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Adobe MAX 2010 Coming Soon – Save $200 with Coupon Code

September 15th, 2010 Leave a comment
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Save $200 on Adobe MAX 2010 with promotion code

We’ve previously written about how you can save $400 on Adobe MAX 2010, the big annual conference for all things Adobe, that’s happening this year from October 23-27 in Los Angeles, California… Now, there’s a short time left to save $200 with another promotion code EBX100:

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E-Sign Your Documents for Free, Save $7.4 Billion

May 24th, 2010 Leave a comment

Learn More About Adobe eSignatures

Did you know that people spend over $7 billion each year printing, faxing, and overnighting documents just because a signature is needed? Adobe has just introduced a free solution aiming to crush those expenses… It’s called Adobe eSignatures and it’s live now, a new online service allowing you to electronically sign contracts, NDAs – any Acrobat PDF document that requires a signature.

If you already have an Adobe.com ID or login, you’re good to go – just sign in and start signing (electronically)! If you don’t yet have an Adobe ID, just take a minute to create one; it’s easy and free. Then it’s a very simple guided process that allows you to upload your document, enter the email address(es) for all parties, and click to sign. You don’t need any special tokens or smartcards. Once signed, the final eSignatures document is certified by Adobe to ensure that no one has modified it, providing an authentic copy that is protected against alterations. And it’s entirely legal, valid, and lawfully accepted, being used to sign everything from real estate and sales contracts to judicial orders.

Adobe actually has a lot of experience in this area, with a big, well-established business pro­viding a highly-secure digital signature capability into large banks, the military and a number of governments. In fact, the first digitally-signed judicial order was executed using Adobe technology, and the FY 2011 U.S. Federal Budget was electronically certified using the same technology that underlies eSignatures. They’ve been a market leader in digital signatures for over a decade, and are now extending this service out to the rest of the world for everyday documents… (Read how it works.)

Did we mention it’s free?

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Adobe Developer Week Kicks Off

May 10th, 2010 Leave a comment

See Adobe Developer Week

[UPDATE (May 17th) – All sessions were recorded & are now available for on-demand viewing.]

Adobe Developer Week 2010 begins today worldwide and will showcase Adobe end-to-end web devel­opment tool suites and solutions. This is your opportunity to learn about the Adobe Flash Platform, including Flash Professional CS5, Flex, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst CS5, AIR, and other Adobe technologies for free, directly from Adobe evangelists and product managers. Speakers include Ben Forta, Ryan Stewart, and many others.

These technology experts will present live, online webinars and demos, with the oppor­tunity to ask questions during interactive Q&A sessions. There are twenty hour-long present­ations throughout the week and you can sign up for as many as you like, and you may be eligible to win cool prizes such as Flash Builder 4 and CS5 Web Premium.

Here’s a preview of some of the topics to be covered this week:

  • Introduction to the Adobe Flash Platform
  • What’s New in Adobe Flash Builder 4
  • Building Multi-Screen Applications with the Adobe Flash Platform
  • Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 for Developers
  • New Features in Adobe Flash Player 10.1
  • Building Mobile Applications with Flash Pro CS5: Create a Game
  • Adobe ColdFusion 9 and Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5
  • Creating Sexy Applications with Flash: Designer-Developer Workflow
  • Flash Builder 4 for Dreamweaver CS5 Users
  • Building Desktop Applications with Adobe AIR 2.0
  • Advanced Features in Adobe Flex

Visit the Adobe Developer Week site for more details and to enroll for free.

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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Is Now Shipping!

April 29th, 2010 20 comments

Get CS5 Now

Yes, CS5 is out! It looks like a phenomenal release, and we have full coverage – including new products, pricing, configurations, system reqs, videos, “what’s new” feature lists, and more:

ALL CS5 products are immediately available for purchase and instant download, with free shipping on all Adobe orders over €500/£350 in Europe and the U.K. (no coupon or promo code is required)…

On Adobe’s site: If you’re considering upgrading from your current software, here’s a helpful upgrade guide. Also new is an excellent FAQ covering purchasing policies and key product changes… The online documentation for all CS5 products also just went up.

Lastly and importantly, the CS5 free trial downloads and Student and Teacher Editions
(up to 80% off) are also now available!

[UPDATE (May 13th) – Adobe CS5 is now shipping and downloadable in 16 languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Czech, Polish, Russian, and Korean.]

Adobe MAX 2010 – Save the Date

April 20th, 2010 Leave a comment
[UPDATE (May 2012) – Learn more about Adobe MAX 2013!]

Adobe MAX 2010

Adobe MAX 2010
October 23–27, 2010
Los Angeles Convention Center and
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Los Angeles, California

At Adobe MAX 2010, you’ll discover the next wave of opportunities fueled by the explosion of rich content and applications across multiple screens (from smart phones to tablets to PCs to TVs), the merging of digital content and commerce, and workflows that bring design and development together. MAX is an experience unlike any other – for five unforgettable days, MAX 2010 will bring together thousands of designers, developers, and decision-makers to set the course for the next generation of digital experiences.

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Free Full Trials of Any Adobe Product

July 1st, 2009 4 comments

[UPDATE (May 3, 2011) – All Creative Suite 5.5 trials are out!]

Not all are aware, but Adobe is now offering free trials of virtually any product that works without restriction for up to thirty days… The best part is you can immediately download the software for most products and have it up and running on your computer within minutes!

For the larger packages such as the suites, Adobe will send you software DVDs for a nominal charge of $10-15 (UPDATE, February 2010 – new policy – you can now directly download any of the suites too if you desire, for free, including the top-of-the-line Master Collection). In any event, all products and all suites remain fully functional for up to a month (no “demo mode”), and the trials can be installed on multiple or successive systems if desired.

In all cases you can test drive whatever you like, or get the work you need to get done for the duration of the period. And if and when you are ready to buy, you can easily convert your product trial for permanent unrestricted use without reinstalling the software in most cases.

Lastly, you can download as many individual CS4 CS5 apps as you want, including Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Contribute, Elements, etc.

Download Free Adobe Trials

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Free Adobe Video Training

June 24th, 2009 Leave a comment

Free Adobe Video Training

Here’s a great one. How would you like a huge menu of absolutely free video training, tips, and tricks for most all of Adobe’s major products?

A large selection of helpful segments from the experts you can run and view at any time from the comfort of your home or office, covering everything from “getting started” tutorials for beginners to advanced “how-to” guides for thirty different products…

Well, it’s here – check it out and learn all you want at the new “Adobe TV.”

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Always Adobe Specials

June 19th, 2009 10 comments

Adobe Special Offers Page

Were you aware there’s a place you can go anytime 24×7 that will always show you (most of) the latest and up-to-date specials running for Adobe products?

There is. Here is the current special offers page for North America and here it is for the United Kingdom. There’s also pages for Germany and France. More may be coming in the future.

Typical deals are like 10-20-30% off, or anywhere from a $25-$200 discount, or maybe a free book with purchase, depending on what’s running… In recent months there have been coupon savings on the different suite editions, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash Pro, and Elements. The promos are always changing, so feel free to check back for updates.

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Welcome to ProDesignTools.com

June 18th, 2009 Leave a comment

Welcome.  This isn’t an official Adobe blog – but as an Authorized Adobe Affiliate for many years, we hear about a lot of good stuff coming out of San Jose… 

Adobe Authorized Affiliate

A healthy amount on new product features and news, but even more so on offers, coupons, freebies and other helpful goodies. Much of this remains hidden or ‘underknown’ unless you follow the company closely… But on this blog and in coming content, we hope to share a few of these great things and help them see more of the light of day.

Adobe Community Professional (ACP)

For example, that Adobe is almost always offering some good specials and promos, and you can always find them here:  http://www.AdobeSpecials.com

Or that you can instantly download a 100% fully-functional 30-day free trial of almost any Adobe product here:  http://www.AdobeTrials.com

Or that there’s a huge online library of free training and tutorial videos for all of Adobe’s software at:  http://www.CS6.tv

Or yet another, that you can download over 20 free books for the Creative Suite and other Adobe design tools:  http://ProDesignTools.com/freebooks

So stay tuned, we’ll get started right away with finding and digging in more to some of these scoops.

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