About Us

About Us

THE ANNUAL PHOTOSHOP WORLD CONFERENCE IS PRESENTED BY KELBYONE, AN ONLINE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR CREATIVE PEOPLE

We’re the folks behind the conference, and this is our 18th year producing the event we started back in 1999, and this is our 33rd Photoshop World Conference overall (whew!). Our passion, our goal, the thing that gets us out of bed in the morning is helping people create the kind of images they’ve always dreamed of. An important part of our job is looking at a technique or a concept and reverse engineering it, and then we break it down, and teach it step­-by-­step through our online classes, through Photoshop User magazine, through our quick tips videos, and through live seminars and conferences, so that anyone can learn — no matter where they are in their journey. Beginners learn from us. Intermediate level folks learn from us. Even advanced users come to us, too (everybody needs to keep learning new things, right?) In short, we are awesome at making the “hard stuff” simple, and that’s why tens of thousands of people all over the world are a part of KelbyOne.

WE ALL KNOW THE DIFFERENCE A GREAT TEACHER MAKES

We remember every single great teacher we had in school. They made such a difference that we’ll remember them forever. We strive to do the same thing here. That’s why we only work with the most passionate, most gifted, and most talented teachers on the planet. Period.

WE BELIEVE EDUCATION HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE

Live educational events like this have the power to transform, unite and empower. Bringing together a community of creative, talented, passionate people every year for the past 17 years at the Photoshop World Conference is one of the most important things we do. We need this bond — this interaction and inspiration that only comes when you come together, face-­to-face and leave the rest of the world behind to totally lose yourself in learning, and we feel it’s an honor and privilege to organize an event of this scope, with this impact, at this time, in this place.

WE BELIEVE LEARNING SHOULD BE FUN

If you’re laughing, you’re engaged. If you’re smiling, your creative juices are flowing and you’re more open to picking up new things, new techniques, and new ideas. We totally embrace this throughout everything we do. Plus, having fun is fun.

WE’RE LEAD BY SCOTT KELBY, A MAN WHO HAS DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO TEACHING

If you read his story, you’ll know more about us than anything on this page could tell you, but for 12 years straight he’s been the #1 top­ selling author of books on photography, Lightroom and Photoshop, but that’s only a small part of the story. For more on Scott Kelby click here.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE ALL WANT THE SAME THING

We just want to make better images. If we can show people how to make better images, whether it’s through their computer or their smart phone, inside of Photoshop or in their camera, then we’re doing the job we’re supposed to be doing. It’s our mission to help creative people make the best images they’ve ever made. We’ve got state­ of ­the­ art technology that delivers our training in ways we could have only dreamed about a few years ago, and we have different mediums for learning (from online training to live seminars to the annual Photoshop World Conference), so we can ignite that fire inside everyone, no matter which way they like to learn. And we made it so affordable that anyone can take advantage of it. You can learn more about what we do at http://kelbyone.com