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Today's world is all about convenience. Supercenters are popping up every day, selling everything from toothbrushes to clothing and from milk to tires for your car. Even software programs are sold in "supercenter" type packages, or "suites." That is why Sams Publishing has printed Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite All in One, your one-stop-shop for learning the Adobe creative suite of programs. Learn to create professional graphics and designs with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, GoLive and InDesign through this all-inclusive reference guide. This book is sure to answer all of your current and future questions as you move towards software proficiency with each of these programs. Get up to speed quickly and easily with Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite All in One.
I. THE CREATIVE SUITE.
1. Overview: The Creative Process.
A Creative Mind. The Right Tools for the Job. The Dream Team. Premium Edition Versus Standard Edition. A New Look.
2. So Many Applications: Which One to Use?
Do I Have to Use Them All? Taking a First Glance at the Applications. Adobe Photoshop CS and Adobe ImageReady CS. Adobe Illustrator CS. Adobe InDesign CS. Adobe GoLive CS. Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional. Adobe Version Cue. Bringing It All Together.
3. The Game Plan: Developing a Workflow.
What Is a Workflow? Understanding Print, the Web, and Beyond. Designing for Print. Designing for the Web. Designing for Both Print and the Web. Moving to a PDF Workflow. Putting It All in Perspective.
4. The Key That Makes It All Work: Integration.
Getting Started with the Suite. Integration: Defined. Common User Interface. Palettes. Tools. Keyboard Shortcuts. Moving Data between Apps. Metadata. Version Cue. Taking on the Applications.
II. THE APPLICATIONS.
5. Using Adobe Photoshop CS.
Introduction to Photoshop CS. Opening, Creating, and Importing Files. Working with Selections. Layers and Effects. Working with Masks. Painting and Drawing. Photoshop and the Web. Setting Type. Adjusting Images. Retouching Images. Applying Filters. Automating Tasks. Spot Colors. Saving and Printing.
6. Using Adobe ImageReady CS.
Introduction to ImageReady CS. Opening, Creating, and Importing Files. Similarity with Photoshop. Optimizing Files for the Web. Adding Interactivity. Automation. Saving and Exporting.
7. Using Adobe Illustrator CS.
Introduction to Illustrator CS. Creating and Opening Files. Drawing Basic Vector Objects. Working with Selections. Fills and Strokes. Brushes. Organizing Your Files Using Layers. The Appearance Palette. Masking Objects. Applying Transformations. Using Symbols. Working with Type. Live Effects. Distortion with Envelopes. Blends. Working with Raster Images. Charts and Graphs. Web Graphics. Saving/Exporting Files. Printing.
8. Using Adobe InDesign CS.
Introduction to InDesign CS. Creating New Files. Drawing. Coloring Objects. The World of Transparency. Transformations. Working with Text. Creating and Using Tables. Working with Images. Adding Interactivity. Scripting Support. Working with Large Documents. Saving and Printing.
9. Using Adobe GoLive CS.
10. Using Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional.
Introduction to Acrobat. Viewing PDF Files. Creating PDF Files. Editing PDF Files. Using Comments. Reviewing. Using Sound and Movies. Creating Interactivity. Providing for Accessibility. Using Forms. Security. Acrobat Distiller. PDF Presentations. Printing and Saving PDF Files. eBooks.
11. Using Version Cue.
Introduction to Version Cue. Getting Started with Version Cue. Using Version Cue. Administrating Version Cue. Advanced Tasks. The Relationship Between Metadata and Asset Management. Thinking Different. In Closing.
III. THE PROJECTS.
12. Creating a Corporate Identity.
The Project. Setting Up a Version Cue Project. Creating the Logo. Preparing the Photo. Designing the Business Card. Designing the Letterhead. Designing the Envelope.
13. Creating a Brochure.
The Project. Planning the Layout in InDesign. Finding and Preparing the Images. Designing the Cover. Designing the Inside of the Brochure.
14. Creating an Ad Campaign.
The Project. Choosing and Preparing Images in Photoshop. Setting Up Pages in InDesign. Setting Up a Master Page. Placing the Photos. Placing the Text. Exporting a PDF File for Review. Adding Comments to the File in Acrobat. Making Changes in InDesign. Saving a Version and Exporting It As a PDF/X-1a-Compliant File.
15. Creating a Web Banner.
The Project. Creating a New Illustrator File. Adding the Headline. Adding the Logo. Adding a Background. Exporting a Photoshop File. Opening the File in ImageReady. Placing the Photo. Correcting the Text. Creating the Animation. Optimizing and Exporting the Animation.
16. Creating a Web Page.
The Project. Creating the Navigation Bar. Creating Additional Web Graphics. Laying Out the Page in GoLive.
17. Creating a Business Presentation.
The Project. Creating an InDesign Document. Creating a Pie Chart. Creating the Chart Slide. Making Some Changes. Exporting a PDF from InDesign. Adding the Finishing Touches. Exporting Graphics for PowerPoint Use.
Appendix A: Final Output: Sending Your Files to Print.
Getting It Printed. The Love-Hate Relationship Between Designers and Printers. Understanding the Printing Process. Understanding Transparency. A Designer's Checklist. Resources.