Posts in Category "Creative Suite"

Get Started in After Effects CS5

The Adobe TV team launched a new show today that is perfect for students and educators. The show is focused on getting started in After Effects CS5 and includes files to download and follow along with the tutorial to create a motion graphic title sequence.

Join educator and multimedia expert Adam Shaening-Pokrasso as he walks you through the basic concepts of digital compositing and animation in an in-depth introductory lesson in Adobe After Effects CS5. By the time you’re through, you will be able to create a stunning motion graphic title sequence for a film. http://tv.adobe.com/show/classroom-after-effects-cs5/

Go Test-Drive Adobe CS5

The 30-day free trial versions of Adobe CS5 products are now available for download on www.adobe.com . The trials are fully functional so you can try out all of the new tools and features.
If you need some tutorials to get you started check out tv.adobe.com .
Video: Spot Healing Brush tool – with the amazing new Content Aware option turned ON.

Attention All System Administrators!

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If your responsibilities include the enterprise deployment (installation and updates) of Adobe Creative Suite 4 and/or the Adobe Digital School Collection, or if you deal with tech support issues related to Adobe deployment and licensing, this article should be useful for you.

First, two existing Adobe Education Technologies articles provide consolidated lists of Adobe Creative Suite 4 and Adobe Digital School Collection deployment resources. It is important to note that there is updated information for Adobe Creative Suite 4 to include revised deployment guides and the addition of deployment planning worksheets.

Second, there is a dedicated Adobe Installation and Licensing blog designed to facilitate communication between Adobe’s deployment/licensing engineering team and you. The team is currently soliciting feedback in order to improve
the Enterprise Deployment Toolkit for future Adobe Creative Suite releases.

Lastly, the Adobe Installation and Licensing blog is a great source of information and illumination. Comments following each article also provide great insight. Here’s a list of topics covered thus far on the blog that might of interest:

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Check Out the New Video Production Resource Center

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CS4 Master Collection box shot  CS4 Production Premium box shot

The Adobe Education Technologies blog presents a fantastic new resource for faculty teaching digital video. The new Video Production Resource Center is a robust collection of sample projects, curriculum, professional development resources, tips & tricks, and more. You can also access video production resources for students with a wealth of free tutorials and inspiration from work created by their peers.

Time to Revist Adobe TV

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If you’ve never visited Adobe TV before or haven’t been back for awhile, I highly suggest checking it out. Adobe TV is your “one stop shop” for free Adobe tutorials, demos, tips & tricks, and general design inspiration. There are various channels which are comprised of different programs, each with multiple episodes (short videos) to choose from – most are less than 5 minutes in length.

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Adobe CS4 Deployment Resources

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Adobe CS4 Mnemonic

One of the goals of the Adobe Education Technologies blog is to provide access to Adobe resources in a concise form. Adobe.com has many great resources to help education IT departments deploy Adobe Creative Suite 4 across their enterprise, yet this information is not consolidated. So here you go:

Adobe Creative Suite Help and Support Home Page
http://www.adobe.com/support/creativesuite/

Adobe Creative Suite Forums
http://forums.adobe.com/community/creativesuites

Adobe Installation and Licensing Blog
http://blogs.adobe.com/OOBE/

Adobe Support Advisor
http://www.adobe.com/support/loganalyzer/

Adobe CS4 Deployment Toolkit and Guide
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/

Adobe CS4 Enterprise Manual Deployment Guide
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/openoptions/pdfs/manualenterprisedeployment_cs4_help.pdf

 

Happy Installing!

New Adobe Professional Development Offer

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Adobe, in partnership with Knowledge Network Solutions (KNS), is offering expert, instructor-led workshops that focus on integration of Adobe tools into all academic curriculum. The curriculum integration workshops include the use of Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Digital School Collection software for innovative teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics as they relate across the academic curriculum. A staff development workshop addresses the use of Adobe Acrobat Connect and Adobe Presenter software to create and deliver your own rich, interactive staff development to widely dispersed educators. To learn more about this new offer along with terms and conditions please review our professional development web page and datasheet.

The Adobe Configurator for Photoshop CS4

We, at the Adobe Technologies blog had the good fortune to attend Photoshop World in Boston (link to the Photoshop World website) last week (sorry Rick!), and it was fantastic! Scott and the rest of the NAPP crew did a fantastic job of bringing together thousands of passionate Photoshop users and partners. However, I digress. Russel brown showed off a new tool that I really think can help you out if you teach (or use for that matter) Photoshop CS4. Get the Configurator at the Labs website http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/configurator. Read on to see more:

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Creative Suite 4 for Criminal Justice

Guest post by Jim Hoerricks, Forensic Image/Video Analyst.
(Jim Hoerricks is a Photoshop Instructor, an Author, and a court qualified expert witness in Forensic Video Analysis who also happens to work for a law enforcement agency in one of the US’ major metropolitan areas)
I’ll start off today’s post by first thanking Rick Miller for inviting me to be today’s guest blogger, and by introducing myself. I’m Jim Hoerricks, Forensic Image / Video Analyst and best selling author of Forensic Photoshop – a comprehensive imaging workflow for forensic professionals (www.forensicphotoshopbook.com). I also blog at forensicphotoshop.blogspot.com. For more of my bio, check out the book’s link.
I’ve used Adobe products since the early/mid 1990’s. Some Adobe Products, like Pagemaker, I used before Adobe bought them from their respective owners.
Rick asked me to write a post about the Creative Suite and how it might benefit Criminal Justice students and practitioners. As always, I am happy to help.
So often, we think of Criminal Justice as laws, procedures, court cases, and lots of PT. (If you don’t know what PT stands for, get down and give me 20) I’m here to tell you that the state of modern policing is that … and much more. To illustrate my point, I’ll go down the list of Creative Suite products and show you how each piece fits perfectly within the Criminal Justice curriculum. By the time we’re done, I think that you’ll agree with me that owning the Creative Suite 4 Master Collection is the way to go.

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Kule New Feature in Kuler!

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Have you worked with Kuler yet? Before you read too much further, go try it out (link to Kuler).

You can also access it directly inside Adobe Illustrator CS4 as a way to get inspired about or just share color (see how). We here at the Adobe Education Technologies blog use it on occasion when we are looking for our own inspiration, and we were pleasantly surprised at the latest update to Kuler called Community Pulse.

                                A screen grab of the pulse interface, featuring the color wheel.

The screenshot shows Community Pulse in action, namely the popularity of colors downloaded in the USA (l) and Brazil (r) in Spring 2008. Larger circles and bars indicate more popular colors (i.e., themes with those colors were downloaded more often).

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