LIMITED TIME OFFER: Topaz Labs Discount Codes

Hey Everyone

Thanks for stopping by.

Well seeing as it’s Friday here’s some great news to finish off the week…

Ok so on Tuesday night this past week I did a Webinar on behalf of the folks from Topaz Labs showing how I use some of their plug ins during my retouching workflow.

During the hour I went through a number of tips, tricks and techniques that I use on almost all my images at some point and it was fantastic to see and hear back from the folks at Topaz that we had such a great attendance. Now, the recording of the webinar will be available to watch online real soon and I’ll be sure to share that here and across social media but in the mean time I have some great news…

At the end of the webinar, Nichole from Topaz let folks know of some discount codes for those who had registered; codes giving some pretty hefty discounts…from 30% to 50% OFF!!!

Great thing is, I was told yesterday that the codes are now available to EVERYONE but for a LIMTED TIME ONLY (24th November).

To take advantage of these SPECIAL DISCOUNTS  head on over to the Topaz Labs website where you’ll see the range of Plug Ins available and use the following codes on checkout:

30% discount off ALL plug ins including the Complete Collection

•Valid until 24th November 2013

•Visit the Topaz Labs Store here [Link]

50% discount off Topaz B&W Effects

•Valid until 24th November 2013

•Visit the Topaz Labs Store here [Link]

I’ve been a big fan of the Topaz range of Plug ins for some time now and you can see how I integrate into my retouching workflow in some of the videos that I post on my YouTube Channel and in the full-length downloadable tutorials I have in my Web Store; you’ll also get to see this in the webinar recording once it goes online.

Right that’s all from me for today so make sure you don’t miss the deadline for the discounts which is the 24th November, have a fantastic weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a couple of days.


November 26, 2013 - 5:29 am

Glyn - Hi Kamil. Plug Ins should install as normal however if you don’t see them you can also drag the plug ins folder across into the new version of Photoshop.
Cheers, Glyn

November 24, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Kamil - Hi Glyn thanks for the info. I want to upgrade for PS CC my question is how do i install all the plug in with cc is it work the same way like before or is there any diferetnt way to instal them

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Perfect Cut Outs with Multiply and Levels

Hi Folks,

Just to let you know that Episode #24 of my Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom weekly show is now ONLINE!

In this episode I revisit a video tutorial that I recorded some time ago now that shows another great technique for making selections of hair and this particular technique makes use of Photoshop’s Multiply Blend Mode and a Levels Adjustment.

Hope you like it:)

When it comes to retouching there’s never going to be a 1-Click Fix that works on every image so adding a collection of techniques to your Photoshop Tool Box that kind of do the same thing but in a different way is definitely the way to go.

As always if you have any questions / comments then feel free to get in touch by emailing me to or leaving a comment in the section below.

Also make sure you click on the SUBSCRIBE button so you don’t miss out on any of the FREE videos I share each and every week PLUS I’d really appreciate the support if you’d share the love and let others know about my YouTube Channel too.

Right, that’s all from me so have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.


November 24, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Glyn - Hey John,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting mate; glad you liked the video :)

Re the High5 Workshop there aren’t any plans for more in the future but in 2014 there are workshop collaborations coming up (details to follow) with my Buddy Frank Doorhof plus I’ve some extended workshops in the UK, US, Europe.

I’ll keep you posted.

November 24, 2013 - 2:55 pm

John Skinner - Enjoyed that Glyn, thanks.

In an unrelated question… I had been stashing away the dosh to try and make it over there to attend one of the HIGH5 workshops with yourself & Calvin. Oddly enough, what started out with a considerable amount of fanfare in it’s origins, has now peter’d out to nothing.. No news, no updates, no collaboration, nothing…

So what’s the crack?

I thank God you speak English.. To try and watch Calvin’s updates on YouTube with “CC” ON (German 2 English). He is excited and “horny” to be going to “Switzerland” and will be looking for “shrubs”.

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL: Body Resizing (Super Fast)

Hey Everyone,

How’s it going?

Ok so following on from my webinar yesterday with Topaz I thought for today I’d post a short Photoshop Tutorial.

I recorded this once we’d finished up yesterday and had originally intended to do it as a written walk through but to be honest it’s such a quick technique that it would taken me longer to log in than in would to record it…well not quite but you’ll see what I mean.

The technique in the video is for Body Resizing and by that I mean how to make the subject of your pictures slightly wider or slightly narrower and it’s a technique I use quite literally all the time; I hope you like it.

Oh and make sure you don’t miss the tip at the end…you’ll understand why I say that when you hear it;)

As always if you have any questions / comments then feel free to drop me a line to but in the mean time have a good one and I’ll catch you tomorrow for Episode #24 of my Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Weekly Show.


November 21, 2013 - 8:35 am

Glyn - Hey Patty,

Thanks so much for your kind words; great to hear you enjoyed it :)

Best wishes,

November 20, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Patty - Your webinar yesterday was off the charts fabulous Glyn! Thanks for opening the door to so many new ‘short cuts’ and for posting this body resizing video.

Register NOW for my Topaz Webinar Later Today!!!

Hey Folks,

Just a quick post today to send out a friendly reminder about this evening’s webinar.

At 9pm UK time I’ll be presenting a webinar  on behalf of the great folks over at Topaz Labs.

The Photoshop Plug Ins by Topaz form an integral part of my retouching workflow and in this evenings webinar I’ll give you a quick look at how I use some of them in my retouching workflow.

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There’s limited spaces available for the webinar but Registration is FREE so head on over to the Topaz Site here [Link] to secure your place.

PLUS those folks who do register get a pretty hefty discount from Topaz on any of the plug ins!

The webinar lasts for just one hour and that’s made up of 45 minutes showing how I use the plug ins and 15 minutes for Q & A.

Hope to see you there,

December 7, 2013 - 5:49 pm

Christiane - Wow! Finally I got a webpage from where I be capable of genuinely take useful facts regarding my study and knowledge.

November 25, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Lester - Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Instructor. Regards

November 23, 2013 - 7:43 pm

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November 21, 2013 - 12:55 am

Roosevelt - I really like it when people come together and share opinions. Great website, stick with it!

November 20, 2013 - 12:48 am

Walter Sanders - Great webinar, Glyn!
Its the first time I’ve seen a pro use the topaz tools.

November 19, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Mark Coons - Can’t wait Glyn!!

My Favourite Place for Inspiration

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

Good weekend?

Ok so today I thought I’d kick the week off with a website to check out.

You see one of the most commonly asked questions I get asked at Seminars and Workshop is “How do you come up with ideas for pictures?”

There are so many places we draw on for inspiration and from Day 1 I was always tearing pages out of magazines whenever I saw a picture that I liked and I’d stick them all into scrap books. The pictures I collected weren’t necessarily taken so that I could copy them exactly but more because there was something about them that I liked i.e. the colouring, the posing, the lighting effects and so on…

I remember a while back now being hired for a photo shoot and the client actually saying to me that they wanted it to have the feel of the TV programme ‘Mad Men‘. Now I’d never heard of let alone seen Mad Men but a quick search on YouTube and moments later I got what it was they were asking for.

So magazines, newspapers, posters on the Underground, iTunes Movie Trailers, YouTube and such like are all great places for inspiration BUT my favourite place of all is the IMP AWARDS website:

IMP AWARDS is a HUGE website that has an ever increasing library of Movie Posters from past, present and future and the really great thing is that it also has most of the alternative posters that were created too.

I’ll spend ages literally browsing around the site and collecting pictures to save in a folder in my iPhoto library and then ultimately my Moodboard App on my iPad. There’s so much inspiration and knowledge that can be gained from looking through images like this as there can browsing through photography books containing images from famous photographers from over the years.

So today seeing as it’s the start of the week why not check out places like IMP AWARDS and start putting a personal project together, put a date in the diary for the photo shoot and go for it!

Check out the IMP Awards website here [Link]

Have a good one and I’ll catch you tomorrow,

ps> If you have favourite places where you get inspired I’d love to hear them so why not share them in the comments section below so everyone can benefit;)

November 18, 2013 - 7:50 am

Fraser Bishop - I only play with photography but my favourite place for inspiration is the Westover Gallery in Bournemouth. A great collection of artists many of whom have inspired me to be more creative with black and white pictures. As I say only an amature at best but I do love my camera.