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  • Adobe Flash will be disabled by default in the next version of Safari which is the Mac OS default web browser. Apple has been sharing previews of its upcoming Mac OS update, Sierra, and Apple has emphasized that Adobe Flash content will not play by default. When a Mac OS user in version 10 of the...
  • It’s 2016 and Adobe Flash remains a Problem. Adobe Flash is the cause of the top-10 vulnerabilities exploited by malware, ransom ware, and computer viruses. Every one of the top 10 security threats all targeted the Adobe Flash player. The threats don’t include a single Java exploit or...
  • The digital journalism skills needed in the modern newsroom are illustrated by changes taking place at the largest cable news network, CNN. The news network is investing $20 million into their digital news products, while making cuts in traditional journalism such as news broadcasting. The new...
  • No Classes on Monday, March 21 due to weatherWinter weather is impacting the Adobe classes, HTML courses,, WordPress classes, Google Analytics courses and all other workshops and classes scheduled at American Graphics Institute on Monday, March 21, 2016. Classes scheduled for Monday are being...
  • How to use Adobe CC Libraries - February 9, 2016
    Design professionals can use Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) libraries for many projects. Many designers can benefit from Adobe CC Libraries, an often overlooked tool in the Creative Cloud collection of apps. Adobe CC Libraries provide designers with a quick and easy method to find and access assets,...
  • A report released this week indicates that Boston has the second largest number of arts organizations per capita among major cities in the United States, trailing only San Francisco. Boston beats out New York City, which ranks third in the number of arts organizations such as museums, art schools,...
  • The value of using video in content marketing and digital marketing is significant. While it’s often said that “a picture paints a thousand words” imagine how many words a video paints for a viewer. The value of video has been tallied by Brainshark who reports that the information...
  • There are several highly needed skills for digital marketing jobs or for advancing a digital marketing career. If you are not yet working in a digital marketing job, the career outlook for 2016 and beyond is good. All types of businesses and organizations now realize that digital marketing is an...
  • For several months there has been discussion that the management of the Philadelphia newspapers were considering placing them under the control of a nonprofit organization. Yesterday this happened as the two largest newspapers in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily...
  • Will Apple Buy Adobe? - January 11, 2016
    Last month investment analyst Daniel Ives at FBR wrote that it would be good for Apple to buy Adobe Systems in 2016. There are many reasons it would be great for creative professionals if Apple buys Adobe this year. While a number of analysts see this is a useful move, there’s been no comment...
  • American Graphics Institute has been awarded a grant from the state to train Massachusetts based employees at no cost to employee or employer, providing free Adobe training and other classes to workers in the state. Available courses at no cost include Photoshop classes, Illustrator courses,...
  • Adobe Post is a new app launched today by Adobe Systems that provides an easy way to create images for sharing using social media. Adobe Post is used to prepare images for social media that are used either as stand-alone posts, such as on Pinterest and Instagram, or as images that accompany text...
  • American Graphics Institute kicked-off an intensive Adobe training program at the suburban Boston headquarters of Reebok yesterday. Participating in the event were Reebok president Matt O’toole as well as Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Labor Ron Walker along with...
  • Adobe is discontinuing the Adobe Edge applications. These apps were released three years ago as Adobe looked to create animation and web design tools that supported HTML5 but were different from their existing Flash and Dreamweaver tools. Adobe Edge animate was released for creating HTML5 animation...
  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers will have the option of installing new versions of many of their apps as Adobe CC November-December 2015 updates are becoming available. Announced on the last day of November, the Adobe CC updates are just starting to appear for Creative Cloud users in early...
  • Adobe is hoping that a new name for Adobe Flash will help clear its heavily tarnished name and reputation as Adobe Flash becomes Adobe Animate early next year. With this change it is worth looking at why Adobe changed the name of Flash to Animate and what the future holds for Adobe Animate.Adobe...
  • There’s growing interest in running Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) on iPad now that Apple has released the larger and more powerful iPad Pro but it won't be replacing the Mac or Windows versions of Adobe CC apps anytime soon. While you can use the iPad for many creative tasks, we’ve...
  • In solidarity with Paris - November 14, 2015
    American Graphics Institute has a long history of doing work for clients in Paris. It is the city that our staff love to visit because of the creative nature of the city. It goes beyond the many museums and architecture and extends to the people and the fabric of their society. They embrace art,...
  • You can use Bootcamp for Creative Cloud which is good news for Mac users that need to work in a Windows environment. We’ve tested Apple Bootcamp with Creative Cloud including Adobe CC, CC 2014 and CC 2015 versions with good results that are consistent across all these versions of the Adobe...
  • Boston is a creative community, with artists and designers working in many areas outside of traditional art roles. From product design to shoe design, to the use of technology in art, there is a strong design community in the Boston area. To provide additional support to this community the New...
  • Adobe Systems is well known for its Creative Cloud tools and its Acrobat products that use the PDF format it invented. As the world moves towards a more digital way of reviewing and approving documents Adobe wants to see its tools at the forefront of this trend. Adobe is positioning itself as a...
  • Publishers who distribute online advertisements are looking for alternatives to Flash, the interactive platform distributed by Adobe Systems. A widespread move away from Flash for advertisements, video, and interactivity is underway. While there is no single Flash alternative, content providers are...
  • A few years ago Adobe Flash was the standard method for creating and sharing interactive content on the web. Whether you wanted to create an online advertisement, build an e-learning project, or develop a game, the go-to choice was to use Adobe Flash. With more than 90% of all computers including...
  • With recent updates from both Adobe and Microsoft, we have prepared some guidance for creative professionals seeking to understand Adobe Creative Cloud on Windows 10 compatibility. You can ensure the greatest compatibility of your Creative Cloud applications on Windows 10 by making certain to...
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 adds some new features to a few of the CC applications. Most existing Creative Cloud users won’t have a compelling need to immediately update their versions of the Creative Cloud apps. If you are not a Creative Cloud user, it’s useful to understand that the...
  • You know Herman Zapf’s work, and may use it regularly, even if you don’t know the man. As a type designer he created several popular and widely used typefaces, which is what makes his work known to the general public. If you work as a graphic designer or web designer you likely know his...
  • A new study links those working in creative professions with an increased likelihood of mental illness. While a stereotype has often followed those who are creative, and it has been amplified by well-known artists such as Van Gough, until now there had been no established link between creative...
  • Adobe Systems is looking to profit from the millions of members that have stored their design portfolios on the Behance site that they purchased. Adobe claims that more than 4 million individuals have posted 7 million portfolio projects on Behance. With this many users and projects, Adobe believes...
  • American Graphics Institute is offering three summer programs for high school students this July and August. These programs are for students interested in learning graphic design, web design, and web development skills. While the programs are fun and age-appropriate, they are also technically...
  • The Adobe Creative Cloud app for Apple Watch is coming. Adobe’s Creative Cloud tools are more commonly associated with digital imaging with Photoshop or page layout using InDesign. All these tasks are much more commonly associated with desktop and notebook computers. Recently Adobe has been...
  • Well-designed products play an important role in the success of a business. Product design, website design, and user experience design are all attracting interest from business observers, investors, and consumers. From low-tech to high-tech, design, function, and usability has become a critical...
  • The video editing application Adobe Premiere Pro will receive a number of updates in the near future. The new capabilities will be made available to subscribers of the Adobe Creative Cloud, and is part of a series of updates Adobe has announced this week for their line of video and audio editing...
  • The new version of Adobe Acrobat is known as DC for Document Cloud, and it is now available. As with Adobe’s Creative Cloud, this Adobe app still requires you to download the Acrobat software to your computer - it is not a cloud-based application. Rather, it is a desktop application that...
  • With the advent of simple tools for creating online presentations, everyone has the ability to easily become a publisher. Adobe is hoping to serve some of this audience with Adobe Slate. Before taking a more detailed look at Adobe Slate, it’s useful to understand who is likely to use it, and...
  • Adobe Publish and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) have very similar names, yet there are significant differences between them. As both DPS and Publish share content on digital devices, the differences may appear superficial. Adobe DPS is more like an app or an ebook that works off-line. You...
  • As a provider of Adobe training for two decades, and the authors of more than 50 books on Adobe apps, American Graphics Institute keeps a close watch on everything coming from Adobe’s research and development team. Today we’ve learned that Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) is combining their...
  • Adobe Publish is a series of new tools for publishers that enables the distribution, sharing, and managing content. Adobe Publish will be available later in 2015, and is Adobe’s next step in providing tools for publishers to distribute content electronically on tablets and phones.Adobe’...
  • For the next generation of their web browser, Microsoft has enlisted the help of Adobe Systems. In Windows 10, the next version of their operating system, Microsoft is retiring the Internet Explorer browser and replacing it with a new browser that is currently code-named Project Spartan. Microsoft...
  • We recently commented about whether the new versions of Adobe Acrobat will change the outlook for Acrobat and the PDF file format. Here we look at the complete set of tools that Adobe has made available with the announcement of the Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Acrobat DC:Adobe Document Cloud:...
  • After moving almost 4 million of its’ creative software users to subscription-based versions of their design tools, such as Photoshop, Adobe is trying for a repeat with their Acrobat product lines. Known primarily as tools for creating and sharing PDF files, Adobe Acrobat is widely used by...
  • Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) added 517,000 subscribers to their Creative Cloud service in the first quarter of their fiscal year. This is a drop from the 644,000 subscribers added in the previous quarter. The drop in subscribers also was steeper than expected. Adobe Creative Cloud still has 3.97...
  • All certificate programs and training classes at American Graphics Institute’s Boston area office resumed as of February 10, 2015 following the one-day closure due to the winter weather. All courses, including UX classes, Photoshop training, and InDesign courses are now running as scheduled....
  • The major winter storm impacting Boston and New York City has caused American Graphics Institute to cancel Adobe training classes, workshops, and seminars at its Boston and New York City locations. All courses scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Boston and New York City are being cancelled...
  • American Graphics Institute has partnered with General Assembly to offer a series of three full-day training workshops for Adobe’s Creative Cloud in Boston. These full-day workshops will be held at General Assembly’s location in Boston and delivered by staff from American Graphics...
  • Classes at American Graphics Institute are unique. You have a chance to learn from the best practicing professionals who are noted internationally for their technical capabilities, design skills, and ability to teach. We consistently hear that the courses are great in the reviews collected at the...
  • In yet another signal of the critical importance of digital design and digital advertising in modern media, the international advertising and design powerhouse Publicis Groupe announced today that they are acquiring digital agency Sapient, based in Boston. Publicis is the parent company behind some...
  • Adobe is looking to expand their reach from simply being the creator of software applications and shifting into the role of supporting applications designed by others. This is yet another signal that Adobe is shifting emphasis away from their traditional role of creating pre-built software...
  • Adobe has released a set of new mobile Creative Cloud applications for iOS devices including the iPad and iPhone. Like the Creative Cloud itself, these new apps cover a range of uses including illustration, imaging, and video editing. Adobe has enabled many of these apps to also sync with a desktop...
  • Earlier this year Adobe committed to updating its Creative Cloud suite of programs to take full advantage of the touch screen used in Microsoft's Surface Pro 3. At the recent Adobe MAX conference Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen unveiled the changes to Adobe CC that create a unique and powerful...
  • Adobe unveiled several new mobile apps at its annual Adobe Max conference earlier this month. The new lineup of mobile apps includes Adobe Premiere Clip, which is a video editing tool for the iPad and iPhone that’s derived from Adobe Premiere Pro, their professional-grade video editing...
  • Behance is a network of websites that provides various self-promotional services, especially portfolio sites. Creative professionals can create design portfolios and display them on the Behance site. Adobe acquired Behance in late 2012 and has already begun to provide benefits for the parent...
  • Adobe Closes Chinese R&D Center - September 26, 2014
    Adobe Systems, the maker of popular design tools including Photoshop, InDesign, and the Creative Cloud is closing its Research and Development office in China before the end of the year, laying off approximately 400 workers in this location. The decision by Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) to close its only...
  • Video conferencing has moved mainstream, and the many free and low-cost providers offering capabilities are forcing enterprise level tools such as Adobe Connect to enhance their offerings. Adobe announced this month several enhancements to Adobe Connect just in time for back-to-school. Competing...
  • Adobe issues critical updates - August 25, 2014
    Adobe has recently released patch updates for Adobe Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player, and AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime). At least seven security holes in the programs were fixed by the patch update. If you are using multiple web browsers, you may need to install the update two or more times, as...
  • Thousands of current and former tech employees that worked at Silicon Valley companies including Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel filed a lawsuit because the firms refused to hire each other’s workers, and coordinated efforts to reduce employee wages. Adobe and the other companies are accused...
  • Now that Apple is making pre-release versions of OS X (10.10) available, code-named “Yosemite” some Creative Cloud users are starting to install these pre-release versions of the operating system made available through Apple’s Beta program for developers.The individual Adobe...
  • Adobe Systems, the make of design tools such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, along with Apple, Google, and Intel recently agreed to a $324.5 million settlement to resolve charges that they had entered into secret agreements that harmed their employees by keeping them from being able to get...
  • Adobe Creative Cloud was blown off course last week, as millions of users couldn’t use their copies of popular tools such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. This impacted our Adobe training courses last week, as the company indicated “Adobe login is currently offline, impacting...
  • To promote awareness for the growing illiteracy rates in France, The National Agency for the Fight Against Illiteracy in France released a string of advertisements that sought to shock and inform viewers by using pictures that resembled traditional advertisements, such as a mascara ad with a...
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is now available as an iPad app to enable mobile digital image editing. Adobe released Lightroom mobile 1.0 for iPads, which requires iOS 7 or later, and does not function on other iOS devices such as iPhones or iPods. According to Macworld, the company is also working on...
  • More than 53 percent of marketing professionals are concerned about their ability to deliver digital marketing effectively because they lack the resources and know-how to create meaningful content, according to a recent survey conducted by Adobe. Adobe surveyed more than 1,000 marketers in the...
  • Adobe recently announced its plans to release updates to the new video features in the Creative Cloud. Programs, such as Premiere Pro and After Effects, will see immense improvements to their performance capabilities, user functions, and image quality.The company plans to show its new software at...
  • Lego Leah leaves a legacy - April 3, 2014
    Creative resumes frequently gain an impressive amount of attention on social media sharing sites like Buzzfeed and Reddit. One job application that recently piqued the interest of national news agencies comes from 20-year-old Leah Bowman, who created a resume that had to be physically assembled by...
  • Happy employees make for a happy workplace with more productive employees. Several studies have found that companies that provide training opportunities for their workers are likely to see an increase in employee satisfaction as well as productivity. Providing employees with new skills, whether how...
  • Our nation's youngest citizens have the potential to change the world, whether they're volunteering with organizations to help further good causes or using their own skills to make a difference. The Adobe Youth Voices Community aims to help teenagers discover their own creative...
  • When people think of designers, in any capacity, images of highly skilled individuals stationed at powerful computers may come to mind. With every click of their mice, these idealized experts make beautiful images more stunning with high-tech programs, such as Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and...
  • Meet the minds behind web design - February 10, 2014
    In today's digital society, Web design has become one of the hottest careers in the technology sector. While you may be familiar with the rich, engaging online experiences of the mobile Web, you may not know how many people are involved in bringing a concept for a site or app to life. If you...
  • Many of the rivalries between the major players of Silicon Valley have raged for years. The battle for supremacy has been fought on a range of digital battlefields, from browsers to plugins. However, as technology has evolved, many former rivals have now become partners, as Adobe and Microsoft...
  • After taking Adobe classes at the American Graphics Institute, you'll have a greater understanding of how to use some of Adobe's most popular software packages, such as InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. You'll also gain insight into how other Adobe programs work with the core...
  • Since its relatively humble days as a search engine, Google has diversified its interests into a wide variety of different technological endeavors. From mapping the highest mountains to the lowest valleys with Google Earth, to its recent acquisition of smart home tech company Nest, Google no longer...
  • Today's websites bear little resemblance to their predecessors of yesteryear. A far cry from the text-heavy and often visually unappealing sites that once formed the core of the Web, modern sites have embraced numerous design aesthetics that were pioneered by the traditional publishing industry...
  • Over the years, the Adobe Creative Cloud, formerly known as the Creative Suite, has undergone a series of transformational changes. From the transition from traditional software package to cloud-based subscription service to the introduction of 3-D functionality inside Photoshop, the Creative Cloud...
  • Investing in training is a significant expense, both in cost and time. It’s important to ensure that there is a return on investment (ROI) for Adobe training, web design classes, or other courses. Fortunately training ROI can be quantified. The actual training ROI is different for every...
  • Discount retailer Target recently made headlines due to a massive payment card breach that took place between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. According to a press release, approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts were affected during this time frame.However, using a credit or debit card isn...