Dave Cross is Senior Developer, Education and Curriculum, for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is involved in all aspects of the training that is provided to NAPP members, including the content of seminars, conferences, and workbooks. He also creates the very popular weekly QuickTime-based tutorials that appear on the members' website. Dave is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CS2 and Illustrator CS2, and is a Certified Technical Trainer.
Prior to joining NAPP, Dave lived in Canada and trained thousands of users across North America. He has been using and teaching Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop since their original versions, starting in 1987. Dave is the author of The Photoshop CS2 Help Desk Book and co-author of Illustrator CS2 Killer Tips.
Dave writes the "Classic Photoshop Effects" and "Beginners' Workshop" columns for Photoshop User magazine, teaches at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and is the Lead Instructor for the Photoshop Seminar Tour. He also is featured on a series of DVDs, such as Best of Photoshop User, Photoshop CS2 for Beginners, and Photoshop CS2 Layer Techniques, and is a cohost of the Adobe® Photoshop® TV video podcast.
In his spare time, Dave is the Graphics/News Editor for Layers magazine, and enjoys freaking out his Florida co-workers by wearing shorts to work every day, simply "because he can." Dave lives in Odessa, Florida, with his wife, Marlene, and children, Stephanie and Michael.