With the release of Creative Suite 4, Adobe introduced a new model for Help content. Community Help provides user comments and expert moderation on the Help pages themselves, along with optimized web searches that focus on Adobe-approved content for each application.
For a visual explanation of all the options for browsing, searching, and filtering content, check out the following content:
Community Help video: http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1612v1009
Community Help instructions: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/CommunityHelp/
There are some great Bridge 3.0 (CS4) tutorials on the web to help you learn and use both new features and old. They can be hard to find, though, so here are links to a few that you might find useful.
Bridge updates, by Dave Cross:
The Complete Picture—New Features in Bridge CS4, by Julieanne Kost:
Using Adobe Bridge in Photoshop CS4, by Chris Orwig:
Photoshop CS4 Getting Started—Getting photos from your camera, by Deke McClelland:
Essential Bridge preferences, by Chris Owig:
Grid view in Bridge CS4, by Matt Kloskowski:
Adding file information, by Deke McClelland:
Using Review mode in Bridge CS4, by Terry White:
Using Camera Raw 5 in Bridge and Photoshop CS4, also by Terry White:
New Photoshop and Bridge keyboard shortcuts, by Corey Barker
And last but not least, we’ve got a few more good tutorials by Chris Orwig on the Learn Bridge CS4 channel on Adobe TV:
Introducing Bridge CS4:
Preview and compare images in Review mode:
Working with metadata and keywords:
Creating a web photo gallery:
Welcome to Resolution, a new Adobe blog with tips and suggestions for learning Adobe digital imaging products. Come here to learn about Adobe Community Help and to find useful links and answers to questions about using Photoshop, Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom. On this our first day of publishing, we have some news about a change to the programs’ default behavior when you choose the Help command in each application.
If you go to
• or the equivalent page for any Creative Suite 4 application
you’ll see that we’ve updated these Help home pages with an option that allows you to choose where you want to go when you select the Help command in the software. You can choose to continue to go to the product’s Help and Support page (its Community Help portal page), or to go directly to Help on the web instead. You can still get to the Help and Support pages from the Help landing pages, and you can change the default again at any time if you change your mind.
We’ll use this blog to keep you updated about other changes to our Help system, so bookmark us and come back again.
–Anita Dennis, Mark Wheeler, and Michael Salinero, your DI Community Help editors at Adobe.