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Tags : Bomomo, Creative Sessions, Fonts, Free Software, Lettering, Online Drawing Tools, PDF, Personal Learning Network, Quietube, Sound Effects, Subtitles, Tuts+
Categories : Art & Design, Education, Free Software & Applications
QuieTube: Watch YouTube videos without the distractions. (via Mac.Appstorm)
ConvertPDFtoPowerPoint: Free, but why would you want to convert to PowerPoint with so much other great stuff out there?
Bomomo: I am not a big fan of drawing apps like these but I must admit it is a little fun for a few minutes anyway. It’s like Spirograph on acid.
If you need sound effects for podcasting, theatre productions etc., head over here. Several are free and some are for purchase. (via craigr @ twitter)
How to Add Subtitles to Video Files on Your Mac (via Mac.AppStorm)
Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology (via Edutopia)
I am really looking forward to the new Creative Sessions on Illustrative Lettering from the tuts+ Network.
Illustrative Lettering touches on numerous creative fields. Historically, one could look to calligraphers, hand painted signage, and more. Even with early printed books it was small print runs and hand set type. In this session, you’ll learn how professional illustrators are inspired by lettering traditions from the past, and how they integrate this into their digital workflow.
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Tags : Digital Art, Illustration, Sessions, Tutorials, Tuts+
Categories : Art & Design, Lesson Plans, Tutorials
The excellent Tuts+ Network have just made another welcome addition to their family in the form of Sessions. This is something I have been waiting for as some online tutorials for Photoshop/Illustrator etc. at times do not offer me enough steps to clearly understand.
Sessions are blocks of articles, interviews, tutorials and content on a particular creative subject.
Sessions are hosted around the Tuts+ network depending on where each article fits best. So for example web design posts might appear on Psdtuts+ or Nettuts+. This site is like a table of contents for each session.
The aim is to provide lots and lots of mini courses on different topics! That way you can get a variety of knowledge about the creative fields.
From here you might want to jump into our detailed Tuts+ sites to delve deeper into the technical aspects of creativity!
Their first project is right up my alley as I was planning on developing a similar unit for my grade 8 students next year on character development/illustration. Keep your eyes posted as they add different elements each day and projects in the future.
That is, if you teach stuff like this.