One of the harder things to do in Adobe InDesign, surprisingly for a page layout tool, is to create multilevel or outline format numbered lists. The right way to accomplish this, according to the folks at Adobe, is to create a Style for every level of the list you’d like to have! Here are Adobe’s instructions on how to do so (This content is taken directly from https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/bullets-numbering.html#create_multi_level_lists): Create multi-level lists A multi-level list is a list that describes hierarchical relationships between the list paragraphs. These lists are also called outline lists because they resemble outlines. The list’s numbering scheme (as well as indentations) show … Continue reading Multi-level lists in Adobe InDesign
By the coming fall, Swarthmore’s maker space will be home to seven 3D printers. The three we already own have been put to use by the Engineering, Physics, Biology, and Art departments to name a few. Projects have ranged from … Continue reading A 3D-Printed Acoustic Guitar
It’s been nearly three years since YouTube launched support for 360 degree video, and during that time the technology has taken off. Whether used for virtual reality or simply “click-and-drag” playback, 360 video has offered new possibilities to content creators and immersive viewing to audiences. Case in point: … Continue reading 360 Video Becoming Ubiquitous
Creative Cloud becomes more user-friendly with each release. One of the most exciting additions in 2017 is a beta product called “Character Animator.” Before you read on, let this video speak for itself. Character Animator allows digital artists to bring still drawings to life … Continue reading Animating Characters with a Webcam and Microphone
The Media Center is now hiring student consultants for the Fall 2017 academic year. Consultants provide support for students, faculty and staff who visit the media center, offering expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, image scanning, audio recording, and large-format printing. Media Center consultants should enjoy the creative process, and possess an interest in storytelling, video editing, photography, audio production, graphic design, or animation. Above all, consultants should be enthusiastic teachers, excited to share their skills with peers – whether explaining the technical aspects of an Adobe program, offering a critical eye to a friend in need of design advice, or leading a workshop on photo editing. Being tech-savvy is a must, and … Continue reading Media Center Hiring Student Consultants!
If you watched the Oscars on Sunday night, you’ll know The Jungle Book took home Best Visual Effects (see link for two behind the scenes videos on the film’s creation). What you may not know is that some of the same technologies used by those Hollywood artists are available in Swarthmore’s own Media Center. Before you get carried away and show up asking for help with your next animated feature, it’s important to remember that major film work requires a sound stage, some proprietary technology, and a large team of visual artists. While we can’t claim to be a satellite office for Disney Studios, we do encourage folks to stop by … Continue reading Best Visual Effects (on campus)