It was one of those historic convergences. Like when Henry VIII and Francis I met on the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. Or when Pacino and DeNiro finally appeared together in the same movie in 1995. Some wondered whether it would ever happen. But the planets aligned. It was Photoshop World. It was Las Vegas. And one day, in the fall of 2009, two legends of Photoshop met on the same stage, in the Eyecandy lounge in the Mandalay Bay casino. McClelland. Kelby. Photoshop Magic. And we were there, folks.
Here’s how the historic moment went down.
In this, the fourth of our episodes recorded live in Las Vegas last month, the wonderful and ever-gracious Scott Kelby took time out of presiding over an Entire Freaking Conference Called Photoshop World to join us for our little show. Listen to my Photoshop-dilettante self fall all over herself because I’m sitting within coffee-spitting distance of the two biggest Photoshop geniuses in all the world. (Oh sure, I’m used to Deke, but when Scott Kelby admits to getting much of his early Photoshop knowledge from Deke’s books, somehow that bathes my co-host in a glamorous and glowing light.)
And unlike the notorious Pacino/Deniro meeting in the movie Heat, during which they were never actually in an establishing shot togehter, we had witnesses for the laid back meeting of Scott and Deke. Martini sipping, shoe-eschewing witnesses, who were there to tell the story. In fact, some of them even took the opportunity to ask questions. With the help of our man-in-the-lounge, Grease, passing the microphone, audience members were able to tap this extraordinary resource: two gracious Photoshop instructors who love nothing better than talking about Photoshop. It’s fun, it’s funny, it’s Photoshoppery at its most legendary.
Not much else to say. You can’t get much better than this folks. Listen. Learn. Live in the historic moment.
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