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Typographic Portraits in PhotoShop Wednesday, 28 October 2009

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A couple of very interesting tutorials that will show you how to create typographic portraits. I have sorted the tutorials from easy to more difficult (which also implies from less to more complex and striking):

  1. Koh, Johnson. “Make yourself an Amazing Typographic Portrait | 10Steps.SG.”10Steps.SG – Photoshop Tutorials and Resources. 2 Oct. 2009. 27 Oct. 2009 <http://10steps.sg/tutorials/photoshop/make-yourself-an-amazing-typographic-portrait/>.
  2. Grove, Stacey. “Typographic Portraits.” Advanced Photoshop 6 Sep. 2009: 44-47.
  3. Sergio. “Typographic Portrait like Grammy’s Posters | PSDTOP Blog – Design Tips, Photo Effects, Icon Creation, Special Effects and Links.”Adobe Photoshop Tutorials – Design Tips, Photo Effects, Icon Creation, Special Effects and Links, PSD tuts, PSD. 9 Jan. 2009. 27 Oct. 2009 <http://www.psdtop.com/blog/photo-effects/typographic-portrait-like-grammys-posters/>.

For source number 2, the magazine’s web site is www.advancedphotoshop.co.uk. The issue number is 61.

Word 2007 Tutorials Wednesday, 4 March 2009

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Do you know how to automate the creation and updating of a table of contents, reference and citation tools, change tracking, and so on?

Read the following tutorial teaching everything you need to know (and then some more) about Microsoft Word 2007.

http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2007/Word/index.asp

Jing to Web page Wednesday, 5 November 2008

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Please follow this link to view a video tutorial on how to insert your Jing video (actually a Flash video file) into a web page for easy viewing:

“Link”

Backup & Sync Firefox Bookmarks Monday, 3 November 2008

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I’ve put together a couple of tutorials (basic and more detailed) on how to install and configure Foxmarks, an add-on or extension for Firefox.

Tutorial shows Firefox v3.0.3 under Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
http://my.ofs.edu.sg/user/m_drienvargas/ofs/support/foxmarks/ (basic)
http://my.ofs.edu.sg/user/m_drienvargas/ofs/support/foxmarks2/ (detailed setup of additional computers)

Tutorial Examples Monday, 3 November 2008

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A couple of tutorials I made, the quality (and Design Specs.) are different. Both were done in 2 days/sessions or less, they’re what I call ‘rush jobs’, but they’ll give you an idea of what you should be able to accomplish in 2 or 3 hours on a Mac using Jing:

OpenOffice Calc (Mac)
http://my.ofs.edu.sg/user/m_drienvargas/ofs/pd/

Another example, this one created in Windows

Foxmarks, a Firefox Add-on (Windows):
http://my.ofs.edu.sg/user/m_drienvargas/ofs/support/foxmarks/
http://my.ofs.edu.sg/user/m_drienvargas/ofs/support/foxmarks2/

Also, take a look at Matthew’s Tutorial on Google Sketchup.

OpenOffice.org resources Sunday, 26 October 2008

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This is just a starting point. There are many resources on OOo (OpenOffice.org), which we will regularly add and update, time allowing.

OpenOffice.org video tutorials from Netosis.com

News article on OOo v3.0 (Linux Format web site)

How to create a web page (Kompozer) Sunday, 26 October 2008

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Here are some links that will show you how to use Kompozer (the web creation software available at school). Kompozer is free, and it also has a Linux and Windows version, besides the Mac OS X one that we use at school.

There is a very handy 2 page Kompozer tutorial included in Linux Format Issue 112 (December 2008) – Get creative!

The article is “Get creative: make a website – Anybody who’s anybody has a web presence thesedays. We show you how to create a website quickly and easily with the help of WYSIWYG tool Kompozer. (Mike Saunders)

Kompozer guide with screenshots

A good, but not very visual, Kompozer tutorial

Quick Guide

Konpozer video tutorial by netosis.com

And of course, you could search for “Kompozer tutorial” on youtube, or any of your favourite online resources.

Video Tutorial (Windows, resolution’s horrible, though, but it’s narrated):

Tutorial Project Workflow Tuesday, 21 October 2008

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Technology Tutorial Workflow

  1. Define General Topic
  2. Narrow down topic (3 to 5 features or things you can do)
  3. Learn to do what you’re showing in the tutorial
  4. Script or define specifically what you’ll show in the tutorial
    • narration + video
    • screenshot + text
  5. Rehearse (video > very important):
    • what and when to record
    • what and when to narrate
  6. Create tutorial
    • record video + voice
    • take screenshots
  7. Post processing:
    • Add arrows
    • highlight screenshots
    • text comments on video
  8. Create the final document:
    • video = web page, presentation
    • static = odt, pdf. Web site