New Books for InDesign and Illustrator Users

There are so many books about computers, technology, and software that it can be overwhelming to make a choice. There are some great series of books about Adobe software that you’re probably already familiar with, but there’s a new series from SAMS Publishing that has really caught my eye.


SAMS recently released Adobe InDesign CS2 @work: Projects You Can Use on the Job as part of their new @work series and I think it’s wonderful. The target audience seems to be the graphic designer without much formal production training or an office worker who creates marketing materials but doesn’t necessarily have a design background. The book is also great for students still learning the ropes of the industry.What makes this book stand out so much is its well-balanced combination of step-by-step tutorials (you can download sample files from a Web site) and background industry information. Too many computer books tell you how but skip the why. The author, Cate Indiano, gets it right in this book. It also includes a glossary that’s actually helpful and some great appendices about different printing techniques and common workflow problems.SAMS has also released Adobe Illustrator CS2 @work: Projects You Can Use on the Job in the same series. Pariah Burke does a great job covering several interesting projects with Illustrator and also provides a wealth of practical information that folks normally learn from the School of Hard Knocks.

One Response to New Books for InDesign and Illustrator Users

  1. Thanks, Adam. I’m glad you liked my book!