John Derry is a pioneer of digital painting and one of the original authors of Corel® Painter™. Since 1985, he has leveraged his background in drawing and painting to advance the look and experience of traditional art-making tools on the computer. John has a master’s degree in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, is a practicing artist and photographer, and has two U.S. patents relating to expressive digital mark-making. In 2010, Adobe designated John as a Photoshop Painting Pioneer. John teaches digital painting workshops internationally and holds a Photographic Craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America. John is a lynda.com author specializing in digital painting titles.