Back to the Books

I took the day to rest yesterday and saw four movies in the theater.  Over the last few days I have been trudging through a 700 page book I borrowed from the library.  Every once and a while I get an e-mail from Adobe, with a “special offer” for Adobe Creative Cloud.  I haven’t opened any of them because what they are selling costs more than free.

I was browsing the library and found  a copy of Adobe Creative Cloud All-In-One for Dummies 2nd Edition.  It was published this year, 2018 and said it was 7 books in 1 on the cover.  I thought perfect, somebody wants me to see what the heck Adobe Creative Cloud is.  Just from the name, I figured it was like a place that you can pay to store projects online.

The Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription-based service that includes a wide array of applications used in the communication, design, development, and marketing industries.

The first paragraph from the first chapter.

Just so I’m clear, I am not reviewing the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription service.  I have not used it yet.  This book however more than explains the service and 7 of the applications that are included with the service.  The following list is of the Creative Cloud applications covered in this book.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Access – 48 pages
  • Adobe Photoshop CC – 144 pages
  • Adobe Illustrator – 189 pages
  • Adobe InDesign CC – 130 pages
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro – 57 pages
  • Adobe Bridge – 28 pages
  • Adobe Experience Design (Beta) – 79 pages

If you are new to any of these applications or the Adobe Creative Cloud then this is the book to get you started.  If you are familiar with these applications then you can probably figure out the service and won’t need this book.  Unless you want to clean up the clutter and just have one reference book for your desk.

Some of the other programs included with the service that are not covered in this  book include: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Project Felix, Dreamweaver, Adobe Animate, Adobe Audition, Character Animator, Media Encoder, Fuse, Flash Builder, InCopy, Prelude, Spark, Scout, SpeedGrade, Story Plus, PhoneGap Build and Gaming SDK.  These were available at the time of publication.

The book is pretty current and is 690+ pages of paperback reference material.  It is a great idea if you are interested in the service and would like a desktop reference for the 7 most popular applications. 

The bottom line is that it is great deal for the price.  It is 7 books in 1 and if you want a desktop reference this will take up much less space than 7 separate books.  Is it something I am going to buy?  Probably not this year for the reason that I don’t have income to support the cost of the service.  Is it something I would buy if I used the Adobe Creative Cloud Service?  Yes.

By clicking on the image below you will go to Amazon’s detail page for this book to get additional information.  Could make a great gift for a student of photography, game development, web design, animation or video production.

2nd Edition 2018

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