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Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Design & Web Premium Classroom in a Book®

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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Creative Suite 6 choose Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 6 project-based lessons show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working with the applications in the Creative Suite. Readers learn what they need to know to create engaging layouts for print or web publishing.

This completely revised Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium edition covers new tools and essential performance and workflow enhancements, including how to set up basic assets in Bridge CS6, use Content-Aware tools on images and edit video in Photoshop CS6, create accurate image tracings in Illustrator CS6, design print layouts and documents for mobile devices in InDesign CS6, and protoype and build a website in Dreamweaver CS6.
The companion DVD includes all the lesson files readers need to work along with the book. Each chapter contains a single project that builds on the reader’s growing knowledge of the suite and how to use the suite applications together.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Ebook Readers: Find your Lesson Files
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium
    4. Additional Resources
    5. Adobe Certification
  6. Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium
    1. The Ultimate Design Toolkit for Creative Freedom and Precise Control
    2. Keep Pace With Today’s Media
    3. The Adobe Creative Suite 6 Family
    4. Adobe Creative Cloud
  7. 1. Setting Up Basic Assets
    1. Organizing Your Work with Adobe Bridge
    2. Creating Artwork in Illustrator
    3. Cropping a Photo in Photoshop
    4. Adding Creative Blur in Photoshop
    5. Removing a Background in Photoshop
    6. Removing Unwanted Objects in Photoshop
    7. Moving Objects Seamlessly in Photoshop
    8. Wrapping Up
  8. 2. Creating a Print Layout
    1. Inspecting and Selecting Documents with Adobe Bridge
    2. Modifying an InDesign Document
    3. Preparing for Printing
    4. Exporting to PDF
  9. 3. Designing for Mobile Devices
    1. New Tools for New Design Challenges
    2. Responsive Web Layouts with Dreamweaver CSS Fluid Grids
    3. Designing Faster with jQuery Mobile
    4. Creating Apps for Multiple Devices with PhoneGap Build
    5. Wrapping Up
  10. 4. Creating Mobile Versions of a Print Layout
    1. Mobile Publishing with Adobe InDesign
    2. Converting a Print Publication to EPUB Format
    3. Understanding More Details About Exporting to EPUB
    4. Creating a Video with Photoshop
    5. Converting a Print Publication to an iPad App Using InDesign
    6. Wrapping Up
  11. 5. Building a Website
    1. Designing Modern Websites
    2. Inspecting and Editing CSS Page Elements
    3. Inserting a Fireworks HTML page
    4. Including Fireworks Web Pages in Dreamweaver
    5. Roundtrip Editing between Dreamweaver and Fireworks
    6. Wrapping Up
  12. 6. Creating Interactive Forms
    1. Creating PDF Forms in Adobe InDesign
    2. Getting Started
    3. Using the Sample Buttons and Forms Panel
    4. Checking Your Work So Far
    5. Adding Text Fields
    6. Creating Combo Boxes
    7. Finishing the Form Objects
    8. Cleaning Up the Table Containing the Form
  13. 7. Submitting Work for a PDF Review
    1. Introducing the Different Types of Review
    2. Managing Reviews
    3. Collaborating in Online Meetings
  14. 8. Preparing Images for Different Media
    1. One Image, Multiple Paths
    2. Image Resolution and Media
    3. Image Color and Media
    4. Preparing Graphics for the Web or Mobile Devices
    5. Preparing Graphics for Print
    6. Wrapping Up
  15. 9. Managing Color Across Adobe Creative Suite
    1. Understanding Color Management
    2. Choosing a Color Settings Preset
    3. Converting to, Assigning, and Embedding Profiles
    4. Setting Up a Color-managed Print Workflow
    5. Setting Up a Web Color Workflow
    6. Resolving Color Space Mismatches
    7. Wrapping Up
  16. Index
  17. Learn by Video
  18. Where are the Lesson Files?