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Graphic design at a higher level or just the knowledge of the software?

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 by sandro c mendes Latest activity: Aug 21, 2014

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Much is "talking" about creativity here (AEE), is in the use of Adobe software or teaching these software process. Do you think a college of Graphic Design for successful application in the professional market including the creative process or just have knowledge of Adobe products is necessary? Muito se "fala" sobre criatividade aqui (AEE), seja no uso dos softwares Adobe ou no processo de ensino desses softwares. Você acha que é necessário uma faculdade de Design Gr... Read More

Bring it back!

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 by Jody Campbell Latest activity: Aug 26, 2014

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What products or product functions has Adobe discontinued that you would like to see them bring back?  For example as a print designer I had to switch to another company's product when they removed JDF functions from Acrobat. Why would they do this when most print providers are using PDF-X? Adobe says not enough Acrobat users were using that feature. PDFs have grown into a hugely diverse tool used to do everything from forms to prefighting. Perhaps it has grown too large...do we need a production plat... Read More

Ideas for using EchoSign for commonly used forms at school

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Aug 15, 2014

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After participants have completed the Up and Running with Adobe EchoSign workshop and created their first digitally signed form, they were asked to brainstorm and list two or more ways they could use EchoSign in their school. How might you use EchoSign in your school? Please list at least two possibilities. This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development Workshop, Up and Running with Adobe EchoSign.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Schools

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 by Clint Balsar Latest activity: Aug 10, 2014

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I am looking for anyone who has recently had their school purchase a license for the Creative Cloud. I am a staff member in a new school that is opening this year and am looking for the best option for adopting Adobe software for the new technology lab.  From my research, I have learned that there are 4 methods of purchase (subscription) for the Cloud based software and it is appearing that the Education Enterprise Agreement (EEA) would work for our needs and be the most cost effective. Do any of your... Read More

Adobe Voice ideas

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Latest activity: Aug 10, 2014

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I am loving Adobe Voice. As it is such a new app I am wondering how many people are using it and, if you are how. I'm also interested in what improvements could be made. For example- the ability to import my own icon designs, much like I can with photos. be able to find Adobe Voice presentations easily on the net (as opposed to within the app itself) multi-platform (which I know is a goal, if enough people use it)

Studio Ghibli Closing...

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Latest activity: Aug 10, 2014

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Devastated to hear that Studio Ghibli is shutting down as an animation house. I have admired and loved most of the work they have produced (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle to name just a few). Studio Ghibli have produced some amazing animations and the studios closure means a creative talent has gone out. Very sad :-(

CC vs. CS

Posted on Aug 3, 2014 by Jody Campbell Latest activity: Aug 7, 2014

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Which model do you prefer the cloud or the suite. Why? What are the pros and cons for each model?

What is your favourite Adobe product(s) and why?

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 by M. Chow Latest activity: Aug 25, 2014

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For the last few years, I have been using PhotoShop, Illustrator & InDesign for my everyday and freelance work. I have also used Dreamweaver when designing sites, but it's the big '3' programs that I love to death. Friends and co-workers have always say print is dead, and make way for the web! I hope not, because I still love the feel of paper in my fingers from reading a paper back novel to a flipping through a magazine....you can't get that same smell or feel through a ebook!

Adobe Business Catalyst & Dreamweaver

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 by M. Chow Latest activity: Jul 31, 2014

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I am very curious to know what users think of using Dreamweaver with Business Catalyst? Our company is now developing websites for our customers; we are using Business Catalyst with Dreamweaver when building our websites. Majority of the sites are either e-commerce and email marketing. It's quite cool how the modules work but there has to be a better way than this. We have noticed when Business Catalyst goes down, so does the customer's website, as it is tied in with it. And that isn't good either! W... Read More

Dreamweaver v MUSE versus other online web generators (eg WIX)

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 by Tony Crewe Latest activity: Aug 3, 2014

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Sometimes you wish to focus on a practical but limited web site where design rather than css or coding is needed. In which Case Dreamweaver may not be necessary - what are peoples experiences with MUSE and or sites like WIX as the web site creation tool. I have experience with WIX and I am pretty impressed. If MUSE is a preferred option, why?

Flash and/or Edge Animate - are both needed?

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 by Tony Crewe Latest activity: Jul 30, 2014

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What are future directions with Flash and Edge Animate with regard to creating animations in html format. The new Flash CC 2014 offering allow you to use and html Canvas mode where animations are published as html and javascript replaces actionscript. Why would you use two tools when one may do or am I missing something about Edge Animates capabilities?

How to replace and put header image on my blog?

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 by Jeremy Young Latest activity: Jul 22, 2014

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Hi, I have a blog: www.infoupdateterbaru.com and I want to put header image on my blog (after I made it using Photoshop). How to put the header image on my blog? Any ideas and help will be appreciated. Thanks! Regards Jeremy Y.

Professional Websites

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 by Laurie Myers Latest activity: Aug 3, 2014

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Do you believe it is important for a college student to develop a professional website to attract future employers? Or would an online portfolio be better? 

What is really next...

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 by Quinto Martin Latest activity: Aug 3, 2014

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You really have to ask yourself what is really next in technology. The roller coaster has past its peak and is heading toward the valley but we will soon be rising back up that hill to the peak. What is it that will take us up that hill? We have experienced, seen, taught and use mobile devices, web based applications etc but, what will really take us to the next level of teaching & learning? Is it going to be a device or a technique? Maybe it will just be a way of teaching & learning that we used to... Read More

adobe cc, am i left behind?

Posted on May 17, 2014 by ivan irianto Latest activity: Aug 3, 2014

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hi there, is there anyone here that use adobe cc? how do you like, is it more benefit for less?  i have one year free subscription of adobe cc,oo i love it. and i just installed adobe acrobat XI pro CC. so what is the different between CC and regular version? specially adobe photoshop. i want to install it, what about the plugin? thank you in advance.

Adobe Apps in the Classroom

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Mark DuBois Latest activity: Jul 14, 2014

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I am thinking about having students use more tablet based apps to develop supporting materials for assignments. I am curious how others are using various Adobe iPad apps in their classrooms. Examples would include Adobe Voice, Photoshop Touch, Lightroom Mobile, Adobe Revel, and Adobe Ideas. Do you have specific assignments or do you see students using some of these apps in a more organic manner to complete assignments? If not yet, do you have specific plans for the next semester? It would be great t... Read More

21st Century Learning

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Paul Johnston Latest activity: Aug 19, 2014

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With so many 21st Century Learning approaches out there, it can be difficult to settle on one that meets the needs of our students. What skills do students need be successful in the 21st Century? Are we teaching these skills? How are these skills being assessed? Are we confident in our ability to integrate these skills into our lessons? I am interested to know what framework/s you are currently using and the impact that this is having on student learning.

The Future of Animation in Scotland…

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 by Jonathan Mortimer Latest activity: Jun 18, 2014

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I believe that the Scottish animation sector (both academically and professionally) should continue to be inspired by international leaders, what tools/techniques should Scottish animators incorporate into their skillset?

Alternative to DVD creation

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 by Eric Labonté Latest activity: Aug 15, 2014

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With the new Creative Cloud model, Adobe has taken out Encore from the suite. I would like to know what people are doing as an alternative to the creation of DVDs. My prime example would be school plays. In the past, we would create a great souvenir for the students and their families. We would first edit the project in Premier Pro, tweak the audio with Audition, maybe add some cool animiations with After Effects and then create a DVD with Encore. What are some alternatives to this last step? How do you... Read More

Schools Using Adobe Presenter 9

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 by Brian Friedlander Latest activity: Aug 7, 2014

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I have been using Adobe Presenter 9 and Video Creator in my classes that I teach and was wondering how many others are using the programs to "flip the classroom?'

Technology Wish lists

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 by Amy Huber Latest activity: Aug 18, 2014

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My department has actually ran into a new revenue stream to use for technology.  If I am to put together a "wish list" of sorts  what recommendations would you have:  A little background information Department of Interior Design Graduate/Undergraduate programs Primarily PC based but we do have MACS We run lots of Autodesk software but also Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. We recently received a small grant to purchase tablets for instructors.... Read More

3D in Photoshop

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by Aaron Roberts Latest activity: Mar 4, 2014

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I'm trying to add more 3D skills to my repertoire. I'm specifically working with Photoshop this time around. That 3D panel has always scared me. Is anyone else working in Photoshop in 3D? Anyone have some easy to follow tutorials? I found this one... will tackle it should I ever find free time again: http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/photoshop/create-3d-type-art-using-photoshop-cs5/ What have you used and found successful? The resource section of EdEx is a little light on 3D in Photoshop... Read More