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Sharing mobile device content on your desktop

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 by Mark DuBois Last Activity on Sep 30, 2015

I use a number of Adobe mobile apps on both iOS and Android devices. I also use both a Mac and a number of Windows computers. I have put together a weblog post covering how I currently display the contents of these mobile devices (such as Adobe Comp CC or Adobe Voice) when presenting to students and others.
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How To Create A Text Mask In Adobe Illustrator CC

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Oct 4, 2015

So far I have shown how text can be used as a mask in Photoshop. If you have been following along with this series, you may have noticed the techniques are remarkably similar. All you need is some text and an image and, when you select both objects, a single click creates the mask and the image shows through the text. Being a vector application and knowing text really is nothing more than a series of vectors, it would be safe to assume there are a number of interesting things you can do with a text mask in Illustrator. In this How To I am going to show you three ways of creating Text Mask in Illustrator.
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How To Use Text As An Image Mask In Adobe Photoshop CC

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

An obvious question is why would one want to to use text as a mask? The answer is text actually serves two purposes. The first is to present information in a readable and legible manner that is quickly understood by the reader. The second purpose is to use the text as a graphic element in a print or web design project. When choosing the latter, the interesting aspect of the technique is the text must still be legible and readable. This means the text must still be set properly to conform to to principles of good typography. In this case font choice, font size, kerning and tracking still apply and Photoshop does contain the tools that allow you to reach this objective.
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How To Add Content To An Adobe Illustrator Perspective Grid

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

In the previous article I covered off the various bits and pieces of the Adobe Illustrator Perspective Grid tool. In this piece I answer a common question: How do you add stuff to the grid and have it place in perspective? Prior to the introduction of the Perspective Grid tool, adding content – images, vestors, text – to a perspective drawing on an artboard was an exercise in frustration. You had to identify a Horizon Line, draw the grid and then somehow distort the object to make it look somewhat natural.Naturally, there were tons of methods Illustrator Artists used to accomplish this but, in the final analysis, it was a time-consuming process. With the introduction of the Perspective Grid tool in Adobe Illustrator CS5, that process was reduced to a few mouse clicks and the convoluted methods of adding and using perspective in Illustrator were relegated to the dust heap.
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Keeping Things In Perspective With The Adobe Illustrator Perspective Grid

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

There is a tool in Adobe Illustrator that inevitably confounds people who encounter it. It is the Perspective Grid Tool that was introduced in Illustrator CS5. Once you understand it you will discover it is one of the handiest tools in the toolbar. Unfortunately, it is the “using it” that is the inevitable stumbling block. When it first appears on the artboard the grid looks like a confusing jumble of coloured lines and handles with no clear starting point. This is understandable but the purpose of the Perspective Grid is to allow you to draw, in perspective, completely inside of Illustrator. Prior to its introduction drawing a box in perspective in Illustrator seemed like it required a degree in Advanced Mathematics. There were all sorts of secret formulas, skew values and so on that were used to draw a simple box. No longer. The Perspective Grid reduces the previous complication to a simple drag and drop procedure.
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Illustrator CC Gets A Sweet Chart Tool

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

A couple of months ago I did a “How To” around creating a pictogram chart in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. Then a funny thing happened just after the piece appeared: Adobe quietly added a new Chart Tool – Charts – to the Illustrator CC 2015 line up. The tool was so quietly added it was only briefly mentioned in the June 2015 Creative Cloud update. Before those of you who create infographics in Illustrator get all giddy, you need to know Adobe is very clear this feature is in the realm of “technology preview.” What this means is it is incomplete (only one feature, Scale By Area is available), not production-ready and may or may not be added to a future Illustrator update. Also, Creative Cloud Charts is only enabled for U.S. and U.K. Illustrator CC 2015 users. Even so, it is a rather neat feature that makes the creation of infographics even easier than ever.
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Creativity Booster

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Sep 29, 2015

Over the course of this year I have been attempting to build my skills in a range of Adobe programs (particularly Photoshop and After Effects). I have given myself a task using the restriction method where I must create as many new animations as possible using the same source material. Each animation must be based around the image you see here (or some derivative of it) - an emblem of sorts that I have created for myself. The animations must also perform a perfect loop so that they can be saved as GIFs. Although not a specific restriction I have also been endeavouring to keep file size small given the nature and use of GIFs.  Skills in programs like Photoshop and After Effects are like muscles in the body - if you exercise them they will grow and strengthen and if not you will begin to lose the ability to do things you once found simple. This exercise has been a great boon for me in terms of my own skills and my creative thinking and problem solving - I can only imagine what students woul... Read More
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Exploring Creativity in the Classroom

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 by Maureen Clark Last Activity on Sep 28, 2015

I was inspired while working on the Train the Trainer Course with the section looking at creativity. As I went through the various resources, I felt I could implement Brown's and Seelig's thoughts on creativity into my classroom with my students. I created 2-3 day lessons (90 minute blocks) for covering the information in the videos and classroom activities.  The students had a good time and learned about play and how it can lead to creativity. Results for the activity have been included with this lesson. Enjoy! (note: instead of using finger rockets, I had the students make paper airplanes before we started the lesson) 
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Digital Citizenship

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 by james kinney Last Activity on Sep 25, 2015

An Apple Keynote presentation available on the iCloud that relates to identifying the dimensions of Digital Citizenship and promoting habits of mind and work that support active and engaged digital citizenship.  This presentation prepares students for the transition to using social media in ways that improve their digital footprint and help to build the foundation of their personal, professional digital brand by identifying and modelling ethical, responsible and effective activities within Communities of Professional Practice (COPPs). 
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Kingswood News

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 by Tim Creighton Last Activity on Sep 24, 2015

An example of the news broadcast at Kingswood High. We used an AE template from Video Hive to make the project appear more professional
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In My Creative Classroom with Kimberly Larson

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Sep 26, 2015

In this monthly webinar series, our wonderfully talented Adobe Education Community members will inspire you, and your students, by sharing their own experiences in the creative classroom. Each presenter will open their classroom door and give you a view of their creative teaching process. You’ll learn how they develop, implement, and assess creative activities in their classroom. They'll inspire you to include creative activities in your curriculum.  During each hour long session we’ll start by getting to know the presenter through an interview. We will then walk you through the planning, implementation and assessment of their creative learning activity. You’ll also learn technical tips and tricks to make using Adobe software a success in your classroom.  Session Presenter Kimberly Larson teaches the Graphic Design, the Graphic Communications, and the Web & Digital Design Pathways at Effingham College & Career Aca... Read More
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Adobe Illustrator for beginners

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Last Activity on Sep 23, 2015

Adobe Illustrator is a drawing program that enables users to make technical illustrations, elaborate drawings, graphics and page designs for print, the Internet and multimedia. Adobe Illustrator also offers an extensive range of drawing and painting tools, not to mention typographic control. It is very similar to Photoshop in that it has feathering, inner and outer glow and nondestructive drop shadows. There are a lot of benefits for using Adobe Illustrator as opposed to other graphics programs. Some of the benefits are that the program allows users to work more efficiently with custom workspaces. It also has an updated interface with many space saving features and custom viewing options. There are also text options such as OpenType fonts and paragraph composition. It also encourages productivity with in-panel appearance editing and multiple artboards.
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Photoshop Tips

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Last Activity on Sep 23, 2015

Photoshop is a heck of an amazing software that can really help your creativity express itself through a variety of useful tools. It’s also excellent if all you want to do is retouch a photo a bit before you post it on your site or anywhere else. If you are a Photoshop beginner, I have gathered a few tips and tricks that could really make a difference as you move forward with your next few images. Note: The shortcuts are phrased for PC users. Mac people – you know what to do with them.
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AEC Summit (APAC) Creative Catalyst Talks 2015

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on Sep 27, 2015

This post features links to the Connect Room and recordings of the 2015 Creative Catalyst Talks at the Asia Pacific Adobe Education Community Leadership Summit in Sydney, Australia on September 29 & 30. Find out more about the Adobe Education Community Leadership Summits via: Live access to the APAC AEC Summit will take place on: Tuesday 29th September from 9 AM to 10.15 AM (Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane time)Wednesday 20th September from 8.45 AM to 9.30 AM (Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane time) via and/or Share comments via the chat pod on the Connect room and on Twitter using #CreateEdu Open the following Adobe Slate to see the program of presenters A Creative Catalyst Talk is a “TED Talk” style presentation — short, engaging & inspiring.... Read More
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The Frame

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by Jonathan Carney Last Activity on Sep 22, 2015

The Frame aims To develop an awareness of how a photographic print is a two-dimensional composition of lines, shapes and patternsTo develop an understanding of how different ways of framing can affect both the emphasis and the meaning of the subject matter objectives Research - look at the composition of photographs and the techniques used. Record these observations and findingsAnalyse & Evaluate - exchange ideas and opinions with othersDevelop Ideas - produce a body of work that documents the progress and development of ideasPersonal Response - produce and present photographic prints through close observation and selection that demonstrate how the frame can create compositions of shape, line and pattern and a personal theme
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Berry Broadcast

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by Greg Allen Last Activity on Sep 23, 2015

My 2nd year students produce a weekly news-type "what's going on" show for our High School. We are the Logansport Berries (don't judge us) and our mascot is Felix the Cat (why I don't know nor do I know what that has to do with berries) The Berry Broadcast is uploaded to Facebook once a week (every Wednesday on our homeroom day).  On Thursday we talk about what next week's show will look like, discuss events happening that week or coming up, and teams of 2 or 3 select stories or segments they will work on.  An anchor ties the segments together (with sprinkled in announcements) and all try to have everything wrapped up for the Tuesday deadline. It's a great way to get all students working toward a common goal.  They do a great job. You can find the Facebook page here
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Photoshop Basics

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by PAUL LYZUN Last Activity on Sep 22, 2015

A Three hour Photoshop Training session for beginners from high school to profession. Includes fundamental concepts such as color correction, exposure, handling shadows, alpha channels, compositing images and highlights and file management using tools such selection, move, text, healing and color to enable participants to continue learning on their own following the session. The session begins with desktop organizing files in folders on the desktop via Bridge. Exercises images are opened in Camera Raw through Bridge and then imported directly into Photoshop from Camera Raw. There are two resources included in the package. One is a twenty minute video tutorial focusing on the basic features for image editing in Camera Raw which is can be used by session participants prior to the session. The operations demonstrated in this video will provide conceptual understanding that will accelerate the introductory exercises. The second resource is the last image used in the video tutorial. Participants wil... Read More
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InDesign for Yearbook

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by Matthew Miller Last Activity on Sep 21, 2015

This is an ongoing series of video tutorials to take a student from no experience with InDesign to a competent Yearbook designer.  The focus, clearly, will be on InDesign as a tool for Yearbook layout.  Some specifics will apply only to our Yearbook here at CAC, but most of the material will be general and broadly applicable. [Watch on Youtube in order to get the links to the rest of the videos in the series.  I'll link them here as I develop them, but Youtube will have the most recent uploads sooner than EdEx.]
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QSITE Conference 2015 Resources from Dr Tim Kitchen

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on Sep 22, 2015

This post features slides and resources shared by Dr Tim Kitchen during his workshops and keynote presentation at the QSITE Conference in Townsville, Queensland 23rd & 24th September, 2015. Find out more about the Adobe in Education active use program in APAC via:Our Vimeo Channel - CreateEDU TV? and Tim's online journal
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Magazin Cover Design Project

Posted on Sep 19, 2015 by Öznur Alt?nta? Last Activity on Sep 19, 2015

Throughout their first year in high school and following years, our students are expected to prepare lots of infographics, posters, book covers or booklets for other lessons or student clubs. For this purpose, one of the topic we covered in 9th grade ICT lesson is desktop publishing. Book Cover Design project is their first assignment in Desktop Publishing topic and students are given 2 x double period lesson time to finish. First double period: Since our lessons are project-based, after the quick demonstration part to show how to use related tools (type, shape, etc.) and how to modify them, students start their projects. Students begin with deciding on their layout (famous  magazine cover pages are shown and brief discussion is made about what are the features of a good magazine cover, what kind of information must be added and how to make them appealing), then they place/format image files, add some texts and shapes. By the end of the first double period, students are expected to type necessa... Read More
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Green Screen Music Video

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 by Greg Allen Last Activity on Sep 18, 2015

I gave my advanced video production class the project of creating an ALL green screen music video using motion tracking.  The students started complaining about the project saying that it was too difficult and bet me that I couldn't do it.  So I wrote my own song and proved them wrong.  LOL.  It was fun to do and I was able to help them work through the difficulties that they were having by showing them my process.  Enjoy
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Course Information Booklet Preparation Session for Teachers

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 by Öznur Alt?nta? Last Activity on Sep 27, 2015

This is a lesson plan for Booklet Preparation Session for Teachers workshop that aims to demonstrate how Adobe Indesign can be used to prepare booklets or brochures to share detailed information about a course or topic in an organized and attractive way. Participants are considered to have basic technological skills, no prior Adobe product experience is required. Although we aim to work with teachers in this session/workshop, Lesson plan can be easily adopted to any adult learner profile. You can find the session plan and sample booklet project files in the attachments. I'm looking forward to hearing your feedback on this!
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Using IT as a platform for developing creativity in the classroom

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on Sep 19, 2015

This post features slides and other resources shared by Dr Tim Kitchen during a teacher professional learning event at Elanora Height Public School in Sydney on Wednesday 15th September, 2015 Find out more about the Adobe in Education active use program in APAC via:Our Vimeo Channel - CreateEDU TV? Tim's online journal
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