SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite 2 All in One

book cover
SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Creative Suite 2 All in One
By Mordy Golding
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Pub Date: July 01, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32752-X
Pages: 744

Table of Contents  | Index

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.


book cover
SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Creative Suite 2 All in One
By Mordy Golding
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Pub Date: July 01, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32752-X
Pages: 744

Table of Contents  | Index

   About the Author
   We Want to Hear from You!
   Reader Services
   Part I.  The Creative Suite 2
         Chapter 1.  Overview: The Creative Process
      A Creative Mind
      The Right Tools for the Job
      The Dream Team
      Premium Edition Versus Standard Edition
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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
   Part II.  The Applications
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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)
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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
   Part III.  The Projects
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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-1aCompliant File
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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
         Chapter 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
   Part 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