Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Uploading WIPs from Adobe CC applications, part of Up and Running with Behance.
One of the advantages to having Adobe purchase Behance a few years ago is the fact that it's now tightly integrated into the Adobe Creative Cloud platform. And in applications like Photoshop and Illustrator, you actually have the ability to share things directly from within the application out to the Behance network. I'm going to show you how to do that in this movie. So, I'm in Illustrator here and I've got just an Illustrator file that I've been working on. And if I want to share this on Behance, as a work in progress, all I have to do is go to the File menu and choose Share on Behance. Once I do that, it's going to attempt to connect to Behance based on my Creative Cloud id, now it's telling me here that my image must be at least 640 by 320.
Okay. So let's close that, and let's go look and see how big my artboard actually is, so I'll grab my Artboard tool here and it's only 600 by 600. So, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll zoom out a little bit and let's increase this to like 700 by 700. There we go. And then we'll just scale everything up to fit. So, let me unlock the background, there we go. And we'll just scale this up until it fits. It's a good thing to know thought, that you have that sort of restriction on what you can and cannot post. So File>Share on Behance.
It's going to connect to Behance based on your Creative Cloud account. Again, it's showing me the image size right there, 702, which is fine. Okay, so I can say, flat UI mockup. And the tag's here, flat, UI, mockup, menu, web design. There we go. Post a comment. Here's a new menu that I've been working on in Illustrator. And I can make this visible to everyone, and I can click Continue.
Once I do that, it is now going to save it. And it's going to tell me that my work is live. If I were to click on View and Share on Behance, that's going to take me to the work in progress page, where I can see the full on view of it. I can also add revisions to it down here, at the the bottom. So, as you can see, it's really easy to share things directly from your Creative Cloud applications into the Behance system. And I think this is going to be a big time feature for people who want to share things as they're working. Especially those of us who work in sort of a freelance environment where we might be by ourselves a lot.
because we design, often times, in a vacuum and so it's hard for us to get that feedback if we're working by ourselves. So, sharing things on a network like this and getting crowdsource feedback is a great way to understand exactly what we're doing right and what we're doing wrong in our workflow.
- 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