The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
( has announced the Guru Award winners
for the West Coast Photoshop World Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
The Guru Awards are a special Photoshop competition exclusively for
conference attendees.

Winning images can be viewed at The winners are:

Category: Best of Show
Artist: Paul Jacklitch

Category: Artistic
Artist: Eduardo Rizo

Category: Commercial
Artist: Carol Rossi

Category: Illustration
Artist: Sam Mestas

Category: Photo Montage
Artist: Ray Caywood

Category: Photo Restoration
Artist: Doug Haack

Category: Photo Retouch
Artist: Richard Martha

Category: Photography
Artist: Nick Saglimbeni

Category: Vincent Versace Award
Artist: Nicole Gibson

Winners were selected from more than 400 entries by NAPP’s art
director Felix Nelson, NAPP president Scott Kelby, and the creative
team at NAPP after several rounds of judging and deliberations. Kelby
officially announced the winners during the Photoshop World
Conference opening ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Mandalay Bay
Resort & Casino.
Winners in each of the seven categories are presented with a Guru
Award and an iPod touch (32GB) from CDW, the Guru Awards official
sponsor. The Best of Show winner received a 160GB Apple TV courtesy
of CDW. Guru Awards winners’ work will appear in a future issue of
Photoshop User magazine.