In the final episode of our ‘4 Weeks of Photoshop Experts’ series we talk to YouTube expert and creator of the highly successful Photoshop Training Channel, Jesús Ramirez. We’ve known Jesús a few years now and if anyone knows how to build a training business on YouTube it’s him. He shares his background, his work ethic and his tips on how to build and sustain a business and YouTube channel with over half a million subscribers!
Jesús Ramirez is a digital graphics expert, speaker, and educator specializing in Adobe Photoshop. Jesús has over ten years of professional design experience and has worked with clients such as Adobe, Microsoft, Motorola, and Conde Nast. Jesús is best known as the founder of the Photoshop Training Channel, one of the most popular Photoshop YouTube channels in the world. You can find his articles and tutorials in many well-known publications and blogs, including the Adobe Creative Cloud Blog, Adobe’s Create Magazine, and Photoshop User Magazine. Jesús has been a speaker at many industry related events worldwide. Most notably Adobe MAX, Adobe SUMMIT, Australia’s Adobe MAKE IT, CreativeLive, CreativePro, Photoshop World, Pluralsight LIVE, and Talent Land in Mexico. https://photoshoptrainingchannel.com/free-newsletter/ // https://photoshoptrainingchannel.com // https://www.behance.net/gallery/49760389/Adobe-Stock-Lost-Masterpiece-Just-Judges// http://www.youtube.com/user/photoshoptrainingch // https://instagram.com/jrfromptc/ // https://twitter.com/JRfromPTC // https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesusramirez9 // https://www.facebook.com/PhotoshopTrainingChannel //
Continuing our theme of talking to Photoshop experts, this week Glyn chats to Photoshop and 3D guru, Corey Barker. Corey was one of the original “Photoshop Guys” at KelbyOne and is a Photoshop Hall of Famer. Corey now runs his own online training company teaching Photoshop, Dimension and 3D with his Master FX platform. Corey talks to Glyn about creativity and staying on top of your game, experimenting and discovering new techniques.
https://www.instagram.com/coreyps3D/ // https://www.facebook.com/corey.barker.10 // https://members.kelbyone.com/author/cbarker
Last week we spoke to the godfather, this week we speak to ‘The Photoshop Guy’ Dave Cross. Both Glyn and Dave have learned so much from people such as Dave since their introduction to Photoshop and continuing our quest to interview the very people who have helped us we bring you our episode with Photoshop Hall of Famer, author and instructor (ex-KelbyOne/NAPP) Dave Cross.
For over 28 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught for Adobe, at Photoshop World, the Texas School of Photography, Adobe MAX, Imaging USA and at numerous corporate locations. Dave has written many articles and multiple books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has taught online courses for Kelby One, Creative Live and Photoshop Cafe. He offers online training at learningphotoshop.cc.
Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, and in 2016 and 2017 was named a MAX Master Instructor.
https://online.davecrossworkshops.com // https://www.facebook.com/PSGuyDaveCross/ //
Glyn and Dave return from Adobe Max in Los Angeles and give you an update about the event, the great people they met and also dealing with some very negative online comments about Photoshop CC2019. On episode 44 we chat to Photoshop legend Bert Monroy, recorded at Adobe Max 2018.
This week Glyn interviewed a friend from his school days, Nathan Black. Nathan was the kid that everyone wanted to be: good looking, tough, he had muscle, all the girls chased him..he had it all. However in later life has had serious physical and medical illness and it’s through his strength of character and positivity he’s alive today! No matter what you’re experiencing in life have faith that it will work out. Good times are ahead, just stick in there as Nathan has because through darkness there is light!
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This week Glyn and Dave chat to photographer Peter Hurley – the headshot guy who created “The Peter Hurley Look”, “The Squinch” and of course SHABANG! We chat to Peter how a schoolkid with little confidence starts of sailing and ends up with a modelling career with Ralph Lauren / Polo and ends up being a successful photographer, teacher and author….and still a decent sailor!
http://instagram.com/peter_hurley http://www.youtube.com/user/peterhurleyphoto https://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/03/style/a-sailor-finds-his-angel.html
Following on from the Lenny Terenzi episode, Dave and Glyn got chatting about friendship and relationships in business and life and how to make sure you know how to balance and manage them to the best possible outcome. Not all decisions in life are a ‘yes’ but quite often the ‘no’ isn’t always a negative. Hopefully after listening you’ll find a way of making sure your friendships stay strong and your business continues to grow with their support and help.
This week we speak to a man we both admire as a professional and a friend, Jason Levine. Many of you may know Jason in his role as Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe Creative Cloud and seen him presenting at many of the Worldwide Adobe events, dubbed by some as Adobe Jesus! Jason tells us about his beginnings and what the role means to him.
Jason Levine, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, travels the globe inspiring and educating users about Creative Cloud, focusing on video, audio and mobile workflows. Levine has conducted training sessions for many top broadcast corporations in Europe and Asia including BBC, RTL and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. Shortly thereafter, in combining years of songwriting and performance, he began laying down the foundation for a children’s music project entitled Just Play Music™. Since 2003, Jason has presented to more than 400,000 people, from Syracuse to Singapore and everywhere in between.
https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/author/jason-levine/ // https://twitter.com/Beatlejase // Jason’s music on Spotify https://t.co/zTEb8Q8HDn // Article referred to in the interview https://qz.com/1166041/known-to-fans-as-adobe-jesus-technology-evangelist-jason-levine-takes-software-training-to-a-higher-level/
Dave chats to HeyDesign’s Lenny Terenzi. Dave met Lenny earlier this year at Creative South and as they kept in touch Dave saw Lenny post a heartfelt and very honest blog post about the struggles of running your own business and how to break out of that bad situation. It’s honest, frank and full of great advice! About Lenny – “I’m 45. A Designer, illustrator, educator, screen printer, community builder. A lot of hats, one head. I am a dreamer, blue sky thinker. ENFP-A on the Myers Briggs scale. I thrive in group activities and social interaction. Probably stemming from my days as a touring musician. Blues and Classic R&B if you are curious though my youth was spent with long hair and headbanging to the Sunset Strip.” … “After 15 years of working for myself in a home office, I felt like it was time to think bigger, be bigger. Believe in myself and plant a flag in the ground. So in August of 2014 I signed a lease on a 1700 sq. ft. warehouse space in the bustling and bursting mecca of Durham, North Carolina. A design studio, a print shop, a creative experience where anyone can get energized and inspired to reignite into the best version of themselves.”
https://www.heymonkeydesign.com // http://www.twitter.com/heymonkeydesign // http://www.instagram.com/heymonkeydesign // http://www.facebook.com/heymonkeydesign // https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenny-terenzi