There has been a lot of talk, both good and bad, for Adobe Creative Cloud. Some designers love the concept, while others completely dislike the idea.
For those who are not familiar with Adobe Creative Cloud, it basically works like this. Creative Cloud (CC) basically allows subscribers to use the entire line of Adobe CC products for a monthly, reoccurring fee. Instead of having to spend thousands of dollars purchasing the software, the monthly fee is around $49.99 per month. Not only do you get to download and use all of the available software, all new updates/upgrades are included in that monthly fee. In addition to having access to all of the Adobe CC programs, you also get access to cloud storage and sync that gives you access to your work anywhere.
Some designers were confused at first about being able to use the software when not connected to the internet. This is completely false. While you do have to be connected to the internet to download the programs, they are installed on your machine just like before, and they do not require you to be connected to the internet to use them.
These are just a few benefits to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Personally, I love the idea of being able to have access to all of the Adobe CC products and their upgrades without having to fork out thousands of dollars upfront. The monthly fee seemed a tad expensive at the beginning, but when I researched all of the perks of having the CC, it actually is well worth it.
To learn more about Adobe Creative Cloud, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html.
Victoria (Tori) is a freelance graphic designer located just outside of St. Louis, Mo.