[UPDATE – Download the newer free Adobe CS6 books (over 1,000 pages)!]
The fine folks over at Que Publishing, who have over thirty years of experience writing good books about software and technology, have put out a free sampler edition of their new series of books on learning Adobe Creative Suite 5… This “CS5 on Demand” e-book runs 172 pages (11.3 MB to download, in PDF format) and includes five full chapters on Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and Flash Professional.
This collection has been designed to teach CS5 through step-by-step tutorials with easy-to-follow instructions, to be rich in illustrations for those who want to learn visually, and to be complete and in-depth references for those seeking a trusted desk resource to quickly provide the answers you need.
Topics covered in the free downloadable ebook include Using the Paint, Shape Drawing, & Eraser Tools in Photoshop CS5, Creating an Interactive Document in InDesign CS5, Viewing the HTML Behind the Page in Dreamweaver CS5, Working with Objects in Illustrator CS5, and Developing iPhone Apps with Flash Pro CS5.
So if you’ve been meaning to learn more about Creative Suite 5, here’s a good opportunity…
If you don’t have the software itself yet, you can just download and run Adobe’s free fully-working trial (any or all products) for 30 days, and then follow along with that. If you then decide to purchase it, you might save some money with their currently running specials.
These Que books are well-reviewed and highly rated – each of them receiving up to 4½ stars on Amazon.com (“Excellent and easy-to-follow,” “Useful for veterans and novices alike,” “Great CS5 reference books”) – so if you want to find out more, click for the details of each individual volume:
Extra! Get Free eBooks for Creative Suite 6 Products
As a special bonus to our visitors, we are offering free downloads of a more recent collection of visual learning guides for CS6 – ten separate e-books in PDF format that are available at no cost to you… The CS6 books can also be used with the newer CC versions as well:
- Download the Free “Learn CS6” eBooks – 10 Books in 1,022 Pages
- The 10 most common myths about Creative Cloud
- What are the differences between Adobe CC vs. CS6?
- Download free Adobe books (choose over 30 titles)
- How to save 60% with the Student & Teacher Editions
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- Don’t need full Cloud? Get PS + LR for $9.99/month
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