3300+ CreateNow Attendees Can’t Be Wrong! (an Elvis reference)

The word is definitely out; and while the word (according to Beatles legend) is love (and they’re right, it is), the *other* word is Creative Cloud; and our Adobe friends in Europe clearly love it.

Following the successful shows in Warsaw and Oslo, the excitement and enthusiasm continued as we made our way thru London, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki. What was most interesting to us was the universal acceptance of the Creative Cloud and a genuine interest in how it differs from the (previous) ‘boxed product’ experience. Fortunately, we came armed and ready with all the details about the new applications, features and services that we’ve added to the Creative Cloud (since our official launch last May) and that momentum continued as we were able to showcase several new PS features (as of February) and most recently, the addition of Photoshop Touch on the iPhone and Android mobile devices.

A sincere thanks must go out to all of the attendees across the globe, as well as our many colleagues who helped put these incredible events together. This tour really exceeded our expectations, and we’re just so very honored to be able to bring all of these incredible, creative puzzle pieces, all together under one roof. The show continued on (back in the US) in New York, Boston, Seattle, Austin and San Diego with more stops coming! Create now!

On our one day off (in Oslo) we took in some sightseeing...and ice.

On our one day off (in Oslo) we took in some sightseeing…and ice.

The afternoon session, CreateNow! London

The afternoon session, CreateNow! London

Rufus opens the Create Now show in Stockholm

Rufus opens the Create Now show in Stockholm

Me and Paul on stage (and on camera) during the London morning session

Me and Paul on stage (and on camera) during the London morning session

Always a great crowd in Copenhagen

Always a great crowd in Copenhagen

Time for some DSLR (with my Nikon D800) and Adobe Prelude, in Oslo...

Time for some DSLR (with my Nikon D800) and Adobe Prelude, in Oslo…

It may have been -17c, but the crowd was hot in HELsinki

It may have been -17c, but the crowd was hot in HELsinki

Showing off a little Photoshop Touch on the iPad, among other things (pic by Frances Miller Del Santo)

Showing off Photoshop Touch on the iPad, among other things (pic by Frances Miller Del Santo)

Thanks for coming to see us on tour! #CreateNow #CreativeCloud

Thanks for coming to see us on tour! #CreateNow #CreativeCloud

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‘Create Now’ European Tour Kicks Off With Capacity Crowds

Yesterday marked the first stop of the European ‘Create Now’ Tour and as always, Warsaw proved to be an inspired, awesome crowd with literally every seat in the house filled (and several dozen sitting in or along-side the aisles).

Covering many of the new features brought to Creative Cloud over the past few months, Rufus, Paul and I had the opportunity to showcase new content (all travel themed; largely based around Africa, for which I naturally leveraged even more Sabi Sabi footage) covering workflows for mobile (including the recently released Photoshop Touch for the iPhone and Android devices), design, web and video.

The next show is in Oslo on Monday, and we simply can’t wait to hit the stage again and spread some Create Now/Creative Cloud/CS6 love…and that’s a lot of love to spread!

I just wanted to give a big thanks to all of our fans and users who turned out for the event and made it so special. We always leave so inspired, it truly makes us yearn to return!

Here’s a few snaps from the show. See you on tour, somewhere in the world!

Queueing up at the venue

Queueing up at the venue


Full house in Warsaw ready for the show to begin

Full house in Warsaw ready for the show to begin


Getting into some Premiere and Prelude workflows

Getting into some Premiere and Prelude workflows


Another shot of the capacity crowd

Another shot of the capacity crowd


Rufus rocking the crowd

Rufus rocking the crowd


Paul takes the stage showcasing Edge Animate

Paul takes the stage showcasing Edge Animate

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Ask A Pro Friday session: Get Started Creating Video with Adobe Creative Cloud

This Friday I’ll be hosting yet another Ask A Pro session, this time dealing with the basics of getting started with video using Adobe Creative Cloud.

You can register for the online event HERE.
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This session is meant to be for beginners who have not used the video products before, and who are looking to enhance their skills, going beyond the video capabilities found in Photoshop and/or Lightroom.

I’ll begin with a brief overview of how to use Adobe Creative Cloud, and from there I’ll dive right into asset review, ingest and basic rough cutting (with Adobe Prelude); sending media to Adobe Premiere Pro for more editing capabilities, sound mixing, and working with basic effects, and the final section will deal with delivering your video to any device/tablet/screen with Adobe Media Encoder.

Register NOW! Hope to see you there.

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CreateNOW Events/Tour Planned for February/March

I’m happy to announce that our evangelist team will be hitting the road for a series of #CreateNow events over the next few months. Here’s a brief list of where you’ll be able to catch me (and my colleagues, Rufus, Terry & Paul) during March.

Click HERE for upcoming #CreateNow tour cities in North America and Europe. You may also click ‘View Full Schedule‘ for *all* tour cities. Venue details are not available for every city just yet, but I’ll continue to update here as they become available.

Here are individual registration links for several of the cities I’ll be in:

30 January SF SuperMeet
25 February Washington, D.C. PPRO UG
1 March Warsaw – Create Now Seminar (w/Rufus & Paul)
4 March Oslo – Create Now Seminar (w/Rufus & Paul)
5 March London – Create Now Seminar (w/Rufus & Paul)
6 March Stockholm – Create Now Seminar (w/Rufus & Paul)
7 March Copenhagen – Create Now Seminar (w/Rufus & Paul)
8 March Helsinki – Create Now Seminar (w/Rufus & Paul)
10-13 March CMA-NYC
16-17 March Create NOW Camp, San Diego (with Kevin Stohlmeyer, Sally Cox, Stephen Burns, Chana Messer and others!)
27 March Creative Pro User Group, Chicago (w/Jeff Evenson)

More events will be added over the coming weeks, so I’ll be sure to update this post as info becomes available. Hope to see you in one of these cities!

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There’s Still Time To Vote For Your Favorite Animate Chapman Submission – Deadline 20 January!

The Animate Chapman contest is coming to a close, and now you get to be a part of the action by voting for your favorite!

The winners of the competition will be announced at the UK opening screening of “A Liar’s Autobiography” on Jan 24th.

WATCH AND VOTE HERE

Voting will close on January 20th.

In case you missed my previous blog on the contest, you can find it HERE.

You can also watch my interview with Justin Weyers, Animation Producer for the film, HERE.

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Short&Suite Season Finale: Converting Audio Files to Different Bit Rates/Sample Rates

Well, it’s hard to believe that the ‘season’ is already over, and as such, I’m already prepping the next round of ATV videos for the next season of Short & Suite.

The final episode of this series deals with using the Convert Sample Type dialog in Adobe Audition CS6, highlighting when and how to use it.

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How To Make Your Audio Broadcast-Safe (ITU-R BS.1770-2 & EBU)

Over the last year I’ve had numerous requests for ‘…a plugin that would allow me to instantly conform my audio files to a particular loudness standard.’

The good news is: we have this feature built-in to Adobe Audition. The not-so-good news is that while I’ve shown this feature several times (in various tutorials), it’s always been part of another video (which makes it extremely hard to find, even for me!).

So, I’m happy bring you a standalone video on how to finalize your audio, in compliance with common Broadcast Standards using Adobe Audition CS6…

What’s also really cool? You can use Audition’s Match Volume feature to normalize dialogue tracks, compute average loudness across a host of music/underscore files, and instantly normalize (either peak or RMS) to any given value. Oh, and there are even MORE loudness options available to you as well (in a drop-down menu)

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New Short&Suite Tutorial: Sidechaining In Audition CS6

Well, 2012 is coming to a close, but as promised, here’s the next new episode from my recent sessions at AdobeTV. This one, a very cool new addition to Adobe Audition (and a highly-requested feature for many versions now) features how to use the Dynamics Proceessor in a sidechain, allowing you to use a trigger (ie, a voice-over) to automatically ‘duck’ music underneath it (without doing the previous, manual method of drawing envelopes).

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Another Adobe Prelude Tutorial – Markers & Rough Cuts

Episode 2 of the new season of Short & Suite premiered today covering how to use markers and build rough cuts in Adobe Prelude CS6.

Additionally, I’ll also show how you can instantly send clips & rough cuts directly to Premiere Pro, *or* export directly to Final Cut Pro via XML. A great feature for switchers and those new to CS6.

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CS6 Adobe Video Day coming to Eastern Europe

Just before year’s end, I’ll be hitting the road to present CS6 Production Premium (and Adobe Creative Cloud) in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.

Unlike the launch tour we did back in the summertime, this seminar series will focus solely on video production workflow. Most of (if not all) content will be from my recent shoot in Africa with some additional materials from some recent interview docs I shot over the last year. For this, I’ll be showing my actual process from capture to ingest (largely shot on Nikon D800 and D4 DSLRs), logging to rough cut, re-cut to post-processing, audio sweetening and mobile delivery. Of course, the main ‘theme’ underlying all of this is how I’m also using Creative Cloud as part of this workflow, not only using the applications themselves, but the services involved as part of the Creative Cloud offering.

There’s still time to register (links below) and we’ll even have a few on-stage surprises for you (ok, I’ll spill the beans…I think I’m going to be doing some live, on-stage recording…something I haven’t really done in about 7 years. We’ll have instruments, we’ll have microphones, and my esteemed colleagues will be joining me to cut some live, music-to-picture)

I’m still working out the formal agenda, but I will post that in the next few days.

For Czech Republic & Slovakia, CLICK HERE.

For Poland, CLICK HERE.

While not a full-on Masters Tour (like the ones we’ve done in the past), this is a really great opportunity to meet with inspired customers, deep-dive into the applications and the actual real-world workflows, and also get a few hours to share some face time, ask questions, and have a genuinely good time.

Hope to see you there!

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