Colin Smith is a best-selling author, trainer, and award-winning digital artist who has caused a stir in the community with his stunning Photoshop work. He is founder of one the world’s most popular Photoshop resource sites, PhotoshopCAFE.com, which boasts over 30 million visitors.
With over 18 years of experience in the creative industry, Colin was formerly Senior Editor and Creative Director for VOICE magazine. He is a regular columnist for Photoshop User magazine. He has been featured in most major imaging magazines including, Computer Arts, Macworld, After Capture, PSD Photoshop, Advanced Photoshop, Photoshop Creative, Digital Photographer, Web Designer magazine and a host of others.
Colin’s digital imaging work has been recognized with numerous awards, including, MacWorld Digital Design and 3 Guru awards at Photoshop World 2001 and 2002. He’s authored or co-authored more than eighteen books on Photoshop, including the best-selling How to Do Everything with Photoshop (McGraw-Hill/Osborne) and award-winning Photoshop Most Wanted, as well as being pominentely featured in the Hall Of Fame book, New Masters Of Photoshop and New Masters of Photoshop 2 (The only artist featured in both editions). Colin is also creator of the Photoshop Secrets Video training series (PhotoshopCD.com). He is in high demand across the United States as a lecturer, presenting his Photoshop techniques to Photographers and graphics professionals across the nation. He has been a speaker at such conferednces as WPPI, Flash Forward, NVision, Photoshop World, PIDE, PIDE, DL Expo, Creative Suite Conference, Cre8, Create Chaos, Deviant Art Summit and many more. In 2012 Colin was the featured speaker for a Multi-City Tour (Route CS6) Sponsored by Adobe. Colin has consulted such companies as Adobe Systems, Edison International, Apple and Disney Studios.
- Nominated for Photoshop Hall Of Fame 2X
- 1st Place – Illustration: Guru Award- Photoshop World Convention 2002 in San Diego
- Finalist – Web Design: Guru Award – Photoshop World Convention 2002 in San Diego
- 1st Place – Illustration: Guru Award – Photoshop World Convention 2001 in LA
- Finalist: Macworld Design contest 2002 NY
- 1st Place Adobe Design Contest
- Winner: Dynamic Graphics, Bright Ideas design challenge.
- Citation: Graphex 33 Tulsa OK
MAGAZINES featured in
- Computer Arts Magazine
- Photoshop User
- MacWorld Magazine
- After Capture
- Digital Photographer
- Computer Arts Projects
- Focus Guides
- Advanced Photoshop
- Photoshop Creative
- MacDesign Magazine
- Layers Magazine
- Practical Web Projects
- Web Designer Magazine
- Digital Imaging
- SBS Digital
- Internet Life
- Studio Multimedia