Syllabus, Lesson Plans & Requirements

Resources (Copyright-Free Photos)

Software Hints & Tutorials

You MUST bring

a USB Drive and

Headphones to

EVERY Computer


Computer Lab Rules

The lab is for school work ONLY. The equipment is expensive and there is NO budget for replacement or repairs. Leave the hardware and software alone.

  • Do not watch video, play music, or games on the lab computers
  • No instant messaging, emailing
  • No Facebook or other social media sites
  • Do not download or attempt to install any software or games.
  • Do NOT disconnect equipment for ANY reason
  • Report missing or malfunctioning equipment immediately

Do NOT download and use images from a Google Search without knowing if it is a copyrighted image!

Being a student in Taiwan does not excuse you from respecting Copyright Laws.


Know about copyright law!

Copyright song:

Copyright video: 11:00

Copyright video:

Library of Congress interactive infographic:


Legal Photos (photos that you can use without paying a fee)


The best place to start is Wikipedia: Public domain image resources.
All of the information you need with links to hundreds of images and sites.


Pond 5 Public Domain


Death to Stock


Rare Historical Photos - really cool -


Lost and Taken: Free High Rez Textures

Stock Vault:

Stock Xchange:


The British Library has over a million images for free on flickr:

An resource of free historical videos, audio clips, images and 3D models:


Judy's favorite:


FREE Art Images from the National Gallery of Art:


Design Resources







From one of my favorites: Spoon Graphics
25 Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts You Probably Didn't Know or watch below

Adobe Make a Masterpiece

Check it out - amazing stuff. Wait for it to load, and then you can drag the layers around and see how it was created.

Do you want to make something new? Scroll down the webpage for some terrific step-by-step tutorials.

Adobe is one of the oldest and biggest names in computer software. You usually have to pay a pretty penny for them, but Adobe has been feeling pretty generous lately.


The company has recently been releasing several apps and programs for free. And it has also turned some paid apps into free downloads, including the entire Creative Suite 2 (CS2).


Adobe has phased out the Creative Suite and turned it into the subscription-based Creative Cloud suite. You do need to sign up for a free Adobe account, though.


In a nutshell, Adobe no longer maintains servers to authenticate CS2, but you can download and use it if you want. Adobe also provides an activation key so that you aren’t locked to the trial version. The full Creative Suite includes Photoshop CS2, InDesign CS2, Illustrator CS2, Premier Pro 2, InCopy CS2, After Effects, GoLive, Audition 3, Acrobat 3D 1.0, and Acrobat Pro 7.


Even though this version is seven years old, Photoshop CS2 is still a fantastic program. In fact, in the Photoshop vs. GIMP debate, it might just be right for you. Remember, there are lots of things Photoshop can do but GIMP can’t.


READ the disclaimer on the website. Do not blame me if you have any difficulties with the software running on Windows 10. I am told that there should not be any problems, but you never know!