Time to get Adobe Creative Cloud
The Adobe creative applications have long been industry standards in graphic design and communications fields. It’s not uncommon for communication jobs (especially in PR, but also in publications, advertising and marketing) to list proficiency in Photoshop and InDesign as part of required or preferred skills in job descriptions.
We’re jumping into Adobe Photoshop this week, so it’s time to get a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud or download the trial version. Either way, you’ll need to create an Adobe ID.
Then you can sign up for the 30-day trial of Adobe Creative Cloud. Once you’ve signed up for that, you’ll have access to download the trial versions of individual applications. Start with just Photoshop for now.
How to post to our website
The first thing you need to do in COMM305 is learn how to add content to our class website. This site is built using WordPress, a Content Management System (CMS) that makes it easy to add content without knowing too much about building websites. No coding/programming skills are needed — however, if you have some skills in HTML / CSS, you can do much more with your site in terms of customizing.
Before you create your introductory post, look over this tutorial for the basic instructions and a few tips specific to our site.
If you need additional instructions, just search YouTube for “How to post in WordPress” — you’ll find all the step-by-step tutorials you could ever want.
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