Richard Lynch, Hidden Power Author
Richard Lynch is the author of The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements books for Elements 2, 3 and 4. He has provided free/trial tools for all versions of Elements (1-5) and has also written several books on Photoshop, including: The Hidden Power of Photoshop CS, Special Edition Using Photoshop 6 and Adobe Photoshop 5 How-To. Richard has written for various photography and computer magazines, including Popular Photography, PCPhoto, Digital Photography Techniques, and many more. He teaches courses in digital image editing online at betterphoto.com, and has taught at several colleges, including Daemen College and Niagara University in NY.
Richard continues to educate through books, online, and personally, through the web, on college campuses, in speaking engagements and in private or group consultation. If you have questions about seminars, personal training or appearances, please contact Richard directly: email@example.com or 716-691-2800 x.116. [This is not a tech support line, please use this number only for business purposes.]
Check out Richard's current online course offerings at betterphoto.com:
Photoshop 101: The Photoshop Essentials Primer
[beginner to intermediate]
Correct & Enhance Your Images
From Monitor to Print: Photoshop Workflow
[intermediate to advanced]
Leveraging Layers: Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool
Richard was involved with photography and the darkroom from a young age, and was introduced to image scanning, digital art and pixel manipulation in the mid 1980s. After years of dabbling with digital animation and rudimentary image editing programs on Mac and PC to create art and logos in black-and-white and color, Richard started working with digital images full-time in 1992 as an editor and image technician at a small how-to photography book publisher, using Photoshop 2.5. Working closely with printers and imaging services for the next 5 years, he developed an intimate knowledge of the application of digital images, and a streamlined workflow for image adjustment and correction for black-and-white and color images going into print.
These concentrated years in digital design and image development trenches -- making critical adjustments to images for print -- serve as the basis for the no-nonsense techniques Richard uses in his books, techniques and courses on image editing.
Richard continues to use Photoshop and Photoshop Elements daily, continues to do freelance work as a consultant in imaging and image editing, and continues to develop new tools and techniques for users of Photoshop and Elements. His goal is to help users simplify image processing and clarify how to use difficult procedures and concepts in the daily workflow. His work with Photoshop Elements makes the program more robust by adding many features thought only to be in Photoshop via tools he has customized for Elements and Elements users.
There are several means of contacting Richard, either directly through his email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), or via any one of a number of image editing forums, discussion lists and newsgroups that he frequents. He will answer email as time and volume allow. The Hidden Power Forums are probably your best bet in getting answers to questions about the book, tools and techniques. Signing up for a free subscription to the Hidden Power Newsletter is a good source for keeping up with news about Elements, tool updates, tutorials, answers to questions and new releases.