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By Cynthia Scott | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jim Babbage covers what’s new in Fireworks CS5.1

Recently, I asked Fireworks CS5 Essential Training author Jim Babbage to give us a rundown of the changes to Fireworks in Creative Suite 5.5.  I wanted to find out if there were changes that would help make your work lives easier. Here’s what he had to say:

Creative Suite 5.5 has been out for a little while and while Fireworks didn’t receive a 5.5 designation, it did—like Photoshop—get a 5.1 update. Basically what this means is that no new features were added to Fireworks, but there were some under-the-hood tweaks applied to make Fireworks run better, or perform certain tasks more efficiently.

For a complete rundown on the major updates to Fireworks 5.1, check out the Adobe Fireworks Team blog.

Granted, these are all small things, but they add up to some important fixes in Fireworks, and I think they set the development team in good stead for future versions of my favorite web graphics application.

And current CS5 users, never fear! You have not been forgotten. Adobe will be releasing a patch for 5.0 users. This patch will include all of the bug fixes that are going into CS5.1. It will not, however, include the subscription engine that is part of CS5.1, so it will not fully upgrade CS5.0 to CS5.1.

To identify the different builds, you can check the build number. The full CS5.1 internal build number will be 11.1. If you apply the 5.0 patch, the internal build number will be 11.0.1.

By Crystal McCullough | Thursday, April 29, 2010

10 lynda.com Adobe CS5 Essential Training courses released today

Click on any one of the following images to view the trailer for that course:Illustrator CS5 Essential Training Course TrailerDreamweaver CS5 Essential Training Course TrailerAfter Effects CS5 Essential Training Course TrailerEncore CS5 Essential Training Course TrailerFireworks CS5 Essential Training Course TrailerFlash Professional CS5 Essential Training Course TrailerInDesign CS5 Essential Training Course TrailerPremiere Pro CS5 Essential Training Course TrailerSoundbooth CS5 Essential Training Course TrailerPhotoshop CS5 Essential Training Course Trailer

We’ve very excited to release 10 more courses into the Online Training Library® covering the products in Adobe Creative Suite 5: Illustrator CS5 Essential Training, Dreamweaver CS5 Essential Training, After Effects CS5 Essential Training, Encore CS5 Essential Training, Fireworks CS5 Essential Training, Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training, InDesign CS5 Essential Training, Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training, Soundbooth CS5 Essential Training, and Photoshop CS5 Essential Training.

Following the product announcement on April 12, lynda.com released 10 Adobe CS5 New Features training courses, one Essential Training course, and a Creative Techniques course. There are now over 100 hours of Adobe CS5 training available in the Online Training Library®, with more being released in the coming weeks.

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