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What’s Your Creative Jam?

We know what ours is… celebrating creative community.

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It’s why in late in 2013 Adobe evangelist Michael Chaize hosted an event that was part gathering, part challenge and part presentation and called it Creative Jam.

Held in Adobe’s Paris office, the event was a four-hour-long combination of tournament and showcase and get-together during which fifteen teams of designers took on a creative challenge while, in an adjacent room, local designers shared stories and insights about projects and process.

Next stop North America

In January, we held our first North American Creative Jam in San Francisco. Moderated by evangelist Paul Trani, it consisted of six pairs of designers challenged by a single theme; presentations by designers Brian Yap and Joshua Davis, and illustrator Aggie Tsz Yan Cheung; and lots and lots of food, chatter and creative camaraderie.

Take a look at how it went down:

Now we’re headed to Atlanta

Adobe evangelists Terry White and Paul Trani will be taking center stage at Strongbox WEST on Thursday February 26 for Creative Jam Atlanta. Along with showcases highlighting the work and talent of four local creative types—including illustrator Caleb Morris, and designers Jonathan Lawrence of Matchstic and Amanda Sweeney—ten pairs of designers will be competing in a three-hour-long design charrette showdown.

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Projects from Creative Jam San Francisco based on the quote by Pablo Picasso, “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.”

What to expect from a Creative Jam Tournament

As part of a unique, two-part (creation and presentation) design event, ten teams of two compete against each other to execute a visual or motion design concept based on a theme revealed at the event. After three hours and no rules, the teams present their work to an audience/jury who chooses a winning team. The prizes? A trophy, a free year of Creative Cloud and, of course, bragging rights.

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From Aggie Tsz Yan Cheung’s Fashion of The Day project, presented at Creative Jam San Francisco.

And a Creative Jam Showcase

Presenters have 15 minutes to share the creative arc of personal portfolio project to an audience of about 100 creative professionals. From the sparks of inception, to the prides and the pains of creative output, we’re looking for insight into how creative professionals from different perspectives, with varying skills, and diverse backgrounds meet the creative challenges that come their way.
Want to be a presenter? Want to take part in a tournament? Want to come by and hang out with us? Or just know what city we’re headed to next? Whatever the question, the information is on Adobe Creative Jam.

Follow us on Behance, and on Twitter with #CreativeJam.

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Thirty Days Later… Thirty Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials

At the beginning of the year, Adobe worldwide design evangelist Terry White made a promise to himself to deliver a new Adobe Creative Cloud tutorial each day during the month of January.

 

Beginning January 2, Terry released a new video each day… for 30 days. With his New Year’s resolution behind him, he had this to say:

I’m happy to say that my 30 Days of Creative Cloud Tutorials are done and have been very well received! At last count the videos have had over 80,000 views and climbing. I also received lots of direct feedback on Twitter and Facebook. Most of the tutorials focused on the questions I get every day, over and over again. I also took the liberty of working in mobile workflows wherever I could. Of course I’ll continue to do more throughout the year and cover new features as they’re added to Creative Cloud. In the meantime, check out what you’ve missed here in this YouTube Playlist featuring all 30 videos:


 

Cross-posted from Terry White’s Tech Blog.

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Create Now North America Tour: September 19 – December 2013

This fall, Adobe is hosting free Create Now events for you to learn what’s new in Adobe Creative Cloud.  I’ll be traveling to San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and other cities throughout the US and Canada along with Rufus Deuchler, Jason Levine, Terry White, and other Adobe experts. Join us to see the very latest in technology, tips and techniques. It’s more than just showing off new ways to bring your creative ideas to life. It’s about showing how you can work more efficiently with quicker results that get the job done, which will ultimately give you more time to focus on the work that matters.

It doesn’t really matter the work you do because we’ll be covering it all. Everything from digital imaging, photography, graphic design, motion graphics, web design, or app creation just for a start. The Tour kicks off September 19 at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

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Some highlights will include:

  • How to sync/store/share your content with a few select friends, your client or a worldwide creative community.
  • See the latest features in Adobe Photoshop CC including the new Generator feature, plus Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC and much more.
  • How to create a fully editable, customizable website with Adobe Muse CC or use InDesign CC to create apps for iPad.
  • How to create responsive web content using the latest in web standards.
  • Discover how to edit video more efficiently using Premiere Pro, use 3D in After Effects as well as how to track motion and other tips the pros use.

Aside from seeing the latest in technology and getting tips from the pros, it’s about answering your questions. So come ask us in person. And remember, it’s free!

Not enough incentive? We’ll also give you a chance to win a one-year membership to Creative Cloud!

Register to attend

 

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Creative Cloud and CS6 Ask a Pro Launch Week Recap

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We had great Ask a Pro sessions with our Evangelists last week. Each day we learned more about the Creative Cloud and Creative Suite 6 offerings for the design, web, photo and video communities.

If you happened to miss any of the sessions, not to worry! Below are recordings of each for your viewing pleasure! Once you’ve had a chance to check out the sessions, be sure to let us know what CS6 and/or Creative Cloud features you’re most looking forward to working with below in the comments, or on Facebook and Twitter(more…)

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