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Acknowledgments (Scott)

Acknowledgments (Scott)

In every book I’ve ever written, I always thank my amazing wife Kalebra first, because I couldn’t do any of this without her. In fact, I couldn’t do anything without her. She’s just an incredible woman, an inspiration to me every day, and the only thing more beautiful than how she looks on the outside is what’s inside. As anyone who knows me knows, I am the luckiest guy in the world to have made her my wife 20 years ago this year. Thank you, my love, for saying “Yes.”

I want to thank my wonderful son Jordan, and the most adorable little girl in the world, my daughter Kira, for putting a smile on my face, and a song in my heart each and every day. Thanks to my big brother Jeff for continuing to be the type of guy I’ll always look up to.

A very special thanks to my good friend Matt Kloskowski. I’m truly honored to have shared these pages with you, and I can’t thank you enough for working so hard to make this the best edition of the book yet. As a company, we’re very lucky to have you on our team, and personally I’m even luckier to count you among my best friends.

My heartfelt thanks go to the entire team at Kelby Media Group, who every day redefine what teamwork and dedication are all about. In particular, I want to thank my friend and Creative Director Felix Nelson; my in-house Editor Kim Doty and my way cool Tech Editor Cindy Snyder, for testing everything, and not letting me get away with anything. To Dave Damstra for giving the book such a tight, clean layout; to Kim Gabriel for keeping the trains running on time; and to Jessica Maldonado, the duchess of book design, for making everything look really cool.

Thanks to my best buddy Dave Moser, whose tireless dedication to creating a quality product makes every project we do better than the last. Thanks to my friend and partner Jean A. Kendra for everything she does. A special thanks to my Executive Assistant Kathy Siler for all her hard work and dedication, and for handling so many things so well that I have time to write books.

Thanks to my Publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, my Editor Ted Waitt, marketing madmen Scott Cowlin and Glenn Bisignani, and the incredibly dedicated team at Peachpit Press. It’s an honor to work with people who just want to make great books.

I want to thank all the photographers and Photoshop experts who’ve taught me so much over the years, including Jim DiVitale and Kevin Ames (who helped me develop the ideas for the first edition of this book), Joe McNally, Jack Davis, Deke McClelland, Ben Willmore, Julieanne Kost, Moose Peterson, Vincent Versace, Doug Gornick, Bill Fortney, Manual Obordo, Dan Margulis, Helene Glassman, Eddie Tapp, David Ziser, Peter Bauer, Joe Glyda, Russell Preston Brown, and Bert Monroy.

Thanks to my friends at Adobe Systems: Terry White, Kevin Connor, John Loiacono, Addy Roff, Cari Gushiken, John Nack, Dave Story, Yoko Nakagawa, George Jardine, Mala Sharma, Sharon Doherty, and Mark Dahm.

Thanks to my mentors whose wisdom and whip-cracking have helped me immeasurably, including John Graden, Jack Lee, Dave Gales, Judy Farmer, and Douglas Poole.

Most importantly, I want to thank God, and His son Jesus Christ, for leading me to the woman of my dreams, for blessing us with such a special little boy and little girl, for allowing me to make a living doing something I truly love, for always being there when I need Him, for blessing me with a wonderful, fulfilling, and happy life, and such a warm, loving family to share it with.

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