In 2019, our visual landscape will reflect far more than fleeting fads, likes, and shares. We’ll be surrounded by images that capture passionate, beautiful, contentious, messy cultural conversations about values, how we express our individuality and experiences, and how we find refuge in tumultuous times.
Today is a little special for me, I wanted to share my latest side-project/product with you guys on ABDZ. Introducing Osore: Sararīman Adobe Lightroom Presets, launching with four presets fully customizable for Desktop and Mobile. A little backstory? During our escapade in Japan, I became really fascinated with "The Salaryman". In definition, it's an employee (mostly male) wearing a white collar shirt who would earn his "salary" based on individual abilities rather than on seniority.
Our pals from Adobe has shared that the lifestyle and watch brand Fossil's design team revamped their approach with design tool Adobe Dimension CC. With Dimension CC, Fossil’s design team was able to ditch the paper mockups and quickly + easily create high-quality, photorealistic 3D visualizations of the tin designs – no 3D design experience required.
This year I had the opportunity to attend to Adobe MAX. I have always wanted to go and finally, I got the chance. MAX is Adobe's annual get-together where they share news about products, introduce new features for their flagship software like Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and this year I would add XD as part of that. Those four days in LA were quite inspiring and I would love to share some thoughts about the event and the product announcements.
Adobe has recently announced huge news with the introduction to their Open Platform. With the month of September, Adobe XD has released new tools to help you design multiple screen sizes, timed transition elements. With responsive design of being now an industry standard, I am more interested in the new timed transitions. It will allow us to simulate the effects of loading states, looping animations and more.
Adobe has announced big news with Adobe XD where they are opening its platform to enable users to customize their tools through an ecosystem of community and partner-built plugins. Leveraging their APIs, developers can now build on top of XD, adding new features, automating workflows and connecting XD to the tools and services designers use every day.
Our friends from Adobe have just shared their monthly updates and it will includes new features that have just released. This month, we are taking a look at a bunch of updates related to stroke enhancements, label assets and more. What has been really retaining my attention is the integration of Adobe XD into third party workflow integrations for Windows for example. We have been hearing many quotes and possibly facts about how it's a myth that designers can't work on PC and vice-versa.
It must be such an honour to have your work featured on one of Adobe's splash screens also what I called: "Loading Screen" before your tool interface comes to life. It was the case for Luke Choice and the work he has done for Project Felix now called Adobe Dimension CC and also worked with the Adobe Make It Impactful team to engage and educate the design community through a series of tutorials, workshops and competitions.
A few weeks ago Adobe announced the ADOBE HIDDEN TREASURES BAUHAUS DESSAU to promote the release of some of the Bauhaus fonts redesigned for the modern technologies and screens. With that announcement, there was an open challenge to all designers and enthusiasts to create a piece of graphic design using the fonts. So for this post, I'd love to share some of the coolest entries I've seen so far.
First of all, would love to salute all our friends and partners at the on-going OFFF Barcelona that is happening from May 24-26. For the occasion, the kind of folks from Adobe were there and they took the opportunity to present a teaser of new features coming soon on XD and Illustrator. Make sure to check the videos below!
The awesome folks from Adobe is introducing their third visual trend of the year: Multilocalism. What is it? Let's just say it's all about going back to your roots. Where are you from? Where are your parents come from? How about your grandparents? It's an origin of a multi-cultural question but mostly it's all about: Where do you feel yourself at home? I guess this is what is more important, let's take a look at this stunning and exclusive photo gallery that reflect Adobe's connections in a multi-local world.
Nothing is more inspiring for a designer to work on a project where the client just gives you full creative control. Well it's the privilege given from the team at Adobe when DBLG London when they took on the task to build a physical installation for Adobe's Digital Marketing conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. They built a bespoke installation which was 3x5 meters tall, with over 47 handcrafted pieces assembled together.
Our friends from Adobe has launched earlier this year: Motion Graphics templates for many of us designers who are using motion for post-production workflows or even creating micro-interactions. I love the fact that they provide a variety of files established for beginners all the way to the real professionals. Also one of the best features is the integration between After Effects and Premiere Pro. It prevents editors from having to alternate between the two applications during the post process.
It's always lovely to see one of your inspirational designers kicking with amazing projects one after another. It is the case with Vasjen Katro and his collaboration work with Coca-Cola x Adobe. Using Adobe Creative Cloud Tools, his task was to simply create awesomeness for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics inspired by Coca-Cola. The results are stunning and reminding what we mostly used to do 5-6 years ago. Hit it!
It's not usually our day to share a tutorial but why not. Thanks for our friends from Photoshop CC and Adobe Stock, we are sharing this cool tutorial about making a cinemagraph using those very same tools.
Our friends over Adobe is having a busy week with a couple of cool announcements that includes a new add-on that will let you do more within your Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Announcing their integration with Google Slides to allow users to easily create, edit and collaborate meanwhile using their inventory of images at your disposal. You'll be also able to search for images, explore curated galleries, perform a visual search and more. On the other hand, Adobe Stock is introducing a new member to their team that will be acting as the first director of editorial content.
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.
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.