Enter to Win with Practical Photoshop Magazine

Hi Folks,

How you doing? Hope you had a great weekend.

Ok lots to tell you about this week so I thought I’d kick things off by letting you know that I’ve teamed up with Practical Photoshop Magazine [Link] who have just launched a competition where the winner gets a Free ticket to my day long Photography & Photoshop Creative Workshop on Saturday 21st July [Link]

All you need to do to enter the competition is answer the following question over on Practical Photoshop’s website [Link]:

When the Red, Green and Blue Channels are all 128 the colour is:

  • White
  • Grey
  • Black
  • Rich Black
If you think you know the answer, then head over over to the competition page here [Link] and hey who knows, I might see you in July for the workshop and of course the customary curry…I mean, social afterwards:)
Right that’s all for today so whatever you’re up to, have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow,
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  • May 14, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    Tim Skipper - Hey Glen,

    If I win will they also get me a free airline ticket so I can fly over to the UK? ;-)

  • May 16, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    Glyn - @Tim…I’d love to say yes but alas :)

Photoshop Video Tutorial: Adding a Light Source

Hi Folks,

Wow, Friday already?

Ok so here’s a Photoshop tutorial I recorded showing a quick, easy and effective way that you can add a realistic light source into your pictures…

This tutorial forms part of the 40 minute video I recorded for folks who sign up for the free newsletter [Link] and you can see this light effect on a few of my pictures over in my 500px portfolio here [Link]

Right, must dash…need to see to the Chickens, Ducks, Pigs and Sheep, so as always if you have any questions or comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below.

In the mean time though, whatever you’re up to have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.


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  • May 12, 2012 - 11:31 am

    Kevin Sharpe - Just wanted to say thanks for making the effort to post on your blog most days, I always look each day for info and tips, I know how difficult it can be to blog each day so thanks for that, also look forward to coming along to Brighton in July for the walk about!

  • May 16, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    Glyn - @Kevin…Thanks so much for that mate and yeah, look forward to catching up in July. Cheers :)

  • June 10, 2012 - 2:09 am

    Paul Frocchi - Amatuer looking to go to the next level.
    Thanks for your generous sharing of technique.

  • June 10, 2012 - 8:15 pm

    Glyn - Hey Paul, you’re very welcome mate. Thanks for looking in and commenting :)

  • May 17, 2014 - 2:53 am

    Alysindria - It’s a great tutorial/tip and it works fine for me too. Thank you. Beautiful voice, btw :)

A Date for your Diary with RetouchPRO

Hey Folks,

I’ve got a real quick post for today just to let you know a date for your diary…

On Saturday 9th June (time to be confirmed) I’m going to be doing a Live 2 hour Webinar with the great folks over at RetouchPRO working through every step in Photoshop from start to finish of my Running Late picture.

I’m really looking forward to this not only because I’ve followed RetouchPRO since I started out but also because it will be very much an audience participation event…

“RetouchPRO LIVE is a live talk show where we chat with an artist as we watch them at work. The audience helps guide the course of the conversation with their questions and comments. These are not canned presentations or studio-produced tutorials (or really tutorials of any sort). Each show is extemporaneous and candid, and as in-depth as the audience requests it to be.”

I’ll be posting more details as we get nearer to the 9th June as spaces will be limited so be sure to check back.

In the mean time make sure you head on over to RetouchPRO and check out the incredibly popular site which has an enormous amount of information within it’s pages, super active forums, and a great collection of previous webinar videos to rent from folks such as Photomontage Illustrator Steve Caplin; author of the ‘How to Cheat in Photoshop‘ book series.

You can check out RetouchPRO here [Link]

Right that’s all from me for now so whatever you’re up to have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow for that Friday Feeling,


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  • May 10, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Will - Can’t wait!

  • May 19, 2013 - 1:11 am

    Carmen Mazza - Hi,

    I paid the $15.00 to be able to watch the RetouchPro recording but it stops after 1 hour of the 2 1/2 hours and when you restart it is from the beginning. I can then skip ahead to where it stopped but then it stops again after several minutes. I email RetouchPro but got no response. Is there anything you could do to help out here? I’ve seen your other tutorials which were very inspirational and was looking forward to seeing this one also.


From Dave to Diva :)

Hi Folks,

Ok so for today I just wanted to quickly reinforce something that I’ve written about before… i.e. how giving your photo shoots a theme and using Moodboards can not only help you as a Photographer but also help your model to model, so that ultimately you end up with the best possible results from your Photo Shoot.

In the latest issue of German Photography & Digital Imaging magazine Pictures I’ve a 4 page article where I cover exactly that; specifically looking at how my best buddy Dave Clayton has gone from hating having his photograph taken to now making regularly magazine appearances and modelling at my workshops.

So just in case you don’t read German here’s some links to where the content of the magazine article was adapted from posts on this site:

On a side note seeing this transformation in Dave’s confidence in front of the camera has been fantastic and working with Dave at my workshops and other projects has been and always is a total blast; in fact calling it ‘work’ seems kind of wrong. Although not my personal assistant we do a heck of alot of stuff together and plan on doing a lot more in the future so here’s looking forward to lots more, ermmm work in the coming weeks, months and years:)

As always if you have any questions or comments, or maybe even ways that you find help to get the most from your photo shoot,then please feel free to make use of the comments section below, but in the mean time,


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  • May 9, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    Jan Winther - Dave has an amazing face for the sort of cartooni composites you make and I actually think he makes your style very recognizable, in fact, he has more or less become your brand….perhaps you should trademark Dave – is that possible?? :)

    I hope you pay him enough…lol

    Congrats on the article.

  • May 9, 2012 - 11:53 pm

    Glyn - Cheers Jan…Oh and yes re paying but any more magazine appearances and things might change…lol :)

News, News, News

Hi Folks,

Yesterday I sent out Issue #2 of my newsletter with details of new workshop dates, the latest webinar, link and password to the 40 minutes of Free Photoshop Tutorials video I recorded, special offers and more…

Now I’d like to say it was intentional but alas I can’t as the eagle eyed of you will have noticed a typo where the Early Bird Pricing deadline for the 21st July Workshop was shown as 11 August 2012…when it should have said 11th July…doh! Anyway, just to confirm, ticket prices for the 1 day Photography & Photoshop Creative Workshop are £95 per person before 11th July and go up to £110 afterwards…phew:)

Also, with regards the workshop, the day has now been extended which means more photography, more photoshop and more creativity…all topped off with the customary social afterwards (aka curry)

You can check out the full details over on the workshop page here [Link]

New Partner: Tether Tools
I’m really excited to have now teamed up with Tether Tools and become part of their Pro User Team along with such great folks as Calvin Hollywood, Frank Doorhof, Jeremy Cowart and Erik Valind

Tether Tools are makers of incredible camera to computer tethering equipment and accessories designed to make your shooting life a whole lot easier and more organised. I’ll start posting more BTS (Behind the Scenes) info and videos so you can see the kit in action but in the mean time if you’re looking at ordering then by using the Special Offer Code of DewisTT8  you’ll receive a complimentary Camera Support JerkStopper with the purchase of any Tether Table Aero.

Check out the Tether Tools website here [Link]

Forward and Win with NAPP UK
Now getting back to the newsletter, thanks to my Buddy Dave Clayton over at NAPP MEMBER UK [Link] anyone who forwards it on to someone else they think might like to read it, each month will be entered into a Prize Draw…

Don’t ask me how (I’m guessing fairy dust is behind it somewhere) but through the wonder of technology it’s possible to see if the newsletter was forwarded on, so this month anyone who helps spread the word stands the chance of winning a copy of Scott Kelby’s superb Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It book…it’s that simple:)

Free 40 Minute Photoshop Tutorial Video
Finally…did you get the link and password to my FREE 40 Minutes of Photoshop Tutorials video???

If not then all you need do is subscribe to my newsletter [Link] and the details will be automatically emailed out and you can then watch it whenever and as often as you like.

Right that’s all for now; I’m off to the studio so whatever you’re up to have a great day and I’ll catch you tomorrow,

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  • May 8, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    Cynthia Phillips - please register me for the newsletter