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Overview

Adobe(r) Bridge, Photoshop(r) CS2, Illustrator(r) CS2, InDesign(r) CS2, GoLive(r) CS2, Acrobat(r) Professional 7, and Version Cue(r) CS2 are developed and revised to provide more consistent integration between Adobe's flagship creative design tools. This is the "big picture" book that teaches you how to use new features in the Creative Suite 2 programs as intended. You'll learn to integrate and manage workflows that will make you not only a better designer, but a more productive one.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Adobe Creative Suite 2
* Use Adobe Bridge as a central navigation tool for file management, organization, and editing
* Synchronize color settings in Adobe Bridge or other CS2 programs for consistent color management
* Import native file formats in InDesign layouts and dynamically edit changes
* Export Illustrator files as multi-page documents
* Use new features in Version Cue for creating document versions and alternates
* Use new features in Illustrator for auto tracing photos and painting vector graphics
* Use new features in Photoshop for merging several photos shot with different exposures to increase dynamic range
* Prepare files and flight check results for commercial prepress and printing
* Enable PDF documents for commenting so clients can markup design proposals using the free Adobe Reader

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Most professional designers and design shops use several Adobe programs, not just one. It’s not enough for them to master individual program features: Increasingly, they need to know how the components of Adobe’s suite work together in production environments. Using that knowledge, they can work faster, become more competitive, and deliver more creative work. Building on that insight, Ted Padova and Kelly L. Murdock have completely reimagined the way “graphics design suite” books work.

Their Adobe Creative Suite 2 Bible focuses almost entirely on workflow and process. It’s organized not around individual programs, but around the tasks designers need to perform on a day-to-day basis.

If you’re new to thinking in these terms, worry not: Padova and Murdock carefully introduce the ideas behind design workflows. And, early on, they offer a thorough, step-by-step introduction to production and color-managed workflows.

Next, they carefully introduce Adobe’s “glue” programs, Version Cue and Adobe Bridge; present best practices for managing PDF files; and offer insights into features shared across the entire suite (for instance, core techniques for working with objects, images, and text).

Padova and Murdock spend an entire section on a topic that has bedeviled designers for years: integrating Microsoft Office content into design workflows. If you’ve ever dealt with this, you’re thinking: Thank goodness, finally someone’s taken this on!

You’ll find chapters on creating review sessions, designing and modifying layouts, exporting print designs to web and electronic environments, working with XML, protecting work with Digital Rights Management, creating interactive documents, replicating CD-ROMs, handling digital prepress, and more. We told you this one was different. It’s also indispensable. Bill Camarda, from the February 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471754763
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/11/2006
  • Series: Bible Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1296
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ted Padova is the author of more than a dozen computer books, the most recent include: Adobe Acrobat PDF Bible (John Wiley & Sons) versions 4, 5, 6 & 7; Adobe Acrobat 6 Complete Course; Creating Adobe Acrobat Forms; Illustrator Illuminated and Adobe Reader 7 Revealed (Peachpit/Adobe Press).
Ted has been involved in PostScript imaging over a decade and started a computer service bureau in 1990 in Ventura, California. He retired as CEO and managing partner of The Image Source Digital Imaging and Photo Finishing Centers of Thousand Oaks and Ventura, California, in 2004 and now spends his time writing and speaking nationally and internationally on digital imaging, Adobe Acrobat, and PDF.

Kelly Murdock has been authoring computer books for several years now and still gets immense enjoyment from the completed work. His book credits include various Web, graphics, and multimedia titles, including five editions of the book, 3ds max 7 Bible. Other major accomplishments include Master VISUALLY HTML and XHTML, Maya 6 Revealed, JavaScript Visual Blueprint, Adobe Atmosphere Bible, 3d Game Animation for Dummies, and co-authoring duties on two editions of the Illustrator Bible (for versions 9 and 10).
With a background in engineering and computer graphics, Kelly has had many opportunities to flex his design muscles from Web site creation and design to freelance 3-D design projects. In his spare time, Kelly enjoys the outdoors while rock climbing, mountain biking, or skiing. He currently heads a design company with his brother, Chris, called Logical Paradox Design.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Getting to Know the Creative Suite.

Chapter 1: Introducing the Creative Suite.

Chapter 2: Taking a Tour of the Creative Suite.

Chapter 3: Setting Preferences.

Chapter 4: Understanding User Interfaces.

Part II: Getting Started with Design Workflows.

Chapter 5: Creating Production Workflows.

Chapter 6: Creating Color-Managed Workflows.

Chapter 7: Using Adobe Bridge.

Chapter 8: Using Version Cue.

Chapter 9: Managing Adobe PDF Files.

Part III: Working with Objects and Images.

Chapter 10: Creating, Selecting, and Editing Objects.

Chapter 11: Acquiring and Correcting Images.

Chapter 12: Transforming Objects and Images.

Chapter 13: Applying Effects to Objects and Images.

Chapter 14: Working with Layers.

Chapter 15: Automating Tasks.

Part IV: Working with Type.

Chapter 16: Working with Fonts.

Chapter 17: Working with Styles.

Chapter 18: Working with Text Frames.

Chapter 19: Working with Special Characters.

Part V: Using Creative Suite and Microsoft Word Documents.

Chapter 20: Importing Microsoft Word Documents.

Chapter 21: Exporting Text to Microsoft Word.

Chapter 22: Working with Tables.

Chapter 23: Creating Charts and Graphs.

Chapter 24: Microsoft Office and Professional Printing.

Part VI: Working in Creative Design Workflows.

Chapter 25: Creating Review Sessions.

Chapter 26: Designing Layouts.

Chapter 27: Modifying Layouts.

Part VII: Document Repurposing.

Chapter 28: Exporting Designs for Web and Screen Viewing.

Chapter 29: Preparing Documents for Distribution.

Chapter 30: Working with XML.

Part VIII: Creative Suite Document Delivery Workflows.

Chapter 31: Understanding Digital Rights Management.

Chapter 32: Creating Interactive Documents.

Chapter 33: Hosting Documents on the Web.

Chapter 34: Creating and Distributing PDFs on CDs/DVDs.

Chapter 35: Creating SWF and SVG Files.

Chapter 36: Creating Slide Presentations.

Part IX: Printing and Digital Prepress.

Chapter 37: Choosing Print Setups.

Chapter 38: Commercial Printing.

Index.

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