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March 2016 Monthly Newsletter

Our March newsletter features spring cleaning at the Digital Workshop Center – come donate/recycle your old computer equipment with us! Spring classes are also here so be sure to scope out all upcoming classes.

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3 New Classes for 2016

At the breakneck pace of technology, it is not always easy to stay in front of the digital trends that present themselves in the modern workplace. Web development languages and frameworks rise and fall in popularity quickly. New graphic design software tools seem to pop up at least once a year. Business and productivity tools? Every day I hear about something new that will help me with my growing calendar and task problems.

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Intro to Photoshop Levels

Now it’s time to take it a step further, and explore how you can use your newfound knowledge to tinker with the Levels tool in Photoshop. Remember, that this map is the key to understanding the range of tonalities in any given image, and that it can be played with to alter your white point, black point, and midrange tones. It may seem simple, but altering your histogram layout can have a pretty dramatic effect on your photos!

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February 2016 Monthly Newsletter

The February 2016 monthly newsletter features our $55 coworking membership promotion! Also, as a City of Fort Collins ClimateWise partner, we have been collecting students/members’ used single serve coffee cups to recycle into seed start planters. This year we’re donating these little guys to Home Grown Food for their annual Seed Swap & Giveaway on March 5th.

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Decoding Your Photo’s Histogram

Photo editing software seems to be getting more and more complicated these days, and sadly, that scares away lots of people who want to use it. I’ve found that understanding the principles and reasoning behind editing tools is tremendously helpful when you’re trying to learn a new software program, and that’s what I’m hoping to accomplish with today’s blog!

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Adobe InDesign Cheat Sheet

The Digital Workshop Center provides free cheat sheets on many popular software applications. If you are looking for a quick Adobe InDesign reference sheet, then we’ve got just the thing for you!

The InDesign cheat sheet includes several useful shortcuts and common commands to help you be more efficient and confident while working in InDesign. Several of these commands are included in our hands-on InDesign Level 1 training class, so if you need more InDesign help please contact the Digital Workshop office. Stay tuned for more cheat sheets coming soon!

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