What is Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe Creative Cloud is the complete creative collection of Adobe apps. While it could be compared to Adobe Master Collection CS6, it consists of far more than just apps. Creative Cloud includes both desktop apps and mobile apps, tutorials, Adobe assets, Adobe Stock, cloud storage space and access to Behance where you can build your portfolio and showcase it to the world.

Is It Cloud-Based software?

When Adobe Creative Cloud first launched, there was a common misconception that the software was cloud-based and that one would have to be online to operate the apps. Adobe Creative Cloud does include cloud services, but the applications are downloaded and reside on one’s desktop or mobile device.

 

What is included in Adobe Creative Cloud?

 Adobe Creative Cloud is a combination of applications, assets and software as a service. It includes the following:

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Desktop Apps

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Photoshop
InDesign
After Effects
Adobe Muse
Adobe Audition
Media Encoder
InCopy
Scout
PhoneGap Build
ExtendScript Toolkit

Lightroom
Experience Design
Project Felix
Acrobat Pro
Bridge
Fuse
Prelude
SpeedGrade
Gaming SDK

Illustrator
Adobe Premier Pro
Dreamweaver
Animate
Character Animator
Flash Builder
Spark
Story Plus
Extension Manager

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Mobile Apps

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Adobe Capture
Adobe Comp CC
Spark Page
Premier Clip
Photoshop Fix
Adobe Portfolio

Adobe Illustrator Draw
Adobe Experience Design
Spark Post
Photoshop Lightroom for Mobile
Photoshop Express
Adobe Creative SDK

Photoshop Sketch
Adobe Preview CC
Spark Video
Photoshop Mix
Photo Editor by Aviary

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Creative Cloud Tutorials

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Creative Cloud Libraries

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Adobe Stock

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Behance

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While a single person may only ever use a small fraction of what is listed above, Adobe Creative Cloud simplifies the licencing requirements for companies and educational institutions that would otherwise need to manage a list of various products within the Adobe range for their various departments.

It also affords individuals the opportunity to try out tools and applications that they could previously not afford to add to their software arsenal.