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Adobe Captivate 5 Creating a New Project

In this lesson, we will be creating a new Captivate project and navigating an existing project. This includes an overview of the workspace and various panels. Preview default work spaces, customizing panel layout, previewing projects, creating new projects.

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Adobe Captivate 5 Learning Series Overview

This short video introduces the free online video learning series from VHOT Training Inc. This learning series will teach you everything you need to know to get started with Adobe Captivate so that you can create engaging eLearning content.

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Adobe and HTML5 – New Visions for the Changing Landscape

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Last week there was some BIG news coming from Adobe Systems. On the forefront was the news that they would cease further development on the mobile Flash Player, which is typically used to develop web sites, web applications, video, ads and rich media applications. Later in the week, they furthered the Flash Platform announcement with the news that they would move Adobe Flex to an unspecified open-source foundation; the new project leaders will include some of the original Flex SDK engineering team, along with developers from the Flex community. Further guidance of the project rests in the new governance committee, with the new committee to decide the framework’s direction.

In communication from corporate, they very clearly stated it would be best for them to focus on HTML5 as the future for mobile interactive features and animation, and discontinue Flash for mobile. While many people may see this as an inevitable transition, the announcement seemed abrupt for many Flash designers, animators and developers. It’s clear that Adobe sees HTML5 content creation as its future, but, for many developers invested in Flex and the Adobe Flash Platform, this will not be a simple transition of learning new software and buying into Adobe’s HTML5 vision.

Adobe Flash, Flash Builder, and the Flex Framework are powerful tools that HTML5 can not even come close to matching in its current state. It will take some time before the millions of sites already out there update to HTML5 and people tend to forget that the standards themselves don’t move as quickly as some would hope and imagine. HTML4, the predecessor, was officially published by the W3C in 1997—that’s 14 years ago!

After the dust has settled from the news last week, it seems that Adobe has simply confirmed that the landscape is changing and they are setting out to invest in the direction that makes sense for their corporate goals and their future customers. However, the take away point that seems to have been lost in the hype is that the Adobe Flash Platform is NOT DEAD! Adobe will continue investing in and promoting Flash for desktop browsers, as well as AIR on mobile devices. (AIR lets developers build apps in Flash, HTML, and other technologies, then package those apps to run on multiple platforms, including both mobile and desktop computers.)

With the news from the Adobe MAX conference of the mobile touch apps, HTML5 tools, and de-emphasis on Adobe Flash, Flash Builder, and Flex, this announcement was still a shock for many, however, it is important to remember that many of the new software solutions that Adobe is developing for their customers are built with the Adobe Flex/AIR framework. While they may not be focusing on the commercial sales of Adobe Flash Builder and trying to push the Flash Player on to every mobile device browser, they are continuing the investment in building their own solutions with the Adobe AIR runtime.

For the ever changing wild wild world of the web, Adobe has some new solutions up their sleeve that focus on HTML5 and the new supporting technologies that are rapidly becoming the standard for the web, mobile devices, and tables. Included in these new software solutions is Adobe Edge, Dreamweaver CS5.5, Typekit, and Phone Gap. Check out the official Adobe & HTML5 landing page for the latest developments.

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Top New Features Adobe CS5 Design Premium

Adobe CS5 Design Premium

Explore new creative possibilities

Realistic painting effects in Photoshop CS5 Extended—Easily paint with lifelike brushstrokes to create beautiful, expressive images. Blend a photo’s colors, use bristle properties such as shape, length, and stiffness, or define multiple colors on a single brush and blend them into the underlying colors on your canvas.

Fluid vector painting with Illustrator CS5—Combine the expressiveness of painting with the editability and scalability of vectors. Paint freely with vectors that resemble real-world brushstrokes, controlling paint opacity and bristle characteristics such as shape, length, and stiffness.

Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé in Photoshop CS5 Extended—Create 3D logos and artwork from any text layer, selection, or layer mask. Twist, rotate, extrude, bevel, and inflate these designs, and then apply materials such as chrome, mud, and grass to achieve different looks.

Express your ideas faster

Truer Edge selection technology in Photoshop Extended—Get better edge detection and masking results in less time with the Quick Selection tool—even when you’re selecting the trickiest image elements, such as hair.

Beautiful strokes with Illustrator CS5—Avoid time-consuming workarounds by using convenient width handles to adjust stroke width interactively. Precisely size and position arrowheads, and align dashes symmetrically. Control stretch at any point when scaling art brushes on a path, and see how strokes join intelligently at corners.

Simplified object selection and editing in InDesign CS5—Save time by performing exacting layout tasks efficiently. Manipulate frames and frame content without switching tools. Dynamically adjust white space between objects to reposition page items. Use on-object controls to modify frame corners directly in the layout.

Multiple page sizes in a single InDesign CS5 file—Streamline design and production for projects with multiple pages sizes, such as brand identity, marketing collateral, and complex magazine folds. Include different page sizes in a single document and intelligently apply the same master page to different-sized layouts.

More efficient CSS-based designs with Dreamweaver CS5—Design web pages more easily using cascading style sheets (CSS)—and without diving into code or using additional software. Quickly inspect pages and individual components to understand how they are structured.

Crisp graphics for web, interactive, and mobile delivery in Illustrator CS5—Create resolution-independent vector graphics that appear crisp in Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Flash Professional—and on any screen.

Convenient asset handling with Adobe Mini Bridge—Access all your creative assets within the context of what you’re working on. Use a customizable panel in Photoshop CS5 Extended and InDesign CS5 to sort and filter files, and then drag them directly into your document.

Deliver interactive content without writing code

Create interactive content without writing code using new Flash Catalyst CS5—Start with artwork created in Photoshop or Illustrator and use Flash Catalyst to transform it into high-quality interactive content for web pages, user interfaces, and applications. Flash Catalyst lets you define buttons, scrollbars, sliders, page transitions, video players and more—all without touching a line of code.

Dynamic digital documents with InDesign CS5—Take advantage of digital delivery by bringing page layouts to life with interactivity, animation, movies, and sound. Use enhanced tools, motion presets for easy animation, and support for importing Flash video and MP3 audio files. Export to the SWF file format for playback in Adobe Flash Player.

Enhanced eBook document design with InDesign CS5—Export InDesign documents for Adobe Digital Editions, a desktop reading application for devices such as the Apple iPad, the Sony eBook Reader, and the Barnes & Noble nook. Enjoy more consistent text and image placement, more accurate translation of page breaks, and support for text and table formatting.

Superior typography in Flash Professional CS5—Make sure your typography looks as good on screen as in print—preserve high-quality typography when handing off layouts from InDesign to Flash Professional. A new text engine in Flash Professional supports text styling, text layout control, multiple columns, and more.

Simplified mobile-content design with Fireworks CS5 and Device Central CS5—Easily experiment with designing for mobile devices. Use Device Central and Fireworks to quickly set up a project with the correct specifications, design visually in Fireworks, and hand off your prototype for development in Flash Professional or Dreamweaver.

Streamline critical non-design tasks

Streamlined reviews with CS Review—Maximize your design time by streamlining review processes. Initiate shared reviews from within Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Invite colleagues and clients to comment using easy-to-use annotation tools, and view their comments in the context of your design.

Meet live over the web with Adobe ConnectNow—Access a personal web conferencing solution that makes it easy to share your screen, quickly share ideas, and discuss details of a project with others—all online. A feature of Acrobat.com, one of the CS Live online services*, ConnectNow is accessible from your web browser.

Web-page preview with Adobe BrowserLab—Efficiently preview web pages on multiple browsers and operating systems. Save time and money by eliminating the need for buying costly testing hardware, installing multiple browsers, and maintaining testing labs.

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