Category Archives Photoshop


We taped an episode of Photoshop User TV while we were at Photoshop World, and it went “live” this week over at (and on the iTunes Store). Since we had a hard time getting Matt, Dave, and I together at the same time, we each did our own mini-tours of the Expo floor; stopping by some of our favorite booths, and generally just giving you a look at what it’s like on the Expo floor. You can watch the episode online right here.

NEW SEASON UPDATE: The new set is now far enough along now that we’ve picked a launch date to kick off the new season of Photoshop User TV—-it’s set to premiere on Monday, November 9th, with our new set, new format, and more Photoshop tips, tricks, and techniques than ever! Hope you’ll tune in to catch the new show.


  1. Well, technically it’s in Livonia, Michigan, but that’s close enough. Anyway, I hope you’ll join me, and more than 400 other photographers, for a full-day of Lightroom love and learning. We’ve got three live shoots, so you learn the entire process from beginning to end. It’s gonna rock! Here’s the link.
  2. In other seminar news: Joe McNally is about to sell out his Washington DC stop for his new Kelby Training Live Location Lighting Seminar (it’s on Friday, October 23rd), so if you’re thinking about going, I’d get on board fast! Here’s the link to his tour.
  3. I’m kicking off my brand new “Photoshop for Digital Photographers Tour” in Boston in just a few weeks, on Monday, October 26th, and if you’re up that way—you’ve gotta come out for this day, cause I’m sharing all the latest new stuff, and I really want you to be there. Here’s the link for details.
  4. RC Concepcion is doing our “Adobe CS4 Creative Suite Unleashed” tour in St. Louis, MO on Wednesday, Oct 28th, and if you’re a suite user—this day is just for you! He and Dave are getting rave reviews out on the road on this one, so if you can get there—get there! Here’s the link.

That’s it for now. Hope to shake your hand in person tomorrow (or in Boston in a few weeks). :)


I love behind the scenes training videos, and “Session from Joey L” is the brand new DVD from rising star photographer Joey Lawrence (remember his amazing guest blog here earlier this year? Here’s the link), goes beyond that, as he answers some of his most-asked questions about his lighting techniques and his Photoshop pro-processing moves.

I’ve been going through the DVD myself this past week (it’s available as a DVD or direct download), and I have to say—-it’s very cool seeing how he puts these shoots together (he’s got a really cool job, and get some amazing gigs).

He’s got a preview video on his site, and if you’ve got a minute, give it a look (warning: if you watch the preview; you’ll be hooked). Luckily, the disc lives up to the hype. Congrats Joey on being willing to share what you’ve learned. Here’s the link for more info, or to order his disc.


I’ve been developing a brand new one-day workshop called “Photoshop for Digital Photographers” and I’m launching this new tour in just a few weeks; on Monday, October 26th in Boston at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Here’s what I’m teaching in this new tour:

Scott’s Seven-Point System for Camera Raw
10:00 to 11:00 A.M.

My “Photoshop Seven Point System” book helped revolutionize how tens of thousands of photographers edit their images, and in his session you’re going to learn my latest update to the system which focuses all seven points inside of Camera Raw itself. Once you learn these Seven Points, you’ll know exactly what to do, in what order, and why for every photo your edit, including JPEG, Raw, and TIFF images.

Portrait Retouching
11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

This class is the perfect follow up to Camera Raw. You’ve got the color and tone looking good from Camera Raw, so now we take it to the next step. In this class, you’ll learn the very same techniques today’s top pros use in their work to make their subjects look their very best. You’ll learn to keep realistic skin tone and texture, the latest techniques for retouching eyes (incredibly important), and a host of techniques that look hard (but are easy once you know the secrets).

Killer Photoshop Tips for Photographers
1:30 to 2:30 P.M.

Now that you know how to tackle any photo let’s take a look at the “Tricks of the Trade” and the post-processing secrets that will give you a serious competitive advantage in the marketplace. Plus, you’ll learn everything from the easy way to shoot and create HDR images, how to Double-process images, along with Scott’s Extended Definition Processing (EDP) technique, and tons of techniques you’ll use every day in your work.

Printing Techniques and How to Show Your Work
2:30 to 3:45 P.M.

It’s all about the print, and in this class you’ll learn the straight scoop on how to finally get what you see on screen to match what comes out of your printer. Plus, you’ll learn a number of great techniques on how to show your work, including how to create some killer templates to automate the process so you spend less time editing and more time behind the camera.

My Photoshop Editing Workflow: From Start to Finish
4:00 to 5:00 P.M.

This is where it all comes together as we combine the techniques you’ve learned earlier in the day, (with some new ones you’ll learn in this class), so you can learn my entire Photoshop Editing Workflow. I start with the unedited images—straight out of the camera—and I teach you my editing techniques step-by-step, from beginning to end, and how to take your images from flat to fabulous. You’ll learn exactly how it’s all done, why it works, and how to apply it to your workflow, whether your final output is to prints or the Web—it’s all here in the only class of its kind.


If you want to come spend the day with me in Boston, you can find out all the details, or sign up, by clicking this link.

I’m really excited about this new tour (and I’ve got some really killer stuff to share), so I hope I’ll get to see you there in just a few weeks!



If you’ve ever wondered what a particular checkbox, or tool, or filter, or option was in Adobe Photoshop, NAPP set out to teach you just that,with thousands of short 60-second (max) videos (and yes, there are literally thousands of these short to-the-point videos).

Called “H.E.L.P.” (the How-To Educational Library for Photoshop), it was unveiled last week during the opening keynote at Photoshop World after input from thousands of Beta testers around the world, so it’s been tweaked, updated, simplified, and expanded to make it truly an amazing resource for learning Photoshop.

If you’re a NAPP member, you can check it out right here. Thanks to all the Beta testers who helped us hone this puppy, because it has really become an incredible resource, and we couldn’t have done it without your help and input. Also, thanks to Matt, Dave, Corey, and RC who created those thousands of videos, and made sure that every little thing was covered, so you’d have a place to find out exactly what every little (and big) thing in Photoshop actually does. You guys rock!