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Adobe Creative Suite 2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Adobe Creative Suite 2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Jennifer Smith , Christopher Smith

ISBN: 978-0-471-75810-5

Nov 2005

768 pages

$22.99

Description

Adobe software has always been highly respected for creative design and development. Its programs allow you to produce amazing designs and creations with ease, and with the release of the Adobe Creative Suite 2, you can design a wide range of productions ranging from illustrations and Web sites to professional documents and photographic manipulations.

Adobe Creative Suite 2 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is your one-stop guide to creating great graphics with all the cool CS2 tools. Written in a thorough, fun way to show you the basics on how to use each of the programs, you’ll find out just how easy it is to start designing brilliant images and graphics. This guide gives you the tools you need to:

  • Draw with InDesign
  • Understand page layout and color
  • Create colorful images with Illustrator C2
  • Use the pen tool, type, and image placing
  • Choose the correct Photoshop mode for your creation
  • Create images on PhotoShop CS2 for print
  • Paint and retouch images
  • Create and secure PDF files with Acrobat 7.0
  • Edit and extract text and graphics
  • Build and publish a Web site with GoLive CS2
  • Work with multimedia

Packed with easy-to-follow steps and guidance, you’ll be up to speed with all the features in no time. With these six great reference guides rolled into one, this is the ultimate book for becoming a CS2 pro!

Introduction 1

Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Basics 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 2 9

Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands 19

Chapter 3: Using Common Palettes 31

Chapter 4: Using Common Plug-Ins 39

Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting 47

Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts 61

Chapter 7: Using Color 73

Chapter 8: Printing Documents 81

Book II: InDesign CS2 91

Chapter 1: Introducing InDesign CS2 93

Chapter 2: Drawing in InDesign 115

Chapter 3: Working with Text and Text Frames 139

Chapter 4: Understanding Page Layout 171

Chapter 5: Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, and Alignment 193

Chapter 6: Understanding Color and Printing 205

Chapter 7: Exporting Your Work 219

Chapter 8: Integrating InDesign 231

Book III: Illustrator CS2 243

Chapter 1: Discovering Illustrator CS2 245

Chapter 2: Using the Selection Tools 259

Chapter 3: Creating Basic Shapes 269

Chapter 4: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images 275

Chapter 5: Using Type in Illustrator 287

Chapter 6: Organizing Your Illustrations 311

Chapter 7: Using Layers 321

Chapter 8: Livening Up Illustrations with Color 329

Chapter 9: The Transform and Distortions Tools 345

Chapter 10: Transparency and Special Effects Tools 357

Chapter 11: Using Filters and Effects 369

Chapter 12: Using Your Illustrator Image 381

Chapter 1: Photoshop CS2 Basics 399

Chapter 2: Mode Matters 407

Chapter 3: Creating a Selection 419

Chapter 4: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool 433

Chapter 5: Resolution Basics 443

Chapter 6: Creating a Good Image 451

Chapter 7: Painting and Retouching Tools 467

Chapter 8: Using Layers 485

Chapter 9: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web 503

Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information 517

Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files 527

Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files 539

Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics 549

Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools 557

Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files 567

Chapter 1: Introducing GoLive CS2 575

Chapter 2: Creating a Web Site 587

Chapter 3: Working with Images 597

Chapter 4: Text and CSS 609

Chapter 5: Layout Grids, Tables, and Frames 623

Chapter 6: Links 637

Chapter 7: Layers 647

Chapter 8: Forms 661

Chapter 9: Multimedia 677

Chapter 10: Publishing Your Web Site 687

Index 699