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Media Design Lab: Resources

Source Media

Images, Video, Audio
   Creative Commons
   Wikimedia Commons – be sure to read the rules – see terms of use
   National Gallery of Art

TIP: When using Google Images, open “search tools” at the top. Click “usage rights” and “labeled for noncommercial reuse.”

NOTE: Be sure you have permission to post copyrighted images. It is very easy for the original author to quickly trace all appearances of their images on the web.

Music, Sound Effects
   Youtube Audio Library - You must log in with non-UNCA gmail account
   Freesound - sound effects

   Free Music Archive


Free Software

Click here for a list of software provided free by UNCA ITS

Video editing (for Mac) - iMovie, or Final Cut Pro has a 30-day free trial

Video editing - DaVinci ResolveHitFilm ExpressLightworks

Screen Recording - OBS, or Quicktime (preinstalled on Macs)

Video Converting - Handbrake

Audio editing - Audacity

Image editing - Gimp

Vector graphics editing - Inkscape

3D software - Blender

Convert any type of file - CloudConvertZamzar

Compress an image file (JPG or PNG) - TinyPNG

Scan suspicious downloaded files before installing them - Virus Total

Design Tools

Printed Media, Infographics
   Canva - brochures, infographics, posters, cards, images
   Piktochart - presentations, infographics, print materials
   Infogram - infographics

Websites, blogs

   Behance - creative portfolios

   Google Slides

Color Palettes
   UNC Asheville - color palettetypography
   Design Seeds
   Adobe Kuler

Software Tutorials