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Are You Coming to Photoshop World Conference 2017 in Orlando This April?

Howdy everybody. Registration is in full swing right now for the upcoming conference in Orlando on April 20-22, 2017 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center (there will be no Vegas conference this year, as Adobe is taking their Adobe Max conference to Vegas in the same time frame we would be there). So, come and join us in Orlando (but first, watch the official 1-minute and 7-seconds conference trailer below):

Lots of cool new things this year, and stuff we introduced last year that was hit, including new instructors, new workshops, new networking events, a very cool party, a Pub Crawl, and a whole lot more!

You can register today at and save $ 100 by taking advantage of the Early Bird discount...

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Photoshop World 2016 Update


Hey gang – just a quick update for what’s new and going on at the upcoming Photoshop World 2016 Conference in Las Vegas this summer, July 19-21, 2016:

(1) CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Photoshop World Guru Awards
This is a photo/image competition just for people who attend the conference (so your odds of winning in a category are pretty decent), and there are categories for everything from illustration to retouching to compositing, and entry is free to any registered attendee (and entry is only for registered attendees). The official rules and form for uploading your images to the competition are right here. Good luck! (btw: if you’re on the fence about entering, read this post from Photoshop World Instructor Corey Barker about how his career changed after winning a Guru Award back when he was an...

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Photoshop World Registration Now Open!


It’s official – Registration for the 2016 Photoshop World Conference in Las Vegas is now open! Whoo Hoo!!!

Lots of cool new things this year – lots of new instructors, new workshops, new networking events, new parties (we’re even working on a Pub Crawl for this year), and a whole lot more! (lots of fun stuff we’ve yet to announce – we’re brewing up a doozy this year!).

You can register today at and save $ 100 by taking advantage of the Early Bird discount. Also, if you’re a KelbyOne member, you can save another $ 100 off the full conference pricing.

I hope you can join us there this summer. It’s going to be (wait for it…wait for it…) epic! (you knew that was coming).



P.S. Did I mention we’re going to Vegas? Well  we are...

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Creating a Compelling Photo Composite in Adobe Photoshop CC

Creating a compelling photo composite is as much about finding the right assets as it is about the process of blending them together. If you’re unable to capture your own assets, stock image sites are treasure chests for images, as well as inspiration. While hunting for the images used in this issue’s tutorial, I encountered dozens of stock photos that sparked ideas. When I finally stumbled across the images we’ll use, I was so captivated by the brilliant colors and dynamic shapes that I couldn’t wait to begin exploring the possibilities. This level of enthusiasm is key to crafting a composite that stops viewers in their tracks and elicits an emotional response.

Our goal is to blend the leaping dancer with the prismatic powder so it appears as though she is actually inside the expl...

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Create Repeating Segments with the Mixer Brush in Photoshop CC

One of the secret powers of the Mixer Brush is that it can sample multiple colors or even pixels to use for its stroke. This is great for creating color-rich strokes to simulate painting with a real brush, but for this project we’re going to use an image as the paint source to create repeating segments that can be used for anything from robot arms to your very own superworm.

Step One: Start with an image of a sphere. (You’ll probably want to try a lot of different types of images after this, but let’s start simple.) If you’re using a stock image, use the Elliptical marquee tool (nested under the Rectangular Marquee tool [M] in the Toolbox) to make a selection around the sphere. (Tip: As you’re drawing the selection, you can press-and-hold the Spacebar to reposition the selection...

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Seven Reasons to Use the Camera Raw Filter in Adobe Photoshop CC

The Adobe Camera Raw plug-in, used to convert RAW images into pixels Photoshop can understand, is an incredibly powerful yet easy-to-use editor. However, if you don’t shoot in RAW format, you might not think to use it. In this column, you’ll learn seven reasons to summon the Camera Raw filter in Photoshop CC.

First, prepare the image to use the Camera Raw filter nondestructively. Choose File>Open as Smart Object or, if the image is open and has one layer, choose Filter>Convert for Smart Filters. For multilayer documents, click the top layer to make it active, Shift-click the bottom layer to select them all, then choose Filter>Convert for Smart Filters. Photoshop tucks them into the protective wrapping of a smart object...

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Photoshop World Payment Options Announced

KelbyOne (parent company to Photoshop World) announced today two multi-payment plans for Photoshop World in Las Vegas. With the two-payment option, attendees will get a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography annual plan. With the three-pay option, attendees will get a ticket to a Rock ‘n Roll After-Hours Party with the band, Rebel Soul.

Click on the links below for more info.

Planet Photoshop

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Quickly Trim Eyebrows in Photoshop

Excerpt from Photoshop for Lightroom Users

This retouch requires you to pick up one part of your image to cover up another part of it, and, of course, Lightroom doesn’t have any way to do that. But, luckily, this is the stuff Photoshop is made for. This technique is actually very simple and very quick, but has a big impact when it comes to your subject having perfect eyebrows every time.

Step One:
Once your image is open in Photoshop, start by getting the Lasso tool (L) and drawing a shape that kind of looks like an eyebrow itself. Draw this right above one of your subject’s existing eyebrows (as shown in the next step).

Quickly Trim Eyebrows

Step Two:
You need to soften the edges of the selection just a little bit, so go under the Select menu, under Modify, and choose Feather...

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Using the Path Blur in Photoshop

Path Blur is the fourth of five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later. It enables you to add motion effects along a path to images. This tutorial will show you how to use the Path Blur filter to add some interesting motion effects to an image, and then we’ll show you how to use multiple paths with the smart filters mask to create a speed motion effect.

Tutorial Assets
1. Glorious clouds by archangel12
2. Interstate 65 by hibino

Working with the Path
STEP ONE: Open the Glorious clouds image, Right-click its Background layer, and choose Convert to Smart Object. Alternatively, you can select that layer and go to Filter>Convert for Smart Filters...

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Using the Spin Blur in Photoshop CC

The Spin Blur is the last of the five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later. It enables you to create circular motion effects that emulate an object’s rotation. This tutorial will show you how to use the Spin Blur filter to add a spinning motion effect to a car’s wheels. You’ll get to modify the different values, duplicate the effect, then clean it up using a smart filter mask.

Tutorial Assets
SECMA F16 by SuperCar RoadTrip

Working with Pins and Modifying the Blur and Transition Areas
STEP ONE: Open the SECMA F16 image, Right-click the Background layer, and choose Convert to Smart Object. Alternatively, you can select that layer and go to Filter>Convert for Smart Filters...

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