Alongside Creative Suite 6, Adobe has also launched its Creative Cloud service, which has been in the works for a while now. This is a new way of accessing the programs in Creative Suite, offering the entire product line for one monthly fee.
That means that you get all 14 CS6 programs for one monthly price. The suite is enhanced with two HTML5 products that are only available through the Creative Cloud, which are Adobe Muse and Adobe Edge. Edge is designed to simply animate content for web and Muse lets you create simple website without any coding knowledge.
Syncing and sharing is also a huge bonus. At the moment, you get 20GB of Creative Cloud storage, though there will be options to purchase more storage options. Any files created using a Creative Suite program can be shared via the Creative Cloud and others can access it.
The Creative Cloud gives access to a few services owned by Adobe as well. This includes Adobe Typekit, which is a web-based font library that offers more than 700 typefaces for the use of real fonts on the web. Business Catalyst is now integrated into the service, which offers the ability to create and publish business websites created in Muse or Dreamweaver.
The Creative Cloud hasn’t even peaked yet, as there are more additions coming to the service in the near future. Notably, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is not currently part of the programs available, not being part of CS6, however this is due to be added soon. Adobe Edge will soon have its first complete release (it is in a preview, beta stage at the time of launch), and the Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition will also be added to help with the creation of new media products.
£38.11 a month (excluding VAT) for annual contract
£57.17 a month (excluding VAT) for month-by-month contract
£22.23 a month (excluding VAT) special introductory offer for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 users for a limited time
$49.99 a month for annual contract
$74.99 a month for month-by-month contract
$29.99 a month special introductory offer for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 users for a limited time