Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday break. I took some extra time off to unwind, but I’m back! I’ll be in my home office this week and that means that I’ll be live streaming design and photography tutorials. Here’s my schedule for this week:
Monday, 1/7 – 1PM PT – A look back at the BEST New Features introduced in 2018 for Graphic Designers
Prior to joining Adobe July 26th, 1996 I would change jobs about every two years out of sheer boredom. The last thing I would say about working for Adobe is that it’s “boring”. Unlike most companies there is always something NEW going on at Adobe. There are always new products, updates and projects in the works. I have had the great good fortune of being out front in front of the customers for the last twenty years and in many respects being the face of the company as I have the largest social media following of any other employee.
When I started at Adobe, Photoshop 3.0 (Not CS3) was the current version
It’s amazing to think back to a time when Photoshop didn’t have layers. The 3.0 version released in 1994 was the first version that offered Layers and in November 1996 4.0 came out with Adjustment Layers. Certainly a LOT has happened in the last 20 years and I’ve seen it all. I’ve seen products come and go, services come and go and even companies come and go. While there was certainly a time when Adobe’s future was uncertain, I never really worried about Adobe not succeeding. Aside from the amazing technologies that we take for granted today, the biggest reason that I never really worried is that Adobe has always had top notch talent working at all levels of the company. It is a culture of passion and creativity.
Extremely Honored to Have Been Inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame Last Week
One New Years Resolution completed. At the beginning of the year I promised to deliver a new Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorial each day during the month of January starting on January 2nd. I’m happy to say that my 30 Days of Creative Cloud Tutorials are done and have been very well received! At last count the video have had over 80,000 views and climbing. I also received lots of direct feedback on Twitter and my Facebook page. Most of the tutorials focused on the questions I get every day over and over again. I also took the liberty of working in mobile workflows wherever I could. Of course I’ll continue to do more throughout the year and cover new features as they are added to Creative Cloud. In the mean time, check out what you’ve missed here in this playlist featuring all 30 videos:
We put the band back together and we’re headed out on tour! Jason Levine, Paul Trani, myself and several other Adobe Evangelists are headed out on the ALL NEW Adobe Create Now 2014 World Tour. We’ll kick things off with a LIVE event in New York that will be webcast worldwide. and then immediately after we’ll be heading to a city (hopefully) near you.
Tune in Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 1PM ET to see “What’s Next in Creative Cloud” You can sign up right here.
Then starting on Thursday, June 19th we’ll hit the road and visit several cities around the globe. This will give us the chance to go deeper in the products and show you even more. You can find out where we’re going and register for the one closest to you right here. If by chance you’re not near any of those major events, we’ll also be doing several more tour stops here. As usual you can see my upcoming events right here on the right sidebar of my blog (or at the bottom of this post if you’re looking at this on a smartphone.
I look forward to see you all! This should be a lot of fun (saying that now of course before all the travel. 😉 )
There’s nothing like showing up to do a session at a conference and seeing 400+ empty chairs. Your first thought is “Oh my God, I hope people attend this thing!” Well I must say that not only did have close to 400 people in my session yesterday at HOW Design Live, but it was the right 400 people. Like most presenters I draw my energy from the crowd. The better the crowd responds the more it will help me to do a better presentation. I had an hour to show: “Create Cutting Edge Websites. No Code. No Kidding”. Of course this session was all about Adobe Muse CC.
Judging by the number of mentions on Twitter, the crowd LOVED IT!
Thanks again to all who attended and I’ll see you again today same time for “Adobe Creative Cloud Time Saving Tips and Tricks.” If you didn’t get a chance to attend my session here at HOW Design Live 2014 in Boston, you can check out my getting started video on Adobe Muse CC here:
One of my most popular videos right now (it’s getting the third most views daily) is my How To Get Started with Adobe InDesign CS6 video. I figured it was time to make the Adobe InDesign CC version and here it is. In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV I’ll show you how to get started using InDesign CC. This is for beginners, first time InDesign users, and folks who are self-taught and may be missing things. We’ll cover the 10 things beginners ask about the most.
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Let’s do it again. Time for me to head to Photoshop World West, which takes place this week in Las Vegas Nevada. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there and I’ve got some new classes on tap that I’m excited about. I’ll be teaching two classes on the conference track. The 1st is my usual “Intro to InDesign” and I’m doing a new class on my “Lightroom Workflow from Start to Finish”. I’m also doing a new class that is being added as we speak called “Easy Website Creation”, which is focused around Adobe Muse CC and as usual I’ll be in the Adobe booth from time to time giving sessions on Creative Cloud (Wednesday thru Friday). Based on the huge success of my “How To Create Websites with Adobe Muse” from the Orlando show, they’re repeating it this year again on the show flow in the Kelby Theater on Thursday at 4PM.
I’ll also be in the Westcott booth from time to time. So I’ve got a pretty packed schedule, but it’s one of the few conferences each year that I really really look forward to. Be sure to stop by and say hello. Also be sure to grab the newly redesigned Photoshop World iOS App for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch complete with iCloud syncing.