Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Adobe Creative Suite 6: Introductory, 1st Edition

  • Joy L. Starks
  • Alec Fehl
  • Corinne Hoisington
  • Jessica Minnick
  • ISBN-10: 1133961819
  • ISBN-13: 9781133961819
  • 1104 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
Request a Copy for Review


About the Product

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.


  • 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.

About the Author

Joy L. Starks

Joy Starks has taught at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis for 20 years. She has written chapters in several of the best-selling Shelly Cashman Series Office books and has authored the Photoshop, Java Programming, and Microsoft® Publisher series of books. She speaks and presents at various conferences, seminars and forums across the U.S.

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 full-time professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne travels over 200,000 miles a year delivering keynote addresses to college and university professors and K-12 educators in over 70 cities worldwide for customers such as the Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Canada Camp 21 International Events, Cengage Learning, ByteSpeed, Capital One International Bank, Executive LIVE in London and Johannesburg, and the international South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in Computer Programming. Corinne has authored over 30 textbooks with Cengage Learning/National Geographic on topics such as Outlook 2019, Office 2019, Microsoft Windows, Android Boot Camp Java, Technology Now, and Visual Basic 2017.

Jessica Minnick

Jessica Minnick is an Information Technology instructor at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Florida. She has been teaching information technology courses for more than a decade. Prior to becoming an educator, she worked in the marketing and information technology field for the private sector, gaining more than 15 years of web design experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Web Design.
1. Editing a Photo.
2. Using Selection Tools and Shortcut Keys.
3. Working with Layers.
1. Creating a Simple Animated Web Banner.
2. Drawing with Flash.
3. Creating Symbols, Instances, and Text.
Importing Files between Photoshop and Flash.
1. Creating a New Web Site with Dreamweaver.
2. Designing a Web Site Using a Template and CSS.
3. Adding Graphics and Links.
Inserting Flash and Photoshop Files in Dreamweaver.
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.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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 Website Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 128545345X | ISBN-13: 9781285453453)

Attention Premium Website user: Cengage support for existing users of Premium Websites will end of 8/1.

Student Supplements

Premium Website 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. Attention Premium Website user: Cengage support for existing users of Premium Websites will end of 8/1.