Aquent Graphics Institute (AGI)

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Dynamic Learning: Dreamweaver CS3 Dynamic Learning: Dreamweaver CS3
by Fred Gerantabee, Aquent Graphics Institute (AGI)
November 2007
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $35.99

Dynamic Learning: Flash CS3 Professional Dynamic Learning: Flash CS3 Professional
by Fred Gerantabee, Aquent Graphics Institute (AGI)
September 2007
Print: $44.99

Dynamic Learning: Photoshop CS3 Dynamic Learning: Photoshop CS3
by Jennifer Smith, Aquent Graphics Institute (AGI)
July 2007
Print: $44.99

"Considering the expense of Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended, the small price paid for Dynamic Learning Photoshop CS3 seems like a worthwhile expense. The books step by step learning process is a great aid to becoming proficient with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and that’s why you bought it in the first place."
--Irene Naoum, Big Bear Computer Club Bearly Bytes Newsletter, April 2009

"I would highly recommend Dynamic Learning Dreamweaver CS3 as an excellent choice for both beginners and anyone wanting to fine tune their web authoring skills."
--Pam Raisanen, COMP Communicator - Computer Operators of Marysville and Port Huron

"One of the best features of the book is that as the lessons progress, there is a great emphasis on the use of CSS to style the pages and it includes discussions of the differences between print and the web when choosing font sizes, how to prepare images for use on the web. "
--Diane George, PC Community News

"This guide uses 13 lessons to illustrate how to use Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 on a Mac or PC to develop, design, and maintain websites. "
--Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News

"Fred Gerantabee and AGI Creative Team's Dynamic Learning Flash CS3 Professional is a 'must' for any who would learn the basics of Adobe's Flash CS3. Fifteen self-paced lessons come with both theory and color, real-world screen examples in a step-by-step tutorial perfect for either college classroom assignment or computer library reference. It's rich with tools and introductions to all the new features of FlashCS3 Professional, and it offers the visual backups key to complete understanding."
--James Cox, The Bookwatch

"I prefer the "learning by example" process. It's much easier for me to retain procedures if I have to work through them, not just read about them. The books in the Dynamic Learning series provide you with what people like to call "real world projects." I have yet to be able to directly apply any of these projects to my real world, but so be it. The point is that Dynamic Learning: Flash CS3 Professional presents the reader with projects, the tools and files necessary to build the project and the instructions to complete the project. After working through a few of these projects, you should be comfortable enough with Flash to break out on your own."
--Kirk Hiner, AppleLinks

"O'Reilly has raised the bar on book-bound self-paced training media with this combination book and DVD package. The entire course is exceptionally well done and can be used as a formal training program, with free instructor guides. Participants are taken through the entire Dreamweaver production workflow, from learning the application work environment to managing a published site."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report

"As a primarily visual learner, I found the abundance of clear color illustrations that take the reader a step at a time extremely helpful. The visuals on the DVD help take these a step further for someone like myself. I think this book has a definite place on the shelf of anyone learning or in the early comfort stages of using Dreamweaver."
--John R. Clark, TCM Reviews

"The book is written by product experts who show what’s new in the software as well as teaching the basics from previous versions."
--Gregg Ellman, The Star-Telegram

"If you’re going to buy software that costs more than $600, spend a little extra to find out how it works. This full-color book has easy-to-follow instructions, tips and examples making some of the complicated functions seem easy."
--Gregg Ellman, The Star-Telegram

"The book as a reference and self-study guide would benefit any ‘Flasher’...As it stands, I recommend every ‘Flasher’ to acquire a copy both for the purposes of learning and teaching Flash CS3, which has now come of age as key authoring tool for animation and graphics on the web."
--Colm Brazel, MMUG-Dublin Bloggers

"This book has a lot going for it as a classroom tool. The 13 lessons deal with the basics of using Dreamweaver, customizing it to the way you work, and touches on broad Web coding issues. So beginners, who most need those broader issues as context, will appreciate that something extra they need."
--Brett Merkey, Amazon.com

"I found this systematic method really reinforced learning some pretty complex things in Photoshop CS3...This is not a text full of beautiful photos to inspire artistic fervor; rather, it is a carefully crafted, down to earth teaching manual with clear, detailed explanations of a very complex but endearing software program. It will be on my desk as a good reference for future study. I give it 5 Stars."
--Barbara Hansen, Golden Gate Computer Society

"It's like taking a training seminar, only you're the only one there and you can take your lunch break whenever you want...Dynamic Learning: Photoshop CS3 ends up being a great resource for those looking to take advantage of the new features available, with the added bonus of helping users refresh themselves on what Photoshop already could do. Even better, it'll remind users that other—perhaps better—methods are available. It does this with real world lessons, involving images included on the provided CD."
--Kirk Hiner, AppleLinks

"The book is well organized, the examples are real world examples, and the instruction provides a good working base from which one can really learn Flash CS3."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine

"Dynamic Learning Photoshop CS3 is a very readable book. If the instructions for using Photoshop tools and techniques were any more clear they would have to be transparent...This book would make a fine reference about Photoshop CS3."
--Northern Vermont Macintosh User Group

"I cannot claim to be an excellent beginner. It will be a while before I emerge from the mediocre stage. This book and accompanying DVD are certainly helping me make progress...This is an excellent book that I am still working through. I have no hesitation in recommending it to others."
--Brett Merkey, Amazon.com

"Dynamic Learning: Photoshop CS3 is a very easy to read and understand book and when tied with the videos it becomes a very powerful learning experience. The book is well organized, the lessons include real world examples and the instruction provides a good working base from which one can really learn Photoshop CS3."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine