Widely regarded as the father digital color management, Bruce Fraser has been named as the recipient of the first National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I don’t think there’s a Photoshop professional out there, that doesn’t owe a significant chunk of their expertise, and a big debt of gratitude, to Bruce Fraser,” said Scott Kelby, president of NAPP. “He almost single-handedly shaped the way we work with color, how we process RAW images in Photoshop, and even how we sharpen our photos.”
As one of the leading authorities on Photoshop, Bruce co-authored the award-winning Real World Photoshop series and the bestselling books Real World Color Management and Real World Camera Raw . Bruce has also written for Macworld , Photoshop User , MacWeek and MacUser magazines, as well as penning the popular “Out of Gamut” column for CreativePro.com.
In 2005, Bruce was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.
“I think it’s safe to say that this industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Bruce’s input, advice and guidance,” said Kelby. “He’s a gifted and talented instructor who has dedicated his life to taking the mystery out of digital imaging technology, and that’s why we’re proud to honor him as the first recipient of NAPP’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”