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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…]

Text Styles in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) a text style is a saved set of text attributes, such as font and size. Creating text styles keeps you consistent and saves you time by enabling you to efficiently [more…]

Custom Style Updates in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

The custom styles you saved in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator can be updated. Updates to a style will apply to that original text and to all other instances. [more…]

Object Arrangement in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

New objects in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator are placed on top of existing objects. Change their order by choosing the Object→Arrange menu options. [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Object Hiding

Hiding an object in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator is used when the object you want to select is stuck behind something else or when you need to select one object and another repeatedly [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Drawing Modes

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has three drawing modes: Normal, Behind and the new Draw Inside. With drawing modes users have increased control when adding new objects to the artboard. [more…]

New Layer Creation in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

When you create a new Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator document, you automatically have one layer to start with. To understand how layers work, create a new file and then follow these steps [more…]

Layer Functions in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator, layers assist in producing complex artwork. Layers are similar to clear pages stacked on top of your artwork: You can place content [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Color Mode

You can change your preferred color mode in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator. This allows you to create for print or web with the best color model. Every time you create a new file, you choose [more…]

The Swatches Panel in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

The swatches panel in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator allows you to access basic color, gradient, and pattern choices. Accessing color from the Control panel is probably the easiest way [more…]

Application of Color in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Studio 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator objects are created from fills (the inside) and strokes (border or path). Look at the bottom of the Tools panel for the Fill and Stroke color boxes. If you’re [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Stroke Modification

Changing the width and type of stroke in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator is done via the Stroke panel. Access the Stroke panel by clicking the Stroke hyperlink in the Control panel. [more…]

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