Access to hundreds of new and updated 2014 Creative Cloud tutorials
On June 18, Adobe launched a newly reimagined Adobe.com and Creative Cloud tutorials. Be sure to follow the trending topic #CCNext to see what everyone was saying about the Creative Cloud 2014 launch event and watch the videos to learn more about the exciting new features that were added to each of the Creative Cloud products.
I want to share with you the important updates to the learn offering for Creative Cloud. Adobe.com’s new design is more directly integrated with Creative Cloud’s Learn, Help and Support content. Now, you can access Creative Cloud tutorials, help and support content from any of the product pages, or from the Learn and Support landing page.
Access hundreds of tutorials in Creative Cloud Learn content
A big focus of this redesign project was to make it much easier for everyone to find and access learn content. Another, in my opinion, just as big of a focus was providing richer content. There is now a larger variety of learning content you can access including single video overviews, multi-video step-by-step processes and longer project-based articles.
As much as possible, the Creative Cloud Learn team worked to provide content that was aimed at encouraging our users to get their hands on the products and try the new features and workflows themselves. That is why you’ll find a lot more in the way of being able to download project files so you can jump in more quickly to build solutions of your own.
Access Creative Cloud tutorials from product pages
The menu sandwich icon appears on every page on adobe.com and provides links to all of the Creative Cloud products and Learn & Support.
You can access each of the product’s home pages from here. Click on the icon for any of the featured products, or click the All products button below to see them all.
Learning opportunities are widely integrated throughout your experience of navigating the pages of adobe.com
Some, such as the updated Live Design feature for Dreamweaver, have an example that you can play directly in the page itself.
Anywhere you see the See how it works link, you can click it to get a new or updated tutorial to begin working with that feature. The See how it works link on the Dreamweaver product page marquee image takes you to an in-depth, hands-on tutorial in which you can download the project files and begin working with the new feature.
Scroll down from the marquee image for links to the next 4 new or most popular features of that product and access their tutorials. When you click any of the 4 buttons below the marquee image, you will see 4 buttons that show the top new or updated features for that release. The image for each of them has a See how it works link below it.
Access Creative Cloud tutorials from product pages
Click Learn and Support from any of the pages on adobe.com to dig deeper by going to the Learn and Support landing page to get access to all of the Learning, help and support content for the Creative Cloud products.
The tiles across the top provide access to the primary learning content for each of the learn categories as well as direct access to that product’s online help. Click the Show all tutorials link to show the navigation section to access all of the learn tutorials for that product. You can then click Hide all tutorials to save space.
Access a variety of learn content types
The Creative Cloud Learn content now comes in a wider variety of content types.
We have added a lot more in the way of project-based videos where you can download project files and try the steps on your own. For example, the tutorials for Dreamweaver’s new and updated Live View, CSS Designer, Element Quick View, Modern Platform Support, Integration with Edge Animate, and much more now have project-based tutorials with project files you can use.
If a tutorial has downloadable project files, you can access them by clicking the Get files button in the “What do I need” section at the top of the tutorial.
There are single-video tutorials, such as What is Dreamweaver, which demonstrate specific concepts or features. Just click the Play button directly in the marquee image.
There are multi-video tutorials, such as How to make and style a web page in Dreamweaver, that break a project down into logical steps. Many of these have project files that you can download and follow along with the presenter.
You can even access learning from directly within the products themselves. Each product has an in-app feature tour and new feature videos available from the Welcome screen and Help menus. The in-app feature tours provide an animated overview of the new features and the new feature videos are short videos introducing the new features and showing how they work.
Project Hello in Illustrator and Muse
Project Hello has been launched in Illustrator and Muse and delivers personalized learning content directly within the application. Keep checking these for new and useful content.
Leave your feedback
Each product tutorial has a feedback link at the bottom. We’d love to know what you think of the learn content and how we can continually improve our offering. If there’s something you like, let us know so we can keep doing it. If you see areas for improvement, we definitely want to know that too!
Personally, I am very excited about the new learn offering available in conjunction with the Creative Cloud 2014 launch. The content itself is much richer and the variety of learning content can appeal to a range of learning styles. The beautiful designs of the marquee images and tutorial assets by our talented design team really show the potential of what can be done with the Creative Cloud products.