Posts tagged "Creative Cloud"

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

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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 

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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.

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 www.adobe.com/in/products/kuler.html and the Creative Cloud team blog.

The new revamped Kuler website

You can access the newly revamped Kuler website at kuler.adobe.com.

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.

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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: 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.

All that you wanted to know about Adobe Creative Cloud

 

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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.