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Media Design Lab: Resources

Free Source Media

Images, Video, Audio
   Creative Commons
   Wikimedia Commons - be sure to read the rules
   Archive.org
   National Gallery of Art
   Pexels
   Pixabay
   Nasa

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

   ccMixter
   Free Music Archive
   Incompetech

   Bensound

Free Software

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

Convert any type of file - CloudConvertZamzar

Video Converter - Handbrake

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

Compress an image file (JPG or PNG) - TinyPNG

Video editor - DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm ExpressLightworks

Audio editor - Audacity

Image editor - Gimp

Vector graphics editor - Inkscape

3D software - Blender

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

Website builders
   WordPress
   Wix

   Webnode
   Weebly
   Tumblr
   Behance - creative portfolios

Color Palettes
   UNC Asheville - color palette, typography
   Design Seeds

   Adobe Kuler

Presentations
   
Prezi
   Haiku Deck
   Google Slides

Software Tutorials

Lynda.com
Free to all UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff, Lynda.com features in-depth video tutorials on all kinds of software and creative design.

Other tutorials