Live November 9 - 13, 2020

Introducing the Photoshop Virtual Summit II

An amazing 5 days of practical training from leading Photoshop experts




40 Expert-lead Classes Over 5 Days

Last April, with the help of an incredible team of instructors, I put together the first-ever Photoshop Virtual Summit. The response to the event was amazing, and one of the most common comments was "I can't wait for the next one!"


So I'm thrilled to announce the Photoshop Virtual Summit II!


And I'm very excited to introduce you to the instructor team for this event, made up of lots of your favorites from last time, and great new additions. As with the last Summit, I asked my instructor team to put together not only real-world, practical Photoshop sessions, but also to provide notes and practice files. This is a true educational event!


Your instructors for this event include best-selling authors, Adobe MAX Masters, Adobe Certified Instructors, and members of the Photoshop Hall of Fame.


You'll learn from experts such as Matt Kloskowski, Corey Barker, Colin Smith, Ben Willmore, Kristina Sherk, Blake Rudis, Sebastian Michaels, Glyn Dewis, Mark Heaps and many others.


Every single training session is designed to take your Photoshop knowledge and skill to the next level - regardless of whether you're just starting out, or have years of experience.


I hope you join us for this amazing learning experience!


Dave Cross, Founder of the Photoshop Virtual Summit

Our Instructor Team

Anya Anti

Anya is an internationally published and award-winning photo artist specializing in fine art and conceptual portraiture.

She'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Breaking Down a Fine Art Composite

2. Retouching: Beyond the Clone Stamp

Ben Willmore

Ben has literally traveled the world teaching Photoshop, having taught at hundreds of conferences, photo festivals and workshops.

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. The Logic of Adjustments

2. Advanced Selections & Masks

Blake Rudis

A classically trained artist, Blake incorporates aesthetics and color theory into his photography and workflow classes.

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Workflow Efficiency

2. What's New in ACR

Bret Malley

Bret is and educator, professional photographer, author, and full-time college professor.

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Night Skies from Day Scenes

2. Incorporating Stock into Your Photos

Chris Converse

Chris has over 25 years of experience in graphic and interactive design and is a featured speaker at many events. He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Creating Cinemagraphs

2. RetouchingVR Images

Colin Smith

Colin is a digital artist, photographer, author and trainer. He is founder

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Video Editing in Photoshop

2. Perfecting Panoramas

Corey Barker

Corey is an award-wining designer, an author and Photoshop Educator and is in the Photoshop Hall of Fame. He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Wordography - Blending Text with Photos

2. More 3D Tricks for Photographers

Daniel Gregory

Daniel is a photographer, mentor, photo educator and faculty member at the Photographic Center Northwest. He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Intro to Color Management

2. Intro to Lab Color

Dave Clayton

Dave is a UK-based writer, graphic designer and creative specialist with over 30 years of design and marketing experience.

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Creating Flyers in Photoshop

2. Get Captured in Photoshop

Dave Cross

Dave has been teaching Photoshop since 1990 and is in the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. What's New in Photoshop

2. Practical Actions & Automation

Glyn Dewis

Glyn is a photographer, educator and best-selling author based in the UK.

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Photoshop Lighting Techniques

2. Photoshop Power Session

Kelvin Pimont

Kelvin has built on his years of design experience to create practical Photoshop training courses.

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Secrets to Photoshop Success - Part 1

2. Secrets to Photoshop Success - Part 2

Khara Plicanic

A self-professed Photoshop Nerd, Khara is a photographer who has taught more than 50 courses on photography, Photoshop and more.

She'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Beyond Brush Basics

2. Practical Gradients

Kirk Nelson

Kirk has been a professional graphics artist for 20 years, and his work has been published more the 400 times in international publications.

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Color Theory and Photoshop

2. Layers Beyond the Basics

Kristina Sherk

Kristina is a high-end photo retoucher and contributing author to various educational magazines and instructional sites.

She'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Retouching Hair - Part 1

2. Retouching Hair - Part 2

Lisa Carney

Lisa Carney is a high end retoucher who has spent over two decades working with major movie studios, networks and advertisers.

She'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Frequency Separation for Beginners

2.  Frequency Separation using Other Files

Mark Heaps

Mark is a Professional Creative and instructor who regularly teaches at Adobe MAX and other industry conferences. 

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Understanding Resolution

2. Proof of Concept Masterclass

Matt Kloskowski

Matt is a photographer and teacher. He was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2014 and is the best-selling author of over 20 books.

He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Luminosity Masking 101

2. Creative texture Blending

Sebastian Michaels

Sebastian teaches Photoshop Artistry to students around the world and publishes Living the Photo Artistic Life. He'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Getting Painterly in Photoshop: Filters & Effects

2. Getting Painterly in Photoshop: Composites and the Mixer Brush

Theresa Jackson

Theresa is a graphic arts and photography instructor who won two Photoshop Guru Awards. She'll be teaching these sessions:

1. Photoshop for the iPad

2. The Camera Raw Filter

Instructors and topics subject to change

Meet our Sponsors

A huge thank you to these sponsors!


  • Practical Methods to Speed up your Workflow

  • Frequency Separation and Portrait Retouching techniques.​

  • Go Beyond the Basics of Using Layers, Learn Power Tips and Shortcuts

  • Amazing Fine Art Techniques to Boost your Photoshop Artistry

  • Color Theory, Color Management and Lab Color

  • Photoshop Lighting Techniques and Luminosity Masking

  • Creating Cinemagraphs, Panoramas and Video in Photoshop

  • Deep Dives into Brushes, Gradients and Texture Blending

  • Advanced Selection and Masking Techniques

  • And SO MUCH MORE!.​

Where is the event being held? 

Is the event really Free?

Who is this Summit best suited to? 

Is this the same content as the last Photoshop Summit? 

What time does it start? 

What if I can't watch a class live?

How do I figure out my time zone? 

It doesn't really matter because although classes go live at specific times, they remain available for 48 hours. And you won't miss anything if you aren't watching at a specific time. (But for reference, the times are in EST and you can use this time zone calculator).

Who is running this event? 

What if I can't make the event during November 9 - 13th? 

The optional VIP Access Pass gives you lifetime access to all the sessions, along with extra benefits including audio only recordings, session notes and practice exercises and downloadable files.

Who are the Speakers at the Summit?

Is the Summit really just Online?

Can't I just watch the videos later on Youtube?

All classes are free to watch during a 48 hour period after their release each day, but after that the videos will be deleted from Youtube. You can get lifetime access to watch the videos (along with other extras) with the VIP Pass.