Rule of Thirds tutorial

By popular demand, I’m re-posting the Rule of Thirds tutorial. Rule of Thirds is quick and fun tutorial explaining the concept of the rule of thirds as used in visual design. I created this tutorial for a graduate-level Macromedia Director course at San Francisco State University in 2004.

Tip: Quick and efficient screenshots without special software

I’ve noticed many people use programs like TechSmith SnagIt to get screenshots. While SnagIt is a fine program, I think in many cases it’s overkill. Here’s a really simple way to get screenshots without needing any special software. Grab screenshot using Print Screen. Paste screenshot into Paint. Save in your preferred format (TIF, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, etc.). Note: Apple Macintoshes come with the utility “Grab”, which is pretty nice and easy to use. Print Screen In the old days, pressing the keyboard key “Print Screen” literally meant “make a printout of screen.” Nowadays, it means “take a snapshot of …

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