Colleen-o-Vision Tribute to Birthday Deke

If I could, I’d give you this 24K gold martini necklace in real life. You’re the king of this hill, and we adore you of our own free will not just because you decree it to be so. Happy Birthday, Deke! (You really are the tops.)

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  • Happy Birthday Deke !

    Yo, Deke dude, you da man!  Have a fan-dam-tastic birthday !


  • Happy birthday from Austria!

    Hi deke!
    Best wishes from Austria!


  • Happy Birthday!

    Have a great day!

  • Hip Hip Hooray!

    Happy Birthday Deke!

    And did you know, its my Sons birthday too!!!! He (Joel) is 2 today…

  • Happy Birthday Joel

    For the record, Deke > 2.

  • Viva, viva!

    Happy Birthday (feliz cumpleaños) from Spain. Have a great day!

  • Happy birthday Dekezor! Best

    Happy birthday Dekezor!

    Best wishes!


  • Happy, happy, joy, joy!

    I’m even removing my avatar for this post only so it’s not taken out of context.


  • Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday Deke, from the UK

  • Joyeux anniversaire!!!

    Vous cachez votre âge bien !

  • Happy Birthday, maestro!

    Be careful with martini wink

    Erik from Slovakia

  • Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

    And best wishes to you Dekerino. I already had a glass tonight but what the heck, I’ll raise another to your health, Cheers!

  • What a bunch of sweethearts, I tell ya!

    This is just plain nice. Like a virtual party—& in multiple languages, no less! Much obliged to you all.

    I especially love the martini bling. Gotta get me summa tha’ shiznit.

  • Kia huritau ki a koe, DekeMaster!

    Happy Birthday, Deke! May you have a gorgeous day filled with family, friends, fun and love - all the good things in life. :-D

    Aroha nui,

    Petra (in Maori NZ).

  • Happy Birthday Deke - You and Russell Brown in the Martini Loung


    Deke and Russell - what a great double.

  • Of course, I get outed on my birthday

    I mean, how fair is that?

    Thanks so very much to Bruce Heavin of for this. Worse, he accurately identified me with nothing more than a common iPhone. Seriously, I had no idea my thin veil of a disguise was so thinly veiled.

  • Happy

    Of course to show just how much we/you care buy a book or something to help support the Deke. And when is he coming to our town(s) to do a seminar?


  • Happy Birthday!

    Birthday wishes have gone around the world.  You have global domination-Time to party? Have a great one!

  • Happy Birthday, Deke!

    I called (888) dekePOD and left a question: Do you want the post-birthday party bond money in $20s and $50s, or as a cashier’s check?

    To the best balance of brains, talent, chutzpah and humor in the business: Cheers, my man.

    —Steve Weiss

  • coincidence?

    My b’day was a couple days ago, and I received CS4 Channels & Masks as a gift. Coincidence? I think NOT!

  • Where’s Deke

    Happy Birthday, Deke.
    We really missed you and at Photoshop World….lots of us!
    Best wishes,


  • Hey, man, thanks for that!

    That’s great to hear. Plus, got a call a few hours back from Jeff Schewe and Bert Monroy and Martin Evening and John Paul C, wishing me well and relating their various experiences. It was really sweet, actually (if a dude can say that about a call from a bunch of other dudes). They all mentioned how much earlier they were getting to bed without me there. I had no idea I was such a bad influence. Which made me feel excellent, of course.

    Anyway, I missed it, too. I gather I’ll be invited to Vegas, whenever the Fall event is. In which case, be forewarned: All your base are belong to me, baby. (Altho, in real life, I’m an exceedingly mild-mannered guy.)

  • Now that was nice

    If I was a zygote trying to select the guy I wanted to be, that combination of adjectives would be precisely it.

    Thanks for that, kind sir.

    (And to answer your question, any denomination. But look, the judge won’t let me go for less than 100 large. You got that, right? Tell me you do. Bail is the publisher’s responsibility, yes? That’s what Hunter told me.)

  • Happy birthday \“young man\” ;)

    Happy birthday “young man” wink

  • Happy Birthday from Beirut!!

    Hope you had a great one.

    Would you have thought you’d be known in this #%$#% part of the world!!!


  • Omg…...  i am late. to say

    Omg…...  i am late. to say happy birthday. :D

    if i could , i will give you a golden cake. Orz..

  • Happy Birthday from Thousand Oaks

    A little belated, sorry.

    Everybody I’ve checked out so far with my Cylon detector is human, including my dog. I’m a little jealous, actually. Maybe that explains your Photoshop and Illustrator super powers.

  • Happy Birthday from Thailand

    Have a joyful, waiting for your visit Thailand

    Thai Adobe User Group Manager

  • Happy Birthday from Canada

    Hello Deke,

    Oops, a few days late.  Hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration!

      - Gale Franey

  • What-what-what?!

    30 comments and nobody’s going to bust our favorite editor-babe on the spelling of “Your the king”? Tsk, tsk.

    OK, now that that’s out of the way, Happy Birthday, Deke!

  • A belated Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday from Northern Nevada! Hope you had one of the best times of your life.

    p.s. Love the way you teach Photoshop CS4! I’m still a beginner but catching on fast for a person that is obviously (or maybe not so obviously) older than you.


  • I believe C just left out a word or two

    As in “Your [online persona is] king of the hill.” Or “Your [kooky but humorous visage shall soon be] king of the hill.” Or ‘Your [engorged endocrine gland can’t help but be the once and future] king of the hill.”

    The possibilities are endless. It’s a chance for your to flex you imagination.

  • I Know Not of What You Speak

    OK, Dread, you’re the king today!

  • 31 march ? oh yeah!! KEEP CELEBRATING :))

    Thank you for great job Deke and I wanna to congratulate you with such great day, day that’s only once at year… you’re one of such people that never loose time senselessly, and that’s great ‘cos we have only one life and we have to do our best every day, we have to go forward ! and you are leading us in wonderful digital world smile... so…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! smile

    P.S. wanna blending modes CS4 please smile))  *blushed*

  • Dekes! Happy Day, Happy Year!

    Great to see posts from all over…Hope you’re still celebrating!


  • Happy Birthday

    Many more happy returns of the day deke….:D

  • beloved wishes

    All everyone need is a beautiful beloved wishes. That’s all.

  • Isn’t that richard gariott

    Isn’t that richard gariott in the picture?

  • Happy birthday to one of the

    Happy birthday to one of the best Photoshop tutorialists around! I’m still getting the hang of CS4. I’m a Mac user, so I usually dive right into my new media programs like a boy in a toy store, but CS4 has been a little trickier than I’d anticipated! I have to do some photoshopping now and then at work, and I usually prefer to figure it out for myself, but Deke’s videos have helped me out more than a few times when I’ve been on a deadline and trying to get the hang of some tool or trick that I just couldn’t grasp, so I’m more than willing to raise a toast to his birthday.

  • Happy Birthday

    Happy birthday from me too.

  • Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday!

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  • Happy Birthday

    looking for more good tutorials from you, as you provide always…your tutorials are great to learn…..Happy Birthday to you.

  • A Toaster huh!

    Happy (belated) Birthday Deke.

    (I never knew Deke was a Cylon! Surely one of the good ones. Gotta watch those iPhones…).


    Happy birthday dude!!!

    Lots more to come as well as PS and Illustrator classes.

    Best of all.

    God bless.


  • Happy Birthday, Deke

    Hey!! I learned a lot from you man..thnx for your great work and it’s brightened the lives of us..Am I a bit high tone..Happy Birthday!

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    What are the causes of changing trends in birthday parties?


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  • I don’t know how you do it

    But you manage to make learning about some of the biggest, ugliest, meanest programs on the planet (aside from Publisher, which is just distasteful), so practical and easy! I can almost hear you singing the ‘meeeeeee’ in the Happy Birthday song right through the screen—you’ve shaped that vowel so nicely in the photo! Well done Colleen.

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  • Happy Birthday

    Happy birthday, sorry I’m late but better late than never.

    Have a great day!

  • Happy birthday,

    Happy birthday, Deke!

  • yeah we do learn a lot from

    yeah we do learn a lot from him i must agree to that point…

    i must say i enjoyed this blog as much as you do…

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    How long have you been in this field? You seem to know a lot more than I do, I’d love to know your sources!

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    Thanks for the post. Keep the great work.

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  • Great post!

    I look forward to reading more.

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