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Project Felix Updated
Project Felix is a new Adobe application that makes it easy to composite 3-D objects using 2-D images. The goal is to open up the world of 3-D design to individuals without previous 3-D design experience, and the latest update, Project Felix 0.3, is all about efficiency and workflow improvements.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:40:00 -0400)
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What Creative Cloud App Should I Use?
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign are very different products used for very different purposes. Right? Actually, there are definitely feature overlaps and there are projects that can be created in more than one of them. Which is why the Creative Cloud posted this great Which Product Do I Use to Create That? roundup.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:33:00 -0400)
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Improve Your UX Vocabulary
Do you think A/B testing belongs in elementary school? Don't know the difference between end users and personas? Think a fishbone diagram is culinary advice? The Adobe XD team has you covered with this handy Master Your UX Vocabulary With These 50 Must-Know Terms.
(Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:28:00 -0400)
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Adobe Affiliate Program MAX Pass Promotion
Want to go to Adobe MAX 2017 for free? The Adobe Affiliate Program can help you and a friend get to MAX in Las Vegas. You just have to link to our products (Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Stock, or Adobe Document Cloud) to earn commissions on each sale. Make five sales between now and the end of July, you'll be entered into a drawing for two full conference passes to Adobe MAX 2017.
(Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:24:00 -0400)
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Adobe MAX Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon
Adobe MAX 2017 is coming to Las Vegas, NV, this October. And you have just one more week to register at Early Bird pricing ($300 off).
(Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:34:00 -0400)
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Dreamweaver And Git
This one has been long awaited. The newest version of Dreamweaver now supports Git. This blog post explains the integration.
(Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:39:00 -0400)
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On Using Hero Images
A hero image, the first image that your site visitors will usually come across, is more than just a pretty picture; it's also a powerful communication tool. The Adobe XD Team has just posted some invaluable insight into how to effectively use hero images.
(Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:45:00 -0400)
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Adobe State Of Create Study
The Adobe State of Create 2016 study is an important read, chock full of important data on the role of creativity in business, trends in education, global imperatives, and more. I was looking for the study today, and am posting the link so I have it on hand for future (and so that you can find it easily, too).
(Tue, 23 May 2017 11:02:00 -0400)
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XD Team On Breadcrumbs
Navigation can make or break the user experience of a site. It helps users to locate themselves on a site, and figure out how to get to where they want to go next. Breadcrumbs are a set of contextual links that function as a navigation aid for websites, and over on the XD Blog, user experience guru Nick Babich has posted a great article on the subject.
(Sat, 20 May 2017 23:46:00 -0400)
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Mobile Navigation Design Patterns
Once someone starts using your mobile app, they need to know where to go and how to get there at any point. Good navigation is a vehicle that takes users where they want to go. But establishing good navigation is a challenge on mobile due to the limitations of the small screen and the need to prioritize content over chrome. Different navigation patterns have been devised to solve this challenge in different ways, but they all suffer from a variety of usability problems. The XD Team has posted an article that examines five basic navigation patterns for mobile apps and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each of them.
(Tue, 09 May 2017 23:21:00 -0400)
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All About Auto-Ground Plane In Project Felix
The Project Felix team has posted a great article on how the Auto-Ground Plane feature came to be.
(Thu, 04 May 2017 07:49:00 -0400)
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Registration For MAX 2017 Is Now Open
Registration for Adobe MAX 2017 is now open. This year MAX is going back to Las Vegas, where we'll be at The Venetian Oct 16-Oct 17 for the preconference and Oct 18-Oct 20 for MAX itself. Register by July 31st and you'll qualify for the early bird registration price of USD$1295 (a $300 savings off the full conference price).
(Mon, 01 May 2017 12:43:00 -0400)
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How Project Felix Use Customer Input
The Project Felix team has posted some really useful thoughts on how they customer feedback is collected and used in the product creation process.
(Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:06:00 -0400)
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Adobe XD March Update
The Adobe XD March Update is out and includes lots of Windows enhancements including zoom, copy/paste from Photoshop and Illustrator, comment resolution, and more. More details in this blog post.
(Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400)
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Adobe MAX 2017 Preregistration Open
The last time Las Vegas hosted Adobe MAX was back in 2006, and we're heading back this year. Adobe MAX 2017 will at The Venetian in Las Vegas, the pre-conference runs Oct. 16-17 and the regular conference dates are Oct. 18-20. Preregistration is now open, sign up now for $500 of the conference price.
(Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:53:00 -0400)
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