Hey everyone, Brad Moore here with a quick update from Photoshop World Las Vegas. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s opening keynote. I’ll be posting more today and tomorrow, so keep checking back for updates!
Anytime Adobe takes the keynote stage at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, it’s always full of surprises, fun, inspirational moments and usually they give the folks in the crowd a sneak peek at upcoming Photoshop technology, and we’re expecting today’s keynote to packed with all that and more!
You can watch the entire Photoshop World keynote stream LIVE as it happens from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center right on the Vegas Strip. Here’s the link to experience it for yourself.
See you on stage today at 9:00 am Vegas time (12:00 noon East Coast time) and you can probably figure out the rest of the time zones in between. :)
UPDATE: I just got word that Adobe will be making an important announcement for photographers during their keynote this morning (no, it’s not a new version of Lightroom or Photoshop), so if you’re a photographer out there, you are definitely going to want to hear this news first-hand, live as it streams. See you then!
OK, Vegas — it’s here: Photoshop World kicks off today with the pre-conference workshops; the parties start tonight, Photo Walks, and tomorrow we’re live-streaming Adobe’s keynote. Here’s a real quick look at what’s happening:
1. If this is your first time to Photoshop World, make sure you:
(a) Watch the series of short videos we did for you to help you get the most out of the event. They’re called “Insight” and if you go to this page, and scroll down a little bit, you’ll see a bunch of them. They’re only a minute or so a piece but you’ll learn a lot. I posted one above, about the House of Blues party Wednesday night.
(b) Make sure you attend Larry Becker’s first-timers orientation meeting today. You will learn a ton! He teaches it twice today, once at 3:15 pm and again at 5:15. It’s free and open to any attendee (even if it’s not your first time). It’s held in the Tradewinds Ballrooms C-D in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
2. Don’t miss the “Meet Up” tonight at 9:00 pm
It’s at the EyeCandy Bar inside the Casino of the Mandalay Bay hotel. It’s just a fun, casual hangout with the instructors, staff and NAPP crew and everyone’s invited (see the 45-second video above). There may be liquor and gambling very nearby. I’m just sayin.’
3. If you’re attending a Pre-Conference workshop…
you can register for the full conference today to save time (instead of waiting in line tomorrow), starting at 10:00 am. This is just for folks attending Pre-Cons. The workshops mostly kick off at 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm depending on which one you’re attending.
4. Go download the free App right now
We have a really handy App (for IOS and Android) that has details on pretty much everything. It’s free, better than ever, and you’ll totally dig it. Here’s the link.
5. There’s a SmugMug Photo Walk Tonight and you’re invited
Joining SmugMug’s Google+ Community Manager Michael Bonocore and the+PhotographersAdventureClub on a fun photowalk down the famous Las Vegas Strip, starting at 6:00 PM sharp on the sidewalk in front of the New York, New York hotel. Then you’ll hit the streets to take photos and talk photography. They’re wrapping up the Photo Walk at 8:00PM and then heading to dinner (location T.B.D.).
6. Wednesday’s Adobe Keynote is being streamed LIVE
There is usually a big announcement (hint, hint) or a sneak peek of new technology (hint), so you don’t want to miss this, and you can watch it live, free, anywhere in the world. Here’s the link (it starts a few minutes after 9:00 am PT (Noon East Coast time).
7. You can still get a Free Expo-Only Pass
If you just want to check out the Expo floor (and visit some vendors, see Adobe’s booth, watch some expo floor classes or live shooting demos, thanks to friends at B&H Photo you can get a free Expo-only pass right here for Thursday or Friday.
There’s no Guest Blog Wednesday tomorrow, as we’ll be sharing Photoshop World photos, the Live Keynote stream links, and other conference fun stuff, so check back here to stay on top of any (ahem) announcements. :)
Cheers everybody and Viva Las Vegas!
If you can’t make the full three-day training conference, how about a FREE Expo-only Pass for the upcoming Photoshop World Conference & Expo coming up in Vegas in like 8 days? That way, you can check out the show floor, see some cool gear, check out Adobe’s tradeshow booth and all the fun stuff at the Expo portion of the show.
These passes are $20 at the door, but if you register for your free pass now, online, B&H Photo will pick up the tab for your Expo pass (how sweet is that! Makes you want to click on their link up there, as your personal way of saying thanks, doesn’t it?).
You can visit the show floor either day:
> Thursday, September 5th
> Friday, September 6th
If you've never been to our Expo floor, it is truly awesome! There are lots of classes running on the Expo floor; tons of demos and special expo-only pricing on gear; Adobe will be there along with lots of software and hardware vendors (everyone from Canon to Epson to Westcott and more!), lots of cool stuff to see and learn (there are two theaters with free classes going all day), and totally lots of fun! Best of all â” it's free (if you reserver for your free tickets now, in advance).
Sign-up now for your free Expo-only pass (good for two admissions) right here.
See you in Vegas (or in San Jose if you’re here today at my seminar). :)
Imagine being able to talk directly to Adobe’s own Photoshop engineers, and you get to tell them about your feature idea, or an addition to an existing feature, or some little fix or tweak that would make using Photoshop even better for you, and they turn around and try to apply the fix to the code to add your feature to Photoshop right there! The fixes will ship with a future version of Photoshop.
Well, it’s happening in two weeks at Adobe’s ‘Codeathon’ — held at the Photoshop World Conference in Vegas next month.
So, if you’re like me and you’ve got some ideas — one’s where you think “Hey, I wish they’d add a checkbox for this….” or “If they would just add a button that did that…” ….well, your dream may just come true right in front of your eye, while you wait! :)
If you can’t make it to Vegas in two weeks (there’s still time if you want to go), I’d still to love to hear your ideas here for new Photoshop features, tweaks, fixes, add-ons, and enhancements, and I’ll make sure they get delivered directly to Adobe’s Photoshop team for you. :)
Cheers everybody and having a great Monday!
I remember when RC Concepcion first told me this story, and it’s just as powerful hearing it today as it was then. If you’ve got a minute, I promise it’ll be worth it. If you want to join RC, me and the entire crew here at NAPP as we make learning Photoshop easier, faster and more fun, come join us in Vegas next month — there’s still time.