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Apple Releases New K-12 & Higher Ed Bundle

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Apple is releasing an education bundle for higher ed faculty, staff, and students, as well as K-12. The educational bundle includes:

  1. Final Cut Pro X
  2. Logic Pro X
  3. Motion 5
  4. Compressor 4
  5. MainStage 3

All of these apps combined averages at a cost of $630, but if you buy the bundle you get all five apps for just $199.99. You can redeem this bundle at the Apple site. Once you buy the bundle you will receive an email with codes to redeem the five apps at the App Store.

 

In a Galaxy Not So Far Away

In true Star Wars fashion, the recent release of  rogue one has people talking about computer graphics.

This time around, people’s eyes are on the digitally resurrected actors, since several key characters appear in this movie as they did back in 1977.

While some pan the move as obvious CG, others are excited about the possibilities that this opens up for cinema.

Whether you dislike such a use of CG or approve of it, the process of bringing the character back to life is simply fascinating.

Check out how the studio recreated the characters here:

Attention Graphic Designers

While adobe illustrator and photoshop are phenomenal for creating the perfect logo, the interfaces can sometimes seem daunting to a new user. Even if you know what you’re doing, on occasion you may have a smaller project, or simply want to mess around with some ideas. Thankfully, there is an easy-to-use web tool called Online Logo Maker that makes it incredibly simple to generate ideas and even create final logos. The best part is that it’s free to use! (Although you can pay for additional features.) If you’re wanting to speed up your creative process, or quickly whip up a nice logo, you can visit their website by clicking here.

To show how quickly you can create a logo, the one below only took a minute to create.

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Maybe you’re wondering: “Okay, so I’ve got a tool now, but how do I actually make a decent looking logo?” Fear not, for we at the Digital Studio have prepared for such a circumstance! Here is an excellent article by fabvulous.com that runs through the basics of what makes a logo work.

Whether you want to mess around with a new tool to gather some designs, or contemplate your perfect brand identity, we hope this will help you out!

Adobe jumps into artificial intelligence

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Anyone interested in technology is bound to know about Adobe. The creative company has given the design world tools to create professional grade images and products. As part of the design world we can not thank Adobe enough! However, Adobe is taking a new route when it comes to their product. They have recently announced they will be jumping into artificial intelligence. Sensei, Adobe’s artificial intelligence technology, can assist you in Photoshop by anticipating your moves with colors, shapes, and fonts. Sensei will turn your papers into editable digital documents with the right fonts and cleaning up the document while you focus on the more important parts of the paper. It will also be a handy tool for marketers by crunching numbers and giving you the heads up when it finds something interesting in your field of work. There are bound to be more creative features added along the way, but all in all Adobe taking part in artificial intelligence can only mean good things for the design community.

To learn more about Adobe’s new technology click on the following link – Adobe Sensei  

Smart Home Design III

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Alex Capecelatro, Co-founder and CEO of JStar, has comprised fun animated images of Josh.ai. Josh.ai is an artificial intelligence agent for your home. You can learn more about Josh.ai at this link – https://josh.ai. These images are a collection that shows the design and use of Josh.ai. It will capture your dreams of a smart house.

To see all of the images click on the following link – Josh.ai Smart House Images