Adobe MAX 2014

Adobe MAX October 4-8, 2014, Los Angeles, CA My first Adobe MAX was 2008 in San Francisco. This was also the time when I first stepped into my role as an Adobe Education Leader. As a result of these two events coinciding… I always look forward to connecting with both the wider Adobe community and specifically the ACP and AEL groups during community and education events. If you are involved in education and will be at MAX – check out the #CreateEdu Unconference on Sunday! I have been to every single MAX since that time… so it’s strange that this will

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AEL Advisory Board (Adobe Higher Education)

Pleased to announce that I am the newest higher education representative on the Adobe Education Leader Advisory Board. The process involves being nominated by the current board members and then having nominees undergo an election among the AELs of a particular segment. The board itself exists within the AEL community as a way to provide direct representation of an AEL segment (in my case, higher education) to the Adobe Education Team. As you can see below; the board is full of stellar AELs and I’m happy to be working with them in the coming years! Higher Education: Matthijs Clasener Tom Green

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Creative Cloud Event Denver 2014 – RECAP!

On July 10th, 2014 – I had the pleasure of presenting alongside fellow Denverite Paul Trani for the Denver Creative Cloud Event. Thanks to all who came out to learn about much of what is new in Creative Cloud! It might be surprising to some, but in the 3 hours given, we were barely able to scratch the surface of everything that is new in this 2014 milestone. We had a full house at the venue – and below are a few photos of the event and its aftermath. Have photos from the event? Please share in the comments!

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Adobe Day at DU

As part of my “day job” at the University of Denver, I try to both get university people interested in Adobe solutions and provide the means for Adobe people to get information to the university. One mechanism that has been set up for this is the ability to hold small, mini-conferences on campus with Adobe representatives. I was able to help organize one such event, yesterday. The focus of this event was Creative Cloud and the Digital Publishing Suite. I was asked to speak on some of the Edge Tools and Services and also touch upon some of the good

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I AM THE NEW CREATIVE

About a month ago, I participated in Adobe’s “New Creatives” endeavor. I decided to use a recent photography taken for this purpose along with an old painting of mine. The result of which can be viewed over at http://www.iamthenewcreative.com/ – or you can just give it a peek below. Originally a student of 35mm film, I picked up Photoshop in the late 1990’s to enhance and manipulate my photographs beyond the traditional darkroom. Since that time, paths have spiraled seemingly out of control… intersecting at different points across programming, painting, engineering, music composition, and more… Whether using a paintbrush and

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Another update to LevelUp for Photoshop CC: Level 5

LevelUp for Photoshop is a game of missions — and points and rewards — that guide you along the way of learning basic Adobe® Photoshop® CC software skills. If you are just starting to use Photoshop, this is the game for you. We just shipped an updated version of LevelUp that contains a new, fifth, level. This new level has missions to help you create a poster, which is a bit different from the first four, which are all related to photography. New in this version (1.1.0) of LevelUp for Photoshop CC: An additional level to attain – Level 5:

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Adobe Education Leader Institute 2013

Next week I’ll be attending my fifth (5th!) Adobe Education Leader Institute at Adobe HQ in San Jose, CA. This is an annual event where AELs are invited to interface with Adobe and one another for a week of pretty intense collaboration, networking, teaching, and learning (and shenanigans). This is an event I look forward to every single year because it involves such a great group of passionate individuals who care so deeply about both this technology and the people it affects. One of the new additions this year is an unconference day… things could get crazy :) I have

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