Adobe CC Express

Adobe announced a brand new web and mobile service called Creative Cloud Express, which looks like it will compete with other template-based image editors such as Canva.

The company describes CC Express as “a unified task-based, web and mobile product that makes 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.”

Adobe is known for making some more complicated programs like Photoshop and Premiere Pro, and this is the opposite. You will drag and drop to create images and videos for social media and other places. It looks like Adobe is targeting its new service at people who don’t want to spend hours learning complicated interfaces and tools.

“With Creative Cloud and Creative Cloud Express, we are meeting the demands of all creators and catalyzing the creator economy,” said David Wadhwani, chief business officer and executive vice president, Adobe. “Creative Cloud Express is the start of a brand-new journey to introduce first-time creators to Adobe creative tools while adding significant value to our current Creative Cloud subscribers.”

You can try out Creative Cloud Express for free. It serves as a replacement for Adobe Spark, but it offers more functionality.

In addition, there’s a premium version for $9.99 per month, which adds additional features. Like Canva, you’ll get more templates, photos, all the fonts, and other benefits with the premium plan.

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