Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe's tightly integrated set of design tools, offers enough goodies to make any graphic designer swoon. Since the Premium edition of this software collection includes Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS 2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, and Acrobat 7.0 Professionalas well as a handful of other shiny new toolsusers will find everything they need to create beautiful content for print, the Web, and mobile devices. Here to make sure you master it quickly and completely is a self-paced guide from Adobe's Creative Team--the folks behind the software. With the Classroom in a Book series, you learn by immersion. Step-by-step, project-based lessons walk you through sample real-life projects, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce the new skills you've learned. The companion CD, filled with lesson and media files, will have you working on print, Web and PDF projects in no time. Whether you're a graphic design novice, student, graphic designer, educator, or are just new to the Adobe Creative Suite, this book will give you a solid overview of Adobe's creative design software.
This book isn't a complete user's guide to the Creative Suite applications. It takes you step by step through a number of projects, from traditional print work to designing features for the Web. The lessons are designed to let you learn at your own pace. If you're new to Creative Suite, you'll learn the fundamental concepts and features you'll need to get up and running in the programs. If you are an experienced user, you'll learn how to take advantage of Creative Suite's integration capabilities to easily share work between applications. If you want more in-depth instruction on any of the products included in the Suite, you can purchase the corresponding Classroom in a Book or other Adobe Press books.