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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Photoshop World Moments

I'm not really happy with how some of the shots turned out - a little blurry, a little over or underexposed, all shot in jpeg, shameful - as I said Monday but it's the opportunities to meet some of these amazing people that really matter. I attended Scott Kelby's Photoshop Killer Tips for Photographers and Even More Down and Dirty Tricks sessions at Photoshop World. Not only is he a great educator and really funny guy, he's a really warm and approachable man. With everything he's responsible for at these events, Scott, and all the other instructors, makes himself available to the many fans and eager learners who come for the Photoshop and stay for the show.
My first class of the event was Ben Willmore's Easy as 1, 2, 3 session. He took us through a series of effects that can be be accomplished in 3 straight-forward steps.
I ran into Dave Cross on the Tech Expo floor - wearing the same shirt as his blog's profile photo - and was soon joined by his daughter, and Photoshop TV news anchor, Stephanie and Photoshop Lad Cory Barker. I also sat in on Dave's 7 Functions You Never Use, But Should class.
I caught Matt Kloskowski's class in the Peachpit Expo Theater and stuck around as he answered questions and signed the guy's lens hood - that Matt referred to on this week's Photoshop TV.
John Nack, Photoshop project manager for Adobe, was on hand for the opening keynote and to walk us through some of the new features of Photoshop CS3 in the Adobe booth.