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Creating at Cline Library

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

Graphics & Photography

Graphic Design is the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, photographs, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience, especially to produce a specific effect. In other words, graphic design is communication design; It's a way of conveying ideas through visuals and design. This guide will introduce you to:

Check out the following pages for more information about these topics. 

Training Resources

Want to build your graphic design and photography skills? Click the images below to view Udemy training courses (available to NAU affiliates). 

Preview of Udemy "Graphic Design Theory for Beginners" course

Preview of Udemy "Graphic Design Bootcamp" course

Preview of Udemy "Photography Masterclass" course

Preview of Udemy "Photography Fundamentals for Beginners" course

Graphic Assets

Want to add some extra photographic elements to your images to add character and make your project look more professional? Then Creative Commons assets are for you! Unlike most image files you find online, Creative Commons files are free and can be used for educational purposes without any pesky copyright issues. This is because the creators of these assets specifically chose to make their files open and available for use. Just be sure that the files you use are actually listed as Creative Commons! Visit to learn more about the different types of Creative Commons licenses or check out the links below to find creative commons files that can easily be added to your photo projects.

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