Ted Padova is the author of more than 40 computer aftermarket books with titles on Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Creative Suite. He is the author of the Adobe Acrobat PDF Bible (versions 4 through 10), Creating PDF Forms with Adobe Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer Bible, Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Elements All in One Reference (versions 4 through 9), and co-author of Adobe Creative Suite Bible (versions CS through CS5). He is largely known as one of the world’s leading authorities on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and PDF forms.
He was a founder and owner of a digital imaging and photofinishing center in Ventura California for more than 15 years and taught electronic design classes at the University of California, Santa Barbara over 17 years.
As an international speaker at graphic expos, technology conferences, and developer shows he has delivered keynotes, presentations, and workshops throughout Europe, Eastern Europe, the USA, Asia and locally in the Philippines. He has spoken at such conferences as Seybold, MacWorld, MoGo Media InDesign Conferences, Acrobat PDF Conferences, ThunderLizard Presentations, toured with Adobe Systems during the Creative Suite rollouts, and similar events. Locally in the Philippines he has spoken at expos and conferences in Manila, Cebu, General Santos, and Davao. He is the chief architect of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry’s Unified Form.
Ted has lived in the Philippines since 2006.