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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium Classroom in a Book

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Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium Classroom in a Book contains 8 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Creative Suite and provides...

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Overview

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium Classroom in a Book contains 8 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Creative Suite and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the software. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

What you need to use this book: Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium software, for either Windows or Mac OS. (Software not included.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321704504
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Series: Classroom in a Book Series
  • Pages: 317
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe’s Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.
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Table of Contents

Getting Started 1

About Classroom in a Book 1

Prerequisites 2

Installing Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium 2

Copying the Classroom in a Book files 3

Additional resources 3

Adobe certification 5

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium 6

Explore new creative realms 8

Express your ideas faster 13

Extend the reach of your designs without writing code 18

Maximize your design time by streamlining critical nondesign tasks 23

The Adobe Creative Suite 5 Family 26

1 Setting Up Basic Assets 30

Lesson Overview 30

Organizing your work with Bridge 32

Creating artwork in Illustrator 36

Removing a background in Photoshop 50

Removing a unwanted objects in Photoshop 54

Creating a 3D image in Photoshop 57

Review questions and answers 60

2 Creating a Print Layout 62

Lesson Overview 62

Inspecting and selecting documents with Adobe Bridge 64

Modifying an InDesign document 66

Preparing for printing 96

Exporting to PDF 101

Review questions and answers 103

3 Creating an Online Version of a Print Document 104

Lesson Overview 104

About converting print documents to Flash 106

Adding animation 108

Adding interactive elements 111

Editing video in Photoshop 118

Converting to Flash video 120

Adding video to an InDesign document 122

Exporting in SWF (Shockwave Flash) format 124

Exporting to Flash Professional 125

Review questions and answers 128

4 Creating Interactive Flash Content 130

Lesson Overview 130

About Adobe Flash Catalyst 132

A typical workflow 132

Viewing the sample document 133

Creating a Flash Catalyst document 135

Roundtrip editing with Adobe Illustrator 149

Adding video 151

Publishing to SWF for the web 155

Review questions and answers 156

5 Prototyping and Building a Website 158

Lesson Overview 158

Planning for a website 160

A typical workflow 160

Previewing the assets in Bridge 161

Creating a prototype website in Fireworks 162

Placing images 164

Organizing objects in the Layers panel 168

Collapsing and expanding folders; locking and unlocking folders and layers 171

Working with layer comps and flattening images during import 172

Adding a navigation bar 174

Using a master page 176

Defining hotspots and linking pages 179

Previewing web pages in a web browser 180

Sharing layers to pages 181

Creating disjoint rollover behaviours 184

Presenting the prototype website to the client 192

Building a website in Dreamweaver 197

Wrapping up 206

Review questions and answers 213

6 Creating Animated Flash Content 216

Lesson Overview 216

About Adobe Flash Professional CS5 218

Creating a Flash document 220

Publishing a Flash document 242

Applying inverse kinematics animation 249

Review questions and answers 253

7 Designing for Mobile Devices 254

Lesson Overview 254

Planning for a mobile device workflow 256

Using Device Central 257

Previewing a mobile Flash Lite website 276

Review questions and answers 279

8 Submitting Work for a PDF Review 280

Lesson Overview 280

Introducing the different types of review 282

Managing reviews 294

Collaborating in online meetings 297

Review questions and answers 302

Index 304

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