(Editor’s Note: PF Technologist Mikael Palm took part in this year’s Adobe MAX conference from May 4-8. When he got back he sent out the briefest little wisp of an email covering his learnings from the show. Seriously, it was a tome – a very interesting tome – and we thought Micke’s takeaways were so useful it was only right to share them. So without further ado, Micke take it away!)
To the Fools:
Here comes a mixed list of goodies and pictures from the Adobe MAX event. It was a fun but intense week. Almost no sleep at all. But hey it’s like home :) Sessions all day, and then the partying… (Read networking)… Apologies for typos and short language and stuff like that.
Creative Cloud. Everyone should/will run Adobe productions on a subscription basis with Creative Cloud starting soon. Next batch of software will hence be called for example Photoshop CC and so on.
I would so love to see some more enterprise solutions. Like the cloud solutions but on custom-hosted servers. (Keep assets local – and get all the CC goodies). Without this we will miss out on a lot of great/neat features.
Adobe goes hardware with its new Pen (Project Mighty) connected to your Cloud account (It knows your stuff. Brushes, Settings and clipboards…). And “Napoleon” the ruler (it’s a short ruler :)
Pen is shown in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KstD0WZ55I8.
Napoleon shows up at about 02:48.
And then the next hardware stuff is basically for News/Magazine agencies, Minority Report style. View/Edit publications live on a display instead of posting all pages on paper. Found a session on it. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/max-2013/a-year-before-the-max-keynote-envisioning-the-context-project/
More than I list here is available at http://tv.adobe.com/.
I’m going to namedrop and list random stuff here as they appear in my head :)
Like what’s new in the Creative Cloud solution. (A LOT).
Sessions are online for everyone to view and there’s a lot of inspiring stuff at http://max.adobe.com/sessions/online.html. And that’s not only Adobe Keynotes/Products but also wow moments from creatives worldwide.
Like Phil Hansen’s video, which is great.
Swede Erik Johansson and his PS pictures. Tops.
Rob Legato, co-director on Hugo / Titanic / Apollo 13 and so on.
Paula Scher – Artsy fartsy. (Inspiring).
And don’t forget all Sessions… An awsesome one for example is karlssonwilker (S9442: Creativity, Technology, and karlssonwilker)
S9103: Dust to Lightning: The Unique Storytelling of Bandito Brothers
S9325: Fast Performance with CSS on Mobile
Typekit now for desktop use.
New in Photoshop CC: (http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-tips/photoshop-cc-features/)
A good video for top 5 features
Julieanne Kost’s Top 5 Favorite Features for Photographers
Quick smaller changes in PS
New in Illustrator CC
A cool sneak is the copy light feature for PS and AE http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-technology-sneaks-2013/sneak-peek-playing-with-lighting-in-photoshop-and-after-effects/
Sneak Peek: Perspective Warp in Photoshop http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-technology-sneaks-2013/sneak-peek-perspective-warp-in-photoshop/
All new stuff for AE
All video stuff
All design stuff
Responsive Design with Edge Reflow And the Responsive Inspector
At 54:53 in the Video magic starts, from inside photoshop -> “Create reflow project” (exports all your layers to assets) and start with a pre-prepped Reflow proj. Cool.
Responsive websites. But what about developers whose workflow is highly code based? Here’s an Edge Reflow-inspired experience available right inside of Edge Code.
Code, Debug, and Test for the Modern Web
What’s the difference between Brackets and Edge Code?
Edge Code is a distribution of the Brackets open source project. In addition to the core functionality included within Brackets, Edge Code includes additional features that make it easy to use other Edge Tools & Services, such as Edge Inspect, Edge Web Fonts and PhoneGap Build.
Edge Code extensions http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-3191
Why search with words? Liquid Search sneak
So, in summary, Event Inspirational Level: 130%.
And the networking was awesome.
And I’ll leave you with this. Any questions just contact me.