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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.

Calendar for friday on white background. Isolated 3D image

Yup, I just popped open another fresh can of wholesome Friday goodness. Here’s what’s inside:

10 Things That Will Do More For Your Photography…
I thought this short article was really well written, and there’s some great thought-provoking and inspiring stuff it in for the market we’re dealing with now. Well worth a stop by over at Lighting-Essentials.  (Here’s the link). Also, while you’re there, don’t miss his article: “You know that guy…I hate that guy. Am I somehow more successful now?” You will love it (or really, really, not. Gene, make sure you read this one!). Here’s the link .

Preparing Your Prints for Framing
I ran across a free PDF from Epson on how to prep your prints for framing. Some great info here (and it’s free). Here’s the link.

Are you comin’ to see me in Atlanta?
I hope so. I’m there on Friday, May 28th (just two weeks from now), with my “Photoshop for Photographers Tour” and I’m including some of the new CS5 stuff in my tour, so I hope you’ll make it by. It’s $99 for the full day ($79 for NAPP members), and includes my step-by-step workbook. You can sign up right here (seating is limited).

Jeff Revell in the Washington Examiner
My buddy Jeff Revell wound up getting interviewed in the Washington Examiner. If you’ve got a sec, go check ol’ Jeffy out (here’s the link).

Attention Drobo Users: Seagate 750GB Hard Drives for $39.99 each
If you’ve got a Drobo and want to add some extra storage on the cheap, TigerDirect has Seagate 750GB ATA internal drives that slide-right in to a Drobo for $39.99 each (after a $20 mail-in rebate). Amazing! A regular Drobo holds up to four of these, so if you’ve got one you can jump up to 3-terabytes for only $120. Insane! Here’s the link. (Right now I’m in the middle of moving all my archival backup for my photography to two Drobo S units, which have five drive bays each. This morning Terry told me had two-terabyte drives on sale for $90 each (of course, they’re already sold out), so you can have 10-terabytes of storage per Drobo unit for just $450. That’s sick! P.S. I can’t live without my Drobos). More about the Drobo S once the switch is complete. Here’s a link for info on the Drobo S in the meantime.

Free Photoshop CS5 Webinar at 3:00 pm Today for NAPP Members Only
If you’re a NAPP member, Matt Kloskowski and Dave Cross are hosting a free Photoshop CS5 Training Webinar called “The Best of Photoshop User’s Tips & Tricks” (This is different than our recent free public Webinars, because this is training rather than just demoing the new features). Plus, they’ll be answering your questions live as well. Just go to the NAPP member Website, and you’ll find the link to the free Webinar. It’s at 3:00 pm today so don’t miss it.

If you’re into Sports photography….
Check out my buddy Matt Lange’s blog, and his great story about his photo of the Saint’s Jeremy Shocky (that totally should have been an SI cover!). Great story, and a great shot (while you’re there, check out his MTV video clip, too.). Here’s the link.

Join Matt Kloskowski at Peachpit’s Photo Club
My DtownTV co-host (and all-around cool guy), Matt Kloskowski is this month’s special guest at Peachpit’s Photo Club, and he’ll be talking about his photography, Photoshop, and other cool stuff next Tuesday, the 18th. It’s free, and you can register right here.

Want to see some really cool stuff?
I just absolutely love this automotive HDR image by NAPP member Victor Caroli (it was chosen as “Image of the Week” over at NAPP). Here’s the link. Also, Larry Becker turned me on to the Photoshop retouching and illustration work T.C. de Hoyos, a Utah-based NAPP member. This guy has some really cool stuff, too (here’s the link).

That’s it for today, folks
It’s great to be back in the saddle again. I have lots of great stuff coming up soon, including a new “Photography Challenge” and hopefully I get to share some of it with you next week. Hope you all have a fun, relaxing, weekend. Hug the kids! :)


Hey folks. As you know, Scott is taking a break this week. But that doesn’t mean we’re not doing everything in our power to welcome him back next week with a full plate :) (sorry Scott). One of the things on his plate is a special (free) Photoshop CS5 Extended Live webinar that you’re invited to join.

Along with Scott (and some great Photoshop tips), there will be experts from Adobe, Dell, and NVIDIA there to answer any hardware and other related questions. It could get geeky and it could get techie, but if you’ve had questions about video cards, 64-bit power, and how to best configure your computer for Photoshop then this will be the place to get them answered.

Since Photoshop CS5 has been released our live webinars have been a huge hit so don’t miss this one next Wednesday, May 12 at 1pm (EDT). You can find out more info and register for the free webinar right here.

That’s right! CS5 IS FINALLY HERE!! If you pre-ordered, you should be getting your copy any day.

If you can’t wait, go HERE and download the trial to play around, I mean work with, the new software.

And, don’t forget… NAPP has their completely FREE Learning Center for you right here (You don’t even have to be a NAPP member!). For those who are NAPP members, you get a 15% DISCOUNT on purchases through the Adobe store. Log into your account at and look in the Discounts section to take advantage of it!

And if you’re a Kelby Training Online subscriber, you can check out all of the latest full classes on CS5 (Photoshop Power Session & Crash Course, HDR, Channels & Masks, 3D, Camera Raw, & much much more!) right here. And if you’re not a subscriber but would like to be, you can get all the details and sign up here.

TGIF much? ;)