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PeachPit February Newsletter

Dear User Group Members,

Can you believe it? The month of February is just whizzing by and we've got a lot of state hopping ahead of us. We'll be in Seattle for Flashfoward, then down to Austin for SXSW, over to Miami for Photoshop World, and then back home to California for ADIM 9. Check out the Upcoming Conferences section for more info on these shows!

Releasing this month are some new Dreamweaver 8 titles, check out Geoff Blake's, "authoritative but with attitude" guide, Ten Ton Dreamweaver. For our gaming groups, a couple of game programming books are making their debut this month - one on level design and the other will give you a grounding in C++ basics and more!

See ya in March!


For the second year in a row, Peachpit author Scott Kelby was named the number one, best-selling computer book author, according to research based on Nielsen Bookscan data. Kelby is widely recognized as the world’s best-selling Photoshop how-to book author, a digital imaging guru, and President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Check out this clip from the awards ceremony!

Three of our books won the Bookbuilders West 35th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design and Manufacturing!



Flashfoward 2006 Seattle
February 27-March 2
Seattle, WA

Peachpit is excited to offer a $100 off for 3 and 4-day passes to the Flashforward Conference and Film Festival, taking place in Seattle from February 27 - March 2. Visit: and enter the code BKS6308ST when you register to receive your $100 discount!

You can obtain a free Expo Pass by registering at Each free pass gives you admission to the Expo Hall from Tuesday, February 28 to Thursday, March 2.

The Flashforward Conference and Film Festival brings together the best minds in the Flash design and development community. With the release of Flash 8 and the new focus on Flash as a platform, Flashforward offers knowledge and inspiration for everyone in the Flash community, whatever role Flash plays in your life and work. For conference info visit

Austin, TX
March 10-19

South by Southwest brings together uber-geeks, tech entrepreneurs, and digital innovators from around the world for four days of keynote speeches, trade show, panels, parties and assorted evening fun. Now in its thirteenth year, this is the event where the Web's most creative minds share their ideas about how interactive technology will shape our future.

Photoshop World Conference & Expo
Miami, FL
March 22-24

Photoshop World is the essential educational conference for graphic designers, photographers, Photoshop users, video editors and Web designers eager to be on the cutting-edge of Photoshop CS2 and digital imaging techniques. Registration can be completed online at or by calling 800-738-8513, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. EST.

Monterey, CA
March 29-April 1

Ready to lasso your design creativity? Head to the Wild West for 9th Annual Art Directors Invitational Master Class (ADIM 9), March 29 - April 1, 2006 in Monterey, CA and join top designers, illustrators, art directors and photographers for three-days of hands-on instruction at the wildest design conference in the West. Hosts and Peachpit authors Russell Brown, Michael Ninness, and more, will round up the hottest tips and techniques for Photoshop and Adobe products. Seats are limited, so mosey over to and register today!



Peachpit author (Final Cut Pro 5: Hands-On Training, ISBN: 0-321-37571-8) and Final Cut Pro guru, Larry Jordan, presents a series of fascinating one-day workshops targeted at the professional video editor. Topics include how to be more organized and productive, the latest advances in HD and HDV, and the power behind Soundtrack Pro. If you pay your rent with Final Cut Pro, these are seminars you can't afford to miss.

San Francisco, CA -- February 23-24
Orlando, FL -- March 1-2
Seattle, WA -- March 3-4

For more details, please visit: Contact: or call: (818) 879-5105 

January 6 - March 2, 2006, Peachpit author Maggie Taylor (Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor's Landscape of Dreams, ISBN: 0-321-30614-7) has a one person exhibiton at the Modernbook Gallery at 494 University Ave., Palo Alto, California through March 2.

For event info visit, For info on the author/artist visit

 Book Selections

Digital Video/Interactive Media
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Classroom in a Book
By Adobe Creative Team
Game Design/Programming
Creating Games in C++: A Step-by-Step Guide
By David Conger with Ron Little
Image Editing
How to Wow with Photoshop Elements 4
By Jack Davis, Mike McHugh and Wayne Rankin
The Photoshop Channels Book
By Scott Kelby
Macintosh OS/iApps

Web Design/Programming

Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source
By Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell and Bob Flynn
Ten Ton Dreamweaver
By Geoff Blake
Other Titles of Interest
Now You Know Treo 700w Smartphone
By Patrick Ames and David Moloney
The Adobe InCopy CS2 Book
By Adam Pratt and Mike Richman