Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Adobe Photoshop Touch

What is Adobe Photoshop Touch?

The new Adobe® Photoshop® Touch app lets you quickly combine images, apply professional effects, share the results with friends and family through social networking sites like Facebook, and more — all from the convenience of your iPad or Android tablet.¹
Use powerful core Adobe® Photoshop® features that are designed for a tablet, as well as new capabilities specifically tailored for mobile design and social networking.¹


Combine multiple images with layers. Adjust layer order, control individual layer opacity, and move and manipulate layers independently.

Versatile image browsing and acquisition

Choose images from multiple sources, including social sites like Facebook, online image searches such as Google Image Search, or a live feed from your tablet's camera — all directly within Adobe Photoshop Touch.

Sharing through Facebook

Entertain friends and family by easily sharing your new images on Facebook. See their comments right in Adobe Photoshop Touch.

Interactive tutorials

Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you'd like to achieve, and then follow step-by-step tutorial guides to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.

Selection tools

Scribble on the part of an image you want to keep, and then on the area you want to discard — Adobe Photoshop Touch magically does the rest. Other standard selection tools for extracting image elements are included.

Photoshop effects and filters

Apply popular Photoshop effects and filters to your entire composition, a particular layer, or a specific selection.

Filter brushes

Paint dazzling special effects onto your images using just your fingertip.

Edge-aware painting

Discover how precise painting with your fingers can be, using this option for auto-detecting where paint should stop. Easily add color or visual appeal right up to any object’s edge.

Refine Edge

Using just your fingertip, capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease as you combine items from different photos.

Tone and color adjustment

Apply precise tone and color adjustments to your entire composition, a particular layer, or a specific selection.

Photoshop compatible file format

Start brainstorming and creating in Photoshop Touch, and then access your artwork through Adobe Creative Cloud for further refinement in Photoshop on your Mac or PC.² Requires a downloadable plug-in for  Photoshop CS5.

Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud

Easily access your files, or share with others, thanks to the ability to sync files to Adobe Creative Cloud.³


Make your images pop with cool graphical text. Apply strokes, add drop shadows and fades, and more.

Adobe Prelude CS6

What is Adobe Prelude?

Adobe® Prelude™ CS6 software streamlines your production tasks. Ingest nearly any file-based format and begin logging immediately, creating searchable markers and other temporal metadata that flow through post-production, so you can work faster and stay organized.
Build a solid foundation for your post-production with Adobe® Prelude CS6 software. Ingest file-based footage and log faster with a powerful, keyboard-driven workflow that lets you add searchable temporal markers and notes that flow through post-production, so you can find the footage you want quickly and stay organized.

Full or partial ingest

Get working faster with easy ingest and tagging of file-based footage. Import entire clips or portions of clips to save time and reduce storage needs.

Heads-up logging

Work faster with intuitive, keyboard-driven logging. Create metadata and subclips without taking your eyes off your footage; all controls are accessible from the keyboard.

Transcoding to many formats upon ingest

Transcode to your preferred editing format as you ingest, enabling better storage optimization and a consistent workflow.

Searchable temporal markers

Add searchable markers and other temporal metadata to clips to stay organized and find footage faster. Metadata flows into Adobe Premiere® Pro software, keeping your project vision on track.

Rough cut creation

Jump-start your edit by adding clips and subclips to rough cuts. A simple one-click option sends your rough cut to Adobe Premiere Pro for final editing.

Thumbnail scrubbing

View clips as thumbnails in addition to hierarchies within folders. Quickly find the shot you want to ingest, or set in and out points for partial ingest.

Success write confirmation

Get immediate confirmation that your footage has been ingested successfully. Select from two options to verify: file size and byte-level check.

Speech transcription notes

View transcription notes from Speech Analysis in Adobe Premiere Pro when the corresponding footage is ingested to Prelude.

Customizable extensibility*

Leverage the XMP-based open platform capabilities of Prelude to integrate with third-party technologies and management systems.

Customizable markers*

Create searchable, custom, temporal-based markers through ActionScript® panels that allow you to capture the necessary information for your project or organization.

Customizable metadata import*

Import event metadata from other workflow-specific sources and add it to your footage later in Prelude by importing it as an XMP stream or file.

Adobe Media Encoder CS6

What is Media Encoder?

Adobe® Media Encoder CS6 software automates the process of creating multiple encoded versions of source files, Adobe Premiere® Pro sequences, and Adobe After Effects® compositions. An intuitive interface, background encoding, and convenient presets help you quickly output for virtually any screen. Adobe Media Encoder is included in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Adobe Prelude™ software.
An intuitive interface, background encoding, and convenient presets in Adobe® Media Encoder CS6 software help you quickly output for virtually any screen.

Preset Browser

Access commonly used settings immediately using the Preset Browser. Organize presets by category, set favorites, and customize your most frequently used encoding presets.

Fast, sure output to virtually any screen

Quickly and easily output your work for virtually any video or device format. Customize, set, and organize your favorite presets in the Preset Browser for fast export and batch encoding in the background.

Performance and stability

Use Watch Folders to quickly encode video from a single source to multiple output formats.

ARRIRAW, RED EPIC, and RED Scarlet-X support

Import your ARRIRAW, 5K RED EPIC®, and RED Scarlet-X footage directly into Adobe Media Encoder CS6 for transcoding to HD and SD formats.

Presets for devices and formats

Quickly and easily encode video by using presets that help ensure your video looks great on popular devices, platforms, and formats, including Android™ and iOS, YouTube, Vimeo, HDTV, and more.

Background batch encoding

Work more efficiently when transcoding. Adobe Media Encoder transcodes files in the background, freeing your system for other tasks. This is particularly important with 4K and 5K workflows that normally tax your system.

Source settings applied to encoding

Streamline your encoding workflow by automatically matching encoding settings to those of the original Adobe Premiere® Pro source sequence or Adobe After Effects® composition.

Drag-and-drop encoding

Drag and drop sequences from Adobe Premiere Pro and compositions from After Effects directly into Adobe Media Encoder, which can then encode them immediately.

Convenient watch folder workflow

Set Adobe Media Encoder to watch a folder. Automatically encode files arriving in the folder to a format you specify. Each watch folder can be set to encode to multiple formats.

Metadata output templates

Preserve metadata in encoded outputs to make production more efficient and enhance usability, or clear metadata before distribution to protect confidential production data.

Interpret Footage options

Override automatic interpretation of the frame rate, pixel aspect ratio, field order, or alpha channel settings of items you import into Adobe Media Encoder.

Crop and trim control

Easily crop the frame size and trim the in and out points of a clip or sequence.

Support for still image sequences

Automatically encode a numbered sequence of still images as a single video clip or convert any source file into a still image sequence.

Adobe Flash Professional cue points from metadata

Create FLV and F4V clips from Adobe Flash® Professional software with XMP cue points, which can be automatically read from the source, imported from an XML file, or manually entered in the Export Settings dialog box.

FTP export

Upload files to an FTP server that has storage space allocated for file sharing. This feature is especially useful for transferring large files over the Internet.

MPEG export options

Control how MPEG video and audio data are merged into a single stream or conversely, split into separate streams.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Adobe InDesign CS6 – Adapt content

Use a powerful set of new Adaptive Design Tools to efficiently repurpose your page layouts to myriad page sizes, screen sizes, orientations, and devices without sacrificing good design or typography.

Liquid Layout

Apply liquid page rules to automatically adapt content when you create an alternate layout with a different size or orientation in InDesign.

Alternate Layout

Efficiently create and design multiple versions of a layout for different devices and print needs, all within a single InDesign file.

Content Collector tools

Grab text and objects from an existing layout using the Content Collector. In a new layout, use the Content Placer to add items in the order you want them to appear.

Linked content

Link content within or across InDesign documents so that changes (including interactivity) made to the parent text or object are applied to all linked children objects.

Pages panel enhancements

Display alternate layouts in the Pages panel to organize content efficiently.

Split window

View two side-by-side layouts within the same document to compare the look and feel of the layouts and help ensure consistency.

Adobe InDesign CS6 - Design beautiful page layouts

Harness the professional design and typography features in Adobe® InDesign® CS6 software to create stunning and sophisticated page layouts with pixel-perfect control.

Recently used fonts

Access fonts you use frequently. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.

Persistent text frame fitting options

Set frames to grow with additional text, based on simple parameters. Expand and shrink frames automatically for headlines, callouts, or other variable content.

Multiple page sizes

Create pages with different sizes in a single document.

Hunspell dictionary enhancements

Access more than 100 open source dictionaries.

Drag-and-drop support for anchored objects

Add inline graphics and other anchored objects quickly and intuitively by simply dragging them to the desired anchor location in the text.

Paragraphs that span or split columns

Quickly create text that spans or splits into multiple columns in just a few steps.

Efficient object selection and editing

Perform repetitive layout tasks efficiently using convenient tools and on-object controls.

Document-installed fonts

Help eliminate font substitution issues with document-installed fonts.

Integration with other Adobe solutions

Move smoothly from design to output, thanks to tight integration with industry-leading Adobe software such as Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Acrobat®, and Flash® Professional.

Built-in creative tools

Explore creatively with integrated drawing tools, nondestructive effects, built-in Adobe Photoshop effects, fine transparency controls, and support for 3D Photoshop artwork.

Adobe Mini Bridge

Find and drag images into page layouts from Adobe Mini Bridge without leaving InDesign.

Live captions

Generate static or live captions automatically from image metadata.

Robust text composition

Create beautiful, sophisticated text with styles, text wrap, the Paragraph Composer, OpenType® support, drop caps, and style mapping for EPUB export.

Comprehensive Layers panel

Easily manage page items with a Layers panel similar to the one in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Key object alignment

Align selected items to a key object you define.

InCopy CS6

What is InCopy?

Adobe® InCopy® CS6 software is a professional writing and editing solution that tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign® CS6 software to enable an efficient collaborative workflow between design and editorial staff.
Accelerate production cycles for print and digital publications with Adobe® InCopy® CS6 software. Style and copyfit text in seconds, track text changes with more control, and make simple layout modifications to meet editorial needs.

Parallel collaborative workflow

Experience tight integration with InDesign CS6 to enable writers, editors, and designers to simultaneously work on a single document without overwriting each other's contributions.

Flexible page views

Edit in the view most suited to your current task. Galley View displays 100% accurate line breaks. Story View enables faster word processing. And Layout View lets you edit text in relation to design.

Precise copyfitting

View copyfit information as you work. Constant visual feedback informs you of space remaining — or how far you're overset — as well as story depth and line, word, and character counts.

Powerful tools for editorial productivity

Use the Eyedropper tool for quick text styling, the Links panel for easy management of placed image and text files, and paragraph and character styles for typographical consistency.
 Enhanced editorial collaboration
Track text changes across your entire document, including tables. Hide, show, and navigate changes, and accept or reject them en masse or per user. Store annotations
in notes tied to specific positions in a story or table cells.

 Flexible workspace
Work productively with easy access to key controls and tools. Use the Adobe Mini Bridge panel to browse and open files without leaving InCopy. And create custom workspaces that can be used for specific editorial tasks.

Professional typography

Apply a wide range of precise typographic adjustments such as leading, letter spacing, and paragraph spacing; use OpenType® fonts and Unicode character encoding; and easily insert glyphs using the Glyphs panel.
 Support for long documents
Minimize manual updates and inaccuracies. Quickly produce multiple versions of a document from a single source file with support for conditional text, and create cross-references that update as content changes or moves within an InDesign document.
 Print and digital publishing
Develop and deliver content for both print and digital documents. Experience support for digital document features in InDesign CS5.5, insert hyperlinks directly into your InCopy file, and export files to Adobe PDF or XML.
 Paragraphs that split columns
Quickly turn any text selection into multiple columns within an existing text frame.
 Paragraphs that span columns
Cut production time with a simple click that makes single-column text span multiple columns. Quickly create a column-spanning headline or subhead in your existing text frame — no need to ask the designer to create a dedicated frame.
 Layers panel
Hide or lock obscuring layout elements to easily access the text in a multilayered document.
 Links panel
Manage placed files in your InCopy documents and see metadata including keywords, headline, and description.

Document-installed fonts

Avoid the inconvenience of missing fonts. When you open an InCopy story, InCopy CS5.5 automatically looks for an associated Document fonts folder, installs the folder's fonts temporarily for use in the story, and then uninstalls the fonts when you close the story.

Hunspell dictionaries

Access more than 100 open source language and hyphenation dictionaries, allowing you to spell-check and compose text in more languages than ever before.

Recently used fonts

Access fonts you use frequently. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.

World-ready composer

Use the world-ready composer, an alternate composition engine included in the International English version to enable support for complex script languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Indian languages.

Middle Eastern language support

Buy and update the Middle Eastern version of InCopy directly from Adobe for easier localization of global documents and enhanced functionality, including support for tables in the Story Editor, improved Kashida justification, enhanced diacritic positioning, and more.

Complex calculations

Calculate values in panels and dialog boxes using complex calculations (for example, 12.5p / 2x3).

Extension manager

Enable or disable individual extensions or entire sets of extensions to meet the needs of your current workflow.