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Free New 73-Page Book! Download Adobe Lightroom Tutorial Guide

August 25th, 2015 21 comments

With the continuing popularity of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan where anybody can get both Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC for just 10 bucks a month, we’ve had some readers asking us the best ways to learn these two top imaging tools…

Download the Free Lightroom 5/6/CC eBook!

We always mention about the free video tutorials on Adobe TV, as well as the super­lative, compre­hensive courses offered on Lynda.com – but we can also recom­mend two new terrifi­cally helpful ebooks that you can work through step-by-step at your own pace. And fortu­nately, both books are completely free.

The first is the Adobe CC/CS6 Design Basics book that we’ve featured before on this site, which is 200+ pages taking you through the core essentials of Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC.

The second book is Victoria Bampton’s excellent Lightroom Quick Start Guide, just out in a new edition which tells you every­thing you need to know to get going with Adobe Lightroom from the ground up.

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Adobe Captivate 9 Direct Download Links: Free Trials with no Akamai

August 20th, 2015 5 comments

Download the New Adobe Captivate 9 Free Trial Now

Adobe just announced the launch and immediate availability of Captivate 9, a major desktop upgrade to the industry-leading eLearning and mLearning authoring software. In addition, the company is introducing a brand new LMS (Learning Management System) called Captivate Prime, which runs in the cloud and integrates directly with Captivate 9 and other authoring programs. Finally, there’s a free new mobile app you can use to create e-learning storyboards on-the-go entitled Captivate Draft, currently available for iPad.

Below we’ve got the direct download links for Captivate 9 (Windows and Mac OS) without using the Akamai Download Manager, for fast and easy access to the new desktop tools… We’ve also included links to the greatly-expanded collection of assets that come with Captivate 9 which can be used to create amazing-looking eLearning content. Whether you’re considering buying a full version or upgrading from the prior release, you can use the trials below to install, run, and activate the software on your system.

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Get Adobe CC “Back-to-School” Discount for Students & Teachers

August 6th, 2015 1 comment

Adobe back-to-school! You can get 60% off plus two months FREE when you sign up for Creative Cloud

Back to school, already?  Wow, either time flies or the summers are getting shorter…

Anyway, it’s that time again – at least for the sales to start.  For a limited time, Adobe is sweetening the pot for students and teachers. In addition to the regular education discount of 60-70% off of the standard price for an annual CC membership, you can now also get two months free when you prepay for your first year of Creative Cloud.

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Free Ticket to Adobe MAX 2015! Win a Full Pass Worth US$1,595

July 30th, 2015 121 comments

The crowd erupts at Adobe MAX 2014 as Microsoft announces they’ll be giving every attendee a Surface Pro 3

 The crowd erupts at Adobe MAX 2014 when Microsoft gives every attendee a new Surface Pro 3.

MAX 2015 – the big annual conference intersecting creativity and Adobe technology – is coming up this fall in Los Angeles, California… And continuing our long tradition of free Adobe giveaways, we’ve got one free regular full conference pass (worth US$1,595) to give away, plus one US$400-off ticket savings, both courtesy of our friends at Adobe Systems!

Adobe MAX 2015, The Creativity Conference – running from October 3–7 – will be chock full of expert keynotes and presentations, technical ses­sions and talks, product announce­ments and sneak peeks, evening events and get-togethers, and possibly some surprises… The show is an amazing experience where they really take care of you from start to finish while you soak up all the growth and learning you can.

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What’s the Difference: New Adobe CC 2015 vs. CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3?

June 18th, 2015 51 comments

What Are the Differences Between Adobe CC 2015 vs. CS6 and Other Versions — What's New?

One of the most common upgrade questions we see out there is asking what’s new, what’s different, what’s better, what’s changed between Adobe’s just-launched CC 2015 release and the previous CC 2014, CC 2013, or 2012’s Creative Suite 6 – or even the older CS5, CS4, CS3?  Or more fundamentally, what are the key new features in CC 2015 versus prior versions?

Now that the new CC 2015 mile­stone release is out world­wide, everyone is entitled to either a free upgrade or a free 30-day trial (possibly up to 60 days). Ongoing access to these tools requires a Creative Cloud mem­ber­ship (either for one app or for all of them), with discounts available for education custom­ers. Adobe says that if you look at all of the changes since CS6 to the current CC 2015 release, there have been well over 1,000 significant updates – meaning new and improved features, added capabil­ities, and perfor­mance improve­ments – to the key creative applications.

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All Adobe CC 2015 Updates: The Direct Download Links for Windows

July 17th, 2015 68 comments

Download New Adobe CC 2015 Now! (Try or Buy)

Important! On this page you’ll find all the updates to CC 2015 (on Windows), since its initial launch in June 2015.  If you need to install the full products themselves, then please see our CC 2015 download links first.

One of the main benefits of the Adobe CC 2015 release is receiving an ongoing stream of product updates at no extra cost… No longer do we have to wait 1-2 years for our tools to innovate and keep pace with evolving technologies; instead we get the latest and greatest features and enhance­ments as soon as they are ready.

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All Adobe CC 2015 Updates: The Direct Download Links for Mac OS

July 17th, 2015 29 comments

Download New Adobe CC 2015 Now! (Try or Buy)

Important! On this page you’ll find all the updates to CC 2015 (on Mac OS), since its initial launch in June 2015.  If you need to install the full products themselves, then please see our CC 2015 download links first.

One of the main benefits of the Adobe CC 2015 release is receiving an ongoing stream of product updates at no extra cost… No longer do we have to wait 1-2 years for our tools to innovate and keep pace with evolving technologies; instead we get the latest and greatest features and enhance­ments as soon as they are ready.

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Adobe CC 2015 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2015 Release

June 16th, 2015 229 comments

Download the New 2015 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud Now! (Try or Buy)

The new Adobe CC 2015 release was announced earlier today, including 15 upgraded desktop applications with new features across the board plus some big performance boosts… And there’s no wait: the CC 2015 software is available immediately for worldwide download via the CC Desktop App… This means everyone gets either a free upgrade or a free trial – but some folks want or need to access the new tools directly without using Adobe’s download/app manager.

So below we’ve curated a complete set of Adobe CC 2015 direct download links for all the new products on Windows and Mac OS, for instant access (plus the ability to use your own download manager) if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and want to get the free trials without it… These can also come in quite handy if you want offline CC 2015 installers to use, store, or back up with (i.e., copy to USB flash/thumb drive, burn to DVD, etc).

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The New Adobe CC 2015 Release Is Here – What You Need to Know

June 16th, 2015 14 comments

Download the New 2015 Release of Creative Cloud Now! (Try or Buy) See What's New

BREAKING NEWS (Berlin) — Adobe has just announced the immediate availability of the all-new CC 2015 release, with hundreds of new features and enhancements across their creative product line focusing on workflow, performance, connectivity, and some of that Adobe magic…  Creative Cloud 2015 is the next major release following the CC 2014 and CC 2013 versions, which in turn replaced CS6 from 2012. So thinking in the old terms, this would roughly be equivalent to CS9 (and more).

The 15 desktop tools updated today are Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, Flash Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects (including the highly-anticipated Character Animator), Audition, Prelude, Speedgrade, Media Encoder, Muse, and Edge Animate. All current Creative Cloud members will receive an automatic upgrade to the 2015 Release, and all of the new free trial downloads are also now live online. As before, the new tools and services are available via afford­able annual or monthly memberships. Adobe continues to grow Creative Cloud in a big way, now with over 4 million paid customers already having signed up.

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How to Extend Adobe Free Trials to 60 Days Long, Instead of 30 Days

May 20th, 2015 27 comments

How to Download and Start an Adobe Software Free Trial

How long are the free trials for Adobe software? Most people would say 30 days – but practically speak­ing, it’s actually twice that, at 60 days.  Here’s why, and how you can do it…

After downloading and installing Adobe’s free trial software – whether it’s the latest major release CC 2014 (have you tried it yet?), CS6, Acrobat, Captivate, or Lightroom – your official free trial will begin for 30 calendar days from the date you first run the application (like Photoshop) on your computer.

Once you reach the end of that month – if you haven’t already purchased the product – then that free trial period will end and all the files you created will still be yours, but the software itself will no longer start on your system. And redownloading or reinstalling it won’t give you a new free trial.

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