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Adobe Extends Temporary Access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps

Adobe Creative Cloud folderAs a result of the campus closure, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is limited. In March, Adobe provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and faculty, so that they can continue their work remotely until May 31, 2020. Since the campus is still experiencing remote operations due to the pandemic, Adobe is providing an extension of the temporary grace for Creative Cloud Desktop Apps for student licenses through July 6, 2020. This will allow students time to resolve any creative class projects using the creative suite, study for certifications, and, of course, use the applications until we get closer to a Healthy Opening Fall 2020.

Daily Creative Challenges

Daily Creative ChallengeAs a reminder, Adobe is offering free “Daily Creative Challenges” for students to continue developing skills from May 11 through May 22, 2020. These are guided projects where participants receive creative prompts and connect with pros, mentors, and other students for feedback and support. Click on the app name to learn more: Photoshop, XD, and Illustrator. Also, for inspiration and over-the-shoulder learning, watch pros share their creative process on Adobe Live daily at

Adobe MAX 2020

Adobe MAX 2020 screenshotAdobe’s annual Creativity Conference, Adobe MAX, is a favorite of creatives and brings together photographers, designers, editors, directors, and many more, from all over the globe. This year, Adobe will be transitioning from an in-person event to a digital experience. While it will be a change, Adobe promises it will be, “an immersive event that stays true to the MAX spirit of mind-blowing creativity and inspiration.” The event runs from October 19–21, 2020. At this time, student pricing has yet to be announced but to stay up to date on all things Adobe MAX, please visit Adobe Max 2020.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.