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An Open Letter to Adobe Translation contributors and subscribers

A few years ago, we envisioned that the Adobe International Community would like to be involved in improving the quality of the products they use. We built the infrastructure that enabled our community to freely contribute feedback, vote on translations, propose new translations, and create new language offerings for some products.

While quality work is never “done”, we feel that we have achieved many of our objectives. Now is the right time to reimagine how we should engage with our Adobe community to support international releases in an agile world, where innovation rules.

On 24 February 2016, we closed the Adobe Translation program and took down the site (ref. https://translate.adobe.com/adobe). We would love to receive feedback about your experiences; hear your suggestions for the future; and ideate with you about how to involve the Adobe international community in improving our products.

We give heartfelt thanks to you, our generous international community, for supporting this translation initiative over the years. You have lent your time and talents and shown sincere dedication. For that we are indebted and grateful.

Sincere thanks,
Adobe Community Translation Team
Contact Us at AdobeTranslatorFeedback@adobe.com

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Event Recap: AEM Multilingual SIG | APAC Kick Off Event | Singapore | October 8

Together we’ve successfully created a support network where we can share best practices and challenges using AEM and push each other further in our practice. As a keeper of this space of AEM community, I was very impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm that all of you have shown at the event. There were total 43 attendees from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, and United States in the room and 5 members joined us on Connect from the US.

List of Companies

  • Altera
  • Amway
  • Annotate Consulting
  • Asia Miles
  • BizTECH
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • CapitalLand
  • Chelsea FC
  • CIMB Group
  • DDB Tribal Worldwide Singapore
  • Gcell
  • Infocomm Development Authority Singapore
  • Informatica
  • Lionbridge
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Mirum
  • NOL
  • OCBC Bank
  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group
  • SAP
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Singapore Tourism Board
  • SurveyMonkey
  • Translations.com
  • Tribal Worldwide Singapore
  • Valtech Singapore

Session Recordings

Presentation Decks

On behalf of the group, I would like to thank you to all of our speakers, David, Angie, Alan and Eli for their leadership to be in service to the AEM community – so much thought, effort and time went in to the presentation that we have received and we are very grateful for that. Special thanks to David for flying in from California just to champion the first event in APAC, and Eli for generously putting together a special SEO session with such a short notice. Lastly many thanks to Therese Harris at Clay Tablet for funding some of the activities. All of you have embodied the true community spirit!

Until we see each other next time, let’s continue the conversations at our Linkedin group.

Seung­min Lee

Sr. Pro­gram Manager, Adobe

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David Shao @ Altera (Photo by Jeff Rueppel)
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Group Discussion

 

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Clarissa & Synmark behind the scene (Photo by Jeff Rueppel)

 

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Seungmin Opening The Ceremony (Photo by Jeff Rueppel)

 

 

Localized Video Tutorials of Photoshop Elements

We’ve evaluated the presence of video tutorials for non-English users. We have plenty of tutorials available for French, German and Japanese users on Adobe TV, and have scouted the worldwide web to identify good tutorials in each of the available locales, which are shared for public use. We would like to share it for your perusal.

Thanks,

Manish and Bob.

 

[Manish Kanwal is the Program Manager for Internationalized users ; and Bob is the Product Manager . Both of them manage Photoshop Elements]

Language URLs Comments
Spanish http://www.memoflores.com/podcast/ This is a collection of tutorials for various Adobe products, including many for PSE (over 250) created by a professional Spanish photographer, Guillermo Flores.  The videos are of a very high quality but unfortunately they show the English version of the UI.
Spanish http://www.youtube.com/user/memo06dic You can see all the Tutorials made by this photographer on their YouTube page here
Spanish http://www.youtube.com/user/AgenciaCoria There is also another YouTube use who has some Adobe Tutorials in Spanish – AgenciaCoria
Spanish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jSauZ4vby0 This user has many Adobe product tutorials, all of which show the Spanish UI, but unfortunately there are less of them, and only one for PSE, which is here
Russian http://3domen.com/articles/2d-grafika-obzory-programm/uroki-po-photoshop/ Various tutorials (PS CS)
Russian http://photoshop-master.org/disc10/ Full tutorial
Russian http://status-video.ru/videocourses/photoshop-cs4.html Full tutorial (PS CS )
Russian http://status-video.ru/videocourses/novoe-v-photoshop-cs5.html Additional tutorial (new functions in PS CS)
Russian http://www.compartstudio.com/shop/index.php?categoryID=79 Full tutorial
Polish http://www.tutoria.pl/sklep/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Elements&x=0&y=0 As far as we know, there are no completely free Polish video courses on PRE or PSE. (The ad-driven model is not very popular here.) There are various authors who provide commercial courses, and promote their work by posting parts of it on YouTube. These are the most helpful video courses we could find.
This seems like the best localized video tutorial source. It contains commercial tutorials covering many aspects of the Elements family (up to PSE 9 and PRE 10), among other products (Adobe and Adobe-related, like web design or computer graphics stuff). It uses Polish product UI where available.
Polish http://www.youtube.com/user/ghxx/search?query=Elements Many parts are available for free on the YouTube channel.
Polish http://www.swiatobrazu.pl/adobe-photoshop-elements–twoj-cyfrowy-warsztat-film-szkoleniowy-25128.html Fully commercial PSE course.
Polish http://www.youtube.com/user/SwiatObrazuWideo/search?query=elements Only a short teaser is available on the YouTube channel.
Polish http://market-wiedzy.pl/index.php?route=product/search&keyword=Elements&category_id=0 Commercial tutorial offerings, covering the Adobe Elements family (Older version of PSE  and PRE ).
Polish http://www.youtube.com/user/marketwiedzypl/search?query=Elements Some parts of the tutorials are available on the YouTube channel
Polish http://strefakursow.pl/katalog-kursow/grafika/kurs-adobe-photoshop-elements-8.html Another commercial offering covering older version of PSE
Polish http://kursyonline.psboy.pl/library/kurs/7/photoshop-elements-edycja-foto Commercial offering covering older version of Photoshop Elements .
Polish http://www.youtube.com/user/psboypl/search?query=Elements A few teasers are available.
Italian – http://www.teacher-in-a-box.it/videocorsi/photoshop-elements-3-0_31.html Good site, but with paid tutorials
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58nHE-itDWk Detaching images in Photshop Elements 8
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2k911o9LHY Clarity and white balance
A bit of static in the background, voice is Clear though.
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwF4ESykFyI  Creating a water drop in Photoshop
Not overtly professional, static in the background
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvnDuJ65xyk  Photoshop Elements 8 for seniors
Old fashioned use of language, though understandable because of target group
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX2CWhr2Qco Creating better black and white portraits in Photoshop Elements
Flemish voice-over, professional video
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIYwe2pIywc Adobe Photoshop Elements- Watermark Tutorial
Nicely done, with music
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZp9dKHS2w Coloring a black and white photo with Photoshop Elements
Dutch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT0YwhL9o1s Photoshop Elements : tools
Flemish voice-over, static in the background
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-na-barevne-retro-tonovani-clanekid783
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-retusujeme-necistoty-na-fotkach-v-photoshopu-a-gimpu-clanekid584
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-na-cernobile-fotografie-v-photoshopu-a-gimpu-clanekid580
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-vylepsit-zasedle-fotografie-v-photoshopu-a-gimpu-clanekid583
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-na-levitujici-banan-clanekid602
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-vylepsit-tmavy-a-barevne-chladny-portret-clanekid616
Czech http://www.fotoradce.cz/video-tutorial-jak-simulovat-vecerni-svetlo-v-adobe-camera-rawu-clanekid622

Multilingual Content Intelligence SIG meeting summary

The 3rd Multilingual content special interest group meetup is around AEM multilingual DAM. About half of the community implemented AEM DAM. But DAM is a popular topic in that people are already asking about best practices around organizing, localizing and searching global assets. So this SIG is gearing towards addressing the need for those who want to know why DAM is needed and how other people are using it, as well as for those who implemented DAM but not sure if the way they use it is the best way. It also turned out to be very useful for our technology partners who are looking for customer use cases to develop DAM connectors. AEM customers from Intel, Xlinx, SAP, SuccessFactors, Sas Institute, Paypal attended, along with partners from Cloudwords, TDC, ClayTablet, etc.

The meeting started with an overview of AEM DAM given by Sr product marketing manager Elliot Sedegah. It was a very informative and interactive session with lots of demos. He demoed some of the AEM5.6.1 and 6.0 features such as collaboration workflow between creative professionals and marketing manager collaborating on asset revision, upload, etc. He also showed the new Scene7 DAM integration feature on dynamic text rendering on an image. Very cool stuff. Nick from Adobe.com later showed a POC on asset localization using this feature OOTB. Elliot also showed Asset Share which is kind of like a portal for asset search and download. This segways into a topic that many SIG attendees are interested in – what’s the best practice of organizing DAM assets. Many of them use folders. Elliot mentioned both using folders and using metadata.  The advantage of using metadata is that it is part of the asset regardless of where it is. It’s also great for search. Most of these demos are on the touch-optimized UI, which is very cool looking.

Then Web Marketing Sr. Manager Gary Gamitian from SuccessFactors presented their DAM use case on SuccessFactors.com. They launched CQ5.5 last December and so far has several language/locale sites. Gary showed us their Resource Center site. It uses both tagging and metadata driven search for their digital assets. They have very strict rules on metadata reinforcement. One thing he mentioned what would be a useful feature is the language copy functionality for DAM assets. That would automate target asset population.

The afternoon session is around asset localization. Sr. Web Production Manager Nick presented how Adobe.com will leverage the new Scene7 feature for asset localization. Basically the integration allows one to select an asset directly from the Scene7 repository through AEM. The text layer on the image is parameterized so you can change the text directly on the website component on the fly, or package it up as translatable content to send to a Translation management system. Sara Lockhart-Sirman, Web Operations Manager at Intel also show cased how they are using the AEM customized component to localize text on an image on CQ 5.4.

Finally, Sr. Product manager Cedric Huesler and Sr. Translation Technology Group Manager Chris Duran gave an update on the MSM issues this community reported. I saw some happy faces in the room on this one.

Great sessions overall, and the refreshment is awesome too!

Mengmeng Niu

Multilingual Content Program Manager

Join Us: 3rd Adobe Experience Manager Multilingual Content Special Interest Group Meeting

The Multilingual Content Intelligence team at Adobe is excited to host our third Adobe Experience Manager Multilingual Content Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, at our headquarters in San Jose. Our program this time is on Digital Asset Management (DAM), and we plan to focus on how DAM can be used for multilingual purposes. During the meeting, we’ll also have a Multi Site Manager (MSM) review session to share feature enhancement plans for future releases.

This is a great opportunity to understand basic concepts of DAM and related best practices in a multilingual context. Attendees will also rub elbows with our Adobe experts, share their experiences and challenges, and network with peers from various industry leading companies that are putting Adobe Experience Manager to use.

The details:

Date: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM PST
Address:  Adobe San Jose headquarters
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA, 95110

The event is free, but you must register in advance to attend. For registration, please visit: https://adobesig.eventbrite.com

For more information or any questions, you’re welcome to ping me at: seunlee at adobe.com

We hope to see you next week!

Seungmin Lee

Sr. Program Manager

Embracing Indian creative workflow

Any kind of digital creative content – whether it is a simple newspaper advert, or a large hoarding, or laying out a complicated magazine or a newspaper – comprises of handling text. Creating such a content for regional audience with software not supporting Indian scripts is like driving a left-hand-drive car in India – not comfortable at all.

How does a customer-oriented company like Adobe approach these users in the Indian subcontinent? Internal research shows that users in India are comfortable using English interface for software – what’s really needed is the ability to compose and handle text in Indic scripts, more so in text publication workflows.

While the publishing workflow is largely based on Adobe InDesign and we started supporting 10 of the most popular languages in Adobe InDesign CS6, there was a need to bridge the gap with other publication workflows utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Adobe did so with the latest release of Creative Cloud products by introducing Indic script support in Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. Users can now compose their text in 10 regional languages, generate world class print output, and still be within their beloved Adobe environment.

The Creative Workflow

Common workflows in creation of digital content involve extensive flow of content  cross InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Photographs are clicked with the digital cameras and are beautified in Photoshop. These are brought into Illustrator and converted to vector images and are further used as a part of an art work. Small sections of these images (even raster forms) could as well be converted to form a brush stroke in Illustrator CC. A complex artwork including raster images and vector art is finally rendered to print through an InDesign document, which blends this graphic with text stories to give a phenomenal impact to readers.

Such meshed workflows often use text at various places, and the users ought to be able to work with that text whenever needed in the workflow. They don’t want to wait until the artwork is placed into InDesign for them to be able to insert text in regional languages.

Covering the entire flow

As a creative professional, one always wonders if they could do some raster handling in Illustrator, or some type handling in Photoshop, or some vector handling in InDesign. All of these are possible with Adobe software today, and that makes using these three in our publication workflows so very seamless. Not only that, we also want to create that beautiful type effect in Illustrator using Indic characters in our regional language. We want to give titles to our Photoshop banners in our own language. And much more…

With the latest CC release, joining the excitement of the amazing features, Photoshop and Illustrator also provide support for Indic scripts as in InDesign.

What’s more? The overall experience with Indic scripts has been made far richer with a number of bug fixes.

Adobe Fonts:

In addition to extending Indic script support to Photoshop and Illustrator, we appreciate the need for Adobe fonts in languages other than Hindi. Well-designed Unicode fonts that support Indian scripts can enhance productivity and cross-compatibility of content created by creative users, including the content creators, the designers, and the editors. We thus took this initiative of providing this beautiful set of fonts, starting with Adobe Devanagri.

  1. Adobe Devanagri was introduced in CS6 timeframe, and has now been extended to include the Marathi script as well.
  2. A completely new font, Adobe Gurmukhi has also been introduced. This will come pre-installed for users to start creating content in Punjabi. Also, fonts for more Indian languages are on their way!

To read about the Indic support in InDesign CS6, please read this article.