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Tabletop Whale's Guide to Making GIFs

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on May 13, 2015

Tabletop Whale (Eleanor Lutz) is a designer/animator/biologist who makes amazing moving infographics and charts.  This is a beautiful GIF infographic about how to create a GIF.  She has others but, as her site only stretches back to mid 2014, this is one artist to keep your eye on (especially if you are a science teacher). 
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How To Create A Silhouette In Photoshop

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on May 11, 2015

Nothing beats the drama of a silhouette. There is, at least for me, a certain tension and foreboding when you see a shadow appear through a drawn window blind or on the wall or sidewalk in a dimly lit street scene. Creating this effect in Photoshop is not terribly difficult to accomplish. At a minimum you only need the photograph of the subject that will become the shadow and a surface for the shadow. In this “How To” my subject will be the statue of Bruce Lee in the Hong Kong harbor. I chose it because his stance is so aggressive and the surface for the shadow will be an old paper texture I found in my Textures collection. To add a little bit more drama to the effect I will show you how to add a bit of texture to the shadow using a Grunge texture , which is also in my Textures collection.
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Drum Machine

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on May 11, 2015

The HTML 5 Drum Machine is (as the name suggests) an online drum machine. With a range of different drum sounds (crashes, snares, kicks, etc.), drumkits (Hip Hop, Electro, Acoustic, Techno, House) and editable volumes and tones it is great for composing across a range of tempos and styles.  Beats can be exported as WAV files which can then be imported into Adobe Audition as drum tracks. It takes a little bit of playing around with to get the hang of it but it is well worth the small investment in time. 
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Cool Infographics

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on May 11, 2015

Infographics are a great way of presenting information and data visually. Cool Infographics is a blog that collates the coolest, most artistic and most engaging infographics on a range of topics. Their tagline is Charts and graphs can communicate data; infographics turn data into information.  You can scroll through the 1000+ posts or search for an infographic on a specific topic - from Science to Social Media everything is covered. Here are a few choice examples (just to give you an idea of the breadth of topics covered): An Illustrated Guide to the Galaxy of Women's Shoes Flight Patterns Deconstructed The Shapes of Snowflakes When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG Image File Types Chef Hari Ghotra's Key Ingredients Infographics The Size of Our World How To Be a Google Power User
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Adobe Creative Cloud in the Classroom – The Benefit to Teaching and Learning

Posted on May 10, 2015 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on May 11, 2015

This post features the slides and other resources shared by Dr Tim Kitchen at the Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) workshop on Tuesday May 12 titled - Adobe Creative Cloud in the Classroom – The Benefit to Teaching and Learning. Many of the videos shared during this day long workshop are found via: https://vimeo.com/createedu
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Mastering multimodal text with a range of Adobe solutions

Posted on May 9, 2015 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on May 9, 2015

This post features the slides and resources shared by Dr Tim Kitchen during his DLTV (Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria) workshop at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College in Melbourne's west on Monday May 11, 2015. The concept of multimodal text dominates the English learning area in the Australian Curriculum. Multimodal text is defined in the Australian Curriculum as a combination of two or more communication modes (for example, print, image and spoken text, as in film or computer presentations). A search for 'multimodal' in the Australian Curriculum site returned 231 results throughout the English, Media Arts, Science, and a range of Language subject areas. Adobe has a wide range of multimodal solutions that are regularly used by educators and students globally to enhance the education process. Examples include Adobe InDesign, a range of Adobe Photoshop solutions, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Voice, Adobe Clip, Premier Elements, Premier Pro, Adobe Presenter, Edge Animate, Adobe Muse and others. T... Read More
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Advanced Online Media

Posted on May 8, 2015 by Dave Cornelius Last Activity on May 9, 2015

Prerequisites and expectations: Students must have completed JMC 305 with a C or better and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  All students are expected to have basic multimedia knowledge and skills  as well as proficiency in the basics of journalism. Course goals:  The World Wide Web provides wonderful ways to tell stories but it demands new ways of thinking and new skills.  Thinking in interactive and web first multimedia terms is fun and challenging. This is an advanced course in producing Web-based material (i.e. stories and website components).  To succeed you must bring to it Web-searching skills, journalistic skills and a willingness to work hard. Online work is demanding but it will pay you back 10-fold in satisfaction.  Prepare to be a short on sleep and high on adrenaline this semester. You’ll be rewarded with an abundance of knowledge, valuable workplace skills and fun creating visual stories and websites. By the end of the semester you will learn about:... Read More
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Multimedia Journalism

Posted on May 8, 2015 by Dave Cornelius Last Activity on May 8, 2015

Prerequisites and expectations: This class is required of all journalism majors. The expectation is that incoming students are proficient in the fundamentals of journalism (newsworthiness, accuracy, fairness and ability to work on deadline). Students do not have to have online experience or knowledge in order to take this course. Course goals: This class will introduce students to journalism in an online environment. Students will gain an understanding of the capabilities and attributes of good online journalism, including interactivity, functionality, navigation and innovation. Students will learn how to “think online,” identifying and developing multimedia stories and practicing the fundamentals of editing and creating effective Web packages. While technological skills will be taught, this is first and foremost a journalism class, with an emphasis on journalistic skills. At the end of the semester, students should “know” the following: ·  How online media... Read More
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How to replace a bad sky in Adobe Photoshop

Posted on May 6, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on May 6, 2015

It has happened to all of us. You photograph a great scene and discover the sky has washed out or is not as vibrant as you remember. You now have two choices: chalk it up to bad luck or replace the sky. In this case I was impressed with the bands of colour on the beach, the water of Lake Superior and the sky. As it turned out the sky in the photo was not exactly what I expected to see. In this “How To” I am going to walk you through a simple compositing exercise that replaces the dull sky with another from the photos taken at the same location.
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Easy fillable forms with InDesign

Posted on May 4, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on May 10, 2015

Reduce your use of paper by easily creating digital quizzes, worksheets, and other forms your students can fill out on their computers! In this beginner-level session, educator Lukas Engqvist will teach you how to make fillable forms using Adobe InDesign, a professional page layout application for print and digital publishing. About the presenter Lukas Engqvist teaches Graphic Design and Prepress at Broby Grafiska in Sunne, Sweden, a vocational school with close ties to the Print and Packaging industries. He previously taught at IT Gymnastiet Sodertorn near Stockholm. Engqvist discovered he wanted to teach after being invited to lecture as a print expert at Orebro University. He retrained to become a teacher, left his print production job, and now focuses on teaching and inspiring others. Lukas on TwitterLukas on Adobe Education ExchangeLukas on the Web Session links and recording will be linked below once completed.
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Create digital publications for mobile devices with InDesign

Posted on May 4, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on May 10, 2015

Want to create a digital magazine or newsletter for iPads and other tablets? In this beginner-level session, educator Lukas Engqvist will teach you how to use Adobe InDesign—a professional page layout application for print and digital publishing—and the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Folio Creation tool to make your own mobile publication. About the presenter Lukas Engqvist teaches Graphic Design and Prepress at Broby Grafiska in Sunne, Sweden, a vocational school with close ties to the Print and Packaging industries. He previously taught at IT Gymnastiet Sodertorn near Stockholm. Engqvist discovered he wanted to teach after being invited to lecture as a print expert at Orebro University. He retrained to become a teacher, left his print production job, and now focuses on teaching and inspiring others. Lukas on TwitterLukas on Adobe Education ExchangeLukas on the Web Session recording and links will be linked below at completion of session.
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Adobe @ Christchurch Grammar Perth - May 2015

Posted on May 2, 2015 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on May 4, 2015

This post features the slides and other resources shared by Dr Tim Kitchen during a day of professional learning at Christchurch Grammar School in Perth, Western Australia. http://www.ccgs.wa.edu.au/  
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How to Use The New Face Recognition In Adobe Lightroom CC

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Apr 28, 2015

Over the years I have travelled all over the world and taken thousands of photographs. Keeping track of them has always been an issue. Though I have used Adobe Bridge quite extensively for this task, I have started to migrate to Adobe Lightroom. This is because Lightroom offers extensive support for adding metadata that makes it easy to find photos later. The pain point, especially when it comes to recognizing faces in Lightroom, is it has been a manual process. You have to add the metadata. The crazy thing is the capability to identify and recognize faces has been part of iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe’s own Photoshop Elements. No longer. As of the April 21 release of Lightroom CC/ Lightroom 6, the process becomes an absolute breeze. Lightroom CC now contains a facial recognition feature that not only focuses on the faces in a folder full of images but also allows you to search for photos containing those faces.
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How To Use Image Trace In Illustrator CC 2014

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on May 3, 2015

For what seems like forever, Illustrator has had the ability to trace line art and photos and turn them into vector images.  For what also seems like the longest time the results have been, shall we say, inconsistent not to mention painfully slow. With the introduction of the new and improved Image Trace function in Illustrator CS6 a whole world of possibility opened up to users of graphic software. In this “How To” we are going to look at a variety of methods of converting a bitmap to vectors, which is exactly what Image Trace does.
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How To Use The Sandstorm Photoshop Action

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on May 3, 2015

Full disclosure before we start: I am a particle junkie. Show me a Photoshop image where particles explode out of the subject or an After Effects video that uses particles and I am hooked. A couple of days ago I came across Brad Goble’s Behance portfolio and was amazed at what he had done. The thing about using particles in Photoshop, at least for me, is the effects are not easy to create. That is until I discovered that Brad’s effect, known as Sandstorm, is a simple, easy to use Photoshop action that is available for $4.00 over at the Envato Marke
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How To Use The Sandstorm Photoshop Action

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 by Tom Green Last Activity on Apr 28, 2015

Full disclosure before we start: I am a particle junkie. Show me a Photoshop image where particles explode out of the subject or an After Effects video that uses particles and I am hooked. A couple of days ago I came across Brad Goble’s Behance portfolio and was amazed at what he had done. The thing about using particles in Photoshop, at least for me, is the effects are not easy to create. That is until I discovered that Brad’s effect, known as Sandstorm, is a simple, easy to use Photoshop action that is available for $4.00 over at the Envato Market
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Easy Publications with Adobe Slate

Posted on Apr 26, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on May 14, 2015

Adobe Slate makes your words and images move – in minutes. No design skills required. Create a beautiful visual story that delights readers on any device. Your students are creative. Help them make their words and images move. Slate combines text and images to create engaging and dynamic reports or essays and familiarizes your students with layout, design and interactivity on the iPad. Creating beautiful, visual stories has never been so fun and easy! Slate also gives teachers an innovative way to deliver information that engages students. It allows you to share professional looking classroom updates with faculty and parents. Impress readers with a delightful read on any device. Join Joe Dockery as he shares how you can use this exciting new mobile app from Adobe in your classroom.  Presenter Joe Dockery teaches a variety of multimedia courses in the High Tech Learning Center at Mount Si High School in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. He is also in c... Read More
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