Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies
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 program To 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 CS4 Adobe 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.
Introduction 1 Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Basics 7 Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 4 .9 Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands 17 Chapter 3: Exploring Common Panels 27 Chapter 4: Using Common Extensions 33 Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting 39 Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts 53 Chapter 7: Using Color 63 Chapter 8: Printing Documents 71 Book II: InDesign CS4 79 Chapter 1: What’s New in InDesign CS4 81 Chapter 2: Introducing InDesign CS4 89 Chapter 3: Drawing in InDesign 107 Chapter 4: Working with Text and Text Frames 127 Chapter 5: Understanding Page Layout 153 Chapter 6: Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, and Alignment 171 Chapter 7: Understanding Color and Printing 181 Chapter 8: Exporting Your Work 193 Chapter 9: Integrating InDesign 201 Book III: Illustrator CS4 213 Chapter 1: What’s New in Illustrator CS4215 Chapter 2: Discovering Illustrator CS4 221 Chapter 3: Using the Selection Tools 235 Chapter 4: Creating Basic Shapes 245 Chapter 5: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images 253 Chapter 6: Using Type in Illustrator 267 Chapter 7: Organizing Your Illustrations 291 Chapter 8: Using Layers 301 Chapter 9: Livening Up Illustrations with Color 307 Chapter 10: Using the Transform and Distortions Tools 325 Chapter 11: Working with Transparency and Special Effects Tools 337 Chapter 12: Using Filters and Effects 349 Chapter 13: Using Your Illustrator Images 361 Book IV: Photoshop CS4 377 Chapter 1: Exploring New Features in Photoshop CS4 379 Chapter 2: Getting Into Photoshop CS4 Basics 385 Chapter 3: Messing with Mode Matters 395 Chapter 4: Creating a Selection 403 Chapter 5: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool 419 Chapter 6: Thinking about Resolution Basics 429 Chapter 7: Creating a Good Image 435 Chapter 8: Working with Painting and Retouching Tools 449 Chapter 9: Using Layers 465 Chapter 10: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web 481 Book V: Acrobat 9.0 493 Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information 495 Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files 505 Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files 515 Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics 523 Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools 531 Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files 543 Book VI: Dreamweaver CS4 549 Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with New Features in Dreamweaver 551 Chapter 2: Introducing Dreamweaver CS4 561 Chapter 3: Creating a Web Site 571 Chapter 4: Working with Images 581 Chapter 5: Putting Text on the Page 595 Chapter 6: Linking It Together 609 Chapter 7: Creating Tables 617 Chapter 8: Creating CSS Layouts 627 Chapter 9: Publishing Your Web Site 637 Book VII: Flash CS4 647 Chapter 1: Getting Started in Flash CS4 649 Chapter 2: Drawing in Flash CS4 663 Chapter 3: Symbols and Animation 679 Chapter 4: Applying More Advanced Animation 699 Chapter 5: Importing Graphics and Sounds 719 Chapter 6: Lights, Camera, Movie Clips! 739 Chapter 7: Controlling Your Movie with ActionScript 751 Chapter 8: Getting Into the (Work)flow 767 Chapter 9: Publishing and Final Delivery 781 Book VIII: Fireworks CS4 793 Chapter 1: Introducing Fireworks CS4 795 Chapter 2: Free to Create 803 Chapter 3: Livening Up Your Artwork with Color 813 Chapter 4: Creating Text in Fireworks 819 Chapter 5: Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks 827 Chapter 6: Hotspots, Slices, and CSS Layouts 837 Chapter 7: Using Buttons and Symbols 849 Chapter 8: Don’t Just Sit There — Animate! 857 Index 869
Jennifer Smith is a Certified Technical Instructor and former art director. She also founded Aquent Graphics Institute. Christopher Smith is President of Aquent Graphics Institute and an Adobe Certified Expert. Fred Gerantabee is an Emmy Award-winning interactive designer, author, and educator.
Here's your one-stop guide to all the parts of Adobe CS4 Design Premium Design professionals (like you!) rely on Adobe's Creative Suite Design Premium and this all-in-one guide. Here's everything you need on 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! Get it together — see how the programs dovetail to create pages with text and drawings, or Web sites with photos, Flash animations, and rollovers Know your toolbox — get familiar with the menus, panels, and tools that are similar throughout the suite Find your vector — get creative with Illustrator's cool new vector tracing feature See what's new — check out enhanced Photoshop 3D tools, annotation capabilities in Acrobat 9.0, improved CSS capabilities in Dreamweaver, and more Animate in a Flash — create interactive animations for the Web or video with Flash CS4 Interact — use the easier rollover and action features in Dreamweaver CS4 to add interactivity without coding Fire up your site — explore what Fireworks CS4, the newest addition to the suite, can add to Web sites Open the book and find: 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 The difference between RGB and CMYK How to secure PDF files Steps for using each program