Adobe CS5: Design Workflow

Adobe CS5: Design Workflow

$49.99

Total Run Time: 7 hrs

The Creative Suite 5 applications were specifically designed to work together and help you streamline your workflow. Total Training for Adobe Creative Suite 5: Design Workflow, instructed by Adobe Certified Creative Suite Master, will teach you all the tools you need to successfully integrate all of your Adobe Creative Suite Design applications, making you more design savvy and efficient.

Highlights

  1. Create interactive modules or complete web sites with Flash Catalyst
  2. Use InDesign to create documents using artwork from Photoshop and Illustrator
  3. Discover Illustrator's new Beautiful Strokes technologies
  4. Take advantage of Photoshop's Content Aware technology
  5. Build a rollover navigation panel in Fireworks

 

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Description

Whether you are new to the Suite or a seasoned veteran, this Adobe CS5: Design Workflow series is chock full of insightful tips and real-world techniques that will appeal to everyone in the design field trying to make the most of their creative workflow. Beginning with creating artwork in Photoshop and Illustrator, you will then use that artwork in print and on the web by integrating InDesign, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: BRIDGE: THE HUB OF THE CREATIVE SUITE (39 min)

  1. A Quick Tour of the Bridge Interface
  2. Browsing Images & Previewing Thumbnails
  3. Metadata, Keywords, Filtering & Collections
  4. Moving, Copying & Deleting Images
  5. Creating Web Galleries & PDFs from Bridge
Chapter 2: RASTER IMAGE EDITING WITH PHOTOSHOP® (66 min)

  1. Quick Introduction to the Photoshop Workspace
  2. Color Correction & Sharpening
  3. Selection Techniques
  4. Content-Aware Scale & Fill
  5. Painting with New Brushes
  6. Quick Mask Mode & the Masks Panel
  7. Working with Layers & Compositing
  8. Using Illustrator® Objects in Photoshop
  9. Adding Layer Styles & Layer Comps
Chapter 3: VECTOR IMAGE EDITING WITH ILLUSTRATOR® (60 min)

  1. Introducing Illustrator CS5
  2. Setting Up Multiple Artboards
  3. Working with Shapes, Fills & Strokes
  4. Using Symbols & Brushes
  5. Using the New Drawing Modes
  6. Working with Live Trace
  7. Adjusting Colors & Gradients
  8. Working with Effects & Graphic Styles
  9. Outputting from Illustrator
Chapter 4: LAYING IT ALL OUT WITH INDESIGN® (69 min)

  1. InDesign CS5 Interface & Navigation
  2. Using Master Pages & the Pages Tool
  3. Frames, Swatches, Effects & Shapes
  4. Inserting & Scaling Graphics
  5. Using the Links Panel & Edit Original
  6. Formatting Text & Creating Styles
  7. Importing Text & Threading Text Frames
  8. Outputting from InDesign
Chapter 5: CREATING MOTION WEB GRAPHICS WITH FLASH® CATALYST(TM) (39 min)

  1. Introducing Flash Catalyst
  2. Working with Photoshop Files & Layers in Flash Catalyst
  3. Importing Illustrator Files
  4. Duplicating & Naming States
  5. Building Interactive Buttons & Transitions
  6. Adding Sound Effects to Transitions
  7. Outputting to SWF
Chapter 6 GETTING ANIMATED WITH FLASH® (49 min)

  1. Introducing Flash Professional CS5
  2. Importing Illustrator Files into Flash
  3. Importing Photoshop Files & Layer Selections
  4. Opening InDesign Files in Flash
  5. Working with Actions & Symbols
  6. Using Code Snippets
  7. Motion Tweens, Motion Presets & the Motion Editor
  8. Publishing to SWF
Chapter 7: EDITING WEB GRAPHICS WITH FIREWORKS® (39 min)

  1. Opening Photoshop Files in Fireworks CS5
  2. Resizing Images
  3. Optimizing Images
  4. Creating Rollovers
  5. Setting Hotspots
  6. Exporting Your Work for the Web
Chapter 8: DESIGNING A WEB LAYOUT WITH DREAMWEAVER® (41 min)
1. Creating a Site in Dreamweaver CS5

  • Working with Templates
  • Creating Pages in a Site
  • Inserting SWF Files
  • Inserting Photoshop & Fireworks Files & Applying a Template
  • Using MAMP on Mac®
  • Using XAMPP on Windows®
  • Publishing a Website
  • Credits
  • Presenter Info

    James LockmanJames Lockman is the owner of James Lockman Consulting, a digital workflow consulting and training company. James holds a degree in physics and applied physics from Yale University, and has years of experience teaching high school and college physics. James joined Working Words & Graphics in 1995 to head its Digital Prepress division. Since then, he has become a technical resource for manufacturers, software vendors, printers, agencies and graphic designers worldwide. His long practical experience with PostScript and PDF workflows, coupled with his teaching skills, make a great fit for training technical subjects.

    James is an Adobe Certified Creative Suite Master and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Consultant. With customers ranging from large agencies to small boutique newspapers, his expertise in Acrobat and web-based collaboration make them more agile in today’s electronic document workflows. He is a frequent presenter at industry events and online for Adobe Systems. James is also a seasoned instructor. In the early 1990s, he taught physics at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and at Worcester Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts. He also taught Astronomy and Physics at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he studied Physics and Electrical Engineering. On graphics subjects, he is the host of several Total Training series, including Total Training for Acrobat 9 Essentials and InDesign CS4 Essentials, and has more titles in the works. He blogs at www.jameslockman.com/jamesblog/

    James lives in Maine with his wife and three sons, and enjoys making maple syrup and playing the tuba.