There are a lot of books on Adobe software. Some are better than others. We believe that most people are looking to learn as much as they can, without having it interfere with the rest of their lives. The Special Edition is designed to be friendly to your schedule and strong with information on things you'll likely encounter and question.
This volume is thorough but not exhaustive. A good book should not be intimidating in either its vocabulary or its size and weight. Most importantly, we've taken care to address how the Adobe Creative Suite 2 integrates its different programs so that you can integrate your workflow. There are so many things to learn in the Creative Suite, but the most common question people have is how they can bring their file from one program to another the right way. Understanding how the programs relateand being able to use those relationships effectivelymakes designing more fun and makes working with a team a heck of a lot easier. When you are certain that you know how to make graphic or page files compatible with your other programs, you have really gained confidence and you are able to reuse and repurpose your work.