Although my name is on the front of this book, the book would not exist without the professional crew behind the scenes. My sincere thanks goes out to everyone who made this book happen. Pamela Pfiffner and Nancy Davis of Peachpit Press provided the support to get this project started. Adam Pratt of Adobe Systems used his seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of Adobe products to provide a thorough technical review, even during his well-earned holidays . . . now that's dedication! With clear, gentle guidance, Corbin Collins made sure that what I was writing actually made sense. The book's friendly, readable layout is thanks to the design and production team at Peachpit Press, led by Kate Reber, Becky Morgan, and Becky Winter; they put the book on paper and got it out the door.
I would also like to thank the Adobe Photoshop development team and community of users and authors for participating in a dialogue, in blogs, forums, podcasts, and conferences, that continually reveals the secrets of every corner of this amazing software. I would like to specifically thank Bruce Fraser and David Blatner for all of the Photoshop knowledge I've learned from them both directly and indirectly through their works.
My family and friends have been incredibly supportive during the time-consuming final phases of writing this book, and they deserve my most heartfelt thanks.
And finally, thank you for reading this book. If you'd like to contact me, you can e-mail me at email@example.com, or visit my Web site at www.conradchavez.com.