Photoshop CS6 Seminar Tour Route CS6 tour with Colin Smith

Get your motor running! Blazing speed - breath-taking quality with Photoshop CS6.

Something big and exciting is coming to 15 cities this summer! PhotoshopCAFE is hitting the open road, with the hottest Photoshop CS6 techniques. Sponsored by Adobe Systems, this inspiring never-before seen tour will equip you to get the best results, at a fraction of the time. Award-winning digital imaging expert, Colin Smith is presenting a full-day seminar that will turbo charge your skills. Join us this July and August for the must-see Photoshop event of the year!

You have asked and we have answered the call. People have been raving about how much they love the training on PhotoshopCAFE (over 30 million served) and the DVDs. You asked if we could bring this same quality of instruction to a live event and the answer is YES! It's taken us a few years to make it all happen, but now, this is it. We heard that people are craving training from an instructor who is more than just a teacher. You demanded someone that has worked in the industry and has a proven track record of producing world class results, that clients actually pay good money for. Colin has been commissioned by companies such as Microsoft, Toyo Tires, Proctor and Gamble, Saatchi and Saatchi, the film and music industries and more. He is going to show you techniques that work in the real world and how to get results that clients will pay money for.

In the real-world, clients expect a certain level of quality that frankly, a lot of training falls short of. Why? Because the instructors have never had to produce production quality work under real deadlines. Not only will you learn how to produce industry standard quality, you will learn to do it quickly, so you can go home at night. Over the years, Colin has learned the fastest way of doing things without sacrificing quality. He will hold nothing back and share all of these techniques on this tour. You think you know Photoshop? Think again, this is unlike anything that you have learned before!

It doesn't matter if your client is a fortune 500 company, an individual or even yourself. This is the tour that will give you the confidence you need to step up to the plate and hit a home run every time. No fluff, this is the real thing.

For one day only, in each city, Colin will roll up his sleeves and take you on an insider's journey through Photoshop, live and in person. It doesn't matter if you're a photographer, designer, are a seasoned pro or a hobbyist, there's something for everyone. You have the opportunity here to not only get a solid grasp of Photoshop, but also get a rare look into the hottest technologies and techniques, all in plain English. Imagine learning what you have always wanted, without the boring technical jargon.

Get your tickets now, seating is limited and this event will sell out!




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June 27

San Diego, CA

Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall

July 9

Austin, Texas

The W Hotel

July 11

Dallas, Texas

Dallas Convention Center

July 13

Atlanta, Georgia

Cobb Galleria Centre

July 16th

Washington, DC


July 18th

Miami, FL

Miami Beach Convention Center

July 20th

Boston, MA

Sheraton Boston Hotel

July 23rd

New York, NY

Hotel New Yorker

Aug 3rd

Chicago, IL

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Aug 6th

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Convention Center

Aug 8th

Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center

Aug 10th

Seattle, WA

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport

Aug 13th

San Francisco, CA

South San Francisco Conference Center

Aug 15th

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Convention Center

Aug 17th

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Convention Center



What you will Learn:

9:00am - 10:00
Registration and check in

10:00am - 11:00
Checking out the road ahead, new in CS6

You have upgraded Photoshop, now upgrade your workflow. Not only will you discover the essential new features, you will learn how to integrate them into your daily Photoshop habits. There are a lot of new features in Photoshop CS6, (One of the biggest upgrades ever) discover the best way to save a ton of time and get unbelievable results.

We will explore the new interface, magical content-aware technologies, perspective crop, auto corrections, vector layers, adaptive wide angle, GPU accelerated tools, user inspired improvements and much more. Discover all the things you may have been missing. This one hour power session will get you up to speed and introduce you to the features that we will be diving deeper into throughout your action-packed day of discovery, learning and fun.


11:15am - 12:15
Under the hood; Layers, Masks and Channels Deep Dive

Unleash the power of Layers, Masks and Channels. This is where you unlock the true power of Photoshop. Here is where we separate you from the competition. First of all, a foundation will be laid that will enable you to clearly understand how these tools work for yourself. You will learn new and fast ways of working under the hood of Photoshop.

This session will get you comfortable using the most powerful tools in Photoshop. You're not going to just learn to use these tools, you will discover workflows you never thought of and love the secret shortcuts and tips that will put you ahead of the pack. This is your key to understanding what's really going on and it will open a window to you that will allow you to work smarter, faster and with much better quality. These are the tools used for compositing and collaging.



12:15 - 1:15 :: Pit stop: Lunch

To help keep the cost of this event unbelievable low, rather than force a boxed lunch on you that you may not like, let's do lunch on our own. This is a great opportunity for you to mingle with fellow attendees. We will provide a list of recommended eats that are close by.


1:15 - 2:15
Don’t be Road Kill; make your Photographs Rock in Photoshop CS6

Why is it that some people's photographs look crisp, clear and engaging, and others’ look flat and boring? It’s because of correct post processing from an artist that understands where they are going with their adjustments. Their trained eye looks at the photograph and immediately knows what to do and how much to do. Everyone need to adjust photos, because every photo needs adjustment. The problem is there are so many tools in Photoshop. Which to use?

You are about to become a rock star of image adjustments. You will learn some basic principles that will allow you to instinctively choose the correct adjustment for your image to make it sparkle. You will be immersed in the latest workflows so that you can have confidence that you are working correctly. Working with the right combination of adjustments will enable you to make your photos look beautiful every time. And learning how to use these tools correctly, will shave hours of your post-processing time. Some of the things touched on will be Adjustment Layers, Camera Raw, tone and color correction, HDR and much more.


2:30pm - 3:45
Video and 3D crash course for anyone, easier than you think

It's a game-changer and you can't ignore it! Modern Photographers and designers are EXPECTED to be able to shoot video on their DSLR's. Colin will show you how to use what you already know and reveal the fastest way for you to jump into video. Use the tools you already know and love to create impressive video presentations with effortless ease.

This will be a video crash-course for Photographers (And designers), using photographer's language, not complex video jargon. You will then see how fun and easy it is to work with your video in Photoshop to add different cinematic effects. Learn to cut and edit your video, add music, titles and share on places like Facebook, You Tube, iPhone or DVD.

We are going to look at 3D in Photoshop. Don't worry, this won't be one of those 3D text extrusion presentations that we have all endured. You will learn how to add the unreal to the real. You will see, step by step, how to integrate a 3D object into a photograph. We will match the lighting (this is a lot of fun) and shadows, to make it look real. You will be hooked when you discover how easy and fun it is to take your imagery to a whole new CG level.

4:00pm - 5:00
Photoshop Secrets; Recipes for the road

This session will be like dessert at the end of the day. Learn some of the best-kept secrets for amazing image results. Learn the most in-demand techniques that will make your work look current and cutting-edge. Here is where everything comes together and you experience that extra "something" that will elevate your imagery above that of the masses. Special effects, color treatments and other Photoshop Secrets are what this session is all about. These are the kind of techniques that Colin wins awards with, and he is going to share them only with the Route CS6 crew (That's you) .This session will send you on your way with a full tank of creative juice.  You will learn some great techniques that will shave hours off the way you have done things in the past as well as opening up a world of creative expression. Don't worry, all these techniques are as practical as they are eye-popping.


We will wrap up with giveaways including a copy of Photoshop CS6 extended, DVDs, 1 year Zenfolio Premium accounts and much more at every venue!

See you on the road!

What you get:

  1. A goodie bag, containing...

    2 Complete PhotoshopCAFE DVDs (Worth over $100)

  2. The full retail version of our latest best-selling DVD: Wacom Tablets and Photoshop CS6

  3. The training DVD, Best Of PhotoshopCAFE with over an hour's worth of tutorials

    A DVD which includes:

    instructors notes

  4. A cheat Sheet. Includes shortcuts and tips that you will treasure

  5. A copy of the CS6 Super guide

  6. 25 High Resolution images of your choice from Fotolia $30 value
  8. A 3 month Zenfolio premium account $30 value

    Exclusive tour only discounts on PhotoshopCAFE training Disks.

  9. Other goodies from vendors including actions and more.

    Door prizes and giveaways including copies of Photoshop CS6 at EVERY venue.

  10. One heck of a good time and a head full of knowledge.


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