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Adobe Creative Cloud 2022 Review

Adobe’s Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more. Explore your creativity with software like Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Voted #1 in graphic design software.

Pros:

  • Industry-standard and highly recommended by creative experts.
  • Complete package with more than 20+ creative apps.
  • Free trial available. No credit card needed.

Cons:

  • Only available for a monthly or annual subscription.
  • Less suitable for beginner or amateur use due to the relatively high cost.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Reviews

Find out what each expert had to say about Adobe Creative Cloud.

Maximilian Benner

CEO - Fotura, Inc.

✓ Adobe Lightroom
When I started out as an event photographer, I used Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom made it easy to go through hundreds of photos that all need pretty basic retouching. That said, it is a sluggish piece of software and can get frustrating when working on low end computers.

✓ Adobe Photoshop
When I started photography school, I left behind Lightroom and exclusively used Photoshop. Even though Lightroom is a useful too, Photoshop offers many more options for fine grained control for low volume, in depth retouching. Unfortunately, just like Lightroom, Photoshop certainly isn’t a speed champion. That’s why I eventually ended up with Affinity Photo. It offers most of the tools of Photoshop but comes with an unreal speed improvement. Everything works smoothly, even on my 2015 low end Max Book Pro. And, if that didn’t convince you, you can get Affinity Photo for a one time payment, forever. No subscription.

Nell Chronister

Designer - Hoot Design Company

✓ Adobe Suite
As a designer, I highly recommend the Adobe Creative Suite. I learned the basics of the entire Adobe suite in less than a year while I was in my undergrad. The software is always evolving and updating, and there are countless free tutorials and webinars that allow you to grow as a designer. If you put in the time to learn the software, it becomes intuitive. And once you have a handle on Adobe, the possibilities are ENDLESS!

Jase Rodley

Founder/CEO - Dialed Labs

✓ Adobe Suite
Of course, there is going to be no better alternative than the leader of the pack Adobe suite, which offers everything you want, and is the likely the package you would be used in most workplaces.

Although there is little to offer in the way of competition for professional editing, there are some great phone Apps which allow enough of a resource to the more casual editor.

✓ Instrafitter
One of my current favourites being instrafitter, which allows you to put a number of border styles around your photo, given them the perfect vintage feel of a polaroid, and adding an extra pop to your photos when sharing.

Adobe Creative Cloud FAQ

What is Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe’s Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more.

Is Adobe Creative Cloud any good?

We asked 53 creative experts on most have recommended to use Adobe Creative Cloud. It’s by far the most popular solution for graphic designers.

Is Creative Cloud free to use?

Adobe Creative Cloud doesn’t have a free plan. You can either sign up for a monthly or an annual plan.

What’s included in Creative Cloud?

Adobe Creative Cloud includes 20+ apps like Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere Rush. You only get access to Adobe Fonts, Adobe Portfolio, Creative Cloud Libraries and cloud storage space.