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Is Adobe CC 2015 worth the update?

over 7 years ago from , UI Designer

Based on what I have seen on DN over the past 21 days (since the new update became available), I have been avoiding updating my software.

I'm not exactly a huge fan of change, and if it's as bad as I've heard I definitely don't want to implement a change that will cause me grief.

Does anyone have any advice?

20 comments

  • Charles PearsonCharles Pearson, over 7 years ago

    You can install CC 2015 apps without replacing CC 2014. So give it a whirl, its pretty much a risk-free venture. :) If you run into any issues or bugs with Photoshop feel free to be in touch -- cpearson@adobe.com. Have fun, there's a lot to check out for product designers in latest release.

    2 points
  • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, over 7 years ago

    I've had literally no problems or noticed any real differences in performance. Of course, your mileage may vary.

    2 points
    • Beth R, over 7 years ago

      Me neither. I finally took the plunge last night and it's been smooth sailing ever since. All of PS's core functions are still in tact, which are the one I use the most.

      1 point
  • Marc Olivier LapierreMarc Olivier Lapierre, over 7 years ago

    I updated the day of the release. I guess I like to live dangerously.

    The only feature I've been using are artboards but it has some weird behavior. You can't have different guides for each one as they're applied to the whole document. The GuideGuide extension takes care of that but I feel like it's something that should've been included from the start.

    I haven't tried the Design Space UI since it requires Windows 8 and my work computer is on 7 but it doesn't seem like a really huge addition to me.

    Some things are still broken (at least for me) like the distribute horizontally function (I need to use a script for that).

    Overall I still prefer Sketch's simplicity and UI but it's nice to see Adobe finally doing some things for us.

    2 points
    • Beth R, over 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write that! I think I'm going to go for it!

      1 point
    • Charles PearsonCharles Pearson, over 7 years ago

      Artboard specific guides on the way -- couldn't get those in for v1. A lot of other improvements around artboards also in the works.

      2 points
  • No NameNo Name, over 7 years ago

    I've heard a lot of negative conversation (especially on Medium), but personally haven't run into any issues with my workflow from the updates.

    1 point
  • Sean LesterSean Lester, over 7 years ago

    I really haven't had the issues with it anyone else is - for me it was an obvious upgrade. I'd prefer we switched to Sketch, but overall there are a lot of improvements. The artboards is a huge one, and the quick export as well. There are a lot of little tweaks that have made my life easier as well. You can now apply multiple of the same type of layer style, so for example 2 gradient overlays of different colors maybe coming from different directions. When you drop a layer in a folder (on the folder itself, not a specific location inside) it now goes to the very top of the folder instead of the bottom. There are probably more I'm not thinking of.

    1 point
  • Andrew ConnAndrew Conn, over 7 years ago

    I down graded yesterday back to CC 2014. The update was awful. I will be moving off of Adobe products shortly.

    1 point
  • Some DesignerSome Designer, over 7 years ago

    Every single Adobe update both sucked and rocked. This one's too.

    1 point
  • n keylen keyle, over 7 years ago

    The Export Layer as... thing in Photoshop is worth the update alone imho. I'm sure artboards will be useful at some stage. I found that PS release to be solid. I haven't updated my Illustrator based on the bad things I read about it, but Mike Chambers announced that a fix is being rolled out as we write this.

    1 point
  • Mario RebuffiMario Rebuffi, over 7 years ago

    Happy user here, no problems so far.

    0 points
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I'd suggest punting on this release until they fix the major bugs. IMO, CC 2015 wasn't ready to ship. It became clear after a few days of fighting redraw bugs and SVG bugs in Illustrator. Luckily you can revert back to CC 2014 fairly easily.

    0 points
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 7 years ago

    Some things are still very much broken. I've got a handful of bug reports up on their forum and I might just roll back to CC2014 if I find a minute.

    Some things work less intuitively. Some performance issues (turn off rulers if you're struggling with scrolling large documents) and some buggy stuff.

    Otherwise, it's fine. Ish.

    0 points
  • Patric King, over 7 years ago

    Photoshop's export function, billed as a replacement for save for web, sometimes won't save a file. don't know why. haven't applied the new illustrator patch yet, but 2015 is riddled with display performance issues when GPU preview is on. Edge Animate 2015 update added a slew of new bugs while fixing old ones and adding like one significant new feature. comme ci , comme ca. it's rumored to be at end of life but Adobe hasn't and won't make any official statement to the community.

    0 points
    • Charles PearsonCharles Pearson, over 7 years ago

      I can't comment on Edge tools (just have no knowledge there) but I hear you on export. We have a lot of work to do there. Feel free to ping me or @laffertybug with comments/ criticisms/ feature requests, etc.

      0 points
      • Patric King, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

        Charles, with all due respect, I was on the Creative Cloud steering committee for five years, and before that working closely with Adobe in my work as contributing ed with Print Magazine. all that ever happens is team members —who mean very well—apologize for new bugs and try to get them fixed, the marketing team keeps shifting focus and glossing over problems, leading to repeated failures to meet expectations, and the executives keep ignoring the glaring errors their top-down management culture creates. while I appreciate your participation here, the culture you are in is absolutely toxic to designers and design.

        0 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 7 years ago

    PS is a mess and it doesn't bring much to the table. AI had some problems, they just released an update to fix some of them.

    Still, you're safe to update, if you don't like any one particular app, you can revert to as far back as CS6 (I'm back to PSCC2014 now).

    0 points
  • Crampa ...Crampa ..., over 7 years ago

    What are you worried about? I haven't heard anything bad about it.

    0 points