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InDesign III

Overview In this guide you will: Work with graphics and frames Create and work with colour swatches Explore effects Arrange content in a document Create and manage layers BEFORE YOU START: Go to InDesign>Preferences>General>Make content aware fit Working with images  Choose File > Place to select a graphic. Click Open.  If a frame was selected,… Read More »

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InDesign II – PC 8006

Overview In this second workshop for InDesign we will: Learn about character and paragraph editing Save text formatting as a paragraph style. Use multiple pages Use master pages Set margins and columns Wrap text around objects NOTE: If you have trouble figuring out where the menu items we are using are, go to Help to… Read More »

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Uploading videos to Panopto

This guide will summarize how to upload a video that you’ve created into Panopto. How to upload a video to Panopto Log in to Click on the ‘Create‘ button on the top of the page and select the ‘Upload media‘. 3. In the “Add files to” panel you can select your course folder and… Read More »

Getting started

Panopto is a secure Ryerson-hosted presentation recording and distribution system. It is critical that you log into Panopto before your first class. Estimated completion time: < 2 mins Register: Before class starts, login to Login with your Ryerson credentials. To receive email notifications, choose: username > User Settings and check “Send me notifications when… Read More »

Panopto in RCC 205

Please verify the following settings to ensure your Panopto recording is of usable quality.     Step 1: Log into Panopto Go to your browser (Google Chrome) and log into using your Ryerson credentials. Go to and select: Create>Record a new session Step 2: Set up the camera and microphone Check that all… Read More »

Using AirPlay with Apple TV

Presenters can now wirelessly mirror their screens to larger monitors using Apple TV. The following guide documents the connection process for Apple devices: From a MacBook First, please select the Apple TV option available in the touch screen found in the podiums and practicum centre. Off to the top-right of your screen, click the AirPlay… Read More »

Video Making + Adobe Rush

What to consider when making a video: Pre-Production Script Storyboard Equipment Production Lighting Rule of thirds Post-Production Editing: Adobe Premier Rush Pre-Production Preparation period. You have to: Prepare a script You don’t have to follow the main script format, but having your content planned out will make a difference. Practice reading your ideas out-loud before… Read More »

InDesign I – PC 8006

InDesign Fundamentals Overview In this introductory workshop for InDesign, you will learn how to create and save your work, get around the workspace, work with the essential tools, set guides, work with frames, use text, and place images. Make a new document The Start screen will welcome you when you open the InDesign application. There… Read More »

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Illustrator – PC 8006

Overview In this tutorial, we are going to go through some of the basic features of Illustrator and use them to create 3 logos following 3 different approaches. You will learn to:  Set up an artboard Set up Guides, Rulers and Layers Place and manipulate images to use as guides Use the basic tools from… Read More »

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Photoshop 101 – Part I

Overview This guide will show you some of the basic features of Photoshop. You will learn to:  Set up a canvas Place and manipulate images Work with multiple layers Select portions of an image Use layer masks to add objects to an image Replace the background Apply filters Save and export Setting up a canvas… Read More »

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