Reset my Penn O365 Password (email, Outlook)
Gary Gehman, Uncategorized

You can reset your Penn O365 password (for Outlook email) by going to:
and logging in with your Pennkey and Pennkey password.

Zachary Reese, Design

Free and open-source storyboarding tool. Sketch directly in the program, scan in drawings and automatically generate a sequence, or generate a 3D wireframe using keywords. Integrates with Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere.

Autosaviour Free
Zachary Reese, Design

Autosaviour is a free plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that automatically saves your work at regular intervals, giving you a highly desired safety net.

How to open another mailbox in Outlook
Alex White, Uncategorized
  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your and use the password you set for your email.
  3. Click on your name in the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Click “Open another mailbox” in the menu that opens up.
  5. Type in the desired mailbox address in the window that opens.
  6. Click “Open”.

How to change your PennKey password
Alex White, Uncategorized
  1. Go to
  2. Click “Log in” on the top right-hand side of the page.
  3. Click “Change My Password” on the login screen.
  4. Follow the instructions listed on the password change screen and click “Save new password”.
  5. Your PennKey password should be changed. You can click on “Test my PennKey” to verify that it works.

How to send email as your address from Gmail
Timothy Duff, Uncategorized

In Gmail:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Got to Accounts and Import.
  3. On the Send mail as: row, click Add another email address you own
  4. In the pop-up window, add your email address, and click Next Step
  5. Change SMTP Server to
  6. For Username, enter your entire email address
  7. Enter your email password used to access email
  8. Click Add Account
  9. Google will send a verification code to your email address. Type that code to finish.

How to find UPenn vendor information
Zachary Reese, Uncategorized
  1. Visit
  2. Click on “Purchasing Services” in the right hand “Business Services” menu in the “Penn Resources” column.
  3. Click on the big “Supplier Search” button on left hand side

From there you can search by keyword, vendor name, etc.

One terminology note: “approved” just means they’re in the system. “Contract” is better and means Penn has some kind of special deal with them, and therefore we aren’t required get other bids for purchases over $5K.

How To Remove Moire Patterns from Video or Images
Zachary Reese, Uncategorized

In Adobe After Effects, add an adjustment layer above your asset. Change the blending mode to Color. Add a Median effect to the adjustment layer and adjust the radius to your tastes.

The same technique can be replicated in Adobe Premiere by duplicating the footage layer and substituting it for the adjustment layer in the preceeding instructions.

How To Connect to Wifi on Campus
APPC Support, Uncategorized

Your Penn Key gives you access to UPenn wifi all over campus.

Start by selecting the AirPennNet_Help network. It will connect without authentication, but only allow you to visit one web page.

Load a browser and that one page will load. It will offer you to download to your device (laptop, phone, etc.) a secure wifi app. Download and install the app.

Once this is installed (and, if on a computer, you tell your browser to stop blocking it), you will get a UPenn Penn Key login screen. You can enter your penn key and password there. Once done, it will automatically switch you to the AirPennNet network and your device will be permanently registered.

How To prepare featured images for the APPC website
Zachary Reese, Uncategorized
  1. Find an environmental photograph. Start with public domain, use stock sites as a last resort. Environmental is important for the tone we’re trying to communicate on the APPC site. No illustrations, studio shots, white backgrounds, etc. 
  2. Pop it into the PSD. 1440×548 @ RGB 8bpc.
  3. Match the black point output to ~25 and the white point output to ~235.
  4. Lower the midtones to ~1.20. I like to use a levels adjustment layer because it’s non-destructive.
  5. Make a two-color gradient overlay to direct the eye on the page. I normally do cold-to-warm at 36 degrees for sliders, 105 degrees for smaller images. Set it to lighten at 31%.
  6. Save for web to JPG at 70%.
  7. Upload to the WordPress media library and send to Michael.

From there there’s alt tags and stuff to be added but Michael probably knows more about those procedures than I do at this point.  In the future we’re going to be adding the source files for website images to a Git repo for archiving purposes, but in the meantime just keep the PSDs on a networked drive we can all access alongside the JPGs. 

Above all, use your eye. If something doesn’t look right with the normal histogram settings don’t be afraid to adjust the contrast or saturation to make it feel more in line with the other website images.