Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video What is the Creative Cloud?, part of Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2014).
Adobe Premiere Pro is part of the Adobe Creative Suite Creative Cloud model. If you're new to the Creative Cloud, I'd like to tell you a little bit about its main features. The Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription based service where you pay monthly for access to one or more applications within the Creative Suite. It's also based on a model that ensures that its customers always have the latest versions of the software that the're subscribed to. And finally, it ensures that you have the ability to sync and back up your settings and files, and that you have instant access to these personal settings and files no matter where you're logged in the world.
Now lets take a look at each of these points. First, the service is a subscription based one. Just like other subscriptions, you pay for the service monthly. Now, the software installs locally on your system, like any other application. It's just that on a regular basis, typically monthly, Adobe will dial in and make sure that your credit card information is still good and that your subscription is still valid. So let me show you where you go to check things out. Here under the Help menu notice that I am signed in, and typically you will remain signed in most of the time.
If you're not logged in you'll be prompted to sign in at the welcome screen when you launch the software. And then up here I can choose to manage my account. This is my account information and if I come over here and choose My products and services, I can take a look at and manage my subscriptions. Now, there are a number of plans that you can choose from, whether you're looking an individual membership or a business one, or one for education, you'll likely be able to find a plan that fits your needs. Second, the Creative Cloud gives you the latest updates to each of the software solutions at all times.
There is no waiting for major releases and no extra purchasing to access additional versions. As long as you have subscribed for Creative Coud access you'll always be able to update your software without waiting or paying for upgrade fees. Now this is useful because for example, if Premiere Pro has an update for its software and the rest of the Creative Suite doesn't, you can just grab that update for Premiere and not be forced to wait for an entire Creative Suite update. Now there are a number places from where you can manage your installations and updates. Here you can do so from the Creative Cloud desktop.
And if I click on Apps, it lists all the applications that you have installed. As you cans see here, everything's up to date but it will certainly alert you if any of your software is out of date. And then down below that are other apps that you might want to install. You can also manage your installations and updates from Creative Cloud website, creative.adobe.com. Once you're logged in you can take a look at all of the software that you have access to. Finally, the Creative Cloud allows you to sync and backup all of your personal user settings and files. When you're inside the software there are plenty of places that say Sync Settings Now, and this allow you to sync your user settings to the Cloud which will allow yourself at any point from any system to access those user settings.
Each membership gives you 20 or more gigabytes of space for your settings and files. You can also sync your files in the Cloud. Now, if you've used Dropbox or another service like that before, it's a lot like that. And again, there are a number of places that I can access a shared location for my files. Probably the easiest place is the Creative Cloud folder that installs in the user folder on your system, and you can access that via the Creative Cloud desktop > Files, and I'm just going to choose to open the folder. And you can see that it's right here on my system. And you'll notice that I have a file there already, and it has a little green check mark.
That simply means it's synced and backed up to the Cloud. If I access the files portion of my Creative Cloud account, click over here on Files, you can see that the file is there as well. I'll go back to my user folder. Now if I want to add any files I just drop them in here. So, I'll just grab some basic still images from the exercise files of this course. And I'll just grab all of those still images and just drag them right into my Creative Cloud folder. This little icon in the lower left is telling me that they're syncing.
And as soon as they're synced and backed up to the Cloud, they're going to get a little green check mark. And there's some check marks coming online there. I'll go ahead and go back to the files portion of my Cloud account. And there they all are. Now this is just scratching the surface of the various features available within the Creative Cloud model. But, needless to say, it's certainly a handy feature, as we are in an age where people typically move from system to system and need the latest and greatest versions of the software that they use in a busy and ever-changing multimedia environment.
- Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
- Setting up a project and a sequence
- Importing and organizing media
- Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
- Performing insert, overwrite, and replace edits
- Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
- Performing intermediate editing and trimming techniques
- Customizing your workspace and using creative tools
- A brief look at Creative Suite integration
- Making audio level adjustments and mixing audio
- Recording voice-overs
- Applying transitions, effects, and filters
- Changing clip speed
- Color correction techniques
- Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
- Multicam editing techniques
- Exporting your final project
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 10/10/2014. What changed?
A: We added tutorials to cover the most recent changes to Premiere Pro CC. The "What's new" movies provide an overview of the UI and effects changes, and the four movies indicated by the "(CC 2014.1)" tag give you a deeper dive into these features. Additionally, the "Using the Exercise Files" and "What version of Premiere Pro CC does this course cover?" movies will help you become fully acquainted with how this course is structured.
Q: How do I open the exercise files in Premiere Pro? I can't open any of the files in the Hot Glass or Creative Letterpress folders.
Q: After loading a project from the exercise files for this course, the media appears "offline" and cannot be used. How do I fix this?
A: This issue occurs because the project was not created in your copy of Premiere Pro, so your copy does not know where to look for the asset files. To fix this, please see the video "Relinking offline media."
Q: Premiere Pro keeps saying, "Project contains a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset or codec could be associated with this sequence type." What do I do?
A: Please read this post, which addresses this issue, and then try the suggestion in the order provided: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/features-presets-missing-premiere-pro.html