Download and Sample Adobe Edge Preview Release
Rather than wait for the full release of this exciting new technology you can get to grips with it today using the Adobe Edge Preview release, available from Adobe Labs. Simply click the Download link, register to use Adobe product downloads (or login with an existing account) and wait as the 70 MB file downloads to your computer – versions are available for Windows and Mac OS X. The preview release lasts for 150 days.
Once downloaded and installed, you can play with the sample files that are also available from the Adobe Edge web page. Simply download these, extract the data (the samples are in ZIP format) and then load the Edge Preview application, selecting File > Open to browse for the samples. The files with the .edge extension are the ones you will need to select, and once open you will be able to see how they are created using different layers, with images created in Adobe Photoshop.
By clicking Play on the Timeline you will see the animation progress in the main pane; the Timeline affords various functions such as being able to hide elements, altering their properties and even causing the elements to take on a whole new life of their own!
You’ll find all of this out from just a few minutes play with Adobe Edge Preview – when you start creating your own animated splash screens and adverts, things will really change.