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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!

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 130 comments

Adobe MAX 2014 - The Big Show

[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2017 Holiday 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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Adobe CC 2014 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2014 Release

June 18th, 2014 691 comments

Download the New 2014 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud Now! (Try or Buy)

[UPDATE (November 2016) – These still work to download the older CC 2014 trials. We also now have Adobe’s all-new CC 2017 Direct Download Links!]

The all-new Adobe CC 2014 release was announced earlier today, with hundreds of new features compared to earlier creative versions… And there’s no wait: the CC 2014 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 would like or need to access the new tools directly without using Adobe’s download manager.

So below we’ve curated a complete set of Adobe CC 2014 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 standalone CC 2014 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 2014 Release Free

May 27th, 2014 233 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our new Adobe CC 2017 Holiday 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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Adobe Captivate 8 Direct Download Links: Free Trials with no Akamai

May 22nd, 2014 30 comments

Download the New Adobe Captivate 8 Free Trial Now

[UPDATE (Aug. 2015) – These still work to download the older Captivate 8 trials. We also now have the all-new Captivate 9 Direct Download Links!]

Adobe just announced the launch and immediate availability of Captivate 8, a major upgrade to their industry-leading eLearning and mLearning authoring software. With substan­tial updates throughout the product, the company calls this, “the single most significant release of Adobe Captivate in a decade.”

Below we’ve got the direct download links for Captivate 8 (Windows and Mac OS) without the Akamai Download Manager, for fast and easy access to the new tools… We’ve also included links to the hugely-expanded collection of assets that come with Captivate 8 which can be used to create terrific 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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Photoshop Playbook: The 25 Most Helpful Photoshop Tutorials Ever

May 1st, 2014 7 comments

Adobe’s finally done it. In case you haven’t heard yet about the new Photoshop Playbook, you should.

After years of offering free video tutorials – and following on to Senior Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes‘ success with his “Hidden Gems” series – Adobe has built a new collection of bite-sized lessons that cover exactly the kinds of things that many, many people want to (know how to) do with Photoshop.

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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 2017 Holiday 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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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Direct Download Links, Premiere too

September 25th, 2013 90 comments

[UPDATE (October 2016) – These still work to download the old Elements 12 trials. We also now have the new Elements 15 Direct Download Links!]

In keeping with our custom of publishing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Lightroom 6/CC, and Acrobat DC, below you’ll find the direct links from Adobe’s servers for the free trials of the new releases of Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12, for both Windows and Mac OS.

Direct Download Links for Adobe Elements 12 - Get It Now

These links go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, legal, and will not change. They are especially useful when you are unable to down­load Adobe’s free trials via other means – often due to difficulties with the Akamai Download Manager or Adobe Download Assistant…

With the links provided below, you can use your own browser’s download capability (without DLM), or another download manager of your choice.

For setting up PSE 12 and/or PRE 12 on Windows, each program consists of two down­loaded files: an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work (and install) once the .7z file is fully down­loaded and resides in the same folder. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program.

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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 2017 Holiday 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 2017 direct download links and free trials.

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Adobe CC 2013 Direct Download Links: Creative Cloud 2013 Release

June 19th, 2013 369 comments

Download New Adobe CC Now! (Try or Buy)

[UPDATE (November 2016) – These still work to download the older CC 2013 trials. We also now have Adobe’s all-new CC 2017 Direct Download Links!]

The new Adobe “CC” release is now available for instant download worldwide and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 6, including hundreds of new features added to the individual desktop applications…

Here we’ve put together a complete set of Adobe CC (2013) direct download links for all the new products (Windows and Mac OS), for instant access and the ability to use your own download manager or download assistant if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs (AAM, ADA, Akamai DLM, CCD, ACC) and need to get the trials without it… These can also come in quite handy if you want offline CC installers to use, store, or back up with (i.e., copy to USB flash drive, burn to DVD or disc media, etc).

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