I got back from Photoshop World in Las Vegas last weekend with my head full of great instruction on Photoshop and Lightroom. It was a great show even though I don’t like Las Vegas (too much smoke, mirrors, noise, and glitz.) There are so many beautiful places to have that show on the west coast, I don’t understand why they keep picking Vegas—ick! Anyway, there were some wonderful speakers and presentations despite the location. My favorite teachers in the Lightroom track were Matt Kloskowski and Chris Orwig. I really missed Julieanne Kost and Katrin Eismann. (They are usually at that show but couldn’t make it this time.)
New from my close friend, Russell Brown—some new Photoshop video tutorials that you can see on XTrain’s learning site. Click on the “Go to Free Classes” button and check out the free videos. (You’ll have to register to view the free classes.) Look at Russell’s Black and White Experiments lesson. It’s fun, it’s wacky, and you’ll learn all sorts of ways to convert your photo to grayscale. For those of you who are wanting to learn how to convert to grayscale in Lightroom, look at Matt Kloskowski’s video, “Convert color photos to black-and-white.” Before you convert, read this tip on using the Before and After screens.