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January 17, 2006

Adobe Creative Suite 2 Workflow: Working Smarter and More Creatively with CS2

Sebastopol, CA--"The Creative Suite isn't just a bundle of Adobe creative products; it's a product in and of itself," say Jennifer Alspach, Shari Nakano, and Steve Samson in their preface to the new Adobe Creative Suite 2 Workflow (O'Reilly, US $49.95). "Once you start using it that way, you'll become immensely more efficient and realize all sorts of capabilities you never knew were there."

Adobe CS2 combines full versions of the acclaimed Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, and GoLive--each an amazing standalone application. But this book, the authors promise, "is designed to get you thinking about how the Creative Suite products interact with each other." When used in conjunction with the other CS2 applications, each tool becomes endlessly powerful. That means users can become more creative and productive.

The concise explanations and step-by-step exercises in Adobe Creative Suite 2 Workflow, show readers how--and why it's so advantageous--to use all of Adobe's Creative Suite products together to get the very most out of the integrated workflow tools in CS2. The book helps readers learn which products to use for specific tasks and situations, and when it would be wise to shift from the application they know best to another one or, better yet, to the entire Suite.

For anyone who wants to use CS2 most effectively, the full-color Adobe Creative Suite 2 Workflow delivers countless solutions and innovative ideas for creating with Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, and GoLive. Readers will find:

  • An indispensable, thorough overview of each application in the Suite
  • A practical guide to when, why, and how to use each application
  • Dozens of eye-opening, time-saving tips and tricks for taking advantage of the powerful integration capabilities between the products
  • Must-have answers to the top 15 "How Do I...?" questions for every CS2 application
  • Authors Alspach, Nakano, and Samson call Adobe CS2 "the ultimate creative product" for good reason: with it, users have everything they need to create things in print, on the Web, or on mobile devices. And with this guide, they have everything they need to expand the possibilities of CS2. Adobe fans won't believe their newfound productivity and efficiency when they start taking advantage of everything CS2 has to offer.

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    Adobe Creative Suite 2 Workflow
    Jennifer Alspach, Shari Nakano, and Steve Samson
    ISBN: 0-596-10236-4, 640 pages, $49.95 US
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    1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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