[Can you believe it? We’re at number 9 and will soon have winner for our three prizes! See details and comment to win at the bottom of the post.]

For Photoshop addicts, Photoshop World is the epitome of the learning and socializing experience. Not only can you receive first-hand instruction from the world’s top Photoshop professionals, but you can ask them questions, hang out at after-hours events with them, maybe even stalk them on the Expo floor. Not that I would ever do that.

This week’s Photoshop World features a tweet-up; at least four photo walks; an off-site party hosted by iStockphoto; twitter contests and giveaways; and traditional events such as Thursday night’s after-hours party at the House of Blues and Friday night’s limited-seating Midnight Madness event. In addition to the regular classes, there are bonus classes by instructors like Joe McNally and Julianne Kost being given on the Expo floor.

Check out a sampling of the instructor list: Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, Matt Kloskowski, Lesa Snider (love her!), RC Concepcion, Dave Cross, Julianne Kost, Bert Monroy (went to his seminar tour recently and my mind was blown!), Jay Maisel, Moose Peterson, Fay Sirkis, and Alan Hess.

One of the neatest things has been meeting some of my Twitter buddies in real life. Check out the Photoshop World action by searching Twitter hashtag #PSW. Look for Photoshop World summary posts and pics in the days to come, because for some of us: What happens in Vegas gets blogged!

Here are some informative Photoshop World posts by fellow NAPP members:

Top 10 Tips for Photoshop World Vegas
Choosing Classes
Shooting in Las Vegas

Related posts:
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 5: NAPP Members’ Website
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
I’m a NAPP Evangelist!

How do you win?

Leave a comment for a chance to win one of three prizes here at the end of the “9 Days of NAPP” series! Are you attending Photoshop World now or have you in the past? Would you like to? Do you want to learn more about Photoshop? Spill it in the comments!

There will be three giveaways at the conclusion of the “9 Days of NAPP” post series, with winners selected from the comments on all nine posts: an autographed copy of Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby, an autographed copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby, and the grand prize of a 1-year membership to NAPP!

Contest ends Friday, October 9.

[I want to interject here that without my fabulous Photoshop World sponsors, Red River Paper and AdoramaPix, this post would be written with a noticeable undercurrent of self-pity. As it is, I’m tickled pink to be here at Photoshop World in Las Vegas for a second straight year.]

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