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About the Author
Colin Smith is a best-selling author, trainer, and designer who has caused a stir with his stunning photorealistic illustrations composed entirely in Photoshop. He is the founder of PhotoshopCAFE.com, a popular Photoshop resource site. With over 12 years of experience in the design industry, Colin was the senior editor and art director for VOICE magazine. He is a regular columnist for Photoshop User magazine, PlanetPhotoshop.com, and the official site of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, among others. He has consulted such companies as Adobe Systems, Apple and Disney Studios. His graphic design work has been recognized with numerous awards, including MacWorld Digital Design and three Photoshop Guru Awards (2001 and 2002). He has authored or co-authored more than eighteen books on Photoshop and Flash, including the best-selling How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS and CS2 (McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media, 2003 and 2005), the award-winning Photoshop Most Wanted: Effects and Design Tips (Apress, 2002) and New Masters of Photoshop 1 and 2 (A Press/Friends of Ed,2002).