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Adobe CS2 Power Projects Tutorial

The Adobe Creative Suite is Adobe's complete design package for print and the web. The Creative Suite Premium includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, Version Cue, and GoLive. Creative Suite 2.3 also adds Acrobat 8 Professional and Dreamweaver. This training series covers the basics of every application in Creative Suite 2, as well as overviews of Acrobat 8 and Dreamweaver 8. This course is taught by author, consultant, funny guy, and Adobe Certified Instructor, Chad Perkins. This training series is the best way to get up to speed with all of these amazing applications. And whether you're completely new to some, or all, of these great programs, or whether you're a seasoned expert, there are essential tips and tricks in this series that will completely change your workflow. Work files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Adobe CS2 Power Projects movie links.

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Welcome & Overview
Other Bundle Options
Standard CS2 Workflow

Creative Suite 2 Universals

Universal Keyboard Shortcuts pt. 1
Universal Keyboard Shortcuts pt. 2
Adobe Help Center
Guides & Other Helpers
The Adobe Color Picker pt. 1
The Adobe Color Picker pt. 2
The Black & White Arrows Explained
Character & Paragraph Palettes pt. 1
Character & Paragraph Palettes pt. 2
Intro to Color
Raster vs. Vector

Intro to Adobe Photoshop CS2

What is Photoshop?
Photoshop Interface Overview

Photoshop Basics

Selecting with Marquee Tools
Selecting with Lasso Tools pt. 1
Selecting with Lasso Tools pt. 2
Selecting with Color
Saving Selections
Color Correction Basics pt. 1
Color Correction Basics pt. 2
Using Layers pt. 1
Using Layers pt. 2
Adjustment Layers
Layer Styles
Filters pt. 1
Filters pt. 2
Actions & Automation
"Doctoring" Images
Layer Comps
Essential File Formats

Intro to Adobe Illustrator CS2

What is Illustrator?

Illustrator Basics

Creating with Shapes
Strokes & Fills
Transforming Shapes
Anchor Points & a Secret
Stacking Order
Combining Shapes
Blends & Meshes
Intro to Appearances
3D Effects
The Symbolism Tools
Live Trace
Live Paint
Print & Print Prep

Intro to Adobe InDesign CS2

What is InDesign?

InDesign Basics

Creating New Files pt. 1
Creating New Files pt. 2
Text & Image Boxes
Fitting Placed Images
Placing Microsoft Word Files
Page Basics
Master Pages
Fiksing Yure Badd Spellling
Paragraph Styles pt. 1
Paragraph Styles pt. 2
Not Your Everyday Eyedropper
Preflight & Package for Print

Intro to Adobe GoLive CS2

What is GoLive?

GoLive Basics

Creating New Sites
Creating Web Pages
Using the Inspector & Laying Out Pages
Bringing in Images & Linking
Testing Your Site

Intro to Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional

What is Acrobat?

Acrobat Basics

A Slightly Different Interface
Making Comments
Creating PDFs from Web Sites
Recognizing Scanned Text
Creating Links
Touching Up Text
Initiating a PDF-based Review
Digitally Signing Documents

Intro to ImageReady CS2

What is ImageReady?

ImageReady Basics

Making Web Pages by Slicing pt. 1
Making Web Pages by Slicing pt. 2
Creating Web Rollovers
Optimizing Images for the Web pt. 1
Optimizing Images for the Web pt. 2
Creating Animations

Intro to Adobe Bridge

What is Bridge?

Bridge Basics

Metadata & Keywords
Sort & Organize
Adobe Stock Photos

Intro to Version Cue CS2

What is VersionCue?

Version Cue Basics

Setting Up a Project in Bridge
Saving & Changing Versions
Version Cue Tidbits

Product Integration

Using Illustrator Files in Photoshop
Using Photoshop Files in Illustrator
Using Multi-Layer PSD Files in InDesign
SmartObjects in GoLive
Using InDesign Packages in GoLive
Create PDF Links in InDesign
Making a Web Photo Gallery in Photoshop

Creative Suite 2.3 New Additions Overview

Dreamweaver 8
Acrobat 8

Final Thoughts

Ways to Buy Cheaper & Legal
New & Improved Adobe Exchange
Other Resources
A Little About Chad

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