One option that you can unlock with your Adobe Spark account is the ability to use it for professional purposes. The default generic Adobe Spark branding that occurs can be taken away so there’s no branding or replaced with your own branding. In this movie, author Richard Harrington discusses how to manage your brand on Spark.
- One option that you can unlock with your Adobe Spark account is the ability to use it for professional purposes. In this case, the generic Adobe Spark branding that appears on the graphics can be replaced with no branding or your own branding. Now, this service is a paid service, unless you are accessing Adobe Spark from a qualified educational institution, which Adobe does offer Adobe Spark for free to, including premium services and some safer image searching options that filter out potentially unwanted images that school children shouldn't see.
Let's talk a little bit about the branding options that you do have. I'm gonna log in here and show you an existing account of mine, and then I'll walk you through how to set up the branding options from scratch. You'll notice in the upper left corner is the ability to switch to Manage brand. In this case, I've created a brand from scratch, and I've actually give you these assets and we'll use them as well, but what this will allow you to do is to actually use this brand in your designs. In this case, I now have starting points available to me for options like blog posts and graphics.
I can have three different themes available to me for my web pages. And I could have three different themes available to me for video, and these can be fully customized. We'll talk more about these options here a little bit later. You can also decide how your logo and brand appears. Does it appear at the bottom of a page? As an overlay or a watermark? And you can see what that would look like. In this case here, it's stored at the bottom. Plus, these different brands can actually have multiple options uploaded.
Here I have some of my brands as well as some other brands from the Boy Scouts of America where I work as a volunteer. These can be stored in my library for easy access. Now, let's go back here for a moment. In any case, what you see is the ability to brand your content. And you can actually learn more about branding by just clicking this link. Keep in mind that you are allowed to have one brand total, so if you don't want a brand, you have to delete it and then create a new one.
Now, this is a tad inconvenient to not have multiple brands stored with this. Oh, one for this client or one for my personal company and one for the volunteer organization I work with. This ability to have one brand is slightly limiting, but it's not the end of the world. You can always have additional Creative Cloud accounts or Adobe Spark accounts. Let's switch over here to an account that doesn't have branding. Now, if you don't have a brand yet, just click on Add Brand and this will walk you through the different options of uploading your logo, your color, and your font.
As you can see here, I added a file and that will become available. And the updates here start to show you what that logo looks like as it's been placed. We do need to also pick fonts and colors, but this is pretty straightforward. Now, this account that I'm using doesn't currently have brands set up with it, so before I can actually use these brands, I would need to upgrade. If you have a plan with Adobe Creative Cloud, well, then that's already gonna be unlocked. Otherwise, just click Plans and Pricing and you can choose to unlock the Individuals version with premium branding or the features for Team.
The price will vary by country and you could choose between month-to-month or an annual plan. I would suggest that you just sign up for one month for purposes of this course, or if branding is not something that interests you, you can just skip this section and go on to the next chapter. Once you've paid your fee and unlocked it, you'll see that you're now unlocked to use the branding options. Alright, let's explore how to set those up.
- Accessing Adobe Spark
- Uploading content
- Using free content from Adobe Stock
- Adding brand assets
- Creating graphics with Spark Post
- Creating webpages with Spark Page
- Creating videos with Spark Video
- Managing content in Spark