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Creative Spotlight: “GIF-iti” Artist Paolo Ceric on Adobe After Effects

GIF art otherwise known as “gif-iti” is a growing style of art. Last month, our friends at FastCoDesign spotlighted Paolo Ceric, an individual who has been identified as an animated GIF traditionalist. We were so impressed by Paolo’s unique focus and use of Adobe tooling that we had to feature his work on our blog.

Paolo uses After Effects, the animation and compositing software for motion graphics and visual effects. Using this product, he works on altering the composition look, colors and gradient to his liking.

The cool thing about [After Effects] is the idea of “compositions” and the procedurality it offers. Making things procedural is very important to me because it lets me change things “in the past” which then affect the final product without any trouble.

Check out some of his work below and view the rest of his collection of creations on Tumblr.

Do you have interesting projects like Paolo’s? Share them with us on the Creative Cloud Facebook or Twitter channels.

Gif-itti Insa Insa Insa

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Concept Devices We Wish Were Real

Could you imagine being able to pull the exact color from the apple sitting next to you and use it in your next Creative Cloud project? How about the ability to toast your bread based on your preferred hue? Though some of the below inventions may not necessarily be feasible yet, the ideation behind these are definitely notable in the realm of creativity – and we sure encourage it. Be sure to check out the rest to fuel your next creation.


How do these and other concepts inspire your creativity? Tell us on Twitter using #CreateNow.


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The Seven Deadly Sins of Creativity

You’re probably aware of the Seven Deadly Sins, but have you ever thought about how they might tie back to creativity…in a positive way? Lateral Action, a blog about creativity plus productivity, shows you how indulging in some of these sins may allow you to produce some of your best work.  We’ve pulled out a few notable “sins” below, so check them out then read about all seven in their entirety.



Creativity feels good and it should feel addictive. You definitely should not waste your time on anything that doesn’t draw your attraction. Always remember that your talent is your ticket to pleasure.


You can’t create great art without first consuming it – lots of it. Drawing inspiration from other work is just as creative as making things yourself.


The most creative moments sometimes come to us when we’re not doing much, or are on creative downtime. So take that time off and relax outside in a park, take a long shower, or lay on a beach!


You’re different, and that makes you an artist. Don’t compare yourself to others, always take pride in your own work.

Tell us, have you ever indulged in any of these creative sins?

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