• COURIER RUNNING LATE

    All libraries may have delivery as much as two hours late.     Milltown, Luck, Frederic & Centuria may be 3 hours late.

    07/16/2019 - 7:23am
  • Update: Automated Telephone Notice and Renewal System Still Down

    MORE's automated telephone notice system (sometimes called TNS or Teleforms) and the telephone renewal service are not working as of sometime Thursday (7-4). Unfortunately, I don't know when it will be working again, but the problem (a failed harddrive) is actively being addressed. To avoid a delay in sending notices, please use the second option listed in my email to MORE-member library staff on Friday (7-5). Please submit a help desk ticket with questions or problems. -Lori

    07/09/2019 - 1:02pm
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Images

A good image will add a lot to your project. Your own images are best! If that's not an option, here's a (far from definitive) list of places to find images. Reb's favorites are on top. 

A note about image use: make sure you check if the image is actually in the public domain or listed for free commercial use. Sometimes an artist asks you to include attribution. Sometimes a low-definition image will be free and the higher definition image will request payment. Just read before you use.

Tools

Think about making a smoothie with a hammer. The right tool makes the job a lot easier. Here are some low cost or free ones.

General layout and design

  • canva Free version with option to upgrade. Really a lot of great templates.
  • affinity designer and affinity photo Very robust design and photo software with a lot of the functionality of high-priced software at a very reasonable price. Free trial.
  • lucidpress Design web service with print and digital templates. Free version with upgrades.
  • picmonkey Useful design tool, especially for photo collages.

Create infographics, great for board reports!

Things that move: make a video!

For print (business cards, books, other stuff on paper)

  • jukebox Letterpress. Embossing. I could have some fun here.
  • zazzle Also promotional stuff like mugs and tote bags
  • vistaprint The go-to for straight-ahead printing like business cards.
  • student treasures On-demand book publisher that Pepin PL used for their history book project.

Tutorials

When you want to up your game, learn from experts. Make sure to check out Kathy O'Leary's arhived videos on this website.

  • canva A big selection of short tutorials.
  • Format This magazine site has a big, friendly list of more learning sites.