Author Info

Portrait of Jeff Schewe © by Martin Evening

Jeff Schewe has been an award winning Advertising Photographer in Chicago for over 25 years. He is accomplished in tabletop, location, portraiture and particularly accomplished in computer imaging. Jeff shoots a variety of subject matter and likes to control as much of the production as possible. He does this by making his own models, designing and building his own sets, painting backgrounds and employing computer imaging. He has been doing his own imaging for over 20+ years in house on his high-end Macintosh systems.

Jeff Schewe is a Photoshop Guru’s Guru. He’s on the inside of the development and testing of Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom and has helped guide and direct many features since Photoshop 4.0. Short of some of the Photoshop engineers, there’s probably not many people who know Photoshop as well as Jeff. He is a past Apple Master of the Medium and has been inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

He is the coauthor of Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom (along with the late Bruce Fraser) and has also coauthored a book with Martin Evening titled Photoshop For Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop.

Jeff has a variety of video tutorials available with Michael Reichmann of the Luminious Landscape on digital printing, Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Along with his his former and current partners; Martin Evening, Mac Holbert, Seth Resnick, Andrew Rodney, the late Bruce Fraser and the late Mike Skurski, he is a principal and founder of Pixel Genius LLC, a software developer of Photoshop plug-ins; PhotoKit, PhotoKit Sharpener and PhotoKit Color.

Illinois State University 1973-1974: Art Major

Rochester Institute of Technology 1975-1977:
Associates Degree with honors in Photographic Arts

Rochester Institute of Technology 1978-1979:
Bachelor of Science with highest honors in Professional Photography