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

Comments

  • 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,
    g

  • 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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