Adobe Black Friday Sale Extended! Get the Best Deals & Discounts of 2015

Adobe Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2015 Offers, Deals & Specials

November 9th, 2015 18 comments

[UPDATE (Sat., Nov. 28th, 9:00pm EST) – For the moment, all of these Adobe Black Friday deals are still live and working!]

Adobe is having a worldwide sale with money-saving deals lined up from now until Black Friday 2015, and we’ve got the complete guide below… There are some nice offers on tap for major products in this “season of savings” – with discounts as much as 68% off the regular prices!

Check Out All of Adobe's Black Friday Offers, Deals & Discounts

The company is running three major Creative Cloud (CC 2015) promotions that are the lowest prices ever offered on these products.  The holiday deals begin on Monday, Nov­ember 9th at 12:00pm US Eastern Time and will run continuously through Black Friday, Nov­ember 27th at 11:59pm US Pacific Time — still going!

The three four big offers are:

Creative Cloud 20% Off: Normally $49.99/month for new customers signing up for an annual plan – now the complete Adobe CC member­ship will be available at a introductory discounted rate of $39.99/month (or £36.59/€47.59/A$39.99 including VAT) for your first year. Or you can also get 20% off any CC Single-Tool Subscription, or for Creative Cloud with Adobe Stock. No previous software ownership or other qualifications are necessary to receive this reduction.

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Holiday Giveaway! FREE Creative Cloud with All-New CC 2015 Tools

November 23rd, 2015 331 comments

In June, Adobe shipped the all-new CC 2015 set of tools and services – a milestone marking the third major release of the CC product line, which replaced CS6 from 2012. This latest CC version contains thousands of new features and advancements compared to CS6 (across all creative applica­tions), and it is available only via Creative Cloud membership – a community which recently surpassed five million paid members.

What's Included in this Adobe Giveaway? See All the New CC 2015 Tools You Get with Creative Cloud

Adobe CC 2015 is also known as the Creative Cloud 2015 Release… And that is exactly what we’re giving away for free below, and this offer is open to everyone world­wide.

In all, Creative Cloud 2015 comes with 15 new desk­top applica­tions (Photo­shop CC 2015, Illus­trator CC 2015, InDesign CC 2015, Light­room CC 2015, Muse CC 2015, and all your other favorites), together with other comple­mentary tools and services (such as Acrobat Pro, Edge, Typekit, Behance ProSite, CC Market) and much more. See the entire contents of what’s in Creative Cloud, where all ongoing upgrades are auto­matic­ally included at no addi­tional charge.

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Adobe Stock for Free: Download 10 Professional Images Worth $50

November 19th, 2015 Leave a comment

Get 10 Free Adobe Stock Images Now

Adobe wants to give you US$50 worth of professional, high-resolution stock images right now. We’re talking about high-quality, curated photos, illustrations, vectors, graphics, and more from a vast collection of over 40 million assets to choose from.

No, really – they do… If you try out the new Adobe Stock (also known as Fotolia) by the end of November, Adobe will credit your account for the 10 free premium images you can use in the next 30 days. You can select from any of the 40,000,000+ that you want (try searching right now just to see!), and use them to jump-start your creative projects – or for any purpose in virtually any project anywhere.

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It’s True: Adobe Bridge CC Is Completely Free for Everyone, for Life!

November 13th, 2015 6 comments

What Is Adobe Bridge?

In response to our How to Join Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Free post last week, we received this question from a reader:

Hi – is it really true that Adobe Bridge (the full version) is totally free to download and use forever, and I don’t have to pay for it or have a subscription?

The answer is yes, it’s absolutely true – although not that many people know about it because Adobe hasn’t really publicized it widely…

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How to Join Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Free

November 4th, 2015 60 comments

Get Adobe Creative Cloud Now, Free or Paid

Having originally launched four years ago, by this time you’ve heard of Adobe’s fast-growing Creative Cloud, you’ve dispelled the all-too-common myths out there surrounding it, and perhaps are considering subscribing to CC now that over 5 million of your colleagues already have…

You may also know that Adobe stopped development of the older “CS” releases back in 2012, and that there have been thousands of new product features, enhancements, and performance improvements added to CC since then, as well as integral new services.

But did you know that no matter what you do, you can sign up right now for a zero-cost class of membership that never expires and provides free benefits for life?  Anyone can have this in 84 countries worldwide, even if you still use the older tools instead, or even if you use no other Adobe products or services at all.

Here is all of what you get completely free, permanently:

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Can You Open/Use/Export/Save Adobe CC Files on CS6 – and Back?

October 27th, 2015 54 comments

Now that the Adobe CC release is becoming widespread with over 5 million paid customers, some folks are asking us whether the new versions of the tools in the Creative Cloud can read or save older data/document/project file formats like CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 & CS3…

Are Adobe CC Files Backwards Compatible with CS6?

In fact, now that Adobe’s flagship creative toolset CC 2015 (aka CS9) is three major releases past CS6 from 2012, file version compatibility can some­times be an important decision point in moving forward.

In the past, new Adobe product versions have often brought different or expanded file formats to support significant new features – and customers want to know if their existing projects will easily carry forward with them when they upgrade, or if they will be able to save back to older formats for coworkers or clients who may still be running an earlier revision of the programs…

OK then, here’s how it works. Generally, your new CC tools will be able to open and use any and all earlier CS project and data files – including CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, and CS6 files – with no problem or loss of information. In other words, all Adobe software is able to read or import file formats from previous versions of the same program – and it should happen seam­lessly and automatically. The only exception to this is Premiere Pro, where it’s best to open/edit projects in the same versions that created them.

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Get 29% off Adobe CC for Teams with 3-Year Volume Price Discount

October 22nd, 2015 2 comments

Lock in $49.99/month for three years. Save 30% on Creative Cloud for Teams! Hurry, offer ends soon

We have a special Creative Cloud promotion from Adobe for you. For a limited time, you can save US$20 (almost 30%) on Creative Cloud for Teams with a price lock for two three years. That comes out to US$49.99 a month! This promotion is available worldwide with similar discounts in other countries… See below for offer details and links.

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Free! 200 Hours of Training and Tutorials from Adobe MAX 2015

October 20th, 2015 Leave a comment

Download the Popular Adobe MAX 2015 Wallpaper (Full-Sized Hi-Res for Your Desktop)

Did you make it to MAX this year? Adobe’s Creativity Conference smashed all records with 7,000 attendees coming together in Los Angeles earlier this month, up from 5,000 just a couple years ago… And that was despite an increase in the cost of a full conference pass to US$1,595.

For the price of that ticket, participants enjoyed major new product launches, inspirational key­notes from creative luminaries, hundreds of enriching training sessions, plentiful opportunities for networking with colleagues, access to the latest cool technology on the pavilion floor, meeting the Adobe product teams in person, the highly-anticipated “Sneak Peek” demos of jaw-dropping new features under development, and of course the famous MAX Bash party. And this year, all attendees also received a free year of Adobe Stock as well as a new FUJIFILM X-T10 camera.

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Exclusive! Get Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom for Just $7.99/Month

October 14th, 2015 43 comments

Get Photoshop CC + Lightroom CC + More for $7.99/Month with this Adobe Photography Discount

[UPDATE (Nov. 2015) – See all of Adobe’s new offers for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2015!]

We’ve got a terrific new deal for you, one that is only available here to readers of ProDesignTools… For a limited time and while our allocation lasts, you can get an annual membership to the CC Photography plan – which includes the latest-and-greatest releases of both Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC – for 20% off the regular price worldwide. That works out to just US$7.99, £5.71, €7.99, or A$7.99 per month (plus applicable taxes or VAT) in several major currencies.

This is the best price ever offered on the full Photoshop! To take advantage of this savings, you must sign up with this special link. This promotion is available in all countries where Creative Cloud is sold direct from Adobe, with no previous purchase or software ownership required. It is an introductory offer good for your first year, after which the price shifts to the regular ongoing rate (currently US$9.99 a month). The 12-month discount offer ends November 28, 2015:

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Watch 11 Jaw-Dropping Sneak Peeks from Adobe MAX 2015 [Videos]

October 13th, 2015 Leave a comment

Check Out All of the Adobe MAX 2015 Sneak Peeks!

SAN JOSE, Calif.October 13, 2015—At the record-breaking MAX conference last week, Adobe revealed 11 sneak peeks of technol­ogies they are working on but haven’t released yet. Some of these new features are absolutely mind-blowing and defy belief, yet the company did not web­cast the sneak peeks. But good news, you will find complete videos of each of them captured below!

Naturally, the Adobe says there aren’t any guarantees for what will appear in a production release, or when: “See the coolest demos of what we’re cooking up in the Adobe development labs, and be the first to get a peek at technologies that may (or may not) make it into future products and services.” But never­the­less, major new product features very often appear in these previews before they make it into the real tools (cases in point: Content-Aware Fill, Perspective Warp, Image Deblurring, and Defog/Dehaze).

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