FIDMDigitalArts Launches a Campus News Show! Get Inspired and Informed by “FIDM 360″

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At a leading digital media college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, it comes as no surprise that students are not only immersed in creative inspiration in the form of video content, but creating it as well.

The Blog is thrilled to publish a brand new web series launching this week highlighting the latest news straight from campus, FIDM 360. With FIDM being the hub for information regarding the latest developments in the apparel and entertainment industries, it makes sense that the series is formatted like a news show, keeping you informed and inspired.

FIDM 360 is a campus “news show” that dives into topics like on-campus fashion trends, student activities, and industry updates from the entertainment, graphic design and digital media industries and produced by FIDM’s Digital Media department.

This episode of FIDM 360 captures the excitement of new and returning FIDM Students who were thrilled to receive their own copy of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium (including Photostop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver) and the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver) for Graphic Design and Digital Media Students.

In case you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the new features in Adobe CS6, we compiled our favorite new tips below. Make sure to check back on the Blog for more FIDM 360 news coming soon!

FIDM Students rave about Adobe CS6 suite on campus news show FIDM 360

FIDM Students rave about Adobe CS6 suite on campus news show FIDM 360


Photoshop CS6

In addition to the sleek new dark gray interface graphics and sleek icons that Adobe has introduced in CS6, there are a lot great new features for graphic designers, editors and digital media artists. Some of our favorite updates to CS6 including the new Photoshop Content-Aware Patch and Content-Aware Move functions, as well as the new crop tool that allows you to easily resize your canvas. Watch the two videos below from Adobe explaining these new features:

Content-Aware Patch in Photoshop CS6

All-New Crop Tool in Photoshop CS6

InDesign CS6

Adobe has launched a few new InDesign functions that cater to graphic designers developing publications for tablet devices like the iPad. Check out Adobe’s tutorial below featuring the InDesign CS6 Adaptive Design Tools and Liquid Layout functions that allow the graphic designer to resize documents and adapt horizontal layouts to vertical format more seamlessly than in the past.

Adaptive Design Tools in InDesign CS6

Illustrator CS6

Adobe introduced some new tools for making patterns in Illustrator CS6, providing you a “live” preview of patterns as the graphic designer adds or rotates shapes, changes colors, as well as a new gradient stroke function. Another feature that Adobe announced is a Packaging function similar to InDesign that collects all linked images and fonts into a single folder.

Creating Patterns in Illustrator CS6

Premiere Pro CS6

Adobe gave Premiere Pro CS6 a total makeover with a new user interface utilizing minimal graphics allowing editors to focus on media. Taking advantage of the Mercury engine playback technology that was introduced in CS5, editors using Premiere Pro CS6 can enjoy more real time effects and native editing without the need to transcode. Take a look at the video below explaining some of the enhanced tools introduced in Premiere Pro CS6.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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