Thomas Payne

Adobe Design Suite Basics CS5-CS6

Curriculum Published Oct 1, 2012 Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
This book leads the beginning student through the basics of Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Like tutorials, it presents 'working lessons'. Can be used with versions 5-6 of the Adobe Creative Suite.
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Thomas Payne

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 5:48:27 PM Permalink

This is just an earlier version of CC Book. Some revisions and corrections, but basically the same with new information and illustrations.

Thomas Payne

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 5:46:59 PM Permalink

James Buchholz

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 4:28:49 PM Permalink

This is just the earlier version of your CC Book correct?

John Frick

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 7:38:46 PM Permalink

Your text is right on the money for the beginning student. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Dennis Martinus

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 12:48:27 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing: now I only have to translate this in our native language and I'm set.

Kris Fontes

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 4:55:27 PM Permalink

I especially appreciate the Illustrator info!

Lauren Ernst

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 4:17:52 PM Permalink

THANK YOU! This has saved me HOURS of work this summer! :)

Alfred Ingram

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 7:27:40 PM Permalink

<p>weblinks aren't available.</p>

Gale Rhoades

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 10:04:48 PM Permalink

<p>The link listed under Web Links for "Adobe Design Suite Basics" does not work.<br></p>

Rahul Kadari

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 10:57:45 PM Permalink

<p>Thanks and Shared.</p>

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 7:24:25 PM Permalink

it's very useful for computer graphic introduction

Kelly Kermode

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 3:52:27 PM Permalink

What a fantastic resource! I will be passing this along to colleagues and students alike! Thank you.

Percy Ordonez

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 4:48:22 AM Permalink

Very useful and practical. Thank you for sharing. I will use it for my courses

Timothy Cosgrove

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 12:59:05 AM Permalink

Thank you for developing a resource that is user-friendly and combines the three most used Adobe applications. The aspect that I particularly like about it is its use of language that students can easily read to obtain the basic elements of getting started in Adobe design.

Eileen Ford

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 4:57:15 PM Permalink

Thank you for this clear, readable resource! It's a great one to have in the lab for loan to students and teachers who need a starting point. Not intimidating to them as the standard guides often are for someone who wants to just pick something up on the side!

Daniel Rattigan

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 8:35:59 PM Permalink

Thanks Thomas for your time and effort here. A very handy resource!

James Stauffer

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 6:18:55 PM Permalink

@ Valley HS - They are both the same - it's a 5MB download. I was able to view both and mine contain the content they should. Did you Ctrl-click (not command-click) the Adobe_Basics_2012-8.pdf (4.7MB) link and choose to save it? Because of the size, opening in a browser may display blank pages until it is fully loaded - but I can't think of other reasons it should appear blank. Unless you saved it to a network drive - then, same as web version, it may take longer to load into your computer's memory - but not THAT long. 5MB is a drop in the bucket on today's machines. Can you put the file on a flash drive and try opening it on another machine? On a different operating system?

Valley HS

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 5:21:47 PM Permalink

I click on both links for the pdf and the course link and I get blank documents? I am using a mac version 10.8.2 I also tried saving these files but they still are white pages. Any suggestions? The material is of great interest to me. Thank you Cynthia Holland

Judy Durkin

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 7:32:34 AM Permalink

This is an incredible resource. What a labor of love. Thank you. I spent quite a bit of time looking through it. I will use it in my classes!

Kris Fontes

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 6:18:56 PM Permalink

Nice resource for my teacher friends who all want to learn Photoshop but are too busy teaching their own content!