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Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Chelsea Burton

Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Chelsea Burton

We hope you're getting familiar with the Adobe Creative Residency program at this point, an amazing endeavor brought to us by the dreamers at Adobe who are generously empowering talented individuals to spend a year focusing on a passion project, while sharing their experiences and processes with the creative community. Today, we're excited to mark day four with the inspiring work of Chelsea Burton, a graphic designer and illustrator hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania with a passion for street art, skate board-smithing & longboard deck designing who develops her own line of boards showcasing original artwork.  “I plan to approach topics that most strongly reside within me, including the public perception of female strength, individuality, sustainability, product quality, and—always—functional and accessible art application,” says Burton. Chelsea will spend her Residency year creating and launching a new line of longboards as a follow-up to her university senior show and serving as a grander launching pad for a lifelong entrepreneurial goal. She will design and create both the wood decks and vinyl graphics with messages to inspire others to find the purpose and meaning of creativity in everyday activities. Chelsea has a strong belief that her products aren’t necessarily part of a traditional craft, but they have the potential to broaden public awareness about the possibilities of intentional and functional art application.   MORE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRES ADOBE CREATIVE RESIDENT CHELSEA BURTON A lifelong pledge in opposition to the clean-cut framework that is housed in expensive taste, my artwork has always found it’s calling in the nitty-gritty, bump and grind freedom of the streets. A sketchbook has continuously been only a beginning—a basic map from which my work is pulled off the page and pushed to the limit of reality. There is a desire to have my work to be revisited and to be used; I want it to go beyond white walls, creep into every crack, and breathe in every city bustling with life.

Aundre Larrow

Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Aundre Larrow

It's day three of featuring the six lucky Adobe Creative Residents of 2017 on the blog and today we're pumped to showcase the moving work of photographer Aundre Larrow. In his own words, Aundre is a Brooklyn-based creative focused on community building, photography and strategy with some other stuff sprinkled in. For the Adobe Creative Residency program, Aundre will spend his year working on a series of projects that explore the diverse range of people across the United States and their daily lives, challenges and perspectives. His main project is a snapshot of America through the eyes of its residents, and his challenge will be to learn how to create impactful visual imagery to fully tell the story of the people and places he visits. Aundre will be capturing photographs, making video content for the first time, and sharing his process  as he learns how to work in this new medium. His goal for the Residency is to make longer-form storytelling about unheard and less represented voices his primary work. Enjoy some of our favorite snapshots from Aundre's work for the Residency below and view more of Aundre's beautiful work at this special site.  MORE ABOUT AUNDRE LARROW AND HIS ADOBE CREATIVE RESIDENCY PROJECT Thanks to the Adobe Creative Residency, I've had the pleasure to travel across this nation and learn about the micro-stories that build into what makes a person and validates our experience. My goal at the conclusion of this project is to have a library of immersive portraits that challenge the cycle of giving exclusive visibility (seeing and listening) to those we've already deemed worthy.

Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Rosa Kammermeier

Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Rosa Kammermeier

We're excited to share our next Adobe Creative Resident of 2017, the talented Rosa Kammermeier. We posted about the overarching Adobe Creative Residency Program yesterday in case you need to catch up on the phenomenal endeavor by Adobe to support the creative class in pursuing dream projects. How amazing would it be to focus ONE WHOLE YEAR on a passion project and have it creatively and financially supported by Adobe? Not to mention, each resident is paired with an amazing mentor. In Rosa's case, it's the uber accomplished Berlin-based lettering designer & author Martina Flor.  Enter the heartwarming work of Rosa Kammermeier. Rosa is a graphic designer and lettering artist from Munich, Germany. Her "heart" project for the residency is the WALK OF HAPPINESS in which she’ll be hand lettering slogans of positivity and happiness on shop windows creating a city treasure hunt. Her messages will be linked and made accessible on a city map and on a website creating an artistic tour of sorts for all to enjoy and discover. Rosa hopes to capture the attention of people in their daily, consumer-oriented lives and make them stop, smile and think while discovering new aspects and areas of their city. She wants to challenge herself to improve her own skills while thinking and driving impact on a bigger scale.       OTHER WORKS WE LOVE BY ROSA  About Adobe Creative Resident Rosa Kammermeier Rosa Kammermeier is a graphic designer and lettering artist from Munich, Germany. Her project for the residency is the Walk of Happiness, in which she’ll be lettering messages of positivity on retail windows to create a city treasure hunt. Her messages will be linked and made accessible on a city map and on a website. Rosa hopes to capture the attention of people in their daily, consumer-oriented lives and make them stop, smile and think while discovering new aspects and areas of their city. She wants to challenge herself to improve her own skills while thinking and driving impact on a bigger scale.

The Adobe Creative Residency Program: Photographer Julia Nimke

Introducing The Adobe Creative Residency Program: Photographer Julia Nimke

We were so delighted to discover Adobe's latest foray into supporting the creative class with the introduction of The Adobe Creative Residency program. The main objective behind this amazing program is to foster creativity while empowering artists. With generous support from the team at Adobe, talented individuals are given the opportunity to spend a year focusing on a personal creative project, while sharing their experience and process with the creative community. Adobe Creative Residents receive access to the best creative tools and resources, along with guidance from notable advisors and a compensation package. In return, each resident proactively pursues a personal creative project, while sharing their process, insights and inspiration with the community along the way. The 2017 residents are comprised of a group of uniquely talented designers and photographers who are eager to share their creativity with others. In support of this inspiring program from our friends at Adobe we'll be featuring one resident from the 2017 class and their individual works each day starting today over the course of the next week. To kick things off, we're excited to highlight the work of Berlin-based, German photographer Julia Nimke. Peek Julia's ethereal photographs below of places and cultures throughout Europe inspired by folk tales. Everyone has a dream project. So often, those are the ones we can never dedicate the time and resources to. That’s why we created the Adobe Creative Residency. The mission is simple: to support the creative community and cultivate a culture of creating and sharing.     Learn About Adobe Creative Resident Julia Nimke Julia Nimke is a Berlin-based, German photographer who’s passionate about nature, traveling and unique types of cultural storytelling. For her residency year, she plans to explore and document places and cultures in Europe tied to folk tales. She will try out different photography styles throughout the year and share what she learns with the community. Julia will challenge herself to combine video and photos to create compelling and visual stories. Her goal is to have her work inspire people to stay curious and open-minded when they experience unknown places and different cultures. If you've been inspired to learn more, the team at Adobe is accepting applications for the upcoming program year in January 2018. Click this link for everything you need to know to be considered. 

Adobe Take 10 Challenge: Imagination with Günther Gheeraert

Adobe Take 10 Challenge: Imagination with Günther Gheeraert

We have featured an Adobe Take 10 Challenge before on ABDZ, it was in collaboration with Joshua Davis. With great success, our friends over Adobe is making this happen with another Take 10 Challenge. Themed “Imagination,” participants will have to create an original artwork from a custom audio track and 10 Adobe Stock videos. Here is more about the breakdown. In their words Create an original artwork from a custom audio track and 10 Adobe Stock videos, and you may win subscriptions to Creative Cloud and Adobe Stock, and an Oculus Rift and Dell Alienware 13 laptop! Filmmaker Günther Gheeraert will judge the contest submissions and reveal the winners on or about September 29, 2017. Image via Adobe About the Judge Günther Gheeraert is a film director, photographer and World Traveller based in Paris, France. You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his work. Also you should view his own take on the Take 10 Challenge Take 10 Challenge Download the 10 videos and custom audio file and use all of them (and no other videos or photos). Share the final artwork on Instagram or Twitter by 11:59 PM PT on September 24, 2017. Your post must include #TakeTen_Imagination, #Contest, and @AdobeStock. Review the full rules and conditions. Prizes Gheeraert will choose nine finalists, each of whom will receive:  • a one-year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud and 10 Adobe Stock HD video credits. (That's worth US$1,400!)  • The grand-prize winner will receive an incredible package worth more than $3,000: a year’s subscription to the Creative Cloud, 15 Adobe Stock HD video credits, an Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System, and a Dell Alienware 13 laptop. More Links Learn about the Take 10 Challenge: Imagination Reveal nine finalists and the grand-prize winner on or about September 29, 2017.

Adobe Stock: Stepping into the Third Dimension

Adobe Stock: Stepping into the Third Dimension

Each month, our friends over Adobe Stock will explore through their photo database what creators have been up to making. For this month's theme, they are looking into 3D with a number of artists. From architectural renders and automobile design, to furniture ads and abstract art. 3D is all around us, and new creative tools are opening up 3D technology to any designer who wants to give it a try. In Adobe's Words This month we’re thinking about artists who go that extra dimension. 3D is on our minds for two big reasons: new creative tools are opening up 3D technology to any designer who wants to give it a try, and more and more 2D designers and brands are embracing what 3D can do now and in the not-too-distant future. According to Chantel Benson, Adobe product manager and 3D-industry veteran, using 3D has a lot of benefits. Beyond saving a car company from expensive, complicated on-location photo shoots, 3D opens up future possibilities. Take Ikea: “They’re jumping into this trend because working with 3D models gives them the ability to use content for more than just static marketing collateral like 2D websites — the same chair, cup, or window treatment can be used for immersive shopping experiences, too.” So who else is making the jump into 3D design? Some of the earliest adopters include graphic designers working on branding, using 3D tools to visualize the look of a logo or package design on the actual bottle or box. Designers are also embracing the tools to develop infographics. And digital artists are exploring the creative side of 3D design. Visual Designer Michael Dolan has experimented with 3D art for art’s sake as well as client work. “It’s always fun to step away from work and just create. I’ll see something inspiring and say, ‘I think I’ll create that, too,’” says Michael. “I also use 3D for commercial projects. It’s useful for phone and device mockups on tables. I’ll purchase images and pop in app UIs. You can snap a picture of a table and then throw a device down.” Others artists can share its insights including:Ingrid Tsy, a freelance artist, started exploring 3D by way of her first love: fashion. Ryogo Tovoda finds inspiration from Nintendo designs and brings those to life in a three-dimensional toy town world. Daniel Mangiuca creates sci-fi-influenced renderings and first took advantage of the 3D modeling and software boom to produce amazing art. Links Learn more about Project Felix Adobe Stock Dedicated Gallery of 3D Images Via Adobe Blogs

Adobe and Hootsuite announcing a partnership & integration to Adobe Stock

Adobe and Hootsuite announcing a partnership & integration to Adobe Stock

Our friends at Adobe are announcing a partnership & integration to Adobe Stock with Hootsuite. Efficiency is part of what is driving our workflow in the present day and this new integration can certainly help accomplish goodness. Hootsuite customers will be able to edit and optimize images for social using Adobe Creative SDK, as well as discover and license content from the Adobe Stock library of over 90 million high-quality assets. This integration with Adobe Creative Cloud allows users to search and license assets inside Hootsuite without interrupting the workflow. For those you don't know what is Hootsuite? It's the most widely used social media management platform, used by over 15 million people around the globe and trusted by more than 800 of the Fortune 1000. In their words Integrating Adobe Stock into Hootsuite’s platform will provide marketers with the ability to easily extend the reach of their content into social media. High quality and authentic imagery is critical for engaging and communicating with customers, and this partnership will enable brands to be more visually impactful with their digital and content marketing initiatives,” said Claude Alexandre,​ ​Vice President of Adobe Stock. Leading brands rely on creative content as the fuel that drives audience engagement and business growth. Despite that focus, Altimeter notes that 70% of marketers still lack an integrated strategy, and struggle to consistently deliver high-quality content as demand increases. The integration between Hootsuite and Adobe helps to alleviate this problem by providing marketing and creative teams with the ability to quickly and easily develop the content that powers their marketing initiatives.   Modern marketers create more content on a daily basis now than ever before. Hootsuite’s integrations with Adobe give marketers the ability to create and distribute high quality content faster,” said Matt Switzer, SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development at Hootsuite. “Adobe leads the creative market, and we are thrilled to work together to offer our customers capabilities that will enable them to get more value from their content.” More Links To learn more: hootsuite.com/pages/adobe

How to Create a Composite Dreamscape using two photos in Photoshop

How to Create a Composite Dreamscape using two photos in Photoshop

It's Friday and we would like to share this fun tutorial from Adobe in collaboration with photographer named Jaxson Pohlman. It's about creating a composite dreamscape using two photos in Photoshop. As most of us like photography, it's always nice to add some spark to your pictures with a simple technique. Let's take a closer look. Our friends from Adobe has released an easy step-by-step tutorial by fine art photographer Jaxson Pohlman. You can follow the steps from the Photoshop's Instagram post and we have stepped them out below in the article as well. In their words Hey guys! It's @jaxsonpohlmanphotography here. I'm going to show you how to create a composite dreamscape using two photos in just a few steps. Swipe through to see my mini #Ps_Swipe tutorial! • Using sunrise or sunset photos will add some spark to your final creation. Begin by opening the foreground photo in #Photoshop. We are going to mask a portion of the background out to create a smooth transition between the horizon and stars. • Use the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) and click and drag across the photo. Make sure to select in between the horizon and the top border of the photo. Go to Select -> hold the "Shift" key and click “Select and Mask.” Adjust the edge by dragging the "Feather" option to approximately 200px, then click ok. • Next, use the Move tool (V), click and drag the selection over to your star photo (background). Make sure the foreground layer is above the star layer. Use the Crop tool (C) to extend visibility. Using the Move tool, drag your foreground layer down to the bottom of the cropped area. • Duplicate the foreground layer by going to Layer -> and click "Duplicate Layer.” Label it as "no. 2" and click Ok. Select the original foreground layer. Go to Edit -> "Free Transform" and increase the vertical size. Double click to confirm, and then drag the photo down so that is transitions smoothly into the stars. • Using the Brush tool (B), we are going to add a bright star to make the transition between the horizon and sky feel a bit more real. Click the Brush Preset picker and adjust to 25px with a hardness of 50%. Change the mode the "Lighten" and have an 85% opacity and flow. Select the duplicate layer "no. 2" and apply the brush where the horizon fades into the stars. • After applying the brush to create a star, we are going to apply a second brush to give a glow to the star. Adjust your brush settings to 175px, 0% hardness, 50% opacity, and 25% flow. Apply this brush over the star just created. • Add final touches such as exposure, contrast, color balance, etc. And that's how you can create a simple composite dreamscape!​ A post shared by Adobe Photoshop (@photoshop) on Jul 28, 2017 at 9:27am PDT Step 1 Hey guys! It's @jaxsonpohlmanphotography here. I'm going to show you how to create a composite dreamscape using two photos in just a few steps. Swipe through to see my mini #Ps_Swipe tutorial! Step 2 Using sunrise or sunset photos will add some spark to your final creation. Step 3 Begin by opening the foreground photo in #Photoshop. We are going to mask a portion of the background out to create a smooth transition between the horizon and stars. Step 4 (Video) Use the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) and click and drag across the photo. Make sure to select in between the horizon and the top border of the photo. Go to Select -> hold the "Shift" key and click “Select and Mask.” Adjust the edge by dragging the "Feather" option to approximately 200px, then click ok. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 5 (Video) Next, use the Move tool (V), click and drag the selection over to your star photo (background). Make sure the foreground layer is above the star layer. Use the Crop tool (C) to extend visibility. Using the Move tool, drag your foreground layer down to the bottom of the cropped area. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 6 (Video) Duplicate the foreground layer by going to Layer -> and click "Duplicate Layer.” Label it as "no. 2" and click Ok. Select the original foreground layer. Go to Edit -> "Free Transform" and increase the vertical size. Double click to confirm, and then drag the photo down so that is transitions smoothly into the stars. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 7 (Video) Using the Brush tool (B), we are going to add a bright star to make the transition between the horizon and sky feel a bit more real. Click the Brush Preset picker and adjust to 25px with a hardness of 50%. Change the mode the "Lighten" and have an 85% opacity and flow. Select the duplicate layer "no. 2" and apply the brush where the horizon fades into the stars. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 8 (Video) After applying the brush to create a star, we are going to apply a second brush to give a glow to the star. Adjust your brush settings to 175px, 0% hardness, 50% opacity, and 25% flow. Apply this brush over the star just created. Your browser does not support the video tag. Step 9 Add final touches such as exposure, contrast, color balance, etc. And that's how you can create a simple composite dreamscape! More Links Check out Jaxson Pohlman's site: jaxsonpohlman.smugmug.com Follow Jaxson on Instagram Learn more Adobe Photoshop Blog: blogs.adobe.com/photoshop

Adobe Stock: Breaking the Rules of Composition

Adobe Stock: Breaking the Rules of Composition

Each month, our friends over Adobe Stock will explore through their photo database what creators have been up to making. For this month's theme, they are looking at how creators have been making things that aren't coming from the ordinary. Deliberately breaking the rules of composition to shock or unsettle us, confronting the hard things. Let's take a look. In Adobe's Words This month we’re exploring how artists use angles, balance, and perspective – but we’re not talking about how to do any of these things the “right” way. Instead, we’re looking at how artists deliberately break the rules of composition to shock or unsettle us. Whether they’re communicating about social change, political upheaval, or environmental threats, we’re examining the rebel-artist mind as it throws us off balance and nudges us to confront hard things. To start, we got some expert advice on flouting convention. It might sound counterintuitive, but if you want to break the rules well, Morgan David de Lossy, photographer, film director, and senior product manager at Adobe, says there are some rules. You can’t simply start by disrupting the standards – to take the rules apart, first you have to figure them out: “It’s like most things in life,” says Morgan. “You must start by mastering the balance. Learn from the classics and feel comfortable with them. Only then can a photographer play with unbalanced composition on purpose.” Rebel artists bring a different perspective to the table, unsettle us, whether they’re communicating about social change, political upheaval or environmental threats. Images by Boris Janovic, Shannon Benson, Val_111 and more   Links Get started now with Adobe Stock: stock.adobe.com Visit the Unbalanced Composition Gallery on Adobe Stock Via Adobe Blogs

Adobe hires Val Head as Design Evangelist and UX Innovation

Adobe hires Val Head as Design Evangelist and UX Innovation

Our friends over Adobe recently announced the hire of Val Head, a Pittsburgh-based author and professional that specializes her work into UI animations across interfaces. She will be working as design advocate focusing on UI/UX animations reporting to Khoi Vinh from the Adobe Design team. Let's get to meet her. Who is Val Head? She is a web and UI animation professional specializing in motion style guides and web animation training. She is the author of Designing Interface Animation, teaches the Lynda.com course CSS Animation and curates the weekly UI Animation Newsletter. In their words UX/UI design is quickly becoming an essential component of a digital strategy, making now an exciting time to join Adobe and the team behind Adobe XD. Interface animation also is becoming an essential part of great digital experiences. Industries such as media, enterprise software, and even finance are getting creative in how they leverage UI animation to improve the customer experience. For example, in the media industry, publications are designing interactive editorial features for readers to dive deeper into information. I’m excited to join a passionate team committed to creating new tools that support and evolve the way we enable richer, more intuitive digital experiences. At Adobe, Val will work closely with the teams building tools for the UX design community, including Adobe Experience Design CC (XD), an end-to-end tool to design, prototype and share wireframes, high-fidelity designs and interactive prototypes within one app. She will also serve as an evangelist for UI design tools and skills among designers and developers, and bring awareness to the importance of UI design in branding and digital customer experiences. The field of UX/UI design is still emerging, and many of these jobs didn’t even exist 10 or 20 years ago. We hired Val as part of our strategy to continue bringing new thinking and ideas to the Adobe design team. Val is a widely respected subject matter expert in the field of UX design, and will add valuable insight as our team continues to innovate Adobe XD and Adobe’s next generation of design tools. - Khoi Vinh, Principal Designer at Adobe More Links Check out Val Head's site: valhead.com Read Val Head's post via her blog

Adobe Stock introducing New Editorial Collection & Next-Gen Search Capabilities

Adobe Stock introducing New Editorial Collection & Next-Gen Search Capabilities

Our friends from Adobe are introducing some pretty cool features with Adobe Stock. One of them is an editorial collection with big partners that can provide photos from a diverse range of subjects. You should definitely check out their announcement video to get a little sneak peek. Another thing they have announced is the enhancement of the search capabilities within Adobe Stock. We all know how frustrating it can be during a photo search when the search options aren't accurate or friendly enough. Seems like Adobe changed this issue for the better, let's give it a try. In Adobe's Words Today, we are proud to launch the Adobe Stock Editorial collection in partnership with renowned news agencies Reuters and USA TODAY Sports. The new Editorial collection includes photos and videos across a diverse range of subject matter, including business, politics, sports, entertainment, and more. Editorial photographs and videos connect us to the world. They serve as our guide to foreign places and cultures. They tell stories of those who do not have a voice. These visuals have been critical in shaping our understanding and perception of the world, from changing public opinion on the Vietnam war, to mobilizing an entire generation to stand up against climate change. They have the power to unite us, divide us, and create empathy – they enable us to celebrate, suffer, and mourn as one human race. Video Offering these editorial images as a part of the Adobe Stock collection marks a momentous milestone for Adobe. Our partners’ network of photographers provides on-the ground, around-the-clock coverage of issues and scenes from around the world, and our partnership brings this broad library of editorial content to our Creative Cloud customers. Next-Gen Search Capabilities Powered by Adobe Sensei, our search technologies are simple (and smart). These are the time saving stock tricks you’ve been waiting for. With visual search, you can drag an image into your browser and get similar results to the original photo. With Aesthetic Filters, you can fine-tune results based on characteristics like Depth of Field and Vivid Color. It’s stock photos - like only Adobe can. Video How the new interface looks   Links Get started now with Adobe Stock: stock.adobe.com

Introducing Adobe Creative Residents for 2017-2018

Introducing Adobe Creative Residents for 2017-2018

Adobe is introducing the latest creative residents for 2017. Imagine getting the opportunity to spend an entire year working on a personal project with provided tools, resources, guidance and etc? That would be great right? Well, this is what Adobe's Residency program is all about. With the goal to create a positive impact in both the creative community and around the world; we are introduced to six new creatives that are ready to take on this journey. Let's meet them! What is the Residency? It's a package where the residents can get access to creative tools, resources, even guidance from advisors and a compensation package. Everything in a goal to proactively pursues a personal project and at the same time sharing its process, insights, and inspiration with the community. Wanna try to be the next resident? You can learn more via Adobe Blogs. The Adobe Creative Residency empowers talented individuals to spend a year focusing on a personal creative project while sharing their experience and process with the creative community. Adobe is proud to introduce the 2017 residents — up and coming creative leaders who are eager to share their creativity with others. In their words This year’s Creative Residents, spanning from Seattle to Munich, will pursue a range of artistic mediums from leveraging tools from traditional photography to designing user-interface programs. Meet the 2017-2018 Creative Residents: Aundre Larrow Aundre Larrow is a Brooklyn, New York-based photographer who will create a project called “Echo Chamber,” which will connect Americans and their geographic locations to identity and values by documenting with photography, video, and audio.   Chelsea Burton Chelsea Burton is a designer from Erie, Pennsylvania, who will create her own line of signature longboards, focusing on material sustainability and quality, as well as her artwork messaging.   Jessica Bellamy Jessica Bellamy a Louisville, Kentucky-based graphic designer will bring together her design talents and her passion for social justice and social impact and will create a toolkit for non-profits to tell their stories.   Julia Nimke Julia Nimke is a Berlin, Germany-based photography passionate traveler who will examine the natural world through Europe’s four seasons and document the changing light through a variety of photographic techniques.   Natalie Lew Natalie Lew is a Seattle, Washington-based UX/UI designer who will crafting an open-source toolkit aimed at equipping designers with resources to make positive, interdisciplinary impact on both small and large scales.   Rosa Kammermeier Rosa Kammermeier graphic and letterhead designer based in Munich, Germany plans to design messages of positivity and happiness in urban environments wants to bring happiness and positivity to people’s lives in urban environments and stop pedestrians in their tracks by powerful design.   Video Via Adobe Blogs

Adobe Premiere Pro Make the Cut: Winners Reveal

Adobe Premiere Pro Make the Cut: Winners Reveal

Last month, we've featured the 25th anniversary celebration of Adobe Premiere on ABDZ. What we've included was an announcement for the global editing competition Make the Cut in partnership with Imagine Dragons and featuring a panel of video and entertainment industry luminaries. The grand prize winner will claim a grand prize of $25,000 and here is the winner and winners from subcategories. It was a unique opportunity to show off their editing skills to cut a video using exclusive footage for their new hit single “Believer,” shot by accomplished director Matt Eastin. Cutting a music video is a significant undertaking, but we knew that our users would be up for the challenge. In their Words Make the Cut received nearly 9,000 submissions from 28 countries, including cuts from the UK, Germany, India, Japan, the Philippines and Norfolk Island. Sixty percent of the entries came from brilliant young creators under the age of 25, and 68 percent used Adobe Stock content in their cuts. Adobe’s Make the Cut Winner Since it takes, on average, 15-20 hours to edit a music video, potentially hundreds of thousands of hours were spent by our amazing community to create their submissions – and we couldn’t be more impressed. I was blown away by the level of creativity, skill and storytelling in the submissions we received. I always say Adobe has the most creative community in the world and the quality of work from this contest was yet another proof point. - Ann Lewnes, Adobe’s CMO, and a judge of Make the Cut. Additional Winners Fan Favorite: Christian Gravland, USA Most Unexpected: Timo Hensen, The Netherlands Best Young Creator: Nicolas Burnage, France Best Short Form: Lucia Noriega, Spain Best Use of Stock: Micah Stuart, USA For more information, visit Make the Cut.

Free Card Layouts for Mother's Day with Adobe Stock

Free Card Layouts for Mother's Day with Adobe Stock

We are in celebration with Mother's Day (again!) and this time is about collaboration with Adobe Stock and Wavebreak Media. A variety of free card layouts fully customizable for your leisure, to add a personal word and colour palette for your Mom. You can see more of the templates over Adobe Stock. Remember when mom used to hang your artwork on the fridge? We always redeem ourselves! You can read the full article here via Adobe Blogs. Give it a look as an inspiration or download one of the templates to make it into your own. There's several different styles to pick from, please enjoy! Feeling a little festive? You can also organize a celebration for mom and invite others using this fun poster template.Or maybe you want to splash your love for mom across your social media page using these layouts.   Via Adobe Blogs

Adobe Premiere 25th Anniversary

Adobe Premiere 25th Anniversary

Raise your hand if anyone of you have ever use at least once Adobe Premiere? What was the version? It’s hard to believe that they are celebrating its 25th Anniversary. For the occasion, they are sharing with us some cool souvenirs to take us down the memory lane. Give it a look, you’ll get to watch of their first demo from Version 1. Happy 25th Adobe Premiere! From aspiring creators to broadcast and film professionals, Premiere Pro has helped editors deliver stunning video content, adapting over the years with significant features and changes driven by the needs of users. Your browser does not support the video tag.   Adobe Premiere 1.0 Commercial Your browser does not support the video tag. Adobe Premiere 1.0 Demo Your browser does not support the video tag. Adobe - Make the Cut A global editing competition in partnership with Imagine Dragons and featuring a panel of video and entertainment industry luminaries. The competition is the first of its kind, granting fans access to a wide range of uncut footage from the official music video of Imagine Dragons’ hit song “Believer.” Using these clips and Premiere Pro, aspiring video creators and professionals alike can cut their own original version, and the winner can claim a grand prize of $25,000. Projects will be judged by notable names in editing and entertainment, including the band itself, Matt Eastin (director and editor of the Believer music video), two-time Academy Award winner Angus Wall (who edited films like Fight Club), and award-winning music video editor Vinnie Hobbs (who has worked with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Britney Spears). For more information, visit Make the Cut.

Adobe Stock: The Female Creator

Adobe Stock: The Female Creator

It’s Women’s History Month and a follow-up from yesterday feature from Adobe. For the occasion, we are sharing another initiative from our friends from Adobe Stock and it’s to talk about how a lot of stock images lack the diversity in terms of women being pictured as slender, delicate, domestic, unthreatening, and models are often Caucasian. But more and more, photographers are stepping it up to newer perspectives to the table which is pretty cool. Read the full article here, you can read beautiful insights from Tara O’Brien, Kristinahader, Eve Saint Ramon, Hakase420 and more. Totally worth checking it out! These new images of and by women are filling a critical gap in the stock photography market — designers want unique photos that buck gender stereotypes and appeal to female consumers (which is especially critical given that women make 85 percent of all consumer purchases). Journalists are looking for stock images that can accompany stories about social change and the real lives of women.   Credits (Images) Tara O’Brien Kristinahader Eve Saint Ramon Hakase420 Video Via Adobe Blogs

Adobe Stock: The Changing Face of Women in Advertising and Creativity

Adobe Stock: The Changing Face of Women in Advertising and Creativity

It’s Women’s History Month and it’s always a great occasion to celebrate the incredible things accomplished by women. We are taking a look at this very interesting article/initiative by our friends over at Adobe Stock. They have gathered some data to bring up the awareness in the environment of advertising and creativity. They aren’t just women, they are the symbols of something quite bigger. We would advise you guys to read the full article. Check out the shared images from Adobe Stock's top female contributors for this dedicated gallery. As we reported earlier this month, searches for women are rising across the Adobe Stock collection — they’re up 39% year-over-year (YoY). And searches that seek women as the protagonist of the image are 1.8 times more common than similar searches for men. With queries for women up overall, we decided to dive deeper into the numbers (our aggregated, anonymous data for over 450 million Adobe Stock searches in the last year) to learn more about the types of images people looked for.   Credits (Images) Jacob Lund Image Source Iko Matias Del Carmine Via Adobe Blogs