Category Archives Photoshop


Camera Raw 6.1 is Here, too!
Earlier in the week Adobe released the latest version of Camera Raw (version 6.1) for Photoshop CS5 users. It’s been on Adobe labs for a while, kind of marinating in testing mode, but now it’s fully baked and ready for downloading (you can use the built-in updater inside Photoshop CS5—go under the Help menu and choose Updates), or go to Adobe’s Website and download it here (Mac | Windows )

Supreme Makeover Contest
MacMall has got a really clever (and really sweet) contest that can re-equip your Large or Small studio with up to $17,000 of really juicy gear (Including CS5, of course). You gotta check his out (here’s the link).

My Moab Workshop is Sold Out
I found out on Wednesday that my Moab workshop with Bill Fortney (the one I mentioned here on Tuesday) had sold out the same day we announced it. Thanks everybody for helping me spread the word about the workshop, and for those of you who signed on (30 or so of you), I can’t wait to meet you all in person, and to go shooting together!

CS5 In The City
On Monday I announced that we’re hosting the Photoshop CS5 Summit in New York City, and by the end of the day we had nearly 1,000 people already registered (of course, it helped that we let NAPP members have the first crack at tickets), but if you want to be there with me, Matt, Dave, Corey and RC for an incredible of night, where we’ll show you how to work CS5 into your existing Photoshop workflow, make sure you reserve your free seat right this minute (before it’s too late). When you hear it about it afterward, you’ll wish you were there. (Here’s the link to save your seat).

The Topaz Bundle goes CS5, and 64-bit Compatible
Like many of you, I use plug-ins from Topaz, and many of you have been asking if they’re going to update their plug-ins for CS5, and when and if they’re going to be 64-bit compatible. Good news—it’s yes and yes. Here’s the link.

McNally Takes New York
It’s gonna be a hot summer in The City, as Joe McNally is back with a series of one day workshops in New York, and I can tell you two things: (1) It will be a day of learning and laughing you’ll never forget, taught by literally the best guy in the business, and (2) All of his workshops will be sold out way, way, way in advance. You’ve always wanted to learn from him in person. Now you can. Here’s the link with all the details (from Joe’s blog).

Have a Great Thursday Everybody!
I’m kickin’ off a new tour tomorrow—hope you’ll stop by catch all the details. Have a great Thursday gang!


I only do one landscape workshop a year, and I only do it with my good friend, and world famous landscape photographer Bill Fortney, and we only have 15 spots open, and I’m hoping you snag one of those, because I promise you—-you are going to learn a ton, laugh a lot, and come away with some amazing photos and new techniques.

This time we’re headed out to the Moab, Utah area (Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park), and if you’re comin’ along, plan on gettin’ up early for some amazing sunrise shooting, then later we’re back in the classroom for Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photography, and afterward we’re back out for a sunset shoot in some of the most scenic landscape locales in the country.

Joining Bill and I are photographers Wayne Bennett (who was with us last year in Savannah) and Richard Small, so we’ve got a great crew on board once again.

The workshop runs Wednesday, October 6th thru Sunday October 10th, 2010. The cost is $895 per participant, and once those 15 slots are gone, they’re gone, so if you want to go, reserve your seat right away (there will be 30 participants total, plus leaders; the other 15 slots went to participants from our workshop last year in Savannah).

To reserve your seat, call (606)-528-6119 or (606)-344-0455. Hope to see you out West with Bill and the gang. It’s gonna be a total blast!

P.S. you can read my report from last year’s Savannah workshop with Bill, right here.

Today we officially announce our biggest New York event ever—the Photoshop CS5 Summit (Produced by the Nat’l Assn. of Photoshop Professionals and sponsored by Adobe Systems). The full scoop (and how to snag your tickets) is in the short video below:

Here’s a recap:

Who: Your instructors are “The Photoshop Guys,” Me, Matt Kloskowski, RC Concepcion, Corey Barker, and Dave Cross

When: One night only—Friday, June 25th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Where: The Hammerstein theater, at the Manhattan Center, New York City

Cost: Free (if you watched the video above, which explains how to get a free ticket)

Why: ‘Cause Photoshop CS5 is brand spankin’ new and we wanted to do something cool/fun/different in one of the coolest/funnest/differentest places in the world!

More: Go right here.


My buddy and Photoshop User TV co-host Dave Cross just launched a great-looking new blog, and it’s got a slightly different address than the old site—it’s now at

When Dave announced on his old site that he had redesigned his blog from scratch using WordPress (same thing we use here), he gave RC Concepcion a shout-out, because he learned how to do it by taking RCs online “WordPress for Photographers” online class at Kelby Training Online. How sweet is that!

Anyway, make sure you check out Dave’s new digs. I love the layout, the look….the whole thing. Well done Dave!


I’ll be in Atlanta, Georgia next Friday (May 28th) with my “Photoshop for Digital Photographers” tour, and I want to make sure you’re there, so go snag a seat right now (here’s the link), and spend the day with me learning all the latest new stuff (including the new CS5 stuff for Photographers).

Also,  I’ll be coming in to Atlanta on Thursday, so if anybody’s got any ideas on a great place to shoot, or a sporting event I can weasel a media credential for, make sure you let me know and we’ll go a shootin’. Otherwise I’ll be sitting in my hotel room watching How I Met Your Mother and Rules of Engagement. ;-)

I hope I get to meet you in person in Atlanta next week! Can’t wait!!!!


Remember when Adobe first officially announced Photoshop CS5 a few weeks back, and we did a week long series of free live Webinars on the new features?

Well, we’ve archived those live Webinars (hosted by me, Dave Cross, RC, Corey, and Matt), and you can go and watch them now (or whenever you feel like it) absolutely free. We answered a lot of viewer questions live during those Webinars (in between cracking up), and we got loads of great feedback on them, so check ’em out if you’ve got a chance.

Here’s the link. Also, the CS5 Webinar we did last week with Dell, nvidia, and Adobe crew onboard is also archived so you can catch it as well (for free) right here. Again, my thanks to everybody who tuned in to the live broadcasts—it was the first time we had done something like that, and it turned out to be an awful lot of fun for everyone.