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If Adobe Creative Suite can do it, you can do it too ...
Photoshop® CS, Illustrator® CS, InDesign® CS, GoLive® CS, Acrobat® Professional, and Version Cue, the new file management application, are designed to work together as a fully integrated suite of tools. As a design professional, youre no doubt proficient in one or more of them already. This is the "big picture" book that teaches you how to move among the applications and use them as intended. Youll learn to integrate and manage workflows that will make you not only a better designer, but a more productive one.
Inside, youll find complete coverage of Adobe Creative Suite
- Build a design workflow that meets your objectives
- Use new tools for versioning documents and creating consistent color across the CS programs
- Create objects in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, or edit images in Photoshop and import them into other applications
- Implement new CS features for setting and using type
- Work with files that originated in MS Office programs and were imported into the CS applications
- Develop consistent color-managed workflows that involve colleagues and clients in project review
- Rework or "repurpose" documents created in one CS application for use in others
- Manage file delivery issues related to digital rights, Web hosting, and replicating CD-ROMs
- Prepare files for commercial prepress or printing to composite printers
- One of the first comprehensive books to cover Photoshop cs (image-editing), Illustrator cs (drawing), InDesign cs (layout and graphic design), GoLive cs (Web design), Acrobat Professional (document distribution), and Version Cue (the new file management application) all in one volume
- Tackles issues that arise every day for a designer, showing how to manage workflow among these integrated applications
- Topics covered include developing consistent color-managed workflows, moving files among the cs applications, preparing files for print or the Web, repurposing documents, and much more
- Ted Padova is an internationally known author, speaker, university instructor, and service-bureau owner who has become an expert with Adobe software during the past sixteen years
* One of the first comprehensive books to cover Photoshop cs (image-editing), Illustrator cs (drawing), InDesign cs (layout and graphic design), GoLive cs (Web design), Acrobat Professional (document distribution), and Version Cue (the new file management application) all in one volume
* Tackles issues that arise every day for a designer, showing how to manage workflow among these integrated applications
* Topics covered include developing consistent color-managed workflows, moving files among the cs applications, preparing files for print or the Web, repurposing documents, and much more
* Ted Padova is an internationally known author, speaker, university instructor, and service-bureau owner who has become an expert with Adobe software during the past sixteen years
About the Author
is the author of more than a dozen computer books, the most recent include: Adobe Acrobat PDF Bible
(John Wiley & Sons) versions 4, 5, & 6; Adobe Acrobat 6 Complete Course
; Creating Adobe Acrobat Forms
; and Teach Yourself Visually Acrobat 5
. He is the host for Total Training Systems Total Acrobat 6 series of seven videos on Acrobat Standard and Acrobat Professional.
Ted has been involved in PostScript imaging for over a decade and started a computer service bureau in 1990 in Ventura, California. He is the CEO and managing partner of The Image Source Digital Imaging and Photo Finishing Centers of Thousand Oaks and Ventura California.
For sixteen years, he has been a university instructor, teaching classes in Adobe Photoshop; Adobe InDesign; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe PageMaker; QuarkXPress; HTML and Web page design, Scanning and Calibrations; and Adobe Acrobat at the University of California, Santa Barbara and UCLA. He is an internationally recognized expert on Adobe Acrobat, PDF, and digital imaging, speaking nationally and abroad at many computer conferences.
With a background in engineering and computer graphics, Kelly has had many opportunities to flex his design muscles from Web site creation and design to freelance 3D design projects. In his spare time, Kelly enjoys the outdoors and loves rock climbing, mountain biking or skiing. He has recently formed a design company with his brother, Chris, called Logical Paradox Design.
Wendy Halderman is an award-winning typographer, graphic designer, and fine artist. As both a staff and freelance designer, she has produced a wide variety of marketing communication materials for clients in the financial, retail, IT, media, educational, and non-profit industries. Her 14-year-old company, Halderman Graphic Design, is based in Ventura, California, and serves clients nationwide.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting to Know the Creative Suite.
Chapter 1: Introducing the Adobe 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 Version Cue.
Part III: Working with Objects and Images.
Chapter 8: Creating, Selecting, and Editing Objects and Images.
Chapter 9: Transforming Objects and Images.
Chapter 10: Applying Effects to Objects and Images.
Chapter 11: Working with Layers.
Chapter 12: Automating Tasks.
Part IV: Working with Type.
Chapter 13: Working with Fonts.
Chapter 14: Working with Styles.
Chapter 15: Working with Text Frames.
Chapter 16: Working with Special Characters.
Part V: Using Creative Suite and Microsoft.
Chapter 17: Importing Microsoft Word Documents.
Chapter 18: Exporting Text to Microsoft Word.
Chapter 19: Working with Tables.
Chapter 20: Creating Charts and Graphs.
Chapter 21: Microsoft Office and Professional Printing.
Part VI: Working in Creative Design Workflows.
Chapter 22: Creating Review Sessions.
Chapter 23: Designing Layouts.
Chapter 24: Modifying Layouts.
Part VII: Document Repurposing.
Chapter 25: Exporting Designs for Web Hosting.
Chapter 26: Preparing Documents for Distribution.
Chapter 27: Working with XML.
Part VIII: Creative Suite Document Delivery Workflows.
Chapter 28: Understanding Digital Rights Management.
Chapter 29: Adding Interactivity in InDesign.
Chapter 30: Hosting Documents on the Web.
Chapter 31: Replicating CD-ROMs.
Chapter 32: Creating SWF and SVG Files.
Chapter 33: Creating Slide Presentations.
Part IX: Printing and Digital Prepress.
Chapter 34: Choosing Print Setups.
Chapter 35: Commercial Printing.
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts in the Adobe CS Programs.