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Photography & Design Software

Software Description Learning and Support Resources

Adobe Photoshop

photoshop

Photo manipulation and raster graphics editing.

 

Common uses:

◆ photo manipulation

◆ image compositing

◆ graphic design

Adobe: Photoshop Learn & Support Site
LinkedIn Learning:

Adobe Photoshop Essential Training Course

Adobe Lightroom

Lighthouse

Media organization and photo editing and retouching.

Adobe: Lightroom Learn & Support Site 

LinkedIn Learning:
Adobe Lightroom Classic Essential Training Course

Adobe Illustrator

illustrator

Vector graphics editing and design.

 

Common uses:

◆ digital drawing

◆ graphic design

◆ logo creation

Adobe: Illustrator Learn & Support Site 

LinkedIn Learning:
Adobe Illustrator Essential Training Course

Adobe InDesign

Indesign

Desktop publishing and page layout.

Common uses:

◆ flyer / brochure design

◆ book layout

◆ poster design

Adobe: InDesign Learn & Support Site 

LinkedIn Learning:
Adobe InDesign Essential Training Course

 

Video & Motion Graphics Software

Software Description Learning & Support Resources

Adobe Premiere

Premier

Industry standard, high level, non-linear video editing.

Adobe: Premiere Learn & Support Site

LinkedIn Learning: 

Adobe Premiere Essential Training Course

Adobe Premiere Rush

Rush

Lightweight video editing.

Adobe: Premiere Rush Learn & Support Site

Linkedin Learning:
Adobe Premiere Rush First Look

Apple iMovie

Apple IMovie

Lightweight video editing
(Mac only).
iMovie Apple Official Support Page

Linkedin Learning:
iMovie Essential Training

Adobe Media Encoder

encoder

Media ingest, transcoding, and conversion. 

Adobe: Media Encoder Learn & Support Site

Linkedin Learning:
How to use Adobe Media Encoder

Smith College: How to Prepare Video Clips from the Canon Vixia G20 for Editing

Adobe After Effects

after effects

Industry standard motion graphic animation and compositing.

Adobe: After Effects Learn & Support Site 

Linkedin Learning:
Adobe After Effects Essential Training Course

Adobe Animate

animate

Vector graphics animation, publish animated web assets for HTML5, WebGL, SVG, and more. Adobe: Animate Learn & Support Site

LinkedIn Learning:
Adobe Animate Essential Training

Adobe Character Animator

character encoder

2D vector and raster ‘puppet’ animation.

Adobe: Character Animator Learn & Support Site

LinkedIn Learning:
Using Character Animator in Production

Audio & Music Software

Software Description Learning & Support Resources

Audacity

Audacity

Open-source audio recording and editing.

Audacity User Manual

Audacity Beginner's Tutorial

GarageBand

garage band

Audio recording and basic music production and MIDI (Mac only).

Garageband Apple Official Support Page

Linkedin Learning:
GarageBand Essential Training

Adobe Audition

Audition

Industry standard audio recording, editing, & repair.

 

Adobe: Audition Learn & Support Site 

Linkedin Learning:
Adobe Audition Essential Training Course

3D Software 

Software Description Learning & Support Resources

Adobe Dimension

Dimension

Basic 3D for product mockups.

Adobe: Dimension Learn & Support Site

LinkedIn Learning:
Adobe Dimension Essential Training

Blender

blender

Open-source 3D modelling, rigging and animation. Also features for video editing and 2D animation.

Blender Tutorials

Blender Reference Manual


LinkedIn Learning:
Blender Essential Training

GIS & Photogrammetry Software 

Software Description Learning & Support Resources

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGis

Latest desktop GIS that succeeds ArcMap.

SAL Learning Resources

 

Esri Training

 

ArcMap

ArcMap

Desktop GIS that is part of the ArcGIS suite. SAL Learning Resources

QGIS

QGIS

Free and open-source GIS.

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Documentation

Training Manual

A Gentle Introduction to GIS

 

Google Earth Pro

Google Earth

Virtual globe that can support GIS data, and historical imagery. Google Earth Help

Pix4Dmapper

4DMapper

Photogrammetry software for drone mapping.

*in Computer Lab only

 

2 floating licenses by request (sal@smith.edu)

Documentation

GeoDa

GeoDa

Free and open-source GIS for exploratory spatial data analysis and basic spatial regression analysis for point and polygon data

*in Computer Lab only

 

Function Cheat Sheet

Documentation

 

Webdesign Software  

Software Description Learning and Support Resources

Adobe Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver

Web design.

Adobe: Dreamweaver Learn & Support Site

LinkedIn Learning:
Dreamweaver Essential Training