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My top 16 tips for Illustrator at XChange

Adobe Illustrator tips

The third installment of my tips at XChange features 16 tips for Adobe Illustrator, along with helpful illustrations for them. These are just some of the real-world tips from my Creative Cloud Essentials video training, which covers important uses for each Creative Cloud app and how they work together. XChange US and XChange UK are our go-to sources for information and products that improve efficiency. Whether you work with color, design, multimedia, or print and publishing, they're happy to help you find the ideal product or solution for your particular need. Visit their website and read the tips here.

Cause and (plug-in developer) effect of the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem


Adobe upset the software apple cart by bundling their apps into Creative Cloud and switching from perpetual licensing to a subscription-based model. The controversy rages on, and Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription model continues to wreak havoc on third-party (non-Adobe) plug-ins that interact with Creative Cloud apps, such as your font manager. When Adobe upgrades your software, you may need to pay a few bucks to support the rest of your Creative Cloud ecosystem—including sending a few dollars to your friendly neighborhood plug-in developer. Click here to read the full story on Macworld.com

My top 6 tips for Acrobat at XChange

Acrobat tips

Our good friends at XChange posted my six favorite tips for Acrobat, along with helpful illustrations for them. These are just some of the real-world tips from my Creative Cloud Essentials video training, which covers important uses for each Creative Cloud app and how they work together. For the past 23 years XChange US and XChange UK have been our go-to sources for information and products that improve efficiency. Whether you work with color, design, multimedia, or print and publishing, they're happy to help you find the ideal product or solution for your particular need. Visit their website and read the tips here.

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