Posts Tagged Illustrator

Creative Cloud | Graphics and Audio workflows for Video

totem-creative-cloud-80x80Whether you’re an editor who wants to create better motion graphics, a photographer who wants a painless way to manage video files, or a writer/producer who wants to take the hassle out of production management, these cross-product workflows show you how to get the most out of your Creative Cloud subscription.

 

Graphics & Audio workflows

Photoshop for video: The essential techniques   http://adobe.ly/HLQnzz

photoshop_2xPhotoshop is not just for photos! This lesson shows how to use the essential Photoshop tools for working with video files. Learn to benefit from powerful lens correction and special effects features that are only possible with Photoshop.

 

 

Create crisp graphics for video in Illustrator   http://adobe.ly/1crq688

illustrator_2xaftereffects_2xIllustrator creates vector artwork that looks pin-sharp at any resolution. This makes it popular in video post-production for graphics creation. This lesson shows you how to create simple vector-based Illustrator files and import them to After Effects and Premiere Pro.

 

 

Quick and easy audio clean-up with Premiere Pro and Audition  http://adobe.ly/1aaKtSE

premierepro_2x audition_2xLearn how easy it is to send audio clips straight from the Premiere Pro Timeline to Audition for superb audio clean up and multi-track mixing. Once in Audition, you can use powerful noise reduction and sound removing effects to improve the quality of your soundtrack. Then bring the audio back to Premiere with one click.

 

Post-production workflows

Prepare and batch process media with Prelude   http://adobe.ly/1h1IZR7

prelude_2xCut your ingest time significantly by using Prelude to get your media into your editing system. Prelude automates this important stage in post-production, letting you ingest individual media files or parts of media files, create multiple copies on different drives, batch-transcode, batch-rename and batch-assign metadata to whole groups of clips. You can even automatically verify that the files have arrived safely.

 

Organize your media and create a rough assembly with Prelude   http://adobe.ly/1dr8ZAu

prelude_2xSave time by organizing your project in Prelude, before you open Premiere Pro. You’ll learn how much faster it is to use Prelude to organize clips into multiple bins, create subclips stored inside the media metadata, add comments, and even build a simple assembly to hit the ground running when you start your edit.

 

Script-based production management with Story and Premiere Pro   http://adobe.ly/1gdiwi7

story_2xpremierepro_2xAdobe Story is far more than a script-writing application. Story knows the difference between interior and exterior scenes, recognizes character names, and can even keep track of props and special effects. All of this information can be used to automatically generate production reports and schedules. Learn how in this lesson.

 

Script-based video editing with Story   http://adobe.ly/1fmYG10

premierepro_2xThe new Adobe Story panel in Premiere Pro introduces an incredible time-saver for editing dialog-rich projects. Learn a quick and easy way to connect script dialogue or interview transcripts from Adobe Story with video clips in Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

 

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Creative Cloud, Creative Suite 6, and Mavericks (10.9)

totem-creative-cloud-80x80Apple announced the general availability of Mac OS X Mavericks today. The natural question to ask is, should I upgrade or not? Will my existing software work? Will my Creative Cloud apps continue to work?

 

Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe® Creative Cloud applications and Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel® based systems running Mac OS X Mavericks. (v10.9). All Adobe CC and CS6 products are compatible, but a few products require updates to the latest builds to work properly. Adobe Photoshop® CS5, CS4 and CS3 were also tested with Mac OS X Mavericks and there are currently no major issues known..

Read the complete OS Compatibility and FAQs for Mavericks.

As with any new release of an OS, there may be unexpected issues that arise that were not discovered during testing. If you encounter any issues, please report them using the bug reporting form.

Update #1

The excellent folks over at Illustrator responded to the issues that you’ve reported. They’ve uncovered two reasons why you might be having trouble.

  1.  Due to Astute Vector Scribe plug-insSee http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/illustrator-crashes-mavericks-os-x-109.html
  2. Adobe Illustrator CS 6 fails to launch because of the requirement of Java at the runtime. See  http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/illustrator-crashes-mac-os-108x.html

Update #2

Summarizing a couple of problems and solutions from the comments below:

  • Problem with Open/Save dialog boxes — Try switching to List or Icon view in the File > Open or File > Save dialog (quickly – before it disappears). There seems to be an issue with the Cover Flow view (the one that looks like iTunes album covers). — Thanks, Meredith!
  • With a release of any new OS, often default directory permissions are modified. This may cause trouble with older software. It may be worthwhile to check and grant read/write permissions to product folders.
  • Photoshop + dual Monitors: Go to System Preferences, click Mission Control, and turn off “Displays have separate Spaces.” This will preserve the multi-monitor setup when you switch out of and back to an Adobe app.
  • We have seen some reports that users are unable to sign in with the Creative Cloud app for desktop. For a resolution, see http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/unable-login-creative-cloud-248.html

Update #3

Illustrator update 17.0.1 is out today, 11/18/2013. To see details about this update see, Illustrator 17.0.1 Release Notes.

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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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Adobe Forums | Update your bookmarks

Last weekend, we were doing some streamlining down at the Adobe Forums. Nothing much, basic house cleaning, and other mundane stuff. Overall you should get a better experience, when you visit the forums. However, a few forums were renamed or moved around, and as a result, if you had bookmarked any one of those, you’ll receive an error that Item does not exist. The forums are still live and well, you’ll just need to update your bookmarks.

  1. Go to http://forums.adobe.com/
  2. Navigate to your forum.
  3. Update your bookmarks.
Adobe Forums Index Page

Adobe Forums Index Page

Again, sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please help spread the word around so that everyone knows. See you back the forums!

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How to create arrows | Illustrator CC, CS6

Do you want to learn how to create arrows, and add arrowheads to strokes? I recommend this excellent tutorial by Michael Jarott.

There are several ways to create an arrow using Illustrator CS6. Here are five different methods that will give you a wide variety of arrows to choose from:

  • Using the Stroke Panel
  • Using Symbols
  • Using Glyphs
  • Using Brushes
  • Using Shapes

Read the complete post at: http://luanneseymour.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/creating-arrows-and-arrowheads-in-illustrator-cs6/

 

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