Photoshop World » Tech Expo http://photoshopworld.com The Must-Attend Conference for Photographers & Photoshop Users Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:17:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Expo Hall Excitement! http://photoshopworld.com/expo-hall-excitement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=expo-hall-excitement http://photoshopworld.com/expo-hall-excitement/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2012 00:36:41 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=12141 The expo hall was a buzz with the expo sessions in full gear and the Wescott booth the hit of the show. “Frank” and bride showed up along with the Candy Girl. A new addition this year is the third stage with Canon showcasing their products along with a live model shoot with Eric Eggly. […]

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The expo hall was a buzz with the expo sessions in full gear and the Wescott booth the hit of the show. “Frank” and bride showed up along with the Candy Girl. A new addition this year is the third stage with Canon showcasing their products along with a live model shoot with Eric Eggly.

And of course, Dr. Brown was on hand at the Adobe booth to give some “evil” education to lucky attendees.

 

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Wescott and Adobe take you behind-the-scenes. http://photoshopworld.com/wescott-and-adobe-take-you-behind-the-scenes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wescott-and-adobe-take-you-behind-the-scenes http://photoshopworld.com/wescott-and-adobe-take-you-behind-the-scenes/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:00:23 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=12130 Here are some shots from this morning’s prep and makeup work done with Wescott and Adobe. (First) Makeup artist Shelley Giard created this amazing hair with real candy and licorice. (Second) Adobe Photoshop Team Member Daniel Presedo models as “Edward”. This will be the booth shot that everyone will want to come see. Adobe Senior […]

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Here are some shots from this morning’s prep and makeup work done with Wescott and Adobe.

(First) Makeup artist Shelley Giard created this amazing hair with real candy and licorice. (Second) Adobe Photoshop Team Member Daniel Presedo models as “Edward”.

This will be the booth shot that everyone will want to come see. Adobe Senior Art Director Russell Brown as the Mad Scientist and his monster, being created at the Adobe Booth. Come to the Wescott Booth today for your chance to shoot them in character starting at 1pm! DO NOT MISS THIS! Mwah ha ha ha! Ahem. Sorry. Evil Genius is next to me at the convenience store…

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Day 1 Update – Classes and Expo Hall http://photoshopworld.com/day-1-update-classes-and-expo-hall/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=day-1-update-classes-and-expo-hall http://photoshopworld.com/day-1-update-classes-and-expo-hall/#comments Wed, 05 Sep 2012 23:13:36 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=12068 Well Day 1 is underway with classes this morning, the Expo Hall exclusive time until this evening when classes will resume. Oh and did I mention there is also an After Party at House of Blues tonight? Hope you have your ticket!

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Well Day 1 is underway with classes this morning, the Expo Hall exclusive time until this evening when classes will resume. Oh and did I mention there is also an After Party at House of Blues tonight? Hope you have your ticket!

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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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Expo floor comes alive on day 3 http://photoshopworld.com/expo-floor-comes-alive-on-day-3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=expo-floor-comes-alive-on-day-3 http://photoshopworld.com/expo-floor-comes-alive-on-day-3/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:29:46 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10484 With the doors to the Expo floor open to the public, it’s definitely buzzing. I’ve seen the retailers staying busy with sales and many happy photographers using their new toys. The Wacom booth was a popular place to be with Photoshop Guy, Corey Barker and makeup artist Shelley Girard teaching users about the Wacom tablets […]

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With the doors to the Expo floor open to the public, it’s definitely buzzing. I’ve seen the retailers staying busy with sales and many happy photographers using their new toys. The Wacom booth was a popular place to be with Photoshop Guy, Corey Barker and makeup artist Shelley Girard teaching users about the Wacom tablets and how to use them. Vincent Versace spoke to a full booth at Nik about his workflow and how he manages his images and what formats he uses.
The crowd was noticeably larger at the Westcott booth as their pros taught the public about lighting, strobes and the various modifiers being used for their sets.
I’m a bit bummed, to be honest, that this is the final day of Photoshop World…so many new friends and great folks at this premier event!

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Photoshop Product Managers Zorana Gee Bryan O’Neil Hughes http://photoshopworld.com/photoshop-product-managers-zorana-gee-bryan-oneil-hughes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=photoshop-product-managers-zorana-gee-bryan-oneil-hughes http://photoshopworld.com/photoshop-product-managers-zorana-gee-bryan-oneil-hughes/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:17:30 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10479 Adobe released a public beta of Adobe Photoshop CS6 just in time for Photoshop World and I was fortunate to be able to ask two of the people behind Photoshop, Product Managers Bryan O’Neil Hughes and Zorana Gee about the release. So thank you for the great public beta! Why release it publicly? Zorana explains, […]

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Adobe released a public beta of Adobe Photoshop CS6 just in time for Photoshop World and I was fortunate to be able to ask two of the people behind Photoshop, Product Managers Bryan O’Neil Hughes and Zorana Gee about the release.

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So thank you for the great public beta! Why release it publicly?
Zorana explains, ” a lot of people like Photoshop and we wanted to give them a chance to play with it. We want them to use it and give us feedback.” I then asked about their favorite feature in Photoshop. “Can I give you two?” she asks, “In Photoshop CS6 my favorite feature is the Blur Gallery in Filters. Not so much because of what the effects actually do to an image, but mainly the cool and fun way you can interact with the blur effects the on-screen widgets, the in-canvas usability of it. For Photoshop CS6 extended, my favorite feature is with 3D the fact that we consolidated fourteen 3D tools into one single tool, the Move Tool that everyone is familiar with. So now you don’t have finagle with the Camera Tool, Mesh Tool, the Light Tool, etc. it’s just one tool the Move Tool. You can click on at object and it moves that object!”

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Next up was Bryan’s favorite feature. “For me it’s video.” Bryan explains, “I was heavily involved in six waves of research going all the way back to looking at what we offered in CS3 extended and seeing how that was relevant To a large group of people that between Premiere Elements and Premiere Pro that are struggling to figure out what to do with all this video content on their IPhone and DSLR. So we really wanted to introduce something that has ease-of-use with Photoshop power. So that is very close to my heart and I think it’s one of the most misunderstood parts of CS6 but for the people who use it and get it, it’s very exciting.”

I then asked Bryan where he sees the product’s future in our industry. “As far as where I see the product going, in our 22 years into this thing it’s only the second time we’ve done a public beta. When we do a public beta and everyone can suddenly use Photoshop for free, it makes the whole thing moot about ‘I can’t afford it’, it’s much more than just a trial. People can download, they play around and work with it. A lot has changed between the CS3 and CS6 public beta. CS3 was the first time we went into verticals like architecture, video, and 3D. We’ve gone so far beyond that now. In that time suddenly everyone has a camera in their pocket, so Photoshop means something to everyone in one way or another. So my real hope with it is that more new users find it. People who have played around with the tablet application or the consumer app and decide to go further with the pro app because for the first time they can just download and use it.”

A huge thank you to both Bryan and Zorana for taking some time out of entire busy Photoshop World schedule to share some insights with us!

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The Nikon D4 on the Expo Floor http://photoshopworld.com/the-nikon-d4-on-the-expo-floor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-nikon-d4-on-the-expo-floor http://photoshopworld.com/the-nikon-d4-on-the-expo-floor/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:35:50 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10475 I spotted the D4 when Concert and Sports Photographer, and Photoshop World instructor, Alan Hess snagged a little group shot of us on the Expo floor. Here, he’s sharing some of its capabilities with UK NAPP members Garieth Davies and Dave Clayton.

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I spotted the D4 when Concert and Sports Photographer, and Photoshop World instructor, Alan Hess snagged a little group shot of us on the Expo floor. Here, he’s sharing some of its capabilities with UK NAPP members Garieth Davies and Dave Clayton.

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FREE Expo Pass for Photoshop World http://photoshopworld.com/free-expo-pass-for-photoshop-world/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=free-expo-pass-for-photoshop-world http://photoshopworld.com/free-expo-pass-for-photoshop-world/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:00:47 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10443 If you are in the DC area- don’t forget to download your FREE expo pass to Photoshop World and see all the great vendors. Show hours are Monday 9:00 am — 1:00 pm in Expo Hall A. Be sure to bring your pass to the booth in front of the hall.

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If you are in the DC area- don’t forget to download your FREE expo pass to Photoshop World and see all the great vendors. Show hours are Monday 9:00 am — 1:00 pm in Expo Hall A. Be sure to bring your pass to the booth in front of the hall.

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Glyn Dewis is warmly welcomed at Photoshop World http://photoshopworld.com/glyn-dewis-is-warmly-welcomed-at-photoshop-world/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=glyn-dewis-is-warmly-welcomed-at-photoshop-world http://photoshopworld.com/glyn-dewis-is-warmly-welcomed-at-photoshop-world/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:47:35 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10461 Another first-time instructor, Glyn Dewis, who hails from the UK, has a NAPP Theater full of enthusiastic photographers. Talking about ‘Photoshop Fast and Furious’, he also explains how he loves to use plug-ins in his editing workflow.

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Another first-time instructor, Glyn Dewis, who hails from the UK, has a NAPP Theater full of enthusiastic photographers. Talking about ‘Photoshop Fast and Furious’, he also explains how he loves to use plug-ins in his editing workflow.

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Westcott introduces the new Ice Light and other modifiers http://photoshopworld.com/westcott-introduces-the-new-ice-light-and-other-modifiers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=westcott-introduces-the-new-ice-light-and-other-modifiers http://photoshopworld.com/westcott-introduces-the-new-ice-light-and-other-modifiers/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 19:11:52 +0000 http://photoshopworld.com/?p=10455 Prepare for a photography adventure at the Westcott booth.

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Prepare for a photography adventure at the Westcott booth.

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