The perennial Adobe Creative Suite bestseller—fully updated for Adobe CS5
Featuring eight books in one, this All-in-One For Dummies guide covers the key features and tools that you need to know in order to understand how to use each individual program within the Adobe Creative Suite—InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash—to its fullest potential. Within the nearly 1,000 pages, you’ll find creative inspiration as well as tips and techniques to sharpen you productivity.
Dedicates a minibook to each of the programs within the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite 5—InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash—as well as a minibook devoted to Creative Suite basics Serves as a one-stop learning opportunity for each product inside the Design Premium Suite Walks you through creating print and web-based marketing or advertising materials or other publications
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies is a premium resource on all Adobe Creative Suite 5 can do for you.
Adobe Illustrator is the gold standard for creating exciting, color-rich artwork for print, the Web, or even mobile devices. Whether you’re stepping up to Illustrator CS4 or tackling Illustrator for the first time, you’ll find Illustrator CS4 For Dummies is the perfect partner.
This full-color guide gives you the scoop on the newest tools, tips on color control and path editing, ways to organize graphics, and how to get your work into print or on the Web. You’ve heard Illustrator is a bit complicated? That’s why you need this friendly For Dummies book! It shows you how to:
Manage Illustrator CS4’s many tools, commands, and palettes Decide when to choose RGB over CMYK and how to get perfect color when printing Compare path and pixel documents, adjust points on a path, and learn to use the versatile Pen and Pencil tools Use the Character and Paragraph palettes and get creative with type on a path Work in pixel preview mode, create Web-specific vector graphics, and use Flash with Illustrator Set up your pages for printing and work with separations, or save files in Web-friendly formats Create basic shapes, straight lines, and precise curves, then bring it all together into eye-popping artwork Organize with the Layers palette, tweak color, and make the most of styles and effects Use Illustrator together with other elements of the Adobe Creative Suite
With plain-English instructions and colorful examples of what you can achieve, Illustrator CS4 For Dummies will make you an Illustrator pro in no time.
Take your photos from “meh” to “wow!” with Photoshop Elements 13 and this expert guide
Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies is your guide to picture perfection using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements. This full-color manual walks you through the process of photo editing, from basic color corrections to advanced filter effects, drawing, and more. Work through from beginning to end for a complete lesson, or keep it handy as a quick reference for unfamiliar tools and techniques. Designed for beginner and intermediate Photoshop Elements users, this book provides straightforward instruction in a fun, richly illustrated, easy-to-read style that makes learning feel like play.
Combining powerful tools with a user-friendly interface has made Photoshop Elements the number-one selling photo editing software. Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies shows you how to take advantage of everything the software has to offer, helping you create high-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web. Even with no digital image editing experience at all, you’ll learn how to take your photos from bland to beautiful and have a blast along the way.
Adjust resolutions, color modes, and file formats to best suit the project Work with layers, filters, effects, styles, type, and more Correct color, contrast and clarity for a simple photo makeover Optimize for print, or share on Facebook, Flickr, and other social networks
The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it the perfect solution for amateurs seeking an affordable digital editing platform. The quicker you learn the tools, the sooner you’ll be turning out photos to brag about – and Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies will get you there in a flash.
An essential resource for anyone who wants to get up and running with this popular video-editing application, from amateur and hobbyist filmmakers to professionals who want to explore the possibilities of editing on a PC Explains how to shoot good footage, get digital video onto a PC, set up a Premiere production studio, edit clips, add effects, work with audio, and output the finished product or share it online Released day and date with the new software version, the book covers the latest Premiere features and improvements Keith Underdahl, the author of Digital Video For Dummies (0-7645-4114-5) and other books on digital video, has broad experience as both an amateur videographer and professional video producer
llustrator 9 For Dummies will show newcomers and experienced users alike how to easily get up to speed and start creating great artwork with the brand new release of Adobe Illustrator. Authored by Illustrator’s product manager and foremost Illustrator expert Ted Alspach, this will be the best introductory book ever on the world’s number-one professional illustration tool. Packed with great information and plenty of humor, this book is the fun and easy ticket to becoming an Illustrator artiste with out any of the pain!
Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13
Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewing images on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring, saving, and exporting images. You’ll then take your skills to next level and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and so much more. Plus, you’ll discover how to add pizzazz with styles and effects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, and clarity, and composite with Photomerge.
Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond the basics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in at more than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors, long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decades specializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide is jam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share, and organize digital images.
Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packed reference Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latest release, Photoshop Elements 13 Richly illustrated in full color and brimming with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness
Whether you’re an amateur photographer or new to the digital photo scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniques with a powerful image-editing software program, Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need—and more.
Create stunning infographics with this hands-on guide
Infographics For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to creating data visualization with viral appeal. Written by the founder of Infographic World, a New York City based infographic agency, and his top designers, the book focuses on the how-to of data, design, and distribution to create stunning, shareable infographics. Step-by-step instruction allows you to handle data like a pro, while creating eye-catching graphics with programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The book walks you through the different types of infographics, explaining why they’re so effective, and when they’re appropriate.
Ninety percent of the information transmitted to your brain is visual, so it’s important to tickle the optic nerves to get people excited about your data. Infographics do just that. Much more exciting than a spreadsheet, infographics can add humor, interest, and flash while imparting real information. Putting your data in graphic form makes it more likely to be shared via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media sites, and the visual interest makes it less likely to be ignored. Infographics For Dummies provides a tried-and-true method for creating infographics that tell a story and get people excited. Topics include:
Talking to clients about the data Discovering trends, outliers, and patterns Designing with mood boards and wireframes Launching and promoting your infographic
The book, written by Justin Beegel, MBA, founder of Infographic World, Inc., describes the elements of a successful infographic, and stresses the must-have ingredients that get your data noticed. Humans are visual creatures, telling stories in a visual way. In today’s world filled with data and messaging, an infographic is one of the best ways to get your point across.
Create content and build a YouTube channel like a pro
Written by a successful YouTube channel producer, YouTube Channels For Dummies shows you how to create content, establish a channel, build an audience, and successfully monetize video content online. Beginning with the basics, it shows you how to establish a channel, join a partner program, and develop a content plan. Next, you’ll gain insight into how to create content that builds a channel, enhance the viral nature of a video, encourage subscriptions, and earn repeat views. If that weren’t enough, you’ll go on even further to learn how to get the word out about your channel and discover ways to enhance your potential profits. That’s a lot of info—but it’s easily digestible and simple to put into practice when it’s provided in the accessible and trusted For Dummies format.
YouTube is the third most-visited website on the Internet, making it prime real estate for anyone seeking customers, celebrity, or education. If you want to harness this irresistible platform and reach a global platform, YouTube Channels For Dummies makes it easy. In no time, you’ll have the know-how to create a YouTube channel with regular subscribers who watch, re-watch, and share your videos.
Includes ten easy tips for growing a raptured YouTube audience Details how to enhance the viral nature of a video Shows you how to create and maintain a YouTube channel that generates views and revenue Written by the producer of a leading YouTube channel
Level up from gamer to creator with Gamestar Mechanic
Do you think you can design the ultimate video game? It’s more than just flashy effects and cool graphics. Gamestar Mechanic helps you build the skills you need to become a master designer. Go on Quests, collect your Sprites and design your very own game that you can publish instantly and receive feedback from other users. You can also take an online game design course where an expert instructor is right there to help you. Gamestar Mechanic For Dummies will show you how to get the most out of the site and build your very best game. Author Jacob Cordeiro, author of Minecraft For Dummies and a former Gamestar Mechanic teacher, shows you all the tips and tricks and teaches you the principles behind your design.
Go through all of the phases of game design Plan, design and build your own video game Take a more active role in your gaming Share your game with others and get feedback Learn the principles of good game design
Gamestar Mechanic offers an online community for collaboration, support and sharing, and makes learning valuable skills feel like gameplay. Gamestar Mechanic For Dummies will help you get the most out of your game creation experience.
Published in conjunction with the new release of Paint Shop Pro, this book walks readers through image-editing fundamentals as well as more advanced graphics and animation tools Shows photography and animation hobbyists how to create quality, professional-looking graphics Discusses painting, spraying, retouching photos, adding artistic effects, layering, masking layers, adjusting color, moving, reshaping, copying, and printing images Also examines how to create Web images and animated graphics with Jasc’s Animation Shop Author has written more than a dozen technology books