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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-60746-6
1008 pages
June 2010
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The perennial Adobe Creative Suite bestseller—fully updated for Adobe CS5

Featuring eight books in one, this All-in-One For Dummies guide covers the key features and tools that you need to know in order to understand how to use each individual program within the Adobe Creative Suite—InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash—to its fullest potential. Within the nearly 1,000 pages, you’ll find creative inspiration as well as tips and techniques to sharpen you productivity.

  • Dedicates a minibook to each of the programs within the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite 5—InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash—as well as a minibook devoted to Creative Suite basics
  • Serves as a one-stop learning opportunity for each product inside the Design Premium Suite
  • Walks you through creating print and web-based marketing or advertising materials or other publications

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies is a premium resource on all Adobe Creative Suite 5 can do for you.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 5 Basics 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 5 9

Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands 17

Chapter 3: Exploring Common Panels 29

Chapter 4: Using Common Extensions and Filters 35

Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting 41

Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts 55

Chapter 7: Using Color 65

Chapter 8: Printing Documents 71

Book II: InDesign CS5 79

Chapter 1: What’s New in InDesign CS5 81

Chapter 2: Introducing InDesign CS5 87

Chapter 3: Working with Text and Text Frames 105

Chapter 4: Drawing in InDesign 129

Chapter 5: Understanding Page Layout 149

Chapter 6: Clipping Paths, Alignment, and Object Transformation 169

Chapter 7: Understanding Color and Printing 179

Chapter 8: Integrating InDesign with Other Creative Suite Applications 191

Chapter 9: Exporting Documents for Printing and as Graphics 201

Book III: Illustrator CS5 211

Chapter 1: What’s New in Illustrator CS5 213

Chapter 2: Discovering Illustrator CS5 225

Chapter 3: Using the Selection Tools 239

Chapter 4: Creating Basic Shapes 249

Chapter 5: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images 259

Chapter 6: Using Type in Illustrator 273

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Illustrations 299

Chapter 8: Using Layers 309

Chapter 9: Livening Up Illustrations with Color 317

Chapter 10: Using the Transform and Distortions Tools 337

Chapter 11: Working with Transparency and Special Effects Tools 349

Chapter 12: Using Filters and Effects 363

Chapter 13: Using Your Illustrator Images 375

Book IV: Photoshop CS5 391

Chapter 1: Exploring New Features in Photoshop CS5 393

Chapter 2: Getting Into Photoshop CS5 Basics 401

Chapter 3: Messing with Mode Matters 411

Chapter 4: Creating a Selection 419

Chapter 5: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool 439

Chapter 6: Thinking about Resolution Basics 449

Chapter 7: Creating a Good Image 457

Chapter 8: Working with Painting and Retouching Tools 471

Chapter 9: Using Layers 489

Chapter 10: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web 505

Book V: Acrobat 9.0 517

Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information 519

Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files 529

Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files 541

Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics 549

Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools 557

Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files 569

Book VI: Dreamweaver CS5 575

Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with New Features in Dreamweaver 577

Chapter 2: Introducing Dreamweaver CS5 583

Chapter 3: Creating a Web Site 593

Chapter 4: Working with Images 603

Chapter 5: Putting Text on the Page 617

Chapter 6: Linking It Together 631

Chapter 7: Creating Tables 639

Chapter 8: Creating CSS Layouts 651

Chapter 9: Publishing Your Web Site 661

Book VII: Flash Professional CS5 671

Chapter 1: Getting Started in Flash CS5 673

Chapter 2: Drawing in Flash CS5 687

Chapter 3: Symbols and Animation 707

Chapter 4: Creating Advanced Animation 729

Chapter 5: Importing Graphics and Sounds 753

Chapter 6: Lights, Camera, Movie Clips! 775

Chapter 7: Controlling Your Movie with ActionScript 787

Chapter 8: Getting Into the (Work)Flow 809

Chapter 9: Publishing and Final Delivery 823

Chapter 10: Working with Flash Catalyst CS5 841

Book VIII: Fireworks CS5 861

Chapter 1: Introducing Fireworks CS5 863

Chapter 2: Free to Create 871

Chapter 3: Livening Up Your Artwork with Color 881

Chapter 4: Creating Text in Fireworks 887

Chapter 5: Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks 895

Chapter 6: Hotspots, Slices, and CSS Layouts 907

Chapter 7: Using Buttons and Symbols 921

Chapter 8: Don’t Just Sit There — Animate! 931

Index 943

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Author Information

Jennifer Smith, Executive Vice President of the American Graphics Institute, is the author of Photoshop CS5 Digital Classroom and other books.

Christopher Smith is an industry expert on electronic publishing software.

Fred Gerantabee is an author and Emmy Award–winning interactive designer and Web developer.

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