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Telling a Story with Adobe Spark

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Overview

Learn how to tell your story with Adobe Spark. Create elegant graphics, videos, and webpages with this free graphic design toolset.

Graphic design is all about telling stories. In this course, author Rich Harrington shows how to tell your story with Adobe Spark, the free web-based design tool that's also available as three great apps. First, Rich covers how to upload content to Spark. If you have access to Spark premium features, you may be interested in the tutorials that cover building out your brand by uploading assets such as logos and custom fonts to Spark. Then Rich covers the three feature-rich toolsets that fall under the Spark umbrella. Learn how to create graphics for print or web with Spark Post, create dynamic webpages and presentations with Spark Page, and build short video stories with Spark Video. Plus, learn how to manage the content and templates you have stored in Adobe Spark, including backing up and syncing content across desktop and mobile.

Syllabus

Welcome
  • Course overview
  • Using the exercise files
1. An Introduction to Adobe Spark
  • How to access Adobe Spark
  • Choosing between Spark Post, Spark Page, and Spark Video
  • What Adobe Spark is great for (and what it isn't)
2. Preparing Your Content for Adobe Spark
  • Accessing public domain content (plus the risks)
  • Uploading your content via the browser
  • Uploading your content via the app
  • Accessing content via the cloud
  • Choosing content from Adobe Stock
3. Creating a Brand for Use with Adobe Spark
  • Managing your brand
  • Adding logos to a brand
  • Adding colors to a brand
  • Adding fonts to your brand
  • Changing the look and feel of stories
  • Branded surfaces and branded templates
4. Creating Graphics with Spark Post
  • Creating and sizing a Spark Post
  • Choosing a design preset for your post
  • Experimenting with layout options
  • Adding photos to your post
  • Adjusting the color palette of your design
  • Adjusting the background of your post
  • Stylizing your type
  • Sharing a post
  • A second design using Spark Post mobile, part 1
  • A second design using Spark Post mobile, part 2
  • A second design using Spark Post mobile, part 3
5. Creating Stories with Spark Page
  • Creating a Spark Page and choosing a theme
  • Adding text to a page
  • Adding photos to a page
  • Adding multiple photos with a photo grid
  • Adding multiple photos with a Glideshow
  • Adding video to a page
  • Adding buttons for interactivity
  • Previewing and publishing a page
  • Making updates to a page
  • A second page using Spark Page mobile, part 1
  • A second page using Spark Page mobile, part 2
  • A second page using Spark Page mobile, part 3
  • A second page using Spark Page mobile, part 4
6. Working Videos with Spark Video
  • Creating a Spark Video and choosing a theme
  • Customizing layouts for a theme
  • Working with text in your video
  • Adding images to slides
  • Adding and working with video
  • Working with icons
  • Adding music and setting durations to your video
  • Recording your own narration for your video
  • Saving and publishing your video
  • A second video using Spark Video mobile, part 1
  • A second video using Spark Video mobile, part 2
  • A second video using Spark Video mobile, part 3
  • A second video using Spark Video mobile, part 4
  • A second video using Spark Video mobile, part 5
7. Managing Your Content
  • Syncing your designs
  • Duplicating a design
  • Deleting Spark content
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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