Hot on Adobe’s announcement of the new Adobe Photoshop CS — part of the new
— the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) has announced “The Photoshop CS Revolution,” a “training blitz” that includes a multi-faceted launch of expos, seminars, a Photoshop CS Resource Web site, and educational content designed to get Photoshop users up to speed on the new features of Photoshop CS.
The initiative kicks off at the fifth annual
PhotoshopWorld Conference & Expo, which will serve as the “coming-out party” for the new software. In a keynote address, Adobe Senior Vice President Bryan Lamkin will give PhotoshopWorld attendees an in-depth look at Photoshop CS. During the expo, Adobe will provide hands-on Photoshop CS training and distribute a bonus issue of
Photoshop User magazine
with articles and tutorials on how to make the most of CS.
The PhotoshopWorld Conference & Expo is the annual convention for NAPP. The 2003 show will be held at the Miami, Fla., Convention Center Sept. 30-Oct. 2. There will be over 60 educational sessions and 12 after-hours events for graphic designers, digital photographers, Web and digital video professionals. There will also be an expanded expo hall for showcasing new product releases. Traditionally for conference attendees only, the expo will be open to the
public for free
on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Next on the training circuit is the new
Photoshop CS Summit, a six-city seminar tour sponsored by Adobe. Led by Scott Kelby and Dave Cross, the Summit provides an evening of free training in Photoshop special effects and photo retouching using Photoshop CS. The Photoshop CS Summit is coordinated by the NAPP and will be coming to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Chicago and Dallas. Dates and times are online. (Kelby is also releasing a new book, “Photoshop CS Down & Dirty Tricks,” and several new training DVDs.)
Additionally, there’s the NAPP’s
Photoshop CS Resource Center, a Web site that examines the features of the new software. It sports screen captures, tutorials and video clips.