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

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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All Adobe CC 2014 Updates: The Direct Download Links for Windows

August 4th, 2014 11 comments

Download New Adobe CC 2014 Now! (Try or Buy)

One of the main benefits of the Adobe CC 2014 release is receiving an ongoing stream of product updates at no extra cost… No longer do we have to wait 1-2 years for our tools to innovate and keep pace with evolving technologies; instead we get the latest & greatest features and enhancements as soon as they are ready.

On this page you’ll find all the updates to CC 2014 (on Windows), since its initial launch in June. (If you need to install the full products themselves, see our CC 2014 download links.)

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All Adobe CC 2014 Updates: The Direct Download Links for Mac OS

August 4th, 2014 13 comments

Download New Adobe CC 2014 Now! (Try or Buy)

One of the main benefits of the Adobe CC 2014 release is receiving an ongoing stream of product updates at no extra cost… No longer do we have to wait 1-2 years for our tools to innovate and keep pace with evolving technologies; instead we get the latest & greatest features and enhancements as soon as they are ready.

On this page you’ll find all the updates to CC 2014 (on Mac OS), since its initial launch in June. (If you need to install the full products themselves, see our CC 2014 download links.)

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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 8 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 Sets Permanent Plan Discount for Photoshop CC + Lightroom

June 24th, 2014 2 comments

Get Photoshop CC 2014 + Lightroom 5 + More for $9.99/Month with the Adobe Photography Plan

Previously available only as a special promotion (starting on Black Friday), and originally only offered to existing customers who were upgrading from older versions of Photoshop, Adobe has now made permanent a low-cost Photoshop/photography product bundle that anyone worldwide can take advantage of, with no prior purchase or software ownership necessary…

The new Creative Cloud Photography Plan includes the latest and greatest desktop releases of both Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus other related tools and services. It includes all of the following components for only US$9.99/month with an annual membership (Adobe’s best deal ever on PS):

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Adobe CC 2014 Direct Download Links – Creative Cloud 2014 Release

June 18th, 2014 159 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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What’s the Difference: New Adobe CC 2014 vs. CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3?

June 19th, 2014 15 comments

One of the most common upgrade questions we see out there is asking what’s new, what’s different, what’s better, what’s changed between Adobe’s just-launched CC 2014 release and the previous CC 2013, or 2012′s Creative Suite 6, or even the older CS5, CS4, CS3?  Or more fundamentally, what are the key new features in CC 2014 versus prior versions?

What Are the Differences Between Adobe CC 2014 vs. CS6 and Other Versions — What's New?

Now that the new CC 2014 mile­stone release is out world­wide, everyone is entitled to either a free upgrade or a free 30-day trial (possibly up to 60 days). Ongoing access to these tools requires a Creative Cloud mem­ber­ship (either for one app or for all), with signif­icant discounts available for upgrad­ers and education custom­ers. Adobe says that if you look at all of the changes since CS6 to the current CC 2014 release, there have been almost 1,000 updates – new and improved features, added capabil­ities, and perfor­mance improve­ments – to the key creative applications.

There are 20 different desktop tools included in Creative Cloud 2014, so the easiest way to look at it is by product… For example, Photoshop CC 2014 contains all the 3D functions that were previously only available in the PS ‘Extended’ edition – and overall is packed with new features for designers, photographers and digital artists – something for everyone. You’ll find the details on these additions in the table below.

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