Adobe has been slowly moving its apps and services to the cloud since 2013. If you use any of the company's creative products -- like Photoshop, Illustrator or Lightroom -- you probably already purchase them via a subscription, which can run anywhere from $10 to $83 per month for an individual. Now, Adobe is making the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud apps for K-12 schools to $5 annually per license (with a minimum purchase of 500 licenses per school or 2,500 per district). Adobe already offers Spark for Education, a set of storytelling apps for K-12 and higher education for free. Creative Cloud for K-12 can be implemented in a way to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and can also be set up with a single sign-on so teachers and students can use whatever school ID they already have to connect to Creative Cloud.
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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. From Photoshop v1.0 to today's Creative Cloud suite of apps, Adobe has remained the industry standard within the design world. And if you want to stay plugged in, too, you'll need to develop your digital design skills and keep them well honed. This Adobe CC Essentials Training Bundle will help you master three of the most commonly used Creative Cloud apps via practical, easy-to-follow instruction. The Adobe Photoshop course introduces you to the applications tools and work area, explains color mode basics, details commonly used functions, and provides demos for photo retouching, poster design, and more.
Ten thousand creatives and designers, have descended on San Diego for the annual pilgrimage that is Adobe Max, showcasing the 2017 updates to its all-powerful Creative Cloud suite of software. Principal among its announcements was Adobe Sensei, the company's latest foray into artificial intelligence that will work across all three of its clouds – Document, Marketing and Creative. According to Adobe, Sensei (the Japanese word for teacher) is a new framework and set of intelligent services for dramatically improving the design and delivery of digital experiences. Adobe Sensei's intelligent services tackle today's complex experience challenges – including image matching across millions of images, understanding the meaning and sentiment of documents and finely targeting important audience segments – leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning capabilities. This announcement builds upon the machine learning capabilities unveiled in Adobe Marketing Cloud at Adobe Summit in March.
If you are the creative type, then it's important to give your talents the opportunity to shine. What a shame it would be to hide your creativity away where nobody can see it. Becoming a graffiti artist might come with a bit of street cred, but it's probably better to steer clear of something illegal. With a Adobe Creative Cloud: All Apps plan, you get access to the entire collection of over 20 creative desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe XD. The plan also includes 100GB of cloud storage, your own portfolio website, premium fonts, and social media tools.