Photoshop CS5 Training Galore!

It’s CS5 day here at the NAPP Headquarters in sunny Tampa, FL. This is about as big of a day for our company as it gets as the product that we specialize in training for gets a new set of features. I’ve had my head buried in training for the last month so I figured I’d take today to give you a quick recap of what you can find. We’ll return to regularly scheduled Lightroom stuff after I get some sleep 🙂

Online Training:
I’ve got 3 new online training courses going live today over at Kelby Training
1) Mastering HDR in Photoshop CS5
2) The Photoshop CS5 Power Session (all about the new features only)
3) The Photoshop CS5 Crash Course (for beginners)

I’m really excited about all 3 of them but the HDR one was a blast to do. Lots of HDR and lots of post processing in it. And I honestly feel like I’ve rewritten beginners courses with my new Crash Course. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out just the things you need to know in Photoshop when you’re starting out. Each video is on a topic (like Selections) and I show you only the tools you need to know to get moving ahead fast. Anyway, you can find them all over at Kelby Training.

Photoshop CS5 Learning Center
1) There’s about 16 videos on all the new features done by Dave Cross, Corey Barker, Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion and me.
2) I also did 2 interviews with Adobe Photoshop (and Camera Raw) product managers. We even talk Lightroom a little.
3) There’s a huge feature list that shows all of the features (there’s over 100 of them)
4) A bunch of FAQ’s about pricing, upgrades, and all the other good stuff
5) Videos for NAPP members only

Whew! I hope that keeps you busy for a little bit until I come up for air and get some new Lightroom stuff going for ya. Stay tuned



  1. RichW 18 April, 2010 at 07:09 Reply


    thanks for the comments – I’ve been using Photomatix for about 18 months now, to answer your question I’ll switch to CS5 with the new capability. The reason for this is simple for me – simplifying my work flow – using less packages where possible.

    Thanks for all you do, here and elsewhere – you guys all make a big difference,


    • RichW 18 April, 2010 at 21:26 Reply

      P.S. – harking back to the DNG vs proprietary Raw thread a while ago – I have switched my workflow to DNG but Photomatix is one area where I have noticed a difference.

      Using a Nikon D3s using Photomatix across 7 bracketed shots each one stop apart I was importing and converying to DNG then using the DNG files from Lightroom to Photomatix. I recently did a comparison using the original NEF – and it seems to me there is quite a bit less noise in the final image using the NEF files direct into Photomatix than with the DNG version? Anybody else come across this?

  2. alex 15 April, 2010 at 11:56 Reply


    I need some help. i subscribe to kelbytraing 🙂

    When i work with WEB galleries inside lightroom, i have diffrent colletions. When i go to a new colletion, it always start in HTML GALLERY. how can i change this?? This take alot of time to change it back for every gallery i gonna make. (over 150)

  3. Marco Ranieri 14 April, 2010 at 11:44 Reply

    Matt (or is it “Mark” according to yesterday’s webcast? he he he…)

    First off, thanks for those awesome training vids about HDR Pro on Kelby Training!

    Like many people out there, Photomatix has been my go-to app for HDR for quite some time. After seeing you demo CS5’s HDR Pro feature, I am very impressed. I will start using it instead of Photomatix for most of my HDR work for the two specific reasons you mentioned: de-ghosting and less noise. Once I get past the learning curve I am sure it will be worth it!


  4. Travis Tuzinkiewicz 14 April, 2010 at 02:54 Reply

    Hey Matt,

    Now that Photoshop CS5 can create HDR, What are your thoughts in Purchasing/still using or not using Photomatix,

    Thanks again for all the great work you and the NAPP team are doing.


  5. JayM 13 April, 2010 at 17:42 Reply

    Hey Matt

    Thanks for all the training. I’ve been soaking up a bunch of the new material. One request I have for future sessions is regarding HDR. I would like to see one that focuses on achieving a more natural, photographic look. It seems most of your tutorials are gravitating towards the surreal style which is fine, but a bit unbalanced.

    Thanks again. Keep up the good work.


  6. Mark 13 April, 2010 at 04:57 Reply

    It’s galore !!!!!!!!!! as in Photoshop cs5 training galore I always think of the famous James Bond femme fatale, pussy galore

  7. Glyn Dewis 12 April, 2010 at 18:45 Reply

    I don’t know how you guys do it, but man am I glad you do.

    Really looking forward to getting stuck into all the new training for CS5 cos from what I’ve seen so far the update is just mind blowing. The new HDR Pro looks incredible; so do you think there’s going to be a big shift from Photomatix?

    Anyway Matt, I echo Mike’s comment above; Thanks for everything you guys do…it’s very much appreciated!!!

    All the best to you and yours,

  8. Dave 12 April, 2010 at 17:39 Reply

    Wow, this content will be a huge benefit.

    Can’t wait 🙂 CS5 has many new features and I cant wait to use them to the fullest. Thanks for the update!


  9. Mike Paterson 12 April, 2010 at 14:06 Reply

    Just wanted to pass along a huge THANK YOU!!! To you, and the other Photoshop/NAPP guys. You time and effort is deeply appreciated. Can’t wait to work through all the material you guys have put together. It looks like CS5 is shaping up to be a “must” upgrade! I hope you and the rest of the gang get a chance for a breather sometime soon, it is well deserved.

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