Adobe CS3: Design Workflow

Adobe CS3: Design Workflow

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Total Run Time: 6.8 hours

Watch your creativity flourish with Adobe CS3 Design Workflow.

Highlights

  1. Learn how to build layouts in InDesign CS3 from the ground up. From importing text and graphics to building character and style sheets, you'll learn all the tools needed to let your creative ideas flourish.
  2. Delve into color correction techniques, handling layers, and how to create sought-after visual effects in Photoshop CS3. Then unleash your creativity with Smart Objects, Smart Filters, and a host of other commands and options.
  3. Hit the ground running with the de facto vector editing application, Illustrator CS3. Learn how to handle shapes and color with ease, work with type, and discover how to create eye-popping special effects.
  4. Discover why Dreamweaver is the industry standard application for designing and maintaining websites, including how to set up and organize Cascading Style Sheets, working with graphics, managing hyperlinks, and a whole lot more.
  5. Explore the incredible world of web-based animation, multimedia, and motion inside Flash CS3. Learn about symbols, instances, Flash's library, and how they all work together. You'll also learn various animation techniques within Flash.

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Description

With Geoff Blake as your coach in this Adobe CS3: Design Workflow series, you’ll learn how to build InDesign layouts, edit raster images with Photoshop, manipulate vector objects with Illustrator, build Web layouts with Dreamweaver, and develop rich media content with Flash. Discover amazing new features, fascinating techniques, and find out how to work more efficiently between the Adobe products in Creative Suite 3.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: INTRODUCING ADOBE BRIDGE (18 min)

  1. Viewing Files in Bridge
  2. Organizing the Workspace
  3. Filtering the View
  4. Previewing Files
Chapter 2: PUBLICATION LAYOUTS IN INDESIGN (83 min)

  1. InDesign Interface & Navigation
  2. Importing Text
  3. Creating & Threading Text Frames
  4. Positioning Text Frames
  5. Creating Paragraph & Character Styles
  6. Formatting a Sidebar
  7. Applying Object-Based Styles
  8. Inserting & Scaling Graphics
  9. Import & Place Multiple Graphics at Once
  10. Importing Various File Formats & Edit Original
  11. Applying & Adjusting Effects
  12. Managing Master Pages & Variables
Chapter 3: INTEGRATING PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN & ILLUSTRATOR (67 min)

  1. Introducing Photoshop
  2. Using Basic Color Correction
  3. Working with Layers
  4. Opening Illustrator Files in Photoshop
  5. Using Free Transform
  6. Applying Adjustment Layers
  7. Working with Text
  8. Using Layer Effects
  9. Applying Smart Filters
  10. Using the Quick Selection Tool
  11. Working with Smart Objects
  12. Using Layer Comps
Chapter 4: VECTOR OBJECTS IN ILLUSTRATOR (60 min)

  1. Introducing Illustrator CS3
  2. Working with Shapes, Fills & Strokes
  3. Coloring Artwork
  4. Creating Color Groups
  5. Adjusting Colors
  6. Working with Live Color
  7. Working with Effects
  8. Working with More Effects
  9. Working with Masks
  10. Creating & Manipulating PDF’s
Chapter 5: MEDIA RICH PDF’S IN ACROBAT (50 min)

  1. Introducing Acrobat 8
  2. Understanding Layers in a PDF
  3. Creating a PDF from a Blank Page
  4. Using Bookmarks to Simplify Navigation
  5. Adding Comments to a PDF
  6. Using the Comment Navigation Pane
  7. Checking Compatibility with Preflight
  8. Creating PDF Packages
  9. Working with PDF Files in Photoshop
Chapter 6: WEB LAYOUTS IN DREAMWEAVER (71 min)

  1. Getting to Know Dreamweaver CS3
  2. Importing an InDesign Layout into Dreamweaver
  3. Slicing an Image in Photoshop
  4. Saving the Image Slices as HTML
  5. Defining a Site
  6. Working with CSS
  7. Modifying CSS
  8. Using Templates
  9. Managing & Moving CSS Styles
  10. Integrating Layered Photoshop Files
  11. Using the Zoomify Command
Chapter 7: RICH MEDIA CONTENT IN FLASH (53 min)

  1. Introducing Flash CS3
  2. Importing Illustrator Files into Flash
  3. Exploring the Flash Layout
  4. Explaining Symbols
  5. Creating Rollover Buttons
  6. Working with Text
  7. Applying Filters
  8. Using Frame by Frame Animation
  9. Working with Keyframes
  10. Creating Motion Tweens
  11. Exporting SWF Files to Dreamweaver
  12. Final Comments & Credits

Presenter Info

Geoff BlakeGeoff Blake is a Toronto-based author, trainer, designer, and artist. For the past ten years, he’s provided a wide range of graphic design, artwork, consulting, in-class training, and web design services.

A professional public speaker since 1997, Geoff has taught desktop publishing, web design ,and graphics courses in both the corporate and post-secondary environments, working closely with some of the largest training providers and colleges in the Toronto area. His appearances, in-class training, and consulting have taken him throughout North America, where he’s built a solid reputation for delivering otherwise jargony material in a fun, enjoyable, and entertaining way. With his diverse print and web experience, he regularly contributes to magazines and web sites, and is currently working on a series of print, web, and design books—penning Ten Ton Dreamweaver in 2006 with Peachpit Press, and following up with Ten Ton Flash, which is in current production.

Geoff is very comfortable with modern digital and pre-press print preparation, cutting edge web design techniques, and software/hardware troubleshooting. Throughout his career, he’s provided expert training and support for a variety of applications, including Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator.

You can visit Geoff online at tentonbooks.com, where he posts his latest tricks, techniques, reviews, and other discoveries in the ever-expanding world of technology.