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Tag Archives: Illustrator

Creative Cloud Beta

Adobe Surprises Creatives With Open Beta Program

Recently we took a look at some very capable but more affordable alternatives to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. It’s always a benefit to customers when developers provide legitimate competition and choice. However, if you find yourself sticking with one...

Work From Home Essentials: Illustrator Alternative – Affinity Designer

As with photo editing applications, there are several vector illustration apps on the market that offer an alternative to Adobe Illustrator, such as Corel Draw. For many creative professionals, switching away from a workhorse like Illustrator will require the new software to check several important boxes. This article can provide some insight into why Affinity Designer might be worth a look for many Illustrator users. Like Affinity Photo, Designer offers a professional feature set, is available for Mac, iPad, and PC, and offers a very affordable perpetual license.

Adobe Creative Cloud Folder with text saying "Creative Cloud 2020"

Adobe Creative Cloud 2020

Earlier this week, Adobe launched the latest version of the Creative Cloud suite, CC 2020. While we plan to offer a more detailed look at a later time, including the possibility of a couple competitive reviews (think Affinity apps), this article provides a quick overview. Overall this release is more about the improvement of existing functions and added stability and less about headline features. While that’s not as exciting to the average user, this approach is not a bad thing. For years, many long-time users complained that Adobe fell victim to the “feature bloat” trap. They perennially released new features that were designed to wow people (i.e., were easier to market) but which were either not often requested or not fully “baked.” In the meantime, many existing, commonly used features were not evolving.

macOS 101: What High Sierra Broke and How to Fix It

It's almost become a tradition; one that we wish we didn’t have to put up with. It seems with each new version of the Mac operating system, there are some features that just don’t seem to work the way they...

A Look at Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 Improvements

Last week Adobe released the latest round of upgrades to the Creative Cloud suite (dubbed “CC 2017”). Adobe’s focus for this release is aimed squarely at refining user experience and making workflows more efficient. Some applications include new integrations with...

Creative Cloud Design Tips: Low Poly Portrait, Part 2

This fall we are sharing a series of Creative Cloud Design Tips for those who have some experience but want to learn new workflows for Illustrator, Photoshop, or After Effects. Rather than setting up a tutorial where you follow a...

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