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Adobe CS3 beta released

This is one press release from Adobe I read from A to Z. Exciting and much waited stuff! If you just want the link: Download here. For screen shots click here.

Company Also Previews Adobe Bridge and All-New Adobe Device Central

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dec. 14, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) will introduce a beta version of Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 software, the next release of the world standard in digital imaging, on Friday, December 15th. Adobe is delivering a widely available Photoshop CS3 beta to enable customers to more easily transition to the latest hardware platforms, particularly Apple’s new Intel-based systems. The beta is available as a Universal Binary for the Macintosh platform, as well as for Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Vista computers. The final shipping release of Adobe Photoshop CS3 is planned for Spring 2007. The software can be downloaded at: http://labs.adobe.com , in the early hours Pacific Standard Time on December 15.

mijlee's picture
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Software convergence

Random graphic

I was interested by a question in the forums about the difference between PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign. I have been thinking about this too more recently, especially Illustrator and PhotoShop. Adobe is pushing people more and more into buying the full Creative Suite and it is a much smarter way to work now that these products are so integrated.

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Change is good

Change is good

Just a quick tip this time round, changing something slow into something quick. Most of you are probably aware that Adobe's InDesign has an 'autocorrect' feature right? Right, well don't forget that you can also add your own entries to this.

For example...

StevePerry's picture
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Taking advantage of InDesign’s ‘Next Style’

Next Style

If you found out that you could format 100s of pages of repeated copy with one click of a button, would you take advantage of it? I should hope so! Most of us are taking advantage of the Style Sheets and the even more powerful Nested Style Sheets (if not then I recommend that you do) in Adobe’s InDesign. This can be taken further with ‘Next Style’. This is the Wolverine* of the style options.

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Use InDesign Tool Shortcuts while editing text

This tip inspired by a good question from wmmarc:

I'm sure there must be some simple (probably obvious) way to get from typing text to the Move tool, or any other tool for that matter... When I press the Space bar to move the artboard or Type 'V' to get the Move Tool all that happens is that I've entered in a 'space' or 'v' and have to correct myself.

The Solution: Add your own text-friendly shortcuts.

Keyboard Shortcuts and switch the Product Area to Tools. Then scroll down to find the tool you need a new shortcut for. Click inside the New Shortcut field and with the Context as Text, type the shortcut you want. Make sure you use a modifier key such as Command and then a letter. For instance, use Ctrl-Shift-Cmd-V for the Selection tool.

You will now have two different shortcuts. The single letter can be used when you’re outside a text frame, and the longer one when you’re inside the frame.

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InDesign CS3 Features

CS3[URL=http://www.digitalmediadesigner.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=43386]Digital Media Designer[/url] have just published an article covering some of the new features we can expect from InDesign CS3 when it arrives in Spring 2007. As well as confirming Adobe have an early copy running on an Intel Mac, they cover some of the new capabilities.

mck's picture
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Request a feature

Photoshop CS2 has been out for well over a year, and already people are speculating on CS3 (mostly for Intel compatibility). According to Adobe, it's scheduled to arrive in 2007 Q2, but until then, you can request features on Adobe's website. 2007 Q2 seems a bit unreal when you consider that Apple will be completely on Intel processors by then...

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InDesign DRM

When you release a file onto the internet that contains hours of your work, it's pretty much on its own. Digital rights management is not-existent, anyone can copy, alter, and modify it.

Not when you're giving out PDF's of the document. In InDesign, when you use the File>Export command, there's a security tab. This lets you set restrictions on who can access the file, and what they can do with it.

Document Open Password

This option encrypts the document with 128-bit encryption (which is pretty much the best there is — and it's compatible with Acrobat 5 or later).

Permissions

With this option in place, readers can view your document but not edit or print it. You can set a password, as well as what changes are allowed and whenther printing is. You can also set wether copying of text and images is allowed. (Of course, this doesn't protect against people making screenshots).

mck's picture
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InDesign Toolboxes

To change the view of InDesign's toolbox, double=click on its title bar. You can use a single-column, double column, or horizontal format.

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InDesign nested styles

InDesign's nested style feature is very powerful, but not too many people I've spoke with have really put it to use. It can save you hours of wasted time formatting. For example, consider a glossary style entry:

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