866-266-7496 mediacommons@psu.edu

macOS Tutorials

Starting a New InDesign Poster Project

This tutorial shows how to set your document settings for your poster and set up your Workspace in InDesign when starting a new project.  InDesign is similar to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. It has similar tools, some of which work differently in...

Adding Color Shapes and Background InDesign

This tutorial walksthrough how to add color backgrounds and shapes to an InDesign poster.   Adding a Color Background Once your poster is created, you may want to start by creating a colored shape for your background. Select the Rectangle tool from the tool...

Adding and Formatting Text InDesign

This tutorial shows how to add and format text for your InDesign poster.   Creating a Text Box When adding text to your project, you will want to use the guides to center and align your text boxes. Select the text tool from the tool panel. The text tool icon is...

Adding Images and Graphics to an InDesign Project

This tutorial shows how to add images and graphics to an InDesign poster.   Creating Frames for Your Graphics To place an Image in your poster, you will first want to create an approximate layout of what you want your poster to look like by making a frame for...

Making Adjustments to Images in InDesign

This tutorial walks though how to make different adjustments to images in your InDesign poster. .   Moving an Image After placing your images in their frames, you may want to reposition it within the frame, such as the image in the lower right corner of our...

Backing Up Your InDesign Project

When working on a Media Commons iMac, you will have to backup your project when you are not actively working on it. This is because all of Penn State’s iMacs get refreshed every day so everything gets deleted. Additionally, you will not be able to...

Exporting An InDesign Poster

This tutorial walks though how to export your finished poster as a PDF file.   Exporting an InDesign Project as a PDF To be able to share or print the poster you created in InDesign, you will next to export it as a PDF.   You may want to run...

Starting a New Project in Premiere Rush

This tutorial will show you how to create your first Premiere Rush project, import and organize media, and use the interface controls. Starting a New Project To start a new project, first, open Adobe Premiere Rush. The first time you open Premiere Rush, you will be...

Basic Editing in Adobe Premiere Rush

This tutorial will introduce some of the basic editing skills in Premiere Rush. Splitting Clips If you want to edit out part of a clip in your project, you will have to put splits on either side of the section you want to remove. Start by positioning your cursor at...

Recording Voiceovers in Adobe Premiere Rush

This tutorial will show you how to record and edit voiceovers in Premiere Rush. Recording a VoiceoverTo record a voiceover, click the Add Media button. The Add Media button is the white "+" in a blue circle, located at the top of the screen, on the left.When you click...

Adding Titles and Cutaways in Adobe Premiere Rush

This tutorial demonstrates how to add and customize titles, add and edit cutaways, and transform titles, images, and video in Premiere Rush.   Adding Cutaways Access your image and video files by clicking on the blue Add Media button. Select Media from the pop-up...

Using the Transform Tools in Premiere Rush

This tutorial demonstrates how to transform titles, images, and video in Premiere Rush.   Scaling Video and Images Click on the Video or Image you want to scale. Access the Transform menu by clicking the Transform button, located at the bottom of the set buttons...

Color Adjustments in Premiere Rush

This tutorial shows how you can adjust the color of video and images in your Premiere Rush project. Color Adjustments If you don't like the appearance of a video clip or image in your video, you are able to make adjustments to it. Click the Color button, located in...

Adding Transitions and Fades in Premiere Rush

This tutorial shows how to add transitions to audio, video, and still images in your Premiere Rush project. Adding Transitions to Video and Still Images Transitions provide a smooth and easy change between clips. They generally are used to show a...

Exporting A Video Out of Premiere Rush

This tutorial demonstrates how to export your finished video so that it can be shared and played outside of Premiere Rush.   Exporting a Finished Video To be able to view your video outside of Premiere Rush or upload it to Box or Canvas, yoru finished video needs...

Introduction to Basic Editing in iMovie

This tutorial will introduce some of the basic editing skills in iMovie. Starting a New Project To start a new project, first open iMovie. You should be presented with a screen that looks like this: This is the Project List, and it will show you all of the projects...

Adding Sound Effects, Music and Recording Voiceovers in iMovie

This tutorial will explain how to add sound effects, music and how to record voiceovers in iMovie. Sound Effects and Music iMovie has a built-in Library of sound effects and royalty free music that you are able to use and access easily from within the program. Click...

Adding and Customizing Titles in iMovie

This tutorial assumes you are already familiar with the concepts discussed in the Basic Editing in iMovie tutorial. Start with video already on your Timeline. Click “Titles” listed at the top left half of the screen. This will open up the Titles Browser where you can...

Using Transitions in iMovie

Transitions provide a smooth and easy change between clips. They generally are used to show a passage of time or change of location. First, make sure that you have some footage in the Timeline. Now click on the Transition tab at the top of the screen. This will open...

How to Use Green Screen in iMovie

To use your green screen footage in a bigger project, first edit it the following way, export it, and then import the new file. Not doing so will cause you to be unable to use cutaways, text, or transitions with your green screen footage. To use green screen in...

Changing the Speed of a Clip in iMovie

iMovie allows you to change the speed at which – and direction in which – a clip plays. The following tutorial will help you find and change the speed and direction of a particular clip. Once you have added some footage to your Timeline you are ready to change the...