We’re only days away from 2020 Adobe MAX, which will be online and free for everyone this year. Ahead of the conference, Adobe has quietly launched a significant discount on its Creative Cloud subscription. This week only, you can get the entire suite of CC apps at a 40% discount.
Last month, Adobe started to change the icons for its ever-growing suite of applications. The biggest change was the new colourful Creative Cloud logo, but the applications within the Creative Cloud Suite have been transitioning, too, and not everybody’s happy about it.
Many have noted that the icons are all starting to look the same, with multiple apps sharing the same colour scheme, making it confusing to find the right app. Others are definitely fighting their OCD over differences in font size and inconsistencies in spacing and alignment from one icon to the next, but the overall consensus doesn’t seem to be all that positive.
Adobe has released their June update for the Creative Cloud, which they says is the biggest feature update since the Adobe MAX conference in November 2019. It brings some new selection tools to Photoshop, particularly suited to cutting out people and hair, rotatable patterns, font matching, and more for the desktop, as well as a slew of updates for Photoshop for the iPad and Lightroom for all platforms.
Back in January, Adobe announced Productions – a new tool which allows Premiere Pro CC users to more easily collaborate in post-production and editing. They say that it improves the workflow for feature films, broadcast and web-based content while working in teams in various locations, but also when working on your own, too. Now, Productions and Team Projects are available for Premiere Pro and After Effects CC users, the latter of which is free until August 2020.
ProRes RAW was lauded as a high-end raw video codec for high-end video shooters and editors. But it had one fatal flaw; You could only edit it with a Mac. Well, now that appears to be changing as Apple has released a beta of Apple ProRes RAW for Windows which adds ProRes RAW support to some of the applications in the Adobe CC suite including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Rush and Media Encoder.
Two days ago, Adobe announced free CC apps for students and teachers. But it appears that the rest of us can now get two months of Adobe Creative Cloud for free. The latest offer on the company’s website enables you to get a free subscription for two months, and it’s pretty simple to get it if you’d like to try.
The coronavirus outbreak has had schools all over the world closed down, moving classes to online platforms whenever possible. Adobe has decided to offer free at-home access to its Creative Cloud programs to all students and educators who are now forced to teach and learn from home.
Adobe’s Creative Cloud is a wonderful tool for many photographers and filmmakers out there who want to get some remote backup of their work and easily transfer it between their devices. It’s also big on the collaboration features, with Adobe reporting over a million such users taking advantage of it.
Now, Adobe is making it even easier to collaborate and share files from your Creative Cloud storage with collaborators and clients. They’ve been working together with Google Cloud to integrate Adobe CC into the G Suite (including Gmail) to let you quickly send and receive assets between Creative Cloud accounts over email.
Earlier this month, Adobe deactivated all Venezuelan Creative Cloud accounts due to the US sanctions. But here’s some good news for all creatives in Venezuela: your Adobe subscription is active again. After discussions with the US government, Adobe has been granted a license to provide all of its Digital Media products and services in Venezuela despite the sanctions.