Adobe has created something very handy for those of you who are trying to get up and running with Photoshop Touch. Their new Photoshop Touch Quick Start Guide gives a quick overview of the UI, toolbar, selections, and layers. Its just enough to get you started quickly. It is also a very handy reference for those of us who may have forgotten how to use a certain tool or feature. Give it a try!
You might have a lot of questions about the Creative Cloud. If so, a good place to start is the Creative Cloud Forum. You’ll find videos, FAQs, and community experts who can answers all your questions. Also, check out the Creative Cloud YouTube channel for more videos. The Creative Cloud Team blog will have regular updates and information.
Last fall a tablet version of Photoshop appeared in the Android Market. It’s called Photoshop Touch. Have you tried it yet or are you waiting for the iPad version? You won’t have to wait too long for that – its coming soon!
I worked on the tutorials that are part of the app experience. I’d love to get your feedback on them. Have you tried them yet? What do you think could be improved? Let me know what you think. I’d like to incorporate your feedback as we continue to improve the product. Leave a comment on this blog or in the Ideas section of the Photoshop Touch forum with your suggestions.
If you haven’t seen Photoshop Touch yet, here is a video overview of the product. Here is a list of the features for version 1.0. And here is a link to the forum if you have questions for the Photoshop Touch community and product team. The forum also has the Ideas section, a place for you to add feature requests. You can add and vote on ideas for improvements and new features.
Stay tuned to this blog for more about learning how to use Photoshop Touch.
Adobe Carousel, Adobe’s new app for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac launched today. Imagine being able to see your entire digital photo library anytime you want on any of your digital devices. Carousel allows you to view and edit your photos on your iPhone, iPad and your Mac. It syncs any changes or edits you make automatically so the images will look the same no matter which device you are using. Here are some links to learn more about it:
Come to the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles next week and sign up for my session with Jaydeep Dutta. We’ll be showing our vision for the future of help and learning for Adobe products. Here’s the info:
Social Studies: Connecting Content and Community in the Cloud
Come see how a few simple UX design patterns can facilitate a shared, social learning experience that blurs the boundaries between inspiration and instruction, as well as between content and community. Three trends are currently sweeping digital media: Tablets are moving from content consumption to creation, social features are increasingly pervasive, and everything is shifting to the cloud. Join us to explore how this trifecta creates exciting opportunities for designers and developers, and to examine our own promising effort at taking advantage of these trends.
Adobe just announced a new product for anyone who loves photos called Adobe Carousel. If you have one set of photos on your iPhone, and another set on your Mac, and still another set on your iPad, now you can unite them into one “carousel” that is accessible from any of those devices. Want to learn more about it? Here are some links to videos and FAQs that will tell you all about this amazing new product.
- Watch the announcement and demo of Adobe Carousel at Photoshop World
- Learn all about the product on Photoshop.com and watch a short video that explains the idea behind Adobe Carousel
- To ask questions and learn more, go to the Adobe Carousel Community feedback page. Carousel product team members are on hand to answer questions and have a conversation with the community.
If you want to understand some of the basic concepts behind digital photography and editing digital images, you should check out these Key Concepts pages. Each one is a very quick read. I highly recommend taking a peek before you dive into learning how to use any of these programs. Here is the list of Key Concepts for Photoshop and Lightroom:
Digital image basics
- Aliasing & Anti-aliasing*
- Bounding box
- Color mode or Image mode
- Raster & Vector*
Here is the list of Key Concepts for Photoshop Elements 9:
Digital image basics
- Aliasing & Anti-aliasing
- Color mode or Image mode
- Raster & Vector
Here are links to tutorials and learning resources that will help you get started with Creative Suite 5. These are for both beginners and experienced users.
- Photoshop CS5: getting started & tutorials
- InDesign CS5: getting started & tutorials
- Illustrator CS5: getting started & tutorials
- After Effects CS5: getting started & tutorials
- Premiere Pro CS5: getting started & tutorials
- Flash Professional CS5: getting started & tutorials
- Flash Catalyst CS5: getting started & tutorials (for designers)
- Flash Catalyst CS5: getting started & tutorials (for developers)
- Dreamweaver CS5: getting started & tutorials
- Fireworks CS5: getting started & tutorials
- Flash Builder 4: getting started
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a list of Adobe tutorials that you could scan through quickly? Wish you didn’t have to wade through search results full of irrelevant content? What you need is a comprehensive tutorial list! Adobe has created just the list for you. They’ve got lists of all the tutorials (both video and text) that live on Adobe.com for 11 different products. The lists contain tutorials for multiple versions of the products, with the most recent tutorials on the top. You can sign up for an RSS feed to find out when new tutorials are added to the list.
Check out these lists for some really great tutorials (including CS5):