Dave Cross is Senior Developer, Education and Curriculum for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. In that role he is involved in all aspects of the training that is provided to NAPP members, including the content of seminars, conferences and workbooks. He also creates the very popular weekly QuickTime-based tutorials that appear on the members website.
Prior to joining the NAPP, Dave lived in Canada and spent many years as a trainer and author, training thousands of users across North America. For several years he ran his own training center, the Digital Media Learning Centre, teaching classes on Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Quark Press and InDesign. Dave is the co-author of two very difficult to find books: Photoshop 7 & Illustrator 10: Create Great Advanced Graphics and Photoshop 7 Trade Secrets (both from Friends of Ed) and is a contributing writer to Photoshop User and Mac Design magazines. He has also written articles for Create magazine and Professional Photographer. Dave was featured on a series of Illustrator and Photoshop instructional videos and CD-ROMs from Learnkey Inc, and now appears on Photoshop and Illustrator DVDs produced by KW Computer Training. He is a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team, teaches at the Mac Design Conference and is Lead Instructor for the Photoshop Seminar Tour. Dave is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS, a Certified Technical Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor.
Dave lives in Odessa, Florida with his wife Marlene and his children Stephanie and Michael.
Felix Nelson is the Senior Art Director of Photoshop User magazine and is Creative Director for National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He's also Art Director of Mac Design magazine and is co-author of the bestselling "Photoshop Killer Tips" books, and an instructor with the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour.