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In just a short time you can learn how to use all the components of Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Design Premium Edition) to design, create, and edit graphics, publications, and web pages of all kinds–everything from simple brochures to entire integrated ad campaigns.

 

Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson in this book builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, and Bridge from the ground up.

 

“This book should be required reading for every introductory digital graphics course. Mordy has packed this book with great information for folks at all levels of expertise!”

 – Sharon Steuer, author of The Illustrator CS3 Wow! Book

 

Mordy Golding has played an active role in the design and publishing environment since 1990. He worked at Adobe as the product manager for Adobe Illustrator and is currently a consultant and trainer specializing in Adobe Creative Suite. A production artist for both print and the Web for many years, he is an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Print Specialist.

 

John Ray is a senior business analyst and developer for The Ohio State University Research Foundation. He provides custom network, security, and programming solutions for clients across the country, including the National Regulatory Research Institute and the Brevard Metropolitan Planning Organization in Florida.

 

Learn how to…

  • Choose the ideal Creative Suite 3 application for the job
  • Make accurate selections
  • Manage complex compositions with layers
  • Apply filters, effects, and transformations
  • Control color and type precisely
  • Manipulate vector objects
  • Paint, draw, and animate objects
  • Prepare images for use on the Web
  • Create websites
  • Display and print your work anywhere–exactly as designed
  • Design brochures
  • Develop an entire integrated ad campaign

 

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Category:  Graphics/Web Design

Covers:  Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium Edition–Adobe Bridge CS3, Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, InDesign CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, Acrobat 8 Professional

User Level:  Beginning—Intermediate

 

Synopsis:

The complete beginner's guide to using Adobe Creative Suite tools together to create great print and Web projects

 

  • Easy, full-color, integrated coverage of six flagship Adobe CS products: Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash, Dreamweaver, and InDesign
  • Includes step-by-step hands-on projects for everything from corporate identity and brochures to Web pages
  • New interactive online Learning Lab supplements with video walkthroughs, detailed answers, and much more
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    In one big, easy-to-use book, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite All in One brings together all the answers beginning users need to succeed with Adobe's flagship Web development and graphic design products. This book recognizes that you don't want to learn only one product: you want to draw on tools from the entire suite to handle real projects and solve real problems. Thoroughly updated for the new Adobe Creative Suite, this book offers thorough, step-by-step coverage of the new versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, Flash, and Dreamweaver. It also shows you how to take full advantage of the rich integration features Adobe has built into each Creative Suite application. You will gain real-world mastery through a series of professionally developed projects that illustrate each lesson: projects covering both print and Web assignments. This edition's fresh, full-color, wide-trim design makes it even more visually appealing, and its new layout and organization makes its content even easier to understand and use. This edition will include new interactive online Learning Lab supplements to the print lessons with video walkthroughs of all the book's examples, detailed answers to the end-of-chapter quizzes, and all the files needed to complete the book's hands-on exercises.

    Synopsis:

    In one big, easy-to-use book, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite 4 All in One brings together all the answers beginning users need to succeed with Adobe's flagship Web development and graphic design products. Unlike some competitive books, this one recognizes that you don't want to learn only one product: you want to draw on tools from the entire suite to handle real projects and solve real problems. Thoroughly updated for the new Adobe Creative Suite 4, this book offers thorough, step-by-step coverage of the new versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, Flash, and Dreamweaver. It also shows you how to take full advantage of the rich integration features Adobe has built into each Creative Suite application. You will gain real-world mastery through a series of professionally developed projects that illustrate each lesson: projects covering both print and Web assignments. This edition's fresh, full-color, wide-trim design makes it even more visually appealing, and its new layout and organization makes its content even easier to understand and use.

    About the Author

    Mordy Golding has played an active role in design and publishing since 1990. An Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Print Specialist, he was product manager for Adobe Illustrator 10 and Adobe Illustrator CS. The founder of Design Responsibly LLC, a company focused on consulting and training professionals on the Adobe Creative Suite, he was named a Champion of Graphic Design by Graphics IQ. John Ray is an award-winning Web application and network developer whose clients have included Ohio State University, the FCC, Xerox, and the State of Florida. His other books include Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Leopard All in One, and Mac OS X Unleashed.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: The Suite

        Chapter 1: Overview: The Creative Process                                                3

            The Dream Team........................................................................... 4

                Adobe Bridge CS3............................................................ 4

                Adobe Photoshop CS3..................................................... 4

                Adobe Illustrator CS3....................................................... 5

                Adobe InDesign CS3........................................................ 6

                Adobe Flash CS3 Professional.......................................... 7

                Adobe Dreamweaver CS3................................................ 7

                Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Professional........................................ 8

            The Different Versions of Adobe Creative Suite 3.......................... 9

                Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium............................ 9

                Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Standard........................... 9

                Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium............................... 9

                Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Standard.............................. 9

                Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium...................... 9

                Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection....................... 10

            Summary..................................................................................... 10

        Chapter 2: So Many Applications: Which One to Use?                              11

            Adobe Bridge CS3...................................................................... 12

                Where Bridge Came From............................................... 12

                What Bridge Does........................................................... 12

                When to Use Bridge........................................................ 14

            Adobe Photoshop CS3............................................................... 15

                Where Photoshop Came From........................................ 15

                What Photoshop Does..................................................... 15

                When to Use Photoshop.................................................. 19

            Adobe Illustrator CS3................................................................. 20

                Where Illustrator Came From.......................................... 20

                What Illustrator Does....................................................... 20

            When to Use Illustrator........................................................ 24

            Adobe InDesign CS3.................................................................. 25

                Where InDesign Came From........................................... 25

                What InDesign Does........................................................ 26

                When to Use InDesign..................................................... 29

            Adobe Flash CS3 Professional.................................................... 30

                Where Flash Came From................................................. 30

                What Flash Does............................................................. 30

                When to Use Flash.......................................................... 33

            Adobe Dreamweaver CS3.......................................................... 33

                Where Dreamweaver Came From................................... 34

                What Dreamweaver Does................................................ 34

                When to Use Dreamweaver............................................. 37

            Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional..................................................... 38

                Where Acrobat Came From............................................ 38

                What Acrobat Does........................................................ 38

                When to Use Acrobat...................................................... 41

            Summary..................................................................................... 43

        Chapter 3: The Game Plan: Developing a Workflow                                  45

            What Is a Workflow?.................................................................. 45

            Understanding Print, the Web, and Beyond.................................. 47

            Designing for Print....................................................................... 47

                Corporate Identity........................................................... 48

                Brochure......................................................................... 48

                Advertising Campaign...................................................... 48

            Designing for the Web................................................................. 49

                Web Banner.................................................................... 49

                Website........................................................................... 49

            Designing for Both Print and the Web........................................... 50

                Print/Online Newsletter.................................................... 50

                Interactive PDF............................................................... 50

            Moving to a PDF Workflow........................................................ 50

            Summary..................................................................................... 51

        Chapter 4: The Key That Makes It All Work: Integration                          67

            Getting Started with the Creative Suite......................................... 67

                Real World System Requirements for Running the Creative Suite       68

                Quick Tip for Launching the Suite Applications................. 70

            Common User Interface............................................................... 71

            Panels and Docks........................................................................ 71

                Showing/Hiding Panels..................................................... 72

                Adjusting Panels.............................................................. 74

                Docking Panels................................................................ 76

                Custom Workspaces....................................................... 79

            Tools........................................................................................... 81

                The Tools Panel............................................................... 81

                Selection Tools................................................................ 84

                Drawing Tools................................................................. 91

            Keyboard Shortcuts.................................................................... 92

            Making Your Own Shortcuts....................................................... 94

            Moving Data Between Apps........................................................ 95

                Copy and Paste............................................................... 95

                Exporting/Importing......................................................... 96

                Native File Support......................................................... 96

            Creating PDF Files...................................................................... 97

            Enhancing Integration with Metadata............................................ 98

            Summary..................................................................................... 99

    Part II: The Applications

        Chapter 5: Using Adobe Bridge CS3                                                      103

            Finding Your Way Around in Bridge.......................................... 103

                Understanding the Bridge Window................................. 104

                Managing the Bridge Workspace................................... 105

            Browsing Your Files.................................................................. 106

                The Folders Panel.......................................................... 106

                The Content Panel......................................................... 107

                The Favorites Panel....................................................... 108

            Viewing Files, Setting Metadata, and Filtering Content................ 109

                The Preview Panel......................................................... 109

                The Metadata Panel....................................................... 110

                The Keywords Panel..................................................... 111

                Additional Metadata Settings......................................... 112

                Filtering Based on Metadata.......................................... 112

                Finding Files Based on Metadata................................... 113

            Accessing Professional Photography Services............................. 113

                Adobe Stock Photos..................................................... 114

                Adobe Photographers Directory.................................... 115

            Other Bridge Functions.............................................................. 115

                Bridge Home................................................................. 115

                Acrobat Connect........................................................... 116

                Get Photos from Camera............................................... 116

                Version Cue.................................................................. 117

                Creative Suite Color Settings......................................... 117

            Summary................................................................................... 119

        Chapter 6: Using Adobe Photoshop CS3                                                121

            Introduction to Photoshop CS3.................................................. 121

            Opening, Creating, and Importing Files....................................... 123

                The Open Dialog Box.................................................... 123

            Creating a New File........................................................... 124

            Importing Images............................................................... 127

            Customizing Your Interface with Workspaces............................ 128

            Working with Selections............................................................ 129

                Marquee Selection Tools............................................... 130

                Lasso Tools................................................................... 131

                Magic Wand................................................................. 133

                The Quick Selection Tool.............................................. 135

                Feathering..................................................................... 135

                Modifying Selections...................................................... 138

                Channels....................................................................... 140

                Paths............................................................................. 141

            Layers and Effects..................................................................... 143

                Layers 101.................................................................... 144

                Layer Groups................................................................ 147

                Layer Styles.................................................................. 147

                Layer Comps................................................................ 149

            Working with Masks................................................................. 151

                Layer Masks................................................................. 151

                Vector Masks............................................................... 152

                Quick Mask Mode........................................................ 152

            Applying Transformations.......................................................... 153

                Smart Objects............................................................... 154

            Digital Painting........................................................................... 156

                Choosing Colors............................................................ 157

                Gradients....................................................................... 158

                The Brush and Pencil Tools............................................ 161

                History Brush................................................................ 163

                Art History Brush.......................................................... 164

            Photoshop and the Web............................................................ 165

                Slicing........................................................................... 167

                Creating Simple Web Animations................................... 169

            Setting Type.............................................................................. 171

                Styling Text................................................................... 172

                Warping Text................................................................ 173

            Adjusting Images....................................................................... 174

                Auto Controls................................................................ 174

                Levels........................................................................... 174

                Curves.......................................................................... 175

                Shadow/Highlight........................................................... 177

                Adjustment Layers......................................................... 178

                Match Color.................................................................. 179

                Dodge and Burn Tools................................................... 180

            Retouching Images..................................................................... 180

                The Clone Stamp Tool................................................... 180

                The Healing Brush......................................................... 181

                The Spot Healing Brush................................................. 182

                The Patch Tool.............................................................. 182

                Red Eye Correction....................................................... 182

                Optical Lens Correction................................................. 183

                Blurring Images.............................................................. 183

                Sharpening Images......................................................... 184

                Getting Rid of Dust and Scratches.................................. 185

            Other Filters.............................................................................. 186

                Vanishing Point.............................................................. 186

                Filter Gallery.................................................................. 188

                Extract.......................................................................... 190

                Liquify........................................................................... 192

                Noise............................................................................ 193

            Smart Filters.............................................................................. 194

            Automating Tasks...................................................................... 196

                Actions.......................................................................... 196

                Scripts........................................................................... 197

                Photomerge................................................................... 198

                Crop and Straighten Photos........................................... 199

            Spot Colors............................................................................... 199

                Spot Channels............................................................... 200

                Monotones, Duotones, Tritones, and Quadtones............ 200

            Saving and Printing Files............................................................ 202

            Summary................................................................................... 203

        Chapter 7: Using Adobe Illustrator CS3                                                  205

            Introduction to Illustrator CS3.................................................... 205

            Creating and Opening Files........................................................ 208

                Creating a New File....................................................... 208

                Creating a New File from a Template............................. 209

                Opening Files................................................................ 210

            Drawing Basic Vector Objects................................................... 211

                Drawing Closed Vectors: Shapes................................... 211

                Drawing Open Vectors: Paths........................................ 217

            Working with Selections............................................................ 236

                The Selection Tool......................................................... 236

                The Direct Selection Tool.............................................. 237

                Grouping Objects.......................................................... 238

                The Group Selection Tool.............................................. 239

                The Lasso Tool............................................................. 240

                The Magic Wand Tool................................................... 241

            Fills and Strokes........................................................................ 241

                Solid Colors.................................................................. 242

                Gradients....................................................................... 243

                Patterns......................................................................... 246

                Strokes......................................................................... 247

                Offset Path and Outline Path.......................................... 249

            Live Paint Groups...................................................................... 250

            Brushes..................................................................................... 252

                Calligraphic Brushes...................................................... 252

                Scatter Brushes............................................................. 254

                Art Brushes................................................................... 256

                Pattern Brushes............................................................. 257

            Organizing Your Files Using Layers............................................ 259

                The Layers Panel........................................................... 260

                Using Layers in the Design Process................................ 261

            The Appearance Panel............................................................... 262

            Masking Objects....................................................................... 263

                Clipping Masks............................................................. 264

                Layer Clipping Masks.................................................... 265

                Opacity Masks.............................................................. 265

            Applying Transformations.......................................................... 267

                Moving Objects............................................................. 268

                Rotate, Scale, Reflect, and Shear................................... 269

                The Free Transform Tool............................................... 274

                Transform Each............................................................. 275

                The Transform Panel...................................................... 278

                Transform Again............................................................ 278

                Aligning Objects............................................................ 279

                Defining a Key Object................................................... 280

            Using Symbols........................................................................... 281

                The Symbolism Tools.................................................... 282

            Working with Type.................................................................... 286

                Text on a Path............................................................... 288

                Formatting Text............................................................. 288

                Converting Text into Vector Shapes............................... 291

            Live Effects............................................................................... 291

                The 3D Effects.............................................................. 293

                The Rasterize Effect....................................................... 302

                The Stylize Effects......................................................... 303

                Warp............................................................................ 307

                Global Live Effects Settings............................................ 308

                Expanding an Appearance............................................. 309

            Distortion with Envelopes........................................................... 309

            Blends....................................................................................... 311

            Working with Raster Images...................................................... 313

            Vector Tracing.......................................................................... 314

            Charts and Graphs..................................................................... 315

                Creating a Graph........................................................... 316

                Graph Options............................................................... 318

                Ungrouping Your Graph................................................ 319

            Web Graphics........................................................................... 319

                Pixel Preview................................................................. 319

                Object-Based Slicing..................................................... 321

                Save for Web and Devices............................................ 321

            Saving/Exporting Files................................................................ 325

                Save.............................................................................. 325

                Export........................................................................... 332

                Save for Microsoft Office.............................................. 332

            Printing...................................................................................... 333

            Summary................................................................................... 334

        Chapter 8: Using Adobe InDesign CS3                                                   335

            Introduction to InDesign CS3..................................................... 335

                Creating a New File....................................................... 336

                Creating a New File from a Template............................. 338

                The Open Dialog Box.................................................... 338

                The InDesign Workspace.............................................. 339

                High-Resolution Preview................................................ 340

                Rulers and Guides.......................................................... 340

                Making Selections and Applying Transformations........... 341

            Placing Content......................................................................... 341

                To Frame or Not to Frame?.......................................... 341

                Placing Text................................................................... 343

                Text Threading.............................................................. 344

                Placing Images............................................................... 345

                Cropping and Scaling Images......................................... 347

                Managing Placed Content.............................................. 349

            The Power of Typography......................................................... 351

                Fonts and OpenType Support........................................ 351

                Character Formatting..................................................... 353

                Kerning and Tracking.................................................... 354

                Paragraph Formatting.................................................... 355

                Styles............................................................................ 356

                Setting Tab Stops.......................................................... 359

                Change Case................................................................. 359

                Converting Text to Outlines............................................ 359

                The Story Editor............................................................ 360

                Checking Spelling.......................................................... 361

                Using the Dictionary....................................................... 361

                Search and Replace....................................................... 362

                Text Frame Options....................................................... 362

            Working with Objects................................................................ 363

                Grouping Objects.......................................................... 363

                The Pathfinder and Align Panels..................................... 363

            Aligning and Distributing Objects........................................ 365

            Coloring Objects....................................................................... 365

                Fills and Strokes............................................................ 365

                Working with Swatches................................................. 365

                Spot Colors................................................................... 366

                Corner Options............................................................. 367

                Object Styles................................................................. 368

            Layout Techniques..................................................................... 369

                Snippets........................................................................ 369

                Creating a Text Wrap.................................................... 369

                The Pages Panel............................................................ 370

                Layers........................................................................... 371

                Working with Large Documents..................................... 372

            Creating and Using Tables......................................................... 375

                Modifying Tables........................................................... 375

                Styling Tables................................................................ 376

                Table Styles................................................................... 377

                Table Headers and Footers............................................ 377

                Using the Table Panel.................................................... 378

            Adding Interactivity.................................................................... 378

                Movies.......................................................................... 378

                Hyperlinks..................................................................... 379

            Bookmarks....................................................................... 380

            Saving, Printing, and Prepress.................................................... 381

                Exporting Files............................................................... 381

                Separations Preview...................................................... 382

                Preflight......................................................................... 383

                Package........................................................................ 383

                Cross-Media Export...................................................... 384

                Printing.......................................................................... 384

            Summary................................................................................... 387

        Chapter 9: Using Adobe Flash CS3                                                        389

            Getting Started with Flash.......................................................... 389

                Navigating the Flash Interface........................................ 390

                The Stage...................................................................... 391

                The Tools Panel............................................................. 393

                The Timeline Panel......................................................... 394

                The Properties Panel...................................................... 396

                The Library Panel and Symbols...................................... 396

                Other Panels.................................................................. 397

            Drawing in Flash........................................................................ 399

                Tools............................................................................. 399

                Viewing and Modification Tools..................................... 400

                Creation Tools............................................................... 400

            Selecting and Transforming Objects........................................... 405

                Selection Tools.............................................................. 405

                The Eyedropper Tool.................................................... 406

                Transforming Scale, Rotation, Envelope, and Distortion.. 406

                Smoothing and Straightening Shapes.............................. 408

                Using Snap to Objects to Connect Shapes..................... 408

            Animation Basics and Terminology............................................. 409

                Frames and Frame Rate................................................. 409

                Frame Rate Versus the Number of Frames..................... 411

                Frame Rates of Different Types of Animation................. 411

                Keyframes and Blank Keyframes................................... 412

                Tweening....................................................................... 413

            Important Flash Document Properties........................................ 413

            Simple Frame Animations and Tools.......................................... 415

                Previewing an Animation by Using Test Movie............... 416

                Editing One Keyframe at a Time.................................... 416

                Using the Frame View Settings....................................... 417

                Using the Onion Skin Tools............................................ 418

                Incorporating Pauses..................................................... 419

            Advanced Animation Through Tweening.................................... 420

                Tweening More than Position......................................... 421

                Using Ease In and Ease Out........................................... 422

            Making a Shape Tween..................................................... 423

            Importing Graphics, Sounds, and Movies................................... 423

                Importing Graphics........................................................ 423

                Importing Sounds.......................................................... 425

                Importing from a File..................................................... 425

                Importing Video............................................................ 429

            Creating Buttons for Interactive Animations................................ 433

                Making a Button............................................................ 433

                Setting Button States...................................................... 434

            Using ActionScript and Behaviors to Create Nonlinear Movies... 435

                The Actions Panel.......................................................... 436

                Specifying Actions and Using Parameters....................... 438

                Frame Actions............................................................... 440

                Button Actions............................................................... 441

                Movie Clip Actions........................................................ 443

                Using Behaviors............................................................. 446

            Publishing Your Animation......................................................... 448

            Summary................................................................................... 449

        Chapter 10: Using Adobe Dreamweaver CS3                                         451

            Defining Your Web Project........................................................ 451

                Creating New Documents.............................................. 452

                Editing Individual Files................................................... 452

                Creating a Site............................................................... 452

            Navigating the Dreamweaver Workspace................................... 456

                Document Window........................................................ 457

                Insert Panel................................................................... 459

                Properties Panel............................................................ 460

                Other Panel Groups....................................................... 461

                Managing Your Workspace Layout............................... 464

            Creating and Editing Basic Pages............................................... 465

                Setting a Page Title........................................................ 465

                Choosing an Editing View and Using View Controls....... 466

            Adding and Modifying Page Content.................................. 475

            Working with Images................................................................. 479

                Adding an Image........................................................... 479

                Image Attributes............................................................ 480

                Adding Rollover Images................................................. 486

            Advanced Layout with Tables.................................................... 493

                Basic Tables.................................................................. 493

                Adding and Modifying Table Content............................. 494

                Using Layout Tables...................................................... 497

            Advanced Layout with Frames................................................... 500

                Adding Frameset Objects.............................................. 500

                Creating Arbitrary Frames............................................. 501

                Resizing Frames............................................................. 501

                Setting Frame Names and HTML Sources..................... 502

                Setting the Scrolling and Resize Attributes...................... 502

                Setting Borders.............................................................. 503

                Targeting Linked Pages to Open in a Specific Frame...... 503

            Advanced Layout with Layers and CSS..................................... 504

                Creating a Layer............................................................ 504

                Positioning Layers.......................................................... 505

                Layer Content............................................................... 506

                Using the AP Elements Panel......................................... 506

            Using Cascading Style Sheets.................................................... 508

                Internal Versus External................................................. 508

                Creating Tag Styles........................................................ 509

                Creating a Class Style.................................................... 510

                External CSS................................................................. 511

            Transferring Files to and from Remote Sites................................ 512

                Adding Your Remote Site Connection............................ 512

                The File Transfer Interface............................................. 516

                Importing an Existing Website........................................ 519

            Reusing Content in a Website by Using the Library..................... 520

                Creating a Library Item.................................................. 520

                Adding a Library Item to a Page.................................... 524

                Making Changes to a Library Item................................. 525

            Summary................................................................................... 526

        Chapter 11: Using Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional                                   527

            Introduction to Acrobat............................................................. 527

            Viewing PDF Files..................................................................... 528

                Setting File View Modes................................................ 528

                Navigation Tools........................................................... 529

                Other Panels.................................................................. 531

                Managing Multiple Windows.......................................... 534

            Creating PDF Files.................................................................... 534

                Creating a PDF File from One or More Files.................. 534

                Creating a PDF File from Microsoft Applications........... 535

                Creating a PDF File from a Web Page........................... 535

                Creating a PDF File from a Scanner............................... 536

            Editing and Manipulating PDF Files............................................ 537

                TouchUp Tools............................................................. 538

                Checking Spelling.......................................................... 538

            Using Comments and Markup.................................................... 538

                Adding Text Edits.......................................................... 539

                Adding Sticky Notes..................................................... 539

                Stamp Tool................................................................... 540

                Advanced Comment and Markup Tools......................... 541

                Importing and Exporting Comments............................... 542

                Summarizing Comments................................................. 542

            Reviewing PDF Documents....................................................... 543

                Email-Based Review...................................................... 543

                Review Tracker............................................................. 544

                Enabling Review Features for Adobe Reader Users........ 544

            Using Sound and Movies........................................................... 544

                Adding Sound............................................................... 544

                Adding Movies.............................................................. 544

            Creating Interactivity.................................................................. 545

                Adding Bookmarks....................................................... 545

                Linking and Actions....................................................... 546

                JavaScript Support........................................................ 546

            Ensuring Accessibility................................................................. 547

            Using Forms.............................................................................. 548

                Creating Forms.............................................................. 548

                Performing Calculations................................................. 551

            Importing and Exporting Form Data................................... 552

            Security..................................................................................... 553

                Restricting Opening and Editing...................................... 553

                Encrypting for Certain Identities..................................... 554

                Digital Signatures........................................................... 554

                Certified PDF................................................................ 556

            PDF Presentations..................................................................... 557

                Creating a Slideshow..................................................... 557

                Full Screen Preferences................................................. 558

            Printing and Saving PDF Files.................................................... 559

                Saving........................................................................... 559

                Reverting....................................................................... 560

                Printing.......................................................................... 561

                Advanced Printing Options............................................ 561

                Preflight......................................................................... 563

            Acrobat Distiller........................................................................ 563

            Summary................................................................................... 564

    Part III: The Projects

        Chapter 12: Creating a Corporate Identity                                               567

            Creating a Version Cue Project.................................................. 567

            Creating the Logo...................................................................... 568

                Choosing a Typeface..................................................... 568

                Creating an Illustration................................................... 569

                Saving the Logo............................................................. 574

            Preparing a Photo...................................................................... 574

                Adjusting the Image....................................................... 574

                Saving the Image........................................................... 576

            Designing the Business Card...................................................... 576

                Creating a New Document............................................. 576

            Designing the Letterhead............................................................ 579

            Designing the Envelope.............................................................. 580

            Summary................................................................................... 581

        Chapter 13: Creating a Brochure                                                             583

            Planning the Layout in InDesign.................................................. 583

            Importing the Text..................................................................... 584

            Preparing Images....................................................................... 586

            Designing the Cover................................................................... 589

                Text Effects................................................................... 590

                Additional Images and Text Styling................................. 592

                Creating a Text Wrap.................................................... 593

                Adding the Logo............................................................ 593

            Designing the Inside of the Brochure........................................... 594

                Adding a Background.................................................... 595

                Styling Text................................................................... 596

                Inserting Tables............................................................. 597

                Finishing Touches.......................................................... 599

            Summary................................................................................... 600

        Chapter 14: Creating an Ad Campaign                                                    601

            Choosing and Preparing Images in Photoshop............................ 601

            Setting Up Pages in InDesign..................................................... 602

            Setting Up a Master Page.......................................................... 603

                Adding Common Design Elements................................. 604

                Adding Text.................................................................. 605

            Placing the Photos..................................................................... 605

            Exporting a PDF File for Review................................................ 609

            Adding Comments to the File in Acrobat.................................... 609

            Making Changes in InDesign...................................................... 611

            Exporting It As a PDF/X-1a—Compliant File.............................. 611

            Summary................................................................................... 612

        Chapter 15: Creating a Web Banner                                                       613

            Creating a New Illustrator File................................................... 613

            Adding the Images..................................................................... 614

            Choosing a Web-Safe Color...................................................... 618

            Adding the Tag Line.................................................................. 619

            Adding the Logo........................................................................ 619

            Preparing the Layers.................................................................. 619

            Creating a Flash Animation........................................................ 620

            Summary................................................................................... 624

        Chapter 16: Creating a Web Page                                                           625

            Creating Web Graphics............................................................. 625

                Header Graphic............................................................. 625

                Page Design.................................................................. 627

                Creating Web Graphics................................................. 632

            Creating a Site in Dreamweaver................................................. 634

                Choosing and Modifying a Layout.................................. 634

                Navigation–The Left Sidebar....................................... 639

                Main Content................................................................ 641

                Right Sidebar................................................................. 644

                Faux Column CSS Effect............................................... 645

                Previewing in a Browser................................................ 646

            Summary................................................................................... 647

        Appendix: Output: Sending Your Files to Print                                         649

    TOC, 0972329344, MF

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