Graphics and Still Images
Graphics & Still Images
Learn how to use images effectively for your teaching.
We will show you how to create your own graphics using basic software packages or more sophisticated illustration programs. We can help you digitize your printed photos, slides, negatives, or other images. We also have a clip art collection you can use.We can teach you how to manipulate your images using simple graphics editing tools and show you how to put them in your presentations or web pages. Learn about good graphic design principles, techniques, and file formats that are specific to your particular media output, such as a web site or color printer.
Graphics software that we support among many others
- Adobe Illustrator
A product milestone, Illustrator provides the user with flexible and creative designs for both digital and print formats. Working with vector graphics can open the possibilities for creative and versatile designs. It opens up a whole new world for illustrators and graphic designers. Explore the Adobe Studio Gallery for sample works.
- Adobe Photoshop
This is the professional image-editing software that allows you to manipulate and create high quality graphics for both digital and print formats. Its capabilities can produce everything from high definition web site "buttons," to photo restoration, and everything in between. Highly recommended!
- Adobe ImageReady
This product comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop for making images and graphics ready for web. It includes features for images slicing and rollover functions.
- Graphic Converter
This program incorporates basic editing features, and graphic conversion from one format to another (ex. jpg to gif).
We can help you digitize printed images using our Windows and Macintosh flatbed scanners. Bring in your photographs and learn how to scan effectively. We'll teach you what the appropriate size and file types are for your project. Check this link out for OCR text scanning and other helpful scanning tips. It is helpful to know the differences between vectors and bitmaps when working with digital images.
For digitizing images and slides in archival formats we can refer you to Image Services.