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Creative Cloud Giveaway! Win the New Adobe 2020 Release Free

July 1st, 2020 494 comments
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What's Included in this Adobe Giveaway? See All the Tools & Services You Get with Creative Cloud

Last fall, Adobe shipped the new 2020 collection of tools and services – a milestone marking the eighth major release of the Creative Cloud product line which launched in 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 now surpasses 18 million paid subscribers.

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“Wow, Crazy” Photoshop ‘Select Subject’ Feature Gets Even Better

June 16th, 2020 1 comment
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Incredible New Select Subject Portrait in Photoshop 2020

Knowing how to make a good selection is one of the most important things you can learn to do in Photoshop. With accurate selections and masks, you can completely control the placement and movement of all the elements of your image, or copy an object from one photo to another.

But making good selections and masks can also be one of the most time-consuming processes in Photoshop. And we take for granted what our eyes can easily see, yet a program usually cannot recognize without our involvement. But in 2018, Adobe introduced a new one-click feature in Photoshop (see original video below) that gives you a big head start in this regard: Select Subject.

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How to Solve It When Adobe Programs or Updates Won’t Download

June 10th, 2020 97 comments
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The Adobe CC Desktop App Manager: How Does It Work?

We’re on the Adobe Help Forums every day and regularly see users posting queries like “Can’t install Photoshop from the Creative Cloud” or CC 2020 won’t download,” or “my product updates aren’t working”… It could be for the free trials or for the full paid versions.

Often the issue is related to one or the other download managers (DLM) that Adobe uses to deliver its software install­ers. Over the years and for various tools, they have used the Akamai Down­load Manager, the Adobe Down­load Assistant (ADA), the Adobe Applica­tion Manager (AAM), and now the Creative Cloud’s Desktop App.

Adobe employs these helper utilities because their downloads are usually large – multiple gigabytes – and download managers can help correct for unreliable Internet connections, and resume a download after it has been paused or unexpectedly broken.

But it turns out there can be interactions between the DLM and configurations of your computer, web browser, anti-virus software, Internet connection, Read more…

Adobe Stock for Free: Download 10 High-Quality Images Worth $50

May 28th, 2020 9 comments
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Find the perfect asset for your next creative project - download 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 premium-quality, curated photos, illustrations, vectors, graphics, templates, audio/music, and more from an enormous collection of over 200 million assets to choose from…

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Learn After Effects Free! Download Brand New 51-Page Guidebook

May 26th, 2020 2 comments
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Over the years, we’ve put together a large collection of free Adobe books that we share with our readers here… This extensive set of helpful, no-cost books has now grown to over 30 different titles that you can legally download and use royalty-free, forever.

Read or Download the Free New Adobe After Effects Book!

These digital books cover Creative Cloud, Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Animate, XD, Light­room and more – but until now, we haven’t had a solid recent offering for Adobe After Effects.

Fortunately, this has now changed with the publication of the new “Motion Graphics in After Effects that Speaks to Your Brain” guidebook, which comes from Adobe Community Profes­sional and renowned AE guru, Dr. Mathias Möhl.

Dr. Möhl started writing this book before the coronavirus existed, and then generously decided to provide it 100% free for everyone for an unlimited time with no strings attached, as his contribution to supporting you in the midst of the crisis. His advice is to use your time wisely and learn new skills now, as they’ll help you to run a successful business once the pandemic no longer dominates our lives. You can download the book for free here.

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The 10 Most Common Myths About Adobe’s Creative Cloud (CC)

May 20th, 2020 398 comments
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What's in the Adobe Creative Cloud?

With over 18 million customers having already signed up in the eight years since it launched, Adobe’s Creative Cloud product line has been a success exceeding even the company’s own expecta­tions.  Still, there are a lot of misconceptions out there that we see from time to time, or that some folks seem to believe… Here below we dispel and debunk the top 10 most common myths we’ve heard – and hopefully even if you already know the scoop or use Creative Cloud you’ll pick something up… read on!

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Download Free New Book on Photography, Photoshop & Lightroom

May 15th, 2020 3 comments
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Download the Free Photography with Photoshop & Lightroom Book Now

Over the years, we’ve put together a large collection of free Adobe books that we share with our readers here… This extensive set of helpful, no-cost books has now grown to over 30 different titles that you can legally download and use royalty-free, forever.

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How to Access, Restore or Update to Any Version of Adobe CC Apps

May 13th, 2020 32 comments
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How Does the Adobe CC Desktop App Manager Work?

One of the biggest strengths of the Creative Cloud 2020 release is receiving a complete set of creative tools with an ongoing stream of updates included at no extra cost… We no longer have to wait years for our products to innovate and keep pace with evolving technologies; instead we receive the latest and greatest features and improvements as soon as they are ready.

Since the initial launch of CC in 2013, Adobe has regularly issued new upgrades for each individual app about once every 3-4 months, bringing new power and capabilities to all subscribers.

Normally the Creative Cloud works seamlessly with these ongoing product updates… The CC Desktop App runs quietly in the System Tray and notifies the customer that a new upgrade is avail­able for any of the included applications like Photoshop CC, and (optionally whenever desired) the user clicks one button to auto­matically download and install the update in the back­ground.

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How to Save 70% with the New Adobe CC Student/Teacher Editions

February 11th, 2020 143 comments
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Get the New Creative Cloud 2020 Student & Teacher Edition Now (Try or Buy)

Let’s face it, Adobe’s traditional product prices seemed expensive over the years, espe­cially if you’re on a student’s budget. The last perpetual version available, Creative Suite 6 from 2012, historically had full prices ranging from $399 for Dream­weaver through $999 for Photoshop Extended and on up to $2,599 upfront for the Master Collection suite, which contained all CS6 applications. As cool and powerful as this software was, it’s hard to afford when you’re in school – even after the student/teacher discount.

Adobe stopped selling CS6 several years ago, as the version reached EOL and end of support – but fortunately the company still offers deep discounts for education customers on the latest CC release. A few years ago, in fact, they increased the discount on Creative Cloud to up to 70% off the regular prices. And while there are a lot of misconceptions about CC, the main products like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, etc., still download and run on your desktop as normal.

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Download Free New 2020 Book, ‘Adobe Design Basics’ (211 Pages)

February 4th, 2020 22 comments
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With over 18 million paid members for Creative Cloud and growing, we often get this question from readers: “What’s a good book to get started with the most popular Adobe tools?” While there are a lot of great CC books for sale on Amazon, why not begin with an excellent title that’s available to everyone for free, and that you can download instantly?

Get the New Adobe "Creative Cloud 2020 Design Basics" Book for Free – Download Now! (Look Under 'Resources')

Over the years, we’ve compiled a collection of over 30 free books that you can download and use for learning all of Adobe’s different creative tools… But there’s one volume that always stands out as a favorite – and even better, it has just been republished in a brand new expanded edition for the CC 2020 tools.

So if you’re just getting going with (or would like a solid primer covering) the core Creative Cloud design tools, then what better than a step-by-step guide that will teach you the essentials of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe XD from the ground up?

So here it is: the very helpful “Adobe Design Basics” that will give you all of this for free, courtesy of author Professor Thomas Payne… The book works 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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