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!

Thursday Thoughts July 28

Webinar follow up!

Thanks to everyone who watched yesterday’s webinar! I know some of you couldn’t make it “live”, and the recording is now posted (see article below for links). I record ALL of my monthly webinars, and they are all posted on my YouTube and Vimeo Channels! This was my 25th webinar (the only months I haven’t done them since I started is when we have a Virtual Creative Photography Conference). So check out the older ones as well.

And you can still purchase the notes for all 25 webinars – just $7.50 each (except current one on sale for $5 till Tuesday). “Notes” include the PDF of the notes as well as the images and any textures/brushes/etc. used in the projects so you can follow along. Some sets also have some bonus textures (like yesterday’s)! I appreciate your support in purchasing as this helps me pay the Zoom fee and other web hosting costs as well as all the prep time that goes in to preparing the webinar. I want to keep the webinars free, so your support matters! Thank you!

My DxO Nik Collection 5 affiliate link is HERE. DxO does not give us discount codes to give out…BUT…I did some snooping online, and found a code that will save you $20!! PPA20DXO

As far as upgrades, if you only have the original Nik products, or the free Google version, you’ll need to purchase the new collection. If you’ve purchased since DxO took over the products, then once you click my link above and go to the site, log in to see your upgrade price.

And, as mentioned yesterday, Topaz is doing away with our affiliate discount code as of August 1st. My affiliate link (which will continue to work) is HERE, and until 8/1 you can use the code MeredithImages at checkout to save 15%. So do your renewals and purchases ASAP to save some extra $$!

I also mentioned that in addition to the Nik HDR Efex, I happen to love Photomatix. My affiliate link is HERE, and you can use the code MeredithImages at checkout to save 15%.

Q&A FROM THE WEBINAR

Q: “I can’t add additional effects in Color Efex 5. How do I do that now?”
A: In the previous versions of Color Efex, you had a button below the right panel that said “Add Filter”. That button is now gone! Instead, when you hover over a new filter in the left column, you’ll see a “+” sign. Click the plus sign to add the additional filter.

Q: “Where are the notes in the purchased file?”
A: There are TWO downloads with the purchase of the notes. One folder has all of the images from the projects, the other folder has the notes and bonus textures (I have to limit the file sizes for the online store).

Q: “Can you adjust the opacity in Silver Efex?”
A: No, it applies the effect at full strength. However, once back in Photoshop (since Nik makes its own layer), you could lower the layer opacity if desired.

Notes: Apparently I’m late to the party in knowing this trick! When you want to copy a control point, I’ve always used the little “copy” button on the row with the control point. An easier way is to hold the ALT/Option key and click on the first Control Point, then just drag the new one to the new spot!

The brushes used for the light rays are free: https://www.deviantart.com/redheadstock/art/Light-Beams-Rays-Photoshop-and-GIMP-Brushes-72493128

Thanks again to all who attended, and I appreciate all your kind words as we wrapped it up!!

WEBINAR REPLAY IS POSTED

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

If you missed the webinar on Tuesday, or want to watch it again,
the replay is posted on both YouTube and Vimeo!

WATCH ON YOUTUBE – CLICK HERE!

WATCH ON VIMEO – CLICK HERE!

Be sure to “FOLLOW” my channels! Thanks!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

The notes for the above mentioned webinar areavailable in the Peacock Studio store!

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

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

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

WEBINAR WITH DESIGN CUTS

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

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

ALSO FROM DESIGN CUTS

A “nearly free” $5 Summer Bonanza Bundle

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

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

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

LATEST BUNDLE FROM LAYER CAKE!

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

THIS BUNDLE IS A LIMITED TIME SALE – DON’T MISS OUT!
CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS, SHORT VIDEO,
AND TO PURCHASE!

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

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

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

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

Combo – Around the Web & Thursday Thoughts July 21

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

AROUND THE WEB

Lots of great tidbits and freebies!

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

PHOTOSHOP

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

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

LIGHTROOM

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

FREEBIES

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

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

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

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

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

WEBINAR WITH DESIGN CUTS

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

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

ALSO FROM DESIGN CUTS

A “nearly free” $5 Summer Bonanza Bundle

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

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

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

WEBINAR NOTES-IMAGES-TEXTURES + BONUS!

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

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

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

GET YOUR COPY HERE!

SALE PRICE ENDS 8/2/22

LAST DAY FOR SALE!

SALE ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (EDT)!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Thursday Thoughts July 7

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

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY from CREATIVE FABRICA!

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

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

NEW SUNDAY SAMPLER GROUP FOR SALE

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

Grab Bundle 12 – Reg. $20

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

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET!

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

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

2 PRODUCTS FROM StudioMagic & LayerCake!

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

JUST $21!

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

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

My car image placed in an Epic Background!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

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

5 Great Products in 1!

Sale ends July 21st (midnight ET)

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Thursday Thoughts June 30

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

How about a FREEBIE for this Thursday?

CLICK HERE to get your copy!

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE to purchase
access to the Conference recordings

Just $49

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

NIK COLLECTION 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY!!

NEXT WEBINAR

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

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

LAST DAY FOR THIS PRODUCT!

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

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

JUST $17!

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

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Thursday Thoughts June 16

It’s a crazy busy week! Finishing Module 7 of “Creating Your Own Textures”; preparing for the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference; and helping with projects for the 75th (and last) New England Camera Club Council Conference next month! Whew! I’ve been so busy I didn’t get Tuesday’s blog post out, so I’m combining this week’s Around the Web in todays post.

Don’t miss Dave’s “last chance special” –
TODAY ONLY – for $39 enrollment for our Conference next weekend, June 25-26!!

AROUND THE WEB:

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Low Angle Photography Tips”, “The Importance of Scale in Photography”, “Tips for Flower Photography”, “When to Ignore the Histogram and Choose Your Own Exposure”, “Depth of Field”, “3 Ways to Stoke Your Passion for Photography”, “Tutorial: Back Button Focus”, “Still Life: Photography Activity”, “Composition Guidelines for Great Photos”, “5 Tips to Improve Your Macro Shots”.

PHOTOSHOP

From Shutterbug: “2-Minute Tip: Modify PS Tools So They Work Best for You”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “3 Easy Ways to Make Colors Pop in PS”

PHONE/TABLETS

From iTechPost: “7 Best Drawing & Art Apps for Mobile & Tablets in 2022”

FREEBIES

From Pixelbuddha: “Watercolor Pigments Effect”, “Aquarelle Text Effect”, “Neon Lettering Text Effect”, “Rolled Ink Vector Texture Effects”

DON’T MISS OUT!
ONE DAY LAST CHANCE FOR $39 PRICING!!

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

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE $10 ON REGISTRATION!

Dave wanted to give everyone one last chance if you missed the deadline on Sunday!
TODAY ONLY! Offer expires at midnight Eastern time tonight, June 16th!

We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTER NOW – Just $39!
Click Here to Register!

REGISTER NOW – Just $39! Today only!
Click Here to Register!

FREE PRODUCTS & HUGE SALE
FROM CREATIVE FABRICA

Creative Fabrica – one of my favorite sites for high-quality fonts, graphics, and more – is having a Summer Sale and 4 Great Freebies!

FREEBIES! THIS WEEK ONLY!

THE WONDERFUL COLLECTION of FONTS (211 Fonts) – CLICK HERE!

SUMMER FONTS BUNDLE (85 Fonts) – CLICK HERE!

GIANT GRAPHICS BUNDLE (1000+ Items – Patterns, digital papers, textures, more! CLICK HERE!

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90% OFF OVER 1 MILLION FONTS & DESIGNS
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If all that weren’t enough, you can enter to win a fabulous crafting machine! CLICK HERE!

NEW PRODUCT!

Gavin Phillips of StudioMagic & LayerCake has been very busy! He has another new set at a great price!

DON’T MISS OUT – LIMITED TIME OFFER!

JUST $18!

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

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-6 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released before the end of June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Thursday Thoughts June 9

I haven’t done a tutorial of my own in a while, so here you go! For this project I used Topaz Studio 2 & Nik Color Efex.

This image was from the last Spring Barns & Back Roads Workshop. My friend, Carol Mossa, was the only attendee, so I was able to photograph more than I normally would on a workshop (Carol insisted!). This is the side of an old gas station – it’s a “messy” scene, but something about it, I like!

I started with basic adjustments in Lightroom, then took it into Photoshop and Topaz Studio 2 where I ran the AI Clear filter and Precision Detail.

Next, I tried to figure out how to make it look vintage or old without using textures. I poked around in Nik Color Efex to see what filters might work and I used several.

First I applied Colorize (#6 at strength of 8%). Then Graduated Neutral Density and finally Graduated Fog (#2 at opacity of 47% with a blend of 34%, vertical shift of 86% and Highlights of 18%). This is the result:

I love the way the fog softens the image and adds some drama. It may not be vintage, but I like it!

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS SUNDAY!
4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS JUNE 12TH!
DON’T MISS OUT!

We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTER NOW – Just $39!
Click Here to Register!

REGISTER NOW – Just $39!
Price increases on June 13th!
Click Here to Register!

NEW PRODUCT!

Gavin Phillips of StudioMagic & LayerCake has been very busy! He has another new set at a great price!

DON’T MISS OUT – LIMITED TIME OFFER!

JUST $18!

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

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

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

Modules 1-6 are released and people are creating some awesome new textures! Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released before the end of June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included with the course are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. The first one was recorded and has been added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”. We also have a private Facebook group just for course participants to share creations and ideas and ask questions.

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

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

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

Come join us!

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

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

Thursday Thoughts May 26

DON’T MISS OUT ON MY MEMORIAL DAY SALE!

SEE BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

This is a great tutorial by Jesus Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel on the difference between Saturation vs. Luminance. Check it out HERE!

MEMORIAL DAY SALE – ON NOW!

DON’T MISS THIS!

Memorial Day Sale runs through midnight ET on May 31st!

These will be the best prices on
textures/brushes/gradients/skies/crop shapes
till Black Friday!

Check out all the goodies in the Peacock Studio HERE!

USE CODE MemorialDay2022 for 50% off at checkout!

And Save $20
on the “Creating Your Own Textures” Course.

Module 5 (of 9) was just released this past week,
with the remaining modules releasing by the end of June.

Check out the details HERE!

USE CODE Course20 for $20 off at checkout!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Just $39!
Click Here to Register!
Early Bird Pricing ends June 12th!

MEGA MAY SALE AT CREATIVE FABRICA

I have a monthly subscription to this site – awesome fonts, clip art and so much more! They are having a HUGE May sale – 90% off – on over 1 million fonts and designs (no subscription needed)!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

SALE ON TOPAZ GIGAPIXEL AI

Now through June 3rd, save $20 on Gigapixel AI from Topaz

Reg. $99.99 – sale price $79.99

Exceptional AI image upscaler delivering
enhanced detail and resolution by 600%!

Use deep learning to get better photo quality by enhancing detail. Join the hundreds of thousands of photographers and designers who use Gigapixel AI for better printing, cropping, restoration and more!
(I love using Gigapixel for textures! It allows me to take a small part of a photo and enlarge to a usable size to apply to images!)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT AND GET THE SALE PRICE!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
I used two of these great skies in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

Module 4 was released the first week of May; Module 5 will be out this coming week, and Module 6 before the end of May. Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, 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”!
SEE ABOVE FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY SALE DISCOUNT!

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

Thursday Thoughts May 19

WEBINAR REPLAY

If you missed watching live – or want to re-watch the webinar “Creative Post-Processing”
it is now posted on my YouTube channel HERE!

In this webinar we got back to some creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software with all new projects & new techniques/tips! I show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE

AND DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR COPY OF THE NOTES!
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

JUST $5 till 5/24

UPCOMING MEMORIAL DAY SALE!

Be sure to check out Sunday’s Blog for details on my upcoming Memorial Day Sale! These will be the best prices on textures/brushes/crop shapes till Black Friday! There will also be special pricing on the “Creating Your Own Textures” Course. Module 5 (of 9) was just released today! I plan to have the remaining modules posted by the end of June.

DESIGN CUTS PHOTOGRAPHY BUNDLE

The Greatest Hits Photography Bundle

Back by popular demand, we have picked out the best packs from previous Photography bundles to give you a second chance to enjoy these resources at an amazing discount.

From dazzling overlays, styled presets and magnetising actions to incredible composition tools, this collection of hand-selected products has it all for any creative who wants to add an artistic flair to their photos and take them to the next level.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the second chance of picking up these resources for just $29 (a whopping 91% off the regular price) before it is too late; Lights, Camera, Action!

Professional Retouch Actions

Included in this set:

  • 5 actions sets
  • Installation .PDF Guide
  • Video Tutorials .PDF Guide
  • Photoshop CS6, CC – CC 2018, CC 2019
  • Immediate visual texture boost switching
  • Fast retouch by 4 methods
  • Color correction presets
  • Methods of Dodge & Burn
  • 3 help layers to capture the flaws and irregularities
  • Work with RGB channels and masks
  • Local and global High Pass Sharpness
  • HDR Kit for simulating an HDR effect
  • Highlights and shadow restore
  • Volume
  • Volume HRLA
  • Manual HRLA
  • Tan Skin
  • Remove Pores
  • Skintone Gradient map
  • Skin Pigment
  • Noise texture
  • Manual noise texture
  • White Teeth
  • 10 in 1 multifunctional tool: Eyes Tool
  • 5 in 1 multifunctional tool: Face Lips
  • Fashion
  • Vintage
  • Candy
  • Matte
  • HDR
  • Black and White
  • A possibility to mix the styles

DON’T MISS OUT!
GRAB THIS HUGE BUNDLE (reg. $341) FOR JUST $29!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
I used two of these great skies in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

Module 4 was released the first week of May; Module 5 will be out this coming week, and Module 6 before the end of May. Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, 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”!

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

Thursday Thoughts May 12

Just announced yesterday from Adobe, “Photoshop For iPad Updated With Content-Aware Fill And Other Desktop Features”. If you are an iPad user (as I am), you can now remove backgrounds and unwanted objects from your photos as easily as if you were on your desktop computer! Game changer!

Check out the full article HERE.

LUMINAR NEO UPDATE 1.0.6

Luminar Neo update 1.0.6 was released today! NOW INCLUDED…the long-anticipated Mask AI feature!

Mask AI
The major feature of this update is the long-anticipated Mask AI technology. The powerful neural network behind Mask AI detects up to 9 separate elements in a photo: people, skies, architecture, transportation, water, flora, mountains, natural ground, and artificial ground.

What’s more impressive, is that you can automatically mask the desired area with just one click of a button. The AI will find the desired area and mask it up for you, without needing to spend time fussing over the details with a masking brush.

After applying a tool to the masked area, you can easily copy and paste the adjustments to other images, and the mask will apply adjustments only to the same masked area of the other image – be it a sky, a building, a person, and so on.

On top of that, you can enjoy the manual Gradient and Radial masks. Plus, the new interface makes it easier and more enjoyable to work with masking.

Histogram
The histogram is a tool that can be a great help while correcting colors or adjusting exposure, and we’re happy to announce that the Histogram is now available for all your images. A histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. In other words, it shows the number of tones of a particular brightness found in your photograph, ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness). It’s a great tool that will help you produce well-balanced images.

Now you can press the J hotkey to toggle clipping indicators on and off and see clipped pixels.

Of course, if you already own Neo, this is a FREE update!
If you haven’t joined the party yet, grab special pricing (with a bonus gift)
and added sales on Luminar X Membership and Aurora HDR.

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR SPECIAL PRICING!

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
You’ll see me use a couple in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

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

I plan to roll out Module 4 the first week of May; Modules 5, 6 & 7 during May and Modules 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

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

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

I have TWO spots open for May 18-21
Come join us in Northeast TN and photograph old barns, houses, stores, landscapes and more!

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!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

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!