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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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Captivate Draft

Adobe recently released a new version of Captivate (9) for both Mac and Windows computers. Along with the desktop version, there is now a free iOS app available – Captivate Draft. Essentially, this allows you to create learning modules in environments where a laptop might be impractical. You can also […]

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AEL North American Leadership Summit

I had the great pleasure of connecting with a community of like minded and creative individuals at the 2015 Adobe Education Leader (AEL) summit at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in July. This was originally established as a YWCA camp in 1913. It now is a park and comprises some of […]

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Adobe Preview CC

In addition to Hue, Adobe also released Preview CC for iOS devices on June 15. I thought readers of this blog might be interested in a short overview of the capabilities of this app. Essentially, you develop your design comp (for either a mobile app or a mobile website) in […]

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Adobe Hue

Adobe released another app for iOS devices on June 15. This one is called Hue. In some ways, it is like the app Color (formerly Kuler). But it works for video. Essentially, you take a photo and select the desired color which you can then apply to a video clip […]

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What I like about Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe recently released a significant update to Acrobat. When I first opened the tool [viewing a PDF document], I saw the following (and felt a bit overwhelmed). Note the changes to the interface, particularly the options on the right for the given document. Wow. There are a lot more options. […]

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Adobe Slate

Adobe recently released a new iPad only app focused on creating content. One can then view this content in browsers on any Internet connected device. The content is displayed in a manner appropriate for that device. The app is called Slate (I placed the logo below). The tag line “Make […]

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Adobe Comp CC

Adobe recently released a new app for the iPad – Comp CC. In many ways, this app reminds me of Adobe Proto. There are a number of differences. The most important is that one can create low fidelity wireframes or much more detailed mock-ups of a web site, print document […]

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Screen Capture Utilities

I have been helping a peer with one of their online classes this semester. They expressed an interest in learning about different tools to record the screen. I decided to take a different approach this week and provide this document I created for their use. This is an alternative approach […]

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Fixel

Fixel is an iOS app from Adobe Labs which runs on either iPad or iPhone. Sorry, no Android capabilities. Many thanks to my colleague, Matt Clasener, for making me aware of this app. Essentially, it allows you to clean up your images (remove unwanted litter from a photo, for example). […]

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PaintCan

I recently became aware of an interesting app from Adobe Labs – PaintCan. Many thanks to Tom Green for making me aware of this iOS app (sorry, no Android version). For those of us with limited graphical talent, we can now paint using just our fingertip. We can work with […]

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