Category Archives: Book Reviews

Creating a PDF Presentation Using Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this excerpt from Photoshop CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas show you how to create a PDF presentation that lets you easily package and send files to a client or friend. This info will be very handy in preparing for the The 7th Annual CDPUG Showcase.

Take Control Publisher (and User Group Supporter) Release New e-Book on MobileMe

Adam and Tonya Engst, Take Control: “Take Control of MobileMe, Second Edition” demystifies Apple’s online service. We’re pleased to bring you Joe Kissell’s new “Take Control of MobileMe, Second Edition.” Whether you already use Apple’s MobileMe service or are considering adding it to your online toolkit, this e-book will ensure that you get the most out of your subscription. MobileMe’s… Read more »

Review of Macworld’s Mobile Mac Superguide, by Marilyn Kellner

As a new owner of a Mac notebook, but a seasoned Mac desktop user, I am anxious to learn as much as I can about my new computer, so I read with interest, the Macworld’s Mobile Mac Superguide. Jason Snell, Editorial Director, Macworld introduces us to the Superguide explaining that the guide “contains everything Macworld knows about using your Mac… Read more »

EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders

While researching eBooks for the Thursday, September 30, 2010 program on the future of publishing, I came across the title “ePUB Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Apple iPad and other ereaders.” The book looks fantastic and just what CDPUG members will want to check out for learning how to create eBooks. The author has promised me a… Read more »

Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity, and Personal Style by Alain Briot – Book Review

Book Review by Howard Kass Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity, and Personal Style by Alain Briot 2009, Rocky Nook, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA In Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity, and Personal Style,  Alain Briot shares his philosophy surrounding photographic composition and the development of one’s personal creative style, but not before displaying some of his personal anger toward those “purists” who disdain… Read more »

Blogging For Dummies Book Review by Toni Chanakas

“Blogging for Dummies” by Toni Chanakas I have been blogging for a little while now and, I knew the basics. I thought there isn’t enough definitions or information that would constitute an entire book written about blogs. Well, I was wrong. “Blogging for Dummies” has a chapter for everyone regardless of your experience or knowledge. You can read the entire… Read more »

"Google SketchUp Cookbook Practical Recipes and Essential Techniques" reviewed by Henry Lee

Posted by Spike Radway at 2/5/2010 7:07 PM A profoundly straight-forward and informative guide to quickly mastering and getting the most out of Google’s SketchUp. Bonnie Roskes years of experience in design and education are readily apparent in how the book is organized and presented. Like it’s title’s namesake: it is literally a volume of practical recipes that anyone can… Read more »

"Google Voice for Dummies" Book Review by Spike Radway

Posted by Spike Radway at 2/1/2010 11:03 AM “Google Voice for Dummies” by Bud E. Smith and Chris Dannen and published by Wiley Publishing was my main source of information in preparing for my presentation portion of the January 28, 2010 CDPUG ( Google Chronicles meeting. I found the book very helpful in exploring the nuances of Google Voice that… Read more »

HDR Photograpy Book Review

Posted by Spike Radway at 1/24/2010 7:25 PM “HDR Photography” by Pete Carr and Robert Correll, ISBN 978-0-470-41299-2, 2009 Wiley Publishing  Reviewed by Stan Kohn This recently published book deals with the topic of High Dynamic Range Photography primarily using software named Photomatix Pro.  One of the things I like about this book is that the first sections take time to explain… Read more »