Digital Media Lab

Tutorials

Software Tutorials


After Effects (Adobe Creative Cloud)

General tutorials creating digital visual effects and motion graphics. It is also a compositing application.


Animate (Adobe Creative Cloud)

General tutorials about designing vector graphics and animation for publication on television programs, online videoes, websites, web applications, rich internet applications, and video games.


Dream Weaver (Adobe Creative Cloud)

Get started in learning how to use Dream Weaver's interface to write and edit code


Muse (Adobe Creative Cloud)

Get started with Adobe Muse, a website builder, that allows designers to create fixed, fluid, and adaptive websites without having to write any code.


Premiere Pro (Adobe Creative Cloud)

General tutorias for using the time-line based video editing and creation software. Us Premiere to compile video files, sound, images, transitions, and more for a professional production.

Animation


After Effects (Adobe Creative Cloud)

General tutorials creating digital visual effects and motion graphics. It is also a compositing application.


Animate (Adobe Creative Cloud)

General tutorials about designing vector graphics and animation for publication on television programs, online videoes, websites, web applications, rich internet applications, and video games.

Graphic Design


Illustrator (Adobe Creative Cloud)

General tutorials for the vector graphics editor and creator perfect for logos

Digital Arts


Introduction To Scanning (Library of Congress)

Flash-based video describing the basics of scanning.


Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide (The Smithsonian)

Describes the process of doing oral history including interview techniques and project ideas. Does not include digital tools or software.


Knightlab

Easy-to-use tools that can help you tell better stories like StoryMap or Timeline which you can use online for free to create your own digital projects.


Oral History in the Digital Age

Comprehensive website on every aspect of digital oral history. This leans a little more toward professionals but an amazing resource.


Personal Digital Archiving (American Library Association)

Video describing general techniques and strategies for archiving.


Personal Digital Archiving (The Library of Congress)

Provides video and written tutorials on scanning, timelines of how long digital storage lasts, cost effective ways of creating a personal archive, and other helpful tips and tools

Page Design and Typography


InDesign (Adobe Creative Cloud)

General tutorials for desktop publishing software application that can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks.


Publisher (Microsoft)

Tutorials for using the entry-level desktop publishing application which functions much like word but makes moving text and images around the page much easier

Photo Editing


Introduction To Scanning (Library of Congress)

Flash-based video describing the basics of scanning.

Sound Editing


Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide (The Smithsonian)

Describes the process of doing oral history including interview techniques and project ideas. Does not include digital tools or software.


Oral History in the Digital Age

Comprehensive website on every aspect of digital oral history. This leans a little more toward professionals but an amazing resource.

Video Editing


Adobe Media Encoder

General tutorials about using this software to create optimized video for any screen size and resolution.


Handbrake

Quick start guide for digital video transcoder


Premiere Pro (Adobe Creative Cloud)

General tutorias for using the time-line based video editing and creation software. Us Premiere to compile video files, sound, images, transitions, and more for a professional production.


VLC

Quick start tutorial for the media player that plays almost all video content even if it's damaged, incomplete, or unfinished. VLC uses a large number of free decoding and encoding libraries, avoiding the need for finding/calibrating proprietary plugins.

Web Design


Adobe XD

General tutorials on using the user experience design software application


Dream Weaver (Adobe Creative Cloud)

Get started in learning how to use Dream Weaver's interface to write and edit code


Muse (Adobe Creative Cloud)

Get started with Adobe Muse, a website builder, that allows designers to create fixed, fluid, and adaptive websites without having to write any code.


Notepad++

Wiki to use this FREE text editor and source code editor for use with Microsoft Windows