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How to install Adobe Output Module in Bridge CC

Adobe_Bridge_CC_mnemonic_RGB_128px_no_shadowWhen we shipped Adobe Bridge CC, it did not include the Adobe Output Module (AOM), which allowed you to create PDF Presentations and Web Galleries.  The team has worked some magic and the Adobe Output Module is now available for Bridge CC. Use the instructions in the following document to install it:  How to install Adobe Output Module in Bridge CC.

In addition, make sure you have the most recent version of Bridge CC installed. To check for updates, in Bridge, choose Help > Updates, and then follow the instructions to install any updates.

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InDesign CC | Generate QR Codes

Download TrialYou can now generate and edit high quality independent QR code graphics from within InDesign. The generated QR code is a high-fidelity graphic object that behaves exactly like native vector art in InDesign. You can easily scale the object and fill it with colors. You can also apply effects, transparency, and printing attributes, such as overprinting, spot inks, and trappings to the object. You can copy-paste the code graphic as a vector graphic object into a standard graphics editor tool such as Adobe Illustrator.

To generate QR code in InDesign

  1. From the menu, choose Object > Generate QR Code. The Generate QR Code dialog box is displayed.
  2. In the Content tab, select any one of the following data types in the Type drop-down list: Web Hyperlink, Plain Text, Text Message, Email, or Business Card.
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  3. The Color tab shows Swatch List. If you want to apply a specific color to the QR code, switch to the Color tab and select a specific color. By default, the generated QR code is Black with transparent background.
  4. Click OK. If you have selected a Frame before generating the QR code, the code is placed directly in the selected Frame replacing its content. Otherwise, the QR code is loaded on the Place Gun and you can place it just like a traditional EPS object.

Once placed inside a document, the QR code is treated as a traditional EPS object, except that a tooltip appears on hovering over the object, revealing the content details in the form of the embedded code.

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Modifying the QR code’s frame attribute

The default background of a QR code frame is transparent. However, you can change the Frame’s Fill and Stroke attributes such as Color, Line Style, and Thickness using the traditional controls.

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Transforming the QR code object

You can move, resize, or rotate the placed QR code object with the Selection tool. When you drag the frame’s box, only the frame resizes. However, while dragging:

  • If you press the Shift key, the aspect ratio of the frame is preserved.
  • If you press the Ctrl (on Windows) or Command (on Mac) key, both the frame and the content scales with preserved aspect ratio.
  • If you press the Shift + Alt (on Windows) or Option (on Mac) keys, the frame scales from its center with unpreserved aspect ratio. You can press the Shift key to preserve the aspect ratio.

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Additional resources:

Not a Creative Cloud Member yet?

Sign up for a free account and try any of the new CC desktop apps for 30 days, as well as a selection of services.

- Prabhat Singh, Senior content & community lead

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InDesign CC | New Adobe Exchange panel

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The new Adobe Exchange panel is now an in-app experience for you to explore, discover, and install content, plug-ins, and scripts that you can purchase or download for free. If you produce scripts, templates, plug-ins, or anything that can enhance the functionality of Adobe’s Creative applications, you can quickly package, submit and make them available to a larger community.

Adobe Exchange even lets you privately share products. For example, you can package up a series of images, InDesign templates, and other files. Anyone with who you have privately shared the products can install the content and see any updates you make. The experience is very much like an app store.

To open the Exchange panel, go to Windows > Extensions > Adobe Exchange.

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You can become a producer for free. Get started here: https://www.adobeexchange.com/producer

For the latest updates on Adobe Exchange, like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AdobeExchange or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdobeExchange

Additional resources:

Not a Creative Cloud Member yet?

Sign up for a free account and try any of the new CC desktop apps for 30 days, as well as a selection of services.

- Prabhat Singh, Senior content & community lead

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Creative Cloud | Learn the apps

totem-creative-cloud-80x80Adobe Creative Cloud gives you access to several several tools. It includes all the creative tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and many other tools and services that you’ll need to make a mark in the  competitive and meritocratic industry creative design is shaping up to be.

Whether you’re already a seasoned pro or a beginner, you may need some resources to get you started on the journey to create the most compelling designs and artifacts. Now, we’ve tried to make it a little easier for you to get started.

How to get started with Creative Cloud

Want to start using your Adobe Creative Cloud apps, but don’t know where to begin? That’s where we come in. We’ve provided a few basic, entry level tutorials that help you use the apps in a real-world fashion, to a create real world deliverable.

See the following tutorials to quickly get started with  the apps and get creating.

 

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How to edit a photo in Photoshop
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How to design a logo with Illustrator
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How to make a brochure with InDesign
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How to add effects, motion graphics in After Effects
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How to create a video story with Premiere Pro
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How to make and style a web page in Dreamweaver
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How to build a web banner in Edge Animate
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How to create a website with Adobe Muse

Get going

Not a Creative Cloud member yet? Sign up for a free account and try any of the new CC desktop apps for 30 days, as well as a selection of services. For any other information, see Creative Cloud Help

 

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Illustrator CC | What’s new

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics, illustration, and art software. A brand new version of Illustrator CC is available now. It’s faster, better, part of Adobe Creative Cloud, and loaded to the brim with new awesome features!

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To install Illustrator CC

  1. Go to http://creative.adobe.com and sign in with your Adobe ID.
  2. Click Download Center in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click Download icon next to the Illustrator icon.
  4. On the Illustrator product page, click Download. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

What’s new in Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC comes with several enhancements and new features.

  • Create and use image-based brushes
  • Special Touch-enabled tools: Touch Type tool, OS gestures etc
  • Automatic corner generation for paths
  • Place multiple files at a time
  • Sync Colors via Creative Cloud and Kuler
  • Support for Indic fonts
  • Package file for production
  • …and some more…

For more information, see What’s new in Illustrator CC.

Additional resources

Illustrator Help page

Getting started with Illustrator

Learn Illustrator CC (Adobe TV videos)

 

 

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