Posts in Category "Learning Resources"

Get started with Lightroom 5 – bring the best out of your photos!

My Twitter timeline is buzzing with news about the availability of Lightroom 5. So a blog post with all the details is in order!

What’s new in Lightroom 5?

Loads of stuff! Quoting from the product team’s blog post:

“ Lightroom 5 has all of your favorite features from Lightroom 5 beta including the Advanced Healing Brush, Upright, Radial Filter, Smart Previews, improved photo book creation, and slideshows that mix video and still images. The final version of Lightroom 5 also contains several new updates including more than 400 bug fixes, the ability to share photos using the Behance Publish Service and an expanded range on the Radial Filter’s feather slider.”

To find out more about the new features, camera support and new lens profile support, check out Lightroom Journal. Also watch this video for a quick overview.

Where can I learn more about the new features?

Two pages that you must bookmark are:

To quickly learn about some of the popular features, check out these resources:

Radial Filter: Help article | Video tutorial 

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Upright – Automatic Perspective Correction: Help article | Video tutorial  

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Advanced Healing Brush/ Enhanced Spot Removal Tool: Help article | Video tutorial

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Smart Previews: Help article | Video tutorial

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Image credits: Referenced from Lightroom Help articles on http://helpx.adobe.com


Where can I try or buy Lightroom 5?

You can try or buy Lightroom 5 on Adobe.com. Lightroom 5 is available as a standalone license and as part of Creative Cloud. It’s available as a free update to Creative Cloud members.


If I have questions about Lightroom 5, where can I ask?

The Adobe Forums are always the best place to ask all your questions. Head over to http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom, and join the conversation.

Watch and learn: Getting started with Adobe Creative Cloud

I think this is a great quote: “If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.” In the spirit of this quote, I’m following up the “All that you wanted to know about Creative Cloud” post with a post that focuses on videos and Learn shows to help you get up and running with Adobe Creative Cloud.

What is Creative Cloud?

Learn how one simple Creative Cloud membership gives you access to all of the creative tools, powerful publishing services, 20GB of space and the ability to sync, store, and share, plus access to new features and updates as soon as they are released.

What’s New in Creative Cloud

InsideCC Learn how Creative Cloud dramatically simplifies your creative process while using your favorite Design tools, Web apps, and Video and Audio tools: http://tv.adobe.com/channel/whats-new-in-creative-cloud/

 Creative Cloud Tutorials

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View preview versions of Learn shows for all Creative Cloud apps:

http://tv.adobe.com/channel/how-to/creative-cloud-tutorials/

 

What’s coming up next?

This list is just the beginning. Keep your eyes peeled to this page to know more about the upcoming Creative Cloud videos and tutorials.

Getting Started with Preview Releases of Flex SDK “Hero”, Flash Builder “Burrito”, and Flash Catalyst “Panini”

Straight off the press! – you can now download the public preview releases of the next versions of the Flex SDK, Flash Builder, and Flash Catalyst on Adobe Labs.

 The Flexteam Blog post describes the releases in good detail. But, here’s a quick list of links to various learning resources to help you get started:

 Intro articles written by the product managers 

 Samples, tutorials, and videos  

 Updated product documentation

 In the next few posts, I’ll be deep-diving into the features and their associated documentation. Until then, download the preview releases of all three products from Adobe Labs and get started!

ColdFusion Builder documentation online

Several people have been asking for links to the online ColdFusion documentation, so although the links are available in my Getting Started with ColdFusion Builder post, here are the links, again.

 

Installing Adobe ColdFusion Builder (HTML | PDF)

Using Adobe ColdFusion Builder (HTML | PDF)

 

Personally, it’s been a very fulfilling experience to write the documentation for a version one product. The Help pages are open for commenting, so bring on the feedback – I’m looking forward to it! :-)

Upgrading from Beta release of ColdFusion Builder

If you are upgrading from a Beta release of ColdFusion Builder, make sure that you uninstall the Beta software before installing the released product.

 

And if you are using ColdFusion Builder with a workspace from a Beta release, make sure that you clean and reinitialize the workspace before installing the release version of ColdFusion Builder.  

 

Complete details about installing ColdFusion Builder and cleaning and reinitializing the workspace is available in the Adobe ColdFusion Builder Installation Guide.

Getting started with ColdFusion Builder

If you are looking to download a trial version of ColdFusion Builder, look no further than: http://www.adobe.com/go/trycoldfusionbuilder

 

We have a host of resources available online to get you started with ColdFusion Builder.

 

 

  

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusionBuilder/Using/index.html

 

 

 

 

So what are you all waiting for? Get started with ColdFusion Builder right away!

 

Adobe Community Help Client – Search tips

Search is key to the Adobe Community Help Client (CHC).  You can specify various search and filter options in the CHC and search across different Help packages and search locations.

Select Help > ColdFusion Builder Help to launch the Adobe Community Help Client. In the CHC, click Search Options to display the following Search locations:

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Local Help – Use this option to search the Help packages downloaded to your desktop. Click Filter Results to narrow down your search results to a specific book in the Help package.


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Note that you can search Local Help only if the downloaded Help packages are fully downloaded. A good way to check if the Help packages are downloaded is by going to Edit > Preferences > Local Content. The status for the ColdFusion Builder and ColdFusion docs should read as “Current”.

Adobe.com – Use this option to search for reference content across all online resources available on adobe.com, including Developer Center articles, tutorials, and knowledgebase articles.

Community Help – This search is cumulative of all the resources available on adobe.com as well as the most relevant content contributed by experts from the Adobe community.

Happy searching!

Adobe Community Help Client – integrated with ColdFusion Builder

A new Help system – Adobe Community Help Client - has been introduced in the ColdFusion Builder Beta 3 release.

Community Help Client (CHC) is an AIR application that is configured with ColdFusion Builder to provide ColdFusion Builder and ColdFusion 9 Help content. The Help content is served directly from the web. So, when you open the CHC for the first time, an Internet connection is needed. You can then download the Help content to your desktop to use and search offline.

To launch the Adobe Community Help Client, within ColdFusion Builder, select Help > ColdFusion Builder Help.

Some of the key features of the Community Help Client are:

  • Up-to-date definitive reference content online and offline
  • Relevant content contributed by experts from the Adobe community
  • Ability to comment on, rate, and contribute to content in the Adobe community
  • Content updates and feature enhancements without reinstalling the AIR application

 To learn more about the Community Help Client, see http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/communityhelp/.

AIR application development support

One of the nice new features of ColdFusion Builder Beta 3 is the support for AIR application development.

To get started with creating an AIR project, do the following:

  1. In ColdFusion Builder, select File > New > Project.
  2. In the Create Project wizard, select HTML projects > Adobe AIR Project.
  3. Follow the next screens in the wizard and click Finish to create your AIR project.

You can then run or debug, package, and sign the AIR application.

Read Developing AIR applications  in the ColdFusion Builder User Guide for detailed information.

 

ColdFusion Builder Beta 3 available!

It’s been just a few minutes since the ColdFusion Builder Beta 3 release has been made available on Adobe Labs.

Read through the What’s New section of the Release Notes for a quick glimpse of what we have to offer in this release.

Updated Beta documentation is available online:

Installing ColdFusion Builder (HTML|PDF)

Using Adobe ColdFusion Builder (HTML|PDF)