It’s been coming.
We’ve been using Creative Cloud for a while now but it’s still a shock to see Adobe completely abandon it’s Creative Suite.
In a game of nerdy Top Trumps, designers around the globe all boast about the latest version of Creative Suite they’re on.
“You’re only on CS4?!? I’ve been on CS6 since it first came out!” you hear them say.
But, alas, now everyone will be on the same page:
Adobe is pointing all of its energy towards Creative Cloud, eliminating the familiar retail box in the process. Like last year, the company is releasing an updated suite of applications this June, newly branded as “CC” apps. This includes: Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC and Premiere Pro CC. To dive into the new features, you’ll want to head here.
For creatives that rely on the company’s upgrade paths, some will be pleased to find that anyone with a CS 3 or later serial number will get their first Creative Cloud year for $29.99 per month. For everyone else, the complete version of Creative Cloud will set you back $49.99 per month, or you can purchase a single app license subscription for $19.99 per month.
For teams, the same applies, but you’ll pay $69.99 per month per user or $39.99 if you’ve purchased CS 3 or later — added perks include significantly more cloud storage. For students, CC will set you back $19.99 per month for the complete version, and there is also now a “Teams for Education” offering at $39.99 per month per user.