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iDesign Lab

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

External Resources is a great place to view video and text-based tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and jQuery.

This website is run by Nathaniel Dodson who is a young web designer and music, fashion, and portrait photographer. His tutorials are easy to follow and understand. There are also articles on design inspiration and more.

click here to launch the website.

(example of a tutorial)


Dreamspark is microsoft software for learning, teaching and research. It is all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost so that students can chase their dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get a head start on their career.

*Your username is your columbia e-mail address (

click here for more information. is an online training library that offers the latest tools and techniques with access to 974 online courses. On, people can get unbiased, clear, and comprehensive training in 3D, audio, video, photography, graphic design, web and interactive design, business, and development from expert instructors. Through the account of Columbia University, students have competely FREE access to all the courses they have. Click the following links to get started on the latest techniques!

If you are on-campus, click here to directly log into the account.

If you are off-campus, click here to log in by using your own UNI and personal password.

Need to place a Youtube clip into your iMovie project?

Simply place the URL of a video into the text box and click Nab! It's that easy. Use the classic version as that one is free and no downloading of the software is necessary.

You can also convert Vimeo, dailymotion, megavideo, break, facebook and more.

To start nabbing click here.