Yes, 2017's biggest tech story was probably about the ways in which social media forced us to rehash old culture wars and question who was guiding our political discourse. Rather than seeing technology facilitate greater communication, economic opportunity, and leisure, it seemed that it was exacerbating our…
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…
Here it is, hiding halfway down the company’s latest press release, like a guillotine in a crowded town square: “Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash.” Boom. That’s the sound of the blade dropping, and Flash, finally, thankfully, mercifully dying. Because Adobe just killed it.
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.
Adobe’s Photoshop and Lightroom Creative Cloud photography suite normally costs $10 per month, but Amazon’s currently discounting a 12-month plan to just $89. Creative Cloud plans don’t go on sale often, so if you’re a creative professional, or just want to make your own photos look better, this is a great opportunity…
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.
If you’re a creative professional, or would like to become one, Adobe’s taking up to 20% off their Creative Cloud subscription plans for new users today, granting you access to one or all of their industry standard applications.
If you need a capable, cross-platform photo editor, and don’t want to pay a monthly fee to access it, Adobes Photoshop Elements is a solid alternative to its Creative Cloud-based big brother.
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.
The Mozilla Firefox web browser now blocks Flash by default. And when I say “blocks,” I don’t mean it asks you nicely if you’d really like to use Flash. I don’t mean it automatically pauses Flash videos like Google Chrome. I mean Mozilla has decided that Flash is going down.
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.