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Celebration of Learning

As each semester at school starts, we begin with a series of professional development. I have the honor of being part of three presentations today (Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017). I thought readers may be interested in the highlights of these events. Faculty Fellows (Online Faculty Showcase) – I have been […]

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Project Felix

I recently checked for updates in Adobe Creative Cloud and discovered a new app was also available. It is called Project Felix. It is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. Essentially, it allows you to use a 2D background and insert a 3D object into it. You can then […]

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Captioning in Captivate

I recently reviewed the ability to create captions in Techsmith Camtasia. I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the similar capability in Adobe Captivate. Although the approach is a bit different, the end result is similar. given that we are at the end of 2016, it is imperative that […]

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Adobe Captivate Overview

I have been asked to provide an overview of Adobe Captivate to fellow Adobe Education Trainers (and Adobe Education Leaders) this afternoon. I thought this would be a great place to include links to resources I will be discussing. I also hope to include a copy of the presentation (after […]

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Adobe Spark Page

I covered Adobe Spark Video and Adobe Spark Post recently. Adobe Spark Page allows you to quickly create a compelling web page. Here is a quick introduction. Adobe Spark Page from Mark DuBois on Vimeo. For those who don’t need to know all the details of quickly creating a web […]

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Adobe Spark Post

Last week, I introduced Adobe Spark Video. I thought I would follow up this week with an overview of Adobe Spark Post. Adobe Spark Post from Mark DuBois on Vimeo. I hope you find this overview helpful and encourage you to check out Adobe Spark.

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Adobe Spark Video

One of many activities I do at school is help other teachers better understand how to employ technology in their classes. One tool which I have been promoting for some time is Adobe Spark (video, post, page). I thought it might be helpful to others to share the fundamentals of […]

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National Web Design Contest Software

We just concluded our 13th national web design contest in Louisville, KY (June 21 – 25, 2016). Although I plan to post additional information about the judge’s observations on our WebDesignContest.org site soon, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss some observations and insights I made regarding the tools […]

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Adobe Spark

Adobe recently announced Spark. This is more than a “re-branding” of the iOS only apps Voice, Slate, and Post. The links in the previous sentence take you to my initial reviews of those iOS apps. The significance of Spark is that these apps are also now available via the web. […]

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Web Design MOOC 2016

I recently completed teaching another MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). This one was on web design using the Adobe MUSE application and was done as part of the Adobe Education Exchange. This course ran from January 25 to March 11, 2016. If you have been reading this blog for a […]

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Adobe XD

A new preview product was released by Adobe on Monday, March 14. It was first demonstrated at AdobeMAX and looks to be very useful from a UX/ UI design workflow. Previously, one could develop simple mock-ups of web pages or mobile apps using tools like Photoshop or Illustrator. However, it […]

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Adobe Portfolio

Adobe recently released an interesting tool – Portfolio. If you have a Creative Cloud account and a Behance portfolio, you can easily use this tool to create a portfolio of your work. For those who are interested in quickly promoting examples of their work (with customization options), this is a […]

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Adobe Post

Adobe released a new app for the iPhone [Post] on December 17, 2015. At the moment, this seems to be iPhone specific (I tried it on my iPad and was not pleased with the results – for example, it was very difficult to edit the supplied example text). On the […]

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Acrobat enhancements

Adobe recently released some improvements to Acrobat DC (Document Cloud).  I thought I would focus on one I find particularly useful. Specifically, you can take an image of a document with your smartphone camera and process the document as if you scanned it (and convert text as needed). I find […]

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Photoshop Fix

Adobe recently (October 5, 2015) released a new iOS app called Photoshop Fix. I have been experimenting with this tool for a while and find it very helpful for quick edits to images using just my iPad. Of course, for more complex edits, one can always share the image from […]

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