Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies

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Your all-in-one guide to Adobe's new Creative Cloud

Packed with more than a thousand pages of content, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies is exactly what you need to get your head in the Creative Cloud. Written by designers for designers, this book is filled with useful information and expert instruction that spans eight minibooks to help you get started with Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Acrobat XI,...

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Overview

Your all-in-one guide to Adobe's new Creative Cloud

Packed with more than a thousand pages of content, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies is exactly what you need to get your head in the Creative Cloud. Written by designers for designers, this book is filled with useful information and expert instruction that spans eight minibooks to help you get started with Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Acrobat XI, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Professional CC, and Fireworks CC. You'll learn the latest graphic design and web development tools, tricks, and techniques; watch your productivity explode; and unleash your creative genius with this valuable resource.

  • Helps print, web, and mobile media professionals get the very most out of the latest features and techniques available in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Provides beginners with design basics while providing the depth of coverage sought by more experienced design professionals
  • Covers the key features and tools in seven of Adobe's most popular Creative Cloud applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, and Fireworks) plus a minibook dedicated to Creative Cloud basics

From 3D images and vivid illustrations to dynamic web pages and interactive effects, this comprehensive guide shows you how to do it all!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118646113
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/5/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 243,339
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Smith is Vice President of American Graphics Institute and the author of numerous books on Adobe products. Christopher Smith is President of AGI and the author of several books in Wiley's Digital Classroom series. Jen DeHaan is a freelance writer and editor who has also worked for Adobe. Fred Gerantabee is an Emmy award-winning interactive designer, web developer, and author.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud 9

Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands 17

Chapter 3: Exploring Common Panels 29

Chapter 4: Using Common Extensions and Filters 35

Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting Files 41

Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts 55

Chapter 7: Using Color 67

Chapter 8: Printing Documents 75

Book II: InDesign CC 87

Chapter 1: Introducing InDesign CC 89

Chapter 2: Working with Text and Text Frames 109

Chapter 3: Understanding Page Layout 135

Chapter 4: Drawing in InDesign 155

Chapter 5: Understanding Color 175

Chapter 6: Clipping Paths, Alignment, and Object Transformation 181

Chapter 7: Exporting to PDF, Flash, and Printing 191

Chapter 8: Creating Digital Documents Using HTML and EPUB 205

Book III: Illustrator CC 213

Chapter 1: What’s New in Illustrator CC 215

Chapter 2: Discovering Illustrator CC 229

Chapter 3: Using the Selection Tools 249

Chapter 4: Creating Basic Shapes 261

Chapter 5: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images 271

Chapter 6: Using Type in Illustrator 287

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Illustrations 313

Chapter 8: Using Layers 325

Chapter 9: Livening Up Illustrations with Color 333

Chapter 10: Using the Transform and Distortion Tools 359

Chapter 11: Working with Transparency and Special Effects Tools 373

Chapter 12: Using Filters and Effects 385

Chapter 13: Using Your Illustrator Images 399

Book IV: Photoshop CC 415

Chapter 1: Exploring New Features in Photoshop CC 417

Chapter 2: Getting into Photoshop CC Basics 427

Chapter 3: Messing with Mode Matters 439

Chapter 4: Creating a Selection 449

Chapter 5: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool 469

Chapter 6: Thinking about Resolution Basics 481

Chapter 7: Creating a Good Image 489

Chapter 8: Working with Painting and Retouching Tools 503

Chapter 9: Using Layers 523

Chapter 10: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web 541

Book V: Acrobat XI 553

Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information 555

Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files 567

Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files 579

Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics 587

Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools 595

Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files 611

Book VI: Dreamweaver CC 617

Chapter 1: Introducing Dreamweaver CC 619

Chapter 2: Understanding the Dreamweaver Workspace 627

Chapter 3: Creating a Website 637

Chapter 4: Working with Images 649

Chapter 5: Adding and Formatting Text 663

Chapter 6: Linking It Together 679

Chapter 7: Creating Tables 687

Chapter 8: Creating CSS Layouts 699

Chapter 9: Publishing Your Website 709

Book VII: Flash Professional CC 719

Chapter 1: Getting Started in Flash CC 721

Chapter 2: Creating Artwork and Text 737

Chapter 3: Symbols and Animation 755

Chapter 4: Applying Advanced Animation 771

Chapter 5: Adding Graphics, Audio, and Video 791

Chapter 6: Lights, Camera, Movie Clips! 811

Chapter 7: Controlling Your Movie with ActionScript 823

Chapter 8: Getting into the (Work)Flow 843

Chapter 9: Publishing and Final Delivery 855

Book VIII: Fireworks CC 873

Chapter 1: Introducing Fireworks CC 875

Chapter 2: Free to Create 883

Chapter 3: Livening Up Your Artwork with Color 893

Chapter 4: Creating Text in Fireworks 903

Chapter 5: Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks 913

Chapter 6: Hotspots, Slices, and CSS Layouts 925

Chapter 7: Using Buttons and Symbols 939

Chapter 8: Don’t Just Sit There — Animate! 949

Chapter 9: Building a Wireframe Using Fireworks 961

Index 969

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