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Thursday, May 31, 2007

P&P Blogger Profile: Justin Seeley

Justin Seeley of Seeley Media and Photoshop Quicktips

Justin Seeley is an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert and graphic designer with nearly a decade of experience in the creative media industry. A recognized Photoshop trainer known for his straight-forward teaching style and creative prowess, his techniques have been featured on podcasts such as the Adobe Creative Suite Podcast and Photoshop Tv, and his tutorials have appeared in publications such as Digit magazine. He is also the presenter for Total Training’s upcoming Advanced Photoshop CS3 series.

Why do you blog?
It’s the easiest way to interact with my audience on a daily basis and get them the necessary news as it happens.

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Scott Kelby’s Photoshop Insider
Dave Cross’s Blog

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Photoshop - 10 years
Photographer - 2 years (but I’m not much of a photographer)

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Nikon D200

Mac or PC?
Mac would be my first choice. However, I am required to use both for training purposes.

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
It’s a tie between my MacBook Pro and my Wacom Tablet.

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
A Fully-loaded MacPro

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Never lose sight of your dreams and no matter what job lay in front of you, give it everything you've got!

What inspires you to create?
Music or television. I usually get that spark of creativity when watching a commercial or if a song happens to strike me the right way.

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
"When success turns a man's head, he is facing failure." - Unknown

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
I would love to live somewhere on the coast. Miami sounds nice…

What do you like to do in your spare time?
If I’m not working, you can find me on the golf course!

What talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be able sing.

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Inspiration
What is your least favorite word? Failure
What turns you on? Intelligence
What turns you off? Bigotry
What sound or noise do you love? Running Water
What sound or noise do you hate? Silence
What is your favorite curse word? Flatten (it’s the Photoshop “F” word)
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? PGA Pro What occupation would you not want to participate in? Tele-marketer
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Come on in… We’ve been expecting you!

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