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.

  • February 3, 2015 - 1:54 pm

    Una Manera rápida y fácil para blanquear los dientes en Photoshop | videografoto - […] pero deseas o necesitas ser mucho mejor en esto, también debes comprobar el nuevo Dewis ‘ Photoshop libro de trabajo  a través de la publicacion de Scott […]

  • February 3, 2015 - 4:50 pm

    Debby Armstrong Herold - Just picked up the Kindle version from Amazon.ca. I’m excited!

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

A Priceless Gift of Art

Hey Everyone. I thought I’d kick the week off sharing something extra special…

Earlier this year, as some of you will know, our little lad, Morris Cat, became ill and is now no longer with us.

So, as this past Saturday was my wife Anne’s Birthday, and because Morris was such a character and has left such a big hole in our lives, I really wanted to get something special; a painting that really captured his personality.

Originally I’d thought about something comical but changed my mind and so spoke to my dear friend Aaron Blaise.

Talented, Gifted and all other words spring to mind when I think of Aaron and when he literally jumped at the chance to draw something for Anne I was over the moon! Blown away is most definitely an understatement when I saw what he’d done…

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But that wasn’t all…he’d even recorded a video showing the process.

The painting is breath taking but watching the video is extra special as it seems to bring Morris back to life as you watch Aaron’s brush strokes…

Aaron…We can’t quite express in words what this means, but prepare for a bear hug when you meet Anne:)

Folks, I know I mentioned it on Friday but seriously, you need to head on over to Aaron’s website and check out his work and all that he has available in his web store; there is so much to learn. I’m 100% convinced that as Photographers and Retouchers we can learn so much from traditional artists and with all that Aaron has to offer and is so willing to share it’s a no brainer to head over to his site and his YouTube channel.

Have a fantastic Monday and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.

Enjoy,
Glyn

•Oh and just to follow up from last Friday’s post about Aaron’s Photoshop Hair Brushes, they’re AVAILABLE NOW from his website [LINK]

 

  • December 24, 2014 - 5:43 am

    Erica` - What an amazing gift… and such a joy for us to see the process. I was mesmerized!!