Monthly Archives February 2010

Missing Guest Blog
Sorry about yesterday’s missing Guest Blog. We had a communication problem, but as soon as we get the final draft, we’ll get it online for you. Totally our fault, but we’ll get on it, and get it fixed.

20thtshirt_poster Photoshop’s 20th Anniversary Event Webcast Live!
Although the big event next week for Photoshop’s 20th anniversary celebration in San Francisco is already sold out, you’re still invited to join as we’ll be webcasting the entire event, live from the Palace of Fine Arts. I’ll have all the details in a few days, but for now just mark the evening of February 18th on your calendar as “Photoshop Night!”


Three New Photoshop Online Training Classes
We’re adding a new online class now every single week now at Kelby Training Online, but I’ve fallen a few weeks behind on announcing them, so here’s what’s new: (1) Photoshop Color Strategies, with John Paul Caponigro (link); (2) Unleashing the RAW power of Capture NX2 with Vincent Versace (link), and (3) The Art of Proofing, with John Paul Caponigro (shown above) (link).

Only Two Weeks left to save $100 on the Photoshop World Conference
OK, it’s two weeks and one day, but you get the idea. The $100 early bird registration deadline is coming up, and if you want to join us in Orlando on March 24-26 for the world’s largest Photoshop training event, (and do it on the cheap) you can sign up or just get more details right here (By the way: if you’re a NAPP member, you can get a full conference pass for only $499 using that early bird discount).

New D-Town TV Episode Later Today
It’s Thursday, and that means there’s a 60% chance that the new episode of D-Town TV (the weekly show for DSLR shooters, hosted by Matt Kloskowski and me), will actually get posted today. If you’re reading this in the afternoon, click right here, and it’s entirely possible the new episode (episode 29) will be there.

That’s it for today
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow.

Entertainment photographer Art Streiber! I (Brad) have been a huge fan of Mr. Streiber’s work for a long time.  He’s a regular contributor to Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Wired, many other magazines, and also shoots artwork for movies and TV shows.  So if you’ve looked at a magazine rack or been to the movies in the past few years, you’ve probably seen his work on a cover or a poster.

I had the opportunity to go to Mr. Streiber’s class at Photo Plus Expo last year.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned in just a few hours of listening to him talk about his work.  Everything from pre-production, to shooting, to post production, and even billing and inventory.  Everyone else I talked to who was in his class (including Jeremy Cowart and Dustin Snipes) was absolutely pumped when it was over too.

I’ve asked him to try and turn his class into a blog, so hopefully he’s been able to do just that.  Come back tomorrow and check it out!


OK, it was really just supposed to be just Dave and Corey splitting the day, but they were kind enough to invite me to do one of my favorite parts of the day—the session on Typography and Designing with Type, so now it’s the three of us.

The seminar is coming up on Monday, February 22nd at the Tampa Convention Center, and if you haven’t had a chance to catch the tour yet, it is just one of those days that really opens your eyes to the power of Photoshop, and all the cool stuff you can do—stuff that really looks hard, but is actually easy once you know the secrets.

It’s not too late to register—follow this link, where you’ll find out the full class schedule, and how to reserve your seat (It’s only $99, or $79 if you’re a NAPP member) for a day of nothing but the latest Photoshop special effects (these are real commercial effects—the same ones you see in print, on the Web, in ads, on TV, and in Hollywood—-techniques you can really use in your own everyday work). I hope Dave, Corey, and I will see you there!


About a month ago we launched, a new home for all the video shows we produce each week, so folks would have a central location to find all our shows right online.

Last week I mentioned that Dave Cross has launched his own new weekly Podcast called “Ask Dave” and now NAPP News (hosted by Larry Becker)  has joined the channel.

The full list of weekly shows on include:

  • Photoshop User TV
  • D-Town TV
  • Layers TV
  • Lightroom Killer Tips
  • Photoshop Killer Tips
  • Ask Dave
  • NAPP News

Of course, you can subscribe to all of these shows using Apple’s iTunes, and watch them right on your iPhone, iPod Touch, etc.

Here’s a direct link (make sure you catch the new episode of D-Town, with special in-studio guest Joe McNally).


Want to come and work with us? NAPP is looking for a kick-butt PHP programmer to come and join the NAPP team down here in sunny Tampa, Florida (where today’s high is a lovely 65°).

If you thrive in a really cool work environment, and want to work with some incredibly creative and fun people (our Web team rocks!), who really value what you do, then contact Barbie Taylor, our HR Director for all the details (just leave me a comment here on the blog, and I’ll get you her direct email).

Also, if this isn’t you, but you know someone who would fit the bill, will you pass this on to them for me?

Many thanks—Scott.