Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Free social media content maker software

About Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) is a cloud-based software designed to help businesses create and share rich multimedia content across various platforms, in the form of social media posts, stories, and marketing materials, such as flyers, banners, and logos. It allows professionals to utilize the drag-and-drop interface, built-in templates, Adobe Stock images, and Adobe fonts library to express their creativity with just a few clicks.


Key benefits of Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Make stunning content.
Start from thousands of templates for social media graphics, stories, and thumbnails, as well as posters, flyers, business cards, logos, and more.

Get free Adobe Stock images.
Access the Adobe Stock royalty-free photo collection* with millions of on-trend and seasonal images.

Give your photos pro effects.
Get the look you want with easy-to-apply effects, filters, textures, and overlays.

Remove backgrounds instantly.
Effortlessly cut out backgrounds without having to outline your subject — and start with a fresh canvas.

Add design elements.
Discover just what you need from tons of images, icons, backgrounds, and design assets.

Resize content in a snap.
Instantly resize and reflow content to fit any size for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, banners, flyers, and more. Your content will adjust instantly using intuitive Adobe tools.

Make it move.
Create attention-grabbing content with features to animate text and photos.

Apply your brand.
Upload your brand logo, fonts, and colors and apply them to any design with one tap.

Make videos made for social.
Easily trim, crop, resize, and convert videos.

Play with text.
Choose from over 18,000 licensed fonts from the Adobe Fonts library. Start from text templates that feature curved type, grids, and beautiful font pairs.

Remix it.
Customize predesigned graphics and text to make them your own.

Work better together.
Share templates, assets, and brand identity across your team so content consistently reflects your look. Save favorite templates to your library for a faster start.

*Creative Cloud Express membership required. The Adobe Stock photo collection does not include Premium or editorial content. Limited Adobe Stock functionality available in web page and video features within the desktop app.?


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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(1 148)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Linda
Linda
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Super easy! Design elements for the classroom!

Reviewed on 2021/06/10

Great tool for small businesses and for education. Very simple to use and there are tons of...

Great tool for small businesses and for education. Very simple to use and there are tons of templates and tutorials, plus a huge image collection. In education, my students created several marketing materials and created a portfolio of their work, and for small business it will be great for social media, websites and blogs.

Pros

Adobe Spark has a range of functionality for design. From infographics to web pages, digital portfolios, slideshow videos and social media posts. All of these elements are fantastic for building assets for education and for student demonstration of knowledge.

Cons

When adding assets to a Spark webpage that are designed in Spark, you must first download the item as an image (infographics, social media posts, menus, posters, etc) before adding them to the Adobe Spark webpage. If it had a drag and drop function it would be very convenient.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Adobe puts the creative into this nice compact package

Reviewed on 2022/06/14

I used a well know desktop / app editing suite when I first started as a consultant but because I...

I used a well know desktop / app editing suite when I first started as a consultant but because I got express in with my main package, at no extra cost, I started to try it out and moved completely to express within a month. Been using this now for over 2 years.

Pros

I've been with this package for a number of years - almost from the start. I've seen a number of great features added and only recently they have brought in direct scheduling to social media.

I particularly like the predesigned sizes for posts and the ability to take a design you have made and convert it to a template.

Working for different clients, I can also set up their brand colours, fonts and styles and quickly switch between or or another.

The app version is also great for taking posts you have created and animating them quicker than using the desktop version.

I use this across mac, windows and ipad.

Great facebook support group too.

Cons

I have the full desktop package for adobe which is how I got into using express however my only issue is that I have to pay extra to access it on the ipad. A pity that isn't included by I get that it's a different platform.

Alternatives Considered

Canva

Reasons for Choosing Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Express was included in my adobe package at no cost

Switched From

Canva

Reasons for Switching to Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Express was included in my adobe package at no cost
Heidi
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Misleading Introductory Random Photo Collage Generator with Multiple Photo Upload Feature

Reviewed on 2021/11/24

Spark was great, until I committed to using the software and the features I started using Spark for...

Spark was great, until I committed to using the software and the features I started using Spark for were no longer available, even under a higher priced tier.

Pros

It was very easy to use during prior to my workspace "becoming established." Other

Cons

Adobe Spark initially allowed me to create randomly generated multiple photo collages (which I could upload the photos all at once) for social media posting. This took me less than a minute. I used Spark to put together collages with 10-14 photos weekly for about six weeks. This I learned is available as a website promotion only (https://www.adobe.com/express/create/photo-collage "Design your free collage now"), since randomly generated multiple photo upload collages are not available for established users of Spark once your "desktop is established" according to the Adobe Spark Insiders FB Group. Now every photo must be uploaded individually, and there is no template to randomly generate a collage with pictures of different sizes/aspects, taking more than 15 minutes to do the exact thing I was previously doing in under one. This feature is the reason why I started using Spark. This style template for uploading multiple photos at once to create a random collage should be available to "established users of Spark." I will be finding another platform to use until this tease feature is an actual feature for people that actually commit to using Spark.

Jean Philippe
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Easy product management, with a price tag

Reviewed on 2023/11/03

We use CC Express to manage all our Adobe licenses.

We use CC Express to manage all our Adobe licenses.

Pros

Adobe Creative Cloud Express gives you flexibility to manage all your CC packaged softwares inside a simple and intuitive interface. Managing accounts is easy and updates come often which is what you would expect from such software service. The interface has come a long way since the subscription-only model Adobe has been swearing by for a couple of releases now. Way cleaner and modern, making it look sleeker and less cluttered.After all, it's used to host all of the Adobe flagship and industry-standard software suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Dreamweaver... they all have to be activated in CC Express in order to work and get all the latest updates.

Cons

There is nothing inherently wrong with CC Express, as it works as expected. The fact that it exists is another story though; Adobe now 100% relies on subscription model, and CC Express is its user interface. This forces the user to adopt the subscription model and paying for a software version with periodic updates is no longer available.

Melanie
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  • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

An advanced Creative’s Foundation

Reviewed on 2023/01/09

I’m very satisfied. I think when used you’re getting a bang for your buck. But I wouldn’t say to...

I’m very satisfied. I think when used you’re getting a bang for your buck. But I wouldn’t say to immediately run to this product. There are other free versions that can give more creative assistance if you’re not by nature a creative.

Pros

I love that Adobe has sectioned off every possible asset a creative may need within different apps. If you’re working within different parts of the industry, you can prioritize which apps can be more of use than others. It’s necessary to have Adobe Creative Suite knowledge for a majority of creative fields these days.

Cons

I dislike that I can’t pick and choose which apps I’d like to use beyond a specific payment tier. For example. The first tier might only include Lightroom, express, and photoshop but once you his the second, you have to invest in basically the remainder of the applications. ALSO IF YOU TRY TO CANCEL EARLY ADOBE WILL CHARGE YOU FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TIME NOT USED FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION.ITS LIKE YOURE LOCKED INTO A ONE YEAR CONTRACT EACH YEAR. IVE ONLY SEEN A SIMILAR MODEL DONE WITH GYM MEMBERSHIPS SO BEWARE BECAUSE I CAN GET EXPENSIVE IN THE LONG RUN.

Alternatives Considered

PicMonkey and Canva

Reasons for Choosing Adobe Creative Cloud Express

It’s free. It auto designs. I can collaborate. I don’t have to think.

Switched From

Canva

Reasons for Switching to Adobe Creative Cloud Express

I needed more functionality
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Adobe Creative Cloud Express FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Adobe Creative Cloud Express.

Adobe Creative Cloud Express offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$9,99/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Free plan: Includes all core features so you can start making content. Continue using it for as long as you want at no cost. Premium plan: Start with a free trial and then $9.99/month or $99.99/year

Adobe Creative Cloud Express has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Adobe Creative Cloud Express supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Adobe Creative Cloud Express supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Adobe Creative Cloud Express integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business

Adobe Creative Cloud Express offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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