Virtual Resources

Watch & Learn

Bob Ross – The Joy of Painting

Grab your painting supplies and follow along as Bob Ross shows you how to turn every mistake into a happy little tree.

Platforms: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube

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LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com

Students, staff, faculty, and recent grads of FSU have FREE access to over 13,000 videos and courses through LinkedIn Learning with Lynda. Courses and tutorials cover areas from technology to business to creativity. Features like a Q&A, virtual notebook, and lesson transcripts ensure you have the most well-rounded delivery possible.

Platform: web-based
Formats: Videos with transcripts available

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Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials

Adobe is offering FREE access to Creative Cloud through July 6th for students. Log-in or sign up with your student email to get started and take advantage of the wealth of tutorials Adobe has provided.

Cost: Free

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Fun & Games

Skribbl.io

Scribbl.io is the virtual version of Pictionary. Play with random people or start a private room with friends from anywhere. Each player takes turns choosing a prompt and drawing it out while everyone else races to guess what the picture is.

Platform: web-based
Format: multi-player
Cost: FREE

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Drawful 2

Drawful 2 is an awesome game from Jackbox games (which has a LOT of fun offerings that are great, virtual party games to play with people near or far). These games are available on an insanely large list of platforms from Amazon Fire TVs, to iPads, to PCs and much, much more. Players are challenged to draw prompts then guess what each other created.

Platform: pretty much anything you can think of (see link for full listing)
Format: multi-player (3-8)
Cost: $5-$10 depending on the platform

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Color & Create

Adobe Coloring Book

You don't need access to the Adobe suite to take advantage of this offering from Adobe. Print them out or color them on your iPad or computer, it’s up to you. The best part is these coloring pages designed by various artists are 100% FREE.

Web download
Available formats: PDF, JPG, PSD
Cost: FREE

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Blender

Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing, and 2D animation pipeline.

Web download
Available for: Steam, Linux, PC, Mac
Cost: FREE

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Coloring Game 3

Relax with this paint-by-number style game available for free through Steam. Enjoy 30, pixelated images to paint with 2 difficulty modes.

Steam download for PC only
Cost: FREE

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Gimp

GIMP is a cross-platform photo editor that’s similar to Photoshop. GIMP utilizes raster images. This program utilizes raster images and can be used to edit photos or to digitally paint. According to their website, "whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins." GIMP has a number of tutorials and resources on their site here.

Software download from the website
Available for: GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows, and more
Cost: FREE

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Gravit Designer

Gravit Designer is a free vector design software that’s comparable to Illustrator. It works great for illustration and graphic design and is available on a variety of platforms. You can also utilize this software for web and app UI and editing photos. Click here for a look at Gravit Designer in action.

Software download from website
Available for: Mac, PC, Linux, Chrome OS
Cost: FREE (also has a paid PRO option with offline capability)

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Pixel Studio

"Pixel Studio is a new pixel art editor for artists and game developers. Simple, fast and portable. No matter whether you are a beginner or a professional. Create amazing pixel art anywhere and anytime! We support layers and animations and have a ton of useful tools - all you need to create cool projects. Use Google Drive to sync your work between different devices and even platforms."

Available for download via the App Store, Google Play, Steam, Amazon, and more
Cost: FREE

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