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#CreateNow Sweepstakes Winners Announced

Our Create Now event on Dec. 11, 2012 was an exciting time for all of us. As a way to inspire #CreateNow conversations with you up until the event, we launched our #CreateNow Sweepstakes on Twitter. From Nov. 15, 2012 through Dec. 11, 2012 we held random drawings daily for five lucky winners who participated in the #CreateNow conversation.  For those of you who participated in our #CreateNow Sweepstakes, we wanted to extend a special thanks to you! Congratulations to all the winners below who were lucky enough to win Create Now messenger bags – we hope you’re enjoying them!


 On the day of the event we had even bigger prizes to giveaway – Adobe MAX passes and 1-year Creative Cloud memberships. Congratulations to our two Adobe MAX Pass winners, @txelks and @presycemedia, and our two 1-year Creative Cloud membership winners, @TheGreatDanaJ and @JimHoltan!

Follow us on our Creative Cloud Twitter channel, and fan us on our Creative Cloud Facebook page for more opportunities to win fun prizes, and for up-to-date information on the Adobe Creative Cloud. Also, be sure to check out what’s new in Creative Cloud by watching the Create Now event.

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Our Top 12 Most Notable Moments of 2012 – Part Two

Here is the second half of our countdown to our top 12 moments of 2012. We hope you’ve enjoyed the year as much as we did. As we look forward, we’re extremely excited for what’s in store in 2013. Here’s to an amazing new year!

Scavenger-150x150 Moment #6 | Creative Cloud Scavenger Hunt 

Back in April, we got creatives involved in a scavenger hunt right in our backyard in San Francisco the day of the Creative Cloud launch – and it sure was a blast. The grand prize was $10,000 and a lifetime Creative Cloud membership, with two runner-up prizes of 1-year Creative Cloud memberships, which ended up being grabbed by some very lucky winners. Thanks again to all those who participated! We had some great memories from your social documentary.

CreateTheWeb-150x150Moment #5 | Create the Web

Kicking off the first leg of the tour in San Francisco, we announced key updates for the web development community, including Dreamweaver updates and new Edge Tools & Services, exclusively for Creative Cloud members. This also included the first release of Edge Animate (formerly known as Adobe Edge). With these new apps added to Creative Cloud, we’ve seen a tremendous appreciation from you – landing its rank at number four.


CreateNow-300x111Moment #4 | Create Now Live

This online event pulls into the number three spot due to the big feature updates we were thrilled to announce for Creative Cloud members. Photoshop updates included Retina Display support and more, Muse acquired a way to create mobile versions for websites, and the very popular announcements of Creative Cloud for Teams and the addition of Creative Cloud Training. You can still watch the keynote and other snippets from the event on our Create Now Adobe TVchannel.


BehanceMoment #3 | Adobe & Behance

We’re thrilled that the Behance community will be joining our family! 2013 holds more in store for how we deepen the connections between our creative tools and services via Creative Cloud and creatives like you around the world.


CreativeCloud-150x150Moment #2 | Creative Cloud Launch

This is where it all began, which is why were placing this in the runner-up spot for our notable moments. Along with the launch of Creative Cloud, we were excited to introduce the new version of Creative Suite 6, loaded with major feature updates to all our CS applications.


Facebook-150x150Moment #1 | Top 3 Creative Cloud Facebook Posts

None of the moments up to this point would have mattered if it weren’t for you, our community. A big thanks goes out to our Creative Cloud Facebook fans. We hit our 50,000 likes milestone just before the end of the year! Here’s a look at our Fan favorite moments based on your engagement.


















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Adobe MAX 2013 – The Creativity Conference


We’re bringing you the ultimate creativity conference, Adobe MAX, taking place in Los Angeles, California on May 4-8, 2013. If you’re new to MAX, it’s a conference that is all about creativity and expressiveness.  MAX brings together designers, developers, video professionals, photographers, and more to exchange creative ideas and inspiration. So if you create, you won’t want to miss MAX. When you’re there, you’ll be amongst industry pros and visionaries, and will learn about the latest technologies, techniques, and strategies for delivering your best creative work.

The icing on the cake? Buy a full conference pass, and you’ll get an annual Adobe Creative Cloud membership!

Be sure to check out the top ten reasons why you should attend Adobe MAX. We hope to see you all there!

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Create Now Event Recap

The Create Now event has officially come to a close. If you missed all of the news and demos, check out the keynote on-demand above and additional Meet the Pro sessions on Adobe TV. And for those looking for the highlights, we have you covered, including snippets of the #CreateNow Twitter chat with our evangelists. Check out our recap below:

Adobe Photoshop Big feature updates including Retina Display support, Smart Object support for Liquify, Copy CSS, and Conditional Actions. Check out these, including additional features and services on the Creative Cloud team post about Photoshop version 13.1.

Adobe Muse – Now, you can create mobile versions of your website without writing code. Get all of the details on how graphic designers can create mobile sites from the Creative Cloud team.

Creative Cloud for Teams – The much-anticipated service for teams is now available! The team offering includes centralized license management, 100 GB of cloud-based storage per team member and access to expert product support.

Creative Cloud Training – Exclusively for Creative Cloud members, in one week you will be able to explore a new library of online training content from Adobe and leading training partners like Kelby Training, video2brain and Attain.


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Adobe Create Now Event – Creative Cloud


Are you excited to hear what’s next in Creative Cloud?

Tune in, today December 11 at 10 a.m. PT for our Create Now event to hear what’s next in Adobe Photoshop, explore new ways to take your design skills from print to online and mobile, learn how teams can work better together with Creative Cloud, plus much more.

Don’t miss a beat; watch all the action here:

Be sure to follow @CreativeCloud on Twitter and join the conversation using #CreateNow. And get your questions answered by Adobe Evangelists during our Twitter chat from 11:30-12:30 PT. Just post a question using #CreateNow.

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Create Now & Photoshop

What’s coming in Photoshop? Check out the video below and see how many new features you can identify. To stay up to date on the latest developments, be sure to join us December 11 for our streamed event on Facebook, Create Now Live. Bookmark it: You won’t want to miss this!

If you’re looking to get your hands on some Create Now schwag, join in on our #CreateNow Sweepstakes.

*Please note that there is no requirement to be a Facebook user to view or access this event application. 

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#CreateNow Sweepstakes


The Create Now Live event is coming up on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and we want to have #CreateNow conversations with you well ahead the event. Daily, starting today through Dec. 11, we’ll be spurring conversation around why you create, what inspires you and more from @CreativeCloud – and we hope you’ll join us on Twitter using the hashtag, #CreateNow!

We’ll be randomly drawing 5 lucky winners daily* for those participating the #CreateNow conversation. Up for grabs – a Creative Cloud messenger bag. On event day we’ll have more prizes up for grabs including Creative Cloud Memberships and an Adobe MAX pass.


We’re looking forward to talking to all of you on Twitter, and don’t forget to join us on the Creative Cloud Facebook page to attend the Create Now event via live stream (you don’t need to sign into Facebook to view content) Register here:

*Terms & Conditions apply

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48 Hour Film Project – Contestant Kush Amerasinghe Q&A: PART II

In this follow up to Part 1 of our Q&A with Kush Amerasinghe and his film for the 48 Hour Film Project, we’re delving a bit further into Kush’s creative background and inspiration for The Bandit:


Creative Layer: What was your inspiration for the film?

Kush Amerasinghe: To give you a better idea, this competition is not only about making a short movie in just two days, but also being able to adapt to anything.  So, you can’t really go into it with a certain story or even a kind of movie in mind.  The genre is randomly given to each team – there’s a specific character, specific line of dialog, as well as a specific prop all teams need to include in the movie.  My team got “Western,” which is probably one of the genres I was least prepared for and the hardest to do in the traditional sense in the middle of the city.


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