Hey, hey, heya all! Today we are talking about Adobe’s new endeavour, Creative Cloud Express. Let’s see how good this online editor is and edit some photos!
Just 4 days ago (at the time this post goes out), Adobe released Creative Cloud Express. So, what is this?! Well, this is the editor rising out of the grave of Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark is no more, but this seems to be pretty similar and likely will be a relatively similar editing experience.
Adobe has a flashy and dynamic website, which is always super cool to see. As always, Adobe is very iPad focussed on their launch promo’s.
You may be wondering if this is pretty similar to Spark, what’s new?!
- Premiere Rush is now under the Creative Cloud Express umbrella.
- A lot of features from both Photoshop Express and Rush were integrated into the editor and other web based converters that Adobe previously had.
- Adobe also seems to advertise an image switch feature of sorts, bringing easier switches from templates to your own images in a better way.
That seems to be the new features, lets move onto the looks inside the software:
So, with a design like Adobe Spark (and suspiciously like Canva), the editor is clean and vibrantly coloured.
I started by choosing my canvas size, I chose one slightly wider than default.
This is the editor. Interesting, definitely is continuing to remind me of Canva (more and more).
I went to upload my photo and, for those wondering, it has no RAW photo support 😥.
More bad news, after uploading the photo, I wanted to resize the Canvas… Oh, that’s a premium feature… Nooooo!!😭
For anyone wondering, Premium is $9.99 monthly and doesn’t seem to go with the full Creative Cloud Subscription… so you’d have to pay twice if you wanted both. 😮💨
So, after I remade the canvas in a different size, I found out that photos aren’t even saved after uploading… Yikes.
Now, I think we can finally work on this photo…
I did some adjusting, and the “powered by Adobe Photoshop” at the bottom is questionable. This is what I made the photo look like after a minute:
While doing the edit, everything seemed to have been scaled back purposefully. The contrast slider seems to work like a cheap mobile app contrast enhancer. Sharpening had the biggest oddity. I couldn’t put my finger on what, but the way it enhanced the photo seemed off.
I added a cloud overlay by uploading a photo and turning down the opacity. There is no blend or masking tool that I can find, so that is slightly frustrating. There is multiply and screen modes, but they just really boost the brightness.
I next added one more photo with lowered opacity. Now, to make these blend a bit more…
After changing some colours around, I ended up liking this:
Now, I want to add some text. I settled on this design!
I also added a text animation which I think looks cool!
Now, I think I’m ready to download.
So, it seems like exports are capped at 720p 🙄, but it’s better than ClipChamp’s 480p 😂. I also downloaded a JPG, both of which should be below! 🤞
Yeah, so… that didn’t work. I ended up with a glitchy video from Adobe. 😩
After reattempting the export, I had the same results…
So, Adobe’s new Creative Cloud Express isn’t fixing issues with the main creative cloud and honestly is not super great. I would honestly rather use Canva for the same things but, let me know what you think down below! That is all for this week!
-Digital Wonders & Smiles