"A quick overview of Adobe Spark"
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CNET First Look
A quick overview of Adobe Spark
Adobe's three dead easy mobile apps for nonprofessionals creating social graphics have a new brand and a new name.
You can now use Adobe Spark Post, Spark Page and Spark Video on the web in addition to the individual IOS apps.
Post lets you create single image graphics with text overlays.
It's easy to use and you can change type style, colors, layout and page size, among other things.
Its real advantage is automation.
You can cycle through styles and palettes and change themes, layouts and filters and the program intelligently adapts the design.
Page creates web pages customized for visual storytelling.
It's really easy to use and the interface has similar conventions to Spark Video.
So Page lets you edit and video doesn't.
One of the more novel features is slide show, which has automatic zooming to image transitions.
All you have to do is drag photos to it.
Those boxes overlaying the photos are for text captions.
You can also cycle style presets for inspiration.
Note that page's styles don't match those for video, shown here.
Video comes with free background music.
You can upload your own too.
And you can change the slide layout if you wait.
Tapping the mike icon let's you add a voice over.
All three modules use the same sharing interface, that's supporting direct uploads to Twitter and Facebook.
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