If I had to choose one toolset that I could not live without when going about my everyday work it would definitely have to be the Adobe Creative Cloud.
Following on from my post Optimise your imagery, grow your website audience, for those that are looking to get more out of their website imagery and are looking to push their creative boundaries you definitely can’t go past the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products.
Here are a few of my favourite things about the Creative Cloud you might also find useful,
An App for every need!
Whether it be Photoshop for design and image manipulation, Illustrator for logo and vector graphic creation or Lightroom for photo retouching and management; Adobe are absolutely killing it in the app department and provide a solution for pretty much every creative need.
Check out the Creative Cloud website for a full list of apps.
Centralised App Management
The Adobe Creative Cloud comes bundled with a dedicated application manager, this handy little app lets you manage and update all of your installed applications in one central location.
You are also able to install and try new Creative Cloud apps without ever having to search for them.
Bonus: The Adobe Creative Cloud app also allows you to quickly access your Adobe cloud storage, sync design assets and search Adobe Stock straight from the app!
As long as you are subscribed to the Creative Cloud you will receive FREE access to the latest updates and versions of your favourite apps, this means that you will always be in the loop when any new features are released.
Sharing Across Devices
One of the great features released with the Creative Cloud is CreativeSync, which lets you work with your design assets across all of your Creative Cloud compatible devices; which means that you can start working on a design on your desktop, save it to your design assets and continue editing it on the go using another device (tablet, mobile etc.) and all changes are synced back to the one central location.
Bonus: Learning and Support
Need help getting started with an app or looking to expand your skillset? Head over to Adobe Learn and you can find a vast wealth of manuals, tutorials and resources (it is especially useful for staying up to date on what’s new and learning how to use the latest features).
Less about photoshop buut still want to DIY? Read How Good Design Can Develop The Story of Your Brand and learn some Canva tips and tricks.