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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
   National Gallery of Art
   Public Domain Images
   Nasa Artspace

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. It is 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

   Free Music Archive


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


   Behance - creative portfolios

Color Palettes
   Design Seeds

   Adobe Kuler


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

Other tutorials