Adobe Creative Cloud Express: Creating a Video

Step 1

Go the Creative Cloud Express website: https://Creative Cloud Express.adobe.com/ and log in using your university login.

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Setting up a project. Once you have an account and are signed in select the Slideshow icon:

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You can add to a story or skip to the next section:

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Step 3

Next, select a template to start or your project or start from scratch

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Step 4

Once your project has been set up, you will land on the workspace page for your project.

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Step 5

Working with the Layout. Adobe Creative Cloud Express features a number of themes to help you design the basic layout of your project.

To view and select a theme, left-click the Theme menu in the upper right of your project window.

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The Theme menu should now show you a variety of different designs for your project.

Each design comes with a few different colour choices and the ability to shuffle the colour pallet.

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Once you have selected a design for your project you can start working on individual slides.

Note: Creative Cloud Express allows you to resize your video for different platforms. Widescreen is the typical video output for video streaming services like Youtube and Vimeo. Square is perfect for social media applications like Instagram.

 

Step 6

Creating your Slide

Creative Cloud Express gives you a few options for creating your slide. First, create a new slide by clicking the blank plus slide box in the bottom right.

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You can add text, images or video by clicking on the + in the middle of the page

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The Layout menu allows you to select some basic slide designs.

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Once you are satisfied with your slide layout you can begin to add text and media to the presentation.

Note: Each slide is limited to a 30-second duration. You can access the slide duration control by selecting the clock at the bottom right of your slide. You can extend slide by duplicating them

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You can extend slides by duplicating them in the timeline. Right-click the slide you wish to extend and select duplicate.

 

Step 7

On the slide work page, you can add content by clicking the circle with a plus to see the options for different media uploads. A submenu will appear that allows you to select the type of media you want to add to your slide.

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Creative Cloud Express allows users to upload videos and images directly from their computer or to add images from other cloud-based services like Adobe Stock Dropbox and Google drive.

After uploading your image, Creative Cloud Express will auto place your image/video based on your layout design

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Step 8

Adding Audio or Record Directly

Creative Cloud Express offers the opportunity for users to upload their own pre-recorded audio in .mp3 format or to record directly to the presentation.

To upload your own .mp3, select the Music menu in the top left. Within the new music menu, select Add my Music.

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Note: Adding music will play that single sound file over the duration of your presentation.

Recording narration is a simple as pressing and holding the mic icon at the bottom of your slide.

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Note: Each slide is limited to a 30-second duration. To record for longer than 30 seconds, duplicate the slide and continue your recording on the next slide.

 

Step 9

Exporting

To export your video simply select the download option at the top of your work area.

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Creative Cloud Express will automatically create a .mp4 video of your presentation just select a destination to save your video file.

Alternatively, you can get a sharable link by selecting the Share menu. This will allow users to share and embed their video files around the web.

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Additional Tools and Information

Preview:

You can preview your video at any time by selecting either the Preview button at the top or clicking the Play button at the bottom left.

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More videos on Creative Cloud Express can be found here: Creative Cloud Express – YouTube