Behance is an Adobe tool aimed at creating free websites, and is widely used for making online portfolios. The service is famous for hosting the work of professionals in the areas of communication, design, arts, advertising and audiovisual. It is possible to create workbooks and specific projects to publish images and texts in an organized way.
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The websites created on the platform are responsive to various devices, and adapt to the screens of smartphones and tablets. Check out the tutorial below on how to make a free portfolio with Behance.
Behance Adobe platform focused on creating online portfolios Photo: Divulgao / Adobe
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Step 1. Access the Behance website (behance.net) and choose how to create an account. It is possible to register with e-mail or use data from Google or Facebook. As an example, we will create a register using email;
Access the Behance home page to create an account Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. Enter your details and, at the end, select Subscribe;
Filling data form to create Behance account Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. Next, select online work styles that can be interesting and inspiring for you. You can choose between Design, Photography, Architecture, Fashion, among others. To conclude, check the See my personalized feed button.
Selecting work styles to finalize Behance registration Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 1. Click on the Create Project button on the top menu bar to create a work folder. You can create as many projects as you like and distribute the works in separate folders, to create a more organized portfolio;
Create a new project on Behance Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. In the left side menu, you can insert computer images, texts, Lightroom photos, Creative Cloud files and create a photo grid. Select Send files to upload a photo from the PC;
It is possible to insert texts and images in the portfolio folders in Behance Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. Select the images on your computer and press Open;
Uploading photos in the portfolio created in Behance Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 4. Click on the pencil button in the upper left corner to edit the image, insert a caption or delete it;
Edit a photo of the Behance portfolio Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 5. To add text to the project, option Add text, in the side menu;
Adding texts to a Behance project Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 6. To format it, mark the desired section and choose the best font, size and color options in the edit bar;
Edit and format a Behance text as you wish Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 7. In the upper right corner of the screen, select Preview to open a preview of how the folder will look. In Save, you save editions to avoid job losses. To proceed to the next step, press Continue;
Menu allows you to preview how the portfolio project looks on Behance Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 8. In the next step, you must choose a cover image and a title for your project. Select Upload image to upload a cover photo from your computer. In the Project title field, type the name of the folder;
Inserting title and cover photo of a Behance project Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 9. After inserting the cover and title, click on the Crop & Continue button;
Behance project with completed title and cover Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 10. I need to add categories to the folder. Click + Add to report. At the end, confirm in "Publish";
Finalize the inclusion of a Behance project Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 11. If you want to edit the folder later or add new jobs, select Edit project.
It is possible to edit Behance projects and include new works in the portfolio Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 1. Click on the profile icon in the upper right corner of the screen, or on the word Profile on the top menu to access its page. Then select the Edit option. Profile;
Editing a Behance profile Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. You can include a profile picture, information such as occupation, professional experiences, links to profiles on social networks and a description of your life.
Behance profile can be filled with personal and professional information Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
To create a custom URL
Step 1. Click on the profile icon, in the upper right corner, and go to Settings;
Access the Behance settings to create a custom URL Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. In the Account Information menu, edit the Behance URL option and choose the address you want. Finish by clicking Apply. The URL will be in the format https://www.behance.net/YourName.
Create a custom URL for your Behance portfolio Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes