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Adobe CS5.5 Available for Download Now

Adobe has just broken the seal on Creative Suite 5.5, the latest installment of its design and development software.

Of course, the new release brings the usual round-up of improvements and tweaks, but the fireworks in CS5.5 lie in the suite’s new HTML5 and mobile app-specific capabilities.

CS5.5 is the highly anticipated follow-up to the company’s CS5, which was released in April 2010. CS5.5 includes updated version of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash Builder Premium, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

The new software has been hyped for its HTML5 and Flash authoring features, its video production and editing innovations, and its digital publishing capabilities. Adobe is touting this version of Creative Suite as the best it’s yet delivered for cross-platform web, mobile and tablet design and development.

Adobe CS5.5 Available for Download Now.

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A Slap in the Face of Mediocrity: Shelby GT500

The current automotive landscape has way too many vehicles trying too hard to be everything for everyone. And in doing so they compromise on some things, ignore other things, and become identity-challenged bland-mobiles. The Shelby GT500 is none of that, and plenty more.

Words that should never be used to describe this Mustang-based 2011 Shelby GT500:

  • Subtle
  • Reserved
  • Bland
  • Boring

The Arrest Me-red, two-door arrived at the house on Monday, announcing itself a couple of blocks away with a hearty, lion-esque roar. Complete with white Le Mans stripes, flared fender wells, hyper-aggressive aerodynamics, carbon black wheels and a heavenly short throw shift knob at the pleasure point of a manual Six Speed, the Shel had the road presence of a professional wrestler fully engrossed in his “What are you looking at, Punk?” rant.

It almost had an aura around it.

What is a Shelby? Or more appropriately, who is the man that inspired this poke in the face of mediocrity? Carroll Shelby: A failed East Texas chicken rancher, speed merchant, successful racer, one time fighter pilot instructor, longest surviving double-organ transplant recipient, genuine American icon and the best natural salesman the world may have ever seen. That’s all he is.

A Slap in the Face of Mediocrity: Shelby GT500.

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The 50 Things Every Graphic Design Student Should Know

A condensed primer for students and graduates-to-be.

The 50

From speaking to friends, colleagues and recalling my own experiences I’ve complied The 50, a list of 50 things I believe every graphic design student should know on leaving college. Some of these points are obvious, others less so – but all are brief, digestible nuggets of wisdom that will hopefully go some way to making the transition from graduate to designer a little bit smoother.

Share the 50

The 50 has been crafted to be shared, spread and debated. Each point has been synthesised into just 140 characters (complete with a #the50 hash-tag) making them memorable and Twitter-friendly. Tweet your favourites, share them on Facebook, and send this URL to your friends – The 50 needs to be seen by as many students as possible – because feedback is crucial for the next step…

The 100

Ultimately, I want to have 100 points in total. This list will no doubt throw up debate and I’m sure many will have questions and queries that have yet to be answered. So please email me, tweet me or leave comments and have your say on what the next 50 points should be, and together we’ll write The 100 – a condensed primer for students and graduates-to-be.

Thank you, I look forward to working with you.

Read the full article at……… The 50 Things Every Graphic Design Student Should Know – Jamie Wieck – Design, Illustration & Creative Thinking.

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When Vision Turns Into Reality – Photoshop CS5 Interaction with Tablet Devices… | PHOTOSHOP.COM BLOG

This week, I left the Adobe San Jose office to spend a few days in Monterey (just about an hour’s drive south of us, right along the coast) to immerse myself in the creative world of sculptors, painters, magicians, actors, poets, musicians, digital artists and…a cluster balloonist (yes, he was there! ) at the 5th annual e.g. conference. The e.g. conference is an intimate gathering where innovators and leaders come to be inspired – breaking free of society’s molds, fully embracing what they’re most passionate about and encouraging each other to re-think what’s possible.

It was fitting that I found myself in this melting pot of creativity, as Adobe steps outside of its traditional workflows and completely re-thinks how people interact with mobile and tablet devices. As evidenced at the conference this week, creativity and inspiration can happen just about anywhere and we want to ensure you’ve got what you need to also realize that spontaneous thought, idea or vision wherever you are. A few weeks ago, we shared a bit about what we’re doing behind the scenes to explore the possibilities with Photoshop and tablet devices.

Read the rest of this Article at…… When Vision Turns Into Reality – Photoshop CS5 Interaction with Tablet Devices… | PHOTOSHOP.COM BLOG.

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Strombo | Futurama

April 17, 2011

A little while ago, we told you about the eVolo 2011 Skyscraper Competition. It’s an annual event open to architects and designers around the world to showcase possible buildings of the future, with an emphasis on finding better, more efficient ways to meld human and natural systems. The winner was the Ferris Wheel Skyscraper.

Basically, it’s a giant wind turbine made of old recycled cars that would not only produce energy, but grow plants…

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Now, Popular Science magazine has posted a photo spread that includes the other finalists and some honorable mentions. They’re pretty cool.

Strombo | Futurama | CBC Television.

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When Vision Turns Into Reality – Photoshop CS5 Interaction with Tablet Devices… | PHOTOSHOP.COM BLOG

This week, I left the Adobe San Jose office to spend a few days in Monterey (just about an hour’s drive south of us, right along the coast) to immerse myself in the creative world of sculptors, painters, magicians, actors, poets, musicians, digital artists and…a cluster balloonist (yes, he was there! ) at the 5th annual e.g. conference. The e.g. conference is an intimate gathering where innovators and leaders come to be inspired – breaking free of society’s molds, fully embracing what they’re most passionate about and encouraging each other to re-think what’s possible.

It was fitting that I found myself in this melting pot of creativity, as Adobe steps outside of its traditional workflows and completely re-thinks how people interact with mobile and tablet devices. As evidenced at the conference this week, creativity and inspiration can happen just about anywhere and we want to ensure you’ve got what you need to also realize that spontaneous thought, idea or vision wherever you are. A few weeks ago, we shared a bit about what we’re doing behind the scenes to explore the possibilities with Photoshop and tablet devices.

When Vision Turns Into Reality – Photoshop CS5 Interaction with Tablet Devices… | PHOTOSHOP.COM BLOG.

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Born This Way Album Cover – A Designer’s Perspective | Eric M Chicago

Lady Gaga released her Born This Way album cover last night at midnight CST and the reaction has been exactly what you think it would be:

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If you’re not a designer or an artist, you’ll probably either love it or hate it within 3 seconds of seeing it. If you have a designer’s instinct, you’ll hate it. If you have a designer’s perspective, you’ll love it. And I’ll tell you why:

First of all, you have to count this as a complete success. Why? Because she got what she wanted from the designer. She’s incredibly proud of this cover and she loves it. As far as designer/client relationships go, the client walked away from this project happy and fulfilled. Great, so where does that leave you? Hating what she wanted? Don’t be so quick to knock it off your radar, you have to think like an artist to get there:

There are two major design-level themes going on here: Less-Is-More and Retro-Grade-Amnesia.

Born This Way Album Cover – A Designer’s Perspective | Eric M Chicago.

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Awe Inspiring Graphic Design Artist Joe Moore | SOULTRAVELMULTIMEDIA

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Joe Moore aka Soad2K is a phenomenal 22 year old artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is self taught and has been featured in  Top Artist Under 25 in Advanced Photoshop and DA arts magazine as well as many others. The following are just some examples of his incredible art. Enjoy! :-)

Awe Inspiring Graphic Design Artist Joe Moore | SOULTRAVELMULTIMEDIA.

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