Adobe Creative Cloud is now available for all students, faculty and staff to download on their personal computers.
All adobe products, such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro and InDesign, are available for free download and use on the personal computers of all students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Marisa Beard, director of educational technology, says all students having access to the Creative Cloud allows them to be more competitive in the work force.
“In the world today, when people are applying for jobs now, it’s an expectation no matter what field you are going into that you have some type of creative background or understanding of it,” Beard said.
Creative Cloud was first offered to students in the Departments of Journalism and Mass Communication, Art and Design, Digital Entertainment Technology and the College of Business Administration. During that time, around 597 students accessed the link to download the Creative Cloud.
Josh Spivey, sophomore digital entertainment technology major from Cary, North Carolina, was one of the students offered to the early access of Creative Cloud.
“I’ve used it for many of my DET projects,” Spivey said. “I’ve created a fireball in my hands with after effects, I made a lame superhero in InDesign and helped create a trailer for my friend’s video game. I’ll be using Flash to create sprite sheets for my own game, Etherblade.”
Since launching to the whole campus, the link to download Creative Cloud has been accessed by over 737 students.
Adobe has apps that are available for free that sync up with the Creative Cloud. Serena Canales, sophomore biblical studies major from Corpus Christi, recently downloaded the Creative Cloud and uses the applications available on her iPad.
“I use photoshop mostly for small things like adding text to pictures and blending pictures together,” Canales said.
The Learning Studio has a page setup with tutorials on Adobe products, as well as a link to download Creative Cloud at acu.edu/adobe-cc.
There will also be an Adobe day Jan. 20. More information will be released later this semester.