Adobe® CS5: New Features


Course Specifications

Course number: 084379
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Course Objective: You will familiarize yourself with the new features in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, and Dreamweaver released as part of Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.

Target Student: This course is intended for graphic designers, web developers, print professionals, photographers and animators who use Adobe applications as part of the job role.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success in this course, it is recommended that you have prior knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 4 applications through Element K courses, or any alternate source.

Hardware Requirements

  • Intel Pentium4, Intel Centrino, Intel Xeon or Intel Core Duo (or compatible) processor
  • 40 GB RAM
  • 40 GB hard disk space to install software and an additional 500 MB to run the course
  • Color monitor with 16-bit or greater video card; 24-bit color recommended
  • A mouse or compatible tracking device
  • An active Internet connection with Internet Explorer version 3.0 or later.
  • 1024 x 768 or higher monitor resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
  • A display system to project the instructor’s computer screen

Software Requirements

Each computer requires the following software:

  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3
  • Adobe® Photoshop® CS5
  • Adobe® Illustrator® CS5
  • Adobe® InDesign® CS5
  • Adobe® Flash® CS5 Professional
  • Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS5
  • Adobe® Reader® 8.0
  • Adobe® Flash® Player
  • Adobe® Flash® CS5 Media Encoder

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • familiarize yourself with the new features of Adobe CS5 applications.
  • upgrade your Photoshop skills.
  • create artistic Illustrator graphics.
  • design documents with InDesign CS5.
  • maximize productivity using Adobe Flash Professional CS5.
  • develop professional websites with Dreamweaver CS5.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with CS5 New Features

Topic 1A: Ascertain New Design Features in Adobe CS5
Topic 1B: Examine Coding Features
Topic 1C: Identify Features for Media Usage
Topic 1D: Use Adobe Online Services

Lesson 2: Upgrading Photoshop Skills

Topic 2A: Customize the Interface
Topic 2B: Manipulate Images
Topic 2C: Enhance Photos
Topic 2D: Create Enhanced 3D Objects

Lesson 3: Creating Artistic Illustrator Graphics

Topic 3A: Organize Artwork in an Illustrator Document
Topic 3B: Create Complex Vector Shapes with Ease
Topic 3C: Simplify Artwork Creation
Topic 3D: Ensure Artwork Quality
Topic 3E: Export Illustrator Files

Lesson 4: Designing Documents with InDesign CS5

Topic 4A: Ease Document Handling
Topic 4B: Manipulate Frames Using the Enhanced Features
Topic 4C: Lay Out Text in an InDesign Document
Topic 4D: Create Interactive Documents
Topic 4E: Export InDesign Documents
Topic 4F: Use InDesign Authoring Features

Lesson 5: Maximizing Productivity Using Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Topic 5A: Improve Flash Workflow
Topic 5B: Use Advanced Text Options
Topic 5C: Write Code with Ease
Topic 5D: Work with Objects in Flash
Topic 5E: Output Flash Files

Lesson 6: Developing Professional Websites with Dreamweaver CS5

Topic 6A: Build a Website
Topic 6B: Simplify CSS Usage
Topic 6C: Work with Dynamic Websites
Topic 6D: Integrate External Services with Dreamweaver



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