Looking for some great books based solely on helping you get the best out of the graphic design programs that Adobe has to offer? Are you a new to these programs or are you looking simply to enhance your knowledge in these? Here are some top books available that not only point you in the right direction but help you dramatically improve you graphic design skills.

Adobe Photoshop CS Down & Dirty Tricks by Scott Kelby

This book teaches you how to produce the same exact visual effects you come across in magazine spreads, on television shows, the movies, and on the internet. It also covers the latest trends in special effects and design in Photoshop. With easy to follow steps and instructions, readers will be able to instantly re-create the same eye appealing techniques. Other features that this book includes are: tricks from professional photographers, tips on recreating famous studio shots, making 3D effects without the 3D program, turning regular snapshots into museum gallery quality prints, and the most popular graphic design effects in demand today. The author also includes time saving shortcuts and inspirational ideas for you to experiment with.


Dreamweaver CS5: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

This book is geared toward those who would like to learn how to create and maintain their own professional websites via Adobe Dreamweaver. It will teach readers how to make their way through this sophisticated program with easy to understand instructions and guides. It will basically start from scratch and show you how to design your very own interactive website. This book also features advanced techniques, site maintenance tips, and up to date examples. Although more geared towards people who have a basic idea and some knowledge on Adobe Dreamweaver, beginners can also use this to jumpstart their journey in designing their own professional site.


Adobe InDesign CS5 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

This book comes straight from the Adobe Team themselves. Packed full with fourteen project-based lessons, this book will instruct the readers with step by step techniques on how to use and make the best out of InDesign CS5. This suitable for those who are new to InDesign CS5 and also for inexperienced users whoa re looking to improve their skills with the program. Readers will also discover how to create engaging, and visually appealing page layouts. This book also talks about the latest tools for all sorts of different graphic design techniques. These techniques include: creating interactive documents, simplifying object selection, multiple page sizing, tracking text changes, production enhancing, and also print to digital capability. A CD is also included with the books and allows the readers to interact along with the lessons in the book.