Jack Nack, Principal Product Manager at Adobe, gives his thoughts on Creative Cloud and why he thinks it's a step in the right direction for creatives.
He writes, "Like most big changes, the move to Creative Cloud is both exciting & disruptive. So far some people love it while others are very upset. I’m not writing this post thinking I’ll change everyone’s hearts & minds. I just want to tell you how I personally have thought about the change, from the perspective of someone who deeply wants to help creative people thrive."
Read his full post here on his Adobe blog.
James Nolan of Stoke Ripley Creative writes a no-holds-barred editorial on his experiences moving to the subscription-based Adobe Creative Cloud. He writes, "As one of the early up-takers I’d like to poke my annoying and fuzzy fissog into the current debate and try to make them aware that – based on my recent experiences with Adobe – and specifically their customer service – I’m not feeling as excited by the prospect of CC in the same way they are. I agree, the idea of the Creative Cloud is a tremendous one, so whilst I’m certainly not looking back, it would seem, neither am I looking forward."
Read his full post here on Digital Arts.
Aharon Rabinowitz of All Bets Are Off Productions presents a clear-eyed view of Adobe's Creative Cloud and their announcement that all future software will be made available on a subscription basis only.
He writes, "Before we start – lets get something out of the way. YOU DO NOT, NOR EVER HAVE, OWNED YOUR ADOBE SOFTWARE. You have licensed it. You must follow certain guidelines in using it (such as not copying your software and giving it to a friend) or you invalidate that license. That doesn’t mean it’s even close to the same thing as the kind of licensing model Creative Cloud uses, but it please stop talking about ownership. It’s an illusion.
I recognize there is a difference between Creative Suite and Creative Cloud, in terms of how you pay and use it, but lets just stop calling it 'ownership' and address the real issue:
Oliver Peters of Digital Films writes: This past Monday attheir Max event, Adobe clarified its plans going forward. Gone is the “next” label, as well as any mention of “Creative Suite 7”. Henceforth, nearly all of Adobe’s content creation products will be sold only via Adobe’s cloud subscription model, under the Creative Cloud (or CC) banner. Premiere Pro, Photoshop, et al, become Premiere Pro CC, Photoshop CC and so on. With a few exceptions, like Lightroom, perpetual licenses (where you “own” the software) are gone. Needless to say, this announcement brought a quick and largely negative user reaction.
Creative Bloq writes: The Google Doodle team released one of their most elaborate creations to date to mark what would have been graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass's 93rd birthday yesterday - if you missed it, you MUST check it out in the above video.
But who was Saul Bass? During a hugely successful 40-year career, the Oscar-winner worked with some of Hollywood's greatest directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese, developing iconic visuals for classic motion pictures.
READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
FCP.cp writes: What are cinemagraphs? In this article we show you a recent broadcast feature made up entirely of cinemagraphs and we also look at how they are made using FCP and Motion.
If you watched the BBC coverage of the final of the Snooker World Championship over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, you might have seen the black and white 'Time' feature. If not, take a look at the piece which was made up using cinemagraphs.
READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Lance Ulanoff of Mashable writes: Adobe's decision to discontinue the boxed version of Creative Suite and move to a subscription software-based model (also known as the Creative Cloud) stunned many customers, but considering recent moves, like theacquisition and integration of Behance, the introduction of a cloud subscription option and Adobe’s desire to support transmedia activities, none of this should come as a surprise.
Barry Braverman of Red Shark writes: I’ve been saying it for most of the past decade: When it comes to managing and manipulating digital video you really only need three tools in your day-to-day life: yes, you need Adobe Photoshop; yes, you need your NLE; and yes you need Sorenson Squeeze. The latest version 9 is the first major update in a year and a half, and the most significant revision to the world’s most versatile transcoding tool since v6 three years ago
Jackie Dove of Digital Arts Online writes: Plus we get the skinny on Audition CC, Prelude CC, SpeedGrade CC and Story Plus.
As Adobe wraps all of its updates to its professional creative apps as it kills Creative Suite in favour of Creative Cloud, Premiere Pro benefits from universal cloud features such as Sync Fonts and Sync Settings that let remote videographers and artists get down to work right away in a familiar tool-based environment, regardless of where they’re working.