Last year Adobe launched the Creative Cloud, which made the latest versions of the software company’s graphic design, video editing, and web development tools available through a subscription-based model only. The Creative Cloud came with updates and upgrades to the software, and during last week’s “Create Now” event at Full Sail, Adobe experts and professionals were on hand to talk about those changes.
The Orlando stop of the “Create Now” World Tour was held in the Full Sail Live Venue last Thursday. The free event – open to both students and the public – featured two presentations about the new software that explained subscription formats, addressed common misconceptions, and showcased live demos explaining and highlighting the new features in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, and more. The Creative Cloud model allows for a “constant stream of innovation,” Terry White, Adobe’s Principal Worldwide Design Evangelist, told the crowd.
Adobe’s Terry White presents at “Create Now.”
“The nice thing about the Adobe Create Now tour was that it was open to everyone working in the industry,” said Digital Arts & Design Program Director Eric Rosenfeld. “So students not only got to interact with the team from Adobe but with other industry professionals as well.”
In attendance from Adobe were Terry White, Dennis Radeke (Senior Solutions Consultant Pro Video), and Alan Greenblatt (Senior Creative Cloud Evangelist). The three networked with students and faculty members before the event and wrapped up the half-day session with a Q&A session.
Following Thursday’s Create Now event, Adobe’s trio of experts stuck around for a few more presentations on Friday morning. Three small breakout sessions exclusively for students covered photography, video editing, and web design and development, with the representatives from Adobe each going more in-depth about the features discussed during Thursday afternoon’s general presentations.
“The tools and technology from Adobe are the backbone of many of our industries,” said Eric. “While it isn’t always necessary to work on the latest versions, it’s important to see where the technology is headed.”