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Bridge: 10 Things Designers Need to Know
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Bridge: 10 Things Designers Need to Know

with Anne-Marie Concepción

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(Music playing.) Hi, I'm Anne-Marie Concepcion. I'd like to welcome you to Bridge CS4: 10 Things Designers Need to Know. In this course, I will show you how Bridge can help you find and organize files more efficiently. How it integrates with the work you are doing in InDesign, Illustrator, and other Creative Suite programs, and how to use the new features in Bridge CS4 like the Path Bar and PDF Contact Sheets that make Bridge more useful than ever.

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Bridge: 10 Things Designers Need to Know
1h 10m Intermediate May 19, 2009

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Adobe Bridge is a great tool—and not just for photographers and their files. In Bridge CS4: 10 Things Designers Need to Know, Adobe Certified Instructor Anne-Marie Concepción reveals how Bridge can be used for web and print designers, layout artists, and production managers. She shows how Bridge integrates with other CS4 programs, demonstrates how it can be used for locating files quickly based on colors and fonts, and teaches eight other valuable functions that help enhance creativity and streamline workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Using Bridge to efficiently organize a client's project files
  • Navigating with the Path bar
  • Dragging and dropping from Bridge
  • Creating PDF and InDesign contact sheets
  • Adding metadata and keywords to files outside of Bridge
  • Using collections to break free of folder tyranny
Subject:
Design
Software:
Bridge
Author:
Anne-Marie Concepción

Welcome

(Music playing.) Hi, I'm Anne-Marie Concepcion. I'd like to welcome you to Bridge CS4: 10 Things Designers Need to Know. In this course, I will show you how Bridge can help you find and organize files more efficiently. How it integrates with the work you are doing in InDesign, Illustrator, and other Creative Suite programs, and how to use the new features in Bridge CS4 like the Path Bar and PDF Contact Sheets that make Bridge more useful than ever.

Now, most tutorials on Bridge focus on how it works with Photoshop, and how it helps photographers, but I wanted to spread some Bridge love around for the rest of us. The web and print designers, layout artists, and production types because Bridge has a ton of benefits for those users as well. Let's get started with Bridge CS4: 10 Things Designers Need to Know.

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