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Download Free New 2021 Book, ‘Adobe Design Basics’ (212 Pages)

January 20th, 2021 24 comments 253 Shares

With over 22 million paid members for Creative Cloud and growing, we often get this question from readers: “What’s a good book to get started with the most popular Adobe tools?” While there are a lot of great CC books for sale on Amazon, why not begin with an excellent title that’s available to everyone for free, and that you can download instantly?

Get the New Adobe "Creative Cloud 2021 Design Basics" Book for Free – Download Now! (Click 'Get this free resource')

Over the years, we’ve compiled a collection of over 30 free books that you can download and use for learning all of Adobe’s different creative tools… But there’s one volume that always stands out as a favorite – and even better, it has just been republished in a brand new expanded edition for the CC 2021 tools.

So if you’re just getting going with (or would like a solid primer covering) the core Creative Cloud design tools, then what better than a step-by-step guide that will teach you the essentials of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe XD from the ground up?

So here it is: the very helpful “Adobe Design Basics” that will give you all of this for free, courtesy of author Professor Thomas Payne… The book works by intro­ducing and explain­ing the tools in a logical way that builds upon what is previ­ously learned. These apps present a vast array of options 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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How to Use Photoshop to Create a Time-Lapse Video from Photos

December 21st, 2020 16 comments 153 Shares

Time-lapse photography videos never go out of style…  Here is one of our all-time favorites from Norwegian landscape photographer Terje Sorgjerd – incredibly beautiful and perfect for the clear, dark nights of the season (watch full-screen):

Prior to the extensive video editing tools first introduced in CS6, Photoshop wasn’t normally known for its video capabilities – but in fact it’s always been possible to take a series of still photo­graphs (manipulated as desired) and then quickly create your own timelapse video using Photoshop Extended

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What’s Included with Your Free Creative Cloud Membership

December 2nd, 2020 117 comments 1.3K Shares

Get Adobe Creative Cloud Now, Free or Paid

Having initially launched nine years ago, by now you’ve heard about Adobe’s fast-growing Creative Cloud, you’ve dispelled the common myths about it, and perhaps are considering sub­scribing to CC now that over 22 million of your colleagues already have…

You may also know that since Adobe stopped development of the older “CS” releases back in 2012, there have been thousands of new product features, enhancements, and perform­ance improve­ments added to CC since Creative Suite ended, as well as integral new online services.

But did you know that no matter what you do, you can sign up right now for a zero-cost class of membership that never expires and provides free benefits for life?  Anyone can have this free level currently in 83 countries worldwide, even if you still use the older tools instead, or even if you use no other Adobe products or services at all.

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Free New Books! Download the Lightroom Tutorial Guides (131 Pgs.)

November 23rd, 2020 5 comments 51 Shares

Download Free Quick Start Books to Learn Lightroom (131 Pages)

Several years ago, Adobe added a brand new product to the Lightroom ecosystem, surprisingly called “Lightroom.” This cloud-based photo service was different from the longstanding version of Lightroom that we know and love, the desktop-focused application which was simultaneously renamed to be “Lightroom Classic.”

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Adobe InDesign: Complete Guide to What’s New in All Versions, Ever

November 12th, 2020 33 comments 762 Shares

Here’s the new and updated edition of a very handy resource from James Wamser – a complete reference to all versions of Adobe InDesign ever released… Similar to his Photoshop and Illustrator handbooks, it’s called called the Adobe InDesign New Features Guide, 1.0 to CC (2021), and this 128-page ebook is available for free download now:

Download the Adobe InDesign New Features Guidebook

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Creative Cloud Giveaway! Win the New Adobe 2021 Release Free

November 10th, 2020 305 comments 283 Shares

What's Included in this Adobe Giveaway? See All the Tools & Services You Get with Creative Cloud

Last month, Adobe shipped the new 2021 collection of tools and services – a milestone marking the ninth major release of the Creative Cloud product line. This latest CC version contains hundreds of new features and advancements compared to the previous release (across all creative applica­tions), as well as the appearance of familiar apps on entirely new platforms. The new tools and services are available only via Creative Cloud membership – a community which now surpasses 22 million paid subscribers.

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How to Get New Adobe Creative Cloud 2021 Direct Download Links

October 29th, 2020 12 comments 82 Shares

Download the New 2021 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud Now! (Try or Buy)

For decades now, Adobe has provided industry-standard standalone installers for their creative products, for many valid reasons… Recent examples include the company publicly posting the direct download links for the CC 2019 and CC 2018 releases. In our view, the need is strong and they should continue to do the same going forward.

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14 Must-Have Creative Cloud Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets, Free!

October 27th, 2020 16 comments 1.5K Shares

Free! Download the Ultimate Creative Cloud Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheets Now

Here’s a very handy resource from Jamie Spencer – the complete set of essential keyboard shortcut cheat sheets for every major Adobe CC application… These comprehensive sheets can save you loads of time every day by speeding up your work and allowing you to bypass the need for mouse clicks and movements, getting you to the function you need in the fastest possible way. They are extremely helpful assets to have in your arsenal – and can easily be consulted anytime as an instant reference, or printed out in high resolution and posted, or even used as desktop wall­paper. They are completely free and available for download here:

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Free! Over 350 Sessions, Labs & Workshops from Adobe MAX 2020

October 23rd, 2020 3 comments 28 Shares

Watch the Adobe MAX 2020 Classes and Courses Online for Free!

Well, MAX just wrapped up its first-ever all-virtual conference and Adobe broke all records with over half a million attendees tuning in from all over the world for three full days! But the best part is the majority of the sessions were captured on video and are being offered online – for free! In other words, pick your favorite Adobe tools and you can learn the latest tips, tricks, and techniques from the top instructors in the field from the comfort of your laptop, tablet, or phone.

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Update on New Adobe CC 2021 Direct Download Links

October 20th, 2020 14 comments 5 Shares

Download the New 2021 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud Now! (Try or Buy)

Every year, Adobe’s creative product launches seem to get bigger – and this year is no exception… This morning, with over 500,000 people attending the first-ever all-virtual (and completely free!) MAX conference, Adobe rolled out the new CC 2021 Release, which has to be the largest product rollout since they first introduced Creative Cloud over eight years ago.

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