Posts By Scott Kelby

Hi Gang: and happy Tuesday (I know. Ugh).

If you’re planning on going to the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando this April (and I surely hope that you are — it’s open to everyone), I wanted to list the sessions I’m teaching (there are nearly 100 sessions but I hope you’ll check out a couple of mine).

Now, if you’re wondering, “Should I be attending this conference?” listen to some of the folks who’ve been there tell you in their own words (it’s short — only 30-seconds — worth a quick look to hear it from them).

I love hearing their comments and takeaways from it.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Orlando is the ONLY Photoshop World conference this year – we will not be in Las Vegas at all this year (Adobe will be holding Adobe Max conference in Las Vegas in the same time frame). 

Anyway, here’s the classes I’m teaching this year:

Essentials of Designing With Type in Photoshop
Bad type can ruin a really great photo and in this session, I’m going to show how to create everything from poster layouts, photo book covers, web graphics and more so your type complements your work, rather than destroying it. You’ll learn everything from the basics of typography including which fonts to use, when, and why, and how to create simple, beautiful-looking designs (it’s easier than you’d think). This class will change the way you think about and use type and photos together from this point on.

Creating Beautiful Photo Books in Lightroom 
In this session you’ll learn how to create beautiful photo books from right within Lightroom itself. You’ll see the entire workflow, step-by-step and exactly how to create your own custom photo books the easy way, plus I’m going to share a few tricks on creating your own custom layouts that I think you’ll really find helpful. Lots of little tips, tricks, and time-saving techniques.

Lightroom Tips & Tricks
This is an updated version of one of my most popular classes at Photoshop World, with lots of cool new tips, workarounds, shortcuts, and things to make you faster, more effective, and just have more fun using Lightroom. You’re going to learn real, practical techniques you can put to work the very next day.

The conference is open to everybody, and it’s held April 20-22nd at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (around 15 minutes from Walt Disney World). If you haven’t planned to join us yet, it’s only 60-days away — but it’s not too late.

Here’s the link — you’ll learn more in three days than you have in three years. Break though your barriers; make new friends; take your skills up a big notch, get inspired, and have a ton of fun doing it.

See you in Orlando this April!

-Scott

P.S. You know who my guest is on The Grid tomorrow? If you guessed Peter Hurley (the man, the legend, the lover), then you were right! Wed. at 4pm ET at Kelbytv.com/thegrid

Hi Gang, and happy Monday (Ugh, I know). Anyway, this was a request from one of my readers — the drop shadow effect we’re talking about is from Mark Wegner’s website (Mark is the artist that won our “Gallery at KelbyOne” solo show). He has this slick little drop shadow behind his prints, and it’s actually very easy to do, so I did a video on it (below).

HOWEVER, I must warn youyou will learn a lot more Photoshop stuff in this video than just the drop shadow, because there’s lots of handy shortcuts and techniques wrapped inside this tutorial, so you should definitely check it out.

BONUS VIDEO! 
Below is a short add-on video that shows how to make the background transparent when you save the file, so you can place the final image on your site as just the image and shadow. Thought you might want to know that.

In other Photoshop-related news…
We’re only 60-days or so away from the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando (we’re not doing Vegas this year — Orlando only), so come out and learn and play and get faster, better and more awesome at all this stuff.  Check out the short trailer below to see what being at Photoshop World is really like.

Hope you find all (some, part, etc.) of that helpful.
Have a great day, and we’ll catch ya tamorrah. :)
-Scott

Happy Friday everybody. This might sound like a beginner tip, but many pros I run into don’t know this one, and man can it ever be a time-saver. It’s for making tricky round selections, and that may not sound like it’s a problem (no, it’s not just hold the Shift key), but when you see the video, you’ll see what I mean.

Hope you find that helpful. :)

Come join Larry, V., and Me Monday night at 6pm
We’re doing a free live Photoshop World Conference Q&A Webinar for folks who have never been (yes, we’ll be giving away a cool prize or two), and we’ll be showing some fun stuff from the conference, too. The webinar is open to everyone, so if you have a friend that has always wanted to go but they want to know more, or get some questions answered about the conference first, come join us (of course, we’d love it you’d come, too!). Here are the details:

Who: Larry Becker, “Vanelli,” and Me
What: A Photoshop World Conference live Q&A
Where: RSVP right here
When: Monday at 6pm

Hope to see you then. Well, actually, I hope to see you back here on Monday morning bright and early. ;-)

Have a great weekend everybody,

-Scott

 

Hi gang, and Happy Valentine’s Day! :)

Today I’ve got a really quick little video for ya, and these aren’t “keyboard shortcuts,” these are “moves” (little things you do that save you time and trouble. There’s some pretty sweet ones in there — check it out:

Hope you found that helpful.

Hey, if you’re in to Lightroom…
I’m kicking off my nationwide Lightroom Seminar tour next month — I’m in Boston on March 10th, and then Philadelphia on March 13th. I hope you can come out and join me for the day.

Here’s wishing you a fun and romantic Valentine’s Day! (aaahhhh, love is the air…)

Best, (I mean, “hugs,)

-Scott

Each year, we have loads of teachers who come to the Photoshop World Conference, and even teachers who bring groups of students to the event, but here’s an opportunity for both: if you’re an educator and you have a star student that you think could really benefit from attending this summer’s Photoshop World 2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida (April 20-22, 2017), you can submit them for one of the twenty-five student full-conference pass scholarships we award each year. Here are the details:

The Photoshop World Student Scholarship Program has been created to give promising students the opportunity to expand their Photoshop, graphic design, photography and creative skills by attending the Photoshop World Conference, a three-day conference offering invaluable training sessions led by the world’s leading experts in the creative industry.

Each year, KelbyOne awards scholarships to talented students from across the country. The recipients receive free full conference admission, as well as a one-year membership to KelbyOne (which includes a subscription to Photoshop User magazine). The scholarship is valued at $998.

The scholarships are awarded to 25 students based on a direct recommendation from their teacher. We’re looking to award these scholarships to the most deserving students based on talent, potential and passion and if you would like to nominate one of your best and brightest for a scholarship, please share a few words (below) about why the student you are nominating would make an excellent choice as a scholarship recipient. 

Deadline date for submissions is at 11:59 PM (ET) on Monday, March 6, 2017. If you have already submitted an application prior to March 6th, and have been chosen, you will be notified by a KelbyOne representative by Friday, March 10, 2017.

Here’s a link to the submission form.

Panel Discussion For Students
Last year, for the first time ever, we hosted a special panel just for students about getting photography work after graduation, and the panel had some of the best working pros in the business (open to all registered students at the conference). Well, the panel was such a big hit, we’re bringing it back again this year, so if your student wins a scholarship, make sure they attend this special panel created just for them.

For more information on the conference itself, visit PhotoshopWorld.com

Hope you all have a rockin’ Monday!

Best,

-Scott

Hi gang — the weekend’s almost here, and that’s reason enough for an awesome little Lightroom tutorial that I hope will make you finally, and hopelessly, fall in love with HDR — yes, that HDR that you hate so much. Don’t worry — I hate that type of HDR, too. We all do. Even small animals hate that type of HDR (except squirrels for some weird reason).

It’s a short little video, but you’ll totally “get” why this type of HDR exists, and why it’s a really great technique to know.

Also (yet totally unrelated), I shared some photos of the new set for “The Grid” at the bottom of this post, so make sure you scroll all the way to the end). :)

Hope you find that helpful, and that it sent some HDR “love” your way.

Hey, if you’re looking for a good Photoshop class to watch this weekend…
May I suggest Dave Cross’s awesome new KelbyOne class on Perfecting Selections. Members are totally loving this class (and if you’re not a member, you can still watch it right now – just take the 10-day free trial and start watching it immediately). Here’s the official trailer:

OK, you’ve got some fun Photoshop learnin’ happening now from Dave this weekend. Hope yours is a great one, and we’ll catch ya back here next week. :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Hey, did you catch the all-new set design, graphics, music, mics, and all on ‘The Grid?” Here’s some pics (below) is case you missed out. We went with an “Underground Hacker” look, and we got such great feedback from the live crowd (my guest this week was Rick Sammon). You can watch the entire episode (our blind critique episode) at http://kelbytv.com/thegrid

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