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Adobe CS2: From Design to Delivery

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Total Training Presents: Adobe® Creative Suite 2 From Design to Delivery focuses on ways to help users master the entire CS2 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.
  • iStockphoto is a royalty-free stock photography community, where designers can search and download over 250,000 images.
  • Search, track, and purchase images from industry leading stock photo providers without ever leaving your creative application.
  • Learn how to search and download non-watermarked photos and begin working with them in other programs.
  • Reach peak efficiency with the integrated Version Cue file manager which tracks file updates without leaving the program you’re in.
Disc I: Creative Design for Print
Chapter I. Customizing your Layout (18 min)
  • Setting InDesign® Preferences
  • Customizing & Saving an InDesign Workspace
  • Customizing InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts

Chapter II. Documents, Presets & Master Elements (15 min)
  • Creating New InDesign Document Presets
  • Loading InDesign Document Presets
  • Adding & Arranging Pages in an InDesign Layout
  • Creating Guides on a Master Page
  • Creating a Guides Layer & Saving a Document

Chapter III. Basic Layout, Import & Reformatting (18 min)
  • Creating Text & Graphic Frames
  • Selecting, Moving & Filling Frames
  • Using Layers to Organize Objects
  • Scaling Frames around an Anchor Point
  • Importing Text into a Frame
  • Selecting a Paragraph & Changing Text Size
  • Changing Text Size with Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Adjusting Leading, Kerning, Spacing & Alignment

Chapter IV. Paragraph Styles & Power Redefinition (15 min)
  • Using OpenType® Fonts & Small Caps
  • Generating & Applying Paragraph Style Sheets
  • Adjusting Paragraph Spacing & Redefining Styles
  • Placing Illustrator Graphics into InDesign
  • Scaling Interactively & Updating Text Color

Chapter V. Adobe Bridge, Raw Images & Adjustment layers (23 min)
  • Preparing the Document & Opening Adobe Bridge
  • Opening, Viewing & Editing RAW Files
  • The Marquee Tool, Guides & Adjusting Image Size
  • Saving the File
  • Importing into InDesign from Bridge & Color Settings
  • Creating a Grayscale Gradient Adjustment Layer

Chapter VI. Linked Frames, Text Wrap & Image Tricks (23 min)
  • Loading Paragraph Styles & Pouring Text
  • Drawing a Runaround Path in the Original Photoshop® File
  • Creating a Text Wrap from the Photoshop Path
  • Using Object Layer Options for Placing Images

Chapter VII. Amazing Transparency Design (22 min)
  • Using Paste In Place to Center an Image
  • Drawing & Aligning a Vertical Guide
  • Varying the Number of Columns on a Per Page Basis
  • Scaling & Rotating Using Free Transform
  • Trimming with a Crop Frame & Changing Stacking Order
  • Changing Opacity & Blend Modes in InDesign
  • Blending InDesign & Photoshop Graphics
  • Adjusting Alpha Channel Levels to Create a Mask
  • Feathering Mask Edges & Floating a Layer
  • Updating in InDesign & Pasting Mask in Place
  • Changing Display Performance

Chapter VIII. Layout Finalization Techniques (30 min)
  • Placing a Title
  • Tips for Precision Scaling
  • Making a Cutout from a PostScript® Path
  • Tips for Precision Alignment
  • Customizing Paragraph Style Import Options
  • Using the Move Dialog Box to Relocate Multiple Selections
  • Setting Text Frame & Alignment Options
  • Creating Color-Coded Identifiers
  • Flipping Objects Vertically

Chapter IX. Adobe Illustrator® Logo Creation Tricks (18 min)
  • Cropping with Perspective in Photoshop
  • Preparing an Image for Tracing
  • Tracing a Logo in Illustrator Using Paths
  • Stroking, Expanding, Subtracting & Adding Paths
  • Saving a Logo & Copying Paths to the Clipboard
  • Pasting & Editing an Illustrator Path in InDesign

Chapter X. Books, Rules & Cool Object Styles (19 min)
  • Organizing Documents into an InDesign Book
  • Filling Frames with Text Graphics & Photos
  • Creating Paragraph Rules
  • Adding Layer Styles to an Image Frame
  • Creating & Applying a New Object Style

Chapter XI. Compounds & Power Transformations (13 min)
  • Creating a Rich Black Swatch in Adobe InDesign
  • Adding & Stylizing a Graphic Frame
  • Using the New Transform Again Individually Function
  • Using the Pathfinder Palette & the Eyedropper Tool

Chapter XII. PDF Image Tricks (8 min)
  • Viewing an Adobe Bridge Slideshow
  • Setting up a PDF Presentation
  • Placing Multiple PDF Pages at Once

Chapter XIII. Fast & Flexible Tables (15 min)
  • Converting Text to a Table
  • Adjusting Cell Options
  • Adjusting Text Frame Options
  • Deleting Unwanted Cell Strokes
  • Applying Alternating Fills to a Table

Chapter XIV. Amazing Adobe InDesign® Masking (15 min)
  • Copying Paths from Illustrator to InDesign
  • Pasting into a Compound Path
  • Replacing an Image & Fixing an Anti-Aliased Edge
  • Applying a Drop Shadow
  • Masking Parts of a Drop Shadow inside a Shape

Chapter XV. Creative Control in InDesign (29 min)
  • Placing & Modifying an Illustrator File in InDesign
  • Using Edit Original to Modify Text
  • Saving Illustrator Layers as a PDF for Use in InDesign
  • Combining Spot Color & CMYK Elements
  • Sampling Colors & Creating a Gradient in Photoshop
  • Extending a Gradient Seamlessly
  • Distributing, Step and Repeat & Placing PDFs

Chapter XVI. Parents, Children & Folios (17 min)
  • Creating Folios
  • Auto Page Numbering
  • Utilizing the Drag and Drop Text Feature
  • Creating New Master Pages & Master Options
  • Deleting an Item Controlled by a Master Page

Chapter XVII. Libraries & Pagination (15 min)
  • Creating a Folio Library
  • Placing Folios from a Library onto a Page
  • Page Numbering & Section Options
  • Creating a New Section, Saving & Updating

Chapter XVIII: Table of Contents Secrets (26 min)
  • Placing the Table of Contents Headers
  • Loading Paragraph & Character Styles at Once
  • Creating a New Table of Contents Style
  • Creating & Updating a Table of Contents
  • Hiding Text by Changing its Fill to None
  • Synchronizing Documents in a Book

Disc 2: Output techniques & Cool Web Design

Chapter I. Output Preview, Preflight & Batch Correction (18 min)
  • Performing a Separations Preview
  • Performing a Flattener Preview
  • Preflighting a Book
  • Creating & Recording Actions
  • Performing a Batch Automation & Fixing Links

Chapter II. Package, Print & PDF Reviews (29 min)
  • Packaging InDesign Documents
  • Creating a Print Preset & Printing a Book
  • Exporting a Book to PDF & Saving a PDF Preset
  • Emailing a PDF for Review & Comment
  • Making & Sending Comments
  • Receiving Comments & Setting FDF Options

Chapter III. Final PDF Export for Print (10 min)
  • Setting PDF Export Options
  • More Export Options & Saving an Export Preset
  • Exporting & Previewing a PDF

Chapter IV. Illustrator Cutter Guide Techniques (34 min)
  • Laying the Groundwork for a Cutter Guide
  • Duplicating Objects & Using Smart Guides
  • Adding Shapes & Using the Pathfinder Palette
  • Adjusting Shapes & Using the Reflect Tool
  • Adding Spot Colors
  • Setting Crop Marks Using Smart Guides
  • Converting a Solid Line to a Dashed Line
  • Offsetting a Path & Adding a Logo

Chapter V. Die Cutting & Appearance Palette Magic (25 min)
  • Using the Appearance Palette & Effects Settings
  • Adding & Adjusting Multiple Strokes
  • Creating a Die Cut Guide
  • Creating Die Cut Holder Slots
  • Finishing a Die Cut
  • Creating Limited Edition Numbers Automatically

Chapter VI. Version Cue® CS2 Workflow (37 min)
  • Activating Adobe Version Cue
  • Creating a New Version Cue Project
  • Importing Files from Version Cue
  • Saving a Version
  • Working with Alternates
  • Creating Versions of a Photoshop File
  • Using the Promote To Current Version Command
  • Setting Up a Version Cue PDF Review
  • Performing a Browser-Based Review with Acrobat® 7 Reader

Chapter VII. Web Site Creation & Setup (40 min)
  • Creating a New Web Site
  • Customizing a Workspace in Adobe GoLive®
  • Importing & Organizing Files
  • Setting up a Layout Grid on the Index Page
  • Examining Web Page Source Code
  • Placing a Smart Object on a Web Page
  • Using the Selection Tools, Aligning & Live Rendering
  • Creating Animated GIF Files in Photoshop
  • Saving for the Web
  • Replacing an Image & Converting it to a Link

Chapter VIII. Text & Page Layout with CSS (34 min)
  • Introducing Liquid Layouts & the CSS Editor
  • Setting up a CSS Layout Grid with a Smart Object
  • Scaling & Placing Smart Objects
  • Introducing the Layout Text Box Tool
  • Creating a Style Sheet
  • Setting Text Preferences
  • Formatting Text
  • Previewing a Page in a Browser

Chapter IX. Adobe Photoshop® Smart Objects & Backgrounds (18 min)
  • Placing a Photoshop Smart Object & Using Smart Guides
  • Saving the Photoshop Smart Object File for the Web
  • Updating an Image by Adding a Gradient Fill Layer
  • Viewing Actual Pixels & Adding a Repeating Background
  • Using an Image in GoLive as a Repeating Element

Chapter X: Layers & CSS Link Design (17 min)
  • Using the Layer Tool
  • Adding a Table of Contents & Applying a Style Sheet
  • Turning a Headline into a Link
  • Building a Link Style Sheet
  • Creating Style Sheets for Hover & Visited States
  • Linking & Resetting a Style to Normal

Chapter XI. Menus, Slices & Rollovers (29 min)
  • Working in Pixel Preview Mode in Illustrator
  • Using the Slice Tool to Separate Graphics
  • Naming the Slices & Saving for the Web
  • Creating, Saving & Naming Rollovers for Automation
  • Creating a Component Menu Design
  • Placing Components & Linking Items in GoLive

Chapter XII. Actions, InDesign Packages & FTP (30 min)
  • Randomizing Images Using an Action
  • Packaging InDesign Files for GoLive
  • Importing InDesign Files into GoLive
  • Uploading a Web Site to a Web Server
  • Making Changes to a Web Site
Total Run Time: 10.2 hrs
Steve Holmes is the creative director of the award-winning Energi Design, in San Francisco, California. With a history rich in design and typography for motion, broadcast and web design, Steve’s experience and the Energi portfolio are highly regarded in the design industry both in Europe and the US.

For over a decade, he has spoken at major design and animation conferences worldwide, and has a long-standing history as one of Total Training’s top presenters, sharing his knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop with the world.
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