Using an online graphic studio in an educational setting, allows many uses in the service of creativity and collaborative work. Whether creating engaging illustrations in a class newspaper project, a poster or video to advertise an event, creating an infographic, or turning words, images, and videos into dynamic web stories, not the ideas are lacking.
Close-up of Adobe Creative Cloud Express, a comprehensive multimedia creation and storytelling tool for the classroom.
Adobe Creative Cloud Express – Kezako?
Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) is a web and mobile content creation application to bring your ideas to life. It makes it easy to create social media posts and graphics, web stories, and animated videos in minutes, without prior technical experience.
Adobe has really changed its iOS applications (Adobe Post, Adobe Slate and Adobe Voice) to offer them on the web and make them accessible to everyone from the same location and without any download. To use them, you just need to create an account. A little extra, Adobe Creative Cloud Express is free.
The free plan offered by the site includes the main features below:
To start creating content, simply click “+“:
This online photo editor helps create and share photos, social graphics and cartoons. In fact, this animation design tool allows the transformation of any image into an animated design with the possibility of enriching it by tapping on the library of animation effects to add life to the image.
It is also possible to choose animated text effects from an assortment of text options to find the right effect.
The tool also allows you to combine multiple photos to create a photo collage, using either templates or the predefined layout options for the collage, while adding text, graphics and icons here.
It is also possible to remove the background to highlight the subject of any photo and change graphic design styles to change the aesthetic of a composition.
Tutorials to walk you through your first creations with Spark Post
In this first tutorial, Johann Nallet explains how to create an image, a poster, an infographic…
You can find the rest of this tutorial here: part 2 and part 3.
Adobe Spark Page is a fast and easy tool that anyone can use to create web pages. It’s ideal for projects that don’t require more than one page, such as portfolios, resumes, presentations, blog posts, and photo galleries.
It also offers various features, such as adding texts, buttons, images, and videos to make the content more interactive.
When the page is finished, just click “Distribute” to get a unique URL. The sharing tool also allows you to generate a code snippet to embed the page into an existing website.
Tutorial to accompany you on your first creations with Spark Page
In this tutorial, Johann Nallet explains how to easily create, upload and share a web page using Spark Page. It also explains how to insert texts, images, videos, internet links, links to documents, etc.
In this tutorial, Johann Nallet also explains how to create, plan and daily manage a remote class with a Spark web page.
This online video editor allows you to instantly create impactful videos from video themes. Themes include fonts, transitions, and color schemes.
The tool encourages being creative and taking advantage of customization tools.
Tutorial to accompany you on your first creations with Spark Video
In this tutorial, Johann Nallet explains how to easily create a video capsule by inserting images, text, videos and his own voice.
When the video creation is complete, it also shows us how to download it locally and the sharing options offered by Adobe Spark, as well as the possibility of collaboration through “Invite“.
You can find advice and sources of inspiration, especially in education, on the Creative Cloud Express blog. Since the page is in English, you can get its translation by changing your browser settings (Chrome) or by installing an extension (Firefox).
Church, Justin. Explore the features of Adobe Creative Cloud Express. https://www.adobe.com/fr/express/learn/blog/creative-cloud-express-features. Accessed December 30, 2021.
Sharma, Mal. Learn about Adobe Creative Cloud Express. https://www.adobe.com/fr/express/learn/blog/introducing-creative-cloud-express. Accessed December 30, 2021.
Adobe Creative Cloud Express. https://www.adobe.com/en/express/pricing. Accessed December 30, 2021.
Tutorial – Adobe Spark Page, create a web page (updated 2020). www.youtube.com, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu12L3z5wsc. Accessed December 30, 2021.
Tutorial – Adobe Spark Post (part 1). www.youtube.com, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UJLu5dg5Ew. Accessed December 30, 2021.
Tutorial – Adobe Spark Video, creating a video capsule (2019) (French). www.youtube.com, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNx0URBdljc. Accessed December 30, 2021.
Wang, Ian. See what Adobe Creative Cloud Express has in store for you. https://www.adobe.com/fr/express/learn/blog/creative-cloud-express-roadmap. Accessed December 30, 2021.
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