Adobe Suite & Arts Track

Introduction

Duke Students get free access to all Adobe Creative Cloud products (faculty and staff at a discount), but not all of them get a chance to use those products. With this track, we hope to offer an easy way to either get started using some of those pieces of software, or simply find the motivation to learn. There is so much you can do with Adobe: from touching up photos, to digital painting, to creating graphics and prototypes, to video editing and animation, you name it, they have it! Regardless of whether you are considering attending one of our workshops because you need it for one of your classes, or job, or simply for personal enrichment, we have you covered!
This track, offered in collaboration with DukeCreate, concentrates on the area where art and tech meets (or have the potential to meet). Whether you are a creative, interested in leveraging technology to produce your art or design, or a programmer, interested in learning more about how art and design influence the way people interact with your coding projects, you are bound to find something worthwhile here.

Upcoming Roots Sessions

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Roots Workshops

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Exercises

Copyright and Its Importance

What is a copyright? How does it work? What are the different levels of "copyrights"? So what images can we use? Resources on where to get images, fonts and icons.

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Inactive Courses

These are courses that we've offered in the past, and hope to offer again in the future. Check back again soon to see if we have a session planned for these courses, or sign up for our newsletter to hear when we announce new opportunities.

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Logo Design with Illustrator

In this class, we will go over the different types of logos out there and discuss tips and tricks on what to do and what not to do before creating a logo together based on the different brand guides created in a previous workshop.

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Add Video Effects with After Effects

Come to this class to get an overview of After Effects and add some video effects to a video (yours or the one provided). This class will teach you the basics of video and GFX animation in After Effects.

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Edit Your First Video with Premiere

Get Familiar with Adobe Premiere and edit a video (yours or one provided) for the first time. Also, learn the basics of nonlinear editing with Adobe Premiere.

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Intro to InDesign

There is so much you can do with InDesign. In this introductory workshop, you will learn more about the program’s interface and tools in order to prepare you for future utilizations.

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Showing Your Work: How to Edit Your Vlog - Vlogging (2/2)

In this class, we’ll start by assembling pre-recorded video clips (either that you bring or samples that we provide) into a coherent narrative, and then augment that video with graphics and music. Once we’ve completed that draft, we’ll discuss publishing options and how to best put your story out into the world.

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Intro to Adobe Xd

In this class, you will get familiar with the Adobe Xd interface, get to know the different tools, and how to modify most elements.

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Zine Making with DukeCreate

In this workshop we will look at examples of zines from the past to present, as well as make a zine altogether. Using collage & drawing materials, participants will make pages for a zine with a general theme of ‘concern’.

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Intro to Photoshop

Get familiar with a range of Photoshop tools and introduced to its extensive opportunities for digital creation. 

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Photoshop for Instagram

Enhance a portrait with simple, quick shorcuts in photoshop or take your editing to the extreme and transform your model into a manga character or alien!

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Adobe Dimension: Creating 3D Graphics

With Adobe Dimension, the countless hours spent editing a stock image to fit your project are a thing of the past! Dimension is a program that allow you to work in 3D in order to create the exact image you need for your project.

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Documenting your Artwork: COVID Edition

This workshop will discuss and demonstrate techniques for portfolio documentation of artwork (Photographic Images, Drawings, Paintings, Collage, Sculpture and Digital Images) in personal studios, homes or other atypical locations.

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Harmony for Producers

Join Brooks Frederickson, PhD candidate in the Duke music department, for this first in a series of workshops designed to increase your understanding around the theoretical fundamentals of music through examples pulled from current indie, pop, EDM, and hip-hop hits. Producers are encouraged to follow along with their Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) of choice–Ableton, Logic, Garageband, Reaper, Pro Tools, etc.

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Activist Illustrations and Zine Making

Throughout history, Zines have been used as a tool for sharing information and resources for activists and artists. In this workshop participants will explore artists who use Zine-making to bring forward voices of Black, People of Color, Queer and Indigenous Communities. Participants will learn the steps and techniques of creating a Zine and leave with their own completed DIY Activist Zine to share.

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Concept to Commercial with Appleā€™s Beats by Dre & GBA Studios

This episode of DukeCreate & DEMAN LIVE features Duke alum Chris Shaw ‘08, Executive Producer and Founder of Guilty By Association Studios (GBA Studios) and the global creative team behind their Beats by Dre commercial. He is joined by creatives Zandie Brockett ‘09 and Cody Grammer ‘08, as well as Mike Refuerzo, Head of Content Production at Beats by Dre.

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Virtual Video Production (with Panopto & more)

This class is for beginners to video production and will cover several available tools for remotely producing video but will concentrate on providing a step by step guide to Panopto.

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Create a Brand Guide with Illustrator

Take this class is to get an overview of what branding is and get familiar with the different components making up a brand guide. Then apply your new knowledge and create a brand guide in Illustrator using predetermined project prompts.

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Create a Flyer with Illustrator

In this class, you will be given a crash course on flyer design while creating one using both simple tools and effects in Illustrator.

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Showing Your Work: How to Get Started Filming Your Work in the Co-Lab - Vlogging (1/2)

Learn how to document your creative process through a video blog, capturing your journey from ideation to completion. In this first section, we’ll discuss the value of video documentation and the principles of telling a story in a visual medium.

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Intro to Illustrator

Take this class to get familiar with the Illustrator interface, get to know the different tools, and how to modify most elements.

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Create a Mock Up with Adobe Xd

In this class, you will apply what you know of web design and of Adobe Xd to create your first prototype while following a predetermined project prompt. If you would prefer making your own design, come to the class with a defined idea and a wireframe of your design.

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