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Oakland School for the Arts Students Create with Meaning

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Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) in California. OSA was founded in 2002 and is a public charter school with just over 600 students in grades 6 through 12. In addition to rigorous academics, each student specializes in one of the following disciplines: circus arts, dance, digital media, instrumental music, figure skating, literary arts, production design, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music. It was wonderful to walk the hallways of OSA and pass dance studios, music studios, art studios, biology and Spanish classrooms. I saw students wearing leotards, toting instrument cases (sometimes larger than the students themselves), sketching in notebooks, getting feedback on the latest apparel they designed, taking photos, and singing. The halls were buzzing with much more than just talent– there was so much student creativity, energy, and passion!

The day I visited coincided with the Digital Media class’ Framing Day. Framing Day is the day when students frame and hang their recently completed work. In this case, students were hanging their posters celebrating each of the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The posters were created in AdobePhotoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign because Heidi Cregge, chair and instructor of Digital Media, uses this assignment to teach students about how these three programs work together and can be used in an integrated way.

Students’ posters were very impressive! Each one intrigued, provoked, and drew in the audience. As always, young people never fail to amaze me with their creativity and passion for making our world a better place. Check-out some of their work below and on their slideshow.

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Izzy and Domenico with their posters

 

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Robin and Ryan with their posters

 

emilio   2 students w frames

Emilio with his poster (co-created with Ciaran) & Izzy and Takai after hanging posters.

Adobe Just Got Even Kuler

Our Kuler web app has been a hit with creatives everywhere for a few years now, allowing designers (and the color-curious like myself) to create and explore color themes. We sneaked the new version of Kuler at Adobe MAX back in early May — and today it’s available.  A new revamped web experience for Kuler is now online at: http://kuler.adobe.com

It’s really a gorgeous piece of web design that has been rebuilt and optimized for the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

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But the real exciting news is that Kuler has gone mobile with the delivery of a new free iPhone app available, here. Kuler allows you to easily extract a theme from what the iPhone camera is seeing, without even taking a photo. It’s as simple as opening the app, pointing the camera at something and its colors are quickly captured for later use.

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Kuler also has a Sync Color feature for use with Illustrator CC.  Sync Colors lets you use Kuler and Illustrator to quickly incorporate colors you see around you into your vector artwork. Sync your favorite themes with the Kuler website, and they’ll be accessible immediately inside Illustrator CC – which will be available as part of our major update to Creative Cloud, released on June 17.

The Kuler team is always interested in hearing your views, so if you’d like to join the conversation head over to the Kuler forum.

A full rundown of Day 1 at Adobe MAX

Day 1 of Adobe MAX wrapped up yesterday with a lot of buzz and news. We kicked things off in the morning with our keynote session, “A Creative Evolution.” We announced a slew of news as well, including all-new updates to our Creative Cloud apps – Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Edge Tools & Services, and more! If you missed the keynote, watch the playback available here or catch the community-curated version captured in Storify by MAX attendee, @GayaneAdourian.

Even more exciting, we shared an early look at a number of new explorations:

  • Project Mighty – A Creative Cloud pen
  • Project Napolean – Complementary to Mighty, Napolean is a digital ruler designed to bring back some of the feeling of drawing with analog tools like the t-square and triangle
  • Project Context – Reimagines the editorial room for publishers

For more on MAX, join the #AdobeMAX conversation.

New today: Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, Training, and Team features

Today, we held our Create Now Live event, focusing on all the ways your Creative Cloud membership just got better. We announced updates to many of Adobe’s Creative Suite applications as well as a set of new team, collaboration, and training features within the Creative Cloud. In fact, we announced so much that we thought it would be helpful to have an overview of everything right here.

Photoshop is updating today with more than a dozen additional new features exclusively for Creative Cloud members.  Additionally, the app features HiDPI /Retina display support giving you a crisp interface and more real estate to edit your files. Get all the details here.

Illustrator also features HiDPI /Retina display support, ensuring the UI is as sharp as your work.

Creative Cloud for teams is now available. A team membership includes all of the goodness you get in a Creative Cloud individual membership, plus centralized license management, 100GB of cloud-based storage per user, and access to expert product support.

Adobe Muse has added a set of features designed to make it effortless to create mobile versions of your web site. Learn more about the update here.

Creative Cloud Training will feature over 100 video tutorials from Adobe and leading training partners Kelby Training, video2brain (in Europe) & Attain (in Japan). This content will be available exclusively to full Creative Cloud members and continuous updated with new titles.

We’ll be rolling out this new offering in the next week.

If you were not able to attend these announcements as they happened, you can watch a recording of the event on our Create Now Facebook app.  Other sessions include demos of the new products and features by Adobe evangelists and partners.

Follow @CreativeCloud on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #CreateNow.

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