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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Student Creativity with Chromebook

The popularity of Chromebooks in the classroom has exploded, and Adobe has announced that in the coming weeks, six updated Android applications will be optimized for Chromebooks.

Users with Chromebooks that support Play Store apps will be able to download these apps from the Google Play Store as part of the beta that Google just released. These Creative Cloud apps will be free to download and use.

The apps available in the coming weeks are:

Photoshop Mix
Lightroom Mobile
Illustrator Draw
Photoshop Sketch
Adobe Comp CC
Creative Cloud Mobile

Optimizations to these apps to take advantage of Chromebooks’ unique benefits, including: faster load time, optimizing the apps for Chromebook screen size, enabling the Escape key and the Back button, Chromebook camera support, and adding selected keyboard shortcuts.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Photoshop Elements 15 – Open Recently Edited File

In practice the cache should store up to 100 recent files and we would normally expect the 20 newest files to show in the list with the oldest files automatically dropping out of the cache.

In some versions of PSE15 this does not appear to be working but it is possible to manually clear the pref settings by navigating to the Editor folder and deleting the file named MachinePrefs - see image below.

See my file path below for the correct location – substitute your own user name
C:\Users\99jon\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\15.0\Editor

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Start by quitting Elements.

AppData is often a hidden system folder but you can get to it quickly by launching the Run dialog – hold down the Windows key and press R
Type: %appdata% and click OK

That will take you directly to AppData >> Roaming. From there you can double-click on the Adobe folder and follow the path to the Editor folder. Open the Editor folder to find MachinePrefs

After deleting MachinePrefs re-launch the Elements Editor. When you click File >> Open you will see that Open Recently Edited File is grayed out but as you work on new files and save them, the list will start to be populated afresh.

Mac OS

Quit Elements
Launch Finder
Navigate to your user Library – hold down the Optn key whilst clicking “Go” on the top menu and you can choose Library. Then find:

Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Paths
Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Settings

Highlight the two pref files – see image below and right-click (control-click) and choose Move to Trash.

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Re-launch the Elements Editor.

N.B. Apple hides the user library by default but holding the Optn (Alt) key makes it appear for selection under the Go menu.