This email left me Speechless!

Just wanted to share this email with you that came through yesterday evening.

Reading it through left me speechless and feeling both incredibly happy and incredibly sad both at the same time; something I wouldn’t have though possible but when you read it you’ll likely see what I mean.

I guess the message here more than anything is none of us should underestimate the positive impact what we do can/could have on someone; that alone is reason to never stop!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.


  • April 24, 2015 - 10:55 am

    Nathan Wolf - That is a wonderful thing for him to have done. He is quite right too. I don’t think you realise that you do make a massive difference to people al over the world.

    I won’t bore you with lots of stuff but I was going through a very rough patch after our business was hit by the recession. I was in a very dark place for a while and didn’t have anything to lighten my day.

    I was bought a Nikon 5300 by a very kind friend. He thought it might give me and interest but I was stumped by so many aspects of photography and Photoshop that I gave up using it. Then someone else suggest your site and Aaron Nace’s Phlearn.

    Between the two of you I started to learn and to get an interest in things again. I love the work you both do and look forward to seeing your videos on YouTube.

    Thank you Glyn for giving me some motivation again. Other things have started falling back into place and I am starting to get a new business off the ground, producing t-shirts, caps, promo material and embroidered items.

    I think you taught me I could learn new stuff and enjoy doing it. You won’t have realised it of course but you do make a difference to people’s confidence and that has a knock on effect.

    Keep doing what you are doing. You do it very well indeed and to teach others is a great thing. I hope one day to book onto a workshop or see you at an event. In fact, I have my 50th coming up, so I may twist a few arms. ;)

    Kind regards Nathan

  • April 24, 2015 - 1:28 pm

    Tauratinzwe - Great letter and demonstrates great character of the author.

    AND well deserved by the recipient. You do enrich the lives of those of us who are older and love learning to be creative in PS.

    Thank you!

  • April 24, 2015 - 6:03 pm

    Kelley - That’s wonderful. I’m sure one speaks for many.

Frank & Nadine Back in the UK

Hey Everyone, if you didn’t already, I just wanted to drop in and let you know that my buddy and top photographer Frank Doorhof (along with the wonderful Nadine Stephan) is returning to the UK with his Mastering the Model Shoot Tour.

Dates are July 9th – 14th and if the last time is anything to go by then this is sure to be a sell out, so check out this LINK for more information and to BOOK YOUR PLACE!




Tricky Cut Outs made EASY and FAST: PHOTOSHOP #76

Today I’ve a brand new episode of my weekly YouTube Podcast for you and this time we’re looking at selections and cut outs.

Those of you who have been following my videos for a while will know I have a bit of a thing about selections and cut outs; so whilst recording a new full length video tutorial yesterday I thought I’d put this one together for you.

The video is just around 5 minutes long and in it I show you how to make light work of a tricky cut out…a tree, PLUS there’s a few other little tips/tricks in there too.

Hope you ‘Like’ it:)

As always, if you haven’t already be sure to SUBSCRIBE for Free to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of the new videos as they’re recorded and posted, and hey if you could share the love and let others know about the channel I’d REALLY appreciate it.

Take care out there and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.


  • April 22, 2015 - 7:24 am

    Michael Glover - That was a great quick tip! I love all of these little tricks!

  • April 22, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    Glyn - Cheers Michael; glad you like it :)

  • April 23, 2015 - 1:03 am

    Mik - Very effective, cutting out stuff is always been a pain for me so this I will try out.

  • April 24, 2015 - 7:31 pm

    bob carter - Great video… this old PS guy learned some nice tricks with this video. Many thanks… Bob

Learn Animation with Aaron Blaise

Ok so those of you who are regular readers of this blog or maybe even connect with me on social media will know that I’ve mentioned Aaron before and for good reason; well today is no different.

Today I want to point you to his brand new video series that he’s recorded all about Animation but rather than me explain what it covers, check out the introductory video below that Aaron has recorded…

In this comprehensive and complete course, master animator Aaron Blaise (“The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Mulan”) takes you through the key principles of animation as well as his proven approach to animating a complete scene.

Check out this incredible new course over on Aaron’s website by CLICKING HERE 


New Full Length Tutorials: Can you help?

Can you help?

Folks in the coming days my new revamped website/blog will going LIVE and to fall in with this I’m in the middle of recording some new full length retouching video tutorials.

In fact, over the coming weeks you’re going to see more Behind the Scenes videos being posted from Photo Shoots so that you can follow along through the initial part taking the photographs to the final retouched image.

In the mean time though I need your help?

When you get a moment could you take a look at my 500px portfolio page [LINK] and let me know which pictures you’d like to see being made into tutorials so that you can see EVERYTHING that was done in Photography, Lightroom/Camera RAW and Photoshop.


Those tutorials with the most requests will be ones that I’ll get to work on so all you need to do is take a look and let me know in the comments below what you’d like to see.

Thanks in advance and thanks so much for the support.


•Check out my 500px page HERE

  • April 20, 2015 - 11:05 am

    Moira Norrie - Regal Lion
    (or any other of the wildlife composites)

  • April 20, 2015 - 11:07 am

    LeLe - HI Boss!

    it would be interesting to see the whole process of this photo.

    Cheer from Italy!

  • April 20, 2015 - 11:38 am

    Des - There are so many great ones. I am however thinking about the one titled “Detached” & Johnathan Thompson. Those two called out to me first.

  • April 20, 2015 - 2:23 pm

    Carol - You are so well known for the “hard bodies.” They are wonderful and your signature. However, I would find it so much more helpful to see your process on James and the beard, Jonathan Thompson, or Gary. Thanks for asking.

  • April 20, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Brian - As always thanks Glyn! I have been following you for a while now and really enjoy your approach to the images you create. I would love to see any of the animal portraits you’ve done over the past year :)

  • April 20, 2015 - 4:20 pm

    srinath pm - hurrah!!!!thank u mr.glyn..this is the moment i have been waiting for..first of all thanks for making this decision….all your works unique,,,to say frankly ,,,,after seeing the link …i wish for all the tutorial ..since its impossible …i opted my priority below…(1) WHAT?/?((Portrait of UK Kick Boxer Martin Fitzgerald))) (since its a portrait,,most are awaiting to exaggerate their look same as like this..especially the grunge look)) (2).THE WORKMEN (3).running late (4).psycho surgeon (5).face made for the camera

  • April 20, 2015 - 6:38 pm

    Susan Koppel - Hi Glyn – love them all. My two choices are “Food, Glorious Food” and “Mamma: Elephants in the Rain”.
    And please, please, start posting on iTunes again…..:-)


  • April 20, 2015 - 6:42 pm

    marcel bauer - Good lord Glyn, why don’t you just ask us to pick which one of our children get to live and which has to die…LOL There are so many AMAZING photos here :) If I had to choose one that hasn’t been yet I would like to see this one I think it would cover alot of the techniques used in the others. My ultimate wish would be ALL of them :) Also I am just about to crack open the photoshop workbook (well digital version) I am beyond excited. Thanks for all your great work and sharing this with all of us NEWBIES. I hope to one day meet you again. Yes we did meet, at photoshop world in Orlando where you unvieled the awesome RAZOR photoshop filter…LMAO.

  • April 20, 2015 - 8:23 pm

    Mik - If you haven’t already done the following:

    Muscular Physique: Daniel Adams
    Tribal Tattoo

  • April 20, 2015 - 8:56 pm

    David Wilson - Thank you giving me the opportunity to vote for my favourite pictures and sorry for the extra work I am causing you:

    In order of preference,
    Gothic Female
    Iron Man


  • April 20, 2015 - 9:11 pm

    Maurice - I’d like to see how you did the beard with your beard brushes and the portrait editing in Frank Doorhofs photo, and “a face made for this” is very nice…

  • April 21, 2015 - 7:11 am

    Richard - Glyn, I could choose dozens but Ironman would be my favorite to see and any of the Animal ones. I have purchased all your tutorials, so would love to add these to the collection :-)
    Love your work

  • April 23, 2015 - 10:51 am

    David Jones - I would like to see how the kick boxer images were processed, please.
    Thanks for a great blog Glyn.