April 02, 2016
Posted by Josh
New Surfaces

We are continuing to post new surfaces on a regular basis, making them available to our current subscribers at no additional cost. Lately the focus has been on displays. After wrapping up a photo shoot with products in-use, and in the studio, new surfaces have started to go up on the Context Surface Store.


November 30, 2015
Posted by Josh
Give a friend 50% off!

We did not want to miss out on the Cyber Monday fun so: Today only, you can give a friend 50% off a Context subscription and earn more points towards free access for yourself.


September 15, 2015
Posted by Josh
2015 Brand New Conference Giveaway!

LiveSurface is sending one design professional and one design student to the (now sold-out) 2015 Brand New Conference this month in New York City on September 24/25!

What you can win:
A ticket to the 2015 Brand New Conference, valued at up to $500!

How to enter:
Email us at with your name, status (student or professional) and a recent piece of branding from your portfolio. To double your chances and receive a second, bonus entry, make sure your branding is rendered in Context. Multiple entries are not allowed.

We will chose one design student and one design professional at random on Tuesday, September 15th at 6PM, NYC Time, and announce the selection on our twitter feed @livesurface and our blog on the same day. If you win we will contact you by email to verify your details. If we do not hear back within 8 hours we will draw another name so please make sure you have whitelisted


June 19, 2015
Posted by Josh
Illustrator CC 2015

An updated version of Context is now available with Illustrator CC 2015 support.

1. Quit Context and any open copies of Illustrator.
2. Launch Context and select Check for Updates from the LiveSurface Context menu.
3. Once the download completes, restart Context.
4. Verify that you are running Context version 1.1.728 from the About Context window. If not, please redo step 2. 5. Select Install Context Plug-in from the LiveSurface Context menu and choose the CC 2015 version.
6. Complete the installation.

You can now use Illustrator CC 2015 with Context!


June 19, 2015
Posted by Josh
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 auto-save

Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 users please note: The new auto-save feature in the latest version of Illustrator causes problems with rendering in Context. Users should disable auto-save until we have a fix.

To turn off auto-save: In Illustrator Preferences select File Handling & Clipboard and uncheck Automatically Save Recovery Data.

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