Adobe Photoshop, and Creative Suite CS3 Review. PPS Special Edition Audiocast

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  • Audio Review Time Index…
  • Introductions 1:40 — Photoshop CS3 13:00 — Photoshop CS3 Extended 31:09
  • Bridge 37:05 — In Design 40:35 — Illustrator 49:00 — Acrobat 52:49
  • Dreamweaver 56:30 — Flash 1:01:38 — Fireworks 1:05:50
  • Device Central 1:09:05 — Contribute 1:10:37 — Closing Thoughts 1:15:20

With so many application in the Adobe Creative Suite, and since we wanted to cover all of them I’ve put together a special episode entirely on CS3. If you don’t like the shows that get down to details on software than you may want to skip this one. If however your eager mind wants to know more about Creative Suite Design, and Web editions then this is the place to be. You’ll also find that the Photoshop review (which is the first one) is the most in depth, so if your just a PS user you can simply listen to that part. Also post you comments about your thoughts on the new Creative Suite Products, and let Adobe hear what you have to say.

Knowing that it can be a hassle to muddle through all the new choices in the Creative suite I’ve outlined the primary programs that each includes. All suites include the new Adobe Bridge. Programs in todays review are all from either the Web, or Design editions of CS3, and include Photoshop, Photoshop Extended, In Design, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Fireworks, and Contribute. All the applications can also be purchased individually.

Design Premium $1799 (Upgrade – 599) Photoshop Extended, In Design, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver, and Flash.
Design Standard $1199 (Upgrade – 399) Photoshop ( not extended ), In Design, Illustrator, and Acrobat Professional.
Web Premium $1599 (Upgrade – 499) Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Contribute
Web Standard $999 (Upgrade – 399) Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Contribute

The Review For all the details you’ll want to download the podcast, or listen using the player above. Overall I give the new Creative Suite CS3 a thumbs up. There are a few disappointments, and features hoped for that have not been added, but you should find it to be a very worthwhile upgrade. Photoshop is loaded with a host of new features, that you may not notice immediately, and some that even I have probably not noticed, but that will be valuable resources. Adobe is also building tighter intergeneration between all the Creative Suite applications which will make our life that much easier.

Throughout the review you’ll hear me reference the Adobe Video Workshop. It’s on a disk that come with the suite, but you can also see it on by clicking the link. If your unsure about the upgrade it’s a great place to visually see most of the new features.

Till next time…. Gav

[tags]adobe, cs3, update, creative suite, management, photography, workflow, review, photoshop, bridge, dreamweaver, flash, in design, illustrator, contribute [/tags] Gavin Seim Photography 2007