Photoshop World » After hours http://photoshopworld.com The Must-Attend Conference for Photographers & Photoshop Users Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:44:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Big Electric Cat returns to the Photoshop World After Party! http://photoshopworld.com/big-electric-cat-returns-to-the-photoshop-world-after-party/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=big-electric-cat-returns-to-the-photoshop-world-after-party http://photoshopworld.com/big-electric-cat-returns-to-the-photoshop-world-after-party/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 06:42:44 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=12096 Another year, another great crowd at this year’s After Hours Party at the House of Blues. This was also the triumphant return of Big Electric Cat to the conference. As always, they did not disappoint. Great food, rockin’ music and a lot of new friends met tonight. If you didn’t make it, you missed out!

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Another year, another great crowd at this year’s After Hours Party at the House of Blues. This was also the triumphant return of Big Electric Cat to the conference. As always, they did not disappoint. Great food, rockin’ music and a lot of new friends met tonight. If you didn’t make it, you missed out!

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Photoshop World Insider’s Guide – Part 1 – Getting Started http://photoshopworld.com/photoshop-world-insiders-guide-part-1-getting-started/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=photoshop-world-insiders-guide-part-1-getting-started http://photoshopworld.com/photoshop-world-insiders-guide-part-1-getting-started/#comments Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:46:08 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=11785 Last year, I posted a PDF called “An Alumni’s Guide to Photoshop World”. It was well received, but a lot of folks were unable to view it on their device for various reasons. So this year’s edition will be posted on the blog instead so you can view at your leisure using whatever method suits […]

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Last year, I posted a PDF called “An Alumni’s Guide to Photoshop World”. It was well received, but a lot of folks were unable to view it on their device for various reasons. So this year’s edition will be posted on the blog instead so you can view at your leisure using whatever method suits you! 

So without further ado, here is Part 1 – “Getting Started”

Rule #1 – Stay Informed. 

Be sure to follow the hashtag #PSW12 for PSW Twitter feed and follow @NAPP_news for the latest information on the conference and all things NAPP related before, during and after Photoshop World.

Insider’s Tip: Announcements regarding sessions are normally made prior to the introduction of the instructor. If you are late to a session, you may miss important information. 

If you have questions, there is the Info Booth and also Help Desk Live. Located outside the Expo Hall, this is your chance to have a live person answer your Photoshop related inquiries. Also, look for the NAPP folks wearing the black “STAFF” shirts. They are always willing to help you.

Attire:  

Wear comfortable clothes including shoes. You will be walking a lot. Also, the conference rooms are air conditioned so bring a sweater or jacket if necessary. I cannot stress this enough. Blisters can ruin your PSW experience especially if you are on a photo walk or pre-con. There is no dress code at Photoshop World, just be yourself and comfortable.

Checking In: 

Conference check-in can always be a daunting task but being prepared can make this go smoothly. Make sure you bring your conference badge that you received in the mail. You will receive conference materials and a handy bag to put it all in. Be patient – the line may be long, but it moves fast.

Insider’s Tip: To avoid Day 1 lines, you can check in during the pre-con day from 10 am – 2 pm. NAPP prefers that you check-in after noon if you are not attending a pre-con session. Early check-in saves you from having to lug your conference materials around all morning during the keynote and sessions. 

Keynote: 

The opening day keynote is a must-see. Feature previews from Adobe, the Guru Award Ceremonies and special guests make this one of the most entertaining and informative keynotes you will see!

Schedule: 

Schedules change. But if you have downloaded the PSW app for your mobile device, you can receive alerts and messages regarding the conference. You can also download Dave Cross’s great interactive PDF schedule. If you do not have the app or the PDF, there are large schedule posters outside the conference rooms on the lower level. Sometimes scheduled classes or room locations can change due to unforeseen circumstances even day-of. Be sure to check the schedules posted outside the event halls each morning to make sure you are up to date!

Insider’s Tip: 

You may not be able to attend every session you wish to see, but thankfully you have the Photoshop® World Conference Workbook. This “bible” has course notes and handouts to help you choose and read up on sessions you may have missed.

 Sessions:

One of the best parts of Photoshop World is you can choose your own course to fit your training needs. If you don’t care for a session, go to another. No pre-registration required!

Insider’s Tip:  Arrive early. Unless you have a Speed Pass, early birds get the best seats for events and sessions. Sometimes being close to the action makes all the difference.  If you like to move from class to class, be sure to sit in the back. 

Workbook: 

The 800+ page workbook has notes, tips and tricks from most sessions,  but it also has something very important in the rear of the book. Feeback forms. Do not forget to fill out your feedback forms for each session you attend. These forms are used in the prize drawings at the closing ceremonies. If you don’t give feedback, you won’t be entered!

Insider’s Tip:  Knowing that session notes are included in the workbook, I usually leave my book in my room and take a smaller (lighter) notebook along with my feedback forms to the sessions. It saves my back and sanity not worrying about leaving the workbook behind!

Bonus Tip: Arrive early. Some sessions are so new that they are not included in the workbook and the session pages are handed out prior to the presentation. Be sure to grab yours!

Expo Hall: 

Attend early and often. Many vendors have giveaways and there are bonus Expo Hall sessions in the NAPP Expo Theater and Kelby Training Expo Theater. Don’t miss out on your chance to see a live taping of your favorite Kelby Webcast. There are also great opportunities to meet vendors and other Photoshop enthusiasts each day during exclusive Expo times.

Insider’s Tip:  Don’t forget you can also download a FREE Expo Pass from the Photoshop® World website for your friends or traveling companions so they too can experience the wonder of the Expo Hall. 

Special Events: 

It’s not just about the class sessions or tracks at Photoshop World, it’s also about the friendships and networking connections you will make. Be sure to make the most of your Photoshop World experience with these special events!

First-Time Attendee Orientation

Hosted by NAPP Director Larry Becker, these are a recent and much welcomed addition to the schedule at Photoshop World. Think of it as “Photoshop World 101” for new attendees. The feedback I have heard from new PSW folks is nothing but praise for the knowledge and insight Larry gives.

Dinner With a Stranger

This gives you an opportunity to experience a great meal and conversation with other conference attendees. Traditionally held on the first night of the conference, this event fills up fast. Sign up and receive your pin and head out to meet and socialize with like-minded folks.

After-Hours Party

Also held after the first day of the conference, this event is nothing more than a big party with conference attendees and instructors. Please note that the standard conference registration fee does not include the After-Hours Party ticket. It must be purchased serparately and this does sell out. Unlike other events, guests are allowed to purchase tickets.

The after hours party has returned to the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, making it a convenient stop for attendees. Also, it marks the return of Scott Kelby and Big Electric Cat to the Las Vegas Conference. Having seen them in Washington, DC I can tell you first hand they are not-to-be missed!

Midnight Madness

This is a not-to-be missed event held on the second night of the conference. The free tickets are available on Day 2 of the conference and go quickly. But there are opportunities to win tickets throughtout the conference. Think of it as “Photoshop® for Insomniacs” hosted by Scott Kelby. Oh and you won’t learn a thing about Photoshop. Enjoy!

Insider’s Tip: Get to the conference hall early on Day 2 to get your tickets while they last. Only 200 Midnight Madness tickets are given away! Locations are announced during Day 1 sessions. Also watch the #PSW12 Twitter feed for special giveaways during the expo sessions. 

Conference Wrap Up Rally

This is the last general session held at the end of the conference. Do not blow this off. This is where you can win great prizes drawn from Feedback Forms and view instructors showcasing highlights from the conference. Every year somehow tops previous years with excellent demos, shows and overall fun to be had by all.

Insider’s Tip: If you can swing it, try to extend your stay either a day before or after the conference. You could have your own photo walk, see a Vegas show, or hang out with your new conference friends!

 

Coming up in Part 2 – Getting Around. Your tips and tricks for navigating the conference and the strip!

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Las Vegas Adobe User Groups’ Photoshop World Meetup http://photoshopworld.com/las-vegas-adobe-user-groups-photoshop-world-meetup/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=las-vegas-adobe-user-groups-photoshop-world-meetup http://photoshopworld.com/las-vegas-adobe-user-groups-photoshop-world-meetup/#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:21:21 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=11252 If you are going to be in the Las Vegas area on Monday, September 3 (the night before Photoshop World pre-cons) you are invited out to a great networking opportunity. The Las Vegas area Adobe User Groups in conjunction with Adobe and Photoshop World are hosting a Meetup featuring special guests, appetizers and prizes! The […]

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If you are going to be in the Las Vegas area on Monday, September 3 (the night before Photoshop World pre-cons) you are invited out to a great networking opportunity. The Las Vegas area Adobe User Groups in conjunction with Adobe and Photoshop World are hosting a Meetup featuring special guests, appetizers and prizes! The event will be held from 7-10 pm at Ri Ra Irish Pub located conveniently in Mandalay Place between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay.

Special guests will be on hand to talk about Adobe Creative Suite 6, Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Adobe Touch apps, photography and more. Attendance is open to everyone so bring a friend. Come out and meet other creatives and photographers with similar interests in a fun and retro lounge space!

 

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After hours party fun at Club Ibiza http://photoshopworld.com/after-hours-party-fun-at-club-ibiza/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=after-hours-party-fun-at-club-ibiza http://photoshopworld.com/after-hours-party-fun-at-club-ibiza/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 18:51:45 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10448 What a treat! Party-goers were treated to dinner, drinks and entertainment provided by the rockin’ and rollin’ Big Electric Cat. Lead vocalist, Kalebra Kelby wowed the crowd with her awesome singing abilitymwhilenthe crowd enjoyed the dance floor until the early hours of the morning. Many attendees were able to mingle with the instructors from whom […]

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What a treat! Party-goers were treated to dinner, drinks and entertainment provided by the rockin’ and rollin’ Big Electric Cat. Lead vocalist, Kalebra Kelby wowed the crowd with her awesome singing abilitymwhilenthe crowd enjoyed the dance floor until the early hours of the morning. Many attendees were able to mingle with the instructors from whom they’d learned during the day. Meeting new friends and exchanging photography ideas, this was another opportunity to enjoy some extra time with fellow NAPP members, instructors and creatives. The European NAPPsters tore up the dance floor, led by Calvin Hollywood and Glyn Dewis, accompanied by Stephanie Cross in this photo.

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Reason #254 to Come to PSW http://photoshopworld.com/reason-254-to-come-to-psw/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=reason-254-to-come-to-psw http://photoshopworld.com/reason-254-to-come-to-psw/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 00:48:15 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10398 Ladies and Gentlemen- Big Electric Cat

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Photoshop World After Hours! http://photoshopworld.com/photoshop-world-after-hours/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=photoshop-world-after-hours http://photoshopworld.com/photoshop-world-after-hours/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 00:45:25 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10393 The post Photoshop World After Hours! appeared first on Photoshop World.

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The PSW Hashcaster Site Returns! http://photoshopworld.com/the-psw-hashcaster-site-returns/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-psw-hashcaster-site-returns http://photoshopworld.com/the-psw-hashcaster-site-returns/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:53:56 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10197 Photoshop World DC is just around the corner, which means that the PSW Hashcaster site is about to go live to help you constantly find the latest news! There have been some great improvements to Hashcaster this year, including the ability to add video so all you video buffs out there, be sure to tag […]

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Photoshop World DC is just around the corner, which means that the PSW Hashcaster site is about to go live to help you constantly find the latest news!

There have been some great improvements to Hashcaster this year, including the ability to add video so all you video buffs out there, be sure to tag any Photoshop World videos you share with #PSW12 on Twitter so we can add them for all to see. Here’s a helpful guide to show you what Hashcaster is all about.

What is Hashcaster?
Hashcaster is a real-time Twitter curation platform setup to help you find the best content tweeted at Photoshop World and to help you easily identify and connect with top influencers.

Why you should use Hashcaster?
Keeping up with a fast trending hashtag on Twitter can be like drinking from a fire hose. It’s almost impossible to keep up with all those tweets, links, photos and videos generated by the thousands of attendees and non-attendees at an event. Hashcaster solves this problem by curating all this content into organized channels that you can view at anytime through the event’s Hashcaster web site.

However, Hashcaster doesn’t stop there. The Hashcaster platform continually monitors the hashtag Twitter stream to identify top influencers and contributors at the event, making it easier for you to connect with the who’s who.

Finally, you can become a top influencer yourself; the Hashcaster system evaluates each and every tweet in real-time to identify nuggets of knowledge and diamonds in the rough at PSW. One of those diamonds in the rough could be you!

How can I access Hashcaster?
You can access the Photoshop World Hashcaster site through your web browser, smartphone or tablet by visiting http://psw.hashcaster.com/home

How do I get my tweets, links, photos & videos on Hashcaster?
Hashcaster does all the work. You simply include the hashtag, #PSW12, in your tweets and the Hashcaster system looks after the rest. It’s that simple. Please note, we are still tracking the #PSW hashtag but a lot of non-Photoshop World attendees have been using it lately, so #PSW12 will be the event-related hashtag this year.

How do I become a Top Influencer on Hashcaster?
The Hashcaster system is continually evaluating the Twitter stream to determine who are the top influencers at any given time. This list of top influencers is literally updated with every new tweet. Becoming a top influencer depends on a whole range of factors that help the system identify those people that have the most positive impact on the hashtag community. Although there is no way to guarantee that you’ll become a top influencer, the following do’s and don’ts can help increase the likelihood that you’ll make the list.

Things that make you a positive contributor on Hashcaster.
• Tweet unique tweets with relevant content frequently.
• Get a story published on Hashcaster by tweeting high quality links to topical articles and blogs.
• Contribute photos or videos to Hashcaster.
• Retweet interesting and relevant tweets form other community members.
• Have a high Klout score.
• Have lots of followers in the hashtag community.

Things that make you a negative contributor on Hashcaster.
• Do not tweet out the same tweet over and over again.
• Do not tweet promotional links with little or no story content.
• Do not retweet every tweet in an attempt to increase you ranking.
• Do not use auto tweeting services that replicate your message across many user accounts. (this will get you blocked)
• Do not include profanity in your tweets (this will get you blocked)

Some final tips?
We have learned that people who share important event announcements and who tweet their experience (like quick tips that they learn in classes) not only become ranked contributors, but make lots of new friends along the way in the #PSW12 Twitterverse. Engage in the conversation (don’t be shy), don’t tweet anything you wouldn’t say in public, and support fellow Tweeps with generosity and good will.

Have fun!

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