Iona Walters, Senior Solutions Consultant at Adobe, brought Animation for the Mobile Web to the March meeting and talked about Adobe Muse, the Adobe Edge family of applications and some of the complementary features recently added to Photoshop.
Edge Reflow creates responsive designs and high-fidelity prototypes through media query breakpoints, allowing easy importing of design and assets from Photoshop.
Completing the Edge family of applications and services are the free web fonts provided by Edge Web Fonts, and the premium font service of Typekit.
Iona demonstrated the Photoshop Generator feature which creates image assets in real time, eliminating the tedious steps of copying, slicing and exporting each layer manually, saving hours of time.
Using perspective warp in Photoshop, including other images from Photoshop and a sound track Iona created an animation of a train moving into the scene toward the viewer, growing in size and correct perspective, with audio to enhance the overall effect – in just a very few minutes.
Iona’s tutorials on Adobe Edge tools, Photoshop Generator, Adobe Muse and Kuler can be found at www.creativesneaks.com.