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|Word 2016 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to create, format, share, and print a wide variety of documents in Word 2016. Author David Rivers covers creating new documents from templates and scratch, formatting text and pages, working with headers and footers, using themes and styles, adding multimedia, and more. He'll also show how to share documents with others and enhance your productivity with macros.
|VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle Training Lynda.com|
Creating a Laser Battle shows VFX artists how to generate science-fiction-style gun battles, complete with laser beams, sparks, and set damage. The effects are created right inside After Effects, with its built-in particle tools, rotoscoping, motion tracking, and color, distortion, and blur effects. Combining these techniques in your own shots will allow you to create a wide variety of futuristic gun blasts.
|VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers Training Lynda.com|
Visual effects (VFX) can add destruction to a scene without causing real-world damage. Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements. Author Lee Lanier shows you how to convert video footage into 3D layers, adapt stock footage effects, add and improve Maya particle and rigid body renders, and integrate static artwork to inflict realistic damage to an old-world castle.
|Travel Photography: A Photographer in Cuba Training Lynda.com|
Cuba is a unique place with a unique history. Understanding that history and its impact on Cuba's vibrant music, bold art, astounding architecture, and delicious food is critical to capturing beautiful and faithful photographs. Travel to Cuba with photographer and educator Derrick Story to sample its people, places, and culture. Derrick shares what he learned about this fascinating island nation, plus tips on planning and preparing for the trip.
|Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road Training Lynda.com|
Photography is a great way to create a record of your travels, but it isn't the only way. Keeping a written journal as you travel is a time-honored way to keep track of your experiences, moods, and impressions.
In this course, author and photographer Ben Long explores the tools and techniques behind modern-day travel journaling. Ben takes us on a road trip across the Southwest to detail a variety of methods for documenting the salient moments of a trip. Ben discusses and demonstrates software and hardware tools for capturing the notes, images, and location data from your trip, and assembling them into a journal that you can share with others or keep as a personal memento of your travels. He also shares tips on publishing your journal as a PDF or a printed book. Along the way, he provides insightful advice on establishing a balance between documenting your travels and experiencing them.
|Travel Photography: Portrait of a City Neighborhood Training Lynda.com|
When you're traveling, you sometimes want to spend a day or two exploring the neighborhood where you're staying—just walking around with your camera, absorbing the neighborhood's personality, and assembling a collection of photos that, together, form a portrait of the neighborhood. These photos are a great way to bring your experiences home to share.
In this course, photographer and teacher Mikkel Aaland explores one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods of San Francisco: North Beach, home to iconic architecture, beautiful vistas, delicious food, and more than a few interesting people. He explores the area on foot over a three-day period, taking you up hills, inside restaurants and shops, and into encounters with people on the street. Along the way, learn how to take advantage of natural light, shoot a city at night, pack and prep for travel shoots, and enhance your images in post-production.
|Travel Photography: Rome Training Lynda.com|
Explore the amazing city of Rome, Italy with photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey. Tim visits some of his favorite spots to photograph in Rome, including Vatican City, the Coliseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon, providing valuable travel photography tips every step of the way. Learn about framing, adjusting your camera settings, and getting a different take on famous sites by photographing them at night. Along the way, you'll gain insights into ways you might approach a subject, regardless of the location you are photographing.
|Travel Photography: Seaside Road Trip Training Lynda.com|
A favorite travel destination is the seaside small town—a place with salt air, beaches, shingled houses, and seafood on every menu. And a great way to get there is by car, making stops along the way.
In this course, photographer Mikkel Aaland travels to Mendocino, a classic seaside small town in Northern California, making stops in Mendocino's Anderson Valley and redwood forests along the way. The course details the gear and shooting strategies involved in capturing the personality of a small town and, just as important, its natural setting and the people who live there. Throughout the course, Mikkel emphasizes the importance of putting your own creative stamp on your travel photos through the use of simple props, friends, or family members.
|Troubleshooting Microsoft Online Services Training Lynda.com|
This course explores how to support cloud users by tackling common sign-in, password, and license issues. It also explains how to troubleshoot Office 365 and Office 2016 issues; shows how to handle Office 365 SharePoint problems, including browser support, ActiveX issues, service outages, and planned maintenance; and outlines requirements for Skype for Business Online and OneDrive for Business. The course covers objectives for the Microsoft Certification Cloud Fundamentals exam (98-369), focusing on topics related to supporting users. If you're an IT professional responsible for your company's cloud operations, and you're currently pursuing this certification, this course can help you enhance your skills and approach the exam with confidence.
|Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Training Lynda.com|
"The Internet is down" is the last thing any network admin wants to hear. But failures are bound to happen to any network, whether enterprise, small business, or home. This course shows how to diagnose the source of the problem by analyzing what works and what doesn't work, layer by layer, and explains how to fix each type of problem. Greg Sowell shows how to troubleshoot physical media (e.g., copper and fiber), kill rogue DHCP servers, and understand how switching loops and DNS issues start. Plus, learn how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi interference, verify sockets, use packet capture to verify network operations, and change pivot from reactive to proactive remedies with a network management system (NMS) and inexpensive probes.
Even if you're rusty on your OSI model knowledge, this course is invaluable if you're having trouble with your network. It offers a clear, practical troubleshooting guide to narrowing down and solving most problems related to network connectivity.
|VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Face Training Lynda.com|
VFX Techniques introduces common yet critical visual effects techniques that are used in film and television shows on a regular basis. This installment shows how to build complex composites with Adobe After Effects and mocha, where motion graphics are mapped to live-action footage of an actor. Author Lee Lanier starts by combining rotoscoping and effects to digitally apply makeup to an actor to disguise motion tracking marks. Then discover how to transfer footage into mocha and generate planar tracking data that you can use to motion track graphics to the moving face of the actor. Plus, learn how to build and adjust motion graphics to create the look of a virtual tattoo and a pair of holographic heads-up glasses.
|Video Budgeting Training Lynda.com|
Whether you're a freelancer or the owner of a production company, creating and presenting accurate budgets is essential to the success of your video project. In this course, learn how to create professional budgets and proposals. Instructor Walter Biscardi Jr. provides instructions for video professionals on how to plan for the financial needs of each video project. To begin, see how to tackle client assessments by viewing an actual example shown from a script-to-screen project. Next, learn how to develop a working concept with pre-budget production planning by assessing your time, crew, and equipment needs. Last, learn how to present your budget and proposal and how to make revisions.
|Video Editing: Moving from Production to Post Training Lynda.com|
With projects moving at lightning speed, "fix it in post" is no longer possible. (If it ever was!) However, learning smart production strategies will streamline video editing and maximize your creative choices. Watch this course to learn how to prepare your projects, including interview-driven, multicamera, and asset-driven productions, for editing in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro.
Amy DeLouise reviews production planning, on-set strategies for effective media management, and tips for creating transcripts, editing scripts, and asset lists for editors. During post-production kickoff, she talks about managing your client's expectations: balancing their needs with the realities of production. With any luck, you can reconcile the two in post, using Amy's instructions for setting up Final Cut and Premiere Pro projects for success. The final chapter includes bonus post-production strategies for future-proofing and exporting projects.
|Video for Photographers: 1 Filmmaking Essentials Training Lynda.com|
With most current digital cameras and a little training, photographers can start shooting video, quickly expanding their creative options and the range of services they can offer to their clients.
In this course, Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel helps bridge the gap between photography and film—between still pictures and moving images—by showing what it takes to transition to video. The course covers the most essential video production techniques, from framing and lighting for continuous shots to directing the viewer's attention and incorporating camera movement and sound—Eduardo even provides a brief overview of his post-production workflow. By following along with Eduardo and his team, you'll understand why these concepts are so important and start applying them to your video and hybrid projects right away.
Look for the follow-up course, Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking On Location, where Eduardo shows how these lessons apply to a real-world shoot. Coming soon to the lynda.com library!
|Video Gear Weekly Training Lynda.com|
What's one of the best parts about being a video professional? All the cool gear! In this series, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman team up to discuss the latest and greatest equipment for video production and post. They talk about the newest cameras, like the Blackmagic 4K, pocket cinema cameras, and GoPros; accessories and adapters that will make your shoots run smoother; and the great tech being invented every day. And because they keep both cost and quality in mind, you won't have to worry about blowing your budget or compromising production value.
This series is from RHED Pixel. We're honored to host this training in our library.
|Video Gear: Lighting Training Lynda.com|
Lighting can make or break a shoot. But with the right gear, your production has a much higher chance of success. Learn about the latest and greatest lighting equipment for video production in this course with "gearheads" Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. They talk about lighting with LEDs, portable lighting setups, and cool new tech like the submersible Lume Cube. Special guest and National Geographic cinematographer James Ball also stops by to demonstrate practical lighting examples from his own projects. Plus, discover low-cost solutions for creating textured backdrops as well as pure white and pure black backgrounds. As with the rest of the Video Gear series, Rich and Robbie make sure to balance cost and quality, so you'll never have to worry about blowing your budget or compromising production value.
|Video Gear: Technical Tips Training Lynda.com|
Make your video productions run a little smoother with these tips and useful tools. This installment of Video Gear explains how to simplify some of the more technically challenging aspects of video production. Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman show how to capture and develop high-frame-rate, slow-motion, and green-screen footage; calibrate your display for better color management; mount storage disks; and stay powered up on the go. Plus, learn how to recover files from a corrupted disk or media card with the help of utilities like Picture Rescue and Data Rescue.
|Video Lighting and Grip Basics Training Lynda.com|
Filmmakers often need to be able to design and set up lighting for small shoots themselves. While natural light might seem sufficient—and tantalizingly easy—it's rarely coming from the right direction. With some simple video lighting basics, you can dramatically improve the look of your projects. This course aims to help anyone shooting video identify the right equipment and the right techniques for lighting productions of all kinds.
Mark W. Gray demonstrates the lights, stands, and cables that are essential for video lighting. He'll talk about a basic "hot" lighting package like the ARRI Softbank Kit, florescent and LED lighting options, how to properly handle a c-stand, what the heck a "stinger" is, how to shape light with flags, and other important basic techniques for controlling light on your next video project.
NOTE: These techniques are brand-agnostic. If you don't have the lights Mark recommends, you can still get great results!
|Turning Yourself into a Zombie in Photoshop Training Lynda.com|
Zombies are the most clichéd monsters on the planet, but somehow we still love the idea of being chased by the undead. With Adobe Photoshop, it's easy to turn photos of friends, family, or yourself into a zombie nightmare come true.
Creature creator Rayce Bird, the winner of Face Off, shows how to take a normal portrait and turn it into a hideously frightening zombie with Photoshop. He starts at the very beginning: finding the right image to zombify. He then shifts to "preparing the canvas," where he makes some initial adjustments to get the image going in the right scary direction. From there, it's all about the details, including teeth, veins, bone, blood, color correction, and the proper lighting. In the end, members will have a perfectly horrific zombie version of themselves.
|Twitter Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learning how to speak the language of the "Twitterverse" can help you tap into a worldwide conversation and express—in 140 characters or less—your own ideas and opinions. In this course, learn the ins and outs of Twitter, one of the world's most prominent social media platforms. Explore the conventions and lingo of the microblogging social network, including tweets, retweets, direct messages, follows, and mentions. Discover how to create an account, write tweets, include images and links in your tweets, find people you know or who have shared interests, download and install the Twitter app on a mobile device, and more.
|Twitter Marketing: Organizing Chats Training Lynda.com|
Well-organized Twitter chats—ones that provide a worthwhile conversation amid the noise of the Twitterverse—can humanize your brand. In this course, learn how set up and execute a Twitter chat that piques the interest of your customers and drums up enthusiasm for your organization, increasing leads. To begin, learn about the basic features of a Twitter chat. Next, develop a winning strategy: define your theme, goals, and audience, and select the perfect hashtag and host. Then, work out your chat topics and questions, choose and prepare your guests, and set and share rules of conduct. You'll also learn how to promote your chat by sharing it across channels, sending reminders, and including visual media. To wrap up, discover how to measure your success by analyzing your results.
|TypeScript Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
|Typescript for C# Programmers Training Lynda.com|
In this course, Jesse Liberty reviews the fundamentals of TypeScript for the C# developer, including the built-in types, flow controls, and functions. He covers default, optional, and rest parameters; lambda functions; object literals; and the creation and use of custom classes. Plus, learn about other object-oriented features such as inheritance and interfaces. By the end of the course, C# developers should be well on their way to incorporating this flexible and powerful web programming language into their app development workflow.
|Typography: Choosing and Combining Typefaces Training Lynda.com|
With the hundreds of thousands of typefaces that are now available, knowing which to choose and how to combine them (or not) can seem intimidating and complicated. Art director and typography expert Ina Saltz demystifies the process in this course. She'll show you how to choose the right typeface for the job, considering factors such as readability, typographic anatomy, and historical context. She'll then demonstrate how to combine your chosen fonts effectively and harmoniously, based on contrast, similarity, or mood. Finally, knowing there's always an exception to the rule, Ina explains how breaking these guidelines might make sense for your design. Watch and start learning how to simplify your selection process, while taking advantage of the powerful visual arsenal typography can provide for your designs.
|Understanding Patents: A Deeper Dive Training Lynda.com|
Want to patent your invention or technology—or avoid infringing on someone else's? Learn the defining characteristics of successful patents, including what is and is not patentable and the types of patents available. Lawyer Dana Robinson shows how to distinguish between good ideas that can be patented as well as good ideas that don't meet the strict requirements of patent law. He also outlines the process and timeline of the patent application process and explains how businesses can avoid infringing on existing patents with a simple search.
DISCLAIMER: This course is taught by an attorney and addresses US law concepts that may not apply in all countries. Neither LInkedIn nor the attorney teaching the course represents you and they are not giving legal advice. The information conveyed through this course is akin to a college or law school course; it is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate basic information to help viewers understand the basics of intellectual property.