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InDesign CS3 One on One

InDesign CS3 One on One by Deke McClelland
Nothing speeds up learning like personal training from a skilled tutor. With Adobe InDesign CS3 One-on-One, you get the equivalent of private lessons with author Deke McClelland, a world-renowned expert on digital graphics and design. Deke offers you DVD video with more than two hours of professional instruction and advice to accompany the book's easy-to-follow text. The book itself includes 600 full-color images, diagrams, and screenshots to illustrate every key step.
InDesign CS3 One on One
Author: Deke McClelland
Regular price: $54.99 - our discounted price: $30.95
Published by: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; Paperback, Illustrated; 560 pages; web rating: 5; us ~ Department: Graphic Design, Word Processors & Editors, Word Processing, X Windows & Motif, Computers & Internet: Graphic Design: General, Computers & Internet: General, Computers & Internet: Software: Word Processors & Editors: General, Computers & Internet: Software: General, Illustrated, Paperback
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Professional Design Techniques with Adobe Creative Suite 3

Professional Design Techniques with Adobe Creative Suite 3 by Scott Citron
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Standard brings together under one roof the tools that design professionals use on a daily basis. Designing in an integrated environment results in greater efficiency and streamlines the development of flexible designs. In this book, author and distinguished designer Scott Citron leads designers of all kinds through the ins and outs of working with the components in the suite. With an easy, engaging style, Scott takes a designer's approach to address the complexities of using multiple tools to perform a variety of tasks, and focuses on important principles that can be applied to working in all the programs. Part inspiration and part how-to, each chapter contains a full project to help cement these principles, complete with steps and full-color illustrations. Project files are included on the accompanying Web site so that readers can follow along and recreate each project. Whether an aspiring designer or a practicing professional, anyone who is interested in learning to use good design techniques with Adobe Creative Suite 3 will come away with a solid foundation in this extraordinary suite of creativity tools.
Professional Design Techniques with Adobe Creative Suite 3
Author: Scott Citron
Regular price: $50.00 - our discounted price: $25.99
Published by: Adobe Press; Paperback; 400 pages; web rating: 5; us ~ Department: Web Development, Software, Graphic Design, Computers & Internet: Graphic Design: General, Computers & Internet: General, Computers & Internet: Software: General, Paperback
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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout

Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell
Instant InDesign is the first comprehensive guide to Adobe InDesign that focuses exclusively on the art of template design and production. You'll learn everything you need to know -- from key design principles and basic template architecture to advanced automation techniques. With practical tips and real-world examples, you'll discover how to translate your great ideas into industrial-strength templates. Magazine, newspaper, book, and catalog publishers, as well as ad agencies, graphic design firms, and independent designers can all use this guide to boost productivity and enhance their creative process. Instant InDesign is the best single resource for fast and efficient page layout and production. This comprehensive guide shows you step by step how to:

** Use the powerful new features in InDesign CS3 -- text variables, frame fitting options, and table styles -- to create templates for ads, brochures, books, magazines,catalogs, and more.
** Make the most of master pages, paragraph and character styles, nested styles, object styles, and table styles to automate formatting.
** Optimize the use of typography, graphics and images, color, object libraries, and layers in your templates.
** Work with the new transparency options and nondestructive effects in InDesign CS3.
** Set up Data Merge and XML-based templates to automate page production.
** Utilize and modify the templates that ship with InDesign CS3.
** Use Adobe Bridge to manage your text, image assets, and templates.
Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout
Author: Gabriel Powell
Regular price: $49.99 - our discounted price: $29.00
Published by: Adobe Press; Paperback; 336 pages; web rating: 4; us ~ Department: Programming, Software, Graphic Design, Computers & Internet: Programming: General, Computers & Internet: Software: General, Paperback
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Photoshop CS3 Photo Effects Cookbook: 53 Easy-to-Follow Recipes for Digital Photographers, Designers, and Artists

Photoshop CS3 Photo Effects Cookbook: 53 Easy-to-Follow Recipes for Digital Photographers, Designers, and Artists by Tim Shelbourne
Whether you're just getting getting into Photoshop or have been using it for a while, you know that it's a many-faceted application that can be somewhat overwhelming to master. With 53 easy-to-follow recipes, Photoshop CS3 Photo Effects Cookbook shows you how to use Photoshop CS3 to simulate classic camera and darkroom techniques and special effects--without making you first learn Photoshop inside and out.
Photoshop CS3 Photo Effects Cookbook: 53 Easy-to-Follow Recipes for Digital Photographers, Designers, and Artists
Author: Tim Shelbourne
Regular price: $29.99 - our discounted price: $18.48
Published by: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; Paperback, Illustrated; 176 pages; web rating: 4.5; us ~ Department: Arts & Photography: Photography: General, Computers & Internet: Graphic Design: General, Computers & Internet: General, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography, Web Graphics, Illustrated, Paperback
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