Photoshop Fling Speakers
Eastern Caribbean • February 8th to 15th, 2004
Jack Davis is best known as the author of the award-winning and best-selling guide to Photoshop, The Photoshop 7 Wow! Book, as well as being an award-winning designer, photographer, and contributing editor to numerous other books and magazines on digital tools and the creative process. Magazines he currently contributes to include Photoshop User, Nikon Capture, and PEI.
For almost 20 years Jack has also been an internationally recognized creative spokesperson on digital imagery. He has given keynote address' at conferences and universities throughout the US, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, Brazil, and Australia as well as leading numerous hands-on workshops around the U.S. and abroad. Jack routinely teaches as part of the "Dream Team" at the National Association of Photoshop Professional's Photoshop World Conferences, and monthly at his own national Wow Seminars as well as at the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging.
Jack is president of JHDavis Design, a print and online communications company who's clients have included companies such as GTE, Pioneer, and Chevron. He also was the founding Art Director for three major creative companies in the San Diego area, where he resides. Jack has undergraduate degrees in traditional Commercial Art and Graphic Design and an MA and MFA in Digital Imagery, Art, and Design and when he's not in his studio he's usually on the beach somewhere in Polynesia with digital camera and analog paints soaking up the local color.
Pioneering electronic publishing expert Deke McClelland is the author of Photoshop Bible and the hard-bound Photoshop Bible, Professional Edition (both Wiley), which represent the bestselling guides of any kind on digital imaging. He has written more than 60 titles in 25 languages with 3 million copies in print, including Photoshop For Dummies, Photoshop Elements For Dummies (both Wiley), Real World Illustrator, and Adobe Master Class: Design Inviational (both Peachpit Press). Deke is one of the most award-winning writers in the business, including a total of seven honors from the Computer Press Association.
In addition to his books, Deke hosts the
video training series Digital Photography with Photoshop Elements as
well as the in-depth Total Training for Adobe Photoshop, Total Training
for Adobe Illustrator, and Total Training for Adobe InDesign (all www.totaltraining.com).
He is a contributing editor for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines,
and a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team. In 2002,
he was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.
Upon discovering computers with the introduction of the Macintosh 128 in 1984, he embarked on a new digital career. He embraced the computer as an artistic medium and is considered one of the pioneers of digital art. Bert's work has been seen in every major trade publication of the computer industry. His work has also been featured in scores of books which include Making Art on a Macintosh, The Photoshop WOW Book, The Illustrator WOW Book, The Art of Digital Painting, The Grey Book, and The Photoshop A to Z in Japan.
Bert has co-authored The Official Adobe Photoshop Handbook, Adobe Photoshop: A Visual Guide to the Mac (which was published in 14 languages), Photoshop 4 (published in Japan by Agosto and BNN), and Photoshop Channel CHOPS, which concentrates on the most advanced features of the program not covered anywhere else. In 2000 he released is first solo book from New Riders called Bert Monroy: Photorealistic Techniques with Photoshop and Illustrator. His latest book Photoshop Studio with Bert Monroy, also from New Riders, is another compilation of his techniques specifically for Photoshop 7.0.
Bert currently teaches at San Francisco State
University. He continues to serve his installed base of clients which
include Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, Pioneer Electronics, Fujitsu,
SONY, AT&T, Chevron and American Express. Bert has also done a considerable
amount of film work for Industrial Light & Magic, Pacific Data Images,
and R/Greenberg Assoc.