Adobe has updated Adobe Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud members will now have access to over a dozen exclusive new features for Adobe Photoshop.
Adobe is also highlighting the customer momentum behind Creative Cloud, with more than XX free and paid memberships, including approximately XX paid individual members who have signed up through November 2012. Additionally, the company is introducing a new version, Creative Cloud for teams.
This is designed to: make it easy for creative professionals to collaborate with colleagues; showcase new capabilities for mobile website design with Adobe Muse; launchCreative Cloud Connection for desktop synching and collaborative sharing; debut Creative Cloud Training, a library of premium instructional video from leading partners; and demonstrate the unlimited access to the Digital Publishing technology used by major publishers to create interactive content for the iPad.
According to says David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media, Adobe, new Photoshop CS6 capabilities available to Creative Cloud members, include:
° Immediate support for HiDPI (Retina) displays for the MacBook Pro. This feature was also made available to perpetual license customers as a free update.
° Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify.
° The ability to export CSS code for text and objects, and import color swatches to design incredible websites.
° New workflow timesavers including Crop tool refinements.
° 3D enhancements including improved live (OpenGL) previews of shadow effects and additional control over illumination using 32-bit color picker to create glow effects.
° Conditional Actions that automatically select the appropriate Action based on user-defined rules, giving users enhanced image processing speed.
Also available today, Creative Cloud for teams is designed to help creative professionals work better together. Creative Cloud for teams delivers everything that’s included with the individual version of Creative Cloud — the same desktop tools, online services for publishing and file sharing, and upgrades and feature updates when they are released.
Other new Creative Cloud additions include an update to Adobe Muse, a desktop app that allows designers to create professional, HTML websites without writing code. Adobe Muse now includes the ability to create unique layouts for desktop, iPhone, iPad and other mobile device versions of a website. Designers can now customize each experience whether the site is viewed on a large monitor while sitting at a desk, or viewing on a small screen while on-the-go. Also added is Creative Cloud Connection, a desktop sync app, which allows users to automatically sync files to a Creative Cloud account by saving files to the desktop folder, or dragging and dropping. I
Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership; existing customers who own CS3 or later get their first year of Creative Cloud for individuals at the discounted rate of $29.99 per month. Students and teachers can get Creative Cloud for $29.99. Creative Cloud for teams is priced at $69.99 per month per seat with an annual contract required; existing customers who own CS3 or later get their first year of Creative Cloud for teams at the discounted rate of $49.99 per month per seat.
Creative Cloud for teams is available for purchase on Adobe.com; annual memberships are also available worldwide through a growing network of Adobe certified resellers. The new Photoshop and Adobe Muse features, Creative Cloud Training, and Creative Cloud Connection preview are immediately available to Creative Cloud members.
Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that provides users with unlimited access to download and install all Adobe Creative Suite desktop applications, plus other applications including Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge Tools & Services; game developer tools and integration with the Adobe Touch Apps. With Creative Cloud membership, users also have access to publishing services to deliver apps and websites, cloud storage and the ability to sync to any device, and new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released.