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November 16, 2013


Thanks to a special student deal at Adobe, me being a student, and having an awesome mom: I was able to get Creative Cloud! :D

I have access to these tools at school (CS6 Professional to be exact) but due to the fact I'm actually in school during this time, I never was able to really experiment with what it could do to it's full potential. It's getting to a point where GIMP is still a great tool for me to use, but I'm reaching the absolute limits of what it can do (such as not being able to preserve the entire alpha channel which is a real pain when making textures). Plus a few of the school programs actually "require" me to own said program. Not a real requirement but many things are taught through those programs.

I did a trial run of the Creative Cloud versions and I absolutely loved them.

What does this mean? Well, while I'll still use GIMP for a lot of my art, I'll be able to expand further, including into the world of 2D digital animation and vector graphics.

I haven't done 2D animation in a long time and I'm fairly rusty, but hopefully with practice I'll be good.
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TEK427 Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just what is Creative Cloud? Is it a program geared more towards art than GIMP and Photoshop?
Hyperchaotix Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Creative Cloud is the essentially the next Adobe Creative Suite. (CS6, etc) The difference is that rather than being restricted to a certain number of computers, you sign in to get access to your programs from anywhere on any device that supports it.

It comes with Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, and a whole bunch of different art and design programs.
TEK427 Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh Cool! Sounds fun to play with. 

(I'm typically a traditional artist so I'm clueless with digital stuff :P )
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