Formerly known as Adobe Spark, Adobe Creative Cloud Express is a design tool for creating professional looking graphics, web pages, or videos. Creative Cloud Express offers thousands of templates, fonts, logos, and other design assets to help creators develop and share their work & stories.
Adobe Creative Cloud Express can be accessed through your OHIO credentials.
Graphics: Short, descriptive, engaging text suitable for social media, advertising, flyers, and other promotional-type material.
Web Page: Suitable for longer prose and exhibit-style text typical of a webpage or adapt your page into a presentation.
Video: Record narration over your video or slideshow.
Upload your own images and graphics or choose from stock from Adobe.
Graphics: Suitable for creating professional looking (info)graphics for data visualization needs. In fact, don't miss their page on Data Visualization Tips for Infographics.
Web Page & Video: Suitable for plugging in your (info)graphics to develop fuller text & video narratives around your data.
Graphics: Create digital covers, banners, advertisements, and posts meant for social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Creative Cloud Express can also be used to create brochures, flyers, posters, and more.
Web Page: Create a dynamic webpage or presentation to share a digital story. Pages can be put into presentation mode to eliminate scrolling when presenting.
Video: Pick a template with the same narrative structure you are looking for (e.g. "Promote an Idea," "Tell What Happened," "Teach a Lesson'," etc.) or create a video from scratch.
Quick Actions: Need to change your structure or file? Quick actions give you the tools to quickly resize, merge, crop and change the side of videos and convert both video and images to different formats (GIF, MP4, JPG, PNG). You can also convert Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or image files to PDF.
Digital storytellers can create a cohesive narrative through development of a single, vertical scrolling page. Content is added in sections which flow together in page mode but adapt to click ahead when put into presentation mode.
Featuring content from Ohio University Libraries' Digital Archives, the following two exhibits showcase how Adobe Creative Cloud Express can be used to blend together both text and image for engaging, dynamic storytelling.
The Life and Times of Barnett Hook
A digital exhibit exploring the Barnett Hook Collection, and the life of its namesake.
Framing Time: The Photographic Legacy of Peter Goss, 1966-1970
A digital exhibit exploring the photographs of alumnus Peter Goss, focusing on his time photographing the Athens area.
Adobe Creative Cloud Express Video guides creators at all levels in turning their stories into a digital video. If you've never created a video before, Creative Cloud Express Video might be a good tool to try. Featuring prompts and templates that might match a similar narrative to yours, Creative Cloud Express guides creators through storytelling development.
Creative Cloud Express Video gives you the option to use on of their templates or start from scratch. With several templates to choose from, creators can pick a template based on narrative such as "Tell What Happened," "A Hero's Journey," "An Invitation" or "Teach a Lesson."
If you pick a template, Creative Cloud Express will guide you frame-by-frame with questions it thinks are relative to the narrative you've picked and in relation to where you are at in the video. For example, Creative Cloud Express might prompt you to talk a little bit about yourself, discuss why you think your topic is important, and then engage your audience with next steps after they've watched the video.
Creative Cloud Express will also prompt you to keep the video (and any narration you record!) short and succinct, so you show or say what you need to and not more!
Creative Cloud Express provides an array of templates for social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Creators can use Creative Cloud Express to create social media ads, promotions, and header cover graphics or for print such as posters, flyers, and business cards.
Graphics created with Creative Cloud Express can help with sharing & promotion of your digital storytelling project. If you are interested in data visualization, you might also check it out for its infographic designs. Read more from Creative Cloud Express about Data Visualization Tips for Infographics.
When you make a post or graphic with Adobe Creative Cloud Express, you can choose from a cohesive template, build your own from numerous available features, or both. Below are some of the features offered:
An infographic template, "The Appalachians," available in Adobe Creative Cloud Express with examples of stock photos available for use.