Adobe Lightens the Load for Students Studying the Arts

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By Leah Arroyo, Staff Writer

While some courses can seamlessly be moved online, those majoring in the arts may find it difficult to participate in class. To assist them while attending class remotely, the school has provided Adobe Creative Cloud for students to download and utilize at home.

COVID-19 has affected the education system all over the country. Most high schools and universities moved learning completely online for the remainder of the school year.

Some students don’t have Adobe programs like Photoshop or Premiere on their computers or laptops, so assignments like photo and video editing or graphic design projects could be impossible to complete.

Adobe is doing their part by providing free Creative Cloud packages for students. Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Audition, and others are all available for free temporarily. Adobe hopes to remove some of the pressures off of students and teachers while they’re dealing with moving classes online, according to a statement released by Adobe.

Post is just one of the many schools that received the free Creative Cloud package.

“It was super easy to download. I just followed the link, put in my LIU email, and downloaded it,” Jeffrey Lizo, a freshman communications major, said. “It’s going to make my classes much more manageable at home.”

Normally, the program costs $20 per month for student subscribers. Lizo recommends that students who don’t already have the program should take advantage of the offer.

“I’m really appreciative that Adobe released it for free for students,” he said.
Some students did just that, regardless of their major, when they saw the posts about the offer online.

“I’m a musical theater major, so I don’t need Adobe Creative Cloud for my classes, but when I saw that they were letting LIU students download it for free, I got it immediately,” Hannah Hrbek, a sophomore musical theater major, said. “As another art student, I’m glad that they provided this for students who might not have access to this software at home.”

Hrbek said she’s been playing around with all the different apps in the suite a little bit everyday.

“I don’t know how to use everything yet, but it’s something keeping me entertained,” she said.

To download Adobe Creative Cloud on your device, go to https://it.liu.edu/adobe/. A valid school email must be entered to access the software.

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