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PhotoshopCAFE Digital Downloads now on Amazon s3

PhotoshopCAFE is excited to announce that we are now using the Amazon s3 cloud to deliver our digital downloads. What this means to our customers, is more reliable downloads, better speed and the security of Amazon’s servers. We have updated our entire download infrastructure and customers will enjoy the best possible download experience for our training products, starting today. More info

Speaking at Imaging USA

JAN 13 2014

So, way to start the year! I just got back from Hawaii on Saturday night, then off to AZ on Sunday Morning. I’m getting ready for day 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Imaging USA is the PPA (Professional Photographers Of America) national trade show. They have a number of other regional shows, but this one is their biggest and they have it every year. Although it’s for members, the event is open to the public. The event features a trade show, print contests, award ceremonies and educational classes. more

PhotoshopCAFE Destination CC Tour, sells out!


PhotoshopCAFE’s Colin Smith hit the road with a 7 city tour. Austin, Dallas, Kansas City, Chicago, Seattle, San Jose and Los Angles. This tour was such a success that some cities were sold-out weeks before and up to 150 on waiting lists. This was great for only our second PhotoshopCAFE tour. (Sponsored by Adobe). The fianl event was filmed live in Hollywood Californaia and is available as a Digital video or DVD.

Aerial Photography and video with the GoPro and DJI Phantom Quadcopter

SEPT 17TH 2013

I just got back from Photoshop World. It was huge success and I had great feedback from all my classes. I have posted some of the videos from the Pre Conference session that I taught with Adobe’s Principal Creative Director, Russell Brown. It was aerial photography and video with the DJI Phantom Quadcopter more

PhotoshopCAFE Route CS6 Tour a Success

We just returned from a whirlwind tour of the East Coast. I had a fantastic time. it was great to visit Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC, Miami, Boston and New York City. I have been teaching full-day Photoshop seminars to photographers and designers.

PhotoshopCAFE about to begin a 30 City Tour

JUNE12, 2012

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! more

CS6 Launch site is live

PhotoshopCAFE launches it’s 3rd Creative Suite launch site minutes after the adobe announcement. Started on the release of CS4, this is now a tradition, where photoshopCAFE pulls together the very best experts in the world. The result is a micro-site that covers all the main products in the creative suite. If users want to know what’s new in the suite, this is the best free resource out there. more Acquisition of Leading Publisher, Software Cinema
JAN 12, 2011, one of the leading online Photoshop, design and photography resources announced today the acquisition of the industry leading training company Software Cinema.
Software Cinema ( is rich in heritage being founded by the much celebrated late photographer Dean Collins, who was the leading educator in photographic lighting techniques. Dean pioneered photographic seminars and created techniques for teaching lighting. He is considered by the best-known luminaries’ in the industry as the leading voice in photographic education. Dean created the Finelight and Software Cinema brands of DVD based training as well as the live Training Camp tours.

Read Full Story Merger PhotoshopCAFE and Software Cinema

PhotoshopCAFE hits Vegas for Photoshop World


Read the report of PhotoshopCAFE at Photoshop World and Vegas here

Colin has 2 sessions at WPPI
MARCH 2009

Both of Colin’s sessions were packed to capacity. They consisted of Photoshop for Wedding and portait photographers and new features of Photoshop CS4. Both sessions were sponsored by Adobe.


PhotoshopCAFE booth at WPPI is a roaring success. 
MARCH 2009

PhotoshopCAFE is mainly an online resource, but we are starting to gain an amazing amount of traction and attention at trade shows. We are starting to get flooded with people at a rate we can hardly keep up with.

Colin selected by NVIDIA to appear in marketing campaign

Colin Smith was selected by NVIDIA to be the face of Adobe Photoshop. He is featured in their marketing campaigns. This includes video interviews, posters, magazine ads and online marketing campaign. NVIDIA chose 15 industry leaders to feature on a new website, Speak Visual. Colin was selected as oneof the 15 featured alongside Joshua Davis, Ocean Quigley, the creater of the Spore video game and other industry

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create chaosSpeaking at the Create Chaos Conference
OCT 13, 2008.

Colin had a number of sessions at the conference.
Read more

PhotoshopCAFE has a channel on Adobe TV.
JUNE 2 2008

Say hello to PhotoshopCAFE TV
I’m proud to announce that PhotoshopCAFE now has it’s own channel on Adobe TV.
We will be adding new content on a regular basis. Look for this to expand into a full podcast with live footage and all that, when I find the time. Check out some episodes

Colin Speaks at the Creative Suite Conference in Nashville
MAY 2008

Speaking at the Pixel Conference in Miami

Colin also was on the panel of judges with Deke McClelland and Sandy Cohen for a design realted reality show. more

Colin Smith featured in After Capture Magazine
MAY 30TH, 2008:

Colin is featured in an article in the latest issue. Victoria Vestal (National Geographic, After Capture), has written up a really good article, which tells his story and shows a few of his latest creations. [only omission: he grew up in NZ.] Check out After Capture Magazine. This magazine is all about Photographic Post-Production, from the same people who bring you Rangefinder. You can subscribe for free.

You can download the pdf of the interview.

Heading back to Disney ABC Studios to conduct a 2 day training on Photoshop.

Colin Speaker at Flash Forward and Judge at Flash Forward Film Festival: 
SEP 2007: 
see photos here

Colin featured as spotlight interview on Renderosity home page. 

Read the interview here

Colin on his own tour. The Flash CS3 Summer camp tour. Sponsored by Adobe and Tour is sold out! 3 Cities: Dallas, Portland and Atlanta
AUGUST 2007:

Colin Speaks at the Cre8 Conference
MARCH 2007

Colin Speaking at Vector Conference and Pixel Conference
FEB 2007:

How to Wow for Flash Training Disks, featuring 9 hours of Flash training
JAN 2007:

PhotoshopCAFE gets You tube channel
JAN 2007:

Colin Smith featured in Photoshop Creative Magazine Issue 11
AUGUST 2006:

Read the interview here

Colin teaching at Ignite 2006 (and 07, 08 and09)
AUGUST 2006:

Colin Smith to teach 8 Photoshop sessions and conduct a keynote presentation to 350 students from 40 schools, at Pepperdine University at Malibu
See the resource page
Photos from Malibu

Full page Ads in Photoshop User Magazine AUGUST 2006:

Photoshop Creative Magazine JULY 2006:

PhotoshopCAFE is the top story on their news. The focus is on the training videos and what great value for money they are. The forums are also covered in a seperate article in the same magazine.
See here

Advanced Photoshop Magazine 2 page spread profiling Colin’s work JAN/FEB 2006:

See the Spreads here

Computer Arts Projects Photoshop (78) Case Study on Colin Smith
DEC 2005:

Colin’s Photoshop and Dreamweaver Integration Featured on Cover Disk of Computer Arts Magazine Issue 117 (Dec 05)
DEC 2005::

Colin Smith is a tipster in the Hot Tips Issue of Photoshop User Magazine 
NOV 2005::

Colin’s Photoshop CS2 For Digital Photographers CDfeatured on the cover disk of Computer Arts Magazine
NOV 2005::

Version 3 launched of PhotoshopCAFE
NOV 23 2005::

Digital Photographer magazine (Issue 37 – Nov 2005) 4 page article on Colin Smith’s Photorealistic Photoshop work. Download PDF 
NOV 2005

Colin’s new book Complete Photoshop CS2 for Digital Photographers is now avaliable!
NOV 2005::

Colin Teaching 3 hour seminar on Digital Imaging at MacFair California.
NOV 2005::

PhotoshopCAFE booth a hit at Photoshop World 2005 Boston
SEPT 7-9 2005

Colin has teamed up with Weston Maggio from Wacom to produce a new training video on Photoshop and the Wacom Tablet

PhotoshopCAFE founder, Colin Smith Nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame at Photoshop World 2005, Las Vegas

Colin speaks at Deviant Art Summit at the Hollywood Palladium. 
JUNE 17 2005

Photoshop Secrets: CS2 For Digital Photographers
NOW SHIPPING. 43 Video Tutorials to help you master Photoshop CS2. more info

Colin writes How to Do Everything With PhotoshopCS2 (McGraw-Hill)

Colin teaches 12 hours at PIDE (Photo Imaging and Design Expo) at San Diego Convention Center. Preconference session plus 2 hands-on labs. 

Speaking at Apple store in Santa Monica

Speaking at “Red Rock Revival” Strata users conference

Colin named “One of the world’s leading photoshop artists” byComputer Arts Magazine

Photoshop and Dreamweaver Integration

Build stunning websites using Photoshop and Dreamweaver. This DVD is taking the world by storm! Featured in both Computer Arts and Practical Web Projects Magazines cover disks.

Winners announced
for 5th Photoshopcafe Photoshop Design Challenge

Colin Speaking at Long Beach Convertion Center at DL Expo

Colins Tips article in Practical Web Projects

Shawn King from “Your Mac Life” caught up with Colin at Times Square New York at DL Expo and at the Apple SoHo Store in NYC Hear the interview.

Colin is finalist in the MacWorld Design contest. His Guitar imge on tour for 1 year in the USA.

Lynda Weinman ( and Colin Smith (PhotoshopCAFE) Join lineup of speakers for 2003 MacFair

Colin wins GURU Award for 1st place in Illustration and finalist in Web Design at the 2002 Photoshop World Convention

Colin on Front Page (Business section) Tulsa World

Colin wins GURU Award. 1st palce for llustration at the 2001 Photoshop World Convention in Los Angeles

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