Tutorial Thursday Dec. 31

Wow! What a year it’s been!! Definitely not what any of us expected on Jan. 1, 2020 for sure! I’m trying to look at the positive side – Dave & I both recovered from Covid; my business, while different, was able to thrive with online webinars and camera club presentations; last week I hit 504 YouTube followers; I have many friends far and wide across the globe thanks to photography; and last, but most certainly not least, I have a wonderful husband who loves me and supports me in all I do. I hope you can also find some good in this past year, and I wish you all the best for 2021! Thank you for being a part of my community.

For today’s Tutorial Thursday, I am re-sharing a couple of tutorial articles I’ve done.

(1) Adding a Vignette to an Image

(2) Adding a Stroke Border to an Image

(3) Unzipping a “zipped” file in Windows 10 (PC)

(4) Unzipping a “zipped” file on a Mac

ALL OF THE SALES LISTED BELOW END AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!

LAST DAY!
Meredith Images/Peacock Studio
End of Year BLOWOUT!

We’re saying BYE to 2020 with 40% off ALL TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio store,
then use the code BYE2020 at checkout to save 40%!

These are the best prices there will be on texture and brush sets –
prices will be increasing in 2021!
So grab all those sets you’ve had your eye on for the best deal!

NEXT WEBINAR!
SAVE THE DATE!

The replay of last week’s webinar is on the Meredith Images You Tube Channel HERE!
“My Best Tips & Tricks of 2020 &
New Techniques for a New Year!”

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the
Notes/Images/Textures + Bonus Textures

for just $5 HERE!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MY NEXT WEBINAR
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26th at 4:00 pm EST
Details soon!

Luminar AI – New Year’s Flash Sale!

Sale started today through January 1st!

The Fairy Lights Festive Bundle includes:
LuminarAI (1 seat)
The Winter Wonderland Templates Pack
Aurora HDR
Special Price $119

The Fireworks Bundle includes:
LuminarAI (2 seats)
Luminar X Membership (1 year subscription)
Special Price $158

CLICK HERE to
Grab these special deals – only available till Friday!

Topaz Year-End Sale!

Topaz has a year-end sale that runs through Dec. 31st Midnight (CST).

Save 30% off all products, bundles and upgrades sitewide!

Use my affiliate link HERE and then use my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15%!

Holiday Collection 2020
My Gift to You!

I truly appreciate your support throughout the year as well as your emails, comments and questions. I’m happy that I can be a part of your photographic journey and hopefully inspire you to find your own style and “voice” in your work.

This year’s Holiday Collection Freebie contains 12 textures in shades of red, green, gold and silver. However, these will come in handy anytime throughout the year and are great for backgrounds, bokeh and such.

Enjoy with my thanks and gratitude.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2021!

CLICK HERE
TO GET YOUR COPY OF
MY FREE HOLIDAY 2020
TEXTURE COLLECTION!

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 Dec. 29

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “How to Use Lens Aperture to Demonstrate Importance and Tell a Story”, “Rain Photography Tips”, and “Power of the Leading Line in Composition”.

PHOTOSHOP

From GraphicDesignJunction: “50 Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2020”

FREEBIES

From CreativeNerd: “Colorful Free Vibrant Smoke Texture Set”

From SpoonGraphics: “Free Photoshop Action to Turn Anything into Gold”

From DesignBlog: “50 Best Photoshop Actions”

From WebDesignDev: “20+ Free High Quality PS Brush Packs”

LAST FEW DAYS!
Meredith Images/Peacock Studio
End of Year BLOWOUT!

We’re saying BYE to 2020 with 40% off ALL TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio store,
then use the code BYE2020 at checkout to save 40%!

These are the best prices there will be on texture and brush sets –
prices will be increasing in 2021!
So grab all those sets you’ve had your eye on for the best deal!

NEXT WEBINAR!
SAVE THE DATE!

The replay of last week’s webinar is on the Meredith Images You Tube Channel HERE!
“My Best Tips & Tricks of 2020 &
New Techniques for a New Year!”

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the
Notes/Images/Textures + Bonus Textures

for just $5 HERE!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MY NEXT WEBINAR
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26th at 4:00 pm EST
Details soon!

Luminar AI – New Year’s Flash Sale!

Sale started today through January 1st!

The Fairy Lights Festive Bundle includes:
LuminarAI (1 seat)
The Winter Wonderland Templates Pack
Aurora HDR
Special Price $119

The Fireworks Bundle includes:
LuminarAI (2 seats)
Luminar X Membership (1 year subscription)
Special Price $158

CLICK HERE to
Grab these special deals – only available till Friday!

Topaz Year-End Sale!

Topaz has a year-end sale that runs through Dec. 31st Midnight (CST).

Save 30% off all products, bundles and upgrades sitewide!

Use my affiliate link HERE and then use my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15%!

Holiday Collection 2020
My Gift to You!

I truly appreciate your support throughout the year as well as your emails, comments and questions. I’m happy that I can be a part of your photographic journey and hopefully inspire you to find your own style and “voice” in your work.

This year’s Holiday Collection Freebie contains 12 textures in shades of red, green, gold and silver. However, these will come in handy anytime throughout the year and are great for backgrounds, bokeh and such.

Enjoy with my thanks and gratitude.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2021!

CLICK HERE
TO GET YOUR COPY OF
MY FREE HOLIDAY 2020
TEXTURE COLLECTION!

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. 27

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas if you celebrated. We had a quiet day with dinner at our friends’ house. Relaxing and peaceful.

This is the last Sunday Sampler for 2020! Today’s Sunday Sampler began as a bokeh image with sun flare. Modified 3 ways with some grunge! Today is also the last day to download Sunday Sampler textures from January to June of 2020. Tomorrow I will be bundling them and adding to the Peacock Studio store with the previous 8 sets (I’ve been doing the free Sunday Sampler textures for FIVE YEARS!!!

Now would also be a great time to grab the other Sunday Sampler Bundles in the store!
40% OFF sale ends Thursday 12/31 at midnight! See below for discount code.

Meredith Images/Peacock Studio
End of Year BLOWOUT!

We’re saying BYE to 2020 with 40% off ALL TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio store,
then use the code BYE2020 at checkout to save 40%!

These are the best prices there will be on texture and brush sets –
prices will be increasing in 2021!
So grab all those sets you’ve had your eye on for the best deal!

WEBINAR REPLAY
& SAVE THE DATE!

The replay of Monday’s webinar is now on the
Meredith Images You Tube Channel HERE!
“My Best Tips & Tricks of 2020 &
New Techniques for a New Year!”

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the
Notes/Images/Textures + Bonus Textures

for just $5 HERE!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE NEXT WEBINAR!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26th at 4:00 pm EST
Details soon!

Topaz Year-End Sale!

Topaz has a sale that also ends on Dec. 31st Midnight (CST).

Save 30% off all products, bundles and upgrades sitewide!

Use my affiliate link HERE and then use my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15%!

Luminar AI is LIVE!

Luminar AI was released on Dec. 15th!
If you pre-ordered, check your online account and download now!

If you haven’t yet ordered, now is the time!
Use my affiliate link HERE and then my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $10!

And check Thursday’s blog HERE for some tips and info –
Q&A from the webinar plus tips on Luminar.

Holiday Collection 2020
My Gift to You!

I truly appreciate your support throughout the year as well as your emails, comments and questions. I’m happy that I can be a part of your photographic journey and hopefully inspire you to find your own style and “voice” in your work.

This year’s Holiday Collection Freebie contains 12 textures in shades of red, green, gold and silver. However, these will come in handy anytime throughout the year and are great for backgrounds, bokeh and such.

Enjoy with my thanks and gratitude.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2021!

CLICK HERE
TO GET YOUR COPY OF
MY FREE HOLIDAY 2020
TEXTURE COLLECTION!

Grab your copy soon – will only be available until Dec. 31st!!

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 Dec. 22

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “The Process of Taking a Photo”, “How to Photograph Christmas Lights”, “Holiday Season Photography Tips” and “Beginner Workflow for Macro Photography”.

From ImprovePhotography: “Best Photography Lightbox”

PHOTOSHOP

From MakeUseOf: “How to Create Luminosity Masks in PS with Ease”

From DigitalSynopsis: “How to Use Photoshop’s Object Selection Tool” (Video)

LIGHTROOM

From PictureCorrect: “How to Create a Desaturated Cinematic Effect in LR”

LUMINAR

From PictureCorrect: “Composition Photo Editing Tools in Luminar”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “8 Free Winter Mood LR Presets & LUTs”

From TheDesignest: “Freebie – White 3D Text Effect”

Meredith Images/Peacock Studio
End of Year BLOWOUT!

We’re saying BYE to 2020 with 40% off ALL TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio store,
then use the code BYE2020 at checkout to save 40%!

These are the best prices there will be on texture and brush sets –
prices will be increasing in 2021!
So grab all those sets you’ve had your eye on for the best deal!

WEBINAR REPLAY
IS ON YouTube!

The replay of yesterday’s webinar is now on the Meredith Images You Tube Channel HERE!
“My Best Tips & Tricks of 2020 &
New Techniques for a New Year!”

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the
Notes/Images/Textures + Bonus Textures

for just $5 HERE!

Luminar AI is LIVE!

Luminar AI was released last week!
If you pre-ordered, check your online account and download now!

If you haven’t yet ordered, now is the time!
Use my affiliate link HERE and then my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $10!

Topaz Year-End Sale!

Topaz has a year-end sale that runs through Dec. 31st Midnight (CST).

Save 30% off all products, bundles and upgrades sitewide!

Use my affiliate link HERE and then use my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15%!

Holiday Collection 2020
My Gift to You!

I truly appreciate your support throughout the year as well as your emails, comments and questions. I’m happy that I can be a part of your photographic journey and hopefully inspire you to find your own style and “voice” in your work.

This year’s Holiday Collection Freebie contains 12 textures in shades of red, green, gold and silver. However, these will come in handy anytime throughout the year and are great for backgrounds, bokeh and such.

Enjoy with my thanks and gratitude.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2021!

CLICK HERE
TO GET YOUR COPY OF
MY FREE HOLIDAY 2020
TEXTURE COLLECTION!

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. 20

As we wind down 2020 (thank goodness!), I want to take a moment to wish a very Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating later this week. While we may not be able to be “in person” with family and loved ones, let’s hope we can be for future holidays! Enjoy!

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as cracked paint. Modified 3 ways for you to use in your creations!

WEBINAR REPLAY
Is On YouTube!

The replay of Monday’s webinar is now on the
Meredith Images You Tube Channel HERE!
“My Best Tips & Tricks of 2020 &
New Techniques for a New Year!”

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the
Notes/Images/Textures + Bonus Textures

for just $5 HERE!

Meredith Images/Peacock Studio
End of Year BLOWOUT!

We’re saying BYE to 2020 with 40% off ALL TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio store,
then use the code BYE2020 at checkout to save 40%!

These are the best prices there will be on texture and brush sets –
prices will be increasing in 2021!
So grab all those sets you’ve had your eye on for the best deal!

Luminar AI is LIVE!

Luminar AI was released on Tuesday!
If you pre-ordered, check your online account and download now!

If you haven’t yet ordered, now is the time!
Use my affiliate link HERE and then my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $10!

And check Thursday’s blog HERE for some tips and info –
Q&A from the webinar plus tips on Luminar.

Topaz Year-End Sale!

Topaz has a sale that started today through Dec. 31st Midnight (CST).

Save 30% off all products, bundles and upgrades sitewide!

Use my affiliate link HERE and then use my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15%!

My friends at Pixelo are having a Super Christmas Sale!
Use my affiliate link HERE, then code JOLLY30 at checkout
to save 30% off all of their fabulous bundles!

Holiday Collection 2020
My Gift to You!

I truly appreciate your support throughout the year as well as your emails, comments and questions. I’m happy that I can be a part of your photographic journey and hopefully inspire you to find your own style and “voice” in your work.

This year’s Holiday Collection Freebie contains 12 textures in shades of red, green, gold and silver. However, these will come in handy anytime throughout the year and are great for backgrounds, bokeh and such.

Enjoy with my thanks and gratitude.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2021!

CLICK HERE
TO GET YOUR COPY OF
MY FREE HOLIDAY 2020
TEXTURE COLLECTION!

Grab your copy soon – will only be available until Dec. 31st!!

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

Tutorial Thursday Dec. 17

Today’s Tutorial Thursday is a Q&A from Monday’s webinar. THANK YOU to everyone who joined me live on Monday! We had folks from around the world including Belize, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Israel, and, of course, across the US from coast-to-coast — THANK YOU for your support! I also appreciate all of the kind comments on my teaching – much appreciated.

Q: Is there another way to download the Holiday Free Texture set other than Dropbox?

A: Unfortunately, no. I use Dropbox for the Sunday Sampler and files like the free textures as the files are HUGE and it’s the only way to make them accessible to my readers. You do not need a Dropbox account to access the files. When you click my link, it will take you to where the files are located. In the upper right of the screen there are two options: (1) Direct Download; (2) Download to Dropbox. Just click on Direct Download and the files will go into your “Downloads” folder on your computer. They will come over as a Zipped file in most cases – you will need to unzip the file and you can save it wherever you choose on your computer or external drive.

You also do not need Winzip to unzip the files. In Windows follow the steps below:

Mac Instructions:

Q: A tip I mentioned in the webinar that bears repeating!

A: When you are adding type to a project and want to change fonts: (1) Choose your font, size, etc. and add the first word(s). (2) Before changing fonts, hold the SHIFT Key and click where you want to put the next word(s). THEN change font, size, etc. If you don’t do this step and just change the font or size, it will change the first word you typed! I was frustrated with this for a long time until Pat Rech, one of my friends/workshop attendees from AZ told me this tip! It’s SUCH a huge help!!

Q: How did you duplicate a mask?

A: When creating a mask for a layer that you wish to duplicate on another layer, you don’t need to manually recreate it. Just hold the ALT Key (Option on Mac) + Click on the mask you wish to copy and drag it to the new layer – Voila! Copied mask!

Q: I had several questions on LuminarAI. I’ll answer a few below.

(1) Where do I get my download of Luminar that I pre-ordered? Just log in to your Skylum account and go to My Account > My Software. Click the Download Button to the right.

(2) Is there a manual for LuminarAI? YES!! The direct link is http://manual.skylum.com. It is 229 pages long with links to LOTS of video tutorials throughout. Very thorough!

(3) I was on a Q&A webinar with Luminar on Monday and learned this great tip. LuminarAI does not have layers. It is not trying to be another Photoshop, it’s goal is to make your editing faster and easier. That being said, you all know I like layers! SO…If you open your image into Photoshop and make it a Smart Object, you can then edit in Luminar and have the ability to go BACK to Luminar and continue editing (it will remember previous edits and settings). I haven’t tried this yet, but I definitely will be soon and let you know how it goes!

(4) Also learned on Monday. LuminarAI is a pretty robust and complete program, but they still have more awesome features in the works. Here are a few coming in the 1st Quarter of 2021: (1) When you look at your list of skies, there will be thumbnails so you can SEE what each sky looks like before applying; (2) There will be a feature for sky reflections (this looks awesome and I can’t wait for the release!); (3) Bokeh AI is coming!!

I am very impressed with the folks at Skylum and how they have handled this new release. As an affiliate for several companies, typically you get very little advance info. Skylum has given us a TON of info so we know what is coming and what they are doing. There have been several webinars for affiliates, they always answer questions…I’m truly impressed. If you haven’t tried LuminarAI yet, you owe to yourself to give it a whirl! See my link in the article below for an extra discount. They have a 30-day money-back guarantee, so give it a try.

Meredith Images/Peacock Studio
End of Year BLOWOUT!

We’re saying BYE to 2020 with 40% off ALL TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio store,
then use the code BYE2020 at checkout to save 40%!

These are the best prices there will be on texture and brush sets –
prices will be increasing in 2021!
So grab all those sets you’ve had your eye on for the best deal!

Sale ends 12/31/2020 at midnight EST

WEBINAR REPLAY
IS ON YouTube!

The replay of Monday’s webinar is now on the
Meredith Images You Tube Channel HERE!
“My Best Tips & Tricks of 2020 &
New Techniques for a New Year!”

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the
Notes/Images/Textures + Bonus Textures

for just $5 HERE!

Luminar AI is LIVE!

Luminar AI was released Tuesday!
If you pre-ordered, check your online account and download now!

If you haven’t yet ordered, now is the time!
Use my affiliate link HERE and then my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $10!

Topaz Year-End Sale!

Topaz has a sale that started today through Dec. 31st Midnight (CST).

Save 30% off all products, bundles and upgrades sitewide!

Use my affiliate link HERE and then use my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15%!

Holiday Collection 2020
My Gift to You!

I truly appreciate your support throughout the year as well as your emails, comments and questions. I’m happy that I can be a part of your photographic journey and hopefully inspire you to find your own style and “voice” in your work.

This year’s Holiday Collection Freebie contains 12 textures in shades of red, green, gold and silver. However, these will come in handy anytime throughout the year and are great for backgrounds, bokeh and such.

Enjoy with my thanks and gratitude.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2021!

CLICK HERE
TO GET YOUR COPY OF
MY FREE HOLIDAY 2020
TEXTURE COLLECTION!

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 Dec. 15

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Frost & Ice Photography Tips”, “Adding Dew Drops to Enhance Macro Nature Photography”, “Christmas Light Photography Tips”, “Focus Modes in Digital Cameras”, and, “How to Use Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera”.

PHOTOSHOP

From Pixel2Pixel: “29+ Creative Postcard Designs” (from modern to vintage looks).

From PSD Vault: “How to Draw Realistic Bubbles Using PS Brush”

FREEBIES

From DesignYourWay: “90 FREE Retro and Vintage Fonts to Download” and “80 FREE Photoshop Actions”

WEBINAR REPLAY
IS ON YouTube!

The replay of yesterday’s webinar is now on the Meredith Images You Tube Channel HERE!
“My Best Tips & Tricks of 2020 &
New Techniques for a New Year!”

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the
Notes/Images/Textures + Bonus Textures

for just $5 HERE!

Meredith Images/Peacock Studio
End of Year BLOWOUT!

We’re saying BYE to 2020 with 40% off ALL TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS!

CLICK HERE to go to the Peacock Studio store,
then use the code BYE2020 at checkout to save 40%!

These are the best prices there will be on texture and brush sets –
prices will be increasing in 2021!
So grab all those sets you’ve had your eye on for the best deal!

Luminar AI is LIVE Today!

Luminar AI was released today!
If you pre-ordered, check your online account and download now!

If you haven’t yet ordered, now is the time!
Use my affiliate link HERE and then my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $10!

Topaz Year-End Sale!

Topaz has a sale that started today through Dec. 31st Midnight (CST).

Save 30% off all products, bundles and upgrades sitewide!

Use my affiliate link HERE and then use my code
MeredithImages at checkout to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15%!

Holiday Collection 2020
My Gift to You!

I truly appreciate your support throughout the year as well as your emails, comments and questions. I’m happy that I can be a part of your photographic journey and hopefully inspire you to find your own style and “voice” in your work.

This year’s Holiday Collection Freebie contains 12 textures in shades of red, green, gold and silver. However, these will come in handy anytime throughout the year and are great for backgrounds, bokeh and such.

Enjoy with my thanks and gratitude.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2021!

CLICK HERE
TO GET YOUR COPY OF
MY FREE HOLIDAY 2020
TEXTURE COLLECTION!

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

Around the Web Nov. 30 & Last Call for Black Friday Specials!

An early “Around the Web This Week” so that I can also send a last reminder of all of my Black Friday deals! All specials end at midnight EST tonight!!

FREEBIES

From CSSauthor – “High Resolution Photoshop Splatter Brushes Free Download”. Several sets from various creators.

PHOTOSHOP

A round-up of “45 Photoshop Editing Tutorials” from VandelayDesigns.

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PhotoCorrect – “Previsualization: Transforming Your Thoughts into Photos”,

LAST CALL ON BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY SPECIALS! ALL SPECIALS END AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (EST)

FIRST UP…

Right now the newest textures are on sale in the Peacock Studio (the new Procreate Pastels & Darks and the 5 new sky collections). Those will stay on sale at 50% off until 11/30 (no coupon needed).

Starting Friday through Monday, ALL of the other texture sets, brush sets, and eBooks in the Peacock Studio will also be 50% OFF.

For anything other than the new sets,
use the code BF2020 at checkout to get the 50% off!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!

SECOND…

Work with me one-on-one to improve your post-processing skills. Work from the comfort of your home with personal online meetings. We will screen share so I can walk you through the steps to accomplish your vision and answer your questions.

Lightroom; Photoshop CC or Elements; Textures; Topaz; Layers & Masking; HDR; Composites…let me know what you want to learn! Day and Evening Sessions Available.

SAVE 25%
5-Hour Package – reg. $235 – on sale for $176.25
10-Hour Package – reg. $450 – on sale for $337.50
No coupon code needed –
sale prices will show in the store during the sale period.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO PERSONAL TUTORING!

THIRD…

2021 Spring & Fall Barns & Back Roads Workshop dates are now posted!

Save $50 on registration during the Black Friday sale
(there will be no other discounts offered on these workshops).

No coupon code needed –
choose your payment option (Pay in Full or Deposit) and date
and the sale price will populate.

We also are offering the option of accommodations at our home.
We have two guest rooms – one with a queen bed
and one with two twin beds.
PLEASE email or call me first to check availability.
(And we do have a cat in case you have allergies!)
4 nights = $175 per person

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WORKSHOP PAGE!

FOURTH…

In 2021 we are planning to have
TWO Creative Photography Conferences!

For our Pre-Spring event, we will hold a
Virtual (Online) Conference on Feb. 27-28.

Tickets are just $39!

~ ~ ~

Then Oct. 23-24 we will have our twice-postponed
in-person event at the beautiful
MeadowView Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN (fingers crossed!)

Registration is reg. $375 –
SAVE $50 during the Black Friday sale
AND…

Receive a FREE ticket to the Feb. Virtual Conference!

No coupon codes are needed – sale price will be active during the sale.
I will email confirmation of the Free Virtual Conference Ticket.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CONFERENCE PAGE
AND CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

~ ~ ~

Whew!

If you have any questions on any of our sales, workshops or conferences, feel free to email me (Hazel@MeredithImages.com) or call me at (203) 521-6480.

I’ve been telling you about the new Lumar AI launching in December. Now is your chance to see it in action! Join us on Dec. 10th, 10:00 am EST for Luminar Live!

“With LuminarAI, we want people to be empowered to create cool images without spending hours and hours to create it,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum. “We’ve been giving previews of LuminarAI a lot lately, and during Luminar Live, attendees will see a full hands-on presentation and demo, showcasing all the creative tools present in LuminarAI.”

Luminar Live will feature presentations from Elia Locardi, Pierre Lambert, Lucy Martin, Richard Harrington, CEO Alex Tsepko and many other creators who rely on Luminar for their daily photo editing needs.

CHECK OUT THE ITINERARY AND REGISTER HERE!

AND…DON’T MISS OUT ON THE
BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS:

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales will run from
November 25 to December 2.

Paid Luminar & Aurora owners get a $20 Loyalty Discount on LuminarAI:
• 2 seats for $79
• 1 seat for $64

Checkout add-ons are 80% OFF, including:
• Aurora HDR
• Photographic Storytelling Video Course
• Power of Nature Skies Pack
• Magical Forests Looks Pack
• Sky Collection Bundle
• Sky Objects Bundle

New customers will get:
• 2 seats for $84
• 1 seat for $69
• Plus Bundle for $119
• Max Bundle for $149

With Luminar products, a “seat” = the license for 1 computer. If you wish to install on 2 computers, you need to purchase 2 seats.

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

You’ve seen me demonstrate a small part of the power of the Nik Collection in my webinars. Check it out for yourself with a 30-day free trial.

The 25th Anniversary edition includes 25 new presets as well as the new Perspective Efex.

If you have purchased a previous version FROM DxO, you can upgrade to version 3 for $79. If purchasing new, the price is $149.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

Grab “everything”!
Black Friday, November 27 through Cyber Monday, November 30

For the first time ever, we’ve combined our FULL suite of Topaz products, including Video Enhance AI, into one discounted bundle so you’ll get everything at more than 60% off retail.

The Everything Bundle rolls eight best-in-class Topaz products into one convenient package. You’ll get DeNoise AI, Gigapixel AI, Sharpen AI, JPEG to RAW AI, Mask AI, Adjust AI, Topaz Studio 2, and Video Enhance AI.

All of these programs sold separately add up to nearly $1,000, but this one-time-only bundle sale gives you more bang for your buck, so you can get everything for just $299.

We know lots of our photographers dabble in video creation as well, but for those who don’t and aren’t curious about Video Enhance AI, you do have the option to remove it from the offer, making it an all-photography bundle for $199.

And here’s the most important thing for those of you who aren’t new to Topaz: We know lots and lots of our Topaz users own at least one, if not multiple products of ours, but we want you to still be able to complete your suite of Topaz tools! So, you’ll only pay for what you don’t own – meaning you still get to take advantage of some serious savings and we’ll extract what you already own.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!
(Page not live till Friday!)

And…I don’t know for sure if my affiliate code will work on top of the sale, but, give it a try! Use my link HERE (or above) and then the code MeredithImages to save 15%!

USE MY AFFILIATE LINK HERE,
AND GET FREE GEAR AND FREE SHIPPING!

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

Special Black Friday Edition

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
I’m resending Wednesday’s post so you don’t miss any of the great BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY DEALS!!

Visit my Meredith Images YouTube Channel to view Tuesday’s webinar.
CLICK HERE

And don’t forget to grab your copy of my Webinar Notes – including images and textures used – in the Peacock Studio store HERE!

My Black Friday Sale starts at 12:01 am on Friday morning, Nov. 27th, and runs through midnight Monday, Nov. 30th (EST). I have a few things I think you’ll like!!

FIRST UP…

Right now the newest textures are on sale in the Peacock Studio (the new Procreate Pastels & Darks and the 5 new sky collections). Those will stay on sale at 50% off until 11/30 (no coupon needed).

Starting Friday through Monday, ALL of the other texture sets, brush sets, and eBooks in the Peacock Studio will also be 50% OFF.

For anything other than the new sets,
use the code BF2020 at checkout to get the 50% off!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!

SECOND…

Work with me one-on-one to improve your post-processing skills. Work from the comfort of your home with personal online meetings. We will screen share so I can walk you through the steps to accomplish your vision and answer your questions.

Lightroom; Photoshop CC or Elements; Textures; Topaz; Layers & Masking; HDR; Composites…let me know what you want to learn! Day and Evening Sessions Available.

SAVE 25%
5-Hour Package – reg. $235 – on sale for $176.25
10-Hour Package – reg. $450 – on sale for $337.50
No coupon code needed –
sale prices will show in the store during the sale period.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO PERSONAL TUTORING!

THIRD…

2021 Spring & Fall Barns & Back Roads Workshop dates are now posted!

Save $50 on registration during the Black Friday sale
(there will be no other discounts offered on these workshops).

No coupon code needed –
choose your payment option (Pay in Full or Deposit) and date
and the sale price will populate.

We also are offering the option of accommodations at our home.
We have two guest rooms – one with a queen bed
and one with two twin beds.
PLEASE email or call me first to check availability.
(And we do have a cat in case you have allergies!)
4 nights = $175 per person

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WORKSHOP PAGE!

FOURTH…

In 2021 we are planning to have
TWO Creative Photography Conferences!

For our Pre-Spring event, we will hold a
Virtual (Online) Conference on Feb. 27-28.

Tickets are just $39!

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Then Oct. 23-24 we will have our twice-postponed
in-person event at the beautiful
MeadowView Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN (fingers crossed!)

Registration is reg. $375 –
SAVE $50 during the Black Friday sale
AND…

Receive a FREE ticket to the Feb. Virtual Conference!

No coupon codes are needed – sale price will be active during the sale.
I will email confirmation of the Free Virtual Conference Ticket.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CONFERENCE PAGE
AND CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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Whew!

If you have any questions on any of our sales, workshops or conferences, feel free to email me (Hazel@MeredithImages.com) or call me at (203) 521-6480.

I’ve been telling you about the new Lumar AI launching in December. Now is your chance to see it in action! Join us on Dec. 10th, 10:00 am EST for Luminar Live!

“With LuminarAI, we want people to be empowered to create cool images without spending hours and hours to create it,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum. “We’ve been giving previews of LuminarAI a lot lately, and during Luminar Live, attendees will see a full hands-on presentation and demo, showcasing all the creative tools present in LuminarAI.”

Luminar Live will feature presentations from Elia Locardi, Pierre Lambert, Lucy Martin, Richard Harrington, CEO Alex Tsepko and many other creators who rely on Luminar for their daily photo editing needs.

CHECK OUT THE ITINERARY AND REGISTER HERE!

AND…DON’T MISS OUT ON THE
BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS:

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales will run from
November 25 to December 2.

Paid Luminar & Aurora owners get a $20 Loyalty Discount on LuminarAI:
• 2 seats for $79
• 1 seat for $64

Checkout add-ons are 80% OFF, including:
• Aurora HDR
• Photographic Storytelling Video Course
• Power of Nature Skies Pack
• Magical Forests Looks Pack
• Sky Collection Bundle
• Sky Objects Bundle

New customers will get:
• 2 seats for $84
• 1 seat for $69
• Plus Bundle for $119
• Max Bundle for $149

With Luminar products, a “seat” = the license for 1 computer. If you wish to install on 2 computers, you need to purchase 2 seats.

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

You’ve seen me demonstrate a small part of the power of the Nik Collection in my webinars. Check it out for yourself with a 30-day free trial.

The 25th Anniversary edition includes 25 new presets as well as the new Perspective Efex.

If you have purchased a previous version FROM DxO, you can upgrade to version 3 for $79. If purchasing new, the price is $149.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

Grab “everything”!
Black Friday, November 27 through Cyber Monday, November 30

For the first time ever, we’ve combined our FULL suite of Topaz products, including Video Enhance AI, into one discounted bundle so you’ll get everything at more than 60% off retail.

The Everything Bundle rolls eight best-in-class Topaz products into one convenient package. You’ll get DeNoise AI, Gigapixel AI, Sharpen AI, JPEG to RAW AI, Mask AI, Adjust AI, Topaz Studio 2, and Video Enhance AI.

All of these programs sold separately add up to nearly $1,000, but this one-time-only bundle sale gives you more bang for your buck, so you can get everything for just $299.

We know lots of our photographers dabble in video creation as well, but for those who don’t and aren’t curious about Video Enhance AI, you do have the option to remove it from the offer, making it an all-photography bundle for $199.

And here’s the most important thing for those of you who aren’t new to Topaz: We know lots and lots of our Topaz users own at least one, if not multiple products of ours, but we want you to still be able to complete your suite of Topaz tools! So, you’ll only pay for what you don’t own – meaning you still get to take advantage of some serious savings and we’ll extract what you already own.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!
(Page not live till Friday!)

And…I don’t know for sure if my affiliate code will work on top of the sale, but, give it a try! Use my link HERE (or above) and then the code MeredithImages to save 15%!

USE MY AFFILIATE LINK HERE,
AND GET FREE GEAR AND FREE SHIPPING!

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 Sept. 1

Happy September!! Though it doesn’t feel like Fall yet here in TN, I’m looking forward to the cooler temps and colorful scenery soon to come!

I think you’ll all be busy for a while with this week’s round up of articles & tutorials!!

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect.com: “Teen Portrait Photography Tips”, “How to Create Powerful Photos through Balance”, “Panning Photography Tips”, “Monochromatic Color Photography Tips”, and “The Dynamics of Diagonal Lines”.

From Light Stalking: “30 Wonderful Links from the World of Photography”

PHOTOSHOP

From Video Tutorials 411: “Top 10 Things Beginners Need to Know”

From Graphic Design Junction: “28 New Tutorials to Create Photo Effects & Manipulation” and “30 Photo and Text Effect Tutorials”

From Design Shack: “15+ Best PS Action Tutorials”

From WebDesignDev: “760+ PS Tutorials for Web & Graphic Designers” (photogs – check these out too!)

From DesignYourWay: “Vintage PS Tutorial Examples to Use for Retro Effects”

LIGHTROOM

From Video Tutorials 411: “Top 5 Things Beginners Need to Know”

FREEBIES

From WebDesignDev: “20+ Free High Quality PS Brush Packs”

Thanks…

…to all of you that completed my survey! The survey confirmed some of the plans I already had and there were also some good suggestions. My plans include:

  • More Webinars (most requested: Topaz; Textures & How to Work with Them; How to Create Textures; Nik; Luminar)
  • New Textures (most requested: Backgrounds; Pastel/Watercolor; Borders; Brush Sets)
  • New Products (PS Presets; LR Presets; other types of textures)
  • Online Subject-Specific Paid Workshops (most requested: working with textures; Layers & Masking; Topaz; creating Textures & Brushes; Workflow start-to-finish)
  • A 3rd eBook on Working with Textures
  • An eBook on another subject (most requested: Composites; Workflow; working with other software)
  • A membership club with members-only textures, tutorials, courses and more!

I will be a very busy gal producing the products and content that you most want!

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid Pandemic, we have had to again postpone the Creative Photography Conference. Originally scheduled for May 2020, we moved it to October 2020 – but that isn’t going to be workable either!

Our plan is to hold a “virtual” Conference in the Spring of 2021, and hold an in-person event in October 2021.

Stay tuned for more details and dates!

We have also needed to postpone (again) some of the early Fall “Barns & Backroads Workshops”. Everyone who was signed up was notified and will have first dibs on the Spring dates.

The postponed dates were Sept. 17-20, Sept. 24-27, Oct. 1-4, and Oct. 12-15.

We are HOPING we can still hold the late Fall workshops: Oct. 22-25 (Full); Oct. 29-Nov. 1 (Full); Nov. 3-6 (1 spot open); Nov. 8-11 (2 spots open).

If you are interested in one of the open spots, please visit the website for more info: https://www.meredithimages.com/photography-workshops/ and to register: https://www.meredithimages.com/products/

SAVE THE DATE
FOR MY NEXT WEBINAR!

Join me on Tuesday, September 15th at 4:00 pm EDT for
“Behind the Creative Process”

In this webinar I will take several images and show how I decide on which textures to use (including the ones I rejected)! I will take you ‘inside my thought process’ as I determine the direction to take a photo. I’ll be using textures and Topaz in my processes.

The sign up link will be posted the week prior to the webinar.

Topaz has updated Mask AI and has a special sale going on!

If you already own Mask AI, this is a FREE Update! Just log in to your account and download the update.

If you don’t already own this powerful program, Mask AI will be available for $79.99 (regularly $99.99) through Friday, September 4. CLICK HERE to check it out!

And The Creator Bundle, which includes Mask AI, Adjust AI, and Topaz Studio 2, is also on sale through the same dates and is discounted to $129.99 (regularly $149.99). CLICK HERE for this special bundle!

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