How to Use the Adobe Suite Faster (and From Anywhere)

January 30, 2023
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For more than 20 years, Adobe has been the software maker of choice for creative professionals. The company first released Adobe Illustrator in 1987 for the Apple Macintosh, and in 1989 for personal computers. Photoshop, originally designed to be a subset of Illustrator, quickly followed. 

Today, Adobe offers an entire suite of creative tools for artists, designers, writers, video and sound editors, and many others. Even better, their Creative Cloud suite gives you project portability and eliminates the need for storing large files on your hard drive. 

Adobe Creative Cloud is built to help you create results quickly and confidently, no matter whether you’re tweaking a dubstep drop or editing a video for YouTube. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of Adobe’s sleek, go-anywhere platform: 

Sync your files 

Learn how to sync Adobe Creative Cloud files

Syncing your files is one of the simplest ways to cut hours out of your work process. This task eliminates all the time you spend locating, downloading, and reuploading files to use in multiple applications and on multiple devices.

You can sync files, folders, and Creative Cloud libraries inside your account, which allows you to access them on other devices. You won’t have to worry about whether you’re working on the latest version, because changes you save will update on all devices. 

Syncing also allows you to seamlessly work on files and projects in different applications. If you’re creating production-quality video, for example, you can edit audio in Audition, edit scenes in Premiere Pro or Rush, and add enhancements in AfterEffects - quickly and easily. 

If you have existing files, you can upload them to Creative Cloud to make them accessible and editable wherever you go. Here are Adobe’s step-by-step instructions for uploading and syncing files. 

Take advantage of Adobe Stock.

Best Place to Sell Photos Online, Footage Clips, Illustrations, & Vectors – Adobe  Stock

Creatives tend to want to create everything from scratch - it’s just part of how we’re wired. Creating assets from the ground up, though, can be time-consuming, tedious, and unnecessary. 

Are you thinking of a perfect clip to transition between scenes of your client’s video? Need just the right image for that storefront poster? Would a certain type of music make a perfect intro for your podcast? 

Before you create it yourself, search Adobe Stock. You’ll have access to millions of images, graphics and vector images, video clips, music and audio clips, and much more. 

You can save assets from Adobe online stock in your Creative Cloud account and import them directly into your projects across multiple applications. This lets you make progress on your projects faster, so you can see the results sooner. 

Collaborate with InCopy.

Many creatives work on projects that involve visual and written elements. Product packaging, websites, brochures, magazines, and many others derive their power from the interplay between design and text. The right mix can be stunning and memorable; the wrong mix can be disastrous (but still memorable). 

InCopy makes achieving the perfect mix a collaborative process. Designers and copywriters can easily work together inside this application to address challenges, make iterative changes, and create a stellar finished product.

Access Adobe Suite via a Virtual Desktop - anywhere.

The Adobe Suite of creative tools has come a long way since Illustrator’s debut in 1987. The ability to access such a wide range of powerful apps, and to save and work in the Cloud, has empowered millions of creatives to turn their visions into reality. 

There are two problems, though, that have made it difficult to work in Adobe Suite when away from your main work computer: 

  • Adobe Suite is not natively compatible with many mobile devices. Although the company has made some significant improvements in mobile access - Rush was designed as a mobile-first video editor - using the entire suite on a mobile device can be difficult.
  • Many mobile-friendly devices do not meet the system requirements to run Adobe Suite applications correctly. Adobe Creative Suite can be resource-intensive, especially when you’re editing video. While your work laptop is designed to meet heavy processing demands, tablets and smartphones just aren’t.

What if you could work on projects in Adobe Suite from any device, though? What if there was a way to jump into Adobe Illustrator on your phone and have it work as flawlessly as on your desktop?

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A “virtual desktop” or “desktop as a service” can eliminate these headaches, allowing you to truly work from anywhere.

Now, you don’t have to suffer through a long flight wishing you could work on that important project. 

You don’t have to spend your entire vacation thinking about that design project… or waiting to implement that amazing idea you just had. 

And your team doesn’t have to wait for you to get back to comment on the latest project iteration. 

With a virtual desktop like Flaneer, you get the full computing power of a desktop computer on any connected device. No lagging, crashes, or mysterious “something went wrong” error messages. If you’re connected to your virtual desktop, you get full control to do your best work anywhere. 

There are no system compatibility issues to worry about, either. Because everything happens in the cloud, you can run Adobe Suite flawlessly across multiple devices.

Virtual desktops like Flaneer also help keep you safe by securing your data - everything you do in Adobe Suite stays in the cloud, not on your device. This means you get advanced cybersecurity protection no matter how many devices - or Wi-Fi networks - you use. 

Check out how Flaneer is helping Adobe Creative Suite users work faster - and better - with worry-free virtual desktop solutions that take the stress out of creating on the go.

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