Creative Cloud 2017 Giveaway! Win the Full New Adobe CC Release FREE

Free New 81-Page Book! Download Adobe Lightroom Tutorial Guide

August 25th, 2015 39 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 81-page edition which tells you every­thing you need to know to get going with Lightroom from the ground up.

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

August 20th, 2015 48 comments

Download the New Adobe Captivate 9 Free Trial Now

[UPDATE (April 2017) – These still work to download the older Captivate 9 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 2017 Direct Download Links!]

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.

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

July 30th, 2015 123 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.

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

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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Adobe CC 2015 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2015 Release

June 16th, 2015 975 comments

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

[UPDATE (Nov. 2016) – These still work to download the original CC 2015 installers. If you’re looking for direct links to the newest CC 2017 versions, then see this post.]

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 tools or trials without it… These can also come in handy if you want offline standalone 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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Creative Cloud Giveaway! Win the New Adobe CC 2015 Release Free

May 28th, 2015 510 comments

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

Last June, Adobe shipped the new CC 2014 product line, a major milestone of creative tools and services that upgrades last year’s CC 2013 version, which itself replaced CS6 from 2012.  This latest CC 2014 release contains over 1,000 new features and innovations compared to CS6 (across all apps), and it is available only via Creative Cloud membership.

What's Included in this Adobe Giveaway? See All the New CC 2015 Tools You Get with Creative Cloud

As both CC 2014 and CC 2013 came out in mid-June, we expect the annual major release cycle to soon begin anew with the imminent launch of CC 2015… And that is exactly what we’re giving away for free below, and this offer is open to everyone world­wide.

Update: Now confirmed! The official shipping date for CC 2015 will be on June 16th.

In all, Creative Cloud 2015 will come with over a dozen new desk­top applica­tions (Photoshop CC 2015, Illus­trator CC 2015, InDesign CC 2015, Muse CC 2015, and all your favorites), together with other comple­mentary tools and services (such as Behance ProSite, Typekit, Creative Cloud Market) and more… In fact, the all-new Light­room CC 2015 plus Acrobat DC Pro are already out today and available for download. See the entire contents of what’s in Creative Cloud, where all ongoing upgrades are auto­matic­ally included at no addi­tional cost.

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New Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC) Direct Download Links – Free Trials

April 21st, 2015 117 comments

Download New Adobe Lightroom 6/CC Free Trial

Yes – the new release of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 is just out and now shipping! There was no beta version/period this time, so we go straight to the final product. And as in the past, this release will work side-by-side with any previous revisions of Lightroom you may have. If you’ve got an earlier version installed on your system(s), Lightroom 6 will ask if you’d like to upgrade your catalog and copy everything over.

This new version continues as a downloadable desktop product and is available either with a standalone perpetual license (called Lightroom 6) or via subscription (called Lightroom CC). It begins as the same program and free trial download below, but the name is changed to reflect the differences in licensing and bundling, as well as the addition of integrated mobile apps & services plus future feature updates (such as the new Dehaze filter or Boundary Warp function).

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Holiday Giveaway! FREE Creative Cloud with All-New CC 2014 Tools

November 25th, 2014 495 comments

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

In June Adobe shipped the new CC 2014 product line, a major milestone of creative tools and services that upgrades last year’s CC 2013 version, which itself replaced 2012’s CS6.  This latest CC 2014 release contains over 1,000 new features and advancements compared to CS6 (across all apps), 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

Adobe CC 2014 is also known as the Creative Cloud 2014 Release… And that is exactly what we’re giving away for free below, and this offer is open to everyone world­wide.

In all, Creative Cloud 2014 comes 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, Edge, 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.

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Download Free 214-Page Book on Photoshop and Digital Design

October 27th, 2014 34 comments

Download Pixel Perfect Precision for Photoshop Now

The newly-expanded 3rd edition of Pixel Perfect Precision for Photoshop is out – and it’s better than ever plus still free – so if you don’t have it yet, go grab it now

This designer bible comes to us from respected Adobe partner ustwo, the digital design studio who just won a 2014 Apple Design Award for their gorgeous Escher-inspired app, Monument Valley.

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Free! 185 Hours of Training and Tutorials from Adobe MAX 2014

October 22nd, 2014 17 comments

Download the Popular Adobe MAX 2014 Wallpaper from Daria Khoroshavina (Full-Sized Hi-Res for Your Desktop)

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

The Adobe MAX 2014 conference was held earlier this month, and as in previous experiences, it’s always the three most intense days of the year…

It comes complete with major product announcements from the company, inspirational key­notes from creative wizards, scores of learn-till-you-drop training sessions, plentiful opportunities for networking with colleagues, checking out the latest cool technology on the pavilion floor, meeting the Adobe product teams in person, the great buzz over “Sneak Peek” demos of mind-blowing features under development, and of course the all-out MAX Bash party with 6,000 of your peers.

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Adobe Resets and Gives New Free Trials for Photoshop CC 2014

October 14th, 2014 7 comments

Adobe Grants New Photoshop CC 2014 Free Trial Reset - Download Now!

Some good news – because of the major new feature updates announced last week at the big annual MAX conference, Adobe informed us that they reset the 30-day free trial period for Photoshop CC 2014 on both Windows and Mac…

In other words, no matter which version of Photoshop you’ve used or tried in the past, everyone now gets a brand new free trial of the latest-and-greatest release of this core application. This will give all users a chance to check out the new Photoshop for themselves, at no cost.

Of course, if you are already a Creative Cloud member, then these latest updates have already come to you auto­matically or whenever (as soon as) you want.

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