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[registered]" 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 layout; Illustrator for creating art and graphics; Photoshop, the world's favorite image editing program; Acrobat, to share files across different operating systems and develop interactive forms; and GoLive 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[registered]" is an outstanding resource.
You can 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 file; design a logo for your business with Illustrator and give it 3D effects; save Illustrator files in a variety of Web-compatible formats, including GIF, HTML, and even Macromedia[registered] Flash SWF; correct photo color and edit your images in Photoshop; plan an entire Web site for maximum impact, then save hours of work by using GoLive's templates, components, and libraries; and use 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[registered]" will help you get the job done.
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  • Paperback | 744 pages
  • 191 x 233 x 38mm | 1,380g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0764556010
  • 9780764556012
  • 1,893,236

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6 books in 1-your key to Adobe publishing success!

Your one-stop way to make friends with Adobe's entireCreative Suite

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

The Dummies Way

Coverage of the essentials and beyondExplanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationThumbtabs and other navigation aidsTear-out cheat sheetA dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

Use palettes and filters common to all programsManipulate fonts and textCreate your own illustrationsRetouch photosDiscover interactive Acrobat formsWork with media in GoLive
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Table of contents

Introduction.Book I: Adobe Creative Suite Basics.Chapter 1: Introducing the Adobe Creative Suite.Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands.Chapter 3: Using Common Palettes.Chapter 4: Using Common Plug-Ins.Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting.Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts.Chapter 7: Using Color.Chapter 8: Printing Documents.Book II: InDesign CS.Chapter 1: Introducing InDesign CS.Chapter 2: Drawing in InDesign.Chapter 3: Working with Text and Text Frames.Chapter 4: Understanding Page Layout.Chapter 5: Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, and Alignment.Chapter 6: Understanding Color and Printing.Chapter 7: Exporting Your Work.Chapter 8: Integrating InDesign.Book III: Illustrator CS.Chapter 1: Discovering the Basics of Illustrator CS.Chapter 2: Using the Selection Tools.Chapter 3: Creating Basic Shapes.Chapter 4: Creating with the Pen Tool.Chapter 5: Using Type in Illustrator.Chapter 6: Organizing Your Illustrations.Chapter 7: Using Layers.Chapter 8: Livening Up Illustrations with Color.Chapter 9: The Transform and Distortions Tools.Chapter 10: Transparency and Special Effects Tools.Chapter 11: Using Filters and Effects.Chapter 12: Using Your Illustrator Image.Book IV: Photoshop CS.Chapter 1: Photoshop CS Basics.Chapter 2: Mode Matters.Chapter 3: Creating a Selection.Chapter 4: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool.Chapter 5: Resolution Basics.Chapter 6: Creating a Good Image.Chapter 7: Painting and Retouching Tools.Chapter 8: Using Layers.Chapter 9: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web.Book V: Acrobat 6.0.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: GoLive CS.Chapter 1: Introducing GoLive CS.Chapter 2: Creating a Web Site.Chapter 3: Working with Images.Chapter 4: Text and CSS.Chapter 5: Tables and Frames.Chapter 6: Links.Chapter 7: Layers.Chapter 8: Forms.Chapter 9: Multimedia.Chapter 10: Publishing Your Web Site.Index.
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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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"...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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