Adobe CS 4 Design Premium, Part 2

I’m about half way through the second install disk on my G5. Figured now would be a good time to post. Pretty excited to start learning this stuff. I’ve been browsing through several design books on Safari. Looks like magic to me. I’m hoping it won’t be too hard learning what I need to know to hack together the more complicated illustrations I plan in my dissertation using Illustrator. The simple stuff is all done using OmniGraffle, which is great but limited.

I’m also excited to finally have a photo editor for my growing Aperture library. Not everything needs doctoring but there are a few photos that I always thought would look nice with some subtle effects.

I do have one concern. I wonder if I’ll be able to install on my notebook as well – once I have more storage there – so I can use these tools on the go. All the Apple stuff I use works like that. It just detects when there is more than one instance running on the same network and ask you to shutdown. This is a really nice way to handle the one license multiple install scenario. I hope Adobe does something like this. I’m sure it says something in the docs somewhere but who reads those things.

I decided to install on my desktop as I just can’t find room on the notebook. It was hard enough to find room on the desktop. This has got me set off on yet another attempt to find a better storage solution.

One thought on “Adobe CS 4 Design Premium, Part 2

  1. Preston Lee

    OpenRain uses CS4/CS3 for pretty much all our graphics work now. It’s really tempting to use Pixelmator, Vector Designer, OmniGraffle etc., but they just don’t have the feature sets we need for web-related work. (Slicing, optimization, device previews etc.) The compatibility between CS4 and CS3 seems to be pretty good, as well, with the exception of InDesign. Photoshop and Illustration don’t seem to have major issues, though, so overall I’ve been happy with both CS4 and CS3.

    Check out the training videos when you have an hour to burn: they’re pretty good and worth watching to built your skillset.

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