Learn how to build an online portfolio to showcase your creative work with Adobe Portfolio.
- [Instructor] Hi, my name is Rich Harrington, and in this course, we're going to explore how to build a portfolio. Now, we're going to be talking specifically about a tool called Adobe Portfolio, that is included with your Creative Cloud membership. This tool will allow you to easily build a portfolio website, even if you know very little about web programming. It's in fact a WYSIWYG tool, what you see is what you get. And it's got some great tie-ins to other Adobe apps. For example, if you're already using services like Behance, or you're syncing your photos from Lightroom to the cloud, well, those photos are immediately ready to be added to your Portfolio project.
And if you're sharing assets to Behance in your graphic designer, well, those are ready too. In this course, we're going to focus on how to choose the right portfolio template and put all of the pieces together to tell a story about you. We'll start by taking a look at what Adobe Portfolio is, what is good for, and really, some of the limitations, so you know what you can get done. It's a very easy to use tool but it does have a few limitations that you need to be aware of. We'll then talk about choosing from one of the built-in templates.
Adobe Portfolio is template driven, a lot like WordPress, or other sites. And there are several themes that you can choose from. It's going to be a combination of your own personal style as well as what each theme supports. They have different designs and options, plus you can go in and change things like backgrounds, colors, and fonts. We'll then explore how to add items to your Portfolio website. We'll cover both still images and graphic files, using tools like Adobe Illustrator. Now, there are other ways to add content to the site, but for the most part it's going to focus on things that you can upload to either the Behance website, or things that you post directly to Adoobe Portfolio.
We'll talk about some organization strategies, how you can take things and collect them, based upon different topics, to make it easier for visitors to truly appreciate your work and explore it, by going down different categories. I'll also help you fully take advantage of customizing the site. We'll explore options like an About you page, so people can find out more about you, the artist. As well as contact information, and how to connect or follow on social media. I'll then talk about publishing your site, as well as how you can use your own custom domain to further your branding.
And we'll talk about what happens in case your Creative Cloud membership lapses, how long are your files up there, or how do you remove something, if you no longer want to share it. Now, Adobe Portfolio is a very straight forward tool, but I'm going to try to unlock its full power. As such, you might decide that if a particular chapter is not of interest to you or you don't need a certain skill, you should be able to jump forward to the next movie. But, I'm going to walk you through the full capabilities of this tool and show you how you can get a great looking Portfolio website.
- Choosing your template
- Customizing your portfolio
- Saving photos for the web
- Adding items to a portfolio
- Organizing portfolio content
- Creating About and Contact pages
- Publishing your portfolio