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Dear User Group members,
Here in Cali, the weather is starting to warm up, and my mind drifts to being outdoors and having fun in the sun. But actually we're keeping the temperature indoors just as warm with some sizzling new titles this month!
Hot off the press is David duChemin's Within the Frame, an inspirational photography book about capturing the spirit and flavor of a culture and place.
Yes We Did! by Rahaf Harfoush, a member of the Obama campaign's New Media Team, provides the ultimate social marketing case study!
Funny lady Sandee Cohen is back to make the world of prepress a little less confusing, and there are a few iLife 09 books now available. Enjoy!
DESIGN INTO PRINT PODCAST
Sandee Cohen, author of the new release From Design Into Print: Preparing Graphics and Text for Professional Printing, is hosting an audio podcast on iTunes based on her book. This podcast series can help you understand the confusing world of prepress and production. Sandee tackles a topic and explains it as only the wild and funny guru of desktop publishing can do it. And check out her related blog: www.FromDesignIntoPrint.com.
Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks
Scott Kelby's newest release brings you the hottest new tricks, the coolest special effects, and the inside secrets of Photoshop CS4. Check out the free sample chapter, Miracle Photo: Photo Effects, Part 1.
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Check out what's available now on Peachpit TV:
Coming in June: podcasts from our recent Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference in San Francisco.
SOUTHWEST COMPUTER CONFERENCE
The Southwest Computer Conference is open to all computer enthusiasts. The 16th annual conference will be held May 29, 30, & 31 at the Town & Country Resort and Conference Center in San Diego, California. You will have the opportunity to network with computer users during the event as well as the vendors at the Saturday night Expo. Many vendors will be offering a conference discount on their products. John Iasiuolo from the Computer Outlook Radio Talk Show will be broadcasting live from the conference.
Design & Page Layout
From Design Into Print: Preparing Graphics and Text for Professional Printing
Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision
Apple Training Series: GarageBand 09
iMovie 09 and iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
iPhoto 09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks
Yes We Did! An Inside Look at How Social Media Built the Obama Brand
Web Design & Development / Programming
Mastering Web Content: Behavior with Ajax, DVD
Mastering Web Content: Structure and Presentation with XHTML and CSS, DVD
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