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Adobe InDesign CS4 One-on-One--New from O'Reilly: Read the lesson. Watch the video. Do the exercises.

Press release: November 13, 2008

Adobe InDesign CS4 One-on-One Sebastopol, CA—Enjoy mastering the fundamentals of InDesign CS4 with Deke McClelland's exceptional and effective new learning system, Adobe InDesign CS4 One-on-One (O'Reilly, $49.99). Deke, who wrote the first book on InDesign in 1999, provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons, engaging DVD-video demonstrations, and practical yet inspiring projects that help you increase your knowledge and hone your skills.

"I created One-on-One with three audiences in mind," explains Deke, author of more than 80 books on computer graphics and design. "If you're an independent designer or graphic artist--professional or amateur--you'll appreciate the hands-on approach and the ability to set your own pace. If you're a student working in a classroom or vocational setting, you'll enjoy the personal attention, structured exercises, and end-of-lesson quizzes. If you're an instructor in a college or vocational setting, you'll find the topic-driven lessons helpful in building curricula and creating homework assignments."

Adds Deke: "Adobe InDesign CS4 One-on-One is designed to suit the needs of beginners and intermediate users. But I've seen to it that each lesson contains a few techniques that even experienced users don't know."

In Deke's new book, you'll find:

  • 12 self-paced tutorials that let you learn at your own speed
  • Engaging practical projects that let you try out real techniques
  • More than four hours of all new video instruction that show you how to do the work in real-time
  • Over 850 full-color photos, diagrams, and screen shots that clearly illustrate every key step
  • Multiple-choice quizzes in each chapter that help you test your knowledge

With Deke's trusted advice to guide you, it's like working with a personal coach. Indeed, with Adobe InDesign CS4 One-on-One, you'll find yourself using InDesign faster, more creatively, and more efficiently than you thought possible.

Advance Praise
"Deke really gets it. He understands what it takes to pick up InDesign CS4 for the first time and make it work for you. I recommend this book to anyone who needs immediate results."
- Michael Ninness, Senior Product Manager, Adobe InDesign

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

David Futato has a bachelor of science in creative writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, so—with such a unique degree—O'Reilly seemed like the logical choice. David works on book interior design and is the design mastermind behind the One-on-One series.

Deke McClelland is an electronic publishing pioneer and a popular lecturer on Adobe Photoshop and the larger realm of computer graphics and design. He has hosted Adobe's official "Video Workshop" DVDs that shipped with many versions of Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as hundreds of hours of tutorial-style video training for industry leader, with whom his work has won a record-setting eight international awards in the last 12 months. In addition to his video work, Deke has written over 80 books translated into 24 languages, with more than 4 million copies in print. In 2004, Deke created the bestselling One-on-One book series. Published with O'Reilly Media, One-on-One uses video, step-by-step exercises, and hundreds of full-color illustrations to provide readers with the closest thing possible to private instruction from a recognized expert.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for Adobe InDesign CS4 One-on-One

Adobe InDesign CS4 One-on-One
Deke McClelland , David Futato
ISBN: 9780596521912, 560 pages, $49.99 USD, £35.50 GBP

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