Creative Cloud Backlash May 11th, 2013
SO many people are responding negatively to Adobe’s recent announcement of their sole offering of a cloud based Creative Cloud subscription that I’m seeing dozens of posts on the subject. The article below offers some links to follow the discussion (read: Rebellion), and a link to a petition to sign, if you find a life-long payment plan is not for you!
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For Web Designers and Dreamweaver Users and Students May 11th, 2013
THIS is SO useful! A Unicode Character Table – interactive, online resource!
My GOODNESS this is going to help!
Okay Adobe Users – Get Ready for the CLOUD! May 6th, 2013
Today, the Adobe MAX conference started with it’s keynote address, introducing the fact that Adobe will no longer be offering the Creative Suite as stand-alone software, but instead will move to Cloud distribution for all it’s products. There will be no CS7, but rather a CC version (Creative Cloud).
CreativePro.com has a good article introducing what was said: http://www.creativepro.com/article/adobe-ends-creative-suite-era-and-embraces-cloud
Keep an eye peeled on this. It seems to be causing quite an uproar!
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17 Amazing Typography-Based Posters June 6th, 2012
For my design and typography students – anyone into Illlustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, even Dreamweaver, After Effects… this article shows some excellent work with type as graphic – even when the posters are about the typeface itself!
Adobe® Creative Suite® CS6 Released May 7th, 2012
I just received this announcement. Not only are there links to purchase the software, but also some information on upgrade pricing and date limitations. Take a look!
NEWS: Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 is Now Shipping
All CS6 suites and individual tools are available immediately for Windows and Mac, with delivery via boxed shipment or instant download. Discounted upgrades are offered from earlier versions, including CS3 and CS4 until the end of the year.
One big change: Starting with CS6, upgrades are only available direct from Adobe in most major geographies.
The company has also released all CS6 free trials for download and installation. These trials are fully-functional and will work side-by-side with any previous version(s) of the Creative Suite, including CS5 and CS5.5. We’ve got a complete list of trial direct download links for easy access.
The CS6 Student & Teacher Editions are now shipping as well. These offer up to 80% off the regular prices for education customers including students, teachers, and staff.
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Type as Art April 28th, 2012
So many of my design and motion graphics students become interested in type, after learning even just a little about it. Here is a GREAT example of the use of Type As Art. Well worth the watch!
10 Very Cool Effects for CSS and CSS3 March 28th, 2012
Okay, I’ve already admitted that I don’t like hand-coding websites, and prefer to use WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) visually oriented Web design software like Dreamweaver, Flux, or some others. However, sometimes we HAVE to get into the code. CSS3 is a growing technology that enables web pages to do a lot of designer-y things they couldn’t do before.
This article explains why you may want to use these techniques, and how to implement them. Nicely done, WebDesignerDepot.com!
Cool FREE Commercial Use Fonts from MacAppware March 6th, 2012
As I’ve mentioned before, designers are FONT FREAKS! We never do get enough of them, do we?
So, with this in mind, MacAppware.com has offered 10 Free Commercial Use Fonts, with 10 user licenses. Nice deal! Check them out at:
Very Good Deal on a Wacom Tablet March 1st, 2012
Today, Dealfind.com is offering a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet for $70!
As my graphics students know, I’m a big advocate of using a pressure-sensitive tablet for precision masking, vector drawing control and tons of other functions. This is the smaller version of their tablet – which makes it quite portable as well. check it out at:
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Really Great Open Source ClipArt Library February 21st, 2012
Free – and Open Source Clip Art. Not only are they free in the public domain and usable for any purpose whatsoever, but there’s also a cool collaborative environment in which you can make your own alterations and share them. A great graphics resource, and an excellent way to get involved in the practical design of these images.