Adobe coaxes Creative Cloud users with VIP treats

Adobe is trying to coax new users to come to its Creative Cloud offering. It's doing this by offering the Creative Cloud members exclusive features on certain Adobe products. For instance, Adobe today unveiled a new set of Illustrator features exclusively available to Created Cloud members. The features are being offered ahead of other new features offered to members next month.

Adobe plans to launch new features for Dreamweaver in September that will be offered first exclusively to Creative Cloud members. Adobe says that it also intends to add Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition to Adobe Creative Cloud in September. Adobe promised when Creative Cloud launched that its members would get early VIP access to new product features and the software company is making good on that promise.

Adobe says that the new features it is releasing today for Illustrator will improve productivity for designers and production artists. Adobe also notes that the new features will make it easier for artists who need fast and error-free production cycles when handing files to colleagues, clients, and service bureaus. The new update brings three major new features to Illustrator.

The new features include Package Files allowing designers to automatically collect all files used in illustrator project, including linked graphics and fonts into a single folder. The second new feature is Unembed Images allowing production artists to quickly unembed images that have been embedded into an Illustrator file by other designers. The final the feature is Links Panel Enhancements allowing users to access and track information on artwork placed into an Illustrator file more quickly with less clicking. Creative Cloud membership for an individual is $49.99 per month annually or $74.99 per month on a month-to-month basis.