Adobe Creative Suite 2: From Design to Delivery

Video Description

Total Training Presents: Adobe® Creative Suite 2 From Design to Delivery focuses on ways to help users master the entire product line workflow. Led by Adobe Certified Expert, Steve Holmes, you'll receive step-by-step instruction on how to combine the common tools for Photoshop® CS2, InDesign® CS2, Illustrator® CS2, and GoLive® CS2. Plus, you'll uncover valuable techniques to maximize the creative print and web design process and give your projects a professional finish.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: Customizing Your Layout
    1. Introduction 00:01:47
    2. Setting InDesign® Preferences 00:05:59
    3. Customizing & Saving an InDesign Workspace 00:06:47
    4. Customizing InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts 00:03:52
  2. Chapter 2: Documents, Presets & Master Elements
    1. Introduction 00:00:36
    2. Creating New InDesign Document Presets 00:03:03
    3. Loading InDesign Document Presets 00:03:42
    4. Adding & Arranging Pages in an InDesign Layout 00:01:59
    5. Creating Guides on a Master Page 00:03:18
    6. Creating a Guides Layer & Saving a Document 00:02:50
  3. Chapter 3: Basic Layout, Import & Reformatting
    1. Introduction 00:00:42
    2. Creating Text & Graphic Frames 00:01:44
    3. Selecting, Moving & Filling Frames 00:02:32
    4. Using Layers to Organize Objects 00:02:16
    5. Scaling Frames around an Anchor Point 00:02:08
    6. Importing Text into a Frame 00:01:59
    7. Selecting a Paragraph & Changing Text Size 00:01:37
    8. Changing Text Size with Keyboard Shortcuts 00:01:40
    9. Adjusting Leading, Kerning, Spacing & Alignment 00:03:17
  4. Chapter 4: Paragraph Styles & Power Redefinition
    1. Introduction 00:00:51
    2. Using OpenType® Fonts & Small Caps 00:02:10
    3. Generating & Applying Paragraph Style Sheets 00:03:37
    4. Adjusting Paragraph Spacing & Redefining Styles 00:02:44
    5. Placing Illustrator® Graphics into InDesign 00:03:25
    6. Scaling Interactively & Updating Text Color 00:02:33
  5. Chapter 5: Adobe Bridge, RAW Images & Adjustment Layers
    1. Introduction 00:00:46
    2. Preparing the Document & Opening Adobe Bridge 00:05:28
    3. Opening, Viewing & Editing RAW Files 00:03:21
    4. The Marquee Tool, Guides & Adjusting Image Size 00:05:40
    5. Saving the File 00:01:15
    6. Importing into InDesign from Bridge & Color Settings 00:03:18
    7. Creating a Grayscale Gradient Adjustment Layer 00:03:32
  6. Chapter 6: Linked Frames, Text Wrap & Image Tricks
    1. Introduction 00:00:56
    2. Loading Paragraph Styles & Pouring Text 00:06:00
    3. Drawing a Runaround Path in the Original Photoshop® File 00:06:02
    4. Creating a Text Wrap from the Photoshop Path 00:02:36
    5. Using Object Layer Options for Placing Images 00:07:41
  7. Chapter 7: Amazing Transparency Design
    1. Introduction 00:00:37
    2. Using Paste In Place to Center an Image 00:02:14
    3. Drawing & Aligning a Vertical Guide 00:01:28
    4. Varying the Number of Columns on a Per Page Basis 00:01:28
    5. Scaling & Rotating Using Free Transform 00:01:57
    6. Trimming with a Crop Frame & Changing Stacking Order 00:01:18
    7. Changing Opacity & Blend Modes in InDesign 00:01:43
    8. Blending InDesign & Photoshop Graphics 00:02:37
    9. Adjusting Alpha Channel Levels to Create a Mask 00:02:01
    10. Feathering Mask Edges & Floating a Layer 00:03:01
    11. Updating in InDesign & Pasting Mask in Place 00:02:38
    12. Changing Display Performance 00:00:52
  8. Chapter 8: Layout Finalization Techniques
    1. Introduction 00:00:40
    2. Placing a Title 00:01:54
    3. Tips for Precision Scaling 00:04:55
    4. Making a Cutout from a PostScript® Path 00:03:42
    5. Tips for Precision Alignment 00:02:19
    6. Customizing Paragraph Style Import Options 00:03:20
    7. Using the Move Dialog Box to Relocate Multiple Selections 00:03:15
    8. Setting Text Frame & Alignment Options 00:03:25
    9. Creating Color-Coded Identifiers 00:03:23
    10. Flipping Objects Vertically 00:02:52
  9. Chapter 9: Adobe Illustrator® Logo Creation Tricks
    1. Introduction 00:00:46
    2. Cropping with Perspective in Photoshop 00:02:50
    3. Preparing an Image for Tracing 00:02:09
    4. Tracing a Logo in Illustrator Using Paths 00:05:01
    5. Stroking, Expanding, Subtracting & Adding Paths 00:02:29
    6. Saving a Logo & Copying Paths to the Clipboard 00:02:07
    7. Pasting & Editing an Illustrator Path in InDesign 00:02:33
  10. Chapter 10: Books, Rules & Cool Object Styles
    1. Introduction 00:00:44
    2. Organizing Documents into an InDesign Book 00:03:38
    3. Filling Frames with Text Graphics & Photos 00:04:26
    4. Creating Paragraph Rules 00:04:31
    5. Adding Layer Styles to an Image Frame 00:03:43
    6. Creating & Applying a New Object Style 00:01:59
  11. Chapter 11: Compounds & Power Transformations
    1. Introduction 00:00:39
    2. Creating a Rich Black Swatch in Adobe InDesign 00:02:43
    3. Adding & Stylizing a Graphic Frame 00:01:57
    4. Using the New Transform Again Individually Function 00:03:51
    5. Using the Pathfinder Palette & the Eyedropper Tool 00:03:40
  12. Chapter 12: PDF Image Tricks
    1. Introduction 00:00:42
    2. Viewing an Adobe Bridge Slideshow 00:01:58
    3. Setting up a PDF Presentation 00:02:54
    4. Placing Multiple PDF Pages at Once 00:02:43
  13. Chapter 13: Fast & Flexible Tables
    1. Introduction 00:00:44
    2. Converting Text to a Table 00:02:25
    3. Adjusting Cell Options 00:04:52
    4. Adjusting Text Frame Options 00:01:33
    5. Deleting Unwanted Cell Strokes 00:01:59
    6. Applying Alternating Fills to a Table 00:01:27
  14. Chapter 14: Amazing Adobe InDesign® Masking
    1. Introduction 00:00:46
    2. Copying Paths from Illustrator to InDesign 00:03:50
    3. Pasting into a Compound Path 00:02:30
    4. Replacing an Image & Fixing an Anti-Aliased Edge 00:02:30
    5. Applying a Drop Shadow 00:02:06
    6. Masking Parts of a Drop Shadow inside a Shape 00:03:38
  15. Chapter 15: Creative Control in InDesign
    1. Introduction 00:00:43
    2. Placing & Modifying an Illustrator File in InDesign 00:03:39
    3. Using Edit Original to Modify Text 00:03:32
    4. Saving Illustrator Layers as a PDF for Use in InDesign 00:04:17
    5. Combining Spot Color & CMYK Elements 00:05:02
    6. Sampling Colors & Creating a Gradient in Photoshop 00:05:19
    7. Extending a Gradient Seamlessly 00:02:56
    8. Distributing, Step and Repeat & Placing PDFs 00:03:58
  16. Chapter 16: Parents, Children & Folios
    1. Introduction 00:00:42
    2. Creating Folios 00:03:05
    3. Auto Page Numbering 00:02:25
    4. Utilizing the Drag and Drop Text Feature 00:02:26
    5. Creating New Master Pages & Master Options 00:05:56
    6. Deleting an Item Controlled by a Master Page 00:02:41
  17. Chapter 17: Libraries & Pagination
    1. Introduction 00:00:52
    2. Creating a Folio Library 00:03:52
    3. Placing Folios from a Library onto a Page 00:03:31
    4. Page Numbering & Section Options 00:02:43
    5. Creating a New Section, Saving & Updating 00:03:36
  18. Chapter 18: Table of Contents Secrets
    1. Introduction 00:00:58
    2. Placing the Table of Contents Headers 00:05:12
    3. Loading Paragraph & Character Styles at Once 00:01:56
    4. Creating a New Table of Contents Style 00:06:15
    5. Creating & Updating a Table of Contents 00:02:44
    6. Hiding Text by Changing its Fill to None 00:02:15
    7. Synchronizing Documents in a Book 00:03:59
    8. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:25
  19. Chapter 19: Output Preview, Preflight & Batch Correction
    1. Introduction 00:00:55
    2. Performing a Separations Preview 00:03:01
    3. Performing a Flattener Preview 00:04:08
    4. Preflighting a Book 00:02:58
    5. Creating & Recording Actions 00:03:20
    6. Performing a Batch Automation & Fixing Links 00:03:39
  20. Chapter 20: Package, Print & PDF Reviews
    1. Introduction 00:00:41
    2. Packaging InDesign Documents 00:03:27
    3. Creating a Print Preset & Printing a Book 00:04:52
    4. Exporting a Book to PDF & Saving a PDF Preset 00:06:56
    5. Emailing a PDF for Review & Comment 00:05:19
    6. Making & Sending Comments 00:02:56
    7. Receiving Comments & Setting FDF Options 00:04:52
  21. Chapter 21: Final PDF Export for Print
    1. Introduction 00:00:26
    2. Setting PDF Export Options 00:04:08
    3. More Export Options & Saving an Export Preset 00:02:29
    4. Exporting & Previewing a PDF 00:02:54
  22. Chapter 22: Illustrator Cutter Guide Techniques
    1. Introduction 00:00:48
    2. Laying the Groundwork for a Cutter Guide 00:04:46
    3. Duplicating Objects & Using Smart Guides 00:04:20
    4. Adding Shapes & Using the Pathfinder Palette 00:07:37
    5. Adjusting Shapes & Using the Reflect Tool 00:03:26
    6. Adding Spot Colors 00:02:00
    7. Setting Crop Marks Using Smart Guides 00:04:08
    8. Converting a Solid Line to a Dashed Line 00:01:23
    9. Offsetting a Path & Adding a Logo 00:05:10
  23. Chapter 23: Die Cutting & Appearance Palette Magic
    1. Introduction 00:00:37
    2. Using the Appearance Palette & Effects Settings 00:05:28
    3. Adding & Adjusting Multiple Strokes 00:03:11
    4. Creating a Die Cut Guide 00:05:13
    5. Creating Die Cut Holder Slots 00:03:37
    6. Finishing a Die Cut 00:03:49
    7. Creating Limited Edition Numbers Automatically 00:03:38
  24. Chapter 24: Version Cue® CS2 Workflow
    1. Introduction 00:00:54
    2. Activating Adobe Version Cue 00:04:14
    3. Creating a New Version Cue Project 00:04:46
    4. Importing Files from Version Cue 00:04:04
    5. Saving a Version 00:02:57
    6. Working with Alternates 00:05:11
    7. Creating Versions of a Photoshop File 00:02:35
    8. Using the Promote To Current Version Command 00:02:56
    9. Setting up a Version Cue PDF Review 00:05:40
    10. Performing a Browser-Based Review with Acrobat® 7 Reader 00:04:04
  25. Chapter 25: Web Site Creation & Setup
    1. Introduction 00:00:46
    2. Creating a New Web Site 00:02:25
    3. Customizing a Workspace in Adobe GoLive® 00:06:35
    4. Importing & Organizing Files 00:05:47
    5. Setting up a Layout Grid on the Index Page 00:03:32
    6. Examining Web Page Source Code 00:02:04
    7. Placing a Smart Object on a Web Page 00:03:49
    8. Using the Selection Tools, Aligning & Live Rendering 00:01:52
    9. Creating Animated GIF Files in Photoshop 00:05:19
    10. Saving for the Web 00:05:25
    11. Replacing an Image & Converting it to a Link 00:02:43
  26. Chapter 26: Text & Page Layout with CSS
    1. Introduction 00:00:54
    2. Introducing Liquid Layouts & the CSS Editor 00:04:25
    3. Setting up a CSS Layout Grid with a Smart Object 00:05:44
    4. Scaling & Placing Smart Objects 00:03:31
    5. Introducing the Layout Text Box Tool 00:04:43
    6. Creating a Style Sheet 00:03:11
    7. Setting Text Preferences 00:05:26
    8. Formatting Text 00:03:56
    9. Previewing a Page in a Browser 00:02:08
  27. Chapter 27: Adobe Photoshop® Smart Objects & Backgrounds
    1. Introduction 00:00:40
    2. Placing a Photoshop Smart Object & Using Smart Guides 00:02:12
    3. Saving the Photoshop Smart Object File for the Web 00:02:16
    4. Updating an Image by Adding a Gradient Fill Layer 00:05:00
    5. Viewing Actual Pixels & Adding a Repeating Background 00:04:37
    6. Using an Image in GoLive as a Repeating Element 00:03:00
  28. Chapter 28: Layers & CSS Link Design
    1. Introduction 00:00:36
    2. Using the Layer Tool 00:04:03
    3. Adding a Table of Contents & Applying a Style Sheet 00:03:10
    4. Turning a Headline into a Link 00:02:10
    5. Building a Link Style Sheet 00:02:34
    6. Creating Style Sheets for Hover & Visited States 00:02:09
    7. Linking & Resetting a Style to Normal 00:02:18
  29. Chapter 29: Menus, Slices & Rollovers
    1. Introduction 00:00:49
    2. Working in Pixel Preview Mode in Illustrator 00:03:53
    3. Using the Slice Tool to Separate Graphics 00:03:10
    4. Naming the Slices & Saving for the Web 00:04:49
    5. Creating, Saving & Naming Rollovers for Automation 00:03:07
    6. Creating a Component Menu Design 00:06:52
    7. Placing Components & Linking Items in GoLive 00:05:59
  30. Chapter 30: Actions, InDesign Packages & FTP
    1. Introduction 00:00:57
    2. Randomizing Images Using an Action 00:05:42
    3. Packaging InDesign Files for GoLive 00:03:20
    4. Importing InDesign Files into GoLive 00:08:56
    5. Uploading a Web Site to a Web Server 00:05:07
    6. Making Changes to a Web Site 00:03:06
    7. Final Comments & Credits 00:03:03

Product Information

  • Title: Adobe Creative Suite 2: From Design to Delivery
  • Author(s): Steve Holmes
  • Release date: November 2007
  • Publisher(s): Total Training
  • ISBN: 00320090056SI