Howdy, folks. Ready for a fun coupla weeks? Good – me, too!

Today I’m launching a new 10-part series called “10 Things You Didn’t Realize (or forgot) Were in Photoshop” and we’re kicking it off today with #1: a short video on a little known, yet no less awesome tool called “The Color Replacement Tool.” (BTW: if you just said to yourself, “The Color Replacement Tool!? What the heck is that?” well, you’re going to feel right at home in this new series).  Here we go!

https://youtu.be/mm7Q0bDszEo

Hope you found that helpful. Nine more to come. :)

Whoa! Don’t miss our free “10 reasons you gotta come to Photoshop World this summer” Webcast, today at 4:00 pm EDT everybody’s invited – it’s going to be fun – PLUS we’re giving away an awesome Think Tank Photo camera bag to some lucky viewer, and the whole thing will make you want to come join us at Photoshop World in Vegas this July like nobody’s business, so ya gotta be there.

Here’s the link – we’ll see you TODAY at 4:00 pm EDT.

OK, now you can roll. Have a good one!

-Scott

P.S. We’re simulcasting the Webinar on my Facebook page, too so if you want, you can watch it there. 

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Each year, we have loads of teachers who come to Photoshop World, and even teachers who bring groups of students to the event, but here’s an opportunity for both:  if you’re an educator and you have a star student that you think could really benefit from attending this summer’s Photoshop World 2016 Conference in Las Vegas (July 19-21st), you can submit them for one of the twenty-five student full-conference pass scholarships we award each year. Here’s the details:

The Photoshop World Student Scholarship Program has been created to give promising students the opportunity to expand their Photoshop, graphic design, photography and creative skills by attending the Photoshop World Conference, a three-day conference offering invaluable training sessions led by the world’s leading experts in the creative industry.

Each year, KelbyOne awards scholarships to talented students from across the country. The recipients receive free full conference admission, as well as a one-year membership to KelbyOne (which includes a digital subscription to Photoshop User magazine). The scholarship is valued at $998.

The scholarships are awarded to 25 students based on a direct recommendation from their teacher. We’re looking to award these scholarships to the most deserving students based on talent, potential and passion and if you would like to nominate one of your best and brightest for a scholarship, please share a few words (below) about why the student you are nominating would make an excellent choice as a scholarship recipient. 

Applications are being accepted up to June 6th, 2016. If you submit an application prior to June 6th and are chosen, you will be notified by June 10th. If you do not hear from us by the 10th, please try again next year for Photoshop World Conference 2017.

Here’s a link to the submission form.

New Panel Discussion For Students
This year, for the first time ever, we have a special panel just for students about getting photography work after graduation, and the panel has some of the best working pros in the business (open to all registered students at the conference).

That’s it from here in sunny Florida today. Looking forward to meeting a bunch of you at my seminar in San Diego this Thursday – hope I’ll see you there!

Best,

-Scott

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Happy Friday, everybody! I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to write about today, until I saw this tweet yesterday, and then I knew I had to do a short video (below), which is part studio technique and part retouching in Photoshop (the Photoshop part is really simple. Heck, the studio technique is really simple. It’s all simple — you just have to remember to do it during the shoot or you may not have much of a prayer afterward.

https://youtu.be/C_WHiOm540c

Hope you found that helpful.

Hey, are you coming to see me next week in San Diego?
I hope you are – I’m there teaching my new seminar. Come out and spend the day with me. :)

Have a great weekend,

-Scott

P.S. Want to watch something really fascinating and fun this weekend? Check out Moose Peterson’s brand new course on post processing for landscape photographers in Camera Raw. Here’s the link. 

Landscape Photography: Post-Processing with Moose Peterson
Learn how to harness your software to process your landscape photos the way you felt in your heart when you took the photo. Join Moose Peterson as he shares his favorite techniques, tips, and ways of thinking, to help you get the most out of your post processing workflow. Using primarily Photoshop and Camera Raw, with the occasional trip through Nik plug-ins, Moose helps you understand the connection between your camera, your software, and light, so that you are in control from the moment the shutter clicks to when you move software sliders later on. From bringing out the best in dramatic skies to making black and white photos with impact, Moose focuses on both the technical and the inspirational components you need to address to not only make your photos look great, but to infuse them with passion and romance. By the end of the class you’ll be thinking more about how you capture photos with your post processing workflow in mind.

In Case You Missed It
Make sure you also check out Master Compositional Class for Landscape Photographers with Richard Bernabe!

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Photo by Peter Hurley

The Rebirth of Underoath, Part 2
So back in March, I did a guest post here that showed the beginning stages of The Rebirth of Underoath, a band that had called it quits a few years ago and decided to reunite to tour for the 10th and 12th anniversaries of their two biggest albums. Since then, the band has done their six week tour, and I was able to document parts of it in St. Petersburg, Nashville, and Orlando.

Tim McTague Underoath takes photos before soundcheck on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Tim McTague Underoath takes photos before soundcheck on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of Underoath prepare for soundcheck on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain and Aaron Gillespie of Underoath prepare for soundcheck on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grant Brandell of Underoath meets with fans on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grant Brandell of Underoath meets with fans on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain, Aaron Gillespie, Tim McTague, James Smith, and Grant Brandell of Underoath meet before their show on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain, Aaron Gillespie, Tim McTague, James Smith, and Grant Brandell of Underoath meet before their show on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Underoath and Josh Scogin of '68 make a toast before their show on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Underoath and Josh Scogin of ’68 make a toast before their show on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath performs soundcheck on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath performs soundcheck on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Elizabeth McTague watches as Underoath performs soundcheck on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Elizabeth McTague watches as Underoath performs soundcheck on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida

The guys kicked their tour off at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida, the same place they played their final show in 2013. Since it was the first show of the tour, they were also taking pictures of everything for themselves and getting back into the swing of doing sound check and meeting with VIP fans. And of course, the VVIPs, their families!

Chris Dudley of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Chris Dudley of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Aaron Gillespie of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Aaron Gillespie of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Chris Dudley, Tim McTague, Spencer Chamberlain, Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, and James Smith of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Chris Dudley, Tim McTague, Spencer Chamberlain, Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, and James Smith of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grant Brandell of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grant Brandell of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain and Grant Brandell of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain and Grant Brandell of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Chris Dudley of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Chris Dudley of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grant Brandell and James Smith of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Grant Brandell and James Smith of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Chris Dudley of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Chris Dudley of Underoath performs on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath leaves the stage on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath leaves the stage between albums on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Chris Dudley and Tim McTague of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Chris Dudley and Tim McTague of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Fans cheer and sing along with Underoath as they perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Fans cheer and sing along with Underoath as they perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Tim McTage, Spencer Chamberlain, and Grant Brandell of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Tim McTague, Spencer Chamberlain, and Grant Brandell of Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
Underoath perform on March 16, 2016 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida

The guys played as if they’d never taken a break, and the crowd loved it.

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Don’t worry — if you’re not a KelbyOne member, you can take the 10-day Free Trial and join us tomorrow live for this groundbreaking Webcast. Kristi is awesome (KelbyOne members LOVE her current class on high-end skin retouching), and she’s here taping some new online classes. Tomorrow, I’m excited to be joining her as we talk about the “Unspoken Rules of Retouching” and I think you’ll find this really helpful.

This isn’t one big tutorial — this is a discussion where we talk about the stuff we don’t get to talk about during a tutorial. Of course, we’re taking your questions live, and looking at some real world retouching scenarios and we can’t wait to share all of this with you tomorrow. Here’s the details:

Who: Kristina Sherk and yours truly
What: Live Webcast on the “Unspoken Rules of Retouching” and the state of the retouching industry
Where: http://kelbyone.com/webcast
When: 1:00 pm EDT
Why: We love giving our members a creative advantage

Hope you can join us tomorrow (if you can’t be there for the Live Webcast, we’ll rebroadcast it in its entirety exclusively for KelbyOne members).

Look forward to seeing you then!

Best,

-Scott

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