Mikkel is the author of eight books, including Photoshop CS2 RAW (O'Reilly, 2006). His documentary photographs have been exhibited in major institutions around the world, including the Bibliothéque Nationâle in Paris and the former Lenin Museum in Prague. Mikkel has contributed text and/or photography to Wired, Outside, Digital Creativity, American Photo, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and several European publications.
John is a writer, photographer, IT consultant, and the author of several books on Photoshop and digital photography, including Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook for Digital Photographers (O'Reilly, 2005) and Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook (O'Reilly, 2006). He currently resides in London, England.
Jon has been involved with digital photography from its early days and helped develop digital imaging software for Microsoft. He is the co-author of Photo Finish: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Printing, Showing, and Selling Images (Sybex, 2004). He teaches digital photography classes, contributes articles to Shutterbug, PC Photo, Digital Photo Pro, and writes the "Output Options" column for PHOTOgraphic. He is the author of Raw 101: Better Images with PhotoShop Elements and PhotoShop (Sybex, 2005).
Sean Duggan is a digital artist, illustrator, and photographer who's been using Adobe Photoshop since 1992 and teaching it to photographers and artists since 1997. Currently he teaches weekend classes several times a year at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley and online classes for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Sean also teaches photography and digital imaging workshops at a variety of venues and offers custom workshops for businesses and individuals. He is the author of Real World Digital Photography (PeachPit, 2003) and Photoshop CS Artistry: Mastering the Digital Image (New Riders, 2004).
Katrin is a photographer, artist, educator, and internationally respected lecturer on imaging and the impact of digital technologies on the professional photographer. She is the author of Photoshop Masking & Compositing (New Riders, 2004) and Photoshop Restoration & Retouching (New Riders, 2005) and co-author of Real World Digital Photography (Peachpit Press, 2003).
Harris is Chairman of the Media Arts Department at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and Associate Professor of photography. Fogel has directed the Sol Mednick Gallery - the only endowed gallery for the exhibition of contemporary photography in Philadelphia—since 1997, and founded Gallery 1401 in 1999. Both galleries are operated by The Media Arts Department. In 2001, the Sol Mednick Gallery received the prestigious Photo Review Award for service to photography. Fogel's curatorial experience includes directing and organizing more than 200 exhibitions of photography over the past 20 years.
Jeff is a Program Manager with Microsoft's Rich Media Group, where he manages relationships with numerous professional photography organizations, digital photography workshops, and independent software enterprises. A veteran professional photographer and Adobe Photoshop user for over ten years, Jeff is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, the Professional Photographers of America, and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. His work has recently been featured in American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo, and Petersen's Photographic magazines, as well as in Tim Grey's bestselling Photoshop books, Color Confidence: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Color Management (Sybex, 2006) and Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer's Guide (Sybex, 2005).
Tim is an expert on digital imaging, having written nine books - including Color Confidence: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Color Management (Sybex, 2006) and Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer's Guide (Sybex, 2005) - and hundreds of magazine articles on topics of interest to digital photographers. He also publishes an almost-daily Digital Darkroom Questions (DDQ) email service, where he answers questions related to digital imaging. Tim currently works as the Director of Professional Photography Community at Microsoft, where he works to ensure professional digital photographers are able to get the most out of a Windows-based workflow.
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Lesa Snider King is on a mission to teach the world to create better graphics. She is the founder of the free creative tutorial web site, GraphicReporter.com, and chief evangelist for iStockphoto.com. She writes for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Planetphotoshop.com, Macworld, and Layers. Lesa is also New York Times technology columnist David Pogue's personal assistant, and the production editor/graphics goddess of his Missing Manual series (Pogue Press/O'Reilly).
Peter is a commercial photographer in the Washington, D.C. area. He is an Alpha Tester for Adobe, helping with the development of workflow and asset management tools for Photoshop and Adobe Bridge. Peter serves on the board of directors of ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers, and speaks frequently on Digital Asset Management to photographers' groups and other computer users. He is the author of The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers (O'Reilly, 2005).
Photoshop expert and bestselling author Deke McClelland has written more than 80 books (including 35 books on Photoshop and Photoshop Elements). An Adobe Certified Expert, Deke is a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team and a contributing editor to Photoshop User magazine. He hosts the interactive video workshop that ships with Adobe Photoshop CS2, as well as the DVD-based training series, Total Training for Adobe Photoshop (Total Training, 2005) and Total Training Presents: Photoshop Elements 3 Unleashed (Total Training, 2005). In 2002, Deke was inducted into the National Association of Photoshop Professionals' Photoshop Hall of Fame. He is the author of Adobe Photoshop CS2: One-on-One (O'Reilly, 2005).
Ken has been a photographer, both full and part-time, for nearly five decades. He has written over 300 articles and columns for computer magazines as well as over 20 books on web design, Flash and (mostly) Adobe Photoshop and digital photography, including Digital Photography Expert Techniques (O'Reilly, 2004).
Bert is considered to be one of the pioneers of digital art. His work has been seen in every major trade publication of the computer industry and in scores of books. Bert is the author of several books, including Commercial Photoshop with Bert Monroy (New Riders, 2003). He is a member of the Photoshop Dream Team and has been inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. Bert currently teaches at San Francisco State University.
Michael Ninness is Executive Director at lynda.com, an award-winning education provider of online video-based training, CD-ROMs, books and events for creative professionals. He has been a product manager and user interface designer at Extensis, Microsoft and Adobe. He is the author of the Photoshop CS2 Essential Training, Photoshop Power Shortcuts, and Photoshop CS2 & Flash 8 Integration video training titles published by Lynda.com.
Roger is a well-established author, graphic designer, and educator who has been at the forefront of digital design since the early 1980s. After lecturing at the former London College of Printing, he taught computer design skills in France and the Middle East. He now runs the Cooper Dale design consultancy in London, England and is a partner in the Robert Ash at rue du Lac cookery school in France. He is the author of Photoshop Filter Effects Encyclopedia (O'Reilly, 2005).
Tim was a traditional artist and illustrator for 25 years before converting to digital image-making. He specializes in digital fine art and photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Corel Painter. His tutorials and Photoshop articles are published regularly in a number of UK magazines. Tim is the author of Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook (O'Reilly. 2005), and co-author of Creative Photoshop Portrait Techniques (Lark Books, 2006). He is currently working on two new Photoshop volumes.
Eddie is an award-winning photographer, lecturer, consultant and author on the applications of digital imaging workflow, color management, pre-press and digital photography in corporations, educational institutions, studios, and agencies. He was the Chairman of the Committee on Digital and Advanced Imaging for the Professional Photographers of America for 6 years. He has Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging & Photographic Craftsman degrees, and is an Approved Photographic Instructor and a Certified Professional Photographer. Eddie is author of the forthcoming O'Reilly series of Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography books, including Photoshop Workflow Setups and Color Management.
Suzette, aka "the glitterguru," is recognized throughout the industry. She was recently named one of the "Top 40 Photoshop Experts" by graphics tablet manufacturer Wacom, and was also awarded the "Guru Award" for excellence in Photoshop by NAPP (National Association Of Photoshop Professionals). She has also been nominated two years in a row for the Photoshop Hall Of Fame, and has been named a VIP photographer for Dynalite. In addition to her photographic work, the glitterguru is also an author. Her tutorials and articles have been published in many magazines, both in the U.S. and overseas, and her award-winning book, The glitterguru on Photoshop: from Concept to Cool (New Riders, 2003), is now published in three languages.
Vincent is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment, the Shellenberg Fine Art award, and a three-time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame. His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History. He is also an American Photo Magazine Mentor Trek and Popular Photography Master Class instructor, and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team. Vincent teaches regularly at Photoshop World and the Santa Fe and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, and is the host of the Epson Print Academy, teaching the Digital Landscape Workshop Series. Articles about his work in conjunction with digital workflows have appeared in American Photo, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Petersen's Photographic, PC Camera, Studio Design and Photography, Professional Photographer, and Digital Imaging magazines. He is the author of the forthcoming book Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop (Peachpit, 2006).