Happy New Year!!!

Wishing you all a Bloomin’ Marvellous New Year!!!

Thank you so much for all the support this past 12 months; hand on heart I appreciate it more than I’m capable of expressing!

Let’s ROCK 2015…each and everyone!

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  • January 1, 2015 - 6:36 pm

    kelley - From the first time I commented on your foggy morning pic on twitter to seeing your Best seller post, I’ve watched you two go through so much life and success. It’s been wonderful being internet friends and meeting in person at PSW! You’re one of my favorite couples and I’ve been thankful for your kindness and support! Have a fabulous 2015! All the best to you both! xxx

From Paddington to Print

4 years ago thanks to Scott Kelby I met my best friend, Dave Clayton.

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We instantly clicked and felt like we’d known each other since school days. We’ve worked on so much together over the past 4 years and I’m more excited now about what’s to come than ever before.

This Christmas though I’ve been completely blown away having opened the post, because in it were two copies of my book; the first printed copies I’ve ever seen BUT what’s more is that these two copies are EXTRA SPECIAL.

Unbeknown to me, Dave had arranged with the publishers (Peachpit) for a SPECIAL EDITION run of just 2 to be printed with a different front cover – The Paddington to Print Edition.

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Paddington Station is where we first met up; all arranged by Scott Kelby when he was over in the UK as he had a hunch we’d get on, and geez was he right.

This incredible gift from Dave is a landmark in our friendship; from meeting just 4 years ago to now my first ever book that he designed the front and rear covers for.

Dave, I’m blown away that you’ve done this. I don’t know what to say and even if I did I couldn’t verbalise it sufficiently. All I know is that I am so incredibly blessed to have you as a friend; a best friend and with Aaron Blaise … my brothers from other mothers!

There’s an old saying of “You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family” well, I beg to differ because my friends ARE my family and I couldn’t wish for better!

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  • December 30, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    Lorenzo M. - I’m very happy for you Glyn ;)

  • December 30, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Steve Healy - Hey Glyn,

    I have had some really true good buddies like Dave, but sadly they have passed on now…. I miss them….It makes my day to hear of true friendship as you and Dave because I know what that friendship means.

  • December 30, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    Glyn - Steve…Friendships like this I never imagined possible so I am incredibly thankful to this industry

  • December 30, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    Glyn - Thanks Lorenzo ;)

AVAILABLE NOW: The Photoshop Workbook

Hey Everyone

Hope you had a great Christmas spending quality time with family and friends.

With 2015 just around the corner, today I’m REALLY excited to let you know that my first ever book ‘The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks and Techniques’ is NOW AVAILABLE!!!

After months of work putting the book together with Publishers Peachpit Press and with a great deal of help from my buddy Dave Clayton, today the book is available on amazon and in other great book stores around the world.

Here’s a short promotional video I’ve put together that will also appear on the books page over on Amazon. It’s just under 2 minutes long and gives you a brief overview of what to expect in the book so I really hope you like it:)

Order your copy of The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks and Techniques from Amazon:

Amazon.co.uk [Link]

Amazon.com [Link]

 

  • January 4, 2015 - 4:24 pm

    Paul Cresswell - Hi Glynn, cant wait for the book. Have I misread, Amazon say its not out yet?

  • January 29, 2015 - 7:49 pm

    christine haydon - I use Photoshop Elements 13. Will this book still be useful for me? Thank you for your time.

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Whatever you’re doing and whomever you’re doing it with, we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Have a fantastic day, and a HUGE thanks for all the support, comments, Likes, feedback, Subscribing to the YouTube channel, purchasing tutorials, attending seminars and workshops and stopping by to read this blog; I appreciate it more than words can say!

We’ll be raising a glass (or two) to thank you all.

Best Wishes,
Glyn, Anne and Posey:)

  • December 26, 2014 - 12:28 am

    Michael Glover - Merry Christmas Glyn! And a Happy New Year!

Hung by the Tongue

It’s just 2 more sleeps to go until Christmas and without wanting to sound like I’m wishing time away, the New Year will then be fast approaching.

Now although we set goals throughout the year, traditionally, as we all know, this is the time when folks set new goals that they want to achieve in the following twelve months. So, rather than me writing a post about setting goals and how important they  are (which they most definitely are) I wanted to let you know two of my own?

Ok so why do I want to let you know a couple of my own goals? Well, the other day I was watching an episode of the Graham Norton Show when one of the guests was Jim Carrey, and apart from talking about the new Dumb and Dumber Movie (which I REALLY want to see) he mentioned about goals. One thing in particular that he mentioned was how he set himself a goal of achieving a certain pay check by a certain date by actually writing a cheque and keeping it in his wallet. Anyway, check out the video below and jump forward to around 1:20…

I loved hearing that Jim Carrey had done this and it kind of reminded me of a saying I remember hearing a while back…Hung by the Tongue.

What does this mean? Well I understand it as telling others what your goals are. Don’t just keep them to yourself…tell others and that way you make a commitment. You tell someone else and they’re going to be watching and waiting to see if you achieve them…does that make sense?

Now does it matter if you actually do achieve that goal? Heck no, but one thing is for sure and that is that you’ll have moved a lot further forward than had you not set the goal in the first place!

Of course I have many goals I’m setting in place for 2015 but one in particular is a photography goal of photographing two people I admire, two heroes of mine: Noel Fitzpatrick aka The Super Vet and World Famous Chef Raymond Blanc

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So there you go…I’m now Hung by the Tongue telling you a goal that I have but what about you..what goals do you have for 2015. Whatever they  are, big or small, commit to them by being Hung by the Tongue, telling others so that they hold you to account.

Let’s go for it in 2015!!!
Glyn