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Creative Cloud Single Applications Now Available

New Offer Makes it Even Easier to Purchase and Deploy Creative Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 1, 2013 Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a new version of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ that enables creative teams to purchase membership of a single desktop application like Photoshop® CC, Illustrator® CC, InDesign® CC or any other of the entire collection of CC desktop applications.  With this new move, Adobe now offers two team plans for Creative Cloud: the complete option that delivers 14 Adobe desktop applications and sophisticated, cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities; or the new single app plan that includes access to one desktop application along with 20GB of storage and the ability to showcase work on Behance®, the world’s leading creative community.

Both plans for Creative Cloud for teams radically simplify license management and deployment for IT departments. An intuitive, easy-to-use web portal, the Admin Console, lets administrators centrally purchase, deploy and manage all seats across an organization – whether single app or complete – under one membership agreement.

The new single app plan for teams delivers many of the benefits of full Creative Cloud for teams membership. Customers will receive updates to their favorite desktop CC application as new features become available. Creatives can share files with colleagues, whether inside or outside the organization; and cloud-based storage of 20GB can be used to view, edit, store and share a larger set of files across the team.  Designers can also publish a customized online portfolio with Behance ProSite, and solicit feedback from the worldwide creative community. Over 1.6 million creatives globally are part of the Behance network.

Adobe CC Desktop Applications At Core of New Team Offer This new version of Creative Cloud enables creative teams to purchase membership for one of Adobe’s just-launched CC family of desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver® CC, Premiere® Pro CC and more.

Hundreds of new features are included in these latest versions of Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools. Innovations include:

  • Photoshop CC ships with new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. Camera Shake Reduction deblurs images that would have otherwise been lost due tocamera movement. All-newSmart Sharpen makes texture and detail pop while minimizing noise and halos, and Adobe Camera Raw 8 adds even more powerful photographic controls to straighten and perfect images.
  • For designers, the Touch Type tool in Illustrator CC offers a new level of creativity with type. Move, scale, and rotate text characters knowing that it remains editable. This feature works with a mouse, stylus or multi-touch device. Illustrator also enables painting with a brush made from a photo. Art, Pattern, and Scatter brushes can contain raster images, so designers can create complex organic designs quickly, with simple brush strokes. A new, modern architecture for InDesign CC turbocharges performance, and in-browser editing in Adobe Muse™ CC – a tool for designers to create and publish HTML websites without writing code – allows clients to make edits to a published website, which can then be reviewed, approved, and updated by the designer.
  • For video customers Adobe Premiere Pro CCincludes dramatic new editing features, customizations and improvements to help editors workefficiently. Premiere Pro CC integrates powerful color workflows, with the addition of the Lumetri™ Deep Color Engine to easily apply rich color grading looks.A high-impact version of Adobe After Effects™ CC brings motion graphics and visual effects artists more creative possibilities and allows them to work more easily in 3D with the new Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D integration.
  • Web designers and developers can look forward to significant advances in Adobe’s family of Edge tools and services.  The latest Edge Animate CC lets Web designers create animated and interactive content with amazing ease and precision, using native HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Dreamweaver users can look forward to the most up-to-date CSS and properties via the intuitive visual editing tool, CSS Designer. And Adobe Flash® Pro CC features a modern, modular 64-bit architecture rebuilt from the ground up to be fast and reliable.

Membership Plans and Availability The new single app plan of Adobe Creative Cloud for teams is available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 (US) per user per month.  Existing customers with CS3 or later are eligible for single app membership at a suggested retail price of $19.99 (US) per user per month. Customers can pre-order beginning today, with product availability expected August 15.  Both the complete and single app plans are available via reseller partners worldwide. The complete plan is also available directly from adobe.com. For more information visit http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/teams.html.

Exclusive New Photoshop Features

More features. More reasons to join.

Become an Adobe Creative Cloud™ member, and get access to over a dozen exclusive, new Adobe Photoshop features for web, photography, design and more, including:

  1. Smart Objects. Now even smarter. Now, with Smart Object support for the Blur Gallery and Liquify effects, you can create photographic blurs – on stills and video – and reshape images non-destructively. Watch now: http://mail.adobe-direct.com/r?xTlTWWHEPJWHncEvWqvPcPc
  2. CSS support for improved web design. Export CSS code for text and objects and import colour swatches from HTML and CSS files to more easily design your websites. Watch now: http://mail.adobe-direct.com/r?xTlTWWHEPJvqWnEvWqvPcnT
  3. New possibilities in 3D. Now, you can use a 32-bit colour picker to create amazing glow effects, improved real-time previews of shadow effects, reflection roughness and refraction. Watch now: http://mail.adobe-direct.com/r?xTlTWWHEPJvqqqEvWqvPcTc

All the tools you use, always up to date.

As a Creative Cloud member, you’ll always have the latest releases of Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and the entire collection of Adobe Creative Suite® tools – in one perfect package. You can pick from membership plans available for individuals and teams.

Learn more: http://www.adobe.com/ie/products/creativecloud.html?trackingid=KDAEP

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition Available Today as Part of Creative Cloud Membership

Members Now Able to Deliver Digital Publications to iPad Without Writing Code

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the latest addition to Adobe® Creative Cloud™Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), Single Edition. DPS, Single Edition significantly simplifies the mobile app development process by enabling designers to create and deliver digital publications to iPad through the Apple App Store, without writing a single line of code. Adobe Creative Cloud is a membership-based service that lets creatives download and install all of Adobe’s desktop applications and also get online services for file storage, sharing, collaboration, and publishing. Adobe is currently offering Creative Cloud membership at US$29.99 per month for anyone who has purchased CS3 or later.

With DPS Single Edition, members can create single-issue content, such as marketing material, brochures, product guides or personal design portfolios, and submit an unlimited number of apps to the Apple App Store for publication, at no additional cost.This gives freelance designers, design agencies and small-to-midsize businesses easy access to the same core digital publishing technologies that leading publishers worldwide are using.

The new, enhanced workflow in DPS Single Edition makes designing and building single-issue apps easier than ever. Designers can use Adobe InDesign® CS6 (included with membership to Creative Cloud) and the integrated DPS services to create “ready-to-publish” apps. These apps can be easily previewed on an iPad and when complete, submitted to the Apple App store through Apple’s standard app submission process. Customers can also update their Single Edition apps at no additional cost after they have been submitted to the Apple App store.

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David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media Business, Adobe

  • “Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is helping the publishing industry by enabling them to transform their print publications into beautiful digital experiences. By giving our rapidly growing base of Creative Cloud members access to the same publishing platform, we’re empowering the broader design community—including freelancers, design shops and corporate publishers—and following through on our commitment to keep Creative Cloud members ahead of the curve. Creative Cloud members can expect to see more new tools and services in the weeks ahead.”

Graham Peace, founder, Graham Peace Design

  • “Publishing my portfolio as an iPad app using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition has proven to be an incredible value and enabled the teams I work with to transform and present my work in ways I never imagined. Including DPS Single Edition as part of the Creative Cloud membership gives me endless possibilities to use the latest apps, software, and services to create, update, and publish individual iPad portfolio apps that will help me win future clients.”

About Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Digital Publishing Suite is a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology that tightly integrates with Adobe Creative Suite® 6 products and Adobe Creative Cloud. Using Digital Publishing Suite in combination with Adobe InDesign CS6 allows traditional media publishers, corporate organizations, ad agencies as well as individual freelance designers and small design firms to publish, distribute, monetize and optimize a new class of innovative digital magazines, newspapers, ads and corporate publications on leading tablet devices. The Digital Publishing Suite is available in Enterprise, Professional and Single Edition offerings.

For more detailed information about product features, pricing and language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/digitalpublishing. Additional information about Digital Publishing Suite is on the Digital Media Blog. Connect with the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/adobedigitalpub and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/adobedigitalpub.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition is included as part of Creative Cloud membership at no additional cost, or is available on Adobe.com for US$395 per app as a standalone product*. Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership and US$74.99 per month for month-to-month membership. Customers who own an individual license of any Creative Suite edition or single product, version CS3 or later, are currently eligible for an annual membership price of just US$29.99 per month for their first year. Education pricing is also available.

For more detailed information about product features, pricing and language versions, please visit www.adobe.com/go/dps.

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Adobe Unveils Edge Tools & Services for Creating Beautiful Web Experiences

Adobe Edge Animate 1.0 Headlines New Tools & Services, Delivering Rich Experiences for Modern Browsers

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 24, 2012 At its Create the Web event, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled an innovative set of tools and services to help designers and developers more easily create beautiful websites, digital content and mobile apps using the latest Web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. During the keynote session, hosted by chief technology officer Kevin Lynch, Adobe introduced Edge Tools & Services and announced immediate availability of Adobe Edge Animate 1.0, Adobe Edge Inspect 1.0 (formerly codenamed “Shadow”), Adobe PhoneGap Build 1.0, Adobe Edge Web Fonts and a preview of Adobe Edge Code. Adobe also demonstrated a sneak peek of Adobe Edge Reflow in anticipation of a preview release expected by the end of the year.

Adobe also announced that the first release of Edge Animate, normally priced at $499, will be made available for free in order to encourage Web designers to create using the interactive capabilities of the modern Web. Edge Animate has already proved a runaway hit with over half a million preview downloads. Edge Animate and the other Edge Tools & Services are available today with a free membership to Adobe Creative Cloud™. Available with both free and paid memberships, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work.  Paid members can download and install all Creative Suite® 6 desktop applications, as well as other applications including Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom® and Adobe Muse™. Membership also includes online services for file storage, sharing, collaboration, and publishing to the Web and mobile devices. To learn more about Creative Cloud, visit www.adobe.com/go/creativecloud.

“We are excited to put a powerful new set of HTML5 tools into the hands of Web designers and developers and can’t wait to experience the beautiful websites, digital content and mobile apps they’ll create,” said Danny Winokur, vice president and general manager, interactive development at Adobe. “We are passionate about enabling creative people to do anything they can imagine with Web technologies, which is why we’re contributing to the Web platform and making the Edge Tools & Services available for free, including the first release of Edge Animate.”

At the keynote, Adobe also outlined a number of recent contributions it has made to the Web platform in cooperation with the standards and open source communities. These contributions are helping to advance the Web by making it a more expressive platform in key areas, including:

  • Layout: With CSS Regions and CSS Exclusions, Web designers and developers will be able to create responsive magazine-like layouts on the Web.
  • Foundational graphics: The proposed CSS Transforms specification will make it easier for authors to apply geometric transformations to HTML and SVG content consistently. The proposed CSS Compositing and Blending specifications will give Web designers the option to use blend modes they are already familiar with from Photoshop.
  • Cinematic visual effects: CSS Custom Filters, now available in Chrome Canary, enables sophisticated visual effects, for a richer, more engaging experience on the Web. Adobe also announced CSS FilterLab, a new experimental tool for Web designers and developers to create their own custom filters, available today at http://html.adobe.com/webstandards/csscustomfilters/cssfilterlab/.
  • Typography: Adobe has open sourced two beautiful new fonts used by Edge Code and Edge Reflow – Source Sans Pro and Source Code Pro.

Adobe Edge Signals New Era of Tools and Services for the Modern Web
Built for Web designers who code and Web developers who value design, Adobe Edge is now Adobe’s key brand for tools and services that can create beautiful, mobile-ready content and apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript for delivery to modern browsers and mobile devices. The Adobe Edge brand includes intuitive, task-focused tools and services that work well individually, together and with other tools. They are built for professionals who want to create visually compelling content with productive tools that provide direct access to underlying Web technologies and support a choice of frameworks. Edge Tools & Services complement Adobe Dreamweaver® CS6, the market leading tool for all-in-one website production, which today received a subscription update that adds support for Edge Animate, new HTML5 tags and other new features.

Edge Tools & Services include:

  • Edge Animate – A motion and interaction design tool that allows users to bring animated content to the Web using HTML, JavaScript and CSS.
  • Edge Inspect – An inspection and preview tool that allows front-end Web developers and designers to efficiently preview and debug HTML content on mobile devices.
  • Edge Code – A code editor, built on the Brackets open source project, optimized for Web designers and developers working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Edge Reflow – A responsive Web design tool to help users create layouts and visual designs with CSS, the standard for styling HTML content. A preview release is expected by the end of the year.
  • Edge Web Fonts – A free Web font service for using a growing library of open source fonts on websites and in apps.
  • Typekit® – A service that gives designers and developers access to a library of hosted, high-quality fonts to use on their websites.
  • PhoneGap™ Build – A service for packaging mobile apps built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript for popular mobile platforms.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Edge Tools & Services are available immediately as part of Adobe Creative Cloud free and paid memberships. Following an introductory period, Edge Animate is expected to be priced at US$499 for a perpetual license, US$14.99 per month for a standalone subscription, and included in a paid membership to Creative Cloud. Additional capacity for Edge Inspect and PhoneGap Build is available via standalone subscriptions priced at US$9.99 per month each and included with a Creative Cloud paid membership. Typekit paid plans which include more websites, fonts and page views are available for between US$24.99 per year and US$99 per year, with the US$49.99 per year Portfolio Plan included in paid membership to Creative Cloud.

Paid membership to Creative Cloud for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership and US$74.99 per month for month-to-month membership. Customers who own an individual license of any Creative Suite edition or single product, version CS3 or later, are currently eligible for an annual membership price of just US$29.99 per month for their first year. Education pricing is also available. For more details, visit www.adobe.com/go/creativecloud.

New Creative Cloud Features Available

Adobe’s Creative Cloud Membership continues to offer additional value as yet more new features are added to the product set. More enhancements are set to follow. For Education and Charity customers CCM offers a great way to spread the purchase cost, stay at the forefront of innovation and get many features that are not available for the perpetual licence product.

New Features for Illustrator Available Today; New Dreamweaver Features and Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition to Follow

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 28, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a new set of Adobe® Illustrator® features exclusively to Adobe Creative Cloud™ members. These new features come ahead of the September release of new Adobe Dreamweaver® features and the addition of the Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Delivering on the promise that Creative Cloud members will get early VIP access to new product features, today’s release improves productivity for designers and production artists needing fast and error-free production cycles when handing off files to colleagues, clients and service bureaus.

“When we launched Creative Cloud, we said that one of biggest benefits was early access to Adobe innovation,” said Jeff Veen, vice president of product management for Adobe Creative Cloud. “As soon as our engineering teams can finalize new features, like the ones we’re seeing for Illustrator today, we will release special Creative Cloud editions of our desktop software, only available to Adobe Creative Cloud members.”

New features in this Adobe Illustrator release include:

  • Package Files – a long-requested featurethat allows designers to automatically collect all the files used in an Illustrator project, including linked graphics and fonts, into a single folder helping make handoffs and sharing of projects more efficient and error-free.
  • Unembed Images – a new capability that enables production artists to quickly unembed images that have been embedded into an Illustrator file by other designers or customers, eliminating much wasted time in day-to-day production work.
  • Links Panel Enhancements – a new feature enhancement that allows users to access and track information on any artwork placed in an Illustrator file much quicker. What used to require multiple clicks to ensure all placed graphics meet necessary requirements for output is now surfaced up front.

Coming in September will also be the addition of the Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition for publishing brochures, portfolios and highly visual books as apps for Apple iPad, as well as the exclusive delivery to Creative Cloud members of new features for Adobe Dreamweaver. Adobe plans to release even more new innovation into Creative Cloud in the coming months.

Creative Cloud is a radical rethinking of the entire creative process and an industry-defining shift in creative expression and inspiration, where members can explore, create, publish and share their work across devices, the desktop and the Web.

Available today to customers in 36 countries and in multiple languages, pricing for Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership and US$74.99 per month for month-to-month membership. Customers who own an individual license of any Creative Suite® edition or single product, version CS3 or later, are currently eligible for an annual membership price of just US$29.99 per month for their first year. Education pricing is also available. To learn more, visit www.adobe.com/go/creativecloud.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Now Available in Creative Cloud

Here’s a great new addition to Creative Cloud ….. Lightroom 4

Photography Workflow Software Joins Other Leading Tools as Part of Adobe Creative Cloud Membership

SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 26, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software is now available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud™ membership. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase images. A new membership-based offering centered around the company’s design, Web, video and digital imaging tools, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work.*

“The addition of Lightroom to Creative Cloud delivers on our promise to bring the best in Adobe innovation to Creative Cloud members,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Over the next few months we’ll continue to add new products and services, keeping Creative Cloud members up to date with the latest advancements in Adobe software and services.”

With a paid membership, Adobe Creative Cloud can give members everything they need to create, publish and share their work virtually anywhere with anyone, including:

  • Access to download and install any of the new Adobe Creative Suite® 6 applications including, Photoshop CS6 Extended and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6, plus a host of additional tools and services including Adobe Acrobat® and Adobe Muse™
  • Integration with Adobe Touch Apps, headlined by Photoshop Touch, that allow users to create on a variety of tablets and further refine on the desktop**
  • 20GB of space and the ability to store and share content across desktop, mobile devices and the cloud
  • Create stunning websites without writing code using Adobe Muse software and the option to host and manage up to five sites using Adobe Business Catalyst®
  • Use Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition (coming soon) to deliver stunning digital publications to the iPad
  • Access to application upgrades before they are launched as part of a major update, as well as new products and services, as they emerge

Adobe Creative Cloud now Available

Feedback from Education customers on Creative Cloud has been very positive. Not only does the monthly subscription spread the cost, but customers are excited about the Touch Applications, aditional products such as Muse and Edge, plus the creative cloud services such as sychronisation and analytics.

Two New Touch Apps for iOS and Adobe Muse Also Shipping

SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 11, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Creative Cloud™, a radical new way of providing tools and services* for creatives. A subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work and it is centered around a powerful release of Adobe Creative Suite® 6 software, packed with innovation across its industry-defining design, Web, video and digital imaging tools. The CS6 product line includes new releases of Photoshop®, InDesign®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver®, Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Flash® Professional and other products.

In addition, two new Touch Apps† – Adobe Proto and Adobe Collage – are now available for iOS devices, as are new features and additional language support in both Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas. Emerging from a successful beta program, that saw over 700,000 downloads, Adobe Muse software also became available today to Creative Cloud members and individual subscribers.  Muse is a stunning new tool that enables designers to create HTML5-based websites without writing code (see separate release).

“Adobe Creative Cloud members receive full access to the entire portfolio of Creative Suite 6 tools, integration with our touch tools, file storage and sharing services and Web hosting – everything they need to go from idea to finished work, at a breakthrough monthly subscription price,“ said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media Business, Adobe. “Creative Cloud will allow our product teams to unleash a constant stream of innovation, releasing new features, apps and services as they are developed.”

Adobe Creative Cloud Membership Delivers:

  • Access to download and install all CS6 applications, new HTML5 desktop products – Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge preview – and integration with Adobe Touch Apps
  • Easy storage and sharing of content across desktop, mobile devices and the cloud
  • Integrated website publishing and hosting
  • Ongoing innovation that provides members with the most up-to-date products and services

ZDNet Education: Adobe Nails the Value Question

Yesterday (April 25)  of ZDNet Education published an article entitled:

Adobe nails the value question with Creative Cloud and announces scholarships to boot

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/education/adobe-nails-the-value-question-with-creative-cloud-and-announces-scholarships-to-boot/4884

Here’s the complete article which although from a self-confessed Adobe fan, puts the creative cloud into perspective from an Education point of view.

Summary: Adobe released important research on the value of creativity worldwide; at the same time, they put their money where their mouth is, making Adobe’s Creative Suite much more affordable for schools and students.

Full disclosure: I love Adobe Products, even if they are pricey
I make no secret of my love for Adobe products. I use Creative Suite 5.5 every day and as I dive deeper into the applications and become really proficient with Photoshop and InDesign in particular, I find them utterly indispensable. Their recent Touch Apps for both iOS and Android are incredibly useful creation tools for capturing ideas as you have them and the Photoshop CS6 beta has been flooring me since it was released.

I’ve also not pulled any punches in my assessment of their pricing, whether academic or professional. Of course, as my old economics teacher used to ask the class, “How much should you charge for a product?” We’d all answer in unison, “As much as the market will bear”. Clearly, the market will bear a hefty price for industry-standard content creation tools.

Adobe tools are great, but price and learning curves have kept them from the mainstream
In education, that market has generally been limited to vocational technical high schools and colleges that require the software for specific majors or programs. However, with Monday’s announcement of Creative Suite CS6 and their related Creative Cloud offering, Adobe has taken some very big steps towards making their state-of-the-art software available to a much wider audience in education (and, for that matter, in general).

With Creative Cloud, price is much less of a barrier
When Adobe first briefed me on everything that was included in their Creative Cloud subscriptions for students and teachers, I was floored. Current Creative Suite customers can subscribe for just $30 a month (with a one-year commitment); students and teachers can access the same pricing regardless of whether they currently have licensed copies of the Suite. Creative Cloud isn’t exactly new (it’s been around since Adobe introduced their Touch Apps, which leverage cloud storage to pass images and files between tablet apps and desktop applications), but this new subscription now includes access to the entire CS6 Master Collection (normally almost $2600 to purchase outright or $800 for students and teachers).

It also includes access to all of the Touch Apps for Android (iOS apps to follow soon; these are normally $10 a piece), Muse (the most powerful WYSIWYG web design tool I’ve ever seen, which had previously been announced as abandoned, but I’m thrilled that it’s now under active development again; it’s in beta preview currently, but will formally be included in Creative Cloud subscriptions later this year), and cloud storage and syncing (20 GB with subscription). Perhaps even more interestingly for students, Creative Cloud comes with rapid updates to software, new software (like the full version of Adobe Edge when it becomes available), and the latest available tools from the company, meaning that students can walk out of school with the absolute latest skills to take into the job market.

The value of creativity
Adobe also released the results of the “State of Create” study that it conducted this year. The study was conducted among “5,000 adults, 1,000 per country, in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan. The research was designed to identify attitudes and beliefs about creativity and provide insights into the role of creativity in business, education and society.”

You can read the study for yourself, but bottom line, adults generally value creativity and believe that it’s key to economic success, but also feel that our educational institutions are stifling creativity. Only one in four people believe they are living up to their creative potential.

To help address this gap between our creative potential and our creative actions, Adobe also announced a million dollar scholarship fund for high school seniors “around the world who participate in the Adobe Youth Voices program, the scholarship will help them go to the next level with their education, pursue creative careers and find innovative ways to improve their communities.”

Aside from the fact that the beta version of Photoshop CS6 so far has proved to be a truly brilliant and incredibly versatile tool, Adobe seems to have hit one out of the park with the entire Creative Cloud proposition. The commitment to education in particular and the overall elevation of creative and knowledge economy pursuits is incredibly compelling.

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif. —April 23, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Cloud™, a radical new way of providing tools and services* that will change the game for creatives worldwide.  A subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work and it is centered around a powerful release of Adobe Creative Suite® 6 software (see separate release), packed with innovation across its industry-defining design, Web, video and digital imaging tools.

Adobe Creative Cloud Highlights

  • Creative Cloud membership provides users with access to download and install every new Adobe CS6 application announced today and two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse™ and Adobe Edge preview.
  • Creative Cloud integrates Adobe’s creative tablet applications†, such as Photoshop Touch, into everyday work – seamlessly synchronizing and storing files in the cloud for sharing and access on any device.
  • Creative Cloud members will be able to easily deliver mobile apps to iOS and Android marketplaces and publish, manage and host websites.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud members will have access to application upgrades, including new CS point-product features, before they are launched as part of major CS updates, as well as inventive new products and services as they emerge.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud membership is US$49.99 per month, with an annual contract. A special introductory offer of US$29.99 per month for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 individual customers is also available.

“The urge to be creative is universal, and harnessing the creative spark – in everyone from school children to creative pros – has never been more important,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer, Adobe. “Wherever and whenever inspiration strikes, Adobe will be there to help capture, refine and publish your ideas.”

Creative Suite 6, Innovative HTML5 Tools Anchor Creative Cloud

  • CS6 includes landmark releases of industry icons such as Adobe Photoshop® CS6 (see separate release), Adobe InDesign® CS6, Adobe Illustrator® CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver® CS6, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6, Adobe After Effects® CS6, Adobe Flash® Professional CS6 and more.  With Creative Cloud membership, creatives can download and install all of the 14 new Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications.
  • Creative Cloud membership also includes access to Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge preview, new tools for HTML5 design and development that demonstrate Adobe’s commitment to the latest Web standards.

Creative Cloud Links Adobe Touch Apps to CS6 Desktop Tools

  • Adobe Creative Cloud integrates Adobe’s line of creative touch tools with CS6 desktop applications.
  • Adobe Touch Apps bring professional-level creativity to tablet devices and address multiple areas of the creative process: image editing, ideation, sketching, mood board creation, website and mobile app prototyping, and the presentation of finished work. 
  • Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas have already proved runaway hits on the iPad and Android tablets. Three additional tools, available on Android today, will be coming to iPad soon: Adobe Collage, Adobe Debut and Adobe Proto. 
  • A new desktop app, Adobe Creative Cloud Connection, enables the syncing, sharing and storing of files across mobile devices and desktop. 
  • Creative Cloud membership includes up to 20GB of cloud storage, with additional storage purchase options coming soon. 

Creative Cloud Publishing Services Streamline Website and App Creation

  • Creative Cloud publishing services will include the ability to easily publish apps, magazines and catalogues to iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
  • Members have immediate access to Adobe Typekit, the Web-based font library that pioneered the use of real fonts on websites, delivering more than 700 typefaces from leading foundries.
  • New Web hosting capabilities, integrated as part of Adobe Creative Cloud membership, allow users to easily create and host high-impact websites.  The Integration between Adobe Muse, Typekit and the Web hosting capabilities power a new simplified workflow for delivering high-impact websites.

Members Receive Ongoing Delivery of New Applications, Services and Features
Creative Cloud members will receive ongoing updates to Creative Suite applications as well as other new products and services as they emerge. Coming in the future to Adobe Creative Cloud are:

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, the desktop software tool that enables photographic perfection from shoot to finish; the first complete release of Adobe Edge, a ground-breaking HTML5 development tool; and Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition, the technology behind the delivery of digital magazines on iPad.
  • Creative Cloud will also include training, support and community features that drive meaningful connections between creatives worldwide.

Live Streamed Webcast
The launch event for Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 will be streamed live beginning at 10 a.m. PT, April 23 at www.adobe.com/special/cs6/launch-event.html and will be available there as a continuous rebroadcast from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT on April 23. An on-demand version will be available at http://tv.adobe.com beginning April 24.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Creative Suite 6 products and Adobe Creative Cloud are scheduled to be available within 30 days and can be pre-ordered now.

Adobe Creative Cloud, Creative Suite 6 Deliver Professional Grade Features for Students and Educators

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 23, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Cloud™ Student and Teacher Edition, and Adobe Creative Suite® 6 Student and Teacher Edition for institutions, educators and students. The new release and supporting educational resources help K-12 and higher education institutions enhance teaching and learning, and better prepare students for their future careers.

“We are now in the era of the ‘3Cs’ – creativity, communication and collaboration – driven by how digital media is revolutionizing teaching and learning,” said Jon Perera, vice president of worldwide education, Adobe. “Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 applications make it easier for educators to create and deliver stunning digital education content across devices, cloud, and social platforms.”

In addition to 14 new CS6 point products and four Creative Suite editions, Adobe is now delivering its first cloud offering for students and educators. Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub where students and educators can explore, share and deliver creative content using any of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 desktop applications, also announced today (see separate releases), as well as new tools for HTML5 such as Adobe Muse™ and Adobe Edge preview. By offering integration with Adobe Touch Apps*, headlined by Photoshop® Touch, Adobe Creative Cloud enables new mobile workflows, from ideation to publishing, that bring the power of Adobe innovation to the classroom via iPad and Android tablets.

More than 100 education institutions worldwide participated in the beta program for CS6 and Creative Cloud, including Lake City High School, The Academy of Art, Rochester Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University. According to David Holzemer at Carnegie Mellon University e-learning and media design, “Adobe Creative Suite 6 software is a real game changer for us. The new Mercury Graphics Engine running at 64-bit will cut my production time in half and time is always critical for a very small staff serving such a large institution. Adobe Creative Suite 6 is invaluable to my e-learning team.”

Prepare Students for Careers
With new capabilities designed to help students across all disciplines create stunning digital content that stands out, Adobe Creative Suite 6 helps give students the ability to learn the skills needed in today’s competitive workforce:

  • Gain digital content creation skills across video, animations, 3D and photos with major updates to Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6, Adobe After Effects® CS6, and Adobe Audition® CS6. With the new Adobe Photoshop CS6, students can express themselves by leveraging the powerful new 3D and video editing tools for media they have captured across multiple devices.
  • Create on virtually any device with Adobe Creative Cloud Connection which enables the syncing, sharing and storing of files from Adobe Touch Apps for download and use with CS6 desktop products. For example, educators and students can work with a file in Photoshop Touch on iPad and use Adobe Creative Cloud to sync and share that file on the desktop for refinement using Photoshop CS6.
  • Get noticed with multimedia-rich portfolios, websites and applications. Adobe InDesign® CS6 extends its lead in digital publishing, streamlining the creation of multiple layouts from a single set of content, helping to deliver interactive campus publications for iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices. Adobe Dreamweaver® CS6 helps enable students to create high-impact school or personal websites.

Engage Students, Empower Faculty and Advance Teaching
The new Creative Suite 6 release gives faculty and students the tools to easily visualize, understand, and communicate information in creative ways across print, Web, video, and mobile devices.

  • Create digital education content ranging from digital storytelling for history and languages, gaming and animations for math, to data visualization in the sciences – all in a way that helps engage students and creates rich learning experiences. CS6 provides the features and flexibility to produce interactive presentations and explore the boundaries of creativity and critical thinking.
  • Expand the delivery of education content with multi-screen publishing across multiple platforms and devices using HTML5 and the very latest standards for Web, mobile, e-books, and tablets.
  • Help improve productivity and efficiency in the classroom with simplified workflows, speed and performance enhancements, and a new, more intuitive user interface across the CS6 product set.
  • Empower educators with ISTE-aligned curricula with the release of three newly-updated, year-long, project based curricula for graphic design and print production, Web design and development, and video production. These curricula are available on the Adobe Education Exchange, along with resources from the education community.
  • Certify industry-centric technical and communication skills with Adobe certifications. More than 300,000 students worldwide have been certified through the Adobe Certified Associate examination. With CS6, Adobe and CertiPort are offering new, updated curricula and certification for this major release. Educators and students can get certified for both entry-level skills as an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), and professional-level skills as an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE).

Live Streamed Webcast
The launch event for Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 will be streamed live beginning at 10 a.m. PT, April 23 at www.adobe.com/special/cs6/launch-event.html and will be available there as a continuous rebroadcast from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT on April 23. An on-demand version will be available at http://tv.adobe.com beginning April 24.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Creative Suite 6 products and Adobe Creative Cloud are scheduled to be available within 30 days. The Student and Teacher Edition of Adobe Creative Cloud is available for US$29.99 per month. For information on Adobe licensing go to www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/volumelicensing/education.

Adobe is also offering a new Adobe K-12 Enterprise Agreement designed for the needs of school districts in the United States and Canada. Customers can purchase Creative Suite 6 via Adobe.com and through select retail and online stores. More product information is available at www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite.html.

For more detailed information about educational upgrade policies and pricing, as well as the full portfolio of suites, please visit www.adobe.com/education.edu.html.

About Adobe Education
Adobe’s education vision is to unleash the creativity of students and educators around the world. In addition to product innovations, Adobe’s education offering includes standards-aligned curriculums, certification, professional development, and flexible purchasing options for students, faculty and schools to help ensure students are ready for the opportunities in an ever-evolving digital world. More information on Adobe education solutions and licensing can be found at www.adobe.com/education and www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/volumelicensing/education.