Higher Education

Adobe Creative Suite 6: Introductory, 1st Edition

  • Joy L. Starks Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis
  • Alec Fehl Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
  • Corinne Hoisington Central Virginia Community College
  • Jessica Minnick Pasco-Hernando Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133961819  |  ISBN-13: 9781133961819
  • 1104 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.75
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About

Overview

Part of the highly successful Shelly Cashman Series®, ADOBE® CREATIVE SUITE 6 follows the proven Shelly Cashman Series® step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to learning the Photoshop®, Flash®, and Dreamweaver® CS6 software. In this text, you will find features designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Students are encouraged to expand their understanding of the CS6 software and graphic and web design concepts through experimentation, exploration and planning ahead. This text will have students learn by doing, not just reading.

Features and Benefits

  • Coverage of the newest upgrades added to Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver CS6, allowing students to efficiently use the software.
  • Two brand new appendices, "For Mac Users" and "Publishing to a Web Server", providing additional information about Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver CS6.
  • Engaging coverage of the latest HTML5 and CSS3 standards including style sheets to provide students with a solid understanding of professional Web design.
  • Teaches students how to capture the attention of their targeted audience by exploring creative design centered solutions such as how to create a business and personal site.
  • Coverage on how to design a mobile Web site using a Web standards approach for delivering content beyond the desktop, social networking integration within a Web site, and other crucial Web design concepts to help prepare students for academic and professional success.
  • Integration of guidelines and standards for Web accessibility and disability access to the Web, providing students with knowledge of relevant best practices in the world of Web design today.
  • Coverage of social networking within a Web site to market business products and connect social trends.
  • End of Chapter exercises offering a variety of reinforcement opportunities to ensure student retention.
  • A real-world photo scenario highlighting new CS6 topics within each chapter keeps students visually engaged.
  • Superior reference materials allows students to quickly look up or find additional information in the text.
  • A step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach allows students to successfully learn and retain information.
  • Pedagogical elements enrich material and create an accessible and user-friendly approach allowing easy navigation through the skills in each chapter.
  • Provides an online learning experience that goes beyond the book with "BTW" annotations; BTW, Q&A, and Quick Reference Summary Web pages; and the Learn It Online section for each chapter.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Web Design.
PHOTOSHOP CS6.
1. Editing a Photo.
2. Using Selection Tools and Shortcut Keys.
3. Working with Layers.
FLASH CS6.
1. Creating a Simple Animated Web Banner.
2. Drawing with Flash.
3. Creating Symbols, Instances, and Text.
CHAPTER INTEGRATION 1.
Importing Files between Photoshop and Flash.
DREAMWEAVER CS6.
1. Creating a New Web Site with Dreamweaver.
2. Designing a Web Site Using a Template and CSS.
3. Adding Graphics and Links.
CHAPTER INTEGRATION 2.
Inserting Flash and Photoshop Files in Dreamweaver.
APPENDICES.
A. Project Planning Guidelines.
B. Graphic Design Overview.
C. Publishing to a Web Server.
D. Using Adobe CS6 Help.
E. Using Adobe Bridge CS6.
F. Changing Screen Resolution.
G. For Mac Users.

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ePack: Text + Premium Web Site Instant Access Code: Adobe Creative Suite 6: Introductory

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285051610 | ISBN-13: 9781285051611)

Go beyond the book with Instructor Resources to help you make the most of your classroom and lessons. Here you will find additional information on how to use our text as well as teaching and testing aids. This IR will include Figure Files, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Solutions to Exercises, Syllabus, and ExamView test banks.

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 128545345X | ISBN-13: 9781285453453)

Designed to help you succeed in your web design course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

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A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1111825084 | ISBN-13: 9781111825089)

Add excitement to your classroom with A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES. Keep yourself and your students up-to-date on the hottest technologies on the Internet, from the latest Google tools to new ways to share information in the cloud. Play one of these short videos to spice up your lecture and spark classroom discussion. Or, assign a video for homework and ask students to complete the correlated assignment. A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES takes the prep work out of providing your students with current, engaging content relevant to their lives.

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Student Supplements

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 128545345X | ISBN-13: 9781285453453)

Designed to help you succeed in your web design course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

List Price = $44.00  | CengageBrain Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1111825084 | ISBN-13: 9781111825089)

A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES can add excitement to your classroom. These short videos about the hottest technologies on the Internet – from the latest Google tools to new ways to share information in the cloud – provide current and relevant information on technologies that you can put to use right away.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joy L. Starks

Joy L. Starks is a Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She has written chapters in several of the Shelly Cashman Series Office books and authored the Photoshop, Java Programming, and Microsoft Publisher series of books. As well as speaking engagements, she also hosts the nationally-renowned Tech Camp for Teachers on the IUPUI campus each summer.

Alec Fehl

Alec Fehl is an instructor of Business Computer Technologies at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. He has authored or co-authored books in a wide range of computer topics, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, A+/Net+ Certification, XHTML/CSS, and computer security and maintenance.

Corinne Hoisington

Corinne Hoisington is a professor at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Professor Hoisington has been honored with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award. A dynamic speaker, she regularly presents on new technology and education trends to instructors across North America. She is the author of several best-selling Shelly Cashman Series texts on Windows, Visual Basic, and Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as Android app development.

Jessica Minnick

Jessica Minnick is an Information Technology Instructor at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Florida. She has more than 15 years of web design experience. Prior to becoming an educator, Jessica worked in the marketing and information technology field for the private sector. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida. Jessica has designed several websites for both the private and public sector over the past ten years using Adobe Dreamweaver.