How to Use Adobe’s Creative Cloud Remotely
Many enterprises and studios are familiar with using Adobe’s Team and Enterprise offerings collaboratively. But collaboration inside a corporate LAN isn’t the same thing as trying to get work done with everyone working remotely. So Adobe has put together a guide to best practices for using its tools in this fashion, along with lots of links to services that can be deployed to make the job easier.
Team Projects and Shared Projects
Creative Cloud’s Team Projects provide cloud-based collaboration for those who already have a subscription to CC’s Enterprise or Teams version. Local editing happens with lightweight proxies, while original assets can remain in the cloud until full-fidelity versions are needed. The guide includes some links to best practices for cloud-based collaboration. Shared Projects offer similar tools for those who are still working in a single physical location or are connected by a network that mimics this.
Adobe Premiere Rush to the Rescue
If you’re a professional creative who can’t get access to their high-end desktop workstation and full Creative Cloud suite, you may find yourself missing Premiere Pro. While it only has a fraction of the features, Adobe’s Premiere Rush will run on much leaner systems and even mobile devices. When you do get back to your regular system, it is trivial to import a Premiere Rush project into Premiere Pro and keep going from where you left off.
Round-Up of Partner Services and Adobe Tools
Adobe also provides a handy roundup of partners that provide compatible storage and sharing services, along with links to various learning resources and tutorials. The guide also offers a useful reminder about Adobe’s standard sharing options like Creative Cloud Assets and Libraries.
What I didn’t see in the guide was much in the way of new offerings or special discounts for those suddenly needing to work from home. Separately, Adobe has offered free licenses for students and teachers of affected schools — if their IT staff applies and the institution is approved.