Introduction to Adobe Express

How did the Digital Publishing and Instructional Design team make that bewitching moving mugshot activity at yesterday’s Monster Mash Disco Bash? Using Adobe Express!

We first learned about the app at Adobe Max last year, but haven’t used it much—it’s geared toward social media and doesn’t quite do what we need (we use InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD, and AfterEffects). But when Danielle cooked up the Ministry of Magic Most Wanted activity, Adobe Express was a perfect fit.

Want to try it out? There is a free limited version. Plus, it comes with lots of fun templates and animation presets to make it easy to get started.


It's got a free QR code generator, too, with lots of options to customize the look. Give it a shot, and let us know how it goes!


Adobe Express only works in Google Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. No Firefox support (yet)!

Did you get your photo?

Go to the Ministry of Magic Most Wanted page on the Learning site and download your photo (just tap the handy Download button underneath, then you can share it from your Files to your Photos app if you want to put it on social media).

Also, if you had to dash off to class, Tracy in Student Affairs has kindly taken the handful of printed photos that weren't ready, so you can stop by her office to get yours. Thank you for participating!

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