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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

Adobe Creative Cloud Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Necessary for Photogrpahy and Videography Power Users Only

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

5 / 5
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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
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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!

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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
Customer Support

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
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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
Features & Functionality

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
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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: 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
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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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
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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
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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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
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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
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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: 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
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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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
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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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
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
Value for Money
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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
Features & Functionality

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
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

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
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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
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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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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
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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.

Great software but terrible install and licensing process.

Jun 26, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most about Adobe CC are the tools they provide for artists of all kinds. However, like most Adobe products, they are not for the faint of heart. In order to maximize use of Adobe, you'll have to invest time and resources just to get basic bearings. Configuring a workflow is also painfully difficult as tool icons sometimes disappear and are replaced with tools I rarely ever use.

Cons: What I like least about Adobe CC is its dependence on a stand-alone Adobe Creative Cloud app. Only after downloading that can you even begin to install the actual program software. Additionally - and without asking the user - after the Creative Cloud app is installed, it is automatically configured to run in the background. There is little reason for this. Pro users don't need their processing power slowed down so that Adobe can frequently communicate with their servers. Moreover, it is very difficult to uninstall if needed. An additional app is needed just to remove the main stand-alone app. Finally, updating from one version to the next is a mess. Adobe will leave all the prior year's program icons and files leftover on your computer. For example, after upgrading from CC 2017 to CC 2018, all the CC 2017 app icons and cached files were left creating an absolute mess on my machine. I never thought I'd miss the days of installing software simply from CD-ROMs.

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Without this package I am not a designer!

Sep 18, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I've been utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator for a long time currently to alter pictures and set compose in my outline work. Photoshop is the most intense picture altering apparatus available. The most helpful element by a long shot is the substance mindful scale. I utilize this a ton when I'm altering pictures for site pages where message should be over the picture. It enables you to control the extent of photographs by extending them with insignificant bending. So helpful! The tether instrument is additionally exceptionally supportive for choosing complex shapes and pictures from a photograph to put on a plain or distinctive foundation. In case you're an expert designer, there truly is no stunning substitute for photoshop yet. It's the best of the best.

Cons: The softwares are not super simple to use without a great deal of training. It truly is an artistic expression in the event that you need to do complex picture altering like removing somebody, including something in, making the foundation greater, and so on however, there are numerous useful instructional exercises online that you can watch to help learn as you go contingent upon what you have to alter.

Overall: By and large, I truly don't believe there's anything even near the nature of this package, particularly at the incredibly low value point they have it. Absolutely justified regardless of the buy.

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
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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
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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.

The industry standard for design applications.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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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.

Still the best software suite for creatives.

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
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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.

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
Value for Money
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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.

The Industry Standard

Sep 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Creative Cloud offers a large variety of professional-grade software provided by Adobe such as Photoshop and Premiere Pro. The software are an absolute blast to use but do have a steep learning curve. For students, these technologies are invaluable for learning. They are the industry standard for creating professional-level designs. Creative Cloud automatically updates and makes changes to all the services you own very easily.

Cons: The price for these services does reach above and beyond the average individual's budget. To top it off, it also requires a subscription instead of a 1 time purchase which makes things even more complicated. That said, most of the users simply require the software and have to shell out the cash nonetheless. It also doesn't help that the products have a steep learning curve so it's difficult trying to get newcomers into buying the service. It's a lose-lose situation in that case especially when there are decent alternatives for half the price.

Overall: Overall ACC has been a very good bundle of software. It helps update all of my services and keeps me updated with news and alerts. It's not a very good idea for beginners especially with a hefty price tag, but if you're willing to shell out the cash and get to work it can be extremely useful. Discounts for students is always a plus.

Perfect to gather together all your Adobe applications

Jun 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Having all your Adobe applications up to date has never been easier. If you have a shared Adobe license for your team this is definitely the way to go. When you have Adobe Creative Cloud installed on your machine you can open the menu through the Adobe icon on the menu bar and see at a glance all your installed applications and if any of them has an update available.

Also, as part of Creative Cloud you also get Typekit which allows you to sync a lot of fonts without the need of installing them on your machine. This is really useful when you open a document and you don't have a given font that is used as you can just sync it through Typekit and have it ready in no time.

Another good thing about this system is that you can access your account from anywhere as it works like a floating license.

Cons: One of the downsides of the model is that the downloads won't be available on other computers, so if you need a given tool you will need to download it again from your second computer.

While the system has a locked pricing for 12 months, you don't know how much they are going to charge on the following year so you can find yourself being a bit dependant on the model as you are somehow renting the software.

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Designers Perspective on Adobe.

Aug 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I appreciate how diverse the range of creative software is, from video editing, animating, illustration, photo editing, 3D modelling and app design... the array of software to choose from is incredibly vast and versatile.

I primarily use Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and AfterEffects. I am able to create incredible works with the software and the programs are detrimental to my field of study and work.

The Creative Cloud dashboard is great too because it offers a list of the applications you may use, if they need updating and it allows you to launch any app off of it.

Cons: I do not like the price tag that comes with the software, even the student discount far exceeds what I am able to afford on my own, and I am forced to use financial aid. Another issue I find is that sometimes programs like Photoshop and AfterEffects have issues with handling, the controls are ridiculously specific and it takes incredible willpower to become an expert. I feel that somehow the most versatile creative software bundle should be more user friendly.

Overall: I love it, It is applicable to what I want to do with my life and allows me to work on the things I love. I can create beautiful illustrations, animations and videos. In general, I would recommend this software to absolutely everyone!

Adobe Creative Cloud suite is incredibly useful for my everyday life as a graphic designer and video

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I code websites, do graphic design, photography, and video editing. Creative Cloud gives me all of the necessary resources at my disposal. I use Dreamweaver for HTML coding, photoshop and illustrator for design, Lightroom for photography, and Premiere for video editing and I can honestly say I use all of these products on a weekly basis and it has never disappointed me. For an avid user like myself, Creative cloud meets the demands of my needs and is extremely reliable. Also being a student, I only pay the student price per month which I feel is incredibly nice of Adobe to offer. Adobe understands that students live on a budget, but are still one of the strongest creators in the market and accommodates so well to us. I have never had any issues with Adobe and one time, I even went through a hiatus with the cloud and they offered me a discounted price for the remainder of the months left in my subscription. Customer Service was extremely considerate and flexible.

Cons: I honestly can't really list any major flaw that stands out to me. For someone that uses a handful of their programs, creative cloud has never let me down. Of course, we can never ask too much for their prices, if adobe is able to offer a variety of packages instead of just the photography package and then the whole package, that would reach to a greater audience and allow more options for users that don't want to pay for two programs or for all programs (which they may not ever even use).

Overall: I learned how to better use Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, Illustrator, INDesign, and Dreamweaver!

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Why I Choose Adobe's Creative Cloud

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For years I used older versions of their software such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator for web development. When the Cloud came out it changed everything allowing me to have the most recent versions all the time and at a fraction of the cost. The latest versions allow me to keep up the ever changing landscape of web development and graphic design. I like the fact that I can download any their software whenever I need it. The best part is the price by far. As a former Adobe customer I was able to get a discounted price for the first year which was a blessing.

Cons: In the beginning you were forced to purchase the entire suite as it all came with the cloud. I only use a few of the software applications so there was really no need to have everything. Now you can subscribe to just the items you need but still have to pay for each separately. I think the package would be better if you could just choose the applications you want and only pay for those combined aps at a discounted price.

Overall: My overall experience has been great, I use the aps almost everyday and have done so for many years. I have not had any issues with the aps not working or crashing and for that I love the Cloud. I highly recommend the aps to anyone that needs to be creative in our digital world.

Expensive, but a required part of my workflow

Dec 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I've been a loyal Adobe user since 1999 when I took courses in College with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere. I have seen it go from good to kind of bad, and then to great - and continue to use it in a professional and hobby capacity. While competing software keeps popping up, I haven't been able to tear myself away from the Adobe ecosystem. I just know it too well and I know exactly how to do what I need to achieve. It's a classic that stays relevant today.

Cons: I am still bitter about Adobe switching to the subscription model. Sure, there are advantages. But it puts the software out of reach for a lot of people who can't shell out money per year. In the old days, it was a big investment purchasing the Creative suite. But I outright owned it and could continue to use it for however long I chose. With the subscription model, the only way you can open your own files is by continuing to pay. They don't offer incentives for paying upfront for a year or more. They don't offer discounts unless you're a student. It's just an endless cycle of money. Microsoft is doing it now too. All of these things add up and create a huge burden on monthly budgets. I love Adobe, but I really wish we could have options in how we buy their products.

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Adobe Creative Suite... on the cloud!... i.e., anywhere, anytime!

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Via the subscription model... you now have access to all Adobe's apps. This model also makes integration across these several apps possible (e.g., using Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign via your workflow... it is easier to share assets among these apps via the cloud).

Of course, Photoshop for me is the go to app for basic to advanced photo editing.

I sometimes work with large-scale printing (posters and banners) and I use Illustrator for vector image work and editing.

And, since this is a subscription model... the apps are always up-to-date.

Cons: Now, gone are the days when you will just need a license key per local desktop/laptop installation of Adobe products. The subscription model may not be very cost effective for the casual user (i.e., not needing the entire suite of apps for just simple daily use). If you only need one or two out of the entire suite... then maybe you'll need to look for a different option.

I've rarely depended on Support teams.. but i recently had to contact Adobe for a particular error I encountered (which I could not resolve by myself even after hours of Googling and forum searching).... Adobe support has not been very responsive (via email or messaging). Does prioritizing highly depend on one's subscription plan?

Overall: Everything you need and love about Adobe is here in one collection with all access via a subscription. I can't imagine my digital creative life without my go-to tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, lightworks...etc. The subscription model ensures that your version of the app is always updated. Integration and workflow among these apps is a breeze via the Cloud setup.

Where's the innovation?

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I mainly use Photoshop, which allows me to edit my photos with unmatched precision. It's a very mature, serious piece of software and you can expect it to do the job, no matter how complex. The same goes for the other elements of the Creative Cloud that I've tried, mainly Premiere Pro and InDesign. All of these applications have a very steep learning curve, but in the end, you still won't find anyone in the creative industries who doesn't use Adobe software.

Cons: I regret Adobe's decision to switch from a one-time-payment to a subscription model. While it might be benefitial to someone just starting out, the running costs quickly add up. As an active subscriber, you should expect constant innovation to match your continued investment. I'm missing a paradigm shift in all of Adobe's workhorse products. Across the board, the user interface feels old and stale. New features are just piled on top of the existing ones, which makes the applications increasingly bulky and slow. It's understandable that Adobe doesn't want to upset its existing user base with a major overhaul. But unless we get to see some new UI concepts, I expect that there are soon going to be alternative products that do a much better job.

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I use it everyday. It's the standard for all design work.

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 1. The new pricing model has made the world's best design software accessible to everyone now. Before you had to spend thousands of dollars to be able to get access to all of their titles, you can have access to the latest versions of everything they offer. You just can't beat that.

2. The ease of managing all of your programs is fantastic. Having Adobe Cloud installed makes it as easy as the click of a button to install any program or update any program in seconds.

3. They've really evolved the software to become easier to use. While it's still professional grade software and has a learning curve, it's easier then it's ever been to learn how to use all of the programs.

4. They've also done a great job of making all of their titles share similarities in their layouts and how they work. If you use one program, it's likely you'll have a level of familiarity with the others.

Cons: It's pretty hard to come up with anything I don't like about this software. I wish they would include some access to their stock photo/video library as part of the subscription, but outside of that, pretty flawless in my opinion.

Overall: It provides me all the resources I need for all of my design work.

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Adobe Creative Suite

Oct 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop for a few years now beginning with college and moving into my career. My favorite software is Photoshop and I plan to continue to use this program through my Advertising career for creating Facebook ads. I do not believe that the software is too difficult to use and I think that it is pretty user friendly in that you can always teach yourself a new skill. Using this makes a huge difference in comparison to my colleagues who use free programs instead.

Cons: I have had a few difficulties with the apps on my computer. I have to occasionally delete and redownload them when a new version comes out since the apps are always updating. The Adobe Application Manager can be a little glitchy to work with when I have these issues as well. The software is also pretty pricy so I would recommend choosing a few programs you will use the most.

Overall: My overall experience with Adobe Creative Cloud has been very positive in a business aspect. The programs have given me the ability to create professional and design savy pieces of work and documents that I would not have the ability to create otherwise. I would highly recommend the software because there is something for everyone depending what you need the programs for.

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A+ Creating with Adobe Creative Cloud

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Every type of program you could possibly need as an artist -- from creation (Illustrator/Photoshop) to webpage building to video and audio manipulation and so much more -- is all included in this can't-be-beat package.

Adobe means quality, and quality means less time you have to spend with the hiccups. Add in that the monthly cost not only ensures that you have the latest version of the software, but that you can afford it (and not have to shell out the big bucks to buy the boxed versions of each software package in your local big box store).

Cons: There is a huge learning curve on some of the software, especially if you've never used that type before. Personally, I ran into it with the audio/video stuff, because there's kind of an expected level of knowledge to begin, and I'm a digital artist just trying to expand her skillset.

HOWEVER, Adobe has a million video tutorials that will walk you through the basics, through projects to help you learn the tools. And once you do, any iteration of their product will be intuitive, which is great.

Overall: I like the monthly subscription access to all the tools I could possibly need. It renews while I'm creating, without fail, and helps me expand my skill set.

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Adobe is a monopoly

Sep 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Creative Suite provides the premier products for print design (my expertise - obviously, CC programs are used for far more than print design). QuarkXPress is a legitimate competitor for basic page design, but Photoshop and Illustrator have no competition.

Cons: Adobe has too many engineers, designers and marketing people. To keep those people busy, it tells them to find ways, any ways, to "improve" the products. I say, most of these "improvements" just add confusion. For example, recent changes to toolbar. It was fine the way it was. Just leave it alone.

In addition, Photoshop and Illustrator are simply too heavy, with too many filters and options. Many of these things should be held out as optional extensions, which would make the programs run faster and require less computing resources. But then, Apple wouldn't have a reason to build ever-faster computers to run these programs.

Overall: Adobe has created a monopoly for itself for many of its products. Illustrator is a good example. The best alternative to Illustrator was Freehand, so Adobe bought it - then promptly killed it.

I firmly believe that Adobe should be investigated for the way it has created a monopoly in some of categories where it competes. The government should consider breaking up Adobe.

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The value for money is just 10/10

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe made it easy to easily upgrade conveniently and use the required tools for the purchased software anywhere and on any computer. One of the best parts is hat you can try the product out to see if the software has what you need for work and above all, it is less expensive for all needed feature embedded in it.

Moreso, for every new version/release of CC, its free under your initial subscription so you don't have to pay for every new release, unlike other software companies who would ask you to pay for an upgrade or for a new version of the same software.

The beauty of Adobe cloud is that all features needed for your creative works are pulled from the cloud and that's fantastic.

Cons: You won't get value for money on all Adobe products.

For example product like Adobe Dreamweaver are not regularly upgraded by Adobe. So if you purchase it, it is likely that you get less value on that product because they don't focus on that product on upgrade.

Well, that should not be an issue because Adobe products have great creative fetures for your use

Overall: I use Adobe product for vector graphics and it has never cease to add more great features for ease design and create great results