Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies

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  • Copyright: 2008-12-03
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Design professionals rely on Adobe's Creative Suite Design Premium to deliver innovative ideas in print, Web, and mobile design. Adobe CS4 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies helps you beef up your skills with the latest version of this software. You'll learn all about the hot new versions of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks.Whether you're creating newsletters, Web sites, cool original art, or animations, this book has it covered. You'll find out how to build Web pages with text and drawings, photos, Flash animations, and rollovers; check out enhanced Photoshop 3D tools; develop interactive animations for the Web or video with Flash CS4; and use the easier rollover and action features in Dreamweaver CS4 to add interactivity without coding. You'll also discover: How to get familiar with the menus, panels, and tools that are similar throughout the suite Tips for getting creative with Illustrator's cool new vector tracing feature Ways to use the annotation capabilities in Acrobat 9.0 and the improved CSS capabilities in Dreamweaver What Fireworks CS4, the newest addition to the suite, can add to Web sites Which extensions and filters are common to all programs Hard-to-find keyboard shortcuts in Illustrator How to enhance and manipulate photos with Photoshop Secrets for smoothing out your workflow How to use the Adobe Bridge Steps for using each programTo help you quickly find what you need, Adobe CS4 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies is divided into eight minibooks: Adobe Creative Suite Basics InDesign CS4 Illustrator CS4 Photoshop CS4 Acrobat CS4 Dreamweaver CS4 Flash CS4 Fireworks CS4Adobe CS4 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop guide to all the parts of Adobe's ultimate toolkit for today's designer.

Author Biography

Christopher and Jennifer Smith are President and Executive Vice President, respectfully, as well as instructors for Aquent Graphics Institute, which creates and delivers training programs for creative, marketing, and communications professionals. AGI’s team of Adobe Certified Instructors has developed many of Adobe’s official training books plus technical training programs for Adobe’s employees. Information about AGI’s training classes, seminars, and conferences is available at agitraining.com. AGI is a division of Aquent.

Fred Gerantabee is an Emmy Award-winning interactive designer, author, and educator.

Table of Contents

Book I
Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 4
Using Common Menus and Commands
Exploring Common Panel
Using Common Extensions
Importing and Exporting
Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts
Using Color
Printing Documents
InDesign CS4
WhatĂs New in InDesign CS4
Introducing InDesign CS4
Drawing in InDesign
Working with Text and Text Frames
Understanding Page Layout
Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, and Alignment
Understanding Color and Printing
Exporting Your Work
Integrating InDesign
Illustrator CS4
WhatĂs New in Illustrator CS4
Discovering Illustrator CS4
Using the Selection Tools
Creating Basic Shapes
Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images
Using Type in Illustrator
Organizing Your Illustrations
Using Layers
Livening Up Illustrations with Color
Using the Transform and Distortions Tools
Working with Transparency and Special Effects Tools
Using Filters and Effects
Using Your Illustrator Images
Book IV
Exploring New Features in Photoshop CS4
Getting Into Photoshop CS4 Basics
Messing with Mode Matters
Creating a Selection
Using the Photoshop Pen Tool
Thinking about Resolution Basics
Creating a Good Image
Working with Painting and Retouching Tools
Using Layers
Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web
Acrobat 9.0
Discovering Essential Acrobat Information
Creating PDF Files
Adding Interactivity to PDF Files
Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics
Using Commenting and Annotation Tools
Securing Your PDF Files
Dreamweaver CS4
Getting Familiar with New Features in Dreamweaver
Introducing Dreamweaver CS4
Creating a Web Site
Working with Images
Putting Text on the Page
Linking It Together
Creating Tables
Creating CSS Layouts
Publishing Your Web Site
Book VII
Getting Started in Flash CS4
Drawing in Flash CS4
Symbols and Animation
Applying More Advanced Animation
Importing Graphics and Sounds
Lights, Camera, Movie Clips!
Controlling Your Movie with ActionScript
Getting Into the (Work)flow
Publishing and Final Delivery
Fireworks CS4
Introducing Fireworks CS4
Free to Create
Livening Up Your Artwork with Color
Creating Text in Fireworks
Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks
Hotspots, Slices, and CSS Layouts
Using Buttons and Symbols
DonĂt Just Sit There ¨ Animate!
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