Monthly Archives January 2009


I just learned this week that our friend, photographer, artist, Adobe evangelist, and Photoshop Hall of Famer Julieanne Kost is featured in an exhibition of her work (made famous in her highly acclaimed book, “Window Seat“) at the Modernbook Gallery in Palo Alto, California.

Her exhibition called “In Flight” is featured along with the exhibition “Urban Constructs” by Richard Stultz, and both run through March 1, 2009 at the gallery. Here’s a link to see some of Julieanne’s work (taken from the window seat of commercial airliners) which are featured in the gallery, and here’s the link to the gallery for more info, times and directions. I am so tickled to see Julieanne’s amazing work getting the recognition it so richly deserves with a gallery exhibition like this. Way to go! :)

If you’ve got a minute and 40 seconds, check out this clip (below) that our video team put together to give you a glimpse of what it’s like in a class session at Photoshop World. There are a couple of funny moments, including one with Joe McNally (what an engaging teacher!), and there’s a very cute Photoshop tip from Dave Cross that totally cracked me up when I heard it, but at the same time—-I’ll never forget that keyboard shortcut! Definitely worth checking out.


First, how ’bout that post yesterday from Dustin Snipes! I love it when a photographer shares the entire process, without leaving any steps out, and that’s exactly what Dustin did, and I know he gained a lot of new fans yesterday. Way to go Dustin (and on behalf of my readers—thanks!). Now, on to the news:

  • Remember last week when I featured a four-part series on what’s new in Photoshop CS4? Well the Turning Points blog did a nice follow-up post listing all the features Matt, Dave and I covered in the four videos, so if you didn’t get a chance to watch the videos to see what all is new, check out their complete listing by clicking here.
  • By now you might have heard that Adobe has posted a downloadable beta release of a bug-fix for Lightroom on Adobe Labs (so, it’s the beta for Lightroom 2.3). Before you download it, I want to give you a heads-up; this is NOT the final update (which is why it’s not available automatically through the “Check for Updates” menu command under Lightroom’s Window menu). If you download this update from this link, it won’t update your current version; it will download a separate version of Lightroom (version 2.3 beta), leaving your original untouched. This isn’t a bad thing (especially with a beta, right?), but I just wanted you to know that you’ll now have two Lightroom’s on your computer. Personally I’m waiting for the final update to be released.
  • This week has been an incredibly busy week over at the Kelby Training Online Studios. Adobe’s own Julieanne Kost has been here recording some special online classes, and Joe McNally has been here this week; in the studio and on location doing a new class. Photoshop World instructor Taz Tally is in Studio 2 this week working on some new classes, and on Monday we’ve got Jack Reznicki and attorney Ed Greenberg here doing two special online classes on copyright and how to protect your images; one class for photographers and one class for graphic designers. Right on their heels is Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon doing special online classes on how to use your Canon DSLRs, and we’ve got another incredible retouching class from David Cuerdon coming right behind that. Lastly, I’m finishing up a new online class on Photoshop CS4’s Camera Raw. Just wanted to keep you all in the loop on all the cool stuff coming your way!

That’s it for today folks. See ya back here tomorrow for our Friday wrap-up. Have a great Thursday!


For the past few Photoshop World’s, we’ve been doing a live blog from the event, but this year we thought we’d get the coverage started earlier, and it’s already up and running. The blog is from our own in-house social media ninja Nancy Masse, and she’s got everything from interviews with Photoshop World instructors to tips on getting the most from Photoshop World, and all sorts of cool conference-related stuff.

You can check out Nancy’s new Photoshop World blog right here.


Dustin Snipes is a full time staff sports photographer and part-time Red Bull drinker in Los Angeles, Calif. When he is not taking photos (or drinking Red Bull) he spends his time watching reruns of “How I Met Your Mother.”

For the last few months, people have been asking me about the post-production involved in the photos on my blog post “70 basketball portraits I did in two days.” I always planned on sharing it with everyone but just haven’t had time to put anything together until now. Recently, I was asked to do a guest post for Scott’s blog and thought, “What better way to share this Photoshop tip with everyone than on Mr. Photoshop himself’s blog, Scott Kelby?” I was pretty giddy, to say the least.

It’s actually a pretty simple process that has a few steps to get this “look” (and it’s not LucisArts or HDR :) ).

Here goes:

There is one thing you must promise me–and yourself–before reading this post. Repeat (or read) after me:

“I, (state your name, or clever web user ID) will not overuse this technique on EVERY photo I take. I will only use it in moderation.”