College of Design

Software Tutorials and Links

This compilation of tutorials and links is an ongoing project of the CDes Labs. If you have a question, comment, or think we may have forgotten something email the lab manager Greg Lockhart at


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Contact Sheet Creation

Common Drawing Scales





PSDTUTS   A blog that highlights the best Photoshop tutorials around.

Planet Photoshop

Computer Arts

Smashing Magazine   A great place for design inspiration.

Photoshop Tutorials Blog



Adobe Photoshop Support Center

Photoshop & Acrobat Printing

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VECTORTUTS    Another great site from the creators of PSDTUTS.

n.DESIGN Studio

Designer Today   This site has tutorials for many other programs as well.

Veerle's Blog

Adobe Illustrator Home

Illustrator: Scaling an AutoCad Image to Bring Into Illustrator

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Layers Magazine   The how-to magazine for everything Adobe.

Adobe Design Center

Tek-Tips   An Adobe InDesign forum.

InDesign Secrets

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AutoCAD Commands   A complete list of AutoCAD commands.


Autodesk AutoCAD Services & Support

How to Scale an Image in AutoCAD

Saving AutoCAD Files to an Earlier Version

AutoCAD Basics

Importing Custom Pen Styles in AutoCAD

AutoCAD Scaling & Illustrator

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Google SketchUp Home   A home page with videos, materials, & object libraries.

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Kerkythea Home

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CAD Digest Revit Reading Room

Autodesk Revit Architecture Services & Support

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Autodesk 3ds Max Services & Support

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Rhino Wiki   Everything you need to know about Rhino.

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Adobe Dreamweaver Support Center

Tutorialized   Several tutorials including css & rollover navigation.


Dreamweaver FAQ

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Type & Stock Photography

Getty Images 


Material Libraries

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