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Old 12-04-2011, 03:26 PM
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What Adobe program should I learn next?

I just installed the CS5 Master Collection and am having some trouble knowing where to start. I want to expand my knowledge to work efficiently and quickly as both a web and graphic designer by integrating these programs they way they are meant to be.

Currently I am:

Proficient in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Bridge
Competent in Illustrator

I know some of these programs are for video/music but I was interested in maybe learning:

Contribute
Device Central
Fireworks
Flash Builder
Flash Catalyst
Flash Pro
InDesign

So what do you all think would be the best next step to take to improve my web and graphic design.
 
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:29 PM
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You may go with Flash and its components..
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I asked this same question at another place and was told that flash was coming to an end.
 
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The whole site can be created with flash easily..Actionscript plays a vital role
Do u have any idea with flash ?
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I've made interactive flash websites in the past when Macromedia still owned flash but I haven't used it since then.
 
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May be u can try out with Adobe flash..its really interesting..BTW flash websites are not mostly recognized by google pages !!
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I'll check it out. Thank you.
 
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I would actually skip Flash. Flash is a dying technology language/design language. It will be replaced by HTML5 (or actually already is).
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:26 PM
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Fireworks! BTW how do you 'learn' them? Tutorials like the ones from Lynda.com?
 
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Lynda.com, Adobe.tv, and just trial and error.
 
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:50 PM
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Flash and Fireworks. They work hand in hand with Dreamweaver. If you ever worked with GoLive and ImageReady then you will know how to work Fireworks. Good Luck!
 
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I would actually skip Flash. Flash is a dying technology language/design language. It will be replaced by HTML5 (or actually already is).
Agree, so try to learn PHP not flash..
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:58 AM
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what about illustrator ? its a very usefull aplication for design.
 
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I would advise you trying out indesign, it can be very useful!
 
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Guys Its true that flash is the well web support software, And you can do much more than the Photoshop...

But Here is the question about the file size of flash file. It may be swf or flv file and we can imagine that the animated banner can cover much more size of your website.

What else can be done for this, I think the javascript, jquery, and HTML5 is much more compatible with flash based website. We can creat the flash animation even with these script language.

You should just go on the w3schools.com and try to learn these script language.
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You could learn further into dreamweaver by learning some PHP, this will help you develop your sites to a higher quality.
 
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I would also say that now is a good time to get up to your elbows in some PHP tutorials. Creative Suite is massive so no matter where you decide to start you will want to go through some video tutorials on the suite overall. I didn't know that HTML 5 was slated to replace Flash. That is some good information that I will follow to see how it develops.
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I would say it depends on what you intend to use your knowledge for. If you want to expand on graphic design, illustrator and indesign are the way to go.
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:23 PM
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try fireworks at start flash will be completely different for now and it has a lot too explore if you have time go for flash..
 
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Go for Fireworks as you will gain control over some stuff in logos and other trade mark designing
 
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