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Effective Presentation Design & Delivery

Design Applications

The below Adobe Creative Cloud software is installed on the 7 editing room machines, the Picchi Multimedia Room, 7 Multimedia Stations in the Gelardin Center main area, and the CoLab.

Adobe Photoshop IconPhotoshop is one of the most powerful applications for both creating and enhancing raster (pixel-based) images. Layers make it simple to develop templates, posters, mockups, and compositions that can be edited and rearranged quickly with one click. 

Adobe Illustrator LogoIllustrator is a vector-based application.  This means that anything created in Illustrator can be scaled to very small icon thumbnails or large signs or billboards without losing any quality or adding any pixelation. Vector designs created in Illustrator will look identical on a business card or a bus wrap. 

Adobe InDesign LogoInDesign Adobe's desktop publishing program. InDesign is primarily used to lay out newspapers, magazines, books, posters, and flyers. Pretty much anything with large amounts of text should go straight into InDesign. InDesign also has the ability to create fully interactive documents with videos, links, buttons, and more.


Desktop and Online Tools

Microsoft Powerpoint LogoThe reigning ruler of presentation software, PowerPoint continues to be the go-to software for most students, faculty, and staff. It is a desktop application that is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Watch this Linkedin Learning online training course on PowerPoint 2016


Apple's Keynote Application LogoKeynote is Apple's version of PowerPoint for Mac users. It does not come installed with Mac computers and has to be purchased separately.

Watch this Linkedin Learning online training course on Keynote 8 Essential Training

Google Sheets Logo  Google offers a cloud-based alternative to PowerPoint called Google Slides. Google Slides is available under Google Drive.  All you need to access Google Presentations is a Gmail account.

Watch this Linkedin Learning online training course on Google Slides 


Slide Carnival  Slides Carnival offers free PowerPoint templates and Google Slides themes for your presentations. 


Canva Application logoCanva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. Canva offers a variety of tutorials and training through their design school.


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