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Adobe Creative Suite 5

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The Color Panel in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

The Color panel in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator offers an additional method for choosing color. To access the color panel, choose Window→Color. You must custom-pick a color using values [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Color Saving and Custom Libraries

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has the capacity to save colors and to build custom libraries of your colors. Saving colors not only keeps you consistent but also makes edits and changes [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Color Guide and Groups

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator Color Guide facility helps you to find colors and save them to organized color groups in your Swatches panel. You can create color schemes based on 23 classic [more…]

Pattern Building and Editing in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has the facility to build and edit patterns. To build a simple pattern start by creating the artwork you want to use as a pattern on your artboard — polka [more…]

Gradients in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

You can use Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator to create and apply gradients. Gradients are used to apply smooth metallic effects or just to add dimension to illustrations. If you’re not sure [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Use of Opacity Masks

You can use opacity masks to make more interesting artwork in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator. Create an opacity mask from the topmost object in a selection of objects or by drawing a mask [more…]

The Live Paint Feature in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Using the Live Paint feature in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator, you can create the image you want and fill in regions with color. The Live Paint bucket automatically detects regions composed [more…]

Select as a Transformation Tool in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you can use the Selection tool to scale and rotate a selected object. Drag the bounding box handles to resize the object, or move outside a handle and [more…]

The Liquify Tools in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

When you use the Liquify tools in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you can bend objects — make them wavy, gooey, or spiky — by creating simple to complex distortions. [more…]

The Envelope Distort Command in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator the Envelope Distort command is used to arch text and apply other creative distortions to an Illustrator object. To use the Envelope Distort command, you [more…]

The Mesh Tool in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

If you’re creating art in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you can turn to the handy Mesh tool to create smooth tonal variations in your illustration. Choose to blend one color into another [more…]

The Blend Tool in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Use the Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator Blend tool to transform one object to another to create interesting morphed artwork or to create shaded objects. Using the Blend tool [more…]

The Character Panel in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

The Adobe Creative Suite 5 (AdobeCS5) Illustrator Character Panel allows easy access to text formatting customization. The panel can be used in default mode or additional options can easily be made visible [more…]

The Paragraph Panel in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

The Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator Paragraph panel has all the attributes that apply to an entire paragraph, such as alignment, indents and hyphenation. Hyphenation is not covered in this [more…]

Find and Replace and Spell Checker in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has text utilities which include find and replace and spell check. These text utilities enable you to easily and efficiently perform all these otherwise tedious [more…]

Text Production Utilities in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has text utilities which include a Find Font and Change Case features. These features enable you to quickly prepare text for publication. [more…]

Save Photoshop Images as JPEG 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…]

Color Editing in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you edit colors in the Swatches panel by using the Swatch Options dialog box. This dialog is accessed by double-clicking the color or choosing Swatch Options [more…]

Create Comments with Acrobat CS5 Sticky Note Tool

You can easily add electronic sticky notes to Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 PDF files by using the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks toolbar. You [more…]

Annotate Text with Acrobat CS5 Text Edits Tool

You can easily annotate text in an Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 PDF file by using the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks toolbar. You can then [more…]

Stamp PDF Documents with Acrobat CS5 Stamp Tool

You can easily stamp a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Stamp Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks toolbar. You [more…]

Highlight, Underline, and Cross Out Text in PDF Documents

You can easily highlight, underline, and cross out text in a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Highlight Text Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking [more…]

Attach Files to Acrobat CS5 PDF Documents

You can easily attach files to a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Attach Files Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks [more…]

Add Shapes to Acrobat CS5 PDF Documents

You can easily add clouds, ovals, rectangles, and other shapes to a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the drawing tools in the Comment & Markup toolbar. Access this toolbar by clicking [more…]

Create Notes in Acrobat CS5 PDF Documents

You can easily create notes to prominently display in a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Text Box Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar. Access the toolbar by clicking the Comment [more…]

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