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Archive for February, 2012

Export to HTML5 from Flash Professional

HTML5_Logo_512-150x150Adobe is proud to be a part of FITC Amsterdam again this year. During Mike Chambers’ keynote speech, our team gave those who were in attendance a sneak of the Adobe Flash Professional Toolkit for CreateJS, which is the result of the collaboration between Grant Skinner and the Flash development team.

As many people know, designing for today’s browsers and platforms has become more challenging than ever before. Our goal at Adobe is to continue to provide creative professionals with the most cutting-edge tools that will transform creativity and ideas into tangible assets. We believe that this latest extension will extend the skillsets of ActionScript developers and help them make a smooth transition to the HTML5 world. (more…)

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Finding Your Creative Passion

Passion-1-150x150A recent article published by HOW tackled an issue that many creatives often encounter: passion. Many creative professionals chose their field because more traditional career paths didn’t ignite their flame quite like the idea of creating something new every day. Quite simply, creatives require a healthy passion for their work in order to continue finding success. But what happens when you need to reignite your passion? (more…)

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Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 is Here!

PS-TouchToday we are excited to announce that Photoshop Touch is now available for iPad 2, via the iTunes App Store. Adobe Photoshop Touch offers core Photoshop features, as well as new capabilities for creating and sharing in an app custom-built for tablets. You can find more information on the Photoshop.com Blog. (more…)

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Adobe Touch Twitter Background by Justin Rawcliffe

Justin Rawcliffe got our attention with his submissions to our Adobe Touch Apps Twitter channel, creating his pieces with Adobe Ideas. We got in touch with Justin to chat about his work, and how the apps have changed his workflow. Check out what he had to say, along with his Adobe Ideas masterpiece, currently being featured as our Twitter background, below.

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Gorgeous Package Design

Screen-shot-2012-02-14-at-11.19.00-AM-150x150We’re often told that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The same logic probably stands for other items that we buy. We just can’t be sure that there will be a correlation between the quality of the package exterior and the quality of the contents within.

That said, package design is extremely important. All other things being equal, strong package design conveys a sense of comfort and quality to the consumer, while setting an expectation for the contents inside. We’ve uncovered a few recent examples of terrific package design for your inspiration.

Have you ever been persuaded to make a purchase simply for the beauty of a product? (more…)

1:46 PM Permalink

Designer Sally Cox Speaks About Adobe Touch Apps

Screen-shot-2012-02-14-at-11.19.00-AM-150x150Designer Sally Cox caught our eye with her work created using the Adobe Touch Apps, including Photoshop Touch. We got in touch with Sally to speak with her about her work, and how the apps have changed her workflow. Check out her interview below, along with a sample of her work using Adobe Touch Apps. (more…)

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Geometry Meets Design

Geo-2-150x150Whether you’re a math whiz or not, there’s no denying that geometry has always played a large role in design. Shapes relate to one another and provide context among the rest of the design, and they can help to illustrate moods and emotions that enable the artist to convey certain messages.

To celebrate the role of geometry in design, we’ve highlighted a few pieces that play with the ideas of shape and space. Tell us in the comments – what do you love most about geometry’s relationship with design? (more…)

1:43 PM Permalink

Balancing Work and Life as a Creative Professional

Recently, The 99 Percent, a research arm and think tank of Behance, ran a terrific blog post about balancing work and life as a creative professional.

Work-Life-Balance

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2:11 PM Permalink

Terrific Typography on Behance

B-Font-8-150x150Typography is just one element of design, however, typography is also an art form itself. Good fonts blend in seamlessly, and complement their surrounding design with ease, while conveying the proper message to the viewer.

We scoured through some typography posts on Behance to pull together a collection of some terrific typefaces – some of which are even available for free download.

Tell us in the comments – what’s your favorite font? (more…)

6:50 AM Permalink

Net by Jason Boyer

Thoughtful design has countless elements and details that all come about through minute decisions on the designer’s behalf. With this in mind, we love seeing thoughtful digital design. What’s interesting about digital design is that one piece of art can be turned into several pieces of art by the subtraction and addition of various layers.

We encountered the work of Jason Boyer on Behance. His project, Net, nicely weaves together elements of geometry, collage, color and portraiture to create an alluring image that evokes a sense of futurism.

What’s great about the way Jason displays his work is that it shows the project in various forms and renditions, with each piece capable of standing on its own, while fitting seamlessly into the project as a whole. Take a look at some of his work below and view the entire project in his portfolio.

Let us know in the comments: what’s your take on the multiplicity of digital art? Do you prefer to share many pieces or just one singular creation?

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