More than two years ago, Adobe launched the world’s first Creative Cloud service, designed to enable professional artists to create professional graphics and content for the web.
The service’s initial goal was to make it easy for artists to build custom portfolios and then sell those portfolios to the web, as well as provide an avenue for artists and publishers to make money.
Now, the company is launching another service, Creative Cloud Plus, which promises to deliver the same capabilities for artists.
The two services are currently available in the U.S. and Canada.
Adobe Creative Cloud’s flagship service is Creative Cloud Pro, which is an all-in-one service that includes the Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustration, and Photoshop CC software suites.
The suite is free, and the company offers a paid version of Creative Cloud to users who also have a paid subscription to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrators.
Both services will be available on the Adobe website starting today, and both will cost $99.99 a year.
(There’s a $14.99 annual upgrade to the Creative Cloud Business Suite.)
Both are free to new users and offer basic options like cloud storage and support.
Adobe is also introducing a new service, Adobe Photoshop Elements, which allows users to create custom, full-size vector graphics.
Adobe Illustrations Elements is also available in a new $99 subscription service.
The new Adobe Photoshop elements subscription comes with Adobe Illustator, Adobe Elements Pro, Adobe Vector Studio, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Color Studio, plus a monthly update of the free Photoshop Elements plug-in.
The subscription comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Pro, the Adobe Photoshop Color Suite, the new Adobe Illustrating Pro, and a monthly Photoshop Elements update.
Adobe Photoshop Artists is an extension of the CreativeCloud portfolio services that offers additional features.
Adobe Adobe Photoshop artists includes a suite of premium plugins, and is available in three different pricing tiers.
It costs $99 a month, but can be upgraded to $139 a year for a $99 upgrade to Adobe Color, $149 a year to Adobe Illustrated, and $199 a year, or $299 a year plus Adobe Photoshop Professional and Adobe Photoshop CC Pro.
The Adobe Photoshop Artist Suite, which costs $119 a year or $249 a year Plus, will include the Adobe Color Suite and Adobe Vector Suite.
(This is the same price point as Adobe Illustators Elements, although the Adobe vector suite will be discounted by $20 a month.)
The new Photoshop Elements Artist Suite will also include Adobe Illustation, Photoshop Elements Pro and Adobe Lightscape.
(For $149, Adobe’s Creative Cloud Artist Suite includes the same Adobe Photoshop tools, Photoshop CC, Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Premiere CC.)
The free Creative Cloud Artists subscription will include Adobe Photoshop Illustrator CC and Adobe Sketchbook.
The $99 Creative Cloud artists subscription includes Adobe Illustrate, Adobe Color Artist and Adobe Creative Lightroom.
For $299, Adobe has added Adobe Photoshop Lightrooms.
The free Adobe Photoshop Creatives subscription includes the Creative Lightrooms plug-ins.
(If you’re wondering how Adobe has managed to make so many Photoshop artists so affordable, Adobe explains that the company has been running its own licensing model since the early 1990s, and that Adobe doesn’t want to sell any of its own products.)
Adobe CreativeCloud Plus, on the other hand, is a standalone product that includes Photoshop Elements and Adobe Elements Professional.
Adobe will offer this as a subscription in the United States and Canada, but it will also be available for purchase separately in other markets.
The company says the service will deliver on the promise of making it easy to create a portfolio for the digital world, but that it also plans to add a number of features to the service that will help artists manage their portfolios more efficiently.
The Creative Cloud Team recently published an overview of what the service can do for artists, which includes: Creativity tools to manage and manage your portfolio, and to keep it up to date with your latest work.