Total Training has announced five new DVD-ROM based training series aimed at users upgrading to Adobe's new Creative Suite 3, which was announced yesterday.

The DVDs are: Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended: Essentials, Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS3: Essentials, Total Training for Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional: Essentials, Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS3: Essentials, and Total Training for Adobe Dreamweaver® CS3: Essentials.

The Creative Suite 3 training series offers a visual learning experience, hosted by industry experts on Adobe products. The DVD feature a custom graphic interface that's designed to create a sense as if one is peering over the shoulder of a specialist. Each video tutorial is filled with useful tricks of the trade to help viewers further discover the software’s extensive capabilities, says Total Training

"Adobe Creative Suite 3 is the biggest launch in Adobe’s history," said Caleb Belohlavek, director of product management for Adobe’s Creative Solutions. "Training is vital to the success of this release so we're excited that Total Training will be releasing their exceptional in-depth video training content across these products to help customers quickly get up to speed and make the best use of Adobe Creative Suite 3."

Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended: Essentials is hosted by Chad Perkins, an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop. It costs $199.99 (£101).

Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS3: Essentials is hosted by Steve Samson, the author of numerous leading graphic design guide books, including Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite All-in-One. It costs $149.99 (£76)

Total Training for Adobe Flash CS3 Professional: Essentials is led by John Ulliman, an Adobe Authorized Instructor and Certified Expert for the Creative Suite of tools, and principal of his own project development company. It costs $199.99 (£101).

Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS3: Essentials is presented by Adam Pratt, Senior Systems engineer at Adobe who works on all of the Creative Suite Products, including InCopy and InDesign. It costs $199.99 (£101).

Total Training for Adobe Dreamweaver CS3: Essentials features Web guru Janine Warner, author of more than a dozen books about the Internet, including the best-selling Dreamweaver For Dummies (now in its seventh edition). It costs $199.99 (£101).

The collections will ship in April 2007.