Making a poster, booklet, or book? Designing vector graphics for print or web? Creating an infographic? Designing a 3D object for a laser cutter, CNC machine, or 3D printer? Need to make or open a DNG file? Looking to copy protect a pdf, or make a scanned document searchable via OCR? Want to edit and build creative projects around smartphone snapshots or images from a DSLR?
At the McGraw DLL, we view multimedia design projects as an essential part of 21st century academic training and expression. Whether you are editing images, creating graphics or designing a website in Photoshop; editing RAW photos in Lightroom; building line drawings and sketches in Illustrator; designing layouts and typefaces InDesign; or combining documents in Acrobat – we have industry-standard tools for your creative project. We have AutoCAD and Rhino for technical and 3D drawings, and Maya and Blender for 3D animation. For more data driven design, we offer Processing, R and R Studio and Mathematica. We also have optical character recognition software such as Abbyy FineReader. If you like drawing with a stylus pen, we have Wacom tablets available. We also have a range of scanners, such as an 11×17 flatbed that can handle documents and transparencies up to 2400 ppi, a duplex feeder scanner for class notes, and a drum scanner for 35mm slides or film strips.
In addition to tools, we also offer a support structure for students who want to learn more. You can schedule a one-on-one training session with a multimedia enthusiast, come to one of our multimedia-centric workshops during the semester, watch how-to videos on Lynda.com, and find answers in our new KB “How do I do that?” Have a question? Feel free to Ask Us. Or stop by and talk to us during open hours!