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|5-Day Mograph Challenge: Animated GIFs Training Lynda.com|
Improve your mograph skills one day at a time with this 5-day motion graphics challenge. Author EJ Hassenfratz asks artists to create a different animated GIF each day for 5 days in a row. These challenges are designed to get your creative juices flowing and help you work out of any creative rut. Turn creating into a daily habit—for at least 5 days—and then post your work to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #5dayMograph. You can also submit your work to our Tumblr page at 5daymograph.tumblr.com.
|5-Day Mograph Challenge: Animated Icons Training Lynda.com|
Want to learn how to put client's branding in motion? Practice it one day at a time with this 5-day mograph challenge. Author EJ Hassenfratz asks artists to create a different animated icon each day, taking existing logos and putting them into motion. These challenges help you solve creative problems and round out your portfolio, while building on skills you've learned in previous 5-day mograph challenges.
Get feedback by sharing your work on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #5dayMograph, and by posting it to our Tumblr page at 5daymograph.tumblr.com.
|5-Day Photo Challenge: Landscapes Training Lynda.com|
How do you get better at photography? By challenging yourself every day. Justin Reznick offers a variety of creative and technical challenges that encourage you to get out of your chair—and your comfort zone—and start taking better landscape photos. Learn to work the "golden hour," incorporate tools such as filters and medium-length lenses, shoot iconic landscapes in new, intimate ways, and find a different perspective by moving your feet. Justin offers his own solution for each challenge, so you can see how a master photographer tackles the same subject.
Make sure to share your results with Justin and other fellow photographers on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the hashtag #5DayPhoto.
|Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge Training Lynda.com|
Most logos aren't designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren't Aaron Draplin. Aaron's a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of "blue collar" design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company. Not inspired? Just wait. Watch as he sketches, brings his ideas into Illustrator, and tests and tunes the different iterations. The logos Aaron creates prove design can elevate any company or brand. Along the way, he provides tips for freelancing, finding inspiration, and providing clients context for logos that won't just live in PDFs.
|Ableton Live: DJing Training Lynda.com|
DJing is a growing profession. Ableton Live takes your live performances beyond anything achievable with turntables or CD players, making your sets powerful and unique. In this course, author J. Scott Giaquinta demonstrates the techniques DJs around the world use with Ableton Live. He starts with setting up your software and hardware controllers, and importing, warping, and keying tracks in Ableton. Next he discusses cueing and playing tracks, and using fades and the crossfader to mix tracks. Then learn when you should use a DJ mixer as opposed to Ableton's internal mixer, and how to incorporate a microphone into the setup.
Scott next introduces some performance tricks to wow your audience, by integrating loops, samples, and FX. He also provides a demo of alternative controllers that can make your performances more dynamic, including a Wiimote, joystick, MIDI keyboard, and live vocoder. Finally, he discusses methods to record your live DJ set and fine-tune it after the fact.
|Access 2007: Shortcuts Training Lynda.com|
In Access 2007 Power Shortcuts, Access expert Alicia Katz Pollock shares hundreds of tips and shortcuts to vastly increase efficiency and get the full power out of Access 2007. The course includes tips for working with the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar, managing files, customizing and automating Access, rapid data entry and editing, working with tables, queries, forms, and reports, managing your database, and much more. Exercise files accompany the course.
|Access 2010: Real-World Projects Training Lynda.com|
In Access 2010: Real-World Projects, author Gini Courter uses real-world examples to explore Access's database creation and management features. Gini shows how to create professionally formatted forms and reports and make ugly databases a thing of the past using Office themes. Creating a database in Access is even easier with built-in navigation templates and reusable Application Parts. Gini also reviews how to save reports as PDFs for easy distribution and how to highlight important data. Exercise files accompany the course.
|Access 2013: Tips & Tricks Training Lynda.com|
Your tables are built, your relationships are defined, your queries and reports are ready to run. But is your Access database really ready for users? With these power tips, you can create a better user experience for your database and transform it into a fast, efficient, and even fun place to work. Adam Wilbert will show you how to remove typical Access interface elements (like the Welcome screen) for a better start-up experience, and borrow some tricks from web design to make your database more attractive and interactive. Plus, learn how to clean up a cluttered navigation pane, filter long lists with cascading combo boxes, and build in contextual help and keyboard shortcuts that your power users will thank you for. Adam also shows how to package the database for users who don't have Microsoft Access installed.
|Access 2016 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to build databases to store and retrieve your data more efficiently with Access 2016. Adam Wilbert shows how to use the powerful program to wrangle your data and create your first table, and highlights smart strategies to edit and modify fields and records.
The course also shows you how to build queries and action queries, create and design forms, use macros, integrate Access with the rest of the Office 2016 suite, and maintain your databases over time.
|Access 2016: Queries Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to find and translate complex raw data into information you can use to make better decisions, with Access queries. Access expert Adam Wilbert explains how to create real-world queries to filter and sort data and perform calculations, as well as refine query results with built-in functions, all while offering challenges that help you master the material. Find out how to identify top performers, automate repetitive analysis tasks, make queries more flexible with parameter requests, and increase accuracy and consistency in your database using program flow functions. Adam closes with an assortment of useful query tricks. Take the challenges posed along the way to test and practice your new Access skills.
|Access 2016: Reporting to Web Systems Training Lynda.com|
Access databases typically live on your desktop and are shared with a limited number of users over a local network. Microsoft SharePoint integration allows you to share data on the web, but this solution can be complicated for many users. There are several alternatives that you can consider. By leveraging web-friendly data formats—such as a basic HTML table or machine-readable XML, CSV, and JSON data files—or connecting to a hosted Microsoft Azure database, Access users can expand the reach of their data and reports.
In this course, Adam Wilbert shows you how, by exploring options for getting your data out of Microsoft Access, making it easier to share with others. He covers Access data export options, and demonstrates how to modify exported files with a text editor. He also explains how to link Access to an Azure SQL database to provide a cloud storage solution for your Access tables.
|Accessibility for Web Design Training Lynda.com|
Are you doing everything you can to make sure your sites are accessible and easy to use? Learn practical accessibility techniques to ensure your web designs can be viewed and used by everyone. Internationally recognized accessibility expert Derek Featherstone walks through examples of common web interaction flows, and then steps through considerations and tactical strategies for each component, to assure that people with disabilities can easily complete those tasks. Learn the proper use of color, contrast, and motion, and find out how to design keyboard interactions and touch interfaces; incorporate images, sound, and video; design accessible forms; structure content at the tag level; and balance responsive design with accessibility.
|Accounting Foundations: Budgeting Training Lynda.com|
Growing companies don't have a long history to guide management decisions. But they can't go on reacting to one crisis after another without a plan. Such companies need to harness the power of budgeting to identify and solve problems on paper before they arise in the real world.
This course covers purchase budgets, production budgets, hiring budgets, overhead budgets, and cash budgets. Professors Jim and Kay Stice help you weigh the impact of strict versus more moderate budgeting on employee morale, and show how budgets pay off in the future, when you can use them to evaluate your business performance.
|Accounting Foundations: Managerial Accounting Training Lynda.com|
Managerial accounting helps managers make decisions using an organization's financial data. An understanding of managerial accounting helps you figure out how much a product costs, analyze when your company breaks even, and budget for expenses and future growth. In this course, accounting professors Jim and Kay Stice cover all the fundamentals, including costs and cost behaviors, cost-volume-profit (CVP) relationships, cost flows, standard costing and activity-based costing, and budgeting.
Want to hear more from Jim and Kay? Learn about all three types of accounting—financial, managerial, and income tax—in their Accounting Fundamentals course.
|Acrobat X: Creating Forms Training Lynda.com|
|Acrobat XI: Creating Forms Training Lynda.com|
|Administrative Human Resources Training Lynda.com|
HR administration is vital to the success of every business and every employee. Effective HR administrators make sure companies stay compliant with regulations, and keep their employees motivated and engaged. If you are a small business owner who wants a deeper understanding of HR, someone looking for a job in HR, or an administrative professional whose duties include HR, this training course is for you. It provides a general introduction to the role and duties of an HR administrative professional.
HR consultant Catherine Mattice outlines some of the considerations of the human resources professional, such as balancing the needs of employees with the interests of the organization. She reveals how to conduct an HR audit to identify HR practices that need improvement. She then outlines core HR responsibilities: staffing, training, documentation, compensation and benefits, performance reviews, job descriptions, compliance with state and federal regulations, and more.
|Adobe Bridge CC: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques Training Lynda.com|
Adobe Bridge CC is a hard-working component of Creative Cloud that can help you manage photos, preview video and audio files, automate repetitive tasks, and—true to its name—serve as a bridge between your Creative Cloud apps.
In this course, Rich Harrington shares a cookbook of Bridge CC tips and techniques, from culling photos to developing raw files to previewing audio and video. Learn how to review photo sessions with rankings, use stacks to organize media from related sources or shoots, manage the Bridge cache for improved performance, use collections to organize content on multiple hard drives, monetize your work by publishing photos to Adobe Stock, process images with Adobe Camera Raw, save Develop settings for future use, set up HDR and panoramic workflows, preview time-lapse photography and motion graphics, automate PDF and website creation with the add-on Output module, and much more.
|Adobe Camera Raw: Color Correction Training Lynda.com|
Learn the tools and best practices for measuring and correcting color in Adobe Camera Raw. Photographer and teacher Taz Tally shows how to evaluate the color, tone, brightness, and contrast of your photos—by the histogram and by the numbers. Taz shows you how to accurately evaluate and adjust critical highlights and shadows. Then he'll cover correcting skin tones, performing white-balance adjustments, and warming and cooling images. Interested in improving your product photography? Learn how to perform targeted adjustments and correct poor exposure. Taz also shows how to make creative color adjustments to change the mood or add artistic touches. Some challenge videos help you to practice what you've learned along the way.
|Adobe Captivate: Mobile Training Localization Training Lynda.com|
Localizing your elearning content allows it to be received by a broader audience. You can use Adobe Captivate to create multiple translations and adaptations of your courses to ensure the information is understood in varying contexts. Join Pooja Jaisingh as she demonstrates how to use the localization capabilities of Captivate. She covers the how to create courses with localization in mind, including how to modify metadata, work with variables, use multistate objects, and more. By the end of the course, you should be able to create single-branched courses that are location-aware with conditional behaviors and responses.
|Adobe Experience Manager for Marketers Training Lynda.com|
Keep up with your digital marketing campaigns, engage with your customers, and maintain your brand using Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). In this course, Kevin Schmidt provides a tour of the AEM interface and shows you step-by-step how to create pages with text, add images, modify properties, manage assets, and publish. He also shares best practices for how to optimize your web content. He helps you quickly grasp the basics of content authoring and asset management so you can get started with AEM.
|Adobe XD CC Essential Training: Design Training Lynda.com|
Adobe XD is a powerful platform for creating user experiences using an iterative design process. In this course, strategic development manager Demian Borba introduces the design tools and workflows in Adobe XD. Learn how to set up an XD project for UX design, use artboards and grids to keep your project organized, and start working with the vector design tools. Find out how to access the official UI kits from Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Then discover how to use power tools like Repeat Grid and symbols with the Assets panel, and leverage assets from other applications as well as Creative Cloud Libraries. By the end of the course, you should have everything you need to know to create your own web and mobile application designs with Adobe XD.
|Advanced Grammar Training Lynda.com|
Losing confidence in an idea—even a spectacular one—is easy if it's communicated in an email or letter riddled with grammatical errors. In this course, Judy Steiner-Williams helps you review basic grammar rules and then focuses on more advanced grammar principles such as using correct words, locating incorrect grammar in sentences and paragraphs, and reviewing parts of speech, punctuation, and proper sentence structure.
|Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers Training Lynda.com|
In photography, a color-managed workflow makes it easier to obtain consistent-looking color in every phase of the process: when you're editing photos on screen, printing them on an inkjet printer, or having them printed by a commercial lab.
In this course, Joe Brady builds on his Color Management Fundamentals course, focusing on color-management issues of specific interest to photographers. After a review of digital-color concepts, the course explores creating color profiles for each device in the digital photography workflow, from monitor to printer, to camera. Joe demonstrates the tools and techniques behind color profiling, even covering tablets—ideal for photographers using iPads or Android tablets as wireless remote controls.
|Advanced Photoshop Color Correction Training Lynda.com|
Sit down and strap in for an extended deep dive into the mysterious world of advanced color correction in Adobe Photoshop. This special installment of Photoshop Color Correction shows you the workflow, toolset, settings, and techniques you'll need to address advanced color challenges. Taz Tally covers how to quickly evaluate and adjust color using nondestructive editing tools and techniques and how to improve your workflow speed using keyboard shortcuts, preferences, and tool settings, and explains how grayscale, neutrals, and skin tone values play into color correction. Then you'll learn how to evaluate, measure, and correct color in different photographs, from landscapes to portraits, using Curves, adjustment layers, grayscale targets, layer masks, and Smart Filters. The last chapter details how to proof, sharpen, and export your corrected files.