The Adobe Creative Cloud has been a hot topic in the design world the past couple of months. I’ve got the Complete plan for Individuals which allows me to use my Creative Cloud apps simultaneously on 2 machines and it doesn’t matter if it’s Mac or PC.
Ever wonder what happens when you want to use it on a 3rd or 4th machine? Or have you ever wondered what happens if you’re not connected to the internet? I just found out first hand =D
I’ve been running my Creative Cloud Apps on my Mac and my PC. I recently purchased another Dell Laptop but it sat in the corner of my room for a week because I didn’t want to bother with signing over everything from one machine to the new one. Turns out I don’t have to!!! =D
I started to download Photoshop and Illustrator on my new (3rd) machine, no problem. Yes I had to be connected to the internet in order to download/install the software. This part of the process does take a while so be prepared for this. To me it’s the same as when I would install the apps before Creative Cloud. Just run the installers and walk away to do some other stuff for a bit =)
After the installation was complete, I thought I’d launch the app to see what would happen. I kinda hoped it would just work =D
I got hit with a couple screens next. The cool thing was, I just had to choose an option that signed me out of Creative Cloud for my other machines and sign into my Creative Cloud account. In about a minute, I was ready to design.
Once I finished my installation and sign-in, THAT’S IT!!! It’s like signing into Facebook or Tumblr.
Once you have signed in, you do not need to be connected to the internet to use your Creative Cloud installed apps.
This is straight from Adobe’s FAQ:
“For annual members, you can use the apps for up to 99 days in offline mode. Month-to-month members can use the software for up to 30 days in offline mode.”
WOW!!! That’s a lot of time away from the net for me. If you’re in a situation where you’re machine is NEVER online, just contact Adobe and they can hook you up with a different licensing system. Basically, Adobe’s got you covered.
Why did I create a post on this??? Never Stop Learning!!! I was so worried about figuring out this Creative Cloud sign-in stuff that I let my new machine just sit in the corner. Nobody puts baby in the corner!!! =D
Turns out it wasn’t such a big deal. I hope this gives you some info to help you try out the Creative Cloud system. I’ve been a member for about a month and it’s just been getting better with new features all the time. I did not take the decision to join lightly. I spent 2 months wondering if I should buy CS6 Master Collection or join the Cloud. I’m glad I joined the Cloud =D
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