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Academy Award Winner Rob Legato On Inspiration, Film & Tools

At this year’s Adobe MAX conference, Academy award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato excited the audience by sharing a glimpse behind the scenes of work he’s done on major blockbuster films such as Apollo 13, Titanic, Aviator and Hugo. He reveals his secrets behind visual effects, his inspirations, and creative process.

Known for creating visual effects so good the audience doesn’t realize that they are effects, Legato aims to transport the movie-goer into another time and place. His ideation process is surprisingly simple, as he looks to the past for inspiration. His talent, coupled with the use of creative tools for video professionals from Adobe, help Legato execute beautiful and memorable scenes in modern-day film.

For more, you can view his entire talk on Adobe TV or below:

We’ll be focusing on all-things video production for the remainder of this week. Be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter for more inspirational stories, creative work and product news and tutorials.

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Creative Spotlight on Creative Cloud Logo Redesign Artists Dvein

As we take some time to focus on video production, we wanted to spotlight individuals who are masters of all things animation, our Creative Cloud logo redesign artists Dvein.

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Based out of Barcelona, Dvein is not your run of the mill production and design firm. They are a collective of three directors who love animation, design, and all things creative. Fernando Dominquez, Creative Director for Dvein, defined it best when he said, “It’s a factory of all the things that you can imagine.”

Creative Cloud assists the creative minds at Dvein in each and every step in their creative process. Beginning with initial sketches, they utilize Photoshop to take their ideas to a whole new level. Then, they use the power of Premier Pro or After Effects when they are ready to turn creations into animations.

The icing on the cake; Behance integration in Creative Cloud enables Dvein to better expose themselves to the design community and connect with international clients.

Get to know the FX pros that make up Dvein by checking out the videos below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more video production news, tutorials, inspirational work and more.

 

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Dvein on the web:

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Creative Spotlight: Artist and Web Designer qubibi

“I work without seeing what I’m creating. Programming is like writing words.”

– Artist and web designer, Kazumasa Teshigawara aka “qubibi

If qubibi’s words rings true for you, you might want to dive a bit deeper into his story. qubibi’s inspiration spurs from his observations around his home city Tokyo, Japan. He uses the city’s energy to craft his designs, emphasizing in animation. When asked how he turns an idea into art, he reveals, “I begin by writing and then I imagine music. After that, I start using digital tools like Photoshop without making any sketches, I just work directly on the computer and see how it evolves… In my case I can’t create art without Creative Cloud.” Check out his recent redesign of the Creative Cloud logo and more background on his work in the video below:

The Creative Cloud provides designers like qubibi with built-in shortcuts for everything from debugging to simple animations so they can spend less time on tedious tasks and focus on what makes web design fun, creativity. qubibi uses Creative Cloud to access his work from any computer at any time and benefits from sharing his work with fellow designers on Behance. Find out more about Creative Cloud and the future for web designers like you.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more web design news, tutorials, inspiration and more.

 

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Adobe Illustrator Sweepstakes Winners

Last week Adobe Illustrator’s sweepstakes on Facebook ended and now we finally have all 1,000 winners of the limited edition Dylan Roscover Venus poster. See below if your name is listed and if it is, you should be getting an email from Adobe asking for your address so we can ship your poster. Thanks to all of you who participated!

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Aaron Tamayo Eric Segeren Mark Zaleppa
Aaron Webb Eric Wade Markus Görlich
Abbou Yahia Eric Wyatt Marshall Diveley
Abdelkader El-Founti Erica Klintworth Marta Riboni
Abdul Rony Erica Purnell Martin Hatfield
Aberekor Vokejeff Erick Puentes Martin Ohse
Abhishek Aggarwal Erind Mati Marvin Meyer
Abu Naser Erwin Fung Mary Addair
Achiles Zarek Esther Martinez Mary Ann Kiger
Adam Bedard Etienne Levesque Guitard Mathieu Zins
Adam Bucci Eva Banegas Matt Ciaglia
Adiel Hanif Evan Boyd Matt Rudowski
Adrian de Ausen Evelyn Maddox Matteo Discardi
Adrian Kondrat Ezekiel Brown Matthew Beningof
Adriana Mesén Fabian Ortiz Matthew Ivan
Afif Harb Fabian Zelaya Matthew Savant
Agnieszka Dudkowska Felipe Santos Matthew thaow
Ahmad Almsaeed Fernando Cruz Mauricio Dosman
Ahmad Hadi Fernando Paez Vergel Maximilian Grimmeiss
AIDA LUCIA Rodriguez Fernando Perez Christensen Maya Georgieva
Aimee Lyons Fernando Rodriguez Mehak Gulzar
Aimee Sims Filipe Santos Melanie Glinksi
Ajit Murkar Fiona McBean Melissa Hartog
Akash Dhurbarry Fran Brennan Melita Cleveland
Al Tucker Francesco Lauciello Merav Shamli
Alan Shutko Francis Gaskill Meredith Byrum
alejandro Gozalves Francisco agrela Mervi Jankko
Alejandro Herrera Francisco campos Micah Burke
Alejandta Jimenez Frank Lopez Micah Kenfield
Aleksandar Todorov Markovic Gabriela Contreras Michael Anderson
aleksandra Swatek Gabriela Esquinca Michael Berger
Alessio Betteni Garron Ballard Michael Davis
Alex Brito Gary friedman Michael Fielitz
Alex Jolley Gary Meehan Michael Fordice
Alex Shepler Geni Poole Michael Glass
Alexander Massey Gentry Li Michael Murdock
Alexander Rey George Pawley Michael O’Connell
Alexandra Brietzke Georgia Higgins Michael Stephens
Alexandre pereira costa Georgia Mckenzie Michael Torres
Alexandre van Meerbeke Gerardo Moreno Michał Maciejewski
Ali Abdulla Gilberto Balderas Michel Mirandola
Ali Noorani Gina Arena Michelle Corbett
Alican Özcan Gina Ruiz Michelle Iglesias
Alice Thorton Gino Edgardo Becerra Flores Michelle Johnson
Alicia Mason Glor Sola Michelle Tsivgadellis
Alison Gail Goce Spiroski Miguel Angel Plaza
Aliyah Bajrie Gökhan Kul Miguel Uriel sanchez lara
Allan Del Barrio Goldy Bhutt MIHI Han
Allison Oliphant Goli Monazahian Mike Brisk
Allison Raber Gonca Cicek Mike schwabauner
Amanda Aliperti Göran Karlsson Mike Tyler
Amanda Parry Goran Raukar Milan Vojicic
Amber Creed Grail Beltran Milka Sanchez
Ammar Midani Grant Levarre-Waters Miriam Kelly
Amr Fawzy Greg Agee Mitchell Fleitz
Amy Frazier Greg Ceminski Moataz El-Zeidy
Amy Giltner Gregory Camacho Mohamed Gallah
Amy Taylor Gregory kirstein Mohamed Sabreen
Amy Zhong Gregory Shultz Mohammad Zeeshan Ai Khan
Ana Inkote Guilherme May Mohammed Ali
Anas Bakhit Gurol Sahin Mônica Ishizaka
Andi Schwartz Ha Pham Monika Gause
Andrea Gambardella Hakan Karakaş Morgan Oneka
Andrea Prichard Hamza Khalid Muhammed Sameer
Andrea-Rose Hutton Haruna Yahaya Muna Sudqui Thbakhi
Andreas Bacher Hashim Suheem Muneer flayyih
Andreas Kalahanis Hayley elvin Mustafa Mohamed
Andreas Mak Hee-soo lee Muzaffer Akyayla
Andreas Mehlsen Heinz Schneider Myer Bornstein
Andreas Meyer Heldrik Lynch Myrna Vick
Andreas Terbeck Helena Lau Nader Botros
Andrei Constantin Henrik Hakansson Natalie Schmidt
Andrés Ramirez Henrik Holgersson Nathalie Piche
Andrew Fogarty Henry Lim Nathaniel Gregg
Andrew Hollis Henry Moreno Nathifa Swan
Andrew Silk Henry Silentman Nellie Tay
Andrew Williamson Henry tanjung Neng Ly
Angela DeAngelo Hiba Benamira Nereida Hagenbeek
Angela Fields Holly Hartner Nicholas Orlando
Angela Ivanesi Hui Yun chew Nicolas Dion-Bouchard
Angela Onken Ian Crowne Nicole Winn
Angelica Marquez Iga Kotra Nikki Lussier
Angelika Fijalkowska Igor Mesaric Nina Attia
Animesh Ekka Imran Ali Nirvesh Jaggat
Anna M Krajewska Irina Silayeva Noë Baeten
Anna Pospieszynska Isaac Sunkes Noel Gardner
Anne Aavitsland Isaiah Sheppard Noel Li
Annie Joeseph Islam Salem Noora Savolaine
Anthony MacDonald Israel Cazares Núria Nadal
Antonio Deviva Ivi Shano Oliver Prentice
Antonio Guidino J E Thompson Olivia Gill
Antonio Prigiobbo Jack Clabough Olivier Strobbe
Antonio Ramos Jacob Arnseth Olly Banham
Anwar Suseno Jacob Burke Omar Sanchez Jimenez
Ara Sargsyan Jag Sasuri Omi Dreamer
Areeb Ahmad Jaguara LaDay Omota Paul
Arfan Sohaib Jaime Ortega Omri Fuhrer
Ari Arsyadi Jairo Eli DeLe Ondřej Pisa
Arivalagan Raja Manickam Jairo Torres Ondřej Pomykal
Arley Cornell Jake Bloss Orlando Robinson
Aron Osal Jakub Kowalczyk Orlando Santaella
Arta khanalizadeh James Atienza Oscar Alvaro Chuquillanqui Olarte
Arturo Gonzalez James Conlin Oscar mendez
Ashley barry James English Oswaldo de la Rosa Anaya
Ashley Mendelbau Jamie Subol Othmane Tajani
Ashley Moore Jan Kalina Ouahmed Smail
Ashley Seto Jane Mahoney Pamela Lewis
Augusto Batista Jane Shank Paramita Chakrabarty
Augusto Mozzetti Jane Walker-Scott Paraskevi Fotiou
Autumn Schabert Jang Hoon Jung Pascal Schmezer
Avyshek Sobhee Jani Korkiakangas Patcharee Wilkins
Ayesha Mira Janine Uhlke Pathompong Mongkolpornpiroj
Aysha Linkiewich Jasmin Torres-Karys Patricia Fernandez
Aziz Asuncion Jasmine clemencio Patricia Malek
Barbara Wiebking Jason Joseph Pattie Anderson
Barbi Defazio Jason Mozdy Patty Kalvelage
Bart koelewijn Jasur Rakhimov Paul Costley
Bartley Harper Javier Guadarrama Paul Fletcher
Beatriz Corona Javier Kutsher Paul Puaux
Belinda Caldwell Jay Banbury Paulo Autunes
Belliard samuel Jay Pickford Pedro Pires
Ben McEntire Jean Moore Perry Patrick
Ben stallman Jeanette Klitz Petar Pavlov
Benjamin Rossi Jeco Bolo Peter Dong
Benny Thaibert Jeff Brousseau Peter Polz
Bernard Bodo Jemal Diamon Peter Steeper
Beth Crankshaw Jenel Looney Peter-Pau van den Hurk
Bethania Pulido Jenn DePersis Petr Hrncir
Betty Neale Jennifer Chiu Phil Wiener
Bill Froom Jennifer Granado Philip Norris
Björn kautenburger Jennifer Hochstedler Phill Coooper
Blair Matthews Jennifer Labre Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie
Blake Dennis Jennifer Torres Pragya Deo
Blanca Cortes Jenny Caldwell Pratibha Kankaria
Blanka Roundtree Jeremy Moore Preston Hamamoto
Bobby Jennings Jerry Bernard Priscilla Shinn
Boboye Olayiwola Jesper Andreassen Quentin Lacoste
Bogdan Boiangi Jessica Garett Rachel Efros
Bogdan Oprea Jessica Renyoso Rachel Luijk
Bogdan Staiculescu Jessie Nekut Radu Dobrostomat
Bonnie Szalwinski Jesus Pablo Rafael Reyes
Boyd Wiebe Jim Robertson Rajagopalan Nabiar
Brad Bartell Jiri Vlasak Randy Adams
Bradley Diesing Joana Saramago Raphael borthouluzzi
Brandon Wooster JoAnn Jordan Raphael Jahndel
Branislav Milic Joanna Hernandez Rashell Busch
Brendan Switzer João Vitor Elias Fernandes Raul Ropan
Breno Morozowski Joaquin Garcia Valera Rebecca Cox
Brent Murray Joce Nunes Rebecca Fuentes
Brett Sayles Joe Grant Reda Ibrahim
Brian Adams Joe Hernandez Renata Lider
Brian Brisendine Joe Moriconi Renea Leathers
Brian collins Joel Matos Rex Peters
Brian Forosisky John Lynord Macalma Ricardo Bruno Fernandes
Brian Price John Quintero Richard Hilliard
Brian Van Skiver John Simoneau Richard Nguyen
Brigitta Patterson John Weiker RICKY D’Andrea
Brigitte Schultz John Whitehead Rigoberto Leiva
Brittney Walton John Wyffels Ritche Tio
Brock Marques jolyon Favreau Ritesh Ranjan
Bryan Clapper Jon Hoffman Ritvesh Boodhoo
Bryanna Herzog Jon Liebold Riyas Hamza
Bunny Chaney Jon Okerstrom Rizia Carneiro
Caleb Godsey Jonathan gonzales Rob Hardman
Caleb Hallahan Jonathan Grant Rob Smith
Caleb royer Jonathan Kavalos Robert Baldridge
Captain Churl Jonathon Montgomery Robert Ciampolilo
Carissa Winter jorge Barringon Robert Deli
Carla Swinke Jorge Caridade Robert Durn
Carlie Van Winkle Jorge Carrillo Robert Gassiot
Carlo Ceruti Jorge Dominguez Robert Simpson
Carlos francischetti Jorge Galvez Roberto Sanchez Pena
Carlos Francisco Padilla Cortes Jorge Willian dornelles Robin Perlah
carlos mario sierra torres Joschka Vogt Robyn Quinter
carlos ortega Jose Antonio Rivera Caceres Rodel Lescano
Carlos Rodriguez Jose Bazo Roel Mollen
Carlos Vila Jose Eduardo Murcia Quevedo Roger Coke Guiterrez
Carmen Cavallo Jose Guadalupe Ortiz Roger Eriksen
Carmen Pat Jose Torres Romain Labrande
Carol Bourns Josee Bourdon Ron Rowland
Carol Haggerty Joseph Chamberlain Rory McNicholas
Caroline Galipeau Josh Calvertt Rosalio Mendoza
Casey Chafouleas Josh Duncan Roxann Grover
Cassandra MacDonald Josh Peterson Ruben Dario Cruz Ramos
Catherine Willis Jostein Hestdal Rudi Spitzers
Cathy Agoris Josue Alvarado Ryan Doyle
Cathy Paus Josué Galvan Ryan Songco
cathy Scheltien Josue Palma Sakthivel U
Cedric Dufour Joy Chu Salah Al-Din Talhami
Cédric Jack J. Juan Arias Saleheen Azim
Celes Monton Juan Pablo Villafane Murillo Sam Durbin
Cesar Doval Judy McMillian Samantha Nardelli
Cesar Lebron Julia Rodney Samoud Hichem
Cesar Sanchez Julian Alliu Sanchai Powjun
Chaitanya Gudapati Julian Rupp Sandra Mendelsohn
Chase Gobble Julie Tork Sara Fox
Chelsea Cochran Julie Vega Sara McDonald
Cheri Swan Julio Vasquez Sarah Jancich
Chomchon Tummanon Jungsuck Choi Sarah Mulrooney
Chris dickman Juraj Mihalik Sarah O’Donnovan-Byrne
Chris Drain Justin Martin Scott Barber
Chris Durietz Justin Vicory Scott Fultz
Chris Garcia Kajorn Bhirakit Scott Netizke
Chris Meyers Kallen Lunt Sean Aikins
Chris Sawyers Kamalakar Venigalla Sean Kimber
Christian Belanger Kang Hyungshin Sean Malthouse
Christian Flores Karen Four Sean Murray
Christian Jacobsen Kari Ardalan Sean Olsen
Christian Kirchmann Kari Christi Shahbaz Shaikh
Christina Lockhart Karin Caro Shahid Mirza
Christine Gauthier Karl Wittman Shamnaf Abdul Rasheed
Christoffer Havrell Uddgren Kate Moon Shanna O’Shea
Christopher Chavers Kate Wilentz Shannon Cary
Cid Cadigal Katherine Tear Shannon Wieloch
Cindi Farrell Kathern Bly Shaw Gu
Claudia Nau Kathryn Trumbly Shawn Johnston
Claudia Rico Kathy Fisher Shelby Bass
Cody Strahan Katie Labatiuk SheriLynn meyer
Colin Dekker Katie Mall Sherry Berghefer
Courtney Canova Katinka Körting Shravan Shetty
Cristian Vega Keenda Abdel Karim Shubhankar Mazumdar
Cristiano Cameroni Keith Coats Sidney Henderson
Crystal Caldona Keith Dyckes Simen Brurberg
Crystal Collins Keith McKenzie Simon Adriaensen
Curtis Wise Keith Messina Simon Doyle
Cyndi Harris Keith Mountifield Simon Merineau
Dagan Zemach Kelly Raver Sirkku Pohja
Damian Maring Kelly van Dellen Siva Kumar
Damianos Hadjinicolaou Kemal Wahju Sivanathan Anbuselvam
Damien Faivre Ken Lawson Skip Lande
Dan Fear Kenneth Crosby Song Yujin
Dan Lifshitz Kesavan VBK Spencer Dahl
Dan Pieper Kevin Banks Spencer Sturr
Dan Stevenson Kevin Hol Stacey Jones
Dana Hayward Kevin M Hussey Stacy Cannon
Danie Salles Kevin Murray Stalin Davila Estevez
Daniel Broughton Kevin Tsai Stephanie Mee
Daniel Collante Kevin Wegner Stephen Rickett
Daniel Feliciano Kien Nguyen Stephen Walker
Daniel Forestiere Kieran Sheehan Steve ashley
Daniel Kacvinski Kim brown Steve Veloff
Daniel Mendoza Kim Egner Stevee Beatz
Daniel Torres Kim Hanen Steven Jackson
Daniela Loyola Kim Jansen Stian Kristoffer Jamessen
Danielle Capichano kim Juhye Stijn van Drunen
Danielle Light Krista Menzel Sukanta Biswas
Danilo Fonseca Kristen Martin Sulav Poudel
Danny Zrihen Kristian Gamble Sungsun Kim
Dario Estupinan Krzysztof Szopinski Susan Garza
Darius Zukas Kyunghoon Oh Susanna Kuiper
Darran Gange Larry Friedberg Suzanne Marshall-Jones
Darrin Waterbury Laszlo Ambrus Sydnee Turner
Darya Tarwneh Laura Kersting Szilard marschalko
Dave Hiemstra Laura Kozma Szimmer Akos
David Fallin LAURA Napolitano Tai Terry
David Kaiser Laura Taft Tara Parekh
David Lencses Laurent Rabut Taufik Nurs
David Wheeler Lauri Loveridge Taylor Burton
Davious McMillan Leana Hilmi Teri Alexis
Dawn McKenna Lee Flowers Teun Palamans
Deb Cramer Lee Hyunje Thafer Alawneh
Dee Lenser Leigh Dowding Thares Kekina
Delney Chua LEILA Sifuentes Thea Stevens
Denna Merritt Lenora Martin Thierry Bezier
Dennis Francisco Leon Van Kogelenberg Thilo Kressdorf
Dennis Kang Leona Butler Thomas Cave
Devi Prasd Leona Westdahl Thomas Donaldson
Devlin Donnelly Leoniceloesch Thomas Hanser
Dharshan Pancharatnarajah Leslie Hollenbeck Thomas nazaraly
Dhruv Patel Lexie Kwiek Thomas Richard
Diana Hamblock Leyla Oglesby Tia Ellis
Diana Perez Lika Kharshats Tiaan Venter
Diane Sangster Lindsey Ribeiro Tiara Dees
Diane Stokell Lindsey Southwell Tim Bateup
Diego Espejo Lisa Menke Tim Muller
Diego F. Diaz Rodriguez Liz Watson Tim Whitney
Diego Gonzalez Lordsman Burgos Timothy Mathes
Diego Marroquin Lorena Steinet Ting Gong
Dimitar Lyubenov Tsekov Lori Claudio TM Petaccia
Dino Koljenovic Lori Greig Tobias eisermann
Dominic Fortune Lorin Easton Todd Last
Dominik Bruchof Louis Au Todd Valentine
DonaldPeters Luat Tran Quoc Tom Mcnamara
Donda Cordova Lucas Martins Tom Robinson
Donna Brownell L gomez valero Tom Varela
Donna Hall Luis Hernandez Tomas Ingi Ragnarsson
Donny Jennings Luis Ordonez Tomi Storey
Dorothy Baxter Luis Penagos Tone Davis
Dorus Verwiel Luisito Aumentado Toni Vicent
Dowoo Lee Lwin Htet Aung Tony da Franca
Duong Caotri Lynne Fox Tony Harmer
Dušan Pešić Lysa Allen Tova Raykin
Dusan Prokic M Sabie Saeed Travis Bredehoft
Dustin Vyers Maaike Min Tri Nguyen
Dylan Bruce Maciej Piwowarczyk Tricia Barrett
Earl Bryan Nacua Mack Barbosa Escobar Trish Zalesak
Eddie Cruz Madeline Lim Rong Ying Lim Trudy Rech
Edgar Wilkening Magdalena Bialek Tyler Laughlin
Edmund Porta Magnus Hansen Ugo Boulet
Eduardo Correa Mahesh Jadav Ujwal Ticktoo
Eduardo Del Valle Maiyuran Kana Upamanyu Das
Edward Parker Malcolm Querney Vaibhav Vardhan
Edward Sanchez Malin Hassel Penteado Valentin Schnitzler
Edwin Boror Mandi Pralle Vance Robnett
Edwin Carbajal Manish Sharmer Vanessa Cartwright
Eileen Morales Manuel Calderon de la Barca Vanessa Farano
Elaine Ward Manuel Martinez Ortiz Veera Manikandan
Elena Botell Manuel Salazar Veronica Alvarado
Elena Humanes Manuel Sepulveda Vibeke Koehler
Eleni kelley Manuel Vargas Victor Cacinschi
Elias Chiri Manuela Panic Victor Latco
Eliash Strongowski Mao Dominguez Victoria Baldoni
Elisa Eder Marcia Wood Victoria Pavlov
Elizabeth Biever Márcio Morais Vimber William
Elizabeth Simons Marco Valencia Vincent Brando
Elizabeth Wiethop Marcos Olmos Vincent Colburn
Elvis G Pereira Marcus Edmark Viren Bhalla
Emi Toma María Isabel Navarro Ruiz Virginia Wood
Emidio Torre Maria Maza Vittoy Bautista
Emily Gruenfelder Mariana Elias Vivek Kumar
Emma Powney Marilyn Srsen Walter Genevrier
Emmanuel Vargas Mario Castro Wes Peters
Endia Williams Mario Luca Pecora William Romanini
Enea Auberson Mario Ruano William Warhurst
Eren Shain Mariso Reyesl Wilson Araujo
Eric Allen Mariusz Rozmanowski Woojin Lee
Eric Arnal Mark Anthony Fernandez Yoann Vedani
Eric Brewer Mark Chamberlain Ysmael Guzman
Eric Felton Mark Higgins Yusman Yussuf
Eric Gea Mark Jenkinson Yvonnen Vansledright
Eric Gill Mark Lehr Zach Apostle
Eric Guiterrez Dorati Mark Mathew Paradela Zach Ubbelohde
Eric Rosenfeld Mark Wubbena Zoe Ronen
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#AdobeMAX Day Two – Community Inspires Creativity & Sneak Peeks

Inspiration is everywhere here at Adobe MAX! Here’s a quick recap of our events from yesterday.

Day Two Keynote: Community Inspires Creativity

David Wadhwahi, our SVP of Digital Media, opened up our day two keynote, then handed it off to creative luminaries to share their stories. We heard about breaking the brief from Paula Scher, were inspired by embracing limitations from Paul Hansen, and experienced the making-of-details from innovative creatives such as Erik Johansson and Rob Legato. Check out the playback available here for the next 24 hours.

Sneak Peeks

There were a number of special guests at the MAX sneaks. First up, Rainn Wilson, actor and co-creator of SoulPancake, who opened up the night to talk about creativity, what it meant to him and how it was the catalyst for how SoulPancake came to be.

Then we got an early look at amazing technologies that might become product features in the future. Host Ben Forta shared the stage with Rainn and celebrity guest, actress/comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub, as we walked through exciting developments from the our engineering teams. Everything from the future of drawing, as inspired by Project Mighty, to experimenting with light in photos and videos, to audio layers to remove unwanted background noise were all shown at MAX. Check out some of the sneak peeks below.

Sneak: Playing with Light

Sneak: Perspective Warp

Sneak: Audio Layers

Stay tuned for more as we wrap up our final day at Adobe MAX 2013!

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#AdobeMAX Day One – A Creative Evolution

And…we’re off! Adobe MAX is buzzing today as we kicked things off with our day one keynote session, “A Creative Evolution.” We announced a slew of news today, 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 until tomorrow morning’s day two keynote at 10 a.m. PT 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 conversation on #AdobeMAX on Twitter and Instagram and/or follow @AdobeMAX.

Watch the overview below and get all of the details from our experience design team in “Adobe XD explores the analog future.”

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Adobe Creative Cloud for teams: Is It Right For You?

Adobe Creative Cloud for teams allows you and your team to get the entire collection of latest and greatest CS6 tools, along with lots of team-specific features that make working together easier than ever. So the question is; is it right for you? This series helps Adobe customers, such as creative directors and IT professionals, understand if Creative Cloud for teams is a good fit…

  • Size Doesn’t Matter – Design agency? Growing startup? Regardless of your workgroup situation, Creative Cloud for teams fits.

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  • Cloud collaboration + latest creative tools = staying ahead of the curve – Creative Cloud for teams makes it happen. That’s right –you and your team receive the latest updates as soon as they’re available.

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  • Changing needs = changing team –  With Creative Cloud for teams, adding and removing licenses for team members is a walk in the park.

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  • HELP! – Creative Cloud for teams provides you with help when you need it. Enjoy two deep-dive expert support instances (per seat per year).

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Interested in hearing how Creative Cloud for teams is benefiting Scott Kelby’s own Kelby Media Group? Check out this video to see how Creative Cloud for teams allows them to reach millions of people all over the world through websites, podcasts, online training, magazines, and more:

Got questions? Let us know in the comments below or visit us on Adobe.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more information about Creative Cloud for teams.

10:25 AM Permalink

Creative Spotlight: McFarland & Pecci on Creative Cloud

Twisted, dark and awesome. Three words that describe the work of the creative team and visual artists that make up McFarland & Pecci. Still relatively new Creative Cloud members, these fellas have wasted no time utilizing the broad range of tools and programs to create one-of-a-kind work. A documentary film for well-known “metal core” band, Killswitch Engage? They’ve done it. High concept cover art for the Boston Phoenix? Sure. See what we mean about twisted, dark and awesome?

We engaged in a lightning round Q&A session with them to get more details on why Creative Cloud works for them. The diverse amount of products offered, the seamless syncing, constant updates, and bug fixes are just a few reasons why this duo takes creativity to a whole new level.

Adobe: Describe a project you are currently working on or have completed with Creative Cloud.

McFarland & Pecci: We signed up for Creative Cloud a few months ago and jumped right into a few projects with Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. McFarland & Pecci is a creative team of directors and visual artists. We create everything from high concept photo shoots to feature films and documentaries. The past few months have kept us busy in post-production on the new Killswitch Engage documentary called “New Awakening”, the new music video for CZARFACE featuring Inspectah Deck from Wu-Tang, one of the final high concept covers for the Boston Phoenix, and an upcoming “double secret” comic book film.

What was your inspiration behind the project?

We love to tell stories, and we tend to be drawn to darker subject matter and artists that are obsessed with their craft.  The film on Killswitch Engage was a fun project that allowed us to focus on the guys as a family unit and we kept our gear tight and our crew small. The CZARFACE video is deeply rooted in our love for Grindhouse flicks and Shaw Brothers films, and the ‘End of the World’ photo shoot was completely influenced by the epic magic of Michael Bay!

How has the Creative Cloud changed your creative workflow?

We switched to Premiere Pro to simplify our workflow. Plain and simple. We shot CZARFACE with the RED EPIC in 5K with Hawk anamorphic lenses.  The piece required a lot of compositing in After Effects and color grading. The fact that I could bring the raw files right into my timeline and directly export to After Effects made our lives so much easier. A competitor’s program has really dropped the ball when it comes to professional editing these days so we were looking for a smart move. Just the time saved by not having to transcode footage from the RED and/or DSLRs was enough of a reason to make the jump to Premiere Pro.

What tools specific to Creative Cloud enable you to work more efficiently?

As mentioned earlier, all the new benefits of Premier Pro were our big draw in the video side of things, but the new version of Photoshop and its retouching tools and amazing smart layers really helped us composite these giant “End of the World” files. We have always been Adobe fans in one way or another, but having it all in one spot really helps us.  The cloud helps us keep both systems identical in our edit bays, and the constant updates have fixed a lot of software bugs already.

Describe your style of work in three words

Really F$#Kin Awesome!

Fill in the blank: I couldn’t create without _________.

Our twisted minds and the tools that can keep up with them.

What advice would you give to an individual who is considering Creative Cloud?

If you are a video editor, make the jump to Premier Pro.  Just do it. Creative Cloud is the smart choice; you sign up and download everything you need. It even runs on two systems. Makes having a post house a lot easier.

Dig their work? Check out Mcfarland & Pecci on Facebook, visit our website to see more films – www.mcfarlandandpecci.com – or follow directors @MikePecci and @Ian_McFarland on Twitter for behind the scenes content and tutorials.

10:38 AM Permalink

Adobe MAX Speaker Stephen Gates of Starwood Hotels Talks Adobe Edge Inspect

phones1Stephen Gates, Vice President and Creative Director for Global Brand Design at Starwood Hotels & Resorts will be joining us at Adobe MAX this year to share design and development secrets behind building Starwood’s mobile roadmap. Prior to MAX, he sat down with our Adobe Edge Inspect team to discuss how the tool has been helping his team come up with new ways to best show off their nine hotel brands. They’ve managed to accelerate their production and gain buy-in from a dispersed global team of designers, developers, strategists and stakeholders. Pretty impressive, right? Learn more about their success and get to know Stephen in our Adobe Edge Inspect Team Blog Q&A.

Want to hear more from Stephen Gates? Attend Adobe MAX and hear him talk about the “Secrets to Creating a Successful Mobile Roadmap, Apps, and Mobile Websites.” Don’t forget to enter promo code MXSM13 when you register to receive $300 off.

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RECAP: 24-Hour Creative Session – Adobe MAX Logo

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Whew! Our 24-hour live stream of the reinterpretation of the Adobe MAX logo has officially come to a close. Thanks to the amazing (and endurable) creative team lead by Jessica Walsh and Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh, we have a new jaw-dropping Adobe MAX logo – which is as seen above!

From inserting nearly 7,000 pencils into Styrofoam cutouts of the M-A-X letters, to launching paint balloons off of roofs, to jumping off of trampolines into crash pads, the team did not miss a creative beat. During the creation (or play as they call it), we were able to watch every step of the process and allowed viewers to tweet their questions to the Jessica and Stefan using the #AdobeMAX on Twitter. The entire live stream was even being broadcasted on a Times Square billboard in New York City.

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Did you miss the event? Not a problem – we have a time-lapse video below that recaps the entire process:

Don’t forget: To hear Jessica speak on the “Importance of Play in Innovation” at Adobe MAX this year, visit MAX.Adobe.com.  Be sure to use promo code MXSM13 when you register and save $300.

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