The Photoshop Guys; Un-Retouched
As NAPPâ€™s Executive Director I work in the same building as the crazy guys we refer to as “The Photoshop Guys” and the LayersTV Guys, so you can imagine that one of the questions I get asked most frequently is, â€˜what are they really like?â€™
Maybe youâ€™ve heard that they are exactly like what you see on the podcasts, and thatâ€™s true to a large degree, but there are things that donâ€™t come through on the shows and I want to give you a look at some of the stuff that happens behind the scenes.
Dave Cross (above)
In most ways, what you see on PhotoshopUser TV is what Dave is likeâ€¦ when heâ€™s training. Truly professional. Of all the guys, he is known as â€œMr One Takeâ€ because itâ€™s so rare for him to make a mistake. But when the camera isnâ€™t rolling, people would probably be surprised how quiet and reserved he is. Even if you greet him in the morning with an enthusiastic, â€œHEY! Howâ€™s it going Dave!?â€ You can expect his extraordinarily polite, very measured response to be, â€œgood day.â€ A true gentleman.
In spite of his reserved manner, there are 2 things you can mention that cause that extra little spark in Daveâ€™s eye and heâ€™s absolutely happy to talk about, his family and Canada. Heâ€™s a real, proud, family man. And even though his current job as a Photoshop Guy has taken Dave out of Canada, you canâ€™t take Canada out of Dave. His cell phone ring tone is Oh Canada (the Canadian national anthem) and itâ€™s absolutely hilarious any time his phone rings in a staff meeting because whenever he gets a call, everyone in the room stands up immediately until he answers his phone. We all love our Canadian!
But what would a peek behind the scenes be without a funny Dave story. As many of you may know, Dave Cross was the first full-time trainer hired to help Scott with the seminar