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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Product details

  • Paperback | 744 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 907.18g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764556010
  • 9780764556012
  • 1,798,000

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6 books in 1-your key to Adobe publishing success! Your one-stop way to make friends with Adobe's entire Creative Suite

The Adobe Creative Suite is a high-tech team with all the tools you need to publish professional-looking print materials and Web sites. Team up with this friendly guide, and you'll have the scoop on all five programs and how they work together. Fix up photos, design great pages, pack 'em up in PDFs, and more!

The Dummies Way

Coverage of the essentials and beyond Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Thumbtabs and other navigation aids Tear-out cheat sheet A dash of humor and fun Discover how to:

Use palettes and filters common to all programs Manipulate fonts and text Create your own illustrations Retouch photos Discover interactive Acrobat forms Work with media in GoLive
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countless nuggets of wisdom that are designed to get you up to speed (
Mac Format, October 2004)
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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

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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"...countless nuggets of wisdom that are designed to get you up to speed..." ( Mac Format , October 2004)
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