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Ben Forta's Blog - Adobe

The web, app development, mobile, ColdFusion, gadgets, and whatever else tickles my fancy.

Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:02:17 -0400

Last Build Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:36:00 -0400


On Adobe's AI Initiative

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:36:00 -0400

(image) At MAX last month there was a lot of talk about AI and its roll in the creative process. We also hosted a MAX session entitled "AI and Your Business" Some of the Q&A from that session is now online.

Adobe State Of Create Study

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:02:00 -0400

(image) The Adobe State of Create 2016 study is an important read, chock full of important data on the role of creativity in business, trends in education, global imperatives, and more. I was looking for the study today, and am posting the link so I have it on hand for future (and so that you can find it easily, too).

Gen Z In The Classroom

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:11:00 -0400

(image) The Adobe Education team has published a detailed report on Gen Z In The Classroom - Creating The Future. This one is a critical read for educators.

Photoshop And Premiere Elements 15 Released

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:42:00 -0400

(image) The Elements team has announced the release of Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15. Over the years, the Elements products have emphasized easy photo and video organization, editing, creation, and sharing. Elements combines powerful behind-the-scenes technology magic adapted from our professional apps with a user-friendly UI and modes for every level of user to deliver an ideal mix of power and ease-of-use for creating and sharing your special moments. For this release the team focused on further automating the organization and editing process so that Elements does the heavy lifting and you can focus on creating and sharing.

Adobe Email Survey 2016 Infographic

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:30:00 -0400

(image) We recently published the results of a huge survey on email use. This one was Europe-based, but it's a useful read wherever you are based. We also published this infographic that maks me a quick and very informative read.

Say Hello To The New And Improved EdEx

Thu, 12 May 2016 22:51:00 -0400

(image) The Adobe Education Exchange (or EdEx) is a community of almost 300,000 passionate educators who learn, connect, share, and discuss creativity in education. EdEx just underwent a major overhaul and facelift as EdEx Product Lead Matt Niemitz explains.

Experience The Future Of Slate, Voice, And Post

Tue, 10 May 2016 23:46:00 -0400

(image) Over the past year or so you've heard me talk lots about Adobe Voice, Adobe Slate, and Adobe Post, and especially the role that these can play in education. We've got lots more goodness on the way, and that includes web versions of all of these apps, making them available to Windows, Mac, and Chromebook users. Project M is not quite ready for release, but if you want to try the beta, here it is.

Meet The New Adobe Creative Residents

Tue, 03 May 2016 15:10:00 -0400

(image) A year ago we announced the Adobe Creative Residency, and Adobe VP and GM Mala Sharma is celebrating the anniversery online with a look back the 2015 Creative Residents and announcing the four newest Residents.

Become An Adobe Student Rep

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:53:00 -0400

(image) We're recruiting Adobe enthusiasts to help spread the Adobe Creative Cloud love on campus for Spring 2016. Adobe Student Reps are eligible to score a paid Summer Internship at Adobe's Headquarters in Northern California, and they have an edge in pursuing further career opportunities with Adobe. Here's the application, and here are some more details.

Adobe Slate Wins Tabby Award

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 11:32:00 -0400

(image) The 2015 Tabby Awards have been announced, and Adobe Slate has won for best Marketing and Presentation tool on iPad. Adobe Comp also won an award for Document & Content Creation and editing in iPad.

The DPS Team Is Giving Away Apple Watches At MAX

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:28:00 -0400

(image) Adobe MAX 2015 is now just days away. If you are attending MAX, you could win an Apple Watch by simply sharing some of what you've learned about Adobe DPS. Here are the details.

Blog Going Dark(er) For A Few Weeks

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:42:00 -0400

(image) One of Adobe's employee benefits is the sabbatical, four to six (depending on years of employment) paid weeks off every five years to "to relax, recharge and reenergize" (as per the program description). So, if this blog goes dark (or just darker) for the next six weeks, know that I've not abandoned you, I'm just really busy relaxing, recharging, and reenergizing.

25 Students Selected For Adobe Creativity Scholars Program

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:17:00 -0400

(image) Today's young creatives have unprecedented influence on the world around them. They are igniting discussions on social and environmental issues with creativity that can transcend global boundaries. Using digital story making, they can translate personal experiences and perspectives into media that has the power to create real change in communities around the world.As part of Adobe's commitment to this next generation of creatives, we have selected 25 students for this year's class of Adobe Creativity Scholars.

Adobe Youth Voices Award Winner Interviewed

Fri, 15 May 2015 12:29:00 -0400

(image) As a girl living in the Bay Area, where 40% of all of America's sex trafficking takes place, 19-year-old Rebecca Dharmapalan is working to make her community of Oakland, California the first place child sex trafficking is eradicated. Rebecca won second place documentary in the 2014 Adobe Youth Voices awards for "International Boulevard", a film meant to raise awareness about this issue. She was recently profiled in Mashable and Huffington Post, and launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund her first feature film as a follow up to her documentary. This week, she will about speak about her mission at the Ashoka Future Forum in Washington DC and TEDxTeen in New York. Rebecca's mission is an incredible example to adults and teenagers alike, and we've posted an interview with her on the Adobe Corporate Responsibility blog.

Creative Residency Program Announced

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:26:00 -0400

(image) At our 99U conference this week, David Wadhwani announced the launch of our Creative Residency Program, as well as its first two residents.