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Media Design Lab: Resources

Royalty Free Source Media

Video, Audio, Images
   Creative Commons
   Wikimedia Commons - be sure to read the rules
   Pexels
   Pixabay
   National Gallery of Art
   All-Free-Download
   Public Domain Images
   Nasa Artspace
   Prelinger

When using Google Images, click the “search tools” button at the top. Choose “usage rights” and “labeled for noncommercial reuse.”

NOTE: Be careful posting copyrighted images online since it’s very easy for the original author to quickly trace all appearances of their images on the web.
 

Music & Sound FX
   Youtube Audio Library - You must log in with non-UNCA gmail account

   ccMixter
   Free Music Archive
   Incompetech

   Bensound
   Freesound

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 Templates

Print Media and Graphics Templates
   Canva - create resumés, infographics, posters, cards, images
   GreatFX - download blank print media templates

Website builders
   Wordpress
   Wix

   Webnode
   Weebly

   Tumblr
   Behance - creative portfolios

Color Palettes
   Design Seeds

   Adobe Kuler

Presentations
   
Prezi
   Powtoon

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