Tutorials

Digital Media Commons Tutorials

Tutorials

Our extensive collection of resources available to you from the best teachers online and the talented staff here at the DMC!

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  • Tutorials for Photoshop
    Official Adobe Tutorials
    Learn from the creators themselves, at your own pace!
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    Photoshop CC 2018 One-on-One: Fundamentals
    A comprehensive and extensive overview of all the functions and features Photoshop CC provides to you.
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    How to Add a Colored Background to a Portrait
    Add stunning and unique backgrounds to your photos with this short tutorial!
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    How to Use Vector Masks in Photoshop
    A breakdown of the purpose and usage of vector masks in Photoshop.
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    How to Create Knockout Text or Shape Effects
    Learn how to create a unique and eye-popping graphics for your text!
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  • Tutorials for InDesign
    Official Adobe Tutorials
    Learn from the creators themselves, at your own pace!
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    InDesign Quick Start
    Learn the basics of Adobe InDesign in this short course!
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    Designing a Creative Resume
    Want to pop out to employers? Make your own unique resume!
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    InDesign Essential Training (2019)
    Dive in to an advanced overview of all things in InDesign 2019!
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    Designing a Poster
    From blank canvas to final product, design and build a poster for publication!
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  • Tutorials for Premiere Pro
    Official Adobe Tutorials
    Learn from the creators themselves, at your own pace!
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    Adobe Premiere Pro CC Beginner Tutorial: Intro Guide to the Basics
    A breakdown of how to work within Adobe Premiere Pro.
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    5 Stylish Video Transitions Effects for your Vlogs & Films
    Spruce up your videos with these simple effects!
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    How to Color Correct in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Basic Correction + Lumetri Scopes Tutorial)
    Understanding Lumetri and color correction inside Premiere Pro.
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    Green Screen Techniques for Photography and DSLR Video
    Learn how to shoot against a green screen and editing with it in post-production.
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    Introduction to Video Dialogue Editing
    Create a better workflow for dialogue-based scenes to edit.
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    Introduction to Video Color Correction
    Want to make your footage pop? Want to create a mood for your project? Color correction helps you accomplish this!
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  • Tutorials for Illustrator
    Official Adobe Tutorials
    Learn from the creators themselves, at your own pace!
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    Quick Start Guide to Illustrator
    Get started with this basic tutorial for understanding Adobe Illustrator.
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    Illustrator Essentials Training
    This comprehensive overview of Adobe Illustrator will go over nearly every feature of Illustrator.
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    An Introduction to Graphic Design
    Learn some of the basics of design and skills to create beautiful graphics.
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    Illustrator for Non-Illustrators
    In this course you will learn the fundamentals of drawing—specifically, digital drawing—by taking you through how to work with Adobe Illustrator.
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  • Tutorials for Lightroom
    Official Adobe Tutorials
    Learn from the creators themselves, at your own pace!
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    Lightroom Classic Overview
    This extensive series will go over everything Lightroom Classic can do for you!
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    An Explanation on Color Spaces
    Understand the differences between all the versatile color spaces offered in Adobe Lightroom.
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    Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic?
    Find out what the differences are between Classic and CC, and what would work best for you!
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    Working Between Lightroom and Photoshop
    Gain an idea of one possible workflow used in professional photography studios across the world!
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  • Tutorials for After Effects
    Official Adobe Tutorials
    Learn from the creators themselves, at your own pace!
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    Essential Training in Adobe After Effects
    An extensive overview of what Adobe After Effects offers!
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    After Effects Essentials VFX Training
    Interested in creating Visual Effects (VFX)? This overview will get you on track!
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    Animated Lower Thirds/Stingers
    These graphics will help give your video production a creative boost!
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    Logo Animation in After Effects
    Learn how to animate your logos in After Effects!
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  • Tutorials for Dreamweaver
    Official Adobe Tutorials
    Learn from the creators themselves, at your own pace!
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    Essential Overview for Dreamweaver CC
    Anything and everything you want to learn about Adobe Dreamweaver!
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    Responsive Design in Bootstrap 4
    Building a responsive website flow with Bootstrap inside of Dreamweaver
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  • Tutorials for Media Encoder
    Official Adobe Tutorials
    Learn from the creators themselves, at your own pace!
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    Adobe Media Encoder Beginners Tutorial
    Understand the basics of what Adobe Media Encoder can help you with!
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Photography

A breakdown of all things camera related, from lessons for beginner’s to advanced shooting tutorials, to styled shoots!

  • Basics of Photography photo_camera
    Fundementals of Photography
    Break down and understand how to expose and capture the best photos with your gear.
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    Exposure Explained
    A comprehensive video explaining the usage of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO in manual photography.
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    What is Aperture?camera
    A breakdown of one aspect of photography: Aperture.
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    What is Shutter Speed? shutter_speed
    A breakdown of another aspect of photography: Shutter speed.
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    What is ISO? iso
    A breakdown the last aspect of photography: ISO.
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    Difference Between Crop Sensor and Full Frame camera_roll
    A quick comparison between a full frame camera and one with a cropped sensor.
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    Difference Between Prime and Zoom Lenses camera_roll
    A brief overview between the purpose and differences between lens types.
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    How to Paint with Light timer
    Create light around you with this easy-to-follow guide on long exposure photography!
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    How to Shoot in a Studio portrait
    Learn how to set up a professional environment for taking high-quality portraits in a studio!
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    How to Take Panoramic Photos panorama_horizontal
    Discover how to make panoramic composites with your camera and Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop
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    Getting Great Composition crop_3_2
    Gain an understanding of what it takes to make mind-blowing compositions with your gear!
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    Creating the Cinematic Look in Lightroom color_lens
    Create that classic cinematic teal/orange look in Lightroom with this quick guide!
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Video

Dip your feet into the expansive world of videography, with these tutorials picked that range from an introductory understanding of film, to editing and publishing your work on the web!

  • Basics of Videography movie
    Understanding Videography
    This tutorial will help you understand the different camera and lens options available for digital videoas well as learn about the difference between cropped and full-sized sensors, prime vs. zoom lenses, and shooting with a variety of camera bodies.
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    What is Aperture?camera
    Gain an understanding of the versatility aperture allows
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    What is Shutter Angle? shutter_speed
    Understanding the purpose of shutter speed while shooting video.
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    What is ISO? iso
    A brief explanation of ISO in videography.
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    Understanding Frames per Second av_timer
    A quick video breaking down the purpose of changing your FPS and what it does!
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    Understanding Sensor Quality and Resolution personal_video
    An introduction to the essential concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video with a DSLR camera.
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    How to Shoot in Slow-Motion timer

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    How to Edit in Premiere Pro video_library

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    How to Color Grade in Premiere Pro color_lens

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    How to Edit in Final Cut Pro X video_library

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    Exporting for YouTube/Vimeo screen_share

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    Editing a Music Video music_video
    From Adobe themselves, a comprehensive breakdown of editing musiv videos in Premiere Pro.
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Web Design

Some select tutorials on fundementals of Web Design ranging from understanding basic UI design, to creating your own website from scratch.

  • Basics of Web Design web_asset
    Understanding HTML5 view_list
    A comprehensive web-resource for Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5).
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    Understanding CSS class
    A near expansive guide on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
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    Understanding Bootstrap settings_ethernet
    Looking for mobile design first and foremost? Try out this breakdown here!
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    Understanding JavaScript launch
    Another programming language used alongside HTML, for dynamic information and functions!
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