Behance is Adobe's portfolio-sharing network that allows you to show off your work to the world. Publish online documents cannot be uploaded directly, but in this video, Diane Burns shows you how to use the embed code for a document to add the document as a project in Behance.
- [Voiceover] Behance is Adobe's network for sharing your creative work with others. Used in conjunction with Adobe Portfolio, it can even be used to create a website showcasing your work. As author Justin Seeley says, "Facebook is to friends what Behance is to artists: "a place to connect, inspire, and get hired." You can learn more about Behance from Justin's course Up and Running with Behance. Behance makes it easy to upload your work, usually a file of some kind. So the question is how do you add your Publish Online projects? There is not a file you can upload.
The answer is using embed code. Let's take a look at how that works. First, let's get the embed code for our document. I've allowed embedding for this document, so I'm just going to come to my browser window and click Embed. And I'll leave it in the medium size here, but I am gonna disable full screen for embed window. I don't want this Read Now button, and I don't necessarily want my readers to go into full-screen mode. So now that I've disabled that, the Read Now button is gone, I'm gonna come in and grab this embed code.
I'll copy it into my clipboard, and then let's go back to Behance. Here, I can add work. So, let's get started. I'm going to add a project, and the default on the screen is to upload files. But if you look at the bottom here, you can also embed code here. And it's for Vimeo and Soundcloud and that sort of thing, but we're gonna use it for Publish Online. So I'm gonna click here and paste my embed code. And will click Embed.
Now, we'll name our project. Let's call it Our Latest Tour. And here is what it's gonna look like. So, I can save this now, or I can continue, which is what I'm gonna do here. I've already prepared a thumbnail of my cover. I just exported the first page as a JPEG using File Export in InDesign. So I'll choose that, and now I can crop it a little bit, which is really nice.
I don't need the whole thing, but I do want the main area of text in my navigation there at the bottom. That looks good, that looks great. Maybe move it over just a little bit, and now we'll crop this, and continue. Now we can put in some metadata. This is Graphic Design, and let's do Digital Photography. We can put in project tags, like travel, and a project description: "This is my brochure of the latest "tour to the swamp." There are other settings here that I'm not gonna cover.
Let's publish this. Once my project is published, I can promote it from right here in Behance. I'll close that. And then let's go back to my gallery page. There it is, Our Latest Tour. And anyone viewing my page in Behance can now click on it and experience my Publish Online document directly. Isn't that great? Behance makes it easy to add your Publish Online work to your portfolio. And it gives you one more way to share and promote your work to others.
Learn what Publish Online can and cannot do, and how to adjust the publication settings to make sure documents look the way you want. Find out how to upload documents to the web and then share them via Facebook, Twitter, or email. Then look at the navigation and interface options used when viewing published documents, and learn how to update your published documents online. Author Diane Burns concludes with some advanced techniques, such as embedding published documents in websites and creating customized thumbnails for document navigation.
- Previewing real-world Publish Online documents
- Changing the publishing settings
- Uploading documents to Adobe servers
- Updating published documents
- Sharing documents via social media and email
- Using the Publications dashboard
- Understanding document analytics
- Viewing documents online
- Embedding documents on websites
- Adding projects to Behance