Archive for June, 2006

Total Training for Adobe InCopy CS2 Now Shipping

I’m very excited to announce that Total Training for Adobe InCopy CS2 is now shipping! It took a lot of hard work, a week of recording, and a great team of partners over at Total Training to make it happen and I’m very pleased with the final product.

It’s six hours of training that covers the features of InCopy for writers and editors, what InDesign users need to understand about InCopy, and then how to marry them together in a publishing workflow. All the video and sample files come on one DVD-ROM that works on both Mac and Windows computers.

This training resource will normally costs $99US, but Total Training is offer a special summer discount of 20% which knocks the price down to $79US. You can check out a course outline (HTML, PDF) to see if you think it will be a helpful resource for your team. There are even a few sample clips you can check it out and kick the tires.

Lens Baby Macro Fun

While I was away from a work for a while, I did a lot of shooting of one of my favorite subjects. I received a Lensbaby 2.0 this spring as a gift and I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. The recent addition to my Lensbaby is their Macro Kit. It’s two little screw-on lenses that can be used alone or together for more macro goodness.

I’ve really enjoyed the Lensbaby Macro Kit and it gives me results that just can’t (reasonably) be created in Photoshop. I hope you’ll indulge me a few examples.

Excerpt posted from “The Adobe InCopy CS2 Book”

The responses that Mike Richman and I have received on our InCopy book have been really positive and we hope the user community is benefitting from this new resource. We’ve posted a free excerpt that covers a bit about working with Microsoft Word documents in InCopy.

If you like what you see, consider getting a few copies of The Adobe InCopy CS2 Book for your staff. In the spirit of full disclosure, I co-authored this book. While it would make me very happy if you bought a copy (or a case), I receive no royalties or other compensation from sales of the book.

New InCopy Training Video Resource

Hey folks, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but sometimes there are more important issues to attend to. Anyway, I’m back from sabbatical and have a bunch of pent up energy/posts that I want to share with you.

I’ll start with the exciting news that my Total Training InCopy training videos are almost complete. I recorded this six-hour series back before my sabbatical and the post-production is just about done. The movies are presented in a very nice interface and distributed on DVD-ROM. The price is $99 and you can pre-order if you’re the eager type. This is just one more InCopy training resource in addition to my InCopy CS2 Book and the InCopy training videos recorded by me team member, Colin Fleming, for Lynda.com.

Update: The course outline has been posted so you can see how it stacks up and if you think this would be a good resource for you and your team.