December 30, 2007

Photoshop news: Video training, printing tips, and more

  • Congrats to Scott Kelby & his whole crew on the launch of their new video training subscription service.  It looks like a terrific resource for the design & photography community.  Annual subscriptions cost $199 ($179 for NAPP members), or you can pay $19.95 a month ($17.99/mo. for NAPP members).  Previously, Scott writes, "Our online classes used to be around $70.00 each."  Check out Scott’s blog post for all the details.
  • Photographer and Photoshop/Lightroom expert Ian Lyons has posted a wealth of info on the subject of printing from Lightroom on OS X Leopard.
  • Design a video game cover, win fame and prizes.  That’s the promise of PhotoshopCAFE’s 8th annual design challenge.  Organizer Colin Smith writes, "This is possibly the largest and longest running design contest on the web.
    By the time we are done the prize pool will total somewhere above $12,000 in prizes. Best of all, it’s all for fun. There is no entry fees and no one makes a penny (except the winners).  It’s a true community event."  You can also check out last year’s winners & finalists.

Speaking of Photoshop contests, I groaned while watching Die Hard 4 last night and said to my wife, "Man, they must have been feeding the screenwriters ‘Preposteroni, the Pasta for Hacks.’"  I was all proud of my little funny, but upon Googling the term I found that, yep, someone already thought of it–and amidst a Photoshop contest, and on my birthday, no less. ;-P

Posted by John Nack at 8:49 AM on December 30, 2007


  • Bohol — 9:31 AM on December 30, 2007

    Thanks for this post. $199 is a good price. There are other video training sites that charge quite high. Again, thanks!

  • Jennifer Apple — 2:34 PM on December 30, 2007

    Happy Birthday John!
    [Heh–thanks, Jennifer, though I was actually referring to the Aug. 8 date on which the “Preposteroni” message was posted. I’m looking forward to this coming birthday: 08/08/08. It won’t be quite the same as the Cubs playing their first night game on my 13th, but I’m sure we’ll make it memorable. –J.]

  • Russell Munson — 7:37 AM on February 11, 2009

    Are you kidding me? I pay nearly $1000 dollars for my adobe photshop software, and you want me to now pay a yearly or monthly fee to learn how to use it?
    Adobe should offer these classes up FOR FREE as a form of support for their software.
    [Adobe already does offer a lot of free content; see AdobeTV and many other outlets. If you think your skills are worth an additional investment, other offerings exist. –J.]
    My god, that is rediculous.

  • Famous Quotes — 1:50 AM on March 13, 2012

    Yes, I totally agree with Russell, Adobe itself cost a lot of money for software, such a tutorial service should be included in software package.

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