In today’s fast-paced digital world, creativity is the backbone of any commercial institution’s success. Whether you’re a start-up or an established business, having a robust and versatile creative toolset is essential for staying ahead of your competition. One of the best ways to do this is by utilising Creative Cloud, which is a suite of powerful software tools from Adobe — the world leaders in digital design innovation.

In this article, we will explore how gaming studios and animation businesses can use Adobe Creative Cloud to unleash and maximise their teams’ their creative potential and stand out in their respective sectors.

As a Platinum Adobe partner and a Microsoft partner, Micromail is a leading provider of Adobe Creative Cloud products and services in Ireland, and is uniquely positioned to assist in helping your business to implement this powerful software suite.

What is Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe Creative Cloud is a comprehensive suite of software tools that includes design applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more. Creative Cloud enables businesses to create and manage digital assets, design marketing materials, and develop engaging multimedia content. With Adobe Creative Cloud, companies can streamline their creative processes, collaborate more effectively, and deliver stunning results.

Gaming and animation houses are two industries that rely heavily on creativity and innovative ideas to stay ahead of competitors. In both industries, it’s essential to have powerful tools and software to create high-quality content that engages audiences and drives sales. This is where Adobe Creative Cloud comes in, as it offers a comprehensive suite of software tools that are essential for design professionals to excel.

Powerful Graphics and Animation Tools

In gaming and animation, the quality of the graphics is everything. With Adobe Creative Cloud, design companies have access to powerful software tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects, which are essential for creating stunning visuals and animations. Photoshop is the go-to tool for creating detailed textures, backgrounds, and other elements of a game or animation. Illustrator is perfect for designing characters, logos, and other vector graphics. After Effects is a powerful animation tool that allows companies to create fluid, dynamic animations that bring their content to life.

These tools, when used together, can create high-quality graphics and animations that can take your content to the next level. With Adobe Creative Cloud, companies can produce stunning graphics and animations that will keep their audience engaged and coming back for more.

Improved Collaboration

Collaboration is essential in the gaming and animation design industries, and with so many such businesses now operating remote teams Creative Cloud is the perfect solution. With Adobe Creative Cloud, companies have access to cloud-based storage and collaboration tools, which makes collaboration instant and easy. Teams can work together in real-time, share files, and provide feedback on projects. This enables design teams to work more effectively, reducing errors and improving the quality of work.

One of the most important collaboration tools in Adobe Creative Cloud is Adobe XD, a tool for designing and prototyping user experiences for web and mobile applications. This tool allows teams to create interactive prototypes, test them with real users, and iterate quickly. This enables teams to create user-friendly interfaces and improve user experiences with the highest levels of efficiency.

Increased Efficiency

Adobe Creative Cloud offers a range of tools that can help companies work more efficiently. One of the most significant productivity boosters in Adobe Creative Cloud is Creative Cloud Libraries. This feature enables teams to store and share design assets, templates, and other resources. This helps to streamline the creative process, enabling teams to work more quickly and efficiently.

Additionally, Creative Cloud offers access to Adobe Stock, a vast library of stock images, graphics, and other design assets. This enables teams to quickly find and use high-quality assets in their projects, reducing the time and effort required to create these elements from scratch.

Access to the Latest Tools and Features

Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription-based service, which means companies always have access to the latest tools and features. Adobe regularly updates the software with new features and capabilities, which ensures that companies benefit from the latest and most advanced tools. This helps companies stay ahead of the curve and deliver cutting-edge content that meets the demands of the market.

Enhancing Brand Identity

A strong brand identity is critical for the success of any commercial organisation. Adobe Creative Cloud allows businesses to create a consistent and compelling brand identity across all their marketing collateral, including website, social media, print materials, and more. By using the suite’s tools, they can create logos, typography, colour schemes, and other design elements that represent their brand identity.

Why Micromail?

As one of Ireland’s only Platinum Adobe partners and Microsoft partners, Micromail is uniquely positioned to help companies adopt Adobe Creative Cloud. The team at Micromail consists of experts in both Adobe and Microsoft products, making them the perfect partner for businesses seeking to modernise their software solutions. Micromail’s team of product experts can help identify the best solutions for their specific needs, ensuring that they get the most value from their investment in Adobe Creative Cloud.

In conclusion, Adobe Creative Cloud is an essential tool for gaming companies and animation studios, as well as a wide range of other business types and sectors. It offers many benefits, including powerful graphics and animation tools, improved collaboration, increased efficiency, and access to the latest tools and features. As a Platinum Adobe partner and Microsoft partner, Micromail is well-positioned to help companies take advantage of these benefits and stay ahead of the curve in their respective industries.

To learn more about Creative Cloud and how it can help your business, contact Micromail today

Micromail want to share an important notice with their customers about changes to Adobe Acrobat Pro subscription. Adobe has increased the price of Acrobat Pro subscription plans, and the new pricing will be in effect for renewals and add-on orders from July 1, 2023, onwards.

Program overview

Over the last several years, Adobe has continued to add value for Adobe Acrobat Pro subscription customers in the Value Incentive Plan (VIP). Starting August 8, 2022, Adobe announced that new value was added to Acrobat Pro in VIP for teams and enterprise customers, as well as a price increase.

New VIP Customers purchasing Acrobat Pro for the first time on or after August 8, 2022, received the new functionality.

VIP Members who were considered Existing Customers prior to August 8, 2022, received the new functionality over the last several months and were granted a temporary grace period to continue purchasing Acrobat Pro at the Old Pricing.

Existing Customers with an Anniversary Date on or after their Full-Price Effective Date will renew using the New Pricing.

All add-on orders placed on or after the Full-Price Effective Date should be placed using the New Pricing. Add-on orders placed by an Existing Customer before their Full-Price Effective Date can be placed using the Old Pricing.

Existing Customers with a 3-year commit (3YC) are not subject to the price change for the duration of their 3YC term.

Note: Acrobat Pro with Old Pricing will be discontinued for all non-3 Year Commit pricing levels by the Full-Price Effective Date. For more details about the overall program contact your Micromail Account Manager

Note: Education – No price change

Key definitions

New Pricing means pricing for new and renewal Adobe Acrobat Pro subscriptions

introduced on August 8, 2022.

Old Pricing means pricing prior to August 8, 2022.

Grace period VIP Members who were considered Existing Customers prior to

August 8, 2022, received the new functionality over the last several months and

were granted a temporary grace period to continue purchasing Acrobat Pro at the

Old Pricing until the Full-Price Effective Date.

Full-Price Effective Date means: July 1, 2023, for VIP Commercial customers.

September 1, 2023, for VIP Government customers and all VIP Marketplace customers.

Existing Customers means VIP customers who had a Qualifying Commitment.

New Customers means customers that are not Existing Customers and did not have a Qualifying Commitment.

Qualifying Commitment means either:

1. An Acrobat Pro subscription license via VIP, ETLA, or VIP Marketplace that was current on August 8, 2022, or

2. A VIP 3-year commitment that was current on August 8, 2022.

What can you do to avail of the current pricing?

Contact your Micromail Account Manager today or email

By engaging with Micromail

Realise the major enhancements that are now included in your Acrobat Pro subscription and reinforce the Acrobat Pro benefits that can solve specific IT business challenges.

Unlock the value of Acrobat Pro by utilising the value of deep Microsoft integrations, secure productivity across devices, seamless collaboration, and the simplicity of consolidating PDF and e-signature software investments with one vendor to streamline buying and management.

Consolidate all your PDF and basic e-signature needs with one vendor, while gaining more security and efficiency.

Establish why Acrobat is the best option to meet PDF and e-signature needs, in one application.

Replace competitive PDF and e-signature solutions with Acrobat Pro.

Migrate from Acrobat perpetual to Acrobat Pro subscription by leveraging Acrobat 2017 end of support and the Acrobat 2020 (perpetual) price increase.

The Micromail Adobe Team