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Exporting Logos for Clients

Prior reading: Exporting: When to Use What File Types Exporting a logo package is different than exporting a single graphic. Logos often get used by many people, in many iterations (websites, t-shirts, email signatures, business cards, etc). So, if all … Continue reading

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Grav: Advanced Techniques

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Grav: Gantry 5 Basics

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Grav: Local MAMP and Gantry 5 set-up (old)

Grav is a flat-file content-management system (CMS) we use to develop custom websites for LAITS clients. MAMP is a free server environment you can use to create websites locally (local = on your own machine with no web hosting required). … Continue reading

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So you just got assigned a PRINT project

Congrats! Print design is a really fun area of graphic design but it does require some specialty knowledge. If you really love print design, you might look into becoming a Production Artists. Production Artists are a type of designer that … Continue reading

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Web Design | UI/UX with Figma

Businesses have started to realize the importance of having an enjoyable customer experience in the last few years. UI/UX design is now a valuable skill for any designer to have. UI/UX — in some form — has been around since … Continue reading

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Basic Training: Studio Course Graphics

Courses taught in LAITS studios  One of the main services LAITS provides is online course production. Studio courses are recorded by the LAITS production team, including Video STAs, Audio STAs, and Design STAs, and are offered to students either live … Continue reading

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Basic Training: Make a Magazine Spread with InDesign

InDesign is a powerful tool for typesetting (arranging type) and document creation. It is best for creating books, brochures, flyers, and magazines. By the end of this training you will: Create a 4 page spread  Use INDD’s master pages tool … Continue reading

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STA Bookmarks

LAITS Resources STA Tools Workday Harvest Slack Video Tutorials Basecamp UT Box Knowledge Base STA Blog Editor Daily Zoom Meeting link Design STA Handbook STA Shift Schedules Design Resources Other Bookmarks UT Brand Assets – Box  Basic Trainings Cascade (web … Continue reading

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Creating a Custom PowerPoint Template

Making a PPT Template in Slide Master mode allows you to make a customized template that anyone can plug and chug their information into without having to worry about styling.  Enter Slide Master view under the “View” tab in Powerpoint.  … Continue reading

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