Authors: Mordy Golding & John Ray
Before the launch of Adobe Create Suite 3 (CS3) around three (03) months ago, a lot of people, including myself, were eagerly waiting on how will it improve the way people use their computers to design (graphics, web, and print). From September up to this day, it seems that not much people are adopting to CS3, primarily because to the fact that the software family is a little bit pricey — and pirates were given a hard time cracking the software (kudos to Adobe!).
If you want to jump start with Adobe CS3, then the Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Createive Suite 3 All in One book is right for you (ISBN 978-0-672-32934-0, US$34.99 / PHP1,432.58 at Amazon.com).
Sixteen chapters of the book were divided into three (03) parts:
1. The Suite
2. The Applications
3. The Projects
Discussed in the book are the following CS apps:
1. Photoshop CS3
2 .Illustrator CS3
3. InDesign CS3
4. Flash CS3 Professional
5. Dreamweaver CS3
6. Acrobat 8 Professional
This book could have been better if they had included a chapter about Adobe Fireworks, as I still believe that FW is better than Photoshop CS3 when it comes to web page designing.
Overall, the book succeeded in its aim: to give the reader a fast and easy start with Adobe Creative Suite 3.