CS2 book suggestions


play thing
I have just bought the CS2 upgrade for the design agency that I work in. Most of the designers are going to be using InDesign for the first time, and jumping from Freehand to Illustrator.

I really don't want to spend the next 6 months answering questions related to the new apps, so can anyone recommend a good ref., book that covers the whole suite rather than individual apps?



"Classroom in a Book" is available for all CS- and CS2-products. Look at amazon.com or adobe.com for the books.


Ben Willmore has a book a Digital Mastery.com .He sells it through Amazon.com. It only covers new changes and is highly recommended. I have his training DVDs books and been to his seminars. He lets you know why stuff works and how to avoid pitfalls. Not just a cookbook approach. check it out in a Barnes and Nobel if it is out there yet. it is on sale 30% at Amazon.com now. Also if you are a member of NAPP you can get a 5%discount at B&Noble. I have Total Training by Deke McClellan. I like learning by watching and following along. He knows the new filters and why the settings work. I finally understand sharpening with both unsharp mask and the new smart sharpen. Good luck.


Tech-Bot 5000
Books are good, but if your designers know Illustrator inside and out they won't have any problem with InDesign. InDesign's tools are very intuitive and Illustrator-like and for questions I just use InDesign Help in the Help menu.

I was able to teach myself InDesign in about 5 days through working with it. I was up and running in about one day on it.