I would like to thank the following people who each helped in their own way with the development of the book:
Pam Pfiffner, for her advice and guidance through the years and for thinking I was the right person to author this book. This book wouldn't exist without her. My editor, Becky Morgan and copyeditor Anne Marie Walker who made certain my thoughts translated into intelligible, cohesive words and sentences, along with the rest of the Peachpit editorial and production team who helped with this book.
And of course, I have to thank all of the talented people who produced Adobe Creative Suite 2 and all of the other Adobe software I've admire through the years. Keep it coming.
Damien Newman, who noticed my affinity for all things Adobe years ago and convinced me to share my knowledge with others. And also, his incredibly talented wife, Sara Burgess, for graciously supplying the artwork I used as a basis in a couple of the Live Trace screenshots.
My friends at Twinsparc, Arturo Rodriguez and Nate Steiner for their early feedback on what I was planning to cover in the book. I also want to thank Nate for suggesting the development of a companion website for the book and the willingness to help me get it going.
Last but not least, I must thank my supportive and understanding wife, Zoe, and children, Isabel and Owen, who managed along without me as I worked on the book.