Archive for September, 2008

Connect-Blackboard integration recording

Hey folks! If you missed John Schuman’s Connect session about the integration between Adobe Connect Professional and Blackboard (Advertised in a previous blog post), you can watch the recording of the event. The original event was held on September 23rd. If you would like to grab the integration building block at no cost, you can download it from the Connect Users community web site. The site also has an installation guide that will help you get it set up.

CS4 Launch Rebroadcast

Want to catch the CS4 launch broadcast, but missed it the first time? You can watch it on Adobe TV: http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1556v1715

Want to try some CS4 on for size?

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Go to Labs 

Soundbooth Mnemonic (also known as the application icon)

Now that we have announced and we are showing CS4, you may want to get started. If so, go to the Adobe Labs website: http://labs.adobe.com. There you’ll find three of the CS4 applications in beta for you to try. Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Soundbooth are there, and if you own Creative Suite 3 you can plop your CS3 serial number into the applications and run them until we release CS4 (sometime later in the quarter). One particular thing I recommend that you try is the Transcription feature in Soundbooth. It will turn your speech into text, and it’s incredibly easy to use. After you download the app and install it, follow these steps. . .

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Creative Suite 4 – How to Find Out More

Photo of Creative Suite 4 product boxes

I am almost as excited as Steve Martin’s character in The Jerk, when he danced around gleefully screaming, “The new phone books are here, the new phone books are here!” For those of you who don’t share my taste in fine cinema – this is exciting! There are way too many fun, new toys to cover in a single post, but rest assured the team will be blogging about the wonders of CS4 soon. Till then I’ll leave you with some fantastic resources on Adobe.com to get you acquainted with the new release;

Ciao.

Love at First Site – Search Engines and your Dreamweaver Site That Is!

(Part 1 of a 3 Part Series)
One of the most overlooked aspects of creating a new Dreamweaver web site or updating and editing an existing one is how on earth is that web site and its many web pages going to be found by the major search engines such as: MSN, Yahoo and Google? The good news is making a web site and its many web pages “search friendly” is not hard to do, in fact it’s pretty darn easy to do right smack inside of Dreamweaver if you keep some simple “text” things in mind.

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Maintaining color fidelity when outputting to the web.

Greetings all,
In today’s video blog I’ll show you how to maintain the integrity of your colors when sending your images to the web from Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Lightroom 2.0.
Cheers!
Rick Miller
Video blog: Maintaining color fidelity when outputting to the web.

Successful VoIP in Connect Pro

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP is rapidly becoming a good option for many internet users over standard Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS). I myself use a variant provided by my cable/internet service provider, and it works quite well. However, it is still a young technology. Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional includes it as a way to communicate with meeting attendees, and it works well. However, there are many, many variables that can erode the quality of the experience for either the presenter or the participant. The following 12 steps to success should help you to have the best meeting you can.

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Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro and Blackboard

I will be presenting a free Adobe Education eSeminar on the topic of Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro and Blackboard Integration on September 23, 2008. If you use Blackboard and have ever considered using a virtual classroom technology, you will want to see this one. Here is the official description of the presentation…
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:00 A.M. PDT
Extend the reach and scope of your online learning experience by using the advanced communication features of Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro within the Blackboard learning environment. Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro offers an ideal platform for virtual classrooms or meetings and generally requires no additional software on end-user computers by employing Adobe Flash Player to enable the virtual meeting room. This complete solution for integrating Blackboard software (Release 7.3 and higher) with Adobe Connect Pro is now available for free to Blackboard or Adobe Connect Pro Administrators.
Click here to register for this event.
To learn more about the Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro and Blackboard Integration solution, please go to the Acrobat Connect Community Website Blackboard Integration FAQ.
You can also download the Blackboard integration solution brief or the LMS primer from the Adobe Acrobat Connect 7 education page.
TIP: The Adobe Connect User Community Website is a great resource for learning more about Adobe Acrobat Connect and/or virtual classroom technology.

Clearing the Haze with Photoshop and Lightroom’s Histogram, Bonus: Free Lightroom Pop Quiz

Photograph cleaned up in Lightroom and Photoshop

You know that little graph in Photoshop, Lightroom, and on your digital camera called the Histogram? What does it tell you, and how can you use to rescue a boring photo? Watch my tutorial. We will cover this and check out some new features in Lightroom 2.0. Whoa, what about the FREE Lightroom pop quiz? Read on…

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Creative Suite 4 news on Adobe.com

Check out the top news story on Adobe.com;

"It’s going to be brilliant: see the unveiling of new Adobe Creative Suite 4 on Sep 23"

What can I tell you? Nothing. If you want to see what we have up our sleeve for CS4 go to Adobe.com and click on the news story, you’ll be taken to a sign-up page
for the web broadcast. Hurry and sign-up now!