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Adobe Creative Cloud

What is Adobe Creative Cloud?

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more. Now you can take your ideas to new places with Photoshop on the iPad, draw and paint with Adobe Fresco, and design for 3D and AR.

All Chico State Students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud for free which can help enhance your educational experience while at Chico.

What is Adobe Stock?

Adobe Stock is now available as part of the campus Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Adobe Stock is a collection of high-quality images, graphics, vectors, and videos. All current campus Creative Cloud users now have access to Adobe Stock. Employees and students that don't currently have Creative Cloud can request access. More information about requesting and accessing Adobe Stock is available at https://support.csuchico.edu/TDClient/1984/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=113260(opens in new window)

How to request access

Adobe Creative Cloud can be requested in the Service Catalog: Request an Adobe Creative Cloud License(opens in new window)Please note in your request whether you need a device-based or person-based license, and whether you’re using a Mac or PC. There are two types of Adobe Creative Cloud licenses: device-based and person-based. Device-based is intended for lab computers. Person-based is intended for individual users.

Once a license has been assigned and software installed you can sign in to Adobe Creative Cloud applications with your CSU, Chico credentials: https://support.csuchico.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=75685(opens in new window).

Contact ITSS(opens in new window) if you have any questions.

    • Adobe Photoshop

      What is Adobe Photoshop?

      Adobe Photoshop is an image/raster graphics editing and processing software. Photoshop can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and supports different editing options like masks, alpha compositing and several color models including RGB, CMYK, CIELAB, spot color, and duotone. It currently supports PSD and PSB file formats.

      Learn more from Official Adobe website(opens in new window)

      Do a Photoshop Essentional course (opens in new window)

      Or watch the video below

      Getting Started with Photoshop

      Photoshop layout

      1. Go to File, open and then choose your image.
      2. Menu bar:- show the basic file option like “File”, “Edit”, “image” and variety of command adjustment panels
      3. Option bar:- shows all the tool options that you are currently using.
      4. Tool panel:- Shows all the tools you could use to edit the image.
      5. Panel Right:- Shows color, layers and properties
      6. Document Window:- Shows the document you are working with.
    • Adobe Lightroom

      Adobe Lightroom is a creative image organization and image manipulation software.Its primary uses include importing, saving, viewing, organizing, tagging, editing, and sharing large numbers of digital images. Lightroom supports all digital image formats, including it’s own image format, PSD format of photoshop and PSB which holds up to 65,000 pixels in long edge and a maximum dimension of 512 megapixels.

      Learn from the Official Adobe guide(opens in new window)

      Or watch a video

      Getting Started Lightroom

      lightroom layout

      1. Add Photos using the “Add Photos” button. 
      2. Library Filter bar :- Allows you to search images based on attributes, meta data and text in the opened folder.
      3.  Image display area:-  This is where the main image is displayed.
      4. Left Panel:- Shows the working photo that you choose.
      5. Filmstripe:- Shows the photos in the album folder you selected.
      6.  Right Panels: Shows working with metadata, keywords, and adjusting images. 
    • Adobe Illustrator

      Adobe illustrator is a vector graphics program allowing you to create drawing, illustrations and artwork. Illustrator is most commonly used for digital and printed images, including cartoons, charts, diagrams, graphs, logos, and illustrations. Illustrator supports a wide range of formats including “ai” and “ait”.

      Learn fromOfficial Adobe Guide(opens in new window)

      Introduction to all tools(opens in new window)

      Or Learn from a video

      Getting Started with illustrator

      Illustrator layout

      1. Open Adobe illustrator and click “File” and select “New” or “Open”. You will now see the document loaded in the window.
      2. Menu bar:- shows the File, Edit, and other menus that give you access to a variety of commands, adjustments, settings, and panels.
      3. Tools panel(on left):- contain all the tools that were used to modify the document. Similar tools are grouped in the same icon.
      4. Left Panel:- Contains Properties, Layers, and other panels that contain a variety of controls for working with artwork.
      5. Document window:- Shows the document you're working on.
    • Adobe InDesign

      Adobe InDesign is layout and graphic design software that allows you to create graphics for digital and print media. Adobe InDesign is mainly used for digital magazines, eBooks, posters, interactive PDFs, and more.

      Learn more about InDesign Official Adobe guide(opens in new window)

      Or learn from a video

      Getting Started with InDesign

      Indesign layout

      1. First go to the “File” option and click “New”. Start exploring some of the
      2. Document window:- file you’re currently working on. You can work on multiple documents at one time.
      3. Menu bar:- shows the File, Edit, and variety of menus to adjust settings and panels.
      4. Toolbox:- contains tools for creating and editing artwork. To get access to more advance tools click and hold on menu items.
      5. Panels:- include Properties, Pages, and CC Libraries that contain a variety of controls for working with documents.To access more go to Window’s menu.
    • Adobe Acrobat DC

      Acrobat is an Adobe Cloud software that allows you to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files. You can edit files and convert them into different formats.

      To Convert Documents to PDF format:

      1. Open file
      2. On Windows press the Acrobat tab or on Mac press “Create and Share Adobe PDF”
      3. Select folder location, and hit save.

      How to use editing tools:

      1. Go to format list and choose which tool you want to use.
    • Adobe Premiere-pro

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      to learn more, read the Official Adobe guide(opens in new window)

      How to create a project:

      1. When opening up Premiere Pro, open the application and select New Project to create a new video.Premiere New file creation
      2. Fill out any credentials needed to be added to the project and press Ok.Adobe premier, filling out credentials
      3. Begin editing.

      How to import media?

      1. Right click on the box on the bottom right part of the screen.
      2. Select import.
      3. Select your files and press Open.

      How to use the tools:

      Premiere tools

      1. Selection tool (V) - Used to select, move, and edit videos in the editing section.
      2. Track Select tool (A) - Selects everything in front of the arrows. To select opposite way press Shift A To select only one section forward of multiple clips, hold shift and click with your mouse the track you want to use.
      3. Ripple Edit Tool (B) - allows you to cut video clips, without leaving blank space in between each clip. Right click on Ripple Edit Tool to see more tools.
      4. Rolling Edit Tool (N) - Shortens and lengthens two clips together without affecting the other clips around it.
      5. Rate Stretch Tool (R) - This will change the speed of the clip to fit within the section. Drag at the end of the clip and bring in or out.
      6. Cut tool (C) - allowed users to cut videos down.
      7. Slip Tool (Y) - allows you to shift the in and out points of the clip without cutting it. Drag the clip to the right or left to do so.
      8. Slide Tool (U) - allows you to move the clip and delete or add to the clips around it. Do this by dragging the clip.
      9. Pen Tool (P) - Used to draw graphics. Can draw it out, use the rectangle or circle tool as well.
      11. Hand Tool (H) - Lets you navigate around a big chunk in the timeline by just holding it down.
      12. Zoom Tool (Z) - Use to zoom in to parts of the edit. Hold alt. To zoom back out. Can also select a section to zoom in on by highlighting it.
      14. Type Tool (T) - Allows you to add text to the video. Click and drag on the video display.

      How to section off the media needed:

          1. Make sure you are in Editor mode.
          2. Double click the media you want from the media folder.
          3. Allow it to display on the right corner of the screen
          4. Use the brackets to choose where you want the video to end and begin.

      How to use video/audio transitions

          1. Go to editor mode
          2. Select the left bottom box and find Effects
          3. Click Video or audio transition
          4. Drag and drop the transition onto media.

      How to create text

          1. Use the Type Tool (T) to write a title/text on your video
          2. Drag it across the presentation visual to create a text.
          3. Use effects control to change and edit the font

      If you change to Graphics Mode, you will see other premade options for your video.
      How to change the color of your video :

              1. Adjust your mode to Color
              2. Using the tools to your right, change and edit the color of your video.

      How to export video to computer

          1. Click on the box with an arrow pointing up.
            Share button Premiere
          2. Press the File Name & Location to export your project in a certain area. Then, press export.Exporting Adobe premiere
    • Premiere Rush