It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

FREE Creative Cloud Webinar!
During our 6 Days of Photoshop CS6 event, we got a ton of questions about the Cloud, so today at 3:30 ET we’re hosting a live webcast to answer some of the most burning ones.

Matt Kloskowski and RC Concepcion will be your hosts for this free event.

RSVP here and we’ll send you a reminder, AND you’ll be entered into a random drawing for these prizes:

See you today at 3:30PM ET!

Win a NAPP Membership!
If you use Photoshop and you’re not in the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), you’re missing out on some KILLER CS6 tutorials along with other key information about how to make the most out of Photoshop in photography, design and illustration. Plus Scott Kelby is the President of NAPP, so you know it’s a cool organization to join! :-) Leave a comment to win a one-year membership to NAPP for you and one for an active duty U.S. service man or woman or a retired member of the military. If you don’t win and you want to join NAPP now, here’s how you can get 2 extra months added onto your one-year membership free: use code SOCIAL1 when you checkout online.

Win a Copy of Scott’s new Lightroom 4 Book!
Leave a comment to win a copy of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers. This book will have you up to speed with everything that’s new in Lightroom 4 and it will also show you how to create your own efficient workflow in Lightroom. As always, if you don’t win it you can buy it here. It just arrived in the warehouse this week so get ’em while they’re hot!

Win Matt’s CS6 DVD
Who’s taken the plunge and upgraded to CS6? If so, Matt Kloskowski has a killer DVD out in a week or so that shows you all of the coolest new features â” it’s called What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Win it here before you can buy it and we’ll ship it to you the first day it arrives! Leave a comment and we’ll pick 2 lucky people. If you don’t win and you still want to have Matt at your workstation* showing you the ins and outs of CS6, just order your copy here. *You can win a copy of Matt’s DVD, not Matt.
Since I skipped last Thursday’s post, there are a bunch of new classes on Kelby Training to let you all know about!

First, Ben Willmore has two new classes on Mastering Curves: Correcting Color and Adjusting Tonality.

Next up is RC Concepcion with an introductory class on Adobe’s latest creation, the Creative Cloud.

And, last but certainly not least, is Jerry Ghionis with Perfect Posing Techniques for Wedding Photographers! Of course, a lot of the techniques in this class are applicable to any portrait situation, not just weddings. If you have people in front of your camera, this is definitely one to watch!

Lightroom 4 Live Seminar Tour
Matt Kloskowski is hitting the road again in June with the Lightroom 4 Live tour! Here are the cities and dates:

Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these seminars! Make sure you state which city too :-)

One Light, Two Light Seminar Tour with Joe McNally
That’s right, Joe McNally is back with another seminar tour, and this time he’s keeping things simple! During the One Light, Two Light Seminar, he’ll show you how to create amazing images with just one or two lights. He’s kicking things off in July with some stops in Canada, and we’ll have more cities and dates to announce soon.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these seminars! (And, again, let me know which city)

Here are the lucky winners of the giveaways from a couple weeks ago:

What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6 DVD
– Darlene
– Geocarpenter

Lightroom 4 Crash Course DVD
– Simon
– Bob

Lightroom 4 Book – Spiral Bound
– Dana
– David Rondeau

That’s it for today. Have a great Thursday!

  1. Wow, Brad!  A lot of Free Thursday goodness this week.  I plan to catch Matt in Boston during his tour, and I just got Scott’s new book….hmm, put me down for Matt’s new CS6 DVD, and a NAPP one year renewal, then.  Either one would make a great birthday present for me. ;-)


  2. Hey Brad, there are a lot of great prizes here! I would love to have Matt’s DVD or Scott’s book especially! Unfortunately I am not in any of the cities for the tours but hopefully I’ll win a prize and it will lessen the pain. 

  3. Do we need to comment once for each prize or will one post count for all three? If I have to choose I’d take the NAPP membership. Second choice would be the Lightroom 4 book.

  4. I would love to win the LR4 book, I have the book on LR3 as well as the whole Digital Photography Series by Scott Kelby.  Love them all, he has a knack for teaching!  

  5. Hi This is Daya all the way from India, ‘Im probably your biggest fan in would love the NAPP membership cause i cant afford it right now..even if i don’t win it i just wanna mention that what you guys are doing is awesome. I love the concept of collaborative work and thats what im trying to push here in India.Keep up the great work guys.


  6. I just finished watching The Grid episode with Jerry and Matt. Loved every bit of it!
    It’s good to see a talented Aussie getting some recognition for his work and teaching skills!

  7. Free stuff Thursday, followed by end of the working week Friday, all’s good in the world :)
    Will gladly accept any prize that can be shipped to Ireland.

  8. Still digesting the hangout videos from the G+ conference … :-)

    Up for the prizes! (not the seminars … they are a “bit” too far)

  9. Tossing my name in the hat for any of the great giveaways.  A co-worker of mine (USAF, Ret) could really use a NAPP membership.

  10. I don’t know how can you guys do all of this, but everything related with Scott Kelby is amazing.
    Starting with KelbyTraining then a tons of podcast (freeeeee) OMG, then books, then all the instructors (none of them are better that the other – you all are stars)

    I have learned so much already and every time I get back to continue watching more videos @kelbytraining:twitter pickup more new knowledge.

    Please keep it up!

    A true statement from your awesome @dtown:twitter free podcast “You guys are awesome” I like it

    Thank you so much

  11. Thank you for taking the time each week to publish these quick notes and arranging the guest writers. I find myself bringing up your site every day at some point to see what you have writtern. Unfortuately I never seem to have the time to watch one of your webinars but I suspect that they are even more beneficial. Thanks

  12. Wow — all kinds of awesome, as usual. Matt in Boston, or Joe in Montreal or Toronto would be crazy cool. But any of these prizes would be a great score!

  13. I can’t wait to see Joe, unfortunately I have a shoot on the day he’s in Toronto, so I’ll be heading up to Ottawa on the 5th. Free tickets to that would be great!

  14. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers. Can’t think of a better way to get up to speed with Lightroom 4 than being guided by Scott Kelby.

  15. Would love to win any of the prizes you have going this week. I’m looking forward to Matt’s LR4 tour in Lansing….already signed up…see you there!

  16. I would love the Lightroom book. I’ve just upgraded to LR4 and will be going to Matt’s class in DC. So, the book would be just great! Or Matt’s CS 6 DVD…

  17. Since you mentioned new kelby training videos — I noticed for a time over the weekend you had Scott’s Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It Live course on there from Tampa, but it’s not there now. Just wondering why?

  18. My wife gave me the LR3 book for Christmas and just upgraded to PS-CS6 so getting the LR4 book right now is not in the budget… Getting it for being lucky would be cool… and of course I would be happy with anything you might toss my way… thanks so much!!

  19. So many nice freedies I can’t decide.  Seeing Matt in Richmond or DC would be special and who wouldn’t want Scott LR4 book.  Why not throw in Matt DVD for kicks.

  20. I JUST got Lightroom 4…new to the whole Lightroom craze…so I’m SUPPPPER Excited to be winning Scotts new Lightroom 4 book to help me along! (hint…hint)

  21. One of these days ill be able to afford this membership on my own with out needing to inter a contest , but for now ill try and win one… 

  22. I’d love to win the Lightroom book. By the way, has anyone told Ben that curves are yesterday’s news? At least that’s what Scott implied…

  23. Wow! lots of prizes!  Too bad can’t go to any of the seminars but do like to win one of these:

    LR 4 book
    one year of NAPP menbership
    Matt’s CS6 DVD


  24. I was a member for many years and as some things go, family and work slowed down my photography, with things finally getting back to where I have free time to do photos, it would be great to start my membership back going

  25. I would be so grateful for a free NAPP membership! I would find every aspect of it useful. Honestly, I would be grateful to win anything…..books would be of such use in my business. Fingers crossed in Kentucky!!!!

  26. Would love to win Scott’s LR4 book.
     And speaking of 
    Lightroom 4 Live Seminar Tour do you think Matt can come to NE Florida? Maybe Jacksonville (I live 1hr south in St. Augustine) or how about Orlando (that’s a 2.5hr trip). Thanks, Jan Gemeinhardt

  27. Where is Photoshop World 2013 going to be held? I live in Ohio. I went to Vegas Photoshop World when my son was a dealer at the Rio, now he has moved to St. Pete. Bring it back to Florida, so I have an excuse to go!!!

  28. Awesome stuff as always guys!  Just a quick FYI… I visit this blog regularly from and today when I went to the page, my anti-virus kicked back a message saying that a trojan horse was blocked.  It may just be something on my end, but wanted to make you guys aware of it.  It happens on any page from this blog and it wasn’t doing this yesterday.

  29. First I want to say that I recently purchased Scott’s Lightroom 4 book and I love it! But of all the prizes, I would love to win the NAPP membership or Matt’s CS6 DVD. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Denise Diaz

  30. Roses are post processed and saturated as RED
    Violets are bumped up with the slider labeled BLUE
    NAPP memberships and Scott’s Lightroom 4 book: Comment to get for free?
    ‘Scuse me while I put down my Wacom pen and squeal like a banshee with glee!

  31. Hey guys, great site… I really enjoy your books and I am looking forward to the LR4 book, hopefully I’ll win some of your free stuff :)

  32. I have enjoyed all the books from Scott and Matt; they have been great!
    Would love a NAPP membership or the Lightroom 4 book or CS6 DVD.

  33. I’d love a ticket to see Joe in Toronto. Loved the guy at Photoshop World last year. His 9/11 photos still astound me with the firefighters and the ballerina and then when he went back 10 years later. 

  34. My country was once liberated by the US military, so a GREAT idea to do something for them. AnD when I would win a NAPP membership by the way, that would also be great!

  35. please please please I would like the NAPP membership! I’m already learning a lot from, time to improve those photoshop skills !!!  :)

  36. I would love to win a year membership in the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. I am a retired Navy Photographer and really need to catch up on the newer version of Photoshop.  

  37. Fabulous!  I’d love to win a one year NAPP membership….but all of your items are wonderful, so I’ll be happy with any of them!  THx.

  38. I first used Photoshop when I was a technical writer around 1995 and despite numerous role changes, have never been able to let go. I just recently had a surge of creativity that has brought me back to my bookshelf and am so renewed. I registered today for Photoshop World Expo in Las Vegas and the new CS4 Lightroom book would be an awesome addition to my arsenal! 

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