Adobe CS 5: The Basics

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Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Design Premium

With the Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Design Premium release, you get not only the tools you need to be creative for print and the web but also Adobe Fireworks, to make websites more attractive than ever [more…]

How to Use Filters and Plug-Ins in CS5

You can install plug-ins and filters in your Adobe Creative Suite programs. For example, a filter can enhance an existing photo in an exciting way. After you install into Photoshop or Illustrator a plug-in [more…]

Choosing a Web Page Layout in CS5

Layout for the web in Adobe Creative Suite 5 is quite different from layout for print. However, many of the same issues arise in both print and web layout, such as keeping text legible and flowing across [more…]

Choose a Printer to Work with CS5

Printers for your Creative Suite projects can differ greatly in the areas of quality, cost of maintenance, and the speed at which the printer can print. Some inkjet printers excel at printing full-color [more…]

Where and How to Print in CS5

You can choose from several options when it comes to printing the files you create in Adobe Creative Suite. You can take your digital files to a printing service provider [more…]

Paper for Your CS5 Documents

Before printing your Creative Suite 5 documents, consider the type of paper that’s best for the job. If you’re printing on glossy paper, make sure that the paper works with your printer type. Although [more…]

Common Extensions and Filters in CS5

Additional filters and plug-ins for Adobe Creative Suite 5 are available or linked from the Adobe website. You can also easily find plug-ins for downloading from the web. A good place to start is at the [more…]

How to Import and Export into Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator lets you place images and other forms of data in a new document. Importing files works similarly, no matter which Creative Suite 5 program you’re working with. [more…]

How to Import and Export in Acrobat

Although you sometimes import and export files to and from Adobe Acrobat, it is primarily a tool for sharing completed documents — you’ll complete most document construction and editing in other programs [more…]

The Fundamentals of Page Layout in CS5

Page layout incorporates text and images (and sometimes other forms of multimedia) to create a design on a web page in Adobe Creative Suite 5. When you’re creating a page design, you must consider how [more…]

How to Mix Colors in CS5

A color mixer, found in the Color panel, helps you choose colors. You can use the Eyedropper tool to choose a color or, if you prefer, enter values for each hue or percentage. You can use one of several [more…]

Common Menus in Adobe CS5

Common Adobe Creative Suite 5 Menu Options

Adobe Bridge Application in CS5

In Creative Suite 5, Adobe has dramatically enhanced the Adobe Bridge application and even included a mini panel version for Photoshop CS5 named, appropriately, Mini Bridge. The [more…]

Change Your Preferences in CS5

How to Use the Synchronized Workspace in CS5

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…]

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…]

How to Import and Export Content in InDesign

Creative Suite 5 InDesign relies on importing content into a document that’s then incorporated into a page layout. You need to import images and text for many of your layouts. You can select text or image [more…]

How to Import and Export in Photoshop

In Adobe Photoshop, importing content is less frequently done because you usually start out editing an image you open in Photoshop. Still, in some cases you will want to import content into the Photoshop [more…]

How to Import and Export in Dreamweaver

Adobe Creative Suite 5 allows you to import and export files into Dreamweaver. Tools exist that let you drop native images into Dreamweaver, as well as ino InDesign, Illustrator, and Flash. [more…]

Graphics in Your CS5 Documents

You can create graphics manually by making marks on a page or create them electronically using software like Adobe Creative Suite 5. A graphic can be an image, a drawing, or a vector object. Graphics can [more…]

Paths and Strokes in CS5

Paths are the vector lines and outlines you create in an Adobe Creative Studio document. You can use paths to outline an image, separate areas of text, or be part of an illustration you create. [more…]

Add Text to CS5 Documents

You can add text to an Adobe Creative Suite document by using the Text tool or by importing the text from another source, such as Microsoft Word. You can create a single line of text in a text field or [more…]


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