Adobe Ideas is a great tool for producing illustrations with your tablet device. In this tutorial, you will learn how to import an image, draw on top of it to create a digital portrait, and then remove the background image to produce your digital illustration.
Posted on Oct 22, 2013 by Rita Amladi
a tutorial to inspire your students to create a print project based on what
they observe in their environment.
Start with a smartphone to capture a picture of anything in the real worldImport the photo into Adobe Ideas and create a hand-drawn illustration using the photo as a starting
pointFine-tune the illustration in Illustrator and share your artwork in
progress with your team, instructor, or client using file sync and sharing
features in Creative Cloud Receive feedback and complete the project in
InDesign Prepare the file for printing or create a PDF for output
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Create and share vector sketches with Ideas and Creative CloudTransform Adobe Ideas sketches into Illustrator artworkPackaging your files for easy handoff to a service provider in InDesign CC
Posted on Oct 21, 2013 by Rita Amladi
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learning resources for Creative Cloud applications that may be useful to you
and your students.
Adobe TV has a "How To" channel" that features premium learning content from Adobe experts and
our training partners. The best part is that it's freely available to
all! If you'd like to catch up with new features in your favorite apps,
get inspiration by watching interesting workflows, or learn more about a new
application you have access to--thanks to your Creative Cloud
subscription--then check out these shows. You'll find a vast trove of videos in
learning paths curated by a team of content experts at Adobe.
If you've visited before, you'll be pleased to know that the
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our learning partners recently. Visit these shows to get started, and let me know if these resources are helpful to you and your students!
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Adobe Apps for Education provides an introduction to Adobe software applications, helps you learn what you can create, and inspires with ideas for sample projects using these tools.
The document categorizes the types of digital content that you can create with Adobe software applications and identifies which tools are best for creating different kinds of content. Each content category includes sample projects for beginner, intermediate, and expert Adobe users. Some projects include hyperlinks to tutorials on Adobe for Academics, Adobe TV, and the Adobe Education Exchange.
The document also includes an Adobe app glossary to help you easily identify the wide diversity of software applications Adobe offers.
This document is published in three different formats:
Low resolution interactive PDF file - this version is ideal for sharing digitally or sending over email and includes hyperlinks to tutorialsHigh resolution interactive PDF file - this version is ideal for sharing... Read More
Bloom's Taxonomy Cheat Sheet by Francie Kugelman
Posted on Jul 31, 2013 by David Egbert
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Posted on Jul 11, 2013 by MIke McHugh
Creative Cloud Classroom with Mike McHugh produced by Adobe TV.
This is a three part illustration project. In the 1st lesson we begin with a photograph and trace that photograph in Adobe Ideas on the iPad. In part two we capture a color pallette using Adobe Kuler and sync it using Creative Cloud. Then finally in the third lesson we open our Adobe Ideas project in Illustrator CC and using our color swatches finish a nice botanical illustration.
Posted on Apr 4, 2013 by Dan Bunker
These templates can be imported into the photo layer of the Ideas app on the ipad to support pupils with the layout of their sketches.
Upload the images to your Creative Cloud files area and bring them into Ideas from there.
Watch this video to recap how to open the template files in Ideas.
I am trying to figure out what order is the best way to learn everything Adobe. I have started with Photoshop, Illustrator, and In Design. Where should I go next, and what is the best way to go about it if I don't have the ability to drive to a school and take classroom classes. Thank you in advance, as I want to learn every one of the Adobe products I subscribe to in depth. I am curious the recommended learning order.DanielCalderone514@gmail.com
Mark DuBois from Illinois Central College talks about the challenge that mobile devices introduce in the classroom. He shares his perspectives about how to enhance web design workflow with Adobe Touch Apps in the classroom and with clients.
Posted on Sep 4, 2012 by sanjith y
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing and education. Infographics app that allows the Teachers and student to turn any information, data set into a easily interpretable visual representation.(1)
The idea is to develop “ PIC1000 “a customized Visual Style Software for teachers and students.
Teachers,students are always looking for visuals/graphics to meet the needs of the growing number of visual learners in my classroom. Visiting sites and finding FREE clip art, graphics, etc. is a challenge and takes too much time (let alone the copyright issues). Need a better option
PIC1000 will have user friendly tools and templates to create Infographics on educational content.
Teachers would be able to develop visual educational content for their students. By presenting information in a compact and creative approach Teacher... Read More
As there seems to be theme of "gamifying" education, contests are the perfect motivator. Here's a contest open to students of all ages in California. It includes all kinds of digital media in curriculum areas.
Posted on May 12, 2012 by Judy Durkin
Heck, the season is coming so I thought: why not? This is a seven-page interactive .pdf file with two short presentations, links to interesting websites and instructions. File download #2 has the photos for the student project. Students will design a campaign sign and a simple two-panel brochure for a fictitious candidate, "Lou Natic".
Posted on Jan 22, 2012 by Judy Durkin
This is a 3-week unit. Students will develop 4 logo designs for fictitious company and then use their best logo design when they create 2 small ads for Sunset Magazine. The .zip file contains all of the files that you will need: Lesson Sequence, Thumbnails sheets, Tips for Logo Design, Logo Design Project Sheets, Logo PowerPoint, Rubrics, InDesign stationery template for their finished and best logo, Sunset Rate Card, Project Guidelines, copyright free images. I have included InDesign files and Acrobat files so that you can revise the sheets to fit your program.
Posted on Jan 21, 2012 by Judy Durkin
I have my students do this every year. They really seem to like it. One of these years I will have a winner! Check out the website. The entry can be created on the computer: from the website:
•The student doodle should be done in pencil, crayon, felt tip, paint or by using computer drawing or design software.
•We do not accept entries that use additional materials to create 3D effects.
Posted on Dec 15, 2011 by Mark DuBois
I provide an overview of the use of the Adobe Touch App Ideas. I include starting files and the end results of my work so others can compare their results. I also discuss how the file can be imported into Illustrator for further manipulation of the generated vectors.
Make an iconic graphic representation of yourself with visuals and text
• Use your own photographs and manipulate it to make a portrait of yourself.
• Create a portrait collage of yourself with scanned or stock images and text that represent you.
• The final image should represent you.
• Tell a story about yourself, what you are through this creative process.
• Use creative solutions and design elements to create the portrait.
• Keep the document resolution to 72 pixels per inch and document size to 3inch by 5inch
Save the Final finished image to
1. Save the file to JPG format, GIF format, pdf, TIFF format and .png format. Keep the resolution to 72 pixels per inch. Note the file size for each format. Four files will be saved.
Grading: 20 points
10 points for doing what is required
10 points for evidence of investigation in the topic, exploration in the software, creativity and aesthetics