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Graphic Design Tips?

So I've been meaning to ask this for a long time, but I know there are various people out there who have at least some experience in art, graphic design, publication, and what have you, or who at least know someone that does.  I'm not able to take college classes or spend any money right now, but I do have a legitimate student copy of Adobe Creative Suite 2, including Acrobat 8 Professional and Dreamweaver as extras.  I'd like to put them to use.  In particular, I'd like to be able to learn whatever things I should learn in order to design marketable PDF documents (whether or not I actually attempt to market them).  These are skills that I think would be useful and that I'd like to have.

Does anyone have any tips for getting started with this?  Any resources a beginner like me could use?  I mean, I've mostly done little more than fiddle idly in Photoshop and Illustrator in the past.  So where should I start?

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sethimothy
Mar. 12th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
aekiy
Mar. 12th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
ee.. thanks for the link. Do you know of any similar sites for things like InDesign? I gather that's more or less the industry standard for PDF publication. I do see that they have a related Illustrator site, which should be helpful too. I have less experience with than than Photoshop. Thanks again!
sethimothy
Mar. 12th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
I have never used InDesign, so offhand I'm unaware of any websites sorry. I have failed you! ;A;
aekiy
Mar. 12th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
No! You've been helpful. (^*^) But I posted this publicly to get a diversity of tips and resources, so hopefully someone else will have more information. I gather Illustrator is the second most-used program for PDF publication, and of course Photoshop is a great tool for anything you want to do ever. It'll be good to get some refresher courses, since it's actually been about three years since I've really used it.
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