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Create a New InDesign CS5 Publication

Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 can be used to create all sorts of new publications: newsletters, books, and magazines; and HTML pages and PDF documents with interactivity or videos. After you launch InDesign [more…]

Tour the InDesign CS5 Workspace

The Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 workspace, or user interface, is efficiently and intuitively designed. Like the other CS5 applications, InDesign has a standardized layout. [more…]

Create Text Frames in InDesign CS5

Text frames contain any text you add to an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication. You can create a new text frame in an InDesign CS5 publication in many different ways: with the Type tool, Frame tool, [more…]

Import Text into an InDesign CS5 Publication

You can import text into an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication you’ve created or edited using other software. Importing edited text into InDesign is a typical workflow activity because using dedicated [more…]

Snap to a Grid or Guide in InDesign CS5

With grids and guides, you can align objects precisely in InDesign Creative Suite 5. When you move an object close to a grid or guide, the object snaps to it, aligning it precisely. [more…]

Text, Font, and Frames in an InDesign CS5 Publication

Most InDesign Creative Suite 5 publications contain text, placed inside frames. Because your InDesign CS5 documents will probably contain text, it’s important to know how to format, style, and control [more…]

Make a Selection in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator the process of making selections has many options supported by the Smart Guide tool. These options include individual or multiple selection, anchor points [more…]

Bitmap and Vector Images in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Photoshop Creative Suite 5’s ability to use both bitmap and vector images gives you, as a designer, incredible opportunities when combining the two technologies. You may have already discovered that Photoshop [more…]

Change Your Preferences in CS5

How to Use the Synchronized Workspace in CS5

When to Use Adobe CS5 Illustrator

By using Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator rather than Photoshop, you gain several benefits. You may have heard that Illustrator is better for vector graphics, but why and what else does it [more…]

Create New Documents in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator is a powerful tool to create artwork but you need to start somewhere. To create a new document in Illustrator, follow these steps: [more…]

The Adobe CS5 Illustrator Work Area

To investigate the work area and become truly familiar with Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator, open a document and take a look around. In the Illustrator work area, a total of 227 inches in [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Panels

The standardized interface in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) is a useful boost for users because the Illustrator panel system is similar to all other products in the suite. This consistency makes working [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator View Summary

When you’re working in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator, precision is important, but you also want to see how the artwork looks. Whether for the web or print, Illustrator offers several ways [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Selection Tool Summary

To understand Adobe Creative Suite 5 Illustrator selection tools, you must first know about anchor points and bounding boxes. Take a quick tour of the anchor points [more…]

Web-Safe Colors in CS5

In the past, you had to conscientiously choose which colors you used on the web. Some computer monitors were limited in the number of colors they could display. Nowadays, color monitors are much more advanced [more…]

Save CS5 Files for a Service Provider

When working with a professional print service provider to print your Creative Suite 5 documents, make sure to find out which file formats it accepts. Almost all print service providers accept files created [more…]

Choose the Correct Photoshop Mode: Bitmap and Grayscale

Choose Image-->Mode to view image mode choices available in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Selecting the right one for an image is important because each mode offers different capabilities and results. [more…]

Choose the Correct Photoshop Mode: Duotone

Choose Image→Mode to view image mode choices available in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Selecting the right one for an image is important because each mode offers different capabilities and results. [more…]

Choose the Correct Photoshop Mode: Index Color, RGB, CMYK

Choose Image→Mode to view image mode choices available in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Selecting the right one for an image is important because each mode offers different capabilities and results. [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Selection Tool

The selection tools of Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator include several capabilities including anchor point, marquee, multiple selection and even saving your selection. These functions allow [more…]

Group and Ungroup Objects in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator allows you to manage objects by grouping and ungrouping. The Group function is handy when you’re creating something from multiple objects, such as a logo. [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Basic Shape Tools

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator includes several basic shape tools. The only visible shape tool in the Tools panel is, as a default, the Rectangle tool. Click and hold down that tool and [more…]

Navigate in CS5 Adobe Bridge

To navigate in Creative Suite 5’s Adobe Bridge, use the Folders panel in the upper-left corner to choose the folder you want to view. Watch in amazement as previews are created and automatically replace [more…]

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