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Top 5 ways to learn more with JSchoolTech

5. Come in for evening labs Labbies are here and the Resource Center is open noon-5 Sunday and 5-8 Monday-Thursday. Labbies are trained to help you on everything from your …

Building a stylescape

Social Sizes

New tool alert: Rush

Premiere Oct 2018 new features

Video

New tool alert: Rush

Rush bridges the gap between mobile and desktop and provides a quick way to work create and share great videos. Rush is simply an excellent beginner tool for smaller packages....

Premiere Oct 2018 new features

Two of the biggest problems beginning video storytellers have is color and audio - fortunately the new Premiere offers tools to help both. Selective Color Grading One of the coolest...

Motion Graphics Templates

Utilize Adobe Stock and local motion graphics templates + edit and save them to be used across devices.  

Roll crawl text

Roll crawl text is a quick add for your video and once you develop key frames and text styles you like, you can save that out as a motion graphics...

Lower Third

This is a 3-part series on lower third, roll text and motion graphics templates. Part 1 features how to create a simple lower third.    

Color Correction in Premiere

https://youtu.be/MSDR1glWXck Tips for color correction: Switch to the Color workspace Use the Lumetri Scopes to help your color correction Adjust white balance easily with the color picker Correct in basic...

Social media export settings

*Note: In Premiere you can Autopublish for Youtube, Facebook and Twitter under Publish Youtube Format H.264 Preset Youtube 1080HD Facebook Format H.264 Preset Match Source Med Bitrate Under Video/Bitrate settings...

Social Media Sequence Settings

You can easily create appropriate Social media sequence settings in Premiere and either scale your video to fit or simply 'crop' the video within the frame. In Premiere, choose File...

FAQ: Royalty Free Images, Videos, Music

There are several great resources for free images, videos and music for students. A good one stop source is search.creativecommons.org Videos http://videos.pexels.com/ Images http://stock.adobe.com/ (also a good source for templates) Music...

FAQ: How can I checkout equipment?

The J-School offers a wide-range of equipment for students and professors to checkout. The following equipment is available for checkout: Adapters for VGA, HDMI, Clickers Laptops Cameras/lav mics/tripods Overnight checkouts...

Premiere 12.1.1 New Features

  The April 2018 update of Premiere Pro offers some great efficiencies and workflow updates. Check out our overview of the changes and remember to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel...

Getting Started in Premiere Clip

https://youtu.be/cjaPGhcdcF8

Record Voice Over in Premiere

Record Voice Over directly into the timeline Get Set up by Displaying the Voice Over Record button The Voice Over Record button lets you record a voice-over directly on to an audio track. To display the...

Basics of Audacity

Audacity is an easy to use free-ware audio editing program. When would you use audacity? Anytime you are doing a voice over or a radio ad or a podcast, this is...

Resizing Stills in Premiere

When to Resize Resizing needs to occur if image is larger or smaller than video frame. Note in example below that the image in Project Pane is smaller than what we...

Export Video in Final Cut

How To Export Video Note: This instruction sheet is useful to export video in Final Cut for any/all of the J-school video projects being assigned. These instructions are also suitable for...

Using Your Phone as a Mobile Reporting Studio

Using Your Phone as a Mobile studio    

Getting started on your Final Cut Express Project

Getting started on your Final Cut Express Project Before you begin, please make sure that you have logged in using your own KU online ID and password. If the person...

Edit, Export Audio with Final Cut

Edit, Export Audio with Final Cut Importing audio into Final Cut will often require you to follow the same basic instructions used when importing video: • If the audio file...

Camera Tips

Camera Tips - Framing and Rules of Thirds

Lighting Tips

Lighting Tips

Export in Premiere Pro

Exporting in Premiere Pro is easy with the number of simplified options Premiere provides. With a few selections you will be able to export easily, Make sure you understand your...

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Working in the Premiere Pro Timeline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b50M0EtO_FM   Part of Jschooltech training on using Premiere Pro Table of Contents: 00:43 - Using track select to move tracks before insert 00:53 - Using insert to insert clip...

Premiere Pro Basics: Getting Started

https://youtu.be/7gC1suAWgCY   Part of JSchoolTech's training on using Premiere Pro Table of Contents: 00:41 - Getting your files from your SD card 02:27 - Create New Project 04:35 - Importing...

Edit in iMovie on your iPad

https://youtu.be/vcqYdeEQHCw How to edit your clips in iMovie on your iPad Table of Contents: 00:02 - Basics of iMovie 00:23 - Starting your Project 01:19 - Brining in Clips to...

Editing clips in iMovie on iPhone

iMovie on iPhone https://youtu.be/fRyJB2pDZBc Using iMovie on  iPhone to edit a video project Table of Contents: 00:03 - Starting Your Project 01:27 - Bringing in Clips 02:03 - Workspace Navigation 06:51...

Basic Video Tips

Basic Video Tips from JSchoolTech

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How to Import and Edit with Premiere Pro

Download this tutorial as a pdf: how to import and edit with premiere pro Uploading Files Determine what kind of camera you used to film for your project. This document has...

Getting Started in Premiere Pro

Download this as a PDF: Basic Premiere Pro start and save Whether you are uploading audio only or video and audio clips, you should consider these steps in starting in Premiere...

Graphic Design

Formatting text shape

Text shape can be formatted in a variety of ways in InDesign. You can create multiple columns, establish spacing and wrap text along objects. You may also want to check...

Cropping Images in Photoshop

Cropping images allows you to size images for specific purpose and resolutions. This step is not necessary to work in InDesign. https://youtu.be/k4U8WoY1Y90 Table of Contents: 00:25 - Scale impacts effective...

Checking your Links Part 2 (Changing Resolution and Color Mode in Photoshop)

How to prepare your images for use in print or digital by jumping from InDesign to Photoshop. Watch part 1 of our video.  https://youtu.be/7zfOwg6yk5U Table of Contents: 00:10 - Opening...

Checking your links – Technical (part 1)

Checking your links allows your images to appear at optimum quality for print design. Watch part 2 here.  https://youtu.be/FmcihcWNuKc Table of Contents: 00:10 - Accessing the link panel 00:17 -...

Creating Cutout, Dropout or COB images

There are several ways to create a cob image, begin with creating a good basic selection area, experimenting with some of these tools: https://youtu.be/Pntdv24T1kE Using various selection tools inside Photoshop...

Using Effects in Indesign

https://youtu.be/j-6HXxg1YkA How to apply various effects, color modes and some tips to make your design work. Table of Contents: 00:10 - Opening Window > Effects 00:27 - Opacity v Tint...

Color Inspiration and Using Color Themes

  https://youtu.be/Bvq5ECgtJ7U Table of Contents: 00:16 - Using Design Seeds 00:43 - Using the Color Theme Tool 01:07 - Using Adobe Color Themes 01:25 - Exploring Color Themes 01:32 -...

Swatches in the Adobe Suite

Using Swatches to create Visual Identity Swatches can be exported and imported across the Adobe Suite, allowing you to brand logos, content and message clearly and easily. This tutorial explores...

Color/Swatches in InDesign

Using Color/Swatches in InDesign will strengthen your design and branding. https://youtu.be/19N4nuF-x7g Table of Contents: 00:18 - Changing color in properties panel 00:23 - Changing color in tool bar 00:32 -...

Placing Images in InDesign

https://youtu.be/xdDk8g_g0Jg Table of Contents: 00:15 - Placing Photos inside of frames 00:33 - File Place or Command D 00:47 - Placing photos without a frame 01:37 - Command Z to...

Paragraph Formatting in InDesign

Paragraph Formatting allows you to change features such as text alignment, indents and drop caps. You can also adjust columns, column gaps and bullets within Paragraph Formatting. https://youtu.be/Vcr99rT0Q84   Table...

Style Display Text in InDesign

https://youtu.be/kK_IHsucFDE Table of Contents: 00:46 - Creating consistency with font 01:15 - Creating Contrast with font 01:44 - Applying color for contrast 02:04 - Type on a path 02:35 -...

Creating Columns in InDesign

https://youtu.be/Irwab6tUXGY Table of Contents: 00:21 - Creating text frame columns 00:37 - Matching text columns to doc columns 00:55 - Manual columns

Creating Paragraph Styles

Creating Paragraph Styles https://youtu.be/dHAMHdrW5HE Table of Contents: 00:08 - What Paragraph styles do 00:48 - Creating a Style Group 00:54 - Adding a new style 01:59 - Applying Paragraph Styles...

Keyboard shortcuts

Download InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts Utilizing keyboard shortcuts will allow you to be more efficient. Many of these shortcuts can be used within all of Adobe's creative programs. https://youtu.be/NXMqOwvgbrQ   Table...

Pathfinders in InDesign

Pathfinders help you build basic shapes into stylized icons or combine fonts for unique logos. Additionally, Pathfinders exist in both InDesign and Illustrator so it is worth learning and experimenting...

Creating text boxes in InDesign

You can create text boxes quickly using the type tool or File > Place a Word Document directly into InDesign. https://youtu.be/mIiZrsFyhaA Table of Contents: 00:17 - Type Tool shortcut -...

Pen tool in Indesign

https://youtu.be/0AMx63aOVAY Table of Contents: 00:23 - Adding points 00:40 - Vectors defined 01:00 - Drawing curved lines

Applying Fill and Stroke in InDesign

All objects and text in InDesign have a fill and a stroke. In this lesson we review how you add fills and strokes to lines, shapes and text. We also...

Using frame and marquee tools

There are two types of shape tools in InDesign - frame tools and marquee tools. Frames are used for placing images. Marquee tools are used for backgrounds and shapes. Each...

Using grids and guides in InDesign

Grids and guides help you devise a template for placing objects in InDesign. With use of grids you are able to align objects to each other and in relation to...

Saving and printing InDesign files

This tutorial goes through how you can prepare your InDesign file for different output needs. These include: printing, sharing via PDF or online with Behance or even saving as an indml...

InDesign Panels

Get to Know the InDesign Panels Learning how to manage and effectively use InDesign Panels will help you work more efficiently in InDesign. This knowledge can easily be transferred to...

Getting to know the Toolbar

    https://youtu.be/8WkVz5l8Sig Table of Contents: 00:41 - Learning Tools and Their Shortcuts 00:51 - Selection Tool 01:12 - Direct Selection Tool 01:35 - Pages Tool 01:48 - Gap Tool...

Creating New Files in InDesign

Creating New Files Adobe makes new file creation simple. You really only need to have made some decisions about the output of your document prior to starting - is it...

InDesign Workspace

Navigating the InDesign Workspace is the first step in building design. This video will provide you with a quick overview of the workspace. https://youtu.be/49UPVZEFvnY Table of Contents: 00:25 - Menu...

InDesign Work Environment

InDesign Work Environment Basics of how to get started in InDesign, learn some simple customizations and familiarize yourself with the InDesign environment.   https://youtu.be/bS16OzI5a9g 00:16 - Application Frame and Bar...

Building a stylescape

Building a stylescape is one of the great first steps to any design project. A stylescape allows clients to 'preview' concepts prior to a designer investing time in full on...

Social Sizes

I've been guilty of using the wrong sizes for my social graphic and videos. I'm also guilty of having my correct sizes written down on some post-it. Somewhere. This is...

Share XD designs

https://youtu.be/luLdvgei7e8 Table of Contents: 00:10 - Device Preview 00:25 - Preview on screen 00:29 - Record on screen playback 01:02 - Share for Review 01:22 - Adding comments during review...

Prototype XD Designs

XD makes it incredibly easy to prototype designs. You can easily create a variety of interactions. https://youtu.be/q-knelSSWtI 00:10 - Moving to Prototype Mode 00:21 - Setting your home screen 00:47...

XD working with objects

Polish your UX/UI design with effects and gradients. You can add blurs, masks, gradients and drop shadows to your XD objects. https://youtu.be/xswVtw1enoM Table of Contents: 00:13 - Masking shapes 01:54...

XD Adding Grids and Assets

XDs repeat grid function makes design mockups move quickly. Simple drag and drop to add images and boom - you're done. Add to that XDs integration with Photoshop and Illustrator...

XD Basic Drawing / Asset creation

If you have used any Adobe software, it will be easy to pick up on the basic tools in XD. They are super user friendly and allow you to quickly...

XD Basic Artboards and UI kits

Learn how to quickly start your XD project in a variety of output sizes with easily accessible UI kits. https://youtu.be/-6m6xKAPv4M   Table of Contents: 00:03 - How to access XD...

XD overview

XD is Adobe's web and app prototyping software. It fully integrates with the rest of the Creative Cloud and is a great way to create client mockups. Best of all,...

How to optimize Creative Cloud

Login to CC Start by finding the CC icon along the top navigation bar and  log into to CC app. Click on the Apps tab Here you can view /...

Top Mobile Apps

https://youtu.be/x8ZCQIYDCm4 Our top mobile apps offer you opportunities to create, share and edit content.   Adobe Scan All you need to get started with Adobe Scan is a free Adobe...

XD Updates – October 2018

The XD updates are truly revolutionary - especially as UX/UI becomes critical. Want to put yourself in a good position for employment - get into XD and learn some XD...

Illustrator updates – CC 2018

Illustrator never fails to have amazing updates that provide me with work efficiencies and tools I didn't even realize I needed. Here are some key updates to check out in...

InDesign Updates – Oct 2018

Content Aware Fit No more adjust photos and fighting with them to be sized correctly. Using Adobe's AI features, InDesign determines the center of visual interest based on evaluating the...

Animating in InDesign

https://youtu.be/GpdXlyY97SA Table of Contents: 00:41 - Bringing up animation panels 01:26 - Using the animation panel 02:06 - Using the timing panel 02:51 - Preview animation

Publishing InDesign Docs Online

https://youtu.be/daMgtcTWGOg Table of Contents: 00:29 - Sign up for free adobe id 00:46 - Logon to creative cloud on your device 01:29 - Name your document and set all preferences...

Levels of spacing and grids

https://youtu.be/doRo1cAqTRo Table of Contents: 00:42 - Selecting Illustrator graph and copying to InDesign 01:04 - Scaling graphics that are in InDesign 02:05 - Setting up grids in InDesign 02:44 -...

Creating charts and graphs in Illustrator

Charts can be quickly created in Illustrator and copied into InDesign or shared/posted by creating a PDF from Illustrator. https://youtu.be/hJI4dDpy-6U Table of Contents: 00:04 - Create new Illustrator document 00:47...

5 simple font rules for fonts

Whether you are building a design for print or web or creating a data visualization, selecting fonts and following basic rules of the road for typography are critical. If you...

FAQ: Printing

Why does my print not look right? This is one of the more common questions we get at JSchoolTech and the reasons for issues with printing can come from a...

FAQ: Resolution

Resolution and quality of photos is a frequent concern for many students. This is usually phrased as: Why does my photo look bad? Why is this image fuzzy? Hopefully this...

Using buttons to creative interactive slideshow

Using buttons to creative interactive slideshow 1. Select the image 2. Using the buttons and forms panel, click the new button icon 3. Name the button (best practice is to...

Creating Navigation buttons

Creating Navigation buttons 1. Select the object/graphic that you would like to create navigation from. This object should be on your master page. 2. Open the Buttons and Forms Panel...

Photography

Cropping Images in Photoshop

Cropping images allows you to size images for specific purpose and resolutions. This step is not necessary to work in InDesign. https://youtu.be/k4U8WoY1Y90 Table of Contents: 00:25 - Scale impacts effective...

Creating Cutout, Dropout or COB images

There are several ways to create a cob image, begin with creating a good basic selection area, experimenting with some of these tools: https://youtu.be/Pntdv24T1kE Using various selection tools inside Photoshop...

Photoshop Layers

Gaining an understanding of how to manipulate layers in Photoshop is a great early step in creating compositions and building your own designs. https://youtu.be/Vc48iqlHcB8 Table of Contents: 00:16 - Windows...

Select and Mask : Quick and Accurate Cut Outs

Creating a detailed selection area from a photo can be difficult, but using a combination of the select subject and select and mask tools can help you be more detailed....

Photoshop Selections

Learning to make precision selections is one of the great skills to master quickly. There are a variety of tools to be used all with specific advantages and use scenarios....

Lightroom Effects

Ready to take your photo edits to the next level - try some of the Lightroom Effects. These are easily accessible and allow you to create special looks for each...

Lightroom Basic Edits

The heart of Lightroom is its ability to perform non-destructive edits. Additionally, Lightroom's simple learning curve allows novice photo editors a chance to correct images quickly and easily. https://youtu.be/ZtAGP8c9eQs Table...

Lightroom Add Albums and Sort Images

Lightroom offers great ways to view, sort and organize your images. Although this video shows the desktop app, you can perform these functions on the free app as well. https://youtu.be/duq73YJDfPg...

Lightroom Overview

Although this focuses on the LR desktop app, many of the same features exist in the free LR app. Check out the basics of Lightroom in this video and get...

Photoshop Updates – Oct. 2018

Adobe released some exciting updates to Photoshop at Max this week. Read about the full set of updates, I am super excited about the new content aware fill workspace. If...

Web

Block editor bonus tips

Become a block editor pro with these enhanced bonus tips that will help you take your portfolio to the next level. https://youtu.be/Zt1Bm8uhmOc Table of Contents: 00:18 - Move the block...

Exploring new blocks

The new block editor provides a lot of different ways for you to present content. Here are a few of my favorites: https://youtu.be/YmDQmidCczo   Table of Contents: 00:12 - Image...

Adding Image Blocks

https://youtu.be/wz_EbpavvLA Table of Contents: 00:26 - Adding an Image Block 00:51 - Image block settings 01:04 - Image Gallery 01:21 - Other Embeds

WordPress Block Editor

With the new block editor, you can quickly move content around, adding and removing blocks as you build your site. https://youtu.be/YIyWa0pOIv8   Table of Contents: 00:12 - Accessing your Block...

Selecting a theme: 5 tips

At this point, you have created your basic portfolio and are ready to get started on setting it up and really creating an online portfolio that reflects your brand and showcases your...

Embed resume and video

6 Steps to embed a resume Have a PDF of the resume Make a JPG copy of the pdf Load the PDF to Google Drive and copy the share link...

Adding images and galleries

You can add both featured and insert images into your posts or pages. Featured Images Add these with the post (or page) settings on the right side of the post....

Editing Posts

Adding Begin a post by selecting Posts > Add New. Editing Tip: Select Blog Posts  to edit and view posts. You can also trash them, which you should immediately do...

Adding pages

Pages are accessed via the dashboard. If you click Pages, you can view a list of all your current pages. You will also want to make note of which one...

Creating Menus

Create menus via the Customizer menu. You can create and save multiple menus. Before you start adding, sketch a wireframe of your webpage. This will give you a map of...

Customize your portfolio

Each theme offers different options to customize. If you are ever unsure about how to customize your theme, refer to its documentation for information. This example uses the theme Edin....

Portfolio setup in wordpress

Getting your portfolio off the ground In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up your wordpress portfolio site. Additionally, I will talk about the differences between wordpress.com and...