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Moving to Pixelmator from Photoshop

Pixelmator is a powerful and inexpensive alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop.  Are you looking to make the transition from Photoshop to Pixelmator?  If so, here are some tips to get you started. Pixelmator looks and behaves a lot like Photoshop.  Designing in Pixelmator is based on layers (discrete pieces of the picture stacked on top of […]

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The Intersection of Social Media and Graphic Design

Social media has gradually made its way past the realm of personal relationships and into the professional world. It has become a powerful tool for busineses to reach new clients while continuing to build their network with existing clientele. It also gives marketers an open space to showcase new products, display special promotions, and create […]

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How to Properly Save and Transfer Projects in iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro

There’s probably no worse feeling in the world than to work on a video project, or any project for that matter, for 4 hours and then in one technical glitch, lose all of your progress. Unfortunately, this has probably happened for many of you at least once. Luckily, if you take the right steps, you […]

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Flyer Templates for your next student organization event!

Have you ever come to the MPS lab, having been asked by your __(fill in student organization name)__ President to make a flyer, and have no idea where to start? Let me help you out! Whether you are using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Pixelmator, or any other design software, below are a few templates that […]

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Creating 3-D Text in Photoshop CS6 Extended

This is a tutorial that will get you started creating 3d text in Photoshop. You must have the extended version of the software, so make sure you have it before you get started. PS makes it super easy to create your own 3d text so don’t be daunted by the 3d perspective. It’s quick and […]

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Editing Multiple Camera Angles in Adobe Premiere

    In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the multi-camera editing function in Adobe Premier.  This function is helpful for editing together footage that you shot of one event from multiple camera angles.   1) SYNCING VIDEO BEFORE SHOOTING The number one most important thing to keep in mind when editing multiple […]

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Importing Film from The Link Cameras!

Ever get a camera from the OIT Link and after finishing your film…having no idea how to get your darn footage from the camera to the computer? Well…fear not! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get your film from the camera to the following video-editing software: Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere.  ________________________________________________________________________________________ […]

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From Static to Stunning: After Effects Tricks for Documentary Editing

 Adding Vignettes, Textures, and Dynamic movement to stills Film, whether it is as a fictional movie or a historical documentary, is an entertainment medium – it should entertain the audience to be effective. But how can you make black-and-white photos or static images entertaining? Well, outside of transforming into a demigod of film like Ken […]

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Editing Footage Shot with a Green Screen in Adobe Premiere

This post will provide you with the basics for editing footage shot with a green screen in Adobe Premiere. What is a green screen? – A green-screen is a special effects technique used for layering two images or videos together. When shooting film or photos, the subject stands in front of a green screen. During […]

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Generating Fractals in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to generate fractal recursions within Adobe Photoshop through the use of Free Transform.  But first, what exactly is a fractal? According to the Mariam-Webster online dictionary a fractal is “any of various extremely irregular curves or shapes for which any suitably chosen part is similar in shape to […]

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  • What is the MPS?

    The Multimedia Project Studios are a series of high-end computer labs located at Duke University. We feature cutting edge equipment and industry standard software and are staffed by a corps of student Multimedia Consultants who are available to help you out with your project on a one-on-one basis, but are not able to do production work on your behalf.
    MPS Lab Locations & Hours
    MPS East
    115 Lilly Library
    The MPS in Lilly is open whenever the library is open. Check their site for hours, which can change during holidays and academic breaks.

    MPS West
    006 Bostock
    The MPS in Bostock is open whenever the library is open. Check their site for hours, which can change during holidays and academic breaks.

    Staffed Hours for Both Locations

    Winter, summer, and other break hours will vary, according to student consultant availability. To check consultants' availability, view our Live Schedule.

    Sunday - Thursday: noon to midnight
    Friday: noon to six
    Be sure to check our Live Schedule to see who will be on staff and our staff page to meet our talented consultants.