Let's Kick Off the Year with The One and Only Russell Brown!"

Let's Kickoff 2011 with a bang! We are excited to announce our first speaker of the year, the one and only Russell Brown!

Russell is the Emmy Award-winning instructor, and Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems Incorporated. Always delighting in testing the creative limits of his tools, he is the prolific creator of an entertaining collection of Photoshop tips and tricks. His double treat of great information presented in a bold, zany style has won him a regular following among beginning, intermediate and advanced users alike. Dr. Brown will cover the following topics at our meeting:

Using your iPad, iPhone or Galaxy Tab as a Photography Portfolio.
In the first part of the evening, Russell will spotlight an collection of useful tips for publishing your photo portfolio to your favorite portable devices. Learn some techniques for exporting images from Photoshop CS5 as an album without having to navigate through iPhoto. Also discover the wonders of PDF export from Adobe Bridge CS5 and see how to publish your own portfolio books to share with others.

Create Natural Toned HDR Images, and the Wonders of Camera RAW & Smart Objects.
OK, we have seen the classic over-saturated, and super-sharpened HDR photos, but now it's time to move to the next level of HDR imaging. Russell will discuss some of his favorite new methods for a new, more gentle and realistic looking HDR toning. This process may have you revisiting some of your earlier HDR shots and processing them again. All these techniques will be done using HDR Pro in Photoshop CS5. Also covered in this part of the evening will be Dr. Brown's Photoshop tips for working with Camera RAW images in combination with Smart Objects. Learn the true art of Photoshop creativity with these nondestructive techniques.

And to top it all off, Russell will be graciously offering some great raffle items!

Come join us, reunite with your fellow Photoshopoholics, snack on some pizza, and have a shot at winning some cool giveaways!


Special thanks to Adobe and Onward Search for sponsoring this meeting!

 

See you soon!

Marie Macaspac
Manager, Photoshop Till You Drop
www.switchblade-studios.com

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  • Ronald R.

    just a great evening with the "Great Russell Brown"

    February 14, 2011

  • Linda L.

    Russell didn't do HDR photography specifically, but how to achieve an HDR look...

    February 13, 2011

  • Harvey A.

    Great! I really appreciated the time spend on syncing the iPad. Great help! And thanks to Russell for the mini Adobe Camera. I have tried taking photos with it, and people love it when I show them what it will do!

    February 12, 2011

  • Maxine C.

    I thought it was a very entertaining/learning event. Russell Brown makes everything easy to understand. Learned some new stuff. Thanks for inviting Russell and I hope you can get him to come back.

    February 11, 2011

  • Phil K

    I enjoyed Russell's presentation and learned many things that I look forward to trying. However, ..... I was really looking forward to learning more about HDR as advertised in the presentation description. Disappointed when it wasn't covered. With his knowledge I know I would have learned something.

    February 11, 2011

  • Andrew C.

    Great way to start the year.. w/ a great speaker.. fun and light.. wish there were more..

    February 11, 2011

  • Cindy

    Very informative and funny guy to listen to.

    February 11, 2011

  • Brian H.

    Russell was great.

    February 11, 2011

  • Audrey Ray D.

    Truly informative! Tremendous wit,and a bag too full of thumbdrives Russell humbled us in our seats even advanced characters like the guy sitting next to me...Rock on Russell.
    I am jonesing to try your tricks...oops first I have to upgrade to CS5...just bought the production suite in the spring of last year pre CS5 I always just buy before the next upgrade...Oh well I'm on it!

    February 11, 2011

  • Corinne D.

    Russell is an entertaining and knowledgable speaker, and recognized Photoshop celeb. It was fun to hear him speak at Adobe SF. Liked the idea of him trying out content with this group before going to bigger shows.

    February 11, 2011

  • Wayne Miller, M.Photog.Cr, C.

    Russell rocked as always. Great presentation

    February 11, 2011

  • Laurie W.

    Russell is a great showman and has a lot of wonderful material. I especially liked the iPad/iPhone tips. But what about those HDR tips that we were promised? I really need those, like now. Also I'd be happy with fewer interruptions to toss out gifts and entertaining asides; I tend to lose track of what he's explaining. Nevertheless, I think Russell is a national treasure and I would go to any event where he was speaking.

    February 11, 2011

  • Matthew L.

    I really enjoyed this talk. Thanks for setting it up. Looking forward to more in the future ;)

    February 11, 2011

  • Joe R.

    Great content / great speaker. One suggestion is to make these sessions more hands-on. I would love to work through some of the tips & tricks as we go through them - this stuff is easily forgotten.

    February 11, 2011

  • Fima

    Great presentation. Still do not understand why spend a lot of time discussing how to make ITampon (IPad) work. I thought that it will be all about Photoshop.

    February 11, 2011

  • Kevin T.

    I always enjoy Russell Brown, one of the grand old gurus of Photoshop. With his vast knowledge of Photoshop and out of the box creative solutions, he's a valued resource
    for the digital imaging community!

    February 11, 2011

  • Melissa C.

    He is such a great speaker. Funny and very informative.

    February 11, 2011

  • Enrique de la H.

    Smart, amiable, with terrific examples and documentation. Truly enjoyable experience.

    February 11, 2011

  • Harold D.

    Great presentation. Here's my story about what I learned: http://www.digitalfieldguide.com/blog/7388

    February 11, 2011

  • digitalShe

    Fantastic, as always...
    this time without technical gremlins - woo oho!

    Thanks Russell for a great show and everyone putting this together, and also for the pizza - delish :D

    February 11, 2011

  • pat d.

    This was lots of fun and great information.

    February 11, 2011

  • Ron H

    wow thanks for bringing Russell in to talk, very informative and soft spoken

    February 11, 2011

  • wenda p.

    Always entertaining and chock full of useful information. I just regret I didn't get a small camera USB flash drive!

    February 11, 2011

  • Lisa Y.

    Awesome! Every time I see Russell he has new tricks to show off that make me realize I how much more there is to learn about Photoshop.

    February 11, 2011

  • Denny W.

    15 minutes on the iPad, although interesting, took away from what he really does best....Photoshop...but I thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

    February 11, 2011

  • Howard

    What an inspiring speaker - makes you want to go home and start working on your photos again. Loved it!

    February 11, 2011

  • Kelly M.

    Excellent event! I even learned a trick or 2 :D

    February 11, 2011

  • Rob C

    Russell was very entertaining and taught me some new tricks to try out in Ps.

    February 11, 2011

  • T. Shane G.

    Russell's energy is great. Even though some of the material covered wasn't "up my alley", I still enjoyed it very much.

    February 11, 2011

  • William Palank P.

    Fantastic, looking forward to the next!

    February 11, 2011

  • Mike A.

    Russel Brown had a great presentation and a lively personality! I welcome him back anytime to test any "new" material on us =)

    February 11, 2011

  • Bill J.

    Russell brown was great showed some great tips and show some great scripts and was funny
    and hope he comes more often.

    February 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent! Enticing Photoshop magic by Dr. Russell Brown, with layers, smart object, stack mode, median; ACR (Adobe Camera Raw); etc. He <1>made cars disappear from the Golden Gate Bridge, <2>produced a perfectly illuminated night shot of a desert statue using a blend/merge of 4 images, each lighting a different part of the statue, <3>used a black and white layer and 2 color layers, plus color manipulation of the b&w layer to improve a dull image, etc.

    February 10, 2011

  • Marie M.

    I just wanted to mention again, if you RSVP'd today after 11am, you will need to have Security print your badge when you arrive. If you RSVP'd before 11am today, your badge should be waiting for you at the front lobby. If you don't find your name, you can also have Security print your badge.

    Thanks, and see you all very soon!

    Marie Macaspac / PSUG Manager / Switchblade Creative Studios, Inc.

    February 10, 2011

  • Marie M.

    If you RSVP'd after 11am today, you will need to get a badge from Security at the front desk. If you RSVP'd before that time, your badge *should* be ready in the lobby. Thanks!

    February 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing Russell speak again!!!! :-)

    February 10, 2011

  • larry p.

    AAARRGH!... Can't make it, shooting the Pebble Beach Pro-Am all week and weekend.

    February 8, 2011

  • Andrew K.

    Will this be recorded for later viewing?

    February 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    :( I now have a class on Thursday evenings this semester.

    February 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined; so, please forgive my question: Is there a charge for the[masked] event??? Thank you!

    February 4, 2011

  • Bill J.

    looking forward he is the master photoshop guru.

    February 3, 2011

  • Andrew K.

    Will this be available live online?

    February 3, 2011

  • Susan

    Or you can pay a $29 super session fee to see Mr. Russell at MacWorld on 1/28/11... and I bet that doesn't include pizza. :-)
    http://macworldexpo.com/sessions?s=QSHOWA002F3N

    2 · January 19, 2011

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