Adobe Creative Cloud

Redefining Modern Creativity with the Next Generation of Creative Cloud

More people are telling stories than ever before. And at Adobe, we strive to enable that expression by making our creative tools accessible to all at any time, in any place. That’s why today at Adobe MAX we announced the next generation of Creative Cloud.

By introducing a range of new applications in Creative Cloud, along with significant innovations across our flagship tools, we’re enabling creative professionals and enthusiasts alike to express themselves with apps and services that connect across devices, platforms and geographies.

We built the next generation of Creative Cloud in collaboration with you – the creative community – collecting your feedback every step of the way. Three themes guided us throughout our journey to redefine modern creativity:

First, bringing about next-generation experiences that embrace a truly modern approach, so you can work anywhere and any way you want.

Second, increasing accessibility to creativity by investing in assets, education and support to make it easier for you to be successful using any platform.

Lastly, accelerating creativity with Adobe Sensei by embedding artificial intelligence capabilities into our products, which make great design more accessible for everyone.

Next-Generation Experiences in Creative Cloud

The extensive advancements unveiled today help accelerate the creative process for both creative professionals and enthusiasts.

  • To empower photographers of all levels, we have built the all new Lightroom CC, a cloud-centric photo service for editing, organizing, storing, and sharing photos – from anywhere. For photographers who prefer a more traditional desktop-first workflow, we have also brought performance and editing improvements to Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC, previously known as Photoshop Lightroom CC.
  • For designers, we’re introducing two new applications that help you expand your skillsets. Previously in beta, Adobe XD CC is the all-in-one cross-platform solution for designing and prototyping mobile apps and websites. Additionally, Dimension CC, previously called Project Felix, enables graphic designers with no 3D experience to quickly create and iterate on photorealistic 3D images.
  • We also launched Character Animator CC, a 2D animation tool previously in beta, that helps bring still image artwork from Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC to life.

Download or update the latest from Creative Cloud:

Accessibility to Creativity

We hear you when you say you want to learn, share and be inspired as part of a broader creative community. We see this manifest on Behance, where nearly 10 million people showcase their creative work. Today, we are excited to launch AdobeLIVE on Behance, a live streaming channel for learning and inspiration for the community from the community.

As part of this announcement, we’re also empowering the creative community with new integrated assets, expanded services and educational resources that enable Creative Cloud users of all levels realize their creative potential.

For example, Adobe Stock has expanded its asset collection with the introduction of hundreds of professionally-created motion graphics templates for video users in Premiere CC and After Effects CC. And Adobe Typekit now leverages Adobe Sensei to provide a whole new way to visually and easily search for fonts.

Accelerating Creativity with Adobe Sensei

We understand the pace at which you create is constantly speeding up, and with Creative Cloud we’re helping you go from concept to completion much faster. That’s why we’re combining the power of our creative community and Creative Cloud tools with creative intelligence in Adobe Sensei, our AI and machine learning framework. As part of this Creative Cloud release, we continue to embed capabilities powered by Adobe Sensei across our solutions to give you more time to focus on what you do best – create and innovate. From the curvature pen tool in Photoshop and Illustrator to auto-lip sync in Character Animator, Adobe Sensei enables our tools – and you – to work more effectively and efficiently across your digital canvas.

With the AI revolution emerging as one of the most profound technological paradigm shifts, we’re embracing it with Adobe Sensei to amplify human creativity and intelligence. By blending the art of creativity with the science of data, Adobe Sensei will help free you from mundane tasks and unleash your creativity. We’re constantly working on new innovations that bring the magic of Adobe Sensei to the tip of your brush and transform the entire creative workflow.

Adobe is invested in accelerating the creative process for everyone with the world’s best creative apps. After more than five years of continuous innovation, we’re making a modest adjustment in Creative Cloud commercial pricing for North America customers, which will take effect on March 1 or at the next contract renewal. Until then, renewing subscribers can experience the value of the new features and products announced and available today and new subscribers can lock in a year subscription at the current price with no additional charge:

  • Our current STE Student/Education, Creative Cloud Photography and XD plans will see no pricing adjustment.
  • Creative Cloud for Individuals All and Single App plans will increase by 6%. For example, the new price for Creative Cloud All Apps annual plan will be $52.99 per month from $49.99.
  • Creative Cloud for Teams plans will increase by 14%. For example, the new price for Creative Cloud for Teams All Apps annual plan will be $79.99 per month from $69.99.

For more on what we’re sharing with the creative community at Adobe MAX this year, watch the Adobe MAX keynotes or learn more on

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  • By Alan - 7:23 AM on October 18, 2017  

    What is going on with the latest creative cloud update? I now have two versions of Photoshop (CC and 2017), two versions of Lightroom (2017 and Classic) and two versions of Bridge (CC and 2017)!!!

    • By Michael Bolen - 6:06 PM on October 18, 2017  

      In my experience, CC 2017 was uninstalled (checked this as a preference) and CC (2018 versions) were installed on my Windows 10 machine.

    • By ProDesignTools - 6:50 AM on October 25, 2017  

      Alan, you are free to uninstall the older versions if you prefer, if you no longer will need or use them… Or, you can keep multiple releases on the same computer if you wish.

      Be aware that Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC 2018 are now different desktop products.

      If you want to uninstall any version of any tool, you can use your operating system’s uninstall command, or you can do this via the drop-down menu beside the tool in the CC Desktop app.

  • By Scott Winterroth - 12:21 PM on October 18, 2017  

    Exciting future for Adobe CC!

  • By JAYM - 9:10 PM on October 18, 2017  

    Great ideas for such a pathetic Customer Service.

  • By Rene Hug - 11:46 PM on October 18, 2017  

    Lightroom CC in the cloud? Are you kidding me? Do you really think I’m going to move my portfolio to the cloud? I don’t want to study law to understand your general terms for this service and the potential impact on any rights on my material! I don’t need to edit my photos while underway. Maybe snapchat users do. If you think this is something I have waited for, then I have to disappoint you! How long until you inform us that Lightroom Classic CC cannot be supported anymore? I start to look for alternatives right now, because I want to be prepared.

  • By SHAIQ - 4:20 AM on October 19, 2017  

    Hi whats next in latest CC date?

  • By Michael W. Perry - 5:41 AM on October 19, 2017  

    Adobe could help us still more by moving away from a Next Generation update policy. Don’t have a single date on which all the major changes to every app is released. That’s bad for at least three reasons.

    1. Any enhancement that miss this deadline ends up delayed a year, delaying any benefit we might get from them.

    2. Those who use multiple apps face a sudden and steep learning curve as they must deal changes in every app they use.

    3. Releasing so much raises the possibility of deadly bugs. In turn, that forces users in production environments to delay their adoption. Smaller, more gradual changes are easier to deal with.

    That Next Generation policy made sense when customers had to be persuaded to buy the latest major upgrade. It makes no sense with a Creative Cloud model. Indeed, it makes monthly payments irritating when they’re not accompanied by monthly or bi-monthy improvements.

    Give us a steady stream of improvements. When one is ready, release it. That gets it to us more quickly and smooths out our learning curve.

    • By ProDesignTools - 6:55 AM on October 25, 2017  

      Actually, historically, Adobe has released updates to CC apps throughout the year, usually at every 3-4 months per product… But there is still one major push annually with the biggest updates.

      In any event, product updates are never forced on customers and you are free to upgrade on your own schedule regardless, at any time and whenever is convenient for you. So if you wish to wait a month or two from now to help address your concerns, that is totally fine.

  • By Ronald - 1:43 PM on October 19, 2017  

    Why do Europeans have to pay $71,69(€60,49)(49,94 Pound Sterling($65,80) and US users only $52,99 ?

    • By ProDesignTools - 6:58 AM on October 25, 2017  

      Well, you have to adjust for taxes to get an apples-to-apples comparison.

      The price quoted for US users is always *before* sales tax is added, up to 10%.

      The price quoted for Europeans is always *after* VAT is included, usually 20%.

  • By Nilamani - 1:11 AM on October 20, 2017  

    I have installed Adobe Creative Cloud, buy my organization firewall is blocking connection, Can you provide me the Set of IP addresses and port which need to be opened.
    Please if any one can send me updates on my email address.


  • By Ralf Kolarsky - 1:57 PM on October 21, 2017  

    Are the CC 2018 programs now fully compatible to macOS High Sierra (10.13)? I googled a lot and am not satisfied ’til now… Could you please give some advice on this please…
    Thanks in advance…

  • By ted baldwin - 5:10 PM on October 25, 2017  

    I fin id impossible to edit text with the new graphic tool. I just want to click on the graphic and edit. It adds layer after lay. Not intuitive at all. I want to copy and change the new copy without it recursively changing every graphic with the same name. I like the idea of th enew tool, but it has tremendously increased time it takes to make a graphic, and trying to get it to simply use the same font requires opening the text menu and actually clicking on the text, then choosing the font all over again. What happened??

  • By Dylan Glockler - 11:42 AM on October 27, 2017  

    Love the idea of the new cloud based Lightroom but seriously disappointed in the lack of collaboration tools. When I share the photos, viewers are not able to flag, select or communicate to me through the software, besides telling which picture number and then I have to count through. I feel like I’m missing something, but if I am then it needs to be more intuitive. I hope I’m just missing something.

  • By Bryan Blackford - 6:36 AM on October 30, 2017  

    Congratulations Adobe on another fantastic release!

  • By hammer of thor forex - 9:38 AM on October 30, 2017  

    thanks you for sharing bryan lamkin

  • By Kristian - 6:35 AM on November 3, 2017  

    Will the price increase only be for North America, or will we see a similar price increase in Europe in march 2018?

  • By MD Bailey - 6:39 PM on November 4, 2017  

    I really wish you would offer more affordable software for retired people.
    Your prices are fine if someone is generating revenue but I’m 65 and I just tinker with the products.
    I’ve used Photoshop since version 5.

  • By David Prenovost - 2:47 PM on November 8, 2017  

    I agree with MD Baily. I used the Adobe products when I worked in education. I am retired now and use the products for my own enjoyment. I wish Adobe would give me the same deal working educators get.

  • By Maggie - 10:16 PM on November 13, 2017  

    Waaaaay too expensive. Adobe prices go up, but what creatives get paid goes down. How long is that going to work?