Synopses & Reviews
Harness all the tools in the Creative Suite 4 toolbox
This "Big Picture" book not only covers all the latest features and programs in Creative Suite 4, it teaches you how to use them in seamless, integrated workflows, as they were intended. Well-known CS experts Ted Padova and Kelly Murdock will have you confidently importing files and managing flow across Photoshop®, Illustrator®, InDesign®, Dreamweaver®, Acrobat®, and Flash® in no time. Get more productive and unleash your creativity with this must-have guide.
Set up efficient workflows for teams, studios, or freelancers
Manage color across all CS4 applications
Create, transform, and add effects to objects and layers
Export designs for Web and screen viewing
Easily revisit your earlier versions of files and images
Add interactivity, hyperlinks, animation, and movie and sound clips
Soft-proof, pre-flight, and prepare files for a variety of outputs
- As one of the few books to cover integration and workflow issues between Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive, Acrobat, and Version Cue, this comprehensive reference is the one book that Creative Suite users need
- Two well-known and respected authors cover topics such as developing consistent color-managed workflows, moving files among the Creative Suite applications, preparing files for print or the Web, repurposing documents, and using the Creative Suite with Microsoft Office documents
- More than 1,200 pages are packed with valuable advice and techniques for tackling common everyday issues that designers face when working with programs in the Creative Suite
About the Author
Ted Padova 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 30 books on Adobe software, including Adobe Acrobat PDF Bible and PDF Forms Using Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer Bible.
Kelly L. Murdock has authored or coauthored more than 20 books on Web design, graphics, and multimedia, including nine 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 Started with Workflow Solutions.
Chapter 1: Introducing the Creative Suite.
Chapter 2: Taking a Tour of the Creative Suite.
Chapter 3: Understanding User Interfaces.
Part II: Getting Started with Design Workflows.
Chapter 4: Creating Production Workflows.
Chapter 5: Creating Color Managed Workflows.
Chapter 6: Using Adobe Bridge.
Chapter 7: Using Version Cue.
Chapter 8: Managing Adobe PDF Files.
Part III: Working with Objects and Images.
Chapter 9: Creating, Selecting, and Editing Objects and Images.
Chapter 10: Using Patterns, Symbols, and Styles.
Chapter 11: Acquiring and Correcting Images.
Chapter 12: Transforming Objects and Images.
Chapter 13: Applying Effects to Objects and Images.
Chapter 14: Working with 3D Objects.
Part IV: Working with Type.
Chapter 15: Working with Fonts.
Chapter 16: Working with Styles.
Chapter 17: Working with Text Frames.
Chapter 18: Working with Special Characters.
Part V: Using Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
Chapter 19: Importing Microsoft Word Documents.
Chapter 20: Exporting Text to Microsoft Word.
Chapter 21: Working with Tables.
Chapter 22: Microsoft Office and Professional Printing.
Part VI: Integrating Creative Suite Documents.
Chapter 23: Creating Adobe Flash Files.
Chapter 24: Designing Layouts.
Chapter 25: Working with Layers.
Chapter 26: Modifying Layouts.
Chapter 27: Creating Web Pages.
Part VII: Preparing Documents for Deployment.
Chapter 28: Understanding Digital Rights Management.
Chapter 29: Adding Interactivity to Documents.
Chapter 30: Working with PDF Forms.
Chapter 31: Creating Slide Presentations.
Chapter 32: Redacting Documents.
Part VIII: Deploying Documents.
Chapter 33: Using Acrobat.com.
Chapter 34: Preparing Documents for Distribution.
Chapter 35: Sharing Files.
Chapter 36: Creating Review Sessions.
Chapter 37: Using Adobe ConnectNow for Web Conferencing.
Chapter 38: Enabling PDFs with Yahoo! Ads.
Part IX: Printing and Digital Prepress.
Chapter 39: Choosing Print Setups.
Chapter 40: Commercial Printing.