This was a really fun CDrom. I was disappointed when I finished the last movie. I would have loved to just keep going.
I had previously been a Fireworks user for quit some time but I tried this CD out anyway and I am really glad I did. I can use Fireworks far better and it takes me less time now to work with it.
Because of Abigail Rudner's CDrom I am a queen on the pen tool! Before it frightened me and when I tried to use it it attacked me and ran back into the tool box. She teaches you how to wrangle it and its one of my favorite tools.
The most important thing I feel I learned with this CDrom is using the effects, optimizing settings thoroughly, getting the best possible quality without paying for it with huge file sizes, and balancing the settings so my artwork isn't drastically changed when imported into other media programs.
I feel this CDrom is perfect for beginners but if intermediate users viewed the lessons they would still learn a bit and enjoy it. I know I did. ;o)