The Collab Lab provides self-paced tutorials for many popular software and web resources including iMovie, Photoshop, InDesign, and more. Check out our YouTube Channel.
If you need additional assistance, feel free to drop in or e-mail us to make an appointment.
Adobe Acrobat - This tutorial focuses on creating online forms. Learn about two popular kinds of online forms: PDF forms created using Adobe Acrobat and HTML forms created using Adobe Dreamweaver. This tutorial offers information for Mac and PC users.
Adobe After Effects - This tutorial will help get you started doing some basic keyframing, adding effects and using green screen features within this video editing software.
Adobe Dreamweaver - This tutorial focuses on the basic steps involved in creating an attractive, functional website. Learn to design a site layout, insert images and text, create links, and how to upload your site to the internet. This tutorial offers information for Mac and Windows users.
Adobe Illustrator - This tutorial introduces you to a powerful software application. Adobe Illustrator allows you to produce high quality graphics for a variety of uses such as print, video, the web, etc. Learn how to use Illustrator tools, create basic shapes, insert images and text, and modify your artwork. This video covers the list of what we teach at our workshop https://youtu.be/v6gt2G7RqMo
Adobe InDesign - This tutorial will discuss some of the basic functions used for desktop publishing such as grouping, placing, arranging, stacking order etc. InDesign replaces programs such as PageMaker and Quark Express. This tutorial offers information for Mac and Windows users. This video covers the list of what we teach at our workshop https://youtu.be/tcaTczWC9ss
Adobe Lightroom - This document will assist you with editing and correcting pictures to create a more professional look to your photos. The advantage to this program is that it allows you to batch edit and use presets for multiple photos. This tutorial can be used by both Mac and Windows users.
Adobe Photoshop - This tutorial will teach you the basic steps involved in capturing, adjusting, and saving images for various applications. Learn to use a scanner and edit images with commonly used Photoshop tools. This tutorial offers information for Mac and Windows users. This video covers the list of things we would teach at a workshop https://youtu.be/BkNZw70k948
Adobe Premiere Pro - This tutorial will help you with setting up a new project and exporting quality videos. You will learn various elements including; color, opacity, speed, effects, and transitions. This guide can be used by both Mac and Windows users.
Apple's GarageBand - This overview of one of the most impressive applications of Apple's iLife suit offers information on the basic features of the software. Use links to more detailed tutorials to learn how to make your own music in GarageBand.
Apple's iDVD - This tutorial will show you how to take a finished iMovie project and create a DVD with menus and graphics of a professionally made commercial disc to play on your home DVD player. This tutorial offers information for Mac users only.
Apple's iMovie - This in-depth tutorial will take you through the entire video-making process. You will learn to make high-quality video presentations from scratch. This tutorial offers information for Mac users only. This video covers the list of what we teach at our workshop https://youtu.be/6NCniq3Arvs
Audacity - This tutorial steps you through the central tools of Audacity which is an audio editing software. Learn to edit existing video, how to import video and how to record yourself using this product. It is open source which allows for it to be downloaded for free and can be used on a Mac or a PC. Download Audacity.
Autodesk Maya - This document walks you through the menus and tools associated with this program. Learn how to manipulate objects, render images, import, and export what you create. This software has a free one month trial available for both Mac and Windows systems.
Microsoft Excel - These tutorials discuss the fundamental features and functions of Excel, a spreadsheet program. Learn to develop efficient, attractive spreadsheets for organizing various types of data. These tutorials are platform specific.
Microsoft PowerPoint - These tutorials leads you through the most important components of developing a PowerPoint presentation. Learn to use the program's auto-assistance features and how to create custom presentations. These tutorials are platform specific.
Microsoft Word - This tutorial covers the essential skills you need to work in this word processing software. Learn to produce professional-looking reports, essays, and resumes. This tutorial offers information for Mac and PC users.
SketchUp - This program is a free software that can be downloaded on Mac or Windows machines. The tutorial covers the basics of working in a 3D environment as well as learning how to create basic 3D shapes. This includes downloading the extension for saving as an .stl file.
Wix - This video tutorial covers Wix, which is a product that allows you to use drag and drop tools to create a website. The product utilizes HTML5. The product is free but does allow for paid upgrades.
YouTube - We taught a workshop in March 2020 about how to create videos for social media and put them on YouTube. We did a screen capture of this information so you can view how to upload to YouTube, utilizing the YouTube Studio Beta, adding descriptions and text to videos, and making thumbnails for your videos. https://youtu.be/p7iT6EhlxO0
Fixing Pictures for Social Media - This workshop shows how to use parts of Photoshop and Lightroom to create cleaned up and color corrected pictures.
Digital Video Cameras - This tutorial explains how to use one of the digital video cameras available to borrow from the library's Circulation Desk.
Digital Still Cameras - This tutorial explains how to use the digital still cameras available to borrow from the library's Circulation Desk.
GoPro Camera - This tutorial explains how to use the GoPro Camera available to borrow from the library's Circulation Desk.
Universal Laser - This tutorial steps your through safety, how to use i-Touch Laser Photo, recommendations when using Adobe Illustrator on a project with this machine, the Printer Setup, and more.
We are always adding new and updated tutorials. Stay posted for new additions.