Archive for March, 2013

Creative Cloud for Teams Deployment Tools

Creative Cloud for Teams Deployment Tools 
Many Creative Cloud for teams customers  are looking for a way to leverage their existing infrastructure in order to deploy and manage the applications included in Creative Cloud for teams.

For customers requiring centralised deployment tools (those whose employees are prohibited from downloading and installing applications on their desktops), we are pleased to announce the following solution:

  • Effective immediately, use Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition 3.1 – AAMEE – to easily package and deploy the Creative Suite 6 applications that come with Creative Cloud for teams. AAMEE is available today; for usage instructions, please see the Creative Cloud for teams IT Deployment Guide.
  • Seamlessly transition to the Creative Cloud Packager, a new IT deployment tool for Creative Cloud for teams, when it becomes available in April.

We now provide the ability for IT to centrally deploy Creative Cloud for teams across their organisation, or the ability for users to download the software on their own (once they have received a Creative Cloud for teams invitation from their administrator). For customers requiring centralised deployment, we’d like to encourage them to use AAMEE today; they can seamlessly switch to Creative Cloud Packager as soon as it is available in April.

Exclusive New Photoshop Features

More features. More reasons to join.

Become an Adobe Creative Cloud™ member, and get access to over a dozen exclusive, new Adobe Photoshop features for web, photography, design and more, including:

  1. Smart Objects. Now even smarter. Now, with Smart Object support for the Blur Gallery and Liquify effects, you can create photographic blurs – on stills and video – and reshape images non-destructively. Watch now: http://mail.adobe-direct.com/r?xTlTWWHEPJWHncEvWqvPcPc
  2. CSS support for improved web design. Export CSS code for text and objects and import colour swatches from HTML and CSS files to more easily design your websites. Watch now: http://mail.adobe-direct.com/r?xTlTWWHEPJvqWnEvWqvPcnT
  3. New possibilities in 3D. Now, you can use a 32-bit colour picker to create amazing glow effects, improved real-time previews of shadow effects, reflection roughness and refraction. Watch now: http://mail.adobe-direct.com/r?xTlTWWHEPJvqqqEvWqvPcTc

All the tools you use, always up to date.

As a Creative Cloud member, you’ll always have the latest releases of Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and the entire collection of Adobe Creative Suite® tools – in one perfect package. You can pick from membership plans available for individuals and teams.

Learn more: http://www.adobe.com/ie/products/creativecloud.html?trackingid=KDAEP

Adobe Brings the Power of Photoshop Touch to Mobile Phones

Photoshop Touch on the iPad has amazing functionality; much richer than you might imagine. So, the addition of iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones is another tremendous addition to the Photoshop portfolio of products. Many schools use iPods as well as iPads and of course many students have iPhones and Andriod phones, so look out for Photoshop Touch in a school near you soon.

http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201302/022713AdobePhotoshopTouch.html

Brand New App Optimized for iPhone and Android Device

SAN JOSE, CALIF. Feb. 27, 2013 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of a new version of Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android smart phones. Inspired by the highly successful Photoshop Touch for tablets, the phone app brings core features of Photoshop desktop software to mobile devices and offers similar intuitive, touch-based gestures and features.

“Mobile phones are increasingly becoming the primary tool for people to take and edit photos,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Adobe is dedicated to serving our customers’ evolving creative workflow and we heard, loud and clear, that Photoshop fans wanted some core Adobe imaging magic on their smartphones.”

Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone offers powerful new capabilities for smartphone users:

  • Enhance images using popular Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, filters, tonal and color adjustments
  • Apply effects and add graphical text for endless creative possibilities
  • Edit images as large as 12 megapixels with layers
  • Combine images together quickly using the Scribble Selection feature, and easily refine your selection with the Refine Edge tool
  • Automatically sync images to Adobe Creative Cloud™ with free 2GB of storage

“Photoshop Touch is a great way to work on an image on my mobile phone. The 400 percent touch zoom and organized interface in Photoshop Touch for phone made enhancing my images fun and easy,” said Brian Yap, creative director, Boxing Clever. “Working with curve adjustments and filters that use slider controls is especially intuitive.”

“Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone offers great depth and value with layering and blending features,” said Richard Gray, mobile photographer, educator and blogger, iphoggy.com. “I’ll be using Photoshop Touch for phone in class with my students this year as we look at the more artistic end of the creative process with dreamscapes and surreal images.”

“The depth of selection tool options offered in Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone is unique to the photo compositing app market,” said Dan Marcolina, Marcolina Design & MarcolinaSlate LLC, author of iPhone Obsessed. “Now I, and other iPhonegraphers, can do even more exacting edge editing on the device where the image originated—our mobile phones.”

Adobe Create Cloud Workflow Integration Photoshop Touch for phone is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud* and includes access to 2GB of Creative Cloud storage with a free account. Users can sync photos and projects to Creative Cloud, and then continue working with the files from a tablet** or Photoshop*** desktop software. Creative Cloud is a radical rethinking of the entire creative process and an industry-defining shift in creative expression and inspiration, where members can explore, create, publish and share their work across devices, the desktop and the Web. Visit Adobe Creative Cloud for more information.

Pricing and Availability Adobe Photoshop Touch for phone is immediately available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for US$4.99. For iOS devices, the app requires iOS 5, iPhone 4S and iPod touch 5th generation; Android phones must run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later.
Adobe Create Cloud Workflow Integration Photoshop Touch for phone is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud* and includes access to 2GB of Creative Cloud storage with a free account. Users can sync photos and projects to Creative Cloud, and then continue working with the files from a tablet** or Photoshop*** desktop software. Creative Cloud is a radical rethinking of the entire creative process and an industry-defining shift in creative expression and inspiration, where members can explore, create, publish and share their work across devices, the desktop and the Web. Visit Adobe Creative Cloud for more information.

Helpful Links

DPS in Education

There are so many uses for DPS in Education from showcasing student portfolios to alumni communications, University prospectuses and Student guides. The latest example from Macalaster College has been given the accolade of ‘App of the Week’ by the DPS team. Check out the full blog article at:

http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/2013/03/app-of-the-week-macalester-today-alumni-magazine.html

Macalester Today alumni magazine uses Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to bring its print content to life with interactive overlays, distributed on the iPad. This app of the week shares stories of professors, students and alumni through video, innovative uses of scrolling frames, nested overlays, and sliders and trays. There is also an accompanying video:

Video: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-publishing-customer-showcase/app-of-the-week-macalester-today-alumni-magazine/

In the UK there are also some great Education DPS examples including:

  • The University of Northampton – Student fashion Show 2012
  • Coventry University – Student Guide
  • Coventry University – Art and Design Student Photos

Take a look for yourself by searching in the App Store.