While we’re on this topic, let’s take a look at the logic underlying how settings are synchronized.
- Settings stored on Creative Cloud are updated to match the settings on your local machine. Any previously uploaded settings are replaced.
- If you stop the sync operation during upload, settings already synchronized with Creative Cloud remain synchronized.
- Settings on your computer are updated to match the settings stored on Creative Cloud. Settings not stored on Creative Cloud are reverted to their default values on your computer.
- If you cancel the sync operation during download, no changes to the settings are applied to your computer.
I ran into a few questions about settings migration on forums and elsewhere, so I thought a blog post might help. Here are two key considerations to keep in mind:
- Sync Settings synchronizes settings between installations of the same major version of Photoshop. For example, settings are synchronized between a Photoshop CC 14.1 installation and a Photoshop CC version 14.2 installation.
- Sync Settings does not synchronize settings across installations of different Photoshop major versions. For example, Photoshop CC version 14.1 settings are not synchronized with an installation of the 2014 release of Photoshop CC (technically, version 15.0).
If you want to migrate presets/settings from one major version of Photoshop to another, you can do so in one of the following two ways:
- When you first launch the newer version of Photoshop, you are prompted to migrate the presets/settings. Choose Yes.
- At any point in time, select Edit > Presets > Migrate Presets to migrate settings.
Also note that the main preference file is not migrated as part of presets migration.
You can now upload your creative images as work-in-progress to Behance directly from within Photoshop. Behance is the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work. Using Behance, you can create a portfolio of your work and broadcast it widely and efficiently to get feedback.
Interesting? Read more here.
If you’ve played around with the camera shake reduction feature in Photoshop CC, you might have noticed it works best with decently lit still camera images having low noise. The following types of still images are particularly suitable for shake reduction:
- Indoor or outdoor images captured using a lens with a long focal length
- Indoor images of a static scene taken with a slow shutter speed and no flash
In addition, shake reduction can help sharpen blurred text in images affected by camera motion.
Here’s the documentation for the feature.
Check out this excellent FAQ posted by Jeffrey Tranberry, Chief Customer Advocate for Adobe Digital Imaging products. It answers questions such as the following:
- I’m a photographer, I only use Photoshop and don’t really need to use any other applications in Creative Cloud. What are my options if I just want Photoshop CC?
- What are some other things that make Photoshop CC more convenient?
- Can I still buy a boxed/perpetual version of Photoshop?
- What if I use Photoshop and Lightroom?
- Will I be able to buy a boxed/perpetual version of Lightroom 5?
- Will Lightroom 5 be available from Creative Cloud?
- If you’re going to continue selling Photoshop CS6, will I still get Camera Raw updates?
- I don’t want to run Photoshop in a web browser. Is that possible?
- I don’t want to have to save all my files in the cloud. Is that possible?
- I don’t want to have to be online constantly to use my software. Do I need to be always online?
- I just bought Photoshop CS6. Can I return it and get Photoshop CC?
- I’m a student or teacher. Is there a discount on Creative Cloud for Students and Teachers?
Here are your answers.
Need answers to common questions about Adobe Creative Cloud? This post is an attempt to point you in the right direction, so that you can understand what Creative Cloud is.
Let’s bust some myths
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If you’re looking for answers, post your question on the Creative Cloud forum.
Adobe has announced the general availability of CQ Cloud Manager, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that enables reduced time and costs for provisioning, managing, and metering Web Experience Management (WEM) solutions supporting digital marketing initiatives. Cloud Manager takes advantage of cloud computing technology, such the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, to start up CQ clusters quickly and consistently.
Using CQ Cloud Manager, Digital Marketing organizations can provision and deploy instances of their Web environment without having to procure hardware or pay large upfront costs. This ease of provisioning allows enterprises to rapidly engage customers, drive market shares, and focus on innovation.
The infographic below captures the overall CQ Cloud Manager framework:
To know more about Cloud Manager or to learn how to use it, refer to the documentation.
Sometimes, you may want to create Correspondence Management solution assets that contain special characters in their names. To do so, you must first define the list of special characters that you want to use in the tbxeditor-config XML file.
Follow these steps:
- Log in to the CRX console at http://<servername>:<port>/crx/de/index.jsp as an admin. The default admin credentials are admin/admin.
- Edit the content/cm/tbxeditor-config.xml file.
- Enter the special characters within the customAssetNameCharset tag. For example, to enable the French character set, enter the special characters À, Î , Ù, etc within the tag.
- Save the XML file.
- Now, to use any character in the Editor Properties dialog, enter Alt + <ASCII value of the special character>.
Over at the Experience Delivers blog, Pierre Tager – Adobe Group Product Manager for Enterprise Cloud – talks about Cloud Manager, an innovative cloud service enabling reduced time and costs for provisioning, managing, and metering Web Experience Management (WEM) solutions supporting digital marketing initiatives.
In an era where enterprises are facing ever-growing competition, digital marketers are demanding to accelerate their go-to-market strategy to build their brand, while creating demand and increasing reach for their products. As marketers, you’ve all been there: Great marketing campaign idea. Check. Social Community. Check. Implementation time…hmm. That’s where it falls flat. How many times have marketing initiatives been held up due to the time it takes to negotiate and buy software? Provision IT resources? Download, install and configure? Fellow marketers, wait no more! Adobe is bringing it all together with a new technology, that combines the best Web platform and modern cloud computing. Introducing Adobe CQ Cloud Manager, designed to help marketers accelerate time to market and provide competitive differentiation in today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
Read the complete blog post here.
Join the beta program here.