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Adobe
Creative Suite 2
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ALL-IN-ONE DESK REFERENCE

FOR

DUMmIES



by Jennifer Smith and
Christopher Smith

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Adobe® Creative Suite 2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies®
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About the Authors
Jennifer Smith is the founder and Vice President of American Graphics
Institute (AGITraining.com). She has authored multiple books on Adobe
products and is a technical writer for the Adobe Classroom in a Book series.
Jennifer has worked in all aspects of graphic design and production including
as an art director of an advertising agency. More than ten years ago, Jennifer
took her experience and applied it to teaching. Under her leadership, AGI has
grown into the largest training organization focused on print, Internet, video,
and PDF publishing. Her teaching and writing style shows a clear direction
that can only be achieved by someone who knows the industry and has experienced the Adobe applications in a professional workflow. She lives in the
Boston area with her husband (who co-authored this book) and children.
Christopher Smith is President of American Graphics Institute and oversees
curriculum content and delivery for Adobe’s largest and oldest Certified
Training Provider. An Adobe Certified Expert, he works as part of the Adobe
Creative Team as the lead technical writer for the Adobe Classroom in a Book
series for both Adobe Acrobat and Adobe InDesign. His more than ten other
books include Moving to InDesign, Teach Yourself Adobe Acrobat in 24 Hours,
and Real World Adobe Acrobat. Smith has served as an elected member of the
School Board in his hometown in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, where he
lives with his wife and children.

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Dedication
To our parents, Ed and Nancy Smith; Mary Kelly and in loving memory of
Jennifer’s father, Joseph Kelly, the best teacher of all!
To our perfect children, Kelly, Alex, Grant Elizabeth, and soon to arrive
baby Edward.

Authors’ Acknowledgments
Thanks to all of our friends and colleagues at Adobe Systems for their support, encouragement, and faith in our work: Ali, Joe, Ron, Dave, Donna,
Steve, Noha, Lynn, Adam, Christine, Jill, Jeffrey, Bagel, Carrie, and the many
product team members who responded to our questions throughout the
writing process.
Thanks also to the highly professional instructional staff at American Graphics
Institute (AGI) who always provide great insight into the best ways to help
people learn these software applications.
Thanks to all at Wiley Publishing. This book involves a lot of detail and information and it was up to acquisitions editor, Melody Lane and her “tough love”
to make sure it got to the state it is now. Thanks to Colleen Totz and technical
editor Cathy Auclair for the great insight.
Thanks to our family as they had to deal with parents who toiled away at the
keyboard night after night.
Jennifer: thanks all the friends of my teenage daughter who gave rights for
me to use their images.

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Contents at a Glance
Introduction .................................................................1
Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Basics............................7
Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 2 ..............................................................9
Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands......................................................19
Chapter 3: Using Common Palettes................................................................................31
Chapter 4: Using Common Plug-Ins................................................................................39
Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting ..............................................................................47
Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts ................................................61
Chapter 7: Using Color.....................................................................................................73
Chapter 8: Printing Documents ......................................................................................81

Book II: InDesign CS2.................................................91
Chapter 1: Introducing InDesign CS2 .............................................................................93
Chapter 2: Drawing in InDesign ....................................................................................115
Chapter 3: Working with Text and Text Frames .........................................................139
Chapter 4: Understanding Page Layout.......................................................................171
Chapter 5: Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, and Alignment ..........................193
Chapter 6: Understanding Color and Printing ............................................................205
Chapter 7: Exporting Your Work...................................................................................219
Chapter 8: Integrating InDesign ....................................................................................231

Book III: Illustrator CS2............................................243
Chapter 1: Discovering Illustrator CS2 ........................................................................245
Chapter 2: Using the Selection Tools ...........................................................................259
Chapter 3: Creating Basic Shapes.................................................................................269
Chapter 4: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images....................................................275
Chapter 5: Using Type in Illustrator.............................................................................287
Chapter 6: Organizing Your Illustrations .....................................................................311
Chapter 7: Using Layers.................................................................................................321
Chapter 8: Livening Up Illustrations with Color .........................................................329
Chapter 9: The Transform and Distortions Tools ......................................................345
Chapter 10: Transparency and Special Effects Tools ................................................357
Chapter 11: Using Filters and Effects ...........................................................................369
Chapter 12: Using Your Illustrator Image ....................................................................381

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Book IV: Photoshop CS2 ............................................397
Chapter 1: Photoshop CS2 Basics ................................................................................399
Chapter 2: Mode Matters...............................................................................................407
Chapter 3: Creating a Selection ....................................................................................419
Chapter 4: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool ..................................................................433
Chapter 5: Resolution Basics ........................................................................................443
Chapter 6: Creating a Good Image................................................................................451
Chapter 7: Painting and Retouching Tools..................................................................467
Chapter 8: Using Layers.................................................................................................485
Chapter 9: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web....................................503

Book V: Acrobat 7.0 .................................................515
Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information .............................................517
Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files .......................................................................................527
Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files...............................................................539
Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics ...............................................549
Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools ...............................................557
Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files..............................................................................567

Book VI: GoLive CS2 .................................................573
Chapter 1: Introducing GoLive CS2 ..............................................................................575
Chapter 2: Creating a Web Site .....................................................................................587
Chapter 3: Working with Images...................................................................................597
Chapter 4: Text and CSS ................................................................................................609
Chapter 5: Layout Grids, Tables, and Frames.............................................................623
Chapter 6: Links..............................................................................................................637
Chapter 7: Layers ...........................................................................................................647
Chapter 8: Forms ............................................................................................................661
Chapter 9: Multimedia ...................................................................................................677
Chapter 10: Publishing Your Web Site .........................................................................687

Index .......................................................................699

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Table of Contents
Introduction..................................................................1
About This Book...............................................................................................1
Foolish Assumptions .......................................................................................2
Conventions Used in This Book .....................................................................2
What You Don’t Have to Read ........................................................................3
How This Book Is Organized...........................................................................3
Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Basics .................................................3
Book II: InDesign CS2..............................................................................4
Book III: Illustrator CS2 ..........................................................................4
Book IV: Photoshop CS2 ........................................................................4
Book V: Acrobat 7.0................................................................................4
Book VI: GoLive CS2 ...............................................................................5
Icons Used in This Book..................................................................................5
Where to Go from Here....................................................................................6

Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Basics ............................7
Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Introducing InDesign CS2 ................................................................................9
Using Illustrator CS2 for Drawing.................................................................11
Getting Started with Photoshop CS2 ...........................................................13
Working with Acrobat 7.0..............................................................................14
Introducing GoLive CS2 .................................................................................15
Integrating Software and Version Cue .........................................................17
Benefiting from integration .................................................................17
Using Version Cue.................................................................................18

Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Discovering Common Menus........................................................................19
Using Dialog Boxes.........................................................................................21
Encountering Alerts .......................................................................................22
Using Common Menu Options......................................................................23
About Contextual Menus...............................................................................24
Using Common Shortcuts .............................................................................25
Changing Your Preferences...........................................................................26

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Chapter 3: Using Common Palettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Using Palettes in the Workspace ..................................................................31
Working with Different Kinds of Palettes ....................................................33
Looking at Common Palettes........................................................................36

Chapter 4: Using Common Plug-Ins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Looking at Common Plug-Ins and Filters.....................................................39
Plugging into InDesign .........................................................................40
Adding on to Photoshop .....................................................................41
Using Illustrator plug-ins .....................................................................42
Adding on capabilities to Acrobat .....................................................43
Extending GoLive..................................................................................43
How to Use Filters ..........................................................................................44

Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Discover the Adobe Bridge Application......................................................47
Accessing the Bridge Software ...........................................................48
Navigating the Bridge ..........................................................................49
Color Management ...............................................................................51
Importing Files into a Document..................................................................51
Placing content in InDesign.................................................................52
Adding content to a Photoshop file ...................................................53
Placing files into Illustrator.................................................................54
Adding to Acrobat ................................................................................54
Importing into GoLive..........................................................................55
Exporting Your Documents...........................................................................56
Exporting from InDesign......................................................................57
Exporting content from Photoshop ...................................................58
Exporting Illustrator files ....................................................................58
Exporting Acrobat content..................................................................59
Exporting GoLive content ...................................................................59

Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Using Graphics in Your Documents .............................................................61
Working with bitmap images ..............................................................62
Discovering vector graphics ...............................................................63
Working with Paths and Strokes ..................................................................64
Adding Text.....................................................................................................65
Using fonts.............................................................................................66
Types of fonts .......................................................................................67
Text and fonts on the Web...................................................................69
The Fundamentals of Page Layout...............................................................70
Layout for print ....................................................................................70
Web page layout ...................................................................................71

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Chapter 7: Using Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Looking at Color Modes and Channels........................................................74
Using RGB..............................................................................................74
Working with CMYK .............................................................................75
Saving in grayscale...............................................................................75
Looking at color channels ...................................................................76
Choosing Colors .............................................................................................77
Using swatches .....................................................................................77
Mixing colors ........................................................................................78
Using Color on the Web.................................................................................79

Chapter 8: Printing Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Choosing Printers ..........................................................................................81
Using consumer printers.....................................................................81
Looking at professional printers ........................................................82
Factors to Consider when Choosing a Printer ...........................................82
Printing in Color .............................................................................................83
Printing Your Work.........................................................................................83
Choosing where and how to print......................................................83
Looking at paper...................................................................................84
Saving files for a service provider......................................................85
Printing at home from Adobe Creative Suite 2 .................................86

Book II: InDesign CS2 .................................................91
Chapter 1: Introducing InDesign CS2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Getting Started with InDesign CS2 ...............................................................93
Opening InDesign .................................................................................94
Creating a new publication .................................................................95
Opening an existing publication.........................................................97
Looking at the document setup..........................................................98
A Tour of the Workspace...............................................................................99
Tools.....................................................................................................100
Menus...................................................................................................102
Palettes ................................................................................................103
Page controls ......................................................................................106
Contextual menus...............................................................................107
Setting Up the Workspace ...........................................................................107
Showing and hiding grids and guides ..............................................107
Snapping to a grid or guide ...............................................................109
Saving a custom workspace..............................................................109

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Working with Publications ..........................................................................110
Importing new content ......................................................................110
Viewing content ..................................................................................112
Saving your publication.....................................................................112

Chapter 2: Drawing in InDesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Getting Started with Drawing .....................................................................115
Paths and shapes ...............................................................................116
Points and segments ..........................................................................117
Getting to Know the Tools of the Trade ....................................................118
The Pencil tool....................................................................................118
The Pen tool ........................................................................................118
Basic shapes and frame shapes........................................................119
Drawing Shapes ............................................................................................119
Creating a shape with exact dimensions.........................................120
Using the Polygon tool.......................................................................121
Editing Basic Shapes....................................................................................122
Changing the size using the Transform palette..............................122
Changing the stroke of a shape ........................................................123
Changing the shear value ..................................................................125
Rotating a shape .................................................................................126
Drawing Freeform Paths..............................................................................127
Using the Pencil tool ..........................................................................127
Using the Pen tool ..............................................................................127
Editing Freeform Paths ................................................................................129
Making Corner Effects .................................................................................131
Using Fills ......................................................................................................131
Creating basic fills ..............................................................................132
Making transparent fills.....................................................................133
Looking at gradients ..........................................................................134
Removing fills......................................................................................136
Adding Layers...............................................................................................136

Chapter 3: Working with Text and Text Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Understanding Text, Font, and Frames .....................................................140
Creating and Using Text Frames.................................................................140
Creating text frames with the Type tool..........................................141
Creating text frames with the Frame tool........................................142
Creating text frames from a shape ...................................................142
Adding Text to Your Publication ................................................................143
Importing text .....................................................................................143
Adding placeholder text ....................................................................145
Copying and pasting text...................................................................146

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Looking at Text Frame Options ..................................................................146
Changing text frame options.............................................................147
Using and modifying columns ..........................................................148
Modifying and Connecting Text Frames on a Page ..................................151
Resizing and moving the text frame.................................................151
Threading text frames........................................................................153
Adding a page jump number.............................................................156
Understanding Paragraph Settings ............................................................157
Indenting your text.............................................................................158
Text alignment and justification .......................................................159
Saving a paragraph style ...................................................................160
Editing Stories ..............................................................................................161
Using the story editor........................................................................161
Updating an InCopy story .................................................................162
Checking for correct spelling............................................................163
Using Tables..................................................................................................165
Creating tables ....................................................................................165
Editing table settings .........................................................................167
Looking at Text on a Path............................................................................169

Chapter 4: Understanding Page Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Importing Images .........................................................................................171
Accessing image import options ......................................................173
Importing PDFs ...................................................................................174
Linking and Embedding Images..................................................................174
Setting Image Quality and Display .............................................................175
Selecting Images ...........................................................................................176
Manipulating Text and Graphics in Layout...............................................178
Page orientation and size ..................................................................178
Margins and columns.........................................................................179
Using guides and snapping ...............................................................179
Locking objects and guides...............................................................181
Merging Text and Graphics .........................................................................182
Wrapping objects with text ...............................................................182
Modifying a text wrap ........................................................................185
Working with Pages and the Pages Palette ...............................................186
Selecting and moving pages..............................................................187
Adding and deleting pages ................................................................188
Working with spreads ........................................................................188
Numbering your pages ......................................................................189
Using Master Spreads in Page Layout .......................................................190
Creating a master spread ..................................................................190
Applying, removing, and deleting master pages ............................191

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Chapter 5: Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, and Alignment . . .193
Working with Transformations...................................................................193
Looking at the Transform palette.....................................................194
Using the Free Transform tool ..........................................................195
Rotating objects..................................................................................196
Scaling objects ....................................................................................197
Shearing objects .................................................................................198
Reflecting objects ...............................................................................199
Understanding Clipping Paths....................................................................200
Arranging Objects on the Page...................................................................201
Aligning objects ..................................................................................202
Distributing objects ...........................................................................203

Chapter 6: Understanding Color and Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Selecting Color with Color Controls ..........................................................205
Understanding Color Models......................................................................207
Using Color Swatches and Libraries..........................................................208
The Swatches palette.........................................................................208
Swatch libraries ..................................................................................210
Printing Your Work.......................................................................................211
What is a bleed?..................................................................................211
About trapping....................................................................................211
Taking your files to a service provider............................................214
Doing it yourself: Printing at home or in the office........................216

Chapter 7: Exporting Your Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Understanding File Formats........................................................................219
Exporting Publications ................................................................................221
Exporting PDF documents.................................................................221
Exporting EPS files .............................................................................223
Exporting JPEG files ...........................................................................225
Exporting SVG files.............................................................................226
Exporting text files .............................................................................228

Chapter 8: Integrating InDesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Using InDesign with Version Cue................................................................231
Setting up a Project file......................................................................233
Integrating InDesign with Acrobat .............................................................236
Integrating InDesign with Photoshop ........................................................238
Transparency support and clipping paths......................................238
Photoshop spot colors in InDesign..................................................239
Integrating InDesign with Illustrator..........................................................239

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Integrating InDesign with InCopy...............................................................240
Importing InCopy stories ..................................................................240
Updating InCopy stories....................................................................241
Integrating InDesign with GoLive ...............................................................241

Book III: Illustrator CS2 ............................................243
Chapter 1: Discovering Illustrator CS2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
What’s New in Adobe Illustrator CS2.........................................................245
Vector tracing .....................................................................................245
Live Paint.............................................................................................246
Control Palette ....................................................................................247
Improved Photoshop Import options ..............................................247
Workspaces (It’s about time!) ...........................................................247
Spot-Color Rasters .............................................................................247
SVG 1.1 Support ..................................................................................247
Offset Paths .........................................................................................247
Underline and strikethough text ......................................................247
Deciding When to Use Illustrator CS2 .......................................................248
Opening an Existing Document ..................................................................248
Creating a New Document...........................................................................249
Taking a look at the Document window ..........................................250
How the work area affects your artwork.........................................252
Tools Overview.............................................................................................252
Checking Out the Palettes...........................................................................254
Changing Views ............................................................................................255
Preview and Outline views ................................................................255
Pixel view.............................................................................................256
Overprint view ....................................................................................256
Navigating the Work Area with Zoom Controls........................................257
The Hand tool .....................................................................................257
The View menu ...................................................................................257
The Zoom tool ....................................................................................257
Keyboard shortcuts ...........................................................................257

Chapter 2: Using the Selection Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Getting to Know the Selection Tools .........................................................259
Anchor points .....................................................................................259
Bounding box......................................................................................260
Selection tools ....................................................................................260

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Working with Selections ..............................................................................261
Creating a selection............................................................................261
Selecting an anchor point..................................................................263
Using a marquee to select an object................................................263
Selecting multiple objects .................................................................264
Saving a selection ...............................................................................265
Grouping and Ungrouping...........................................................................265
Manipulating Selected Objects...................................................................266
Moving selected objects....................................................................266
Constraining movement ....................................................................266
Cloning selected objects ...................................................................266
Constraining the clone.......................................................................267
Using the Select Menu .......................................................................267

Chapter 3: Creating Basic Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
The Basic Shape Tools.................................................................................269
Creating rectangles and ellipses.......................................................270
Using the Rounded Rectangle tool...................................................270
Using the Polygon tool.......................................................................271
Using the Star tool..............................................................................271
Resizing Shapes ............................................................................................272
Tips for Creating Shapes .............................................................................273

Chapter 4: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Pen Tool Fundamentals ...............................................................................275
Creating a straight line ......................................................................276
Creating a constrained straight line.................................................277
Creating a curve .................................................................................278
Reconnecting to an existing path.....................................................279
Controlling the curves .......................................................................281
Creating a corner point......................................................................281
The Hidden Pen Tools .................................................................................283
Creating a Template Layer ..........................................................................283
Placing Images ..............................................................................................285
New in Illustrator CS2 ..................................................................................285

Chapter 5: Using Type in Illustrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Working with Type .......................................................................................287
The Type tools ....................................................................................288
Creating text areas .............................................................................288
Creating a line of text .........................................................................288
Flowing text into an area ...................................................................289

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Text overflow ......................................................................................289
Creating columns of text with the Area Type tool .........................290
Threading text into shapes ...............................................................292
Wrapping text......................................................................................292
Outlining text ......................................................................................294
Putting text on a path, in a closed shape,
or on the path of a shape...............................................................295
Assigning Font Styles...................................................................................297
Using the Character Palette ........................................................................299
Using the Control Palette ............................................................................301
Using the Paragraph Palette .......................................................................301
Alignment ............................................................................................301
Indents .................................................................................................301
Text Utilities: Your Key to Efficiency .........................................................302
Find and replace .................................................................................302
Spell checker.......................................................................................302
The Hyphenation feature...................................................................303
The Find Font feature.........................................................................304
The Change Case feature...................................................................305
The text composition method ..........................................................305
Text styles ...........................................................................................306

Chapter 6: Organizing Your Illustrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Setting Ruler Increments.............................................................................311
Using Guides .................................................................................................312
Creating a ruler guide ........................................................................312
Creating a custom guide ....................................................................313
Using the Transform Palette for Placement..............................................313
Changing the Ruler Origin...........................................................................314
Object Arrangement ....................................................................................314
Hiding Objects ..............................................................................................316
Locking Objects............................................................................................318
Creating a Clipping Mask.............................................................................318

Chapter 7: Using Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Creating New Layers ....................................................................................322
Using Layers for Selections.........................................................................325
Changing the Layer Stacking Order ...........................................................326
Moving and Cloning Objects.......................................................................326
Hiding Layers................................................................................................327
Locking Layers..............................................................................................327

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Chapter 8: Livening Up Illustrations with Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Choosing a Color Mode ...............................................................................329
Using the Swatches Palette.........................................................................330
Applying Color to the Fill and Stroke ........................................................330
Changing the Width and Type of a Stroke.................................................331
Using the Color Palette................................................................................333
Saving Colors ................................................................................................334
Building and using custom libraries ................................................335
Adding Pantone colors ......................................................................335
Editing Colors ...............................................................................................336
Building and Editing Patterns.....................................................................337
Cool little pattern extras ...................................................................338
Transforming patterns.......................................................................338
Working with Gradients...............................................................................339
Copying Color Attributes ............................................................................340
The Live Trace feature.......................................................................341
The Live Paint Feature.................................................................................341
Got Gaps? ............................................................................................343

Chapter 9: The Transform and Distortions Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
Working with Transformations...................................................................345
Transforming an object .....................................................................346
Using the transform tools..................................................................349
Creating Distortions.....................................................................................352
The liquify tools..................................................................................352
Using the Envelope Distort command .............................................354

Chapter 10: Transparency and Special Effects Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
The Mesh Tool ..............................................................................................357
The Blend Tool .............................................................................................360
The Symbol Sprayer Tool............................................................................362
Transparency................................................................................................365
Blend modes .......................................................................................365
Opacity masks ....................................................................................366

Chapter 11: Using Filters and Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
Working with Filters and Effects ................................................................369
Understanding the Appearance palette ..........................................370
Applying a filter ..................................................................................371
Applying an Effect ..............................................................................373
Saving Graphic Styles ..................................................................................374
Creating 3D Artwork ....................................................................................375
Applying Additional Fills and Strokes .......................................................378

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Chapter 12: Using Your Illustrator Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files .......................................................381
The native Adobe Illustrator file format..........................................382
Saving Illustrator files back to previous versions ..........................384
The EPS file format.............................................................................385
The PDF file format ............................................................................385
Saving Your Artwork for the Web...............................................................388
Flattening Transparency .............................................................................391
Flattening a file ...................................................................................391
Using the Flattener Preview palette .................................................393
Printing from Illustrator ..............................................................................394

Book IV: Photoshop CS2.............................................397
Chapter 1: Photoshop CS2 Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
Getting Started with Photoshop CS2 .........................................................399
Opening an existing document .........................................................399
Creating a new file ..............................................................................400
Saving documents ..............................................................................400
Getting to Know the Tools ..........................................................................400
Navigating the Work Area............................................................................403
Docking and saving palettes .............................................................403
Zooming in to get a better look ........................................................404
Screen Modes ...............................................................................................405
Cropping an Image .......................................................................................406

Chapter 2: Mode Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
Working with Bitmap Images ......................................................................407
Choosing the Correct Photoshop Mode....................................................408
Bitmap..................................................................................................409
Grayscale .............................................................................................409
Duotone ...............................................................................................410
Index color ..........................................................................................412
RGB.......................................................................................................413
CMYK ...................................................................................................413
Lab color..............................................................................................414
Multichannel .......................................................................................414
Bit depth ..............................................................................................414
Understanding Color Settings.....................................................................415
Determining what settings to use.....................................................418
Advanced and Web settings..............................................................418

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Chapter 3: Creating a Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
Getting to Know the Selection Tools .........................................................419
The Marquee tool ...............................................................................420
The Lasso tool ....................................................................................422
The Magic Wand tool .........................................................................423
Manipulating Selections ..............................................................................423
Painting with the Quick Mask tool ...................................................424
Transforming selections....................................................................425
Feathering............................................................................................426
Saving Selections..........................................................................................429
Try using the new Vanishing Point feature .....................................430

Chapter 4: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Using Shape Layers......................................................................................433
Creating and using a custom shape .................................................434
Changing the color of the shape ......................................................436
Editing a shape ...................................................................................437
Removing a shape layer.....................................................................438
Using a Path as a Selection .........................................................................438
Clipping Paths...............................................................................................440

Chapter 5: Resolution Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
Creating Images for Print ............................................................................443
The resolution formula ......................................................................445
Changing the resolution ....................................................................445
Determining the Resolution for Web Images ............................................447
Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter to an Image ........................................448

Chapter 6: Creating a Good Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Reading a Histogram....................................................................................451
Key types .............................................................................................453
Setting up the correction...................................................................454
Creating a Good Tone Curve.......................................................................455
Finding highlight and shadow...........................................................456
Setting the highlight and shadow.....................................................458
Adjusting the midtone .......................................................................460
Finding a neutral.................................................................................462
Using an Adjustment Layer.........................................................................463
Testing a Printer ...........................................................................................465

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Chapter 7: Painting and Retouching Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467
The Painting Tools .......................................................................................467
Changing the brush............................................................................468
Choosing foreground and background colors ................................469
Using the Swatches Palette.........................................................................470
The New Spot Healing Brush Tool .............................................................470
The Healing Brush Tool...............................................................................471
The Patch Tool .............................................................................................472
The New Red Eye Tool.................................................................................472
The Brush Tool .............................................................................................473
The Brushes palette ...........................................................................473
Saving presets .....................................................................................475
The Clone Stamp Tool .................................................................................476
The History Brush Tool...............................................................................477
The Eraser Tool ............................................................................................478
The Gradient Tool ........................................................................................479
Blending Modes............................................................................................481
Painting with color .............................................................................482
Filling selections .................................................................................483

Chapter 8: Using Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
Creating and Working with Layers .............................................................485
Duplicating a layer .............................................................................487
Selecting a layer..................................................................................487
Controlling the visibility of a layer...................................................488
Rearranging the stacking order ........................................................488
Creating a Text Layer...................................................................................489
Warping text ........................................................................................489
Fine-tuning text ...................................................................................489
Using Layer Masks .......................................................................................490
Creating a layer mask from a selection............................................491
Creating a vector mask from a pen path .........................................492
Layer Organization Tips ..............................................................................493
Activating multiple layers simultaneously......................................493
Layer groups .......................................................................................495
Duplicating a layer group ..................................................................496
Using Layer Styles ........................................................................................496
Applying a style ..................................................................................496
Creating and saving a style ...............................................................498
Opacity versus fill ..............................................................................499

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New Smart Placement of Illustrator Images .............................................499
Merging and Flattening the Image..............................................................501
Merging ................................................................................................501
Flattening.............................................................................................501

Chapter 9: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web . . . . . . .503
Choosing a File Format for Saving .............................................................503
Wonderful and easy Photoshop PSD................................................504
Photoshop EPS ...................................................................................505
Photoshop PDF ...................................................................................505
TIFF.......................................................................................................505
DCS .......................................................................................................505
Saving for the Web .......................................................................................506
JPEG .....................................................................................................506
Saving a JPEG ......................................................................................507
PNG.......................................................................................................508
Saving a PNG .......................................................................................508
GIF.........................................................................................................509
Saving a GIF .........................................................................................510
Using the color table..........................................................................512
Customizing the color table..............................................................512
Matte ....................................................................................................513
Saving settings ....................................................................................514

Book V: Acrobat 7.0 ..................................................515
Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information . . . . . . . . . . .517
About Acrobat and PDF Files......................................................................517
When to Use Adobe PDF Files ....................................................................519
Introducing the Adobe Acrobat Workspace and Tools ...........................519
The Zoom tools...................................................................................521
Toolbars...............................................................................................522
Viewing modes....................................................................................524
Additional viewing options ...............................................................525
Navigation tabs...................................................................................525

Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Creating PDF Files from Microsoft Office ..................................................527
PDF conversion options ....................................................................528
PDF conversion options from Microsoft Word and Excel .............529
Converting PowerPoint files to PDF.................................................530

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