5 Projects You Must Try at the Annenberg Digital Lounge

The Digital Lounge is nestled into the third floor of Wallis Annenberg Building (ANN). It’s a creative space where we can study with the best views of campus and participate in free Adobe Creative Cloud workshops to master programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. As a pioneer in the digital space, our school has a unique partnership with Adobe that grants all USC Annenberg majors and minors with access to the Creative Suite (It’s epic).


Here are five projects from the Lounge that you have to try (At least once!)


1) Create Your Own Blog and Personal Brand Using WordPress

Personal branding is a heavily discussed topic at Annenberg. What better way to enhance your personal profile than a customized blog (*cough cough, like the one you’re on right now*)? WordPress offers a free platform for its users to to create blog posts and pages. Here’s how to get started:

Introduction to WordPress.com

WordPress is a free, open source, content management/blogging platform. This tutorial will cover the basics including how to create an account and creating blog posts and pages.

2) Analyze Data Using Google Analytics

From my interview experiences, being able to think analytically is crucial for pretty much every job I’ve applied to. Here is a video of how you can interpret data that will optimize and increase traffic to your website:

#OnTheDL: Google Analytics

Learn to interpret data in Google Analytics to optimize and increase web traffic.

3) Using Your Phone for Adobe Illustrator!

Leave Emojis behind! Start making art with Adobe on your phone!

Creating a Project with Adobe Mobile Apps & Illustrator

Did you know that with your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription you get access to some cool Adobe Mobile Apps? Get an introduction to Adobe Shape, Adobe Brush, and Adobe Color in this tutorial.

4) Why Only Look at Gifs When You Can Make Your Own?

It’s easy and deals with small files. What more can I say?

Adobe Photoshop: Creating .GIFs From Video Files

Adobe Photoshop is known for creating awesome still photos, but it can also create stellar moving images too. Learn how to use Photoshop to create animated images like a .gif.

5) Incorporate YOUR Voice in an Animated Video!

Make a stunning animated video in minutes with Adobe Voice

Adobe Voice allows you to quickly take a story to the next level by combining local libraries of stock music and design templates with online libraries of stock vector graphics and images.


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