Let’s take a look at some Creative Cloud basics.
First, let’s start with licensing and cost Licensing exists as either shared device or individual licensing.
Shared device licensing would be the type of licenses you use when you check out laptops from the journalism school or use the desktops in the resource center. All of those shared device licenses only work on Jayhawk Wi-Fi
Then there’s individual licenses, which have a cost attached to them. Your best bet is to purchase through the bookstore.
With this personal account you can go ahead and download specific apps or download the Creative Cloud desktop app. That desktop app is going to be kind of your home for all things Creative Cloud .
At the top of your bar on your Mac you’re going to see a creative cloud icon. When you click that icon, you’ll see the full app.
Next, let’s go through the full app and look at all the different things you can do with that. You can access your account, cloud storage and preferences.
As part of your Creative Cloud account, you have access to the Adobe fonts kits. This syncs and loads at all times. You can manage your fonts online and have access to those.
Adobe Stock is a separate subscription, but you can find some things for free. Discover is a great way to find tutorials, trends and Behance happenings.
Next are files, which includes cloud documents. Then libraries – these are assets that are accessible in the entire Adobe suite. You can share these assets with other people
Finally you have your apps. You can see all apps and also see what apps need to be updated. If you have trouble with updates, it may be wise to check your system requirements or update your operating system.
To open an app, you can click open. The three dots will allow you to uninstall or reinstall old versions as well as access tutorials or templates
In the next section you apps are divided into categories. If you are new to CC, exploring this will allow you to start to learn what app is best used for different projects.
If you tap learn more you can access tutorials and view projects created in different apps
Beta apps are fun to play with – these allow you to see what the product development teams are working on, test them and give feedback.
Next you have resource links. Here you can click links and access online web resources like stock, fonts and additional tutorials. Another resource that isn’t linked but is great to use is Adobe color which allows you to pick color and and color themes.
Portfolio is an easy web editing platform that allows you to create a portfolio site.
Finally Behance, which is home to Adobe’s creative community where you can find live streams, see work, get inspired and check out what is trended.
Table of Contents:
00:12 – CC licensing and cost
00:23 – Shared device license
00:52 – Personal license
01:23 – CC desktop app
02:14 – Viewing your account
02:47 – Check activated devices
02:59 – Preferences
03:07 – Cloud Storage
03:41 – Cloud syncing
03:52 – Notifications
04:01 – Adobe fonts
04:22 – Stock
04:49 – Discover
05:12 – Files
05:44 – Libraries
06:26 – Update apps
06:48 – Return to older versions
06:58 – Apps by categories
07:11 – Learn more
07:24 – Beta apps
07:36 – Resource Links
07:54 – Adobe color
08:10 – Adobe Portfolio
08:24 – Behance
08:42 – Apps you will use in JSchool
09:30 – How to get help