Laurie Ulrich Fuller. Drawing and writing since she could pick up a crayon, and telling people what to do (and how to do it) since she was able to speak, Laurie Ulrich Fuller is a graphic artist, computer trainer, and the author and co-author of more than 25 books on computers, software, and the Web. Laurie has written hundreds of training manuals for universities and corporate training centers, and in the past 16 years, she’s personally trained thousands of people to make more creative and effective use of their computers. Her classroom has expanded in recent years to include total strangers around the world — through CD-based training products and online courses.
In the early 1990s, after spending way too many years working for other people, Laurie started her own firm, Limehat&Company. This venture allowed her to put her experience, ideas, and contacts to good use, providing consulting, training, Web development, and Web hosting services with a focus on the special needs of growing companies and non-profit organizations. If you’re wondering where the name “Limehat” came from, it’s a long story, but suffice to say it goes back to a childhood taunt, regarding a plaid hat she involuntarily wore to school. She still gets flashbacks.
When not writing about or teaching people to use computers, Laurie can be found working for a variety of animal and environmental advocacy groups, including the League of Humane Voters (www.lohvpa.org). You can find out more about Laurie’s work, experiences, and both personal and professional interests at www.planetlaurie.com. You can find out more about Photoshop and the Photoshop Bibles and check out online Photoshop tutorials, tips, tricks, and expert advice at www.photoshopbible.com. Laurie welcomes reader mail at email@example.com. She can’t promise an immediate response, but all mail will be answered.
Robert C. Fuller. Another year, another Photoshop update. True to form, Mr. Fuller still shuns the daylight, but just like the last time around, it took only a shiny new iMac to bring him up from the basement. While the rejuvenating effects of last year’s run-in with the eMac did not have longstanding positive effects on his mental health, at least this year he’s been speaking in complete sentences. “I really like this iMac” is all we’ve heard out of him, but at least he’s smiling and the faceless apparitions don’t seem to plague him as much.
Robert is the author of the Dreamweaver 4 and HTML Virtual Classroom books (McGraw-Hill/Osborne), as well as HTML in 10 Steps or Less (Wiley Publishing, Inc.). He has contributed to The Photoshop 7 Complete Reference (McGraw-Hill/Osborne), The Photoshop 2 Elements Bible, and Restoration and Retouching with Photoshop Elements 2 (both Wiley Publishing, Inc.), as well as last year’s Photoshop CS2 Bible Professional Edition. Robert also teaches computer topics at colleges and through online courses. You can write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.