Dave Cross is Senior Developer, Education and Curriculum for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and 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' Web site. Dave is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop and Illustrator and is a Certified Technical Trainer.
Prior to joining the NAPP, Dave lived in Canada and trained thousands of users across North America. Dave co-authored The Photoshop World Dream Team Book, Volume One, and is the author of Illustrator CS2 Killer Tips, The Photoshop CS2 Help Desk Book, and Photoshop Finishing Touches. Dave writes the "Classic Effects" and "Beginner’s Workshop" columns for Photoshop User magazine, teaches at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and is the lead instructor for the Photoshop Seminar Tour. He is also featured on a series of DVDs such as Best of Photoshop User and Photoshop CS3 for Beginners.
In his spare time, Dave is the Graphics Editor for Layers magazine and enjoys freaking out his Florida co-workers by wearing shorts to work every day, simply "because he can." Dave lives in Odessa, Florida, with his wife, Marlene, and children, Stephanie and Michael.