Adobe Creative Cloud Express

RATING:

4.6

(1172)

About Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses create, manage and share multimedia content on a unified platform. The web and mobile-optimized application allows users to design social media posts and marketing materials using high-quality templates It offers various built-in features, such as a drag-and-drop interface, Adobe Font library and access to licensed Adobe Stock images.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Express Pricing

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

Starting price: 

$9.99 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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Adobe Creative Cloud Express Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Adobe Creative Cloud Express

1 - 5 of 1,172 Reviews

Jason

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 2 - 10 employees

Used less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

Reviewed March 2021

Do you struggle to create catchy images that fit your social media needs?

User Profile

Joy

Verified reviewer

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2020

Makes Branding a Breeze!

I love how Spark makes creating lots of quality content more manageable.

PROS

Excellent Template selection. I love the branding feature that makes customizing content a breeze! Within the iOS app, there are lots of options to allow you to shuffle through various formats till you find the right "feel" (in the app, select the text, go to "style" and play with the style wheel). The integration with Creative Cloud is also so helpful for achieving brand consistency.

CONS

I wish that you could make multiple posts within one file (similar to Artboards in Illustrator) rather than having to duplicate the file and edit it accordingly. It would be much more convenient for multiple image insta-posts, OR when you are making the same type of post across multiple platforms. Sometimes I won't realize I want to change a style until I am on the second format of that graphic (for example I make an insta post and duplicate it to make a FB version and then while on the FB version I realize a particular design looks better). So it's annoying to have to go back to the first file to do that. I'd love to be able to do that on just one screen. Also, the align feature is currently only accessible if you select more than one object and only works to align relative to each other. It would be great to be able to align relative to art board and access this feature with just one object.

Reasons for switching to Adobe Creative Cloud Express

The switch was mainly motivated by already having a Creative Cloud subscription, but I have found Spark to be more accessible.

Ontiretse

Verified reviewer

Apparel & Fashion, 1 employee

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2023

Adobe Creative Cloud Express Review 2023-Softidity

My overall experience with Adobe Creative Cloud Express has been a very enjoyable one because the application gives me with all the necessary tools i need to complete my projects, and also the design team always works hard to make necessary improvements and updates.

PROS

Adobe express is like a hybrid created by mixing together the different content creation applications that adobe has, you get image editing tools, video editing tools, cloud tools and many more in one package which is a very good value for money.

CONS

The free features in the application are limited, for you to use the whole power of the app you will be forced to make some payments.

Reasons for switching to Adobe Creative Cloud Express

I loves the fact that I can accomplish more with Express that I can with Photoshop (tool wise)

Heather

Marketing and Advertising, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed October 2019

Adobe Spark vs. Canva

I started using Adobe Spark as an alternative to Canva. But I found the whole experience not as user friendly as what I can create with Canva. My team ended up going back to using Canva for simple graphics.

PROS

As a Social Media Director I often need to create quick graphics myself rather than bog down a graphic designer with a simple task. I found Adobe Spark, and it's great for just that, simple graphics. You can choose from a large assortment of stock images because they are attached to Adobe Stock, as well as other free stock images on the web.

CONS

I felt it was too hard to make the graphic the exact way I wanted it too. You could change the font only by using a sliding scale, in order to make changes to the text you had to click on the word box and it opens in a new screen. Additionally, the variety and of "shapes" they offer is not as vast as Canva's selection.

Reasons for switching to Adobe Creative Cloud Express

I wanted to see other options out there, but ended up switching back to Canva.

Anonymous

5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2024

Higher Ed Adobe Creative Cloud Express User

My overall experience with Adobe Creative Cloud Express has been great. I love how files are stored in the Cloud, I love how easy it is to use the platform, and I love how you file share and communicate with colleagues.

PROS

I love how easy it is to access and use Adobe Creative Cloud Express from the start. It offers various assets to help users quick-start the creative process.

CONS

Nothing. If you have used Premiere Pro or other video editing software, just keep in mind this is supposed to be a lighter version targeted to a wide range of users. It still suits most use cases.