The leader in highest quality training books for the design professional and visual communicator is Adobe Press, based in Berkeley, California. Books by Adobe Press are published by Peachpit Press, a leading publisher of technology books and part of Pearson Education. Adobe Press is a part of the Pearson Technology Group. The Pearson Technology Group was formed in 1999 and instantly became the largest technology publisher. It is home to Macmillan Software, Que, Sams, BradyGames, Prentice Hall, Peachpit Press, Addison-Wesley, Cisco and Adobe Press to name a few.
Adobe Press instruction is in the form of videos and training books and is meant to aid in the utilization of Adobe Software. Included in their training methods are the how-to, studio techniques, and production techniques for professionals. Classroom in a Book® is one of the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks published by Adobe Press. Some of the more popular books include:
Adobe InDesign CS4 Styles: How to Create Better, Faster Text and Layouts by Michael Murphy. A thorough
approach to InDesigns Styles and the power and substance of using the styles for the designer.
After Effects for Flash / Flash for After Effects: Dynamic Animation and Video with Adobe After Effects CS4 and Adobe Flash CS4 Professional by Richard Harrington and Marcus Geduld. The authors show how the combined use of After Effects CS4 and Flash CS4 can create powerful animations, video and motion graphics.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Classroom in a Book by the Adobe Creative Team. Lessons from beginner to advanced in using the popular Adobe Photoshop software. It is part of the official training series from Adobe Systems.
Included in the videos published by Adobe Press are:
Adobe Flash Builder 4: Learn by Video, Online Vide by Kevin Ruse, . video2brain
Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5: Learn by Video, Online Video by Rufus Deuchler, Kevin Ruse, . video2brain
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9: Learn by Video, Online Video by Tim Grey, Ted LoCascio, . video2brain
Adobe Press also publishes information that is helpful to teachers and instructors who utilize their products in the classroom. They include an Academic Resource Center on their website, www.adobepress.com. Also included on their digital site are details of Creative Edge, a membership in their library, where for a monthly fee, the designer can have access to books and videos that Adobe Press and others have published. Adobe Press also features an online store, where training for software, including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Cold Fusion, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and more can be found.
For the design professional, teacher, or communicator, a book or video by Adobe Press is the foremost method of learning and utilizing the powerful software manufactured by Adobe Systems, and will inspire and aid in the development of technique and skills. Mastering the essential features of Adobe Software is one of the goals of the professional communicator and exploring new, more advanced techniques is a challenge that Adobe Press can help accomplish.