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Visual Communication: Home

A guide to library resources and Web Sites for ACC Visual Communications Design students and faculty.


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Elements of Design

Visual Communication Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Canva App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Canva-Choose from more than one million layouts, stock photographs and illustrations. Search for graphics, photos, and fonts. Then use Canva’s simple drag and drop tool to create a design. (iOS

Infinite Design App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Infinite Design-A drawing app with many tools to enhance your designs. (Android)

Animation Creator HD App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Animation Creator HD-Includes drawing tools, color options, and easy frame management to create life-like animations. (iOS)

Animation Desk Premium App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Animation Desk Premium-Allows users to create hand-drawn animations on iPad. The drawing interface provided by the app resembles the real working environment of a professional animator who completes each frame of an animation on a specially-designed desk, the animation desk. (iOS)

Frameographer App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Frameographer-An app for making time-lapse and stop motion movies in HD. (iOS)

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Adrian Graham
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Austin, TX 78745

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