If you have ever been to a Photoshop World, you know what a production the keynote is. If you haven’t been to a Photoshop World, the next one is in Washington DC for the first time and I am sure will be something memorable.

The last Photoshop World took place in Las Vegas and the theme to the conference and the keynote was a spoof on Project Runway but all the designs were based on Photoshop tools. The attendees entered the hall at 8:30 am and the show kicked off promptly at 9am but the day started a lot earlier for some of us. Full disclosure time, I was at Photoshop World as a guest and was not teaching this time, but I was asked by the very talented makeup artist Shelly Giard to document some of the prep work backstage and so I did, starting at 6am.

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