Creative Cloud, Adobe’s rebranded Creative Suite, which is now the only way to get the latest versions of popular Adobe programs like Photoshop and Premier, has received a major update to most of its supported programs – 15 in total.
These latest versions now have the CC moniker attached, with Photoshop CC getting new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. Camera Shake Reduction helps deblur images that would otherwise be unusable, and Smart Sharpen enhances textures and details.
Illustrator CC now gives you more control over text, allowing you to move, scale and rotate text while keeping it editable. It now also lets you paint with brushes made from a photo, among other upgrades.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC integrates richer color grading tools thanks to the addition of the Lumetri Deep Color Engine, and After Effects CC allows artists to work more effectively in 3D with the new Live 3D Pipeline.
Finally, Adobe has also responded to the negative feedback for the cloud subscription-based model it introduced for existing clients with Adobe CC. It sent out a survey asking if current Photoshop owners would be more inclined to pay $10/month for three years of continued product support, or $30/month for the entire CS6 suite, and getting a permanent copy of CS6 at the end.
While it’s still not cheap, it’s better than having to fork over $2600, which is what the full CS6 license used to cost before Creative Cloud was introduced.