2018 Back To School With Adobe Spark
It's Back-To-School time, and teachers all over are prepping for another year in the classroom. Back in prehistoric times, when I was in school, that meant sharpening lots of pencils, trying to get last year's chalk mark remnants off the board, obtaining a stack of clean projector transparencies and duplicator carbon sheets ... ouch! Teachers these days do much the same, although we've (thankfully) traded much of that ancient technology for shiny laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and desktop computers.
Over the past few years, I've had the good fortune and privilege of meeting thousands of passionate educators the world over, and many have shared the innovative ways that they are using our FREE Adobe Spark in their classrooms. Just as I've done the past three years, I've compiled some of my favorite teacher-shared Spark classroom ideas into this post.
2018 My New Book On Regular Expressions
My latest book is now out. Learning Regular Expressions is Regular Expressions for the rest of us. Regular expression experts have long been armed with an incredibly powerful tool, one that can be used to perform all sorts of powerful text processing and manipulation in just about every language and on every platform. That's the good news. The bad news is that for too long, regular expressions have been the exclusive property of only the most tech savvy. Until now.
2018 Act Now For Adobe MAX Early Bird Pricing
Last call! There is only one day left to get Adobe MAX 2018 Early Bird pricing, that's $300 off the registration fee.
2018 Adobe XD Adds Windows Tool Integration
Earlier this year we released Adobe XD integration with popular tools for Mac users. As part of our July release of Adobe XD, we're doing the same for Windows tools, starting with Zeplin, Avocode, and ProtoPie.
2018 The Tech Rabbi On Combining The Unexpected
The Tech Rabbi has been experimenting with Adobe Spark and how to use it in the classroom, and shared this wonderful post on Creativity Is About Combining The Unexpected, Not Just Drawing It. This is a fantastic classroom idea suitable for students of all ages.
2018 How To Add Your Own Fonts In Adobe Spark
I mentioned Adobe Spark's support for custom fonts when we announced it earlier this month. To help you get started with this feature, our own Amy Copperman has posted How to Add Your Own Fonts for Branded Content That Is Just Your Type.
2018 Adobe Spark On Android
2018 Adobe Spark Custom Fonts
We just updated Adobe Spark to support custom fonts, now when creating and managing your brand and branded themes, you can upload your own fonts to the brand. Custom font support is a Premium Feature, so it's available as part of any paid plan (Creative Cloud or Spark). It is also available for free to education users as part of Spark for Education.
2018 The Magic Behind Spark's Magic Layout
Adobe Spark Post's Magic Layout sets you up for success quickly by employing a content-aware layout system to suggest intelligent cropping and layout positions based on the content you choose for your design. It makes educated guesses for you to get you almost all the way to a finished product. For instance, if you choose one tall photo and one wide photo and add a text element, Spark Post will automatically place your content in a layout with one vertical and one wide cell. Even more amazingly, it will position an editable text box where the system detects there's relative empty space and common design rules predict it will be most readable. The magic behind Magic Layout is artificial intelligence, as this post explains.
2018 Register Now For Adobe MAX 2018
Adobe MAX 2018 registration is open. Register by July 31st and you'll qualify for the early bird registration price of $1,295, that's a $300 savings off the full conference price, and I'll see you in Los Angeles in October.