I’m Headed To A City Near You! #CreateNow

photo by Jason Levine

Today I head out on the Adobe Create Now World Tour. I’ll personally be making stops throughout the US and Canada. My 1st stop is Portland tomorrow and I’m looking forward to seeing YOU! To see all the tour stops, go here.

I also recorded a couple of QuickTip videos to whet your appetite for the kinds of things I’ll be showing on tour:

What I’m Teaching Next Week at Photoshop World Vegas


photo by Jason Lykins
photo by Jason Lykins


Let’s do it again. Time for me to head to Photoshop World West, which takes place this week in Las Vegas Nevada. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there and I’ve got some new classes on tap that I’m excited about. I’ll be teaching two classes on the conference track. The 1st is my usual “Intro to InDesign” and I’m doing a new class on my “Lightroom Workflow from Start to Finish”. I’m also doing a new class that is being added as we speak called “Easy Website Creation”, which is focused around Adobe Muse CC and as usual I’ll be in the Adobe booth from time to time giving sessions on Creative Cloud (Wednesday thru Friday). Based on the huge success of my “How To Create Websites with Adobe Muse” from the Orlando show, they’re repeating it this year again on the show flow in the Kelby Theater on Thursday at 4PM.

I’ll also be in the Westcott booth from time to time. So I’ve got a pretty packed schedule, but it’s one of the few conferences each year that I really really look forward to. Be sure to stop by and say hello. Also be sure to grab the newly redesigned Photoshop World iOS App for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch complete with iCloud syncing.



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Join Me On The Adobe Create Now North America Tour

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It’s time to hit the road again! However, this time most of the stops will be right here in the USA and Canada. Join me, Jason Levine, Paul Trani and other Adobe Evangelists as we hit many US/Canadian cities with our Adobe Create Now US Tour covering Design, Photography, Web and Video presentations. While I personally won’t be at every single event, I will be at most of them. Stay tuned to my events listing in the sidebar of my blog to know which ones I’ll be at personally.

For a list of cities and registration information go here.

Join me for my “Master The Shoot” Digital Photography Workflow Workshop


By popular demand I’m doing a digital photography workflow workshop. The 1st one will take place Saturday, August 24th, 2013 from 10 AM – 3 PM in my Troy Michigan photography studio. After that I’ll head to Cincinnati Ohio for another one on September 14th.

I’ll walk you through my complete end-to-end digital photography workflow. You’ll get a chance to see how to work with models, how to light for beauty and fashion photography as well as the secrets to my workflow for bringing images into Lightroom 5, organizing, picking the best shots, delivering client galleries and retouching the final selections in Adobe Photoshop.

Seating is LIMITED! So Register Today!

Register for August 24th, Troy MI

Register for September 14th, Cincinnati OH

Why attend this Master the Shoot workshop?

There are several great workshops that concentrate on lighting or photography techniques, what makes this workshop different is that I will take you through the entire process from start to finish. You’ll learn tips and tricks to speed up your entire workflow including image management and retouching techniques that will help you deliver the best shot.

What should I bring?

If you want to participate in the portrait shoot bring your camera.

If you want to follow along with the workflow bring your laptop with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 or 5 and Photoshop CS6 or higher. While this will be mostly a lecture on the workflow and retouching techniques that  I use, you should be able to follow along with many of the tips and best practices. Please note: Everyone is going to have different configurations and shoot slightly different images and therefore it will NOT be a hands on class step-by-step session. If you bring your laptop you’re bringing it as a convenience to you, as there will not be time for me to work with everyone one on one. With that said, you will walk away with my notes/workbook so that you can go back and practice the main points of the day.

What I’m Teaching at Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference Next Week


I’m looking forward to seeing many of you next week at Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference in Los Angeles. The show kicks off Monday for me with the Day 1 Keynote and sessions.

  • Monday, May 6th – 9:30am – 11:30am – A Creative Evolution – Keynote (Register to Watch the Keynote Online Here)
  • Monday, May 6th – 3:30pm – 4:30pm – Adobe Muse – Creating HTML Websites Without Coding
  • Monday, May 6th – 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Self Publishing on iPad – B.Y.O.D. LAB
  • Tuesday, May 7th – 10:00am – 11:30am – Community Inspires Creativity – Keynote
  • Tuesday, May 7th – 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Adobe Design Evangelists Shootout
  • Wednesday, May 8th – 9:30am – 10:30am – Creating Engaging Web Design with Adobe Muse
  • Wednesday, May 8th – 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Creating Engaging Web Design with Adobe Muse

Want to save $300 on Adobe MAX? Use this promo code: MXSM13

Kelby Digital Photography Tour


You probably already have this book (it’s the #1 bestselling book on digital photography ever), and if you like that book, you’ll love Scott’s brand new tour based on the book series! When I started to take my photography more seriously this was one of the 1st books I read from cover to cover. It certainly filled in a lot of gaps for me and I learned a ton.

If you don’t have the book, here’s the link (you’ll love it!).

He also wrote three bestselling follow-ups to the book, Volumes 2, 3, and 4 (all different content).

Well Scott is about to kick off a tour that is based on his Digital Photography Book series (and is taught by Scott himself).

Here’s the link for more info on the tour. Even if you can’t make the tour, you should definitely check out all four books. They also come packaged as a set here.

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A Fantastic Week on the Adobe Create Now World Tour

Photo by Kevin Stohlmeyer
Photo by Kevin Stohlmeyer


Once again I wanted to pause for a few moments and thank all of you who came out for the Adobe Create Now World Tour! I enjoyed seeing you all in New Jersey, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Chicago. The venues were packed to capacity with almost every seat taken in every city. The reception was overwhelming. Here are a few quick captures from this week on the road…

Photo by Kevin Stohlmeyer

Even after adding more capacity twice, Milwaukee still sold out faster than any other city!

Here’s a 49 second look at the Milwaukee event

Baltimore Crowd
Baltimore Crowd

Great turnout and great venue in Baltimore. Some decided to make the trip to see me a second time after seeing me in DC. Thanks!

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What I’m Teaching At Photoshop World Vegas Next Week

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to head out to one of my favorite shows – Adobe Photoshop World. As usual I have a slew of classes that I’m teaching on a variety of topics. Everything from using the iPad in your Digital Photography Workflow, to InDesign classes for Photographers and Designers, to Importing and Managing your Images in Lightroom 4. Also while I’ve got your attention, the class that I’m doing on creating Interactive Portfolios is based on using InDesign to create Interactive Portfolios for Tablets, not websites.

I look forward to seeing you there!