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If you’ve got an iPhone (or iPod Touch), and you’re going to the upcoming Photoshop World Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida (March 24-26, 2010), then you’ll want to download our brand new, free Photoshop World iPhone App.

The App lets you create your own custom class schedule on your iPhone, and has loads of other info like a list of conference events and times, a list of exhibitors, instructors, the latest news, and more (click on the graphic above for a much larger view).

Terry White ran an in-depth review of the new app over at, and goes through all the features, so rather than going through it all here, jump over there and check out his review.

You can download the free Photoshop World App right here.

A big shout out to Shawn Welch, who developed the App for us, and totally rocked it. Thanks Shawn!!!

NOTE: The Early Bird “Save $100” Registration deadline is this Friday, so if you’re going, but you haven’t signed up—-sign up now and save the hundred bucks! Here’s the link with all the details.


Here’s a quick update on what’s going on at the upcoming Photoshop World Conference & Expo, coming up March 24-26 in Orlando, Florida:

David Cuerdon joins Instructor Dream Team
One of the most popular instructors on Kelby Training Online, expert photo retoucher and photographer David Cuerdon, is teaching all three days of the expo in the Expo Theater. If you haven’t had a chance to learn from David online, this is a great opportunity to catch him live (where he totally rocks by the way!).

I’m teaching three classes—all of them brand new!
I’ve got all new classes this time around: (1) An all new “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks” class, packed with Photoshop special effects, (2) Lightroom Killer Tips (with loads of little-known tricks, workarounds, and time-savers), and (3) Designing with Type for Photographers: a class for photographers on how to make type work with your photography and how to get professional-looking results for everything you design with type. I hope I get to see you in my sessions!

Flights are cheap!
I checked last night, and flights right now are a bargain. For example, round trip from:

  • New York on Delta: $198
  • Boston: $216 on Delta
  • Atlanta: $174 on USAir
  • Charlotte: $154 on AirTran
  • Chicago: $205 on American Airlines
  • London Gatwick: $675 on Delta
  • Frankfurt, Germany $681 on USAir. Sweet!!!!

Stay where we’re staying
The instructors and Photoshop World staff are staying at the Omni Rosen Hotel right next door to the Convention Center, and they’re offering a special $125 rate for Photoshop World attendees. Here’s the link with more details.

There’s a Photoshop World Blog
To keep up with what’s going on, check out the Photoshop World blog (from Nancy Massé and company) because they’ve always got the latest stuff (I have to go there myself to find out what’s new), plus they usually have a contest or giveaway of some sort going on. Here’s the link.

There is no “In/Out Burger in Orlando”
Matt and I are totally disoriented because we don’t know where to go for burgers after Photoshop Midnight Madness. We’re open to ideas.

Free One-on-One Portfolio Reviews
This is one of those “Best Kept Secrets” at Photoshop World, and it’s free for any registered attendee. If you’re going, and you want to seriously take your career to the next level, you’ve got to take advantage of this (here’s the link).

Walt Disney World is right down the street
If you’re thinking of bringing the family with you, for a work/vacation visit, you’ll be happy to know that not only is Walt Disney World nearby, so is Universal Studios and Sea World. Sweet!

Some of the Pre-Conference Workshops are Selling Out Already!
The day before Photoshop World we offer a bunch of intensive pre-conference workshops, including a number of live shoot workshops. Some of these, like the NAPP Safari, have already sold out, and the next one to sell out is David Ziser’s On-Location Wedding Shoot workshop, along with Deke McClelland’s Photoshop Channels & Mask workshop. You can still snag a place at the Concert Photography Live workshop, and the Editing Video with DSLR cameras classes, and the live “Shoot and Edit your own Movie Poster” workshop. Here’s more info.

Catch the Video!
If you’ve never been to Photoshop World, and want to know what it’s all about, just watch this video. It does a better job of capturing the Photoshop World experience than about anything I’ve seen.


Yesterday, I got a list of what Vincent Versace (shown above) has put together for this spring’s winner of the “Vincent Versace Award for Excellence in Digital Photography” (Affectionly known as “The Vinny,” it’s awarded during the opening keynote presentation at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo), and I gotta tell you—-he’s put together one of the best photo competition prize packages ever!

Here’s what the Vinny winner gets:

  • An Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer
  • An Xrite Color Munki and Passport
  • The Complete Collection of onOne Software’s Photoshop plug-ins
  • The Complete Collection of Nik Software’s Photoshop Plug0ins
  • a Hoodman camera loupe
  • an Enduro carbon fiber tripod
  • a Wacom tablet
  • an Expo disc
  • Lexar Compact Flash cards
  • a Lowepro Slingshot bag
  • All of Acme Educational’s tutorial DVDs (20 titles)
  • Attendance to any workshop at Maine Media Workshops (winner has to pay for
    flight room and board)
  • Attendance to any workshop at Palm Beach Photographic Workshops (winner has
    to pay for flight room and board)
  • 1 year subscription to Kelby Training Online
  • A signed copy of Vincent’s new book (coming out in June)
  • A signed copy of David Duchemin’s latest book
  • A signed print 24×30″ Versace print

The competition is open to all attendees of the Photoshop World Conference & Expo (there’s no entry free for registered conference attendees), and the presentation of the award takes place during the opening keynote on the morning of March 26th (the Vinny Award is a special category and every one that enters the photography category as part of the Photoshop World Guru Awards is eligible to win. The winner of the Vinny is chosen by Mr. Versace himself).

Anyway, that’s a crazy amount of prizes, but beyond the prizes themselves, winning the prestigious Vinny Award has launched the careers of a number of now well known names (including people like our own Corey Barker, and instructor, retoucher and photographer David Cuerdon, just to name a few). If you’re going to Photoshop World and you don’t enter this free competition, you’ll missing opportunity knocking.

For more information on entering the Guru Award Competition, click here.