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Digital Illustration Station

A computer screen with a abstract image

Digital Illustration Station

The Octavia Lab’s Digital Illustration Station can be used for graphic design, photo retouching, digital painting and illustration, 3D modeling, audio mixing, video editing and more. The Digital Illustration Station comes with the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, so lab members will have access to industry leading software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and more. The Octavia Lab also offers free and open source alternatives like GIMP, Inkscape, and Blender. Lab members may only use/reserve the illustration station for a single two-hour session each day.


How does it work?

The Digital Illustration Station has software for graphic design, photo editing, digital illustration, sound editing, video editing, motion graphics, and 3D modeling. If you are trying to learn a new software, the lab provides the following resources:

Interested lab members may request additional information prior to their visit by emailing us at octavialab@lapl.org.

How much does it cost?

Access to the Illustration station and its software is absolutely free. Access to the lab’s software/equipment/tools is limited to lab members only. Lab membership is free.

What do I need to bring?

It is recommended that lab members bring a storage device to save their projects. All lab computer hard drives are wiped between each session to ensure patron privacy. The size of the storage device you bring is up to you. Most lab projects will fit on a standard flash drive. Be advised that most video, and motion graphics projects may require a large capacity external hard drive. If you do bring your own storage device, please make sure that it is formatted properly. If you have any questions regarding which drive formatting will work best for your project, please contact the lab.

If you intend to work on an audio or video project, we ask that you bring your own headphones. There is a lot of ambient sound in the lab that may make it difficult to properly work on projects with audio components. The lab does not lend headphones.



Software

Adobe Creative Cloud:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere Pro
  • Audition
  • After Effects
  • And more…

Free Software:

  • Blender
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Premiere Pro
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape

Equipment Software:

  • Clip Studio Paint

Hardware

PC:

  • Lenovo Tower
  • GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics
  • USB: 4 ports

Peripherals:

  • Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Creative Pen & Touch Display

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