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Russell Brown Brings Monsters to Life at MacWorld 2013

macworld1 MacWorld 2013 has the legendary Russell Brown up to his classic shenanigans. I caught up with Russell at the MacWorld ‘LIVE Zone’ floor, where he was preaching the gospel of Adobe Revel and Photoshop Touch as his whacked-out alter ego, ‘Doctor Brown.’ Riding shotgun with Russell was ‘Jim the Zombie’ who happily posed with hundreds of MacWorld attendees in an old-school, monster-movie-poster-themed photo booth, flanked by a pair of alien assistants straight out of Area 51.

Photos were snapped with iPhones and then instantly shared to the cloud  using Adobe Revel. Anyone who wanted to add effects to their photos or do some compositing, had access to iPads loaded with Photoshop Touch.

Russell’s favorite moment was overhearing a MacWorld passerby exclaiming, “This is marketing GENIUS!” while mine was overhearing a visibly hesitant attendee ask, “Do I have to go into the booth with the zombie or can I just stand a safe distance away?”

Kudos to Frank Ippolito, the makeup artist behind Russell’s and Jim’s extraordinary characters. Frank will be switching things up for the next two days at MacWorld, giving Russell and Jim completely different extreme makeovers.

Check out some of my photos from yesterday below or see the ghoulish results of the all-day photo sesh by visiting the Revel MacWorld album or the Photoshop Touch facebook album. Or better still, visit Russell Brown and his monster buddies in person at MacWorld if you’re in the neighborhood.

Lex at MacWorld

Photoshop Touch, Revel

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  • By John Nack on Adobe : The Monsters of Macworld - 10:53 AM on February 1, 2013  

    […] customers are having fun with makeup, iPads, and Photoshop Touch at Macworld Expo. Check out this brief post from the team, plus Russell’s Adobe Revel photo […]

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    Any word on Photoshop touch for Note 2 yet?

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  • By Tyler Nolan - 6:41 PM on February 4, 2013  

    Is photoshop touch available only for ipad? not even for iphone?

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  • By @gleibsoncanha - 2:00 PM on February 27, 2013  

    Very much!

  • By kyle - 4:02 PM on March 3, 2013  

    Photoshop Touch for phone, I use iPhone 4s.
    While I use your app in Landscape Mode, it turns to Portrait Mode when I open a picture from Camera Roll.
    So I have to tap Home Key twice and check the mode, then only I have the Landscape Mode again.

    Thank you

  • By diễn đàn seo - 7:51 PM on April 15, 2013  

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  • By Chùa Già Lê - 10:57 PM on September 22, 2014  

    I would have loved to participate in this contest.
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  • By Diễn Đàn Game - 7:14 AM on December 18, 2014  

    Is photoshop touch available only for ipad? not even for iphone?