Using Live Preflight in InDesign, you can open the Preflight panel to be alerted to errors as they occur rather than when the presses are just about to roll. Click to enlarge.
Live View lets you see exactly how your pages will appear in a web browser directly from within Dreamweaver, so you can quickly tweak the code right then and there. Click to enlarge.
To allow you to work smoothly and swiftly within components and to move effortlessly among them, Design Premium offers several elegant, cross-component interface enhancements, including N-up view, an application bar, an application frame, and tabbed documents, and task-based workspaces. Click to enlarge.
Multitrack support lets you quickly assemble all your audio elements, and save them as an ASND file that can be shared with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, and Adobe After Effects CS4 software. Click to enlarge.
Adobe Media Encoder lets you use any combination of sequences and clips as source files and encode to an extensive variety of formats. Click to enlarge.
Navigating nested compositions in Adobe After Effects CS4 is made easier by the Composition navigator along the top of each Composition panel (right). A Mini Flowchart (below) reveals the nesting organisation of related compositions Click to enlarge.
The new Cartoon effect in Adobe After Effects CS4 allows you to convert live action footage (left) into stylized imagery (right). Click to enlarge.
Drag a Photoshop image into a Dreamweaver page to create a dynamically linked Smart Object. If the source file changes, a badge shows that the Dreamweaver version is no longer current. To update the image, simply click the Update icon in the Properties panel. Click to enlarge.
Adobe InDesign CS4--Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing
Publish persuasive content
Create high-impact, personalised content in less time with fewer steps, with fine control tools for graphics, typography, colour, transparency and more.
Create rich interactive documents
Build dynamic Adobe Flash Player or PDF content with professional typography and page design.
Easy integration with Photoshop
Apply Adobe Photoshop effects such as drop shadow directly within Adobe InDesign CS4, with full support for 3D Photoshop artwork.
Smart text handling
Automatically map Microsoft Word styles to InDesign styles when importing Word files and save settings as presets for future use.
Spot and correct errors in real time to avoid time-consuming changes at print stage.
Experience fluid workflows
Tailor your design toolset to your client’s needs for a more flexible layout.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended--Discover new dimensions in digital imaging
Easily access full editing power
Take advantage of all Adobe Photoshop Extended has to offer with a more intuitive user interface and non-destructive editing freedom.
Work more efficiently
Designed for smooth integration with other Adobe software and enhanced performance with today's faster graphics processors.
Edit 3D and motion-based content
Unleash Photoshop in 3D--paint directly onto 3D objects--and enjoy fast, precision video graphic editing.
In Illustrator, create and arrange up to 100 artboards of differing sizes, and then save them in a single, multipage PDF file or export them as sequentially numbered files. Click to enlarge.
In Photoshop, rotate canvas and image together to any angle for convenient viewing and editing. Click to enlarge.
Creating a basic Flash animation is now a simple two-step process: Select an object and choose Create Motion Tween, and then drag the object. The resulting motion path can be easily edited using Bezier curves. Click to enlarge.
Paint directly on 3D objects in Photoshop Extended and view the results immediately. Click to enlarge.
Quickly and reliably test mobile content in a variety of simulated lighting environments by controlling test settings for backlight, reflections, contrast, and more. Click to enlarge.
Adobe Illustrator CS4--Explore new paths with the essential vector tool
Explore new features
Including Blob Brush tool, transparency in gradients and the highly anticipated multiple artboards.
Discover hidden gems
Newly uncovered ‘hidden’ functions and enhanced existing features.
Work smarter and faster
Improved interaction with options and tools, an enhanced artboard and innovative Smart Guides and Isolation Mode.
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro--Protect documents and accelerate information exchange with PDF
Deliver professional documents
Easily organise content from various sources (documents, e-mail, images etc.) in a single searchable PDF Portfolio, compressed for easy distribution and sharing with free Adobe Reader software. Add company branding with professionally designed templates.
Create and manage forms
Convert Word and Excel documents or scanned paper to PDF forms with automatic recognition of fillable fields and easily export data to a spreadsheet. Customise with Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES software (included).
Exchange ideas with colleagues or customers
See and build on other reviewers' comments as they are being made for fast, efficient input and consensus; easily monitor progress with Form Tracker.
Help protect sensitive information
Control access to and use of PDF documents; assign digital rights, password-protect documents and set printing/editing permissions. Use redaction tools to permanently remove sensitive information. Digitally sign and certify documents.
Flash CS4 Professional--Create and deliver rich interactive content
Quickly create and edit animations
Powerful new object-based animation, Bezier controls and motion presets make working in Flash easier and more intuitive with no loss of control.
Explore new creative possibilities
Animate 2D objects through 3D space with 3D translation and rotation. Create chain-like effects or distort shapes with the Bones tool and easily add patterns with the Deco tool.
Smooth designer and developer workflow integration
Easily import Adobe InDesign or After Effects content into Flash using XFL.
Reach audiences across platforms and devices
Deliver the ultimate interactive experience. The latest technologies, including XMP for mobile and delivery to Adobe AIR runtime, are at your fingertips.
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4--Design, develop and maintain websites and applications
Create next-generation web experiences
Learn best practices
Visually design with CSS best practices. Create Ajax-driven interactivity while supporting best practices.
Take control of your content
Allow clients to update their own web pages directly from the browser with Adobe InContext Editing. Add dynamic data to your site without a database or complex coding.
Adobe Fireworks CS4--Rapidly prototype and design for the web
Take prototyping to the next level
Rapidly prototype websites, application interfaces and other interactive designs with Fireworks CS4 software. Demo designs live on the web or generate and e-mail a PDF file. Integrate Live Styles and the improved Common Library for continual leaps in productivity.
Work faster and smarter
Enjoy accelerated performance and the ease of a uniform user interface and core functionality across other Adobe Creative Suite 4 components.
One design, several platforms
Output your Fireworks designs to HTML, Adobe AIR, Flash or Flex software. Export web standards-compliant CSS to Adobe Dreamweaver CS4. Craft custom skins for Flex components with superior design tools.
Adobe Contribute CS4--Simplify web content management
Delegate work while retaining control
Allow content publishing by content owners within defined custom publishing workflows to meet your organisation's review and approval requirements.
Empower end users to quickly and easily publish content to static and dynamic websites through true WYSIWYG authoring, either in-browser or by uploading Microsoft Office content.
Publish to the web in almost any computing environment thanks to compatibility with existing web/IT infrastructures and cross-platform interoperability.
Adobe After Effects CS4--Create industry standard motion graphics and visual effects
Enjoy full creative control in a highly responsive 2D and 3D compositing and animation environment.
Easily handle a wide range of post-production tasks--keying, motion tracking, colour correction and more--with a flexible, time-saving tool interface.
Deliver to virtually any screen
Easily create output for multiple formats (film, web, mobile) from a single project.
Use the powerful new Speech Search feature in both Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and Soundbooth CS4 to automatically generate metadata that makes video searchable by linking the spoken word to timecode-specific text. Click to enlarge.
The redesigned user interface puts all of the controls for Adobe OnLocation on a single screen, while the Shot List (inset) lets you input vital information, comments, and more. Click to enlarge.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4--Capture, edit, and deliver video online, on air, on disc or on device
Discover new post-production workflows
Work with formats from DV and HD to 4K and beyond, with industry standards support for interchange between tools. Powerful new metadata management features help you deliver video content to virtually any screen.
Efficient post-production tools
Benefit from a wide range of professional editing tools and tighter-than-ever integration with other Adobe software. Maintain pristine quality throughout production with an efficient tapeless workflow, find specific content faster with the innovative Speech Search, and stay focused on your work with background batch encoding.
Achieve creative excellence
Professional colour correction, quick and precise multi-cam editing and much more. Tap into a wealth of tutorials, stock footage and visual effects, and connect to the creative community to share ideas.
Adobe Soundbooth CS4--Create and edit audio with ease
Rapidly enhance and edit audio
Create, clean up and polish sound with task-based tools including multi-track support and automatic volume matching. Visually remove unwanted noises with the editing tools in Spectral view.
Personalise soundtracks with Soundbooth Score
Download Soundbooth Scores from Resource Central and use new multi-track support to customise, combine or layer multiple scores. Add effects to adjust the mood, or stretch or shorten the file to alter duration.
Intuitive, task-based tools
Tackle everyday audio editing and clean-up with non-destructive editing in the new Adobe Sound Document (ASND) format.
Non-destructive roundtrip editing
Eliminate the need for intermediate rendering and streamline the audio editing process.
Adobe OnLocation CS4--Shoot direct to disk and easily monitor footage
Shoot video direct to disk
Record a two-hour event as a single clip or shoot unlimited takes--no changing tapes, no solid-state memory time limits, no missed action.
Re-record multiple takes of the same scene, automatically retaining metadata from the original master shot; then when editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, simply search for the metadata to find your favourite shot.
Use dialogue to find a scene with Adobe Premiere Pro’s new metadata support.
Professional on-set monitoring tools
Calibrate your camera and set levels and monitor signals to obtain the best quality video and audio, avoiding time-consuming and potentially costly problems.
Adobe Encore CS4
Use Encore to create DVDs and high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and with one click, easily save projects you designed to be delivered to disc as interactive content compatible with Adobe Flash Player for the web. While on location, use Encore to output SWF file versions of your dailies to post online.