Creativity happens wherever you are and sometimes if given a good bean bag, some sugary snacks, wigs and costumes…the inspiration just flows. Not to mention, a guest appearance from a steampunked Abraham Lincoln – fully in character and ready to pose in wild and wacky ways!
Last week, the Photoshop Touch team invited Bay Area locals to bring their iPads or Android tablet devices loaded with Photoshop Touch for a night of fun, food and freebies.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted with an array of salty and sweet snacks and a brightly colored lounge area. Russell Brown – Sr. Creative Director and the star of our recent “Where in the World is Russell Brown” challenge made a special guest appearance, sharing his love for zany costumes and crazy poses. Folks were lined up, decked out in hilarious ensembles to get a shot with Russell and then composite it into a fun background using Photoshop Touch.
Photoshop Touch Product Manager, Stephen Nielson then took the stage to provide guests with tips on how he uses Photoshop Touch, as well as some of the new features in the update that was just released that evening. Afterward some saddled up to the slick device lounge bar for a closer look at what Photoshop Touch can do and a quick chat with folks from the product team. The emphasis was on play – having fun with the app and experimenting with all of its magic. Photoshop Touch is all about creating new and altered realties, whether it was placing a guitar in their hands for instant “rock star” fame or compositing Russell Brown into a vintage cowboy “Wanted” poster, imaginations were running wild!
To cap off the night, several guests left with some incredible prizes, including iPad and tablet accessories, and tickets to the Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibit at the de Young Museum. Two grand-prize winners were lucky enough to go home with a brand The new iPad and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Thank you to our fans who hung out and played with Photoshop Touch! Check out photos uploaded by attendees on our Meetup page and on Flickr. For more photos taken by the team, check out this Photoshop Touch Facebook album.