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Creative Cloud Express

Free social media content maker

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Creative Cloud Express Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Creative Cloud Express product overview

Price starts from

$

9.99

/momonth
Per Feature

What is Creative Cloud Express?

Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) is a unified task-based, web and mobile product designed to make it easy to create and share beautiful rich multimedia content – from social media posts and stories to invitations to marketing materials like logos, flyers and banners. Creative Cloud Express enables drag-and-drop content creation, to empower users to express their creativity with just a few clicks. It includes thousands of high-quality templates, premium Adobe fonts and licensed Adobe Stock images.

Key benefits of using 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.​

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Chat
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Videos

Creative Cloud Express pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

779

Price starts from

$

9.99

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Creative Cloud Express features

Functionality

4.3

/5

779
Total Features14 2 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
Data Import/Export
Customizable Templates
Customizable Branding
Content Management
Template Management
Video Editing
Video Support

Functionality contenders

Creative Cloud Express users reviews

Overall rating

4.5

/5

779

Positive reviews

92%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.62/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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52

8

2

Pros
Very happy with overall experience. Easy to use and FREE additional things like fonts is a nice touch.

vM

valerie M.

My overall experience when using Adobe Spark is that it is well worth the cost. Plus its made from Adobe, so you know the program has good customer support and great product quality.

Pete P.

I love using Spark to create beautiful graphics in minutes or even seconds. Very easy to use and many ideas to spark your imagination.

TB

Teresa B.

Cons
It's misleading, as the templates aren't as advertised. The material all starts to look the same as there aren't many customizing options.

MW

Michael W.

Overall, I would say my experience has been very frustrating. I am a student so I was trying to create a newsletter with this software.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

So it's annoying to have to go back to the first file to do that.

Joy S.

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Adobe Spark Edu

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Reviewed 4 months ago

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Makes Branding a Breeze!

Reviewed a year ago

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...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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The Express Version of Photoshop

Reviewed 16 days ago

Overall, Express doesn't get as much recognition as is deserved for their graphic design software. I would love to see them implement more vector illustrations and adding in features that make Adobe unique like uploading your Photoshop actions and styles to Express. This would be a huge game-changer for Express as many who find Photoshop too complicated or buggy would love to have the option to use these advanced features with the ease of use offered in Express. Also, if they could implement other unique features to Photoshop like cloning, it would be amazing--I could see so many people flocking to this program with these enhanced features.

Pros

I tried this software out years ago when it first became available. At the time, it had its easy-to-use features, but it was lacking in features compared to other competitors. Fast-forward to today and almost everything has changed for the better. Spark (now Creative Cloud Express) offers features similar to Canva and Photoshop blended together. Like Canva, Express now has a paid version with extra...

Cons

I don't like that there aren't as many illustrations and supplemental designs available to use (even with premium). Meaning, adding in vectors like animals, flower wreaths, etc. This is a huge issue in my opinion and why I'm still stuck on Canva for most designs.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Adobe Spark vs. Canva

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Another Beautiful, Well-Functioning Adobe Product for Social Media and Website Graphic Design

Reviewed 2 months ago

Overall, I am so thankful for Adobe Spark because its design elements and tools are just superior and exceptional, wide-ranged, and varied enough to suit any design need or aesthetic.

Pros

Adobe Spark has been instrumental lately in the graphic design I've needed for my newer website. I've been designing a 90's style theme for an education business and have needed social media updates and designs as well as graphic elements to add to my website and advertising for my website. Adobe as always hits the mark with beautiful designs and templates, stock photos, and ideas that can be edited nicely as well.

Cons

The only con is that also like other Adobe products, there is a learning curve, although much less of one with this particular product than with what I've seen in Illustrator, for example.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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I love Adobe Spark

Reviewed 2 months ago

I always see people talking about Canva, but that is because they don't know Adobe Spark. I have always used Adobe products and love the integration of the Applications. I just don't like the support. I find it hard to get access to them.

Pros

It has a VERY easy and nice interface, useful tools for developing elaborate or simple layouts, and very beautiful templates of graphic pieces in the most used formats in everyday life.

Cons

y only problem until today is as an Abobe subscriber for years is support for changing the payment method,

Creative Cloud Express FAQs and common questions

Creative Cloud Express has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $9.99/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Creative Cloud Express has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Creative Cloud Express supports the following languages:
English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish


Creative Cloud Express supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


No, Creative Cloud Express does not have an API available.


Creative Cloud Express integrates with the following applications:
Dropbox Business


Creative Cloud Express offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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