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Adobe shares tips for students struggling with PDF textbooks


PDF textbooks are better than paper textbooks
Students have better options for textbooks than this.
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Adobe wants to help students accustomed to old-fashioned paper textbooks get over the transition to PDF textbooks. The company points out that its free reader for the digital format does a lot more than display text and images, and many of these features are ideal for students.

The software developer highlighted five of the benefits of the free Mac application for those going to class with a PDF textbook.

Apple, Pixar, Nvidia and more form alliance to ‘standardize the 3D ecosystem’


Apple, Pixar, NVIDIA and more form alliance to ‘standardize the 3D ecosystem’ and back the Universal Scene Description standard
The Alliance for OpenUSD will promote the standardization, development, evolution, and growth of Pixar’s Universal Scene Description technology.
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The newly announced Alliance for OpenUSD is a collection of industry heavyweights — including Apple — putting their influence behind Pixar’s Universal Scene Description technology.

The stated goal of the AOUSD is “to standardize the 3D ecosystem.”

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs trashes Flash in devastatingly blunt open letter


Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs trashes Adobe Flash in an open letter titled
Steve Jobs really didn't care for Flash.
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April 29: Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs pens letter to Flash

April 29, 2010: Steve Jobs pens “Thoughts on Flash,” an open letter to explain why, basically, Adobe Flash kind of sucks. The letter marks the beginning of the end for the once-omnipresent plugin that powered multimedia in internet browsers for years.

Following the devastatingly blunt broadside, Adobe Systems CEO Shantanu Narayen hits back at Apple, arguing against Jobs’ complaints. But the Apple CEO has clearly made up his mind: iOS devices will never support Flash. The writing is on the wall.

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Make pro-quality art, design and more with Adobe Creative Cloud for just $29.99.
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What Microsoft Office is to the 9-to-5 worker, Adobe is to designers, photographers and almost anyone working in the creative field. That’s been true for a long time, but fees for this high-end software can be a significant barrier to entry for those looking to use these essential tools.

Not anymore, though. This special offer lets new customers work with more than 20 apps in the Adobe Creative Cloud for only $29.99 (regularly $82) for one month.

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Adobe makes Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements faster and easier


Adobe makes Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements faster and easier
Add Moving Elements to photos in Adobe Photoshop Elements 2023.
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 2023 and Premiere Elements 2023 launched Thursday. These are the latest versions of apps intended to simplify photo and video editing simple for users at any skill level.

They offer new AI-powered features, as well as new step-by-step Guided Edits. Plus, it helps users add animation to photos.

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Whether you want to amp up your creative skills for personal or professional projects, training in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and the rest of the Creative Cloud is the perfect way to do it. It’s the world’s No. 1 software — with more than 90% of the world’s creatives using Photoshop — but right now, you can get an awesome Adobe education from anywhere. And it won’t cost anywhere near what you’d expect to pay.

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Become a Photoshop expert with this complete masterclass
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Adobe Photoshop can be one of the greatest and most powerful tools you’ll ever use on your Mac — if you know how to use it. Forget expensive graphic design college courses, though: You can learn everything you need in your own time, from home, with The 2022 Premier Adobe Photoshop Master Class Bundle.

This comprehensive course is on sale for $25 today (regular price $1,400). With seven separate courses in this bundle, that works out to less than $4 a course.

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For many lines of work, Adobe Creative Suite is the industry standard software. And if you plan to make your mark in a creative industry, you will likely be expected to have some degree of mastery of programs like Adobe’s Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator, among others.

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