- Creative Cloud gives you the world's best creative tools all in one place
- This includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign and more!
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When it comes to graphic design, video editing and, of course, photo editing, there is one suit of applications that reign high above all else. And you guessed it, that's Adobe Creative Cloud, the big app suite that includes Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and countless others.
If you're in the world of art, or even if you've ever taken a photography class, Adobe Photoshop might be the most familiar. It's a robust photo editing suite that gives you the power to tweak colors, make portions vanish and let your creative mind shine.
Adobe made the switch from selling its suite of apps as a large purchase to a subscription a while back. And it shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Nearly everything is going the subscription route, where you pay a monthly fee to access the services. And Creative Cloud has several benefits, like choosing a plan that fits your needs and budgets, but also throws in auto updates and cloud storage.
If you're looking to up your photo game for Instagram (we won't judge) or just want to edit your memories, the uber-popular photography subscription ($19.99/month; adobe.com) is the perfect tier with access to Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop for an individual. You can install the applications on up to two devices and they come with 1TB of cloud storage.
However, if you want the full creative suite with over 20 applications, then the All Apps ($52.99 a month; adobe.com) is the right move. You get the entire creative cloud, 1TB of cloud storage, access to Adobe Fonts, Adobe Spark and Adobe Portfolio. It really is the whole package.
One of my favorite features of Creative Cloud is the ability to sync across devices, and when Photoshop launches for the iPad, it will be just as seamless there. You can start a project on your desktop, pick it up on your laptop and then move it to your Pad to finish the project, and even send it for approval. Creative Cloud lets you have the ultimate work flow across devices that support Adobe's wide range of apps.
Even better, Adobe offers plans for students, teachers and businesses. So it pays to shop around and find the best package for your needs. It's no exaggeration to say that here, in the contemporary creative ecosystem, all roads lead to the Creative Cloud.
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