Best Adobe Creative Cloud Free Online Training Resources for budding Content Creators

Adobe Creative Cloud has apps like Lightroom, Photoshop, and Illustrator that help in enhancing one's skills

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Website designing, video editing, and photography are some areas that are gaining huge popularity these days. To master any of these skills, one must know Adobe Creative Cloud’s capabilities and benefits. The tools offered by Adobe Creative Cloud help in finishing all these activities at a professional level. Before we tell you about the best Adobe Creative Cloud free online training resources let us learn about what Adobe Creative Cloud is and how one can make use of it.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services from Adobe Inc. that gives subscribers access to a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, and photography, along with a set of mobile apps and also some optional cloud services. It was released on 17 July 2013 and works on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. It is usually called Adobe CC and anyone can sign up for a monthly or annual membership. When your membership is active, you can download and use software from the internet.

Adobe Creative Cloud Packages

Photography- Gives access to some photography features and grants access to photoshop and lightroom.

All apps- Grants access to all the features of a creative cloud app in a single suite.

Single app- Grants access to all the features of Adobe CC in a selected app and also gives access to any given app out of 11 apps.

All apps+ Adobe stock- This one has all the features of Adobe Cloud and all the features of Adobe stock.

Adobe Creative Cloud Programs

  1. Photoshop- Adobe Photoshop is an app used for photographers and photo and video editors.
  2. Acrobat DC- This document viewer offers enhanced visibility to documents and PDFs.
  3. Premiere Rush- This is meant for use of tablets or smartphones as it is a scaled-down version of Premiere Pro.
  4. Premiere Pro- Used to edit YouTube Videos and Feature Films.
  5. After Effects- Handles VFX and other digital animation features.
  6. Lightroom- It is a photo editing software that can save edited files over the cloud.
  7. Lightroom Classic- It is also a photo editing software. The only difference is that it saves the edited files over the hard drive.
  8. Camera Raw- Lets you import and edit raw photos on your owned device. It is one of the most important tools for professional photographers.
  9. Bridge- This one is used for centralizing files and is an asset management program.
  10. Mixamo- It is used to create and mix animated characters in animation.
  11. Audition- As the name suggests, it is used for audio editing by video or moviemakers.
  12. Illustrator- This one assists you with vector graphics-based artwork.
  13. Media encoder- True to its name, this one assist in encoding media files in different formats.
  14. SpeedGrade- Used for color grading of various digital videography projects.
  15. InCopy- It is the word processor of Adobe CC.
  16. Flash Builder Premium- Helps you in building scripts in the gaming language.
  17. XD- Helps you design interfaces for web designing and creating a UI for web or mobile.
  18. Dreamweaver- This one helps in the development and designing of websites.
  19. InDesign- As the name suggests, this app lets you create a design for your pages and even allows the creation of an industry standard layout.
  20. Dimension-This app is used for visualizing 3D brands and finds use in design reviews of packaging of products.
  21. Character Animator- This can track motion and create real-time animation effects.
  22. Animate- Used to create vector-based 2D animations like flash animations.
  23. Aero- It is used to design augmented design experiences and is available on iOS.

Additional Services with Adobe CC

Along with apps, you also get

  1. 100GB of Creative Cloud Storage per user.
  2. The complete library of Adobe Fonts for web and desktop use.
  3. Adobe color to create and use inspiring color combinations.
  4. Creative Cloud Libraries to collect, organize, use and share assets.
  5. Adobe Portfolio design and hosting solution for portfolio websites.
  6. Behance project showcase.
  7. Training to help you make the most of these tools.

How to use Adobe Apps

One can learn how to use Adobe Apps by going to the Official website. On the website, click on the ‘Beginner’ or ‘Experienced’ menu to customize your learning experience. One can choose the app he/she wishes to learn more about and then learn about how it works. You can make your first project and test your own skills.

If you are not able to understand the working of the apps on your own, Adobe provides training for these apps. The only issue is that training might need a specific fee for the classes. You can take the training video first and then enroll in premium courses.

Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

Beginner Photoshop Courses are available on the website. The time duration is 300 minutes for beginner courses while the expert courses are 360 minutes long.

There is also a master class that lasts for 720 minutes. All the courses and training programs have different duration and fees. Each course offers something different.

7 Free Online Training Adobe Creative Cloud Resources

There are some external resources available that can help you learn about Adobe CC and are free of cost.

1. Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube

The YouTube channel is a good resource for learning how to use many programs and capabilities offered by Adobe CC. The channel teaches everything- Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and more. It is one of the largest creative communities in the world where one can get skills and knowledge both.

2. Terry Lee White

Terry Lee White’s YouTube channel is also a place where one can learn about using Adobe apps. It mainly focuses on Adobe CC design and photography. Each feature is explained in detail and videos make it simple to use Adobe CC as they explain things well.

3. Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD (Coursera)

A course on Coursera can also help you learn about fundamentals and Pro tips for using the Adobe App. Some courses are free while others might require payment. This course will help you if you are interested in an entry-level position in UX design. This course will improve the value of one’s UX Design portfolio decently.

4. Julieanne Kost’s YouTube Channel

This one is the best Adobe CC resource for Beginners. Julieanne’s YouTube channel focuses on providing tips, shortcuts, and techniques for using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. The videos on this YouTube Channel are self-explanatory and make one understand thoroughly all the capabilities and editing techniques like an expert.

The channel is ideal for learning about Photoshop and Lightroom programs even if you are a novice or someone with little experience.

5. Larry Jordan’s YouTube Channel

Larry Jordan’s YouTube Channel contains videos and tutorials about the various Adobe CC apps. There is also something to learn about Adobe Premiere Pro training, moviemaking, editing, and more. The channel’s primary objective is to assist you in getting a job by enhancing your skills.

6. Layers

Layers is one of the most popular websites to learn about Adobe suites. You can choose the course you want to, discover more about what it contains and begin training immediately.

7. Adobe Community

The official website of Adobe Community will help you learn about the features and characteristics of every Adobe tool as well as how to use and access each one. There are links and tutorials for gaining access to these features. Conversations are available on every tool making it simple to learn and get along with any tool.

The courses offer-

  • Correcting distortion in photos.
  • Creating a website by using Adobe Muse.
  • Learning to use Photoshop like a Pro.
  • Learn all the move effects in lightroom.
  • Recover the highlights and shadows using Lightroom

Adobe Creative Cloud Free Online Training: Roundup

The Adobe CC is a must for those who want to develop their editing, photography, and illustrating skills. There are YouTube channels, and other resources to learn how to use it. Adobe CC has around 24 apps that can be downloaded and used for various purposes. It triggers your creative side and helps you fine-tune your skills and develop new ones.

Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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