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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32752-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32752-0

If you are faced with the challenge to learn the Adobe Creative Suite, you probably also find yourself faced with the challenge of carrying five big books to help you learn all that you need to know. Why take on more than is necessary? Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite 2 All in One has all the answers to your Adobe Creative Suite questions in one easy-to-use book. You will learn all of the products and technologies in a logical, well-integrated fashion. Understand the fundamentals of how they work separately and together to maximize your potential with:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Adobe Illustrator CS2
  • Adobe GoLive CS2
  • Adobe InDesign CS2
  • Adobe Version Cue CS2
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Stock Photos
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0

Get up to speed quickly and easily on all of the Adobe CS2 products with the help of Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite 2  All in One.

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Developing a Workflow for Your Graphic Design Project

The Game Plan: Developing a Workflow

Table of Contents



1. Overview: The Creative Process.

    A Creative Mind

    The Right Tools for the Job

    The Dream Team

    Premium Edition Versus Standard Edition

2. So Many Applications: Which One to Use?

    Do I Have to Use Them All?

    Taking a First Glance at the Applications

    Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe ImageReady CS2

    Adobe Illustrator CS2

    Adobe InDesign CS2

    Adobe GoLive CS2

    Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional

    Adobe Version Cue CS2

    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



    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Moving Data Between Apps

    Creating PDF Files

    Save for Web


    Adobe Bridge

    Taking on the Applications


5. Using Adobe Photoshop CS2.

    Introduction to Photoshop CS2

    Opening, Creating, and Importing Files

    Customizing Your Interface

    Working with Selections

    Layers and Effects

    Working with Masks

    Applying Transformations

    Digital Painting

    Photoshop and the Web

    Setting Type

    Adjusting Images

    Retouching Images

    Applying Filters

    Automating Tasks

    Spot Colors

    Saving and Printing

6. Using Adobe ImageReady CS2.

    Introduction to ImageReady CS2

    Opening, Creating, and Importing Files

    Similarity with Photoshop

    Optimizing Files for the Web

    Adding Interactivity


    Saving and Exporting

7. Using Adobe Illustrator CS2.

    Introduction to Illustrator CS2

    Creating and Opening Files

    Drawing Basic Vector Objects

    Working with Selections

    Fills and Strokes

    Live Paint Groups


    Organizing Your Files Using Layers

    The Appearance Palette

    Masking Objects

    Applying Transformations

    Using Symbols

    Working with Type

    Live Effects

    Distortion with Envelopes


    Working with Raster Images

    Vector Tracing

    Charts and Graphs

    Web Graphics

    Saving/Exporting Files


8. Using Adobe InDesign CS2.

    Introduction to InDesign CS2

    Placing Content

    The Power of Typography

    Working with Objects

    Coloring Objects

    Layout Techniques

    Creating and Using Tables

    Adding Interactivity

    Saving, Printing, and Prepress

9. Using Adobe GoLive CS2.

    Introduction to GoLive CS2

    Creating a Project

    Using the Objects Palette and Toolbar

    Understanding the Site Window

    Designing Pages

    Using Cascading Style Sheets

    Link Warnings

    Publishing the Site

    Creating Favorite Icons (Favicons)


10. Using Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional.

    Introduction to Acrobat

    Viewing PDF Files

    Creating PDF Files

    Editing PDF Files

    Using Comments


    Using Sound and Movies

    Creating Interactivity

    Providing for Accessibility

    Using Forms


    Acrobat Distiller

    PDF Presentations

    Printing and Saving PDF Files

11. Using Adobe Version Cue 2.

    Introduction to Version Cue

    Getting Started with Version Cue

    Using Version Cue

    Administering Version Cue

    Advanced Tasks

    Thinking Different

    In Closing


12. Creating a Corporate Identity.

    The Project

    Creating 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 Images

    Choosing a Web-Safe Color

    Adding the Tagline

    Adding the Logo

    Exporting a Photoshop File

    Opening the File in ImageReady

    Creating the Animation

    Optimizing and Exporting the Animation

16. Creating a Web Page.

    The Project

    Creating a Site in GoLive

    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: 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




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