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Free Ticket to Adobe MAX 2014! Win a Full Pass Worth US$1,495

July 31st, 2014 131 comments
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Adobe MAX 2014 - The Big Show

[UPDATE – Also see our all-new Creative Cloud 2021 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’s Data Security Breach Was Not Really the Creative Cloud

October 31st, 2013 15 comments
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Adobe’s recent and regrettable data security breach has been getting a lot of headlines, but not always for the right reasons…

Read Adobe's Customer Security Alert FAQ

Although the sizeable breach has nothing to do in particular with Adobe’s new Creative Cloud offering, it has nonethe­less been scapegoated here.

A popular online photography site wrote, “The attack exposes a weakness in the company’s new Creative Cloud subscription model…”

Well, not really.

Adobe Forum posters say things like, “This makes me like Creative Cloud less.”

But in fact, the breach was not only for Creative Cloud customers, but rather for Adobe ID accounts generally – which most customers have for any type of product, including CS6 and earlier, Acrobat, Lightroom, and so on.

Creating such an account is/was required for Creative Suite 6 starting in May 2012.  It also happens during product registration and if you want to interact online with Adobe in almost any way.

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Free! 130 Hours of Training and Tutorials from Adobe MAX 2013

May 14th, 2013 4 comments
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Download the Awesome Adobe MAX 2013 Wallpaper from Erik Johansson (Full-Sized Hi-Res for Your Desktop)

[UPDATE (Oct. 2020) – Watch over 350 new courses & tutorials from MAX 2020 – free!]

Just back from Adobe MAX 2013 and as in previous experiences, it’s always the three most intense days of the year… It’s wall-to-wall with larger-than-life presentations, keynotes with creative luminaries, diverse educational sessions, connecting with other leaders in the Adobe space, hands-on with the latest design tools, meeting the product teams, feeling the energy of the show floor, the buzz over “Sneak Peek” demos of cool new technology, and of course the fantastical MAX Bash party with 5,000 of your closest friends.

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Watch Adobe ‘Creative Week’ On-Demand: Demos, How-to’s + More

July 10th, 2012 Leave a comment
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Watch Adobe Creative Week Shows with CS6 Demos, Tutorials, How-to's, and More!

Adobe’s first-ever ‘Creative Week’ kicked off today in the UK, with 18 hours of free program­ming available either live or on-demand anytime…

The latest trends, the hottest issues, the coolest technology! Join us for lively interactive debates, informative presentations, creative challenges, and exclusive demonstrations broadcast live online over 5 days from our London studio. We’ll be covering every aspect of the creative industry with the help of creative luminaries, industry experts, Adobe evangelists and many members of the creative community.

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The Adobe MAX 2012 Conference… Will Be Held in 2013!

May 26th, 2012 2 comments
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Adobe MAX 2012 Is Moving to 2013!

[UPDATE (Oct. 2020) – Watch over 350 new courses & tutorials from MAX 2020 – free!]

The big annual MAX conference for all-things-Adobe is traditionally held each fall. The company has just revealed the major story of the MAX 2012 show – and to our surprise it’s… see you next year!

MAX was originally scheduled to be held from October 20-24 in Los Angeles, California. The venue will remain the same, but the date has now changed to May 2013:

The next Adobe MAX is May 4–8, 2013

A lot of exciting changes have happened at Adobe since last year’s MAX. And one of the best places to learn about innovations in the industry and within Adobe will be at Adobe MAX 2013! The conference originally scheduled for October is now moving to May.

Be among the first to know about our plans for this must-attend conference for designers, developers, and business decision-makers:

Updates on Adobe MAX 2012/2013
 

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160+ Hours of Free Training and Tutorials from Adobe MAX 2011

October 10th, 2011 Leave a comment
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Watch over 160 hours of MAX education sessions free!

[UPDATE (Oct. 2020) – Watch over 350 new courses & tutorials from MAX 2020 – free!]

Just back from Adobe MAX 2011 and it was sensational… The keynote presentations were larger than life and filled with news and demos of new Adobe software and initiatives. The hundreds of diverse product sessions were incredibly educational. The show floor was a buzzing activity of experts, partners, and vendors… And the renowned “MAX Bash” party did not disappoint.

But perhaps the best part for those who weren’t there is the majority of the sessions were captured on video and are now offered online for free… In other words, pick your favorite Adobe product(s) and you can learn the latest tips, tricks, and techniques from the top instructors in the field from the comfort of your desktop. There are three major tracks below (Design, Develop, and Envision) with scores of different topics; most sessions are about an hour long and the collection runs to over 160 hours of video in total.

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Adobe MAX 2011 – Watch Keynotes Free Online, Live or On-Demand

October 2nd, 2011 Leave a comment
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Watch Adobe MAX 2011

[UPDATE (Oct. 2020) – Watch over 350 new courses & tutorials from MAX 2020 – free!]

Adobe MAX 2011 – the worldwide user conference – runs this week and if you aren’t in Los Angeles, the two major keynotes will be broadcast free, with both live and on-demand streaming… The company is promising lots of big news and announcements, so if you can’t join us there in person, you can see it all unfold online.

What’s more, over 160 free hours of the best training and tutorial sessions from this year’s show will also be available.

Adobe Dreamweaver tweets, “To hear BIG Adobe MAX announcements, register now to listen LIVE to the keynote presentations Monday & Tuesday morning…”

Adobe Creative Suite posts, “The countdown has officially begun for Adobe MAX! Even if you can’t make it to the live event, you can still join in on the fun! To hear the BIG announcements we have planned, register now to listen LIVE to the MAX keynotes Monday & Tuesday morning.”

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On the Job Market? 50,000 Openings Require Adobe Nationwide

September 9th, 2011 4 comments
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Free Download: The Adobe Job Feed App

Though the economic recession officially ended over two years ago, the job market remains pretty challenging. In the U.S. officially no new jobs were created last month, continuing a slowing trend from the spring – and this situation is currently a major focus of Washington. However, Adobe is one company that continues hiring new staff at a healthy pace, and more broadly, Adobe product skills remain in strong demand by employers worldwide.

Adobe Systems (the company itself) presently has 358 job openings around the globe – adding another 4% to their workforce – but if you know Adobe software generally, then the opportunity is even larger. Right now there are nearly 50,000 employment openings across North America that require Adobe skills, and you can see these and browse for yourself with the free downloadable Adobe Job Feed app.

All major tools are represented here: Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premiere, After Effects, and so on. You can drill down to sort by city/state or ZIP code for jobs in your area, and then view the complete descriptions and even apply for positions directly from within your web browser.

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How and Why You Should Register Your Adobe Software

July 7th, 2011 6 comments
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Adobe Software Registration

You know all the usual reasons software makers give to register your software – to receive tech support, news, updates, offers, bug fixes, and so on.  It also protects your investment because it gives you permanent access to your registered serial number in case something ever happens to your computer or software.

Adobe adds another reason – to get free gifts. They’re called “complimentary benefits,” and they’re offered worldwide…

For example, if you register your Creative Suite product, depending on what you own you could choose from one of these bonuses:

  • a free copy of onOne Software’s PhotoTools 2.5 Standard plug-in for Photoshop,
  • a complimentary copy of Red Giant Software’s Magic Bullet Quick Looks plug-in for video,
  • 30 days of free training at Lynda.com with more than 1,500 hours of Adobe training,
  • a free download of the new and versatile text typeface font family Adobe Text, or
  • a 30-day trial of the Creative Edge online library with thousands of books and videos.

Doing the same for Adobe Acrobat X gets you some similar choices – or a 10% discount coupon for anything at the Adobe Store, or four special edition Acrobat X PDF Portfolio themes, or discounts plus free access to Safari Books Online, Total Training, or Peachpit. Registering Acrobat also enables you to use services at Acrobat.com.

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Save $400 on Adobe MAX 2011 with Purchase Coupon Code

June 27th, 2011 2 comments
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Get $400 off on Adobe MAX 2011

[UPDATE – Preregister at no cost to get a $500 discount savings on the next MAX conference, plus see how you can fly there for free!]

“Adobe MAX is an experience unlike any other — an opportunity to learn from the experts and connect with thousands of the most influential designers, developers, and decision-makers in our industry.”

If you’d like to go to Adobe MAX this year in L.A. (October 1-5) and save $400 in the process, just purchase (full or upgrade) any one of the products listed below from the Adobe online store and you’ll receive a special promo code that will discount your regular full confer­ence pass price by US$400…

But since the upgrade price for many of these products is less than $400, basically you’re getting the software for more than free!

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