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Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark)

Using Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) for classroom instruction, student assignments, and scholarship.

What is Adobe Creative Cloud Express?

Adobe Creative Cloud Express logoAdobe Creative Cloud Express – formerly called Adobe Spark – is a cloud-based design applications for creating rich professional visual and multimedia content with little-to-no design expertise. It is an excellent tool for visual storytelling. Create digital or print graphic project, such as: social media graphics, website or blog graphics, flyers, postcards, newsletters, infographics, business cards, etc. Create multimedia stories with videos or web pages.

In December 2021, Adobe rebranded Adobe Spark as Adobe Creative Cloud Express. If you previously created projects in Adobe Spark, those projects are still available in Adobe Creative Cloud Express.

Adobe Creative Cloud Express can be used from a web browser on your computer. A variety of different mobile apps are also available, depending on the type of content you want to create and your mobile operating system. Because the design application is cloud-based, your account and projects sync across your devices.

Adobe Creative Cloud Express is available as a freemium model, with a free basic version or paid premium upgrades. CSUF makes the premium version available to our students, faculty, and staff. Our CSUF premium subscription allows students to collaborate with each other on their shared projects, using the web version. Team collaboration is not yet supported on the mobile apps.

About This Guide

This guide is available to the public, however it is primarily designed for CSUF students and faculty.

What You Will Find In This Guide

This guide explains: 

  • what is Adobe Creative Cloud Express
  • how to use this application to create graphics
  • how to use this application to create videos
  • how to use this application to create web pages
  • resources available just to CSUF students, faculty, and staff.

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