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.

Give Your Logos Some Shine in Adobe Illustrator

Dave Cross opens up Illustrator and shows viewers how to add some reflective shine to text or an object using an opacity mask.

Ask Dave Podcast: Change the Color of an Area without Making a Selection

In this episode Dave shows users how to change the color of an area using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.

Ask Dave Podcast: Have You Made a Good Selection?

In this episode Dave shows users how to tell if they have made a good selection.

Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together, Part 3 of 3

In this video series, Dave Cross shows off some creative ways to use Photoshop and Illustrator together. In the third video, Dave talks about Illustrator’s vast collection of shapes, symbols, textures, etc. that can be copied into Photoshop. Dave also explain how these symbols and textures can be used to create brushes in Photoshop.

Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together, Part 2 of 3

In this video series, Dave Cross shows off some creative ways to use Photoshop and Illustrator together. In the second video, Dave talks about taking basic shapes from Photoshop’s shape tool bibrary of presets and copying them over to Illustrator to use as starting points for vector illustrations.

Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together, Part 1 of 3

In this video series, Dave Cross shows off some creative ways to use Photoshop and Illustrator together. In the first tutorial, Dave creates a dashed line around an image by turning a basic selection into a path in Photoshop, then taking the path into Illustrator to create the dashed line, and finally bringing it all back to Photoshop as a smart object that can be edited quickly and easily.

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