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CU Library Digital Media Lab: Tutorials

Graphic Design

Adobe InDesign

InDesign is used primarily for creating print designs, such as posters, flyers, brochures, and more.

Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is used primarily for creating vector designs such as logos and illustrations.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is great for heavy edits such as removing background objects or airbrushing portraits to just a few photos.

Video Editing

Adobe Premiere Pro

Need to do a little more complex video? Premiere Pro is the way to go!

Using chroma key “Green Screen” effects in Adobe Premiere Pro

Use our Green Screeen Room to shoot green screen video and learn to edit out your backgrounds like the pros!

3D Modeling

 

BOOKS

  • Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book
  • Adobe Audition 2017: Learning the Basics
  • The Book of Audacity: Record, Edit, Mix, and Master with the Free Audio Editor
  • Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand
  • The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates (Volume 1)
  • The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Amazing Girls: How to Draw Essential Character Types from Simple Templates (Volume 2)
  • The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Tips & Tricks: Over 100 Essential Techniques to Sharpen Your Skills (Volume 3)
  • Graphic Design For Everyone: Understand the Building Blocks so You can Do It Yourself
  • SSH Mastery: OpenSSH, PuTTY, Tunnels and Keys
  • Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book
  • Java: A Beginner's Guide, Seventh Edition
  • Java: The Complete Reference, Tenth Edition
  • Beginning NetBeans IDE: For Java Developers
  • Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book
  • Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book
  • iMac For Dummies
  • Adobe Acrobat DC Classroom in a Book
  • Adobe Photoshop for Beginners 2021: Learn the Amazing Features of PhotoShop
  • Adobe Illustrator for Beginners 2021: Learn Graphic Design With Illustrator
  • How a Very Small Group Can Create a Very Large Photo Library for Free  {or Nearly Free} 
  • Autodesk Inventor 2017 Essentials Plus
  • Inkscape Beginner’s Guide
  • Adobe Illustrator: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features
  • The Book of Inkscape: The Definitive Guide to the Free Graphics Editor
  • Beginning AutoCAD 2017: Exercise Workbook
  • The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad
  • Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation
  • Adobe Photoshop CC For Dummies 
  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Adobe Muse

Photo Editing

Adobe Lightroom

Need to do some simple edits such as color correcting or cropping to a bunch of photos? Check out Lightroom’s batch photo editing capabilities.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is great for heavy edits such as removing background objects or airbrushing portraits to just a few photos.

Adobe Lightroom

Need to do some simple edits such as color correcting or cropping to a bunch of photos? Check out Lightroom’s batch photo editing capabilities.

Web Design

Adobe Dreamweaver

Use Dreamweaver for complex web editing using code such as HTML and CSS.

Adobe Muse

Muse is great for WYSIWYG, or What You See is What You Get editing. You don’t need to know how to code to build websites with Muse.

Audio Recording

Audacity

Audacity is a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application. 

BOOKS

  • Adobe Muse CC Classroom in a Book
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book
  • Mic It!: Microphones, Microphone Techniques, and Their Impact on the Final Mix
  • 3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot
  • Adobe Bridge CC Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Rigging Your Cinema Camera: A Practical Guide to Product, Cost, Fabrication, Assembly, and Usage
  • Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D For Dummies
  • Mastering the Nikon D750
  • Nikon D7500 For Dummies 
  • Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Photographers: 2020 Edition
  • The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers
  • Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book
  • Taming your Photo Library with Adobe Lightroom
  • How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro
  • Adobe After Effects CC Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques
  • Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book
  • GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking
  • GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking
  • The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation
  • Autodesk Maya 2018: A Comprehensive Guide
  • Digital Video with Adobe Creative Cloud Classroom in a Book
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book
  • Digital Video with Adobe Creative Cloud Classroom in a Book
  • Adobe Premiere Pro Studio Techniques
  • Adobe SpeedGrade CC Classroom in a Book
  • The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X
  • The Makerspace Workbench: Tools, Technologies, and Techniques for Making
  • Adobe InDesign CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features
  • Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book
  • InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign