Lab Week 10: Wordpress How To

WordPress How To So this is a post on WordPress about how to use WordPress. The tutorial (link to PDF is below) includes screen shots and covers the following: Selecting a theme Customizing background color, finding header image specs, and customizing the sidebar with widgets Adding links to the sidebar and deleting the default WordPress links … Continue reading Lab Week 10: WordPress How To

Lab Week 7: How to Make an Animated GIF in Photoshop

In lab last week we used images from Shutterstock to mock up an animated GIF based on a fictional "family night" event for the yogurt company Mochi. Behold: View the instructions for creating an animated gif here (1.1 MB). You will notice a significant amount of degradation in image quality. GIF files support animation, unlike JPEGs, … Continue reading Lab Week 7: How to Make an Animated GIF in Photoshop

Lab Week 5: Color and Type in InDesign and Photoshop

We began lab by opening a photo in Photoshop and picking up a color with the eyedropper tool. We were then able to view all the various color model values for that color: CMYK, RGB, Pantone and the hexadecimal code (read by browsers). This is useful for creating repetition across various platforms. We also created … Continue reading Lab Week 5: Color and Type in InDesign and Photoshop

Lab Week 3: InDesign Tutorial Continued

This week we continued working on the InDesign brochure we began during Week 2. We also began work in Photoshop, discussing image resolution, dimensions, and maintaining proportions. Bleed Lines We discussed adding bleed lines. For a better description of the how and why of bleed lines, check out this description from printernational. Image Resolution and … Continue reading Lab Week 3: InDesign Tutorial Continued