How To: Create a Long Shadow Using Blend in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud
Jan21

How To: Create a Long Shadow Using Blend in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud

In 2013, one of most predominant graphic designs trends that emerged was the use of large, long shadows specifically in conjunction with flat vector graphics. Fast forward to 2015 and this trend is still alive and well. A recent example of this trend that immediately comes to mind is a motion graphics project for Public Citizen created recently by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Digital Media students. The use of...

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9 Simple Steps to Editing Your First Video
Dec04

9 Simple Steps to Editing Your First Video

Even in today’s increasingly digital world, traditional print and video marketing still lie at the center of any major advertising campaign. No one knows or understands this concept better than Digital Media students at a leading design college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. Video is often used during live events to help set the tone and build...

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Filmmaking Tutorial: Create The Beatles Sound with Pro Tools Expert
Jan27

Filmmaking Tutorial: Create The Beatles Sound with Pro Tools Expert

Pro Tools expert recently published a free video tutorial for creating The Beatles’ distinctive guitar sound using the Eleven Rack. Download the preset at Pro Tools Expert here, and watch the video below for more details. For aspiring filmmakers like Digital Media Students earning their degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Pro Tools Expert also offers a range of other sound editing tutorials and...

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Do-it-Yourself: Learn to Design a Movie Poster or Edit a Video Project
Nov14

Do-it-Yourself: Learn to Design a Movie Poster or Edit a Video Project

Even in today’s increasingly digital and mobile-driven world, traditional print and video marketing still lie at the center of any major advertising campaign. No one knows or understands this concept better than students at a leading design college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. FIDM Students who are earning a degree in Graphic...

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Packaging Design Tips from Manny Pacquiao’s Graphic Designer, Mark Wood on “In the Lab”
Nov09

Packaging Design Tips from Manny Pacquiao’s Graphic Designer, Mark Wood on “In the Lab”

World champion boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao hired Column 87 creative director and FIDM Alumnus, Mark Wood, to design the labels, packaging, print marketing materials, and more for Pacquiao’s fragrance line, MP8: Scent of the Champion. In this video, Wood comes back to where his graphic design career began at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to talk about his experience designing for the...

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Motion Mondays: MAXON Announces Plugin for AE! Check out Cinema 4D Tutorial from Greyscale Gorilla
Nov07

Motion Mondays: MAXON Announces Plugin for AE! Check out Cinema 4D Tutorial from Greyscale Gorilla

MAXON, (the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions), recently announced a plug-in for Adobe® After Effects® CS5 and CS5.5 that allows motion graphics artists to export projects directly into CINEMA 4D R13. Basically, this announcement means that After Effects users may import 3D layers, cameras, lights, solids, nulls and footage into Cinema 4D R13. (Download the plugin here)....

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Graphic Design Student Christa Morris Builds a Movie Poster in Photoshop on “In the Lab”
Aug30

Graphic Design Student Christa Morris Builds a Movie Poster in Photoshop on “In the Lab”

Real stories. Real students. Get real on In the Lab. In the Lab is a web series that takes you behind the scenes of a day in the life of Digital Media and Graphic Design Students and Alumni at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Check out these young designers and film-makers, who share their stories and their best practices on  In the Lab, video web series on the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog. In this video, FIDM Graphic...

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Quick Photo Editing Tips from Graphic Design Student AJ Balanza on “In the Lab”
Jul27

Quick Photo Editing Tips from Graphic Design Student AJ Balanza on “In the Lab”

Real stories. Real students. Get real on In the Lab. In the Lab is a web series that takes you behind the scenes of a day in the life of Digital Media and Graphic Design Students and Alumni at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Check out these young designers and film-makers, who share their stories and their best practices on  In the Lab, video web series on the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog. In the video above, meet AJ...

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