Everyday Time Saver #6 with CS4 Design Premium
This short clip is about the new user interface in Adobe Creative Suite 4 - Design Premium. The new interface (with the Application frame and the Tabbed Document Panels) in CS4 Design Premium lets you streamline your workflow and get your projects done faster than ever. Let me show you some time saving features that come with this new way of viewing multiple open documents.
This clip is the last of a series created to illustrate the time saving features of Adobe Creative Suite 4. The other 5 clips can be found here:
- Everyday Time Saver #1: The New Appearance Panel in Illustrator CS4.
- Everyday Time Saver #2: The Live Preflight Panel in Adobe InDesign CS4.
- Everyday Time Saver #3: Multiple Artboards in Adobe Illustrator CS4.
- Everyday Time Saver #4: The New Links Panel in Adobe InDesign CS4.
- Everyday Time Saver #5: Share my [your] Screen from CS4 Applications.
And here are the links to other short clips showcasing time saving features in CS4 on Adobe TV:
- Design with yours truly.
- Web with Greg Rewis and Paul Burnett.
- Photography with Julieanne Kost.
- Video with Jason Levine and Karl Soulé.
For data about time saving features in Adobe Creative Suite 4, see "And now the hard facts: the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Benchmark Project".
Hi! This is Rufus Deuchler, Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems. In the next few minutes I will be showing you how you can save yourself a lot of time by using Adobe Creative Suite 4.
In this clip, I will be showing you how the brand new user interface in Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium will make you work faster.
Let me begin by showing you the new Application Frame, which allows you to move the entire application, including the Tool Box, the document window, and all the panels as one entity.
Remember the times when you were clicking on your screen to access another window and clicked on a window that belonged to another application by accident? Well those times are over because with the Application frame we now have one frame that hides whatever is below.
With the Application Frame comes a whole new way of managing multiple open documents, we call this the tabbed interface. Basically this really speeds up the way that you move from one document to the other simply by clicking on tabs. You can also move those tabs around to reorder the sequence.
In Illustrator CS4 for example, you can select an element, drag it to the tab of another document and place it there [demonstrated on screen].
An independent research has shown that moving elements between two documents in Illustrator CS4 is 200% faster with previous versions.
In InDesign, you can now have one tab with your document and another with the Story Editor for example. You can then arrange the documents in any way I wish to work on them. Side by side, or laid out horizontally, to then very quickly come back to a single view.
Working with the new Application Frame and the Tabbed Document Windows in Creative Suite 4 will make it so much faster for you to work with multiple open documents.
And, if time is money, as they say, this has never been more important than in a design workflow, where every minute of production has a fixed cost.
This is Rufus Deuchler, Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems.
See you soon, and make good use of your time with Adobe Creative Suite 4!