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Sams Teach Yourself Creative Suite 2 All in One

by: Mordy Golding

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Publisher: SAMS,01.06.2005

Category: Adobe Creative Suite Level: B/I

ISBN: 067232752X
ISBN13: 9780672327520

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

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

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


  Palettes


  Tools


  Keyboard Shortcuts


  Moving Data Between Apps


  Creating PDF Files


  Save for Web


  Metadata


  Adobe Bridge


  Taking on the Applications

II. 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


  Automation


  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


  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


  Vector Tracing


  Charts and Graphs


  Web Graphics


  Saving/Exporting Files


  Printing

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)


  Co-Author

10. Using Adobe Acrobat 7.0 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

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

III. THE PROJECTS.

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

IV. APPENDIX.

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


  Resources

Index.