Photoshop World ’09 Boston kicked off today with its popular Keynote.
One of the new things NAPP did this year is to have a live blog. Check it out now to know what’s new this year.
There are some announcements/videos there that are not being shown on the net yet, but here are some things that might interest you:
- Wacom introduced the Intuos 4. I’m not (yet) a tablet person but if you want details, check out the following links:
- NAPP also made the WaterMark Creator
- This is only available to NAPP members and it’s using Adobe’s Extension Manager.
- It’s a pretty cool and handy tool, if you ask me :)
- Here’s a screenshot (only a portion) of the WaterMark Creator:
Don’t feel bad if you’re not a NAPP member. You know you can always join now and get some goodies free with your subscription (usually a DVD). Plus, you get 8 issues of Photoshop User Magazine.
Before I forget, one of the new benefits you get from being a NAPP member is this — a fee online class from Kelby Training each month!
If you haven’t done so, check out kelbytraining.com. It’s a great site to learn Photoshop, Photography, the whole Creative Suite and more — all at your own time and convenience. Plus, NAPP members have a discount! Told ya it’s worth it to be a NAPP Member… :)
And since you’re kind enough to read my post, don’t forget to check out Scott Kelby’s Blog extension for Photoshop that makes his blog available right inside Photoshop! Cool, eh! :) This is how it looks inside Photoshop:
One more cool thing in attending Photoshop World is that you get a preview of the new products of Adobe.
During the keynote, Adobe’s Johnny L provided a preview of the next version of Photoshop. Dubbed “CS Next” internally, the full details and features of this new product will be announced in Adobe’s CS4 launch on Sept 24.
Here are some photos of Johnny L during the keynote:
John Nack was then brought in to do a demo of Photoshop CS4:
Check out the new icon (not sure if this is the same as the shipping version):
Screenshots of Photoshop CS4:
To view the full video (courtesy of Terry White) with all the features and the demo, check out the following links:
I’m sure the NAPP guys are working on some demos and tutorials for the new CS4, so watch out on Sept 23 for more announcements!
Sept 4, 2008, Mandalay Bay Convention Center – Photoshop World 08
I went to the venue early to pick up my conference materials (ID and workbook) and line up for the Tech Expo. The Tech Expo was still closed but the energy was just so high as participants started to arrive.
At around 8am, Larry Becker came out to mention something about a spoof for Adobe’s Johnny L… of course, he was ‘punked’ because he was stopped mid-way by the staff (on Scott’s orders). Classic Scott :) He eventually introduced Scott Kelby. Scott told us that he will be giving away masks of Johnny L and when Johnny’s going to be introduced, we should be putting on this mask so that Johnny will see himself in the crowd. Here’s Scott briefing all of us:
The doors opened at around 845am, and we immediately found ourselves seats in the keynote hall. In front of us was the stage decorated with the Star Trek theme. The graphics and animation were cool and there was even a voice announcement saying that T-Shirt toss was about to go on. This was the time when the staff threw Photoshop World shirts to the crowd.
When the keynote started, of course, we were all ecstatic and excited to see the Star Trek spoof done by the NAPP folks with Adobe’s Johnny L there too! I can’t begin to tell you how funny it was. Here are some snapshots of the opening credits for the video:
Here’s Adobe’s Johnny L in the video:
What I loved the most was RC’s lines… He was just mumbling words whenever he had speaking lines but it seemed to have some sense into them! :)
During the Midnight Madness and Closing Ceremonies of Photoshop World, they also showed the outtakes of the Star Trek video. It was so funny… I can’t even imagine how their video team was able to complete the shooting of the video with all of the funny things that the folks were doing.
If you want more photos of the keynote and Photoshop World, check out the following links: