Adobe CS2: From Design to Delivery

Adobe CS2: From Design to Delivery


Total Run Time: 10.2 hrs

Total Training Presents: Adobe® Creative Suite 2 From Design to Delivery focuses on ways to help users master the entire CS2 product line workflow.


  1. iStockphoto is a royalty-free stock photography community, where designers can search and download over 250,000 images.
  2. Search, track, and purchase images from industry leading stock photo providers without ever leaving your creative application.
  3. Learn how to search and download non-watermarked photos and begin working with them in other programs.
  4. Reach peak efficiency with the integrated Version Cue file manager which tracks file updates without leaving the program you're in.

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Led by Adobe Certified Expert, Steve Holmes, you’ll receive step-by-step instruction on how to combine the common tools for Photoshop® CS2, InDesign® CS2, Illustrator® CS2, and GoLive® CS2. Plus, you’ll uncover valuable techniques to maximize the creative print and web design process and give your projects a professional finish.

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Course Outline

Disc1: Creative Design for Print

Chapter 1. Customizing your Layout (18 min)

  1. Setting InDesign® Preferences
  2. Customizing & Saving an InDesign Workspace
  3. Customizing InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts
Chapter 2. Documents, Presets & Master Elements (15 min)

  1. Creating New InDesign Document Presets
  2. Loading InDesign Document Presets
  3. Adding & Arranging Pages in an InDesign Layout
  4. Creating Guides on a Master Page
  5. Creating a Guides Layer & Saving a Document
Chapter 3. Basic Layout, Import & Reformatting (18 min)

  1. Creating Text & Graphic Frames
  2. Selecting, Moving & Filling Frames
  3. Using Layers to Organize Objects
  4. Scaling Frames around an Anchor Point
  5. Importing Text into a Frame
  6. Selecting a Paragraph & Changing Text Size
  7. Changing Text Size with Keyboard Shortcuts
  8. Adjusting Leading, Kerning, Spacing & Alignment
Chapter 4. Paragraph Styles & Power Redefinition (15 min)

  1. Using OpenType® Fonts & Small Caps
  2. Generating & Applying Paragraph Style Sheets
  3. Adjusting Paragraph Spacing & Redefining Styles
  4. Placing Illustrator Graphics into InDesign
  5. Scaling Interactively & Updating Text Color
Chapter 5. Adobe Bridge, Raw Images & Adjustment layers (23 min)

  1. Preparing the Document & Opening Adobe Bridge
  2. Opening, Viewing & Editing RAW Files
  3. The Marquee Tool, Guides & Adjusting Image Size
  4. Saving the File
  5. Importing into InDesign from Bridge & Color Settings
  6. Creating a Grayscale Gradient Adjustment Layer
Chapter 6. Linked Frames, Text Wrap & Image Tricks (23 min)

  1. Loading Paragraph Styles & Pouring Text
  2. Drawing a Runaround Path in the Original Photoshop® File
  3. Creating a Text Wrap from the Photoshop Path
  4. Using Object Layer Options for Placing Images
Chapter 7. Amazing Transparency Design (22 min)

  1. Using Paste In Place to Center an Image
  2. Drawing & Aligning a Vertical Guide
  3. Varying the Number of Columns on a Per Page Basis
  4. Scaling & Rotating Using Free Transform
  5. Trimming with a Crop Frame & Changing Stacking Order
  6. Changing Opacity & Blend Modes in InDesign
  7. Blending InDesign & Photoshop Graphics
  8. Adjusting Alpha Channel Levels to Create a Mask
  9. Feathering Mask Edges & Floating a Layer
  10. Updating in InDesign & Pasting Mask in Place
  11. Changing Display Performance
Chapter 8. Layout Finalization Techniques (30 min)

  1. Placing a Title
  2. Tips for Precision Scaling
  3. Making a Cutout from a PostScript® Path
  4. Tips for Precision Alignment
  5. Customizing Paragraph Style Import Options
  6. Using the Move Dialog Box to Relocate Multiple Selections
  7. Setting Text Frame & Alignment Options
  8. Creating Color-Coded Identifiers
  9. Flipping Objects Vertically
Chapter 9. Adobe Illustrator® Logo Creation Tricks (18 min)

  1. Cropping with Perspective in Photoshop
  2. Preparing an Image for Tracing
  3. Tracing a Logo in Illustrator Using Paths
  4. Stroking, Expanding, Subtracting & Adding Paths
  5. Saving a Logo & Copying Paths to the Clipboard
  6. Pasting & Editing an Illustrator Path in InDesign
Chapter 10. Books, Rules & Cool Object Styles (19 min)

  1. Organizing Documents into an InDesign Book
  2. Filling Frames with Text Graphics & Photos
  3. Creating Paragraph Rules
  4. Adding Layer Styles to an Image Frame
  5. Creating & Applying a New Object Style
Chapter 11. Compounds & Power Transformations (13 min)

  1. Creating a Rich Black Swatch in Adobe InDesign
  2. Adding & Stylizing a Graphic Frame
  3. Using the New Transform Again Individually Function
  4. Using the Pathfinder Palette & the Eyedropper Tool
Chapter 12. PDF Image Tricks (8 min)

  1. Viewing an Adobe Bridge Slideshow
  2. Setting up a PDF Presentation
  3. Placing Multiple PDF Pages at Once
Chapter 13. Fast & Flexible Tables (15 min)

  1. Converting Text to a Table
  2. Adjusting Cell Options
  3. Adjusting Text Frame Options
  4. Deleting Unwanted Cell Strokes
  5. Applying Alternating Fills to a Table
Chapter 14. Amazing Adobe InDesign® Masking (15 min)

  1. Copying Paths from Illustrator to InDesign
  2. Pasting into a Compound Path
  3. Replacing an Image & Fixing an Anti-Aliased Edge
  4. Applying a Drop Shadow
  5. Masking Parts of a Drop Shadow inside a Shape
Chapter 15. Creative Control in InDesign (29 min)

  1. Placing & Modifying an Illustrator File in InDesign
  2. Using Edit Original to Modify Text
  3. Saving Illustrator Layers as a PDF for Use in InDesign
  4. Combining Spot Color & CMYK Elements
  5. Sampling Colors & Creating a Gradient in Photoshop
  6. Extending a Gradient Seamlessly
  7. Distributing, Step and Repeat & Placing PDFs
Chapter 16. Parents, Children & Folios (17 min)

  1. Creating Folios
  2. Auto Page Numbering
  3. Utilizing the Drag and Drop Text Feature
  4. Creating New Master Pages & Master Options
  5. Deleting an Item Controlled by a Master Page
Chapter 17. Libraries & Pagination (15 min)

  1. Creating a Folio Library
  2. Placing Folios from a Library onto a Page
  3. Page Numbering & Section Options
  4. Creating a New Section, Saving & Updating
Chapter 18: Table of Contents Secrets (26 min)

  1. Placing the Table of Contents Headers
  2. Loading Paragraph & Character Styles at Once
  3. Creating a New Table of Contents Style
  4. Creating & Updating a Table of Contents
  5. Hiding Text by Changing its Fill to None
  6. Synchronizing Documents in a Book

Disc 2: Output techniques & Cool Web Design

Chapter 1. Output Preview, Preflight & Batch Correction (18 min)

  1. Performing a Separations Preview
  2. Performing a Flattener Preview
  3. Preflighting a Book
  4. Creating & Recording Actions
  5. Performing a Batch Automation & Fixing Links
Chapter 2. Package, Print & PDF Reviews (29 min)

  1. Packaging InDesign Documents
  2. Creating a Print Preset & Printing a Book
  3. Exporting a Book to PDF & Saving a PDF Preset
  4. Emailing a PDF for Review & Comment
  5. Making & Sending Comments
  6. Receiving Comments & Setting FDF Options
Chapter 3. Final PDF Export for Print (10 min)

  1. Setting PDF Export Options
  2. More Export Options & Saving an Export Preset
  3. Exporting & Previewing a PDF
Chapter 4. Illustrator Cutter Guide Techniques (34 min)

  1. Laying the Groundwork for a Cutter Guide
  2. Duplicating Objects & Using Smart Guides
  3. Adding Shapes & Using the Pathfinder Palette
  4. Adjusting Shapes & Using the Reflect Tool
  5. Adding Spot Colors
  6. Setting Crop Marks Using Smart Guides
  7. Converting a Solid Line to a Dashed Line
  8. Offsetting a Path & Adding a Logo
Chapter 5. Die Cutting & Appearance Palette Magic (25 min)

  1. Using the Appearance Palette & Effects Settings
  2. Adding & Adjusting Multiple Strokes
  3. Creating a Die Cut Guide
  4. Creating Die Cut Holder Slots
  5. Finishing a Die Cut
  6. Creating Limited Edition Numbers Automatically
Chapter 6. Version Cue® CS2 Workflow (37 min)

  1. Activating Adobe Version Cue
  2. Creating a New Version Cue Project
  3. Importing Files from Version Cue
  4. Saving a Version
  5. Working with Alternates
  6. Creating Versions of a Photoshop File
  7. Using the Promote To Current Version Command
  8. Setting Up a Version Cue PDF Review
  9. Performing a Browser-Based Review with Acrobat® 7 Reader
Chapter 7. Web Site Creation & Setup (40 min)

  1. Creating a New Web Site
  2. Customizing a Workspace in Adobe GoLive®
  3. Importing & Organizing Files
  4. Setting up a Layout Grid on the Index Page
  5. Examining Web Page Source Code
  6. Placing a Smart Object on a Web Page
  7. Using the Selection Tools, Aligning & Live Rendering
  8. Creating Animated GIF Files in Photoshop
  9. Saving for the Web
  10. Replacing an Image & Converting it to a Link
Chapter 8. Text & Page Layout with CSS (34 min)

  1. Introducing Liquid Layouts & the CSS Editor
  2. Setting up a CSS Layout Grid with a Smart Object
  3. Scaling & Placing Smart Objects
  4. Introducing the Layout Text Box Tool
  5. Creating a Style Sheet
  6. Setting Text Preferences
  7. Formatting Text
  8. Previewing a Page in a Browser
Chapter 9. Adobe Photoshop® Smart Objects & Backgrounds (18 min)

  1. Placing a Photoshop Smart Object & Using Smart Guides
  2. Saving the Photoshop Smart Object File for the Web
  3. Updating an Image by Adding a Gradient Fill Layer
  4. Viewing Actual Pixels & Adding a Repeating Background
  5. Using an Image in GoLive as a Repeating Element
Chapter 10: Layers & CSS Link Design (17 min)

  1. Using the Layer Tool
  2. Adding a Table of Contents & Applying a Style Sheet
  3. Turning a Headline into a Link
  4. Building a Link Style Sheet
  5. Creating Style Sheets for Hover & Visited States
  6. Linking & Resetting a Style to Normal
Chapter 11. Menus, Slices & Rollovers (29 min)

  1. Working in Pixel Preview Mode in Illustrator
  2. Using the Slice Tool to Separate Graphics
  3. Naming the Slices & Saving for the Web
  4. Creating, Saving & Naming Rollovers for Automation
  5. Creating a Component Menu Design
  6. Placing Components & Linking Items in GoLive
Chapter 12. Actions, InDesign Packages & FTP (30 min)

  1. Randomizing Images Using an Action
  2. Packaging InDesign Files for GoLive
  3. Importing InDesign Files into GoLive
  4. Uploading a Web Site to a Web Server
  5. Making Changes to a Web Site

Presenter Info

Steve HolmesSteve Holmes is the creative director of the award-winning Energi Design, in San Francisco, California. With a history rich in design and typography for motion, broadcast and web design, Steve’s experience and the Energi portfolio are highly regarded in the design industry both in Europe and the US.

For over a decade, he has spoken at major design and animation conferences worldwide, and has a long-standing history as one of Total Training’s top presenters, sharing his knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop with the world.