Michael Ninness is a product manager at Microsoft. Prior to this, he spent three years with Adobe Systems Incorporated as the LiveMotion group product manager. Before joining Adobe, he was the group product manager for the Photoshop plug-ins and imaging products at Extensis Corporation. He has spent the last 12 years as a graphic designer, instructor, author, and computer graphics guru. Michael is the conference chair for the Professional Photoshop Conference at Macworld Conference and Expo. He is a featured speaker at other events such as Internet World, Comdex, and the Photoshop and Web Design World conferences produced by Thunder Lizard Productions. He is also the author of Photoshop 5 Web Magic and has been a contributor to Photoshop User and Design Graphics magazines.