If you've got a minute and 40 seconds, check out this clip (below) that our video team put together to give you a glimpse of what it's like in a class session at Photoshop World. There are a couple of funny moments, including one with Joe McNally (what an engaging teacher!), and there's a very cute Photoshop tip from Dave Cross that totally cracked me up when I heard it, but at the same time----I'll never forget that keyboard shortcut! Definitely worth checking out. {module:video_psw_boston_promo}

First, how 'bout that post yesterday from Dustin Snipes! I love it when a photographer shares the entire process, without leaving any steps out, and that's exactly what Dustin did, and I know he gained a lot of new fans yesterday. Way to go Dustin (and on behalf of my readers---thanks!). Now, on to the news: Remember last week when I featured a four-part series on what's new in Photoshop CS4? Well the Turning Points blog did a nice follow-up post listing all the features Matt, Dave and I covered in the four videos, so if you didn't get a chance to watch the videos to see what all is new, check out their complete listing by clicking here. By now you might have heard that Adobe has posted a downloadable beta release of a bug-fix for Lightroom on Adobe Labs (so, it's the…

For the past few Photoshop World's, we've been doing a live blog from the event, but this year we thought we'd get the coverage started earlier, and it's already up and running. The blog is from our own in-house social media ninja Nancy Masse, and she's got everything from interviews with Photoshop World instructors to tips on getting the most from Photoshop World, and all sorts of cool conference-related stuff. You can check out Nancy's new Photoshop World blog right here.


Dustin Snipes is a full time staff sports photographer and part-time Red Bull drinker in Los Angeles, Calif. When he is not taking photos (or drinking Red Bull) he spends his time watching reruns of “How I Met Your Mother.”

For the last few months, people have been asking me about the post-production involved in the photos on my blog post “70 basketball portraits I did in two days.” I always planned on sharing it with everyone but just haven’t had time to put anything together until now. Recently, I was asked to do a guest post for Scott’s blog and thought, “What better way to share this Photoshop tip with everyone than on Mr. Photoshop himself’s blog, Scott Kelby?” I was pretty giddy, to say the least.

It’s actually a pretty simple process that has a few steps to get this “look” (and it’s not LucisArts or HDR :) ).

Here goes:

There is one thing you must promise me–and yourself–before reading this post. Repeat (or read) after me:

“I, (state your name, or clever web user ID) will not overuse this technique on EVERY photo I take. I will only use it in moderation.”

At Christmas I got a very cool new electric guitar from my wife (that's not the accessory, by the way), and she wanted to make sure I got a guitar I really liked, so I went to the local music store to find one I liked, but while there, I walked by the drum department and that's when I saw a small, specially designed fan for drummers that mounts right on a cymbal stand. Well, I took a look at how it was mounted and realized that it would fit perfectly on a lightstand, which would make it an ideal fan for people shooting fashion, because you can easily control the height and angle of the wind (rather than having it sitting on the floor, where it's harder to access and aim). Anyway, the fan is called the "BLOWiT Personal Cooling System" (OK, the…