Adobe CS6 Now Available: Creative Cloud Coming Friday

Just a quick heads up that Adobe just officially made CS6 available for purchase. The highly-anticipated (and cheaper) Creative Cloud is coming online Friday, May 11th. Here are the price breakdowns for Adobe CS6 and for Creative Cloud in case you’re thinking about upgrading:

Did you miss our kick-butt guide to everything Adobe CS6? Check it out here.

What’s It Cost?

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you access to everything for just $29.99 a month. That’s insane. You’ll get a pair of licenses (1 Mac, 1 PC) and the latest and greatest software tools to take your classroom to the cutting edge without impacting your budget. I’m not being paid to say this or anything like that, I’m just pretty jazzed about the very low monthly subscription cost of Creative Cloud. Here’s a breakdown with some more info:

If you’re old-fashioned, you can purchase CS6 software in the usual packages. Here’s a quick look at the prices for teachers and students:

  • Adobe CS6 Master Collection (the whole shebang) is $799 with an educator discount.
  • Adobe CS6 Web Premium (most things you’ll need) is $449 with an educator discount.
  • Adobe CS6 Design Standard is $349 with an educator discount
  • Adobe CS6 Production Premium is $449 with an educator discount.

What’s Creative Cloud?

Here’s the simplest description I could find from Adobe:

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the freedom to design anything you can imagine. It’s the digital hub that lets you download and install any of the new Adobe Creative Suite® 6 desktop apps you want, plus Adobe Muse™ and Adobe Edge preview software.

Use included cloud storage and device syncing to reliably access your work and collaborate anywhere — on desktops or laptops, and even on tablets with new Adobe Touch Apps.† Plus, it’s easy to publish, manage, and host websites through your membership.

Best of all, your affordable monthly membership keeps you up to date, with access to new features and upgrades as soon as they’re released. Get the latest Creative Suite features between major updates, new tablet publishing features coming soon, and much more.