Personalized Learning Resources and Community Features Come to Creative Cloud’s Desktop App
by Annemarie Beliard
posted on 07-08-2020
An incredibly important part of growing as a designer is being able to learn from others and share what you’ve learned with the greater design community. At Adobe, we’ve always strived to create as many opportunities as possible for the community to come together and do this. While design conferences, events, meet-ups, and happy hours are all, for the most part, still on hold, that work hasn’t stopped. We’ve worked hard to create more opportunities to come together online, and so have you. Our Behance community has never been stronger, and Adobe Live is seeing more viewers than ever before.
Today, we’re announcing new ways for you to find relevant learning content, to help you advance your practice and your career, along with new methods to make it easier to find and connect with your fellow creatives. We’re doing this through the Creative Cloud desktop app–our central destination where you can find all your Creative Cloud apps, integrated services, creative assets, and more–now with enhanced personalization features.
The new Discover tab: Creative pros, updated tutorials, and tools based on your design interests
In this latest update to the Creative Cloud desktop app, we’re introducing a brand new way to access learning resources and community content, allowing you to customize these resources by both interest and product. All of these resources and filtering options can be accessed through the new Discover tab.
For you: Everything you need to reach your design goals
By clicking the “For you” button in the Discover tab, you’ll be able connect with other creatives and learn directly from them in the Creative Cloud desktop app.
Learn and follow along with creative pros through recommended livestreams, and see Behance galleries curated based on your specific interests.
Select topics that interest you on the “For you” page of the Discover tab.
Whether you’re interested in photography, design and layout, video and motion, illustration, UI and UX, 3D and AR, or all of the above, your experience will be personalized to you and will be updated regularly. Of course, you can always update your creative settings to see more or less content at any time.
By app: Everything you need to master Adobe tools
If you prefer to focus on learning a specific Adobe tool (or multiple Adobe tools), and connecting with a community of people all working to learn and improve at a specific application, such as Illustrator, you can do that too. The left-hand navigation displays all of the applications you have installed, and will display content based on your experience level. If you are an experienced Illustrator user, for example, you will see different content than someone who has never used it before.
You can always update your preferences and skill level in a particular tool to change the content being displayed, too. So, as you become more familiar with an application, you can update your profile to ensure the most relevant content is being recommended to you.
Making it easier to connect as a design community, in one central location
We’re working hard to make the Creative Cloud desktop app the most efficient way to access your Adobe tools, services, and everything you need to grow and develop as a creative. Just last month, we added new ways to access fonts and search/manage your Creative Cloud cloud documents. Our goal is to make your Creative Cloud experience as frictionless as possible. We know the important role educational content, along with community learning and sharing, plays in the life of a modern designer, and we want to be there to make it as easy as possible for you to discover all that you need to create your best work.
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Products: Creative Cloud