Since I ran that video clip about my Sports Shoot Contest, I’ve had dozens of requests about how I hang the prints seen behind me in my office (above), and I actually did a little blurb about them already (they’re from IKEA, and they’re called “Klang.” If I remember correctly, which I seldom do, they’re around $14).

But I’m still getting lots of questions, and here’s why:

  1. You can only get them (Klang) at a physical IKEA store (they’re not available online from IKEA.com)
  2. Without seeing what a “Klang” actually looks like (my prints cover them up), it’s hard know what you’re looking for if do you go to the store.

Luckily, Matt had one still in its wrapper, leaning against a wall in his office, so I borrowed it for the photo you see above (Note: I know you want the caption to read, “That’s me holding Matt’s Klang” but it’s not gonna happen). Photo by RC.

In that photo, you can see what Klang looks like, and behind me you can see how I’m using three of them. This is different than it’s used in the store, where it’s used as a ledge or shelf with a raised front edge. This is how Matt uses his Klang. (I know—that sounds bad, too).

Anyway, I hang mine higher up the wall, and then use clips to hold the prints in place. That way, I don’t have to mount or frame my prints, and I can swap new ones in/out quickly. Matt puts his lower on the wall, then mounts or frames his prints, and puts them on the ledge where they lean against the wall. Both styles work great—it’s just down to personal preference. Hope that helps. :)


Just wanted to give you guys a heads up: We’ve put together a special¬† “Library Bundle” of “The Digital Photography Book” which contains all three volumes (Volumes 1, 2 & the new Volume 3) and it includes a FREE Limited Edition Slipcase (Shown above). It’s only $44.95 for the bundle (if you’re a NAPP member, it’s only $36.99), and you can order yours right here.

If you already own all three books, and just want the Limited Edition slipcover,¬† you can buy just the slipcase for $11.95. Here’s that link.


You guys know I’m a hooked on Alltop.com (it’s how I keep up with everything. Well, that and my daily call from Terry White), but for some reason I only look at Alltop on my Mac, until last week I saw how Alltop works on the iPhone with their new mobile version.

It’s the formatting. You still see the top five headlines from all your favorite blogs (you can see the one’s I follow daily at http://my.alltop.com/scottkelby), and what I love about Alltop on my computer (the simplicity) is amplified on my iPhone. Next time you’re on your iPhone, check out Alltop.com and you’ll see what I mean.


Back at Photoshop World in Boston, I did a two-part class on Portrait Retouching. In the first part, I went through the most requested current retouching techniques, but in the 2nd part (held the following day), I spent the first class on more techniques, taking it further, but then I did a live shoot (with a professional model), and then took the images from the shoot and did a full start-to-finish live retouch right in the class.

Well, last night I was looking the latest issue of HOW magazine, and I saw a new print ad for NAPP (seen above) and they used the actual before and after photo that I retouched live in the class, and I thought I’d share that here (if you click on the ad; you’ll see the larger version).

Anyway, the reason I’m sharing all this is; I’m doing this same two-part Retouching series at Photoshop World in Las Vegas this October and I hope you’ll come and check out my class in person (well, both my classes). Here’s the link for info on Photoshop World. I hope I’ll see you in my classes!


That’s right folks, I’m bringing the Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks Tour—-a day of nothing but those eye-poppin’, jaw-dropping, Photoshop special effects that you see every day in magazines, at the movies, in print, and on the Web, to Orlando for one day only:

Friday, August 28th
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

The techniques you are going to learn are real commercial effects that today’s clients are asking for, and you’re going to learn them all step-by-step. We are going to have an absolute blast (plus I’ll probably even have Corey Barker do a quick Cameo appearance with some of his amazing stuff), so I hope you’ll join me there for a day that is 100% guaranteed to totally take your Photoshop skills to the next level!!!!

Seats are limited, and filled on a first-come, first served basis, so if you’re planning on coming, sign up today. Here’s the link with more details and how to reserve your seat. See you in Orlando!

P.S. Don’t miss Corey Barker himself next Monday when the tour comes to Indianpolis, Indiana. Use the same link (above) for details.


Pictured above with me are my fellow Photoshop Guys Dave Cross and Matt Kloskowski, (photo by RC) holding a special award we created to honor Rob Jones, (from Towner Jones Photography) who not only came up with the idea to sell World Wide Photo Walk t-shirts to raise money for the Springs of Hope Orphanage (at last count nearly $7,000), but he set-up and managed the entire process, then even matched donations to help raise even more. (We’re shipping Rob the award today!).

It reads:

Presented to Rob Jones in grateful recognition of your contributions to building the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage.

Please take a moment and help us thank Rob personally by saying a few quick words here on the blog.

My humble thanks to Rob, and to everyone around the world who supported the kids at the Orphanage by purchasing one of these shirts.