Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium All-in-one For Dummies

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium All-in-one For Dummies

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By (author) Jennifer Smith, By (author) Christopher Smith, By (author) Fred Gerantabee

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 1008 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 53mm | 1,451g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470607467
  • ISBN 13: 9780470607466
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 102,702

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The perennial Adobe Creative Suite bestseller-fully updated for the latest version Featuring eight books in one, this All-in-One For Dummies guide covers the key features and tools that you need to know in order to understand how to use each individual program within the Adobe Creative Suite-InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash-to its fullest potential. Within the nearly 1,000 pages, you'll find creative inspiration as well as tips and techniques to sharpen you productivity.* Dedicates a minibook to each of the programs within the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite 5-InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash-as well as a minibook devoted to Creative Suite basics* Serves as a one-stop learning opportunity for each product inside the Design Premium Suite* Walks you through creating print and Web-based marketing or advertising materials or other publications Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies is a premium resource on the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite.

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Jennifer Smith , Executive Vice President of the American Graphics Institute, is the author of Photoshop CS5 Digital Classroom and other books. Christopher Smith is an industry expert on electronic publishing software. Fred Gerantabee is an author and Emmy Award-winning interactive designer and Web developer.

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A minibook on each program plus one on how they work together -- now that's suite!Adobe created this outstanding suite of programs to work together, and we created this book to help you make the most of them all. Whether you're using a Mac or Windows, you'll learn to design beautiful pages, create great illustrations, edit your photos, build Web sites with cool interactive animations, optimize graphics, and so much more!The suite deal -- learn the menus, panels, and tools that work the same across all the CS5 programsPage perfection -- design page layouts with text, images, and drawings using InDesignFree your creativity -- with Illustrator's Appearance panel, the Pen tool, and new features like vector tracingFabulous photos -- improve, enhance, and organize your photos with the new features in Photoshop CS5Amazing Acrobat -- save time and expense with document sharing and collaborative editing using Acrobat 9.0Geek-free Web sites -- use the improved CSS capabilities, interactive options, and more in Dreamweaver CS5Flashy stuff -- create 3D motion graphics and interactive animations with FlashWatch the Fireworks -- optimize images and graphics, create rollover effects, and moreOpen the book and find: Commands, menus, and extensions shared by all programsPrinting dos and don'tsHow Illustrator's multiple artboards make things easierTips on working with typeWhat histograms are forHow to optimize images for the WebWeb site essentials and site construction adviceWays to spice up your site with Flash movies and Fireworks animations8 books in 1Adobe Creative Suite 5 BasicsInDesign CS5Illustrator CS5Photoshop CS5Acrobat 9.0Dreamweaver CS5Flash Professional CS5Fireworks CS5

Table of contents

Introduction. Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 5 Basics. Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 5. Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands. Chapter 3: Exploring Common Panels. Chapter 4: Using Common Extensions and Filters. Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting. Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts. Chapter 7: Using Color. Chapter 8: Printing Documents. Book II: InDesign CS5. Chapter 1: What's New in InDesign CS5. Chapter 2: Introducing InDesign CS5. Chapter 3: Working with Text and Text Frames. Chapter 4: Drawing in InDesign. Chapter 5: Understanding Page Layout. Chapter 6: Clipping Paths, Alignment, and Object Transformation. Chapter 7: Understanding Color and Printing. Chapter 8: Integrating InDesign with Other Creative Suite Applications. Chapter 9: Exporting Documents for Printing and as Graphics. Book III: Illustrator CS5. Chapter 1: What's New in Illustrator CS5. Chapter 2: Discovering Illustrator CS5. Chapter 3: Using the Selection Tools. Chapter 4: Creating Basic Shapes. Chapter 5: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images. Chapter 6: Using Type in Illustrator. Chapter 7: Organizing Your Illustrations. Chapter 8: Using Layers. Chapter 9: Livening Up Illustrations with Color. Chapter 10: Using the Transform and Distortions Tools. Chapter 11: Working with Transparency and Special Effects Tools. Chapter 12: Using Filters and Effects. Chapter 13: Using Your Illustrator Images. Book IV: Photoshop CS5. Chapter 1: Exploring New Features in Photoshop CS5. Chapter 2: Getting Into Photoshop CS5 Basics. Chapter 3: Messing with Mode Matters. Chapter 4: Creating a Selection. Chapter 5: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool. Chapter 6: Thinking about Resolution Basics. Chapter 7: Creating a Good Image. Chapter 8: Working with Painting and Retouching Tools. Chapter 9: Using Layers. Chapter 10: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web. Book V: Acrobat 9.0. Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information. Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files. Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files. Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics. Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools. Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files. Book VI: Dreamweaver CS5. Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with New Features in Dreamweaver. Chapter 2: Introducing Dreamweaver CS5. Chapter 3: Creating a Web Site. Chapter 4: Working with Images. Chapter 5: Putting Text on the Page. Chapter 6: Linking It Together. Chapter 7: Creating Tables. Chapter 8: Creating CSS Layouts. Chapter 9: Publishing Your Web Site. Book VII: Flash Professional CS5. Chapter 1: Getting Started in Flash CS5. Chapter 2: Drawing in Flash CS5. Chapter 3: Symbols and Animation. Chapter 4: Creating Advanced Animation. Chapter 5: Importing Graphics and Sounds. Chapter 6: Lights, Camera, Movie Clips! Chapter 7: Controlling Your Movie with ActionScript. Chapter 8: Getting Into the (Work)Flow. Chapter 9: Publishing and Final Delivery. Chapter 10: Working with Flash Catalyst CS5. Book VIII: Fireworks CS5. Chapter 1: Introducing Fireworks CS5. Chapter 2: Free to Create. Chapter 3: Livening Up Your Artwork with Color. Chapter 4: Creating Text in Fireworks. Chapter 5: Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks. Chapter 6: Hotspots, Slices, and CSS Layouts. Chapter 7: Using Buttons and Symbols. Chapter 8: Don't Just Sit There - Animate! Index.