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Hey gang—Just a quick update:

Grab One of The Last Seats in Chicago!
I’m in Chicago tomorrow with my “Photoshop for Photographers Tour”, and as of yesterday morning, there were only 19 seats left, so if you want to join me, grab one of those last seats now. Here’s the info.

McNally Sells Out Philly!
Yesterday in Philadelphia, Joe McNally kicked some major butt on his Kelby Training Live tour (which was sold out in advance!). This guy is just unbelievable!!!! He’s coming to Denver next, and I’ve seen the pre-registration numbers—he’s gonna sell it out again (if you’ve ever seen him live, you know why). Details here.

Catch Corey in Beantown!
Corey Barker is bringing our “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks” tour to Boston next Wednesday, and if you’re up that way—you do not want to miss him. He’s got some absolutely stick stuff to show you (in a good way), and you can sign up right here.


The third installment of my popular “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” series for Kelby Training Online went live this week at Kelby Training Online, and if you can check it out right here.

As always in this series, I do everything from scratch, starting with an empty studio, and taking you through all the steps, from setting up the backgrounds and lighting, then going into the live shoot itself, and then finally through the full editing and retouching process to create our final image.

Hope you guys enjoy the final installment of this three-part series (though I will be adding a new series of segments this spring).


OK, it was really just supposed to be just Dave and Corey splitting the day, but they were kind enough to invite me to do one of my favorite parts of the day—the session on Typography and Designing with Type, so now it’s the three of us.

The seminar is coming up on Monday, February 22nd at the Tampa Convention Center, and if you haven’t had a chance to catch the tour yet, it is just one of those days that really opens your eyes to the power of Photoshop, and all the cool stuff you can do—stuff that really looks hard, but is actually easy once you know the secrets.

It’s not too late to register—follow this link, where you’ll find out the full class schedule, and how to reserve your seat (It’s only $99, or $79 if you’re a NAPP member) for a day of nothing but the latest Photoshop special effects (these are real commercial effects—the same ones you see in print, on the Web, in ads, on TV, and in Hollywood—-techniques you can really use in your own everyday work). I hope Dave, Corey, and I will see you there!


All right you guys—I convinced the crew here to give absolutely the best deal, hands-down, in the history of Kelby Training Online for “This Weekend Only.”

Only $149 for a full year—every trainer, every class (including my new Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it classes), the whole ball of wax. That’s it. Period. No, you can’t combine it with any other discounts, or anything else—just $149 for an entire year (that’s less than $3 a week!).

As usual, this “This Weekend Only” special deal expires at 12:00 midnight EST on this Sunday Night.

>> Here’s the SPECIAL LINK to get this deal (you have to use this link). <<

There ya go! This would make an awesome Holiday Gift for…well….anybody! :-)

P.S. If you just want to look at all the classes, and see what we offer, click this link instead.

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The 2nd online class in my three-part series called “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” went up live last week at Kelby Training Online, and this one shows how to shoot and retouch a beauty-style headshot like the one you see below left (in-house we call it the “Oil of Olay” look).

I show how to create the exact same beauty-style head shot that I took which wound up being featured in FJ Westcott’s 2009 lighting catalog (seen below), and you see the entire process from start-to-finish including setting up all the lighting, the shoot itself, and the retouching in Photoshop afterward.

I just got incredible feedback from the first one in this series, and I hope you’ll give this 2nd one a look now that it’s live. Here’s a link to the online class.



If you’re in the San Diego area, Dave Cross and RC Concepcion, are coming to San Diego this Friday with our Adobe CS4 Creative Suite Unleashed Tour, and then onto Boston on December 1st. If you haven’t had a chance to catch this special Adobe-sponsored tour, you don’t want to miss it, as they cover everything from Illustrator to InDesign, from Photoshop to Flash, and how it all works together.

This special tour is only $49 (or just $39 for NAPP members), and you can get all the details, or sign up, right here. Hope we’ll see you San Diego on Friday, or in Boston in just a few weeks!