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How to make custom fonts with Photoshop and Illustrator

Posted on Wed, Mar 11, 2015


We’ve had some good times with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials for the holidays. You can check them out here and here. Now, we've found some font tutorials that you can use all year long. Let us know which ones you’ve tried. Share, post, or tweet images using #SpecsHoward 


      image via adobe.com 


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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Illustrator, Photoshop, typography, Graphic Arts

Specs Howard's Top 15 Media Memes

Posted on Fri, Feb 20, 2015

We know you all loved our last blog with humorous graphic design memes, we had to do another one! This time we have gathered some that our Digital Media Arts and Broadcast Media Arts students and grads will relate to. 



Photo via: Pinterest.com

Sounds about right to us. 


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Topics: BMA, Digital Media Arts, Broadcast Media Arts, Memes, Humor

Animated & Live Action Shorts Playing at the DIA

Posted on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

The Academy Awards will be held on February 22nd, and if you're like most of us, you haven't had the opportunity to see the more obscure nominees in action before the ceremony. The DIA is ready to make sure that doesn't happen to you this year! They will be showing animated and live action shorts almost daily up until the Academy Awards. Check out the schedule here to find an evening to catch all of these amazing shorts, and be in the loop when the Oscars are awarded to the winners.
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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Film, Shorts, Academy Award, Live Action, Animation

Join Specs Howard at the Great Lakes Comic Con

Posted on Tue, Feb 3, 2015




 Join Specs Howard School of Media Arts at the Great Lakes Comic-Con February 27th-28th in Warren, MI. We will be there taking lots of photos and filming all of the excitement!  Come and meet with us to learn all about Specs Howard School and our Graphic Design, Digital Media Arts and Broadcast Media Arts programs.

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Graphic Design, Comic Con

Freestyle Friday: Adobe Story

Posted on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Join us at our next Freestyle Friday for current Digital Media Arts students at the Farmington Hills Satellite Location!

Jan 30  |  Noon - 2pm  |  Farmington Hills Satellite Location 

Host: Adam Nelson 


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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Freestyle Friday

The 36th Annual Telly Awards

Posted on Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Are you looking for a way to not only brand yourself and have your work seen by people from all over the world, but to compete with some of the biggest names in the film and video industry? The 36th Annual Telly Awards is the perfect place for you. The best part about it? Anyone can enter! The early entry deadline is December 12th, which will be here before you know it. Boy, that deadline definitely did show up quick. If you missed it, no need to worry! The final deadline to submit your entries for The Telly Awards is March 6th, 2015. 


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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Telly Awards

What is Digital Media?

Posted on Sun, Nov 23, 2014


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Topics: Video, Media, Digital Media Arts, Digital Media

Newly purchased Studio Center preps to reopen in 2015

Posted on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

reopening studio center

The soundstage located in Farmington Hills is planning to reopen in 2015 after a 4 year hiatus. Studio Center was recently purchased by Sterling Group, a Michigan-based real estate company after being previously owned by post-production company, Grace & Wild. The building holds three sound stages which have been used to create television ads and films such as a few scenes from George Clooney’s The Ides of March.

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Studio Center

Behind the scenes of the Emmy award winning PBS show: Great Lakes~Great Tastes

Posted on Thu, Aug 7, 2014

Specs Howard School Freestyle Friday

Behind the scenes of the Emmy award winning PBS show: Great Lakes~Great Tastes

Friday, August 15th | 11am – 1pm | Farmington Hills Satellite Location

This is a FREE event! | Open to all current studentsRegister on Sakai
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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Freestyle Friday, Behind the Scenes, Film

Life Lessons From The Field: Justin Baker

Posted on Mon, May 5, 2014


"Don’t be discouraged by the challenges.  After school it may take some time to find the job you want, or you may have to settle for something that will lead to the job you want, just make sure to stay positive and keep at it! " -Justin Baker


We caught up with Specs Grad Justin Baker, Senior Editor and Videographer at Wedit, and he gave some great advice for working in the media industry.

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Specs Grads

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