What I’m Teaching at Photoshop World

Hi Gang: We’re just a month and a half away from the biggest Photoshop event on the planet: The Photoshop World Conference and Expo (in Orlando on April 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center), and if you’re going (and I hope that you are), here are the sessions I’m teaching (there are over 100+ sessions but I hope you’ll check out a couple of mine while you’re at the conference).

Designing With Type for Photographers
Bad type can ruin a really great photo and in this session, I’m going to show you how to create photo book covers, posters, web graphics and more  and how to have your type really compliment your work, rather than destroy it. You’ll learn everything from the basics of typography including which fonts to use, when, and why, and how to create simple, beautiful-looking designs (it’s easier than you’d think). This class will change the way think about, and use type and photos together from this point on.

Creating Your Own Custom Photo Book in Lightroom 4
In this session you’ll learn how to create beautiful photo books from right within Lightroom 4 itself. You’ll see the entire workflow, step-by-step and exactly how to create your own custom books the easy way. There are lots of little inside tips, tricks, and time-saving techniques that you’ll learn that will make creating photo books one of the most-fun, easy, and enjoyable parts of your photographic journey.

Tips and Tricks for Shooting Sports
I’ll be covering everything from the gear you need, to camera settings, accessories, remote cameras, techniques, strategies and the whole ball of wax to get you shooting sports like a pro! I’ve put together some of my favorite tips, the latest tricks I’ve learned, and how to get the type of sports photos you’ve always dreamed of. If you’re into shooting sports (or think you might want to), I think you’ll really get a lot out of this session.

Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers
Learn professional portrait retouching techniques for photographers from the guy who literally wrote the book (hey, that’s me!). You’ll learn my latest portrait retouching techniques and the fastest, most efficient, and most realistic-looking retouches for anyone who shoots portraits, and need to spend less time behind the computer and more time making images.

If you’re going, I hope to see you in one of my classes. If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late: Here’s the link.

Also, we’ve designed this year’s event to have Seven very distinct FULL training tracks, so you can pretty much pick what you want to learn and get immersed in that topic for the entire conference, every day, all day long if you like (for example, if you’re into Lightroom, you can take Lightroom classes every day all day — it’s like its own separate Lightroom conference within a conference. Same thing with Lighting, or graphic design, or business, and so on).

I put together a short video (below) that describes this “Seven Conferences in One” concept. Hope to see you in Orlando in April.


  1. Really wish I could make it. The Designing with Type class is something I could certainly use, since I stink at it currently. If a version of that class ever makes it to Kelby Training in the future, I’d definitely watch it. (If one’s already there, I must have overlooked it.)

  2. Scott, looks like this is going to be a Great Photoshop World! I wish I could attend, but not this year. I would sure like to be at some of your classes … I know I could use them! :-)


  3. Scott, it will be great if that designing with type class would be available in Kelby Training in the future. That sounds interesting and a very important topic.

  4. By the way, I really enjoyed watching your latest class on starting a business. I don’t even have an intention to do that, but the interview was very insightful, funny. I learned a lot as always. Thanks for taking the time to share!

  5. I’m gonna be there there (for the 3 third time). Hey, is it true that RC is gonna buy the first round at the Rosen’s Pool Bar on Tuesday night?

  6. Scott, Are any of these going to be eventually uploaded to kelby.com or similar so that those of us unable to attend (I am in Australia) can still partake of your wisdom? Peter

    1. Hi Peter: That’s not in our plans — these are classes I planned for the conference for the live audience in attendance. Hope you can either make it over here one day, or that we can make it over there one day. Cheers. :)

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