Brad here, blogging from NYC with all the latest pimpy stuff…

Matt Kloskowski just finished the update to his very popular Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Features book, and it’s now available for pre-order! He’s completely updated it for Photoshop CS5, plus added a whole new chapter!  And, if you pre-order it, you’ll receive an autographed copy!  It’s only $35.99 (NAPP members get it for $26.99), so order your copy here!

Speaking of Matt, if you’re at Photo Plus Expo at the Javits Center in New York this week, make sure you stop by the Nik Software booth to see some free live training sessions from Mr. Kloskowski himself!

And speaking of Photo Plus Expo, you should already know that Scott is presenting in the Manfrotto and Wacom booths tomorrow afternoon. But did you know that our buddy RC Concepcion is presenting in the Manfrotto booth as well? He’ll be there at 1:15 pm, so make sure you stick around to see him too!

We came up to New York earlier this week to film a sequel to one of our most popular Kelby Training Online classes. While we were filming, Scott was asking for questions from his Twitter followers and Facebook fans. If you want to know more about this class and aren’t already keeping up with him on one or both of those, you can do so here and here!

If you’ve been thinking about joining NAPP, now is the time to do it!  Right now, you can join NAPP for one year for $99 and get a free Photoshop CS5 Power Session bonus DVD (a $69.99 value).  Or you can join for two years and get two free bonus DVDs – Photoshop CS5 Power Session AND Mastering HDR in Photoshop CS5. Click here or call 800-738-8513 to take advantage of these offers.

You can also check out a free digital issue of Photoshop User Magazine at photoshopuser.com/zinio

That’s all the pimpy I’ve got for today. Have a great Thursday!