Wrap up From Professional Imaging 2010


Well, the party’s over, and I’m headed back home after a wonderful experience at Professional Imaging 2010 (photo above of me presenting by Jeff Revell).

Yesterday, they really had my scheduled packed from morning ’till night non-stop, with another Keynote, my Photoshop & Lightroom Killer Tips class, my Photoshop Master Class, two interviews, and a press briefing on the 20th anniversary of Photoshop. I’m beat!


Yesterday morning Jeff Revell and my brother Jeff came to the show for a while, and Jeff was pretty psyched to see they had some of his “Snapshots to Great Shots” camera how-to books for sale at the Pearson expo bookstore (that’s Jeff posing with one of his books above—photo from my iPhone).


(Above: A mix of the Dutch Translations of my books, along with some English language versions).

Last night we headed into Utrecht, and had an amazing dinner at a Spanish Tapas restaurant called El Mundo (recommended by a friend who lives in Utrecht), and then we headed back to “open shower” hotel because we had an early flight this morning.

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to my sessions, and to all the folks who watch us on Photoshop User TV, or are a part of Kelby Training Online. I’m still amazed at how many people I met there who are connected to us in one way or another, and meeting all those people in person made the whole experience really fun for me.

Thanks to Adobe and everyone at PI 2010 for putting on such a wonderful, first-class show, and for the honor of having me be a small part of it.

  1. When you came off stage after the keynote presentation, it was clear you didn’t have much time, but I’m glad I was able to say thank you.
    Great presentation (as expected!)

  2. Hi Scott,

    Thanks for some really good LR and PS killer tips. I enjoyed your master class yesterday and I see you already gave us a good HAIR day that quick (wink, wink) as you promised at the master class. Thanks for that!


  3. Hi Scott,

    Thanks for your presentations and for coming to Holland. Great to meet you. I said hi briefly after one of your presentations and thanked you for ‘the generosity with which you and your associates make good tips and insights available. I meant that – I attended the Master-class session in the afternoon and the same generosity was evident again: ‘oh, one more tips… oh here’s another tip… and one more…’; the desire to be helpful keeps oozing out – and I so appreciate that!

    You probably know this… in the Master-class session in the afternoon you showed us how you use the Extract tool. You kept making your selection by going around the whole image – which means that when you hit ‘apply’ it actually deletes pixels around the edge. You know you don’t need to do this, right? As long as as go from the right-side of the frame all the way to the left-side of the frame and the area you wish to select is enclosed by selection AND frame-edge, you can make the right selection. I thought I’d mention it because it was so odd to me you went all the way around…

    Anyway – thanks again and have a safe journey onwards!

  4. Hi Scott, loved both your keynote and the killer tips session in the afternoon.
    Was great to see you rammbling from tip to tip, it really shows how passionate you are about this stuff.

    I really want to fool around with the content aware fill of CS5!

    Shows like these are a great source for inspiration. On the way home I was psyched to go out and shoot photos and process them with some of your tips.

    Wasn’t able to come up and thank you in person, so thanks!

  5. Hi Scott, thank you for comming to PI2010, I saw the morning opening and the PS & LR killertips, I really had a wonderfull good day and we also shaked hands! I hope that Holland was a good inspiration for you. I like your blog about the Frank Doorhof mini studio demo! Hope to see you soon in Holland!

  6. Hey I have just purchased Lightroom after using the trial, purchased your book and now can’t use it! Have windows 7, no one seems to be able to help. All it does is ask for registeration # then shuts down everytime!! ugh Didn’t know if you could point me in any direction that would help. I have done everything that has been suggested for this problem.

  7. Hey, is the single volume containing all three Digital Photography books available in english?? I would love to have all three in one single tome rather than three separate ones.

  8. I have to say that I am glad that the “open shower” wasn’t not available in those years when you and I went on the road to do all the Photoshop seminars. We were partners but it was nice that we didn’t share everything with each other (that might have been more than a brush, went the insiders joke). Glad to hear that you enjoyed Holland. Did any of my Werkman cousins come out to see you? Next time add Groningen to the route and I’ll come along and show you some great places to shoot.

  9. Thanks for your presentations Scott, your clear method of sharing insights and accompanying them with some humor kept me riveted the whole time, even seated on the stairs in the back of the room where it wsas pretty hard to hear you sometimes.

    Hope to see you back in the Netherlands soon!

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