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Free New Books on Photoshop & Premiere Elements 11 (185 Pages)

November 19th, 2012 18 comments

[UPDATE (Sept. 2015)Elements 14 is here! These books still work for the new version.]

Just out and completely free! Download the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Guide and Premiere Elements 11 Guide ebooks, together containing 22 chapters and 185 pages of visual tutorials and feature how-to’s, and both 100% gratis for personal use…

Free eBook! Download the New Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Guide

These e-books are great overviews and introductions to the Elements 11 tools, and cover a good deal of helpful material for getting started with the products or picking up more skills and techniques if you’re already familiar. Each volume is a collection of techni­cal lessons for learning how to best use the popular programs.

The downloads are 7.5 MB (PSE) and 5.5 MB (PRE) in size, in PDF format (get the free and better Adobe Reader XI, if you haven’t done so yet). All you need to do to activate the ebook downloads is sign in with your Adobe ID (which is easy to create if you haven’t already got one).

If you don’t yet own Elements 11, just download the fully-working trial from Adobe to run it for free for 30 days. Some of the training in the book will be relevant for older versions of Elements as well, although if you need them we’ve also got older ebooks for Elements 9/10.

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Biggest Ever: Win FREE Adobe CS6 Master Collection Suite! ($2,600)

October 23rd, 2012 735 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Creative Cloud 2017 Giveaway!]

Creative Suite 6, Adobe’s flagship product line, has been doing very well in recent months… Available standalone for instant download or direct shipping, or as the central focus of their new Creative Cloud offering, there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

Download the Free Adobe CS6 Master Collection Trial!

And now we’d like to give away a brand new boxed copy of Adobe’s top-of-the-line CS6 suite to our incredible readers who have helped build our site to what it is today… It’s the CS6 Master Collection – the biggest of the best Adobe premium suites, containing nearly every amazing application that Adobe makes!  It includes Photoshop Extended, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Illus­trator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and many more – see all the applications it contains.

We’ve given away a lot of software through the years, but this prize is our largest one ever…  And it’s not an upgrade or an education version – this is the shrink­wrapped, full commercial English release of CS6.  Master Collection currently sells for $2,599 / €2,707 / £2,223 – and collectively the 14+ major programs within are worth US$7,988 if purchased separately.

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Download FREE Adobe Edge Animate 1.5 + Get 500 Free Web Fonts

September 28th, 2012 7 comments

[UPDATE (February 2013) – Adobe has just released a free software upgrade and everyone can now get Edge Animate 1.5 (still) for free! (download it here)  They’ve also now made available for all users a free preview version of Edge Reflow, their new responsive-web design tool.]

Perhaps the biggest news from Adobe’s Create the Web event earlier this week is how much they’re giving away their new mobile-ready web development software… The new Edge Tools & Services collection includes some great products for free download and use, including the final official release of Edge Animate 1.0 – the full and permanent version at no charge (regularly US$499) – for creating interactive and animated web content.

Download New Adobe Edge Animate Free - The Full Permanent Version!

Edge Animate (formerly known as “Adobe Edge” during its long Preview period) is effectively Adobe’s “Flash Pro for the HTML5/CSS3 world” – this new application works similarly to how Flash Professional does for creating rich media – but instead of generating Flash, it outputs standards-based HTML that can be viewed in browsers all across the web, on desktops and laptops as well as mobile devices and tablets.

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FREE Copies of New Adobe Acrobat XI Pro – Our $950 Giveaway!

September 7th, 2012 203 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Creative Cloud 2017 Giveaway!]

Adobe Acrobat X, the world’s leading PDF document creation software, has been with us for nearly two years now, and there are questions out there on when the next version Acrobat XI will be released…

What's New in Adobe Acrobat XI?

Now, nobody can actually say whether it would be called Acrobat XI or Acrobat 11, but one thing for sure is that the upgrade will be incorporated into the next release of Creative Suite (CS6.5 according to plan) and the new Creative Cloud, as well as sold separately.

It hasn’t been announced by Adobe when or what new features would be in an Acrobat XI Pro or Standard, but we do have some educated guesses

In the meantime while we wait for developments on this front, we’re going to give away two copies of Acrobat 11 to two lucky readers here (meaning you!) as soon as it’s available…  Pricing is not definite but if version 11 costs the same as version 10, then Acrobat XI Pro would sell for US$449 for a full copy – meaning this new giveaway is valued at US$948.

And importantly, by popular request from previous giveaways, this one is open worldwide.

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Get Adobe Flash Builder 4.6 + ColdFusion Builder 2 Completely Free

August 28th, 2012 6 comments

Free Professional Adobe Development Tools

You may have heard of the recent releases of Flash Builder 4.6 (formerly Flex Builder, and part of CS6), plus ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2

And we’ve written about this particular offer before, but it bears repeating now that we have these major product refreshes for both Flex and ColdFusion.

Adobe will give you full versions of these premium devel­opment tools (US$249 – $1,499 values) absolutely free world­wide if you qualify!  And if you don’t, you might know someone who does and could benefit…

Free copies of Adobe Flash Builder 4.6 Standard are given for non-commercial use to:  (a) students, faculty and staff of eligible educational institutions,  or  (b) software devel­opers who are affected by the current economic conditions and currently unemployed.

The ColdFusion products are also available for free to educational customers, to use for learning purposes only and not for production purposes. Complimentary installation support is available, and if you are a teacher and would like ColdFusion 10 for multiple systems in your lab, you can request up to 30 education serial numbers.

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Adobe Creative Cloud CS6 Giveaway! Win FREE Annual Membership

August 2nd, 2012 253 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Creative Cloud 2017 Giveaway!]

What is the Adobe Creative Cloud?

Creative Suite 6 has been out since May, for instant download and direct shipping – with many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications…

And after giving away CS6 Master Collection and CS6 Design & Web Premium this spring, we’re now offering a free annual member­ship for the Adobe Creative Cloud – and this giveaway is open worldwide.

Adobe Creative Cloud Introductory Promotion - Existing CS Product Owners Save 40%! (*Extended*)

The Creative Cloud includes access to all CS6 applications, as well as Lightroom 4, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge Preview, plus a collec­tion of great publishing services tied together in a digital hub with 20GB of online space for storing, sharing, and syncing your files.  If you’re our lucky winner you will receive a one-year membership for the full commercial Creative Cloud for Windows and Mac, in any available language.

This product sells for US$49.99 per month for the annual plan, so the total value of the prize for this drawing is as much as US$600.  If you are an existing Creative Suite cus­tomer then the price could be 40% less at $29.99/month for the first year for those who sign up now using Adobe’s introductory offer.

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FREE New Adobe CS6 Design & Web Premium Suite! (Worth $1,900)

May 29th, 2012 642 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Creative Cloud 2017 Giveaway!]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

Download the Free CS6 Design & Web Premium Trial!

And after giving away CS6 Master Collection last month, we’re now offering Adobe’s most popular and top-selling suite, CS6 Design and Web Premium!  If you’re our lucky winner you will be shipped a brand new box with the full commercial English version for either Windows or Mac.  This perma­nent collection is the evolution of both the Design Premium and Web Premium lines, which have been combined in CS6.

“Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium is the ultimate toolkit for professional design and web development. Craft compelling graphics and images, lay out high-impact print pages, build HTML5/CSS3 websites, and design for tablets and smartphones — all with greater speed and precision than ever before.”

This product sells for $1,899 / €1,837 / £1,509 and contains over $4,000 in individual tools, including the popular Photoshop Extended, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat X Pro, Flash Professional, among others… (see the complete list of applications it contains)  If you want to try it out first and install it on your computer, that’s easy as the free trial is available for download for both Windows and Mac OS.

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New Giveaway! Win Photoshop CS6 + Lightroom 4 FREE ($1K Prizes)

April 19th, 2012 637 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Creative Cloud 2017 Giveaway!]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

Download the Free Adobe Photoshop CS6 Trial!

And after giving away CS6 Master Collection earlier this month, we now would like to focus especially on Adobe’s popular lineup of Digital Imaging Products. In particular, we want to give brand new copies of Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 4, and Photoshop Elements 10 to three of you, our amazing readers!

There will be one winner for each of these products, which are the commercial English versions for either Windows or Mac OS. The three winners will receive them in prize packages also containing Adobe/CS6 tee-shirts, pens, and other goodies. 1st prize is Photoshop, 2nd prize is Lightroom, and 3rd prize is PSE – with a total estimated retail value for all prizes of US$1000.

Sound good?  These are all brand new releases, so it may help to know what’s new in Photoshop CS6, what’s new in Lightroom 4, and what’s new in Photoshop Elements 10.

How to enter?  It’s easy to gain up to four chances to win…  The contest is open to residents of North America, U.K., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa – and to enter just do one (or more) of the following:

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Win Adobe CS6 Master Collection Suite FREE! ($2,600 Giveaway)

March 5th, 2012 2,034 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Creative Cloud 2017 Giveaway!]

There’s no doubt that Creative Suite 6 will be out sometime later this year… We have a pretty good sense of when, but we’d like to get a leg up on the release and give out a brand new boxed copy of Adobe’s forthcoming top-of-the-line CS6 suite to our amazing readers who have helped build our site to what it is today…

Adobe CS6 Creative Suite Master Collection - Free!

Yes, that’s right, this is it: the big enchilada, the numero uno, the biggest of the best Adobe premium suites – it’s CS6 Master Collection, containing nearly every great application that Adobe makes!  It includes Photoshop Extended, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, Illus­trator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and many more – see all the applications it will likely contain when released.

We’ve given away a lot of software over the years, but this prize is our largest ever…  And it’s not an upgrade or an education version – this is the shrinkwrapped, full commercial English release of CS6, which has been generously furnished by Adobe.  Master Collection currently sells for $2,599 / €2,899 / £2,303 – and collectively the 15+ major programs within are worth $7,587 if purchased separately.

So what new features will be in CS6, compared to CS5.5?  Well, we have a good sense of Photoshop CS6 already through the free beta release download…  For the other products, Adobe’s CEO dropped some hints recently, in addition to nearly a dozen sneak peek videos, plus the inside scoop on the CS6 video products.

How to get it?  Well, it’s easy to enter.  The contest is open to residents of North America, U.K., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa – and all you need to do for a chance to win is one (or more) of the following:

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Become the Next Photoshop Evangelist and Win CS5.5 + Free Trip

February 16th, 2012 4 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Creative Cloud 2017 Giveaway!]

Be the Next Photoshop Evangelist and Win CS5.5 plus a Free Trip

If you like Photoshop and want a free paid trip to Photoshop World plus a CS5.5 suite, check out Adobe’s Next Photoshop Evangelist contest…  All you have to do is create and upload a 1-2 minute video demonstrating your favorite “Hidden Gem” in Photoshop CS5.

What’s a hidden gem? Essentially, it’s just a lesser-known feature or workflow of the product that you find valuable – perhaps using a function or tool in a way that Adobe didn’t imagine… For some great examples, check out this helpful series of Photoshop Hidden Gems that Adobe produced.

Submit your video here »

The top 5 videos will be selected and voted on, with the winner receiving a $4,000-$6,000 prize package including a trip to the PSW Conference either in Washington, D.C. this spring, or in Las Vegas this fall – plus a full copy of CS5.5 Design Standard. The trip includes roundtrip airfare, lodging, event admission, and spending money – plus meeting Adobe’s Photoshop Product Team personally and the opportunity to demonstrate your hidden gem live at the show. Four runners-up will get a free $1,000 copy of Photoshop CS5 Extended.

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