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The Studios

Your complete how-to guide for enjoying the Cline Library's multimedia Studios.

Creating Graphics

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is a powerful raster (pixel-based) image editing program used to edit photos, create graphics, and design eye-catching works of digital art. Photoshop is an ideal program to use if you want to change the color/contrast of a photo, remove errors or unwanted features, retouch portraits, create collages or layer photos together, or create hand-drawn elements. Photoshop is available on all Cline Library computers or through the NAU remote apps at https://apps.nau.edu/.

Need to learn how to use Photoshop? Click the image below to view a Udemy Photoshop training course (available to NAU affiliates). 

 

Photoshop course from Udemy screenshot.


Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is a powerful vector (equation-based) graphics design program used to create web and print graphics, logos, and icons. Illustrator is an ideal program to use if you want to combine shapes, text, colors, and other artistic elements to design graphics that can be scaled to any size for either print or web applications. Illustrator is available on all Cline Library computers or  or through the NAU remote apps at https://apps.nau.edu/.

Need to learn how to use Illustrator? Click the image below to view a Udemy Photoshop training course (available to NAU affiliates). 

 

Illustrator course from Udemy screenshot.


Adobe InDesign

InDesign is a desktop publishing program - similar to Microsoft Word or Publisher - that is used to create multi-page documents such as magazines, newspapers, books, and ebooks or marketing materials such as posters, flyers, and brochures. With its wide selection of layout and organization tools InDesign allows you to easily combine graphic elements like photos, images, logos, and text into professional level publications. InDesign is available on all Cline Library computers or  or through the NAU remote apps at https://apps.nau.edu/.

Need to learn how to use InDesign? Click the image below to view a Udemy InDesign training course (available to NAU affiliates). 

 

InDesign course from Udemy screenshot.

Comparing Graphic Creation Programs

Photoshop Logo

Photoshop

Raster image editor

Illustrator Logo

Illustrator

Vector graphics editor

InDesign Logo

InDesign

Desktop publisher

Used to Create

Uses for Photoshop

Used to Create

Uses for Illustrator

Used to Create

Uses for InDesign

Features

Layers, image adjustments,

artistic filters

Features

Vector shapes, typesetting,

artboards

Features

Document layout tools,

master pages, typesetting