Adobe CS4: Design Workflow

  • Adobe CS4 Design: Workflow

Adobe CS4: Design Workflow

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Total Run Time: 6.8 hours

By the time you've finished watching this video series, you'll be very proficient and confident in the new CS4 Design products. The chapters begin with a look at Adobe Bridge, and then show you all about raster image editing with Photoshop, vector image editing with Illustrator and how to create a professional layout with InDesign.

Highlights

  1. Learn how to make the best use of Photoshop's color correction tools
  2. Find out how to set up and manage multiple artboards in Illustrator
  3. Discover how to add interactivity and multimedia to a PDF in Acrobat
  4. See how to build a Flash movie for use in a Dreamweaver layout
  5. Learn how to build a CSS-based layout from scratch in Dreamweaver

 

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Product Description

In Adobe CS4: Design Workflow, you’ll also learn how to add multimedia with Acrobat, animate with Flash, edit web graphics with Fireworks, and design a web layout with Dreamweaver. Before you’re done, you’ll have all the tools you’ll need to give your next design project a professional polish and stay competitive in today’s fast paced marketplace.

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Course outline

Chapter 2: RASTER IMAGE EDITING WITH PHOTOSHOP® (63 min)

  1. Introducing Photoshop CS4
  2. Basic Color Correction
  3. Selection Techniques
  4. Quick Mask Mode & the Masks Panel
  5. Working with Layers & Compositing
  6. Using Illustrator® Objects in Photoshop
  7. Adding Layer Styles & Creating Layer Comps
  8. Saving & Outputting from Photoshop
Chapter 3: VECTOR IMAGE EDITING WITH ILLUSTRATOR® (60 min)

  1. Introducing Illustrator CS4
  2. Setting Up Multiple Artboards
  3. Working with Shapes, Fills & Strokes
  4. Tracing a Pencil Drawing with the Pen Tool
  5. Working with Live Trace
  6. Adjusting Colors & Gradients
  7. Working with Effects
  8. Outputting from Illustrator
Chapter 4: LAYING IT ALL OUT WITH INDESIGN® (62 min)

  1. InDesign CS4 Interface & Navigation
  2. Drawing Shapes & Working with Color
  3. Managing Master Pages & Variables
  4. Inserting & Scaling Graphics
  5. Object Layer Options, Links & Edit Original
  6. Importing Text & Threading Text Frames
  7. Creating Paragraph Styles
  8. Adding Interactive Elements
  9. Outputting Your Work
Chapter 5: ADDING MULTIMEDIA WITH ACROBAT® (30 min)

  1. Introducing Acrobat 9 Professional
  2. Adding Interactivity to PDF Layers
  3. Inserting Sound & Video into a PDF
  4. Merging Files & Creating a Full Screen Slideshow
  5. Assembling a PDF Portfolio
Chapter 6: GETTING ANIMATED WITH FLASH® (43 min)

  1. Introducing Flash CS4
  2. Importing Illustrator Files
  3. Importing Photoshop Files & Layer Selections
  4. Creating & Animating Flash Symbols
  5. Applying an Action to a Button
  6. Motion Tweens, the Motion Editor & Motion Presets
  7. Creating a Banner Layout & Publishing to .SWF
Chapter 7: EDITING WEB GRAPHICS WITH FIREWORKS® (16min)
1. Opening Photoshop Files in Fireworks CS4

  • Resizing Images
  • Optimizing Images
  • Setting Hotspots
  • Chapter 8: DESIGNING A WEB LAYOUT WITH DREAMWEAVER® (56 min)

    1. Getting to Know Dreamweaver CS4
    2. Slicing an Image in Photoshop
    3. Creating a CSS Layout from Scratch
    4. Centering a CSS Layout
    5. Hyperlinks & CSS
    6. Using a Class Style to Control Layout
    7. Inserting Flash Video
    8. Integrating Photoshop Smart Objects
    9. Finishing Touches
    10. 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.