Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Signing up for an account, part of Up and Running with Behance.
- Before you can get started using the Behance service, you need to first have a Behance account. If you don't already have an Adobe ID and password, then this movie is definitely going to be for you. If you already have an Adobe username and password, you can go ahead in the top right corner and click Log In. This is where you'll just enter in your same username and password that you used for the Creative Cloud desktop and mobile applications, making it easy for you just to access the Behance service using that same username and password and keeping everything as one cohesive unit.
If you're not a member of Adobe's Creative Cloud service. or you've never signed up for an Adobe ID, this movie will show you exactly how to do that. Let's go ahead first and click on Sign Up. Once I click on Sign Up, it's going to take me to this page where I'll fill out my first name and my last name. I'm also going to fill out my e-mail address here, and once I have my e-mail address in, it's going to ask me for a password. The password has specific criteria. You can see here it needs to have both lower and upper case letters. It needs to include at least one number or symbol.
And it needs to be at least eight characters long, so you may have to get a little creative with this. You can also use your browser-suggested passwords if you're using Safari, or you could use a password generator app like 1Password or LastPass. In this case, I'm just going to make up my own password and move forward. If you meet all the criteria, that message should go away. Now, just simply set where you're from, in this case United States, then we'll pick my birthday, and once we have the birthday all set up, we can choose whether or not to stay informed about Adobe products and services.
That means do you consent to having promotional e-mails sent to your inbox. If you don't want that, uncheck the box. Then, finally, at the bottom, you must prove whether or not you're a robot by clicking this box. It'll come up with this, and it'll say select all images that are, in this case, trees. I'll pick this one has trees, this one has trees, and hit Verify. Once I do that, it says okay, you're not a robot. You can continue. I'll click Sign Up here, and I'm not going to save the password to my browser for now. And this is going to take me into what's called Behance onboarding.
These are specific steps that Behance is going to take you through when you're creating a brand new account. These are people that it thinks you could follow, fields that you think might be interesting. You're going to just scroll through this list and see anything that you think might be of interest to you. If you see something that you think you might like, just hit the Follow button. That's automatically going to start generating your activity feed out here for you. You can also, once you've done that, go ahead and hit Continue to Behance. Once you do that, it's going to welcome you to Behance and ask you to pick a username.
In this case, let's just type out something like justinseeleyldc for Justin Seeley Lynda.com. Next, to set my location, I'll set my state to Tennessee and my city to Nashville. And, if you want news from Behance or special opportunities, you can choose to check this or you can uncheck it if you don't wish to have that. Then you can click Start exploring. Now you've completely signed up for Behance. You've added some content to you newsfeed.
And you even set your own custom Behance URL. Now it's time for you to fill out your profile and start actually using the service.
- Creating a Behance account
- Finding people to follow
- Browsing the job board
- Creating a ProSite portfolio
- Customizing your ProSite template
- Linking your ProSite portfolio to WordPress or Tumblr
- Using Behance on mobile devices