Digital Lab Facilities and Loanable Equipment
Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing program typically used for creating logos and line drawings.
Adobe InDesign is a layout program for setting text and images for print.
Lightroom is a workflow mainly used by photographers. It is a powerful personal archiving organizer for large collections of images and a non-destructive editing environment for photo manipulation. Lightroom's interface make it easy to add metadata information like copyright to you image files and prepare them for both print and web formats.
Fireworks is an image manipulation and graphics generation software much like Photoshop but built for a web design workflow.
Adobe Photoshop is a multipurpose raster image manipulation software. It is extremely versatile and can be used in website, print, or video workflows. Its most powerful component is its layer function, which allows the user to make multiple, complex edits that affect only the selected areas of the image. Though Photoshop is known for its specialized photo manipulation tools, itis is also a powerful tool for raster drawing with a variety of brush synthesizers.
Dreamweaver is an application that helps web designers write web code, design layouts for web and publish web content to the internet.
Flash is a workspace for animating image content based on the concept of keyframes. This is a powerful tool for generating action script code for animated web graphics.
Premiere is Adobe's non-linear video editing program. It accepts most any video and audio formats as well as layers and project files from other Adobe Softwares.
After Effects combines the functions of other Adobe workflows for video manipulation. Layers, keyframes, masks and effects plugins make this software an extremely powerful compositing video and image solution.
Audition is used to manipulate audio and midi data in a multitrack editing environment. With effects plugins and advanced external interfacing for a variety of input and output devices, this software is excellent for music creation, sound tracks, and film scoring.
Adobe Encore is a DVD authoring software. When you have video or other multimedia files for interactive presentation, Encore helps you design, layout and encode your DVD.
Wacom Intuos3 Drawing Tablets:
The Wacom Intuos 3's pressure-sensitive stylus synthesizes the unique mark-making capabilities of the artist's hand and adapts gestures for the digital canvas.
State-of-the-art iMacs are build to handle even the most taxing graphic-heavy project. Big files are no problem for these computers or their huge 27" screens.
Document work for your digital portfolio scanning flat images up to 12x17. Or be creative and bring 3D objects and black cloth to scan for creating unique photographic images or assets for other digital arts projects.
All Art, Art History & Design students have access to the Lighting Studio to document work. The time slots available are only when a Photo Graduate is monitoring the space. Open studio time is listed in the following calendar: Photo Studio Calendar.
To reserve the studio for up to 3 hours, fill out the Photo Studio Reservation Request Form.
Students have access to full-color, large-format, inkjet printing at the SAAHD Digital Lab. Knowing the specifications of the facility's equipment will help you maximize your design output and minimize the impact to the environment. Be a responsible artist and plan ahead. There is always a printing advice available at the Digital Lab.
The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 high quality color inkjet printers are capable of printing sheet paper and roll paper 17" wide by any length.
The Epson Stylus Pro 7890 high quality color inkjet printer is capable of printing on roll paper 24" wide by any length.
The Epson Stylus Pro 9900 prints on banner rolls up to 44" wide! That's a big print!
For Designers who need to cut and mount their design projects after printing, there are X-Acto blades, cutting mats, T-squares, and other small supplies available for use in the Digital Lab. We also carry mat board and foam board supplies available for purchase.
Equipment for Checkout
Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students have access to a wide range of photography and work documentation equipment available for checkout. This equipment is only available to those actively enrolled in the School of Art, Art History & Design. The list below is just a portion of what we offer at the Digital Lab. Equipment checkout is free, but users are responsible for late fees or fines associated with damaged equipment.
Digital Still Cameras
- Canon Rebel T2i HDSLR Kits (6)
- Canon 20D DSLR
- Nikon D5200 HDSLR Kits (3)
- Nikon D90 DSLR
- Nikon D80 DSLR Kits (2)
- Nikon D70 DSLR
- Nikon D40 DSLR
Digital Lenses **For advanced photo students only**:
- Canon EF 35mm f/2 Lens
- Nikon FX 24mm f/2.8 Lens
- Nikon DX 35mm f/1.8 Lens
Advanced Photo Lighting students and Graduate Students will have access to professional equipment:
- Broncolor Lithos 2400 Studio Strobe Kits (2)
- Extra Broncolor Strobe Heads (2)
- AlienBee Strobes (3)
- Hasselblad H3D-31mp
- Hasselblad H4D-40mp
These items are also reservable with the Documentation Equipment Reservation Form.