Peter Bauer is the author of eight books on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and digital photography, and has contributed to a number of other books. His latest Photoshop book is Photoshop CS3 for Dummies. An Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), he is a regular contributor to Photoshop User and Layers magazines. Presented with the Pioneer Award by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) in September 2005, Pete is also a nominee for the Photoshop Hall of Fame. As the Help Desk Director for NAPP, he personally answers tens of thousands of e-mail questions annually about Photoshop and computer graphics. As the NAPP Help Desk Director, he has contributed to and assisted on such projects as feature film special effects, major book and magazine publications, award-winning Web sites, and fine-art exhibitions. He has taught computer graphics at the university level and serves as a computer graphics efficiency consultant for a select corporate clientele. Pete appears regularly as a member of the Photoshop World Instructor Dream Team. He tests and writes documentation for a variety of Photoshop and Illustrator related software. Pete and his wife, Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell of the Notre Dame Law School, live along the St. Joseph River in South Bend, Indiana.