Adobe Creative Cloud

The Creative Cloud Chronicles: Creative Cloud Connection Arrives

By Chris Dickman, Founding Editor,

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Say Hello to Acrobat XI
Adobe Launches Edge Tools and Services
The Digital Publishing Suite Arrives
A Cloud of Confusion
Are You Special?

Creative Cloud Connection Now Finally Available
Creative Cloud members have been waiting impatiently for some time for Adobe to deliver the promised ability to sync desktop files with those uploaded to the cloud storage that's part of the service. Well, the app is finally available for download in a "preview version," which is to say that it still has a long way to go to meet the expectations of users. The Creative Cloud team blog covers what's available in this first iteration. Once installed, the app creates a local folder on your computer with its content matching everything stored on your account on the Creative Cloud Files page. Current functionality includes file sharing (although not folder sharing), file preview, the ability to manipulate layers on a Photoshop document, paging through an InDesign file or generating a PDF of your work to share with others. Noteworthy is that only Mac OS 10.7 and 10.8, and Windows 7 and 8 (both 64 and 32 bit versions), are supported. Vista users can apparently go pound sand.

Create Now Live Date Change
Originally scheduled for December 5, this live event has now been bumped to December 11. Beginning at 10:00 PST, Jeffrey Veen, Vice President, Products, will demonstrate not only new Creative Cloud-only Photoshop features but the upcoming team version of Creative Cloud, as well as how to "explore ways to take your design skills from print to online and mobile." This will be followed by several hours of presentations that include the likes of design agency Karlssonwilker, animation director Justin Weyers and Mr. Photoshop Tips himself, Scott Kelby. You can sign up for the event on the site.

Win a Year of Creative Cloud holds a monthly sweepstakes on its Facebook page, giving away prizes such as Photoshop plugins and training material. This month the prize is a one-year subscription to Creative Cloud. Our thanks to Adobe for supplying the prize.

Digital Publishing Suite Update
Those using DPS to create apps will be interested in recent updates that add support for new devices, analytics on end user behavior and improvements to the publishing workflow and reading experience. As a reminder, Creative Cloud members can use this to create an unlimited number of apps.

Subscription Cards
Looking for another way to have short-term access to Creative Cloud? How about a three-month subscription card, which is available from Staples for $99.98.

Downloading Edge Inspect
If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber you won't find Edge Inspect in the Adobe Application Manager. Instead, go to the Creative Cloud Apps page (make sure you’re logged in), scroll down to the Edge Tools and Services section, find Edge Inspect and click on Learn More, then Download.

Photoshop CS6 Quick Reference Guide
The Photoshop CS6 Quick Reference Guide provides yet another way to figure out where within the labyrinthine realms of Photoshop you need to go to accomplish a particular task.

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