Name your price for complete Adobe training [Deals]

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Get the skills you need with Adobe's creative apps for whatever you want to pay.
Get the skills you need with Adobe's creative apps for whatever you want to pay.
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As time goes on, the digital is becoming more and more synonymous with the visual. If you want to work in the digital space at all, it really pays to learn some graphic design or photo editing skills. So that means getting familiar with Adobe’s software.

Top Mac software maker embraces Windows, changes name

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Skylum Software takes the Macphun out of its name.
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Apple-centric software company Macphun had reached more than 20 million downloads of its imaging apps and grew so much, it recently began offering its products to Windows users.

So a name change was inevitable.

The once Mac-centric company is planning a switch to SKYLUM Software by early 2018. The new moniker comes as the 7-year-old company makes a push to be a complete alternative to the software that’s on the computer of most photographers, Adobe.

Adobe rebuilds Lightroom from scratch

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Adobe's new Lightroom CC seamlessly syncs across all devices.
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Adobe rolled out a rebranded Lightroom software Wednesday and photographers should rejoice because it will mean less time processing and organizing their images.

At the heart of the big update is an all-new Lightroom CC, a cloud-based app that will work more seamlessly to sync RAW images, edits and metadata across all devices, from iMac to iPhone. Original images are automatically stored or backed up, rather than having to select images for cloud storage.

Add Adobe’s creative apps to your professional skillset [Deals]

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This trio of courses will adds Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to your resume.
This trio of courses will adds Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to your resume.
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The digital jobs market is getting more competitive by the hour. So if you’re looking to add new skills to your resume, a great place to start is with graphic design. That means getting familiar with Adobe’s creative software tools.

Get legit tools and lessons for screenwriting, coding, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Get pro-level tools and guidance for screenwriting, graphic design, coding, and more.
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We’re right in the middle of the dog days of summer. But the hottest place you’ll find is at the Cult of Mac Store. We’ve been busy stacking up a bunch of new deals that are ideal for digital creatives. We’ve got a set of lessons in coding for the all new iOS 11, and Adobe’s suite of graphic design apps. There’s also the industry standard app for screenwriters, and a rugged phone tripod for mobile photography and video. Discounts range from 40 percent to 95 percent off, read on for more details:

Getting ready to sketchnote Monday’s WWDC keynote

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Are you ready for Apple's annual developer conference?
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All next week, illustrator and senior UX/UI designer Andy McNally will be sketchnoting Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference for us, starting with the big keynote on Monday.

It is time to get ready for the 2017 WWDC. What should I pack? What pens should I bring? OK, maybe I’m the only one who has to think about what pens and colored markers I need to bring. However, it is critical to remember all of the chargers and cables for our Apple devices.

Pocket airplanes, Adobe graphic design courses, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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Put a plane in your pocket, master Adobe Creative Suite, and more with this week's best deals.
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Summer’s here, and along with the warm sunshine come hot new deals in the Cult of Mac Store. This week, we’ve got an awesome smartphone-controlled plane, a set of comprehensive courses in graphic design for Adobe Creative Suite, a time-saving task manager, and a powerful VPN. Read on for more details:

Free Adobe Scan app will be your paper pusher

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Adobe Scan can handle piles of paper.
Adobe Scan can handle piles of paper.
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Your iPhone is loaded with plenty of mind-numbing games or picturing editing apps that let you superimpose unicorn horns on your selfies.

You need to make room for a few unsung task managers. Adobe today launched one to help us sort through one of life’s least pleasant realities – paperwork.

Dive deep into Adobe Creative Suite’s design potential [Deals]

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Graphic Design Certification School

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Adobe makes the tools that digital creatives use to make their work. Their Creative Suite can take years to master, but if you’re looking into a career in digital design, you’ll have to. Luckily, we’ve found a great deal on essential education in Adobe’s top design tools. Clocking in at over 40 hours, this set of courses c0vers Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, offering a way to learn essential design skills or refine your existing chops. Even better, those hours also count toward a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certification. And right now, you can sign up for the entire Graphic Design Certification School for a massive discount, just $47.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.