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Overview

The Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium package has all the tools you need to create cool Web pages with interactive content, animations, 3D images, and more. Learn to use them all in Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies.

Nine handy minibooks cover:

  • Adobe Creative Suite Basics
  • Photoshop CS4
  • Illustrator CS4
  • Dreamweaver CS4
  • Fireworks CS4
  • Soundbooth
  • Flash CS4
  • Acrobat 9.0
  • Contribute CS4

They show you the fastest, easiest ways to use each tool and how to put the pieces together for a Web experience with “wow.” You can:

  • Get a handle on the common commands and similarities among all the programs
  • Edit images with Photoshop, adjust resolution and size, and explore 3D
  • Work with vector tracing, create graphic styles and templates, and learn Illustrator shortcuts
  • Learn how Dreamweaver CS4 lets you create interactive features without coding
  • Create cool rollover effects and great graphics with Fireworks
  • Use Soundbooth to add sound effects, create and edit audio tracks, and more
  • Build Flash animations that allow for user interaction
  • Collaboratively author, review, and publish content with Contribute—you don’t even need to know HTML

You’ll discover what’s new in the Photoshop workspace; how to create Web images, rollovers, image maps, and slices; how PDF files can save you money; how to manage your site with Contribute; and more. Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies helps you get the most from this great software suite.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470414071
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Smith is the co-founder and Vice President of Aquent Graphics Institute (AGI). She has authored numerous books on Adobe’s software products, including development of many of the Adobe Classroom in a Book titles. She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars, including the CRE8 Conference. Jennifer has worked in all aspects of graphic design and production, including as an art director of an advertising agency. Jennifer combines her practical experience and technical expertise as an educator. She has developed training programs for Adobe Systems and for all types of designers involved in creating print, Web, and interactive solutions, along with designers creating fashion and apparel. Her teaching and writing style show the clear direction of a practiced designer with in-depth knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite applications. When she’s not speaking or teaching, she can be found in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and five children. You can read about Jennifer’s seminar and conference appearances at www.agitraining.com.

Christopher Smith is co-founder and President of Aquent Graphics Institute (AGI), the training and professional development division of Aquent that serves creative and marketing organizations. An Adobe Certifi ed Expert for multiple Adobe products, he has worked as part of the Adobe Creative Team to develop many of the Adobe Classroom in a Book series and has authored numerous books on both InDesign and Acrobat. Christopher manages content for the CRE8 Conference for creative professionals and also the Adobe Acrobat & PDF Conference. He has also served as an elected member of the School Board in his hometown in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and children.

Fred Gerantabee is an Emmy-award winning interactive designer, author, and educator with more than 13 years of experience in Web and interactive design, development, and consulting.
Most recently, Fred was an interactive producer with Walt Disney Interactive/ABC television, creating synchronous, Flash-based applications and interactive games for major television events, such as the 2004 Presidential Elections, the Academy Awards, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Fred is an Adobe Certifi ed Instructor and ACE (Adobe Certifi ed Expert) for Flash, Dreamweaver, and Flash Lite, and is the author of several books on Flash and Dreamweaver, including Flash CS4 Digital Classroom and Dreamweaver CS4 Digital Classroom (Wiley), and the Adobe CS4 Design Premium All-In-One For Dummies and Adobe CS4 Web Premium All-In-One For Dummies with Jennifer and Christopher Smith. He is a training manager and instructor at Aquent Graphics Institute, and can be found as a guest speaker at several industry conferences and events.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Basics.

Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 4.

Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands.

Chapter 3: Exploring Common Panels.

Chapter 4: Using Common Extensions.

Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting.

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

Chapter 7: Using Color.

Book II: Photoshop CS4.

Chapter 1: Exploring New Features in Photoshop CS4.

Chapter 2: Getting Into Photoshop CS4 Basics.

Chapter 3: Messing with Mode Matters.

Chapter 4: Creating a Selection.

Chapter 5: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool.

Chapter 6: Thinking about Resolution Basics.

Chapter 7: Creating a Good Image.

Chapter 8: Working with Painting and Retouching Tools.

Chapter 9: Using Layers.

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

Book III: Illustrator CS4.

Chapter 1: What’s New in Illustrator CS4.

Chapter 2: Discovering Illustrator CS4.

Chapter 3: Using the Selection Tools.

Chapter 4: Creating Basic Shapes.

Chapter 5: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images.

Chapter 6: Using Type in Illustrator.

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Illustrations.

Chapter 8: Using Layers.

Chapter 9: Livening Up Illustrations with Color.

Chapter 10: Using the Transform and Distortions Tools.

Chapter 11: Working with Transparency and Special Effects Tools.

Chapter 12: Using Filters and Effects.

Chapter 13: Using Your Illustrator Images.

Book IV: Dreamweaver CS4.

Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with New Features in Dreamweaver.

Chapter 2: Introducing Dreamweaver CS4.

Chapter 3: Creating a Web Site.

Chapter 4: Working with Images.

Chapter 5: Putting Text on the Page.

Chapter 6: Linking It Together.

Chapter 7: Creating Tables.

Chapter 8: Creating CSS Layouts.

Chapter 9: Publishing Your Web Site.

Book V: Fireworks CS4.

Chapter 1: Introducing Fireworks CS4.

Chapter 2: Free to Create.

Chapter 3: Livening Up Your Artwork with Color.

Chapter 4: Creating Text in Fireworks.

Chapter 5: Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks.

Chapter 6: Hotspots, Slices, and CSS Layouts.

Chapter 7: Using Buttons and Symbols.

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

Book VI: Soundbooth.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Soundbooth CS4.

Chapter 2: Recording and Editing Audio.

Chapter 3: Applying EQ, Effects, and Dynamics.

Chapter 4: Finalizing and Exporting Audio.

Book VII: Flash CS4.

Chapter 1: Getting Started in Flash CS4.

Chapter 2: Drawing in Flash CS4.

Chapter 3: Now You’re in Motion.

Chapter 4: Applying More Advanced Animation.

Chapter 5: Importing Graphics and Sounds.

Chapter 6: Lights, Camera, Movie Clips!

Chapter 7: Controlling Your Movie with ActionScript.

Chapter 8: Getting Into the (Work)flow.

Chapter 9: Publishing and Final Delivery.

Book VIII: Acrobat 9.0.

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 IX: Contribute CS4.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Contribute CS4.

Chapter 2: Getting Connected.

Chapter 3: Creating Drafts and Editing Page Content.

Chapter 4: Creating New Pages and Advanced Content.

Chapter 5: Managing Roles and Drafts.

Index.

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

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    More of a reference book than a book for beginners

    Creative Suite 4 Web Premium for Dummies is a fairly good overview of a very complex software suite. Unfortunately, it did not adequately and clearly tell me how to create a web site or utilize photoshop. It is sometimes helpful in answering a specific question. I have found much more help from individual books about Dreamweaver or Photoshop.

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