Good news for aspiring photographers and those looking to edit photos and video and create content for the web, print, etc. Adobe has a new offering called Creative Cloud Express. And best of all, it's totally free.
This suite, according to Adobe, contains the core functionality of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. Also included is access to millions of stock images, templates for everything from brochures and business cards to Instagram stories, YouTube thumbnails, and lots more.
This free suite is set up in an intuitive way so that even those with little or no previous design experience can use the simple template interface to create engaging content quickly and easily. You can then share those designs with other Creative Cloud Express users or even users of the premium Creative Cloud for collaborative projects.
Beyond its usefulness as a design tool, it also includes the functionality of Photoshop Express to make it easy for those who are new to photo editing to perform some of the basic and essential tasks available in that software, like cropping and adding text layers.
There is also a scaled-down version of Premiere Pro for editing videos and converting them to a variety of popular formats.
I poked around a bit under the hood of this suite, and it seems like a very user-friendly and promising product. I can see where those new to the editing and design world or even those of us who may be more proficient with photography but less so with design might find this offering from Adobe very useful.
Creative Cloud Express is available on the web and as a free app from the Microsoft Store, Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store.