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Table of Contents
                            Adobe Creative Suite 2 All- in-One Desk Reference For DUMMIES
	About the Authors
	Authors’ Acknowledgments
	Table of Contents
Book I: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Basics
	Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 2
		Introducing InDesign CS2
		Using Illustrator CS2 for Drawing
		Getting Started with Photoshop CS2
		Working with Acrobat 7.0
		Introducing GoLive CS2
		Integrating Software and Version Cue
	Chapter 2: Using Common Menus and Commands
		Discovering Common Menus
		Using Dialog Boxes
		Encountering Alerts
		Using Common Menu Options
		About Contextual Menus
		Using Common Shortcuts
		Changing Your Preferences
	Chapter 3: Using Common Palettes
		Using Palettes in the Workspace
		Working with Different Kinds of Palettes
		Looking at Common Palettes
	Chapter 4: Using Common Plug-Ins
		Looking at Common Plug-Ins and Filters
		How to Use Filters
	Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting
		Discover the Adobe Bridge Application
		Importing Files into a Document
		Exporting Your Documents
	Chapter 6: Handling Graphics, Paths, Text, and Fonts
		Using Graphics in Your Documents
		Working with Paths and Strokes
		Adding Text
		The Fundamentals of Page Layout
	Chapter 7: Using Color
		Looking at Color Modes and Channels
		Choosing Colors
		Using Color on the Web
	Chapter 8: Printing Documents
		Choosing Printers
		Factors to Consider when Choosing a Printer
		Printing in Color
		Printing Your Work
		Contents at a Glance
Book II: InDesign CS2
	Chapter 1: Introducing InDesign CS2
		Getting Started with InDesign CS2
		A Tour of the Workspace
		Setting Up the Workspace
		Working with Publications
	Chapter 2: Drawing in InDesign
		Getting Started with Drawing
		Getting to Know the Tools of the Trade
		Drawing Shapes
		Editing Basic Shapes
		Drawing Freeform Paths
		Editing Freeform Paths
		Making Corner Effects
		Using Fills
		Adding Layers
	Chapter 3: Working with Text and Text Frames
		Understanding Text, Font, and Frames
		Creating and Using Text Frames
		Adding Text to Your Publication
		Looking at Text Frame Options
		Modifying and Connecting Text Frames on a Page
		Understanding Paragraph Settings
		Editing Stories
		Using Tables
		Looking at Text on a Path
	Chapter 4: Understanding Page Layout
		Importing Images
		Linking and Embedding Images
		Setting Image Quality and Display
		Selecting Images
		Manipulating Text and Graphics in Layout
		Merging Text and Graphics
		Working with Pages and the Pages Palette
		Using Master Spreads in Page Layout
	Chapter 5: Clipping Paths, Transforming Objects, and Alignment
		Working with Transformations
		Understanding Clipping Paths
		Arranging Objects on the Page
	Chapter 6: Understanding Color and Printing
		Selecting Color with Color Controls
		Understanding Color Models
		Using Color Swatches and Libraries
		Printing Your Work
	Chapter 7: Exporting Your Work
		Understanding File Formats
		Exporting Publications
	Chapter 8: Integrating InDesign
		Using InDesign with Version Cue
		Integrating InDesign with Acrobat
		Integrating InDesign with Photoshop
		Integrating InDesign with Illustrator
		Integrating InDesign with InCopy
		Integrating InDesign with GoLive
Book III: Illustrator CS2
	Chapter 1: Discovering Illustrator CS2
		What’s New in Adobe Illustrator CS2
		Deciding When to Use Illustrator CS2
		Opening an Existing Document
		Creating a New Document
		Tools Overview
		Checking Out the Palettes
		Changing Views
		Navigating the Work Area with Zoom Controls
	Chapter 2: Using the Selection Tools
		Getting to Know the Selection Tools
		Working with Selections
		Grouping and Ungrouping
		Manipulating Selected Objects
	Chapter 3: Creating Basic Shapes
		The Basic Shape Tools
		Resizing Shapes
		Tips for Creating Shapes
	Chapter 4: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images
		Pen Tool Fundamentals
		The Hidden Pen Tools
		Creating a Template Layer
		Placing Images
		New in Illustrator CS2
	Chapter 5: Using Type in Illustrator
		Working with Type
		Assigning Font Styles
		Using the Character Palette
		Using the Control Palette
		Using the Paragraph Palette
		Text Utilities: Your Key to Efficiency
	Chapter 6: Organizing Your Illustrations
		Setting Ruler Increments
		Using Guides
		Using the Transform Palette for Placement
		Changing the Ruler Origin
		Object Arrangement
		Hiding Objects
		Locking Objects
		Creating a Clipping Mask
	Chapter 7: Using Layers
		Creating New Layers
		Using Layers for Selections
		Changing the Layer Stacking Order
		Moving and Cloning Objects
		Hiding Layers
		Locking Layers
	Chapter 8: Livening Up Illustrations with Color
		Choosing a Color Mode
		Using the Swatches Palette
		Applying Color to the Fill and Stroke
		Changing the Width and Type of a Stroke
		Using the Color Palette
		Saving Colors
		Editing Colors
		Building and Editing Patterns
		Working with Gradients
		Copying Color Attributes
		The Live Paint Feature
	Chapter 9: The Transform and Distortions Tools
		Working with Transformations
		Creating Distortions
	Chapter 10: Transparency and Special Effects Tools
		The Mesh Tool
		The Blend Tool
		The Symbol Sprayer Tool
	Chapter 11: Using Filters and Effects
		Working with Filters and Effects
		Saving Graphic Styles
		Creating 3D Artwork
		Applying Additional Fills and Strokes
	Chapter 12: Using Your Illustrator Image
		Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files
		Saving Your Artwork for the Web
		Flattening Transparency
		Printing from Illustrator
		Contents at a Glance
Book IV: Photoshop CS2
	Chapter 1: Photoshop CS2 Basics
		Getting Started with Photoshop CS2
		Getting to Know the Tools
		Navigating the Work Area
		Screen Modes
		Cropping an Image
	Chapter 2: Mode Matters
		Working with Bitmap Images
		Choosing the Correct Photoshop Mode
		Understanding Color Settings
	Chapter 3: Creating a Selection
		Getting to Know the Selection Tools
		Manipulating Selections
		Saving Selections
	Chapter 4: Using the Photoshop Pen Tool
		Using Shape Layers
		Using a Path as a Selection
		Clipping Paths
	Chapter 5: Resolution Basics
		Creating Images for Print
		Determining the Resolution for Web Images
		Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter to an Image
	Chapter 6: Creating a Good Image
		Reading a Histogram
		Creating a Good Tone Curve
		Using an Adjustment Layer
		Testing a Printer
	Chapter 7: Painting and Retouching Tools
		The Painting Tools
		Using the Swatches Palette
		The New Spot Healing Brush Tool
		The Healing Brush Tool
		The Patch Tool
		The New Red Eye Tool
		The Brush Tool
		The Clone Stamp Tool
		The History Brush Tool
		The Eraser Tool
		The Gradient Tool
		Blending Modes
	Chapter 8: Using Layers
		Creating and Working with Layers
		Creating a Text Layer
		Using Layer Masks
		Layer Organization Tips
		Using Layer Styles
		New Smart Placement of Illustrator Images
		Merging and Flattening the Image
	Chapter 9: Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web
		Choosing a File Format for Saving
		Saving for the Web
		Contents at a Glance
Book V: Acrobat 7.0
	Chapter 1: Discovering Essential Acrobat Information
		About Acrobat and PDF Files
		When to Use Adobe PDF Files
		Introducing the Adobe Acrobat Workspace and Tools
	Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files
		Creating PDF Files from Microsoft Office
		Creating PDF Files from Adobe Creative Suite Applications
		Converting Other Electronic Documents to PDF
		Creating PDF Files from Paper Documents and the Web
	Chapter 3: Adding Interactivity to PDF Files
		Adding Bookmarks to Ease PDF Navigation
		Adding Interactive Links
		Adding Buttons to Simplify Your PDF Files
	Chapter 4: Editing and Extracting Text and Graphics
		Editing Text
		Editing Graphics
		Extracting Text and Graphics
	Chapter 5: Using Commenting and Annotation Tools
		Creating Comments
		Managing Comments
	Chapter 6: Securing Your PDF Files
		Understanding Password Security
		Contents at a Glance
Book VI: GoLive CS2
	Chapter 1: Introducing GoLive CS2
		The Document Window
		Introducing the Object Palette
		Working with Palettes
		The Inspector Palette
		Understanding GoLive Preferences
		Preview in Browser
	Chapter 2: Creating a Web Site
		Web Site Basics
		Starting a New Site
		Managing Your Web Site Files
		HTML Basics
	Chapter 3: Working with Images
		Putting Images on a Page
		Creating Rollovers
		Working with Smart Objects
	Chapter 4: Text and CSS
		Adding Text
		Understanding Cascading Style Sheets
		Making Your Web Site Easy to Find
	Chapter 5: Layout Grids, Tables, and Frames
		Working with the New Layout Grid
		Working with Tables
		Introducing Basic Frames
	Chapter 6: Links
		The Basics of Linking
		Implementing Internal Links
		Implementing External Links
		Managing Your External Links
		Resolving Link Errors
	Chapter 7: Layers
		Creating Layers in GoLive
		Working with Layers
		Hiding and Showing Layers
	Chapter 8: Forms
		Starting a Form
		Adding Elements to the Form
		Form Navigation
		Form Actions
		Making a Form Work
	Chapter 9: Multimedia
		Loading Plug-Ins
		Adding Flash Files to Your Site
		Adding RealVideo Files
		Adding Movies with QuickTime
		Adding High-Resolution Graphics with SVG
		Using Generic Plug-Ins
	Chapter 10: Publishing Your Web Site
		Clean Up after Yourself!
		Exporting Your Web Site
		Connections and Networks
		Synchronizing Your Site
		Thoughts to Keep in Mind
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by Jennifer Smith and
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Creative Suite 2
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To delete anchor points on the mesh grid, select an anchor point with the
Direct Selection tool and press the Delete key.

You can also use the Mesh tool to edit and delete points when using a mesh
grid on objects.

Reshaping an object with a different object
To form letters into the shape of an oval or distort selected objects into
another object, use this technique:

1. Create text that you want to distort.

2. Create the object that you want to use as the envelope (the object to
be used to define the distortion).

3. Choose Object➪Arrange to make sure that the envelope object is on
top, as shown in Figure 9-10.

4. Select the text and Shift+click to select the envelope object.

5. Choose Object➪Envelope Distort➪Make with Top Object.

The underlying object is distorted to fit the shape of the top (envelope)

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