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macOS 11 Big Sur: Will Adobe software work?

With the announcement of macOS 11 Big Sur, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: As with most macOS major upgrades, it’s best to wait until all of the software you use is properly updated for it. If you decide to go ahead, you’ll want to run the most current version of Creative Cloud applications on the new system. Because of changes and tighter requirements by both Apple and Adobe, a much smaller number of old applications are going to run in macOS 11 Big Sur than in past upgrades. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions, you should delay upgrading to Big Sur.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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macOS 10.15 Catalina: Will Adobe software work?

With the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina, you’re probably wondering if your Adobe software will work in this macOS upgrade.

Here’s the short version: If you decide to upgrade to Catalina, you’ll want to run the most current version of Creative Cloud applications on the new system. Because of changes and tighter requirements by both Apple and Adobe, a much smaller number of old applications are going to run in macOS 10.15 Catalina than in past upgrades. If you can’t or don’t want to upgrade your applications to current versions, you should delay upgrading to Catalina.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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Creative Cloud Storage: Where Does It Go? — CreativePro.com article

Where do Adobe Creative Cloud desktop and mobile applications save your work? Does it surprise you to know that there are at least five possible answers to that question? This can cause a lot of confusion, especially for beginners.

In my article on CreativePro.com, I take a closer look at the different forms of Creative Cloud storage, and the different ways that desktop and mobile applications use them.

Creative Cloud Storage: Where Does It Go?

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macOS 10.14 Mojave: Will Adobe software work?

With the release of macOS 10.14 Mojave, you’re probably wondering whether your Adobe software will work in this update to the Mac operating system.

With every macOS upgrade, full information about compatibility is typically not available on the day the new system is released or even shortly after. More information emerges over time, as Apple, Adobe, and other software developers test with the final public release and produce updates with fixes. I’ll update this article as new information comes out.

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What’s the difference between RGB and CMYK printing? — CreativePro.com article

Artists and designers are taught the conventional wisdom that design for digital displays should be in RGB color, and design for print should be in CMYK color. While that’s generally true, there’s a gray area that causes some confusion for some, especially beginners. I explain the difference between these workflows in my article on CreativePro.com.

What’s the difference between RGB and CMYK printing?