Adobe Spark (Part 5): Tips and Ideas for How Authors, Teachers & Other Creatives Can Use Adobe Spark | David ✏ Ault | Skillshare

Adobe Spark (Part 5): Tips and Ideas for How Authors, Teachers & Other Creatives Can Use Adobe Spark

David ✏ Ault, The Writer Teacher

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6 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. An Introduction to this Class on Adobe Spark for Authors, Teachers and other Creatives

      2:43
    • 2. Why Adobe Spark is a Game Changer

      2:40
    • 3. How Authors and Online Teachers Can Use Adobe Spark Post

      4:31
    • 4. How Authors and Online Teachers Can Use Adobe Spark Page

      2:02
    • 5. How Authors and Online Teachers Can Use Adobe Spark Video

      2:58
    • 6. Your Class Project and What To Do Next?

      3:00

About This Class

Tips and Ideas for How Authors, Teachers & Other Creatives Can Use Adobe Spark is actually Part 5 in the Adobe Spark series on Skillshare. Check out the other classes in the series at the bottom of this class description.

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As any self-published author knows only too well, once you have published your book that is by no means the end of the story. In fact, it is not even the beginning of the end.

You just have a different type of work to do, If you want to be in any way successful that is. You now need to take off your writer’s hat and replace it with your marketer’s hat, which is something that not many writers are comfortable doing. And the same goes for online teachers with their courses or designers, artists, craftsmen and many other types of creatives, who now find that a huge percentage of their time is taken up with all the “promotional stuff”.

In this class, I will provide you with a number of tips and ideas on how authors, teachers and other creatives can use Adobe Spark for promoting their books, courses and other digital products.

So enrol in this class today and I look forward to seeing YOU on the inside.

Adobe Spark Series

Here are the other classes in the Adobe Spark series on Skillshare:

  1. Give Your Social Media Promotions a Spark with the FREE Adobe Spark
  2. Design Awesome Graphics for Instagram and Facebook with Adobe Spark Post
  3. Create Incredible Animated Videos Quickly and Easily Using Adobe Spark Video
  4. Spark Your Web Pages Into Life for Free with the Incredible Adobe Spark Page
  5. Tips and Ideas for How Authors, Teachers & Other Creatives Can Use Adobe Spark

Transcripts

1. An Introduction to this Class on Adobe Spark for Authors, Teachers and other Creatives: does any self published All the knows only too well. Want you have published your pull? This is by no means the end of the story. In fact, it's not even the beginning of the end. You just have a different type of work to do. If you want to be in any way successful, that is. You now need to take off your writer set and replace it with your marketers hat, which is something that not many writers a comfortable doing. And the same goes for teachers with their online courses or designers, artists, craftsman many other types of creative who now find that a huge percentage of their time is taken up by all the for emotional stuff. You could throw money at the problem and get someone else to do it. But perhaps you don't have that kind of money to invest. And anyway, who can tell your story better than you? After all, you're a creative right. The problem isn't usually coming up with the ideas to promote your books. Four Seasons, other digital products, but rather the time and financial investment to get those ideas across. Nowadays, it seems like it's not enough just to be a good writer teacher. You also have to be a good Web designer, a photo shop guru and even a video creator, which means purchasing lots of different and often expensive software, which usually also has a huge learning curve. Fortunately for creatives everywhere, a solution is now attend from, perhaps unlikely, source. Adobe have recently released a simple to use application that is free of charge, called a Don't be sparked, and in this class I will provide you with a number of tips on how authors, teachers and other creatives can use Adobe Spark. Whether you're looking to sell more copies of your new book, promote your latest course for announce enough coming digital product. So what are you waiting for? Enroll in this class today and learn how to use a dhobi spark effectively for all your future promotions. 2. Why Adobe Spark is a Game Changer: as a creative, whether you are a self published author on online teacher or any number of creative professions trying to sell your products online. You know only too well that the marketing, promoting and selling side of things is just a Zim Porton as the writing, teaching and creating. Ultimately, it doesn't matter how good your creation is if nobody knows about it. And that is why, whether we like it or not, as creatives have to spend a considerable proportion of our time creating graphics, websites and even videos to promote our products online. Now creating things is what we do, so we probably have a natural talent for producing the different promotional materials we need to sell our books, online courses, etcetera. However, what we are perhaps in short supply off is, firstly, the finances to pay for all the different software that we need and secondly, and more importantly, the time it takes to reach a decent level of proficiency in these often complicated applications. And this is where Adobe Spark comes into play. First and foremost, Adobe Spark is free so straight off the bat you are able to cut costs when compared to other similar products out there. But much more importantly, Adobe Spark is really easy to use. And by watching the over the shoulder video lessons that I've created for each of the three components that make up Adobe Spark, you will be up and running in no time at all. Designing stunning graphics across all social media channels using Adobe Spark, post building, engaging webpages that visually tell your story using Adobe Spark Page and even creating professional looking animated videos using Adobe Spark video. And in the next Siris of videos, I'm going to discuss how you can use each of the three components that make up Adobe Spark to create professional looking graphics, Web pages and even videos to promote your e books and online courses now and in the future . 3. How Authors and Online Teachers Can Use Adobe Spark Post: the Dhobi Spark post allows you to create stunning social graphics in seconds. You're basically given the tools to produce professional looking images in the correct time . Mentions for use on instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and each of the other major social media channels out there. So how can you make the most of this great tool? Well, if you are a fiction author, you can use Adobe Sparked Post to create the following types of graphics for use on your author, website or social media channels. An inspirational quote from one of your books and you should try impair the quote with a suitable image to give the graphic more of an impact. Quotations about writing in general, depending upon your audience, this type of graphic may well be appreciated, and there are some wonderful quotes on the subject to writing out there, many by Mark Twain, for example, and you can always come up with a quotation of your own from your own experiences, the settings or locations from your book. This really is a great idea as it works as an extension of the book itself, a main spire. New readers to check your book out. Remember you should only use photos that are either in the public domain, our stock photos that you have bought a license for, or photos that you have taken yourself. Excerpts from book testimonials and reviews that you have received. There is nothing wrong with a bit of self promotion. You should be proud of the positive feedback that you receive, especially if it is from a well known critic or book block. And remember to always ask the reviewers permission before you post the graphic with the quote. A book cover reveal. This is another very effective use of a graphic that you can post on all your social media channels, And the graphic should consist off the image of your upcoming book together with the date when the book will be published. And ask your reader graphic, for example, Perhaps when you are designing your next book cover, you could post several possible covers in a single graphic and ask your readers which one they prefer. Well, perhaps you could ask your reader to choose a new character's name in an upcoming book with a question mark over the silhouette of a person. And let's not forget promotions. You should post graphics of your books, either when they are free or at a promotional price with Aled. The important details, including the dates of the promotion itself and if you are a nonfiction author or an online teacher, for that matter. In addition to the above, you can also use Adobe Sparked Post to create the following types of graphics Newsworthy stories from your niche. Here you can match a short summary of the news item with the relevant graphic again making sure that you have permission to use the image. Clickable images from pin to rest. A very powerful use of the graphics that you are able to make an adobe sparked post of those that tell a story through a combination of an image and a few words of text, which triggers the interest, emotions or even fear of people in such a way that they click through to look at your website and finally post images with motivational quotations. This may be a good idea for a graphic, depending on the niche that you are writing and or teaching in, you can think up or borrow motivational quotations relevant to your niche and write them on top of a complimentary background image 4. How Authors and Online Teachers Can Use Adobe Spark Page: Adobe Spark Page is all about creating beautiful Web stories in minutes. You're basically given the tools to build engaging Web pages to visually tell your story or present your latest creation. So how can you make the most of this great tool? If you are a fiction author, you can create webpages using Adobe Spark Page and then embed them into your author website or linked to them from appropriate external websites such as your Amazon Author Central Page, for example, you can create Web pages such as a meet the author interview here. You can ask yourself questions that you think your readers would like to hear the answers to and or those questions that you have actually being asked by your readers in the past. A book, launch party or book signing event with cool features like Glide show Adobe Sparked Page is greater, capturing the buzzers to party or an event, so this makes it the ideal tool to use when reporting on a book launch or a book signing that has taken place. Meanwhile, if you are a non fiction author or an online teacher, in addition to the above, you can also use Adobe spark page for the following external resources where the linked out from the back matter of your book or the about page of your course. Web pages created by Adobe Spark Page make the perfect external resource pages, for example, a step by step recipe that depicts graphically what you have previously referred to in your e book or perhaps presented in a recipe class video. 5. How Authors and Online Teachers Can Use Adobe Spark Video: the Dhobi Spark video is all about creating professional looking animated videos in no time at all. You're basically given the tools to record your voice at photos, text and or icons, and then mix it all together with soundtracks and cinematic motion, resulting in professional quality videos. So how can you make the most of this great tool? If you are a fictional author, you can create videos using Adobe Spark Video and then embed them into your author website or put them up on external websites such as YouTube, Facebook and even Amazon. Old percent. True, you can create videos such as animated book trailers. Now most book trailers out there are very amateurish looking. But with Adobe Spark video, you really can create high quality animated videos using a mix of icons, text and photos together with some great royalty free soundtracks answer a reader's question. You can create an animated video that answers a question asked by your reader about a scene or an invent in your book. You could perhaps even do this from the point of view of one of the main characters. Meanwhile, in addition to the above nonfiction authors and especially online teachers can create the following with Adobe Spark Video Educational Lessons. You can actually create small, bite sized lessons with Adobe Spark video, such as those for language learning classes, promo videos for a course. Another great use for Adobe Spark video is to create the introductory promo video for your course, which is designed to entice your students to enroll in your class videos Advertising your course. You can also create another type of promotional video that actually advertises your course together with a reduced coupon code. This kind of video works well on YouTube to convert your channel subscribers into paying students and finally, sales videos advertising a product Adobe sparked Video can also create great looking animated sales letter type videos where you can promote a particular digital product that you have created, or an affiliate product that is relevant to your niche. 6. Your Class Project and What To Do Next?: Hello there. This is just a quick video to thank you for taking this class. I hope you enjoyed it. And if so, please consider leaving a thumbs up as it really means a lot to me. It would also be great if you would complete the class project, which is quite simply to write down how you plan to use Adobe Spark in the future and post it in the project gallery. Specifically, I would like you to state whether you are predominantly on author, a teacher or another type of creative and how you plan to use Adobe Spark in the future. You should state the spark component or components you plan to use and how you plan to use them. Right? So what's next? Well, now you have studied the theory of what you can create in Adobe Spark. It is now time to put it into practice and learn how to create your promotions. I have actually created four other classes in this series, which provides you with a practical over the shoulder. Look at how toe actually create promotional materials using adobe spark in the first class , give your social media promotions a spark with the free Adobe Spark. I give an overview the three different components that make up the application and demonstrate each in turn by creating a post, a Web page and a video. The second class design Awesome Graphics for Instagram and Facebook with Adobe Spark Post provides a more in depth look at a doughty sparked post where I create Instagram and Facebook graphics using both the Web application and the corresponding IOS at in the third class create incredible animated videos quickly and easily. Using Adobe Spark video, I focus on creating two different promotional videos. Gain using both the Web application on the corresponding and finally in Class four, spark your Web pages into life for free with the Incredible Adobe Spark Page. I begin by creating a Web page from scratch within the most vile out. And then I complete the website from within the Adobe Spark Web application, and I have included direct links to each of these four classes in the about section of this class. Okay, so that's all for now. Thanks again for completing the class, and I hope to see you in one of my other classes very soon.