Adobe Spark Tutorials for Beginners in 2021

By Eva Williams 11 days ago, Software Reviews

Adobe Spark Tutorials for Beginners in 2021

If you are interested in how to work with these software, this rundown of in-depth Adobe Spark tutorials will be especially helpful. With the help of these lessons you can master Spark Page, Spark Post and Spark Video to impress your clients with awesome social media graphics, promotional clips and simple websites.

Spark Page Tutorial

Adobe Spark Page is helpful if you need to create a single-page website with all the content appearing on the screen when a person scrolls down. Of course, it can’t compete with professional website builders for photographers but the features available are fully sufficient for novices, who aspire to create simple websites.

Step 1. Start Your Project

You can create a free Adobe Spark account online at the official site or download a free app from the App Store. Thanks to the constant synchronization between devices, you can start building a website online and then make slight adjustments on the go.

To start working in Spark Page, click on «x» button and choose Web page.

spark page tutorial

Step 2. Choose a Theme

There is a special “Themes” gallery where you can choose the most fitting variants.

spark page themes gallery

This way, you affect the look and feel of your website by dint of different fonts and styles. If you see that the chosen theme doesn’t fully meet the content you are going to share, you can change it at any moment.

spark page working in themes gallery

Step 3. Select Catchy Pictures

To make a website even more riveting, you need to complement it with beautiful images. You can upload them from your hard drive, Dropbox or Lightroom account. Alternatively, you can visit stock photography sites, and download or buy copyright-free photos that match the aesthetics of your site.

spark page photo uploading

Being on the new Page, click the + and choose Upload photo.

spark page adding photos

This is how your page will look after uploading the photo.

how to use spark page

Step 4. Add Text

To do it, click on Text button, then on «+».

how to add text spark page

If you want to add text to the page again, you can do it by clicking on the "+"

spark page working with text

Step 5. Use a Preview

Click Preview to check how the site looks before other people will see it.

spark page preview mode

Step 6. Share Your Page

Once you are satisfied with what you’ve made, click “Publish and share link” to get a new, unique URL.

sharing link spark page

Click on «Create link» to share your page.

creating link spark page

Now, you can share your website with other people, sending the URL via email, attaching it to newsletters, etc. You can use the Share option to get a snippet of code, which allows embedding a new page into an already functioning website by pasting a code into the site files.

Spark Post Tutorial

Unlike numerous Adobe Spark alternatives, Adobe Post is rather intuitive to use, though may require some time for you to discover all handy features. Primarily, you need to log in and click the plus sign to create a new project.

Step 1. Starting a Project

spark post starting the project

Go to the official website. If you have an account, you need to open Adobe Spark Post and sign in. If not, you need to click on the Start button to sign-up. Click on the Instagram post button.

Step 2. Choose a Template

choosing template in spark post

Step 3. Select a Layout

Adobe Spark Post offers a very intuitive approach to work and you can start with a customizable layout. No matter how many images you are going to use for a future project, there is a suitable layout to match your vision.

After clicking on Layout, there will appear a collection of offered projects to choose from or you can simply pick the photo you like and adjust its graphic size.

choosing a layout in spark post

After the layout or photo is uploaded, you can proceed with different adjustments available in the app. This includes adding a filter (there is a selection of those), adjusting colors, changing shape, etc.

Step 4. Tap Design to Customize

Either you’ve decided on a ready-made design or uploaded a photo, you will get access to different customization options stored under the Design icon. You can use an offered design or add one if you work with your own image.

Clicking on the Design icon, you’ll see the app automatically adjusts the text and image you’ve picked. Or, you can tap the text added by Spark if you need to make changes. Though this possibility is often skipped in many Adobe Spark tutorials, I believe that knowing manual adjustments instead of fully relying on the auto setting is always beneficial.

working with text spark post

Thanks to the AI tools, you can return to any stage of the process and make slight fixes – change colors, photos, or text.

Step 5. Choose the Best Colors

work with colors spark post

You can rely on the app while playing with colors for your graphics or click the Colors icon to see available options and have a closer look at an individual color inside the palette.

Tip: click on the color in the palette you want to change and hover the Eyedropper over the color in the image to select colors inspired right from the photo.

Step 6. Adjust the Layout

adding filters spark post

When you are satisfied with the filling of the layout, you need to adjust the way it looks. Adobe Spark will offer certain suggestions based on the number and variety of added elements. To add a filter to your project, click on Filters button and choose the best for you. There is an undo option at the top of the window, so make use of it if something in the layout appears to be out of place.

Step 7. Save and Resize

If you think that everything is perfect, make sure to save it by clicking on the Download icon at the top, then choose Start download.

saving file in spark post

Another thing that I want to mention in this Adobe Spark tutorial, it that you can format your post so that it looks great on various social networks. For instance, you can convert a square format, which is more suitable for Instagram, into a Facebook one. To do it, click on Publish button.

publishing file in spark post

You will be prompted to choose one of the social networks where you can publish the finished project. Choose the one you need.

sharing file spark post

However, I strongly advise you to learn more about Instagram photo requirements to choose the right size for your profile picture, story or cover.

Spark Video Tutorial

Spark Video was designed to help users create short clips and animations by using footage, pictures and backgrounds. This service takes after Adobe Voice, which might now seem a bit outdated among other Adobe video editors for iPad as it was released in 2014.

Step 1. Setting up a Project

Visit the official website. If you have an account, you need to open Adobe Spark and sign in. If not, you need to click on the Start button to sign-up. When everything is ready and you have signed in, click on the Create a project button. Then, choose the Video option from the pop-up menu.

spark video tutorial

Next, try to come up with the name for your project.

spark video starting the project

Step 2. Choose a Template

spark video choosing template

You can either use any of the available templates or create a new project.

When everything is ready, you will be re-directed to the workspace where you could work on your project.

spark video workspace

Step 3. Working with the Layout

Thing that often gets mentioned in Adobe Spark tutorials is that there is a wide array of layout themes.

To preview and select them, click the left mouse button on the Theme menu in the top right part of the project window.

spark video themes

In the Theme menu, you will find a great choice of the available designs.

spark video working with themes

Each of the options can be further customized. You can adjust colors and shuffle the color palette to find a perfect tone.

spark video theme customization

After choosing the right design, you can create slides for your project.

Step 4. Creating Your Slide

In this Adobe Spark tutorial, I will tell you about different ways to create a slide.

spark video creating slide

You can click on the blank box in the bottom right corner to create a slide.

It’s also possible to find some designs for your slides in the Layout menu.

spark video layout menu

If you like the layout that you have chosen, you can make your slide more informative by adding text and videos.

It’s important to remember that the duration of every slide is up to 30 seconds. You can decide on how long each slide will be displayed and click on the Clock icon in the bottom right part to set the time. It’s possible to duplicate slides if you need one of them to be displayed longer.

To duplicate a slide, click the right mouse button on it and select the Duplicate option.

spark video duplicating slide

Step 5. Adding Media

If you use Adobe Spark for education or work-related tasks, it is important to know how to add multimedia content. To do it, just click on the “+” button and select the option that you need.

spark video adding media

When a corresponding menu opens, just choose the type of file that you want to add.

In Spark, it’s possible to upload clips and pictures directly from your PC or use the images from file sharing services, for instance, Dropbox or Google Drive. On the right, you will find several options to choose from.

how to add media in spark video

Once you have uploaded a picture or a video, Spark will automatically add it to your slide. The placement depends on the layout design.

spark video working with media

Step 6. Adding Text

Adding text is simple as well. Just click the left mouse button on the “+” icon in your work area.

spark video adding text

You will be offered to add text or an icon.

spark video working with text

If you decide to add text, you will see a text editor.

how to add text in spark video

Note: It’s possible to drag the text window to any area of a slide.

Step 7. Adding Audio or Record Directly

With Spark, a user can upload any MP3 audio recording to make a presentation more engaging. After reading this Adobe Spark tutorial, you will be able to record audio using the in-built tools.

If you want to add prerecorded MP3 files, go to the Music menu that can be found in the top on the left. There, you need to choose the Add my Music option.

spark video adding music

Once you have added a track, it will be automatically played during your presentation. You can also record a voice-over by clicking and holding the microphone icon. You can find it at the bottom of a slide.

spark video working with audio

Each slide is displayed for 30 seconds max. If your recording is longer, just duplicate your slide and add audio to the new slide as well.

Step 8. Exporting Your Video

If you are wondering how to use Adobe Spark to add videos, make sure to click on the Download button at the top of your project window.

how to download project in spark video

Spark will automatically convert your presentation into an MP4 video, and you will need to select a folder to save your file.

You can also use the Share menu to get a link to your project. Then, you can share it with your colleagues or embed on any website.

how share project in spark video
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