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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 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. Authors' Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
    4. What You Don't Have to Read
    5. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Basics
      2. Book II: InDesign CS4
      3. Book III: Illustrator CS4
      4. Book IV: Photoshop CS4
      5. Book V: Acrobat 9.0
      6. Book VI: Dreamweaver CS4
      7. Book VII: Flash CS4
      8. Book VIII: Fireworks CS4
    6. Icons Used in This Book
    7. Where to Go from Here
  6. I. Adobe Creative Suite 4 Basics
    1. 1. Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 4
      1. 1.1. Introducing InDesign CS4
      2. 1.2. Using Illustrator CS4
      3. 1.3. Getting Started with Photoshop CS4
      4. 1.4. Working with Acrobat 9.0
      5. 1.5. Introducing Dreamweaver CS4
      6. 1.6. Moving into Flash CS4
      7. 1.7. Welcoming you to Fireworks CS4
      8. 1.8. Crossing the Adobe Bridge
      9. 1.9. Integrating Software
    2. 2. Using Common Menus and Commands
      1. 2.1. Discovering Common Menus
      2. 2.2. Using Dialog Boxes
      3. 2.3. Encountering Alerts
      4. 2.4. Using Common Menu Options
      5. 2.5. About Contextual Menus
      6. 2.6. Using Common Shortcuts
      7. 2.7. Changing Your Preferences
    3. 3. Exploring Common Panels
      1. 3.1. Understanding the Synchronized Workspace
      2. 3.2. Using Panels in the Workspace
        1. 3.2.1. Moving panels
        2. 3.2.2. Looking at common panels
    4. 4. Using Common Extensions
      1. 4.1. Looking at Common Extensions and Filters
        1. 4.1.1. Plugging into InDesign
        2. 4.1.2. Adding on to Photoshop
        3. 4.1.3. Using Illustrator plug-ins
        4. 4.1.4. Adding on capabilities to Acrobat
        5. 4.1.5. Extending Dreamweaver
      2. 4.2. Using Filters or Plug-Ins
    5. 5. Importing and Exporting
      1. 5.1. Discovering the Adobe Bridge Application
        1. 5.1.1. Accessing the Bridge software
        2. 5.1.2. Navigating in Adobe Bridge
        3. 5.1.3. Managing color
      2. 5.2. Importing Files into a Document
        1. 5.2.1. Placing content in InDesign
        2. 5.2.2. Adding content to a Photoshop file
        3. 5.2.3. Placing files into Illustrator
        4. 5.2.4. Adding to Acrobat
        5. 5.2.5. Importing into Dreamweaver
      3. 5.3. Exporting Your Documents
        1. 5.3.1. Exporting from InDesign
        2. 5.3.2. Exporting content from Photoshop
        3. 5.3.3. Exporting Illustrator files
        4. 5.3.4. Exporting Acrobat content
        5. 5.3.5. Exporting Dreamweaver content
    6. 6. Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts
      1. 6.1. Using Graphics in Your Documents
        1. 6.1.1. Working with bitmap images
        2. 6.1.2. Discovering vector graphics
      2. 6.2. Working with Paths and Strokes
      3. 6.3. Adding Text
        1. 6.3.1. Using fonts
        2. 6.3.2. Discovering types of fonts
          1. 6.3.2.1. TrueType
          2. 6.3.2.2. PostScript (Type 1)
          3. 6.3.2.3. OpenType
        3. 6.3.3. Using text and fonts on the Web
      4. 6.4. The Fundamentals of Page Layout
        1. 6.4.1. Layout for print
        2. 6.4.2. Web page layout
    7. 7. Using Color
      1. 7.1. Looking at Color Modes and Channels
        1. 7.1.1. Using RGB
        2. 7.1.2. Working with CMYK
        3. 7.1.3. Saving in grayscale
        4. 7.1.4. Looking at color channels
      2. 7.2. Choosing Colors
        1. 7.2.1. Using swatches
        2. 7.2.2. Mixing colors
      3. 7.3. Using Color on the Web
    8. 8. Printing Documents
      1. 8.1. Choosing Printers
        1. 8.1.1. Using consumer printers
        2. 8.1.2. Looking at professional printers
      2. 8.2. Buying a Printer
      3. 8.3. Printing Your Work
        1. 8.3.1. Choosing where and how to print
        2. 8.3.2. Looking at paper
        3. 8.3.3. Saving files for a service provider
        4. 8.3.4. Printing at home
  7. II. InDesign CS4
    1. 1. What's New in InDesign CS4
      1. 1.1. Placing and Tracking Your Images Better than Before
      2. 1.2. Making Transforms Just Got Easier
      3. 1.3. Guiding You to a Better Place
      4. 1.4. Cleaning Up as You Go!
      5. 1.5. Selecting, Dropping, and Going with Multiple Placed Images
      6. 1.6. Improving Integration with Flash
      7. 1.7. Finding Even More Features
    2. 2. Introducing InDesign CS4
      1. 2.1. Getting Started with InDesign CS4
        1. 2.1.1. Creating a new publication
        2. 2.1.2. Opening an existing publication
        3. 2.1.3. Looking at the document setup
      2. 2.2. Touring the Workspace
        1. 2.2.1. Tools
        2. 2.2.2. Menus
        3. 2.2.3. Panels
          1. 2.2.3.1. Control panel
          2. 2.2.3.2. Pages panel
        4. 2.2.4. Contextual menus
      3. 2.3. Setting Up the Workspace
        1. 2.3.1. Showing and hiding grids and guides
        2. 2.3.2. Snapping to a grid or a guide
        3. 2.3.3. Using the new smart guides
        4. 2.3.4. Saving a custom workspace
      4. 2.4. Working with Publications
        1. 2.4.1. Importing new content
        2. 2.4.2. Viewing content
        3. 2.4.3. Saving your publication
    3. 3. Drawing in InDesign
      1. 3.1. Getting Started with Drawing
        1. 3.1.1. Paths and shapes
        2. 3.1.2. Points and segments
      2. 3.2. Getting to Know the Tools of the Trade
        1. 3.2.1. The Pencil tool
        2. 3.2.2. The Pen tool
        3. 3.2.3. Basic shapes and frame shapes
      3. 3.3. Drawing Shapes
        1. 3.3.1. Creating a shape with exact dimensions
        2. 3.3.2. Using the Polygon tool
      4. 3.4. Editing Basic Shapes
        1. 3.4.1. Changing the size with the Transform panel
        2. 3.4.2. Changing the size with the Free Transform tool
        3. 3.4.3. Changing the stroke of a shape
        4. 3.4.4. Changing the shear value
        5. 3.4.5. Rotating a shape
      5. 3.5. Drawing Freeform Paths
        1. 3.5.1. Using the Pencil tool
        2. 3.5.2. Using the Pen tool
      6. 3.6. Editing Freeform Paths
      7. 3.7. Making Corner Effects
      8. 3.8. Using Fills
        1. 3.8.1. Creating basic fills
        2. 3.8.2. Making transparent fills
        3. 3.8.3. Looking at gradients
        4. 3.8.4. Removing fills
      9. 3.9. Adding Layers
    4. 4. Working with Text and Text Frames
      1. 4.1. Understanding Text, Font, and Frames
      2. 4.2. Creating and Using Text Frames
        1. 4.2.1. Creating text frames with the Type tool
        2. 4.2.2. Creating text frames with the Frame tool
        3. 4.2.3. Creating text frames from a shape
      3. 4.3. Adding Text to Your Publication
        1. 4.3.1. Importing text
        2. 4.3.2. Controlling text flow
        3. 4.3.3. Adding placeholder text
        4. 4.3.4. Copying and pasting text
      4. 4.4. Looking at Text Frame Options
        1. 4.4.1. Changing text frame options
        2. 4.4.2. Using and modifying columns
      5. 4.5. Modifying and Connecting Text Frames on a Page
        1. 4.5.1. Resizing and moving the text frame
        2. 4.5.2. Threading text frames
        3. 4.5.3. Adding a page jump number
      6. 4.6. Understanding Paragraph Settings
        1. 4.6.1. Indenting your text
        2. 4.6.2. Text alignment and justification
        3. 4.6.3. Saving a paragraph style
      7. 4.7. Editing Stories
        1. 4.7.1. Using the story editor
        2. 4.7.2. Checking for correct spelling
        3. 4.7.3. Using custom spelling dictionaries
      8. 4.8. Using Tables
        1. 4.8.1. Creating tables
        2. 4.8.2. Editing table settings
        3. 4.8.3. Creating table styles
      9. 4.9. Looking at Text on a Path
    5. 5. Understanding Page Layout
      1. 5.1. Importing Images
        1. 5.1.1. Importing PDFs
        2. 5.1.2. Importing other InDesign documents
      2. 5.2. Linking and Embedding Images
      3. 5.3. Setting Image Quality and Display
      4. 5.4. Selecting Images
      5. 5.5. Manipulating Text and Graphics in Layout
        1. 5.5.1. Page orientation and size
        2. 5.5.2. Margins, columns, and gutters
        3. 5.5.3. Using guides and snapping
        4. 5.5.4. Locking objects and guides
      6. 5.6. Merging Text and Graphics
        1. 5.6.1. Wrapping objects with text
        2. 5.6.2. Modifying a text wrap
      7. 5.7. Working with Pages and the Pages Panel
        1. 5.7.1. Selecting and moving pages
        2. 5.7.2. Adding and deleting pages
        3. 5.7.3. Numbering your pages
      8. 5.8. Using Master Spreads in Page Layout
        1. 5.8.1. Creating a master spread
        2. 5.8.2. Applying, removing, and deleting master pages
    6. 6. Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, and Alignment
      1. 6.1. Working with Transformations
        1. 6.1.1. Looking at the Transform panel
        2. 6.1.2. Using the Free Transform tool
        3. 6.1.3. Rotating objects
        4. 6.1.4. Scaling objects
        5. 6.1.5. Shearing objects
        6. 6.1.6. Reflecting objects
      2. 6.2. Understanding Clipping Paths
      3. 6.3. Arranging Objects on the Page
        1. 6.3.1. Aligning objects
        2. 6.3.2. Distributing objects
    7. 7. Understanding Color and Printing
      1. 7.1. Selecting Color with Color Controls
      2. 7.2. Understanding Color Models
      3. 7.3. Using Color Swatches and Libraries
        1. 7.3.1. The Swatches panel
        2. 7.3.2. Swatch libraries
      4. 7.4. Printing Your Work
        1. 7.4.1. What's a bleed?
        2. 7.4.2. About trapping
        3. 7.4.3. Taking your files to a service provider
        4. 7.4.4. Doing it yourself: Printing at home or in the office
    8. 8. Exporting Your Work
      1. 8.1. Understanding File Formats
      2. 8.2. Exporting Publications
        1. 8.2.1. Exporting PDF documents
        2. 8.2.2. Exporting EPS files
        3. 8.2.3. Exporting JPEG files
        4. 8.2.4. Exporting the Flash CS4 XFL format
        5. 8.2.5. Exporting text files
    9. 9. Integrating InDesign
      1. 9.1. Using InDesign with Version Cue
        1. 9.1.1. Setting up the Version Cue server
        2. 9.1.2. Setting up a project file
        3. 9.1.3. Adding a user to the project
        4. 9.1.4. Saving a file into a project
      2. 9.2. Integrating InDesign with Acrobat
        1. 9.2.1. Creating a hyperlink
        2. 9.2.2. Adding a media file
        3. 9.2.3. Exporting to Flash
      3. 9.3. Integrating InDesign with Photoshop
        1. 9.3.1. Transparency support and clipping paths
        2. 9.3.2. Photoshop spot colors in InDesign
      4. 9.4. Integrating InDesign with Illustrator
      5. 9.5. Integrating InDesign with InCopy
        1. 9.5.1. Importing InCopy stories
        2. 9.5.2. Updating InCopy stories
      6. 9.6. Integrating InDesign with Dreamweaver
  8. III. Illustrator CS4
    1. 1. What's New in Illustrator CS4
      1. 1.1. Finally! Multiple Artboards
        1. 1.1.1. Creating a document with multiple artboards
        2. 1.1.2. Printing a document with multiple artboards
      2. 1.2. Fun with the New Blob Brush tool
      3. 1.3. Improving Appearances with the Appearance Panel
    2. 2. Discovering Illustrator CS4
      1. 2.1. Deciding When to Use Illustrator CS4
      2. 2.2. Opening an Existing Document
      3. 2.3. Creating a New Document
      4. 2.4. Taking a Look at the Document Window
      5. 2.5. Becoming Familiar with the Tools
      6. 2.6. Checking out the panels
      7. 2.7. Changing Views
      8. 2.8. Navigating the Work Area with Zoom Controls
    3. 3. Using the Selection Tools
      1. 3.1. Getting to Know the Selection Tools
        1. 3.1.1. Anchor points
        2. 3.1.2. Bounding boxes
        3. 3.1.3. Selection tools
      2. 3.2. Working with Selections
        1. 3.2.1. Creating a selection
        2. 3.2.2. Selecting an anchor point
        3. 3.2.3. Using a marquee to select an object
        4. 3.2.4. Selecting multiple objects
        5. 3.2.5. Saving a selection
      3. 3.3. Grouping and Ungrouping
        1. 3.3.1. Creating a group
        2. 3.3.2. Using the Isolation mode
      4. 3.4. Manipulating Selected Objects
    4. 4. Creating Basic Shapes
      1. 4.1. The Basic Shape Tools
        1. 4.1.1. Creating rectangles and ellipses
        2. 4.1.2. Using the Rounded Rectangle tool
        3. 4.1.3. Using the Polygon tool
        4. 4.1.4. Using the Star tool
      2. 4.2. Resizing Shapes
      3. 4.3. Tips for Creating Shapes
        1. 4.3.1. Creating advanced shapes
        2. 4.3.2. Using the Pathfinders
    5. 5. Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images
      1. 5.1. Pen Tool Fundamentals
        1. 5.1.1. Creating a straight line
        2. 5.1.2. Creating a constrained straight line
        3. 5.1.3. Creating a curve
        4. 5.1.4. Reconnecting to an existing path
        5. 5.1.5. Controlling the curves
        6. 5.1.6. Creating a corner point
      2. 5.2. The Hidden Pen Tools
        1. 5.2.1. Additional tools to help you make paths
        2. 5.2.2. Using the Eraser tool
      3. 5.3. Tracing Artwork
        1. 5.3.1. Creating a template layer
        2. 5.3.2. Using Live Trace
      4. 5.4. Other Things You Should Know about Placing Images
      5. 5.5. Using Photoshop Layer Comps
    6. 6. Using Type in Illustrator
      1. 6.1. Working with Type
        1. 6.1.1. Creating text areas
        2. 6.1.2. Creating a line of text
        3. 6.1.3. Flowing text into an area
        4. 6.1.4. Dealing with text overflow
        5. 6.1.5. Creating columns of text with the Area Type tool
        6. 6.1.6. Threading text into shapes
        7. 6.1.7. Wrapping text
        8. 6.1.8. Outlining text
        9. 6.1.9. Putting text on a path, in a closed shape, or on the path of a shape
          1. 6.1.9.1. Creating text on a path
          2. 6.1.9.2. Creating text in a closed shape
          3. 6.1.9.3. Text on the path of a closed shape
      2. 6.2. Assigning Font Styles
      3. 6.3. Using the Character Panel
      4. 6.4. Using the Control Panel
      5. 6.5. Using the Paragraph Panel
        1. 6.5.1. Alignment
        2. 6.5.2. Indents
      6. 6.6. Text Utilities: Your Key to Efficiency
        1. 6.6.1. Find and Replace
        2. 6.6.2. Spell checker
        3. 6.6.3. The Hyphenation feature
        4. 6.6.4. The Find Font feature
        5. 6.6.5. The Change Case feature
        6. 6.6.6. Text styles
          1. 6.6.6.1. Creating character styles
          2. 6.6.6.2. Creating a paragraph style
          3. 6.6.6.3. Updating styles
    7. 7. Organizing Your Illustrations
      1. 7.1. Setting Ruler Increments
      2. 7.2. Using Guides
        1. 7.2.1. Creating a ruler guide
        2. 7.2.2. Creating a custom guide
      3. 7.3. Using the Transform Panel for Placement
      4. 7.4. Changing the Ruler Origin
      5. 7.5. Thinking about Object Arrangement
      6. 7.6. Hiding Objects
      7. 7.7. Locking Objects
      8. 7.8. Creating a Clipping Mask
    8. 8. Using Layers
      1. 8.1. Creating New Layers
      2. 8.2. Using Layers for Selections
      3. 8.3. Changing the Layer Stacking Order
      4. 8.4. Moving and Cloning Objects
      5. 8.5. Hiding Layers
      6. 8.6. Locking Layers
    9. 9. Livening Up Illustrations with Color
      1. 9.1. Choosing a Color Mode
      2. 9.2. Using the Swatches Panel
      3. 9.3. Applying Color to the Fill and Stroke
      4. 9.4. Changing the Width and Type of a Stroke
      5. 9.5. Using the Color Panel
      6. 9.6. Saving Colors
        1. 9.6.1. Building and using custom libraries
        2. 9.6.2. Using the Color Guide and color groups
        3. 9.6.3. Adding Pantone colors
      7. 9.7. Editing Colors
      8. 9.8. Building and Editing Patterns
      9. 9.9. Working with Gradients
      10. 9.10. Copying Color Attributes
      11. 9.11. The Live Trace Feature
      12. 9.12. The Live Paint Feature
    10. 10. Using the Transform and Distortions Tools
      1. 10.1. Working with Transformations
        1. 10.1.1. Transforming an object
          1. 10.1.1.1. Arbitrary transformation method
          2. 10.1.1.2. Exact transformation methods
        2. 10.1.2. Using the Transform tools
          1. 10.1.2.1. The Reflect tool
          2. 10.1.2.2. The Scale tool
          3. 10.1.2.3. The Shear tool
          4. 10.1.2.4. The Reshape tool
          5. 10.1.2.5. The Free Transform tool
      2. 10.2. Creating Distortions
        1. 10.2.1. The Liquify tools
        2. 10.2.2. Using the Envelope Distort command
          1. 10.2.2.1. Using the preset warps
          2. 10.2.2.2. Reshaping with a mesh grid
          3. 10.2.2.3. Reshaping an object with a different object
    11. 11. Working with Transparency and Special Effects Tools
      1. 11.1. The Mesh Tool
      2. 11.2. The Blend Tool
      3. 11.3. The Symbol Sprayer Tool
      4. 11.4. Transparency
        1. 11.4.1. Blend modes
        2. 11.4.2. Opacity masks
    12. 12. Using Filters and Effects
      1. 12.1. Working with Effects
        1. 12.1.1. Understanding the Appearance panel
        2. 12.1.2. Applying an effect
        3. 12.1.3. Adding a Drop Shadow effect
      2. 12.2. Saving Graphic Styles
      3. 12.3. Creating 3D Artwork
      4. 12.4. Adding Multiple Fills and Strokes
    13. 13. Using Your Illustrator Images
      1. 13.1. Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files
        1. 13.1.1. The native Adobe Illustrator file format
        2. 13.1.2. Saving Illustrator files back to previous versions
        3. 13.1.3. The EPS file format
        4. 13.1.4. The PDF file format
      2. 13.2. Saving Your Artwork for the Web
      3. 13.3. Flattening Transparency
        1. 13.3.1. Flattening a file
        2. 13.3.2. Using the Flattener Preview panel
      4. 13.4. Printing from Illustrator
  9. IV. Photoshop CS4
    1. 1. Exploring New Features in Photoshop CS4
      1. 1.1. An Improved Workspace Helps You Find the Tools You Need
      2. 1.2. Adjustments Panel
      3. 1.3. Make Your Layers Go 3D!
      4. 1.4. Kuler System Comes to Photoshop
      5. 1.5. ConnectNow
    2. 2. Getting Into Photoshop CS4 Basics
      1. 2.1. Getting to Know the Tools
      2. 2.2. Navigating the Work Area
        1. 2.2.1. Docking and saving panels
        2. 2.2.2. Taking advantage of new workspace features
        3. 2.2.3. Zooming in to get a better look
      3. 2.3. Choosing Your Screen Mode
      4. 2.4. Getting Started with Basic Tasks in Photoshop CS4
        1. 2.4.1. Opening an image
        2. 2.4.2. Creating a new file
        3. 2.4.3. Cropping an image
        4. 2.4.4. Saving images
    3. 3. Messing with Mode Matters
      1. 3.1. Working with Bitmap Images
      2. 3.2. Choosing the Correct Photoshop Mode
        1. 3.2.1. Bitmap
        2. 3.2.2. Grayscale
        3. 3.2.3. Duotone
        4. 3.2.4. Index color
        5. 3.2.5. RGB
        6. 3.2.6. CMYK
        7. 3.2.7. Lab color
        8. 3.2.8. Multichannel
        9. 3.2.9. Bit depth
    4. 4. Creating a Selection
      1. 4.1. Getting to Know the Selection Tools
        1. 4.1.1. The Marquee tool
          1. 4.1.1.1. Fixed size
          2. 4.1.1.2. Floating and nonfloating selections
        2. 4.1.2. The Lasso tool
        3. 4.1.3. The Quick Selection tool
        4. 4.1.4. The Magic Wand tool
        5. 4.1.5. Painting with the Quick Mask tool
      2. 4.2. Manipulating Selections with Refine Selection
        1. 4.2.1. Transforming selections
        2. 4.2.2. Feathering
        3. 4.2.3. More fun with selections
      3. 4.3. Saving Selections
      4. 4.4. Using the Improved Vanishing Point Feature
    5. 5. Using the Photoshop Pen Tool
      1. 5.1. Using Shape Layers
        1. 5.1.1. Creating and using a custom shape
        2. 5.1.2. Changing the color of the shape
        3. 5.1.3. Editing a shape
        4. 5.1.4. Removing a shape layer
      2. 5.2. Using a Path as a Selection
      3. 5.3. Clipping Paths
    6. 6. Thinking about Resolution Basics
      1. 6.1. Creating Images for Print
        1. 6.1.1. The resolution formula
        2. 6.1.2. Changing the resolution
      2. 6.2. Determining the Resolution for Web Images
      3. 6.3. Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter to an Image
    7. 7. Creating a Good Image
      1. 7.1. Reading a Histogram
        1. 7.1.1. Breaking into key types
        2. 7.1.2. Setting up the correction
      2. 7.2. Creating a Good Tone Curve
        1. 7.2.1. Finding and setting the highlight and the shadow
        2. 7.2.2. Setting the highlight and shadow values
        3. 7.2.3. Adjusting the midtone
        4. 7.2.4. Finding a neutral
      3. 7.3. Editing an Adjustment Layer
      4. 7.4. Testing a Printer
    8. 8. Working with Painting and Retouching Tools
      1. 8.1. Using the Swatches Panel
      2. 8.2. Choosing Foreground and Background Colors
      3. 8.3. The Painting and Retouching Tools
        1. 8.3.1. Changing the brush
        2. 8.3.2. The Spot Healing Brush tool
        3. 8.3.3. The Healing Brush tool
        4. 8.3.4. The Patch tool
        5. 8.3.5. The Red Eye tool
        6. 8.3.6. The Brush tool
        7. 8.3.7. The Clone Stamp tool
        8. 8.3.8. The History Brush tool
        9. 8.3.9. The Eraser tool
        10. 8.3.10. The Gradient tool
      4. 8.4. Blending Modes
        1. 8.4.1. Painting with color
        2. 8.4.2. Filling selections
      5. 8.5. Saving Presets
    9. 9. Using Layers
      1. 9.1. Creating and Working with Layers
        1. 9.1.1. Duplicating a layer
        2. 9.1.2. Selecting a layer
        3. 9.1.3. Controlling the visibility of a layer
        4. 9.1.4. Rearranging the stacking order
      2. 9.2. Creating a Text Layer
        1. 9.2.1. Warping text
        2. 9.2.2. Fine-tuning text
      3. 9.3. Using Layer Masks
        1. 9.3.1. Creating a layer mask from a selection
        2. 9.3.2. Creating a vector mask from a pen path
      4. 9.4. Organizing Your Layers
        1. 9.4.1. Activating multiple layers simultaneously
        2. 9.4.2. Auto-Align Layers tool
        3. 9.4.3. Layer groups
        4. 9.4.4. Duplicating a layer group
      5. 9.5. Using Layer Styles
        1. 9.5.1. Applying a style
        2. 9.5.2. Creating and saving a style
        3. 9.5.3. Thinking about opacity versus fill
      6. 9.6. Smart, Really Smart! Smart Objects
      7. 9.7. Experimenting with 3D Files
      8. 9.8. Merging and Flattening the Image
        1. 9.8.1. Merging
        2. 9.8.2. Flattening
    10. 10. Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web
      1. 10.1. Choosing a File Format for Saving
        1. 10.1.1. Wonderful and easy Photoshop PSD
        2. 10.1.2. Photoshop EPS
        3. 10.1.3. Photoshop PDF
        4. 10.1.4. TIFF
        5. 10.1.5. DCS
      2. 10.2. Saving for the Web and Devices
        1. 10.2.1. GIF
          1. 10.2.1.1. Saving a GIF
          2. 10.2.1.2. Using the color table in the Save for Web & Devices dialog box
        2. 10.2.2. JPEG
        3. 10.2.3. PNG
        4. 10.2.4. WBMP
        5. 10.2.5. Matte
      3. 10.3. Saving Settings
  10. V. Acrobat 9.0
    1. 1. Discovering Essential Acrobat Information
      1. 1.1. Working with PDF Files
      2. 1.2. Knowing When to Use Adobe PDF Files
      3. 1.3. Introducing the Adobe Acrobat Workspace and Tools
        1. 1.3.1. Changing page magnification
        2. 1.3.2. Toolbars
        3. 1.3.3. Viewing modes
        4. 1.3.4. Additional viewing options
        5. 1.3.5. Navigation panels
    2. 2. Creating PDF Files
      1. 2.1. Creating PDF Files from Microsoft Office
        1. 2.1.1. PDF conversion options
        2. 2.1.2. PDF conversion options from Microsoft Word and Excel
        3. 2.1.3. Converting PowerPoint files to PDF
      2. 2.2. Creating PDF Files from Adobe Creative Suite Applications
        1. 2.2.1. Converting Photoshop and Illustrator files to PDF
        2. 2.2.2. Converting InDesign documents to PDF
      3. 2.3. Converting Other Electronic Documents to PDF
      4. 2.4. Creating PDF Files from Paper Documents and the Web
        1. 2.4.1. Converting paper documents to PDF
        2. 2.4.2. Converting Web pages to PDFs
    3. 3. Adding Interactivity to PDF Files
      1. 3.1. Adding Bookmarks to Ease PDF Navigation
        1. 3.1.1. Creating bookmarks that link to a page
        2. 3.1.2. Creating bookmarks that link to external files
        3. 3.1.3. Using bookmarks
        4. 3.1.4. Editing bookmarks
      2. 3.2. Adding Interactive Links
      3. 3.3. Adding Buttons to Simplify Your PDF Files
    4. 4. Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics
      1. 4.1. Editing Text
        1. 4.1.1. Using the TouchUp Text tool to manipulate text
        2. 4.1.2. Using the TouchUp Object tool to edit graphics
      2. 4.2. Exporting Text and Graphics
        1. 4.2.1. Exporting text with Select, Copy, and Paste
        2. 4.2.2. Exporting text with Save As
        3. 4.2.3. Snapshot tool
    5. 5. Using Commenting and Annotation Tools
      1. 5.1. Creating Comments with the Comment & Markup Toolbar
        1. 5.1.1. The Sticky Note tool
        2. 5.1.2. The Text Edits tool
        3. 5.1.3. The Stamp tool
        4. 5.1.4. The Highlight Text, Underline Text, and Cross Out Text tools
        5. 5.1.5. The Attach File tools
        6. 5.1.6. The drawing tools
        7. 5.1.7. The Text Box tool
        8. 5.1.8. The Callout tool
        9. 5.1.9. The Pencil tool
      2. 5.2. Managing Comments
        1. 5.2.1. Viewing comments
        2. 5.2.2. Changing a comment's review status
        3. 5.2.3. Replying to a comment
        4. 5.2.4. Collapsing or hiding comments
        5. 5.2.5. Sharing comments
        6. 5.2.6. Summarizing comments
        7. 5.2.7. Enabling commenting in Adobe Reader
    6. 6. Securing Your PDF Files
      1. 6.1. Understanding Password Security
      2. 6.2. Applying Password Security to Your PDF Documents
      3. 6.3. Limiting Editing and Printing
  11. VI. Dreamweaver CS4
    1. 1. Getting Familiar with New Features in Dreamweaver
      1. 1.1. All New CS4 Interface
      2. 1.2. Improved Property Inspector Panel
      3. 1.3. Photoshop Smart Objects
      4. 1.4. Browser Compatibility Check and the CSS Advisor
      5. 1.5. Live View
      6. 1.6. Code Navigator
      7. 1.7. New Spry Widgets
      8. 1.8. Related Documents
      9. 1.9. Improved CSS Capabilities
    2. 2. Introducing Dreamweaver CS4
      1. 2.1. Getting to Know the New Workspace Setup
        1. 2.1.1. The Insert panel
        2. 2.1.2. The Document toolbar
        3. 2.1.3. Using the panel groups
        4. 2.1.4. Saving your workspace
      2. 2.2. Creating a Site
      3. 2.3. Checking Out the Property Inspector
      4. 2.4. Previewing Your Page in a Browser or with Live View
        1. 2.4.1. Previewing your page using Live View
      5. 2.5. Understanding Dreamweaver Preferences
    3. 3. Creating a Web Site
      1. 3.1. Web Site Basics
      2. 3.2. Starting a New Site
      3. 3.3. Creating a New Page for Your Site
      4. 3.4. Adding an Image to Your Page
      5. 3.5. Naming Files
      6. 3.6. Managing Your Web Site Files
      7. 3.7. Delving into HTML Basics
    4. 4. Working with Images
      1. 4.1. Creating Images for the Web
      2. 4.2. Putting Images on a Page
        1. 4.2.1. Inserting an image
        2. 4.2.2. Dragging and dropping an image
      3. 4.3. Getting to Know the Property Inspector
      4. 4.4. Placing Photoshop Files
        1. 4.4.1. Photoshop Smart Objects
        2. 4.4.2. Updating Photoshop Smart Objects
      5. 4.5. Aligning an Image
      6. 4.6. Adding Space around the Image
      7. 4.7. Using an Image as a Background
      8. 4.8. Creating Rollovers
      9. 4.9. Inserting Media Content
    5. 5. Putting Text on the Page
      1. 5.1. Adding Text
        1. 5.1.1. Formatting text
        2. 5.1.2. Using the Property inspector to style text
        3. 5.1.3. Spell checking your text
      2. 5.2. Understanding Cascading Style Sheets
        1. 5.2.1. Using CSS for text
        2. 5.2.2. Creating a new tag style
        3. 5.2.3. Creating a new class style
    6. 6. Linking It Together
      1. 6.1. The Basics of Linking
      2. 6.2. Implementing Internal Links
        1. 6.2.1. Using the Hyperlink dialog box to create a link
        2. 6.2.2. Using the Property inspector to create a link
        3. 6.2.3. Creating hyperlinks with Point to File
      3. 6.3. Creating Anchors
        1. 6.3.1. Linking to an anchor manually
        2. 6.3.2. Linking to anchors with Point to File
      4. 6.4. Linking to Pages and Files Outside Your Web Site
      5. 6.5. Linking to E-Mail
      6. 6.6. Linking to a PDF File
      7. 6.7. Resolving Link Errors
    7. 7. Creating Tables
      1. 7.1. Working with Tables
        1. 7.1.1. Editing your table's attributes
        2. 7.1.2. Adding and deleting rows and columns
        3. 7.1.3. Spanning or merging cells
      2. 7.2. Selecting a Table and a Cell
      3. 7.3. Changing the Color of Table Cells
      4. 7.4. Adding and Importing Content
        1. 7.4.1. Importing CSV and tab-delimited files
        2. 7.4.2. Setting alignment for table cells
    8. 8. Creating CSS Layouts
      1. 8.1. Using CSS Starter Pages
      2. 8.2. Modifying a New Layout
      3. 8.3. Creating AP Divs
      4. 8.4. Creating Relatively Positioned DIVs
      5. 8.5. Using Behaviors with Boxes
    9. 9. Publishing Your Web Site
      1. 9.1. Clean Up after Yourself!
      2. 9.2. Running Site Reports
      3. 9.3. Checking CSS Compatibility
      4. 9.4. Getting Connected
        1. 9.4.1. Your Web site — live!
        2. 9.4.2. Synchronizing your site
      5. 9.5. Improving Your Site
  12. VII. Flash CS4
    1. 1. Getting Started in Flash CS4
      1. 1.1. Creating Your First Flash Document
      2. 1.2. Getting Familiar with the Workspace
        1. 1.2.1. The Tools panel
        2. 1.2.2. The Timeline
        3. 1.2.3. The Motion Editor
        4. 1.2.4. The Property inspector
        5. 1.2.5. Panels (right side)
          1. 1.2.5.1. The panel group
          2. 1.2.5.2. Managing individual panels
      3. 1.3. Creating and Saving Workspaces
      4. 1.4. Saving and Opening Documents
      5. 1.5. Getting to Know Flash Player 10
      6. 1.6. Talking about Layers
      7. 1.7. Importing Files
      8. 1.8. Exporting Files from Flash
      9. 1.9. Publishing Your Final Movie
    2. 2. Drawing in Flash CS4
      1. 2.1. Drawing Shapes and Lines
        1. 2.1.1. Drawing basic shapes with the shape tools
        2. 2.1.2. Merging shapes
        3. 2.1.3. Creating perfect lines with the Line tool
        4. 2.1.4. Creating lines and curves with the Pen tool
        5. 2.1.5. Drawing freehand with the Pencil tool
      2. 2.2. Selecting and Editing Shapes
        1. 2.2.1. Modifying fill and stroke colors
        2. 2.2.2. Merge versus Object Drawing mode
      3. 2.3. Splicing and Tweaking Shapes and Lines
        1. 2.3.1. Tweaking a shape with the Selection and Subselection tools
        2. 2.3.2. Editing a shape with the Lasso tool
        3. 2.3.3. Modifying artwork created with the Pen and Pencil tools
      4. 2.4. Transforming Artwork and Shapes
        1. 2.4.1. Using the Transform tool
        2. 2.4.2. Using the Transform panel
        3. 2.4.3. Skewing your artwork
      5. 2.5. Working with Type
        1. 2.5.1. Transforming type
        2. 2.5.2. Distorting and modifying character shapes
      6. 2.6. Creating Colors and Gradients
        1. 2.6.1. Creating and adding colors from the Color panel
        2. 2.6.2. Creating gradients
        3. 2.6.3. Applying and transforming gradients
      7. 2.7. Working with the Paintbrush Tool
    3. 3. Symbols and Animation
      1. 3.1. Visiting the Library
      2. 3.2. Creating and Modifying Graphic Symbols
        1. 3.2.1. Adding symbols to the stage
        2. 3.2.2. Modifying symbols
        3. 3.2.3. Sorting symbols
        4. 3.2.4. Duplicating symbols
      3. 3.3. Painting with Symbols
        1. 3.3.1. The Spray Brush tool
        2. 3.3.2. The Deco tool
      4. 3.4. Understanding Frames and Keyframes
      5. 3.5. Creating Animation with Motion and Shape Tweens
        1. 3.5.1. Creating a motion tween
        2. 3.5.2. Resizing tween spans
        3. 3.5.3. Using the new Motion Editor panel
        4. 3.5.4. Creating a shape tween
      6. 3.6. Tweened versus Frame-by-Frame Animation
      7. 3.7. Understanding Frame Rate
    4. 4. Applying More Advanced Animation
      1. 4.1. Creating Transformations
      2. 4.2. Joining Motion
      3. 4.3. Creating Fade Ins and Fade Outs
      4. 4.4. Copying and Pasting Motion
      5. 4.5. Animating along a Path with Motion Guides
      6. 4.6. Creating Inertia and Gravity with Easing
      7. 4.7. Fine-Tuning Shape Tweens with Shape Hinting
      8. 4.8. Creating Inverse Kinematics Poses and Animation
        1. 4.8.1. Creating animation with poses
        2. 4.8.2. Adding easing to Armature layers
      9. 4.9. Using Mask Layers
      10. 4.10. Previewing Your Movie
    5. 5. Importing Graphics and Sounds
      1. 5.1. Bitmap versus Vector Artwork
      2. 5.2. Importing Other File Formats
      3. 5.3. Importing Bitmap Images
      4. 5.4. Converting Bitmap Images to Symbols
        1. 5.4.1. Modifying tint and transparency
        2. 5.4.2. Applying motion tweens
      5. 5.5. Creating Bitmap Fills
      6. 5.6. Importing Photoshop and Illustrator Files
        1. 5.6.1. Importing Photoshop (.psd) files
        2. 5.6.2. Importing Illustrator (.ai) files
      7. 5.7. Importing Sounds
        1. 5.7.1. Placing sounds on the Timeline
        2. 5.7.2. Editing sounds
    6. 6. Lights, Camera, Movie Clips!
      1. 6.1. What Are Movie Clips?
      2. 6.2. Creating and Placing Movie Clips
      3. 6.3. Previewing Movie Clip Animation
      4. 6.4. Modifying Movie Clip Instances
      5. 6.5. Combining Movie Clips
      6. 6.6. Rendering and Animating Movie Clips in the 3D Realm
        1. 6.6.1. The 3D Rotation tool
        2. 6.6.2. Using the 3D Translation tool
        3. 6.6.3. Tweening 3D properties
    7. 7. Controlling Your Movie with ActionScript
      1. 7.1. Getting to Know ActionScript
        1. 7.1.1. The Actions panel
        2. 7.1.2. Script Assist mode
        3. 7.1.3. ActionScript 3.0 versus ActionScript 2.0
        4. 7.1.4. Specifying the correct publish settings
      2. 7.2. Adding Scripts to the Timeline
        1. 7.2.1. Using stop()
        2. 7.2.2. Using goto: gotoAndPlay() and gotoAndStop()
      3. 7.3. Creating Button Symbols
        1. 7.3.1. Creating a new button
        2. 7.3.2. Button states
        3. 7.3.3. Adding content to button states
        4. 7.3.4. Enable simple buttons
        5. 7.3.5. Modifying button instances
      4. 7.4. Using Buttons with ActionScript
        1. 7.4.1. Understanding event handlers
        2. 7.4.2. Creating a stop button
        3. 7.4.3. Using goto
        4. 7.4.4. Using frame labels
    8. 8. Getting Into the (Work)flow
      1. 8.1. Using Workspace Layouts
        1. 8.1.1. Creating new layouts
        2. 8.1.2. Managing layouts
      2. 8.2. Fine-Tuning with Grids and Guides
        1. 8.2.1. Enabling rulers and guides
        2. 8.2.2. Enabling the grid
      3. 8.3. Aligning Artwork
        1. 8.3.1. Distributing to the stage
        2. 8.3.2. Using Match Size options
      4. 8.4. Experimenting with Animation Helpers
      5. 8.5. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
      6. 8.6. Working with the Movie Explorer
    9. 9. Publishing and Final Delivery
      1. 9.1. Getting Familiar with the Publish Process
      2. 9.2. Selecting Your Formats
      3. 9.3. Previewing Your Settings
      4. 9.4. Publishing for the Web
      5. 9.5. Publishing for CD-ROM
      6. 9.6. Choosing the Right Settings
        1. 9.6.1. Choosing settings for Flash (.swf) files
        2. 9.6.2. Choosing settings for HTML files
      7. 9.7. Creating Publish Profiles
  13. VIII. Fireworks CS4
    1. 1. Introducing Fireworks CS4
      1. 1.1. Why Use Fireworks?
      2. 1.2. Jumping Right into the Interface
        1. 1.2.1. Touring the workspace
          1. 1.2.1.1. Using the tools
          2. 1.2.1.2. Understanding the views
          3. 1.2.1.3. Investigating the panels
        2. 1.2.2. Working with basic selection tools
          1. 1.2.2.1. Making a selection with the Marquee and Lasso tools
          2. 1.2.2.2. Making a selection in a vector image
    2. 2. Free to Create
      1. 2.1. Knowing What Happens in Layers
      2. 2.2. Choosing Vector or Bitmap Graphics
      3. 2.3. Creating with Bitmap Tools
        1. 2.3.1. Moving pixels
        2. 2.3.2. Changing the way pixels appear
        3. 2.3.3. Using additional bitmap tools
      4. 2.4. Creating with Vector Tools
        1. 2.4.1. Using shape tools
        2. 2.4.2. Creating a path
        3. 2.4.3. Changing an existing path
        4. 2.4.4. Working with type
      5. 2.5. Masking: Going Beyond Tape
    3. 3. Livening Up Your Artwork with Color
      1. 3.1. Choosing Web Colors
      2. 3.2. Finding Colors in Fireworks
      3. 3.3. Applying Colors to Objects
      4. 3.4. Adding Colors to Fireworks
        1. 3.4.1. Adding a color with the Eyedropper tool
        2. 3.4.2. Adding a color with the color palette
      5. 3.5. Creating Gradients
    4. 4. Creating Text in Fireworks
      1. 4.1. Creating Text
      2. 4.2. Setting Text Attributes
      3. 4.3. Fine-Tuning Spacing, Alignment, and Orientation
      4. 4.4. Adding Effects
      5. 4.5. Giving Your Text Some Style
        1. 4.5.1. Applying an existing style
        2. 4.5.2. Creating your own style
      6. 4.6. Spell-Checking Your Text
      7. 4.7. Attaching Text to a Path
      8. 4.8. Outlining Text
    5. 5. Getting Images In and Out of Fireworks
      1. 5.1. Getting Images into Fireworks
      2. 5.2. Editing Images
        1. 5.2.1. Scaling
          1. 5.2.1.1. Proportional scaling
          2. 5.2.1.2. Nonproportional scaling
          3. 5.2.1.3. Numeric scaling
        2. 5.2.2. Cropping
        3. 5.2.3. Painting
        4. 5.2.4. Cloning
        5. 5.2.5. Filtering
      3. 5.3. Optimizing Images for the Web
        1. 5.3.1. Previewing Web settings
        2. 5.3.2. Working with the Optimize panel
      4. 5.4. Exporting for the Web
    6. 6. Hotspots, Slices, and CSS Layouts
      1. 6.1. Understanding Layers
        1. 6.1.1. Navigating the Layers panel
        2. 6.1.2. Working with the Layers panel
      2. 6.2. Creating Hotspots
        1. 6.2.1. Defining a hotspot
        2. 6.2.2. Linking a hotspot
      3. 6.3. Working with Image Maps
        1. 6.3.1. Creating an image map
        2. 6.3.2. Linking an image map
        3. 6.3.3. Testing and exporting an image map
      4. 6.4. Slicing Up Your Art
        1. 6.4.1. Creating the basic image
        2. 6.4.2. Adding text
        3. 6.4.3. Doing the actual slicing and dicing
      5. 6.5. Exporting Slices
        1. 6.5.1. Exporting slices as tables
        2. 6.5.2. Changing the export format from table to CSS
    7. 7. Using Buttons and Symbols
      1. 7.1. Using States in Fireworks
      2. 7.2. Making a Rollover Button
        1. 7.2.1. Creating the basic art
        2. 7.2.2. Adding rollover behavior
        3. 7.2.3. Testing and exporting the button
      3. 7.3. Discovering Fireworks Symbols
        1. 7.3.1. Working with a precreated symbol
        2. 7.3.2. Converting artwork to a symbol
        3. 7.3.3. Editing a symbol
          1. 7.3.3.1. Editing a symbol without breaking the link
          2. 7.3.3.2. Editing a symbol component
    8. 8. Don't Just Sit There — Animate!
      1. 8.1. Getting Started with Animation
        1. 8.1.1. Creating an animation
        2. 8.1.2. Onion skinning
        3. 8.1.3. Making the animation move
        4. 8.1.4. Testing the animation
          1. 8.1.4.1. Testing in Fireworks
          2. 8.1.4.2. Testing on the Web
      2. 8.2. Adjusting Playback
        1. 8.2.1. Changing the frame rate
        2. 8.2.2. Playing it again: Looping
      3. 8.3. Tweening in Fireworks
        1. 8.3.1. Creating a symbol
        2. 8.3.2. Cloning the symbol
        3. 8.3.3. Tweening the symbols
      4. 8.4. Animating with Masks
        1. 8.4.1. Creating an image and mask
        2. 8.4.2. Animating the mask
      5. 8.5. Exporting an Animation