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Photoshop 2021 Classroom in a Book now available for preorder

Working together with co-author Andrew Faulkner, I have revised the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for the 2021 release for Adobe Press, and you can now order the book! This is the sixth edition of the Photoshop Classroom in a Book that I’ve updated. A 35% discount code is available later in this article.

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Photoshop 2020 Classroom in a Book now available

Working together with co-author Andrew Faulkner, I have revised the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for the 2020 release for Adobe Press, and you can now order the book! This is the fifth edition of the Photoshop Classroom in a Book that I’ve updated. A 35% discount code is available later in this article.

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Exploring self-published photo books: InDesign Magazine article

My friends at InDesign Magazine asked me to explore self-published photography books for the June 2016 issue. In my article Manual Exposure: Eye-Opening Self-Published Photography Books I write about photography books from four countries, focusing on the book designers and their creative approaches.

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Read my review of Blurb Book Creator in InDesign Magazine

InDesign Magazine, Issue 70: Inspired Designs

The Blurb book publishing service provides several tools for you to design your own self-published book, but you may feel that those tools are limited. If you’d rather create a Blurb book using the full range of professional design and production capabilities in Adobe InDesign, the Blurb Book Creator plug-in may be for you. I reviewed Blurb Book Creator for InDesign Magazine (February 2015). I think it’s a great tool that simplifies Blurb book creation, and can help spot and resolve problems before they turn into costly printing mistakes.

Click the link below to read the article at InDesign Magazine:
InDesign Magazine, Issue 70: Inspired Designs

It’s a pretty strong issue overall, with lots of well-researched and informative content like Justin Seeley’s article on using Adobe Muse, Sandee Cohen’s article on the many ways to place graphics in InDesign layout, and David Blatner’s article on using RGB images for prepress.

The article is part of an issue of InDesign Magazine that you can buy as a single issue or as part of a subscription. InDesign Magazine is a bimonthly periodical devoted entirely to Adobe InDesign and to the thriving community of InDesign professionals. With editorial direction by page-layout guru and author David Blatner and CreativePro.com editor in chief Mike Rankin, InDesign Magazine brings you the in-depth features, reviews, and tutorials you need to master Adobe InDesign. You can download a free trial issue.

Photoshop titles now available in Apple iBookstore

Reading my book on an iPhone

If you’ve always wanted to read a Photoshop book on a tiny iPhone screen, your life is now complete: I just got word that my recent books, such as Real World Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers, are now available in the Apple iBookstore on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. An easy way to find them in the iBookstore is to search for my name, Conrad Chavez.

The books are formatted for easy reading in the iBooks app on iOS devices, and if you want to see what that looks and feels like, there’s a “Get Sample” button you can click to download a free excerpt. Or just look at the pictures here.