February 14, 2008

New Adobe Magazine available

Volume 2, Issue 1 of Adobe Magazine, the company’s quarterly design and technology mag, is available for download.  The new issue features Photoshop being used for concept art, architectural illustration, and scientific imaging.  Other highlights:

  • Talent for Good - Poster power: Listen to seven diverse designers talk about the power of a poster and how they can be used to inquire, compel, and provoke while maintaining a civic responsibility.
  • New Interactive Spaces: Watch New York-based FeedTank encourage people to think creatively by building public interactive experiences.
  • Awakening the Web: Explore the new UNIQLOCK site, and see how the creativity of Tokyo based Projector thrives in a world of technological restrictions.
  • Digital Imaging Wonders: See how the imagination can take on an infinite variety of shapes, from landscape illustrations to hyper-real scientific images.   
Posted by John Nack at 7:01 PM on February 14, 2008


  • greg h — 9:39 PM on February 14, 2008

    Hi John,
    Thank you for the heads up that the new issue was available for download.
    Just curious, any idea why the download is a zip? A zip with just one file. And the file is a PDF.
    [I'm guessing (as I have no inside scoop) that the purpose is to make the file download rather than open inside one's browser. On my machine at least the ZIP file wrapper away automatically. --J.]
    We are Adobe, so I would think we would be promoting the PDF format. ZIP’ing it seems odd. (And I would not zip a PDF in a similar case on any web site that I am webmaster on.)
    Following are the files sizes:
    ZIP 11,047,703
    PDF 12,474,150
    Difference: 1,426,447
    So the ZIP is 11.5% smaller. But the whole unzipping process makes it about 300% more of a hassle.
    In a case like this, I would just rather direct access to the PDF.
    Thanks again,

  • jknef — 7:27 PM on February 15, 2008

    I need to make 11×17 brochures using text and digital high resolution professional photos on a regular basis. Sorry to ask a dumb question here..what software would you recommend? I have windows Vista and a mac pro one version before leopard. Thanks

  • Bill — 5:25 AM on August 04, 2008

    John – I just popped online after thinking “I haven’t gotten a recent issue of Adobe Magazine” – a to my great dismay, I discover the magazine is no longer available.
    Any insight into why it was killed? As a PDF evangelist, it was a wonderful tool for demonstrating the potential of the digital magazine format as well as an inspiration for new ways to use the tools.
    I find it sad that Adobe has chosen to discontinue the creation of the magazine.

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