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Adobe Creative Cloud All-In-One for Dummies
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Introduction 1 Why Is It Important? 2 About This Book 2 Foolish Assumptions 3 Icons Used in This Book 4 Beyond the Book 4 Book 1: Overview of the Creative Cloud Suite 5 Chapter 1: Getting Started with the Creative Cloud Suite 7 Applications Covered in This Book 9 Chapter 2: Creative Cloud Application Management 15 Downloading Your First App 15 Chapter 3: Creative Cloud Extras for You 19 Launching the Creative Cloud App 19 Adding Work to Behance 31 Creating a Cover 34 Bonus! Adobe Portfolio 35 It's Not Just Apps! 36 Chapter 4: Using Common Menus and Commands 37 Discovering Common Menus 37 Using Dialog Boxes 39 Encountering Alerts 40 Getting to Know Common Menu Options 41 About Contextual Menus 43 Using Common Keyboard Shortcuts 44 Changing Your Preferences 46 Chapter 5: Exploring Common Panels 49 Understanding the Synchronized Workspace 49 Using Panels in the Workspace 51 Book 2: Adobe Bridge 55 Chapter 1: Organizing and Managing Your Files with Adobe Bridge 57 Getting to Know the Adobe Bridge Workspace 58 Chapter 2: Taking Advantage of Metadata in Adobe Bridge 69 Locating Your Files 69 Using Keywords 73 Creating a Metadata Template 74 Searching for Files Using Adobe Bridge 76 Saving a Collection 78 Chapter 3: Using Automation Tools in Adobe Bridge 79 Getting Files from Your Camera 79 Automation Tools in Adobe Bridge 81 Book 3: Photoshop CC 87 Chapter 1: Getting into Photoshop CC Basics 89 The Start Screen 89 The New Document Window 90 Sample Images Can Help You Investigate More Features 91 Opening an Image 91 Getting to Know the Tools 92 Navigating the Work Area 95 Choosing Your Screen Mode 100 Getting Started with Basic Tasks in Photoshop CC 100 Chapter 2: Messing with Mode Matters 105 Working with Bitmap Images 105 Choosing the Correct Photoshop Mode 106 Chapter 3: Making Selective Changes 113 Getting to Know the Selection Tools 113 Manipulating Selections with Refine Selection 122 Saving Selections 131 Preserving Corrective Perspective with the Vanishing Point Feature 132 Chapter 4: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool 135 Selecting the Right Pen Tool for the Task 136 Using a Path as a Selection 136 Creating Curved Paths 138 Clipping Paths 139 Using Shape Layers 142 Chapter 5: Creating Images in the Right Resolution for Print and the Web 151 Creating Images for Print 151 Determining the Resolution for Web Images 155 Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter to an Image 156 Chapter 6: Creating a Good Image 159 Reading a Histogram 159 Creating a Good Tone Curve 163 Editing an Adjustment Layer 171 Testing a Printer 172 Chapter 7: Working with Painting and Retouching Tools 173 Using the Swatches Panel 173 Choosing Foreground and Background Colors 174 The Painting and Retouching Tools 175 Blending Modes 188 Saving Presets 192 Chapter 8: Using Layers 193 Creating and Working with Layers 194 Creating a Text Layer 197 Using Layer Masks 198 Organizing Your Layers 201 Using Layer Styles 204 Smart, Really Smart! Smart Objects 206 Working with Artboards in Photoshop 207 Experimenting with 3D Files 214 Filter Capabilities in the Layers Panel 216 Merging and Flattening the Image 216 Chapter 9: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web 219 Backing Up with a Save 220 Choosing a File Format for Saving 220 Saving Images for the Web 222 Saving Settings 231 Book 4: InDesign CC 233 Chapter 1: Introducing InDesign CC 235 Getting Started with InDesign CC 235 Touring the Workspace 240 Setting Up the Workspace 246 Working with Documents 251 Chapter 2: Working with Text and Text Frames 255 Understanding Text, Font, and Frames 256 Creating and Using Text Frames 256 Adding Text to Your Publication 258 Looking at Text Frame Options 261 Modifying and Connecting Text Frames on a Page 264 Understanding Paragraph Settings 270 Editing Stories 273 Using Tables 276 Looking at Text on a Path 280 Chapter 3: Understanding Page Layout 281 Importing Images 281 Linking and Embedding Images 284 Setting Image Quality and Display 286 Selecting Images 287 Manipulating Text and Graphics in a Layout 288 Merging Text and Graphics 292 Working with Pages and the Pages Panel 296 Using Master Spreads in Page Layout 298 Chapter 4: Drawing in InDesign 301 Getting Started with Drawing 301 Getting to Know the Tools of the Trade 304 Drawing Shapes 305 Editing Basic Shapes 308 Drawing Freeform Paths 311 Editing Freeform Paths 313 Modifying Frame Corners 314 Using Fills 315 Adding Layers 319 Creating QR Codes 320 Chapter 5: Understanding Color 323 Selecting Color with Color Controls 323 Understanding Color Models 324 Using Color Swatches and Libraries 325 Chapter 6: Clipping Paths, Alignment, and Object Transformation 329 Working with Transformations 330 Understanding Clipping Paths 335 Arranging Objects on the Page 337 Chapter 7: Exporting to PDF and Printing 341 Preflight: Preparing Your Documents for Printing 341 Packaging Your Documents 342 Understanding File Formats 343 Exporting Publications 345 Printing Your Work 352 Chapter 8: Creating Digital Documents Using EPUB 355 Adapting Content for Digital Distribution 356 Creating Digital Documents 356 Exporting EPUB 360 Book 5: Illustrator CC 365 Chapter 1: Discovering Illustrator CC 367 Deciding When to Use Illustrator CC 367 Creating a New Document 369 Try a Template 373 Opening an Existing Document 373 Taking a Look at the Document Window 373 Taking Advantage of Artboards 375 Becoming Familiar with the Tools 380 Checking Out the Panels 383 Changing Views 385 Navigating the Work Area with Zoom Controls 387 Chapter 2: Using the Selection Tools 389 Getting to Know the Selection Tools 389 Working with Selections 391 Grouping and Ungrouping 395 Manipulating Selected Objects 397 Chapter 3: Creating Basic Shapes 399 The Basic Shape Tools 399 Resizing Shapes 403 Tips for Creating Shapes 404 Chapter 4: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images 409 Pen Tool Fundamentals 410 The Hidden Pen Tools 418 Tracing Artwork 420 Other Details You Should Know about Placing Images 424 Using Photoshop Layer Comps 426 Chapter 5: Using Type in Illustrator 427 Working with Type 427 Assigning Font Styles 438 Using the Character Panel 440 Using the Control Panel 442 Using the Paragraph Panel 442 Text Utilities: Your Key to Efficiency 444 Chapter 6: Organizing Your Illustrations 453 Setting Ruler Increments 453 Using Guides 454 Using the Transform Panel for Placement 455 Changing the Ruler Origin 456 Thinking about Object Arrangement 456 Hiding Objects 457 Locking Objects 459 Creating a Clipping Mask 460 Creating a Clipping Path Using the Draw Inside Button 462 Chapter 7: Using Layers 463 Creating New Layers 464 Using Layers for Selections 467 Changing the Layer Stacking Order 468 Moving and Cloning Objects 469 Hiding Layers 469 Locking Layers 470 Chapter 8: Livening Up Illustrations with Color 471 Choosing a Document Profile 471 Using the Swatches Panel 473 Applying Color to the Fill and Stroke 474 Changing the Width and Type of a Stroke 474 Using the Color Panel 477 Saving Colors 478 Editing Colors 481 Building and Editing Patterns 483 Advanced Pattern Editing 485 Working with Gradients 489 Copying Color Attributes 494 Painting Made Easy: The Live Paint Feature 495 Chapter 9: Using the Transform and Distortion Tools 497 Working with Transformations 497 Creating Distortions 504 Chapter 10: Working with Transparency and Special Effects Tools 509 The Mesh Tool 509 The Blend Tool 513 The Symbol Sprayer Tool 516 Transparency 518 Chapter 11: Using Filters and Effects 523 Working with Effects 523 Saving Graphic Styles 528 Creating 3D Artwork 529 Adding Multiple Fills and Strokes 532 Using the Perspective Grid 535 Chapter 12: Using Your Illustrator Images 539 Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files 539 Saving Your Artwork for the Web 545 Saving Multiple Assets out of Illustrator 549 Flattening Transparency 551 Printing from Illustrator 554 Book 6: Acrobat 557 Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information 559 Working with PDF Files 560 Knowing When to Use Adobe PDF Files 561 Introducing the Adobe Acrobat Workspace and Tools 562 Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files 569 Creating PDF Files from Microsoft Office 569 Creating PDF Files from Adobe Creative Cloud Applications 574 Converting Other Electronic Documents to PDF 576 Creating PDF Files from Paper Documents and the Web 578 Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files 581 Adding Bookmarks to Create Easy PDF Navigation 581 Adding Interactive Links 585 Adding Buttons to Simplify Your PDF Files 586 Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics 589 Editing Text 589 Exporting Text and Graphics 594 Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools 597 Creating Comments with the Comment Panel 597 Managing Comments 604 Reviewing PDF Documents 607 Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files 609 Understanding Password Security 610 Applying Password Security to Your PDF Documents 611 Limiting Editing and Printing 612 Removing Sensitive Data 614 Book 7: Adobe XD 615 Chapter 1: Introducing the Experience Design Workspace 617 Understanding the Modern User Interface 618 Relating Objects to the Property Inspector 620 A Little Bit about Artboards 623 Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating the Workspace 626 Design View versus Prototype Mode 627 Chapter 2: Working with Artboards 629 Starting Your Document and Adding an Artboard 629 Creating New Artboards 631 Resizing an Artboard 631 Adding a New Artboard 632 Using the Layers Panel 633 Duplicating an Artboard 634 Arranging Artboards in Your Pasteboard Area 634 Aligning and Distributing Your Artboards 635 Adding Scrolling Capability to an Artboard 636 Chapter 3: Adding Shapes, Paths, and Custom Shapes 639 It All Starts with a Shape 639 Creating a Button 641 Creating a Border 644 Using the Pen Tool 646 Creating Custom Shapes with the Path Tools 648 Chapter 4: Working with Objects 649 Getting a Leg Up on Layers 649 Transforming Objects 658 Aligning and Distributing 659 Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting from XD 663 Adding Imagery to Your Prototype 663 Working with Images in XD 665 Importing Vector Images into XD 667 Exporting Your Artwork from XD 668 Chapter 6: Adding Text to Your XD Project 669 Adding Text Right in Adobe XD 669 Adjusting Text Properties 670 Importing Text 675 Using the Repeat Grid Feature 675 Chapter 7: Taking Advantage of Symbols and UI Kits 681 Using Symbols 681 Taking Advantage of UI Kits 685 Chapter 8: Creating Interactivity in Adobe XD 687 Entering Prototype Mode 687 Previewing Your Artwork 690 Chapter 9: Sharing Your XD Project 691 Viewing Your App/Website on Your Desktop 691 Creating a Movie for Your User Story 692 Using the Device Preview Feature 693 Sharing Your XD File with Others 694 Index 695

About the Author

Jennifer Smith is a user experience consultant, designer, educator, mentor, and author of more than a dozen books on digital imaging and web publishing. She has advised numerous companies on design projects and works on various platforms and devices. Christopher Smith is president of the American Graphics Institute. He is the author of more than ten books on web, interactive, and print publishing technology, including many of the Adobe official training guides.

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