Dear User Group members,

This is our last e-newsletter for the year 2007! When we meet again, it will be a brand new year with new software and new innovations to look forward to, and of course new books to help you keep up. But before we look to the future, we have some great releases this month for you to check out.

Some of your favorite authors have updates this month. Just to name a few: Jim Heid's The Macintosh iLife 08; Scott Kelby's The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2; Robin Williams' The Little Mac Book, Leopard Edition; and Ben Willmore's Adobe Photoshop CS3 Studio Techniques

Check out some other exciting new releases:
• Chad Perkins brings you our very first book on Photoshop CS3 Extended with Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended for 3D and Video.
• Penny McIntire's, Visual Design for the Modern Web, is an informative guide to both the aesthetic and technical rules of Web design.
• Mark Stephen Meadows', I, Avatar, examines the culture of Second Life.

There's much more, so get your peruse on!

Happy Holidays!
Jackie Hill
800.283.9444 x129

Special Announcements

The Pearson Education User Group Program provides qualified user groups with product news, discounted prices on products, free review copies in exchange for reviews, marketing materials, and promotional giveaways. Housed on, the program represents Pearson Education imprints and well-known technology brands of Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall, Que Publishing, and Sams Publishing. To apply, leaders of legitimate groups should register to be considered. Once we verify your information, the user group will be qualified and considered active.

Take some time to peruse the Peachpit User Group Resource Center CALMUG from Southern Italy is our User Group of the Month, find out what they're all about and view a pic of their wonderful smiling faces. We've added new Book Reviews sent in by various groups. If your members have never written reviews these are great examples to get them started. For 2008, we'd like to invite you to send in your special events and we'll post them to our Calendar of Events. Also send us your meeting photos, and we'll add them to our User Group Community section.

Are you on Facebook or Twitter? Search for Peachpit to keep track of our latest news and releases and network with our editors, authors and readers.

• On November 30, we launched our Lightroom Resource Center. Read excerpts from our latest books as well as free articles, interviews, podcasts, and downloads from today's leading Photoshop and Lightroom instructors.

• Check out our Reference Guides! You and your members can find everything you ever wanted to know about Apple, Photoshop, Web Design, and Flash, with new updates posted each week by some of the most respected authors in the industry! And it's free!

• Read new articles:
How to Use Mail and Calendar on the iPhone
by Christopher Breen
Inside Numbers: How Apple Does Spreadsheets
by Ryan Faas
Robin Williams's Guide to the Most Overlooked New Leopard Features
by Robin Williams
Top Ten Leopard Features That Will Change How You Use Your Mac
by Maria Langer
How to Get the Most Out of Leopard's Spaces
by Ryan Faas

• View recent posts on our Peachpit Commons blog.

Author Appearance

Scott Citron
January 8, 2008, 6-7pm
U.S. Navy Memorial Auditorium
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
(Archives/Navy Memorial Metro station)

Scott Citron, distinguished designer and author of the soon to be released Professional Design Techniques with Adobe Creative Suite 3, will be the featured presenter at the January meeting of the DC-Area InDesign User Group. For more info contact the chapter representative, Ken Chaletzky.

Upcoming Conferences

January 14-18, 2008
San Francisco, CA

Visit us in the Peachpit booth (#1026) in the South Hall, where you can attend our author presentations and peruse our Leopard books.

Monthly Book Selection

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New Releases

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended for 3D and Video
By Chad Perkins
ISBN: 0321514343
List Price: $59.99

Adobe Photoshop CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
By Chris Orwig
ISBN: 0321509048
List Price: $24.99

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Studio Techniques
By Ben Willmore
ISBN: 0321510461
List Price: $55.00

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 Classroom in a Book
By Adobe Creative Team
ISBN: 0321524659
List Price: $39.99

Real World Adobe Photoshop CS3
By David Blatner, Conrad Chavez and Bruce Fraser
ISBN: 0321518683
List Price: $59.99

The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2
By Scott Kelby
ISBN: 0321524764
List Price: $24.99

After Effects CS3 Professional for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide
By Antony Bolante
ISBN: 0321526341
List Price: $39.99

iPhoto '08 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Adam Engst
ISBN: 0321501888
List Price: $24.99

The Macintosh iLife '08
By Jim Heid
ISBN: 032150190X
List Price: $39.99

Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Support Essentials, Second Edition
By Kevin M. White
ISBN: 0321489810
List Price: $54.99

Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Ben Waldie
ISBN: 0321539354
List Price: $29.99

The Little Mac Book, Leopard Edition
By Robin Williams
ISBN: 0321509412
List Price: $19.99

Adobe Type Library Reference Book, Third Edition
By Adobe Systems, Inc.
ISBN: 0321544722
List Price: $44.99

A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML: Harness the Power of XML
By James J. Maivald with Cathy Palmer
ISBN: 0321503554
List Price: $44.99

Professional Design Techniques with Adobe Creative Suite 3
By Scott Citron
ISBN: 0321495691
List Price: $50.00

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
By Garr Reynolds
ISBN: 0321525655
List Price: $29.99

I, Avatar: The Culture and Consequences of Having a Second Life
By Mark Stephen Meadows
ISBN: 0321533399
List Price: $34.99

Tagging: People-Powered Metadata for the Social Web
By Gene Smith
ISBN: 0321529170
List Price: $39.99

Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites
By Christopher Schmitt, Kimberly Blessing, Rob Cherny, Meryl K. Evans, Kevin Lawver, and Mark Trammell
ISBN: 0321501829
List Price: $44.99

Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 2: Application Development
By Ben Forta and Raymond Camden with Charlie Arehart, John C. Bland II, Leon Chalnick, Ken Fricklas, Paul Hastings, Mike Nimer, Sarge Sargent, and Robi Sen
ISBN: 0321515463
List Price: $59.99

Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 3: Advanced Application Development
By Ben Forta with Charlie Arehart, Jeffrey Bouley, Jeff Tapper, Matt Tatum, Raymond Camden, Robi Sen, and Sarge Sargent
ISBN: 0321515471
List Price: $59.99

PHP 6 and MySQL 5 for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide
By Larry Ullman
ISBN: 032152599X
List Price: $39.99

Stylin' with CSS: A Designer's Guide, Second Edition
By Charles Wyke-Smith
ISBN: 0321525566
List Price: $39.99

Visual Design for the Modern Web
By Penny McIntire
ISBN: 0321515382
List Price: $44.99