Thomas Payne

Adobe Design Suite Basics CS5-CS6

Curriculum Published 10/1/12 Last updated on 5/16/18
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.
  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

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CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
5 / 5 • 32 Ratings

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/5/19 12:31:48 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

聖賢 イー

Posted on 4/30/19 1:48:38 PM Permalink

​this is so helpful. thank you!

yohanes setyo suryawan

Posted on 1/7/19 2:47:54 AM Permalink

Thanks a lot​

Hussein Bazarah

Posted on 1/5/19 1:35:28 PM Permalink

​I do appreciate what do for your customers.

Philip Van Heerden

Posted on 10/16/18 10:50:38 AM Permalink

Many thanks

Arslan Abbasi

Posted on 10/12/18 7:19:44 AM Permalink


Samu Rai

Posted on 8/6/18 11:48:14 AM Permalink


musomi aktar

Posted on 5/21/18 4:51:10 AM Permalink

thanks you​

Guido Van Belle

Posted on 5/2/18 7:08:01 PM Permalink

​Great refresher.

Dipesh Bk

Posted on 3/17/18 8:21:52 AM Permalink

​Thank you..will be so helpful for me

Lailani Arayama

Posted on 2/2/18 3:47:07 AM Permalink

Thank You! this will be a very big help for me!

God bless!​

Thomas Payne

Posted on 2/12/14 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 2/12/14 5:46:59 PM Permalink

James Buchholz

Posted on 2/12/14 4:28:49 PM Permalink

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

John Frick

Posted on 10/5/13 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 7/27/13 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 6/5/13 4:55:27 PM Permalink

I especially appreciate the Illustrator info!

Lauren Ernst

Posted on 6/5/13 4:17:52 PM Permalink

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

Alfred Ingram

Posted on 3/14/13 7:27:40 PM Permalink

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

Gale Rhoades

Posted on 3/13/13 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 3/12/13 10:57:45 PM Permalink

<p>Thanks and Shared.</p>

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 3/6/13 7:24:25 PM Permalink

it's very useful for computer graphic introduction

Kelly Kermode

Posted on 2/21/13 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 2/20/13 4:48:22 AM Permalink

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

Timothy Cosgrove

Posted on 2/10/13 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 2/6/13 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 2/5/13 8:35:59 PM Permalink

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

James Stauffer

Posted on 2/5/13 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 2/5/13 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 11/13/12 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 10/22/12 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!