In a perfect world, we’d all have a feature-packed, free PDF editor that can do everything you might need whenever you’re given an important document to fiddle with.
As editor-in-chief of 99U, Adobe’s publication for creative professionals, Matt McCue oversees stories about topics like client work, storytelling, and productivity, and involving creatives from the worlds of art, design, advertising, music, tech, and media. In addition to 99U, he’s written for outlets such as Fortune…
Using your phone to scan documents isn’t anything new. With apps like Scanner Pro and Turbo Scan out there, if you own a smartphone there’s pretty much no reason you need to break out the ol’ flatbed scanner to digitize anything anymore. Heck, even just snapping a photo of a document sans app could probably get the…
If you have a Chromebook that supports Play Store apps, you may be able to download and use six Adobe apps for free, from Photoshop to Illustrator.
When you use an app from a big software company, it can be easy to forget that there are individual people behind those logos. One of those people is Rick Treitman, with the unique title of ‘entrepreneur-in-residence’ at Adobe.
There are a lot of really cool things you can do in Photoshop. Just because you can, though, doesn’t mean you should. This video demonstrates ten techniques that are common, but probably shouldn’t be.
Last year, Adobe released a super simple, yet powerful photo retouching tool called Photoshop Fix for iOS. Now, Android users can use the same app to edit their photos right on their phone.
Photoshop is so full of powerful features that even professionals may not always be able to keep up. This video demonstrates a ton of uncommon yet powerful techniques that you might not have heard of before.
Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile 2.5 for iOS can now capture high-quality photos in their Digital Negative (DNG) format with the in-app camera. Your iPhone and iPad photos are about to look a whole lot better.
Adobe’s pushing out a big update to its suite of creative cloud apps, most notably to Photoshop, which gets a slew of new features, including content-aware crop, match font, and more.
iOS/Web: Most apps that automatically generate things like images or web pages end up looking like crap. Adobe’s new free app Spark can do a bit better job than most.
Android: I hate dealing with PDFs. I understand why they’re necessary, but loading them is a pain and editing them is even worse. So, Adobe’s news that Acrobat Reader can edit PDFs stored in your Dropbox is a godsend.
iOS (and soon Android): Adobe’s mobile version of Lightroom used to require the desktop app and a subscription to Creative Cloud to really work. Not anymore. Now you can use Lightroom on your tablet and phone to edit photos without a subscription.
Android: Adobe Illustrator Draw is a powerful drawing app that allows you to create and modify vector images. You can even export them to the full Illustrator CC app on your desktop.
Keyboard shortcuts are the ticket to working faster in many programs. This cheat sheet will help you work more efficiently in Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premier Pro.
Android: A while back, Adobe released a Lightroom companion app for iOS phones and tablets. Now, Android is catching up with a version of the app for phones. And it starts with a 30-day free trial.
Windows/OS X/Linux: Adobe just launched Brackets 1.0, a text editor for web developers. It's free and has Inline Editing, Live Preview, and Preprocessor Support features, which all deliver unique conveniences.
Adobe's Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If you can't drop the cash, you can still get a similar experience with free or cheap software. Here's how to build your own Creative Suite.
The pen tool in Photoshop and Illustrator is a fantastic way to draw, but it's hard to get the hang of using it. The Bézier Game is an interactive tutorial that teaches you how to use it.
If you're looking for a solid stylus that will work with any capacitive touch screen, on any phone or tablet, you have options. Last week, we asked for your favorites, then looked at the five best tablet styli. Now we're back to highlight the Lifehacker community favorite.