I’m happy to report that wishes come true.
Maybe not all of them, maybe not all the time, but every now and then, when you least expect it, you turn around to find that your wish has been granted.
I came to this conclusion from personal experience. Last year I was working on a book for Thomson Course Technology PTR called Digital Photography for Teens. The truth be told, I was having a blast. I got the chance to work with my photographer pal, Dave Long, or the Australian, as I call him in front of the publisher. The people at Course turned out to be super-professional as well as superfriendly, which is always a plus. But most importantly, I got to talk about digital photography, which was a nice break from the web design stuff that my books have been about lately. And I was able to work in another favorite topic of mine: Adobe Photoshop. I hadn’t done a book on that since 2002.
As you might expect in a book about digital photography, the digital photography had to come first. Whenever I mentioned Photoshop, I made sure that I did it in the context of whatever was going on with the camera. And while plenty of Photoshop topics came up, there were just as many that didn’t seem to fit, no matter how hard I tried to make them. I was able to sneak a few of them in through the back door, but really, how much can you say about the Brush tool when you’re taking pictures instead of painting them? (Not much, as it turns out.)