My Induction Into The Photoshop Hall Of Fame

Last week at Photoshop World I had the honor of being inducted in to the official Photoshop Hall of Fame. Rather than rewriting here, what was probably a way too long speech, I wanted to just cut to the chase and let all of you know what I’m most thankful for when it comes to my career in Photoshop.

Of course, I’m incredibly thankful to Scott Kelby and everyone at Kelby Media Group for the amazing opportunities I’ve had. If it weren’t for them I’d never be where I am today. And many thanks goes to my family for all of the support that they’ve given me over the years.

But the real thanks for all of this goes to a group of people that I would have never guess would be so important to me when I started this career nearly 10 years ago. See, back when I first started in this career I was naive. I thought the most rewarding part of my job would have been getting to use Photoshop every day. Getting to play around, experiment, teach, and learn all of the newest and latest techniques out there. But I was dead wrong. Because over the years I’ve learned the most rewarding part of what I do is hearing the success stories from all of you. Anyone who’s ever read my articles or books. Anyone who has ever attended a seminar, workshop, or conference I’ve taught at. Anyone who’s ever emailed, facebooked, tweeted or sent me a message online. You guys are SOOOO the coolest and most rewarding part of this career. Hearing your success stories… whether it’s for your job or just your passion in Photoshop and photography and design. Hearing the inspiration you get from all of the Photoshop World instructors and everyone at Kelby Media Group. Hearing how my training, and everyone around me has helped you achieve that success and inspiration is BY FAR, the most rewarding job satisfaction and experience I could ever imagine in this career.

Thank you!

PS: The keynote is posted online on Youtube. The whole thing is about 1 hour and 45 minutes long. My (way too long) speech is right around the 1:21 mark in the video if you want to check it out. Thanks! 🙂



  1. Jimi Jones 10 September, 2013 at 07:46 Reply

    Congratulations to you, Matt. What a great accomplishment and well deserved.

    I have personally gained tons of knowledge from your work and take this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding contribution to the PS community as a whole.

    Wishing you continued success!

  2. Toni Caputo 9 September, 2013 at 09:21 Reply

    Congrats Matt – I just wrote a long comment (probably too long) re, congrats on your induction into the hall of fame but made an error and wordpress punished me by erasing my comment!
    Anyway, I’ve followed for years and learned much.
    Thanks for your passion for teaching and congrats for
    the well deserved honor

    Toni Caputo

  3. Dennis Zito 9 September, 2013 at 06:34 Reply

    Hey Matt,

    Congratulations and Thank You! What a well deserved honor for you! Without your help, training, books and support, my advancement in LR and PS wouldn’t exist! I can’t tell you how you have pushed me into improving not only my use of LR and PS, but in my photography! Thank you!!


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