Woot! CS 5.5 Design Premium has arrived! --- And a couple questions

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by jedirunner, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. jedirunner

    jedirunner TPF Noob!

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    I have a buddy at Adobe, and he got me the "friends and family "discount for CS5.5 Design Premium. I'm so excited to get it installed! Woohoo!
    I already had LightRoom, so now I have:

    PhotoShop for my photo editing
    Illustrator for my web site and iOS app graphics
    InDesign for my fun play time
    Flash Pro for some of my programming

    I'm an excited man. :)

    So now for the questions:
    1- I've never gotten into Bridge. How does it fit into your workflow?
    2- Same thing for Device central. What do you do with that one?

    Thanks!

    Kevin


     
  2. Judobreaker

    Judobreaker TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I usually work with Bridge, but as far as I know it is a smaller substitute for Lightroom without editing capabilities.
    I've never used Device Central, I actually find it annoying because the 'Open in Device Central' is just below the 'Open in ACR' so if I misclick it starts opening the Device Central... :p
    Might have its uses though.
     
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    MTVision Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Bridge does have its own separate copy of ACR - so if all you want to do is process some RAW files - you can without opening photoshop.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    what LR has that bridge doesn't is extensive content management
     
  5. jedirunner

    jedirunner TPF Noob!

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    Ok then, so it sounds like I can ignore bridge and device central for now (at least for photo workflow) and stick with lightroom and photoshop.

    Thanks for the comments. :)

    Kevin
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    LR is quite well linked with PS.
    If you export from LR to edit in PS and then save/close, the new psd will have '-edit' appended to the filename and will be included in LR by default.
    (if you do a 'same as' with new name, I think you might have to import the new versions of the files
     
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    Yep, and that's why I use it.
    I haven't been able to get a decent priced copy of Lightroom yet, but once one shows up I'll probably get it too. I can live without it though so I'm not going to get it if I can't get it without discount. ^^
     

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