Photoshop Tutorial – Combining Two Images with the Vanishing Point Filter: In this Photoshop Creative Cloud tutorial you will learn how to combine two images with the Vanishing Point Filter. This Photoshop feature will allow you to add text, logos, or combine images with the correct perspective.
Today at the annual MAX Conference, Adobe announced a significant update to the Creative Cloud, the company’s flagship software solution for creative professionals. Available on June 17th and packed with over 100 new features across the applications, the Creative Cloud re-imagines the creative process through a set of desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. All of this will now be branded under the “CC” release and the Adobe Creative Suite will no longer be an option for purchase without purchasing the Creative Cloud.
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen took to the stage to introduce an interesting line up of speakers as he reflected upon the past and painted a picture of the new creative future. The show started with a dazzling showcase of creative work that included over 100 pieces of art collected from around the world through an online collaboration of influencers. In order to present this work, Adobe utilized 40 synchronized projectors, rendering a half billion pixels per second. Narayen wasted no time sharing the vision of Adobe Systems and the next generation of the Creative Cloud explaining that your creative source files can be stored, synced and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android; and Behance, the world’s leading online creative community. Creative professionals can now showcase work, get feedback on projects and gain global exposure. With Creative Cloud publishing finished work has never been easier, with enhanced services that build and power websites, mobile apps, tablet publications, online portfolios, and content for virtually any medium and device.
First up, Terry White took the stage showing off a host of new tools that introduce the most advanced deblurring and sharpening technologies to date. The new Camera Shake Reduction tool analyzes and corrects for blur from camera movement to produce better quality images. The new Smart Sharpen tool uses adaptive sharpening algorithms to minimize noise effects while producing high-quality image results. He also showed off the new Radial Gradient tool that offers powerful controls to draw attention to the focus of an image without applying a standard vignette, and the Upright tool automatically straightens horizons and applies perspective corrections without distorting the image.
He also showcased Adobe llustrator CC by demoing new features including a Touch Type tool that allows characters to be manipulated as individual objects with support for multitouch devices, bitmap images used in brushes, and CSS Extraction.
Next, Jason Levine presented some jaw dropping Adobe After Effects demos. Probably the most impressive demo of the day was the Live 3D Pipeline between After Effects CC and Cinema 4D. With Cinama 4D, you can build your own models, download your own photos and use the enhanced 3D camera tracker. He also showed off the Refine Edge feature that allows you separate difficult foreground elements—such as hair and create high-quality matting results.
Also, Adobe has announced that “with the next version of Adobe Premiere Pro, editors can work the way they want, with increased customization capabilities, significant new shortcuts for faster, keyboard-driven editing, Link & Locate to quickly relink media, and an expanded set of supported media formats let editors work smarter and faster. It also has more powerful color workflows with the addition of the Lumetri™ Deep Color Engine, to easily apply rich color grading looks directly in Adobe Premiere Pro.” Adobe Press Release
What’s New for Web Designers and Developers? Jeff Veen took to the stage and explained the fundamental belief at Adobe is that the web is now ready for a totally new set of web design and development solutions, … enter Adobe Edge. In the next few minutes of the presentation, he integrated some of the assets created in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects into a responsive web design scenario – “The Adventure Company Website”.
These demos revealed some great new export functionality from Photoshop for the web designer including two new features, “Generate Web Assets” and “Edge Reflow Project”. Adobe Edge Reflow improvements include improved layout capabilities, more powerful styling features, performance, and integration with the other Adobe CC software. One impressive example displayed the ability to control the canvas element by element for ease of exchange between designer and developer. You can also add CSS filters easily and then test with Adobe Edge Inspect.
At this point if you were not blown away with the new features and functionality, well … the show was just getting started. Other updates included a preview of the new Kuler app, iPhone Creative Cloud app, fonts for the desktop and so many other features that will be included in the new Adobe Creative Cloud. Also, Behance is now integrated with Creative Cloud, so creative professionals can showcase their work, get feedback on project comps, and gain global exposure. With Creative Cloud publishing has never been easier, with services that build and power websites, mobile apps, tablet publications, online portfolios, and content for virtually any medium and device.
Adobe also announced that all new features will be coming to Creative Cloud users starting June 17 at which time Adobe will be ending support for CS6 with all new features coming to Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers only. Obviously, this is a big change for everyone, but some facts that we know include the ability to download and work with at least one back version of the software. So, if you subscribe to the new Creative Cloud CC, you will still be able to download and work with Adobe CS6 versions. Also, the Adobe Creative Cloud includes versions for both Mac and Windows as well as the ability to automatically synchronize between the desktop, cloud and mobile devices. Designers can designate shared folders and invite others to collaborate. Edits are stored with version history so users can share their files with confidence and currently all individual members receive 20GB of storage. For more information on this new offer from Adobe Systems be sure to check out: Adobe.com/go/creativevision
Adobe Fireworks CS6 / Adobe Acrobat Professional XI – In this lesson we will create an interactive PDF with Adobe Fireworks CS6. Starting with the iPhone mockup, you will learn the basics of working with the Web Layer and Hotspot tool. Exporting design comps for Adobe Acrobat Professional is a great way to start the design review and approval process.
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iPhone Design Techniques with AdobeFireworks CS6 -In this lesson, we’ll build a basic iPhone application custom design using Adobe Fireworks. This lesson covers importing custom graphic, adding layers, image transparency, and creating pages for view states in Fireworks CS6. This lesson is part of the Safari Sam Adobe Captivate eLearning video series.
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Designing for iPad and Mobile Devices: In this Adobe Photoshop lesson, we will build a design composition for the Apple iPad Retna Display using Adobe Photoshop CS6. This design composition is part of the Adobe Captivate 6 eLearning series. Design from the starting point in Photoshop by creating a new Photoshop document, editing measurement preferences, adding guides, layers, and importing PSD documents. You will learn to build layers, position objects, add text and layer styles, and save your design for Adobe Acrobat PDF review.
Adobe Illustrator CS6 Modifying, Grouping, Saving, and Exporting AI Files: In this lesson, we will convert EPS files to the native Adobe Illustrator CS6 format. You will learn some of the basic features of the Adobe Illustrator workspace including layer management, grouping and managing paths, trimming the artboard, and panel re-positioning. We will also take a look at Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop integration while creating an Adobe Photoshop Smart Object to import into Adobe Captivate 6.