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Adobe MAX: 185 Hours of New Courses and Sessions Online – Free!

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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.

But perhaps the best part for those who weren’t there is that most of the sessions were recorded on video and are now offered online for free… In other words, pick your favorite Adobe tools and you can learn the latest tips, tricks and techniques from the best instructors in the field right from your desktop. There are six major tracks below (99U, Digital Design, Digital Publishing, Graphic Design & Illustration, Photography & Creative Imaging, and Video) with many different topics; most classes are about an hour long and the collection runs to over 185 hours of training in total.

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Watch the Adobe MAX 2014 Keynotes, Sessions and Tutorials Online, Free!

Experience the Creativity Conference – online.  Adobe MAX gathers designers, developers, industry pros and visionaries to explore the latest technologies, techniques and strategies for delivering cutting edge creative work… Now available on-demand.

One really cool feature is you can download any of these presentations for later viewing offline on your computer… While watching your video online, just right-click on the playing window and select “Save video as…”, and then specify a location to save the video locally to your hard drive. The video will be downloaded in H.264 format with a .MP4 file extension, and can then be played back with almost any media player without an Internet connection, or transferred to a smartphone/iPhone or tablet/iPad for anywhere-anytime viewing.

So if you couldn’t make it to L.A. this year, or didn’t have the $1,495 to needed to attend, didn’t win our MAX ticket giveaway, or weren’t able to catch everything you wanted there, then here are all the best new training and tutorial sessions direct from the show, now free to watch…  The entire course listing is below – and totaling over 185 hours in duration, that’s 23 eight-hour days worth of content (for real) with unlimited access – exciting enough to keep one busy for a while!

The entire directory to all 170 recorded sessions is given below.  What’s more, you can already preregister at no cost to get a $500 discount savings on the next MAX conference, plus see how you can fly there for free!

MAX 2014 – Keynotes

  • Creativity on the Cutting Edge – Welcome and Introduction
  • Creativity on the Cutting Edge – Creative Profile
  • Creativity on the Cutting Edge – Mobile Apps
  • Creativity on the Cutting Edge – Community
  • Creativity on the Cutting Edge – Desktop Apps
  • Creativity on the Cutting Edge – The Future
  • Community Inspires Creativity – Ami Vitale
  • Community Inspires Creativity – Jason Seiler
  • Community Inspires Creativity – Weird Al Yankovic
  • Community Inspires Creativity – Lee Hirsch

MAX 2014 – 99U

  • A Typeface Is an Alphabet in a Straitjacket
  • How to Tap into Your Creative Voice and Make Work That Matters
  • Promoting Your Creative Work on the Web with Behance
  • Retail for Designers: How to Take Your Product to Market
  • Think Like a Hacker: How Creative Overachievers Smash the Norm

MAX 2014 – Digital Design

  • 5 Ways to Prove the Value of Your In-House Creative Team
  • A Typeface Is an Alphabet in a Straitjacket
  • Adobe Photoshop Power Shortcuts – for Designers
  • Al Jazeera English and Adobe Muse CC
  • Beyond Rectangular Web Design: CSS Shapes and Masking
  • Bringing Your DPS Publication to Life with Edge Animate
  • Building Dynamic Sites and Apps with HTML5
  • Capturing Inspiration from the Real World
  • Collaborative Design in the Open
  • Creating Animated Web Content
  • Creating Personalized Web Experiences with Business Catalyst
  • Creating Realistic Designs that Work and Won’t Frustrate Your Developer
  • Creative Coding: Front End Design & Development with Brackets
  • Custom Theming WordPress Based Websites in Dreamweaver
  • Delivering Custom Web Applications Using Business Catalyst
  • Delivering Engaging Mobile Experiences with Adobe Muse
  • Designing for the Web Platform
  • Designing Next-Generation Apps Using the Creative SDK
  • Designing Performant Motion Graphics for the Web
  • Dreamweaver CC: A Powerful Tool for Modern Web Designers
  • Evolution of Interactivity and Motion on the Web
  • Getting More Eyeballs on Your Adobe Muse Websites
  • Going from Design to Code
  • Growing Your Business with Adobe Muse Add-ons
  • How Creative Ingredients Fuel Creativity and Productivity
  • How to Find Top Talent Using Behance
  • How to Jump-start a Creative Team with Kick-ass Operational Best Practices
  • How to Tap into Your Creative Voice and Make Work That Matters
  • HTML5 Animation for Web Designers
  • Ins and Outs of Creative Cloud for the Real World
  • Master your CSS to Create Expressive Websites with Dreamweaver CC
  • Mobile Development without Code
  • No Code. No Kidding. An Introduction to Adobe Muse CC
  • Promoting Your Creative Work on the Web with Behance
  • Responsive Web Made Easy: From Photoshop to Edge Reflow
  • Retail for Designers: How to Take Your Product to Market
  • Rich Web Experiences and the Future of the Web
  • Rocket Dog Rescue: Harnessing the Power of Responsive Web Design
  • Screen Design: Comp to Code between Designers and Developers Made Easy
  • Secrets and Hidden Gems about Your Creative Cloud Assets and Files
  • Take your Photoshop Documents to the Web with Dreamweaver CC
  • Technology: A Means to an End
  • The Crazy Ones: How to Be a Leader Who Inspires Creativity and Innovation
  • The Future Is Now: HTML5 Advertising with Flash Professional CC
  • The Onions of Interactive Infographic Design
  • The State of Web Typography
  • Think Like a Hacker: How Creative Overachievers Smash the Norm
  • What You Should Know Before Going Vector
  • What’s New and Upcoming in Flash Professional CC 2014
  • What’s New with Brackets, the Code Editor for Web Design
  • Who Does the Design in Responsive Design?
  • Writing with Pictures: Digital Tools that Facilitate Illustrated Journalism

MAX 2014 – Digital Publishing

  • Adobe Digital Publishing Suite – End-to-End Workflow
  • Customizing and Extending Digital Publishing Suite Apps
  • Designing Fixed-Layout EPUB eBooks with InDesign CC
  • DPS + CMS = Success
  • DPS In-App Marketing: An Introduction
  • Driving Engagement with DPS Apps by Integrating with Your Marketing Campaigns
  • EPUB 101: Introduction to EPUB
  • Implementation and Integration with Digital Publishing Suite
  • Inspiration with Digital Publishing Suite
  • Integrating DPS with CRM Systems Such as for Business Impact
  • Introduction to Digital Publishing Suite
  • Making Your EPUBs Pop
  • Move It or Lose it: DPS Interactivity Techniques, Tips, and Tricks
  • PhoneGap and Digital Publishing Suite: Which One Is Right for Your App?
  • The Meaning Behind the Metrics: Analytics in Digital Publishing Suite
  • Tips and Tricks for Targeting Multiple Devices and Marketplaces with DPS

MAX 2014 – Graphic Design and Illustration

  • 5 Ways to Prove the Value of Your In-House Creative Team
  • Adobe Evangelist Creative Cloud Shootout
  • Adobe Illustrator CC: Working Happy, Not Hard
  • Automating Color in InDesign
  • Being a Design Renegade
  • Beyond Mouse and Keyboard: The Future of Touch and Adobe Illustrator
  • Controlling Chaos and Pushing Boundaries
  • Creative Cloud Magic: Cross-application Workflows for Your Design Projects
  • Creative Cloud Services for InDesign Users
  • Creative Drawing on the iPad with Adobe Sketch
  • Designing for Any Screen with Vector Graphics
  • Designing Your Community and Why It Matters
  • Drawing on the iPad with Adobe Line, Ink, and Slide
  • Getting Personal: Using Data to Drive Design
  • Go Digital from InDesign!
  • God Is in the Kerning/Branding from a Typographer’s Point of View
  • Graphic Treasures from the American Underbelly
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bad Type
  • How Much Type Would a Wood Type Type?
  • InDesign CC: Tips & Tricks
  • InDesign for UX Wireframing and Prototyping
  • Introduction to InDesign
  • Learning to be a More Inefficient Designer with The Made Shop
  • Moving the World’s Largest Wood Type Collection
  • New Creative Technology for iOS with Erik Natzke
  • Scratching Many Surfaces
  • Some Things That Matter but Also Don’t Really Matter All That Much
  • The 10 Golden Rules of Infographic Design
  • The Maker’s Story with These Are Things
  • Type and Composition in InDesign CC
  • What’s New in Adobe Ideas (Now Adobe Illustrator Draw)
  • What’s New in Illustrator CC 2014
  • What’s New in InDesign CC 2014
  • Why Good Typography is Important for Good Design
  • Working with Color in Illustrator: Establishing Your Design’s Visual Voice
  • Your Best Client Is You

MAX 2014 – Photography and Creative Imaging

  • 3D Printing 101
  • Achieving Big Results from Small-Scale Photo and Video Shoots
  • Adobe Photoshop Power Shortcuts – for Designers
  • Best Practices for Creating Killer Black-and-White Images
  • Best Practices for HDR and Panoramas for the Digital Artist
  • Bringing out the Best in Every Image
  • Clandestine Photoshop – Strategies for Responsive Web Design
  • Creating Amazing Time-lapse Videos with Photoshop
  • Creating Mobile Designs That Scale
  • Creating Photo-Real Characters and Creature Concepts in Photoshop
  • Designing Killer Websites and Apps Using Photoshop CC and Creative Cloud
  • Digitally Re-creating Reality
  • Expressive Painting in Photoshop
  • Getting It Done in Lightroom (the Develop Module)
  • How to Work Creatively with 3D in Photoshop
  • Idea to Execution: The Delicate Partnership of Art Directors and Shooters
  • Imagine It. Create It.
  • Inside Edition: Lesser-Known Tricks and Techniques for Photoshop CC
  • iPhone Photo Editing
  • Lightroom for New Users
  • Making Memorable Photographs with Photoshop Co-creator Thomas Knoll
  • Making Your Work Move: Easily Creating Videos in Photoshop and Lightroom
  • One-Click Instant Image Makeovers
  • Photo Restoration: Bringing Old Images to Life
  • Photoshop for Stateful and Collaborative Design
  • Portraits of the Famous and the Infamous
  • Rapid-Fire Photoshop Techniques– Best of the Photoshop Playbook
  • Showing Your Photos to the World
  • The Art of the Creative Composite
  • Tips and Techniques for Creating Mind-blowing Effects with Photoshop
  • Tips and Techniques for Organizing Your Images with Lightroom
  • What’s New in Photoshop CC 2014

MAX 2014 – Video

  • Advanced Audio Techniques for Voice-over/Dialogue Mixing
  • After Effects and Cinema 4D for Designers: Adding Dimension to Your Design
  • Audio Is Half the Picture: Getting Great Mixes with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition
  • Creating Magic: How to Make Your Designs Come Alive
  • Creating Your Best Demo Reel with Creative Cloud
  • Creative Tablet PC Showcase with Rayce Bird
  • DSLR Video Editing for Creative Cloud Designers
  • Edit Faster: Quick Tips and Techniques for Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Editing Techniques: Adobe Premiere Pro for Speed and Precision
  • Editing Video with Your iPad and iPhone
  • From Script to Screen: How to Use the Video Tools in Creative Cloud
  • How to Output the Best Audio for Your Video on iTunes or Broadcast TV
  • Looking Your Best: Introduction to Color Correction and Grading
  • Noise Reduction and Restoration Techniques with Adobe Audition CC
  • Preparing Video for the Web: Compression Techniques for Video Pros
  • Shooting and Editing Interviews for Corporate Video
  • Sort, Select, Cut: Basic Logging, Ingesting, and Rough Cutting with Prelude
  • The 4K Wave of Innovation in Adobe Pro Video Apps
  • Using Photoshop with Adobe Premiere Pro: Putting It All Together

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  1. starling

    this is awesome, thank you !

  2. Layne

    Wow, I can’t believe this is all free. Good job Adobe.

    • Hi Layne, yes – it’s amazing they give it all away for free, considering that the conference sessions cost US$1,500 to attend!

      It’s also terrific for those of us who were there but just didn’t have time to see or do everything…

      BTW if you want more great learning resources at no cost, then check out dozens of free Adobe book downloads!

  3. dokobe

    Is there a way I can download them to my tablet so that I can watch them when on travel where there is no wifi, or when I am commuting to and from work by metro underground and no available wifi? It would be great if these were downloadable.

    • Hey Dokobe, that’s a great question – and when using a desktop or laptop computer, the answer is yes! While watching any video online, you can right-click on the playing window and select “Save video as…”, and then specify a location to save the video locally to your system’s hard drive. The video will be in H.264 format with a .MP4 file extension, and can be played back with almost any media player.

      There is also a Quality selection you can make when playing back the video – look for the settings control at the lower right of the video, and choose Low, Medium, High, or HD… The size of your downloaded file will depend on the quality of video you are playing – and could run from approximately 100 MB in size for an hour-long session at Low quality, up to about 600 MB for the same course in HD.

      Once you have the tutorials you want downloaded, you can then simply transfer or Dropbox them over to your tablet or iPad for watching anywhere, anytime.

      Hope this helps! We will also add information about this feature into the article above so that everyone can benefit from being able to download and watch the MAX training videos offline.

  4. andrea

    why all i can get is a 19.43 min long presentation video about reinventing management campaign?

  5. Nick

    Love these sessions, this is great stuff!

  6. andrea


    Perhaps streaming available only in USA?

    • No, definitely all of the sessions are available for full streaming and download worldwide… We just double-checked this using two European proxy servers to test.

      You might want to try using a different browser and/or another computer, and make sure you’re not blocking or filtering anything with your browser(s) – like cookies, downloads, or any sites or URLs – and not running things like Ghostery, AdBlock, or Disconnect.

  7. Jonesy

    Hi, how do i watch the Max Videos?

  8. Daniel

    Fantastic. I need to refresh my skills but couldn’t make it to the big dance this year, so this is perfect timing.

  9. tanvi patel
  10. Joana Narh

    Dear Sir,
    pls i want to learn how to use photoshop and also download it on my machine

    • Sure Joana – to get the latest version, you can easily download a trial of CC 2014 (the current Adobe creative release) and then run it fully on your computer for free for up to 60 days

      To get started learning how to best use Photoshop (and other major tools), you can watch some of the training classes listed in the article above plus grab our collection of free Adobe books that you can download and work through.

      If you want to purchase Photoshop for longer-term use then check out Adobe’s special new $9.99/mo. CC Photography Plan, which includes both Photoshop and Lightroom plus ongoing upgrades.

      Hope that helps!

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