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Adobe Creative Space

The Adobe Creative Space of the Innovation & Research Commons is an open-access learning space for Auburn students, faculty, and staff dedicated to providing Auburn students with digital creation skills and technology. This area, as well as online resources here, promote the digital literacy of our students to encourage their success both in their coursework and in their careers. Creative co-working space and computing is available in the Adobe Creative Space on a first-come first-serve basis with priority given to users actively working in Adobe Creative Cloud; instructional sessions by I&RC staff have first priority.

Computers in the Adobe Creative Space and in the I&RC have Adobe Creative Cloud applications already installed via a Shared Lab license, which allows users to access them on those machines only, via an Adobe ID including a 'free' Adobe ID that can be created on the spot. If accessing Adobe apps via a 'free' Adobe ID, users will need to save any created files in other storage such as Box or OneDrive. Students are encouraged not to use the 'free' Adobe ID and to request their Auburn Adobe ID at:

Adobe Creative Space Video Introduction
Adobe_standard_logo_RGB.png Adobe Creative Campus provides Auburn students access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of design and multimedia applications. Visit to request your Adobe license.

Adobe Help Desk/ Zoom Room Assistance

In-person and/or online Zoom Room assistance is available. Adobe Student Assistant Consultants are available in the Adobe Creative Space and/or online in an Adobe Help Zoom Room to assist users in learning skills to complete academic projects using Adobe Creative Cloud applications. 

Access the Adobe Help Desk and/or Adobe Help Zoom room at: during the posted hours of the Adobe Help Desk Calendar. University-recognized holidays and library hours may affect these hours and schedules are subject to change. Consultations are first-come, first-serve. Only one user at a time will be admitted to the meeting or assisted in person. Help sessions may have a maximum time of 30 minutes.

All consultants can assist with Adobe Express. See the list of consultants and their additional areas of specialty below.  It is advised to match the assistance you need with the consultant who lists skills in that area for the best experience and visit the Adobe Help Desk in person or via Zoom at the time they are listed on the calendar. See the left sidebar for the calendar and Zoom room link.

Adobe Consultants' Areas of Specialty
Consultants Areas of Speciality
Adobe Consultant A Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, video editing, social media post creation and management
Adobe Consultant B  Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, digital design, photography
Adobe Consultant D Lightroom, Photoshop, photography, video editing/ documentary, design, social media design
Adobe Consultant E  Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Adobe Express, video editing, troubleshooting, camera work
Adobe Consultant F Photoshop, Premiere Rush, Premiere Pro, video editing, web site editing
Adobe Consultant H Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Sketchup, artistic design
Adobe Consultant I Audition, Premiere Pro, After Effects, music and audio technology, Photoshop, Logic
Adobe Consultant Z Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, visual storytelling, video production


Adobe Creative Space consultants desk, consultant providing assistance to patron


AV System: The Adobe Creative Space area includes an AV system (75" TV, Solstice Wireless Screencasting, HDMI input)

  • Priority use of the AV system in the Adobe Creative Space is given to full-time staff or Adobe Consultants working in the Adobe Creative Space
  • Students, faculty, and staff may use the AV system if the system is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to work in or with Adobe applications; see Adobe Help Desk staff for access

here empower students and faculty to use Adobe Creative Cloud to enhance classroom assignments, present research, and design and publish in print and online.

Getting Started in Adobe Creative Cloud Links and Resources

Students, request access at

Faculty and Staff, request access through the Office of Information Technology (OIT); discounted rate. Click on Adobe Creative Cloud in the Software Catalog and log in to complete the order form.

After requesting access and receiving a confirmation email, download the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App to your personal computer; sign in with "Enterprise" or "Company/School" Adobe ID. Instructions from OIT are available on the Adobe Auburn web site.

Migrate files from a personal Adobe ID to your Auburn Enterprise Adobe ID or from your Auburn Adobe ID to a personal Adobe ID when you graduate.

Adobe Technical Help Center

Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials

Events and Opportunities 

I&RC Workshops: Free to AU students, faculty, and staff. View the flyer. Register at

Brains on the Plains: Have you ever found yourself wanting to show off your fabulous work? Brains on the Plains is your chance to showcase it for the wider campus, including your fellow students and faculty from the English Department, the Office of University Writing, the Innovation & Research Commons, and others. Visit the event web page for more information and indicate your interest by October 30.

Students, you could be an Adobe Student Ambassador! 
Adobe Student Ambassadors help increase awareness and use of Adobe products on their university campuses. Activities can include: 

  • Helping fellow students navigate to their school activation portals, getting them logged in, and discovering what tools are available 
  • Helping students use Adobe products- especially Adobe Express – for the first time 
  • Representing Adobe through social media, club meetings, student events, and more 
  • Partnering with faculty and administration to provide instructional support 

Benefits can include: rewards and incentives, networking, career empowerment, and more!
Learn more about the Ambassador program and complete an application 

Adobe Stock Monthly Webinars: Register

  • Generative AI and the Future of CreativityAvailable on-demand
  • The Power of Authenticity with Social Media Videos, Available on-demand
  • The Future of Storytelling is Immersive Video, Available on-demand
  • more sessions available on-demand at registration link

Design Circle Scholarships:
The 2nd annual Design Circle scholarship application opens in early fall for students to apply each school year. Information here:  

Adobe Max: Oct. 10-12, 2023 Learn from your design heroes at Adobe's professional conference, online and in-person this year. Many sessions will be available for free online; register with an Adobe ID to access. On-demand sessions are available year-round.

Adobe Internships: Apply on Adobe's university career site; sort by Intern:

Ongoing events:

Adobe Behance Live Video Demonstrations and Challenges Adobe's online community, videos also available for replay 

Adobe Digital Media Library Live and on-demand webinars on topics such as Create a Stunning Portfolio, Getting Started with Adobe XD for Web Design, and more.

Adobe Experience Lab, a livestream and on-demand series for students who want to know more about UX, UI, product design, or some other variation of this evolving field with interchangeable labels and meaning depending on the context! Check out previous and upcoming sessions!

Join the Adobe Creative Career Discord community, Adobe’s newest hub for students and anyone looking to launch their career. 

Creative Cloud Webinars and on-demand sessions: Free creative sessions coming up! Sign up here

Learning and Teaching Resources for Adobe Creative Cloud

Workshops available; register at Pre-recorded Adobe Beginner and Intermediate Workshop video recordings available on our Instructional Content page

Customized instruction support for faculty available, see sample assignment ideas and for more info contact Chelsy Hooper, Instructional Technology Specialist, 

Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials for Students
Beginner, Basic, and Experienced level video and step-by-step free tutorials for all learners of Adobe applications

Review the Adobe Digital Literacy app sheet to see a list of all apps for desktop and mobile and sample uses, view the Adobe Digital Literacy page for curricula ideas from educators. View Adobe's video, What is Digital Literacy?

Adobe Distance Learning Resources site: offers lesson plan ideas for online learning using Adobe applications and more

Consider Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) as a tool for students to complete assignments who may not have access to powerful computing or who are unfamiliar with digital design. View the guide to the new Adobe Express for recent updates. See also Microsoft resources on teaching with Creative Cloud Express and the Adobe Education Exchange listed below.

Adobe ID includes access to Adobe Stock Images, Vectors, Illustrations, Templates, 3D Assets:

The Adobe Education Exchange includes free lesson plans and teaching resources for classes and offers the opportunity to earn badges.

Also for Faculty/ Instructors:

Open Group Time in the Adobe Creative Space 

The Adobe Creative Space is offering regularly scheduled group open work time for faculty/ instructors to work on Adobe assignments & projects. These are informal open times to come and ask questions, plan lessons using Adobe apps, share ideas, brainstorm, etc., come and go during the time period. Come as you can, if your schedule allows, no need to RSVP. If you'd like calendar invites sent to you, email Chelsy at
Location: 1st floor RBD Library, Adobe Creative Space: view map

Fall 2023 semester dates and times: 

  • Thursday, August 24, 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

  • Friday, September 22, 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm

  • Tuesday, October 3, 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

  • Wednesday, November 1, 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday, December 12, 9:00 am- 10:30 am

Adobe Professional Learning Calendar of Events: View Events
Enrich your learning with in-depth free, online professional development designed by educators for educators and delivered by authorized Training Partners. Upcoming topics include:

  • Graphs and Data Visualization (10/10/2023)
  • Adobe Express and Aobe InDesign (10/17/2023)
  • and more

The Adobe Education Exchange is a free online learning platform for educators to discover ways to learn, teach, and connect with Adobe Creative Cloud apps; includes lesson ideas, opportunities to earn digital badges. Adobe Education Exchange has new self-paced courses to help you incorporate digital design in your curriculum available, including Cultivating Digital LiteracyDesign Your Creative Course for Higher Ed, and Teach Storytelling with Pixar

View the research: Improving Student Outcomes: Quantifying the Impact of Creative Skills on College and Career which includes quantified proof of the positive impact of creative and digital literacy skills on student outcomes.

Adobe for Education YouTube Channel

Employees can also use LinkedIn Learning through AU Access; "Essential Training" in Adobe apps recommended

Adobe Behance Live Video Demonstrations and Challenges Adobe's online community, videos also available for replay 

Adobe Experience Lab, a livestream and on-demand series for students who want to know more about UX, UI, product design, or some other variation of this evolving field with interchangeable labels and meaning depending on the context

New Design Books – Browsable Collection 

  • The AU Libraries’ Innovation and Research Commons has acquired new copies of design books, currently available in the I&RC on the 1stfloor near the Adobe Creative Space.
  • Titles include great beginner design books as well as more advanced editions such as The Designer’s Dictionary of Color, Design for How People LearnDesigning Brand Identity, and more.  

Helpful Instruction Handouts:

Adobe Digital Literacy App Information (overview of all apps included and what they are used for) Handout

Key Features and Tools of Adobe Photoshop Handout

Key Features and Tools of Adobe InDesign Handout

Key Features and Tools of Adobe Illustrator Handout

Getting Started in Podcasting using Adobe Audition Handout

Video Storyboard Template Handout

50 Questions for Reflecting on Creativity Handout

Design Process Rubric Handout

Additional Links for Fun:

Read about the Adobe Creative Space in the Auburn news

Adobe Labs: a place where Adobe shares some of their exploratory projects.

What's your creative type? Take Adobe's Creative Types Quiz and find out!

View the 2023 Creative Trends blog post

Play the Color Wheel Game from

Discover your creative potential for leadership with Adobe's CQ Questionnaire

How well do you know Adobe? Online Quiz


Questions? Want to join the Adobe Auburn Community listserv? Contact: Dr. Chelsy Hooper, Instructional Technology Specialist: 

Last updated: 09/26/2023