2015 Adobe Slate 1.1 Released
- Glideshow is a fun new take on the transitions you'd find in boring (oops, I mean traditional) slideshows, watch images beautifully fade and dissolve into one another as the text glides over the top.
- We've added the single most requested enhancement (especially from teachers and students), support for bold and Italic text.
- Support for iCloud Photo Library.
- Support for email links (mailto) so that readers can email you right from a button in your Slate story.
- Tapping the top navigation bar now takes you to top of your Slate story.
- Panorama images now look great in grids.
- You can now pull images from untitled Lightroom albums.
2015 Adobe Youth Voices Award Winner Interviewed
As a girl living in the Bay Area, where 40% of all of America's sex trafficking takes place, 19-year-old Rebecca Dharmapalan is working to make her community of Oakland, California the first place child sex trafficking is eradicated. Rebecca won second place documentary in the 2014 Adobe Youth Voices awards for "International Boulevard", a film meant to raise awareness about this issue. She was recently profiled in Mashable and Huffington Post, and launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund her first feature film as a follow up to her documentary. This week, she will about speak about her mission at the Ashoka Future Forum in Washington DC and TEDxTeen in New York. Rebecca's mission is an incredible example to adults and teenagers alike, and we've posted an interview with her on the Adobe Corporate Responsibility blog.
2015 Adobe Voice At TEDxTeen
TEDxTeen is coming to NYC on May 16th, 2015. This year's theme is "The Next Big Thing", and teens have been challenged to use live action or Adobe Voice videos to share ideas or inventions that help make the world better and simpler. Here are some of the submissions.
2015 David Pogue On Slate
2015 Introducing Adobe Slate
Today we released Adobe Slate, a new iPad app that will help you become a masterful storyteller. You provide the words, add imagery, select a theme, and Slate turns your thoughts into a highly polished professional looking document, one that is modern and responsive, and which looks great on any device and screen size.
2015 Some Thoughts On Adobe Voice In The Classroom
We didn't create Adobe Voice specifically for education. But, since its release on iPad last year, educators and students alike have flocked to Voice, showering it with praise and awards along the way.
Sidebar: If you haven't used Adobe Voice yet, you should, and quickly. Voice lets you communicate, share, tell a story, or just express an idea, using your own voice and supporting imagery and background music. And Voice makes your creation look good, with cinema-quality animation and transitions, and simple sharing.
I've been working with middle-school students who have been using Adobe Voice for everything from casual "What I did this summer" type presentations, to science fair explanations, to pitches for volunteer groups, and more. Kids find Voice to be intuitive and fun, which means that they actually use it.
2015 Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2015
We've just announced the 2015 call for entries for the prestigious Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Now in its 15th year, the ADAA has highlighted top new talent from around the globe, and has even launched careers (some of the finalists and winners are hired right out of school). Once again, grand prize winners will be announced at MAX in Los Angeles. Winners receive 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud memberships, travel and accommodations to MAX as well as access to the event, and mentorships. In addition, 3 Grand Prize winners receive $1,000. I had a lot of fun with ADAA last year playing a minor supporting role, and am looking forward to seeing this year's submissions.
2015 Free Photoshop CC Essential Training
2014 Reviewing littleBits
I love electronics, and I love introducing others, especially kids, to the wondrous creativity of electronics and programming. Over the years I've tinkered with everything from Radio Shack all-in-one kits to Arduinos to collections of oddball components to Lego Mindstorms to purpose specific kits to Raspberry Pis to ... well, just about every option out there. I've tried them all and then some, and have developed some pretty strong opinions about how to introduce kids to electronics and programming. And no, I don't have a favorite option. Or rather, I didn't, until I discovered littleBits.
2014 Play The Pen Tool Game
If you've ever struggled to use the pen tool in Illustrator, Photoshop, or Flash, we've just published a game to help you learn and practice your pen tool skills. Give it a try, and let us know what you think.