Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Vol. 2
Corey Barker brings you this completely new set of techniques, tricks, and tutorials in this second volume of the Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers series. Ever wonder how that movie poster was created, or how they created that cool ad in the magazine, or maybe even how to take a seemingly mundane photo and give it the Hollywood treatment? This is the book for you. Whether you are a designer, artist, or even a photographer, there is something here for everyone.

Leave a comment for your chance to win one of three signed copies of this book!

Creative Cloud Month on KelbyOne
Each weekday this month, a new Creative Cloud class is being added to KelbyOne! Take advantage of your full Adobe Creative Cloud membership by learning about the other programs you haven't been familiar with. Just this week we've added Muse CC for Photographers, Camera Raw Basics, Getting Started with Kuler CC, and today Getting Started with Prelude CC is becoming available! Check back tomorrow for Photoshop CC for Designers, which will round out the new classes for the month.

Leave a comment for a chance to check these classes out for free!

Vegas to Zion, Dusk to Dawn Workshop
Join Tim Cooper and Gabriel Biderman for this weeklong, low-light photography workshop in Las Vegas and Zion National Park for some amazing learning experiences and astounding scenes for nighttime photography. Start the week by heading out to The Strip and Freeman Street in Las Vegas and learn how to capture the dazzling nightlife scenes before traveling to Zion National Park and discovering how to create stunning images of the starts, peaks, and canyons of one of America’s most beautiful areas. It’s happening April 13-18, and you can sign up for it right here.

Get a head start on the workshop by leaving a comment for your chance to win a copy of Tim and Gabriel’s book Night Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots!

KelbyOne Live
Want to spend a day with Scott KelbyMatt Kloskowski, or RC Concepcion? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Mar 12 - Phoenix, AZ
Mar 28 - Minneapolis, MN

Lightroom 5 Live with Matt Kloskowski
Mar 5 - Los Angeles, CA

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Mar 4 - New York, NY
Mar 26 - Arlington, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through March! And leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

Last Week’s Winners
KelbyOne Rental
– Alicia Stanley

KelbyOne Live Ticket
– Alex Alegre

Exploration Photography and Shooting Abandoned Places eBook
– Paul Fisher
- Alistair McNaughton
– Mike Crone
– fahfah
– Ken Toney

If you’re one of the lucky winners, we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

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  1. Whoo hoo Cory is so good. Would love to read it!

  2. I would love the the Down & Dirty Tricks books for Designers!!! Looks like a great resource

  3. Would definitely love to get my hands on a copy!

  4. I have the Down & Dirty Tricks vol. I and would like to have vol. II. Are you guys planing to release ebook too?

  5. Would love Cory’s book!

  6. Vol I already sitting in my bookshelf.

  7. The Down and Dirty Tricks of Corey are just great!!!

  8. “Down & Dirty Tricks” sounds like an inside revelation of which there could be only one book. And I want it!!! Thanking you in advance.

  9. me me me me me me i want corey’s book

  10. Thanks for the win!!

  11. Hey!!! Don’t forget about me for Corey’s book!!! :-)

  12. Corey’s vol 1 will be difficult to top but I’m sure he’s done it. I’d love to have a copy of volume 2.

  13. I would love a signed copy of Corey’s Vol.2 to go with my Vol.1!

  14. Would love to win a copy of Corey’s new book! He does an awesome job.

  15. Would love to win a copy of Tim and Gabriel’s book

  16. One of the books would be awesome!

  17. Corey’s first book rocked, and I’m betting his second one is just as good. The man is amazing! Put me in the running for a copy, please.

  18. Corey is the man when it comes to recreating the movie posters as well as his D&D tricks!
    Please count me in the running!!

  19. Wanted to thank you guys for picking me for a freebie 2 weeks ago. Your service desk fixed me up with a login and enjoyed it.

  20. could so do with improving my photoshop design skills. thanks guys

  21. I’m always amazed watching Corey’s classes on Kelby One. I feel confident learning from him just by how proficient he is in Photoshop. His tips and tricks are brilliant and I find myself utilizing much of what I learn into my own projects.

    Well done.

  22. The “Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers VII” should be awesome to learn from.. Hoping i win this.

  23. I would love to have a copy of Tim and Gabriel’s book! Keep up the great work at KelbyOne!

  24. Hello. Would love the book on night photography.

  25. Mar 4 – New York, NY

  26. Corey’s book sounds awesome!

  27. Corey’s book sounds ace – Corey produces more magic in a few mouse clicks than David Copperfield!

  28. I’d love a chance to win Corey’s book, the Creative Cloud access, or tickets to see Scott in Minneapolis, thanks!

  29. I would love a copy of Corey’s new book. He is amazing

  30. I definitely need to read Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots. I hope I win a copy!

  31. A copy of Corey’s book would be awesome!

  32. Would love a copy of Corey’s new book. My last D&D version is Scott’s from Photoshop 6! Not CS6–Photoshop version 6! Time to update!

  33. Looks like an awesome book!

  34. Corey’s book sounds great, but I would like to take a shot at Tim Cooper and Gabriel Biderman’s book.

  35. come on lucky number slevin!

  36. I’ll take a signed copy of Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, Vol. 2 please!

  37. I would love a copy of Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots!

  38. I love the first Down and Dirty Tricks book! Would love Vol.2!

  39. Down and Dirty was awesome. I would expect Volume II to be just as good. Sign me up!!

  40. I would love a copy of the book, heck, I would love to win anything!

  41. Please choose me for a ticket to Scott’s Shoot Like a Pro seminar in Minneapolis!

  42. Had my first experience at a Kelby event in Atlanta this week. Such a great presenter of quality information.

  43. Really picked up some good stuff in the first Down and Dirty Tricks. Would really love to snag the new one! Great job guys!

  44. I would love to win!!!!

  45. The book sounds great

  46. Yay! I won a rental. Thanks!

  47. Enter me in the drawing. Thanks for all you do Kelby1

  48. Make me a Pro in Phx AZ! ;)

  49. I would love to win a copy of Corey’s book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  50. I would love this book, especially since I’m in the middle of a project where I could use some tips!

  51. Corey’s book please!

  52. Would love a rental or book to help me learn more!

  53. Low light? Yes please! I could use the Night Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots!

  54. I would love a signed copy of Corey’s book.

  55. Night Photography….great!!

  56. Definitely interested in Corey’s book!

  57. Down & Dirty vol. 2 or Night Photography: from snapshots to great shots would be great to win! Thanks for the opportunity. Down & Dirty 1 is a great tool.

  58. I loved Corey’s first book – would love to get the second!

  59. Scott – I’m willing to throw 2 more of my Night Photography Books into the mix as well as make sure they are all signed! Thanks for helping spread the word and let’s Seize the Night!

  60. Would love Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, to boost my night shooting.

  61. I would love to win this book!

  62. Pretty Cool, I would love to share this with my daughter who is a graphic designer.

  63. Sooooooooooooooooo looking forward to Matt’s class in LA next week (registered and eager to go!). I would love to win any of the prizes. THANKS! Tricia :)

  64. Yup, they sound like fine books.
    the nightstalker

  65. Oh yes I would love Corey’s book. The book itself is AWESOME but it gonna be signed, even better!!!

  66. Looks like a very book. Would like to win a copy!

  67. Night Photography sounds like fun to me.

  68. I have the original book, and have used it to the extent that the covers have fallen off. I can’t imagine all the gems Corey has placed in #2… If you would be so kind to consider me for one of those copies, I would be very grateful. For those of you that don’t own the first book. Grab it. It’s a great addition to your options in your workflow.

  69. Sounds like fun please let me put my name in here as well. I’m just getting back into photography after a hiatus.

  70. The book sounds like a good read.

    It’s been a few years since I last hung out with Tim Cooper, but always a fun time and great instructor.

  71. Either book: Down & Dirty Tricks or the Night Photography book would be great!

  72. I’d love a copy of either book. Woo!

  73. Zion NP is fabulous any time of day or night!

  74. I would love one of the books. RC’s KelbyOne Live seminar in Oklahoma City was amazing yesterday. I loved it!

  75. If it’s free, it’s for me! Just being on this site ensures that it’s worth reading.

  76. Just saw Scott in Atlanta on Monday, well worth the two hour drive each way. Can’t wait for the next show in Atlanta.

  77. This is a great chance to get some interesting stuff!

  78. Those are some interesting books I haven’t heard of before.

  79. I enjoyed Corey’s last Down & Dirty Tricks Book, can’t wait to see what’s in Volume 11! He is an amazing artist and instructor. I’m also interested in Gabrieal’s Night Photorgraphy Book, since I can’t make it to any of the workshops. Love th opportunity to win either of these books! THANKS!

  80. Both of the books sound great – I have Corey’s first book and I’d love to do more night photography – so either book would be wonderful!

  81. I own Scott’s Digital Photography series – would love the Lightroom 5 book.

  82. Pick me pick me!! :) Thanks as always for all you guys put out there.

  83. KELBYYYYYYYYY You are the best. I never win anything :'(

  84. Love Corey’s books.

  85. Cant wait to get a look at this book!

  86. Me, Matt…….L.A.?

  87. Love the Photoshop Seminars. Love to have some of the books to learn even more.

  88. Yes please for Corey’s book!

  89. Send the book my way please!

  90. I would love to win an opportunity to get these quality classes for free!

  91. Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks PLEASEY! =0)

  92. Here I am wondering what tricks Do I have to pull out of my sleeves to get this book. I don’t mind getting down and dirty…

  93. The “Creative Cloud Month on KelbyOne” classes would be my preference!

  94. I attended the Shot Like A Pro tour in Boston. Great day, lots of information and probably the best formatted event of it’s kind. NO NOTE TAKING REQUIRED!

  95. Oh, gotta win this book! Looks awesome!

  96. Fantastic book. If you are serious about graphic/print design I highly recommend this book. Picks up right where he left off in volume I. I purchased kindle version of Vol 2, which I found hard read. I would love to have a paperback copy.

  97. So many great options to keep developing our skills so hard to pick. Would love to learn about Camera Raw!

  98. Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks – please

  99. I would love to win Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks!

  100. Would love to win the book or ANY of these!

  101. I’d love to have the second book – Down & Dirty Tricks 2. Pick me Scott, pick me!!

  102. I would love to win anything by you. I have already learned so much from you through by subscription to Kelby Training!

  103. Count me in, please. Would love any one of these freebies.

  104. I want to win!

  105. Would love to win the Down & Dirty book or anyhting!

  106. Would love to win the book. Or any of the other goodies for that matter. Thanks!

  107. Thank you for the good information! I would enjoy winning anything!!!

  108. Gotta take a chance and try to win the second book! Thanks!

  109. i want that book in mexico city!!!

  110. I’d love to spend a day with Scott, Matt or RC if you want to fly me out from Australia!!! Happy to settle for Down & Dirty Tricks. :) Pick me!!

  111. I’m not choosy, I’ll take any one of them. :D

  112. Hi Scott (and Brad)! As many others have echoed, I also have and love Corey’s D&DT book 1! I have an autographed copy and my tattered, torn and worn “work” copy of book 1, so, it would be awesome to pick up the next volume! Thanks for all you do!

    Take care!

  113. I’ll take anything. I need it – like really bad!

  114. I’m a newby and subscribed to KelbyOne a month ago. I have learned SO much already and any additional tips via any of the offerings would be coveted.

  115. I found the first volume very helpful and hope you will send me the second one.

  116. Learning keeps me forever young. Bring it, Scott!

  117. I’m down for a Down & Dirty Tricks book!

  118. I think the Vegas shoot means “Fremont” Street, but count me in for freebies!

  119. Would love to win the Down & Dirty book or go to one of the local seminars.

  120. Would really appreciate Corey’s new book. Had a chance of a lifetime and attended PSW in Vegas last year and actually met Corey and the rest of the Kelby Training community, and wow what an experience!

  121. Oh I’d love to win Tim and Gabriel’s book!! Would be amazing!

  122. I’m looking for some great design inspiration!

  123. down and dirty sounds like a good one to me :) One can never be too dirty…lol

  124. Would love to see what tricks Corey has up his sleeve!

  125. Mentoring some young Moms just getting into photography and Photoshop. Took a couple to The Lansing seminar. Any help with free training information will help me teach these young Mom’s who are working hard at their new craft which supports them financially so they can be stay at home Moms. Thanks for your consideration.

  126. Would love to have the book!!!

  127. I’ll take a chance on Corey’ book.

  128. i’d love the book, i’m still looking for that jaw i dropped when i saw Corey use a picture of lightnings to make cracks in cement on a special shows months ago!

  129. Hello Scott, Brad & the rest of the team! :D
    I would love to win the night photography book or Down & Dirty Tricks. I was fortunate enough to be out in Zion for a day a few years ago & have been DYING to go back!! It was the first time I’ve ever truly seen the night sky (I grew up just outside NYC). Corey is also amazing! I met him (& was slightly terrorized by lol) during my first Midnight Madness at PSW in Boston. Thank you to everyone at Kelby One for such an amazing experience at that PSW & all the ones that I’ve attended since. It has been such a pleasure to learn from all of you!
    ~ Krystle

  130. That night photography book sounds awesome!

  131. I think the night photography book would be awesome!

  132. Scott in the spirit of Carnival time in New Orleans. “Throw me something Mister”.

  133. Hey, count me in, please!

  134. I’d love to have any of these books. Thank you

  135. I would love to have any of these great giveaways!!!!

  136. I’d love to get a copy of Corey’s Down & Dirty Tricks 2!

  137. Coreys’ new book would rock my socks ^^

  138. Corey’s Book is the ticket!

  139. I would love to win Night Photography book. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  140. Would love, love, love a signed copy of Corey’s book! That way I can have a signed set!

  141. The Down and Dirty Tricks book would be great.

  142. It’d be awesome to win the night photography book

  143. What a cool way to see how all I’m learning lately can all be out together, count me in!

  144. I would love to have this book, especially with a signature

  145. What a treat to get some new Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers! Of course, that’d be if it were me…

  146. I want that Night Photography book. It’s my next photography challenge to conquer.

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