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Kettering University Library - Information: Production Studio

Introduction to the Library

The New Mac


Mac One: 27" 2013 iMac with OSX El Capitan, 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB storage

Mac Two: 27" 2015 iMac Retina 5K with OSX El Capitan, 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5, 1TB storage

The Library's Production Studio was generously funded by FOLA, the Friends of the Library and Archives.



Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, Camtasia Studio, iMovie & GarageBand

Example Flash Project

Example AfterEffects Project

What can you do in the production studio?

  • Adobe Illustrator: the industry-standard vector graphics software used worldwide by designers of all types who want to create digital graphics, illustrations, and typography for all kinds of media: print, web, interactive, video, and mobile. Vector graphics can be resized infinitely with no loss of quality.


  • Adobe Encoreenables users to create high quality Blu-rays, DVDs, and web DVDs from a single interface. Encore speeds up the authoring workflow with native 64-bit performance, and uses flow charts to define and view navigation.


  • Adobe Auditiona cross-platform audio editor that speeds up production for video, radio, music, games, and more, thanks to uncompromising sound quality and intuitive workflows. Edit efficiently, mix using control surfaces, fine-tune with powerful audio restoration tools, and quickly deliver projects that comply with the latest loudness standards.


  • Adobe Flash: the industry-leading authoring environment for creating and delivering immersive experiences, games, and interactive content. With the ability to target screens of virtually any size and output to HTML, it's ideal for interactive designers, graphic designers, and web designers and developers who want to be at the forefront of gaming, design, and technology. Here are some great student-recommended free Flash tutorials.

  • Adobe Premierea powerful, customizable, nonlinear video editor that lets you edit your way. Import and freely combine virtually any type of media, from video shot on a phone to raw 5K and higher resolution footage, and then edit in its native format without wasting time transcoding.


  • Adobe Photoshopthe world's most advanced digital imaging software. It's used by photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals.


  • Camtasia StudioRecord your screen to capture PowerPoint slides, software demos, webpages, and more. You can also import camera video, music, photos, and more to truly customize your screen recordings.


  • iMovie: an Apple proprietary video edition software application. With iMovie, users can edit photos and video clips and add titles, music and effects, including basic color correction and video enhancements like fades, slides, and themed trailer creation.

  • GarageBand: enables users to create music or podcasts through its audio editing software. GargeBand is  a digital recording application for the purpose of recording music or other audio, MIDI sequencing, looping, podcasting, downloading interactive video music lessions, and scoring your digital movies.

Example photoshop projects

Here's a great Photoshop tutorial.