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Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Bible by Kelly L. Murdock, Ted Padova

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Introduction

Welcome to the Adobe Creative Suite 5 Bible — your comprehensive guide to working with the complete suite of Adobe's Design Suite Premium imaging programs. In this book, we make an effort to help you understand the design and productivity features available from all the Creative Suite 5 (CS5) programs and how the documents you create from the individual applications work together to help you publish content for print, screen, Web hosting, and CD-ROM replication.

Much has changed from the earlier Creative Suite programs to the newest incarnation of the Creative Suite. Adobe has made a large investment in supporting interactive features in the CS5 products — particularly with Adobe InDesign CS5. In an effort to keep traditional users interested in new product features, Adobe has devoted equal investment for print professionals.

So why would we spend time covering subjects that are individually treated in other Wiley Bible publications? That's a good question, and the answer should be clear to you before you walk out of your local bookstore with this sizeable volume. It's true that there is a Wiley Bible covering each of the individual programs mentioned in this book. These other works are comprehensive and teach you about almost every tool and feature related to the specific programs.

This book is much different from the other Bibles. Our primary focus is to cover workflow solutions for independent designers and members of design teams working in agencies, publication houses, ...

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