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WOW—-what a night!

No doubt, it was a lot of fun, but it was also very humbling to look out from the stage and see the Knoll Brothers (both Thomas and John Knoll), and about 70 of Adobe’s Photoshop engineers, along with lots of Adobe execs and directors, and well…I was incredibly nervous! (That’s me below posing with Thomas and John—-the Knoll brothers who originally created Photoshop,  right after the event).

(All photos by RC Concepcion)

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Adobe’s own Russell Brown (below) did an absolutely hilarious, bring-down-the-house, totally amazing presentation about the history of Photoshop that was so good, he got a standing ovation.

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Adobe’s VP of their Creative Business Unit John Loiacono was the featured presenter (better known as “Johnny L” to Photoshop World Keynote attendees—shown below before the doors opened), and Photoshop big wig Kevin Connor did the first public demo of some new Photoshop technology that had jaws just dropping (including my own).

sblog-terry-7We were also happy to be joined by Worldwide Design Evangelist and blog host Terry White, here pictured with Adobe’s John Loiacono.

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Adobe’s own Julieanne Kost and Terry White did presentation as part of our look at the evolution of Photoshop, along with Matt, Corey, Dave (shown below), RC, and I. Lot of cool Photoshop tricks from everybody, and it was a really fitting way to celebrate an amazing 20 years of digital imaging magic.

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We’re posting the entire event online (should be up later today) at this link, so if you didn’t catch the live event as it happened (the servers were absolutely slammed with people watching live from all over the world), you can watch it in its entirety later today. (That’s Daniel Bryant below, a video editor on our video team at Kelby Media Group, during dress rehearsal. Daniel directed the entire event for us, and did a kick-butt job!)

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Thanks to everybody who came out to the San Fran event, and who watch from all four corners of the globe, and especially thanks to Adobe, and the Photoshop team, for creating something so amazing that we want to celebrate it’s birthday.

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(Above: our own Corey Barker posing with John Knoll).

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(Above L to R: John Knoll, Russell Brown, Thomas Knoll, Yours Truly, and RC Concepcion).

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Greeting from San Francisco, where tonight NAPP (the National Assn. of Photoshop Professionals) and Adobe are hosting a special party to celebrate Photoshop’s 20th Anniversary, and we’re broadcasting the whole event LIVE on the Web, and you’re invited!!!

You’ll see live Photoshop tricks from:

  • Dave Cross
  • Matt Kloskowski
  • RC Concepcion
  • Corey Barker
  • Julieanne Kost
  • Terry White
  • Russell Brown
  • Johnny L
  • and Yours Truly

Along with some “Surprise Guests.” :)

I hope you’ll join us tonight, no matter where you are in the world. It’s going to be an incredible night, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you guys saw a sneak peek of some Photoshop ‘things’ NOBODY has ever seen before!

Don’t miss it (it’s at 7:30 Pacific Time tonight!).

It’ll be broadcast on this page right here.

See you then!

-Scott

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I’ve got a few more details for you about the Live Webcast of the big party/presentation/Photoshop love-fest happening this Thursday night (the 18th) in San Francisco celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Photoshop (if you hadn’t heard about it, here’s the link).

Anyway, here’s what I know so far:

(1) You sign up here (it’s free): http://www.photoshopuser.com/photoshop20th

(2) The Live Webcast starts at 7:30 pm Pacific Time (10:30 EST).

(3) There are some VERY special guests making an appearance that night.

(4) Matt, Dave Cross, Corey, RC, and I will all be on stage showing cool Photoshop stuff, as well as Adobe’s Julieanne Kost, Terry White, Russell Brown, and Adobe VP John Loiacono.

(5) That’s all I know. At least now anyway. Tomorrow, I may know more but hey, ya never know.

That’s it gang. I hope you can join us, because it’s shaping up to be an incredible night of fun/learning and Photoshop stuff galore!

Photoshop CS5 is brand new. It’s just hittin’ the streets, and so are the Photoshop Guys who are heading up to New York City for the first CS5 event of its kind – the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Summit – and you’re invited!
You’ll see exactly how Scott, Matt, Dave, RC, and Corey (NAPP’s own Photoshop team) plug the amazing new features of CS5 right into their daily Photoshop workflow. Plus, you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with Adobe’s own Photoshop and Lightroom product managers (Bryan Hughes, and Tom Hogarty) and get your questions answered direct from the source.

We’ll have drawings for some very cool giveaways, including versions of Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, tickets to the Photoshop World Conference, and much more. You’ll have a blast, you’ll learn a lot, and best of all – it’s all free! But it doesn’t happen if you’re not there!

Seating is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so snag your seat today and be a part of this history making Photoshop event, from Adobe and the people who bring you Photoshop User magazine.

Don’t miss it!

http://www.photoshopuser.com/cs5nyc

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Well, it’s time to take the new show on the road! :-) Today I’m officially announcing the kick off of my Lightroom 3 Live! Tour, and two more cities: Here’s the kick-off leg:

  • Monday, July 12th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Friday, July 16th Matt Kloskowski will take the tour to Boston, MA
  • Monday, July 19th I’m back with the tour in New York City

We’ve totally updated the tour to take advantage of Lightroom 3’s new features, and we’ve tweaked the whole tour to make your Lightroom workflow faster, easier and more fun than than ever.

I absolutely love teaching Lightroom live, because as an instructor you can literally see the light bulb going on with photographers who’ve been doing things the hard way, and once they see Lightroom live, they realize that not only is this the future, but they can see firsthand how it’s going to change and improve their workflow. It seriously is just a blast to teach.

Plus, Lightroom 3 fixes so many things that used to drive me (you, us, we) crazy, that I can’t wait to get out there and show off all the enhancements, fixes, and just smart stuff they added.

Here’s the link to sign up for one of those three cities (a bunch more cities to be announced real soon as Matt and I take the tour on the road).

You can also buy tickets directly from the Kelby Training site

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Well, it’s time to take the new show on the road! :-) Today I’m officially announcing the kick off of my Lightroom 3 Live! Tour, and two more cities: Here’s the kick-off leg:

  • Monday, July 12th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Friday, July 16th Matt Kloskowski will take the tour to Boston, MA
  • Monday, July 19th I’m back with the tour in New York City

We’ve totally updated the tour to take advantage of Lightroom 3’s new features, and we’ve tweaked the whole tour to make your Lightroom workflow faster, easier and more fun than than ever.

I absolutely love teaching Lightroom live, because as an instructor you can literally see the light bulb going on with photographers who’ve been doing things the hard way, and once they see Lightroom live, they realize that not only is this the future, but they can see firsthand how it’s going to change and improve their workflow. It seriously is just a blast to teach.

Plus, Lightroom 3 fixes so many things that used to drive me (you, us, we) crazy, that I can’t wait to get out there and show off all the enhancements, fixes, and just smart stuff they added.

Here’s the link to sign up for one of those three cities (a bunch more cities to be announced real soon as Matt and I take the tour on the road).

You can also buy tickets directly from the Kelby Training site

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