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This thorough, self-paced guide to Adobe Creative Suite 4 is ideal for users who want to learn the key features of Adobe's stellar collection of professional design tools. Readers are first given a brief program overview of the Design Suite that highlights common features and includes a section on cross-media workflows. Then readers will get up to speed with each software application using step-by-step, project-based lessons, with the lessons in each chapter building upon the reader's growing knowledge of the programs. Projects include designing a logo and creating basic assets, creating a brochure, prototyping a basic Website, creating interactive Flash and PDF documents, communicating through mobile devices, and submitting work for collaborative reviews. Review questions at the end of each chapter wrap up each lesson to help reinforce the skills learned in each chapter.
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This review is from: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium Classroom in a Book (Paperback)When I purchased this book, I was under the impression that it was a tutorial for all of the programs in the software suite. It is, but it only touches on some of the features within each program: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Acrobat and Adobe Bridge. If you want to learn how to use Photoshop (like I did), you have to get Adobe Photoshop CS4 Classroom In A Book. If you want to learn how to use Dreamweaver, you have to get Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom In A Book, etc.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium Classroom in a Book (Paperback)Well, this is something that should have been enclosed with the Adobe CS4 Design Premium Suite software when I purchased it... Really, it is more of an overview of the software package and its capabilities, very basic tutorials just illustrate the features. Come on, Adobe, when people pay $1,500+ for your software suite, you can throw in a manual like this in the shipment box for free! (PS: for those who do not own the software -- the software box includes just the DVDs.)
I give it 3 stars because the content is decent, but I'm quite PO'ed that I have to pay extra to get my "software manual". Tough times, huh, and even a software giant like Adobe does penny-pinching...
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Not a great overview of the software,
This review is from: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium Classroom in a Book (Paperback)The lessons are informative, but not oriented toward a person just starting out in with abobe software. I learned several skills, but still do not feel like I mastered the basics.
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1 Setting up basic assets
2 Creating a brochure
3 Prototyping and building a website
4 Creating interactive Flash Documents
5 Communicating through mobile devices
6 Submitting work for review
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