Des artistes recréent quatre célèbres chefs-d’œuvre de la peinture avec Photoshop et Adobe Stock

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En 1990, des voleurs font irruption dans le musée Isabella Stewart Gardner de Boston et volent Tempête sur la mer de Galilée de Rembrandt van Rijn. En 2016, l’artiste indien Ankur Patar recrée fidèlement la toile en utilisant 236 images, sans jamais quitter Photoshop.
 
Ankur fait partie du projet Adobe Make a Masterpiece qui a mis quatre artistes numériques de la communauté Behance au défi de recréer fidèlement une œuvre d’art perdue, volée ou détruite en utilisant seulement des ressources Adobe Stock. Un projet qui les a aussi conduits à reconsidérer le potentiel créatif des ressources issues de banques d’images.
« J’ai travaillé de la même façon que Rembrandt l’aurait fait, en commençant par le ciel », a déclaré Ankur Patar, qui a utilisé 236 images pour recréer la tempête sur la mer de Galilée. « C’est un projet de rêve pour moi, et j’espère que les horizons créatifs qu’ouvre d’Adobe Stock inspireront d’autres artistes. »
 
Les trois autres artistes numériques de Make a Masterpiece et leurs œuvres sont :

Karla Cordova (Équateur) avec Wounded de Frida Kahlo
Jean-Charles Debroize (France) avec Saint Matthieu et l’Ange de le Caravage. Jean-Charles nous a fait l’honneur de sa présence au Creative Meet Up de juin dernier. Il est monté sur scène pour parler de son workflow et de ses autres projets. Vous pouvez visionner le replay en cliquant ici !
Mike Campau (États-Unis) avec La cathédrale trônant sur une ville de Karl Friedrich Schinkel

 
Il est impossible d’évaluer la valeur monétaire de ces œuvres d’art, mais d’autres œuvres de ces peintres ont été vendues entre 5 et 137 millions de dollars aux enchères.
S’il nous faut probablement renoncer à contempler un jour ces chefs-d’œuvre, il résulte du travail minutieux d’Ankur, Karla, Jean-Charles et Mike quatre reproductions de tableaux qui pourraient bien passer pour des originaux ! Quoique… à y regarder de plus près, vous remarquerez peut-être qu’Ankur Patar a pris quelques libertés artistiques !
« L’un des portraits dans la toile est un autoportrait de Rembrandt. J’ai voulu ajouter mon propre autoportrait », avoue-t-il.
 
Regardez la vidéo ci-dessous pour avoir un aperçu du processus de création d’Ankur (et pour retrouver son clin d’œil à l’œuvre originale) :

 
Rendez-vous sur notre site pour découvrir les quatre œuvres de façon interactive grâce aux collections d’images et aux techniques qui ont permis de redonner vie à ces chefs-d’œuvres disparus.

Crea un ritratto astratto con Adobe Stock e Adobe Shape


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Adobe Photoshop CC permette facilmente di creare effetti e di colorare un’immagine, in questo post vedremo come farlo in maniera semplice con Adobe Stock.

Il Selfie 
E’ insolito per me mettermi di fronte a un obiettivo, iPhone o altro, ma ho pensato che dovevo superare questo ostacolo. Per ottenere l’immagine ho usato Adobe Shape, parte dell’app Adobe Capture. E ‘disponibile per iPhone e Android.

Avrai notato che non è una bellissima foto, ed essendo rivolto verso una finestra si è creato un riflesso sugli occhiali che però mi piace molto nell’immagine finale.
Salvo dentro le librerie Adobe, con una nuova libreria chiamata Self
Assemblare l’immagine
Su Photoshop crea un nuovo documento, International Paper, A4;

Quindi dalla libreria trascina e rilascia la foto sul foglio di lavoro.

(Se non riesci vedere il pannello Librerie aprirla dal menu: Finestra> Librerie)
Ho ridimensionare la foto per riempire la pagina prima di fare click sul segno di spunta per accettare le modifiche.
Schizzi di colore 
Sono entrato su Adobe Stock per cercare un effetto di vernice spruzzata. Dopo aver cercato e selezionato diverse opzioni la mia scelta è ricaduta su:
 Abstract artistic watercolor splash background by didecs
Extra Credit: Perché non crei da solo il tuo effetto personale e lo carichi su Adobe Stock?

L’ho aggiunto alla libreria chiamata Self (1), ci vogliono pochi secondi per scaricare l’immagine e un messaggio è apparso per farmi avvisarmi che ho correttamente acquistato la licenza (2)
Come il livello immagine, posso trascinarlo sul documento.
Aggancio
Il livello immagine è costituito da pixel neri. Le aree bianche sono in realtà opache e non contengono alcuna informazione. Pertanto, se aggancio il livello di Splash al livello immagine, mostrerà solo quando ci sono i pixel neri;

 Unisco un livello all’altro trascinando con il mouse e premendo Alt /Option e facendo click. Posso dire che hanno ritagliato dalla piccola freccia sul livello Splash (2). Poi rivado nelle mie librerie di texture. Le ho collezionate in pochi mesi sempre da Adobe Stock. Navigando dentro ne ho trovata una chiamata Grunge Concrete Material Background Texture Wall Concept. Ancora una volta l’ho trascinata dentro.

Inserisco questo livello in Moltiplica e lo unisco.

Cercando la luminosità 
Lo sfondo bianco sembra un po ‘brillante, quindi dovrò selezionare il livello di sfondo e rituffarmi nella mia Libreria texture e ottenere qualche bella carta effetto invecchiato;

Dato che ho scelto il livello di sfondo della nuova texture arriva sotto il livello forma. L’ho ridimensionato e fatto click sul segno di spunta per accettare.
Esperimento con metodi di fusione
Cambiando la modalità di fusione del livello cambierà l’aspetto dell’immagine, Ho optato per un colore più scuro per il livello di forma e per la mia immagine finale, ma le varianti sono infinite!

Take a sneak peek into the latest release of Adobe Muse CC (2015.2)


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Graphics by Shaleen Gupta
The latest release of Adobe Muse CC brings in several exciting features and enhancements including integration with Adobe Comp CC, scroll effects in responsive layout, and a brand new In-browser editing user interface.
Read on to know more about the new features in the latest Adobe Muse release.
Adobe Muse integration with Adobe Comp CC
Adobe Comp CC, an app that is available for iPhones and iPads, is used to create layouts and wireframes. With the integration of Adobe Comp CC and Adobe Muse, you can now create layouts for your Adobe Muse websites anywhere, anytime. You just need to download and install Comp CC and start creating your layout. You can use Comp CC to add components like rectangles, image placeholders, or text boxes by using hand gestures. The app converts these rough shapes into crisp graphics, enabling you to create a layout within minutes.

Comp CC is also integrated with Creative Cloud Libraries. This means that you can use creative apps like Photoshop or InDesign to create assets for your layout. After you create a draft of your layout, you can bring it to Adobe Muse in a single click.

You can then choose to add the finishing touches to your layout in Adobe Muse.

Scroll effects in responsive design
You can now add scroll effects in a responsive layout. You simply need to add a fixed breakpoint to the page and configure the scroll effects at that breakpoint.

To see the detailed procedure on adding scroll effects, see the section on Applying scroll effects in a responsive layout.
Moving objects as a group
Moving and positioning objects in your responsive page has now become easier. You can move a group of objects together vertically using the Vertical Move Handle. Select an object and watch the double arrows appear in the margin.

Just drag the handle to move the selected object and the objects below it, vertically.
In-browser editing enhancements
Editing images and text is easier and less time-consuming, with the new and improved in-browser editing user interface. You can edit text in-line and replace images easily with the latest user interface.

To know more about the enhanced in-browser editing workflows, see Editing site content using In-Browser Editing.
Adobe Muse CC 2015.2 also offers an improved Illustrator workflow, a vertical view in Plan mode, improvements to Colors in CC Libraries, and enhancements to image frames. To know more about each of these enhancements, see What’s New in Adobe Muse 2015.2.

What does America look like to you?


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Summer vacation is in full swing and July 4th is just around the corner — get ready for some fireworks, barbeques and picnics.
With news stations full of election coverage, photographers aren’t the only ones trying to figure out what America looks like right now. But they might be the most talented at capturing real moments in American life. We connected with Jeanne Provost and Tyler Sharp, two of our Adobe Stock Contributors, to ask them what they look for when shooting and searching for pictures of America.
Jeanne Provost / Adobe Stock
Growing up in the country in Oregon, I was surrounded by a lot of natural beauty. There were wheat fields, wildflowers, lakes, rivers, beaches, and mountains. I always recognized and appreciated nature, even as a small child.  When I became a photographer and started traveling and shooting, I was so overwhelmed with the beauty that exists in the United States. Going to Moab was one of my first trips. I will never forget hiking over the red rock, and coming around the corner and seeing this magnificent arch standing so stoically on the edge of a cliff. You could feel the energy radiating off these rocks and it felt amazing. All I could think was, “how did this ever get here, and what else is out here that I’m missing?” In that moment, I understood that there is so much unexpected beauty in America alone that is available for anyone and everyone if they take time from there busy lives and seek it out. Seeing beauty formed naturally in nature is the purest form of feeding our souls! — Jeanne Provost
Tyler Sharp / Adobe Stock
A big part of the American spirit has been exploration and pioneering, and so I put a lot of effort into finding places that are uninhabited and somewhat unknown, at least to me. The West is still expansive enough that you can take back roads, or go to a state or national park, and actually get lost. I’m particularly interested in situations where the veil between mankind and nature is thinner, or gone completely. I was hiking in Yellowstone, last year, and as I crested a hill, was greeted by a bull bison about 15 yards away. There was a tense stand-off for a few seconds as he tried to figure out what I was, or if I was a threat, before he calmed down and went back to eating grass. The bison is such a powerful symbol in our history, and that lone bull standing by itself in the beautiful landscape was very majestic.I slowly kneeled behind a boulder, to get the camera out, and was able to come away with this image. To me, it represents the spirit of America. — Tyler Sharp
Below are a few more photos from our collection that represent the spirit of America. Happy Fourth of July!
Jacob Lund / Adobe Stock
14ktgold / Adobe Stock
Sherri Camp / Adobe Stock

Creative Inspiration for Summer Stock Photography


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Summer is in full swing and keeping cool in the peak of season is not easy, especially in the traffic and crowds of cities. Our solution for rising temperatures is to slow down, take to the shade, and kick back with some friends.
Whether you prefer to embrace the heat or escape from it, be sure to capture your summer adventures and add them to your Adobe Stock portfolio. Seasonal content is always popular amongst buyers and this is the perfect opportunity to share what summer days and nights mean to you.
Here are a few of our favorite summer moments to inspire you to capture your own.
FSTOP / ADOBE STOCK
LEVT / ADOBE STOCK
SHEVTOSVY / ADOBE STOCK
EUGENIO MARONGIU / ADOBE STOCK
MOOSHNY / ADOBE STOCK
LOLOSTOCK / ADOBE STOCK
ANDRIY BEZUGLOV / ADOBE STOCK

Adobe Ranks on India’s 2016 Great Places to Work for List


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We’re excited to be named a Great Place to Work on India’s Best Companies to Work For 2016 list, ranking No.21 overall.
India’s Best Companies To Work For is the country’s largest annual survey of workplace cultures. It is aimed at identifying the level of trust, pride and camaraderie in an organization as well as its philosophy and values. The study was conducted by the Great Place To Work Institute in India in partnership with The Economic Times, and more than 800 companies participated this year.
Interested in joining the team? Explore career opportunities on our career site.

Adobe MAX 2016: Featured Speakers and Session for Graphic Design and Illustration


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We’ve got a stellar speaker lineup for MAX this year, and we can’t wait any longer to share them with you. We wanted to give you an idea of who you can look forward to seeing at MAX, a bit about the sessions they have planned, and why we’re excited to have them present. Take a look at just a few of our speakers for the 2016 Graphic Design & Illustration track at MAX. You can see the full speaker lineup here.

Aaron Draplin – we’ve been fans of Aaron Draplin for a very long time, and this certainly isn’t his first time at MAX. He’s a fan favorite every year. But this year is special, as Aaron has his first book out. His session will give you the inside scoop on the beginning to end process of making a book, reassure you that print isn’t dead, and also provide Draplin’s greatest tips for project and time management.
Session: Pretty Much Everything: What Making a Book Taught Us
Debbie Millman – we’re thrilled to have Debbie join us this year. If you haven’t been a regular listener of her Design Matters podcast, you’ll want to check that out. Debbie’s session, “On Rejection: A Cautionary Tale about Hopes and Dreams” will provide insights into the journey of a career, the highs and lows, and how the worst moments can actually lead to great things.
Session: On Rejection: A Cautionary Tale about Hopes and Dreams
Tad Carpenter – This is Tad’s first time speaking at MAX, and it’s about time! Tad is a designer, illustrator, teacher and author based in Kansas City. He’s known for his whimsical and colorful designs. Tad’s session will cover the importance of passion projects, and how to lean into the things you love the most.
Session: A Night You Will Soon Forget

Gemma O’Brien – Typography enthusiasts need to introduction to Gemma’s work, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her speak this year to the MAX audience. She’ll discuss what it’s like to have an analog approach to typography, lettering and illustration in a digital age, her philosophy behind the trend of authenticity in design, and her take on the future of typography.
Session: The Future of Typography is Human
Timothy Goodman – We’re excited to welcome Tim back as a MAX speaker this year. He’ll be doing a session, and a Sharpie art workshop. In his session, you’ll hear about he steps he took to redirect his career, redefine his work and push the boundaries in a new and exciting direction. His workshop will cover effects, techniques and mediums in a hands-on fashion, and it’s a great chance to unleash your creativity and play.
Session: Finding What You Love and Letting it Kill You
Workshop: Sharpie Art Workshop

Error while uploading license file “there is already another item with this name”

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This applies to On-Premise accounts only.
In rare situations, you may face a problem while uploading the license file in Adobe Connect.
Error: “There is already another item with this name”.  While checking the debug.log you find below (or similar) log snippet
[06-30 14:18:06,893] console-8510-6 (INFO)  1ms spid:332 com.adobe.connect.dal.PrincipalDAL.getGroupByType(“7”,event-admins)
[06-30 14:18:06,894] console-8510-6 (INFO)  1ms spid:332 update com.macromedia.breeze.model.AclEntry(“7″,”30″,”11016”)
[06-30 14:18:06,895] console-8510-6 (INFO)  1ms spid:332 com.adobe.connect.dal.ConsoleDAL.getShortcutScoByType(shared-training-templates,7)
[06-30 14:18:06,896] console-8510-6 (INFO)  1ms spid:332 com.adobe.connect.dal.ConsoleDAL.updateScoURLPath(“/f1185513619/”,”11020″)
[06-30 14:18:06,898] console-8510-6 (INFO)  0ms spid:332 com.macromedia.airspeed.db.SQLServerUtilityQueries.setIsolationLevel(Disable Isolation)
[06-30 14:18:06,899] console-8510-6 (INFO) Response status: invalid/duplicate
We can find from the logs that it is pointing to Shared-training-templates and giving us a url_path “/f1185513619/” and sco-id “11020“.
Get path details from this api: [Connect domain]/api/xml?action=sco-nav&sco-id=11020
Get to this path and rename the training template folder.  Re-upload license file.  This should resolve the issue.

Hidden Gems in Acrobat DC: Know the History of Your Signed Documents


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We’ve all been tasked with signing on the dotted line, from important documents to the everyday. All told, you’ll sign your name approximately 500,000 times in your lifetime – talk about a hand cramp!
Exactly 16 years ago President Bill Clinton made a move that would save us all time, peace of mind, and a whole lot of ink. By signing the ESIGN Act into law, President Clinton ensured the legality and enforceability of electronic signatures. Today we celebrate National ESIGN Day with a look back at the history of signing a single document. With an Acrobat DC subscription, you can find out how to keep track of when a document was sent, viewed, opened, and signed.
1. Log in to Adobe Document Cloud using your Adobe ID.
2. Click Manage Documents.

3. Under the Manage tab, select a document from the list in the left panel.

4. Click the History tab in the lower right panel for information about when the document was sent, viewed, opened, and signed.

5. Click Audit Report in the History tab to get detailed tracking information for each step of a document’s history, including date, exact time, and the IP address where the document was viewed and/or signed.
There you have it! When you’re interested in the history of digital document transactions, check out the ESIGN Act. When you’re looking for the history of your digital document transactions, check out Adobe Sign dashboard that included with your Acrobat DC subscription. Happy National ESIGN Day!

Think you know everything there is to know about Adobe Sign and Acrobat DC? Think again! Learn about more hidden gems by taking a look at the “Learn” section of our blog.
Start your free trial of Adobe Sign today!

Comment proposer à vos clients une expérience cohérente, personnalisée et cross-canal ?

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Après avoir participé il y a quelques jours au Cross Canal Day, une conférence parisienne dédiée au marketing digital, je souhaite aujourd’hui revenir sur la présentation que j’y ai faite, consacrée à  l’importance du cross-canal au sein de l’expérience client.
Depuis mes débuts dans le monde du digital il y a presque 20 ans, l’un des enjeux principaux a toujours été de réussir à offrir le bon contenu, au bon moment et à la bonne personne. Ce fut longtemps plus une vision qu’une réalité mais les avancées technologiques des 4-5 dernières années permettent désormais de construire des parcours client unifiés, quel que soit le point de contact sur le parcours.
Le défi numéro 1 reste de comprendre le client
Aujourd’hui, les parcours client sont naturellement cross-canal. En effet, si l’on prend l’exemple du client d’un fournisseur d’accès Internet qui aurait un souci avec sa connexion, il commencera par appeler le service client, puis recevra un email l’invitant à remplir une enquête de satisfaction, puis passera éventuellement en boutique si son problème n’a pas été résolu complétement.
Il est essentiel de bien garder à l’esprit qu’une marque ne vend pas à des appareils mais bien à des personnes. Chaque utilisateur disposant en moyenne de  6,1 appareils connectés (Source : The Internet of Things, Cisco), l’enjeu est d’arriver à construire la bonne relation dans une vision unifiée, d’arriver à agréger de manière centralisée l’ensemble des données clients, afin de proposer une expérience personnalisée et pertinente.
A l’heure actuelle, nombreuses sont les marques encore loin d’être au point à ce niveau-là, comme par exemple cette marque de mode américaine qui envoie des offres estampillées VIP par email, alors qu’arrivé en boutique, le client réalise que ces offres sont en fait accessibles à tous, et n’ont donc rien de VIP.
Trois Use Case prioritaires en matière de Cross-Canal
Dès lors, quand l’on veut penser cross-canal, comment s’y prendre ? Par expérience, il existe 3 Use Case à prioriser :
1- Orchestration de campagne cross canal : Il s’agit de personnaliser, automatiser et délivrer des campagnes cross-canal, ce qui implique de construire une vision unifiée avec l’ensemble des données mais aussi de pouvoir pousser, activer ces données en fonction du moment. Il s’agit clairement de la première compétence qui doit être intégrée.
2- Autour de l’email : Souvent vu comme le parent pauvre de la communication, l’email marketing est pourtant très puissant en cross-canal lorsqu’il est poussé au bon moment. L’enjeu ici est d’identifier les meilleurs moments à cibler (satisfaction après visite en magasin, si panier abandonné…) afin de se servir de l’email pour réunifier.
3- Gestion du parcours client : Il s’agit d’arriver à comprendre un prospect, à le transformer en ambassadeur de marque,  grâce à des expériences engageantes tout au long du parcours client. On en revient encore et toujours à cette idée de vision unifiée, via le dé-silotage des données… et des organisations.
En conclusion, il me semble important de retenir 3 éléments :

le cross-canal doit correspondre à un vrai choix d’entreprise, une décision réfléchie de casser les silos.
il est essentiel de ne pas chercher à tout faire en même temps mais commencer par quelques Use Case puis les étendre.
tout ceci est aujourd’hui possible grâce à la technologie, dont il faut tirer le meilleur parti possible.

De votre côté, quelle est votre expérience en matière de cross-canal ? N’hésitez pas à partager vos avis dans les commentaires. Vous pouvez également aller plus loin en participant au Forum du Cross-Canal, qui aura lieu le 7 Juillet à Paris !