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To my wonderful Jaz, without whom life would not be anywhere near as interesting, funny , delightful, and just generally grand.
About the Author
Dr. Taz Tally is the founder of Taz Tally Seminars , a consulting and training company that specializes in electronic publishing. Taz is the author of Avoiding The Scanning Blues , a comprehensive guide to desktop scanning, which was chosen as a featured selection of the DoubleDay book club, as well as Electronic Publishing: Avoiding The Output Blues , a textbook on electronic publishing fundamentals and PostScript file preparation. He is also a frequent contributor to Photoshop User magazine, for which he writes a regular prepress column.
Taz has produced numerous instructional videos and CDs on scanning, prepress, Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher, font management, and keyboard shortcuts, and was the co-developer and instructor for the video training series DeskTop to Print. Taz has invented and produces a 10-step scanner and digital camera calibration target and kit. Taz is a frequent presenter at seminars and trade shows throughout the U.S., including GraphExpo, and appears as a member of the Photoshop Dream Team at the biannual Photoshop World conventions.
Taz is perhaps best known for his entertaining, content-rich seminars and his ability to present complex materials in a simple, easy-to-understand fashion. Taz is currently writing books on Digital Photography, Photoshop, and OSX, and is developing an on-line training print curriculum for Sessions.edu.
When Taz is not touring the country by plane or motor home presenting his seminars, he splits time between houses in Homer, Alaska, and Ft. Myers, Florida, with his fabulous partner Jaz and their Cardigan Welsh corgi, Zip. In their spare time, Taz and Jaz generally head off to the outdoors. They can be found hiking or mountain biking in Alaska, skiing the powder snow in Utah, or diving with the whales in the waters off Hawaii.
Taz is available for custom training and consulting.
Contact Taz and Jaz at Taz Tally Seminars:
16175 John Morris Road #10
Ft. Myers, FL 33908-3030
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This book would not have happened without the dedicated work of many publishing professionals, whom I would like to thank: acquisitions editor Bonnie Bills, for helping to conceive and plan this book, and for her encouragement and patience during a rough period in my life; developmental editor Pete Gaughan, for his invaluable organizational and formatting direction, his excellent writing insights, and his efforts in keeping the book on schedule; production editor Susan Berge, for her encouragement, her project orchestration skills, and her ability to keep all the parts and concurrent process straight; technical editor Scott Miller, for his terrific content insights and suggestions; copyeditor Linda Recktenwald, for making my writing clearer and more readable; compositor Maureen Forys, for making all of our work appealing and approachable; our proofreaders, for helping to improve the quality and consistency of this book; the CD team, Dan Mummert and Kevin Ly, for adding another media dimension to this project; and last but not least, associate publisher Dan Brodnitz, for making the whole project possible.