Promote Your Articles and Tutorials at Adobe

Do you write books, tutorials or DVDs about Premiere Pro or After Effects? Then you’d probably like to know that there is a simple and powerful way to promote your content. How? Add a comment to Help, that’s how! Comments, which may include links to your work, can be added quickly by content creators directly to Help. For example, if you made a video tutorial about titling in Premiere Pro you could go to the Help page about titling and add a comment with a link to your work. This will appear right at the bottom of the page. It’s easy to do too. This blog post aims to show you how to do just that.

Before I get into the methodology of adding comments to Help, content creators will want to know the advantages of adding comments in the first place.

  • Many more users come to Adobe.com than standard tutorial sites.
  • Your comment is targeted directly to users that need your content.
  • It’s a great way to promote your tutorial books or DVDs.
  • Drives more users to your content giving you more credibility at tutorial sites.
  • Positions you as as one of the “leaders” of the community.

To make a comment with a link, start by going to the Help Pages online.

  1. For Premiere Pro, go to Help online: http://bit.ly/a50FeO
    For After Effects, go to Help online: http://bit.ly/amSwN2
  2. In the upper left corner of help, check the “This Reference Only” option, type in the search term for the topic you wish to provide a link for, and then press Enter.
  3. After you’ve found the proper page, click “Add Your Comment and Rating” at the top of that Help page.
  4. The Adobe ID page launches.Log in to Help with your Adobe ID. If you do not have an Adobe ID, go here to get one: http://bit.ly/ab9Zj5
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Add Comment” button.
  6. A comments field will launch. Enter the relevant information in the field. Don’t forget to include the link for your content in the body of the comment—no HTML code is required.
  7. When you are satisfied with the comment, click the “Save” button.
    Your comment will then be posted with a link to your content.

Feel free to do this on your own any time you like. If you need help doing this, you can contact me (kmonahan—AT—adobe.com) and I’ll add it to the Help comments. Help comments can be seen by every user that goes to help for that particular product. The best tutorials get permanently added to Help (folded in from comments) as long as they are high quality.

If you’re offering tutorials and “how to” books or videos for sale, I can also fold in portions of your content (via your publisher) into Help. This is a great way to promote your books and videos to the Adobe community completely free of charge. If you are authoring this kind of content, drop me a line and let me know what you’ve worked on so I can request access to your content from your publisher.

If you would like to do more tutorials but are running short of ideas, I can also help with that too. I have areas of content that do need reinforcing. Content that matches our needs is ideal.

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11 Responses to Promote Your Articles and Tutorials at Adobe

  1. Ron says:

    I’ve used Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express for several years, Adobe has such good software but it is very difficult to learn without having some instruction manuals. I thought there were book and video tutorials. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team, and The Video Collection Revealed: Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Soundbooth and Encore CS5 by Debra Keller. This Video is overing all the Adobe CS5 programs. Highly recommended.

  2. Anax says:

    Can i share tutorials about all technology topics or do you accept only for Adobe products?

    Thanks.

  3. kmonahan says:

    Hi Anax,
    I’m talking specifically about tutorials for After Effects, Premiere Pro or Adobe Media Encoder.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  4. Jon Barrie says:

    Thankyou for adding this openness for educators to work with adobe in cross promoting.

    As an ANZ Adobe Ambassador I have seen the difference it makes an experienced editor, with another NLE, when they receive a little knowledge about Premiere Pro. I have a YouTube channel http://www.YouTube.com/aJBprods where I have been posting free tutorials over some years now.

    I am interested in adding more content, but find it tricky to know what areas to highlight. Some direction for more tutorials would be great!

    Thanks – Jon Barrie

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  6. Kes Akalaonu says:

    Here are links to creative Premiere Pro tutorials I’ve begun doing. I plan to do more in the future.

    Links:
    Diagonal Split Screen in Premiere Pro: http://vimeo.com/25316464
    Magnifying Bar Wipe Effect in Premiere Pro: http://vimeo.com/25635555

  7. Kes Akalaonu says:

    Here is a link to a new tutorial where I show how to put multiple videos inside text using only the Premiere Pro Title Tool and Track Matte Key. Tell me what you think.

    http://vimeo.com/26208273

  8. Kes Akalaonu says:

    Here is a link to a new tutorial where I show how to do the Claritin page peel effect, use a matte from Photoshop to blend multiple clips together based on luminance and show how to import image sequences into Premiere Pro as one clip. Tell me what you think.

    http://vimeo.com/26544312

  9. Kes Akalaonu says:

    Here is a link to a new tutorial where I show how to do a Slot Machine like animation using elements from After Effects and animating footage inside Premiere Pro CS5.

    http://vimeo.com/27100646

  10. Kes Akalaonu says:

    Here is a link to a new tutorial where I show you how to take elements created in After Effects and Photoshop and create DVD Box and Disc Animation.

    http://vimeo.com/32165973

  11. Kes Akalaonu says:

    Here are two video tutorials for working faster in Premiere Pro CS5.5 and CS6

    CS5.5
    http://vimeo.com/35836607

    CS6
    http://vimeo.com/42030495