Adobe Illustrator CC New Features

Adobe Illustrator CC

Designers, who chose to sign for Adobe Creative Cloud membership, now have access to the latest version of Illustrator CC. This industry standard application has become even more convenient and powerful. It seems that Illustrator has everything you need to create stunning designs, but every next release shows that creative process can be even more efficient and seamless. And this is the case with the new Illustrator CC!

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It received a bunch of new features like Touch Type tool, Images in brushes, Multiple-file place, convenient font search, ability to synchronize your workspace settings and much more improvements. To understand whether it is a good idea to subscribe for Creative cloud, let’s take a look at what’s new in Adobe Illustrator CC. (more…)

Photoshop CC – What’s New?

Photoshop cc

As you know, Photoshop is an industry standard image editing application. This powerful tool is used by millions of professionals and amateur photographers all around the world. Recently it was upgraded to the next version called Adobe Photoshop CC. This is a very special release of Photoshop. Why? Because it looks like this is the last milestone release! Previously users had to wait 18 to 24 months to get the following upgrade. Now Photoshop CC team promises to deliver upgrades as soon as they are ready. When any minor improvements or new killer features are added to the application, Photoshop CC users will be able to download its new version immediately.

Today anyone can download Adobe Photoshop CC trial, which will remain valid for 30 days. All you need to get access to the latest tools is subscribing for free Adobe Creative Cloud membership. Then you’ll be able to explore the great new features of Photoshop CC.  If you love what you discover in the latest version of this popular app, you’ll need to pay for the further membership to continue using it. If the only application you need is Photoshop CC, you can subscribe for a single-app plan, which will cost you US $19.99 a month. Or even less – just US $9.99 a month if you’re currently using CS3, ÑS4, CS5, CS6 (offer is valid through August 31, 2013). But now let’s get down to business and see what’s new in Adobe Photoshop CC. (more…)

Adobe CC Tutorials

Adobe CC Tutorials

The new versions of Adobe desktop applications have just been released. The next generation of the apps is branded Adobe CC instead of Adobe CS7 and now all these new tools are available for the subscribers of Creative Cloud. All the popular tools like Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and others were renewed and got lots of helpful features. For example, in Photoshop CC these are: all-new Smart Sharpen tool, Camera Shake Reduction, Camera Raw 8, layer support and more. Illustrator received a convenient Touch Type tool, which allows manipulating characters like individual objects, Images in brushes feature, CSS extraction tool for generating CSS code. All these and much more new features take time to master. This is why Adobe pays special attention to training its customers. On the Adobe website and at Adobe TV you’ll find a range of Adobe CC tutorials created to help you with mastering the new tools and features. If you are new to Photoshop or other Adobe products, there are lots of video lessons that will help you to get started.

We have collected the most essential educational materials to help you in finding the necessary lessons. In the list below you will find direct links to the most useful Adobe CC tutorials. These include free Adobe CC tutorials on Adobe TV and very helpful video lessons on Lynda Training. (more…)

Adobe CC – Download Trial

Adobe CC Download

If you still can’t decide whether to join Adobe Creative Cloud or continue using your current CS apps, maybe it’s time to download a trial version of the latest Adobe apps and see if the new features are worth becoming a CC subscriber. As you may know, the next generation of desktop apps from Adobe will be called CC (like Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, etc.). And since today, all these apps are available for download for Creative Cloud members. But, of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to pay for subscription to Download Adobe CC Trials!

You can become an Adobe Creative Cloud member absolutely for free! Free membership gives you ability to use 30-day trials of all apps. Besides, you get 2GB of cloud storage and access to some file syncing and sharing features. If later you decide to continue using CC apps, you’ll need to purchase your membership and the applications will be automatically licensed. If you want to try the new apps, and wish to continue using your CS products at the same time, you don’t need to worry: CC apps can work alongside with the older versions of software on the same computer.

There is a widespread misconception that Adobe CC apps will need ongoing Internet access. This is not so. If you decide to install Adobe CC trial, you’ll need Internet to create Adobe ID, log in to the Creative Cloud website and download the tools you want to try. And if you choose to keep using the apps after 30-days trial period, you’ll need Internet connection to purchase the subscription. The products then will be automatically licensed and you’ll be able to use them for as long as 99 days offline (in case of one-year commitment). Though you’ll be billed monthly and your apps will attempt to validate your software licenses every 30 days.

If you have any questions about Adobe Creative Cloud, visit the official FAQ page. Visit this Troubleshooting page if you have any problems with downloading or installing the CC apps.

Adobe CC – What’s New?

Adobe CC

Adobe CC release date is approaching and it’s time to decide whether you want to join creative Cloud or not. Of course, you can stick with your current Creative Suite or upgrade to Adobe CS6. But if you want to use the latest tools and take advantage of all the services provided by Adobe, joining Creative Cloud is the only way.

When Adobe Creative Cloud Was launched in April last year, it included all the apps available in CS6 Master Collection plus some more tools and services, namely: Adobe Muse, Edge, Business Catalyst, Cloud storage, Typekit, Story Plus. Today Adobe CC subscribers get even more. Let’s see what new tools, services and features Adobe Creative Cloud has to offer to its subscribers. (more…)

Adobe CC Release Date Approaches – Take Advantage of Creative Cloud Promotions!

Adobe CC Discount

If you’re looking forward to trying the new features of your favorite creative tools, you’ll soon be able to do this: Adobe CC release date will be June 17th. Are you surprised that it’s Adobe CC – not CS7? Then you’ve probably missed a great news: Adobe is rebranding its applications and since June 17th they’ll be called CC, like Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, etc. Sure enough, all the fuss is not about the new name, but about the Adobe’s new marketing pattern. The company stops selling perpetual licenses for the latest versions of applications. And if you want to have access to the software upgrades and useful services, you’ll need to subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud.

No, you can’t upgrade your Creative Suite 3, 4, 5 or 6 to CC version. The only way to get the latest versions of your favorite apps when they are released on June 17th is by subscribing to Creative Cloud!

While hundreds of pragmatic users are arguing about the advantages and disadvantages of Creative Cloud, and discussing the perspectives of being “enslaved by evil Adobe Corporation”, thousands are subscribing for the service. Because this is convenient and affordable! And, of course, because this is now the only way to get up-to-date software. As you may know, weeks around the release date of the next generation of software are the season of discounts. And if you feel that Creative Cloud is good enough for you, it is a good idea to find out how you can save on becoming a member. (more…)

Adobe CC – Fear and Loathing in Cloud

Adobe CC

When 18 months ago Adobe introduced Creative Cloud, customers, using the creative tools, didn’t know how to react to the news. This service looked like a good possibility to get access to the apps that were not available in certain packages. And of course, it made entrance to the world of Adobe creative tools much easier and more affordable. Not every student or beginner freelancer could afford paying several hundred dollars for a necessary creative suite. With Creative Cloud you only needed US$ 20 to 70 to start using the tools.

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On the other hand, many professionals were not so enthusiastic about this new product. They were worried that in the future Adobe could cease actually selling their tools and shift to distributing their products exclusively through the Cloud. This would give the company ultimate control over their customers and prices. Those days you could see many comments like “I won’t be surprised to see CS7 be cloud only and then it’s game over!” (See our post Adobe Creative Cloud Pros and Cons).

And today we see that these predictions came true. Adobe is really moving all the products to the Cloud. There is no even CS7! The apps now will be branded CC, which refers to “Creative Cloud”. And this makes people feel outraged. They are not given a choice and feel somehow deceived. Ok, the customers still have an option to buy CS6, but this is only a compromise, since the CS6 users will not have a possibility to upgrade their software. In fact, if you’re a professional and want to keep up to date, you don’t have a choice here!

But let’s see if Creative Cloud is really that bad. We have collected the most common concerns about Adobe’s decision to shift to this new model of distributing their products. (more…)

CS7 release is cancelled – meet Adobe CC instead!

Adobe CC

Are you ready for the groundbreaking news? The long expected CS7 is never coming! From now the Adobe desktop tools will be branded CC instead of CS. This name refers to Creative Cloud, because the latest versions of all the tools will now be available only as a part of this service. On May 6, 2013 at the MAX Conference Adobe announced a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud. It will be released on June 17th. So, if you can’t wait to try the new features that come with the next generation of Adobe products, you should subscribe for Creative Cloud to be able to upgrade your CS tools to CC version in the middle of June!

From the Creative Cloud Team letter“Given the focus on deeper integration between our creative tools and cloud services, we are changing how we refer to our creative applications. CS is now CC, the next generation of our apps integrated with Creative Cloud”

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Adobe Creative Cloud Pros and Cons

Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a new product which is supposed to make Adobe software more accessible, streamline creative process, and to some extent change the way how content and artwork are created. With Creative Cloud you can get Adobe software for US$ 30 to 70 without the need to pay a huge upfront cost to obtain tools necessary for your work. For example Instead of paying some US$ 2600 for Master Collection CS6 you can get all the same apps and even more for just US$ 49.99 or even 29.99 (if you are a student or educator or if you own some Adobe CS3-5.5 products). But at the same time in the case with Adobe Cloud membership you don’t own your software, you just rent it and that means that once you stop paying monthly fee you are left with nothing. These are only two reasons pro and con Adobe Creative Cloud, but actually there is much controversy about this product on the web. (more…)

Adobe CS6 Tutorials

CS6 Tutorials

On April 23 this year Adobe launched Creative Suite 6 which has been called one of the best releases by many professionals and industry editions. But what really makes this launch stand out of the row of Adobe CS releases is introduction of Adobe Creative Cloud. This new product completely changes the way how people get access to Adobe products. US$ 49.99 per month looks like a really affordable price for anyone who makes money using Adobe software and this is great! But that’s not all. Very soon when Adobe Creative Cloud is here designers, developers, video and photo professionals and others who decided to subscribe to the Cloud will find that they really have access to almost every Adobe application, not only the set of software they are used to. (more…)

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