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Real World: Adobe Creative Suite 2 by Steve Werner, Sandee Cohen

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Preface: Why This Book Is Different

Congratulations! Welcome to a new type of computer training book. At least we hope it is new.

Most of the computer books we’ve read (and written) are application-specific books. Some books show loads of pictures of the tools and dialog boxes. Others inspire you with amazing artwork that professionals have created. Still others take you step by step through projects.

For all their differences, all those books have one important thing in common: they all deal with just that single application. Yes, every once in a while, a chapter might touch on a feature in another program, but for the most part Photoshop books stay on the topic of Photoshop. InDesign books stay on the topic of InDesign. And never the twain ...

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