"Edit photos. Design logos. Create social media graphics. It's easy with Creative Cloud."
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  • Multiple ways to export
  • Seamless integrations and compatibility with CC suite of apps
  • Robust help and support
  • Image-tracing tools
  • There aren't many advanced graphic design tutorials
  • Users require training to use the software
  • Software tends to take up disk space
Company Background

As a whole, Adobe was founded in 1967 in the United States. Adobe Illustrator was later released in 1987 and quickly became one of the most popular vector drawing software in the industry, alongside other graphic design tools from Adobe (InDesign and Photoshop).

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.

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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.

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.
  • 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
  • Animation
  • Document Storage
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Freelancer Screening & Profiles
  • Search/Filter
Editing Features
  • Photo Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Offline Editing
  • Rich Text Editor
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Drag & Drop
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.

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 support is available
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
There are video tutorials for both beginners and advanced users
There is a FAQ section on the Adobe website
Final Word

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.