Portfolio Class Registration

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Class Registration has begun for the Digital Portfolio class.  Classes begin on April 10.  Seize this rare opportunity to create your own website using WordPress.com and Adobe Muse so that you will be able to easily land the career of your dreams!  Click here to sign up now!

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Business Branding Classes

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Learn the techniques to create your own logo, business card and website branding identity package.  Generate a QR code for your business card so potential employers will be able to see your new portfolio website in the palm of their hand on their smart phone instantly when you hand them your business card.

Learn how to create original graphics and layout design with Adobe Illustrator and a WordPress website to showcase your best work.  Click to sign up.

Learn how to create your own website to showcase your portfolio or promote your business with the Digital Portfolio class.  You will learn both Adobe Muse and WordPress.com to create a website. Click to sign up.

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Font Licensing Issues for Logos Demystified

This is a very helpful article to clear up questions about copyright when it comes to using a typeface for a logo.

https://blog.crowdspring.com/2011/03/font-law-licensing/

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Adobe Capture

There is this great app that allows you to go out into the world and get inspired by life.  Take a picture and map out a color scheme.

Click here to check it out and download the app

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Media for Video Projects

Where to go to Find Video

http://mitchmartinez.com/

  1. Click Downloads
  2. Click the Chain link icon on a video thumbnail to get to the download page
  3. On the download page, click the download button on the side of the video
  4. Right click or Control Click the video and choose Download Link as to name and save the video
  5. Be sure to credit Mitch Martinez in your published work

Savefrom.net

http://en.savefrom.net/1-how-to-download-youtube-video/

  1. Copy a URL from a YouTube Video
  2. Go to the Savefrom.net site to paste the YouTube Video URL
  3. Download the video

http://kwizzu.com

  1. Click Install
  2. Go to your downloads folder and double click on the “fastest tube” plug in
  3. You will see a Congratulations screen at kwizzu.com
  4. You will now find a Download option when you click on a YouTube video

 

Great Places to Find Audio besides Garage Band

http://dig.ccmixter.org/free

  1. Click on the dig button
  2. Preview songs with the play buttons and click on the cloud download button to get to the download menu
  3. On the download menu for the song, right click or control click the big download button and choose Download linked file as
  4. Name and save your audio file
  5. Be sure to credit the creator in your work

http://soundbible.com

  1. Search for sound effects
  2. Click on the Wav file download option
  3. Take note of the creator if the sound is under the Attribution License

http://www.youtube-mp3.org

  1. Copy a URL from a YouTube Video
  2. Paste the YouTube Video URL in the field at the top of the youtube-mp3.org site

https://www.freesoundeffects.com

  • Some are for purchase and some are free
  • Download the Wav files

Adobe Audition Sound Effects Downloads

https://offers.adobe.com/en/na/audition/offers/audition_dlc/AdobeAuditionDLCSFX.html

Finding Images without Strict Copyright Restrictions

Flickr.com Image Searches

Search the Commons Library (images with no known copyright restrictions)

http://www.flickr.com/commons/

  1. Be sure to scroll down to use the second search field to search the Commons Library
  2. Click the image thumbnail
  3. Click the down arrow in the bottom right to choose the size you want to download
  4. Find the image in Downloads or on Desktop on a Mac

Search images under the Attribution License
(you may use these images however you’d like, as is, with modification, for commercial purposes, just as long as you credit the original creator)

http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/by-2.0/

  1. Search images under the Attribution license
  2. Click the image thumbnail
  3. Click the down arrow in the bottom right to choose the size you want to download
  4. Find the image in Downloads or on Desktop on a Mac

Search Google Images

  1. Go to google.com and click on Images at the top right
  2. Search for an image
  3. Click on Tools
  4. Choose large images from the Size drop Down
  5. Choose from the Usage Rights drop down “Labeled for Reuse with Modification”
  6. Click on the image thumbnail
  7. Click on the View Image button
  8. Right click or control click the image and choose “Save as” to name it

About Creative Commons Licenses

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

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New Adobe Illustrator Part I Class

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all the latest skills in Graphic Design.  Sign up for the Adobe Illustrator Part I class, and you will learn how to make original web graphics, T-shirts designs, patterns, brochures, business cards and logos!

Click here to sign up

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Sign Up for Adobe Illustrator CC

Learn all the latest Graphic Design skills and techniques. Classes start this Monday, January 30th! It’s not too late to sign up! It’s just $40 for 9 weeks of classes, and there is always plenty of free parking.

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Sign Up for Media Design Classes

To register for classes now click on the following links:

Digital Portfolio

Adobe After Effects 

Adobe Illustrator

dig-port-muse sendinblue-after-effects Click to Register
Now Accepting New Students!
No Previous Experience Necessary.
For more information, please visit the ABC Adult School website at:

http://www.abcadultschool.edu/

For walk-in registration go to:

CTEC Office in Room G4
12254 Cuesta Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703

 

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Royalty Free Music for Film and Video

http://dig.ccmixter.org/

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Online Registration for Design and Media Arts Classes

Online Registration is now Open for Design and Media Arts Classes!  Register now for Early Bird Registration.  Classes will be $35 instead of $40 until January 12, 2017.

To register for classes now click on the following links:

 

Digital Portfolio

Adobe After Effects 

Adobe Illustrator

dig-port-muse sendinblue-after-effects Click to Register
Now Accepting New Students!
No Previous Experience Necessary.
For more information, please visit the ABC Adult School website at:

http://www.abcadultschool.edu/

For walk-in registration go to:

CTEC Office in Room G4
12254 Cuesta Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703

 

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