Dave Cross @dcross

Photoshop Guru and Certified Technical Trainer





About Dave Cross

For over 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 1987, Dave has taught Photoshop,Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World (25 times), written numerous articles and several books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training and creativeLIVE. Dave runs his own studio/workshop space in Tampa, FL. Over the last 14 years, Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

Dave's Courses

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    Photoshop CS5 Finishing Touches for Photographers, with Dave Cross

    Take your photography from "Whoa!" to "WOW!" Learn today's hottest techniques used by top creative pros to add jaw-dropping finishing touches to your photographs. Learn to create stylistic… Learn more

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    Photoshop CS5 Automation Basics, with Dave Cross

    Dave Cross takes you through the basics of using the automated features in Photoshop CS5, starting with the built-in automated commands and ending with the basics of recording… Learn more

  • photo-painting-basics-with-photoshop-2
    Photo Painting Basics with Adobe Photoshop CS5, with Dave Cross

    Join Dave Cross as he guides you through the features, and shares the how's-and-wow's of the new Photoshop CS5 Paint Engine. Dave will show you everything you need… Learn more

  • mastering-selections-photoshop-cs5-1
    Mastering Selections in Photoshop CS5, with Dave Cross

    Being able to make accurate selections is one of the most important skills in Photoshop and making those selections quickly and painlessly is equally important. Join Dave Cross… Learn more

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    Mastering Smart Objects in CS5, with Dave Cross

    Smart objects and smart filters are powerful tools in the Photoshop workspace. In this course, Dave Cross opens up Photoshop CS5 and begins with the basics of using… Learn more

  • fixing-photographic-problems-photoshop-1
    Fixing Photographic Problems with Adobe Photoshop, with Dave Cross

    Ideally, every photo we take would be perfect: perfect exposure, perfect white balance, no backlighting, no harsh shadows. Of course the reality is that some images need to… Learn more

  • creating-interative-documents-indesign-cs4-2
    Creating Interactive Documents with InDesign CS4, with Dave Cross

    Dave Cross introduces a course like no other at KelbyTraining.com. Learn how to advance your Adobe InDesign skills using interactive PDF features. With, a little, help from Photoshop… Learn more

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    Customizing Photoshop, with Dave Cross

    In this short course you'll earn how to customize Photoshop to your liking, and to work more efficiently. You'll find out about setting preferences, altering menus, using Tool… Learn more

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    Using GridIron Flow, with Dave Cross

    Dave shows users how to get started with this workflow tracking software from GridIron that helps organize and manage files. Learn more

  • illustrator-cs4-beginners-1
    Illustrator CS4 for Beginners, with Dave Cross

    Dave Cross introduces the essential tools and techniques in Illustrator CS4. Rather than attempting to cover every single aspect of Illustrator, this course focuses on the most important… Learn more

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    Adobe Photoshop CS4 Selections and Masks, with Dave Cross

    In this course, Dave Cross covers the tools and techniques for making selections and creating layer masks using Photoshop CS4 Learn more

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    Creative Suite 4 Integration, with Dave Cross

    Learn how to take advantage of the interactivity of tools found in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CS4 Learn more

  • indesign-photographers-1
    InDesign for Photographers, with Dave Cross

    Here is a quick introduction to InDesign with some useful techniques for photographers. Rather than covering all tools and functions of InDesign in detail, this course teaches the… Learn more

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