The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) says free Expo passes ( are now available for the public to attend the 2010 Photoshop World Expo on Sept. 2-3 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Photoshop World Expo — produced by the NAPP in partnership with Adobe — is part of Photoshop World Conference & Expo, the world’s largest Photoshop and photography training event. This industry expo features product launches, hands-on demonstrations, exclusive offers, and promotions and giveaways from more than 40 exhibitors, including Adobe, Adorama, Dell, Epson America, iStockphoto, Mpix, Nik Software, onOne Software, Wacom Technology, Wescott and Xerox Corporation.

It’s targeted to photographers and design students, as well as hobbyists. During the final two days of the Expo, Photoshop World opens the show floor to the public to give them an all-access pass to the photography and Photoshop-related products on the market.

In addition, NAPP and Kelby Training offer free bonus classes during regular expo hours taught by industry experts. Titles of these hour-long classes include: Digital Photographer’s Notebook, Designing with 3D, Hollywood Movie Posters, Building a Successful Portfolio, and Contrast, Details & Color Manipulations.

These bonus classes will be open to the general public on the final two days of the expo starting on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 1-5 pm, and on Friday, Sept. 3 from 9 am to 1 pm. The Expo will be held in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino South Convention Center, Bayside B in Las Vegas.

Also, for the first time ever, expo attendees can opt-in to receive exclusive text alerts, including onsite product giveaways, special discounts and breaking exhibitor news, by texting “PSW EXPO” to 32075.