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A year of digital creativity - Planned!

In case you missed our post at the start of January, here are all the planned monthly creative themes. Need help getting set up? See our January posts for all the information you need 🙂

FEBRUARY

We’ll introduce IMAGE EDITING with a series of explainers using free and paid software including GIMP, PAINTSHOP PRO and PHOTOSHOP. If you’ve ever wanted to crop, rotate and enhance your images this is the perfect starting point for you. This series is designed for beginners.

MARCH

This month we’ll launch the BEGINNING VIDEO EDITING explainer series. Using VEGAS PRO and ADOBE PREMIERE PRO we’ll create a video sequence, add fades, transitions, text titles and a soundtrack, and export an mp4 video. This series is suitable for beginners.

APRIL

In April we run our BEGINNING 3D EXPLAINER SERIES as we create objects using TINKERCAD and KENNEY SHAPE, then import them into a 3D UNITY scene. This series is suitable for beginners.

MAY

Continuing the 3D theme, we’ll be BEGINNING 3D MODELLING USING UMODELER LITE. This free Unity asset lets you model directly inside Unity with no additional software needed. This series is suitable for beginners.

JUNE

It’s VR DEVELOPMENT month! We’ll use Unity to create a Virtual Reality city environment and explore it in a Meta VR headset. We’ll add animated people to the city and animate a vehicle to race around the streets! You can even include your own 3D models created in the 3D explainer series above if you like. This series is suitable for users with existing knowledge of working with 3d software (see our themes from April and May).

JULY & AUGUST

It’s a SHOWCASE SUMMER! We’ll guide you through building a virtual gallery in Unity to show off your photos, videos and 3D models. You can export a gallery tour as a video or explore your art space in a VR headset!

SEPTEMBER

To coincide with the start of the College and University year, we’ll explain how to CREATE ELEARNING CONTENT using STORYLINE. We’ll develop a module of interactive learning content incorporating text, images, audio, video, embedded 3d models and a quiz with results slide. This series is suitable for Storyline beginners.

OCTOBER

BEGINNING MOTION GRAPHICS using Adobe After Effects. This series of explainers introduces the AE interface, how to add text, shapes and images to layers and animate them to create simple logos and titles. This series is suitable for AE beginners though experience with other Adobe applications is helpful.

Our explainers are regularly reviewed and updated. The images above are indicative of explainer content and must not be relied on as showing specific functionality or explainer content.