Announcing the All-New Adobe CC 2014 Release – See What's New!

Creative Cloud Adoption Grows to Over 2.8 Million Paid Subscribers

September 18th, 2014 13 comments

Adobe Creative Cloud Growth Now Surpasses 2.8 Million Paid Subscribers (Shown Quarterly Since Launch)

Adobe’s Creative Cloud has been available for over two years now and continues to gain strong adoption in the marketplace, the latest published figures show.

Paid membership is accelerating – adding a record 502,000 new subscribers in the past quarter (38,000+ new customers per week) – which means that total subscribers have now passed 2.8 million since the new CC product line replaced Creative Suite in June 2013.

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Need a Creative Cloud Disc/DVD, Backup, or Offline CC Installers?

September 9th, 2014 27 comments

Get the Adobe CC 2014 Offline Installers: Direct Links

The Creative Cloud is cool because it offers access all major tools that Adobe makes at an affordable price… But here are four recurring challenges we still see out there since Adobe discontinued boxes and switched over to Cloud-only application downloads:

  1. Folks with slow or limited Internet connections who need to complete large (multi-gigabyte) downloads to get started with their Creative Cloud memberships.
  2. Customers who’d like to download the CC software using one computer with a high speed network, but install it on another, different machine (or more) without redownloading.
  3. Users who just want to maintain secure backup copies of the offline CC 2014 installers should they ever be without connectivity and need to quickly reinstall their products.
  4. People who have difficulties with the new Creative Cloud Desktop application manager (maybe not showing apps or updates) and want to download their tools without using it.

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Get 29% off Adobe CC for Teams with 2-Year Volume Price Discount

September 16th, 2014 Leave a comment

Lock in $49.99/month for two 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 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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Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CC + CS6 Free! Download 77-Page Book

September 4th, 2014 5 comments

The new Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 is the most sophisticated and powerful toolset Adobe has ever released and recently readers have been asking for solid training materials to learn how to best use these applications…

Download the Free "Dreamweaver CC Basics" Digital Book!

Last year we spread the word on over 30 hours of free video tutorials for CS6, and last month we published details on a fantastic new ebook for getting started learning the Adobe CC/CS6 Design Suite (202 pages).  But if you’re looking for a solid primer or helpful beginner’s lessons for Adobe Dreamweaver, that’s harder to find.

Fortunately there are two new books you can download that will teach you the essentials of Adobe Dreamweaver for free, thanks to the generosity of author Professor Thomas Payne… He writes:

“These tutorials are designed to get you through the basics of making web sites in Dreamweaver with the most flexibility and the least amount of work. Think of them as supplying you with a toolbox full of tools to start making good websites.

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Watch the Adobe Create Now 2014 World Tour On-Demand [Video]

August 27th, 2014 Leave a comment

Watch the Adobe Create Now World Tour Video

Did you miss Adobe’s big 2014 Create Now Tour? Would you like to see it now, online and on-demand?

The Create Now session we attended was packed – a large theater with standing-room only – and got terrific audience reviews and feedback… All together, over 100,000 people went to the tour around the globe.

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Free 202-Page eBook! Download “Adobe CC & CS6 Design Basics”

August 15th, 2014 9 comments

The 2014 edition of the Creative Cloud is the most powerful and versatile toolset Adobe has ever produced and we’re seeing a lot of demand for good training resources to learn how to best use this fast-growing product

Get the Free "Adobe CC Design Basics" eBook!

Last year we posted details on over 1,000 pages of free ebooks for CS6.  But if you’re just getting started with the core CC 2014 design tools, what’s better than a step-by-step book that will teach you the essentials of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign from the ground up?

Fortunately there’s a very helpful new book you can download that will teach you all of this for free, courtesy of author Professor Thomas Payne… The way the book does this is by intro­ducing and explain­ing the tools in a logical way that builds upon what is previ­ously learned. These applica­tions present a vast array of buttons and gadgets that can be over­whelming to the new user. This book makes sense of it all, not showing how every­thing works, but instead giving a found­ation and a path to learn about all those controls and what they can do for you.

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How to Extend Adobe Free Trials to 60 Days Long, Instead of 30 Days

August 7th, 2014 6 comments

How to Download and Start an Adobe Software Free Trial

How long do Adobe’s free trials last? Most people would say 30 days – but practically speak­ing, it’s actually twice that, at 60 days.  Here’s why, and how…

After downloading and installing Adobe’s free trial software – whether it’s the just-launched CC 2014 (have you tried it yet?), CS6, Acrobat, Captivate, or Lightroom – your official free trial will begin for 30 calendar days from the date you first run the application (like Photoshop) on your computer.

Once you reach the end of that month – if you haven’t already purchased the product – then that free trial period will end and all the files you created will still be yours, but the software itself will no longer start on your system. And redownloading or reinstalling it won’t give you a new free trial.

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Free 76-Page eBook! Download Adobe Lightroom 5 Tutorial Guide

July 29th, 2014 7 comments

With the worldwide return of Adobe’s ultra-popular Creative Cloud Photography Plan where anybody can get both Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for just 10 bucks a month, we’ve had some readers asking us the best ways to learn these two top imaging tools…

Download the Free Lightroom 5 eBook!

We always mention about the free video tutorials on Adobe TV, as well as the super­lative, compre­hensive courses offered on Lynda.com – but now we can also recom­mend two new terrifi­cally helpful ebooks that you can work through step-by-step at your own pace. And fortu­nately, both books are completely free.

The first is the Adobe CC/CS6 Design Basics book that we recently featured, which is 200+ pages taking you through the core essentials of Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC.

The second book now is Victoria Bramp­ton’s excellent Lightroom 5 Quick Start Guide, which really tells you everything you need to know to get going with Adobe Lightroom 5 from the ground up.

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Students & Teachers! Now Get New Adobe CC 2014 for $19 a Month

July 2nd, 2014 14 comments

Get All-New Adobe CC 2014 (Creative Cloud) for $19.99/Month - Save 60%-70% Off the Regular Price, No Promo Code Needed

The standard pricing for Adobe’s new CC 2014 release – their flagship Creative Cloud all-in-one offering – is US$50 a month with an annual membership. Recently, the company extended their intro offer for existing CS customers, which gives a 40% discount off that price…

How about for education customers? On price, the offer is even better – all students, teachers, and education staff can now pay just US$19.99/month with an annual plan (under $1/day) for your first year – but importantly, no previous ownership of any Adobe product is required and no coupon code is necessary.  Outside of North America, it’s an even greater level of reduction at £15.88 or €19,99 or A$14.99 per month (including VAT), or 60-70% off:

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Adobe CC 2014 Direct Download Links – Creative Cloud 2014 Release

June 18th, 2014 177 comments

Download the New 2014 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud Now! (Try or Buy)

The all-new Adobe CC 2014 release was announced earlier today, with hundreds of new features compared to earlier creative versions… And there’s no wait: the CC 2014 software is available immediately for worldwide download via the CC Desktop App… This means everyone gets either a free upgrade or a free trial – but some folks would like or need to access the new tools directly without using Adobe’s download manager.

So below we’ve curated a complete set of Adobe CC 2014 direct download links for all the new products on Windows and Mac OS, for instant access (plus the ability to use your own download manager) if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and want to get the trials without it… These can also come in quite handy if you want offline CC 2014 installers to use, store, or back up with (i.e., copy to USB flash drive, burn to DVD, etc).

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