In 1985, Deke McClelland oversaw the implementation of the first personal computer-based production department in Boulder, Colorado. These days, Deke is the author of the award-winning titles Photoshop 6 for Windows Bible and Macworld Photoshop 6 Bible (Hungry Minds), with more copies in print than any other guides on computer graphics. Other best-selling titles include Real World Illustrator 10, Real World Digital Photography, and Adobe Master Class: Designer's Invitational (all Peachpit Press). He also serves as host to several entertaining and educational video training series, including Total Photoshop, Total Illustrator, and Total GoLive (Total Training).
In 1989, Deke won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Computer Book. Since then, he has received honors from the Society for Technical Communication, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the Western Publications Association, and the Computer Press Association. In 1999, Book Bytes named Deke its Author of the Year. Deke is an Adobe Certified Expert, a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team, and a contributing editor for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines.