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Creative Cloud Scavenger Hunt Winners


One of our six balloons that were a part of our Adobe Creative Cloud Scavenger Hunt in San Francisco – #HuntSF

Yesterday was a big day for Adobe and all Adobe users worldwide as we launched the Adobe Creative Cloud membership and Creative Suite 6! After announcing the Creative Cloud membership and CS6 in San Francisco, we hosted a scavenger hunt with $10,000 and Creative Cloud memberships on the line.

Users had the option to hunt around various locations in San Francisco, ending at our SF office, to complete a puzzle that entered them into the contest. People outside of San Francisco joined the Race to Create online, which put their knowledge to the test and in a race to the finish. (more…)

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Creative Cloud and CS6 Ask a Pro Sessions


With the arrival of Creative Cloud and CS6 just around the corner, we wanted to give our Fans and Followers a first-hand look at some of the new features they can expect! We’ve put together a schedule of 10 Ask a Pro sessions with details below.

Whether you’re into graphic design, web design and development, video production and/or photography, there’s a little something for everyone! Just remember to register for the sessions of interest. (more…)

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Creative Spotlight: Sarah Louisa Whittle

Over the past few weeks, Sarah Louisa Whittle has been sending us some of her Adobe Ideas creations. We liked the look of them so much that we created our next Adobe Touch Apps Twitter background from her work.

In our exchanges with Sarah, we were able to ask her a few questions about her experience with the Adobe Touch Apps. Read what she had to say and take a look at her work that’s being featured as our Touch Apps Twitter background below.

If you have some work that you’d like to share, please get in touch with us on Twitter or even share it with us on our Adobe Touch Facebook Page!

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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Sneak Peek: Gradients on Strokes

Strokes are core to drawing in Illustrator, and for Illustrator CS6, the ability to apply gradients on strokes will let designers transform simple paths into visually complex and compelling shapes. And the beauty of this approach, beyond the imaginative artwork, is that the shape that’s created is an easily edited stroke – not a typical shape that’s defined by many points.


In Illustrator CS6, gradients on strokes can be applied along the length, across the width, or within a stroke, but the real magic happens when these new gradients are combined with the variable width stroke feature introduced in CS5.

Join Illustrator product manager Brenda Sutherland as she shares this exciting new creative tool coming in Illustrator CS6. Remember, Adobe Illustrator will be included in the upcoming Adobe Creative Cloud Membership!


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CS6 Production Premium Reveal


Our team is at NAB 2012 this week, where they’re revealing Creative Suite 6 Production Premium –which will be included in the Adobe Creative Cloud membership. There will be first looks and hands-on demos of the suite taking place at the show.

For those of you not therecheck out the reveal and get a look at new features on our CS6 Production Premium Revealed page, and read below for a look at the highlights and more. (more…)

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Updated 4/14: Adobe Creative Cloud Scavenger Hunt: $10,000 and then Some



With Monday, April 23 just a little over a week away, we wanted to provide you with more details around the San Francisco scavenger hunt (just below)…and JUST ADDED – the Race to Create Online Scavenger Hunt.

San Francisco Scavenger Hunt

So how will it work? Simple. There will be a total of 6 destinations around the city that you can’t miss with the visuals we’ll have out and about. As you arrive at each destination, quickly check-in on foursquare, tweet about your whereabouts, and grab a puzzle piece from the Adobe staffer. This last bit is key since you’ll need to collect a puzzle piece from each location to construct the full jigsaw puzzle. You will then present your completed puzzle to staff when you arrive at your final destination – the Adobe San Francisco office.

Three secretly marked puzzles out of the 500 total will be winners. The grand prize is $10,000 and a lifetime Creative Cloud membership, with two runner up prizes of 1-year Creative Cloud memberships. Official terms and conditions for the Creative Cloud Scavenger Hunt.

Unfamiliar with foursquare, Twitter and/or QR code readers? No worries. Check out the links below under our “Hint #1” for details.

And here’s an important HINT #2: Plan accordingly. The official start time is 12 p.m. PT and the hunt will be over at 6 p.m. PT. You can complete the hunt at any time between those hours and visit the locations in any order, but you must end at Adobe San Francisco before 6 p.m. PT. The route will take under 2 hours on foot, and even less time by bike.

Are you so excited you just want to get started now?!  You can’t, sorry. However, follow @CreativeCloud and the hashtag #HuntSF. We’ll be sharing hints about the various locations leading up to Monday, April 23!

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below. And if you don’t live in San Francisco, and want a scavenger hunt too – check it out “The Race to Create.”

That’s right. There will be a grand prize of $10,000 (and no, not the actual bill) and a lifetime Creative Cloud Membership, plus other Creative Cloud Memberships up for grabs! I’m excited to share that we’ll be hosting a scavenger hunt right in our backyard here in San Francisco, Calif., and we hope all of you locals and any folks in town on Monday, April 23 will participate.

The premise is easy. We’ll be dropping tips and information on Scavenger Hunt locations in San Francisco. You’ll need to visit our Adobe foursquare Page and our Creative Cloud Twitter channel for tips – so stay tuned there.

HINT #1 for the San Francisco event: foursquare, Twitter and a QR code reader will be involved. Prep details here:

And for those of you who aren’t able to be with us in San Francisco, we’ve got something in store for you too. More information to come on how you can get involved online for a chance to win a Creative Cloud Membership….!

JUST ADDED!! Online Scavenger Hunt – The Race to Create

With the Creative Cloud coming, how could we just celebrate with San Francisco? We can’t! So we’re now giving away three 1-year Creative Cloud memberships  for all of you who can’t be in the City by the Bay on Monday April 23. All you need to do is scour the web using the clues we’ll provide, and be one of the first people to cross the virtual finish line.

Here’s how the online scavenger hunt will work:

  • Register now! On this page you will provide your name and email. And so we know where you’re playing, let us know the city and country you are in. We won’t use this information for anything else unless you win, and then we will only use it to notify you.
  • When you register, you’ll get an email with a link to the first clue. Keep it. Because the #SocialHunt begins at noon PT on Monday April 23rd.
  • The scavenger hunt is a 3 hour race to the end where the first 3 people who provide the correct phrase on the Acrobat form will win a free 1-year Creative Cloud Membership.
  • Anyone 18 year older can take part. Read more about the terms and conditions.

Ready to play? Remember to register and be sure you’re connected to the web those 3 hours between noon and 3 p.m. PT on Monday, April 23.


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Creative Spotlight: Ryan Boyle

Ryan Boyle caught our eye with his Adobe Ideas-created and Photoshop Touch-edited artwork. Instantly, we knew his comic book-like creations would make a great feature as our Adobe Touch Apps Twitter background. Following a Twitter correspondence with the illustrator, we were able to ask a few questions about his ideal travel destination and how the Adobe Touch Apps have made transitioning between iPad and desktop software virtually seamless. Check out what he had to say, along with his Adobe Touch Apps work, currently being featured as our Twitter background, below.




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Adobe Creative Cloud Membership: Your Questions Answered

Creative-Cloud-LogoWe’re getting very excited about the upcoming availability of the Creative Cloud membership! Because this is a big transformation for Adobe, we understand that there are many questions about what the Creative Cloud Membership entails and what it means to you.

Evangelist Paul Trani has collected frequently asked questions about the Creative Cloud and addresses them in a series of videos below. Be sure to subscribe to our Creative Cloud YouTube channel to get the latest updates in the series, and check for more information about the Creative Cloud Membership.  If there are questions you want answered, please post a comment and we’ll get you the information you need. (more…)

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