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Katrin Eismann is an internationally respected lecturer and teacher on the subject of imaging, restoration, retouching, and the impact of emerging technologies upon professional photographers, artists, and educators. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photographic Illustration with a concentration in electronic still imaging from the Rochester Institute of Technology and recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts degree in design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

  • In 1998, Katrin co-authored; Web Design Studio Secrets and Adobe Photoshop Studio Secrets, 2nd edition for IDG Books; chaired two Thunder Lizard Productions Focus on Photoshop conferences; completed a four country tour of Scandinavia for the Eastman Kodak Company, and was a guest artist at the La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls.
  • In 1999, she co-authored Real World Digital Photography for Peachpit Press and created a photographic installation to accompany her being the 1999 Guerin Visiting Scholar at the Marlborough School.
  • In 2000, Katrin spoke at numerous professional conferences including the HOW Conference, PMA/DIMA, PhotoPlus Expo, and chaired the Thunder Lizard Productions Focus on Photoshop Conference.
  • In 2001 Katrin released Photoshop Restoration and Retouching with New Riders Publishing.
  • In 2002 she completed her MFA degree, traveled to Finland and Peru as a consultant to give restoration and retouching workshops, and had a one-person exhibit at Keene State College in New Hampshire.
  • In 2003 , Katrin updated her award-winning book Photoshop Restoration and Retouching and is an active faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in the undergraduate Computer Art department. She completed the update of Real World Digital Photography, 2nd edition together with Sean Duggan and Tim Grey. Lectured in Mexico City, together with her husband John McIntosh on The Future of Photography, taught numerous workshops throughout the US, and managed to play a lot of golf on a summer binge - in four weeks she and John played 40 rounds...often walking 36-54 holes per day.
  • In 2004, Katrin released a new book Photoshop Masking & Compositing presented in Hamburg, Germany, participated at Photoshop World, and began teaching in the Photography and Related Media Graduate Program at School of Visual Arts in NYC.
  • In 2005, Katrin lectured in Moscow, Russia; was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame; and completed the third update of Photoshop Restoration and Retouching.
  • Katrin was also an instrumental member of the Photoshop CS alpha and beta team and she is one of a very few people who are not Adobe employees thanked on the official splash screen of Photoshop CS.

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Katrin works on an Apple PowerBook G4/1.67 Gh with 2048 Mb RAM and an Apple G5 Dual Processor Power Mac with 4096 Mb of RAM. Her two favorite computer peripherals are an Imacon Precision 3 Scanner and a Canon 20d digital camera...which she carries with her wherever she goes. Katrin is married to a boytoy (johnniemac) - he wants it - she uses it - it all works out in the end.

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I live in the New York area, in a small condo on a pier on the Hudson River. Everyday the river flickers and changes , teaching me the importance of seeing each day as unique. The best way to contact me is via email. I do travel a lot so if it takes a few days for me to get back to you - please understand. Please note: I cannot recommend equipment or help you troubleshoot your system.



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