Scenes from the Photoshop CS5 Summit in New York


Just a quick word of thanks to everybody who came out and spent the evening with Matt, Corey, Dave, RC, and I for NAPP and Adobe’s free “Photoshop CS5 Summit” this past Friday in Manhattan.

By Friday morning we had over 2,100 people registered for the event, and it was great to see so many familiar faces in the crowd. Our thanks to everyone who endured the long queue outside the theater, and the horrendous audio issues in the back of the room. (Believe me, we know. So does the very expensive company that we hired to do the audio and video, who’ll be hearing from us again today).

Here are a few scenes from the event (photos by Brad Moore):


Above: We worked in teams of two during the night, with each of doing start-to-finish products and working CS5 into our existing workflow. Here I’m doing a camera raw start-to-finish retouch with the final image used as the cover of a sports magazine (That’s Corey Barker to my left).


Above: Dave Cross and RC Concepcion on stage during their presentation. Both Dave and RC had some really slick projects they tackled in front of RC’s home town (two of RC’s brothers were in the audience that night).


Above: Adobe’s Product Manager for Photoshop, Bryan O’Neil Hughes (left) kicked off the 2nd segment of the three hour summit, and gave the crowds some amazing insights into how Photoshop CS5 was developed with direct input from the Photoshop community.

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Above: View from the 2nd floor balcony.


Above: In the theater lobby there were tables manned by Wacom, B&H Photo, and Adorama (among others).


Above: Matt Kloskowski during his “Seven Commandments of HDR” presentation. He had a hilarious true story of how he took the HDR image of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday, which he used in his presentation.


Above: Lightroom Product Manager Tom Hogarty got the “Rock Star” treatment when he took the stage in New York, as he had an incredibly Lightroom-friendly crowd who were cheering him big time, even though it was a CS5 event.


Above: Corey and I did the final session (before giving away a third round of cool prizes), with Corey’s amazing 3D Photoshop presentation (along with lots of teasing from me, a 2D guy, along the way).

A special thanks to Adobe, and all the great people on the Photoshop team for sponsoring the event (we couldn’t have done it without them) and a big thanks once again to everyone who came out to be a part of the event.

I hope to see some of you again when I head there next month for my Lightroom 3 Live! Tour at the Javits Center, on Monday, July 19th (here’s the link with details).

  1. Great to hear the NYC Event was a success, but then I guess with all of you guys in attendance there was never any doubt :)

    I’m sure you’ll be receiving many similar questions so I may as well join in ands ask “Will you be heading over to the UK for a similar Event?” … Had to ask as my Grandad always used to say ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get”

    Have a great week,
    All the best to you,

  2. Wow, looked like a Super Event! Wish I could have been there! Look forward to seeing the video that gene1 mentioned above. Do you have any plans to bring your Lightroom 3 Live or CS5 for Photographers to Denver anytime soon?



  3. As always, any event with any of Photoshop Guys is great-but all of them in one place at one time. Looking forward to the video. What made the event even better was winning a Creative Suite-SWEET!
    Thanks again

  4. … an evening with … and “me” not “I”. Sorry, it is like fingernails on a blackboard.
    It looks like it was a great event. Keep up the great work.

    1. Hi Bill:
      I know what you mean about the fingernails on the chalkboard thing. I feel the same way when someone goes out of their way to correct someone elses grammar. ;-)


      1. Touche! But when we hang on your every word and the expectations are SOOO high…
        Me’ll be more sensitive next time.

  5. Speaking of Lightroom 3, the new training videos at are awesome. I have been (until 3 came out) a Bridge/PS guy but now I am proud to say..I’m now using Lightroom exclusively for my raw converter!! The print and publish module are awesome. I am so glad I subscribe to your training site (almost 3 years)!!!! :)

  6. For anyone who has ever seen any Kelby Training live workshops, they know that the CS5 workshop in New York City was amazing. It is also understandable why it was held there instead of a lesser pouplated city. I saw Corey in OKC, but had to leave early to teach an evening class. I missed his 3D presentation that day so like all those above, I will love to see the videos of the event.

  7. Had a great time Nice to know that things can go wrong even for the Photoshop guys in a live event. Thought it was just me when things go wrong in photoshop just so happened to be the same things so I will but a bumble bee in its place…. LOL….

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