Jul 16, 2020
Edith Gonzalez, 16, left, and Hannah Leonard, 16, right, work together on a coding project during a summer program at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif., on June 28, 2016. There has been a growth in coding camps to get girls interested in learning to write code. (TNS)

Win a free one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

The first-ever Adobe Day will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Free Speech Area. A partnership between the CSU and Adobe gives students access to Adobe Creative Cloud for $35 a year.

Thursday’s event will give students demonstrations on Adobe software. Students have the chance to win Adobe merchandise, including one-year subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud. They will be given away every hour. Students can visit the Adobe tent to learn how to enter.

According to Dr. J. Ashley Foster, assistant professor of 20th and 21st-century British literature with an emphasis in digital humanities, students and professors who have created projects using the Adobe software will present their creations.

About 800 students have currently purchased a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud, according to Faith Sidlow, assistant professor of broadcast journalism. That number would have to increase to about 2,600 students for the university to break even in its partnership with Adobe.

There will also be a workshop put on by Adobe in the Henry Madden Library room 2134 on Wednesday offering tutorials on the using the software for faculty at 3 p.m. and for students at 4 p.m.

An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for non-Fresno State students is $19.99 a month, or $239.88 a year. Students can also access free Adobe tutorials from Lynda.com for free through the MyFresnoState webpage.

Dr. Laura Huisinga, assistant professor of graphic design, said the event is aimed at helping not only those who may use Adobe software for classes, but for anybody that would like to learn how to use the programs. She added that knowledge of how to use the software may be an attractive addition to a resume in the eyes of potential employers.

“There’s more than one way to make an academic, scholarly or intellectual argument, and these tools can help to make those arguments academic arguments in a multimodal way,” Foster said. “When you make arguments multimodally, you can then work in different dimensions and different logics that you couldn’t otherwise.”

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