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!

Jackie Hill
800.283.9444 x129

Special Announcements


Voices That Matter: Web Design ConferenceSandee 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:


Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty TricksPhotoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks
By Scott Kelby

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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New articles:

Photoshop with MattCheck out what's available now on Peachpit TV:

Coming in June: podcasts from our recent Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference in San Francisco.

Upcoming Conferences

May 29-31, 2009
San Diego, CA

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.


New Releases

Design & Page Layout

From Design Into Print: Preparing Graphics and Text for Professional PrintingFrom Design Into Print: Preparing Graphics and Text for Professional Printing
By Sandee Cohen
List Price: $34.99

Digital Photography

Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic VisionWithin the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision
By David duChemin
List Price: $39.99

iLife 09

Apple Training Series: GarageBand 09Apple Training Series: GarageBand 09
By Mary Plummer
List Price: $39.99

iMovie 09 and iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart GuideiMovie 09 and iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Jeff Carlson
List Price: $24.99

iPhoto 09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart GuideiPhoto 09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Adam Engst
List Price: $24.99

Imaging Editing

Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty TricksPhotoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks
By Scott Kelby
List Price: $44.99

Social Media

Yes We Did! An Inside Look at How Social Media Built the Obama BrandYes We Did! An Inside Look at How Social Media Built the Obama Brand
By Rahaf Harfoush
List Price: $24.99

Web Design & Development / Programming

Mastering Web Content: Behavior with Ajax, DVDMastering Web Content: Behavior with Ajax, DVD
By Greg Rewis
List Price: $39.99

Mastering Web Content: Structure and Presentation with XHTML and CSS, DVDMastering Web Content: Structure and Presentation with XHTML and CSS, DVD
By Stephanie Sullivan
List Price: $39.99

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