A virtual artist’s heaven… Adobe CC

Most people understand art as a physical form of expression; be it a painting, a sculpture, or a drawing. The thing is, art is so much wider than that. In this day and age, Art is a combination of not only physical, but also written, oral and virtual works that amount for different types of statements, declarations, messages, feelings, and all that agglomerates meaning and composition.

Today, we will leave aside the traditional forms of art, and get more in touch with the virtual ones. When I say virtual, I mean everything that at some point or the other has to go through a computer in order to achieve an end result. This means that even if initially it was not created in a screen, it still had to touch one so as to create the outcome desired. These forms of art are called Multimedia Elements, and there are five of them: text, image, audio, video and animation. All of these are completely different, yet they all have the computer as their technical process in common.

Some of you might think I’m a little off, since photos, videos and audio are typically originated from cameras. However, in order to produce an art composition, it must first go through some type of software that allows the artists to edit the same in order to create a content. These software range widely through this industry, but the (I dare say) most popular one is Adobe Creative Cloud. Just as the name, it is quite literally a creative cloud that holds a variety of different applications that have diverse functions according to the needs of the consumer.

There is over 16 different services offered by Adobe CC, all of them are highly used and important to assist various types of artists. For photo editing, there is the well known program of Photoshop, where you have all the freedom to mix and match, play with color and shapes, write, add and erase things, etc. If you are a graphic designer, you would typically use In-Design or Illustrator, which allows you to create printed layouts and make literally something out of nothing. For website building, Adobe Muse is essentially a website architect, enabling you to play as much as you want with the structure of the site. For the videographers, there is Premier Pro, which gives us the independence to break down our clips, edit them, theme them, format them, and so on, all in a high definition quality. Also, Adobe Audition, which both videographers and sound engineers praise for its high-end audio management functions that can make a simple sound develop into a soundtrack or musical arrangement. Lastly, we have Adobe Animate: as the name says it, it is popular for making animations come true, giving a 2D graphic life, or possibly transforming it from 2D to a higher visual.

All things considered, these services, on top of being awesome, they aren’t perfect. Commonly, people find trouble in the installation process, which Adobe is helpful enough to layout different possibilities to help anyone that might find themselves in a problem. But for the most part, the programs are pretty clean and don’t give technical issues that are not easy to solve. On a final note, if you are an aspiring artist like myself, and are looking for platforms to join to help you improve your work, Adobe CC is the way to go! Its extensive array of applications grant any type of artist the autonomy to work on their projects from the comfort of their own home, their favorite coffee shop, or wherever they want to take their creativity to.

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