Hello guys in this article let’s take a look at all the benefits and drawbacks of using Adobe creative cloud to see if it is worth it or not.
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Is Adobe creative cloud worth it?
Yes, Adobe creative cloud is definitely worth it because first of all you get access to more than 20 + different tools of Adobe like Photoshop premier Pro illustrator Adobe express in design and many more so whether
you want to get into graphic design or you want to do video editing, build a career in UI, UX or you want to create graphics or any custom logos or posts and ads on social media platforms, all of those creative work will be done using this Adobe creative cloud plan because you get access to all the tools of Adobe of both desktop and mobile for very cheap prices as compared to purchasing individual tools and most importantly all of the tools like Photoshop or premiere Pro are industry leading tools, and apart from the tools you also get lots of other features and benefits like lots of collaboration opportunities if you choose business plan, lots of software and third party application integrations like Microsoft team and slack for example, lots of fonts custom images and useful tutorials and most importantly you also get 24/7 technical support and live interaction with expert sessions two times a year which is a great advantage.
The prices for Adobe creative cloud will differ depending on the plan you choose, for example 54$ is the price for individual plans whereas $19 a month is the price for students and teachers so depending upon the plan you choose the prices and features will vary.
There are a couple of disadvantages of using the tool as well which we will be looking at in detail below so let’s take a look at all the advantages and disadvantages of using Adobe creative cloud to understand whether you should be buying this tool or not.
11 Pros and cons of Adobe creative cloud
Pros of Adobe creative cloud
- Tools access for both desktop and mobile
The main advantage of Adobe creative cloud is obviously the fact that you get access to more than 20 different tools including world’s most popular tool for graphic design which is illustrator and Photoshop and popular video editing to which is Adobe premiere Pro and the list goes on.
Apart from the software you also get all the updates and releases of all the softwares in the creative cloud and you don’t need to pay money to upgrade to higher software version.
You can check out all the list of tools you get in Adobe creative cloud plan in detail and the best part is that you get access to all the Adobe tools and softwares that you can download on both desktop and mobile version for both windows, Android and Mac IOS, and once you download and install the Adobe apps like Photoshop on your computer you can access and work on your files even in offline mode which is really good.
- Free trial and free plan
Another advantage of choosing Adobe creative cloud is there is also free trial of 14 days which means you can get access to all the 20 different apps of Adobe present in creative cloud for 14 days period without having to pay money to use the software and after the 14 days period you can decide whether you want to continue using creative cloud plan by purchasing the software or you can ignore and apart from free trial, there is also a free version of creative cloud where you get access to some basic tools and features which is really cool.
- Good support
Another advantage of Adobe creative cloud is that there is also a good customer support you get where you can ask your questions to the specialist and get your issues solved through live chat support.
Apart from the live customer support you can also get two sessions of live 1:1 expert interaction per year to make things moving forward which is another advantage for your team.
- Cheaper plan than individual products
Another advantage is obviously the fact that it is quite cheaper as compared to purchasing individual tools from Adobe.
For example if you purchase premier Pro per month or Photoshop or illustrator then it will cost you around 21$ per month and obviously you need to renew your subscription monthly by paying 21$ but you can get access to all the 20 place different tools of Adobe including premier Pro and Photoshop illustrator and many more for $55 month and you can also purchase annual subscription for individual plan.
So, this is a big advantage because you get access to all the tools of Adobe for very little price as compared to purchasing individual softwares.
And if you are a college student then you can also get a lot of discount for example if you provide your college or school proof like any college ID or your report card then you can get the Adobe creative cloud for $19 per month for 1 year which is very cheaper as compared to 54$ a month in individual plan.
There are different types of plans of creative cloud for different types of people like there is individual plan, there is of course business plan for businesses where they are lots of collaboration tools, there is also plan for students and teachers who can get higher discount upfront and there is a plan for schools and universities, the pricing, features of the first year of Adobe creative cloud will differ in different plans so it is something you have look at from the pricing page.
- Get access to latest features in tools
If you are thinking that you only get access to all the Adobe tools and softwares like Premiere Pro and Photoshop in Adobe creative cloud plan then you are not fully informed because apart from the softwares you also get lots of other features like you get 100 GB of cloud storage.
Apart from the storage there are also lots of tools and software integrations for amazing teamwork and collaborations which we will talk about later and there is also a community of other creative people where you can share your work and also get jobs sometimes on platforms like behance.
- Great collaboration features
Another advantage is that there are lots of collaboration features that are present in Adobe creative cloud for example there are features like share for review where you can share your work and project with your team and get some feedback and there are also lots of software integrations like Microsoft teams and slack and several other productivity apps and features.
Unfortunately the collaboration features are only present in the business plan of Adobe creative cloud which means if you have a team and you’re working on some project with a bunch of members working on it then you need to purchase a business plan for better collaboration features as mentioned earlier.
- Lots of fonts, images and tutorials
Another advantage is that you also get access to lots of fonts, images and tutorials by purchasing the creative cloud plan.
As a matter of fact that more than 1 million photos, drawings and video clips which are copyright free are available to download and use in your project whether it is editing a video or in premiere Pro or creating some amazing visuals in Photoshop and illustrator and you can also use more than 20000 + types of fonts in your creative work,
on top of that if you get stuck anywhere using the software then you can also refer to lots of tutorials on how to use different softwares of Adobe on its website and because Adobe is popular website and the tools like Photoshop and premiere Pro are industry leading tools so you can also refer to lots of courses on YouTube and udemy and learn from them.
Unlike most other tools the problem with Adobe tools are that it takes some time to learn the software for example it can take more than one month to learn and start using Adobe premiere pro for a beginner because there are lots of features present in the software and you can check out all the pros and cons of using the tool here.
- You can access your plan anywhere
As long as you have the internet connection, you can download the Adobe products on your computer and use them on different computers for example if you have purchased a student or individual subscription then you can only get single license and once you sign in to Adobe creative cloud plan into one computer then all the other computers where your creative cloud plan exists will get signed out automatically.
These are all the advantages of using Adobe creative cloud.
Cons of Adobe creative cloud
- No lifetime subscription
One of the main disadvantages of Adobe creative cloud is that there is no lifetime subscription which means that you have to renew your subscription either monthly or annually and you cannot get any perpetual license so over a period of time it can cost to a lot of money because you won’t be using most of the tools.
- No 30 day money back guarantee
Another disadvantage I have found is that there is no 30 days money back guarantee although there is a refund policy where you can get your money back within 14 days of subscribing to the tool and if you ask for a refund after 14 days of the free trial that you get then you will not get any refund so this another disadvantage.
- It can raise subscription fees
Another disadvantage is that the prices you see are introductory and first year prices for example if you are a college student then for the first year you only have to spend $19 a month for the creative cloud plan and after that in the second year the prices will be increased to $30 a month.
This is for students and teachers plan and the same will be applied for other plans like business and individual plans so whatever the price you are paying as a new customer for the first year will not be the same in the 2nd year if you continue using the plan.
These all the benefits and drawbacks of using Adobe creative cloud.
These are all the things you need to know about Adobe creative cloud.
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