Posts By Scott Kelby


We’ve just totally updated the online home of Layers Magazine (The how-to magazine for everything Adobe; available on newsstands nationwide) with an all-new look and feel. But beyond that, the new site features some very cool things, most notably a brand new daily blog from LayersTV co-host RC Concepcion; a new Photoshop Killer Tip video tutorial posted each day from Photoshop guru Matt Kloskowski, and it’s also the home of the Adobe Creative Suite how-to show; Layers TV (you can watch each weekly episode of LayersTV right there on the home page).

Besides the fresh new look, has loads of tutorials on all the Adobe Creative Suite apps, including InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop and more! It’s really pretty slick, and RC’s blog and Matt’s Killer Tips make it worth a daily stop for sure. Check it out today; here’s the link.


The “Call for Entries” goes out today for the 2nd annual worldwide “Photoshop User Awards” competition, (sponsored by Photoshop User magazine), and if you’re this year’s “Best of Show” winner, we’re sending you and a friend on a trip to beautiful Maui, Hawaii (including round-trip airfare, hotel, and daily expenses) to get you totally inspired to have your work featured as the cover art for an issue of Photoshop User magazine. Besides the grand prize, there are also thousands of dollars in other prizes and winners in a variety of different categories. The contest is open to any Photoshop user, anywhere in the world, but you can’t win if you don’t enter, so for all the details, visit Good luck everybody!

I just found this link (thanks to Google Alerts) to a review of my Lightroom Live Tour in Tampa, over at “The Photo Enthusiast.” Besides the review, they’ve got some really great photos of the event and if you’ve got a minute, it’s worth a quick look. Thanks to Laurel and Aaron for being a part of my Tampa Lightroom seminar, and for sharing your experience with your readers. :) Here’s the link.

First, thanks to everyone who came out to my Lightroom Live Tour in Tampa Yesterday (photos above by Matt Kloskowski). I met some really great people, including a number of folks who read this blog daily, and that was really a kick. It was great seeing some old friends, and making some new ones! Now, onto the news:

  • If you’re a Mac user that updated to Mac OS X Leopard, you probably already have found out that Lightroom 1.2 (the latest current version) won’t print, but Terry White over at Terry’s Tech Blog has indicated that a “dot” update is coming soon from Adobe which will fix the problem. Here’s what Terry wrote: “If printing from Lightroom is critical to your workflow, then you might want to hold off a bit until the Lightroom dot release is available. Currently under Leopard switching to the Print Module in LR 1.2 is not possible!”
  • Just a friendly reminder: If you haven’t profiled your monitor in a while, then consider today “Profile Your Monitor Wednesday!”
  • If you like classic cars and stunning photography, take two minutes and check out this site from photographer Lonna Tucker. Her stuff just ROCKS!!! (here’s the link).
  • Embarrassing Admission Alert: Yesterday morning, as we were setting up the lighting for my live shoot segments at the Lightroom Tour, it suddenly hit me; I forgot my tripod. Luckily, RC was assisting me and he loaned me his. The reason I’m mentioning this is; his ballhead rocked. It was a Giottos MH 1301 Ballhead Pro Series II (which B&H sells for around $135) and I was really impressed with it. It’s small, but rugged; easy to use, and had no problem supporting some heavyweight gear (it supports up to 20 lbs.). If you’re in the market for a solid ballhead at a good price, I say it’s definitely worth considering.
  • If you’re in the New York area, I hope to see you next week at the Javits Center for my Photoshop CS3 Power Tour.

That’s it for today. Have a great Wednesday everybody!


Hi gang:
It’s a “light” blogging day, since my class starts in about 20 minutes (We’re totally sold out for this event, and I’ve got lots of friends here today, like RC, Corey, Matt, Dave Cross, Rod Harlan, Larry Becker, and wellâ¦pretty much everyone I know. The shot above of me signing some 7-point-system books, was taken by Larry Becker).

So, the big news today is who won the iPhone.


Randy Kashka from Lafayette, Oregon

Thanks to everyone who entered! Just remember; just because the contest is over, doesn’t mean you can’t head over to or Barnes and, and buy the book. In fact, I highly recommend it. ;-)


Before we get to the news; I hope I’ll see you tomorrow at the Tampa Convention Center for the only Florida stop of my Lightroom Live Tour. The final stop will be in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 3, so if you can’t make Tampa, this is a semi-legitimate excuse to go to Hawaii on a “Business trip” (wink, wink). Here’s a link to the Tampa Seminar details.

Now, onto the Monday News:

  • Apple released Leopard (their latest Operating System, which totally rocks by the way) on Friday night, and by 6:00 pm EST Terry White (from Terry’s Tech Blog) had posted the “Green Light” for Leopard compatibility with Photoshop CS3, InDesign CS3, and Adobe Illustrator CS3. Here’s the link to Terry’s site, which includes a link to Adobe with their offical details on which applications are affected by the Leopard update; and which will need an update. It’s mostly good news.
  • Later today we’ll be posting the name of the winner of a signed copy of my iPhone book along with an Apple iPhone itself. Keep your fingers crossed.
  • The Pro Digital Photographers site over at has posted the third of my video tutorials, and the latest one “Giving your images that Hollywood Look, Part 2” details more of my Hollywood Portrait Effect. Here’s the link.
  • Last week, I mentioned attorney Carolyn Wright’s interview over at “The Digital Photography Show.” Well, Scott Eccleston over at the Weekly Photo Tips blog, mentioned her excellent blog, and I thought I’d provide a link to her “” blog, as well as one’s to Scott’s Weekly Photo Tips blog as well. So, there ya go.
  • Want some Monday photo inspiration? Then check out the very slick portraits of New York photographer Carrie Schechter. Make sure you visit her Avertising Portfolio, and within that her New Work, Stories (these look really complicated), as well as her Music galleries. I just love her work, and it’ll start your Monday off right. (Here’s the link).
  • Lastly, make sure you scroll down to the next post for my post on “Photo Editing Ethics.” It’ll make ya stop and think.

See you tomorrow in Tampa! :)