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Are you interested in learning ActionScript 3.0 from world-renowned expert Colin Moock? If so, we have some great news!

As part of Adobe’s ongoing commitment to the Web developer community, Adobe will host a series of FREE ActionScript 3.0 training sessions starting in October and continuing through 2008. The trainings, led by Colin Moock, will be an intensive, full day session designed for developers worldwide who use Adobe Flash, Flex and AIR extensions and who have beginner to intermediate level programming skills. He will cover topics such as object-oriented programming, classes, objects, variables, methods, packages, conditionals, loops, operators, functions, error handling, event handling, display programming, compiling, and running programis.

The tour kicks off in San Francisco on October 27. From there, it will reach nine cities worldwide including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and major design markets in Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information or to register for a session in your city, please visit

Sessions are expected to fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up soon!

Adobe Announces Winner of Adobe Stock Photos’ “Take Creative License” Contest

Designer Meg Richardson has reason to celebrate. She was recently announced as the winner of the Adobe Stock Photos “Take Creative License” contest, a stock imagery mashup competition. Judges narrowed submissions into the top 12 mashups, and from there chose Meg’s “clean” and “beautiful” design as the winner. Contest participants pieced together images from the Adobe Stock Photos library to create an advertisement promoting the royalty-free image service. Compatible with the Adobe arsenal of tools, Adobe Stock Photos houses over one million images from some of the world’s top collections.

Titled “Let your imagination soar,” Meg’s winning design plays upon the theme of unbridled creativity. Her ad appears in this month’s Graphic Design: USA on newsstands now, and online at

It’s Showtime! for CS3 Design Premium

Adobe today announced that Showtime Networks Inc. has implemented Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium edition across The Red Group, its in-house creative agency.

After successfully switching to Adobe InDesign software several years ago to produce its print marketing materials, The Red Group’s staff of 80 is currently using the efficient, highly integrated tools in Adobe Creative Suite 3 to design and produce marketing campaigns for the top-rated Showtime original drama series Dexter.

By standardizing on Creative Suite 3, The Red Group joins a community of design firms worldwide that use Adobe products to create integrated, multi-component marketing collateral.

To read the full case study, please visit

Top 12 Finalists Announced in “Take Creative License” Contest

It’s a race to the winners’ circle as Adobe has announced the top 12 finalists in Adobe Stock Photos’ “Take Creative License” contest. Entrants used their creativity to combine and alter images from the Adobe Stock Photos library to create an advertisement for the Stock Photos service.

Check out the 12 most creative and innovative mash-up entries on Adobe Stock Photos Web site and vote for your favorite in a special gallery located here:

Stay tuned: Graphic Design: USA will reveal the winning design in its September issue. You can also log on to the Adobe Stock Photos Web site on Sept. 25 to view the most imaginative and skillful creation in all its mash-up glory.

The latest word from Johnny L

Our venerable leader, John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe, has just posted a new piece on his blog about Open Source titled “Innovate or Integrate?”

Interested in what he has to say? Check it out here:

And the Winners of the 2007 Adobe Design Achievement Awards Are…

Congratulations to the winners of the seventh annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards! On August 2 in a ceremony at San Francisco’s de Young Museum, Adobe honored the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, and computer artists from the world’s top institutions. Using the latest Adobe products, more than 2,500 students from 30 countries competed in the annual program.

Students were recognized for their achievements in nine categories. To view the winning entries visit,

So what is the name of this video remixer thing anyway?

Well, we call it Adobe Premiere Express. It has been a mystery to most, because it’s working behind the scenes powering fun experiences like video remixing with music video footage on

Premiere Express is a free, web-based video remix and editing technology that is easy and fun to use. The drag-and-drop interface means you don’t have to be a pro to create something slick. Express users can easily create and edit mash-up style Web videos by combining video clips, music, photos, effects, transitions and titles.

Premiere Express can be found on YouTube, and Photobucket. On users are able to remix hot artist’s new music videos; YouTube and Photobucket allow users to upload their own videos to remix. To try out the new Premiere Express technology check out these sites:

May The Best Mash-Up Win!

Designers and creative pros can unleash their imagination and debut their mash-up skills by participating in the Adobe Systems Incorporated “Take Creative License” contest. Entrants combine, alter or mash-up images available on the Adobe Stock Photos library to create a winning advertisement for the Adobe Stock Photos Service. Entries are judged on outstanding use of mash-up skills. The winning entrant will have their masterpiece published in the September issue of Graphic Design: USA Magazine along with an editorial feature highlighting the designer’s creative process. Entries may be submitted through July 16, 2007.

For contest information and entry forms, please visit:

Enter to Compete in the Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament 2007

It’s showtime again! Cut & Paste has announced their Call for Entries for this year’s Digital Design Tournament, the live onstage event that pit top emerging digital artists against one another in live battles.

Over the course of several fast-paced, single-elimination rounds, eight designers get whittled down to one. Each contestant will compete with the latest tools including an Apple® MacPro Workstation, Adobe® Creative Suite 3, and a Wacom® Cintiq interactive pen display. A designated theme will guide competitors to create a digital design in each round, as their work is projected in real-time before a live audience. An esteemed judging panel will decide the Jury Prize, while a global webcast will allow onsite and offsite viewers to vote for an Audience Prize online or by SMS.

Cities hosting this year’s events include: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Berlin, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney. Designers who aren’t shy about showcasing their talent and creative process in front of a live audience of peers, recruiters and industry leaders should visit the Cut & Paste website for entry and contest details, at

Entries are being accepted now through July 17.

Adobe Honored at Webby Awards in NYC

Tonight, Adobe will be honored at the 11th annual Webby Awards in New York City.

Adobe was selected for four People’s Voice awards and one Webby award in five categories (see list below). Two awards given to Adobe are being accepted by members of the team. The other three awards will be picked up by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for the Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Creative Minds site.

As a title sponsor of the Webby Awards, Adobe also sponsored the In-Motion video creation contest and an Adobe Vlog-It station at last night’s Video Awards After Party. We hope to feature some of the Webby Award winners work on very soon.

Here’s the list of the awards:

People’s Voice winner for BEST CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS Website

People’s Voice winner for IT HARDWARE/SOFTWARE category

People’s Voice winner for BEST USE OF ANIMATION OR MOTION GRAPHICS for the Adobe CS2.3 The Creative Mind (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners)

Webby Award & People’s Voice winner for BEST USE OF VIDEO OR MOVING IMAGE for the Adobe CS2.3 The Creative Mind (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners)