Artists use Dropbox Paper + Adobe to capture what it’s like to be in a flow state

How do you feel when you’re in flow, that blissful state of losing yourself in your work? We asked three Los Angeles-area artists to capture this feeling in an illustration or photo. Each used Adobe software to create their ideas, then turned to Dropbox Paper—a real-time workspace for bringing creation and coordination together—to collaborate on their concepts using the Dropbox-Adobe integration. The finished pieces were displayed at Adobe MAX. Here’s how each artist’s concept evolved, including the final products.

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How sign makers collaborate in real time with Dropbox Paper

In the sign business, the clock is your biggest competitor. “We’re a deadline business,” says Martin Wall, Owner of Martin Sign Company. “It’s one thing to have one client, but if you have 200 clients, trying to balance those timelines can be very hectic. You’re dealing with architects, designers, end users, last-minute changes. We’re always on our toes.”

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Plan out projects with the new Dropbox Paper timelines feature

Coordinating projects is hard work. Not only does everyone need to be clear on overall goals, but people also need tasks assigned and project status kept up to date. And if you can’t handle these basics, it’s easy for projects to go off the rails. That pain—the pain of coordinating all those moving pieces—is one we’re taking on today with our new timelines feature in Dropbox Paper.

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Add Dropbox folders, Airtable, and Lucidchart to Dropbox Paper docs

When you’re in your flow, you want to stay in that flow state as long as possible. But all it takes is a click of a link to drown you in a sea of browser tabs and break that all-important flow. Link previews in Dropbox Paper, which let you easily add work from other tools to your docs, help combat this browser tab weariness. That’s why we’ve been working to bring even more of the tools you use every day into Paper. Today, we’re introducing preview support for three new tools so you can better keep all the pieces you need in one place.

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Art + amps + chocolate houses: Creative energy comes to Outside Lands

Last year’s creative mash-ups at Outside Lands were so much fun, we couldn’t resist an encore. So we paired up a new posse of muralists, musicians, designers, and chocolatiers to find out what would happen if they combined their creative energy to produce some unique works of art together at the festival. Here are highlights from last week’s festival.

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Outside Lands and Dropbox bring new collaborations to life

Remote collaboration is kind of like a long-distance relationship. The farther you are from your partner, the harder it is to communicate. But when you find enough common ground, sparks can fly despite the distance. That’s why we’re fascinated when artists from different backgrounds come together to create something new. Inspired by the success of last year’s experimental mash-ups, we’re returning to Outside Lands to pair up people from different corners of the creative world and see what they can make together. Here’s what to watch for this weekend.

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