Around the Web Nov. 30

There’s a few Black Friday specials ending today – check below.

I’ll catch up with “Around the Web” next week when I’m back home from Sedona.

Next Webinar

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

“Black Friday” Bundle Deal
ENDS TODAY!

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

Holiday & Christmas Graphics

See it here!

Framing Actions

See it here!

500 Wild Animals

See it here!

OVER $500 worth of products…

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

Purchase the Bundle HERE!

Grab this bundle Now through November 30th!

50% off on 2000+ Products!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK THEM OUT!

Ends Nov. 30th!

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

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

JUST $159

(Reg. $383 – nearly 60% savings)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

Sale begins NOW through FRIDAY 12/9!

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

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. 27

There are still Black Friday deals happening!

Today’s Sunday Sampler is a medley of styles! Enjoy!

Next Webinar

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

“Black Friday” Bundle Deal

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

Holiday & Christmas Graphics

See it here!

Framing Actions

See it here!

500 Wild Animals

See it here!

OVER $500 worth of products…

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

Purchase the Bundle HERE!

Grab this bundle Now through November 30th!

The “Black Friday” Deals are Starting!!

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

CLICK HERE to GRAB
50% off with code BLK50

AND…GET GREAT APPS FOR YOUR SMART PHONE and iPAD…

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

DxO PureRAW2 – $89 (reg. $129)

DxO PhotoLab6 – $99 (reg. $219)

DxO ViewPoint4 – $69 (reg. $99)

DxO FilmPack6 – $69 (reg. $139)

DxO NikCollection5 – $75 (reg. $149)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK THEM OUT!

50% off on 2000+ Products!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK THEM OUT!

Ends Nov. 30th!

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

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

JUST $159

(Reg. $383 – nearly 60% savings)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

SKYLUM’S LUMINAR NEO

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

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

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

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

Now through Friday, December 2nd

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

Sharpen AI; Gigapixel AI; Video AI

Retail Value $757.97

SALE PRICE $279 ($478 Savings)

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

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

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

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

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

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

20% OFF on Business and Pro Annual Plans

with the code blck22

Now through November 28, 2022

Free Trial Available!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Sale begins NOW through FRIDAY 12/9!

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

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 Dec. 4

This week’s Sunday Sampler is textures from Sedona, AZ courtesy of my friend Lisa who joined me on my workshop and our 3-day drive from TN to AZ!

Courses Sale Extended!

I’ve had a couple of people email me that they missed the Black Friday discount on my two courses – the new one releasing in a couple of weeks, “Understanding Typography & Creating Word Art” and my previous course, “Creating Your Own Textures”.

Use the coupon code COURSE60 at checkout to save $60 on either (or both) courses! Expires in just a few days at midnight ET on Dec. 6th!!! This will be the lowest price ever offered on these courses!!

Next Webinar

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Sale ends FRIDAY 12/9!

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Sunday Sampler August 28

Today’s Sunday Sampler is some nice light grunge textures in shades of brown. I love this color for “warming up” an image. And remember, if you want the texture WITHOUT the color, just add a B&W adjustment layer and clip to your texture layer! Enjoy!

WEBINAR REPLAY

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT
Photoshop: Layers, Selections, Sizing & More!

We covered working with layers (including how/why to merge layers); making selections; sizing for printing; and a few creative tools.

There were more suggestions than I can fit in one webinar, so watch for more goodies in the future! And if you have other ideas, feel free to email me anytime!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!

And…don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes for this webinar!
Reg. $7.50 – just $5.00 until this Tuesday, Aug. 30th!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

Includes notes, images and bonus 6 textures!

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR
Registration is Open!

Tuesday, September 20th at 4:00 pm EDT
Alternative Creative Software

You know I love my Topaz Studio 2 and all of it’s creative effects. Unfortunately, Topaz is no longer actively selling or updating this product. So I began the search for other software that can give me some of the same creative effects. I’ll review and demo some of my finds.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

LUMINAR NEO
NEW! Extensions & Sale!

Luminar Neo has become a platform, but what does that mean?

All Luminar Neo owners will keep getting free platform improvements. That includes performance and stability updates as well as improvements to existing features such as Mask AI or new features such as the long-awaited Clone & Stamp tool we will release this September.

Becoming a platform means that Neo now also hosts Extensions. These are professional-level add-on tools for solving specific photo editing jobs.

What Extensions are in the 2022 Extensions Pack?

You have two options to get the Extensions:

If you own ANY Skylum Product:

  1. If you already own Luminar Neo, you can purchase the Extension Pack for $149 and you will continue to get access to performance and stability updates, plus any other free platform updates.
  2. Subscription model – Reg. $89, just $69 until Tuesday ($59 if you already own Neo). This includes access to all possible updates and upgrades of Luminar Neo AND access to all Extensions, including those released throughout your subscription period!

I know some people do not like the subscription model for software, but in this instance, it’s definitely your best deal. Should you end your subscription, you will still own the software you already have, you just would not get the major upgrades or future extensions unless you purchase them.

And, your purchase supports our friends at Skylum who are based in the Ukraine.

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

I’ve been late in getting this info out to you!
NOTE: sale ends Tuesday, Aug. 30th midnight ET

In Case You Missed this on Thursday…
VIDEO TUTORIAL
Using the High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Images

In the webinar last week, I mentioned that I used to use the High Pass Filter for sharpening my images. Now I prefer Topaz Studio 2’s AI Clear Filter, or Luminar Neo. But this is a great filter for doing your sharpening in Photoshop without any plug-in software.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

SURVEY…
Last Chance to Voice Your Opinion!

A HUGE thank you to all who have already completed my survey – the biggest response I’ve ever had!

If you haven’t done it yet, I would greatly appreciate if you would take 10 minutes to answer the survey! I’m looking for feedback on the blog, webinars, courses, workshops, products, etc. I want to be sure to continue to provide you with content and products that you really want!

And…as a result of the survey answers I’ve already gotten, I’m going to change doing the blog three times a week to twice a week (Sunday & Wednesday). Sunday will still be the “Sunday Sampler”, and Wednesday will combine “Around the Web” with any other fun tutorials or info I can include. Thanks!

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY!

Survey will close when I get up on Monday!!

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!

WORKING ON THE LAST COUPLE OF SPEAKERS,
BUT HERE ARE THE ONES WE’VE CONFIRMED
AND TOPICS:

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)
Light Box Photography
Photographing Places of Worship & Verteromas

Mark Houde (CT)
Drone Photography
The Human Spirit: Meant to Move

Mary Boucher (MA)
Easy Still Life Photography at Home

Carol Mossa (RI)
Unique Perspectives

and more announced soon!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

Barns & Back Roads Workshops
A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR FALL 2022!

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!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

As of right now:
Sept. 21-24 (2 spots)
Sept. 28-Oct. 1 (3 spots)
Oct. 5-8 (3 spots)
Other dates are now full!

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 (Contact me for availability)

Sign up on our website HERE!

Min. 50% of workshop fee + 100% of accommodations due at registration.
Balance due 30 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.

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

Around the Web August 16

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Finding Your Photographic Style”, “Tips for Great Street Photography”, “Shorebird Photography Tips”, “Long Exposure Photography During the Day”, “Photos Not Sharp? 6 Possible Reasons”, “Night Time-Lapse Camera Settings”, “Wildlife Tips: Backlit Subjects”, “HDR Photography – The Facts”, “Flash Photography: 7 Use Cases & Tips”, “The Simple Long Exposure Tip Nobody Talks About”, “When to Use Manual Focus for Wildlife Photography”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “7 Easy PS Tips to Make Your Composites More Realistic”

From DigitalPhotoPro: “How to Quickly Clean Up Any Photo in PS”

From CreativeNerds: “An Easy Way to Quickly Create a Duotone Effect in PS”

FREEBIES

See below for a free font bundle of 22 fonts from Creative Fabrica!

SEDONA, ARIZONA, FALL WORKSHOP!

November 26-29, 2022

Maximum 4 attendees – 1 spot is already taken!!

Dave and I are heading to Sedona, AZ, right after Thanksgiving (we’re actually leaving before the holiday as we are driving from TN to AZ!). We held Sedona workshops in 2016 and 2017 and everyone had a great time! So, we thought we’d have another at a different time of year. It’s beautiful in the desert in late Fall – cooler weather but not too cold!

This workshop has something for everyone! From the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, to wildlife, some old rusty trucks and machinery, and unique architecture, you’re sure to find that special image! We’ll spend some time in the evenings editing the days’ captures, with instruction on Lightroom, Photoshop, Textures, Topaz, Skylum – whatever the group requests.

We will start our adventure with dinner on Saturday night, reviewing our plans and getting to know each other. On Sunday we’ll head to a bit of Africa in the Southwest at “Out of Africa Wildlife Park”. You will photograph lions, tigers, wolves, giraffes, zebras, sable antelope, and more. They have great photo access to the big cats with no fences to shoot through! Sunday is also one of the “feeding days” for the big cats!

Monday and Tuesday we will explore the beauty of Sedona and the surrounding towns including Jerome where we’ll visit the Gold King Mine/Ghost Town for lots of rusty trucks, cars,  machinery, old buildings and an operating saw mill. Sedona offers some of the most beautiful scenery ever! We will visit some of the iconic Sedona vistas including Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, the Chapel of the Holy Cross, the Red Rock Loop road and Cathedral Rock. We’ll end with a sunset shoot at the Airport Overlook. Of course, itinerary is weather dependent!

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS & TO REGISTER!

Workshop fee includes:
Complimentary Welcome Dinner; Admission to Out of Africa & Gold King Mine/Ghost Town; water/snacks; photographic & post-processing instruction.

Does not include transportation, parking, lodging or other meals.

NEXT WEBINAR

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT
Photoshop: Layers, Selections, Sizing & More!

Thanks to everyone who emailed me with ideas for the webinar! I’m going to incorporate some of them into this webinar – seems people really want to know more about Photoshop!

We’ll work with layers (including how/why to merge layers); making selections; sizing for printing; and a few creative tools.

There were more suggestions than I can fit in one webinar, so watch for more goodies in the future! And if you have other ideas, feel free to email me anytime!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

And…don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes for this webinar!
Reg. $7.50 – just $5.00 until Aug. 30th!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

Includes notes, images and bonus 6 textures!

September’s Webinar will be on “Alternative Creative Software”
(things that can replace the creative options in Topaz Studio)

Creative Fabrica’s
FREE Font Bundle!

22 Script and Serif Fonts – FREE!

CLICK HERE to get your copy!

Available for a limited time. Regular price for all these fonts is $269!
Lifetime commercial use license is included.

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Sunday Sampler August 14

Today’s Sunday Sampler is some light grunge textures! Great for backgrounds “as is” or for layering with other textures (as you know I love to do!!). Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT
Photoshop: Layers, Selections, Sizing & More!

Thanks to everyone who emailed me with ideas for the webinar! I’m going to incorporate some of them into this webinar – seems people really want to know more about Photoshop!

We’ll work with layers (including how/why to merge layers); making selections; sizing for printing; and a few creative tools.

There were more suggestions than I can fit in one webinar, so watch for more goodies in the future! And if you have other ideas, feel free to email me anytime!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

And…don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes for this webinar!
Reg. $7.50 – just $5.00 until Aug. 30th!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

Includes notes, images and bonus 6 textures!

September’s Webinar will be on “Alternative Creative Software”
(things that can replace the creative options in Topaz Studio)

COMING SOON!
SEDONA, AZ, WORKSHOP!

Dave and I are heading to Sedona, AZ, right after Thanksgiving (we’re actually leaving before the holiday as we are driving from TN to AZ!). We held Sedona workshops in 2016 and 2017 and everyone had a great time! So, we thought we’d have another at a different time of year. It’s beautiful in the desert in late Fall – cooler weather but not too cold!

I’m working on an itinerary and will have details posted shortly. This trip will have something for everyone – beautiful scenics, old cars and buildings, antiques, wildlife and more!

We’ll start with a group dinner on Saturday, November 26th, then spend Sunday, Monday and Tuesday photographing beautiful Sedona and the surrounding area. We’ll spend some time in the evenings on post-processing. Workshop will be limited to 4 people.

Stay tuned!

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 shortly!
Topics include: Creative Landscapes; Landscape Editing;
Macro Photography & Processing; Drone Photography;
Photoshop Tips & Tricks; and more to come!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Thursday Thoughts August 11

FREEBIE ALERT!

Free from Pixelbuddha – Pencil Sketch Text Effect

It’s a simple pencil sketch text effect, delivered as editable PSD file, in which you can add any headline, title, company name, logotype or an inspiring motto. The high resolution provides a great result, suitable for all creative needs. 

This resource is created, and fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop. For the best experience, we recommend to use the latest Creative Cloud version of the app.

I’ve tried it out – here’s my result!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY!

5 NEW TEXTURE SETS!
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

It’s been a while since I got new sets posted in the Peacock Studio Store! I’ve had some in the works, just needed to finish them up! There is a new set of Pastel Bokeh Backgrounds, and four new Textured Backgrounds Sets that run the gamut from pastel to grunge! All of these will make great backgrounds for florals, portraits and much more! Combine two or more to create unique textures over your images.

All new sets are on sale for 1 week only!
Sale ends Tonight!
Reg. $15/set, on sale 40% off
!

till 8/11 midnight EDT

And…since Fall is right around the corner,
I’ve also put my Autumn Word Art Set from last season
on sale at 40% off!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio Store,
or click the images below to go right to that set!

NEXT WEBINAR

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT
Photoshop: Layers, Selections, Sizing & More!

Thanks to everyone who emailed me with ideas for the webinar! I’m going to incorporate some of them into this webinar – seems people really want to know more about Photoshop!

We’ll work with layers (including how/why to merge layers); making selections; sizing for printing; and a few creative tools.

There were more suggestions than I can fit in one webinar, so watch for more goodies in the future! And if you have other ideas, feel free to email me anytime!

In September I will be doing “Alternative Creative Software”
(things that can replace the creative options in Topaz Studio)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTES for this webinar will be posted for sale in Sunday’s blog!

TOPAZ SALE – ENDS TOMORROW!

Grab the Topaz “Image Quality Bundle and save $99.98!
On sale for $159.99! (But keep reading!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVEAND…

I mentioned in the webinar that Topaz would be doing away with our individual discount codes…but for this promotion, you can use my link above and the code IQBUNDLE15 to save an extra 15%!!! (Making your total $135.99!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVE

SALE ENDS 8/12/22

AND…

SKYLUM LUMINAR NEO –
HDR MERGE IS HERE!
SALE ENDS TOMORROW!

Luminar Neo has updated to Version 1.2.0. The big news is the new HDR Merge Extension!!

If you already have a Luminar Neo subscription, or own both Luminar Neo and Aurora HDR (2019 or up), the HDR Merge Extension is already awaiting you in your account to download for FREE! If you do not meet any of those criteria, you can purchase with loyalty discount pricing. (NOTE: the HDR Merge Extension will only work as part of Luminar Neo – it is not a separate product.)

If you do not already own Luminar NEO and wish to purchase, you can use my affiliate link HERE. If you purchase Neo now, you will receive the HDR Merge for FREE! (Offer expires 8/12/22)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

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;
Macro Photography & Processing; Drone Photography;
Photoshop Tips & Tricks; and more to come!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Around the Web August 9

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Food Photography: Moody One Light Setup”, “Travel Photography: How to Capture the Character of a Place”, “Moon Photography: Settings, Tips & Equipment”, “Travel Photography Planning & Tips”, “Butterfly & Insect Photography”, “Teleconverters: Things to Know”, “Photographing Wave Motion at Sunset with Bracketing”, “Macro: Focus Stacking”, “The Compositional Power of Cropping”, “Light Painting at Night”, “5 Tips for Photographing Moving Water”, “Wildflower Photography Tips”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “5 Tips to Make Your Photos Better in PS”, “How to Create a 3D Pop-Out Effect in PS”, “How to Change the Color of Clothing in PS”, “3 Creative Ways to Combine Photos in PS”

From MakeUseOf: “How to Keep Your Subject’s Existing Shadow When Replacing the Background in PS”, “How to Create Puddles in PS”

FREEBIES

From MediaLoot: “Free Watercolor Text Effects”

From CreativeNerds: “10 Must Download Free Textures & Backgrounds”

5 NEW TEXTURE SETS!

It’s been a while since I got new sets posted in the Peacock Studio Store! I’ve had some in the works, just needed to finish them up! There is a new set of Pastel Bokeh Backgrounds, and four new Textured Backgrounds Sets that run the gamut from pastel to grunge! All of these will make great backgrounds for florals, portraits and much more! Combine two or more to create unique textures over your images.

All new sets are on sale for 1 week only!
Sale ends Thursday!
Reg. $15/set, on sale 40% off
!

till 8/11 midnight EDT

And…since Fall is right around the corner,
I’ve also put my Autumn Word Art Set from last season
on sale at 40% off!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio Store,
or click the images below to go right to that set!

NEXT WEBINAR

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT

Photoshop: Layers, Selections, Sizing & More!

Thanks to everyone who emailed me with ideas for the webinar! I’m going to incorporate some of them into this webinar – seems people really want to know more about Photoshop!

We’ll work with layers (including how/why to merge layers); making selections; sizing for printing; and a few creative tools.

There were more suggestions than I can fit in one webinar, so watch for more goodies in the future! And if you have other ideas, feel free to email me anytime!

In September I will be doing “Alternative Creative Software”
(things that can replace the creative options in Topaz Studio)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

FREEBIE ALERT!

Rosie’s Designs, who has been a supporter of the Virtual Creative Photography Conferences, has a mini-kit freebie from her new “Land of Amber Lights” kit.

CLICK HERE to get your copy (personal use only). Her post shows the full kit for sale and below that you’ll find the free mini-kit. Enjoy!

TOPAZ SALE

Grab the Topaz “Image Quality Bundle and save $99.98!
On sale for $159.99! (But keep reading!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVEAND…

I mentioned in the webinar that Topaz would be doing away with our individual discount codes…but for this promotion, you can use my link above and the code IQBUNDLE15 to save an extra 15%!!! (Making your total $135.99!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVE

SALE ENDS 8/12/22

AND…

SKYLUM LUMINAR NEO –
HDR MERGE IS HERE!

Luminar Neo has updated to Version 1.2.0. The big news is the new HDR Merge Extension!!

If you already have a Luminar Neo subscription, or own both Luminar Neo and Aurora HDR (2019 or up), the HDR Merge Extension is already awaiting you in your account to download for FREE! If you do not meet any of those criteria, you can purchase with loyalty discount pricing. (NOTE: the HDR Merge Extension will only work as part of Luminar Neo – it is not a separate product.)

If you do not already own Luminar NEO and wish to purchase, you can use my affiliate link HERE. If you purchase Neo now, you will receive the HDR Merge for FREE! (Offer expires 8/12/22)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

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;
Macro Photography & Processing; Drone Photography;
Photoshop Tips & Tricks; and more to come!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Sunday Sampler August 7

Be sure to read all the way through today’s post –
there’s lots of good info, sales ending today and this week,

and a Freebie from Rosie’s Designs!

Today’s Sunday Sampler is one of the textures I created for the “Creating Your Own Textures Course”! The original was modified two ways with Topaz and JixiPix’s Grungetastic! Enjoy!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

THE COURSE IS COMPLETE!!!

The Course contains just shy of ELEVEN HOURS OF VIDEOS and over 160 PAGES OF NOTES & RESOURCES! In addition to the videos and notes, you receive well over 100 texture images, plus brushes and gradients!

Regular price $129
Save $20 with coupon code COURSE20
This is the lowest price that this course will ever be!!
ENDS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EDT!!

Tomorrow, the price will increase to $179!
So, don’t wait!

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! This will be the last time the course is offered for $109! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

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

Modules 1-9 contain all of the projects for various ways to create and modify textures. Module 10 has resources and the replays of our two group chats. I’ll be scheduling another chat in September. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

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

Come join us!

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

5 NEW TEXTURE SETS!

It’s been a while since I got new sets posted in the Peacock Studio Store! I’ve had some in the works, just needed to finish them up! There is a new set of Pastel Bokeh Backgrounds, and four new Textured Backgrounds Sets that run the gamut from pastel to grunge! All of these will make great backgrounds for florals, portraits and much more! Combine two or more to create unique textures over your images.

All new sets are on sale for 1 week only!
Reg. $15/set, on sale 40% off
!

till 8/11 midnight EDT

And…since Fall is right around the corner,
I’ve also put my Autumn Word Art Set from last season
on sale at 40% off!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio Store,
or click the images below to go right to that set!

NEXT WEBINAR

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT

Photoshop: Layers, Selections, Sizing & More!

Thanks to everyone who emailed me with ideas for the webinar! I’m going to incorporate some of them into this webinar – seems people really want to know more about Photoshop!

We’ll work with layers (including how/why to merge layers); making selections; sizing for printing; and a few creative tools.

There were more suggestions than I can fit in one webinar, so watch for more goodies in the future! And if you have other ideas, feel free to email me anytime!

In September I will be doing “Alternative Creative Software”
(things that can replace the creative options in Topaz Studio)

FREEBIE ALERT!

Rosie’s Designs, who has been a supporter of the Virtual Creative Photography Conferences, has a mini-kit freebie from her new “Land of Amber Lights” kit.

CLICK HERE to get your copy (personal use only). Her post shows the full kit for sale and below that you’ll find the free mini-kit. Enjoy!

TOPAZ SALE

Grab the Topaz “Image Quality Bundle and save $99.98!
On sale for $159.99! (But keep reading!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVEAND…

I mentioned in the webinar that Topaz would be doing away with our individual discount codes…but for this promotion, you can use my link above and the code IQBUNDLE15 to save an extra 15%!!! (Making your total $135.99!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVE

SALE ENDS 8/12/22

AND…

SKYLUM LUMINAR NEO –
HDR MERGE IS HERE!

Luminar Neo has updated to Version 1.2.0. The big news is the new HDR Merge Extension!!

If you already have a Luminar Neo subscription, or own both Luminar Neo and Aurora HDR (2019 or up), the HDR Merge Extension is already awaiting you in your account to download for FREE! If you do not meet any of those criteria, you can purchase with loyalty discount pricing. (NOTE: the HDR Merge Extension will only work as part of Luminar Neo – it is not a separate product.)

If you do not already own Luminar NEO and wish to purchase, you can use my affiliate link HERE. If you purchase Neo now, you will receive the HDR Merge for FREE! (Offer expires 8/12/22)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

LATEST BUNDLE FROM LAYER CAKE!
SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

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

THIS BUNDLE IS A LIMITED TIME SALE – DON’T MISS OUT!
WE’RE EXTENDING THE SALE THROUGH 8/7!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS, SHORT VIDEO,
AND TO PURCHASE!

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

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

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Thursday Thoughts August 4

FREEBIE ALERT!

Free from Deezy.com – Paint Art Creator

Free version of NEW The Ultimate Paint Creator on Dealjumbo.com exclusive for Deeezy! Enjoy this smart object template – just place your photo and wait for your new artwork 🙂 So if you need to create original acrylic style painting from your photo, text or illustration in minutes you need to check this free template!

  • editable Photoshop template for your new artwork from photo – 4500 x 3500 pix & 300 dpi
  • simple text tutorial how to work with this Photoshop smart object template

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

5 NEW TEXTURE SETS!

It’s been a while since I got new sets posted in the Peacock Studio Store! I’ve had some in the works, just needed to finish them up! There is a new set of Pastel Bokeh Backgrounds, and four new Textured Backgrounds Sets that run the gamut from pastel to grunge! All of these will make great backgrounds for florals, portraits and much more! Combine two or more to create unique textures over your images.

All new sets are on sale for 1 week only!
Reg. $15/set, on sale 40% off
!

till 8/11 midnight EDT

And…since Fall is right around the corner,
I’ve also put my Autumn Word Art Set from last season
on sale at 40% off!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio Store,
or click the images below to go right to that set!

NEXT WEBINAR – SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT

Topic TBD! (Suggestions welcome!)


In September I will be doing “Alternative Creative Software”
(things that can replace the creative options in Topaz Studio)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

THE COURSE IS COMPLETE!!!
I posted the last Module Sunday morning!

The Course contains just shy of ELEVEN HOURS OF VIDEOS and over 160 PAGES OF NOTES & RESOURCES! In addition to the videos and notes, you receive well over 100 texture images, plus brushes and gradients!

Regular price $129
Save $20 with coupon code COURSE20
Sale extended through 8/7!

After that, the price will increase to $179!
So, don’t wait!

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! This will be the last time the course is offered for $109! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

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

Modules 1-9 contain all of the projects for various ways to create and modify textures. Module 10 has resources and the replays of our two group chats. I’ll be scheduling another chat in September. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

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

Don’t wait…the base price will be increasing on Aug. 8th!

Come join us!

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

TOPAZ SALE

Grab the Topaz “Image Quality Bundle and save $99.98!
On sale for $159.99! (But keep reading!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVEAND…

I mentioned in the webinar that Topaz would be doing away with our individual discount codes…but for this promotion, you can use my link above and the code IQBUNDLE15 to save an extra 15%!!! (Making your total $135.99!)

CLICK HERE TO SAVE

SALE ENDS 8/12/22

AND…

SKYLUM LUMINAR NEO –
HDR MERGE IS HERE!

Luminar Neo has updated to Version 1.2.0. The big news is the new HDR Merge Extension!!

If you already have a Luminar Neo subscription, or own both Luminar Neo and Aurora HDR (2019 or up), the HDR Merge Extension is already awaiting you in your account to download for FREE! If you do not meet any of those criteria, you can purchase with loyalty discount pricing. (NOTE: the HDR Merge Extension will only work as part of Luminar Neo – it is not a separate product.)

If you do not already own Luminar NEO and wish to purchase, you can use my affiliate link HERE. If you purchase Neo now, you will receive the HDR Merge for FREE! (Offer expires 8/12/22)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

LATEST BUNDLE FROM LAYER CAKE!

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

THIS BUNDLE IS A LIMITED TIME SALE – DON’T MISS OUT!
WE’RE EXTENDING THE SALE THROUGH 8/7!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS, SHORT VIDEO,
AND TO PURCHASE!

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

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

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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