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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Digital Classroom [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Smith , Jeremy Osborn
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Expert book-and-video package gives you complete training on Creative Suite 6 Design Premium!

The next best thing to having your own private instructor guiding you through Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium at your own pace is this terrific book-and-video training tool from the expert instructors at AGI. More than 25 self-paced lessons teach you the basics of page layout, vector graphics, photo editing, document management, web design, animation, file management, and much more. Each step-by-step lesson is accompanied by exercises and video tutorials to make the concepts and techniques crystal clear.

You'll find instruction for the complete suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Adobe Bridge.

  • Features full-color, step-by-step instructions that make even the most complicated tasks easy to understand, while the video training enhances the content covered in the book
  • Combines an 800+- page full-color instructional book along with lesson files and video training from expert instructors
  • Covers each component of the complete Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium package, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Adobe Bridge

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Digital Classroom is an effective way to master all the powerful tools in Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium at your own pace.

Note: The DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.

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A Complete Training Package! Full–color, step–by–step instructional book Video training from Adobe Certified Experts Tutorials and lesson files on companion DVD You have a personal tutor in the Digital Classroom If you want expert instruction that fits into your schedule, the Digital Classroom series delivers. Expert instructors guide you through 25 lessons, helping you learn essential Design & Web Premium CS6 skills at your own speed. Full–color, step–by–step instructions in the book are enhanced with video tutorials and lesson files on the included DVD. With this Digital Classroom training package, you have your own private instructor showing you the easiest way to learn Design & Web Premium CS6. Make your images look great using precise editing techniques in Photoshop® CS6 Build and maintain standards–based websites using Dreamweaver® CS6 Develop compelling layouts for print and digital distribution with InDesign® CS6 Create multimedia, text, and animation using Flash® Professional CS6 Design eye–catching vector graphics using Illustrator® CS6 Work more efficiently using Adobe® Bridge to keep your CS6 projects organized

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11391 KB
  • Print Length: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (28 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008GI0I2S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #388,732 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By Andre Lawrence TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
We own a boutique graphic art and publishing studio. A little more than 6 years ago, we upgraded our system and went to a total Apple platform and we invested in Adobe CS3. We also invested several hundred dollars in printed 3rd party publications from reference books, step-by-step technique and classroom-in-a-book. We made the decision to upgrade from CS3 to CS6, in part, because there wasn't enough advancement in the subsequent Adobe releases to justify the cost. It was not until, strangely enough, CS5.5 and the vast improvement with Adobe InDesign and the streamlined ebook and e-zine integration. At this point, we just decided that waiting for CS6 would be prudent for our needs and our budget.

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One of the books we bought was the Dummies All In One Reference by Jennifer Smith, the same author of this new Digital Classroom for CS6. But, of all of the different kinds of books we bought, without question, the MOST useful was the classroom-in-a-book.

DC-CS6 combines all of the strengths of the different kinds of instructions books.

DC-CS6 is a massive 800-page softcover book, divided by colored tabs. Like all of the better books, each chapter has bullet points at the start of each page is fully illustrated and, in most cases, multiple screenshot accompany very clear and precise instructions.

Each chapter is separated by subject and makes it easy to thumb through. Classroom lessons aka, "Follow along" are on the accompanying DVD that's in the back of the book. (We've, traditionally, replaced the original DVD once we've copied the contents because if the disc gets damaged the lessons begin to lose some appeal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed 13 Feb 2013
By pip
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is just what I needed, it gives a good overview of the main Creative Suite 6 with lots of step by step guides to each subject.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good info 23 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very good as an intro to all the program's as a general reading but not for a serious understanding of all of them
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely effective training guide 21 Aug 2012
By The Bee Bee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I've been using Adobe products for many years. No matter what anybody tells you to the contrary, they have a steep learning curve and you have to invest some serious time and effort to master these tools. So when CS6 rolled out earlier this year, I resigned myself to spending a lot of free time learning the new (and often amazing) features of the updated programs. Typically this involves me sitting down with my laptop and a "how-to" book at the kitchen table and digging in for a few hours. The results are usually disappointing, and I think it has to do with the sameness and blandness of these books.

Imagine my delight, then, when I got my hands on a copy of Jennifer Smith and Jeremy Osborne's new book, "Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium Digital Classroom." This is, hands down, the best training guide I've used to learn Adobe software. They cover a lot of ground here, but the authors seem to have a sixth sense about what real-world users want (and need) to know about each of the products that make up CS6 Design and Web Premium. So rather than intimidate learners with instructions for every possible action and tool, they covered the ones that matter most in a real production environment.

The instructions are clear, concise, and follow a logical flow. There's just enough information to help learners master the skill or tool, but not so much as to drift off topic or generate confusion - as is the case with so many of these books. I thought the accompanying tutorials on DVD were particularly good - well thought out and executed.

Use this book and watch the tutorials and you are going to learn Adobe CS6 Design and Web Premium. If that's not a terrific ROI, then what is?
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Book but there's a catch 15 Oct 2012
By Pete E. Poston - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I bought this book and it's great - the videos are fantastic and you'll find yourself learning very quickly. The entire production is very professionally done and the quality is outstanding.

However, the book is somewhat disingenuous, and here's why.

The book advertises itself as being a "complete training package", but that's not entirely true. If you compare their standalone Photoshop book "Adobe Photoshop CS6 Digital Classroom", you'll discover that the first 5 Lessons of the Creative Suite book are repeated, but with different Lesson numbers.

The standalone book then continues with additional chapters, such as layers, that aren't covered except in passing in the Creative Suite book. What could be more important than layers when using Photoshop? Leaving this chapter out of the Creative Suite book is a major sin of omission.

So in this regard, the "complete training package" claim is disingenuous.

I gave the book 3 stars because of this, but I also want to point out that the book is really very good as it is.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXTRAORDINARY! 23 July 2012
By P. Hamm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I have never encountered a "how to" book for computer software that even touches this.

Full color illustrations on every single page, excellent tutorials on the included CD-ROM and really clear and useful step-by-step instructions to learn how to do things that you've been trying to do but you're not sure which button or menu or command to use.

Spanning nearly 900 pages, it's chock full of information, but it's pretty easy to find just what you want, and the pages aren't so dense with information that you get lost.

It's pricey, at 59.99, but it is so worth it.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll be inspired! 26 July 2012
By P. B. Sharp - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Premium, a fat and colorful manual-video combo, contains instructions for Adobe's complete suite of art packages but you do not have to have Adobe's full CS6 Suite which contains nine different and separate programs. If you have the whole enchilada, the CS6 Suite, great, but if you have only one or two of the offerings, such as Photoshop, or Dreamweaver, you will find lessons just for those. The 800 page book is printed in full color on high quality paper.

The complete Creative Suite 6 software is composed of the following packages, all included in the "Design Premium" tutorials:
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Adobe Bridge, and Device Central.

Most of the art programs included in CS6 are available for downloading separately as trials. However it would be wise to run Adobe Creative Suite 6 through search and download the fully functional trial package to test the waters before you purchase that particular expensive program. The software is some 4,565 MB and may take literally hours to completely download on your set. The trial period is 30 days. Any Adobe files that you download from the internet require you to download Adobe Download Assistant first, but you only have to download it once and it remains on your hard drive. You can also buy each of the nine programs tutorials separately by running digital classroom through Google.(I can't give you the URL in an Amazon review).The lessons are available as ebooks or in print.

When you put the CD in your set you need to access whatever Adobe programs you have from Program Files. You can't click on the computer DVD icon like you would a DVD movie because the lessons will not be in focus. The instructions tell you how to set the defaults for each separate software program- Photoshop, Illustrator, etc and you're ready to go.The instructions in the huge book are precise and clear.

The training starts with the basics. Each lesson covers a certain aspect such as layout, vector graphics, photo manipulation, web design and more. There are twenty five lessons in all and you can work along at your own pace. The 800 page book that comes with the package provides exercises as part of the learning process. This is a hands-on visual experience. The book alone is very helpful just as an inspiration, as you will see what exciting visuals are possible with a pro at the helm. But you'll be moving back and forth from the book to the tutorial videos and the variations are eye-popping. The Illustrator software will enable you to create neon effects, smoky effects, lightning and much more.

Many of the tools provided are for you to play within your designer sandbox. Once your drawing is up you can smear, twirl, and attract or repel by pushing in or out. CS6 has a very large stable of tools and of course the possibilities are endless. Adobe Certified Experts will hold your hand all the way as you progress from one level to the next. Learning the the functions of the tools available in the CS6 software is a big task but this a training program- you work out until you're competent, following the crystal clear instructions, and likely drooling at what the pros can do, and what you will do in time.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're on the fence about upgrading...here's your answer. CREATIVE SUITE 6 DIGITAL CLASSROOM: A Critical Review. 3 Aug 2012
By Andre Lawrence - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
We own a boutique graphic art and publishing studio. A little more than 6 years ago, we upgraded our system and went to a total Apple platform and we invested in Adobe CS3. We also invested several hundred dollars in printed 3rd party publications from reference books, step-by-step technique and classroom-in-a-book. We made the decision to upgrade from CS3 to CS6, in part, because there wasn't enough advancement in the subsequent Adobe releases to justify the cost. It was not until, strangely enough, CS5.5 and the vast improvement with Adobe InDesign and the streamlined ebook and e-zine integration. At this point, we just decided that waiting for CS6 would be prudent for our needs and our budget.

*** ***
One of the books we bought was the Dummies All In One Reference by Jennifer Smith, the same author of this new Digital Classroom for CS6. But, of all of the different kinds of books we bought, without question, the MOST useful was the classroom-in-a-book.

DC-CS6 combines all of the strengths of the different kinds of instructions books.

DC-CS6 is a massive 800-page softcover book, divided by colored tabs. Like all of the better books, each chapter has bullet points at the start of each page is fully illustrated and, in most cases, multiple screenshot accompany very clear and precise instructions.

Each chapter is separated by subject and makes it easy to thumb through. Classroom lessons aka, "Follow along" are on the accompanying DVD that's in the back of the book. (We've, traditionally, replaced the original DVD once we've copied the contents because if the disc gets damaged the lessons begin to lose some appeal.)

*** ***

Book Breakdown:

Starting Up: pp's 1-10
[Adobe] Bridge Lesson 1: pp's11-40
Photoshop Lesson 1: pp's 41-62
Photoshop Lesson 2: pp's 63-90
Photoshop Lesson 3: pp's 91-110
Photoshop Lesson 4: pp's 11-146
Photoshop Lesson 5: pp's 147-186
Photoshop Lesson 6: pp's 187-220
Dreamweaver Lesson 1: pp's 221-250
Dreamweaver Lesson 2: pp's 251-274
Dreamweaver Lesson 3: pp's 275-304
Dreamweaver Lesson 4: pp's 305-338
Dreamweaver Lesson 5: pp's 339-370
Flash Lesson 1: pp's 371-406
Flash Lesson 2: pp's 407-454
Flash Lesson 3: pp's 455-492
Flash Lesson 4: pp's 493-518
Fireworks Lesson 1: pp's 519-556
Illustrator Lesson 1: pp's 557-586
Illustrator Lesson 2: pp's 587-609
Illustrator Lesson 3: pp's 611-640
InDesign Lesson 1: pp's 641-678
InDesign Lesson 2: pp's 679-708
InDesign Lesson 3: pp's 709-768
InDesign Lesson 4: pp's 769-792
InDesign Lesson 5: pp's 793-832

All in all, I'd recommend this book for beginners through intermediate Adobe Suite professionals. You'll definitely NEED this book if you have new graphic designers who have never used all of the app's together in a suite. And, those of us who have previous versions, in particular, would greatly benefit from the improvements that Adobe has finally made to upgrade from the earlier versions of the CS suite.

DC-CS6--- 5 stars all the way.
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