We suggest having Adobe Portfolio open as you follow this guide. If you have any questions, please reach out to our support team.
For a full walkthrough, check out this video with our Adobe Creative Cloud Evangelist, Terry White or this blog post from Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost:
Signing Up for Adobe Portfolio
To signup for Adobe Portfolio and begin creating your personal website, visit www.myportfolio.com, and click the "Get Started Free" or "Free with Creative Cloud" button.
From there, look through the available theme and select Try this theme next to the one you'd like to begin with (note that you can change themes at any time later on).
Then, either Sign In with an existing Adobe ID, or click "Create an Adobe ID" to create one. (What's an Adobe ID?)
Adding Content to your Site
Note: If you're a Behance member and have uploaded Projects in the past, your Projects will import into Portfolio. More info here and below
Click the "+" icon in the left hand side to get started adding content.
You can also add content by clicking the "+" icon within Manage Content.
To add content to Portfolio site, you will need to use/create Pages. Pages can be used to upload and showcase your work or to create an About page. Within the editor, add your images and video files, embed media, add text, and more.
Importing Projects from Behance
If you’re already a Behance member with published Projects, most of the work involved in making your Portfolio is already done! When you first select a theme, your projects on Behance will import automatically.
You can control what projects appear by clicking the Manage Content button the left side of the screen. You’ll see all of your projects as Pages under a Gallery called “Work.” You can change the order of your Pages by clicking the three-lined icon and dragging the Page into the desired placement. You can also edit the title, content, and URL/Slug of the Page by clicking the gear box or hide the Page by clicking the on/off toggle to the far right. Learn more here.
To quickly edit the Cover Image, hover over the Page on your screen and click the pencil icon. If you want to replace your Cover Image, select Edit Cover Image. If you want to change or the look and feel or the text that appears on your current Cover Image, click Customize. To learn more about changing the size or aspect ratio, please visit this article.
To group your pages, you can create a Gallery. By default, you're set up with one Gallery, called “Work”. On a Gallery page, your Pages will be represented by customizable Cover Images. Visitors to your site will click on these to view each Page within your Gallery. You can create one Gallery that displays all your work, or create multiple Galleries. For example, you may want to create multiple galleries to separate Personal vs Client work, or to display work you do in different fields.
Add a link out to any other website by choosing "linked page." This will list the page in your navigation. For example, you may want to link to other places on the web, like a blog.
Designing the Look and Feel of your Site
At any time, you can use the Remote, to control all aspects of layout and design. You can adjust anything on a page level. Depending on which type of page you're editing, you'll see either “This Page” or “This Gallery”; “All Pages” or “All Galleries”, in addition to the "Site-Wide" options which will allow you to adjust something for the entire site at once.
A popular place to start is with Fonts – to change the font for your entire site, click the Background, Colors & Font tab of your floating Remote and click Colors & Font. To learn about Typekit integrations, click here.
Adding Special Settings
Before publishing your site, you may want to take advantage of some settings which will put extra polish on your site. Click the Gear icon in the left hand toolbar to do thing like Creating a Custom Domain, Search Optimization, Password Protection, and more.
You site won't become public until you publish it. To launch your site, click the green Publish Site button in the floating Remote. Portfolio is available as a part of any paid Creative Cloud plan, including the Photography plan!