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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: InDesign Alternative – Affinity Publisher

The latest addition to Serif's Affinity suite, Publisher, is designed to provide a professional layout environment similar to InDesign or Quark Xpress. Released in June 2019, in some respects, Publisher doesn't yet have the feature depth of its competitors. However, in others, it surpasses them. And in general, it is both capable and very easy to learn. While it won't fit every workflow, especially publishing teams that rely heavily on complementary apps like Adobe InCopy, Affinity Publisher is an appealing option for freelance designers, students, and recent graduates, and others not dependent upon an Adobe ecosystem.

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.

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...