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Taz Tally

DR. TAZ TALLY is the founder of Taz Tally Seminars, an electronic publishing, consulting and training company. Taz is the author of Electronic Publishing: Avoiding the Output Blues, a textbook on electronic publishing fundamentals and PostScript file preparation, as well as Avoiding the Scanning Blues, a comprehensive guide to desktop scanning, which was chosen as a featured selection of the DoubleDay book club. In addition Taz has created instructional CDs on Font management and Microsoft Publisher, and the UMAX MagicScan Manual, which is distributed worldwide. He has also produced several videos on scanning, prepress, Photoshop, and keyboard shortcuts, and was the co-developer and instructor for the video training series DeskTop to Print. Taz is a frequent presenter at seminars and trade shows throughout the U.S. and is best known for his entertaining, content-rich seminars and his ability to present complex materials in a simple, easy-to-understand fashion. Taz invented a 10-step scanner calibration card and is the creator of and series editor for the Visual Desktop Companion series. Taz is currently working on books on Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash, and Color Management.

When Taz is not touring the country by plane or motor home presenting his seminars, he splits time between houses in Homer, Alaska and Ft. Myers, Florida with his fabulous partner, Jaz. In their spare time Taz and Jaz generally head off to the outdoors. They can be found hiking or mountain biking in Alaska, skiing the powder snow in Utah, or diving with the whales in the waters off Hawaii.