Learning Photoshop is just a game with LevelUp for Photoshop

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LevelUp for Photoshop is a fun and free way to learn Photoshop and it works inside Photoshop CC. LevelUp  is a game of missions — and points and rewards — that guide you along the way of learning basic Adobe® Photoshop® CC software skills. If you are a photographer and are just starting to use Photoshop, this is the game for you.

LevelUp for Photoshop CC is available exclusively on Adobe Exchange. You can download it with the Adobe Exchange Panel inside Photoshop CC, Here’s how:

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Enjoy!

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Adobe Configurator 4 released

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I am delighted to announce the final release (GM) version of Adobe Configurator 4. Adobe Configurator lets you create your own custom panels for Photoshop and InDesign and now supports Photoshop CC. The latest release supports the new Adobe Exchange. To distribute and share panels you create in Configurator with other Creative Cloud and Creative Suite 6 users. The Configurator 4 release offers these new features:

  • SUPPORT FOR CREATIVE CLOUD: With this release, you can create panels for Photoshop CC, as well as for Photoshop CS6 and InDesign CS6.
  • AUTOMATIC CONVERSION: The automatic conversion feature has been extended, so that if you open a CS5.x panel for Photoshop, you can convert it to either the CS6 or CC version.
  • OPEN EXTENSIONS FROM A PANEL: A new widget allows your user to open other Adobe Application Extensions from your panel. You must provide the ID of the extension to open.
  • NEW SCRIPTING FUNCTIONALITY: The HTML widget now has enhanced scripting capabilities that allow you to open other extensions and call into the ExtendScript DOM of the host application.
  • HI DPI SUPPORT: You can create panels that will run in high resolution on Apple Retina™ Displays.
  • NEW SAMPLES: See what’s possible or just customize what has already been created with the sample panels available on the Welcome screen and File menu. We’ve created new HTML Sample Panels and a new Photoshop CC features sample.

Download Configurator 4

Learn more about Configurator 4

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Adobe Configurator 4 – Preview now available

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I am pleased to announce the release of Adobe Configurator 4 on Adobe Labs. We plan to release at least one more update to this popular application for creating custom panels for Photoshop and InDesign. This release adds 4 key new features:

  • SUPPORT FOR CREATIVE CLOUD: WIth this release, you can create panels for Photoshop CC, as well as for Photoshop CS6 and InDesign CS6.
  • AUTOMATIC CONVERSION: The automatic conversion feature has been extended, so that if you open a CS5.x panel for Photoshop, you can convert it to either the CS6 or CC version.
  • OPEN EXTENSIONS FROM A PANEL: A new widget allows your user to open other Adobe Application Extensions from your panel. You must provide the ID of the extension to open.
  • NEW SCRIPTING FUNCTIONALITY: The HTML widget now has enhanced scripting capabilities that allow you to open other extensions and call into the ExtendScript DOM of the host application.

Configurator 4 is free and in the next release we plan to add more localization to total of 13 languages supported and also HiDPI support for Retina Macs in Photoshop CC panels. So why not:

Download Configurator 4

Share your panels on Adobe Exchange as free, paid or private products.

Enjoy!

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Get the updated Exchange Panel for CC apps

Adobe Exchange Panel CC Update

Adobe Exchange is the new way to discover add-ons for your favorite Adobe apps. Today in conjunction with the release of the new Adobe CC apps, we provided an update to the integrated Adobe Exchange Panel. After installing any of the 7 compatible CC apps you will see an update like the one pictured above from within the Creative Cloud application. After applying the update you can access the Exchange Panel from Window > Extensions > Adobe Exchange. This update brings the CC apps in line with the version of the Panel we just provided to CS6 users and adds Hi DPI support for Retina MacBook Pros and a number of important compatibility capabilities.

You can see the simple instructions for applying the update here. Once installed you will find an ever growing number of products to enhance your favorite apps. Want to create your own products for Adobe Exchange? It’s easy! Otherwise, just launch the Exchange Panel and remember to check it frequently for product updates and lots of great new products that are being added all the time.

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

 

Watch the Adobe Exchange – Discover, Create and Share session from MAX 2013

Adobe Exchange Session at MAX

At the Creativity Conference – MAX 2013 we announced that the Adobe Exchange Panel would be integrated into 7 Creative Cloud apps. We recorded a session that explains what Adobe Exchange is, how you can create products for Adobe Exchange, some great tools for designers and developers, the future of extensibility, tips and tricks and finally a sneak peek at the planned CC website integration.

Check out the session recording on Adobe TV:

You can also view and download a PDF of the presentation.

Want to create products for Adobe Exchange? It’s easy, this one page PDF shows you how to get started.

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Sign up now for Adobe Exchange sessions at MAX

Adobe MAX 2013

 

Adobe MAX is where we will formally launch Adobe Exchange and show how it is being integrated into Creative Cloud. For any user of Adobe’s creative apps Exchange will bring lots of great new add-ons to make your experience of those applications so much better. What you may not know is how easy it is to create products and content for Adobe Exchange. Anyone can do it and you do not need to do any coding. You can offer free, paid and even private products. Adobe Exchange will let you get products and content in front of millions of users, or just the ones you want if you share privately. How do you do this? We will reveal all. We have two sessions at MAX:

1) A Preconference that has 2 tracks, one focused on our extensibility plans, being revealed at MAX and another track covering everything you need to know about Adobe Exchange. This afternoon preconference will also give you an opportunity at the end to network, meet the product teams and other users at our cocktail reception.

Please note: this preconference session is included in your MAX pass, there are no additional fees to attend this session.
Sign uphttps://bit.ly/VytZNr

2) A 1 hour session – This is for MAX attendees that cannot make the Sunday afternoon preconference on May 5th, or just want to learn about Adobe Exchange.
Sign uphttps://bit.ly/WdQqZQ

Either session is relevant for any type of Adobe creative product user so please sign up and see what’s possible!

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Adobe Drive 4.2 Update Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Adobe Drive 4.2 Update is now available! This update provides performance improvements, new file status icons when viewing managed assets via the Finder/Explorer, an updated CMIS connector, fixes to the Mac OS context menu, and additional fixes/improvements in other areas.

How do I get this update?

In the Adobe Drive Connect UI click the Updates link, choose Help > Updates from a Creative Suite product or download/install from the following locations: Win | Mac

Not familiar with Adobe Drive?

Adobe Drive is an application that allows one to connect the following CS applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and/or InCopy) to a DAM (digital asset management) system. Having an Adobe Drive integration provides full access to content on a DAM system from Adobe Bridge, the Explorer or Finder and includes the ability to check in, check out, add check in comments, compare versions etc. from directly within the supported CS applications.

In addition to Adobe Drive, to fully enable the connection to a DAM server, one needs an Adobe Drive plug-in (what we call connectors) to interface with the DAM system. Included with the Adobe Drive installer are 2 connectors. A connector that will work with the Adobe Experience Manager DAM and a generic CMIS compliant connector that will work with servers that implement the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification. There are also connectors available from third-party vendors. The Adobe Drive SDK is publicly available here which provides more information as to how to create a connector that will work with Adobe Drive.

Laurel Zimmer | Product Manager

Getting Started: Creating Products for Adobe Exchange

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We wanted to provide a simple 1 page interactive PDF that shows you how to create products for Adobe Exchange. We hope you find it helpful. Please note this PDF has been updated to reflect that it’s now really easy to submit content for Adobe CC apps, no packaging required!

Adobe Exchange – Getting Started Creating Products (PDF file)

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Extension Manager 6.0.5 full installer now avaialble on adobe.com

Extension Manager CS6Previously Adobe Extension Manager CS6 was only available as an update inside Adobe Application Manager (AAM). We had requests to provide the full installer on the Web and I am pleased to say that we created a special full installer build to do that. If you have had any issues trying to update to Extension Manager 6.0.5 please use this full installer available for Mac and Windows, it should solve your issues.

Many thanks to the Extension Manager team for releasing this. if you have CS6 you definitely want to update to 6.0.5 it has some new capabilities we will soon enable for Adobe Exchange improved installations and other useful features and fixes.

Get it now!

http://www.adobe.com/exchange/em_download/

Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager

Creative Cloud Exclusive and Free! Flypaper Select – High Resolution Textures Pack

Flypaper SelectHot on the heels of the Adobe Paper Texture Panel Pro release I am delighted to announce FlyPaper Select. Flypaper Select is an exclusive collection of 24 high quality and unique textures which were especially chosen for their all round versatility from Flypaper’s eight texture packs. All of Flypaper’s Texture packs will soon be available on Adobe Exchange, several already are, just search for ‘flypaper’ from the Adobe Exchange Panel.

The Adobe Paper Texture Panel Pro and Flypaper Select are complementary products. The Adobe Paper Textures panel and the Pro version of the panel use low resolution Flypaper Textures to generate their effects. The Flypaper Select pack has high resolution (300 dpi) JPEG files that can be used with lots of Adobe apps and have all sorts of uses including photography, artwork, graphics projects, website design, digital, video and not forgetting old school film projects, book design, scrapbooking, illustration and collage. Flypaper texture uses are endless!

How do you get it?

If you are a Creative Cloud paid member then just search for ‘flypaper’ in the Adobe Exchange panel from within the CS6 versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Fireworks, Flash Pro, Premiere Pro or Dreamweaver.

You’ll find the panel in Window > Extensions > Adobe Exchange.

Don’t have the Adobe Exchange Panel? You can download it free. If you’re not already a Creative Cloud paid member you can learn more.

Hurry!

I’d like to thank the team at Flypaper Textures for providing this pack exclusively to Creative Cloud subscribers but get it quickly as it may not stay exclusive or free forever!

Creative Cloud paid member free and exclusive products are our little way of saying thanks to our Creative Cloud subscribers. Please help show your appreciation of these free donations by simply rating after your download. If you are not a Creative Cloud subscriber yet but have CS6, virtually all the products available do not require paid membership, check out the panel to see what’s available.

 

Become a producer yourself!

Becoming a producer for Adobe Exchange is free and easy. Just sign in/sign up here with your Adobe ID. We have lots of different tools and resources to help you create and package products. If you have simple creative files then you just need to use Adobe Exchange Packager, there’s even an embedded video to show you how to use it. Packager will sign and package your products and then you can submit them to the Adobe Exchange Producer Portal. Adobe will review and test your product and then it will be released. As a producer you can even privately share products with other people, ideal for Education, Enterprise, collaborative working and much more. Adobe Exchange is designed to enrich your experience with Adobe apps, whether that’s with a plug-in, an extension, an InDesign template, a Photoshop file or anything else that is related to our Adobe creative products. I can’t wait to see what our rapidly growing number of producers come up with.

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Jonathan Ferman | Product Manager