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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.

Izzy   domenico

Izzy and Domenico with their posters

 

robin   ryan

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.

Elements 11 – Organize, Edit and Share Photos and Videos

Today Adobe announced Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11, newly designed versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software. Photoshop Elements 11 offers a complete solution for editing, organizing and sharing photos while Premiere Elements 11 offers easy creation of home movies with pro flair. Available as stand-alone products, they can also be purchased as a bundle. New features include:

  • Complete UI redesigns
  • In Photoshop Elements 11: organize via geo-tagging (Google maps); Quick, Guided and Expert editing modes; new pro-quality effects and filters
  • In Premiere Elements 11: Hollywood movie styles with new FilmLooks; apply slow and fast motion effects; video sharing integration with Vimeo

We’re pleased with the new features as we continue to provide powerful tools that are easy-to-use. To learn more, visit the Photoshop.com blog.

Introducing New Photoshop Express – 20 Million Users Strong…

Editing “on-the-go” doesn’t have to be rudimentary. Twenty million users agree that the buck doesn’t stop at capturing photos via an iPhone, iPad or Android device, as Photoshop Express has quickly become one of the most popular free apps for organizing, editing and sharing photos on social networking sites like Facebook.

Today, the new Photoshop Express 2.0 software for iOS devices is available for free on the Apple iTunes Store and offers a new Adobe Camera Pack for (US$3.99) in-app purchase. The Camera Pack gives anyone the ability to achieve high quality results like the pros and solves many of the common problems associated with capturing photos via a device. The Camera Pack removes the “noise” – the grain and speckling – most often caused by camera phones, enhancing it and making the photo much clearer. A Self Timer can be set to three or 10-second intervals to control when the photo is snapped to capture just the right moment. And Auto Review helps users quickly review a shot and decide –in the moment- if they want to delete or re-take it. The Adobe Camera Pack enhances the new camera workflow that debuted in Photoshop Express 1.5 for iOS and enabled customers to continuously and rapidly shoot photos directly in the app.

Photoshop Express 2.0 for iOS is available worldwide in English for free download from the iTunes store. For more information check out Jordan Davis’- senior product manager for Photoshop Web and Mobile – blog post.

Announcing Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3

We’re excited to announce the next release of Adobe’s end-to-end suite for technical communicators –Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3. The suite lets technical writers, help authors and instructional designers author, enrich, manage, review and “single-click” publish technical information in multiple languages and formats, and to multiple devices.

Included with this release are completely updated versions of the core products –Adobe FrameMaker 10 (template-based authoring/publishing) and Adobe RoboHelp 9 (help and knowledgebase authoring/publishing). The suite is rounded out with Adobe Captivate 5, Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Acrobat X Pro.

The team has been working hard to incorporate compelling customer feedback. We’ve heard time and again that our customers’ end users are demanding richer, more dynamic and increasingly interactive content. To that end, Technical Communication Suite 3 offers several workflow improvements and usability enhancements. Authors can easily include 3D models, training demos and simulations in their projects and build in access to external sources such as Google search results, blogs, wikis and forums. The software now supports more than 45 video and audio formats and outputs comment- and rating-enabled documentation, driving engagement by encouraging response.

Significantly improved, Technical Communication 3 will help end the long reign of static documentation – our tools are building the next generation of content that will ultimately solve consumer problems.

The Band is Back Together Again…

A special Adobe TV broadcast airs today, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Photoshop. We got “the band” (the original four on the Photoshop team) back together again for the first time in 18 years to, to discuss their early work on the software and demonstrate Photoshop 1.0 on a rebuilt Macintosh computer. Check it out below!

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