Design with Adobe® Creative Cloud™ Classroom in a Book®: Basic projects using Photoshop®, InDesign®, Muse™, and more

Book description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest way to learn design with Adobe Creative Cloud choose Design with Adobe Creative Cloud: Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. Project-based lessons show readers, step-by-step, the key techniques for working with multiple Adobe applications. Readers learn what they need to know to create engaging layouts for print and web publishing. This completely revised edition covers new tools and essential performance and workflow enhancements, including how to set up assets in Bridge CC, use Content-Aware tools on images and edit video in Photoshop CC, create accurate image tracings in Illustrator CC, design print layouts and documents for mobile devices in InDesign CC, and build a website that works across desktop and mobile devices in Muse CC without writing code.

Lesson files and assets are included as a download so readers can work step-by-step along with the book.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Where are the Lesson Files?
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Adobe Creative Cloud
    4. Downloading the Classroom in a Book files
    5. Checking for Updates
    6. Additional Resources
    7. Adobe Certification
  6. Adobe Creative Cloud
    1. Create professional graphics and type
    2. Design publications for print and mobile devices
    3. Share work with your community
    4. Create customized websites for your work or clients
    5. Work flexibly, online or offline
    6. Get more training anytime
    7. Expand your creative universe
    8. Let’s begin
  7. 1. Creating Visual Identity Materials
    1. Organizing your work with Adobe Bridge
    2. Creating business stationery in Adobe Illustrator CC
    3. Mocking up a package design in Illustrator
    4. Creating a background image for social media
    5. Wrapping up
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  8. 2. Creating a Print Layout
    1. Setting up
    2. Removing a background in Photoshop
    3. Modifying an InDesign document
    4. Preparing for printing
    5. Exporting to PDF
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  9. 3. Creating a Mobile-Friendly Website
    1. Designing a website with Adobe Muse CC
    2. Publishing your Muse website
    3. Wrapping up
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  10. 4. Using Fonts with Adobe Creative Cloud
    1. Choosing font formats for creative projects
    2. Using fonts with Adobe Creative Cloud
    3. Wrapping up
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  11. 5. Creating a Video with Photoshop
    1. Setting up
    2. Video in the Creative Cloud
    3. Starting a Photoshop video document
    4. Building a video sequence
    5. Adding transitions and fades
    6. Adding a logo from Illustrator
    7. Panning and zooming
    8. Using audio
    9. Exporting video
    10. Wrapping up
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  12. 6. Creating an iPad App
    1. Setting up InDesign to use Digital Publishing Suite
    2. Adding interactive elements
    3. Adding a video
    4. Previewing the app on your computer
    5. Adapting to different page sizes with liquid layouts
    6. Creating an alternate vertical layout
    7. Creating a folio
    8. Final production steps
    9. Wrapping up
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  13. 7. Creating an eBook
    1. Setting up to create an eBook
    2. Preparing a publication for an EPUB export
    3. Previewing the final version
    4. Wrapping up
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  14. 8. Creating Interactive Forms
    1. Creating PDF forms in Adobe InDesign
    2. Getting started
    3. Using the Sample Buttons and Forms panel
    4. Checking your work so far
    5. Adding text fields
    6. Creating combo boxes
    7. Finishing the form objects
    8. Cleaning up the table containing the form
    9. Wrapping up
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  15. 9. Preparing Images for Multiple Media
    1. One image, multiple paths
    2. Image resolution and media
    3. Image color and media
    4. Preparing graphics for the web or mobile devices
    5. Preparing graphics for print
    6. Wrapping up
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  16. Index
  17. Where are the Lesson Files?

Product information

  • Title: Design with Adobe® Creative Cloud™ Classroom in a Book®: Basic projects using Photoshop®, InDesign®, Muse™, and more
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: August 2013
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780133477658