Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services created by Adobe, ideal for photography, videography, design and web development. Creative Cloud has over 20 apps in addition to various mobile apps, templates, cloud services, assets, and tutorials.

Although Adobe Creative Cloud is complex and has various features, the software has talents for users of all levels, from beginners to professionals. So you don’t have to be an expert in photography, videography, design or web development to use Creative Cloud.

Let’s review a list of Adobe Creative Cloud apps to learn more about the functionality of the software;

  1. Photoshop
  2. InDesign
  3. Illustrator
  4. Lightroom
  5. Adobe XD
  6. Adobe Premiere Rush
  7. Adobe Premiere Pro
  8. After Effects
  9. Adobe Audition
  10. Adobe Spark
  11. Character Animator
  12. Dimension
  13. Acrobat Pro
  14. Dreamweaver
  15. Animate
  16. Lightroom
  17. ClassicBridge
  18. Media Encoder
  19. InCopy
  20. Prelude
  21. Fuse (Beta)

Here are the key features of each of these apps to help you better understand what makes them unique;



Photoshop is an ideal imaging and graphic design software for working, creating and modifying photographs, sketching and drawings. It allows you to simulate images, change 3D drawings in the app and edit videos.



InDesign is a layout design software for creating and publishing posters, books, magazines and PDFs. The application can help you make simple animations.



Illustrator is a vector graphics software that makes it ideal to create drawings for web, video, mobile and print. With the application, you can make a kind of drawing, logo, swatch and typography.



Lightroom is cloud-based photo software – meaning you can access your photo content from any device, anywhere. The app allows you to organize, share, rationalize and store your photos.


Adobe XD

Adobe XD is a comprehensive website development software ideal for user experience (UX) designers. You can create and share web page prototypes throughout the design process to ensure you reach the UX you envision for your site.


Adobe Rush

Adobe Premiere Rush is mobile compatible software for creating and publishing high-quality video content on the go. The app has a built-in camera so you can shoot, edit and share videos and then upload them from your mobile device to your social media channels.


Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is video editing software produced to work on movie, web and TV content. The app contains features that allow you to improve the sound quality of your video, change the color grading and apply motion graphics.


After Effects

After Effects is a motion graphics and visual effects software to create unique transitions, movie titles and promotions. You can make text, logos and characters move in almost any way with the application.


Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition is editing software for creating, mixing and restoring sound. The app includes waveform, multiple tracks, and spectral screens so you can choose the option that matches your sound form.


Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a storytelling software for creating social graphics, video stories and web pages. The app allows you to brand any content you make, design images or videos for the web and mobile devices.


Character Animator

Character Animator allows you to convert any artwork or one of the software’s built-in character templates to animation. You can also use your webcam to add animations and emoticons to animate in real time.



Dimension is made for graphic designers who want to create photorealistic images. The software allows you to create product samples, package designs and custom logos. Realistic 3D images can also be created by including the right materials, backgrounds, lighting and perspective into any workpiece.


Acrobat Pro

Acrobat Pro is a cloud-based document reading and PDF tool – meaning you and your team members can review, share and edit important PDF files from anywhere and on any device. You can have multiple reviewers in a document and easily collect everyone’s comments in a shared PDF.



Dreamweaver is a web design application. Ideal for creating responsive websites. This means you’re sure your site will look great, regardless of the device or screen size it displays. The software supports HTML, Javascript, CSS and other programming languages, so you can code and design your site as you wish.



Animate; It allows you to create unique, interactive vector and bitmap animations for the web, video games and applications. You can draw characters or create animations and animate them with the various tools that the application offers.


Lightroom Classic

Lightroom Classic is a cloud-based photo editing application for mobile and desktop. You can enhance colors, completely remove parts of an image, combine photos to create a panorama, and replace distorted images.



Bridge is an organizational program for all your Creative Cloud apps and work. It allows you to browse, organize, preview and batch edits to files created in any of your Creative Cloud apps, as well as identify personal and team assets.


Media Encoder

Media Encoder is a media processing application used to manage your content in all your Adobe applications. You can take media in any format required for your projects and designs, convert it and print it out.



InCopy is software for working with copywriters and editors. You can track changes, make layout suggestions, write text, and share documents. You can review a document simultaneously with other editors without writing each other’s comments and suggestions.



Prelude is a video diary, metadata entry and retrieval tool used to create a rough cut of your content. Its integration with Adobe Premiere Pro makes it easy to transition to more detailed video edits when you’re ready.



Fuse allows you to create 3D characters for Photoshop. Modeling application makes it easy to create human-like characters and models for your projects. You can then pose, animate, and continue to change them once in your Photoshop project.

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