Several people have played an important role in this book coming to life:
Ron Hansen and Michael Davidson who gave me my first job teaching Adobe Photoshop at the Art Institute of Washington.
Ben Kozuch who believed in me enough to let me teach Photoshop to a room full of media professionals.
Scott Kelby and the other instructors and staff of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals for their inspiration and support.
Megan Cunningham for the intro-duction and Marjorie Baer for her interest and support in the book.
Becky Morgan for challenging me to write the best book possible and Anne Marie Walker for guiding me through the process and fixing my flaws.
Susan Rimerman and her team for crafting a book that is clean, professional, and useful.
To James Ball, Jim Tierney, and Abba Shapiro, thank you for your generous gift of photos.
To my many students through the years, thanks for the challenges and the motivation.