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Study Essentials (Technology)

Adobe Products - Creative Cloud and Express

TAFE Queensland has partnered with Adobe to give students a number of options when it comes to choosing the best software for their creative projects. 

Adobe Creative Cloud Express (previously Adobe Spark) is a free online and mobile based design app. Adobe Express allows users to create graphics, web pages, and short videos for social media, easily and quickly. 

For more complex creative needs, the Adobe Creative Cloud offers a premium version by subscription, with access to additional design apps including Photoshop, Illustrator or Premiere Pro, along with greater cloud storage. Current TAFE Queensland students have access to this subscription service for $55 for the duration of your study or up to twelve months (whichever comes first). Refer below for more details and information on how to access Abode Express and Creative Cloud through TAFE Queensland.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Current TAFE Queensland students are now able to access the Adobe Creative Cloud software at a discounted price for the duration of their studies. The package allows access to the Creative Cloud suite of software via personal computers as well as the TAFE Queensland library computers. Purchase is through the TAFE Queensland webstore. Click here to view the instruction video, download the instruction PDF, check system requirements and see FAQs.

What can you achieve with Creative Cloud?

  • Design posters, logos, t-shirts and more
  • Build websites without writing code
  • Create web, mobile, and tablet apps with HTML5
  • Edit photos and videos like a pro
  • Create a polished portfolio
  • Make impressive presentations and reports

What's included in Creative Cloud?

  • Photoshop - Image editing and compositing 
  • Illustrator - Vector graphics and illustration
  • InDesign - Page design, layout, and publishing
  • Dreamweaver - Websites, app design, and coding
  • After Effects - Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics
  • Premiere Pro - Video production and editing

Adobe Express (previously Adobe Spark)

As a TAFE Queensland student, you can use Adobe Express for free. 

Adobe Express (previously Adobe Spark) is an online and mobile based design app that can help create professional looking social media graphics, flyers, videos and more.

Some of the features of Adobe Express:

  • Professionally designed templates and content
  • Easy collaboration and sharing capabilities
  • Variety of formats including flyers, logos, banners, social media graphics, business cards and more.
  • Create and edit a video
  • Create a web page
  • Animate text and photos
  • Converting to PDF format
  • Browse templates with explore Adobe's royalty-free photos and fonts

Other useful links and information:

How to access Adobe Express

Adobe have now provided all TAFE Queensland students with FREE access to Adobe Express.

To access your Express account, please follow these steps:

Step 1:  To access Adobe Express click on the following link:

Step 2:  Click Sign in at the top right of the page

Step 3:  Click on Log in with school account

Step 4: Use your student number (username) in this format:

You will then be directed to the TAFE Queensland single sign-on.

Step 5: Log in using your student number (username) and then your normal TAFE Queensland network password.

Adobe Spark single sign-on page


"How to" videos for Adobe Express

In addition to the Adobe Express Tutorial videos, the following short 'How To' videos given an overview of Adobe Express and how you can use it.

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