Tag: Adobe

Adobe Announces MAX Masters for 2017

Last month Adobe held its annual MAX conference in San Diego. Each year at MAX attendees are asked to evaluate their speakers after attending their session(s) or lab(s). Once the votes are tallied, Adobe names its MAX Masters for that year. The criteria changes yearly, but the general idea is that these are the best

I’m Speaking at Adobe MAX 2016!

Hey gang! Just a quick update here. I’ve officially signed my contract for Adobe MAX in San Diego, CA, and I’ll be speaking there in November! The details on when I’ll be speaking are still up in the air, but I’ll be presenting my Introduction to Illustrator lab again this year, which is a 90

Adobe Illustrator CC

10 Things I Want Added to Adobe Illustrator CC

People often ask me what my favorite features of Adobe Illustrator are, and while I’m always happy to discuss things that I love about the program, I also think it’s important to have an open conversation about what the product is lacking. In this article I will outline 10 things that I want Adobe to

After 24 Hours, I’m Probably Going to Return My iPad Pro

Like many of the Apple faithful, I spent Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 feverishly refreshing the Apple website and mobile app in hopes of scoring an iPad Pro on launch day. Luckily for me I was able to get in (seemingly) before anyone else at around 2:03AM Central Time. The checkout process was flawless as always,

iPad Pro with Apple Pencil

I Went Hands On with the iPad Pro… Here are My First Impressions

Last week at the Adobe MAX conference I was invited to a special event that was held by Adobe and Apple. At this event I was given the opportunity to try out the new iPad Pro. There were a lot of people at this event, so I didn’t get a ton of time to review

Photoshop CC 2015 Review

This week Adobe officially unveiled the latest version of Photoshop and the rest of their Creative Cloud applications. Now that I’ve had a few days to digest all of the new features and explore them in-depth, I thought I’d give you my full review here on my blog. This release of Photoshop seems to be

25 Years of Photoshop: What it Means to Me

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the very first release of Adobe Photoshop. That’s right, friends, Photoshop is 25 years old. Many of you don’t remember a world without Photoshop, but I certainly do. In this article I’ll be reflecting on my history with this amazing program and how it’s shaped my life over these

My Wish List for Adobe Illustrator CC

As Adobe MAX is rapidly approaching, we’re undoubtedly close to a new round of updates from Adobe for several of the Creative Cloud applications. Over the past few years I’ve become more and more involved with Adobe Illustrator CC, mostly because of my work at lynda.com, but also because it’s become my go-to application for

10 Typekit Fonts Every Designer Should Sync to Their Desktop

If you’re a member of Adobe’s Creative Cloud service you now have access to hundreds of new fonts courtesy of Typekit. When it first launched, Typekit was mainly for web typography, but since being acquired by Adobe back in 2011 the service has evolved into a full-fledged desktop font solution as well. While you won’t

5 Ways to Improve Your Photoshop Workflow

I’m often asked by people who watch my courses, “how do I get better at Photoshop?” While the question itself could literally spawn thousands of answers, there are a few things that every person can do to improve their overall efficiency when working with a program as vast as Photoshop. In this article I’ll give