If you happen to be in a bookstore right now deciding whether to purchase this book, studies show we have about 30 seconds to convince you. Not much time for persuasion, so we'll just give the facts. If you are already an expert in one or more Adobe programs, this book helps bring you to a full circle of understanding and using software to create your vision.
On the other hand, a lot of us aren't experts. We know a little bit of this and a little of that. This book helps fill in the gapsso you not only understand the concepts in the Creative Suite 2, you get the work done. Our goal is to get you quickly and intimately involved in the Creative Suite 2 and help you pass that class you might be taking or tackle the new responsibilities that you've just been handed at your job. We understand that you not only need to know the Hows, but also the Whys of graphics, design, and printing. We also know to keep those Whys brief and easy.
The authors make some assumptions about your skill level. We assume you know how to use a mouse or other pointing device and that you have browsed the web, sent email, and used general office software. If you haven't grasped these general computing tasks, this book isn't for you. This book also isn't for you if you are a seasoned pro in all the Creative Suite programs. We have set our sights on giving you a manual for getting a foothold, not a lengthy academic study on specific areas. If you need a huge resource on color or Bézier geometry, this book is not for you.
Good luckand make your decision soon because that lady has been waiting a while to look at the shelf you're leaning on.