Adobe Book and Misc Reviews

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Reviews of the latest books and misc about Adobe graphics software.

Adobe Illustrator CS3 The Prof Portfolio star
This book by Gary Poyssick and Erika Kendra is like a mini-internship or summer job at a graphic design firm and will teach you Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Classroom In A Book star
Photoshop CS4 Classroom In A Book is written by Adobe experts and covers the new features in CS4 including 3D.

Adobe Portfolio First Look by Justin Seeley star
Lynda.com is my go to place for learning because the courses thoroughly cover the topics. If you have an Adobe Creative Cloud account, then you can create a free online portfolio. If you want to get up and running quickly with Adobe Portfolio, check out this Lynda.com online course.

After Effects CS6 Visual Effects and Comps star
After Effects CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques by Mark Christiansen is a great resource for the advanced After Effects user and those wishing to take their skills to the next level. This book concentrates on advanced techniques, which have been updated for version CS6.

Bert Monroy Digital Painting Book star
Bert Monroy calls his artistic style photorealistic. Although you may not aspire photorealism in your personal style, we can all learn from the techniques presented in his book, Photoshop Studio with Bert Monroy Digital Painting.

Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects star
The fourth edition of the Motion Graphics with After Effects book by Chris & Trish Meyer has been updated and revised for Adobe After Effects CS3 and contains many new sections on your favorite software features.

How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 7 star
Book review of How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 7 Creating stunning photomontages on a budget by David Asch and Steve Caplin.

Illustrating with Flash 8 by Robert Firebaugh star
The author teaches his personal, unique illustration techniques for Adobe Macromedia Flash 8. He shows Flash to be a powerful vector-based illustration software for optimized photorealistic illustrations, animations and programming.

InDesign CS5.5 Creating eBooks Video Training star
Review of the video training course Adobe InDesign CS5.5 for Creating eBooks by Rufus Deuchler.

Instant InDesign and Designing Templates star
Instant InDesign Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell teaches the reader how to build templates customized for any project. Powell takes a comprehensive look at the InDesign tools and techniques in general and how they relate to designing templates.

Photoshop CS2 Killer Tips star
This book by Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson has a little something for everyone from the novice to the professional. Especially for the novice, each tip is fully illustrated with complete and easy to follow instructions

Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book star
This book by the Adobe Creative Team is the latest edition of the official training series for Adobe software and covers both versions of Photoshop.

Photoshop Elements 7 Visual QuickStart Guide star
The Visual QuickStart Guides are a popular way to get started with a new software or get up-to-date with the latest upgrade of your favorite software. This QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson covers Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and there is a lot of information packed into this book.

Review - Adobe After Effects CS6: Learn by Video star
Adobe After Effects CS6 Learn by Video training course from video2brain gave me a good solid base upon which to build. The authors Todd Kopriva and Angie Taylor share the instruction with Kopriva covering the technical aspects of the software and Taylor covering the creative.

Review - Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 star
I am always amazed at the number of features included in this software for such a low price. What's new in Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.

Review 100% Photoshop by Steve Caplin star
This book teaches you photo realistic drawing techniques for drawing a variety of items in Photoshop.

The Adobe Illustrator CS3 Wow! Book star
If you are a novice to Illustrator, the WOW! book is a great way to learn the software. The book is packed with great examples and step-by-step instructions.

The Adobe Illustrator CS3 Wow! Book - 2 star
If you are a novice to Illustrator, the WOW! book is a great way to learn the software. The book is packed with great examples and step-by-step instructions.

The Photoshop CS/CS2 WOW! Book star
Linnea Dayton and Cristen Gillespie have beautifully color illustrated this book throughout and have packed it to the brim with great information for Photoshop users at all levels.

video2brain Adobe Flash Pro CS6 Learn by Video star
This video training course is a good choice if you are new to Adobe Flash Professional CS6. The author Joseph Labreque does a great job teaching you the basics of Flash from an introduction to the workspace to exporting for various end projects. I found his teaching approach to be very good.

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