Why Adobe Creative Cloud?
Adobe Creative Cloud is the industry standard for professional photo editing and design software. Their suite of apps are used by professionals around the world in a variety of creative roles. We teach our courses that include photo/video editing or design using these tools so our students gain skills using the actual pro tools.
How much is it?
Adobe provides these tools on a subscription basis. This means instead of hundreds of pounds up front you can pay a relatively small subscription fee to get immediate access. For students there is a generous 65% discount, making it accessible to most for at least the duration of the course(s). Currently there is a 7 day free trial and a £16.24/month subscription that you can stop at any time or continue for up to 12 months at that rate.
How to sign up?
Choose to either start a free trial or sign up to the Creative Cloud All Apps option that appears under the “65% discount for students and teachers” banner.
Once you get through the payment stage you will be asked to verify you qualify for the student edition via the “Education status verification” form.
In this form select the options:
Student or Teacher: “I am a student”
First name / Last name: Enter your Child’s name
Your School: Enter your Child’s school (Note it will try to autocomplete to match you with a university, Primary/Secondary schools will not be on the list, this is ok. Just enter the school name as accurately as you can and move to the next field)
Primary area of education: This is intended for University students – just select Undecided/None
Graduation month/year: Enter the year they are due to finish that school e.g. do their GCSEs
You should then be granted access to your adobe account and be able to download the apps.
Look for the Desktop Downloads option and choose the software you need for your course. In all cases you will need Photoshop and these are the additional software items you will need depending on your course:
Creative Digital Design:
Creating for YouTube:
Many of these applications are large and take a long time to install so please do the installation well ahead of when the class is due to start and if using a laptop make sure it is connected to the power supply.
FAQs coming soon.