Special Events

Photoshop World 2018 | May 31st - June 2nd | The Hyatt Regency Orlando, Convention Level

David Schlatter | 2017 Guru Winner

Work Hard. Play Hard

We know that if you’re having fun you’ll learn more, connect more, and get more out of your time at Photoshop World, which is why we planned so many opportunities for you to socialize and meet new people. We all need “Photoshop friends” so we have planned several events to get attendees together in a casual and fun atmosphere to network and recharge our brains after being in classes all day. With dinners parties, the meet-up, and other inspiring nights. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Come to one or come to all! Check out all of our events below:

Keynote

We kick off the conference with a fun, high-energy opening keynote from Adobe. And when Adobe takes the stage, you know you'll probably see a sneak peek of some really cool new technology or new products and the excitement sets the tone for the entire conference. You don’t want to miss it (because everybody will be talking about it)!

The Meet-Up

Drop by the Rocks Lounge—in the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel—to hang out and have a few drinks with the Photoshop World instructors and crew. The meet-up is held the day before the conference begins, after our In-depth workshops, and is conveniently located within our host hotel. Food & beverage available, but not included.

Live Natural Light Shoots

It was a big hit last year so we’re bringing it back again this year! We set up shooting bays, all bathed in natural light, for you to capture everything from food, flowers, models - we even have a bride for you. It’s free and included with your full conference pass.

Live Natural Light Shoot: Model Photography

Live Natural Light Shoot: Model Photography

Live Natural Light Shoot: Food Setup

Live Natural Light Shoot: Food Setup

Live Natural Light Shoot: Bride

Live Natural Light Shoot: Bride

Live Natural Light Shoot: Macro (Flower) Station

Live Natural Light Shoot: Macro (Flower) Station

After Hours Party

Join Scott Kelby and BIG ELECTRIC CAT for the most talked about after-hours event of the conference! There's no better way to let loose and unwind after a packed day of learning. Mingle with the Photoshop World instructors and your fellow attendees while making some memories - it'll be a night to remember (plus, you can always sleep when you get home, right?). Purchase your ticket today.

The Guru Awards

The Guru Awards are a special Photoshop contest just for attendees of Photoshop World. This award ceremony was created to honor and recognize the design, photography, retouching, and creativity of our attendees. Since their humble beginnings in 1999, the Guru Awards have now become the most prestigious and coveted awards in the international digital imaging industry. Watch the video to see some of our past winners and to see what Scott Kelby, President & CEO of KelbyOne, has to say about the Gurus. Attendees may submit up to three individual pieces per category, in up to three of the following categories:

Photography

Photography

Entry pieces for this category should be original photographs that have been (optionally) edited or corrected with Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.

Illustration

Illustration

Pieces you submit with your entry form in the Illustration category should be completely original works of art, which were hand-drawn or painted.

Artistic

Artistic

This category can include photos that have been digitally painted over, added to with 3D or vector, or have been modified with plug-ins/filters.

Commercial

Commercial

Designs, photos, collages, illustrations, and typography are all acceptable, as long as they convey a product or marketing message.

Composite (Montage)

Composite (Montage)

Composites (Montages) are collaged pieces, which are made up of a combination of elements from multiple photographic, photorealistic, or 3D sources.

Student

Student

Open to submissions of photography, design, or illustration. The only restriction for this category is that entries must be from registered students.

Midnight Madness

If you’re lucky enough to snag one of the 200 free tickets to this late-night event, you’re in for a hilarious evening of surprises, laughter, prizes, games and fun. Midnight Madness has become legendary among Photoshop World Alumni and it's an event you won't want to miss! Hosted by none other than the conference ringmaster himself, Scott Kelby along with special guests. Tickets are given out the morning of the event on a first come, first served basis.

Dinner With a Stranger

If you came to Photoshop World alone, you won’t be that way for long. We’ve planned dinners at eight yummy casual restaurants nearby. Stop by registration, pick a restaurant, pick up your “I’m a Stranger” button, and enjoy the relaxed setting of a shared meal with 11 other people just like you. It’s a fun way to meet new people and make new friends.

Portfolio Reviews

The Photoshop World portfolio reviews are an invaluable opportunity to have an in-depth review of your work. Our distinguished line-up of Photoshop World instructors will offer candid appraisals, valuable business insights, and real world, practical advice.Limited to 40 participants.

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Extra Classes

Easy Landscape Edits with Lightroom Classic

Easy Landscape Edits with Lightroom Classic

with Matt Kloskowski

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Introduction to Digital Painting in Photoshop

Introduction to Digital Painting in Photoshop

with Victoria Pavlov

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Organize, Edit & Share Your Photos Anywhere

Organize, Edit & Share Your Photos Anywhere

with Bryan O’Neil Hughes

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Selling Your Photos on Adobe Stock

Selling Your Photos on Adobe Stock

with Mat Hayward

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Camera

How to Make the Most Out of Your Camera

with Larry Becker

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Tips for Great People Photos

Tips for Great People Photos

with Glyn Dewis

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Seven Ways to Improve Your Photos with Lightroom Classic

Seven Ways to Improve Your Photos with Lightroom Classic

with Terry White

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Building a BulletProof Backup for Photographers

Building a BulletProof Backup for Photographers

with Robert Vanelli

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Get Ready to Go Pro For Students

Get Ready to Go Pro For Students

with Instructor Panel

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60 Things Luminar Can Add to your Lightroom or Photoshop Workflow

60 Things Luminar Can Add to your Lightroom or Photoshop Workflow

with Scott Bourne & Rich Harrington

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Fast & Easy Retouching Tips

Fast & Easy Retouching Tips

with Kristina Sherk

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How to Contribute to Adobe Stock & Make Money

How to Contribute to Adobe Stock & Make Money

with Terry White

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Photo Shootout

Photo Shootout

with Scott Kelby

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Let's See What Happens

Let's See What Happens

with Frank Doorhof

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Exploring Lightroom CC

Exploring Lightroom CC

with Terry White

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Removing Distracting Elements

Removing Distracting Elements

with Dave Cross

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Wow! Photoshop Does That Too? 10 Powerful Tips & Tricks

Wow! Photoshop Does That Too? 10 Powerful Tips & Tricks

with Unmesh Dinda

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Compositing Tips & Tricks

Compositing Tips & Tricks

with Jesús Ramirez

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DJI Drones and Photoshop, Elevate Your Image!

DJI Drones and Photoshop, Elevate Your Image!

with Colin Smith

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An Evening with Jeremy Cowart

An Evening with Jeremy Cowart

with Jeremy Cowart

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Kelby Mags: Under the Hood

Kelby Mags: Under the Hood

with The KelbyOne Team

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