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

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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 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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Become an Adobe power user with this top-rated training
Learn everything you need to know about Adobe's super-popular software.
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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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Learn Photoshop for less than $4 a course with this top-rated Adobe bundle

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Become a Photoshop expert with this complete masterclass
Become a Photoshop pro with this top-rated master class.
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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.

Become an Adobe guru with this pre-Black Friday bundle

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Get an awesome Design education for Black Friday prices.
Master the Adobe Creative Suite for one low price, on your own time schedule.
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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.

Ready to master the tools of the creative trades? You can get going with The Epic 2022 Adobe Creative Cloud Training Bundle. This extensive educational bundle normally costs $1,393, but you can grab it for just $19.97 during our Pre-Black Friday Doorbusters — no coupon needed.

Photoshop and Illustrator for iPad add powerful features artists crave

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Photoshop and Illustrator for iPad add powerful features artists crave
Copy a raw image off your camera and open it in Photoshop 3.0 for iPad.
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The just-released version of Photoshop on iPad lets users work with raw photos, making adjustments to images right out of the camera. And the new Illustrator on iPad adds a Vectorize feature, converting any image into a crisp, vector graphic.

The announcements came out of the Adobe Max conference, which kicks off Tuesday.

Get ready to turn hand drawings into vector graphics with Illustrator for iPad

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Get ready to turn hand drawings into vector graphics with Illustrator for iPad
Sketch a picture and turn it into a vector graphic with Vectorize, coming soon to Illustrator for iPad.
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Adobe shared a sneak peek of the new Vectorize feature coming to Illustrator on the iPad. It will let users turn any hand drawn sketch into a vector graphic.

The developer shared a video demonstrating the capabilities of the upcoming featuere. Watch it now.

Adobe Substance 3D Collection revamps tools in one suite

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Adobe's new Substance 3D Collection packs lots of creative capabilities.
Adobe's new Substance 3D Collection packs lots of creative capabilities.
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Today Adobe released its new Adobe Substance 3D Collection, a suite of interoperable tools and assets that support 3D creativity. It addresses a near-future the company pictures where 3D work’s not just for blockbuster movies and games anymore, but for anyone.

The updated apps now sit in one integrated subscription package, intended as a do-it-all capture-and-create place for 3D art, sampling and virtual photography. The tools can enhance video games, e-commerce and marketing projects, and even virtual reality content.

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Whether you already have an established career as a designer or want to start dabbling as one to flex your skills as a creative, most employers agree: Being proficient in Adobe is a base requirement. Specifically, knowing how to leverage Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is a must, whether you’re developing graphics for a website, building out a logo for a business or custom-printing your own work to sell.

Adobe co-founder Chuck Geschke passes away at 81

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Chuck
Truly a pioneer in computing history.
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Adobe co-founder Charles “Chuck” Geschke passed away Friday at the age of 81, Adobe has confirmed. During his career, Geschke oversaw Adobe’s operations as it released game-changing innovations include Photoshop, along with ubiquitous file formats such as PDF.

Adobe’s history has long been entwined with Apple — including a $2.5 million investment from Apple in 1985 that led to the creation of a PostScript controller for the Apple LaserWriter.