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Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Damon Dean, Andy Cowitt, Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith

ISBN: 978-0-470-22541-7

Nov 2007

882 pages

Select type: E-Book



The future looks bright for Web developers! With Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium, you now have fantastic tools that enable you to create a wide array of content and graphics to deploy on a Web site that is dynamic and easy to maintain.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a hands-on, easy-to-understand guide to the main features in all the CS3 Web development products. The no-nonsense approach is designed to help you build Web sites by covering the basics of each program—Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Flash, Contribute, and Acrobat—as well as the new features in a clear and concise minibook. You get all the expert guidance you need to:

  • Choose the right tools for the job
  • Create basic HTML Web pages
  • Punch up your pages with forms and frames in Dreamweaver
  • Save Photoshop images for print and the Web
  • Work with text, shapes, and images in Fireworks
  • Understand page layout
  • Use layers, filters, and effects in Illustrator
  • Work with animation, sound, and video in Flash
  • Add interactivity to PDF files in Acrobat
  • Integrate Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and Contribute with other Adobe products
  • Tackle advanced concepts
  • And much, much more!

This friendly guide doesn’t just cover all the new tools in the Suite; it also offers you a primer on Web design as well as insight into how the Suite influences design. Complete with helpful hints on securing your work, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is your one-stop guide to making the most of the Suite and developing for the Web quickly and easily!


Book I: Dreamweaver CS3.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Dreamweaver CS3.

Chapter 2: Creating Basic Web Pages.

Chapter 3: Creating and Using Dreamweaver Sites.

Chapter 4: Punching Up Your Pages with Forms and Frames.

Chapter 5: Laying Out Pages with AP Divs and AP Elements.

Chapter 6: Advanced Web Page Design Techniques.

Chapter 7: Adding Interactivity with Spry.

Book II: Photoshop CS3.

Chapter 1: Exploring New Features in Photoshop CS3.

Chapter 2: Getting into Photoshop CS3 Basics.

Chapter 3: Messing with Mode Matters.

Chapter 4: Creating a Selection.

Chapter 5: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool.

Chapter 6: Thinking about Resolution Basics.

Chapter 7: Creating a Good Image.

Chapter 8: Working with Painting and Retouching Tools.

Chapter 9: Using Layers.

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

Book III: Fireworks CS3.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Fireworks CS3.

Chapter 2: Fireworks CS3 Basics.

Chapter 3: Working with Text, Shapes, and Images.

Chapter 4: Transforming Text, Shapes, and Images.

Chapter 5: The Power of Layers and Frames.

Chapter 6: Slicing Up Content for the Web.

Chapter 7: Advanced Fireworks CS3 Tools.

Book IV: Illustrator CS3.

Chapter 1: What’s New in Adobe Illustrator CS3?

Chapter 2: Discovering Illustrator CS3.

Chapter 3: Using the Selection Tools.

Chapter 4: Creating Basic Shapes.

Chapter 5: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images.

Chapter 6: Using Type in Illustrator.

Chapter 7: Organizing Your Illustrations.

Chapter 8: Using Layers.

Chapter 9: Livening Up Illustrations with Color.

Chapter 10: Using the Transform and Distortions Tools.

Chapter 11: Working with Transparency and Special Effects Tools.

Chapter 12: Using Filters and Effects.

Chapter 13: Using Your Illustrator Images.

Book V: Flash CS3.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Adobe Flash CS3.

Chapter 2: Using the Graphics Tools.

Chapter 3: Working with Symbols.

Chapter 4: Making Your Life Easier with Layers.

Chapter 5: Creating Animation.

Chapter 6: Adding Sound and Video.

Chapter 7: Publishing Movies.

Chapter 8: Using Flash’s Components.

Book VI: Contribute CS3.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Contribute CS3.

Chapter 2: Basics for Contributors.

Chapter 3: Contribute CS3 Administration.

Book VII: Acrobat 8.

Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information.

Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files.

Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files.

Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics.

Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools.

Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files.