NAPP's Lightroom 3 Learning Center

Lightroom 3 (now in public beta) offers a lot of great improvements.
As an upgrade, it’ll be a must.
Want to get ready for the next version of Lightroom? NAPP offers 9 online video training sessions on the new Lightroom 3 Beta.
The New Import
Web Publishing
Improved Vignettes
Improved Noise
New Grain Effect
Develop Enhancements
Slideshow Improvements
Custom Printing
Plus there’s an interview with Lightroom Sr Product manager Tom Hogarty.
View them here.
Download Lightroom 3 Beta here at Adobe Labs.

Adobe's Lightroom 3 Public Beta Is Now Available.

Adobe’s Lightroom 3 Public Beta is now available.
Download it now.
Highlights include …
1 Importing has been redesigned
2 Collections panel in the Develop Module
3 Better Noise Reduction
4 Grain feature
5 Improved vignetting controls
6 Drag and Drop Publishing to the Web
7 Watermarking
8 Export Slideshows with music
9 Custom Print Package for creating print layouts
10 Change the background color of prints
Find over 12 useful video tutorials on the new features at NAPP’s Lightroom 3 Learning center here.
Find Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer’s D-65 free PDF here.

H.E.L.P – 60 Second Video Tutorials on NAPP

During the keynote of NAPP announced a new free resource to members. H.E.L.P. –  60 second online video tutorials. Need to know how to do something in Photoshop quick? Log on. Go to NAPP. Select and watch a video tutorial. 60 seconds later, you’ve got answers. It’s very powerful. It’s another great reason to be an NAPP member.
Find out more about NAPP here.
Find H.E.L.P. here.
I covered this morning’s keynote highlights live in real time with Twitter and my iPhone.
Read/see my live tweets of  the keynote highlights here.
Coblogging Photoshop World
We’re coblogging again. That is we’re all making posts about highlights of Photoshop World. Some of us will do it daily.
Here’s a list of possible participants.
Corey Barker
John Paul Caponigro
RC Concepcion
Dave Cross
Jim Divitale
Laurie Excell

Richard Harrington
Scott Kelby
Matt Koslowski
Deke McClelland
Joe McNally
John Nack
Moose Peterson
Jeff Schewe
Colin Smith
Ben Willmore
David Ziser

Photoshop World – Las Vegas – 10/1-3

Photoshop World returns to the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
“You’ve never seen a training camp like this! Photoshop World is the only Photoshop and digital photography conference designed to put you at the top of your game with fast and furious classes from the world’s leading experts. Photoshop World is where Photoshop users go to learn hard and play even harder! Get the Latest PSW News”
The instructors list reads like a who’s who of the Photoshop power users community – Barker, Cross, Davis, DiVitale, Eismann, Kelby, Koslowki, Kost, Margulis, McClelland, Rodney, Schewe, Tapp, Versace, Wilmore and many more. Then there’s the roster of photographers gone digital Maisel, McNally, Petersen, Resnicki, Ziser and more. The folks at NAPP run a first-rate show with real hospitality for their members. They really care about their members. And they deliver! It’s a great show!
I’ll be there. Here are my sessions.
Friday 10/2
7 pm        The Art of Digital
Saturday 10/3
11 am      Enhancing Color to Create A Signature Style
1 pm        Drawing With Light – 21st Century Dodging & Burning
Check out the full schedule of classes here.

Coblogging Photoshop World XVII

Precons at Photoshop World XVII start today.
We’re coblogging again. Presenters will try and make one post a day of a highlight.
I haven’t even started my Epson Print Academy Precon (today from 1-5 with Rodney and Schewe) yet and I’ve had a highlight. RC Concepcion, Matt Koslowski, Corey Barker and I were discussing shooting for HDR for their demo during their Precon session. RC had scouted locations and remarked that crowds might be a problem. So I offered an idea. Shoot 3 shots for each bracketed exposure (three each for low, medium and high). First merge the moving people out. Then use the remaining three merges for the HDR merge. This stuff gets you thinking – in new ways. I love it! I’ll be do this in my workshop in Palms Springs next week. Someone will let you know how it goes. When they do you’ll find a link here.
You can see what other presenters share each day by accessing these links.
Here’s a list of everyone who coblogged last year. Check back for more links each day.
Corey Barker
John Paul Caponigro
RC Concepcion
Dave Cross
Jim Divitale
Laurie Excell
Martin Evening
Richard Harrington
Scott Kelby
Matt Koslowski
Deke McClelland
Joe McNally
John Nack
Moose Peterson
Jeff Schewe
Colin Smith
Ben Willmore
David Ziser
Find out more about Photoshop World here.
Check out the Epson Print Academy here.
Check out my Workshops series here.

Winners Announced – 4th Annual Photoshop User Awards

First and Only Worldwide Competition for Adobe Photoshop Users

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) announced the winners of its 4th annual Photoshop® User Awards – the first and only worldwide competition for Adobe® Photoshop® users. Winners were selected from more than 700 entries from 12 countries. Finalists in each of the 11 categories also competed for Best of Show to win an all expense paid, five-day trip for two to Barcelona, Spain.
NAPP president Scott Kelby and Photoshop User magazine art director Felix Nelson chaired the judging panel for this year’s competition.
Winning images can be viewed at
Adobe and Photoshop are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Consider entering your work for 2010!

Photoshop World – Boston

Photoshop World is coming to Boston March 25 – 27.
Find out more here.
Check the website for video coverage of the last Photoshop World.
Download the Photoshop World PDF for a complete run down.
This conference is first rate. Over 40 top notch instructors present non-stop digital seminars for three full days and nights. The staff is super-friendly. There’s a tremendous sense of community everyone attending can participate in.
What they claim is true. “No other conference offers as much training as Photoshop World! Most conferences are just large trade exhibitions with a few panels, forums and classes sprinkled in. Photoshop World is almost the exact opposite. We concentrate on giving you training, training, and more training. Then, we couple that with an impressively sized expo with even MORE training sessions, and throw in a bunch of fun after-hour activities for good measure. There really is nothing quite like it anywhere else!”
I’m scheduled for four events.
Precon – Epson Print Academy – Tuesday March 24 from 1-5 pm.
Panel – The Fine Art of Digital – Thursday, March 26 from 7-9 pm.
Seminar – The Fine Digital Print – Friday March 27 from 11 am -12 pm.
Seminar Drawing With Light – Friday March 27 from 1-2 pm.
NAPP members get special discounts – up to $100 off.
If you’re not a member and you plan on attending become a member.
It’s even better than getting a free membership.
Photoshop World alumni get even steeper discounts – over $100 off.
Kelby Training subscribers get an extra $50 off.
Register early (by February 20, 2009) for Photoshop World and save an extra $100.