Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Library Closed Friday the 2nd of November

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Friday the 2nd of November. This is due to a school holiday. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library and Computer Centre will open as normal on Saturday the 3rd of November at 12pm.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Reduced IT Service 30th and 31st of October

Due to staff development there will be a reduced IT service in the Computer Centre on Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday the 21st of October. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. A full service will resume on Thursday the 1st of November.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Photoshop Thursday 1st November 5.30pm Computer Centre


This weeks IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about

Photoshop: Scanning, file formats, resolutions and print qualities
Do you feel overwhelmed when looking at Adobe Photoshop and feel like you don't
know where to start?

Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry
give her final Photoshop class of the term. The class will be looking at scanning,
the different file formats, resolutions and print qualities. This class is great and
really interesting especially if you are planning to print an artist's book. These
classes are a great introduction to Adobe Photoshop and to see what can be
achieved with this powerful image manipulation program. Remember you can bring
your own laptop along if you have Photoshop installed! 

No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat in the iMac training room on
Thursday just before the 5.30pm start.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Photoshop Thursday 25th October 5.30pm Library Computer Centre

This weeks IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about
Photoshop: Secret of glamour images, including depth of field and HDR.
Do you feel overwhelmed when looking at Adobe Photoshop and feel like you don't know where to start?
Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give her second Photoshop class of the term. The class will be revealing some secrets of glamour images, indlucing depth of field and also high dynamic range .These classes are a great introduction to Adobe Photoshop and to see what can be achieved with this powerful image manipulation program. Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Photoshop installed! 
No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat in the iMac training room on Thursday just before the 5.30pm start.  

Monday, October 15, 2012

This weeks IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about
Photoshop: Tips and tricks of enhancing colour and quality of images
Do you feel overwhelmed when looking at Adobe Photoshop and feel like you don't know where to start?
Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give her second Photoshop class of the term. The class will be revealing some excellent tips and tricks on how to enhance the colour and quality of images. Kerry will use a variety of filters, layers and adjustments as well as the photography-based tools to demonstrate how refined or deliberate your corrections can be.These classes are a great introduction to Adobe Photoshop and to see what can be achieved with this powerful image manipulation program. Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Photoshop installed! 
No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat in the iMac training room on Thursday just before the 5.30pm start.  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Photoshop Thursday 11th of October in the Computer Centre


This week’s IT Twilight class in the Library Computer Centre will be about

Photoshop: Multiple Ways Of Selecting Image Areas for Manipulation

Do you feel overwhelmed when looking at Adobe Photoshop and feel like you don't know where to start?
Come along to the iMac training room on the first floor of the Library to hear Kerry give her first Photoshop class of the term. The class will be looking at multiple ways of selecting image areas for manipulation. These classes are a great introduction to Adobe Photoshop and to see what can be achieved with this powerful image manipulation program. Remember you can bring your own laptop along if you have Photoshop installed! 

No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat in the iMac training room on Thursday just before the 5.30pm start.  

See you there!

Monday, October 08, 2012

What's Your Digital Litter?



 Fancy a free lunch in the Union and a chance to win £50 of Amazon vouchers?

Digital Litter is a research project that looks at how students use technology in learning. Whether it’s taking a quick snap on your phone to remind you of a poster design or spending hours perfecting something in Photoshop, it’s likely that technology has already and will continue to play a part in your learning.

This Wednesday and Thursday at 12.30pm (and next week at the same times) there will be informal lunchtime discussion groups downstairs in the Union about technology in learning. If it’s something you feel strongly about (good or bad!), we’d love to hear your thoughts. And, yes, there’s a free lunch in it for you!

We’re also inviting students to share their own interpretations of Digital Litter – what technology have you used in the past in your learning and what’s useful now? The Digital Litter competition is a chance for you to share ideas through your preferred medium (sketch, photo, story, sculpture...). Your submission can be as sketchy or as fully formed as you like – all submissions are welcome via the VLE Digital Litter course (click on Course Catalogue > Digital Litter), via Twitter or Instagram (to @digilitter and using #digitallitter), by email (to v.boyd@gsa.ac.uk) or you can even pop in to the Computer Centre Office in the Library. There’s £50 of Amazon vouchers to be won and an exhibition of all submissions will be held in the Union at the end of November.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Idea Mapping Thursday 4th of October in the Computer Centre

At the start of a new project do you ever find that you are full of ideas, yet you feel that you don’t know how to display them in a structured and informative way? Come along to this week’s Library IT Twilight class on Thursday the 4th of October Kerry Aylin will take you through Idea Mapping and how to use the Inspiration software package.

 
Just show up at the iMac training room upstairs in the Computer Centre at 5.30pm.

 
See you there.