Use Adobe Spark to Easily Create Videos and Images for Social Media

Last week I attended a workshop where I finally had time to play around with Adobe Spark. It’s a great free tool student journalists and advisers can use to quickly create web pages, social media images and videos.

Adobe Spark is not meant to be a replacement for Adobe Premiere or Photoshop or WordPress. Instead, it’s meant to be a tool to help individuals create nice looking content quickly. Too often, I have had students working to create a nice-looking header for the staff’s Facebook page, only for it to take them three days.

I made this one on Adobe Spark in 10 minutes.

 

I also made this video. It took roughly 25 minutes to put together. The toughest part was digging through my photos/gifs to find three that I wanted to use.

Adobe Spark has preset templates for the videos, social images and pages that allow you to easily add your images or videos to a design and then change the copy within to meet your needs.

Adobe Spark is free to sign up and use. Adobe Spark also has three separate mobile apps you can download on your iOS device for free: Adobe Spark Page, Adobe Spark Post and Adobe Spark Video.

 

 

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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