Slimp Recommends Three Books for Newspaper Designers

Three new design-related books caught my eye in recent weeks:

Mac OS X Support Essentials (Peachpit Press 2005), by Owen Linzmayer, has been fully updated for Mac OS X 10.4. This is the official curriculum of Appleļæ½s Mac OS X Help Desk Specialist certification track. In addition, it is a top-notch guide for anyone needing to troubleshoot and optimize OS X systems. This book is designed for support technicians, help desk specialists and I.T. professionals. It is not a reference to teach OS X but a guide for troubleshooting problems that arise in the operating system. ISBN 0-321-33547-3. $50 (USD) / $70 (CAD) / $70 (AUD).

The Photoshop CS2 Help Desk Book (Peachpit Press 2005), by David Cross, is an attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions about this application used by almost all newspapers. The writing style is quick and to the point, highlighting answers to specific problems. This is an excellent reference for all levels of Photoshop users. ISBN 0-321-33704-2. $35 (USD) / $49 (CAD) / $49 (AUD).

InDesign CS/CS2 KillerTips (New Riders 2005), by Scott Kelby and Terry White, is a book with nothing but tips. These tips can make the reader faster and more skillful in the use of this layout application that is beginning to dominate our industry. Full-color graphics showing exactly how to do it accompany each tip. This book is an excellent reference for any InDesign user. ISBN 0-321-33064-1. $30 (USD) / $42 (CAD) / $42 (AUD).

For more information on these books, as well as other new titles available to newspaper designers, visit www.peachpit.com.
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