While some photographers were less than pleased with Adobe’s move to a subscription service for Photoshop, there are some bonuses to it.
Firstly, of course, you now get two flavours of Lightroom thrown in, you also get space in Adobe Cloud and you have an account with Behance, the creative social network as well. There is, however, one element of the subscription plan that often gets omitted or forgotten and that is Adobe Portfolio.
Portfolio is a free, easy to use gallery site for your photographs. Much in the vein of Smugmug or Zenfolio, you can display your images to the world in a custom designed template and using your own domain name.
While the Portfolio does not have e-commerce capabilities and lacks some of the advanced features of paid gallery sites, it is a useful and powerful tool for those just wanting to display their shots.
Today we are going to have a brief look at Adobe Portfolio’s capabilities.
How Do I Get It?
To access your portfolio site you need to go to www.myportfolio.com and sign in to your Adobe account. At the top of the page, you can see Layouts, Photography and Examples:
Layouts: is where you can choose the template that you wish to work with. You can try each layout or preview it as a live site to see how it looks and works. You can change your layout at any time.
Photography: is a guide to what you can achieve with Adobe Portfolio with samples and advice.
Examples: will show you some real world Adobe Portfolio examples.