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Updates available for Premiere, After Effects and more

Today we released over 150 new features for Adobe pro video tools, including major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, and Adobe Story Plus CC.

For details about the updates, check out this Creative Layer blog post.

12:08 PM Permalink

Edge updates to support CSS Regions in the new iOS7

For those of you using Edge Reflow or Edge Code with your Creative Cloud subscription, you’ll notice an update today: both now support CSS Regions, a new feature that shipped in last week’s iOS7 release.

Learn more about our web design tools and these Edge updates on the Reflow and Code homepages—or, just take advantage of this timely development by trying it out for yourself. Let us know what you think!

1:25 PM Permalink

One million members. One million thank-yous.

We recently reached a huge milestone: one million premium customers on Creative Cloud! We want to recognize you as well as everyone in our extended network of members from Typekit, Behance, and those trying out a free Creative Cloud membership—thank you all for being part of this journey with us.

We’re also excited to announce a few updates to Creative Cloud today:
  • The Photoshop Photography Program, a special offer for our loyal photography customers, is now available
  • Enjoy refinements and support for even more camera types in Lightroom 5.2
  • Build smarter—for even more devices—with updates to Adobe Muse, Dreamweaver, Edge Reflow and Edge Code
  • Introducing Adobe Generator, a new approach to image formatting and editing for web and on-screen design
  • A full range of updates to our pro video apps, which we previewed at the IBC conference in Amsterdam

David Wadhwani fills in more details about about all of these announcements in his blog post.

If you’d like to see Creative Cloud in action and learn some tricks for using the apps, sign up to attend a free seminar at our Create Now World Tour, where we’re bringing Adobe experts and evangelists to your city so you can learn directly from the pros. We kick off this week in San Francisco; check the schedule to see when we’ll be near you!

1:11 PM Permalink

Introducing the Photoshop Photography Program [Updated]

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UPDATE: The Photoshop Photography Program is no longer available, but you can purchase the Creative Cloud Photography plan which includes Photoshop CC and Lightroom, but does not include a ProSite subscription.

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During today’s keynote at the Photoshop World conference in Las Vegas, Adobe is showcasing how photography workflows will evolve to take advantage of an increasingly connected world. This includes a tour of how easy it is today to use Creative Cloud to make your content and creations available anywhere, plus the power of Behance to showcase work. We also highlight some of the exciting new technologies that we’re working on for Photoshop CC and Lightroom; our roadmap for making our photography products even more connected; and a peek at how we’re planning to bring advanced Adobe digital imaging technology to mobile devices. You’ll see these products and services become available in the not too distant future.

If you missed the keynote, you can watch the replay here, which should be posted within about 24 hours. Throughout this week at Photoshop World, we’re demoing some great digital imaging innovation and I hope you’re as excited as we are about what’s available today and what’s coming soon, thanks to our talented teams of engineers.

Since introducing Photoshop CC, we’ve listened to feedback from a spectrum of our customers, from advanced professionals to casual enthusiasts. One common request was a solution specifically tailored for photographers. We listened, and at Photoshop World we’re announcing a special offer for our loyal Photoshop customers. Beginning today, customers who own Photoshop CS3 or higher are eligible for a special Creative Cloud membership offer that includes all of the following for just $9.99/month:

  • Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom 5
  • 20 GB of online storage
  • Behance ProSite
  • Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
  • Ongoing upgrades and updates

To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013. And here is a list of prices for the major regions outside of the US – keep in mind that these prices are exclusive of VAT/local taxes which vary by country.

North America                                             $9.99 USD

European Union                                         €9.99 EUR

EMEA non-EU                                            $9.99 USD

Australia/New Zealand                             $9.99 AUD

Asia Pacific                                                  $9.99 USD

Latin America                                              $9.99 USD

Japan                                                            ¥1,000 JPY

UK                                                                   £7.14 GBP

This offer will be available the week of September 16th at the same time we introduce the new version of Lightroom 5.2.  Visit the FAQ to learn more and follow Photoshop on FacebookTwitter and Google+ to find out when the offer goes live.

All of us on the Photoshop team look forward to continuing to build on our 20+ year relationship with our loyal community.

4:51 PM Permalink

Lightroom 5 is now available on Creative Cloud

Today we’re pleased to announce the availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Creative Cloud members can immediately download this latest version of Lightroom. The release adds new photo editing capabilities and workflow solutions for both photography enthusiasts and professionals.

Here are some of the highlights of what’s new in Lightroom 5:

    • The Advanced Healing Brush enables you to fix irregularly shaped imperfections such as dust spots, splotches, and other distractions with the precision and flexibility of a fine brush.
    • The Upright tool analyzes each image to automatically straighten objects such as buildings and level horizons.
    • Radial Gradients offer you the control to make photo subjects stand out by applying off-center and multiple vignettes in a single image.
    • In the book module, you can now edit the easy-to-use book templates and add page numbers to create a customized look for your beautiful photo books.
    • Smart Previews, new in Lightroom 5, enable you to make edits to your images offline, without bringing the entire library of original files with you. Edits and metadata changes to Smart Preview files are automatically applied to the original images when they are reconnected.
    • With video slideshows you can combine still images, video clips and music in a creative HD slideshow that can be viewed on almost any device.
    • Extended sharing and publishing capabilities, including the ability to publish photos directly to your work in progress on Behance.

Visit creative.adobe.com to get this new version of Lightroom. You can also read more about the changes on Adobe.com.

6:39 PM Permalink

Our Move to Creative Cloud: An Update

We announced a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud at our MAX Creativity Conference on May 6th and as we gear up to ship this release of Creative Cloud in a few weeks, we’d like to update the community on the feedback we’ve been getting.

Our goal with Creative Cloud is to deliver the world’s best creative products and services to customers. On May 6, we announced a new generation of “CC” desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. Creative files can be stored, synced and shared, via Creative Cloud, on Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android. In addition, Behance, the world’s leading online creative community, is now integrated with Creative Cloud, so customers can showcase work, get feedback on projects and gain global exposure.

We will continue to offer new innovation in apps and services on an ongoing basis, which is one of the top reasons members tell us they are subscribing. We were thrilled with customer adoption leading up to the announcement on May 6th, with over 80% of people purchasing on Adobe.com selecting Creative Cloud. That momentum continues today.

That said, through discussions with the community, we have heard some concerns around our move to Creative Cloud. Three main themes are coming through:

  • File access. Customers want to be sure that, if their membership to Creative Cloud lapses, they will still have access to their files.
  • Photographers, particularly photo-enthusiasts, are looking for a more tailored offering that focuses on their particular needs.
  • Some customers are not convinced that Creative Cloud is right for them and would rather continue to purchase desktop applications as before.

We want to start off by reinforcing that we continue to believe that the move to Creative Cloud will benefit the wider creative community because of the constant stream of innovation that we’re able to deliver. Creative Cloud also allows us to explore new areas in mobile apps, helping you collaborate better and build a meaningful worldwide community to share work and find inspiration. Because of this we have no plans to change our focus on Creative Cloud. We understand this is a big change and for customers who are not yet ready to move, we will continue to offer CS6 products through our reseller partners and Adobe.com.

For photographers, we are looking at potential offerings that recognize the photography community – because it is so broad – has some unique needs.

With regards to file access, Adobe completely agrees that customers should have access to their files if they choose to stop their Creative Cloud membership. Our job is to delight our customers with innovation, but there are a number of options open to us here and we expect to have news around this issue shortly.

We sincerely appreciate all the feedback you have given us. We believe that an honest and open dialogue with the community will ensure that, together, we can move the creative process forward.

Thanks again for using Creative Cloud. If you have any questions or comments, please post them in our forums, where we are continuing the conversation.

- The Creative Cloud Team

Update : September, 4, 2013 : We have posted an update with information on a new Creative Cloud Photoshop photography program.

7:35 PM Permalink

Ideacodes Team Joins Adobe

We’re thrilled to announce the newest members of the Creative Cloud team at Adobe, Ideacodes. Ideacodes is a leading creative consultancy based in San Francisco, that specializes in the design and user experience of smart applications, digital products and networked communities.

The founders, Emily Chang and Max Kiesler, will be joining the Creative Cloud product team. Their charter, as our design nexus, is to help shape the creative vision and build a core group of creative talent to help the product team deliver on our goals of making Creative Cloud an indispensable part of the creative workflow. We’ll work with them to explore new models for interacting with your content, seek visual consistency across the web, desktop and mobile devices, and evolve and perfect the user experience of the Creative Cloud. And that’s just the beginning!

To learn more – check out today’s press release.

10:29 AM Permalink

Update on Creative Cloud Connection and file sync preview

Just about 6 months ago, we released a preview of Creative Cloud Connection, a utility that keeps the work you’ve created in our touch apps or uploaded to the web site in sync with the files on your desktop. In that time, many of you have brought our file sync into your workflow, and we appreciate the help with fine tuning how our service performs.

Next month, we will launch the fully integrated version of our new Creative Cloud desktop application. As part of that transition, we are updating the server APIs and code that manages file sync. We had initially planned to take the preview offline next week for these updates, but some updates this week have caused instability in the service. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you.

Preparing for Release

To facilitate the transition from the preview, we are suspending the file sync desktop preview for the next couple of weeks while we finalize the updates for the initial full release.  This does not affect mobile applications which use file sync.

You can, of course, continue to access and work with your files on your local system as well as via the Creative Cloud website. However, changes to local files will not be automatically synced to the Creative Cloud while the file sync preview is offline. You can continue to manually upload and download files to and from the Creative Cloud website.

As always, you can view the real-time status of Creative Cloud services at:

http://status.creativecloud.com/

What’s Coming

We are excited to be launching the new Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application soon. If you would like a preview of all the new capabilities, watch the Adobe MAX keynote from earlier in the month.

Thanks again for using Creative Cloud. If you have any questions or comments, please post them in our forums, where we are continuing the conversation.

Update : June 17th : We are continuing to work on file sync functionality, stability and performance in preparation for its release, which we anticipate in the coming weeks. Once File Sync is released, it will be made available via the new Creative Cloud desktop app, which was released today, and can be downloaded and installed from your Creative Cloud account at creative.adobe.com.

Thanks,
The Creative Cloud Team

2:58 PM Permalink

Behance ProSite is now included in Creative Cloud memberships

You probably heard back in December that Adobe acquired Behance, the leading online social media platform that enables creative professionals to showcase and share their work with millions. We wanted to share some great news for our Creative Cloud complete members.

Starting today, Behance ProSite (normally $100/year) will be available at no additional cost for all paid Creative Cloud complete members. ProSite transforms a public Behance portfolio into a fully customized personal portfolio site with your own URL. You can design an incredible portfolio site that stays in sync with your projects on Behance, increasing your efficiency and helping your work get more exposure from Behance’s 18+ million visitors every month.

If you’re ready to get started building and customizing your Behance ProSite, just a few quick steps:

  1. Login and go to the Apps page on creative.adobe.com
  2. Find the ProSite icon under “Other Services” and click on the “Get Started” link
  3. You’ll be brought to the ProSite welcome page on Behance, where you can either log in or sign up for Behance to build your portfolio and launch your ProSite when you’re ready.

Not a paid Creative Cloud complete member yet?  Free Creative Cloud members can link their accounts to Behance.net using the “Get Started” link under the Behance icon.  When you’re ready, move up to a Creative Cloud complete plan or team plan, and you’ll get ProSite too!

If you have any questions, please leave comments here or visit our forum.

UPDATE (May 6, 2013): In addition to all the groundbreaking Creative Cloud announcements today at Adobe MAX, we have great news about Behance ProSite.  We’re now including ProSite with ALL Creative Cloud paid memberships. When you’re ready to build and customize your ProSite, just follow the same simple steps in our original post here.  If you missed the keynote, you can watch it here.

9:32 AM Permalink

Adobe Muse updates now available

Today we released an update to Adobe Muse, the software that enables designers to create HTML websites that meet the latest Web standards, without worrying about the code.

This update is available to all Creative Cloud members, and delivers some of the top-requested productivity features requested by Adobe Muse users. It adds new functionality that is familiar to designers who use InDesign, including:

  • Hierarchical Master pages Apply Master pages to other Master Pages, as well as control the positioning of Master page elements such as headers, footers, logos, and navigation on individual pages.
  • Spelling checker – Use the new Check Spelling command to confirm words are spelled correctly throughout your websites.
  • Widget updates – Updates to all widgets, including the slideshow, composition, and accordion widgets, allow more control over widget behaviors.
  • Site preview enhancements – View portrait and landscape orientations of tablet and smartphone versions of your websites in Preview mode.
  • Site export improvements Easily manage updates to larger, more complex sites by publishing to a specific host sub-directory for sites hosted with the Adobe Business Catalyst service or with a third-party hosting provider.
  • Code quality and performance updates Ongoing code updates ensure your websites load quickly, are optimized for search engines like Google, and will work across multiple browsers.

To get the update, simply launch the Muse application and follow the on screen prompts. Or, open the Adobe Application Manager and select the “updates” panel to find a link to the latest version.

 

 

9:37 AM Permalink