Apr 13, 2006

Adobe Hosts Creative Suite 2 eSeminar Series for Print Professionals

Press Release: Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced a new Adobe® Creative Suite 2 print professional eSeminar series event. Hosted by industry experts, the free eSeminar series will feature two new sessions on Job Definition Format (JDF) and Variable Data Publishing (VDP), as well as providing insight into the enhanced tools and features that will help print professionals improve production workflow and productivity by getting the most out of Creative Suite 2.

“The new eSeminar series helps print professionals identify ways to continually boost workflow efficiency utilizing the tools available in the Creative Suite 2,” said Robin Tobin, senior manager of Adobe’s print industry marketing. “Print professionals will gain new insights into the tools that will make their jobs easier, and help them stay ahead of the production curve.”

The two new eSeminar topics added to this series focus on JDF and VDP. eSeminar attendees will walk away with knowledge of how to maximize their workflow when incorporating both of these technologies with Adobe Creative Suite 2. Additionally all sessions will feature information on the Adobe PDF Print Engine, which allows PDF files to be rendered natively throughout the workflow. Adobe PDF Print Engine combines the strengths of Adobe PDF for content definition and the JDF standard for job ticketing.

Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium software is a unified design environment that combines full new versions of Adobe Photoshop® CS2, Illustrator® CS2, InDesign® CS2, GoLive® CS2, and Acrobat® 7.0 Professional software with Version Cue® CS2, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Stock Photos. Delivering the next level of integration in creative software, Adobe Creative Suite 2 enables creative professionals to realize their ideas anywhere — in print, on the Web, or on mobile devices.

This eSeminar series will feature six unique topics provided in 12 sessions. Each session will be presented as 90 minute online sessions conducted via Macromedia® Breeze™ software and will include a live Q&A with the host.

Session Schedule:

Tuesday, April 18th – 9:00 a.m. PST / Thursday. May 4th -12:00 p.m. PST — Welcome to Adobe Creative Suite 2

This session’s topics include:

* The integrated tools of the Adobe Creative Suite 2: Adobe InDesign® CS2, Adobe Illustrator® CS2, Adobe Acrobat® 7.0 Professional, and Adobe Photoshop® CS2, as well as the innovative Adobe Bridge, Version Cue® CS2 file management and Adobe Stock Photos
* Flexible file format support, powerful font and typography features
* New color and PDF workflows
* Transparency best practices

Tuesday, April 18th – 12:00 p.m. PST / Thursday. May 4th -9:00 a.m. PST — Adobe Illustrator® CS2

Learn more about:

* Transparency, the Illustrator text engine, powerful new user interface features (Control palette and Workspaces)
* Enhanced integration with Adobe Photoshop and improved spot color support
* How you can reliably proof, print and create Adobe PDF files directly from Adobe Illustrator CS2, including new PDF/X support

Thursday, April 20th – 9:00 a.m. PST / Tuesday. May 9th -12:00 p.m. PST — Adobe Acrobat® 7.0 Professional

Find out about:

* Advanced print features, including Output Preview, transparency flattening, and enhanced preflighting capabilities.
* Enhanced integration with Adobe Photoshop and improved spot color support
* The powerful comment and review features, improved Adobe Acrobat PDF creation capabilities, PDF correction tools, and support for PDF/X and the Job Definition Format (JDF) standards.

Thursday, April 20th – 12:00 p.m. PST / Tuesday, May 9th -9:00 a.m. PST — Reliable PDF Creation Using JDF with CS2 – NEW SESSION

Discover and see how:

* The Adobe Creative Suite and Acrobat 7 Professional can be used to facilitate the creation, preflighting and verification of reliable PDF files targeted for your print shop or workflow system.
* To create JDF templates to convey job information to your customers. This ensures that files are created using your PDF settings files and preflight profiles to match your PDF workflow.

Tuesday, May 2nd – 9:00 a.m. PST / Thursday. May 11th -9:00 a.m. PST — Adobe InDesign® CS2

Learn and find out about the:

* Most efficient way to prepare and print even the most complex files, properly create and output files with transparency, and improve your workflow efficiency using industry standards
* New Adobe Adobe InDesign CS2 features such as: powerful new text formatting, enhanced interoperability with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe PDF files, object styles, and backwards compatibility with Adobe InDesign CS

Tuesday, May 2nd – 12:00 p.m. PST / Thursday. May 11th -12:00 p.m. PST — VDP Solutions That Get Results – NEW SESSION

In this session you’ll learn about:

* The toolset required for a VDP workflow, including Adobe Creative Suite 2, as well a number of other tools
* You’ll come away with what you need to know to get started with VDP, with in depth info that will enable you to begin the process of adding data to print as a high-value offering to your current and new customers

Adobe is committed to providing resources to help print professionals stay ahead of the production curve. As part of this effort, Adobe offers a variety of Creative Suite-focused OnDemand eSeminar topics on its Web site at The Adobe Creative Suite 2 eSeminar series for Print Professionals will be available as OnDemand sessions beginning in June 2006.

For more details on individual sessions or to register for the event, visit or call 877-303-9422.

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