Her site: edgeofmyseat.com
Clients are not designers. Most fancy designed websites do have a content management system which allows them to do web design! They can add a comic sans font on your beautifully designed website! It’s I irresponsible to give a client such a CMS. A CMS needs to be restricted so a client can only do what the designers wants them to do.
Today we’ve heard there are two new AELs in the Netherlands and we’ve already met them. Our new colleagues are teachers at the st. Lucas in Eindhoven. We sure need to do a visit soon to get to know each other and get them fully integrated in the awesome world of AEL.
A talk about responsive web design… Extended!
HTML is mostly written for an certain screen size. So on a smaller screen size details get lost. Now designers make choices for us instead of letting the user make the choice of what he wants to see.
Www.designeeekpprtland.com is a good way to use responsive design.
Note for self: Content choreography by Trent Walton and smashing magazine
Cool online tools to lower the file sizes of your images: Tinypng.com jpgmini.com
The 2nd day starts at Multimania with an opening keynote with Serge, Rufus and Pieter. At start the creative cloud is getting explained and promoted
All desktop apps are ready to download from your CC connection and other services like type kit, edge, behance…. The typekit fonts are now also available for your desktop apps like InDesign. Typekit wasn’t that a solution for we fonts? Yes… It was… Now also for print.
And the behance implementation is fully integrated in the CC right now. Get feedback on you work (in progress) from trusted peers.
The mobile Kuler app is very useful to make a color scheme. Making a color scheme with the app will put it in the cloud and find it directly into for instance illustrator. Kuler is cool
Creative cloud will even sync your settings between multiple screens. Settings like shortcuts, workspaces etc all the same of every device.
Pattern brushes are getting really easy and powerful.
Text objects have a widget symbol now to switch to text fields.
You can do a lot more now with text. There’s a new tool now which allows you to edit … Transform… Each since character! Non destructive!
Copy the CSS style from illustrator cc to your development tool for your website. And this is also possible in Photoshop!
Grouping and favoriting fonts is now possible. Just show your fonts which you frequently use.
Create QR codes from within InDesign
Camera Raw features is implemented in photoshop right now as a filter. And applied a camera raw filter on a smart object is non destructive. The power of camera Raw non destructive… Wow
Shake reduction filter is that smart to fix the unsharp pictures with an algorithm.
Layers is finally available
Scroll motion will give you parallax effect
Save a site and your client is able to edit it online!!
Adobe Story is now integrated into Prelude and Premiere Pro.
Voice to text analysis will give you markers with the text spoken thanx to attaching the script to the video with Story.
Ingest is improved
There’s a live connection with Cinema4D now in After Effects.
The new adobe creative cloud is available from June 17.
It was in the year 2012 that I had my first experience with Multimania in Kortrijk. thanks to my Belgium Adobe Education Leader buddies I was invited to come over and had a great inspiring time with lots of great speakers. There where enough reasons to come back this year!
And this year was even more exciting for me because now I am one of the speakers at this great event. Rufus, Pieter en Serge where in charge at the opening keynote and they already showEd some cool things in Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and the Edge tools. Sadly I needed to leave that session a bit early to get my machine ready in my presentation room.
When I was setting up my stuff the room kept on filling with people. There where people standing and sitting on the floor at the moment that I started my session. And that’s so cool! My presentation/demo was all about Adobe Edge Animate and the way to get your animations in to your projects (dreamweaver, edge code, InDesign dps and WordPress).
I was really excited to do a session myself on this event and enjoyed doing it a lot!
And with my session done it was time to relax and enjoy the other sessions. Pieter van Helvoirt showed the new techniques for video in prelude cc, story, premiere pro cc and after effects cc. It’s cool to so how you can run your cinema 4d projects within After Effects live (but I think his laptop is very powerful… How would this run on an regular laptop?). To position things in cinema4d inside of your after fx comp you need to see the video in the viewport in cinema4d. That not possible yet…
And after the lunch it was time to see Serge Jaspers talk about the whole Edge family. Always nice to see a presentation by this American Belgium And Edge is cool.
Media Monks presented a lot of the fun things they do. How they celebrate “Sinterklaas” and other party stuff they do. I was hoping for more insight in their workflow and showcase stuff. But almost none of that. I was not that much impressed with their way of presenting, sadly enough.
Polle de Maagt followed up with an inspiring session about getting people to do something and make advertising happening via social media.
And finally there was Miguel Fuertes to talk about his career in animation. A really nice talk about his journey in life from the moment he decided that animation was his future.
Later on that evening the presenters had a VIP walking dinner which was great, tasty and gezellig
Finally Adobe Max 2013 has started. The previous edition of MAX was in October 2011. A loing time ago. And so far it was worth waiting for. As we all know Adobe has changed their marketing strategy ever since they introduced the Creative Cloud in 2011. And much of this conference is all about the improvement over the CC.
But what did they show during the opening keynote?
Creative Cloud: a strong update
Coming to you in June is the much improved/
updated edition of the Creative Cloud. The Creative Cloud will have it’s place in the desktop applications and will be valuable for cross-device collaboration.They even integrated the worlds leading online creative community Behance in the Creative Cloud.Creative Cloud brings togehter everything you need to create your best work. With these new versions of our desktop tools, services that take publishing content to the next level and now make it easier to collaborate and share your work wold wide.” – David Wadhwani
With the Creative Cloud rolled out in your whole creative system it’s so easy to synchronise, store, share and collaborate. All files will be synced automatically between your devices. Yes… devices!
Perpetual was the way you could buy your Adobe software untill Cs6. Perpetual is history now with the new marketing strategy. That’s why an era of 10 years Creative Suite has come to an end as well. From now on Photoshop Cs will be called Photoshop CC. And so goes for all the other apps. And they have done some major updates and are ‘giving’ us more than 30 tools and services for professional content creation in print, web, apps, mobile, video and photography processess.
Photoshop CC has got improved sharpening and designer workflow. Deblurring camera shakes? It can be done! And it’s the first app that will make it possible to post your files directly to Bahance to showcase your work.
In Illustrator CC you will find new ways to work with typography. The Touch Type Tool will lelet you move, scale and rotate text and will still allow you to edit your text. Art, Pattern and Scatter brushes can contain raster images now for more complex designs.
I can finally let the word out that it will be possible for Adobe Muse users to edit their sites in the browser! A huge update for Muse!!
Adobe Premiere CC has an even smoother way of working which will bring you more efficientcy. And with the Lumetri Deep Colour Engine added to the tool it will be adding lots more power in your colour workflow.
You are going to be happy to hear that there is a new Live 3D Pipeline between After Effects CC and Cinema4D to make it a powerful tool for motion graphics and visual effects. And there are new versions of the awesome tools Speedgrade CC, Prelude CC, Audition CC and Story CC Plus!
Type kit is available on your desktop computer now! More than 175 font families within reach.
Adobe has brought Kuler to the iPhone to make colour schemes from pictures you will take. A colour scheme made with the iPhone will be uploaded into the Creative Cloud and be available on your desktop computer!
In the creative cloud you will be able to view older versions of your work. That’s damn handy when discussing your design with clients or coworkers by sharing your work.
Awesome news from the future!
Adobe is going to do hardware! There are two projects which have been revealed. Project Mighty is Adobe’s first an impressive Stylus for your tablet. It’s brilliant because of it’s connection with the Creative Cloud and it’s pressure sensitivity. The thing that blowed me aways was that one designer can create a drawing on his tabled, select it and copy it to the internal memory of the pen and paste it on another tablet.
And then there’s Project Napoleon… a ruler for drawing straight lines on your tablet, or circles. The ruler itself is very short, that’s why it’s called Napoleon.
It was worth waiting more than one year and a half for a new MAX edition. And this was only the first keynote!