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Discussing the purpose and usage of smart objects, layers and vectors in editing.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Latest activity: Sep 23, 2015

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“Smart Objects are basically layers that include image information from raster and vector images, like Photoshop and Illustrator files. While smart Objects protect an image’s source data with all its creative uniqueness, allowing you to execute nondestructive editing to the layer.” Inside graphics software, a layer is the phrase used to explain the various stages at which you can put an object and image file. Vector graphics drawing software is implemented for producing and controlling ve... Read More

Photoshop has changed the history of digital photography.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Latest activity: Sep 23, 2015

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In the past, you had to be very patient as a digital photographer. If you wanted to catch something spectacular you had to carry your camera with you everywhere until you saw something special. To capture a sunrise you had to get up at the crack of dawn. Models had to spend hours in the makeup room and studios had to be well lit. Everything I just mentioned changed instantly with the invention of Photoshop. Photoshop has changed the history of digital photography. Nowadays, when you look at an amazing photo... Read More

Adobe is moving into the hardware space for good?

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Latest activity: Sep 28, 2015

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Reading about Adobe Ink, I have asked myself if Adobe is moving into the hardware space for good. Adobe refers to Ink as a “cloud pen” and it works in conjunction with the slide which the company calls a digital ruler. Ink is a triangular barrel of hydroformed aluminum which connects to the iPad via Bluetooth. It comes with its own charging case (one hour of charging time allows the unit to work for eight hours). Unlike other stylus devices for tablets that cram multiple sensors into a... Read More

CC streaming for Chromebooks

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 by Steve Pierce Latest activity: Sep 28, 2015

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Hey all-I signed up for the Beta for streaming for Chromebooks but never heard anything. Has anyone else had any experience with this or did the Beta never get released after all? I chatted with someone in Tech Support in the spring and he said it wasn't available. Thanks.

3D Printers

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 by Anna Seo Latest activity: Sep 8, 2015

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Given the pros and cons of 3D printers, should intermediate schools purchase 3D printers? 

ISO a free online portfolio site fo my HS students

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 by Cecy Marino Latest activity: Sep 2, 2015

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I would like my kids to be able to create an online portfolio where other student in the class and parents could view and comment, while also being able to see everyone else's work from my classes. The student needs to have a log in to keep them accountable of inappropriate comments. I will also need it district approved so it needs to be a "clean site" nothing like instagram or similar. I can't be the first art teacher to need this, someone out there is already using something similar, I just nee... Read More

Loading PS

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 by Arthur Aghajanian Latest activity: Sep 1, 2015

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Hi. I am trying to load Photoshop 5.5 64 bit on some PCs with XP. Is there a workaround? Also I have a Creative Suite disc but it doesn't have Fireworks. Was that discontinued?

Software Knowledge or Creative Ability...Which would companies/colleges prefer?

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Latest activity: Aug 20, 2015

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I struggle with this discussion and am hoping to get some responses to what companies/colleges would prefer.  Do you think companies/colleges would prefer knowledge of software but lack creativity and artistic vision or lack software knowledge but are some of the most creative and visually esthetic students you have?  I think creativity and vision is a gift and can be very rewarding to a company/college.  Software knowledge is a great thing but if they are not creative enough to use it proper... Read More

Adobe Voice & Slate

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by Nalin NAIDOO Latest activity: Aug 21, 2015

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A handful of students in our school have Apple devices. It would be great to have Voice and Slate working on non Apple devices. I can certainly see lots of application for these apps in an Educational setting.

Creating custom curriculum books

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 by Andrea Tovar Latest activity: Aug 10, 2015

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Hello! I run an after school tutoring program for math and reading, and I'm trying to create some custom curriculum booklets with supplemental worksheets for our math kiddos. I'm an Adobe Acrobat newbie and need some help! Here is the layout of the program: We have 3 "foundations" or sections in our program, and each foundation is separated into 8-12 units. So for example we have units from F1U1 (Foundation 1, Unit 1) numbering up to F3U12 (Foundation 3 Unit 12). At the beginning of our program,... Read More


Posted on Aug 4, 2015 by Nalin NAIDOO Latest activity: Aug 13, 2015

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Does anyone use digital portfolios for their senior subject verification or monitoring submissions?

How to get DPS (adobe digital publishing suite)

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 by Tyler Dockery Latest activity: Sep 18, 2015

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How do you get your hands on DPS? I see demo opportunities, but I don't really see how you're supposed to find value in 30 days demo. A few people at our school would love to use this in our classrooms, however, making a case to the deans might be difficult. Is there a way for ACL's to get a 6-month service or something?  Any thoughts?  I'd really like to see this part of the CC model instead of another product. Some of the other adobe models like that lost power and failed in the past...

Chromebooks and Adobe

Posted on Jun 20, 2015 by Jae Choy Latest activity: Aug 9, 2015

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Are Adobe applications possible to use with Chromebooks?

How are you using Adobe Voice?

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 by Ben Forta Latest activity: Jun 22, 2015

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Hi all, Are you currently using Adobe Voice in the classroom? If so, can you share your experiences with Voice? What have your students used it for? What did they like, or not like, about using Voice? How did they use it (individually or in groups? scripted or ad-hoc? with their own imagery and assets, or ones included? etc.? Any thoughts and feedback are appreciated. Thanks. --- Ben

Premiere Elements and eLearning

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 by Albor Moscoso Latest activity: Jun 22, 2015

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Have you used Premiere Elements for eLearning at all? If so, how did you use it? If not, how do you think you or the educators you work with could use Premiere Elements to enhance instruction? I have used Premier Pro in the classroom as part of Digital Media classroom, presumably, Premiere Elements would be a great way to introduce new students or participants into the editing and producing video content, however it is challenging without access to a computer lab. I think it would be very beneficial if... Read More

MICROSOFT:Windows 10 FREE, SE- Thursday

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by adam butler Latest activity: Jun 22, 2015

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The windows 10 FREE, is released tomorrow morning, for a limited all day release. They skipped 9, and are working some GUI improvements, overall. SE is how it's found, It'll go down, before the day ends.  @acbutlerDANDY

Want to help Adobe test Streaming Photoshop to Chromebooks?

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 by Matt Strain Latest activity: Jul 10, 2015

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Hi.  I’m in Adobe’s education team working on a project with Google to stream Photoshop to Chromebooks and Chrome browsers.  We're extremely excited with the potential of this to remove some of the hassles of deploying technology in the classroom.  (aka, how do we make your lives a little easier).  I’m looking for a few teachers who would be willing to work with us to test this.  This would be teachers who: (a) have deployed Chromebooks in the classroom, and (b) ar... Read More

Flipped Classroom Model

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 by Patrick Harrison Latest activity: May 27, 2015

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Promoting Active Learning Through the Flipped Classroom Model By: Jared Keengwe; Grace Onchwari; James Oigara Publisher: IGI Global 2014Just wanted to make you aware of this book. Comments?

Special education

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 by Jennifer Skelton Latest activity: Dec 1, 2014

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This course I took was really helpful and offered many tools to use to inspire creativity for studnets.  I always face challenge cues when it comes to teaching special education students and integrating tech. In a lesson.  However, after completing this course I have some strategies to try

What creative freedom do you give your students?

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Latest activity: May 28, 2015

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I once read about how certain companies give their employees a degree of creative freedom. Once employees complete their actual work or on certain days, employees can work on any project they like. This has resulted in many innovative and creative ideas. Lately I have been doing something similar with my junior digital art classes and amazing things are happening! I spend the term teaching students a variety of Adobe Software, usually Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Premier. Once students comp... Read More

Technology Tools

Posted on Nov 30, 2014 by Adriana Vereau Latest activity: Dec 26, 2014

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What are some of the most effective technology tools you have used? Which are most suitable in the primary grades?