Photoshop LIVE Comes to Washington DC

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Headlined by Photoshop super instructor Michael Ninness, Photoshop LIVE is coming to Washington DC on Nov. 2, 2009. If you want to improve your Photoshop skills, and have fun doing it, you need to take a look at this affordable, two-day conference. And in fact, I can sweeten the pot even more because I have 10 conference passes to give away. More on that in a minute.

I'm teaching two courses myself: How Adobe Camera Raw Made Me Love Photoshop (which is a class I just love teaching to photographers) and Five Things Photo Hobbyists Need to Know About Photoshop CS4. And there are other great courses too. Here's just a sampling:

  • Creative Black and White and Color Effects
  • How to Retouch Like a Pro
  • Get Smart: Smart Filters and Smart Objects
  • Photoshop Power Shortcuts

And a whole lot more.

Register Now and Save Big

You can register before Oct. 23 for only $125 if you use this discount code: DSPSLMM09 (case sensitive). After Oct. 23, the price is $295 for both days. The event will be held at the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation and Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC. I always love an excuse to visit DC, and in fact, I'm adding on a day so I can spend time as a tourist too.

The Free Passes

I have 10 free passes to give away. If you want one, all you have to do is be one of the first 10 people to post a comment to this article stating which session at the conference (mine excluded) that you're most excited about seeing. You can see the entire line-up here. Those first 10 comments (that have filled-in legitimate email addresses in the "Leave a Comment" box) will receive a code from me via email that can be used during online registration for free admission. When you see 10 comments to this article, then you know that all the passes have been given away. One free pass per person please!

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Wow! "How to make your Portraits stand out" with Lisa for sure! I have been checking out Lisa's recent portrait work and its amazing. Would love to learn from her.

I'm also interested in the "How to make your Portraits stand out". I've tried a number of techniques, and think I'm getting great pictures, but the ability to enhance in Photoshop has been quite elusive.

Thanks Derrick.

Derrick: There's a bunch of good stuff, but Lisa Bettany's "From Lightroom to Photoshop: A Look at my Personal Workflow" looks especially useful. I'm doing almost all my shooting in RAW on my Canon XSi and processing it in Lightroom. I'd love a chance to see exactly what a pro's workflow for that is.

Thanks for the chance at a free pass.

The conference looks amazing. I'm interested in attending Five Things Photo Hobbyists Need to Know About Photoshop CS4.

I'm with Adam and Steve up there in showing excitement for the portraits session. There's something about a well-done portrait that is always, always worth looking at.

Two whole days learning how to improve your photos by the pros? Sign me up!

I'm especially looking forward to the Photoshop Power Shortcuts course. Seems like a great time saver!

I would love to see "Finding Inspiration Though the Lens." I've been a fan of Chris Orwig for quite some time. That would be great!

I'm pumped to see Lesa Snider's "How to Retouch Like a Pro" seminar.

"How to Retouch Like A Pro" is something I would love to see!

I see you're at 10 but I still want to say that I'm most excited to experience "From Photo to Graphic Art". When one medium of art turns into another, it really shows the connectivity of art in general.

Thanks for this chance to attend!

Actually, Phillp, you're #10. One person had commented twice above. Congrats to all of our winners!

Sorry I didn't see this in time! The session I'm looking forward to most is "From Photo to Graphic Art"

Well, in case one of your winners can't make it...I'd love to see "Five Things Photo Hobbyists Need to Know."