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Adobe CS2 Design to Delivery

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Adobe CS2 Design to Delivery


Adobe CS2 is the amazing software suite used by professional Graphic Designers, Video Editors, and Web Developers everywhere. If you need to get to grips with Adobe CS2, this excellent Adobe CS2: From Design to Delivery course is the place to start. You’ll master the entire Adobe CS2 product line workflow, and will receive step-by-step instruction on how to combine the common tools for Photoshop® CS2, InDesign® CS2, Illustrator® CS2, and GoLive® CS2. Not only that, you’ll uncover valuable techniques to maximise the creative print and web design process and give your projects a professional finish.

Learning with has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  •  iStockphoto is a royalty-free stock photography community, where designers can search and download over 250,000 images.
  • Search, track, and purchase images from industry leading stock photo providers without ever leaving your creative application.
  • Learn how to search and download non-watermarked photos and begin working with them in other programs.
  • Reach peak efficiency with the integrated Version Cue file manager which tracks file updates without leaving the program you’re in.

Meet the instructor:

Steve Holmes is the creative director of the award-winning Energi Design, in San Francisco, California. With a history rich in design and typography for motion, broadcast and web design, Steve’s experience and the Energi portfolio are highly regarded in the design industry both in Europe and the US.

For over a decade, he has spoken at major design and animation conferences worldwide, and has a long-standing history as one of Total Training’s top presenters, sharing his knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop with the world.

Course outline:

  • Module 1: Customizing your Layout
  • Module 2: Documents, Presets & Master Elements
  • Module 3: Basic Layout, Import & Reformatting
  • Module 4: Paragraph Styles & Power Redefinition
  • Module 5: Adobe Bridge, Raw Images & Adjustment layers
  • Module 6: Linked Frames, Text Wrap & Image Tricks
  • Module 7: Amazing Transparency Design
  • Module 8: Layout Finalization Techniques
  • Module 9: Adobe Illustrator® Logo Creation Tricks
  • Module 10: Books, Rules & Cool Object Styles
  • Module 11: Compounds & Power Transformations
  • Module 12: PDF Image Tricks
  • Module 13: Fast & Flexible Tables
  • Module 14: Amazing Adobe InDesign® Masking
  • Module 15: Creative Control in InDesign
  • Module 16: Parents, Children & Folios
  • Module 17: Libraries & Pagination
  • Module 18: Table of Contents Secrets
  • Module 19: Output Preview, Preflight & Batch Correction
  • Module 20: Package, Print & PDF Reviews
  • Module 21: Final PDF Export for Print
  • Module 22: Illustrator Cutter Guide Techniques
  • Module 23: Die Cutting & Appearance Palette Magic
  • Module 24: Version Cue® CS2 Workflow
  • Module 25: Web Site Creation & Setup
  • Module 26: Text & Page Layout with CSS
  • Module 27: Adobe Photoshop® Smart Objects & Backgrounds
  • Module 28: Layers & CSS Link Design
  • Module 29: Menus, Slices & Rollovers
  • Module 30: Actions, InDesign Packages & FTP

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Adobe CS2: From Design to Delivery certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Adobe CS2: From Design to Delivery course will qualify you to be a Web Developer. The average salary of a Web Developer in the UK is £24,833, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could enter any of the following industries:

  • Video Editor
  • Web Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Videographer
  • Web Designer

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 178
Section 1
1: Customizing your Layout
1. Setting InDesign® Preferences
2. Customizing & Saving an InDesign Workspace
3. Customizing InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts
2: Documents, Presets & Master Elements
1. Creating New InDesign Document Presets
2. Loading InDesign Document Presets
3. Adding & Arranging Pages in an InDesign Layout
4. Creating Guides on a Master Page
5. Creating a Guides Layer & Saving a Document
3: Basic Layout, Import & Reformatting
1. Creating Text & Graphic Frames
2. Selecting, Moving & Filling Frames
3. Using Layers to Organize Objects
4. Scaling Frames around an Anchor Point
5. Importing Text into a Frame
6. Selecting a Paragraph & Changing Text Size
7. Changing Text Size with Keyboard Shortcuts
8. Adjusting Leading, Kerning, Spacing & Alignment
4: Paragraph Styles & Power Redefinition
1. Using OpenType® Fonts & Small Caps
2. Generating & Applying Paragraph Style Sheets
3. Adjusting Paragraph Spacing & Redefining Styles
4. Placing Illustrator Graphics into InDesign
5. Scaling Interactively & Updating Text Color
5: Adobe Bridge, Raw Images & Adjustment layers
1. Preparing the Document & Opening Adobe Bridge
2. Opening, Viewing & Editing RAW Files
3. The Marquee Tool, Guides & Adjusting Image Size
4. Saving the File
5. Importing into InDesign from Bridge & Color Settings
6. Creating a Grayscale Gradient Adjustment Layer
6: Linked Frames, Text Wrap & Image Tricks
1. Loading Paragraph Styles & Pouring Text
2. Drawing a Runaround Path in the Original Photoshop® File
3. Creating a Text Wrap from the Photoshop Path
4. Using Object Layer Options for Placing Images
7: Amazing Transparency Design
1. Using Paste In Place to Center an Image
2. Drawing & Aligning a Vertical Guide
3. Varying the Number of Columns on a Per Page Basis
4. Scaling & Rotating Using Free Transform
5. Trimming with a Crop Frame & Changing Stacking Order
6. Changing Opacity & Blend Modes in InDesign
7. Blending InDesign & Photoshop Graphics
8. Adjusting Alpha Channel Levels to Create a Mask
9. Feathering Mask Edges & Floating a Layer
10. Updating in InDesign & Pasting Mask in Place
11. Changing Display Performance
8: Layout Finalization Techniques
1. Placing a Title
2. Tips for Precision Scaling
3. Making a Cutout from a PostScript® Path
4. Tips for Precision Alignment
5. Customizing Paragraph Style Import Options
6. Using the Move Dialog Box to Relocate Multiple Selections
7. Setting Text Frame & Alignment Options
8. Creating Color-Coded Identifiers
9. Flipping Objects Vertically
9: Adobe Illustrator® Logo Creation Tricks
1. Cropping with Perspective in Photoshop
2. Preparing an Image for Tracing
3. Tracing a Logo in Illustrator Using Paths
4. Stroking, Expanding, Subtracting & Adding Paths
5. Saving a Logo & Copying Paths to the Clipboard
6. Pasting & Editing an Illustrator Path in InDesign
10: Books, Rules & Cool Object Styles Books, Rules & Cool Object Styles
1. Organizing Documents into an InDesign Book
2. Filling Frames with Text Graphics & Photos
3. Creating Paragraph Rules
4. Adding Layer Styles to an Image Frame
5. Creating & Applying a New Object Style
11: Compounds & Power Transformations
1. Creating a Rich Black Swatch in Adobe InDesign
2. Adding & Stylizing a Graphic Frame
3. Using the New Transform Again Individually Function
4. Using the Pathfinder Palette & the Eyedropper Tool
12: PDF Image Tricks
1. Viewing an Adobe Bridge Slideshow
2. Setting up a PDF Presentation
3. Placing Multiple PDF Pages at Once
13: Fast & Flexible Tables
1. Converting Text to a Table
2. Adjusting Cell Options
3. Adjusting Text Frame Options
4. Deleting Unwanted Cell Strokes
5. Applying Alternating Fills to a Table
14: Amazing Adobe InDesign® Masking
1. Copying Paths from Illustrator to InDesign
2. Pasting into a Compound Path
3. Replacing an Image & Fixing an Anti-Aliased Edge
4. Applying a Drop Shadow
5. Masking Parts of a Drop Shadow inside a Shape
15: Creative Control in InDesign
1. Placing & Modifying an Illustrator File in InDesign
2. Using Edit Original to Modify Text
3. Saving Illustrator Layers as a PDF for Use in InDesign
4. Combining Spot Color & CMYK Elements
5. Sampling Colors & Creating a Gradient in Photoshop
6. Extending a Gradient Seamlessly
7. Distributing, Step and Repeat & Placing PDFs
16: Parents, Children & Folios
1. Creating Folios
2. Auto Page Numbering
3. Utilizing the Drag and Drop Text Feature
4. Creating New Master Pages & Master Options
5. Deleting an Item Controlled by a Master Page
17: Libraries & Pagination
1. Creating a Folio Library
2. Placing Folios from a Library onto a Page
3. Page Numbering & Section Options
4. Creating a New Section, Saving & Updating
18: Table of Contents Secrets
1. Placing the Table of Contents Headers
2. Loading Paragraph & Character Styles at Once
3. Creating a New Table of Contents Style
4. Creating & Updating a Table of Contents
5. Hiding Text by Changing its Fill to None
6. Synchronizing Documents in a Book
Section 2
1: Output Preview, Preflight & Batch Correction
1. Performing a Separations Preview
2. Performing a Flattener Preview
3. Preflighting a Book
4. Creating & Recording Actions
5. Performing a Batch Automation & Fixing Links
2: Package, Print & PDF Reviews
1. Packaging InDesign Documents
2. Creating a Print Preset & Printing a Book
3. Exporting a Book to PDF & Saving a PDF Preset
4. Emailing a PDF for Review & Comment
5. Making & Sending Comments
6. Receiving Comments & Setting FDF Options
3: Final PDF Export for Print
1. Setting PDF Export Options
2. More Export Options & Saving an Export Preset
3. Exporting & Previewing a PDF
4: Illustrator Cutter Guide Techniques
1. Laying the Groundwork for a Cutter Guide
2. Duplicating Objects & Using Smart Guides
3. Adding Shapes & Using the Pathfinder Palette
4. Adjusting Shapes & Using the Reflect Tool
5. Adding Spot Colors
6. Setting Crop Marks Using Smart Guides
7. Converting a Solid Line to a Dashed Line
8. Offsetting a Path & Adding a Logo
5: Die Cutting & Appearance Palette Magic
1. Using the Appearance Palette & Effects Settings
2. Adding & Adjusting Multiple Strokes
3. Creating a Die Cut Guide
4. Creating Die Cut Holder Slots
5. Finishing a Die Cut
6. Creating Limited Edition Numbers Automatically
6: Version Cue® CS2 Workflow
1. Activating Adobe Version Cue
2. Creating a New Version Cue Project
3. Importing Files from Version Cue
4. Saving a Version
5. Working with Alternates
6. Creating Versions of a Photoshop File
7. Using the Promote To Current Version Command
8. Setting Up a Version Cue PDF Review
9. Performing a Browser-Based Review with Acrobat® 7 Reader
7: Web Site Creation & Setup
1. Creating a New Web Site
2. Customizing a Workspace in Adobe GoLive®
3. Importing & Organizing Files
4. Setting up a Layout Grid on the Index Page
5. Examining Web Page Source Code
6. Placing a Smart Object on a Web Page
7. Using the Selection Tools, Aligning & Live Rendering
8. Creating Animated GIF Files in Photoshop
9. Saving for the Web
10. Replacing an Image & Converting it to a Link
8: Text & Page Layout with CSS
1. Introducing Liquid Layouts & the CSS Editor
2. Setting up a CSS Layout Grid with a Smart Object
3. Scaling & Placing Smart Objects
4. Introducing the Layout Text Box Tool
5. Creating Style Sheets for Hover & Visited States
6. Setting Text Preferences
7. Formatting Text
8. Previewing a Page in a Browser
9: Adobe Photoshop® Smart Objects & Backgrounds
1. Placing a Photoshop Smart Object & Using Smart Guides
2. Saving the Photoshop Smart Object File for the Web
3. Updating an Image by Adding a Gradient Fill Layer
4. Viewing Actual Pixels & Adding a Repeating Background
5. Using an Image in GoLive as a Repeating Element
10: Layers & CSS Link Design
1. Using the Layer Tool
2. Adding a Table of Contents & Applying a Style Sheet
3. Turning a Headline into a Link
4. Building a Link Style Sheet
5. Creating Style Sheets for Hover & Visited States
6. Linking & Resetting a Style to Normal
11: Menus, Slices & Rollovers
1. Working in Pixel Preview Mode in Illustrator
2. Using the Slice Tool to Separate Graphics
3. Naming the Slices & Saving for the Web
4. Creating, Saving & Naming Rollovers for Automation
5. Creating a Component Menu Design
6. Placing Components & Linking Items in GoLive
12: Actions, InDesign Packages & FTP
1. Randomizing Images Using an Action
2. Packaging InDesign Files for GoLive
3. Importing InDesign Files into GoLive
4. Uploading a Web Site to a Web Server
5. Making Changes to a Web Site
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