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Learn Adobe Acrobat XI + X Free! Download 54-Page Tutorial Book

October 2nd, 2014 31 comments

Download the Free Adobe Acrobat XI How-to Tutorial Guidebook

Next to Photoshop, Acrobat Pro & Standard is Adobe’s top-selling product line of all time: it’s offered standalone plus included in all the Creative Suites as well as the newer Creative Cloud – so clearly there are a lot of people using it worldwide. The two free books below will help you learn how to use it better and more effectively…

The first book is all about the Acrobat XI release, and the second is for the older Acrobat X from 2010. Both these guides contain dozens of helpful tutorials that will help you discover the advantages of using Acrobat and how to get the most out of it… Following the easy walkthroughs will quickly introduce you to new ways to save time and simplify complex projects.

Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions for performing common tasks efficiently. Keep a copy of either ebook access­ible on your computer as an easy–to–use resource for learning new techniques.

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Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CC + CS6 Free! Download 78-Page Book

September 4th, 2014 6 comments

The new Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 is the most sophisticated and powerful toolset Adobe has ever released and recently readers have been asking for solid training materials to learn how to best use these applications…

Download the Free "Dreamweaver CC Basics" Digital Book! (Look Under 'Teaching Material Assets')

Last year we spread the word on over 30 hours of free video tutorials for CS6, and last month we published details on a fantastic new ebook for getting started learning the Adobe CC/CS6 Design Suite (202 pages).  But if you’re looking for a solid primer or helpful beginner’s lessons for Adobe Dreamweaver, that’s harder to find.

Fortunately there are two new books you can download that will teach you the essentials of Adobe Dreamweaver for free, thanks to the generosity of author Professor Thomas Payne… He writes:

“These tutorials are designed to get you through the basics of making web sites in Dreamweaver with the most flexibility and the least amount of work. Think of them as supplying you with a toolbox full of tools to start making good websites.

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Free 202-Page eBook! Download “Adobe CC & CS6 Design Basics”

August 15th, 2014 17 comments

The 2015 edition of the Creative Cloud is the most powerful and versatile toolset Adobe has ever produced and we’re seeing a lot of demand for good training resources to learn how to best use this fast-growing product

Get the Free "Adobe CC Design Basics" eBook! (Look Under 'Teaching Material Assets')

Last year we posted details on over 1,000 pages of free ebooks for CS6.  But if you’re just getting started with the core CC 2015 design tools, what’s better than a step-by-step book that will teach you the essentials of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign from the ground up?

Fortunately there’s a very helpful new book you can download that will teach you all of this for free, courtesy of author Professor Thomas Payne… The way the book does this is by intro­ducing and explain­ing the tools in a logical way that builds upon what is previ­ously learned. These applica­tions present a vast array of buttons and gadgets that can be over­whelming to the new user. This book makes sense of it all, not showing how every­thing works, but instead giving a found­ation and a path to learn about all those controls and what they can do for you.

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Free Ticket to Adobe MAX 2014! Win a Full Pass Worth US$1,495

July 31st, 2014 131 comments

Adobe MAX 2014 - The Big Show

[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2018 Giveaway!]

MAX 2014 – 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$1,495) to give away, plus one US$400-off ticket savings, both courtesy of our friends at Adobe Systems!

Adobe MAX 2014, The Creativity Conference – running from October 4-8 – 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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Creative Cloud Giveaway! Win the New Adobe CC 2014 Release Free

May 27th, 2014 233 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2018 Giveaway!]

Last June Adobe shipped the CC lineup of creative tools, the new product line that replaces 2012’s CS6.  The CC version contains hundreds of new features compared to CS6, and it is available only via Creative Cloud membership.

What's Included in this Adobe Giveaway? See All the New CC 2014 Tools You Get with Creative Cloud

Last week, Adobe announced that they will soon be shipping a major milestone upgrade to CC that will be called the Creative Cloud 2014 Release… And that is exactly what we’re giving away for free below, and it’s open to everyone world­wide.

In all, Creative Cloud 2014 will come with 15 new desk­top applica­tions (Photo­shop CC 2014, Illus­trator CC 2014, InDesign CC 2014, Muse CC 2014, and all your favorites), together with other comple­mentary tools and services (such as Acrobat Pro, Light­room, DPS, Behance ProSite, Typekit) and much more. See the entire contents of what’s in Creative Cloud, where all ongoing upgrades are auto­matic­ally included at no addi­tional charge.

So this means that all current Creative Cloud subscribers will automatically receive the new CC 2014 Release whenever they want it. We expect this software will be available to download immediately on the CC 2014 launch date, and you’ll be able to install and run it alongside any older applica­tions you may have, including CS6 and CC 2013.

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Holiday Giveaway! FREE Creative Cloud with All New CC Apps ($650)

November 25th, 2013 272 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2018 Giveaway!]

This June Adobe shipped the “CC” lineup of products, the new release that replaces last year’s CS6.  The CC version contains hundreds of new features compared to CS6, and it is available only via Creative Cloud membership…  And that is exactly what we’re giving away for free below, and it’s open to all.

What's Included in This Adobe Giveaway? See All the New CC Tools You Get with Creative Cloud

In all, the Creative Cloud comes with 15 new desktop applica­tions (Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Muse CC, and all your favorites), together with other comple­mentary tools and services (Acrobat XI Pro, Light­room, DPS, Typekit, and many more). See the entire contents of what’s in Creative Cloud, where all ongoing upgrades are auto­matic­ally included at no addi­tional charge.

Also now available are all the free CC trial downloads, if you want try them out to see what’s new for yourself – and they will install and run side-by-side with any older CS versions you may have, with no problem. Even if you’ve tried previous Creative Suite tools, everyone is entitled to a brand new free tryout period with all of the CC apps.

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New Giveaway! Free Adobe Creative Cloud (Full) – or Photoshop CC

June 25th, 2013 476 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2018 Giveaway!]

Last week Adobe shipped the all-new “CC” lineup of products, the next release following last year’s CS6.  The CC version contains hundreds of new features compared to CS6, and it is available only via Creative Cloud membership… And that is exactly what we’re giving away below.

Learn More About the New CC Release in Adobe's Open Letter to Customers

In all, the Creative Cloud includes 15 new CC desktop applications (Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Muse CC, and all the rest), together with other comple­mentary tools and services (Acrobat XI Pro, Lightroom, DPS, Typekit, and many more). See the entire contents of what’s in Creative Cloud, where all ongoing product upgrades are automatically included at no additional charge.

Also now available are all the free CC trial downloads, if you want try them out to see what’s new for yourself – and they will install and run side-by-side with any older CS versions you may have, without difficulty.

Meanwhile, Adobe is continuing to sell the older Creative Suite 6 software for those who want a static version with traditional licensing, and the free CS6 trials are still out there as well.

Install now: Get all new Adobe CC 2018 direct download links and free trials.

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Free! 130 Hours of Training and Tutorials from Adobe MAX 2013

May 14th, 2013 3 comments

Download the Awesome Adobe MAX 2013 Wallpaper from Erik Johansson (Full-Sized Hi-Res for Your Desktop)

[UPDATE (Nov. 2016) – Watch 235 hours of new training & tutorials from MAX 2016!]

Just back from Adobe MAX 2013 and as in previous experiences, it’s always the three most intense days of the year… It’s wall-to-wall with larger-than-life presentations, keynotes with creative luminaries, diverse educational sessions, connecting with other leaders in the Adobe space, hands-on with the latest design tools, meeting the product teams, feeling the energy of the show floor, the buzz over “Sneak Peek” demos of cool new technology, and of course the fantastical MAX Bash party with 5,000 of your closest friends.

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Free Printing Guide for Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator & Acrobat

April 23rd, 2013 16 comments

Download the Free Adobe Creative Suite 6 Printing Guide (149 Pages)

Adobe has made available an excellent resource that’s now updated for CS6 (and CC) – a free printing handbook in the form of a 149-page downloadable e-book: The Adobe Creative Suite 6 Printing Guide. Earlier editions of this book have been out for previous releases (see the older CS5.x, CS4 and CS3 links below), but now this is fully refreshed and upgraded for the most recent versions of the products.

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Download Free CS6 Courses for Students & Teachers (2,400 Pages)

April 22nd, 2013 17 comments

Summer is coming and school will be out soon… But if you want to take the break as an oppor­tunity to learn new skills, did you know that Adobe offers free full-year curriculums on print, web, and video design? The three extensive, project-based courses are downloadable to anyone for building career and communica­tion expertise using industry-leading tools, although naturally you can go at your own speed. The programs include presentations, technical guides, project guidelines, reproducible student materials and select media assets, and each project builds on lessons learned previously. Time-saving new features in CS6 are high­lighted within the 2,400+ pages of total content.

Download Three Free Adobe CS6 Course Curriculums

Adobe collaborated with a community of educators across the US and UK to develop the appropriate depth and breadth of each project. Additionally, Adobe co-developed the classes with the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) to create standards-aligned, career-track, course materials that focus on the major fields below. They are recommended for use when preparing for Adobe certification (Adobe Certified Associate, or ACA).

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