Synopses & Reviews
Integrate and manage workflow across Photoshop®, Illustrator®, InDesign®, Dreamweaver®, Acrobat®, and Flash®
Harness all the tools in the Adobe Creative Suite 3 toolbox with this in-depth guide from well-known Creative Suite experts Ted Padova and Kelly L. Murdock. This "Big Picture" book not only covers all the latest features and programs in CS3, it teaches you how to use them in a seamless, integrated workflow, as they were designed. You'll come away with techniques that keep your projects running smoothly and make you a more productive designer.
- Set up efficient workflows for teams, studios, or freelancers
Manage color across Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver
Create, transform, and add effects to objects and layers
Export designs for Web and screen viewing
Easily revisit earlier versions of files
Add hyperlinks, animation, and movie and sound clips
Soft-proof, pre-flight, and prepare files for a variety of outputs
Manage files with Adobe Bridge
Assemble projects with InDesign
Add motion graphics with Flash
- This is one of the few books to cover integration and workflow in depth between Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive, Acrobat, and Version Cue
- Graphic design firms, ad agencies, and publishing houses typically use a collection of programs to build their designs for print or the Web, and this book shows readers how to effectively manage that workflow among applications
- Provides solutions for issues that working designers or design students face every day, including developing consistent color-managed workflows, moving files among the CS3 applications, preparing files for print or the Web, repurposing documents, using CS3 with Office documents, and more
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About the Author
has taught classes in graphic design and digital prepress at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at UCLA for more than 16 years. He has written more than 25 books on Adobe software, including Adobe Acrobat PDF Bible
and Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF Forms
Kelly L. Murdock has authored or coauthored more than 20 books on Web design, graphics, and multimedia, including five editions of the 3ds max Bible and two editions of the Illustrator Bible. He is a freelance designer with a background in engineering and computer graphics.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Part I: Getting to Know the Creative Suite.
Chapter 1: Introducing the Creative Suite.
Chapter 2: Taking a Tour of the Creative Suite.
Chapter 3: Setting Preferences.
Chapter 4: Understanding User Interfaces.
Part II: Getting Started with Design Workflows.
Chapter 5: Creating Production Workflows.
Chapter 6: Creating Color-Managed Workflows.
Chapter 7: Using Adobe Bridge.
Chapter 8: Using Version Cue.
Chapter 9: Managing Adobe PDF Files.
Part III: Working with Objects and Images.
Chapter 10: Creating, Selecting, and Editing Objects.
Chapter 11: Acquiring and Correcting Images.
Chapter 12: Transforming Objects and Images.
Chapter 13: Applying Effects to Objects and Layers.
Chapter 14: Working with Layers.
Chapter 15: Automating Tasks.
Part IV: Working with Type.
Chapter 16: Working with Fonts.
Chapter 17: Working with Styles.
Chapter 18: Working with Text Frames.
Chapter 19: Working with Special Characters.
Part V: Using Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
Chapter 20: Importing Microsoft Word Documents.
Chapter 21: Exporting Text to Microsoft Word.
Chapter 22: Working with Tables.
Chapter 23: Creating Charts and Graphs.
Chapter 24: Microsoft Office and Professional Printing.
Part VI: Working in Creative Design Workflows.
Chapter 25: Creating Review Sessions.
Chapter 26: Designing Layouts.
Chapter 27: Modifying Layouts.
Part VII: Document Repurposing.
Chapter 28: Exporting Designs for Web and Screen Viewing.
Chapter 29: Preparing Documents for Distribution.
Chapter 30: Redacting Documents.
Part VIII: Creative Suite Document Delivery Workflows.
Chapter 31: Understanding Digital Rights Management.
Chapter 32: Creating Interactive Documents.
Chapter 33: Hosting Documents on the Web.
Chapter 34: Working with PDF Forms.
Chapter 35: Creating SWF Files.
Chapter 36: Creating Slide Presentations.
Part IX: Printing and Digital Prepress.
Chapter 37: Choosing Print Setups.
Chapter 38: Commercial Printing.