photoshop and illustrator cs resources??

know of any good photoshop cs or illustrator cs books?? looking for good buys.
i need to learn advanced uses on an accelerated timeframe. thanks!!

Not sure if you are a beginner or you already know Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10.

If you are just starting out here are some suggestions:

• I have always had good luck with the ‘Classroom in a Book series.’
You can buy them used on or as a set new (both illustrator & photoshop) for $62.10 or less if you go the used route. These books are tutorial based.

• There are also the lynda Wienman books, also tutorial based. Buy them at Amazon too:

• Lynda Wienman also has cd/movie tutorials. I have seen some of the samples and the seem pretty good althoug pricey at $149.95 a piece:

• There are some free tutorials on the Adboe site:

I have used the Quickstart books to learn Quark and had pretty good luck. I haven’t used them for Adobe Products though. You can buy both these books together new at Amazon for $33.98 … even less used.

I’m sure there are many other free tutorials. Also if you have used previous versions of this software you might just go to the library and borrow a book. There doesn’t seem to be that many new features:

thanks for your suggestions