Posts By Scott Kelby

Old combat boots with American flag

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country.

This post is dedicated each year to the memory of David Leimbach, (shown above; the brother of our dear friend and colleague Jeff Leimbach), who died eight years ago in combat in Afghanistan.

Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day.

Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day.

All my best,

-Scott

Happy Friday everybody! Long weekend coming here in the US (whoo hoo!), but we still have time for another quick installment of my “Things you didn’t realize, or forgot, were in Photoshop” and this time it’s a somewhat obscure selection tool. You’ve probably heard of it, but there’s a good chance you’ve never used it, but it’s actually a nice little tool to keep in the back of your mind — ya never know when you’ll need it.

https://youtu.be/ZcRYUO05m3Y

Hope you have a great weekend!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. I posted all the source images for download that I used in my new “Photoshop: From Flat to Fabulous” so you can follow along with me, using the same Raw images I used in the class. Hope you find that helpful. 

There’s a bunch of ways to remove the background behind your subject or product or logo, but I betcha didn’t know about this one (or it ya did, I bet ya forgot about it):

https://youtu.be/Uk5DTaMxXzI

Do you live in Ft. Lauderdale?
Are you at least within driving distance? OK, how about a short flight? In either case, you should come out to my seminar there on June, 9th. It’s going to be epic! Ticket info here.

Have a great one everybody, and we’ll see ya back here tomorrow for another in my 10-part series. :)

Best,

-Scott

It’s Monday — and #5 is a alive! This is kind of an obscure feature, and it doesn’t always work 100% of the time (what does, right?), but when it works, it’s pretty awesome. It allows you to match the overall color and tone of one photo to any other one you pick. It’s cooler than it sounds.

https://youtu.be/M9UKeA4YqA4

Hope you found that helpful. :)

Hey, can you help me spread the word to Orlando photographers?
That’s because I’m heading there in a few weeks with my one-day seminar, and I want to see lots of old friends, and make some new ones. I’m there on Tuesday, June 7th – if you know a friend in that area, can you let ’em know. Much appreciated. Here’s ticket info. 

Good a pretty cool tip for tomorrow, so come on back for #6 in the series. :)

Best,

-Scott

This filter was added to Photoshop a while back, then Adobe took it out for a while, but now it’s back, but in a different place, and what it does is turn your photo into an oil painting in literally just one click. You have to watch the video to really appreciate how easy, and awesome, this is. :)

https://youtu.be/LukXUP83-B0

Pretty cool, eh? :)

Hey, come see me in Orlando or Ft. Lauderdale
I’m there with my seminar in just a couple weeks, and I’d love to see you there. Come out and spend the day with me learning, laughing, loving (loving?). Get your tickets right now…or miss the loving.

Okey Dokey, that’s it for this Friday. Hope you all have a great weekend, and we’ll see you here for more in my contining series…of love. ;-)

Best,

-Scott
Love man

OK, we’re back with another — this time it’s three little features/options/shortcuts/whatever for the Move tool and they are actually pretty darn handy (One I use multiple times every single day — don’t know what I’d do with out it). Check ’em out below (it’s a really quick video):

https://youtu.be/KJ5h8-AVaUQ

Hope you found that helpful.

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Tomorrow, my guest blogger is none other than Amsterdam-based Fashion Photographer, Book Author, and Educator, Frank Doorhof
I love Frank, and have learned a lot from him — make sure you check out this post tomorrow (PLUS: if you live in Santa Cruz, he’s doing a one-day workshop there that will blow your mind. What an opportunity! Here’s the details).

Have a great Tuesday everybody, and we’ll see you here tomorrow for Frank’s Guest Post. :)

Best,

-Scott

 

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