Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Animated Avatar Making Tutorial with Adobe ImageReady

It may be useful take a look;

Animated Avatar Tutorial by =Nocturnal-Devil on deviantART

New Face of

Adobe has changed the interface of I think this view of is looking more technological than the older one. Adobe has salient improvements at this version of the site. Have fun.

And this is the milestones of Adobe as a company aquisitions:

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ILOG Elixir Changing the rules of business

It has turned into a beta Elixir, a new set of components that Ilog being developed for Adobe and that will come out once in Flex 3 at the beginning of 2008.
Por lo que veo, mayoritariamente son componentes que ofrecen soluciones a funcionalidades muy concretas: For what I see, most are components that offer solutions to very specific features:
  • Planning and scheduling displays, such as Gantt charts Planning and scheduling displays, such as Gantt charts
  • Organizational charts Organizational charts
  • Maps for creating interactive dashboards Maps for creating interactive dashboards
  • Among others ...
More information and download the beta:

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

What is Flash Media Server (Flash Media Server 3 will be officially released)

Firstly I describe Flash Media Server as a powerful web media streaming operator that is compatible with Flash Player which becomes a web standard. With the same manner wikipedia's description may help me to understand what it is ;

"Flash Media Server (previously named Flash Communication Server) is an enterprise-grade data and media server from Adobe Systems Inc. (originally a Macromedia product). This server works together with the Flash Player runtime to create media driven, multiuser RIA’s (Rich Internet Applications). The server uses actionscript 1, an ECMAScript based scripting language, for server-side logic." from wikipedia description.

Flash Media Server 3 will be released officially (around February 8) with the approved features like high-performance live streaming, double streaming performance, approved industry standards, new plug-in architecture and etc.. Although free developer edition can be downloaded first below link.

see links below:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

An Experience with Adobe Media Player on Labs

Adobe released a media player application which can be run on Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) environment. I liked this appication

You can simply downlad AIR from (for Windows 9MB)

or (for Macintosh 8MB)

After AIR setup , you will download Adobe Media Player .air setup file from

After all setups, we can look some benefits and properties of that application. When I was downloading Adobe Media Player, I guess to see an application like windows media player. But it’s so different from Windows Media Player. Firstly, it is an application for watching videos from internet. Saying ”videos” is so simple for Adobe Media Player. After opening application, you can see the catalog button at the middle of the screen.

I call this application as “internet TV” :) because you can spend so much time with this application. All media can be chosen from catalog link or can be added by entering the feed file url. When you watch a video from your genre or show, the application automatically link it to downloads tab and you can archive your viewed videos and easily watch without downloading. Have Fun!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Why ColdFusion?

More than 300,000 developers at over 10,000 companies worldwide rely on ColdFusion® software to quickly build and deploy powerful web applications. And with more than 125,000 ColdFusion servers deployed, ColdFusion is one of the most widely adopted web technologies in the industry.

Who’s using ColdFusion?

ColdFusion is in use at 75 of the Fortune 100 companies. Here's a partial list of customers (with links to case studies) that rely on ColdFusion today.

  • New York State Office for Technology
  • One World Alliance
  • Peace Corps
  • Pepsi
  • PGA of America
  • Pottery Barn
  • Prometheus
  • Quaker Oats
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Rugby Football Union
  • Schlumberger
  • Scott's Corporation
  • Seattle Times
  • United States Senate
  • Siemens
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Sprint
  • State of New York
  • Symantec
  • Travelers
  • United States Olympic Committee
  • US Bank
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

For more information see ColdFusion customers

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Max Speakers & Their Places on Internet

It might be useful for everybody, either join Adobe Max 2007 or not, to know the speakers on internet. The speakers are appreciated experts of Adobe world so all of us may learn lots of things at speakers' places with those links.

Ben Forta
is the Adobe senior product evangelist and the author of numerous books, including ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and its sequel Advanced ColdFusion Application Development, as well as books on SQL, JavaServer Pages, WAP, Windows development, and more.

Grant Skinner is the CEO and chief architect of, a Flash development and consulting company.

Mike Chambers has been creating applications integrating Flash with server-side technologies (ColdFusion, Java, ASP, and PHP) for a number of years.
Erik Natzke is an interactive designer who is constantly trying to blur the lines between design and technology.
Duane Nickull works as Senior Technology Evangelist for Adobe.
Raymond Camden is an independant contractor providing ColdFusion, AJAX, and Flex development.
For detailed information about the speakers please visit Max 2007.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Top 5 Questions at AIR:Developer FAQ

I listed my favorite 5 questions related with AIR Developer FAQ. Adobe Labs answers lots of other questions. Visit Labs for any questions.

5. What is the Adobe Integrated Runtime?

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) is a cross-operating system runtime being developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) to the desktop.

4. Is Adobe AIR free (as in beer)?

Yes. Adobe AIR will be free (similar to Flash Player and Adobe Reader).

3. Where can I see an example of a badge that demonstrates the express install feature included in the Beta?

Currently, all of the Adobe AIR sample applications demonstrate the badge install experience. When a user clicks the Install Now button, the badge checks to see whether Adobe AIR is installed on the current machine. If Adobe AIR is not installed, it will install the runtime and then the application. If it is already installed, it will just install the application.

2. Is Adobe AIR a web browser?

No. Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that runs outside of the browser. Theoretically you could build a web browser on top of Adobe AIR.

1. Is Adobe AIR an exe / projector creator?

No. Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that runs on the user's system. One of the advantages of this is that Adobe AIR application installation files can be much smaller, as it does not require that the entire runtime engine be distributed with each and every copy of the application. It also allows us to integrate the technologies together (Flash, HTML, PDF) on a much lower level than may otherwise be feasible. Finally, it allows us to provide a more standardized and consistent security model for Adobe AIR applications and users.

For more questions

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fuze official beta download - An AIR Application

I run aross an air application which called fuze that is all-in-one messenger application. First you must setup Adobe AIR then run fuze AIR application. Fuze is now available at very first beta 0.1.1 vesion. However you must try to see what Adobe FLEX and AIR can do. Thanks to Mike Huntington


"FUZE is an all-in-one instant messenger built on top of Adobe Air. The messenger was built using FLEX, HTML and takes advantage of AIR’s windowing, SQL, and File System API’s. FUZE’s design is thanks to ScaleNine… make sure you visit their website, they have great resources for FLEX UI Designers and Developers. The current BETA version is a “LITE” version of FUZE and does not contain all the major features which the final version will provide such as… Facebook integration, Chat rooms, YouTube features, Webcam, and File Sharing."

Friday, August 24, 2007

August 2007 Adobe Education Campus News in Detail

The content below is about the august news of Adobe Education Campus. I was trimmed some important (maybe useful) parts of the newsletter.

Roadtrip Nation

“The Roadtrip Nation Movement was born out of this question, and the idea that hitting the road to meet with inspirational leaders from all walks of life could help people figure it out.
Started by a group of recent college grads who set out to discover their own roads, Roadtrip Nation has evolved into a National PBS Series, student roadtrip movement on over 350 colleges, three books and a growing online network at - all of which help people discover their own roads in life based on individuality, passion, and exploration.” Learn more about Roadtrip Nation

Visual Design: Foundations of Design and Print Production

Visual Design is a year-long, project-based curriculum that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. You can use the Visual Design curriculum in career and technical education courses and in courses involving photography, graphic design, and English/language arts.” Learn more About Visual Design

Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design

Digital Design is a year-long curriculum guide that develops ICT skills in web design and production using Adobe web tools. You can use Digital Design in career and technical education courses as well as general web design classes.” Learn more about Digital Design

Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production

“The Digital Video project-based curriculum develops career and communication skills in video production, using Adobe tools. You can use the Digital Video curriculum in career and technical education courses as well as courses involving video use in academic courses.” Learn more about Digital Video

If you want to see more resources, look over whole newsletter.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

How to Do an RSS Reader with Adobe Flex

This tutorial is about developing an RSS Feeder experience by using Adobe Flex. You may dig out detailed information if learning Adobe Flex is desired by you.

Let's apply RSS application to Flex.

<?xml version="1.0"

<mx:Application xmlns:mx=""

creationComplete="feedRequest.send ()"

Common mxml entrance




useProxy="false" />

BBC News RSS url and other options

<mx:Panel x="10" y="10"
width="475" height="400"

Title of RSS Feed

id="dgPosts" x="20" y="20" width="400"


<mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Posts"

<mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Date" dataField="pubDate"
width="150" />



List RSS feed items

<mx:LinkButton x="20"
y="225" label="Read Full Post" click="navigateToURL(new

Link selected item to the button

n}" x="20"
y="275" width="400"/>

A little description of the selected item with htmlText



I will publish detailed Flex tutorials asap if i have enough time.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

ColdFusion 8 Beta is released

You can download beta version of ColdFusion 8 Beta from Adobe Labs. High-quality, dynamically created on-demand multimedia presentations has been developed with this beta version. Ajax implementations are also added. Have Fun!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Multi-touch interface (from Adobe TED)

Presentation by Jeff Han of a futuristic multi-touch interface during the Adobe sponsored TED2006. Jeff Han is a research scientist for NYU's Media Research Lab, and the inventor of an "interface-free" touch-driven computer screen.

Adobe Flash Media Encoder

The Adobe Flash Media Encoder is now shipping and is available as a free download on Since this version of the FME technology has been declared final, it is no longer available from Adobe Labs. See the product page on for more information about this technology.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, one of the first technologies to be featured on Adobe Labs, is now shipping and available for immediate purchase on In conjunction with its commercial availability, Photoshop Lightroom is no longer hosted on Labs.

The first release of Photoshop Lightroom is billed as a toolbox for professional photographers that provides the ability to manage, adjust, and present large volumes of digital photos. Learn more or buy this new product from Adobe.

Photoshop Arena

A duel, or a battle as some call it, is a graphical battle between two artists. You can compare it to tennis..
But instead of a ball and a racquet they use Photoshop and similar applications.

Remove Photoshop CS3 public beta

If you participated in the Adobe Photoshop CS3 public beta program, you must clean your system before installing the final shipping version of Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications.
  • On Windows XP: Remove Photoshop CS3 using Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
  • On Windows Vista: From the Programs section of the Control Panel, select Uninstall A Program.
  • On Mac OS: Open the uninstaller from Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers.

    Note:You CANNOT remove Creative Suite 3 applications by dragging them to the Trash; you must use the uninstaller.

After removing the Photoshop CS3 public beta, you can install the shipping version of Creative Suite 3 applications.

You can download the script from the Adobe website at:


Monday, May 28, 2007

Adobe MAX 2007 is coming to Europe – Save the date

Adobe MAX, the annual Adobe conference and premier educational forum for developers and designers is finally coming to Europe! For the first time, MAX 2007 will offer the European Adobe community an unprecedented opportunity to learn valuable skills, explore emerging technologies and engage with peers, partners and Adobe’s own product specialists.

MAX 2007 Europe
15th – 18th October, 2007
Barcelona International
Convention Centre (CCIB)
Barcelona, Spain

At MAX 2006 attendees had the chance to look beyond the boundaries of what they believe is possible. Over 3,000 leading developers and designers gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada for the largest MAX ever.

MAX was the place to learn about Apollo from the expert team that is creating it. It was also the place to hear about the newly released Acrobat 8 and to learn about the rich internet applications that are being built with the Flash Platform. From the power of ColdFusion MX 7 to the latest release of the Flash Player, MAX attendees saw the latest and greatest that Adobe has to offer.

Here You can register.

See what happened last year when more than 3,000 leading developers and designers gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada for the largest MAX ever.

MAX attendees can review session materials in the Presentation Library for 90 days following the event.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How to Mask Objects in FreeHand with Paste Inside Command

I experienced paste inside method with FreeHand this morning while making some papers of brochure. If you are a Macromedia FreeHand user, you may be familiar with the Paste Inside method of creating masks. Paste Inside creates either a vector mask or a bitmap mask, depending on the type of mask object you use. The Paste Inside command creates a mask by filling a closed path or bitmap object with other objects: vector graphics, text, or bitmap images. The path itself is sometimes referred to as a clipping path, and the items it contains are called contents or paste insides. Contents extending beyond the clipping path are hidden.

The Paste Inside command in FreeHand produces a similar effect to the Paste as Mask command, with a couple of differences:

  • With Paste Inside, the object you cut and paste is the object to be masked. Compare this with Paste as Mask, where the object you cut and paste is the mask object.
  • With vector masks, Paste Inside shows the fill and stroke of the mask object itself. A vector mask object's fill and stroke are not visible by default with Paste as Mask. You can turn a vector mask's fill and stroke on or off, however, using the Property inspector.
Let's do some example with that command :
1. make a pattern for example.

2. draw a closed where to mask line.

 the pattern which we draw first.

4.right click trough de menu find paste inside command.

5. All is done

Saturday, January 20, 2007

ICP supports picking from Photoshop color picker now

Instant Color Picker (ICP) 2.4 released last week. New version enables picking color from ICP pallete using default Photoshop color picker. Magnifier size, custom color formats, multi-monitor support are some of the new features.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Take a look Adobe Labs I

Adobe Labs is continuation of Labs which is founded by Macromedia at October 2005. After combination of Macromedia with Adobe, this environment was kept getting new releases and beta versions of the products together with developers.
Adobe provides that users can get an experience with new technologies and the products trough Adobe Labs . Adobe Labs aims to encourage co-operative software development operation. Feedback from users absolutely maximizes user satisfaction and ability of products to approach the result.
From beta versions to little programs and open source libraries can be found at Adobe Labs before sales of products. Moreover products which have finished beta period and currently stand in sales, also can be found at a link as "formerly in labs".

to be continued...

Spry Creates Great Interfaces

Spry is a frameworks that has ability to include xml datum in an html document easily. You only know about CSS, HTML and a little bit Javascript. You can create visually perfect interfaces in your pages by Spry. It is designed to bring Ajax to the web design community who can benefit from Ajax, but are not well served by other frameworks.

You should see what Spry can do by investigating demos
Also highly suggested An RSS Reader demo by using SprySave as Draft

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Christian Cantrell shows Apollo

15 things about Adobe Apollo

So, by way of a follow-up to an earlier post: “Adobe Apollo nearing launch”, here's a list of 15 things about Adobe Apollo:

  1. The ability to install web applications as desktop applications. So the web applications exist outside of the browser and are browser independent.

  2. Applications that work out of Apollo don't have to be connected to the internet to function.

Free Adobe Photoshop CS3 Education by

Photoshop CS3 Beta One-on-One Preview
with: Deke McClelland

On December 14, 2006, Adobe announced the first-ever public beta for an upcoming version of Photoshop, its flagship image-editing software. more...

Download the exercise files:

Table of contents

1. Photoshop CS3 Beta One-on-One Preview

Macworld Video: Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta by John Nack - 12 minutes

As an interview

An Introduction : Adobe CS3 Beta - 52 minutes

An experince with CS3 for bugs

Get Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta

First public release of Photoshop beta is an unusual behavior of Adobe company. Download the Photoshop CS3 beta if you want to have an idea about version CS3
" Macintosh users: Get native performance on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs "

System Requirements:


  • PowerPC G4 or G5 or Intel based Macintosh processor
  • Mac OS X v.10.4.8
  • 320MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
  • 64MB of video RAM
  • 1.5GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features


  • Intel Pentium 4, Intel Centrino, Intel Xeon, or Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista
  • 320MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
  • 64MB of video RAM
  • 650MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Adobe Apollo Combines Flash Player and Acrobat Reader

Adobe Engineers are developing a new product codenamed Adobe Apollo that integrates the Macromedia Flash Player with the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader. Adobe Apollo software will provide Macromedia Flash and HTML functionality and will run independent from the web browser just like a standalone desktop application.

Adobe Apollo won't provide an EXE projector like you see for SWF files, instead clients will have to download and install the Apollo runtime. And just like Macromedia Flash, Adobe Apollo will be a free runtime.

The pre-release version of Adobe Apollo will be available this year while Apollo 1.0 is expect in 2007. Apollo Version 1.0 will run on desktops while the future releases will support mobile devices.

Apollo will offer data synchronization, the ability to work online or offline, one-click installation and desktop integration. Apollo will join Flash Lite (the mobile client) and Flash Player (the browser client) to form the Flash Platform client family.

Adobe Apollo is seen as the next generation Flash player that run out of the browser and offers Macromedia Central client like capabilities. Meanwhile, Adobe will continue to deliver the standalone version Flash Player and Adobe Reader for viewing and interacting with PDF documents and forms.

Applications for Adobe Apollo can be developed in any IDE including Macromedia Flash Platform, Adobe Flex Builder (Zorn), Eclipse or even the good old notepad.

To explain the potential of Apollo, Macromedia Senior Vice President Mike Sundermeyer presented a concept application where a user's entertainment library was fully indexed and integrated with ecommerce, email, messaging, media center and other dynamic content into one intuitive application.

Adobe Apollo sounds quite like Macromedia Central, a application and deployment environment. Macromedia Central applications are written in Flash and can be run locally on the user desktop from a Macromedia Central shell client.

Kevin Lynch said that Adobe Apollo will be posted on Macromedia (Adobe) Labs when it moves to alpha stage. It is now very clear that the Macromedia Flash Platform is not going to stay exclusively in web browsers.

Ikezi Kamanu attended the Adobe Apollo technical overview session at Adobe Developer Week and he has posted screenshots with Technical Overview of Apollo. Ryan Stewart has some screen capture of demo applications built using Adobe Apollo and Flex Builder.

Macromedia Flash Platform Architecture with Apollo


Adobe purposes AJAX

Nowadays AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) programming is a trend of whole web developers. Adobe Systems will debut technology intended to make AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) programming easier for Web designers.

The company will offer a free pre-release version of an AJAX framework called Spry. The Spry framework is HTML-centric and features a JavaScript library specifically oriented to Web designers, said Jennifer Taylor, senior product manager for Adobe's Dreamweaver products. Developed at Adobe Labs, the pre-release features data capabilities to incorporate XML into HTML documents using technologies such as HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and a minimal amount of JavaScript." more...

Sunday, January 7, 2007

New Adobe software turns 3D images to PDFs

Adobe Systems Monday is releasing software that will allow designers and engineers to save 3-D images as PDF files and share those files with anyone who has the free Adobe Acrobat reader, the company said.

Saturday, January 6, 2007