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Adobe Creative Cloud


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About Adobe Creative Cloud

Unified design environment for publishing in print, on the web and on mobile devices.


Adobe Creative Cloud Features

  • Collaboration
  • Data Visualization
  • Filtering
  • Image Database
  • Image Editor
  • Templates

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Photoshop

Feb 07, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Photoshop has a lot of features that distinguish it from the competing programs in the editing and editing of images, including: [1] Photoshop has a consistent user interface, although not simple and complex, but it is clear and easy to handle compared to other competing programs, allowing manual access to options as well as jobs Automatic and lots of shortcuts. Photoshop features a sophisticated, high-tech program, where experts can reduce the visual adjustments that the computer deals with, giving better results in contrasting colors, changes in size and other editing and processing effects, which makes Photoshop better. Photoshop is not limited to editing images, but extends to all media over the Internet, you can modify the video clips, and create 3D images in addition to graphic design. Alfotoshob has been popular among people, and there are a lot of videos that explain the program and teach people how to deal with the problems they face.

Cons: Adobe Photoshop is a relatively simple program to use, but it is not designed for beginners, but is primarily a photo editing program for professionals who rely on the editing of many images in a systematic way, and there is in this advanced program many different tools that have different functions and tasks Too, so it will take a long time to learn how to use the program correctly.

Most beginners can not easily understand the functionality of this program, so they can get what they need when using another program, and many people who are not used to editing photos using Photoshop, the functionality and advanced features in Photoshop will not be useful for them.

Adobe Photoshop is not free, it is one of the programs that have the source code, and the source code means the secret and source code is the code written for any computer program by the programmers, Adobe Photoshop is relatively expensive, compared to other programs to edit images , And it has a lot of features and therefore is the industry standard in graphic design, and will spend much more when using Alfotoshob, if you do not plan to edit images every day.

There are many programs to edit and edit images and graphics and are considered less expensive, and are available to users who do not need all the powerful and advanced features provided by Alfotoshob, Alfotoshob requires a computer equipped well, and needs many tools, and takes a lot of space In your computer memory as well as RAM.

Overall: Alfotoshob is a great program for sophisticated image processing, it is used to modify the application of digital images, and it helps to improve the quality of the photograph, and is the best assistant for artists who rely on Alfotoshob to create a wonderful work of art is distinguished, and Alfotoshob is one of the best design programs for the company ( ADOBE) giant at all.

The Photoshop program contains a graphical interface that gives you the impression that you are a painter who paints a wonderful painting, and there are tools and equipment such as brushes, colors and others. This interesting program features the ability to move any part of the body and you can work warp, With a graphic feature on the images, it makes you look like a real painting with a natural brush, and you can convert a picture to another.

When you learn how to use Alfotoshob well, and you can improve your skills, you can use this excellent program to edit photos and works of art and repair defects and malformations poor to obtain the image with the best purity and quality and accuracy, and you can remove and change the backgrounds in Pictures .

If You Can Dream It, You Can Make It

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: There is a reason the Adobe Creative Suite is consistently the #1 most pirated software in the world -- it sets the bar extremely high for competing software. There isn't a more comprehensive suite of design/editing software that works with formats/extensions accepted around the globe. Any business with any kind of internal marketing department/staff, this software is essential. There are individual software packages that offer comparable usability, but between the one-stop-shop that is Adobe CC and the price you're paying for monthly/annual updates from competing software, they really don't compare. As someone who has been at least marginally involved with vector design, web programming, video production, headshot photography, web graphics, etc. there literally isn't anything I can't do with an Adobe CC license. Not to mention, each new version gives me even more usability options without the learning curve.

Cons: Sometimes I run into the situation where I need to save files in a legacy format if vendors or other businesses/clients haven't updated their software recently, which is kind of a pain. Most any other problem I've had has been due to my own ignorance and was easily solved by a simple search engine result.

Overall: For over 20 years, Adobe Creative software has been a part of my life. It has become an extension of myself. When I am listening to my fellow marketers, my managers/bosses, or my freelance clients describe what they want, I not only get a vision in my head, but I can also incorporate the feasibility of the project's completion, how I would go about fulfilling the project parameters, and approximately how much time it will take to finish, mostly depending on the client. This has allowed me to spend less time hastily making up for the amount of time I didn't budget during the quote/proposal process, and more time going back and touching up my work to make it truly unique, and a high quality finished product.

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Adobe is the Gold Standard and Creative Cloud Only Makes Things better

Jan 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The horror that haunted photographers decades ago was that someone would blow the processing of the negatives and an entire wedding shoot would be destroyed. Thankfully, that never happened to me. Now the stress is over those little SD cards. Lose or trash those and it's all over once again. Hence, my favorite camera body has two cards in it.

Then it gets to storage. Once the job is delivered to the client, most of our worries are over. But hard drives are not infallible. And all those adjustments you did in Lightroom and/or Photoshop would be lost with drive failure unless you paid a fortune to get some expert to recover them -- if possible.

Adobe CC solves that problem for a very reasonable cost. Your images with your adjustments are stored in the cloud and your whole photo studio can get blown away in a tornado, and you still have all your work. It doesn't get much better than that. Of course you can rent space elsewhere in the cloud, but I like simplicity, and having one vendor for all of this suits my style very well.

Needless to say, this review is written from the perspective of a photographer. No doubt the Creative Cloud will be just as useful to those using Illustrator to the degree I use Lightroom and Photoshop.

Cons: Adobe Lightroom is currently available in two versions. Creative Cloud and Classic. Classic is what we learned on and has more features than the CC version. So if you use the CC version exclusively, you'll miss out on some desirable features. That said you can switch things around and get the job done. Nevertheless, it would be nice if Adobe would evaluate the most used features in Classic and add them to CC. I love the fact that my work while using CC is being uploaded to the cloud in real time and would like to see more Classic features incorporated into the CC version of Lightroom.

Overall: As the title states, Adobe is the "gold standard" as far as I'm concerned. Portrait Pro offers nice features as does OnOne. But I have made Adobe the foundation of my image adjustment work in photography and cannot see that changing anytime soon.

I like Adobe Creative Cloud

Jan 08, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Creative Cloud allows me to run Photoshop and Lightroom on my main workstation (desktop) and my mobile workstation (laptop) under 1 license which allows for 2 devices. This is very nice, and makes it easy for me to manage and install the software whenever and wherever I need to.

I also like that it comes with cloud storage, mobile apps, and a portfolio site that integrates with Behance. The website and storage really make it a great value, especially as it allows me to use my own domain registered elsewhere with it.

The apps are good too. While a CC subscription isn't required to download, having an account unlocks more photofilters and features, as well as integrates the program with your Adobe CC for easy access to files from the desktop versions of Lightroom and Photoshop.

Cons: Updates don't always bring about wanted changes. For example, recent updates to Photoshop CC made major changes to the way tools such as the healing brush and selection box work. This has caused many long time users, myself included, to often feel like we're working against rather than with the software.

Also, updates don't always overwrite current installs. In the case of major releases (e.g. the recent Photoshop CC 2019 update), the update is installed as a separate program while the older versions remains. This can eat up a lot of hard drive space.

Also Sometimes updates, since they are so frequent, can cause crashes or slowdowns, although I haven't experienced this yet with the latest release (CC 2019.)

Overall: I use Adobe Creative Cloud regularly to edit photos in the office and on the go (on my laptop and phone), prepare files for print, and to maintain my portfolio online. It's been good for what it provides.

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Best software collection set that any designer must have

Dec 27, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Creative Cloud is an environment that offers services as well as applications that meets the multimedia needs of users including website development, video, photography, and graphics design. These include such software as Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

I have been using this Platform for about 6 months now and can pinpoint the following pros that are associated with it:

-Easy of Access

I found this platform effective since it is possible to access it from anywhere in the world provided I have an internet connection. Unlike the perpetual licenses, this package allows me to chose the device that has the local downloads. This means that I do not have to carry my one computer everywhere I move to in order to access it.

-Free Access

Adobe-Creative-Cloud offers me free access to the newest versions of the products. The perpetual licenses required an individual to pay for each and every upgrade to the software. However, this package has upgraded versions of the products meaning that I am always using their newest versions.

-The User Gets Everything from Adobe

I Think that this platform is a one-stop shop that meets all of my multimedia needs. The platform has all of the application that i need in graphic design, web development, and photography.

Cons: Adobe Creative Cloud has a few disadvantages attached to it which I have listed below.

-Expensive

Some of the plans provided by this platform are quite expensive as compared to the perpetual licenses. Despite the fact that it will take around 3-4 years to reach that level, I think that this platform is disadvantageous to me. Moreover, there is no assurance of consistent pricing since the plans have their price locked-in for just 12-months.

-The Portability of the Downloads is Poor

It is not possible to move an Adobe-Creative-Cloud from one device to another. This means that whenever I want to use the platform on several devices, I am required to download it onto each device.

Overall: I would define my experience with the software as the best. Whether I want to do photography, illustration or even graphic designing, Adobe-Creative-Cloud is the best tool to use since it has the latest versions of applications for users' multimedia needs all under it.

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The best creative set of applications you'll ever need whether you're a small artist or a big studio

Dec 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: No matter my need, these set of applications have always met the industry standard one needs to be successful in today's competitive creative market. With the addition of new features to every app in the suite every year, it's always pushed me to do more and try new things.

Here is the list of my favourite apps in the suite in a chronological order:

1. Dimension (New tool for amazing mockups, love this one)

2. Illustrator (for vector art)

3. Photoshop (For amazing photo retouching and color grading)

4. Premiere Pro (For industry standard Movie/Video editing)

5. After Effects (Again, this one ties in with the one above, plus, it has the features for adding vfx)

6. Character Animator (for crazy but creative stylized animations that are quite fast to render)

7. Animate (Used to do the same as above but with objects instead of character, you can definitely combine the two)

In addition to this there's still 13+ more apps in the whole suite that the user gets access to. The suite also features an ability to look for content like images in the CC app itself so that's a huge plus for me. Please note that all of the products/features i mentioned above, are referencing the latest 2019 releases .

Be sure to get your game-on if you haven't already!

Cons: The only con about these set of apps is that they can be expensive for someone who's just starting out academically/professionally in this field. Other than that, it's a 10/10 for me.

Overall: The apps in Adobe Creative Cloud suite help me work as a freelance Motion/Graphic/3d Artist and sometimes as a video editor on the side ;)

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Can't live without it

Dec 12, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: I love that the Creative Cloud suite holds all my graphics and video editing software needs in one place. And the Creative Cloud app helps ease the install process with a simple click of a button. Since Adobe owns all the softwares (premiere, aftereffects, photoshop, etc.), they are very well integrated with each other. There isn't a need for a separate export or save to be able to use files between multiple programs. For instance, photoshop or illustrator files can be used directly on premiere as a smart file, and the file can be updated without the hassle of having the save over and relinking. Another great collaboration tool is being able to switch between premiere and aftereffects when working on a video project.

Each software is very powerful and can do a lot more than other similar softwares can provide.

Cons: The file size for the apps are large. And the cloud defaults the install storage to your primary drive. And most computers have a smaller primary SSD drive nowadays that you will run out of storage quickly. Be sure to change your default install folder within the cloud app to a secondary drive. However, if your secondary drive is not an SSD drive, you will get a little bit of slowdown.

Another con for me was the newer releases were very unstable which required me to uninstall and install an older version.

Adobe Cloud softwares are not an easy software to use, and I do not mean in terms of just tools. There are certain aspects of the software that requires you to know more about computers to be able to set it up properly. For example, Premiere Pro has an issue with the Mercury Playback not working on many graphic drivers. This required me to search on the internet for a while for a solution that ending up being a setting in cloud that was not obvious on what it does. And I consider myself pretty tech savvy. Most people who use Adobe are the creative type and do not know a lot about computer hardware. This part can use some help to help streamline the process for many users

Adobe Creative Cloud - Low price Barrier of Entry, and a Cloud

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Seriously, it's everything in Adobe's Product Offering (~ish) for a one monthly fee.

Photoshop, Yes. Premier, Yes. Fonts? Yeaup. Illustrator, sure! Everything.

For years, average people couldn't risk the massive outlet of cash to buy one full powered Adobe product, so they'd suffer with Photoshop Elements, or Premier's lite version. Now, Adobe Creative Cloud lets us get in with everything. The All Apps price, spread out monthly, is roughly the same it used to be for a single application.

Once you start using Adobe Acrobat Pro (for example), you'll discover what you've been missing, and hey, why not, it's included!

And, oh yea, it has some cloud storage too.

Cons: Creative Cloud is NOT Cheap. A lack of Permanent ownership is a problem for people who want to one and done a software program.

Adobe is the king of many of it's programs. Because of that, it can set whatever performance bars it wants. Many of the program's run sluggish, or slow. My 32GB Ram workstation can start crying with high resolution (very high) images. Watch as my swap file fills up, because for some reason, 32GB simply isn't enough.

Let's face it, using Photoshop versions years old was adequate, and ran pretty good back then. Now strangely the software is soo poorly optimized, we need some serious hardware to perform tasks smoothly.

Not that it won't work smooth. It can work quite well on some under-powered machines. But when you have a serious workstation, it is a little off-putting.

Don't worry, Adobe will email you when your subscription is expiring. (That's some nice cloud storage you got there, it'd be a shame if something happened to it - gulp).

Overall: If you need adobe for your business needs, Adobe CC is probably what you need, despite the expense. Considering the professional use-fullness of the software, it's quite affordable for a one stop shop license.

It's always up-to-date, and it includes their full catalog.

Unless you don't really need their products, Adobe Creative Cloud is pretty much a no-brainer if you are going to live in these applications.

It's the Industry Standard for a reason, but for how long?

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: I have loved the Adobe suite since I first started using it back when I started in design with CS2, made my first purchase of the CS5 design suite in high school and Lightroom while in university, and now the CC at work. It's always growing with the demands of the industry and creating new features that assist designers and expand the possibilities. It now has easy tutorials included for new features that are visual more them verbal and easy to understand. The programs all integrate seamlessly together and makes it a joy to work with the software all day.

Cons: There is one flaw in the Illustrator software that is very specific to what I do on a daily basis that most people don't, that I wish would get created. A quick button that would create cut lines and apply bleeds. I specifically am in the sign and vehicle graphics industry and have an old (1990's/Early2000's) software that with a click of a button can recognize what image area is selected, apply cut lines and create the bleed needed for safety when cutting (multicoloured too). I always have to import my graphics from AI to this software to efficiently do this process, but sometime the colours just don't convey well and I'm left to spend an hour or more getting it done in Illustrator.

I also wasn't a supporter of the creative cloud subscription. I use it every day at work, but as a student and start-up owner as they transitioned to the CC format, the costs of that bill every month was difficult to justify since I had just spent a large amount on the CS5 edition on a while earlier that I started to explore other software options. It is completely worth the regular investment if your business relies on it for hours a day because it already holds the title for industry standard, but if your looking for something for only occasional use, It may be worth shopping around first.

Necessary for Photogrpahy and Videography Power Users Only

Oct 19, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: Powerful tools that are always up to date.

Photos are synced via cloud and can be edited/worked on from multiple computers/mobile devices as needed.

Cons: Memory hogs, these programs require top of the line processors, graphics cards, and RAM (8GB minimum) in order to use on a regular basis without constant freezing.

Expensive model since you are paying in perpetuity. If you want a onetime cost and use legacy software like days of old, this is not it.

Different apps within the suite have completely different feel to them, as if the developers had zero interaction with each other (which they probably didn't). Adobe, Lightroom, and Photoshop all feel and work completely differently. That means that each program requires you relearn each one. If you only sporadically use some programs in the suite, getting re-acclimated to the tools every time can be frustrating.

Redundant names like Lightroom Classic CC vs Lightroom CC makes their naming an absolute mess.

Overall: In general, if you are a photographer, there isn't an alternative that is anywhere near as powerful as Photoshop, or as intuitive and robust with Photoshop cross-functionality as Lightroom, neither from Apple, Nikon, or any third party app. If you are just a occasional photo-editor or do this as a hobby, then this is most likely too much. But if you are a power photo-editor and/or need to do large batches of RAW file editing, these programs are essential. Essentially, you are not a pro unless you use these programs in your photo-editing process. I've used virtually every mainstream competitor, and while many will get you 90% of the way, they are not power user programs and don't have the years of refinement that something like Photoshop does. Think GoogleMaps vs Apple Maps.

That said, I use these programs because I have to, but they are not great programs, especially Photoshop. Users have become power-users because of constant use and I commend them for not having changed the basic form/function of their app like Microsoft has over the years so that someone who was a power user from three generations of the software ago can go in and feel mostly at home with CC. But in general, this is a very tough program to learn as a new user and most take tutorials or classes (or both) before understanding how powerful Photoshop really is. As a professional photographer that does bulk photography (like wedding photographers and event photographers), Lightroom is unmatched.

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I'm Addicted

Oct 17, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I first met Photoshop and Illustrator as a graphic design student in the late 90s. Since then, the features and possibilities have only gotten more ground-breaking--and addictive. As a fashion photographer, I had quite a field day with the liquify feature and colour-altering tools. As a documentary filmmaker, I was trained in all of the biggest programs, but still prefer Premiere to any other. As a musician, I prefer Audition to almost any other program (Garageband is kinda fun, but don't tell anyone I said that).

The experimental or "Adobe obviously bought out a smaller company" type titles are fun to mess with and might prove to be solid members of my artistic arsenal at some point.

Cons: 1. Frankly, I am beyond-livid that the software that I once paid thousands of dollars for (gladly) has gone to a subscription model. I don't like verifying my identity, having to sign in every five minutes, having to be online half the time lest the program freaks out and sends me frantic messages. I don't like the fact that the cloud slows down the processing speed and sometimes makes everything freeze, requiring restart.

In fact, the subscription model for a collection of software programs that haven't broken new ground in a decade is beyond-insane--especially since hundreds of other apps *also* have the ability to change colours and make one look thinner and add text and edit video, etc. --some of them for free, others for a pittance.

The thing is, I've gone from being an art student to a fashion photographer to a college professor to a retired professor who fell back in love with the artistic life. Ergo, I can't live without Photoshop et al.

Which means that even though it's insane of Adobe to arrogantly charge so much for their ancient laurel-restingness product, my level of sanity matches theirs, for I've faithfully paid the subscription price since they switched over.

2. A more-vexing issue I have is the inability to make the interface and menus etc. bigger. I can barely see it when I'm two feet away from the PC, and I'm usually twice as far away from it (bad back). Changing resolution didn't help. I still pay my sub, but I use Adobe products way less these days. :/

Overall: All in all, I love me some Adobe; yes, we have a complicated relationship, but I'm in too deep to save those fiftyish dollars per month.

Can I reproduce the same effects with other programs and apps? Sure.

Am I willing to try living that way?

Never ever ever!

<3<3<3

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Still unmatched by any other software

Sep 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: For the wide range of applications available through Creative Cloud, no other software comes close to matching the feature set available here. Creative Cloud is still the gold standard for graphic design, photo & video editing, motion graphic design, publishing design, and interoperability between them. The somewhat recent transition to cloud-based software improves the feature set and finally divorces Adobe from the long-standing issue of only being able to license one machine at a time.

Some users might complain about the transition to a monthly licensing fee over a flat one-time fee that was used for Creative Suite, but there are distinct advantages to the cloud-based model. The monthly fee is really quite reasonable for the sheer volume of software you have access to, and you automatically receive new versions and features at no additional cost, i.e. you never have to worry about upgrading or compatibility issues.

Cons: There certainly is a learning curve given the complexity of the software, and Adobe has never fully managed to iron out every single bug. Occasionally, users will run into strange issues of software not working as expected, but thankfully the online knowledge base and customer service available almost always provides a solution, even if it's not intuitive.

Overall: We use Creative Cloud on almost a daily basis, most often using Illustrator for graphic design and InDesign for print publishing. We also use Premiere and AfterEffects for video and motion graphics editing. The ability to move files between different programs through Adobe Bridge is particularly effective when working with a wide variety of assets in different contexts.

The cloud-based nature of the software is essential for employees who work remotely, allowing them to sync programs and preferences across devices.

A great suite of softwares for creative work... if you have money to burn.

Aug 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: Any necessary software that you've come to love from Adobe can be downloaded with a single click. Photoshop and others have an intro tour to get you started and make the learning curve less steep. Animate has an excellent support for HTML5 animations with the help of CreateJS (albeit a bit buggy), making in an excellent CreateJS editor. After Effects is After Effects.

Cons: The interface management is highly inconsistent between softwares -- the keypress and canvas / timeline navigation is vastly different from one app to another, despite being developed by the same company, making it frustrating to work with. Each software, itself, can also be pretty buggy -- such as InDesign's terrible export for EPUB, or Animate's attempt at scripting in HTML5. Sometimes Photoshop can't even open certain JPEG files due to an "arithmetic" error which any other software, such as Krita or GIMP, can open with ease -- and there's no sign it's going to be fixed anytime soon.

Also, Premiere Pro's timeline can be pretty clunky to work with. Animate's export settings are lackluster, and its Motion Tween's features isn't as easy to work with to fine-tweak animations like in After Effects. And the Media Encoder isn't as feature-rich as I would like.

Also -- and I can't stress this enough -- there's no Linux support, which immediately makes it useless for certain businesses. You "must" have a Windows or Mac use them.

Overall: As good and essential as these softwares can be, they sometimes feel half-baked for what they offer and can be frustrating to work with. As a result, the subscription price for the creative cloud (for businesses at least) seems fine and dandy, but can be pretty expensive for an average consumer who wants just one app to work with, even if the price is different for a single app. Go with them if you absolutely require what only these can do -- otherwise there are plenty of better alternatives.

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Creative Asset Development and Management of Content is A*

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Creative Cloud is so very very adaptable to whatever you need it for. There are just so many tools and features that you can use and are easy to learn too if you are new to them.

I love the creative flare to simple Assets that you create and how professional the content can look. Also, the use of Stock Images; Videos; etc.. that can be used across all of the Creative Cloud products. Being able to use them from the cloud makes for easy usage for business by just having a link or being able to login and see your Mobile Content.

Cons: The only thing that can be a problem is waiting for a Mobile App to upload and save what you are doing, but to be fair, this is directly related to your Internet source - Adobe is not responsible for this so I would say it is something that you as a User must ensure is clean (that is the internet source).

Overall: From creating logos; to creating stock in Adobe Spark with links and downloads; Adobe Photoshop for quick photo edits that are then used in Indesign or Illustrator. There is really so much. My most usage is Adobe Acrobat and an Invaluable tool. I am a Subscriber but will Invest and buy Adobe Acrobat. I do not know how a business can work effectively without it as most documents need eSigning or adding or reducing pages and editing in .PDF format. It is so easy with Acrobat. Most of my usage is for creating Assets for Online Course Development, so I work across the Creative Cloud but there is always more to see. Can't wait to use the Animator! It also works well for Software Gurus that just want to try more and more and more. It is an addictive software that is not going to go away. Very Professional indeed. I used this from the days of Photoshop 5 and Coreldraw (no competition for Adobe at all). I will always use Adobe and recommend it for professional and creative industries.

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Still some of the best software available

Jul 31, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Adobe CC has a solid offering of apps, my favorites being: XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, After Effects, and Acrobat.

There's been a flurry of new products enter the design scene over the past couple years. I made a serious attempt to find substitutes for most of the Adobe CC programs I use in order to reduce my monthly expenses. In the end, each program I tried was just slightly lacking in key functionality compared to Adobe's programs.

In particular, one of Adobe's newest programs, Adobe XD, has shown that they do understand how to create fast, intuitive programs. While it's taking a long time to add the functionality everyone wants, it's given me confidence in Adobe and what we can expect from them in the future.

Cons: With the amazing results Adobe has achieved in XD, it's disappointing to see zero change in how Illustrator operates. Illustrator is old, heavy, and buggy by comparison. Occasionally Illustrator will ask me to rate my experience and provide feedback. I've stopped providing feedback as the bugs I've reported have never been fixed. There are bugs from over four years ago which were going to be "high priority", after spending over an hour on the phone with support, that have yet to be addressed.

From what I can tell, Adobe is looking to the future (and doing a great job) but is regrettably leaving some of their older products to sit in the dust.

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While the SaaS model is unpleasant in some respects, I'll admit that it's nice to always have the most up to date version of each app.

Their month by month pricing is considerably more expensive than their annual contract. This makes it difficult to justify using Adobe CC except by purchasing all the apps

Overall: Adobe CC allows me to be affective at my work and provide a wide range of services.

A game changer in the world of graphic design software.

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: For many years, Adobe products were price prohibitive, usually only available to students and larger businesses. Freelance designers and smaller design studios were often left to find alternatives that many times failed to meet the standard that Adobe has set with its wide array of industry applications. With the advent of the subscription program, now Adobe products are available in any combination and easily managed through Adobe Creative Cloud. The Creative Cloud makes managing your Adobe Suite a simple matter, which frees you up to spend the time utilizing all of that luscious creativity that each application can help you utilize. Changing up the software bundle that you've chosen is also quick and easy, and can be handled with the click of a button. Similarly, all software updates are also taken care of in your Creative Cloud application so you can keep your Adobe Software running at its peak.

Adobe Creative Cloud is also so much more than simply the software management hub for Adobe software suites, it also stores your personal and shared libraries, is the storage behind Adobe Stock photos and connects you to your software from multiple devices. These benefits are so seamless that most people hardly notice they are using it.

Cons: There are no cons to this software. While it runs quietly in the background at all times, it doesn't take up a lot of space or memory and it never inundates you with annoying popups or notifications while you're working. There is no downside to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Overall: A necessity for creative professionals working on line or in brick and mortar studios.

Rely heavily on this suite of software - but feel held hostage

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love that all the apps work together and I can work in a more streamlined fashion across Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, etc. I love that it includes all the apps and I can install or uninstall whichever I want or need at any time. There are additional features like the fonts access and marketplace. It's a great one-stop-shop for the designer who needs to use all these apps. Even if you use only a few, it's a great asset to have at your disposal.

Cons: The subscription packages aren't really optimal for the designer who only needs 3 of the 20 apps (or whatever they have). It's essentially like having to sign up for even the. minimal cable tv package when you watch only 4 of the 200 channels. I miss the days when you could buy what you needed and own it. The monthly fee leaves me in a very BAD position b/c I have so many PS, AI, & INDD files that would be useless without paying money. If I choose to cancel, I'm screwed. At least in the past, I owned my software and I wasn't forced to keep paying every month perpetually. So I am paying a LOT of money over the course of the handful of years that I have it vs. updating every couple of years to the next version. I see the benefit but it's actually way more expensive this way. The other thing that drives me crazy is that each update they do somehow comes with a change in the workflow that didn't need to be changed. Things are somehow either moved to a totally unknown different location or removed entirely. That is a huge pain for a veteran designer and I believe "if it's not broken, don't fix/change it" but Adobe seems to believe differently. Lastly, the apps crash very often, even on a workhorse computer with a lot of RAM and HD space.

Overall: Well, the obvious: It enables me to do get my work done. I use the apps every day and use them all together.

Must-have for any designer!

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I've been using Photoshop and Illustrator for ages now to edit images and set type in my design work. Photoshop is the most powerful image editing tool on the market. The most useful feature by far is the content aware scale. I use this a lot when I'm editing images for web pages where text needs to be on top of the image. It allows you to manipulate the size of photos by stretching them out with minimal distortion. So handy!

The lasso tool is also very helpful for selecting complex shapes and images from a photo to put on a plain or different background.

If you're a professional designer, there really is no amazing substitute for photoshop yet. It's the best there is.

Illustrator is great for doing type work and I love using the art boards to have many variations on the design at once available. Photoshop doesn't have this feature, which is something I really love about Illustrator.

To do graphic and web work, you really need to use multiple programs in tandem, so unless you're a photographer and only edit pictures, you'd also need to use Illustrator.

Web design stuff is better done in another program. Dreamweaver is outdated and I never found Fireworks to be useful either.

Cons: The programs are not super easy to use without a lot of practice. It really is an art form if you want to do complex image editing like cutting someone out, adding something in, making the background bigger, etc... but there are many helpful tutorials online that you can watch to help learn as you go depending on what you need to edit.

If you just need to do basic editing like cropping and adjusting color, brightness, etc... you can get away with something much simpler. But in terms of type setting Illustrator and Indesign are still the best in my opinion.

Another weakness of photoshop is the typography options. I've tried to mix type with imagery in photoshop for designs before, but the kerning and special character options are no where near as good as you can get in Illustrator. So, you really need to use Photoshop and Illustrator in tandem if you're doing type and imagery graphic design work.

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Adobe Creative Cloud was an ingenius solution to a problem you didn't know existed.

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Creative Cloud solved the issue of constantly needing to rebuy your software every few years to get the newest and latest updates. If you worked at a studio that had a newer version of Premiere then you were out of luck when you tried bringing in your project files.

Adobe CC solved this, it's a monthly plan, which some were against, but getting access to the newest features and newest versions of ALL the programs Adobe has to offer is worth the monthly fee.

You're staying up to date. New features, less bugs, constant improvements. These are just to name a few of the highlights of why Adobe CC is great. It gave Adobe a huge increase in cash flow as well so there has been a big upswing in the innovation department. With the newest features on every program making their respective components even higher quality is amazing.

And finally having access to multiple Adobe platforms gives you the opportunity to see just how well they interact within the Adobe ecosystem. Bringing in photoshop files into After effects projects that were extracted from Premiere Pro timelines and then sent to Audition for audio mixing... The entire ecosystem of products just works well together and that's the biggest thing about Adobe that beats out the competitors!

Cons: The only issue I have with Adobe CC is in my field I use only about 60% of the products that come with it... so you could look at it as I am paying for 40% of things I don't use... However you're still saving money rather than buying the software yearly.

Overall: Adobe Creative Cloud provides me with every tool I need for my daily work in production. I cannot work without it and due to the quality of their products it makes my job easier every day.

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As an Art Director at a marketing agency, I use the Adobe Creative Suite on a daily basis

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I appreciate the robust functionality that the Adobe Creative Suite offers. When I was in college, you had to purchase each program separately. Since they've moved to the cloud-based suite, my interactions with the programs has changed pretty dramatically. At first I was frustrated with having to pay a monthly fee for the software, but I've grown to appreciate having access to the wide variety of programs that the suite offers.

I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a designer that doesn't use Adobe products in one way our another. While there are other programs and design solutions for a cheaper price tag, I've yet to find one with the tools and functionality that Adobe offers.

Cons: There are a few things that can be frustrating if you're a regular user. One of the most beneficial things about the software is consistency in functionality and tools from program to program. Because of the efficiencies I've experienced with the program continuity, it become very obvious when there is a gap. For example, the shortcut for Save As in Photoshop allows you to access all file types, whereas the shortcut for Save As in Illustrator only allows you to save in the vector formats (you must access the Export As option to save out in JPG/PNG, which doesn't have a short cut). While differences like this seem very minor, they can inhibit efficiency. That being said, I'm not sure there is any other competitive solution that handles this better.

The other piece that can be frustrating is the level of support. It's often difficult to find answers to specific functionality questions. You have to dig quite a bit, and often find a solution on a random, non-Adobe forum.

Overall: To have the ability to design seamlessly within the various programs is incredibly important to my daily workflow and the products we produce at our marketing agency.

Creative Cloud is the continued evolution of Adobe, and is indespensible for creatives.

Dec 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I've been using Photoshop and Lightroom for 10+ years, and they get incrementally better with each iteration. I can't speak to the other parts of the cloud. It's a bit like asking a photographer, do you like using a camera. What I do is absolutely not possible without photoshop/lightroom/bridge CC.

My everyday workflow now is for a non-profit hospital setting, working with as few pictures as possible. So I actually open pictures straight from a CF card into camera raw, open in photoshop, make edits and save to my desktop which syncs to icloud. I'll later back up to external drives.

My wedding/portrait workflow is the exact opposite - I'll download from the CF card to an external drive, load into Lightroom, create a quick collection, batch edit the collection and export. Then I'll go through using Bridge and Photoshop to make detailed edits.

Cons: To not like Adobe CC would be akin to not liking your hand or foot. It's such a part of life it's impossible to imagine working without it.

That said, there are some tweaks specific to my workflow I would make. . .if I could use the previous setting from one picture to the next in camera raw, that would be great.

Photoshop itself has a huge learning curve, which I get around by using actions. It is a little bizarre that we have to buy actions and presets from third party sellers.

NIK (now owned by google) Color Effects Pro/silver effects pro is the only thing that I've touched that blows photoshop out of the water in terms of editing capability. But it is so tedious and cumbersome, I couldn't imagine using it as a stand-alone

Raving Review for the Creative Creators

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Gone are the days of having to upgrade Adobe packages every couple of years. I've gone my rounds with graphic design, mixing music, creating videos, and then all of those back all over again! I'd get interested enough to buy the expensive software, and then life would intervene long enough for it to become outdated, and expensive again for me to get back in the game. For the multi-talented, or in my case, multi-"interested", Creative Cloud is the best bang for the buck.

The best part of this package though is the singular platform by which you can connect in to all of the Adobe products. Get interested, install. Need space, uninstall. Want to be up to date on all of your Adobe software, easy enough.

A nice little bonus was that when I first got Creative Cloud three years ago, I found out that there are other products in the mix, that I never knew about, and actually use... DAILY! By far the best value of any package that I have.

Overall: Robust offering with excellent support. I use it for every aspect of my business... getting contracts signed, creating marketing material, collaborating with colleagues, and also for fun!

I had one little issue when my computer broke down and I needed to reinstall on another machine, but even that was a positive experience. I tried to figure it out on my own, which was eternally frustrating because I kept getting a notice saying that I could not connect since my account was already in use... which I knew, was by my dead computer. After spending way too long trying to figure it out on my own, I called customer support, and got an answer in 3 minutes. We're taught to try and troubleshoot on our own, but if it's Creative Cloud... my advice is just call.

Creative Cloud is the software I dreamed about when I was a young professional.

Sep 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Comprehensive and contiguous creative ecosystem at the foundation of Creative Cloud, and the reason I will use this platform for years to come. Some 10 years ago when I began my career in digital video and design, I lamented the limitations that the available software was bound by. I could not easily jump from one function to another (like video editing to sound editing, to coloring, to VFX, etc.), I had to wrestle with interoperability of projects and files, and many other things. My creativity was stifled by technological capacity. I hoped that new tools would fix these issues. Creative Cloud delivers on those hopes I had then.

The ability to seamlessly (and as someone who entered the industry at a time before these features existed I cannot emphasize this enough), send a video sequence from editing to VFX, to coloring, to sound design, to finishing and exporting without the need of intermediates or exports is just incredible. Premier, After Effects, and Audition work together as a trifecta of creative competence. When you throw in Photoshop and Illustrator into the mix, it's truly unmatched.

Creative Cloud has helped me become the creative professional I am today.

Cons: Creative Cloud has been sluggish to integrate certain features that I think they need. For example, audio/video sync should be built in to Premier by now, and not relegated to a feature that can only be obtained with pricey 3rd party plug-ins. Also, the performance of SpeedGrade lags behind other color grading applications that I am familiar with. I stick with SpeedGrade because of the tight integration, but it is slower than I like (part of this might be my workstation setup, but I cannot be sure).

Overall: Creative Cloud lets us bring our creative ideas to life.

Amazing suite of software for a great price!

Nov 23, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The breadth of this bundle is unbelievable. They have addressed 95% of any design person/team's needs with what's in the CC (Creative Cloud). From photo editing, template design, audio optimization, video production, web mastering :-) You name it, the've almost certainly got it.

Cons: The only issues I have are with Premiere Pro and Dreamweaver. First, Premiere Pro: This software is incredibly robust, and my issues with it are minor, but it still causes me to prefer Final Cut Pro X over it. In comparison, FCPX is much more user friendly and really streamlines much of the editing process, so that I don't have to do it manually. If you're someone who just needs to keep producing content, week after week, FCPX is a better bet for you. If you have time, need extreme flexibility to do exactly what you want, then Premiere works better.

For Dreamweaver, this has been the only real sore spot. It doesn't work at all. It continues to crash on multiple systems over the past 2 years! I have contacted support, who initially were very involved, but somewhere I got list in the system. This hasn't been resolved and I've had to rely on quite a few workarounds to access server files, upload content, or back up sites locally. This is a big deal.

Overall: I have been using the Adobe Creative Suite since 2005, when it was several thousand dollars to purchase! I am SO grateful for the switch the the CC (Creative Cloud) and the new pricing structure. They've really opened up their market for a much broader customer base. Almost all the software has gotten better and better (and more integrated) since I've first come on board. There's a few quirks that I have to work around (one major issue), but other than that, the whole bundle is just amazing for any and all creative/design work.

Recommendations to other buyers: Overall, I really don't think there's anything even close to the quality of this bundle, especially at the amazingly low price-point they have it. Totally worth the purchase. But be warned, if you have never used this software or any design software, it will definitely be overwhelming for a while - YouTube is your friend.

I use Adobe for pretty much all of my 2D artwork and designing page layouts.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: 1. It works well. I know when I'm using a product from Adobe, that I'm not going to have many issues or bugs with it.

2. There are a lot of different program options, and the programs are pretty versatile.

3. Adobe is pretty much standard in the arts and entertainment industries.

Cons: 1. The shortcuts are different across the programs. It'd be much easier if universal shortcuts were the same across all the different Adobe programs.

2. It's pricey. They have grouping options for the subscription, but you get roped into paying for a bunch of programs when you only need a few. There are so few updates to the programs that a subscription service doesn't make sense. I'd rather go back to buying the program outright instead of paying monthly.

3. Still no way to search for brushes in Photoshop. You can upload hundreds of different brushes, but to find the one you need, you are required to scroll through all of them until you find the correct one which wastes a lot of time and money. A search bar seems like a simple solution to this.

4. If you don't want to renew your subscription, customer support will do everything in their power to force you into renewing it. It is extremely difficult to cancel. If you try to cancel before the end of your subscription, then you are forced to pay the remainder of your subscription and sometimes an added cancellation fee.

Overall: It can handle large programs. For anyone who would only use it as a hobby, I would not recommend. There are plenty of programs out there that will do virtually everything the same for a fraction of the cost.

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The total packing in Graphic Design software.

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I've been a happy Adobe client for over 10 years. I was pursuing my Associate's when they released Creative Cloud around 2012. Previously, you had to purchase expensive box set software every year or two, drop hundreds of dollars, and wait for 1-2 years for the next version to release to remedy any bugs/issues. Thankfully, Adobe switched to a subscription service - I think they were one of the early adopters of the subscription software movement - and haven't looked back. I'm so happy I can get instant updates on startup everyday. I have all the Adobe products, new and old, available at my fingertips. Adobe Stock has some work to do, but the Adobe Suite is second to none. A one-stop-shop for all creative types in the Design, Video, Gaming and Marketing industries.

Cons: I do wish there were some less expensive versions for small business owners. I'm a freelance designer (shop of one) and it is a little pricey for me. I presume when I get more clients, it won't hurt, but right now it's another business expense I'd like to cut down on; I'd be helpless without it though...

Overall: The all-in-one Design Software Package. I'd call it the Trifecta, but there's over a dozen programs through the Creative Cloud, so that wouldn't do it justice. Simply a powerhouse suite of programs provided by Adobe; a leader in the Design industry. Working as a Graphic, Web Designer, a Marketing Manager, and a Freelancer, I've always seen these programs as required tools-of-the-trade. You cannot seriously commit yourself to a career in Design without touching at least one of these programs.

Great quality products but poor customer service

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I have had a CC license for over 2 years for some freelance projects that I was working on and I also use it in my work place on a fairly regular basis to create simple images for various projects. The quality of the entire toolset is amazing. The ability to add brush packs and other content into PhotoShop made the projects I was working on so much easier for me to complete on time. The products are solid, I have never had any issues running any of the applications or with them crashing while using them.

Cons: The cost and the customer support are both not favorable. While the products are solid and they are easy to use I think the cost is a little bit on the absurd end. They were very helpful for the work I was doing I just couldn't keep up with how much they were charging me to have them. I also have never had a good or simple customer service interaction with them. I called to cancel my subscription before it ended and all they wanted to do was extend my membership for free for 1 month, then after saying no said we can do 2 months, and then after saying no again they said 3 months, then I said no again and then the representative got really rude and said "what's it going to take to keep your subscription" at which point I said nothing I want to cancel and I want my money back. She ended up canceling and "said I would be issued a refund" but that could take a few weeks... we're going on 3 months and I still don't have a refund.

Overall: It helped me get the job done quickly and efficiently.

A good solution to cost-prohibitive software, but monthly payments add up to a lot

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: There is no substitute to the Adobe suite of design software. Photoshop, Illustrator, DreamWeaver and InDesign are indispensable for me. As a designer, there's no software that works better for my purposes-plus most of these are the industry standard, keeping me in sync with clients and other designers. That makes it possible for me to collaborate easily with others on projects, and to step in to help any client without needing to buy, install or learn new software.

It's nice that the new Creative Cloud system keeps my software up-to-date, so I no longer have to watch the world pass me by as new expensive versions are released to replace whatever expensive version I have invested in.

Cons: Although the old way was expensive, there is something to be said for having the choice to be left behind; older versions were generally still effective through many subsequent releases, so if the world had moved on to CS6 and you (or a client) were still on CS3, you'd be able to get by until your needs changed. The benefit was that you owned your software license outright, and wouldn't have to keep up a monthly subscription or risk losing access to be able to open your files. For many, the price probably works out to be comparable in the end, but for people/organizations who don't use this software regularly and merely need to be able to open existing files from time to time, the old way was working.

Overall: I wouldn't be where I am in my career today if it weren't for Adobe's design software.

A must-have for my work!

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I use multiple Adobe creative programs daily for my work as a graphic and web designer. Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator are some of the programs launched daily for 17+ years. It's come a long way for these programs and they have evolved a quite bit, making my workflow so much quicker. I utilize shortcut keys which allows me to work fast and efficiently, and I love that I can edit, save and export the key combination. InDesign replaced QuarkExpress for many of us, when it came out, offering the ability to work with both bitmap and vector directly, eliminating the needs to link every element in limited file formats. InDesign lets me layout all my print jobs, as well as comping web design as it's very flexible. If you understand the master pages and other advanced features, this application will save you lots of time. I personally love Live Paint feature in Illustrator when it came out. It made designing logos way more flexible. Photoshop offers new features as it gets updated too. So for me, the subscription method works great to have the up-to-date versions from multiple devices. DreamWeaver, I cannot imagine without it! It helped me as I was new to web design/coding back then... Finally, being able to store elements in CC Libraries across Adobe applications is also useful in my workflow.

Cons: Sometimes it crashes, and experience some bugs, but this is like all other applications.

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ACC is a great way to connect teams and work to keep software up to date.

Jul 03, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: ACC is a useful way to connect the software experience you have in Illustrator with multiple machines. I like the way I can find information and trouble shoot issues in Illustrator with a specific way to find what I need.

Cons: I get the impression that ACC is not implemented well enough for me to know what I need it for or what it does. There has been no effort to explain it to me either. I bet there are some videos somewhere or documentation, but I don't know where it is or how to find it. The whole thing just appeared one day and no one knows anything about it. It is hard to get behind something you don't understand. The subscription model is much loathed by anyone I talk to. We all paid thousands of dollars to adobe over the years buying upgrades and new software. All that money is gone and spent and we have no assets to show for it. This is fine for large companies with a huge budget but for the little one guy shop this can break your back. It may be a great deal but it feels very intrusive.

A specific issue I have had with the software is I work on Arabic Typography as well as English U.S. typography. I was able to switch to Arabic for a project, but I had a hell of a time getting back to English. All the English I typed in was formatted "Right to Left". It ended up being a setting in CC. It took a while of searching forums to figure that out.

Overall: Creative Cloud has a lot of information at your fingertips. It connects you to the Adobe Community and keeps all your software up to date.

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Each of them has a function, they are all excellent

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: For designers, all are very good, Illustrator is not an easy tool to use, if you already have time to use it you realize that you have a variety of tools with which you can help with your design, you always learn something new and with creativity everything is possible , if instead you are a person who uses it to create vectors and you are not a designer, it is easy since people resemble Paint (which has nothing to do) but it is easy with several YouTube videos that would help you save your own logo or anything else. Photoshop is complex but excellent for photo manipulation and to create a poster or flyer, the more you use it the easier it is to learn the shorcuts. InDesign is totally different than the other two, since it is more organized, with other functions that you are not used to, but to create catalogs, books, magazines, it is very good because it has tools that facilitate you when placing photos, it warns you the errors you have once your project is finished.

Cons: In all applications it would be good if they were all together or that are more compatible when passing for example, a vector to indesign, there are always errors that do not let you properly vector a vector, it always gets different. The files should have something that is not so heavy, but at the same time does not look pixelated.

Overall: It helps you create your imagination to reality. you have infinities of tools to make that possible

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Industry standard for good reason

Nov 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It takes a few weeks before you're comfortable with it, but then it's amazing. Adobe Creative Cloud is industry standard and nobody thinks twice about it - every client will assume that you are up to date with it. When I've hired myself, a freelancer who does NOT use Adobe will actually mention it in the application since it's so uncommon and we'd have to work around it.

I love how versatile every program is. While each has their own specialty, there's some overlap that makes it easy on you (for example the pen tool is available in both Photoshop and Illustrator, instead of putting it in an exclusive bucket of "graphic design only"). I keep marvelling at Adobe programs because even after years of use there will always be a new functionality that delights you. Just the other week, a colleague showed me something new in Photoshop, a program I've been using my whole career!

Another plus is that due to Adobe being so commonly used, you can always find tutorials or help on forums when you're learning the programs.

Cons: There's a lot of small annoyances that bug me a lot. For example, within Photoshop, when you want to assign keyboard shortcuts, there's no search function to immediately jump to the function you want to assign a shortcut to, you have to click through menus. And you can't assign shortcuts to a few things, like snapshot for example.

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Everything Adobe you've got it here!

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Adobe has been my staple go-to for Photo and Video editing. It has grown into a more mature software coming from the CS4 I used to have (which I though was enough for me). But then, comes a myriad of new functions and small tweaks every now and then. Since this is on a subscription basis, all the updates are automatically rolled out for my immediate use (unlike before when I used to download and re-install each time there is a new release).

I also love the fact that there is seamless integration when using common working files... moving from Photoshop to Lightroom...etc.

For the newbies... Adobe offers a free trial period. SO go ahead and check it out. It is actually worth the subscription price considering everything that comes with it (of course, still depends on your use case scenario).

Another benefit of cloud based subscription is that you can use it for different devices you may have (e.g., PC at the office, MacOS when you get home, or even Android on-the-go via your smartphone).

Cons: Adobe CC comes with a hefty price... all the Adobe products are not necessarily meant for all users.. I actually just need a few, Photoshop, Premier, Lightroom, Illustrator, Acrobat... This means, I have to pay for the entire suite even though I only use a small portion of what is offered.

For the regular user, it might be a big deal breaker.. but for the power user, Go for it!

Overall: Imagine having access to the entire Adobe Creative Tools at your fingertips for a monthly subscription! This is really worth it if you are a heavy creative user. :)

All of our design (print and web) and content employees require Adobe CC to do their jobs.

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Most of all, I like the fact that the software gives my team the tools they need to produce (we are a marketing design company). I also like that my employees can have their license downloaded on two computers, so they can use the software we provide while working in the office AND while working from home. It's very easy to add users/licenses, and the dashboard for viewing my team is user-friendly.

Cons: While we couldn't do business without this software, I often wish we could because after it was switched to a yearly subscription service, it hurt us financially and continues to do so. It's expensive for a small business, and it's not flexible. I hate that once I add a user/license, I'm stuck with that exact license for an entire year. I'd prefer if I could pay monthly and, therefore, have more flexibility to subscribe to what my team needs in any given billing month. For example, we have a rapidly growing and changing team, so I often need to be able to switch up my combination of licenses, which you can't. I also have had bad experiences dealing with the assigned "customer service" people, who are extremely willing to be helpful if you want them to add licenses for you (I'm sure because they get a commission for it, even though it's a breeze to just do it yourself). If you need help with removing licenses or other problem troubleshooting, the service isn't as good. Just my personal experience.

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Adobe is the industry standard, and an essential part of my media work

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: What makes the Adobe Creative Cloud better than the rest isn't any one particular program. It's the synergy between programs. Of course, the Adobe applications are pretty much the most powerful in each of their fields. There is a reason they became the industry standards. But the true power is in how they work together, and having everything under one ecosystem makes working with team members and other industry members very easy.

Adobe innovates at a pace that exceeds what people thought they would when creating Creative Cloud. Every program seems to get updates every three or four months, and they seem to be interested in making the applications more efficient. An.d that's a great thing!

Cons: There is the obvious downside of not being able to use the software after you stop subscribing. But that's part of the system that a lot of developers use today. If you aren't making money with the software, it probably doesn't make sense to pay. So I'm able to overlook it.

The other downside is that some applications in the CC suite are a little slow compared to other programs. But they seem to be making that better over time.

Overall: The Creative Cloud suite has allowed me to use applications I never would have shelled out the money for before, but I can now do smaller tasks and services because I have the tools available. And I generally don't need to find another application as most creative business needs are covered in the Creative Cloud.

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I use the Adobe Creative Suite of software daily. My workflow depends on it.

Nov 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best part of the software is the wide range of options for the price. With the suite subscription, i get access to the entire slate of Adobe programs. Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, and After Effects to name a few allow me to be a one-stop shop for my customers digital, marking, and video needs. The software also plays well together. I can create in photoshop and drop it seamlessly into Priemere Pro in its native Photoshop format. Roundtripping files in and out is quick and provides an incredibly simple and efficient workflow. The online library is also a great feature. Font Libraries for custom libraries allow me to work from anywhere and or multiple machines and still have access to the tools and assets I need to accomplish my tasks. Lastly, the ability to access the latest and greatest versions of the software is included in the price. Updates and new features are always at the ready when released.

Cons: The big downside to any Adobe program is the learning curve. If you don't already know how to use it can be time-consuming to get up to speed. Adobe provides tutorials and resources but getting to know the programs is a challenge.

Overall: A clean and easy workflow that includes all of the programs I need to complete any of the tasks I am assigned. For a creative professional that is tasked with multiple projects and delivery mediums to accommodate it is an invaluable tool.

INCREDIBLE ARENA to explore your CREATIVE spark!!

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The Adobe Creative cloud has simply changed the way our team produces and creates content to be used on multiple platforms. The power and functionality of each software program (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign, etc.) provide many features that can be used for a wide variety of projects.

Adobe consistently updates and adds new tools to each program which keep this powerful programs competitive and, most of the time, far ahead of any of their competitors. Many of the programs seamlessly work together which provides for a more efficient workflow. Also, it is easy to across each the platform with team members.

The CLOUD function also has so many benefits to each program and allows for saving projects and sharing projects with customers!!

We also have been impressed with the customer support for the cloud software. Recently, we had an issue with one of the programs and an Adobe support representative spent 40 minutes on the phone working through the issue until the software was working properly again!

Cons: The ONLY thing we might think of is that there are SO MANY tools inside each CLOUD software program that many times they are not used to their full capabilities. This software is not a choice for beginners and needs to be managed by those that at least have some background in creative media.

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One Stop for All Your Media Needs

Feb 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Creative Cloud (subscription) provides users a collection of applications that accommodate any media-based needs, ranging from User Interface & Experience creation (Adobe XD), web page design & coding (Adobe Dreamweaver), to audio production (Adobe Audition), graphic design (Adobe Illustrator), and photo manipulation (Adobe Photoshop), with multiple apps to assist with everything in between. The Adobe Creative Cloud application is a central hub for managing all of these applications included in the subscription, and is easy to navigate and utilize from the user's workstation.

Cons: Before Creative Cloud, Adobe provided options to purchase perpetual licenses for each of it's individual software or a collection of applications in the Master Collection packages, valid on a per version basis. With the transition to Creative Cloud, this is no longer an option, forcing users to pay a monthly or annual subscription for continued access to software.

Overall: As the Audio / Visual Coordinator for a church organization, I utilize Creative Cloud daily as I create graphics for sermons & marketing material for social media, as well as produce sermon videos for YouTube and archiving. In addition, I have utilized apps within the Creative Cloud to create a web-based information hub for our members and visitors. The Creative Cloud application has allowed me to manage all of the software, installed across multiple computers, easily and efficiently.

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Adobe Creative Cloud toolkit for design, editing that allows creativity and skill improvement.

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Creative Cloud gives us a package of web tools that are installed on the PC, which allows us to create, edit, organize, store and share a variety of materials such as posters, interfaces, brochures, photographs, logos, website prototypes, videos , sketches, drawings, advertisements, images, graphics, among others. Among the tools offered by this Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaber, Tupekit, InDesign, Illustratos Draw, Adobe Stock, Typekit, Adobe XD, among others. Provides tutorials to users that allows users to use applications more easily and have access to as many functions as necessary to carry out projects that come to represent the personal stories that users want to capture. It also gives us a list of predesigned templates that are very useful and that allow you to start if the user considers his work. It is a tool that leads users to develop their creativity, perfect their skills and work in the easiest way to design and edit their projects. This package is easy to acquire by canceling a subscription, which allows keeping the programs updated through the internet.

Cons: The Adobe Creative Cloud, works connected to the internet or not, so it is not an excuse not to have connected the PC to the internet continuously. I have been able to install it on my two computers without any problem, and since it is a tool for personal use I have not needed to use it on a larger number of computers. I have saved the work in archives and I have never lost information. I do not use applications equally, and I do not have weight in memory to have them. As for the cost, it seems accessible to me. So far I have nothing to object to this package.

Overall: The tools provided by Adobe Creative Cloud have allowed me to create and edit materials used for the improvement of classes, especially in presentations such as photos, videos, ads, graphics among others. On the one hand I have improved my creativity and my skills and on the other I have managed to make my classes more creative. I have also managed to develop posters, brochures, for classes as well as for papers written in scientific - academic activities.

Adobe Creative Cloud allowed me to run my business at a reasonable cost.

Dec 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Cost. In the past, you had to purchase applications individually. Photoshop, Premiere, Lightroom, Illustrator etc were not a cheap investment and updates weren't nearly as common. Now I can subscribe to Adobe CC for a monthly fee and have the newest version of any of the software instantly. This has made new technology infinitely more accessible.

New updates are met with a notification and a changelog, Adobe also posts new feature updates on their youtube channel for a quick walkthrough.

Cons: The CC updater and menu bar application is a little bloated. I think it can be trimmed down a little bit but this is a small frustration. The other issue is that Lightroom is still much slower than the competing applications. The current state of digital photography means very large megapixel count raw files that are a pain to cull through and edit in Lightroom.

Overall: The cost and universal compatibility of Adobe applications make the Creative Cloud a no brainer. I can use all of Adobe's software at a low monthly fee and can even use the applications on two computers with one license. This allows me to have my office and home computer pick up where the other left off.

Lightroom is an essential part of my workflow and allows me to process raw files with great precision. Photoshop is used for further edits and more complex projects. Premiere is one of the finest video editing tools on the market. Illustrator is the quintessential vector editing application available.

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Creative Cloud is the goto design package for professionals in the design and multimedia field

Oct 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Creative suite has everything that a modern designer needs to be successful. Using and learning photoshop for raster/photography or Illustrator on the vector/illustration size really only covers a small portion of what you get in this package. In addition, Dreamweaver, for webdesign is a must, and one of my personal favorites, Adobe XD for mobile development is truly next level. Page layout in Indesign is a snap, and jumping between the two is a simple matter. I haven't even mentioned the power of Premiere or After Effects, which there are tons of tutorials for learning on Youtube, etc. In addition the adobe live series of video tutorials are great if you get stuck, or want to learn one of a myriad of new techniques. It is without a doubt the software package that you will need to become a seasoned pro in the design industry.

Cons: There were so many choices of products in this suite, a new designer may have a steep learning curve, but for most seasoned designers, it's simply a matter of learning the tools well.

Overall: The great thing about Creative Suite is that there really isn't a problem, from a design perspective that can't be addressed. Logo design, page layouts, letterhead to pro video editing or illustration, and photo editing, it's all there! I've been using Adobe products for 20+ years. I really couldn't imagine being a designer without these programs.

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If I can think it, I can do it in Adobe. I can't do that with other software's.

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software feels like a natural extension of my workflow. Whatever I need it to do, for the most part, the software can handle it. I primarily us Indesign, Illustration, Photoshop and sometimes Dreamweaver. These programs are incredibly intuitive and by far the best on the market. If there is something I don't know how to do, there are so many resources available online, I can quickly and easily find my answer on how to do it.

Cons: I use Creative Cloud at work, which is fine because my company pays for it. My only complaint about using it is if there is every a billing issues, which we've had happen a handful of times, it takes several days for their customer service to correct it. And when you are on deadline and need stock files ect, that makes things extremely difficult.

Outside of work, I dabble in photography and use photoshop for that. Before Adobe switched from CS6 and moved to CC, I bought CS6. For the first few years, that was fine, but now it's starting to become out of date and I really don't want to switch to the monthly bill. At work it's fine because I'm not paying for it. But personally, it feels like they've sort of got me for that monthly bill as long as I continue to dabble in photography.

Overall: The benefit is you can do basically anything in adobe. The software is incredibly intuitive. I could not do my job with out it.

Adobe is the creative professional's best friend

Jan 28, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love having access to a large suite of applications for the broad range of creative services I work on as a freelancer. Additionally as a Creative Director I have the ability to get licenses for a decent price for my whole team to access any and all programs they may need without having to specialize our licensisng per product they need. Often my team members will camp on one program for 90% of their work, but it's the 10% of the time that we are working across multiple apps that it's most helpful to not have to manage additonal licensing of programs.

Cons: Some of the updates are inconsistent in quality and are disunified cross-platform. For example: Adobe added a "new feature" where they made scaling an image in Photoshop to no longer require you to hold shift to scale proportionally, unfortunately, having used PS for over 12 years I use shift by sheer reflex and it does the opposite of what I want it to. Though that would only take some re-learning of new shortcuts the issue is when they roll out a feature like that that isn't on all platforms. Over in Illustrator SHIFT and scaling works the way it has since it's inception and on all other applications except for PS. This is the biggest frustration. Disunified functionality and shortcuts without the ability to manually change them.

Overall: I've been using the CC since it was launched. It allowed me to not worry about dropping thousands of dollars every few years just to get some updates, and instead regularly pay a small subscription and receive bug updates and new features on a very regular pace. It also gave me access to their entire creative suite of applications for a fraction of the cost of just one license for Photoshop back in the day.

College Student/Amateur Photographer's Go To App Suite

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I can speak specifically to Lightroom, but this could apply to all. Adobe has enough features to satisfy the pros, but even an amateur could learn the basics and still be wowed by the software. I'm really dependent on Lightroom Presets for my photography, and importing and applying presets is a breeze. The consistency of my pictures depends on the consistency available within the app. Photoshop again has SCORES of potential applications. With a little bit of time and Googling, you can learn a lot. In addition, the help resources provided by Adobe are widespread and very helpful.

Cons: Honestly, this isn't as much of a dislike as it is a hard truth. The learning curve within the Creative Cloud is steep, and it won't take a few hours to master. It takes a lot of patience, and a lot of battery power... but it's entirely worth it. Also, exporting times are LONG. Be prepared to wait awhile when exporting anything over a minuscule time. With a powerful processor and an external hard drive you'll be fine. Again, it's just the initial hump before you've mastered it all.

Overall: My university had a partnership with Adobe, so I had full access to the Creative Cloud throughout my two degrees. My personal experience leans heavily towards Lightroom and Photoshop, though I have opened all of the applications. Having the whole suite on my computer, it definitely bogged down the speed. Updates were necessary quite often, and it would stall during a good majority of them. My MacBook is older, but just a general warning towards the capacity requirements. With that being said, I continued my subscriptions after the university ones ran out. Adobe became very integrated into my life, and as a photographer, nothing can compare to the opportunities and range that Photoshop and Lightroom provide.

The industry standard for design applications.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: A robust suite of products provides an app for the creation of virtually anything (digital). The fact that these applications are all bundled and live in the creative cloud allows for automatic updates -Β new features are frequently being added and bugs, when they occur, are often remedied quickly. Buying a user license also allows access on two computers. Helpful when you need to take your work home with you. Links to online tutorials can also be very helpful in allowing a user to get the most out of these apps.

Cons: The constant updates can be both good and bad. It can be a challenge to stay up to date with new features as they come online. I have also noticed that application tools might move and / or change. I'm sure there is a good reason for much of this, but when you become accustomed to working in an application a certain way, it can be a bit jarring to have things suddenly change on you.

In our office we (I) manage several user license and a couple of device licenses (meaning the applications are tied to a computer, not a user) this has led to some confusion that has forced us to go to Adobe support for assistance. The support team is often very helpful at resolving issues, but issues nonetheless can occur.

Overall: It is the essential tool that allows me to do my job.

Adobe Creative Cloud offers a full suite of design products with one license

Jan 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I like that Creative Cloud provides access to all the latest versions of the entire suite, including acrobat, bridge, dreamweaver, indesign, photoshop, and more. I also like that it includes access to Spark, which is an easy way to create beautiful social media graphics and videos, as well as a large library of Adobe fonts.

Cons: I don't like that fireworks was dropped and is no longer being updated, as it is a valuable tool. Also, while it is nice to have access to a large library of fonts, it is inconvenient that they don't package for output. Although service providers should have access via their creative cloud account, I often get complaints about missing fonts and an unwillingness on their part to load the fonts. Also, at times the programs seem to be buggy--I recently lost all of the icons in the top ribbon in InDesign, and the support team had to remote into my computer to reset the preferences. And the Photoshop toolbar seemed to be missing some key tools that I use often--It took several weeks to get them back, and I'm not really sure how they returned.

Overall: Overall, creative cloud offers a lot of functionality and programs. I wish I had more time to explore all of the features that I'm sure I'm not making complete use of. The key advantage of creative cloud is the access to the latest versions and upgrades.

Still the best software suite for creatives.

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most is how intuitive it is to go from one adobe software to another, even though when each of them has its own tools and complications, I find there is a common visual language between them all that helps a lot when you are using one of the programs for the first time.

I like how easy it is to mantain a regular and integrated workflow thanks to cloud based connections. It not only avoids having to worry about not having the font you need, but it also helps when working in teams to mantain visual coherence.

I also appreciate that I don't need to personalice my workspace each time I use a new computer, it is simple as saving it online and my workflow mantains.

Cons: As a begginer freelancer, I struggle with the payment part, I found it a little expensive for the situation I was. Becoming part of a company, helped me a lot. I think medium to big companies and experienced freelancers are more able to afford it.

I also don't like how there are still compatibility issues between the formats of each softwares. After Effects works really good with Ai files, but they are not that friendly in Indesign, for example.

Overall: Adobe Creative Cloud has been a good way to customize my own workflow and to integrate creative teams in their workflows.

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Excellent unified suite for Adobe programs

Dec 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This software allows access to all Adobe applications such as Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. The amount of tools it offers makes its price suitable, although it also has a free trial version for users to explore the different options and services it offers. Through this program you can have access to many templates and features that do not contain Adobe programs by themselves; you can link different jobs between them and take to a new level the creation and editing of documents, videos, photos and more multimedia content.

Cons: I do not find any negative aspect of this suite, the only thing that could be a little unfavorable is that Adobe programs (including this one) are not designed for inexperienced people; its interface and the many tools are complex and could need an introduction or training to use them correctly and take advantage of the advantages offered by Adobe. In some opportunities it cost me to suspend the automatic execution of this program when starting Windows 10 but that problem was already solved.

Overall: Adobe creative could offer multiple services and applications in the world of graphic design, photography and video. Despite being a paid software, it is worth paying the subscription since it integrates hundreds of very useful and efficient tools to develop graphic projects.

Not a bad cloud base group of programs

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Since most programs, especially in the art world, are moving towards cloud based programs or subscription services, Adobe Creative Cloud is not too bad. At the beginning it was very laggy and troublesome, but Adobe has really gone out of their way to take care of this. Having your programs, based on the programs you subscribe to, available to you on any computer is nice. Especially when traveling or if you need to correct something and are somewhere without your own computer but there is one available.

Cons: On the other end of the subscription based part of the program is just that, you need to have internet and be able to connect if there is a problem with your software or the program that manages the software. So for studios this can be a problem, but Adobe tries to work with bigger business and offer solutions. Also, being a person who worked on free standing programs, it was nice to have my own copy that I paid one flat price for, but then again, it is more affordable as a subscription for many people.

Overall: The benefit of having all my programs available to me anywhere I go, especially working on studio and personal projects. Also, Adobe is the standard for many digital mediums and projects, so Adobe has really worked on fixing problems with the creative cloud, so it is way better than when it first came out.

So much to choose from!

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Creative Cloud offers so much! Gone are the days of having to purchase each individual application, get it in a box, install it on your computer, etc. Now, with Adobe Creative Cloud, you can have access to all of the Adobe creative products and download them as needed. What's great is that you can also work with the content and share it between each of the products. If you're working with an image in Lightroom, but then realize you need to edit it in Photoshop, you can click a button that easily opens Photoshop and you continue working on the same image. It's fantastic! There's also the ability to store content both on the cloud or on the device itself. When stored on the cloud, I could access the same images from my "cc" version of the application on my phone. The ability to go back and forth so easily was absolutely essential in today's world.

Cons: My biggest complaint is specifically with Lightroom. There are two different versions of Lightroom within the Adobe Creative Cloud. This is confusing and it's not clear when it's better to use one over the other. When I searched online for "how-to" videos, just about everyone was using one version of Lightroom, which happened to be the one I was not using. I had to relearn the application from scratch when I decided to switch from one to the other. That was pretty frustrating.

Overall: Overall, I would encourage any creative to get Adobe Creative Cloud and pay the monthly fee. It's highly worth it! Whether it's for your business or even for personal use, it is the highest quality creative product on the market and I wouldn't use anything else.