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Announcement Recap of the Create the Web Tour Kick-Off in San Francisco

Monday (Sept. 24) was quite a day for web designers and developers and Creative Cloud members! We kicked off the first leg of the Create the Web Tour in San Francisco, where we shared a number of updates and announcements. If you weren’t there for the action or able to tune in to the live stream, no worries! We’ve recapped all of the news for you:

Dreamweaver Updates – Exclusively for Creative Cloud members

Creative Cloud Dreamweaver users will be excited to hear that we’ve introduced six new features for easier authoring of HTML5-based websites, new support for compositions from Adobe Edge Animate, more robust FTP transfers, and more. Check out this video for a quick run-through:

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Adobe Edge Animate, Preview 7 and Muse Updates Now Available in Creative Cloud

For our Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge users, we have some exciting updates to share – and if you’re a Creative Cloud member, consider it good news times two with the applications available to all Cloud users!
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First up, Adobe Edge – a next generation tool for creating content with motion and interactivity for the web, using web standards like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript – is now Adobe Edge Animate with the release of Preview 7. We’re thrilled to announce that the latest preview of Adobe Edge is now available in the Creative Cloud.

Edge Animate Preview 7 is a major update, with significant new features like resizable layouts, which can adapt to different screen sizes, rulers and guides, shadow effects, timeline and keyframe improvements, enhanced text features, and much more. Watch Preview 7 in action below, and for more about this release and for a complete list of features, visit the Adobe Edge Blog.

You can also check out Edge Animate in action over at the Edge Showcase.

 

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Adobe Muse Updates 

Today, Adobe Muse announces new features and updates available to Adobe Muse subscribers and Creative Cloud members, including availability in Japanese, and new built-in support for contact forms.

Find out how to easily add, configure, and style contact forms into website designs without having to embed HTML code from third-party online form providers in the video below.

This is just the beginning of a longer-term effort to bring more extensive content management capabilities to Adobe Muse users through tighter integration with the Adobe hosting solution, Adobe Business Catalyst. Get the complete list of other great Adobe Muse features and enhancements, including the ability to add HTML5 animations created with Adobe Edge Animate here and in this post, What’s New in Adobe Muse 2.0, by Evangelist Terry White.

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Custom Hand Lettered Fonts in Web Design

Typography is one of the most important design elements in a website; it sets the tone and can make or break the whole design.  When choosing a font, there are hundreds of databases at your fingertips online. You can opt for a popular, reliable choice such as Helvetica, Rockwell or Future. Or you can scour the web for a new, unknown typeface. But have you ever considered creating your own?

Hand drawn fonts have the possibility of being richly specific and profoundly beautiful. This style allows for complete customization to fit the style and parameters of your web design. Here are just a few of great examples of hand lettering on the web.

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G’nosh

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Whitmans New York

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Kolonein

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Give Beyond Me

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Brand New Conference

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Amazee Labs

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War Child

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Full Frontal JavaScript Conference

Have you seen any great examples of hand-lettering in web design? Share with us in the comments below!

For more on web fonts, check out Typekit by Adobe – a part of the Creative Cloud membership.

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New Touch Apps: Adobe Proto and Adobe Collage for iPad

Adobe_Proto_icon_RGB_512px_no_shadowAdobe Proto and Adobe Collage have been available for Android, and we’re excited to share that they’re now available on iOS!  You can now create interactive wireframes and prototypes of websites and mobile apps using Proto or capture inspirational images, drawings, or other content with Collage –all on your iPad.

We have also updated Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas for iOS.

 

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Creative Cloud and CS6 Ask a Pro Launch Week Recap

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We had great Ask a Pro sessions with our Evangelists last week. Each day we learned more about the Creative Cloud and Creative Suite 6 offerings for the design, web, photo and video communities.

If you happened to miss any of the sessions, not to worry! Below are recordings of each for your viewing pleasure! Once you’ve had a chance to check out the sessions, be sure to let us know what CS6 and/or Creative Cloud features you’re most looking forward to working with below in the comments, or on Facebook and Twitter(more…)

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Creative Suite Artist Profile Videos

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We never cease to be amazed by the stunning work created by artists around the world, using Adobe products to help make their art a reality. For our new Creative Suite 6 imagery, we searched across the globe for artists who value creativity above all else, and tapped into their skills and vision to create a humanized interpretation for each of our products. To give back to these artists who devote themselves to their craft, we captured their stories in our Creative Suite Artist Spotlight video series.

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Creative Cloud and CS6 Ask a Pro Sessions

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With the arrival of Creative Cloud and CS6 just around the corner, we wanted to give our Fans and Followers a first-hand look at some of the new features they can expect! We’ve put together a schedule of 10 Ask a Pro sessions with details below.

Whether you’re into graphic design, web design and development, video production and/or photography, there’s a little something for everyone! Just remember to register for the sessions of interest. (more…)

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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Sneak Peek: Gradients on Strokes

Strokes are core to drawing in Illustrator, and for Illustrator CS6, the ability to apply gradients on strokes will let designers transform simple paths into visually complex and compelling shapes. And the beauty of this approach, beyond the imaginative artwork, is that the shape that’s created is an easily edited stroke – not a typical shape that’s defined by many points.

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In Illustrator CS6, gradients on strokes can be applied along the length, across the width, or within a stroke, but the real magic happens when these new gradients are combined with the variable width stroke feature introduced in CS5.

Join Illustrator product manager Brenda Sutherland as she shares this exciting new creative tool coming in Illustrator CS6. Remember, Adobe Illustrator will be included in the upcoming Adobe Creative Cloud Membership!

 

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Adobe Creative Cloud Membership: Your Questions Answered

Creative-Cloud-LogoWe’re getting very excited about the upcoming availability of the Creative Cloud membership! Because this is a big transformation for Adobe, we understand that there are many questions about what the Creative Cloud Membership entails and what it means to you.

Evangelist Paul Trani has collected frequently asked questions about the Creative Cloud and addresses them in a series of videos below. Be sure to subscribe to our Creative Cloud YouTube channel to get the latest updates in the series, and check Adobe.com for more information about the Creative Cloud Membership.  If there are questions you want answered, please post a comment and we’ll get you the information you need. (more…)

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Creative Spotlight: Mike Harrison

MH-newpageWe first noticed the wonderful digital artwork of London-based designer Mike Harrison popping up on various design blogs. We were immediately intrigued by his mix of photography, graphic design and vivid colors. Mike has worked as a freelancer for a number of high-profile athletics companies, and is a member of the international modern art collective, Depthcore, and the Keystone Design Union.

Check out some of Mike’s work and find out what he has planned for future projects, below. (more…)

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