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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

Top Mobile Apps

XD Updates – October 2018

Illustrator updates – CC 2018

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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

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...

Creating a Table of Contents

Creating a Table of Contents 1. Contents are built using styles, so first make sure you have applied a paragraph style to all the topics you would like to add....

Converting a series of URLs to Hyperlinks

Converting a series of URLs to Hyperlinks You can easily convert a series of URLS to hyperlinks. It is very advisable, especially if you are converting from a large document, that...

Creating Hyperlinks

Creating Hyperlinks Hyperlinks can be created from either text or text + graphic. To create links: 1. Select text and/or graphic 2. Click the New Hyperlink button or drop down...

InDesign Package

Why create an InDesign package? Creating an InDesign package files allows fonts, links, indd files and indml files to be packaged together. This will make your InDesign file easier to...

Online infographics tool review

Online infographics tool review By Jessi Mitchell Examples courtesy of respective sites Piktochart - http://piktochart.com Pros There are many options: infographic, report, poster, presentation Some template options, so you don’t...

Hyperlinks, interactivity with InDesign

Creating hyperlinks and interactivity with InDesign Creating simple hyperlinks and interactive elements will increase the readability of your inDesign file. These can be used to link to pages, urls, and destinations....

InDesign Page Numbers

Adding InDesign page numbers Adding InDesign page numbers in a few simple steps. You can then style your page numbers to more tightly connect it with your design. Steps to...

Master pages in InDesign

https://youtu.be/dR1cSbIUmzA Table of Contents: 00:17 - Window, Pages to open pages panel 00:55 - Designing on the master page 01:19 - Content is applied to pages as soon as you...

Using the symbols panel

You can use the Symbols Panel in Illustrator as a starting point for basic design. https://youtu.be/pUIavth2-aE Table of Contents: 00:15 - Opening your symbols panel 00:26 - Opening additional symbols...

Using images in Illustrator

By using Image Trace in Illustrator, your images will go from a pixel to handdrawn, almost cartoon appearance. This is an excellent approach to take when you would like to...

Select Text in InDesign

Working with text in InDesign is a deep topic. This tutorial introduces ways you can select text in order to reorder content, spell check and enhance readability. https://youtu.be/Qu36vkWkhec Table of...

Creative color in Illustrator

https://youtu.be/sJhttlLxNVQ Table of Contents: 00:34 - Accessing color libraries 01:18 - Accessing Pantone libraries 02:01 - Loading other libraries 02:26 - Saving out a swatch library to send to others...

Illustrator Type Tricks

https://youtu.be/8ue4sfMpH3s Table of Contents: 00:11 - How to style type in Illlustrator 01:26 - Spell Check 01:54 - Making your text shape by Using Type, Create Outlines 02:14 - Ungroup...

Illustrator brushes

https://youtu.be/MyX8boUKHOk Table of Contents: 00:10 - Tearing off the brushes panel 00:17 - Tearing off swatches panel 00:24 - Brush tool - keyboard shortcut B 00:30 - Tips for using...

Pathfinder and effects in Illustrator to create graphics

Pathfinder and Effects in Illustrator Creating graphics can be a simple task accomplished by using the pathfinder and effects in Illustrator. With some basic use of shape tools to draw,...

Using shape tools and shape builder in Illustrator

Using shape tools and shape builder in Illustrator Creating graphics can be a simple task accomplished by using shape tools and shape builder in Illustrator. With some basic use of shape tools...

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...

Checking your links – Technical (part 1)

Checking your links allows your images to appear at optimum quality for print design. https://youtu.be/ucu3VGnbhiM Table of Contents: 00:13 - Opening the Links Panel 00:22 - Expanding the Links Panel...

Resizing images in InDesign

When resizing images in InDesign your main goal is to prevent stretched and distorted images. To ensure that images are in proportion, hold down CMD + Shift as you scale....

Placing Images in InDesign

https://youtu.be/U5zsZ2ajZZU

Filling Text with Gradient and Image

Filling text with either image or gradient opens some areas for creative design. https://youtu.be/zNqFbLjidwo Table of Contents: 00:16 - Creating shape from type 00:57 - Opening a gradient panel 01:13...

Creating Paragraph Styles

Creating Paragraph Styles https://youtu.be/o7DXG5ot7Ew Table of Contents: 00:04 - What paragraph styles are and how they help 00:43 - Opening your paragraph styles panel 00:53 - Other Styles available 01:05...

Using Line Tool

https://youtu.be/-bDJZ_mxf2Y Table of Contents: 00:20 - Adding a stroke to your Line 00:31 - Use hit + Line tool to create straight lines 00:56 - Changing the size of your...

Style Display Text in InDesign

https://youtu.be/uCvD3Zk2DLE Table of Contents: 00:08 - What is display text? 01:35 - Example of styling text 02:14 - Type on a Path 03:08 - Combining fonts for display 03:37 -...

Creating Columns in InDesign

https://youtu.be/bspx53mzP_Y Table of Contents: 00:41 - Creating multiple columns in Paragraph Formatting Control Bar 01:06 - Adjusting Space Between Columns 01:32 - Setting Document Columns 02:01 - Manually flowing text...

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/uvSDA1AohuY   Table...

Character Fill and Stroke in InDesign

https://youtu.be/yVHm7XJ6nhM Table of Contents: 00:04 - False Italics 00:29 - Fake Bold 00:51 - Change Fill and Stroke 01:05 - Use stroke panel on type 01:13 - Using eyedropper to...

Character Formatting in InDesign

Character Formatting allows you to change fonts and font size as well as other text features. It should be used in conjunction with paragraph formatting. https://youtu.be/4XstWs1e2UI Table of Contents: 00:30...

Creating text boxes in InDesign

https://youtu.be/Bc1NPQMNlzc Table of Contents: 00:24 - Selecting the type tool 00:48 - Drawing a text box 01:06 - Fill with Placeholder Text 01:48 - Import Text 02:38 - Thinking about...

Using Effects in Indesign

https://youtu.be/3oPQK0gFL9g Table of Contents: 00:06 - Overview of Effects Panel 00:27 - Opacity 01:08 - You do not need to memorize Effects!  

Applying Fill and Stroke in InDesign

https://youtu.be/8iGd3I_5O8I

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 Inspiration and Using Color Themes

  https://youtu.be/B1MN-wWTiLA Table of Contents: 00:14 - Inspiration from Design Seeds 00:41 - Use the Eyedropper tool and use your own photo 00:54 - Use Adobe Color CC app 03:11...

Color/Swatches in InDesign

Using Color/Swatches in InDesign will strengthen your design and your branding. https://youtu.be/2LqNzJvxCc4 Table of Contents: 00:25 - Locations where you can view/change color 01:21 - Applying Fill v Stroke 01:34...

Pathfinders in InDesign

https://youtu.be/51BOZ1lZPPg Table of Contents: 00:32 - Make text become shape to apply pathfinder 00:50 - Pathfinder - Add 01:19 - Pathfinder - Subtract 01:44 - Pathfinder - Intersect 01:54 -...

Pen tool in Indesign

https://youtu.be/2AaJaRVbP20 Table of Contents: 00:35 - Drawing Straight Paths with a Pen tool 00:49 - A few words on vectors v pixels/rasters 01:23 - Drawing Curved Paths 03:36 - Using...

Using fill and stroke

https://youtu.be/tpNmbO-SEKs Table of Contents: 00:38 - Shift + line tool = straight line 02:10 - Fill and Stroke for Type 03:07 - Fill and Stroke on Objects 03:37 - using...

Photography

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...

HDR toning

https://youtu.be/az1NGqpSRss Table of Contents: 00:12 - How to start the HDR process in camera 00:29 - Adjusting exposure after a shoot 00:42 - Selecting multiple photos and loading into HDR...

Cool Photoshop Lighting Effects

Using Photoshop Lighting effects is a quick and easy way to highlight content. https://youtu.be/C528ibTKlK0 Table of Contents: 00:26 - Step 1 Create a Smart Object from Layer 00:46 - Step...

Tinting a photo

Tinting a photo can help stylize an image or bring a fresh look to portraits. https://youtu.be/kdOghxS9WUs Table of Contents: 00:17 - Step 1 Copy background layer 00:46 - Legacy Adjustments...

Overlaying Textures in Photoshop

Overlaying Textures can add warmth to otherwise stale graphics. https://youtu.be/H6ec2E3u-Kg Table of Contents: 00:28 - Examples of textured artwork 01:00 - Texture images 01:10 - How photos become textures 01:32...

Photoshop – Creating blur effect and using masks

Using photoshop to create blur effects and editing them with masks allows you to imply motion and take your still images into photo illustrations. https://youtu.be/b9GwE7YziHg Table of Contents: 00:25 -...

Photo Illustrations – Layer Modes and Layer Panel Overview

Photo Illustrations Basic photo illustrations can be achieved in a few steps with use of layer modes and knowledge of the panel. https://youtu.be/OL6Qmk9oV0c Table of Contents: 00:16 - Using Bridge...

Basic Photoshop Workspace – how to navigate

Photoshop Workspace Table of Contents: 00:10 - Setting a Default Workspace 00:34 - Contextual Control Bar 01:01 - Menu 01:37 - Panels 02:03 - Creating your own workspace 02:41 -...

Creating Cutout, Dropout or COB images

There are several ways to create a cob image, this is my favorite method. The use of the brush tool creates a soft, forgiving edge. This method is ideal for...

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/8ZxqluJ0cP8 Table of Contents: 00:03 - Why we are...

Web

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....

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...

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...