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Adobe Rebrands Creative Suite as Creative Cloud; Unveils Two Tablet-Specific Items

Category: Software
Posted: May 6, 2013 06:50PM
Author: bp9801

Adobe took the wraps off some new gear earlier today, although one of them should be pretty familiar for most users. The company announced its Creative Suite is being rebranded into Creative Cloud, which was first introduced last year as a subscription-based model for the Adobe product stack. What it means is users have access all of Adobe's tool, with the latest updates, for a monthly fee. Everything is stored and synced online, so your settings are never far away whether you're on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device. It also allows for greater interaction with other Creative Cloud users to get feedback on whatever you're making. All the Creative Cloud products are receiving a plethora of new features, and even adding some from Photoshop Extended to Photoshop CC, like 3D editing and conditional actions.

However, the only downside is Creative Suite 6 is the last of the line for the CS products. Those are still going to be available and Adobe plans to support them, including releasing bug fixes when needed, just CS6 is giving way to CC. The monthly subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud should still be $49.99, while current owners of CS3 or higher can drop that to $29.99.

The other new stuff Adobe showed off today is for the mobile crowd, specifially tablet owners. Neither one is ready for the primetime and could have a name change when available, but the two are known as Project Mighty and Project Napoleon. Project Mighty is a stylus that pulls information from your Creative Cloud settings in a way to lessen the divide between software and hardware. It offers various pressure sensitivity levels (exact ones unknown), and has a rechargeable battery, Bluetooth, and built-in memory. Project Napoleon, on the other hand, is a high-tech straight edge, as it projects straight lines to help keep things even when drawing on a tablet. Information is a little light on both so far, but you can check them out at the source below.

Sources: Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Projects Mighty and Napoleon



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