Meet Jasmyne, a Marketing intern here at Bloguettes! She’s responsible for helping with social media ads, creating captions for social media posts and assisting our Marketing department. She’s a junior journalism and PR student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU, and when she’s not busy with school or work, you can find her trying new restaurants in Phoenix, hiking a local trail or binge watching Criminal Minds!
Jasmyne uses Adobe Creative Cloud quite a bit at both school and work, so we asked her what apps she’s loving most right now! Read along as she walks us through her 3 fave apps and how they work:
Let’s talk Adobe Creative Cloud! For those who are unfamiliar, it’s a collection of software and services for creative professionals to create, edit and publish their works. You might have heard of Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, Lightroom and Photoshop– yep, those are all part of the Creative Cloud.
There are more than 25 Adobe applications included in the Cloud, and from photo editing to animation production, each app has a specific creative function. The Creative Cloud is every creative’s dream if they’re interested in putting together their own visual or auditory content.
Now, we could go on and on about the Cloud, but let’s talk about a few standout apps that can turn your creative dreams into a reality!
Adobe Premiere Pro:
Whether you’re looking to throw together a basic photo slideshow or create a more complex video package, look no further! Premiere Pro CC is your go-to. Adobe has simplified video editing with this app by allowing users to mix frame rates and video formats on the same timeline. You can use Premiere to easily and efficiently assemble video, audio, add transitions, sound effects, manipulate video color and more! The list is practically endless. Essentially, the entire editing process can take place in the same spot, making it super simple for beginners or experts alike.
Editing audio in Premiere Pro may seem a little intimidating at first, but it’ll become second nature after a few tries! The audio track mixer, located in the audio tab at the top of the workspace, is where the real magic happens. Once you’re here, slide the sliders up and down to increase or decrease the volume of each individual audio track in the sequence. Pretty simple, right? It looks something like this:
Adobe Bridge CC:
Everyone knows that Photoshop and Lightroom are all the rage when it comes to photo editing, but there’s another app that does the trick just as well! Bridge CC is basically a centralized location to access all the files and assets you might need for your projects. Within Bridge, you can edit photos in bulk, add watermarks, and allot centralized color settings.
Another hidden gem within Bridge is Adobe Camera Raw (also available in Photoshop), which is a free plugin that offers a wide variety of photo editing tools. An absolute favorite has got to be the de-haze tool. This tool can be used to clarify and add natural color to any photo: definitely a go-to tool for making photos pop!
If you’re interested in mixing, editing and creating powerful audio content (to accompany a video, maybe?), then Adobe Audition is your new BFF! This application allows you to work with multi tracks and waveforms to produce A1 audio for any video, podcast or even sound effect design! (It’s also super simple to record audio within the app).
Here’s the breakdown of how it works:
Create and name a new audio file.
Click the record button to begin recording. (It’s the red circle!)
Once you’ve recorded something, the waveform display will show the audio amplitude over time. The taller the waveform, the louder the sound.
Once you have recorded audio, or imported your own that was previously recorded, you can start to make adjustments such as loudness, clarity, and applying fade in/outs!
Bonus Tip: If your audio just doesn’t seem to sound right, something could be a little off! Sometimes when recording audio, the levels can get a little crazy and uneven. To fix this, simply select the audio you want to adjust, right click, select amplitude and compression and hit normalize! This will stabilize your audio and keep it from peaking, or getting too loud!
And there you have it! These are just 3 of the 25+ applications that Adobe Creative Cloud provides. Overall, we’d say Creative Cloud is a dream come true for creatives!
What are your favorite Adobe Creative Cloud apps? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below! Also, be sure to follow us on Bloglovin‘ to keep up with our future posts!