Welcome to day 5 of “9 Days of NAPP”! Today I’m going to talk about the NAPP members-only website, a hub connecting members to the wonderful things available to NAPP members. (You can’t get in until you’ve joined; here’s my referral link for membership.)
Areas of the website include:
Discounts for Members
I was surprised when I discovered that most NAPP members consider the member discounts to be the most important aspect of their membership. Current discounts include: 15% discount from Mimobot (doggone it, I’m dying for one of these designer flash drives! I’m not sure which is my favorite, but I truly love the Golden Panda); free shipping from B&H Photo; iStockphoto; 10% discount at Artistic Photo Canvas; $25 off on upgrade or $50 off of full version of Corel Painter 11; $100 off of Plug-In Suite 4 or 10% off of any other product from onOne Software; 10% off of Alien Skin plugin titles.
Here’s a biggie: NAPP members now have until May 31, 2009, to take advantage of a 20% product discount from Adobe at the Adobe Online Store. You can save $139 on Adobe Photoshop CS4, $359 on the Adobe Design Premium, and $499 on the Master Collection. This is a serious discount if you’re in the market for any of this software, but remember that the offer is time-sensitive.
Links to the Learning Centers plus Tutorials
NAPP has Learning Centers for Lightroom 1; Lightroom 2; Photoshop CS2, CS3, and CS4; and Photoshop Express; as well as a wide assortment of tutorials.
Product reviews from people who know what they’re talking about on things like the Wacom Intuos4 Tablet, cameras, Photoshop plugins, lenses, and software.
Here’s the place to interact with fellow NAPPers on topics like Photoshop for beginners; advanced Photoshop; web design with Photoshop; Lightroom; tutorials, tips, and tricks; and digital photography.
NAPP members can upload 24 images to their personal portfolios, which are also viewable for non-members. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, this is the place to find it.
Other site features include links to download articles from Photoshop User magazine and a weekly NAPP update video from Executive Director Larry Becker (what a nice guy!).
9 Days of NAPP Day 1: My NAPP Story
9 Days of NAPP Day 2: NAPP on Twitter
9 Days of NAPP Day 3: Matt Kloskowski and the Lightroom Killer Tips blog
9 Days of NAPP Day 4: KelbyTraining LIVE
9 Days of NAPP Day 6: Corey Barker and Planet Photoshop
9 Days of NAPP Day 7: Scott Kelby
9 Days of NAPP Day 8: Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk
9 Days of NAPP Day 9: LIVE from Photoshop World!
I’m a NAPP Evangelist!
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