Adobe Creative Suite 2 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

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6 books in 1-your key to success with CS2! Your one-stop guide to creating great graphics with all the cool CS2 tools They all work together, and now you have one guide to help you work with each of them! First, you'll get the "big picture" tour of the suite. Then you'll be ready to create perfect pages with InDesign, illustrate them with Illustrator, add images you've edited with Photoshop, make PD's with Acrobat, and design dynamite Web sites...

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Overview

6 books in 1-your key to success with CS2! Your one-stop guide to creating great graphics with all the cool CS2 tools They all work together, and now you have one guide to help you work with each of them! First, you'll get the "big picture" tour of the suite. Then you'll be ready to create perfect pages with InDesign, illustrate them with Illustrator, add images you've edited with Photoshop, make PD's with Acrobat, and design dynamite Web sites with GoLive. Discover how to
• Use common menus, palettes, and plug-ins
• Design Web pages and print publications
• Create illustrations and add type
• Retouch, enhance, and reshape photos
• Save Photoshop images for print or the Web This book teaches readers how to use the five different software packages included in Adobe's Creative Suite to publish their own projects in print or electronic form. Six self-contained minibooks offer an introduction to each of the powerful and cost-effective Adobe products that are included in the Creative Suite: Acrobat, GoLive, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, plus a section on integrating the Adobe Creative Suite Offers beginning Web and print graphic designers a look at the key features of each of the Adobe products and discusses how each tool serves a unique purpose in creating graphically rich content Author Jennifer Smith is an Adobe expert who owns her own Adobe-certified graphic arts training company Updated to cover key new features in the latest version of the suite
• Six self-contained minibooks offer an introduction to each of the powerful and cost-effective Adobe products that are included in the Creative Suite: Acrobat, GoLive, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, plus a section on integrating the Adobe Creative Suite* Offers beginning Web and print graphic designers a look at the key features of each of the Adobe products and discusses how each tool serves a unique purpose in creating graphically rich content* Author Jennifer Smith is an Ad

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Instead of just upgrading one Adobe program, many creatives are springing for a few bucks more and getting the whole Adobe Creative Suite 2: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, GoLive, and Acrobat. Now they have to learn all that software: the new features in the packages they're upgrading, and the basics of the packages they haven't used. One especially painless way to gain that mastery: Adobe Creative Suite 2 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies.

Jennifer and Christopher Smith start with features shared by most or all of CS2: common menus, commands, palettes, and plug-ins; file management and workflow tools; graphics, fonts, color handling, and output. Next, they present a series of "mini-books" -- 100-150 pages apiece -- on each individual program (Acrobat's a bit shorter). The coverage is substantial enough to get you productive, but the concise format permits no unnecessary blather.

Maybe you're a longtime QuarkXPress user ready to try InDesign? The authors introduce all you need to know: the InDesign workspace; working with text and the story editor; basic page layout, from importing PDFs to working with master spreads; even bleeds and trapping. There’s also a full chapter on integrating InDesign into your workflow, and with the rest of CS2.

Illustrator coverage starts with a good look at what’s new, from vector tracing to workspaces; then reviews everything from curves to guides, swatches to 3D artwork. The Photoshop mini-book includes full chapters on key topics ranging from layers to generating images for print and Web. You’ll learn how to create interactive PDFs with Acrobat -- and secure them. And you’ll walk through the entire process of constructing a GoLive web site: text, images, CSS, links, layout grids, layers, forms, multimedia, everything. Simple, friendly, and very usable. Bill Camarda, from the October 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764588150
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/10/2005
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Smith is the founder and Vice President of AmericanGraphics Institute (AGITraining.com). She has authored multiplebooks on Adobe products and is a technical writer for the AdobeClassroom in a Book series. Jennifer has worked in all aspects ofgraphic design and production including as an art director of anadvertising agency. More than ten years ago, Jennifer took herexperience and applied it to teaching. Under her leadership, AGIhas grown into the largest training organization focused on print,Internet, video, and PDF publishing. Her teaching and writing styleshows a clear direction that can only be achieved by someone whoknows the industry and has experienced the Adobe applications in aprofessional workflow. She lives in the Boston area with herhusband (who co-authored this book) and children.

Christopher Smith is President of American GraphicsInstitute and oversees curriculum content and delivery forAdobe’s largest and oldest Certified Training Provider. AnAdobe Certified Expert, he works as part of the Adobe Creative Teamas the lead technical writer for the Adobe Classroom in aBook series for both Adobe Acrobat and Adobe InDesign. His morethan ten other books include Moving to InDesign, Teach YourselfAdobe Acrobat in 24 Hours, and Real World Adobe Acrobat.Smith has served as an elected member of the School Board in hishometown in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, where he lives with hiswife and children.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Basics.

Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 2.

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 CS2.

Chapter 1: Introducing InDesign CS2.

Chapter 2: Drawing in InDesign.

Chapter 3: Working with Text and Text Frames.

Chapter 4: Understanding Page Layout.

Chapter 5: Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, andAlignment.

Chapter 6: Understanding Color and Printing.

Chapter 7: Exporting Your Work.

Chapter 8: Integrating InDesign.

Book III: Illustrator CS2.

Chapter 1: Discovering Illustrator CS2.

Chapter 2: Using the Selection Tools.

Chapter 3: Creating Basic Shapes.

Chapter 4: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images.

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 CS2.

Chapter 1: Photoshop CS2 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 7.0.

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 CS2.

Chapter 1: Introducing GoLive CS2.

Chapter 2: Creating a Web Site.

Chapter 3: Working with Images.

Chapter 4: Text and CSS.

Chapter 5: Layout Grids, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2005

    I found just what I needed

    This book crams all of the applications in the creative suite in one book, and did a very good job of making me feel comfortable enough to dive in to each one. I would recommend it highly for those who need to be pointed in the right direction in each of these apps.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2005

    Baldy Organized

    Didn't find what I wanted at all. Could not recommend this to anyone. Returned it. Waste of money.

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