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

New “Photoshop Streaming” App Coming to Adobe Creative Cloud

September 30th, 2014 2 comments

Learn More About the New Photoshop Streaming App Running on Chrome/Chromebooks

The Creative Cloud has been Adobe’s flagship product line since the launch of the CC release in the spring of last year – but ever since the Cloud was first announced in 2011, there has been persistent confusion over what the name actually means…

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 Direct Download Links, Premiere too

September 24th, 2014 7 comments

In keeping with our custom of publishing the direct download links for major Adobe products such as Creative Cloud, CS6, Lightroom 5, and Acrobat XI, below you’ll find the direct links from Adobe’s servers for the free trials of the new releases of Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13, for both Windows and Mac OS.

Direct Download Links for Adobe Elements 13 - Get It Now

These links go to the authentic and secure files residing on Adobe’s servers, are guaranteed genuine, safe, and will not change. They are especially useful when you are unable to down­load Adobe’s free trials via other means – often due to difficulties with the Adobe Download Assistant or Akamai Download Manager…

With the links provided below, you can use your own browser’s download capability (without DLM), or another download manager of your choice.

For setting up PSE 13 and/or PRE 13 on Windows, each program consists of two down­loaded files: an .exe and a 7-Zip file (.7z). The .exe file will only work (and install) once the .7z file is fully down­loaded and resides in the same folder. For the Mac, it’s just a single .dmg file for each program.

In order to properly run Photoshop & Premiere Elements 13, your computer must meet Adobe’s minimum system requirements for the products. See below for what’s new & different in this release.

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What’s New in Adobe CC 2014? Lower Prices, More & Better Apps

September 23rd, 2014 Leave a comment

Check Out the New 'Creative Cloud Learn' Center - with Hundreds of Free, High-Quality Tutorials

When readers ask us, “What’s new in the Adobe CC 2014 release?” – they usually mean what’s been added in terms of product features and improvements compared to previous versions such as CC 2013 or CS6.

And for the most part, we’ve answered that question in our prior article here:

 » What Are the Differences Between Adobe CC 2014 vs. CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3?

But there’s a larger picture as well – in terms of what’s going on with pricing and what’s included with the different Creative Cloud plans, and whether/how Adobe is keeping its promise to evolve and bring new innovation to CC subscribers. So we’re going to try to tackle that here.

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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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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 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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