Against my better judgement, I gave Brad a few days off to visit his family in Tennessee, so since he’s not hear to do Pimpy Thursday, I thought I’d cover it for him (Serves me right for letting him have vacation time). Won’t make that mistake again! Now, for some sweet home grown pimpin’:

Invite your friends to join me, and “The Photoshop Guys” for a live Webinar
Remember the “Napp-a-thon” we did last year? It was a huge success and loads of new folks joined NAPP that night. We’ll we’re doing it again, but this time we tried hard to find an even dumber name, and by golly I think we’ve done it. That’s right, it’s called “SNAPP!” (I’m not making this up).

Anyway, it’s broadcast live, it’s next Wednesday, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm and we’ll be doing lots of tutorials and fun stuff to give folks an idea of what we do at NAPP, and why they should join. If you’re already a NAPP member (and nearly 75,000 of you already are), please invite your non-member friends to join us that night for free. They’ll have a great time, and learn lots of stuff. They (and well….anybody) can register right here (right now).

My thanks for helping us spread the word. (P.S. If you miss the live Webinar, we’ll post a rebroadcast the following day, but if you watch live, we’ll have some cool giveaways, including some sweet Lexar memory cards).

David Cuerdon updated his “Beauty Retouching Kit” for Photoshop CS5
David’s super popular retouching class on Kelby Training Online has been totally updated for Photoshop CS5. So, you get everything updated from the original class plus David included a start to finish headshot retouch explaining every step along the way, plus it includes a downloadable PDF portrait retouch checklist, and how to deal with common problems like braces, eyeglass glare, fly away hairs, etc.. If you’re a Kelby Training subscriber, and you’re into retouching, you can check it out right here.

PhotoForge 2 for the iPad
I’ve talked about Filterstorm Pro for the iPad, and how it’s kind of like “Photoshop for the iPad.” Well, I just saw a video demo of PhotoForge 2 for the iPad, and it might even be better (I say might, because it hasn’t been released yet, but it looks amazing!). Here’s the demo video I watched (thanks to @Pironik17 for the heads up): http://youtu.be/EMIlEdikUAs

Just 3-Weeks Until My Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It Tour come to New York
Hundreds of photographers have already signed-up for my only stop in New York City this year of my “Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It Live!” tour on June 2nd at the Javitz Center. If you’re anywhere near the area, I hope you’ll join me for the day. It’s only $99 (including a detailed workbook), or just $79 for NAPP members). You can reserve your spot right here (we have limited seating, and seats are filled on a first-come, first served basis. The first four tour stops all sold out in advance, so if you want to spend the day with me, learning lighting, shooting, and retouching, snag your seat now).

Well, that’s Pimpy Thursday for this Thursday. I think Brad would be proud! :-)