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Learn to use Adobe CS4 before you can actually use it

Sections: Education / Reference, Graphics / Design, Mac Software

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Adobe and lynda.comWant to learn how to properly use software that’s not yet available and could likely even be changed before it is? lynda.com is here to help, with new courses on the Adobe beta versions of Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, and Soundbooth CS4. All visitors to the lynda.com Online Training Library can view these entire courses for free: Dreamweaver CS4 Beta New Features, Fireworks CS4 Beta New Features, and Soundbooth CS4 Beta New Features.

In Dreamweaver CS4 Beta New Features, James Williamson focuses on the improvements most beneficial to typical workflows, including the workspace manager and Live view, as well as the Spry AJAX framework, and integration with Photoshop. Jim Babbage, author of Fireworks CS4 Beta New Features, walks viewers through that application’s new interface and improved productivity features, such as enhanced vector tools, text rendering, and symbol editing. And in Soundbooth CS4 Beta New Features, Bruce Williams explores such improvements as the new multitrack environment as well as new beat detection and display features.

“lynda.com is honored to be Adobe’s in-the-box training provider for its upcoming software suite, which is why we’re able to publish training videos on these beta products as soon as Adobe releases them,” said Lynda Weinman, CEO of lynda.com. “These videos are great resources to learn the many new features in CS4 and to decide whether to upgrade, and we will continue publishing training on Adobe’s CS4 beta products for free to the public.”

If you use any of these products regularly and have a couple hours to kill (the training videos range from half an hour to two hours in length), or if you’re just curious about where Adobe is headed with CS4, head on over and check them out. I received a CS4 demonstration from Adobe yesterday, and trust me; you’ll want to see some of this.

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