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.

Red Bull Collective Art Hits London for 3 Day Exhibition

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May 23, 2013

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Adobe UK, Adobe, Red Bull Adobe, Red Bull Collective Art, Create Now, CreativityRed Bull, in partnership with Adobe, has just made art history! And we’re inviting members of the public to be part of it when it hits London as part of a three day exhibition from 5 – 7 June 2013. After taking in LA, Oslo and Mexico City, London will host the Red Bull Collective Art exhibition, in partnership with Adobe, at Red Bull Studios, London Bridge. The exhibition is free of charge and open 11am – 5pm each day.

But what is it all about? Well, in a nutshell, more than 2,000 individual pieces of artwork (90% of which, were created using tools available in Adobe Creative Cloud) have been brought together to create one piece of ‘collective art’ measuring a massive 1.3km in length – that’s 500m longer than the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

Back in February, we announced our partnership with Red Bull Collective Art, a project which gave creative talent from across the globe – including everyone from designers and artists, to photographers and publicists – the chance to take part in creating the biggest and most original piece of artwork the world has ever seen.

The project saw contributions from 85 countries and brought ‘Cadavre Exquís’ into the digital age by layering multiple pieces of art created by different people to make one collective piece. Of the 2,000 people that took part, 500 submissions were from the UK, testament to the extraordinary creativity of our nation. Each contributor had one hour to put their artistic stamp on the final piece of artwork, which is now being exhibited in a variety of unique settings around the world, giving members of the public the opportunity to see this ground-breaking piece of art.

To learn more about the project, you can visit the website where you can browse and interact with the inspirational pieces of art from around the globe. You can also follow the social journey using #CreateNow and #RedBullCollectiveArt.

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Adobe Creative Days Comes to London on 4th June

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May 16, 2013

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creative days, abobe UK, digital media, adobe evangelistsBreaking news for all budding and pro creatives out there! Today marks the start of our countdown to the UK Creative Day, set to be staged at Kings Place in London in just over two weeks time! The event is one in a series of 14 Creative Days happening all across Europe as part of Adobe’s bumper Create Now World Tour. It’s taking place on Tuesday 4th June and will be a celebration of creativity and expressiveness in the UK.

Hosted by tech enthusiast David McClelland, Creative Day will feature a mix of industry luminaries, influencers and our very own global evangelists, including Rufus Deuchler, Paul Trani, Jason Levine, as well as our UK experts, Richard Curtis, Iona Walters, Rupert Knowles and Niels Stevens. Each will take to the stage – together with inspirational creatives – throughout Creative Day and cover all that’s hot in Adobe Creative Cloud.

Creative Day will be packed with lively debates, exclusive demonstrations and inspirational case studies – all broadcast online at www.adobecreativedays.com/uk from 9.45am. Plus, we’re giving 400 lucky people the chance to be in the live audience – just register here to take part in person.

Liz Wilkins, senior marketing manager for Digital Media at Adobe, said: “The UK creative industry is one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors to work in. Creative Day will be a fantastic chance for creatives to come together, exchange ideas, hear from luminaries and and learn about the very latest in Creative Cloud”.

David McClelland who is hosting the event said: “I’m thrilled to be working with Adobe on the London leg of the Creative Days World Tour and am particularly excited about being able to share my Adobe Creative Cloud  experience with a live audience, as well as with tens of thousands watching online”.

Follow the conversation on Twitter – #CreativeDays.

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