Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies

Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies
By Jennifer Smith

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Your all-in-one guide to Adobe's new Creative Cloud

Packed with more than a thousand pages of content, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies is exactly what you need to get your head in the Creative Cloud. Written by designers for designers, this book is filled with useful information and expert instruction that spans eight minibooks to help you get started with Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Acrobat XI, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Professional CC, and Fireworks CC. You'll learn the latest graphic design and web development tools, tricks, and techniques; watch your productivity explode; and unleash your creative genius with this valuable resource.

  • Helps print, web, and mobile media professionals get the very most out of the latest features and techniques available in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Provides beginners with design basics while providing the depth of coverage sought by more experienced design professionals
  • Covers the key features and tools in seven of Adobe's most popular Creative Cloud applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, and Fireworks) plus a minibook dedicated to Creative Cloud basics

From 3D images and vivid illustrations to dynamic web pages and interactive effects, this comprehensive guide shows you how to do it all!


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #45126 in Books
  • Published on: 2013-08-05
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.20" h x 2.10" w x 7.40" l, 3.33 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 1056 pages

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From the Back Cover

8 books in 1

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Basics
  • InDesign® CC
  • Illustrator® CC
  • Photoshop® CC
  • Acrobat® XI
  • Dreamweaver® CC
  • Flash® Professional CC
  • Fireworks® CC

Get your head into the Creative Cloud and learn to use the new Adobe applications

Whether you're meeting the Adobe creative applications for the first time or upgrading to Creative Cloud from an earlier version, here's just what you need to get up to speed. Get an overview of the entire family of tools first, go straight to the minibook on the one you'll use most, or explore the tools one by one — and free your creative genius!

  • Welcome to my cloud — get familiar with cloud-based access, storage, and collaboration
  • Paging InDesign — see how to design simple page layouts, import text, and create illustrations with InDesign
  • Illustrator magic — use type creatively and work with layers, filters, and effects in Illustrator
  • Go Photoshopping — sharpen up images for print or the web and explore new Photoshop 3D options
  • The nimble Acrobat — learn Acrobat's new features and how to use PDFs for sharing, editing, and document delivery
  • Oh, Dreamweaver — use it with CSS to build sharp-looking, interactive websites
  • Add some Flash — develop interactive animations and use Edge to enable them on mobile devices
  • Watch for Fireworks — create cool rollover effects and animations for your website with Fireworks

Open the book and find:

  • Menus and commands common to all the tools
  • Tips on creating digital documents
  • Ways to use Illustrator images
  • Cool new features in Photoshop
  • Steps for securing PDF files
  • Advice on creating CSS layouts
  • How to control Flash movies with ActionScript
  • Secrets for creating effective animations

About the Author

Jennifer Smith is Vice President of American Graphics Institute and the author of numerous books on Adobe products. Christopher Smith is President of AGI and the author of several books in Wiley's Digital Classroom series. Jen DeHaan is a freelance writer and editor who has also worked for Adobe. Fred Gerantabee is an Emmy award-winning interactive designer, web developer, and author.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
4Good basic introduction
By SSG Cedar
The book is a good basic introduction but does not cover all the tools in Creative Cloud. It does not cover the lesser known programs like Edge and Muse. If you want an introduction to the major programs like Photoshop and Illustrator it is fine. Just do not expect too much detailed, in depth information.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5Hey, computer DUMMIES --- Buy This Book
By J. David Kopp
Just upgraded my computer, and specifically my InDesign program. This book answers every question I ever had.....and MORE. Clear, concise answers to any question, and easy, understandable text that doesn't talk down to us DUMMIES, but also informative and explanatory to those who are computer-knowledgeable.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Very good go-to book, even for a beginner!
By Maria Miller
I've also ordered the individual CD's of the programs, to work alongside the book. I believe it'll be EXACTLY what I was looking for, not quite hand-holding, but also not way over my head descriptions of how to work it. Am actually excited to start on it.

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