Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video What is the Creative Cloud?, part of Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2015).
- Adobe Premiere Pro is just part of the Adobe Creative Suite Creative Cloud model and while we'll be spending most of our time delving into all things Premiere, I do want to talk a bit now about the Creative Cloud so that we're aware of how Premiere fits into the larger Adobe model. 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 based on a model that ensures that its users have the latest version of each of the pieces of software within the Creative Suite and finally, it ensure 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 in the world.
Let's take a closer look at each of these points. First, this service is a subscription based one. You pay for it monthly and 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. Notice here under the Help menu, I'm logged in and typically you will remain signed in most of the time. If you're not logged in, you can sign in at the Welcome screen when you launch the software.
Here though I can choose 'Manage My Account' and you can check on the specific details of your subscription plan and the products that you're subscribed to and you can update them, if needed. Once you've logged into your Creative Cloud account, you can check everything out and make any changes that you need. Second, the Creative Cloud gives you the latest updates to each of the software solutions at all times. There's no waiting for major releases and no extra purchasing to access additional versions. As long as you subscribe for Creative Cloud Access, you'll always be able to update your software without waiting or paying upgrade fees.
Now this is useful because if Premiere Pro has an update for its software for example, and the rest of the Creative Suite doesn't, you can just grab the update for Premiere and not be forced to wait for an entire Creative Suite update. There are a number of places from where you can manage your installations and updates. You can do so from the Creative Cloud desktop application, which I definitely recommend that you install. Up in the top under Apps, you can see the applications that you have installed as well as if any of them need to be updated. You can also take a look at other applications that you might like to install or try out for a trial.
You can also manage your installations and updates from the Creative Cloud website. Just log onto your Creative Cloud account at Adobe.com and once you do, you'll have the ability to install and update any of the applications for which you are subscribed, as well as trials of other software. Finally, the Creative Cloud allows you to sync and backup all of your personal user settings, like your preferences, work spaces, and keyboard settings, which allow you to configure your own user experience and always be able to pull up your own user-defined settings You can also sync your actual files and if you're familiar with Dropbox or a similar service, it's a lot like that.
Let's talk about your settings first. When you're inside the software, there are plenty of places that say, 'Sync Settings Now'. Here, and here for example and this allows you to sync your user settings to the Cloud, which will allow yourself, at any point, from any system, to access those user settings. As you can see, you have the ability to sync your Preferences/Settings, your Workspace Layouts and your Keyboard Shortcuts. Check out the Sync Settings movie at the end of chapter six to learn all about how to properly upload and download your user settings.
And as I mentioned, in addition to the settings, you can also sync the files that you work with. 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. You can access that from the Finder or from the Creative Cloud desktop. I'll just go to my desktop icon, go to Assets, and then under Files, you can choose Open Folder. You can see that I have one file in there and that means that it's been backed up to the Cloud.
If I access the files portion on my Creative Cloud account, you can see that I have the file here. If I want to add some files and drop them into my folder on my system, I can do so. So go back to my Finder and I'll open up a New Finder Window and grab just a few files from my media folder. I'll take all of these and I'm going to copy those in, so I'll option-drag or Alt + drag on a PC and so they're on the Cloud and if I come back to my Creative Cloud account and refresh, you can actually see up here in the desktop application that syncing is occurring.
So it's got 2 of 13 and in a couple minutes the rest will be brought online and I can access these files whenever I need them. 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're certainly in an age where people typically move from system to system and need the latest and greatest versions of the software they use in a busy and ever changing multimedia environment.
- Editing in Premiere Pro: the fast-track approach
- 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
- Dynamic linking and round-tripping with other Creative Cloud apps
- Audio editing and mixing
- Recording voice-overs
- Applying transitions, effects, and filters
- Changing clip speed
- Color correction
- Creating titles
- Multicam editing techniques
- Exporting your final project
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2015. What changed?
A: We added 4 movies covering the fall 2015 updates to After Effects CC, including the new start screen, touch and gesture controls, drop zones, and Adobe Stock libraries.
Q: This course was updated on 06/21/2016. What changed?
A: We added two new tutorials to cover the June 2016 update to Premiere Pro CC.