About Adobe

Category: Graphic Design
Adobe is a versatile, integrated design suite for printing and digital publishing. The software offers both simple functionalities and advanced features for professional graphic designers.

Company: Adobe

Adobe is the world's leading digital media and marketing company. Bringing digital creations to life and delivering immersive, compelling experiences to the right person at the right time is one of our core strengths - from emerging artists to global brands. Essentially, Adobe is everywhere, changing the world through digital experiences.

In-Depth Analysis

0 Overall
Price 4.0
Ease Of Use 4.0
Features 5.0
Support 5.0

Pros

  • Multiple ways to export
  • Seamless integrations and compatibility with CC suite of apps
  • Robust help and support
  • Image-tracing tools

Cons

  • There aren't many advanced graphic design tutorials
  • Users require training to use the software
  • Software tends to take up disk space

Adobe Comparisons

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Plans & Pricing

Pricing for Adobe Creative Cloud is on a subscription model. Users can choose full one-year access paid all at once. There is also the option of an annual plan with monthly installments or a single monthly subscription. Adobe offers a free seven-day trial that allows you to test out the software’s features before committing.

Individuals
$52.99
/mo
7-day FREE trial
Business
$79.99
/mo
7-day FREE trial
Students & Teachers
$19.99
/mo
7-day FREE trial
Schools & Universities
Custom
7-day FREE trial

All Apps

For $52.99 per month with the annual plan, you’ll gain access to Adobe’s entire collection of creative desktop and mobile apps and services for designing images, graphics, layouts, user experiences, video, and audio for print, the web, and mobile devices. You’ll also receive 100GB of cloud storage, Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Fonts, and Adobe Spark. You can also prepay for the whole year at a price of $599.88 per year. You can cancel your subscription at any time, but an early cancelation fee will be deducted. If you’re looking to pay per month but with no year commitment, it will cost $79.49 per month.

Ease of Use

Someone using these tools for the first time might find Adobe Creative Cloud a bit overwhelming. There are many buttons, panels, tools, and interfaces to get familiar with. However, despite the steep learning curve, several helpful tools are available both within the programs and after it. It takes some training and practice to master this software. But once you do, there are endless capabilities. Most users just stick with the functionalities and tools they are familiar with and may not touch some of the more advanced tools.

Customer Support

Adobe tools are pretty stable. However, if you ever run into a bug, Adobe offers robust support that is quite helpful for solving issues. Adobe also has one of the best community forums and help centers with loads of valuable information, tutorials, and guides.

Additional customer support:

Community Forum
There is an active Creative Cloud community forum where you can ask questions about Adobe Illustrator and other Adobe products.

Blog
Adobe has a interactive and helpful blog.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
Adobe offers 24/7 online support in different languages
Phone Support
Phone Support
Adobe offers robust phone support
Live Online Chat
Live Online Chat
There is a live chat feature on the Adobe website
Email
Email
Email support is available
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
There are video tutorials for both beginners and advanced users
FAQ
FAQ
There is a FAQ section on the Adobe website
Features & Functionality
General Features

Portfolio & Experience

Adobe CC is a versatile design environment that designers can use for a wide range of graphic design projects, from icons to illustrations, fonts, and graphics. It is often used to design logos, posters, postcards, web graphics, and so on. 

Design Process

Although there are many bells and whistles, designing with Adobe Creative Cloud apps is still relatively simple and straightforward. How long a design will take will depend on the complexity of the project you are working on.

How to make a design with Adobe Illustrator?

  • Start by creating a new document and set up the workspace.
  • Create complex art with basic shapes and lines.
  • Apply colors to the design components.
  • Adjust and fine-tune your design.
  • Preview design and save.
Features
  • API
  • Templates
  • Image Database
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Management
  • Edits Vector & Raster Graphics
  • Touch Interface Support
  • Pro-Level Typography
  • Print Management
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Social Promotion
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Engagement Analytics
Advanced Features
Features
  • Animation
  • Document Storage
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Freelancer Screening & Profiles
  • Search/Filter
Editing Features
Features
  • Photo Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Offline Editing
  • Rich Text Editor
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Drag & Drop
Verdict

Adobe Creative Cloud is rich professional design software that can be used to create quality vector-based designs and elements. It offers a wide range of software, tools, menus, panels, and dropdowns for design. The multitude of features can be overwhelming for new users, and many people only get to scratch the surface of this creative suite.

However, professionals who can take the time to practice and master the advanced features can create stunning vector-based graphics with relative ease. Most people don’t want the long-term commitment of a subscription plan, and this can be a drawback. But you can take advantage of the trial period to get a feel of the software and see if you want to commit in the long term.

Adobe User Reviews

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Kim T
No employees
Used for: 2+ years
02 Jun - 2021

Very happy customer!

Adobe Creative Cloud has been the most amazing asset to my business. I can design on multiple software- be it photoshop, illustrator, or indesign. Each has served me wonderfully and the outcome has been high-end, reliable, and seamless.

Pros

The ability to save and store all files to either the creative cloud or to my own hard drive has been super helpful in keeping everything backed up and in order. Also saves room on my laptop!

Cons

Nothing bad to report. Adobe is top-notch in every way!

C
Charity B
02-10 employees
Used for: 1-2 years
03 May - 2021

Perfect for Professionals

This is the most professional suite of apps for design there ever was created. We use on the daily. We can work in multiple programs for different purposes. Everything can then be cycled through the bridge. Thus all of our content is organized and accessible - via on the go or when on the computer.

Pros

Amazing interface, highly intuitive tools/presets. Can design anything of your imagination.

Cons

These programs are full of many possibilities, which means there is a lot to learn. Hence, its better for professionals who are adept in design.

J
Josephina L
11-50 employees
Used for: 2+ years
12 Apr - 2021

Endless creativity at your fingertips

Many apps to work with. Each are easily downloadable and the ease-of-use is so natural.

Pros

Versatile tools meant for those who take design seriously. Smooth and fast working software. There is always something to try and learn, as there are constant updates and new features being added.

Cons

It can get expensive and you can easily get locked into a subscription. However, the free trials are great

T
Tim B
No employees
Used for: 6-12 months
28 Jan - 2021

Powerful platform but has its downfalls

I will always love and rely heavily on photoshop. The other apps in the suite are easily replaceable and now as developed as psd in my opinion.

Pros

Allows 1 license to be downloaded and used on 2 devices.

Cons

Installation might be a little complicated. Slight learning curve for the programs.

C
Charity B
No employees
Used for: 2+ years
06 Jun - 2021

Staying with Adobe for life

My graphic design has reached new levels thanks to Adobe. I can fully/practically/& properly make my visions come to life.

Pros

I primarily use Illustrator which is sleek, robust, and crafted with us designers in mind. Any tool I can think of is available.