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Smart Objects in Photoshop CS5

Choose File→Place and place an image, an illustration, or even a movie into an Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 document. You can then see that, as always, a new layer is created and — even better — a [more…]

Choose a File Format for Photoshop CS5 Images

When you choose File→Save for the first time in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 (or you choose File→Save As to save a different version of a file), you see at least 18 different file formats to choose from [more…]

Save Photoshop CS5 Images for Web and Mobile Devices

Saving files for the web or mobile devices in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 creates a smaller version of your image so it will load quickly. It’s important to know the differences between GIF, JPEG, PNG, [more…]

Save Photoshop Images as GIF for Web and Mobile Devices

Saving files for the web or mobile devices in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 creates a smaller version of your image so it will load quickly. The idea is to make the image as small as possible while keeping [more…]

Duplicate, Hide, and Rearrange Layers in Photoshop CS5

After selecting a layer by clicking the layer name in the Layers panel, you can copy it, hide or expose it, or change the stacking order.

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 represents a selected layer by [more…]

Add Layers to an InDesign CS5 Publication

Layers in InDesign Creative Suite 5 are like transparent sheets stacked on top of one another. If you add layers to a drawing, you can create the appearance that objects are stacked on top of one another [more…]

Customize Toolbars in Acrobat Creative Suite 5

The toolbars in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 are customizable, so you can display different toolbars or change the location of existing toolbars to meet your needs. [more…]

Change Viewing Mode in Acrobat Creative Suite 5

Adobe Acrobat provides several viewing modes that control how the PDF document is displayed. Choose which viewing mode is used by choosing View→Page Display and selecting the viewing option you want. [more…]

Navigate in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5

Acrobat CS5 offers a variety of panels that are helpful when navigating through PDF documents. The navigation panels are displayed along the left side of your Document window as small icons. Click an icon [more…]

Conversion Options in PDF Maker

Adobe Acrobat Creative Suites 5 includes tools that make it easy to convert Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files to PDF. When you install Acrobat on your computer, it looks for Microsoft Office [more…]

Convert Word or Excel Files to PDF

Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 includes tools that make it easy to convert Microsoft Word and Excel files to PDF. When you install Acrobat on your computer, it looks for Microsoft Office programs. If Acrobat [more…]

Convert PowerPoint Files to PDF

Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 includes tools that make it easy to convert Microsoft PowerPoint files to PDF. When you install Acrobat on your computer, it looks for Microsoft Office programs. If Acrobat [more…]

Create PDF Files from Adobe Creative Suite Applications

You can convert Photoshop files, Illustrator files, or InDesign documents to the Acrobat PDF format so they can be viewed by anyone who has Adobe Reader. This makes sharing your creative endeavors a snap [more…]

Create PDF Files Using Adobe PDF Printer

When you installed Adobe Creative Suite, you also installed a new printer — the Adobe PDF printer — which is used to convert electronic documents to PDF files. The Adobe PDF printer captures all the same [more…]

Convert Paper Documents to Acrobat PDF Files

Once you have Adobe Creative Suites 5, the only other thing you need to convert paper documents into PDF is a scanner. If you expect to scan a large number of pages into PDF, consider purchasing a scanner [more…]

Convert Web Pages to PDF Files

Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 can capture web content such as news stories or business information and turn it into a PDF file. You can convert a single web page or a whole web site. [more…]

Create Bookmarks in PDF Documents

Bookmarks provide a listing of contents that reside within an Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 PDF file or links to external content. You can create bookmarks from existing text or you can use your own text [more…]

Display and Edit Bookmarks in PDF Documents

After adding bookmarks to your Acrobat Creative Suite 5 document, you will want to make sure the Bookmarks panel is on when your user opens it and you are likely to want to change the bookmarks as time [more…]

Add Interactive Links to PDF Documents

When viewing a PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5, you can add links for e-mail addresses, web addresses, and references to other pages. Links are attached to a region of a page, which you identify [more…]

Add Buttons to Acrobat CS5 PDF Files

Buttons can make your PDF files easier to view online. You can create interactive buttons entirely within Acrobat Creative Suite 5. Or you can import buttons created in other Creative Suite applications [more…]

Create and Use Custom Shapes in Photoshop CS5

If you want to add some personal flair to your Photoshop Creative Suite 5 image, make a custom shape and integrate it with an existing image. [more…]

Use Photoshop CS5 Path as a Selection

You can use the Photoshop Creative Suite 5 Pen tool to create precise selections that would be difficult to create using other selection methods. The Pen tool produces clean edges that print well and can [more…]

Set Highlight and Shadow Values Using Curves Panel

Using the Curves panel in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suites 5, you can fix an image created in less-than-perfect lighting. After you find the lightest and darkest points in an image, you can set their values [more…]

Use the Brush Tool in Photoshop CS5

Grouped together in the Tools panel of Photoshop Creative Suite 5 are the tools used for painting and retouching images. Painting with the Brush tool in Photoshop is much like painting in the real world [more…]

Select Layers in Photoshop CS5

Select the layer you plan to work on by clicking the layer name in the Layers panel. Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 represents a selected layer by simply highlighting the layer in the Layers panel. The [more…]

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