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New training section: 3D Geology diagram techniques

I’ve just added a new set of pages in the training section of this website. These tutorial pages cover 3D Geology diagram techniques. The first tutorials for 3D diagrams using a mixture of free and non-free software are live now. I will also make alternate versions of these tutorials that use only free software soon.

Working with Wikis (websites) on blackboard (v9.1)

This page explains the basics of working with wikis (websites) on blackboard Learning management system. Instructions apply to version 9.1. Have a look at the planning section below, then check out the video or text instructions.

[Instructions UPDATE (8/9/2015)]

Here are a couple of tips to make things a bit easier:

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Adding XY data to ArcGIS

This tutorial covers adding XY data to ArcGIS, so that you can view and work with the data in ArcGIS. By XY data I mean point data such as foliation that has a spatial (XY) component associated with it.

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Scientific illustration training + workshop (using adobe creative suite: paid software)

Details, times, places

Check out my Events Calendar to find out: time, location, content for all future training sessions. If you are interested in taking part in this training series please contact me. There will be limited spaces available.

I also run a free software training series (using Inkscape and the GIMP) with a similar format that I will start next semester.

Course content overview(may change)

  1. Adobe Illustrator: basics (CS5 paid)
    1. User interface
    2. Tools
    3. Artboards
  2. Adobe Illustrator: making illustrations  (CS5 paid)
    1. Bezier curves
    2. Plates, masking
    3. Tracing figures (drawing tablets)
    4. Cross sections
    5. Block diagrams
  3. Adobe photoshop basics (CS5 paid)
    1. User interface
    2. Tools
    3. Document types
  4. Adobe photoshop advanced (CS5 paid)
    1. Adjusting images using camera raw or photoshop
    2. Editing images
    3. Batch processing
    4. Photomerge
  5. Additional training + workshops


You can treat these training sessions as workshops and bring some of your own illustration work that you require assistance with.

Dedicated cathodoluminescence microscopy (incl. image capture) setup

A few people have been using the Cathodoluminescence microscopy (incl. image capture) equipment that Brent Pooley and I set up. We have, until now, been sharing the image capture part with the photomicrograph setup in the Graphics Lab. This was quite inconvenient and it meant that the Photomicrograph setup, which gets used a lot, was often unavailable.

We are pleased to announce that we now have a dedicated Cathodoluminescence microscopy (incl. image capture) setup. This also means that the Photomicrograph setup will now have uninterrupted availability. Instructions and training are available for both setups, contact me (photomicro, CL) or Brent (CL) for training.