Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2011 - Computers - 816 pages
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Adobe’s Creative Suite is a tightly integrated, powerful, and cost-effective set of tools that gives you the power to create graphically rich content for print or the Web. Now, there’s an all-in-one resource that explains each component of the Suite in easy-to-understand language and gets you up and running in no time!

Loaded with invaluable tips from Adobe experts, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium For Dummies shows you how to use the different software packages included in Adobe's Creative Suite to publish your own projects, in print or electronic form. You get seven minibooks that span more than 750 pages, giving you the lowdown on today’s hottest software tools — Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver — and showing you how to integrate the Suite. Completely updated to cover the latest features and enhancements of all the tools, this friendly how-to guide explains in plain English how to:

  • Install and set up each program
  • Use common menus and commands
  • Import and export files
  • Work with graphics, text, and fonts
  • Understand page layout
  • Draw with InDesign and share your work
  • Use layers, filters, and effects in Illustrator
  • Save Photoshop images for print and the Web
  • Create and modify PDF files in Acrobat
  • Build a Web site in Dreamweaver
  • Work with images and sound in Flash
  • Tackle advanced concepts
  • And much, much more!

Complete with a list of helpful resources, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium For Dummies is your powerhouse guide to getting the most out of each program!

 

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Contents

Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 3
9
Using Common Menus and Commands
21
Exploring Common Panels
31
Using Common PlugIns
37
Importing and Exporting
43
Handling Graphics Paths Text and Fonts
57
Using Color
69
Printing Documents
77
Creating a Selection
397
Using the Photoshop Pen Tool
411
Thinking about Resolution Basics
421
Creating a Good Image
427
Working with Painting and Retouching Tools
441
Using Layers
457
Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web
471
Discovering Essential Acrobat Information
485

InDesign CS3
85
Introducing InDesign CS3
91
Drawing in InDesign
109
Editing Basic Shapes
115
Working with Text and Text Frames
127
Understanding Page Layout
151
Clipping Paths Transforming Objects and Alignment
169
Understanding Color and Printing
179
Exporting Your Work
191
Integrating InDesign
199
Illustrator CS3
211
Discovering Illustrator CS3
219
Using the Selection Tools
231
Creating Basic Shapes
241
Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images
249
Using Type in Illustrator
263
Organizing Your Illustrations
287
Using Layers
297
Livening Up Illustrations with Color
303
Using the Transform and Distortions Tools
321
Working with Transparency
331
Using Filters and Effects
343
Using Your Illustrator Images
355
Photoshop CS3
369
Getting into Photoshop CS3 Basics
379
Messing with Mode Matters
389
Creating PDF Files
493
Adding Interactivity to PDF Files
503
Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics
511
Using Commenting and Annotation Tools
519
Securing Your PDF Files
531
Dreamweaver CS3
537
Introducing Dreamweaver CS3
545
Creating a Web Site
553
Working with Images
561
Putting Text on the Page
571
Linking It Together
585
Setting Your Table
593
Creating CSS Layouts
603
Publishing Your Web Site
611
Flash CS3
621
Drawing in Flash
635
Now Youre In Motion
651
Applying More Advanced Animation
665
Importing Graphics and Sounds
685
Lights Camera Movie Clips
709
Controlling Your Movie with ActionScript
717
Getting into the Workflow
731
Publishing and Final Delivery
745
Index
757
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About the author (2011)

Jennifer Smith is a designer and the founder of AGI Training. Her clients include Hershey, Hasbro Toys, and Adobe Systems. Christopher Smith is President of Aquent Graphics Institute, as well as an Adobe Certified Expert.

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