Photoshop has always had a pretty hairy learning curve. It is true that once you learn it, it is a tool that you want to use for the rest of your life. But it is by no means a program for all audiences. In the last 15 years, we have seen many applications on the Internet that have tried to do the same as Photoshop, but in a simpler way. Now, it is Adobe itself that wants to solve this ballot. Adobe Creative Cloud Express is the new app that wants you to use Photoshop like an expert if you have always been lazy to learn how to use it.
Adobe moves against Canva
Adobe has reacted late, but at least it has responded to the offensive that Canva has given it in recent years. There have been many attempts to bring simple and intuitive editing tools to the general public. Do you remember Picnik? The demand for these products has always been there, but few have been able to offer long-term and above all, profitable solutions for their developers.
Creative Cloud Express is an application that combines the best of the main tools of the Adobe suite. You can download it for free and start using it to create images , edit videos, and even modify PDF files . The application has an immense catalog of patterns, text fonts, and free photographs that we can use in our montages. These resources come from Adobe Stock , which curiously a few months ago offered its collaborators a fixed sum of money in exchange for allowing Adobe to offer those photos, illustrations and vectors for free to its customers.
Adobe Stock at your fingertips
According to Adobe, their goal with Creative Cloud Express is that you never have to face the blank canvas syndrome , a phenomenon that always occurs in Photoshop and Illustrator. Therefore, they offer us their library with 175 million images and 20,000 different sources. And of course, all without having to leave the application. Creative Cloud Express is a Swiss army knife, an all-in-one that has the best of each world, and that can get any user to adapt and become fluent in the tool in a matter of a few days.
The free Creative Cloud Express plan is limited , while the premium version costs 9.99 euros per month and allows absolute interconnection with the desktop suite. It is available now for download in the iOS App Store, in the Android Play Store and in the Microsoft Store if your machine moves Windows 10 or Windows 11. You can also access Creative Cloud Express through a browser.
It is not a replacement for Photoshop Express or Premiere Rush
Adobe currently has no plans for this new app to replace Photoshop Express or Premiere Rush, the two photo and video editing applications for mobile devices. It’s something that makes us happy, because these two applications, along with Lightroom Mobile, are the best performing programs from Adobe, and they show a bit the path that Americans should follow.
What has fallen has been Adobe Spark, which is the application that Adobe Creative Cloud Express replaces. In any case, this is great news, as it will allow advanced editing tools to reach a wider audience , thus allowing more people to develop their creativity, ingenuity and ideas in an easy and intuitive way.