Black Friday deals

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Black Friday is really a great day to get the software you are still missing for you editing. Not so great for me, as I already own all of them, but all these discount could be great for you :) And since there are really many of them, I will list them in this post.

Oloneo Photoengine

Let’s start with tonemappig software. Oloneo Photoengine is currently my favourite. It’s fast, easy to use and creates great results. You can find more about it in my review. Until December 9th, it’s 40% off with the coupon code AUTUMN2014EU56. That’s 89 USD instead of 149.

Get it from Oloneo website.


Photomatix Pro

Secondly, the most used tonemapping sofware, and also the most versatile. You can see my review of Photomatix Pro here. Until the December 1st, you can use the code BLF2014 to get 25% off, that’s 74USD instead of 99.

Get it from Photomatix website.

Topaz Plugins

Topaz plugins is a huge collection of different editing plugins for Photoshop, and you can find my review of the most well known Topaz Adjust here. There are having a 40% off sale on their whole plugins bundle, where they sell it for 249USD instead of 429. The discount code is BLACKFRIDAY2014 and is valid until December 1st.

Get it from Topaz website

noiseware-bannerImagenomic Noisware

Imagenominc is having a sale on all of their plugins, but my favorite is the Noiseware one. For me it’s the best noise reduction for Photoshop, and you can see my review here. Until December 1st, you can use the code BF2014 to get a 30% discount.

Get it from Imagenomic website

Onone plugins

Another set of Photoshop plugins you can get much chaper today, are all the ones from Onone software. You can get most of them 50% off until December 2nd. No code required.

Get them from Onone website.

store_ad_-_trey_s_complete_hdr_video_tutorialTrey Ratcliff tutorials

So it’s not just software, Trey Ratcliff is also having a big sale on all his tutorials, ebooks and presets. You can get 35% off until December 1st. No coupon code requires.

Get it from Stuckincusotms store.

Jimmy McIntyre tutorials

My friend Jimmy McIntyre is also having a Black Friday sale for his tutorials, and using the code BlackFriday you can get 20% off from the normal price.

Get them on his website.


If you are looking for a good place for a photo portfolio, how about one of the best Smugmug. Until November 29th, all new customers can get 40% off from the price of the account. You can find my review of Smugmug here.

Get it here on the Smugmug website.

HDRshooter sale

And don’t forget my sale, which is of course still active, and you can use the code BFFORTYOFF to get 40% from the price of my video tutorials. Get it here.

Reflected clouds

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I can’t wait for this weekend. I will do nothing, absolutely nothing for the whole two days. I really need to catch up on my sleep and rest :) Ok, maybe I do some photo editing, but not too much :)

And this is a photo from the Kuchajda lake. It’s a HDR from 5 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine.
Reflected clouds

Black Friday sale

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I edited a lot of photos today, but none that I can share here with you. So no photo today, but instead, how about a Black Friday discount on my video tutorials Master exposure blending. So from now, until Monday, you can use the code
to get 40% off from the price (that’s 20USD) and get the tutorials just for 29USD.

Add to Cart

To get all the info, and sample videos on the series, please check the Master exposure blending page.

and hear you can see the introduction video, to see what it’s about

Sensual dance festival

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So I finally started catching up to the real world, and almost finished all photos from the Sendusal Dance festival in Bratislava, which was during this weekend. I of course had no time to edit my regular photos, but since I edited a lot form the festival, how about I share few of those :)

Sensual dance festival

So my crazy weekend is over, 4 night of taking photos at parties and also some during the day :) Haven’t slept much, but I need to quickly get back to my normal routine, so how about to start today. So as always, a new process post today for you.

Let’s first look at the final photo, and the starting exposure.

Waves in LucerneFinished photo
Waves in LucerneOriginal exposure

As always I loaded all the exposures into Lightroom, where I corrected the horizon, white balance and also chromatic aberrations. From there I exported all the files and loaded them in Oloneo Photoengine. I changes the strength and the contrast to get a blend I wanted and continued in Photoshop.

Waves in LucerneAll exposures
Waves in LucerneLightroom twaks

I loaded all the exposures in Photoshop and did the following edits (layers numbered from bottom up):
1. Oloneo Photoengine result
2. I created a second result in Oloneo Photoengine, a brighter one. Here I used a lights luminosity mask to brighten all the white parts of the water.
3. Original exposure, to correct the moving people on the bridge
4. Brushed out the railing as it didn’t fit the composition I wanted.
5. Color Effex polarization, to bring more blue into the sky
6. Color Effex Pro contrast to get more detail
7. I added more overall saturation here, as I felt there is not that much color in the photos
8. Nik Dfine to remove noise
9. Brightened the bottom right corner, as it looked too dark
10. Little bit of overall contrast

Waves in LucerneOloneo Photoengine
Waves in LucernePhotoshop

And that’s all what I did with this photo :)