The following list of resources may be helpful to you in ENGW 2329. This list will grow as the semester progresses, so be sure to check this page in Google Docs often. If you have any suggestions for additions to this list, please email them to me.
May I recommend that all ENGW majors begin by reading this entry: “I’m a Writer, Not a Graphic Designer.”
St. Edward’s Resources
(Note: The old tutorials for CS4 are still relevant and might be helpful, too.)
Public Domain Image Resources (Wikipedia list)
Stock.XCHNG (Free stock photography; requires an account)
USING IMAGES FOUND ONLINE
EDITING IMAGES (if you don’t want to use PhotoShop or Illustrator, yet)
RIP Picknik: 7 Free Alternatives for Quick Photo Edits — This will give you an overview and discussion about the features on a couple of different sites.
Best Online Photo Editors — Because you need choices, and you’re likely to respond to different discussions.
As you go through and experiment with some of these free photo editors, please make sure that you report to us. Tell us what you like and don’t like about the option you choose.
Thinking with Type (companion website to our textbook)
Flipping Typical (See how specific text will appear when it is set using all of the fonts installed on your computer)
Wordmark.it (Helpful for selecting typefaces for logos/wordmarks)
Best Practices for Combining Typefaces
Four Techniques for Combining Fonts
Kuler (Helpful for developing effective color schemes)
Color Emotion Guide (an infographic)