#CreativeWeekUK Day Two: Can print and tablet publishing co-exist?

The @AdobeUK Team

July 11, 2012

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Read on for our Storify of day two at #CreativeWeekUK

CreativeWeekUK starts with industry-wide debate on creativity

The @AdobeUK Team

July 10, 2012

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The UK’s first ever Creative Week is finally here! The event, which is a celebration of the creativity in the UK, kicked off on Monday with an overview of the creative industries – and what an overview it was!

And if you missed the live show, don’t worry because the sessions are all available on-demand here at the end of each day. That’s also where you can stay tuned for all the action during the rest of the week. Whether you’re a design nut, film buff, mobile fiend or photography pro, there’s something for everyone, so stay tuned!

 

We kicked off the creative industry overview with a lively panel discussion between Brendan Dawes, Joel Gethin Lewis and Dr Chris Gerry who gathered in the studio with presenter David McClelland to discuss if creativity can help drive the UK out of recession. With the magnificent setting of Tower Bridge behind them, the debate flowed for almost an hour, and those watching online had their say too with a whopping 88% of people that took part in our daily poll agreeing that creativity is a huge factor in stimulating economic growth and solving problems.

The evangelist demos and show-and-tell sessions that followed included jaw-dropping tips and tricks for Illustrator CS6 and Photoshop CS6, which were all received with relish and resulted in our #CreativeWeekUK Twitter followers going crazy about the black magic and special sauce Adobe uses in its products! Go to our on-demand hub if you missed it and want to see for yourself what was so special.

And that was just the first day! Carry on following all the action on Twitter using #CreativeWeekUK. And don’t just stay behind your screen, get involved through our competitions and audience challenges.

 

Creative Week, hosted by Adobe, kicks off today

The @AdobeUK Team

July 09, 2012

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Creative Week UK is finally here! The event, which is a celebration of the creativity in the UK, will be packed full of lively debates, creative challenges, exclusive demonstrations and inspirational case studies – all broadcast live online and presented by David McClelland.

Here’s the lowdown of all our speakers and contributors throughout the week:

Monday 9th July – Creative Industry Overview

–          Brendan Dawes a UK-based, MoMA exhibited is an artist and designer (live debate)

–          Joel Gethin Lewis, co- Director of experiential design agency Hellicar & Lewis (live debate)

–          Dr Chris Gerry from The Skills Lab (live debate)

–          Rufus Deuchler, Sr. Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems (Creative Cloud Evangelist demo and how-to sessions on Adobe Touch Apps)

–          Iconic British designer Wayne Hemingway (show and tell)

–          Chris Thompson, Head of Business Development at Ravensbourne College (show and tell)

–          Marc Lewis, pioneer of London’s new school dedicated to the art of advertising School of Communication Arts (show and tell)

 

Tuesday 10th July – Design & Publishing

–          Jeremy Leslie, Creative Director at magCulture and publishing industry commentator (live debate)

–          Publishing analyst and cultural commentator Danuta Kean  (live debate)

–          Future Publishing’s digital Editor-in-Chief Mike Goldsmith  (live debate)

–          Artist & Illustrator Pete Fowler (show and tell)

–          Three directors from creative agency Studio Output, Dan Moore, Rob Coke and Ian Hambleton (show and tell)

–          Adobe Certified Expert Tony Harmer (how-to session on creating stunning pattern designs)

–          Rupert Knowles, Adobe UK’s Design Product Manager (product demos, live debate and how-to session on InDesign CS6’s Content Collector Tool and Digital Publishing tools)

–          And Rufus Deuchler, Sr. Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems will again be joining us (Creative Suite Design and Adobe Muse Evangelist demo)

 

Wednesday 11th July – Film & Video

–          Dan Jones, Head of Multiplatform, Maverick Television (live debate)

–          Multi–platform and interactive specialist, Marc Goodchild (live debate)

–          Director at Made Visual Studios, Justin Weyers (live debate and show and tell session)

–          Oli da Costa, founder of Fraktiv (show and tell)

–          Adobe evangelist, Jason Levine (CS6 Video Tour)

–          Dado Valentic, Director and chief Colourist at Mytherapy (how-to session on All-new SpeedGrade CS6)

–          London-based artist, Birgitta Hosea (how-to session on ray-traced 3D in After Effects)

–          Niels Stevens, Adobe UK’s Video Product Manager (how-to session on Adobe Audition CS6 for audio sweetening)

–          Matthew Gyves, Adobe’s Business Development Manager (how-to session on new features in Adobe Premiere CS6)

 

Thursday 12th July – Web & Mobile

–          Chris Jenkins, Head of User Experience, Tribal DDB London (live debate)

–          Alex Morris, Interaction Designer, Mark Boulton Design (live debate)

–          Rob Borley, Emerging Technologies Consultant, Headscape (live debate)

–          Joe Benton, Student Web Designer (show and tell)

–          MD of The Virtual Forge, Matt Wicks (how-to session on how to create for multiple devices and show and tell session)

–          Adobe’s Web Evangelist, Paul Trani (live debate, CS6 Web Tour and how-to session on the new features in Flash Professional CS6)

–          Adobe UK’s Web Product Manager John Cole (how-to session on Adobe Proto and Dreamweaver CS6)

–          Adobe’s Nordic Web Product Manager Johan Lopes (how-to session on Dreamweaver CS6 for responsive design)

–          Steve Burnard, Adobe UK Product Manager (how-to session on Fireworks CS6 for mock-ups and interactive content)

 

Friday 13th July – Photography & Imaging

–          Photographer Timothy Allen (live debate)

–          Photographer Erin Moroney (live debate)

–          Photographer and Photoshop World instructor Glyn Dewis (live debate and show and tell session on Compositing and Retouching Techniques using Photoshop CS6)

–          Julieanne Kost, Adobe Evangelist (demo on new Features of Photoshop CS6)

–          Fine art and commercial photographer Allan Jenkins (show and tell session on producing Victorian-era Cyanotype prints)

–          Fine art photographer John G Moore (show and tell session on his photographic style)

–          Adobe UK’s Digital Imaging Product Manager Richard Curtis (live debate and how-to session on Photoshop Lightroom 4’s book module)

–          Commercial photographer Debbie Jones (how-to session on creating client previews in Lightroom 4)

–          Digital artist Steve Caplin (how-to session on 3D with Photoshop CS6 Extended)

 

For more details on the event and to sign up for updates, visit the Creative Week website at www.adobecreate.co.uk/creativeweek.

 

 

The State of Create Report

The @AdobeUK Team

July 03, 2012

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The State of Create Report: Is creativity the key to economic growth in the UK? Today we’ve released a new research report ahead of the UK’s first ever Creative Week, which reveals the high value people in the UK place on creativity. It reveals that more than three quarters (78%) agree creativity is key to driving economic growth but just a third (35%) feel they are living up to their creative potential. Click on the below infographic to see all the key findings in detail:

Check out the full report here, which also includes different perspectives from leading creatives including Wayne Hemingway MBE, Brendan Dawes, Dan Jones and Joel Gethin-Lewis, as well as Chris Thompson from Ravensbourne.

Creative Week: Calling all photographers!

The @AdobeUK Team

July 02, 2012

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Last in the series of our hugely popular Twitter Chats, this Thursday, between 6.30pm-7.30pm we’ll be discussing the Photography and Imaging industry and would love to hear your thoughts on this exciting and ever-changing space.

This chat picks up where we left off last Thursday evening when designers, coders and creatives discussed the web and mobile issues that matter to them. Take a look at a selection of the tweets that flooded #CreativeWeekUK on our Storify post.

Photographers often consider aperture, exposure and light settings an art form to be cherished over auto-settings and quick fixes, with all the work done in post-production. But in an age when everything is becoming digitalised, should the photography community be ready to embrace image manipulation? Some of the areas we’ll be touching on to stoke the debate are;

  • Do you agree with photographers who are of the opinion that you shouldn’t do anything to your shots in Photoshop that you couldn’t do in a darkroom?
  • When does a photograph stop being a photograph, and become a piece of illustration or artwork?
  • When it comes to retouching, how much is too much?

Join us for our final Twitter Chat by using #CreativeWeekUK and follow @AdobeUK and @ComputerArts.

It’ll also be the last chance for you to get your hands on tickets to next week’s Creative Week. Include #CreativeWeekUK in all your tweets during the live Twitter Chat this Thursday and you’ll be entered into a competition to win one of two tickets to the Photography & Imaging day of Creative Week on Friday, July 13th.

For anyone without a ticket, we’ll also be broadcasting all the sessions from Creative Week live online, so make sure you don’t miss out and register now!

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