Posts By Scott Kelby

There have been many cheers that in the most-recent Photoshop CC update, you no longer have to hold the Shift key to keeps things proportional when using Free Transform to resize an object or type. You can just grab a corner and drag. We’ve been waiting for this for 20+ years, and it’s finally here (Photoshop is one of the only applications on the planet that requires you to hold Shift to resize an object proportionally — in fact, it’s just about InDesign and Illustrator left on earth that still make you do that, but they too are scheduled to lose the extra key needed to resize proportionally).

This seems like it would be good news — but there are some folks out there who are mightily pi$›%#!

So, Adobe has released a way for those folks to create a simple one-line script; which you place in Photoshop’s scripts folder, and it makes you hold the Shift key again to resize proportionally.

Now, it would have been awesome if Adobe simply had added a preference setting with a checkbox for “Use legacy Free Transform proportional resize shortcut” (or some other hard-t0-decipher Adobe-like phase), but this is, at least, the next best thing — you get your shift key back without a lot of hassle.

Here’s how to “go back in time” and add the Shift Key back into your workflow (these are the official steps, according to Adobe):

Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).

Type the text below in the text file:

TransformProportionalScale 0

Save the file as “PSUserConfig.txt” to your Photoshop settings folder:

Windows: [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings\

macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/

OK, that’s all there is to it, and your Shift-key holding days are back. :)

Hope you found that helpful. :)

Best,

-Scott

As our way of saying thanks to our KelbyOne Pro members, each year we grow their KelbyOne Creative Toolkit with more goodies — awesome freebies, Lightroom presets, books, and more, and today is “Day 2” (it kicked off yesterday, but I was up in a snowy NYC).

It’s a new gift revealed every day for the next 12 days!
KelbyOne Pro members — you can find your daily gift in the “Toolkit” tab on the left sidebar of your dashboard (make sure to follow us on social to uncover the new gift each day).

Our Day One gift was a set of Snow Overlays created by KelbyOne Instructor, natural light portrait photographer Irene Rudnyk. With these simple overlays you can take any winter photo and within seconds transform it into a mesmerizing snowy winter wonderland. The overlay is so easy to apply it will have you wanting to add it to every winter photo you have!

Our Day Two gift is a special set of snowflake brushes creating by Photoshop guru (and Photoshop World instructor) Mark Heaps. 

10 more days of gifts to go! It’s cool to see our member’s Creative Toolkit growing each year. :)

Thanks to our KelbyOne Pro members for another great year, and Happy Holidays!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. If you’ve been waiting to “go pro” with a KelbyOne Pro membership, this might be your chance – we have a special holiday sale on right now (for a limited time) with $30.00 off a KelbyOne Pro annual membership. Here’s the link with more details or to sign up. 

Back in October, I got the chance to revisit one of my favorite cities — beautiful Rome, Italy. This time I was there to teach a travel photography workshop with my friend and colleague Mimo Meidany. I finally (finally!) got around to picking my favorites and today I’m sharing them on an Adobe Spark page.

Here’s the link to my images as seen through an Adobe Spark photo story (with behind-the-scenes stuff, too) if you’ve got a sec: https://spark.adobe.com/page/PkZ4PRL9DDXSE/

Thanks for giving them a quick look. :)

Have a great weekend everybody — I’m off to shoot the Dolphins game this weekend, and then on Monday I’m doing my last seminar for the year — it’s my “Photoshop for Lightroom Users” full-day seminar – this time in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Hope you can come out and spend the day with me. Tickets and info here.

Best,

-Scott

One of our recent winners works for the police dept. in the UK. One is an Anesthesiologist. One drives trains on the Long Island Railroad. Our next winner could be you.

I’m happy to announce that entries are now open for our gallery competition, and the winner gets their own solo gallery showing at The Gallery at KelbyOne, in Tampa, Florida, (including airfare and hotel for you and a guest).

If you’re thinking there’s no way you could win, that’s exactly what all over previous winners said. The only way you don’t have a chance is if you don’t enter.

Here’s a quick one-minute video with some details:

Here’s how to enter: 

  1. Here’s where you submit a link to your portfolio, or Facebook album, or Flickr page, or online gallery – (we’re looking for a body of work – at least 20 images) Note: this competition is only open to KelbyOne Pro members.
  2. From the submissions, we will choose a single winner. It could be you. If it is, we’ll fly you and a guest (from anywhere in the world) to the gallery in Tampa, Florida for a solo gallery showcasing your work, where we’ll feature approximately 18 of your images, beautifully printed and displayed by Bay Photo Lab using their amazing Xpozer system.
  3. The evening of the opening, you will welcome the crowd to a wine and cheese reception held in your honor that evening in the gallery where they can see your work, and get a chance to chat with you in person.
  4. Following the reception, we’ll move to our theater for an interview with you about your work, your life, your inspirations, and well…you. It will be streamed live around the world (along with behind-the-scenes images of the opening, and photos of your work).
  5. When it’s all over, you will receive all the prints from the exhibition (courtesy of Bay Photo Lab), and one of your images will be added our permanent collection, so future visitors can get see one of your winning gallery images.
  6. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018, at 11:59 PM EDT.

Have questions?
Here’s the link to an earlier post with a detailed Q&A on how this all works.

Hope we’ll be welcoming you to your own gallery show very soon. Good luck everybody!

One more thing…
We’ll wrap up with some photos from earlier gallery contest winner’s gallery openings:

Hope this inspires you to enter (hey, ya never know) and that it starts off your week right.

Best,

-Scott

P.S. I’m in Atlanta tomorrow with my ‘Photoshop for Lightroom Users’ full-day seminar. It’s not too late to come out and spend the day with me learning some really cool Photoshop stuff. Tickets and details here. 

We’ve had a mobile app for iPhone/iPad and Android for a while now, and we have the KelbyOne Magazines App so you can check out each issue of Photoshop User magazine, and Lightroom Magazine, but we’re pretty darn psyched that now you can also watch our classes on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire with our new, free downloadable App.

The KelbyOne Mobile App

Our Mobile App gives you access to our online classes (over 700+ for Pro Members) and a whole bunch of other content via your phone or your tablet. It even allows you to download content (like classes) to view offline for when you don’t have an internet connection.

Download on iOS | Download on Android

 

 

The KelbyOne TV App

Sit back and relax with our new TV app.  Now you can curl up on the sofa or in your favorite recliner while you learn lots of cool new stuff.

Download on Roku | Download on Fire TV | Download on Apple TV

 

 

The KelbyOne Magazine App

Whether you want to read Photoshop User or Lightroom Magazine, just grab your mobile devices and stream or download any issue your want for offline viewing! Plus, KelbyOne Pro Members have full access to all the back issues of both magazines going back to 2016, right there in the app.

Download on iOS | Download on Android

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re a KelbyOne Pro member, a Plus member, or even a Free member—our apps are still available to you! If you’re not already a member, What are you waiting for? Get Started now (that way so you can put all those holiday gifts to good use right after you unwrap ’em).

Hope you’ll check us out on one of these devices this weekend. :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. I’ll be Atlanta on Tuesday with my “Photoshop for Lightroom Users”Full-day seminar. The following week I’m in Ft. Lauderdale.  Come on out and join me. :)

OK, guys — today, Cyber Monday, is your last chance to get our absolute best prices of the year on KelbyOne Pro annual memberships, and Photoshop World 2019 Conference Tickets (your choice: Orlando in late May or Vegas in August).

Here are the deals:

NOTE: These deals END TONIGHT at 12:00 am midnight ET

PROGRAMMING NOTE:
Today, starting at 10:00 am ET and running until 5:00 pm, at the top of every hour we’re doing LIVE 10-minute screaming deal Webcast where we convinced one of our partners to offer an insane discount but just for One-hour (and ONLY1-hour) but you’ve got to watch to get the Discount code.

Here are the details:

Who: Join Larry Becker LIVE from our studios
What: Unbelievable Cyber Monday deals that only last 1-hour TOTAL!
Where: Here’s the link
When: Today starting at 10:00 am and at the top of every hour until 5pm ET.
Why: Cause we always do something cool on Cyber Monday!

Of course, our KelbyOne & Photoshop World Conference deals are running all day today, too, so for goodness sake don’t forget about those!

OK, that’s the Cyber Monday scoop! The deals are here, but only for today!

Happy Shopping! :)

Best,

-Scott

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