WOW—-what a night!

No doubt, it was a lot of fun, but it was also very humbling to look out from the stage and see the Knoll Brothers (both Thomas and John Knoll), and about 70 of Adobe’s Photoshop engineers, along with lots of Adobe execs and directors, and well…I was incredibly nervous! (That’s me below posing with Thomas and John—-the Knoll brothers who originally created Photoshop,  right after the event).

(All photos by RC Concepcion)


Adobe’s own Russell Brown (below) did an absolutely hilarious, bring-down-the-house, totally amazing presentation about the history of Photoshop that was so good, he got a standing ovation.



Adobe’s VP of their Creative Business Unit John Loiacono was the featured presenter (better known as “Johnny L” to Photoshop World Keynote attendees—shown below before the doors opened), and Photoshop big wig Kevin Connor did the first public demo of some new Photoshop technology that had jaws just dropping (including my own).

sblog-terry-7We were also happy to be joined by Worldwide Design Evangelist and blog host Terry White, here pictured with Adobe’s John Loiacono.


Adobe’s own Julieanne Kost and Terry White did presentation as part of our look at the evolution of Photoshop, along with Matt, Corey, Dave (shown below), RC, and I. Lot of cool Photoshop tricks from everybody, and it was a really fitting way to celebrate an amazing 20 years of digital imaging magic.


We’re posting the entire event online (should be up later today) at this link, so if you didn’t catch the live event as it happened (the servers were absolutely slammed with people watching live from all over the world), you can watch it in its entirety later today. (That’s Daniel Bryant below, a video editor on our video team at Kelby Media Group, during dress rehearsal. Daniel directed the entire event for us, and did a kick-butt job!)


Thanks to everybody who came out to the San Fran event, and who watch from all four corners of the globe, and especially thanks to Adobe, and the Photoshop team, for creating something so amazing that we want to celebrate it’s birthday.


(Above: our own Corey Barker posing with John Knoll).


(Above L to R: John Knoll, Russell Brown, Thomas Knoll, Yours Truly, and RC Concepcion).

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Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.