What’s Included in your Adobe Creative Cloud account?

The Creative Cloud suite of products includes a wide variety of digital tools including: Photoshop, InDesign, Spark, Illustrator, and more. Below you will find a breakdown of the different categories, as well as a quick description of what each app can do. 

For assistance with setting up an account, please see our Account Support Page.

Choose a Category:

Video + Motion

Design + Layout

Web + Social

Prototype

Photography

3D + Immersive

Audio

Video + Motion

Premiere Pro

 

What is Premiere Pro?

What it does: Allows you to edit and produce video
What you can create: Video, composited video, visual effects

Premiere Rush

 

What is Premiere Rush?

What it does: Allows you to edit video in a much more streamlined, simplistic interface
What you can create: Video

Training + Support Resources

After Effects

 

What is After Effects?

What it does: Graphic and visual effects for video and web
What you can create: Video, animation, motion graphics

Training + Support Resources

Media Encoder

 

What is Media Encoder?

What it does: Converts video files to specific formats
What you can create: Formatted videos

Training + Support Resources

Animate

 

What is Animate?

What it does: Allows you to create interactive animations
What you can create: Flash animations, videos, interactive animations

Training + Support Resources

Character Animator

What is Character Animator?

What it does: Turns 2D art into animated characters
What you can create: Videos and animation

Training + Support Resources

Prelude

What is Prelude?

What it does: Allows one person to review and capture all footage and build a “selects reel.”
What you can create: Video

Training + Support Resources

How can I get started?

Looking to learn more about the applications included with your Creative Cloud account? Please take a look through the Training resources underneath each icon above. These tutorials range from entry-level to advanced, and should provide a great overview of what these tools are capable of, and how to create with them.

Beginner’s Guides are Adobe-provided tutorials covering basic features for new users.

LinkedIn Learning Training will provide a deeper dive on the capabilities of each tool. You can log into linkedinlearning.psu.edu using your regular Penn State WebAccess account.

Media Commons at Penn State also provides specific tutorials and training for certain Adobe programs. Along with browsing their online resources, you can also schedule appointments at the Media Commons for in-person help with Spark and Premiere.

Photography

Photoshop

 

What is Photoshop?

What it does: Allows you to edit photos and composite via layers
What you can create: Photo composites and digital artwork

Training + Support Resources

Lightroom

 

What is Lightroom?

What it does: Allows you to edit, organize and share photos
What you can create: Color corrected images, photos, photo books

Training + Support Resources

Stock

What is Stock?

What it does: Gives you access to thousands of different high-resolution, royalty-free stock assets

Request Adobe Stock Credit

Good to know: Restrictions for Penn State Users of Adobe Stock Images

Training + Support Resources

Bridge

 

What is Bridge?

What it does: Allows you to centralize your creative assets
What you can create: Batch photo exports

Training + Support Resources

Design + Layout

Illustrator

What is Illustrator?

What it does: Allows you to create illustrations, charts, and icons
What you can create: Logos, vector graphics, typography, illustrations, digital art

Training + Support Resources

InDesign

 

What is InDesign?

What it does: Allows you to design pages and layouts for print and web
What you can create: Complex documents, research posters, books, manuals

Training + Support Resources

InCopy

 

 

What is InCopy?

What it does: Manages morphing text content for InDesign layouts
What you can create: Updated content in formal and/or serial documents

Training + Support Resources

Acrobat Pro

 

What is Acrobat?

What it does: Allows you to create, edit and sign PDF documents
What you can create: Documents, interactive documents, fillable PDFs

Training + Support Resources

Web + Social

Spark

 

What is Spark?

What it does: Web based service that provides the ability to create webpages, graphics and video stories easily through themes and layouts

Portfolio

 

What is Portfolio?

What it does: Allows you to create and host portfolio websites

Training + Support Resources

Dreamweaver

 

What is Dreamweaver?

What it does: Allows you to design, develop and manage websites
What you can create: Websites, webpages

Training + Support Resources

Behance

 

What is Behance?

What it does: Web based service that allows you to showcase your creative work online

Training + Support Resources

3D + Immersive

Dimension

What is Dimension?

What it does: Creates 3D images from 2D designs
What you can create: Images, promotional material, design mockups

Training + Support Resources

Fuse

 

What is Fuse?

What it does: Allows you to create assets that can be used reference, art, or animation
What you can create: 3D-rendered characters

Training + Support Resources

Audio 

Audition

 

What is Audition?

What it does: Allows you to record and edit music and voice
What you can create: Audio, music, voiceovers 

Training + Support Resources

Prototype

XD

 

What is XD?

What it does: Allows you to design, prototype and share user experiences
What you can create: Interactive applications

Training + Support Resources