Adobe Creative Suite All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Adobe Creative Suite All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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If you're responsible for producing quality printed materials or creating great-looking Web pages for your business or organization, Adobe's new Creative Suite has just what you need. This complete set of integrated graphics, design, and Web page creation tools will help you produce professional quality brochures, flyers, and newsletters as well as dynamic Web pages-as soon as you get familiar with all the parts! Well, relax. Adobe Creative Suite All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies (R) has you-and all those programs-covered. Five minibooks walk you through setting up and using the tools, while the sixth shows you how they all work together. And this single volume will remain a handy reference long after you gain proficiency with the entire suite: InDesign for page layoutIllustrator for creating art and graphicsPhotoshop, the world's favorite image editing programAcrobat, to share files across different operating systems and develop interactive formsGoLive for building innovative Web pages Even if you plan to use only one or two of these elements now, Adobe Creative Suite All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies (R) is an outstanding resource. Find out what you need to know today, and when you're ready to tackle the next tool, just turn to that minibook and away you go. These are only a few of the skills you'll discover: Create a professional-looking page with InDesign, import Photoshop and Illustrator graphics to enliven it, and preserve it in a PDF fileDesign a logo for your business with Illustrator and give it 3D effectsSave Illustrator files in a variety of Web-compatible formats, including GIF, HTML, and even Macromedia (R) Flash SWFCorrect photo color and edit your images in PhotoshopPlan an entire Web site for maximum impact, then save hours of work by using GoLive's templates, components, and librariesUse Acrobat to create PDFs that include MP3 audio, video or SWF files Whether your goal is to design newsletters, a full-size book, an e-commerce Web site, or just about anything else, Adobe's Creative Suite plus Adobe Creative Suite All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies (R) will help you get the job done.
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  • Electronic book text | 816 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • FOR DUMMIES
  • United States
  • 0764569538
  • 9780764569531

About Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is a professional designer and founder of AGI Training, a leading training company devoted to graphic arts instruction. Jen deHaan is a freelance Web designer and author.
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Table of contents

Introduction1 Book I: Adobe Creative Suite Basics 7 Chapter 1: Introducing the Adobe Creative Suite 9 Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands 19 Chapter 3: Using Common Palettes 31 Chapter 4: Using Common Plug-Ins 39 Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting 49 Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts 59 Chapter 7: Using Color 71 Chapter 8: Printing Documents 83 Book II: InDesign CS 91 Chapter 1: Introducing InDesign CS 93 Chapter 2: Drawing in InDesign 115 Chapter 3: Working with Text and Text Frames 141 Chapter 4: Understanding Page Layout 173 Chapter 5: Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, and Alignment 195 Chapter 6: Understanding Color and Printing 209 Chapter 7: Exporting Your Work 221 Chapter 8: Integrating InDesign 231 Book III: Illustrator CS 243 Chapter 1: Discovering the Basics of Illustrator CS 245 Chapter 2: Using the Selection Tools 257 Chapter 3: Creating Basic Shapes 267 Chapter 4: Creating with the Pen Tool 273 Chapter 5: Using Type in Illustrator 285 Chapter 6: Organizing Your Illustrations 309 Chapter 7: Using Layers 319 Chapter 8: Livening Up Illustrations with Color 327 Chapter 9: The Transform and Distortions Tools 339 Chapter 10: Transparency and Special Effects Tools 351 Chapter 11: Using Filters and Effects 363 Chapter 12: Using Your Illustrator Image 375 Book IV: Photoshop CS 391 Chapter 1: Photoshop CS Basics 393 Chapter 2: Mode Matters 401 Chapter 3: Creating a Selection 413 Chapter 4: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool 425 Chapter 5: Resolution Basics 435 Chapter 6: Creating a Good Image 443 Chapter 7: Painting and Retouching Tools 457 Chapter 8: Using Layers 475 Chapter 9: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web 491 Book V: Acrobat 6.0 503 Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information 505 Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files 515 Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files 525 Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics 535 Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools 545 Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files 555 Book VI: GoLive CS 561 Chapter 1: Introducing GoLive CS 563 Chapter 2: Creating a Web Site 575 Chapter 3: Working with Images 585 Chapter 4: Text and CSS 595 Chapter 5: Tables and Frames 609 Chapter 6: Links 623 Chapter 7: Layers 633 Chapter 8: Forms 647 Chapter 9: Multimedia 661 Chapter 10: Publishing Your Web Site 671 Index 683
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