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Why Do You Create? Tell Us Your Story for a Chance to Win a Tablet!

The launch of Creative Cloud and Creative Suite 6 has us all thinking about — creativity of course! Where do the creative juices flow from, when you’re designing a web page, making a movie, writing a song and even building out an entire ad campaign? Our Adobe & Stories site just re-launched and we’d love to read yours, see images about it or even “watch” it if you have a video.

And for all of you in North America and Canada, we’re giving away tablets to 6 lucky storytellers! A tablet of your choice – just check out the site for full terms and conditions.

We’ve had a few stories come in already that we think are pretty great:

  • “Having developed an international reputation for creating altered photographs with ecological concerns, in Antarctica I became interested in creating an editorial (relatively unaltered) body of work to compare and contrast these two modes of perception and expression…A simple project initially, it continues to grow. A single exhibit and book has become multiple exhibits and books, lectures, a website and Antarctic workshop program…I started using Photoshop 1 as an artist in residence at Kodak’s Center for Creative Imaging. I beta-tested Lightroom 1…” — Read more about the project from the story’s author John Paul Caponigro
  • “I’ve been looking for ways to make the color images from my Sony a850 pop a little bit more. I love shooting the camera in B&W mode and find that a simple conversion to grayscale in Photoshop and then some tweaking of the curves usually results in fantastic images. The same has not always been so with the different color modes on the camera. I usually shoot in vivid mode with the contrast and saturation bumped up a couple of steps, however differing light and weather sometimes still left the images looking a little bit flat. After reviewing many tutorials online about maximizing the look and feel of color images with Photoshop I came up with this simple method…” — Read more about Peter Ellenby’s method in his story

Now it’s your turn: Why do you create?

The Cloud is Aloft!

I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say Monday, April 23 was a banner day for Adobe customers. Starting with the Creative Cloud and Creative Suite 6 news, which will usher in an entirely new way to work, share and collaborate for designers, filmmakers, developers, artists and really anyone else who calls themselves “a creative.” The team demo’d the new offerings publicly at our launch event in the de Young Museum, San Francisco, and it was the first time many of us (that includes me) saw it all in action. Did you get a chance to watch it? If not, catch it below.

The Games were Afoot!

To support the launch, the social media team did something that -as far as I know- we hadn’t done before: hosted a scavenger hunt in San Francisco, for the locals, and one online, for the world. There was $10,000 up for grabs and free memberships to Creative Cloud. For the #HuntSF all you had to do (besides be in the City) was run around to Creative Cloud and Creative Suite-imaged balloons downtown, pick up a puzzle piece and get back to Adobe SF office before 6pm.

For the online scavenger, you had to keep your eyes peeled to the Creative Layer blog for clues like this one, Facebook pages, Twitter and Pinterest, and be one of the first of three people to get to the finish line.

We thought it all was pretty fun! I guess we weren’t the only ones, as over 600 people played (and this person even documented his #HuntSF journey on YouTube). The Creative Layer blog will have a full recap of the scavenger hunts later today so stay tuned for that.

Create Now

Adobe is also embarking on a new initiative to get students creating, by committing $1 million to a new Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarship fund. This will be offered to high-school seniors across the world who participate in the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program, which includes more than 800 sites in 52 countries. The scholarship will keep students in school, helping them as they pursue creative careers and find innovative ways to improve their communities.

Announcing Creative Suite 6 and Creative Cloud

Today we are announcing two remarkable offerings… Adobe Creative Suite 6 and the all new Adobe Creative Cloud.

Creative Suite 6 is a killer release with hundreds of new capabilities rolling up to four focus areas:

  • Application Performance. The Mercury performance work we started a couple years ago has now made its way to our imaging, video and illustration tools.
  • Enhanced User Interface. Our tools are increasingly enabling direct, on-canvas editing of your content.
  • Efficient development for Multiple Devices. Our tools are taking a practical approach to creating responsive content, so your web sites or apps look great regardless of the device or orientation they’re viewed in.
  • Adobe’s unique secret sauce. The stuff that make things previously impossible suddenly possible.

Our customers helped us shape Creative Suite 6 and with it now in their hands, we will all experience things on the web and with mobile apps that we could never have thought possible. We’re going to see some incredible things.

It’s also important to realize we’re in the middle of a transformation in how content is built and delivered. With over 500 million smartphones selling each year, 400 million tablets expected to sell by 2014, nearly 1 billion people on Facebook and over 40 billion apps expected to be downloaded this year – the creative process is undergoing a significant shift. And we believe the Creative Cloud will help our customers go from idea to finished work more efficiently and with better results.

Creative Cloud Members will get:

  • Great Tools. Members can download and install all of our CS6 tools and can use them even when disconnected from the internet. Members also get access to Muse (our new HTML5 tool for designers) and Edge Preview (our new HTML5 tool for interaction designers). They also benefit from deep integration with our touch tools like Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas.
  • Storage and Sharing. Members content can be automatically synchronized across of their PCs, mobile devices and the cloud. The files are accessible from anywhere, on any device and easily shared with colleagues or clients.
  • Publishing Web Sites and Apps. Members are able to host up to five websites for free and will be able to create and deploy digital brochures and catalogues to the iPad and iPhone.
  • Ongoing Innovation. We view the Creative Cloud as a journey and intend to update its services often. Members will be guaranteed to always have access to the most up-to-date products and services all included as part of their membership.

We hope you’ll join us Monday morning online as we unveil more details about these technologies.

We couldn’t be more excited about both these releases and can’t wait to see what you do with them.

-David

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