Resources for Creating a Case Study Course on Udemy
This is a list of resources that I used to create my logo design course on Udemy that I talk about in the video. It also includes some alternatives that you can try out.
Mind Mapping Software
Mindmeister (Online and Mobile Devices): Mindmeister is the software I use to do my mindmapping. It is a paid service, but if you look at the pricing page at the bottom there is a “Basic” option which is free and lets you make three mindmaps – www.mindmeister.com
Alternative Free Mindmapping Software
- Mind42 – www.mind42.com
- Wisemapping – www.wisemapping.com
- Freemind – www.freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Skype Recording Software
Skype itself is available free for both Mac and PC – www.skype.com
Ecamm Call Recorder (Mac only): This is the software I use – www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder
Pamela for Skype – (PC only): www.pamela.biz/en
Evaer Audio and Video Recorder (PC only): www.evaer.com
These Skype call recorders all have demo/trial versions so that you can try before you buy.
Screen Recording Software
Screenflow (Mac Only): This is the software I used for recording the screen and webcam, plus for editing the video –www.telestream.net/screen-flow
Camtasia (Mac and PC): www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html
Alternative Free Screen Recording Software
Creating PDF Downloads
You can create a pdf using most word processing software such as Microsoft Word. Create your document as usual then save or export as a PDF.
Free Alternative to Microsoft Word
- Open Office (Mac and PC). As well as a word processor, Open Office also includes presentation software similar to Powerpoint – www.openoffice.org
- Neo Office (Mac only) – www.neooffice.org
Royalty Free Images
There are loads of websites that offer royalty free images cheaply or free
Completely Free Images
- MorgueFile – www.morguefile.com
- Stock.XCHNG – www.sxc.hu
- Free Pic – www.freepik.com a search engine to find free images
Make sure you double check the license before using the images – some may require a photographer credit.
Low Cost Images
- 123rf – this is one of my preferred royalty free image sites www.123rf.com
- Istockphoto – www.istockphoto.com
- Fotolia – www.fotolia.com
- Dreamstime – www.dreamstime.com
Photo Editor: If you need a photo editor Gimp (Mac and PC) is available for free at – www.gimp.org
If there is any other software you need, you can find opensource/free alternatives to most
commercial software using the search at – www.alternativeto.net
Tara Roskell has been working as a Graphic Designer in the UK for twenty years and in that time has designed hundreds of logos. She has worked in design agencies, been a Director of a small design company and now works as a freelance graphic designer.