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Giveaway: Try Adobe CS5 for a Chance to Win It Free, or $10,000!

January 12th, 2011 3 comments

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

Enter "Try It, Believe It, Win It - the Adobe CS5 Sweepstakes"

Adobe has just launched a major sweepstakes to give away US$55,000 in cash and popular software to dozens of future winners… To enter “Try It, Believe It, Win It – the Adobe CS5 Sweepstakes”, all you have to do is download a free trial of any CS5 product – either individual like Photoshop CS5, or a suite like CS5 Design Premium.

The Grand Prize is a $10,000 home office technology makeover (in the form of a $10,000 Visa gift card, so it’s really free to use as you wish), followed by five First Prizes of CS5 Master Collection, five Second Prizes of CS5 Design Premium, five Third Prizes of CS5 Web Premium, five Fourth Prizes of CS5 Production Premium, and five Fifth Prizes of Photoshop CS5 Extended

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Download Free Adobe CS5 Book on Photoshop, Dreamweaver, more

January 7th, 2011 30 comments

[UPDATE – Download the newer free Adobe CS6 books (over 1,000 pages)!]

Learn Adobe CS5 – Click to Download a Free eBook

The fine folks over at Que Publishing, who have over thirty years of experience writing good books about software and technology, have put out a free sampler edition of their new series of books on learning Adobe Creative Suite 5… This “CS5 on Demand” e-book runs 172 pages (11.3 MB to download, in PDF format) and includes five full chapters on Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and Flash Professional.

This collection has been designed to teach CS5 through step-by-step tutorials with easy-to-follow instructions, to be rich in illustrations for those who want to learn visually, and to be complete and in-depth references for those seeking a trusted desk resource to quickly provide the answers you need.

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Watch Adobe MAX 2010 Keynotes and Sessions Live or On-Demand

October 25th, 2010 Leave a comment

Watch Adobe MAX 2010

[UPDATE (Oct. 2017) – Watch 140 hours of new training & tutorials from MAX 2017!]

Adobe MAX 2010 – the worldwide user conference – runs this week and if you aren’t in Los Angeles, the two major keynotes will be broadcast live plus all of the conference sessions will be available on demand for free… A full attendance pass with these informative technical sessions normally goes for $1,500, so this is a great deal (see a full listing of the hundreds of programs offered below).

Adobe InDesign tweets, “don’t be the last to know… if you can’t be at Adobe MAX, you can still watch the keynotes LIVE for some exciting announcements!”

One of these announcements is sure to be the arrival of the long-awaited preview release of the new Digital Publishing Suite on Adobe Labs, just out… Read all about it in the press release here.

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Win a Free Upgrade to Adobe Acrobat X (Acrobat 10) Pro

October 7th, 2010 9 comments

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

With the official launch of Adobe Acrobat 10 (or Acrobat X) looking to be coming soon here!, it’s time to also launch our fall contest… And by popular request, this one is open to everyone in all countries of the world. This time we’re giving away a free upgrade to the new Acrobat X Pro (worth US$200-$300), and all you need to do for a chance to win the box sent to you is the following steps:

Win a Free Upgrade to New Adobe Acrobat X Pro

  1. Follow us on Twitter and/or Like us on Facebook – this will allow us to contact you if you win…
  2. Retweet this post by clicking on the green “retweet” button just above, and/or Share this post on Facebook by clicking the blue “Share” button next to that.
  3. Done.

It’s open worldwide until 11:59pm EDT on November 15, 2010, at which time we expect Acrobat X will be out (or close to being out)… The winner will be drawn at random from all fans and followers who have shared or retweeted this post (each reader can enter once on each). If you’re the winner, we’ll ship you the shiny new shrinkwrapped upgrade to Acrobat X Pro (from versions 7, 8, or 9; English) for free! We’ll contact you via Twitter or Facebook just to get your address for shipping, and then announce it back here with your first name and hometown. That’s all there is to it!

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Win New Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, Free!

September 2nd, 2010 94 comments

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

[UPDATE – See the winners of this contest.]

With the official release of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 looking to be just around the corner, it’s time to launch our September contest… This month we’re giving away three free boxes of PSE 9 (estimated value $100 each), and all you have to do for a chance to win is enter your email address in the “Adobe Special Offers” box in the sidebar to the right for our free occasional e-newsletter. That’s it.

Get Adobe Photoshop Elements 9

If you like, you can also leave a comment below sharing what you hope will be in Photoshop Elements 9, and how you plan to use it… What new features are you looking for or wishing to see? Content-aware fill, puppet warp, 16-bit picture workflow, native 64-bit support, more effects, more artwork/templates, more sharing options, or others? Of course, we’ll have the full scoop on PSE 9 right here the moment it’s out…

Our Elements 9 Giveaway is open to residents of the USA, Canada, U.K. and Ireland, with one entry per person – and submissions end at 11:59pm EDT on September 30th, 2010. Then on October 1st we’ll choose three new subscribers at random, and if you’re one of them we’ll ship you a shiny new shrinkwrapped box of Photoshop Elements 9 for free! (Or if you’ve already purchased your copy by that time, just send us the receipt and we’ll reimburse 100% of your cost via PayPal.) We’ll contact you via email just to get your address for shipping, and then follow up back here announcing your first name and hometown. It’s that simple, no kidding!

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Photoshop.com Launches New “Photoshop Express” Online Tools

August 26th, 2010 Leave a comment

Check out the new tools on Photoshop.com

Following a major site upgrade in June, this week Adobe’s Photoshop.com expands further by rolling out new versions of their free web-based tools for photo manipulation and manage­ment. The renamed and redesigned Photoshop Express toolset is a collection of integrated online apps for editing, organizing, syncing, and sharing photos. These new and improved tools are faster and more intuitive to use for uploading and organizing images for easy access anywhere, applying quick fixes and cool effects, and sharing albums and slideshows online with family, friends, and colleagues. As before, membership is free with up to 2 GB of online storage included.

Adobe is billing Photoshop.com as the online complement to their family of Photoshop soft­ware. Millions of people so far have signed on for an account and benefited from powerful Photoshop technology for those on-the-go. In launching the site’s latest features, Adobe incorporated feedback from thousands of users who wanted a central destination hub for Photoshop interests that brings better and higher performance tools, plus tutorials, inspiration, community, product information, access to trials & purchase, news, and more.

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Impressionist Oil Painting with Free Adobe Plug-in for Photoshop CS5

July 14th, 2010 32 comments

Get the fast and free Adobe Pixel Bender Plug-in for Photoshop CS5

If you missed your calling as a 19th-century post-Impressionist painter, here’s your second chance… Adobe recently released the fast and free Pixel Bender Plug-in for Photo­shop CS5, which adds new image processing algorithms (filters or effects) in a hardware-independent manner. There are dozens of free filters available, including one for an oil paint effect. In addition to Photoshop, Pixel Bender also runs cross-platform in After Effects and Flash, so all filters and their behaviors are portable among various Adobe products.

Installation of the Pixel Bender Plug-in is easy, provided you already have Photoshop CS5 installed. If you don’t yet have Photoshop CS5, you can just download the full 30-day free trial. The Pixel Bender Gallery is initially populated with 13 filters that come with with the plugin. The one we’ll focus on today is the OilPaint filter, with two video tutorials below demonstrating detailed examples of its use. The tips and techniques shared will help you use the tools to turn an ordinary photo into something special – “makes a great gift!”

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Top Ten Reasons to Upgrade to Photoshop CS5

June 22nd, 2010 1 comment

Try Adobe Photoshop CS5

If you’re weighing whether to upgrade to Photoshop CS5, or just want to see the best of the new features, Adobe’s got a free new seminar series for you… Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost just gave a one-hour online session (now available on-demand) highlighting at least 10 good reasons to become a Photoshop CS5 believer:

Top Ten Reasons to Upgrade to Photoshop CS5Watch now

Photoshop CS5 is packed with features that save time, and helps you create images with the desired impact. Easily make complex selections. Remove any image element and see the space fill in almost magically. Paint realistically. Create stunning HDR images, remove noise, add grain, and create vignettes with state-of-the-art photo­graphy tools. Seeing is believing.

This is the second in the What’s New in Photoshop CS5 eSeminar Series. The first was given last month by Photoshop Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes of Content-Aware Fill fame, and is also available for on-demand replay:

Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers (1 hour) — Watch now

See how Photoshop CS5 gives photographers a set of breakthrough tools to help you refine your images and get superior results faster than ever before. This seminar highlights key features and the reasons why photographers should consider upgrad­ing to Photoshop CS5.

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Free Flash Classes and Lots of Flash News

June 21st, 2010 Leave a comment

With the final releases of new Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2, Adobe is hosting a new series of free webinars introducing the new multi-screen web content and applications development capabilities of the Flash Platform. You will discover the exciting new features of Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2 and learn the best practices from leading industry experts on how to create unique experiences and optimize web content, video, and applications across desktop and mobile. Here’s the session list, with detailed descriptions available on the registration page:

Best practices in optimizing web content for Flash Player 10.1
Tuesday, June 22, 9AM–10AM PDTWatch Free On-Demand

The quickest way to build cross-platform apps with AIR 2
Tuesday, June 22, 1PM–2PM PDTWatch Free On-Demand

Rich Internet App development with Flash Builder 4 for Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2
Wednesday, June 23, 9AM–10AM PDTWatch Free On-Demand

Multi-screen web content development with Flash Pro CS5
Thursday, June 24, 9AM–10AM PDTWatch Free On-Demand

Download the latest updates to the Adobe Flash Platform

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Win a Free Upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 3

June 7th, 2010 8 comments

Adobe Lightroom 1-2-3

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

With the official release of Lightroom 3.0 looking to be just around the corner here!, it’s time to launch our June contest… This month we’re giving away 3 free upgrades to Lightroom 3, and all you have to do for a shot to win is enter your email address in the “Adobe Special Offers” box in the sidebar to the right for our free occasional e-newsletter. That’s it.

It’s open worldwide with one subscription per person and submissions end at 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010. Then on July 1st we’ll choose three new subscribers at random, and if you’re one of them we’ll ship you a shiny new shrinkwrapped upgrade to Lightroom 3 for free! (Or if you’ve already purchased your upgrade by that time, just send us the bill and we’ll reimburse 100% of your cost via PayPal.) We’ll contact you via email just to get your address for shipping, and then follow up back here announcing your first name and hometown. It’s that simple, no kidding!

If you like, you can find out more about our newsletter – it typically covers select Adobe-related news plus the latest specials and promo codes. And of course you can easily unsubscribe from the bottom of any issue. Natu­rally we’ll never spam you or share your email address with anyone else, ever. So enter your email today and spread the word – someone has to win and there’s nothing to lose…

See Terry White’s popular new video, My Top 5 Favorite Lightroom 3 Features.
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