darlene Hildebrandt
❯ Drone Cinematography Crash Course from Stewart and Alina Carrol
❯ Luminar Neo Ultimate Editing Handbook by Rene Ledrado
❯ Creative content from Mathew Browne and Rene Ledrado

New Users $149

Instead of $1019 (85% Discount)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

* * *

FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY OWN LUMINAR NEO!

❯ Luminar X Membership 1 year subscription
❯ 125 LUTs, Skies, Presets, and Overlays for Luminar, Photoshop, and Lightroom
❯ Full Editing Course on landscape photography from Albert Dros
❯ Portrait Fundamentals from Darlene Hildebrandt
❯ Drone Cinematography Crash Course from Stewart and Alina Carrol
❯ Luminar Neo Ultimate Editing Handbook by Rene Ledrado
❯ Creative content from Mathew Browne and Rene Ledrado

Current Users $99

Instead of $820 (87% Discount)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

SALE PRICES END MARCH 28, 2023 AT 8 AM EDT

The Latest Deals & Freebies from
Creative Fabrica!

During this month, we want to encourage everyone to get crafty through our special
Creative Fabrica’s Crafting Month!

RELEASED MARCH 8th, Gradient Bundle with 24 sets! CLICK HERE!

RELEASED MARCH 9th, The Big Crafter’s Bundle! CLICK HERE!

RELEASED MARCH 10th, Wedding Collection Font Bundle with 21 Fonts! CLICK HERE!

RELEASED MARCH 11th, Sublimation PNG Designs Bundle! CLICK HERE!

RELEASED MARCH 12th, Crafter’s Dream Sublimation Bundle! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 13th, The Magical Font Bundle – 50 Fonts! CLICK HERE!

LAUNCHING MARCH 14th, Awesome Sublimation Bundle! CLICK HERE!

Barns & Back Roads Workshops

Come visit beautiful Tennessee and
photograph some great old barns, homes, cars & more!

Spring Workshops have a few spots left! (Fall workshops are full)

April 26-29 – Just 1 spot open!
May 3-6 – 3 spots open!
May 10-13 – Just 1 spot open
!

Workshops are limited to 3 attendees
Includes a complimentary welcome dinner, water & snacks,

photography & post-processing instruction.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Optional: Stay in one of our two guest rooms
or two hotels within 5 miles.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO

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

Around the Web Nov. 9

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “4 Tips for More Interesting Travel Photos”, “Daytime Fill Flash Demo”, “How to Photograph a Campsite with Long Exposures”, “Adjusting Contrast vs Clarity for Better Photos”, “Candlelight Portraits”, “Tips for Traveling with Camera Gear”, “Everything You Need to Know About Auto Exposure Bracketing”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Place Text Behind Anything in PS”

FREEBIES

From Pixelbuddha: “Free Texture Brushes for PROCREATE”, “Shader PROCREATE Brushes”, “Grain PROCREATE Brushes” (NOTE: Procreate brushes do not work in Photoshop or any program except Procreate!)

From PixelSurplus: “Free Seawave Typeface”

From CreativeNerds: “50 Best Free Fonts from 2022”

From GraphicDesignFreebies: “Free Angelic Bonques Font Duo”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “25 November LR Presets and LUTs”

See post below for more great FREE bundles from Creative Fabrica!

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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

Grab them now for just $5!

Reg. $7.50

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY

The “Black Friday” Deals are Starting!!

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

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

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

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

More FREE Bundles in November
from Creative Fabrica!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Sunday Sampler Nov. 6

Today’s Sunday Sampler is some red rock from Sedona – where we’ll be in a couple of weeks!! Can’t wait to get back to the Southwest – it’s been 5 years since our last visit. We’ll be DRIVING from TN to Sedona – a 3-day road trip! Plan to hit many stops along Route 66 once we get through Oklahoma City! My friend, Lisa K., is flying down from CT and joining us on the way out! A wonderful workshop group will be joining us for part of our visit. Then Dave & I will have a couple of days to relax before heading back to TN with more stops along the way!

NEXT WEBINAR

Tuesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
Using Plug-Ins to Make Creative Images

I’ll use some of my favorites like Nik & Luminar, as well as some of my newer software finds!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Image in Competition
Voting closes Monday!

Ok friends, I need your vote!!! I entered a contest for photos to be on the 2023 TN Wildlife Resources Agency calendar. There were over 5,000 entries. They’ve narrowed it down to 10 entries in 8 categories – my photo is in the deer category (image below-no watermark on the competition image). Voting is open now through Nov. 7th! Here is the link (you can only vote once): https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2022/11/1/public-invited-to-participate-in-voting-for-tennessee-wildlife-calendar-photos.html
Thanks!!

Topaz Video AI

If you shoot video, Topaz Video AI will give you tack-sharp 4K at a smooth 60FPS.

Unlimited access to the world’s leading production-grade neural networks for video upscaling, deinterlacing, motion interpolation, and shake stabilization – all optimized for your local workstation.

Production-grade AI models for professional use cases

Topaz Video AI focuses solely on completing a few video enhancement tasks really well: deinterlacing, upscaling, and motion interpolation. We’ve taken five years to craft AI models robust enough for natural results on real-world footage.

Topaz Video AI will also take full advantage of your modern workstation, as we partner directly with hardware manufacturers to optimize processing times. (Many of them already use Topaz Video AI to benchmark AI inference.) Own the software and use it for as many projects as you like, right in your existing workflow.

On Sale till Friday, Nov. 4th (tomorrow) for just $159 (reg. $299 – save $140).

CLICK HERE to grab the savings!

More FREE Bundles in November
from Creative Fabrica!

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

Nov. 1 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/rainbow-digital-paper-bundle/ref/1122667/

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

Nov. 3 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/adorable-christmas-graphic-bundle/ref/1122667/

Nov. 4 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/swashy-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Nov. 5 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/christmas-ornament-laser-cut-designs-svg/ref/1122667/

Nov. 6 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/new-bundle-best-seller/ref/1122667/

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Around the Web Nov. 3

A day late this week – got involved with projects yesterday!

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Using Facial Shadows in Studio Portraits”, “6 Tips for Landscape Compositions”, “Macro Focus Bracketing & Lighting”, “Short Lighting for Portraits”, “How to Use ND and Grad ND Filters”, “How to Achieve Multiple Catchlights in Portraits”, “Rembrandt Lighting”, “How to Use Light Reflectors”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopTrainingChannel: “Create Smooth Seamless Backdrops in PS (Fast & Easy)”

From Shutterbug: “50 Awesome PS Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts for Epic Nature and Travel Photos”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Create a Storm Photo Effect in PS”, “Create a Realistic Paper Cutout Text Effect in PS”, “Make Eyes Dramatic in 30 Seconds with PS”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “25 Airy Wedding LR Presets & LUTs”

From DealJumbo: “Free Paint Backgrounds”, “Grunge Paper Overlays”, “Free Ripped Paper Pack”

From PixelBuddha: “Iridescent Chrome Text Effect”, “Forged Steel Text Effect”

NEXT WEBINAR

Tuesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
Using Plug-Ins to Make Creative Images

I’ll use some of my favorites like Nik & Luminar, as well as some of my newer software finds!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Image in Competition

Ok friends, I need your vote!!! I entered a contest for photos to be on the 2023 TN Wildlife Resources Agency calendar. There were over 5,000 entries. They’ve narrowed it down to 10 entries in 8 categories – my photo is in the deer category (image below-no watermark on the competition image). Voting is open now through Nov. 7th! Here is the link (you can only vote once): https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2022/11/1/public-invited-to-participate-in-voting-for-tennessee-wildlife-calendar-photos.html
Thanks!!

Topaz Video AI

If you shoot video, Topaz Video AI will give you tack-sharp 4K at a smooth 60FPS.

Unlimited access to the world’s leading production-grade neural networks for video upscaling, deinterlacing, motion interpolation, and shake stabilization – all optimized for your local workstation.

Production-grade AI models for professional use cases

Topaz Video AI focuses solely on completing a few video enhancement tasks really well: deinterlacing, upscaling, and motion interpolation. We’ve taken five years to craft AI models robust enough for natural results on real-world footage.

Topaz Video AI will also take full advantage of your modern workstation, as we partner directly with hardware manufacturers to optimize processing times. (Many of them already use Topaz Video AI to benchmark AI inference.) Own the software and use it for as many projects as you like, right in your existing workflow.

On Sale till Friday, Nov. 4th (tomorrow) for just $159 (reg. $299 – save $140).

CLICK HERE to grab the savings!

More FREE Bundles in November
from Creative Fabrica!

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

Nov. 1 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/rainbow-digital-paper-bundle/ref/1122667/

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

Nov. 3 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/adorable-christmas-graphic-bundle/ref/1122667/

Nov. 4 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/swashy-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Nov. 5 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/christmas-ornament-laser-cut-designs-svg/ref/1122667/

Nov. 6 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/new-bundle-best-seller/ref/1122667/

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Sunday Sampler Oct. 30

Today’s Sunday Sampler has gone through many manipulations! It began as chipped paint on metal that I originally turned into a painterly effect with Topaz Studio 2 Impression. I created more versions yesterday with Smart Photo Editor! Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
Topic TBA Soon!!

Luminar Neo
Next Extension Revealed!

Skylum revealed last week that the next in the first batch of 7 Extensions will be “Supersharp AI” releasing in November. The first extension was HDR Merge, then Noiseless AI, which have been released. In November, we will get the releases of Upscale AI, AI Background Removal (for non-portrait images), and Focus Stacking in addition to Supersharp AI. There will be one more release in December, which has not been announced yet.

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL OFFER!

If you already own Luminar Neo as a purchased product, it would be beneficial to switch to the new yearly plan for just $79 (renews at $109). This gives you access to all 7 extensions releasing in 2022, AND any extensions that release in 2023 up to your renewal date!!

OR…

For new users of Luminar Neo, you can get the “Explore” Yearly Plan for $79 (Save $40 – for one license), which includes Luminar Neo and a Seasonal Collection (20 presets/10 skies) FREE!

OR…You can get the “Pro Yearly Plan” for $109 (Save $70 – for 2 licenses), which includes Luminar Neo, ALL extensions released during the year of your plan, the Seasonal Collection mentioned above PLUS Halloween Unmasked LUTs collection!

If you wish to not do the subscription and just purchase the extensions, they sell for $269 (reg. $299) for only the seven 2022 releases. Any extensions released in 2023 would be an additional cost.

I know people tend to shy away from software subscriptions, but in this case, I think it’s a really good deal!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

2 New Products from LayerCake
SALE ENDS TOMORROW!!

My friend, Gavin, from LayerCake, has designed two new products. The first is a “Bird or Butterfly Dispersion Effect”. This is not just an ‘action’. You have complete control over how the effect is applied, as well as what elements (100 high res png’s included) are used. He has a 90-second demo on the website HERE, and you get a 30 minute tutorial with the product that shows you exactly how to create the effect.

The second product is an all-new bundle of “1,000 Overlays including Bokeh, falling leaves, Halloween items and much more.

You can purchase just the Dispersion Effect for $20
OR
Just the Overlays for $20
OR
The combo of both bundles for ONLY $24

CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

Offer expires 10/31/22

More FREE Bundles from
Creative Fabrica!

If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 10/24 – 10/31 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the bundles from earlier in the month, scroll back through previous blog posts.

Oct 24 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-best-swashes-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct 25 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/ultimate-collection-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 26 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-fabulous-graphic-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 27 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafters-collection-pack-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Oct. 28 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/dumadistyle-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 29 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafter-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 30 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/thanksgiving-mega-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 31 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-massive-fonts-bundle/ref/1122667/

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Around the Web Oct. 26

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “How to Use Light Reflectors”, “How to Take Macro Wildlife Photos in a Rainforest”, “8 Ways to Step Up for Autumn Photography”, “3 Factors that Control Depth of Field”, “4 Reasons to Bring Your Tripod when You Travel”, “Seascape Long Exposures”.

PHOTOSHOP

From CreativeNerds: “How to Create an Ice Cold Text Effect

From Shutterbug: “Here’s What’s NEW in the Latest Version of PS”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Change the Background Color in PS”, “Generate a Perspective Motion Effect with PS”

From PictureCorrect: “Beginner’s Guide to Tonal Adjustment Sliders in Camera Raw”, “3 Tips for Editing Crazy Colors in PS”

FREEBIES

See below for more great free bundles from Creative Fabrica!!

WEBINAR REPLAY

What a fun webinar!
“How Do I Decide What Textures to Use?”

A question that I am often asked is, “HOW do you decide which texture or textures to use on your image? What is your thought process and where does one begin?” This webinar was “live” edits where I showed my thought process and how I begin to select textures for an image. I did not choose textures ahead of time, just the images I used! You don’t want to miss this replay!!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!
AND…
THE NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

SALES END TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT (ET)

Just $5 (reg. $7.50)
Includes the images used and ALL the textures I used and tried (14 of them)…PLUS…a bonus set of 6 textures for 20 textures total!! An awesome deal at $5!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY!
AND…
If you’d like to get the full sets
of any of the textures used in the webinar,
SAVE 33% on ALL TEXTURE SETS
(Textures, Brushes, Gradients, Skies, etc.)
Use the code WEBBONUS33 at checkout!

Sale prices end at midnight on Oct. 26th (ET)

NEXT WEBINAR

SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
Topic TBA Soon!!

DxO PhotoLab 6 & ViewPoint 4

The RAW photo editing software that will take your images to the next level.
Intuitive tools delivering unparelleled quality!
Power and efficiency. Science and creativity.

SIX REASONS WHY DxO PhotoLab6 is the RAW photo editing software for you:

  • Unparalleled image quality – DxO’s unique DeepPRIME denoising and exceptional color science raise the bar for RAW processing.
  • Innovative creative tools – Master color and tone with powerful, creative editing tools that you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Powerful photo management – Search and sort your photos with simple, effective tags, keywords, and project hierarchies.
  • Legendary optical corrections – Market-leading corrections built on 20 years of research, giving you sharper images, free of imperfections.
  • Intuitive local adjustments – with DxO’s exclusive U Point (TM) technology you can make targeted edits without tricky masks.
  • No subscription – DxO’s software has always been free of subscription – once you buy it, it’s yours for good!

**Purchase (new user) for
$219 (OR – 4 pmts of $54.75)**

**Upgrade (current user) for $75 (OR – 4 pmts of $18.75)**

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE DETAILS!

* * * * * * * *

AND…PAIR IT WITH DxO ViewPoint 4!

Geometric perfection!
DxO ViewPoint 4 gives you complete control over lines, angles, and shapes.
Adjust perspectives, fix distortions, warp specific areas,
and correct wide-angle stretching for perfect images.

  • Get the perfect angle, every time – DxO ViewPoint 4 can be used as a standalone application, as a tool palette within DxO PhotoLab, and as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Elements.
  • ReShape: A warping tool that delivers magic – In some shots, details matter more than others. Thanks to DxO ViewPoint’s innovative new ReShape tool, fixing imperfections has never been easier. Choose a Distortion Grid that fits the image, then simply drag points to correct individual elements within the frame. You’ll quickly bring the world under your control.
  • Defeat distortions in an instant – Lenses aren’t perfect, but DxO ViewPoint 4 makes them better. In fact, even cheap optics can look pro once they’re processed with our award-winning optical correction tools. Draw on DxO’s renowned lens correction technology and fix barrel, pincushion and fish-eye distortion with a single click.
  • Get the right balance – When balance is key, you can achieve perfect poise with DxO ViewPoint’s powerful perspective tools. Choose from four methods to get exactly the results you need, no matter what the subject: Auto; 8 points; vertical and horizontal; rectangle.
  • All of the drama, none of the distortion – Wide-angle lenses are vital for tight spaces, getting close to subjects, and showing the dramatic scale scene. But that doesn’t come for free. A wide-angle will also stretch and distort anything close to the edge of the frame. DxO ViewPoint’s Volume Deformation tool can return a subject’s natural proportions in just a few clicks.
  • Flip and rotate your images with ease – Mirror your images through a vertical or horizontal axis in just a single click, and rotate your image to find the right composition.
  • Find your level the easy way – Landscape and architecture shots need a straight horizon. Anything else won’t do. ViewPoint 4’s upgraded Crop Tool makes this easy with full rotation control direct from the cropping box, so it’s easier to reframe your photos with absolute precision.
  • Get creative – Use the Miniature Effect tool to simulate a tiny world like that produced by tilt-shift lenses. The smooth bokeh produced by DxO ViewPoint 4 can also replicate a shallow depth of field, and can be used to reduce distractions and push the viewer’s eye exactly where you want it – something that can be very useful when adding text to an image.

**Purchase (new user) for
$99 (OR – 4 pmts of $24.75)**

Current users may upgrade (log in to your account to see pricing).

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE DETAILS!

Luminar Neo
Next Extenstion Revealed!

Skylum revealed this week that the next in the first batch of 7 Extensions will be “Supersharp AI” releasing in November. The first extension was HDR Merge, then Noiseless AI, which have been released. In November, we will get the releases of Upscale AI, AI Background Removal (for non-portrait images), and Focus Stacking in addition to Supersharp AI. There will be one more release in December, which has not been announced yet.

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL OFFER!

If you already own Luminar Neo as a purchased product, it would be beneficial to switch to the new yearly plan for just $79 (renews at $109). This gives you access to all 7 extensions releasing in 2022, AND any extensions that release in 2023 up to your renewal date!!

OR…

For new users of Luminar Neo, you can get the “Explore” Yearly Plan for $79 (Save $40 – for one license), which includes Luminar Neo and a Seasonal Collection (20 presets/10 skies) FREE!

OR…You can get the “Pro Yearly Plan” for $109 (Save $70 – for 2 licenses), which includes Luminar Neo, ALL extensions released during the year of your plan, the Seasonal Collection mentioned above PLUS Halloween Unmasked LUTs collection!

If you wish to not do the subscription and just purchase the extensions, they sell for $269 (reg. $299) for only the seven 2022 releases. Any extensions released in 2023 would be an additional cost.

I know people tend to shy away from software subscriptions, but in this case, I think it’s a really good deal!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

2 New Products from LayerCake

My friend, Gavin, from LayerCake, has designed two new products. The first is a “Bird or Butterfly Dispersion Effect”. This is not just an ‘action’. You have complete control over how the effect is applied, as well as what elements (100 high res png’s included) are used. He has a 90-second demo on the website HERE, and you get a 30 minute tutorial with the product that shows you exactly how to create the effect.

The second product is an all-new bundle of “1,000 Overlays including Bokeh, falling leaves, Halloween items and much more.

You can purchase just the Dispersion Effect for $20
OR
Just the Overlays for $20
OR
The combo of both bundles for ONLY $24

CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

Offer expires 10/31/22

More FREE Bundles from
Creative Fabrica!

If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 10/24 – 10/31 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the bundles from earlier in the month, scroll back through previous blog posts.

Oct 24 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-best-swashes-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct 25 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/ultimate-collection-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 26 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-fabulous-graphic-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 27 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafters-collection-pack-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Oct. 28 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/dumadistyle-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 29 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafter-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 30 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/thanksgiving-mega-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct. 31 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-massive-fonts-bundle/ref/1122667/

AND…October is craft month…you can download new freebies everyday!
Use this link daily! https://www.creativefabrica.com/craft-month/ref/1122667/

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

Barns & Back Roads Workshops

Now booking Spring & Fall 2023!

We begin the first day with a complimentary welcome dinner to get to know each other and plan the next three days! I plan on having you photograph two full days and on the 3rd day photograph for a bit in the morning, then we’ll work on images. Bring your laptop if you have one, or you can watch me demo on mine. Car pooling is mandatory on this workshop (you’ll ride with me) as many areas have little parking. We’ve gotten to know many property owners and we’ll be able to access those properties up close.

Optional add-on: We have two guest rooms (one with a queen bed and one with 2 twin beds) so you can stay with us. There are two hotels within five miles of the house as well.

Come enjoy our beautiful corner of Tennessee!

$645 per person

Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
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Price includes welcome dinner, water/snacks, photographic and post-processing instruction. Does not include transportation to/from workshop, meals (other than welcome dinner) or accommodations. NOTE: Carpooling during the workshop is mandatory due to limited parking in many areas.

Optional: Accommodations at our home
4 nights $175/pp  (or $110/pp for shared room) Contact me for availability

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Min. 50% of workshop fee + 100% of accommodations due at registration.
Balance due 45 days prior to start of workshop.
Please read our cancellation/refund policy HERE.

Contact: Hazel Meredith at
(203) 521-6480 or email at Hazel@MeredithImages.com
for more details and availability.

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