Posts tagged "Creative Cloud"

Adobe Hue CC – Get that Look!

There’s something about good old fashioned movies that I absolutely love. The storyline, the actors, and the look. Oh yes, the look. The movies of the 50’s and 60’s have a nice vintage look to them, a warm orange-brown tint that sets the mood for the entire film. Cut to the present day. The recent Hollywood blockbusters have a distinctly different look. I find them noticeably brighter and more vibrant. A look undoubtedly sets the mood for a video.

Wouldn’t it be fun if you could turn your casual video footage to look like the movie you love? The vintage look, the warm look, or just about any look that catches your fancy? Your wish has been granted!

The 2015 release of Creative Cloud introduces Adobe Hue CC – a new mobile capture app that lets you capture color and light from things that you see around you and save them as Looks to your Creative Cloud Library — all in just a few taps.

How it works

Use your iPhone or iPad to capture color and light from the world around you. Or, you can use photos that you already captured from your camera roll or stored on your Adobe Creative Cloud account.

Then let Adobe Hue work its magic. Adobe Hue lets you view color and light in three-dimensional space so you can see the structure of your Look. You can refine the Look by shifting mid-tones and adjusting intensity quickly and easily with intuitive tools.

I also love the fact that you can get a live preview of the Look by applying it to a sample image or video as you fine-tune the details. When you are happy with the Look you created, save it to your Creative Cloud Library.

If you want all the finer details about how Adobe Hue works, read this blog post.



Use with other Creative Cloud apps

The Looks you save to your Creative Cloud Libraries can be accessed across apps or shared with others. The  magic of Adobe CreativeSync lets you apply Looks created in Adobe Hue to Premiere Clip videos on your iPhone or iPad, or use them to enhance your video projects in Premiere Pro or After Effects.

Get started

Try Adobe Hue for yourself and watch the magic unfold!

Download Adobe Hue CC from the App store.

Read through these resources to help you get started:


Meet Adobe Premiere Clip



Adobe announced a bunch of new mobile apps at the Adobe MAX 2014 keynote. And one of the shiny new stars that made its debut is:

 Adobe Premiere Clip – a  mobile app for video editing on the go!



Premiere Clip turns your mobile video shots into amazing movies right on your iPhone or iPad. You can capture the essence of a moment and use Premiere Clip to transform your clips into a high-quality movie replete with cinema-quality color treatment and awesome audio — all in just a few taps!

And what’s even better is that the magic of Creative Cloud lets Premiere Clip automatically sync media on all of your devices.  If you’d like to do more advanced editing, you just have to export the movie to your Adobe Creative Cloud account and  work on it later in Premiere Pro CC.

Sounds magical, right? Watch Meagan Keane demo Premiere Clip, and you’ll agree with me.

Downloading Premiere Clip is quick and easy. Just head to the Apps store to download Premiere Clip. But, before you get started, I’d encourage you to check out these handy resources:

I had a lot of fun creating my first Premiere Clip video for “National Cat Day”.








I’m sure you too will enjoy Premiere Clip! Do remember to share your videos on Twitter by including #MadeWithClip.


Help & Tutorial | Correct color in videos like a pro!

Does your cheerful party video look icy cold and washed out? Does your video of a bright blue sky look pink with purplish tones?

The color in your video can often make or break the overall look-and-feel of a video. Color correction is that one important step in video editing that can balance the colors in your footage, making your regular footage look distinctly professional.

Adobe SpeedGrade comes with a variety of features to help you easily correct color in your videos and give it that professional look. While professional color correction is a fine art, you don’t need to be a color-grading wizard to use SpeedGrade. Almost anyone with no prior experience with SpeedGrade can learn the basics of color grading and color-correct video clips in no time.

To help you get started with SpeedGrade, we have a neat tutorial that takes you step-by-step from understanding the basics of color correction to grading techniques and even stylizing the video with creative looks. And all this in under an hour – yes, you heard right in under an hour! This hands-on tutorial also provides you sample tutorial files that you can download to follow along and learn.

Video tutorial


Click here for the tutorial on Getting Started with SpeedGrade

This tutorial is perfect for first-time SpeedGrade users to follow along and learn how to correct color and create stylized looks in video.


Help articles

Once you’re familiar with using SpeedGrade, you can see the following Help articles for more grading techniques:

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 


Upright – Automatic Perspective Correction: Help article | Video tutorial  


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


Smart Previews: Help article | Video tutorial


Image credits: Referenced from Lightroom Help articles on

Where can I try or buy Lightroom 5?

You can try or buy Lightroom 5 on 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, and join the conversation.

Adobe Kuler – capturing color inspiration!

I love colors and love to paint, so it’s no surprise that Adobe Kuler is my go-to app for color inspiration. Last week, Adobe announced the availability of the free Kuler iPhone app, and the new, revamped Kuler website. I’ve been playing around with the new website and the iPhone app, and I’m absolutely loving it!

Let’s do a quick tour of Adobe Kuler, its top features, and why I think every artist will enjoy Kuler.

What is Adobe Kuler?
kuler-mnemonicKuler is a cloud-based application for creating color themes or color palettes using an iPhone or your browser. You can search, explore, and browse thousands of color themes in the Kuler community, and be inspired to create more color themes.

Learn more at and the Creative Cloud team blog.

The new revamped Kuler website

You can access the newly revamped Kuler website at

The web app  is really nifty — move the markers on the interactive color wheel to individually select colors. Or choose the colors in your theme using a color rule or preset, such as Analogous, Monochromatic. The web app can be used on the desktop or tablet using your favorite browser.


The new Kuler iPhone app

The iPhone Kuler app lets you create a color theme from the colors around you.  Just point your iPhone’s camera to any scene, painting, or any colorful composition that you like. Your Kuler app capture’s five points of color in any scene, and generates a color theme. Kuler provides you a number of options to tweak and save the color theme. You can fine tune the color swatch by selecting a color point and adjusting its position on the image, or choose a preset.

The Kuler iPhone app is now available for free via the iTunes store.

My favorite features

  • I love the ability to use Kuler color themes directly in Adobe Illustrator CC. Cloud-enabled features like Sync Color lets you quickly incorporate the captured colors into your vector artwork.
  • Another favorite is the Community feature that lets you explore hundreds of thousands of color themes created by other users. And with Creative Cloud integrated with Behance, you can seamlessly share your work with the creative community.
  • Searching through themes is really neat. You can sort by newest or most popular, keyword, hex value, creator name, and more. Making it really easy to find the right themes.
  • Color presets is again a great feature.  The Kuler iPhone app provides you five presets such as Colorful and Muted. And in the Kuler web app, you can pick presets that follow color theory, like Analogous, Triad, Compound, and more.

For questions or feedback, please join the conversation on the Kuler forum.

Don’t miss watching the Kuler video

Seeing is believing! Watch  this video, where Terry White take you on a tour of all the great features in Kuler.

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:

 Creative Cloud Tutorials


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


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.

All that you wanted to know about Adobe Creative Cloud



So, you heard the Big announcements at the Adobe MAX 2013 keynote (read here for a recap and highlights in case you missed it), and now you want to lay your hands on all the details about Adobe® Creative Cloud™, but don’t know where to start.

Not to worry, there’s so much of good information out there, that we’ll help you find answers to all your questions and more.

Here’s a quick guide to help you get started, and learn along the way.


Read through the Creative Cloud FAQs

The best starting place to answer all your questions (and more!) about Creative Cloud is the  Adobe Creative Cloud FAQs page. We have a really extensive FAQ list, and I’m pretty sure your question will be answered there.

Another informative resource questions would be Lee Brimelow’s Unofficial Creative Cloud FAQ.

Check if it’s a myth or a fact

So there are a lot of discussions about the Creative Cloud happening on all social media channels, and you can’t decipher what’s a fact, and what’s not. What better than to hear it from the official sources?

Engage with our experts

To ensure that you get direct access to someone from Adobe to answer your questions, we have a number of channels to help you:

Learn more

There are a whole bunch of resources including videos to help you learn more:

Get the new Creative Cloud experience

So now that you know where you can get all the information you need, you just have to dive into the new Creative Cloud products. Join now and be the first to get the new Creative Cloud experience. Coming in June.