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Digital Studio

Northside Branch
1733 Russell Cave Rd.

The mission of the Digital Studio is to provide library customers with access to cutting edge video, photo and graphics editing programs. 

The studio is a place where aspiring filmmakers can learn to take their ideas from inception to completion, where photographers and digital artists make their unique vision reality, a place for musicians to create and edit their own music and where web designers and digital communicators share it all with the world.  It’s also a place for people who simply want to restore and preserve precious historic and family media.  It’s a place where people of all ages and levels of knowledge can create, share and encourage each other.  Click here to contact the Digital Studio staff.

 

Open Studio Hours

Studio is available to the general public:

Monday9:30 am - 8:45 pm
Tuesday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:30 am - 8:45 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Sunday1:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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Digital Studio Classes

Don't have time to come in for a class?

We also offer a wide range of online computer training opportunities for free through Lynda.com.

3D Printing Basics

3D printing has made its way to the Digital Studio! This 2-hr session will run through the basics of using our new 3D printers. We'll start with setting up a print job, work our way through loading the filament, and finish by printing a small object.

Completion of this course is required to utilize the Digital Studio's 3D makerspace.
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Registration begins on April 23rd
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on May 14th
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Colorize a Black and White Photo

Learn to colorize a black and white photo with Photoshop actions and painting. All photos will be provided.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Registration begins on May 16th
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Digital Photography & Lightroom

Are you trying to get the most out of your digital photographs...but have no idea where to start? In this course, we'll take you from start to finish with information on how cameras, lenses, and photography techniques work. We'll also help you get started with digital darkroom organization using Adobe Lightroom. ?
Registration begins on May 14th
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Final Cut Pro X Basics

Learn how to use the professional film and television industry standard software to create your own video project. This class will cover basic video and audio editing, as well as adding audio and video effects.

Prerequisite: iMovie.

Registration begins on May 4th
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Final Cut Pro X Beyond Basics

Learn the more advanced editing functions of Final Cut Pro X including: color correction, green screen effects, and much more. All "problem" video clips will be provided for you.

Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro X Basics.

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Registration begins on May 11th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

GarageBand Basics

Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple. Basic experience with Mac computers is recommended before taking this class.
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Registration begins on May 7th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Illustrator 2: Vector Art

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

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Registration begins on April 30th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Illustrator Basics

Learn the basics of creating graphic designs and images from photos and creating unique material using the basic tools and processes of Illustrator.
Registration begins on April 23rd
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iMovie Basics

Create your own video project using photos, video clips, and music. This is a great class for beginners.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins on April 27th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

InDesign Basics

Learn to use the most powerful layout program in the industry. While learning the tools and interface of Adobe InDesign, you will also learn how to interface with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
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Introduction to Mac

We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using Mac OS X Mojave.
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Introduction to Mac 2

We will continue to cover the basics of using Apple's Mac OS X Mojave. We'll start to learn more advanced features of Apple's OS such as creating folders, using external drives, and formatting hard drives. 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac
Registration begins on April 25th
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Photoshop Basics

Learn about the interface and basic tools of Adobe Photoshop. You'll also learn how to effectively use and work with layers in Photoshop.
Registration begins on May 2nd
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Photoshop for Photographers

Learn how to retouch your photographs like the professionals, restore old photographs, and use Adobe Camera RAW to improve the lighting, color, and composition of the image.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

Registration begins on May 9th
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Sketchup

Learn the basics of 3d architectural modeling with Sketchup, a free program for mac or pc.
Registration begins on April 30th
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Sketchup 2: 3D Modeling

Increase your Sketchup knowledge by learning how to create and model an object for 3D printing! We'll use advanced tools, organization options, and higher detail levels.

Prerequisite: Sketchup.
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Registration begins on May 7th
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Teen Tech: 3D Modeling Animated Characters @ Northside

Thanks to today's technology, animations and video game characters appear more lifelike all the time, but did you know they all start with simple shapes you can create? We'll show you the basics of digital sculpting and painting using 3D modeling to create your own characters and environments. No experience necessary- we'll teach you everything you need to know! For grades 6-12. Registration required. 


Registration begins on May 12th
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Teen Tech: Recording Your Jams with AudioMaker @ Northside

Record, mix, and share a song with our Audio Maker workshop! You'll learn about the science of sound waves, then get to work using mic techniques, recording software, and sharing. Bring your own instruments or use one of ours!  No experience necessary- we'll teach you everything you need to know!  For grades 6-12. Registration required. 


Registration begins on May 15th
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Teen Tech: Which will win? Digital Instruments vs. Real Instruments @ Northside

How do physical instruments differ from their digital counterparts? Use recording and mixing techniques to compare. You'll also learn about the cutting-edge technology used to play instruments from drums to guitars- digitally!   No experience necessary- we'll teach you everything you need to know!  For grades 6-12. Registration required.   
Registration begins on May 12th
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