Synopses & Reviews
Adobe Creative Suite 3, the most popular design suite on the market today, now has the perfect companion resource to guide readers through Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator CS3. The Design Collection Revealed offers comprehensive step-by-step instruction as well as in-depth conceptual information about the features of the latest release of these three programs- all in one book! With clear, straightforward descriptions, end-of-chapter learning projects, and step-by-step tutorials, readers will acquire the skills needed to master the software and create strong design pieces. The full-color, vibrant illustrations and user-friendly design make this an ideal book for staying up-to-date on the very latest features of this popular design suite.
The Design Collection Revealed provides comprehensive step-by-step instruction and in-depth explanation on three of today's most widely used design and layout programs: Adobe InDesign CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4, and AdobeIllustrator CS4. Readers gain practical experience with the software as they work through end-of-chapter learning projects and step-by-step tutorials. An integration chapter demonstrates how to move from one application to the other. Full-color illustrations and a user-friendly design combine to create a solid learning experience that reveals how to master the latest features of this popular design suite.
About the Author
Chris Botello began his career as print production manager for Premiere magazine, designed movie posters for Miramax Films, and served as the art director for Microsoft's launch of sidewalk.com/boston. He is the author of Revealed Series books on Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InDesign Interactive and is the co-author of YouTube for Dummies. Chris commutes between Los Angeles, where he works as a designer and retoucher on movie campaigns, and Marion, MA, where he teaches computer graphics at Tabor Academy. Chris uses his own books - including this one - as the text for his classes. Elizabeth Eisner Reding has authored many books for Cengage Learning on a variety of software programs, including Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Publisher. Living in New Mexico with her husband, she spends her free time grilling, water gardening, road and mountain biking, and collecting Southwestern art.
Table of Contents
Adobe InDesign 1. Exploring the InDesign Workspace 2. Working with Text 3. Setting Up a Document 4. Working with Frames 5. Working with Color Adobe Photoshop 1. Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS4 2. Working with Layers 3. Making Selections 4. Incorporating Color Techniques 5. Placing Type in an Image Adobe Illustrator 1. Getting Started with Illustrator 2. Creating Text and Gradients 3. Drawing and Composing an Illustration 4. Transforming and Distorting Objects 5. Working with Layers 1. Integrating Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign