#CreateNow World Tour: UK Highlights

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December 09, 2013

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Since mid-September, Adobe’s #CreateNow world tour has brought creative experts and Adobe’s own evangelists to cities across the globe. We’ve been celebrating all things Creative Cloud by giving all of you the lowdown on the very latest updates to our creative offering.

On 26th and 28th November we came to the UK, stopping off in Bristol and Edinburgh. With new features and applications being continually updated in Creative Cloud, the #CreateNow events have been a great chance for the pros and I to show everyone just what exciting and dynamic content can be created using the new suite of tools.

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A number of deep dive sessions took place at both events, with specialist knowledge on everything from digital imaging to video editing being shared.

Richard Curtis kicked off proceedings with two photography based sessions exploring Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC, walking through the workflows for designers and publishers and telling everyone how photographers can reimagine their content and share it with the rest of the world via Behance.

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Iona Walters showcased Adobe Muse, the software which makes it possible for designers to create web pages without having to code, as well as highlighting how the Edge suite of tools and services can save web designers hours of time thanks to handy features like responsive design.

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Niels Stephens was up next, focusing on all things video-related. He showcased some of the latest updates to Adobe’s CC video applications, inclu ding the seamless collaboration between Audition and Premier Pro as well as running through performance enhancements to After Effects CC.

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Finally, Rupert Knowles spoke about the huge shift towards digital publishing and demonstrated just how simple and seamless digit al publishing can be with the Digital Publishing Suite, with some great examples of tablet publications from Adidas and TopGear, which were honed using InDesign CC.

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On the day, attendees were encouraged to live tweet throughout the event as well as have a go on our very own interactive graffiti wall, with some great feedback:

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I think the #CreateNow tour has been so successful as we’ve tailored the day to suit what our audience want to know and hear. The #CreateNow sessions focused on the workflows that creatives deal with on a day to day basis as well as exploring how to get the best from Creative Cloud. By listening to feedback and interacting with our customers, we are enabling people to enhance their creative processes.

If #CreateNow has inspired you, find out more about becoming a member of the Creative Cloud and the tools that are available to you as part of our creative community here.

If you want to see more images from the Adobe #CreateNow events, then head over to our Creative Juices Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to stay tuned on future events.

John Cole, Adobe Digital Media Manager for Northern Europe

Students Get Creative at Campuses Across the UK

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October 23, 2013

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This month the Adobe Education team has been travelling the nation, visiting students and educators across the United Kingdom to spread the word and help inspire creativity in education. Many students, educators and creative professionals attended the biggest UK Campus Tour yet, across seven different venues.  They were treated to exclusive insider information and content from Adobe’s Creative Cloud as well as tips and tricks on how to advance their creative work.

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The Campus Tour was attended by students, teachers and lecturers, as well as local professionals with an interest in learning more about Creative Cloud. Our experts included Pro Video Evangelist for Education Michael O’Neill and Senior Solutions Consultant Iona Walters, and their stunning demonstrations gave attendees a brilliant insight into the power of Creative Cloud.

Jamie Eason is the Digital Resources Manager for the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee. Having recently signed an agreement with Adobe to give Duncan of Jordanstone full access to Creative Cloud, Jamie believed the Campus Tour was an “ideal way to show everyone what this new software can do.” He continued “Adobe is helping to train the next wave of creative graduates, and we’re delighted to be working with such a passionate, forward-thinking multinational company.”

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Salford University’s Academic Director Andrew Cooper was also thrilled with the Campus Tour visit to their campus in Media City UK. He said that their partnership with Adobe “exemplifies their trans-disciplinary work with industry”, and  ”the opportunity for students and staff to mix with industry experts from Adobe was not to be missed”. He continued; “Events like this are crucial to our development of next generation talent across the spectrum of creative media and digital technologies, and they play a key role in our contribution to the innovative eco-system that has been rapidly established at MediaCityUK.’

The aim and vision with this series of Adobe Campus Tour events was to empower students and educators with information, tips and skills so they can use our creative tools more effectively and efficiently to advance their creative ideas.

Video Evangelist Michael added that he had met “so many amazingly talented students” during the Campus Tour, and that “their passion for design and desire to learn was incredibly inspiring.” He added, “The Campus Tour was a brilliant way to meet the next generation of creative professionals face-to-face, and to find out what it is they need and want from their tools.”

If you want to see more from the Adobe Campus Tours then check out our Facebook albums from the events. We are also delighted to announce that after the huge success of this year’s Campus Tour it will be back bigger and better than ever in 2014. If you think your university or college deserves a visit from the Adobe team then apply here.

Zuko Leonard Rabotapi, Marketing Manager, United Kingdom, Sub Saharan Africa & Israel

Adobe inspires creativity (and comfort) at #ReasonsTo

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September 06, 2013

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Giving you 50 ‘Reasons to be Creative’

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September 02, 2013

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We’re down in Brighton today for the annual Reasons to be Creative conference, where we’ll be joining the very best of the UK’s creative talent for three days of education and inspiration on the latest trends, tools and techniques from the world of web design, film-making, animation and more.

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If you’re heading down here yourself, then you’ll very shortly see our very own Paul Trani hit the stage for the opening keynote where he’ll be setting the tone for the event with a discussion around creativity and a demonstration of how creative ideas can be brought to life through tools such as Creative Cloud, both now and in the future.

Not only that, we’re also giving delegates 50 ‘reasons to be creative’ as we’re running a competition to give away 50 Adobe bean bags during the conference. All you have to do to enter, is tweet us on @AdobeUK telling us what inspires your creativity – and make sure you include the #reasonsto hashtag. The competition opens at 10am today and closes at 1pm on Wednesday 4th September. We’ll be notifying the winners by 2pm and they’ll have until 3pm to collect their beanbag. Remember, only delegates can participate – so if you’re not going but you know someone who is, then let them know they could be in with a chance of winning. Full T’s and C’s available here.

If you can’t make it down, then be sure to follow @AdobeUK for all the latest news from the conference – plus we’ll be live tweeting from @AdobeUK during Paul’s keynote between 10am and 11am this morning.

Your chance to earn an Adobe Education Trainer credential this summer

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July 18, 2013

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If you’ve got experience teaching digital media to your students using Adobe tools such as Photoshop, and you’re keen to impart your knowledge and train your colleagues to do the same, then listen up. Because we’re giving you the opportunity to participate in our free Train the Trainer online course and to earn an Adobe Education Trainer credential this summer.

This free online course launches on 21st July 2013 on the Adobe Education Exchange and runs over ten weeks until 15 September 2013 – at the end of which you’ll be qualified to train your fellow teachers or lecturers on the best way to use Adobe’s creative tools in their own lessons.

Anyone who successfully completes the course requirements will not only earn a digital Adobe Education Trainer credential, you’ll also get to enjoy a tonne of other benefits;

  •  Access to an exclusive Adobe Professional Development Toolkit that can be used to design and deliver customised training to schools, colleges and universities around the world
  • An invitation to join an exclusive professional learning community of Adobe Education Trainers worldwide
  • Inclusion of your name and contact information in an online global database of Adobe Education Trainers
  • An invitation to participate in further training-for-trainers and professional learning activities designed specifically for Adobe Education Trainers
  • Use of an “Adobe Education Trainer” digital credential to market your services

The Adobe Train the Trainer course takes place from July 21st – 15th September 2013. To get started, click here to register and enroll.

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