Adobe unveils Creative Cloud Express: a free app with handy graphic design tools


Adobe is well aware that in addition to the professional content creators that its products target, there are a huge number of users who need simple and easy-to-use, yet powerful enough tools for working with images and videos. It was for them that the company introduced a new application called Creative Cloud Express.

Adobe unveils Creative Cloud Express: a free app with handy graphic design tools

“Many people want something simpler and easier to learn than our professional products. These users are content-driven and focused more on results than on process.” Says Adobe Product Director Scott Belsky. “Creative Cloud Express is designed so that users don’t have to spend a lot of time learning tools like Photoshop and get great results quickly and effortlessly”.

The application is aimed at social media managers, small business owners and all users who are not professionals in graphic design, but who have something to promote on the web. Standard templates such as “Flyer”, “Post to Facebook”, “Story on Instagram”, “Thumbnails for YouTube” and like this.

The software is available free of charge for iOS, Android and as a web app. However, to access additional features such as the Adobe Stock Image Library, you will need to subscribe for $ 9.99 per month.

Belsky sees the launch of Creative Cloud Express as the first step towards making affordable versions of all of Adobe’s most powerful tools. The product is available to a wide range of users from today.

Adobe web-based versions of Photoshop and Illustrator with limited capabilities

Adobe has recently introduced web versions of Photoshop and Illustrator applications that will allow you to make changes to files and projects stored in the cloud; without having to download them and run a full desktop application. It is important to note that these are not fully functional versions of Photoshop and Illustrator; but rather stripped-down tools in their capabilities.

Users of the web versions of Adobe software will be able to navigate through layers, leave annotations and comments; and make basic changes to graphic files using tools such as the eraser, dot brush and lasso. For more serious editing, you will have to use the classic versions of Photoshop and Illustrator. Adobe is positioning the web version of Photoshop as a product for basic editing of full-fledged PSD files. Over time, the company’s web applications for editing graphic files will gain wider opportunities.

Adobe has also made it easier for users to collaborate with its Creative Cloud. Photoshop for the desktop has a new annotation panel, and the Object Selector is even more powerful. There are also new AI-powered filters and improvements to the Depth Blur introduced last year; which allows you to blur the background in portrait photos.

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