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|Building a Physics-Based Platformer in GameMaker Studio Using GML Training Lynda.com|
Mastering the Box2D physics engine included with GameMaker: Studio can open up a wide range of game design possibilities. By leveraging this powerful tool, you can create rules that govern how objects behave within your game world. In this course, learn how to create a simple, runner-style game using the Box2D physics engine built into GameMaker. Steven Moser explains how to set up the physics world for your game, move a player object using only physics functions, and create obstacles such as saws, spikes, and swinging blades. He also provides an introduction to liquid physics in Box2D—explaining how to create particles that behave like water and viscous poison—and shares how to decorate your level by building chains and rope bridges.
|Business Storytelling with C.C. Chapman Training Lynda.com|
Storytelling isn't just for fiction; it's vital to your business, too. Storytelling can help you communicate with customers and clients, market your ideas, and solve problems. It's also a great way to take projects from concept to launch. In this course, author and story consultant C.C. Chapman walks you through his storytelling strategies, including identifying your audience, brainstorming, nailing down details, and turning your story into a reality.
|Changing a Background for Dramatic Effect in Photoshop Training Lynda.com|
In this course, the first in a series dedicated to creative portrait adjustments, Chris Orwig shows how to swap out the background of a portrait with something new. This technique is similar to photo illustration and can result in some really striking and visually interesting photographs. Chris begins in Camera Raw, where he creates multiple exposures of the original raw file and combines them in a PSD file, and then moves to Photoshop to mask the subject and copy the mask into the new background. In the second half of the course, he'll show you how to make the subject look at home in her new environment using Edge Glow; brightness, color, and tone adjustments; and lens flares.
|Cisco ICND2 Cert Prep: Switching Training Lynda.com|
Demonstrate your networking knowledge and expertise by earning a Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. In this course, Russell Long prepares you for the switching portion of the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) exam. Russell takes you through the installation, management, and troubleshooting of a medium-sized network. Throughout the course, he provides configuration and troubleshooting demonstrations that can help you better understand exam concepts and real-world implementations.
|CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 4 Displays and Printers Training Lynda.com|
Earning a CompTIA A+ certification validates you've obtained the foundational knowledge and skills needed for a career in IT. This six-course series is designed to both equip you as a technician for your role in IT support, and prepare you for taking the 220-901 exam.
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fourth, peripherals, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains how to manage monitors and display technologies, including how to work with connectors and ports like VGA and DVI. He also shows you how to maintain printers and multifunction devices, both as independent devices and as devices connected and configured to a computer.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions.
|CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004) Cert Prep: 3 Storage Training Lynda.com|
Earning the CompTIA Server+ certification signals to potential employers that you have a robust understanding of server management. In this course, Ed Liberman prepares you for the storage portion of the CompTIA Server+ (SK0-004) exam. Here, Ed dives into the topic of server storage. He covers primary storage technologies, RAID, and storage capacity planning.
|Creating a Living Room Composite in Photoshop Training Lynda.com|
Reimagine your living room with Adobe Photoshop. William Everhart shows you how to take an image of your existing living room and get a rough idea of what it will look like with different wallpaper, flooring, window treatments, and even furniture and fixtures. Whether you are a professional designer or just a homeowner looking to update the look of your home, you'll find the techniques you'll need here to design your new space, from picking paint chips to lighting.
|Creating a Tooltip with jQuery Training Lynda.com|
Tooltips can greatly improve the usability of your web site by providing direction and cues to visitors. In this course, Chris Converse shows how to convert text or graphics into a mouse-sensitive tooltip. The tutorials demonstrate how to write the necessary HTML and activate the tooltip with jQuery, as well as add positioning and effects.
|Creating Expandable Panels with jQuery Training Lynda.com|
Learn to create content that is expandable with a single click. This technique is very popular for providing more on-demand information, such as FAQs, biographies, or additional product information. In this course, Chris Converse shows how to create the HTML, CSS, and jQuery code needed for an expandable content panel that hides and shows content at the user's request. Learn how to inject additional markup, style the different panel elements, set trigger states, and animate the panel to reveal the hidden content.
|Creative Insights: Lauren Bacon on Web Design Training Lynda.com|
Lauren Bacon ran a successful web design and development firm for twelve years. Now she is working as a business coach, helping entrepreneurs get their own businesses up and running. In this course, she shares her insights on breaking into the industry: acquiring the right skills, thinking beyond the digital toolset, and specializing in areas that will make your firm in demand. Lauren also answers questions about navigating career transitions, from employee to manager, to freelancer (and maybe even back again), and what the future will look like for new web designers.
|Creative Inspirations: Doyald Young, Logotype Designer Training Lynda.com|
From humble beginnings in a small Texas town eight decades ago comes legendary typographer, logotype designer, author, and teacher Doyald Young. As elegant as his script fonts and as wise as his set of Oxford English dictionaries, Young set the standard for his craft. Friend and designer Stefan Bucher describes Young as "someone who could easily have done what he does in the Renaissance, and could easily do it 300 years from now." In this installment of Creative Inspirations, we enjoy a window into the life of this accomplished artisan as he works with joyous focus in his favorite spot, his drawing table. We follow Young to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he shares his talents with tomorrow's designers. He recalls the hundreds of iterations he went through in creating the logo for Prudential, and he puts pencil to tissue creating the pages for his book about script lettering, Learning Curves. Young's story is compelling, captivating, and most of all, inspiring. lynda.com is honored to host this tribute to his work.
Join us in Bonus Features at a tribute event held at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where Doyald's friends and colleagues speak about their relationship with the gifted designer and Lynda introduces a scholarship fund set up specifically in his memory.
|Cybersecurity for IT Professionals Training Lynda.com|
Protect your network from cyber attacks. Malcolm Shore shows how to use the latest tools to discourage and combat hackers, phishers, and snoops attempting to infiltrate your Windows and Linux systems. Learn what forms cyber attacks can take, and the two most common types of protection you can build into your system: antivirus protection and firewalls. Then learn how to scan your network for suspicious files, detect intruders with Netcat, and identify vulnerabilities at the host level with Nessus scans. Malcolm also shows how to avoid common security mistakes and monitor packet-level activity on your network.
|Event Planning Foundations Training Lynda.com|
Do you excel at bringing people together? Turn your passion for event planning into a career. Event planners are employed in every industry. They bring teams together to achieve goals, celebrate milestones, bond outside the office, and work more productively. This course will give you tips, tricks, and techniques to make your next event a success—whether it's your first or fifty-first. Valerie Berry covers topics such as understanding your client's objectives, selecting a venue, getting the right technology in place, negotiating a budget, and building menus. Plus, learn how to manage the thousands of details that occur in the two weeks leading to an event, and follow up afterwards to make sure your clients and your vendors are satisfied.
|FileMaker 14 Platform New Features Training Lynda.com|
Take a tour of the latest features and capabilities of the FileMaker 14 platform, a business solution environment for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Author Cris Ippolite covers the new Launch Center, the new security interface, new layout and design tools, the Script workspace, Calculation dialog enhancements, and improvements to FileMaker Server, WebDirect, and FileMaker Go.
|Google Drive Advanced Tips and Tricks Training Lynda.com|
Get more out of Google's popular cloud-based file sharing and word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, Google Drive. Jess Stratton shows how to optimize Drive for the desktop and improve efficiency and productivity with shortcuts and other techniques, like stars and color coding. The course includes advanced tips for Google Docs, Sheets, and Drawings, as well as best practices for getting the most out of Drive when using it with other Google products such as Chrome, Gmail, and Search.
|HTML5: Document Editing Training Lynda.com|
This course describes how to create editable content on the web using the document-editing application programming interface (API) in HTML5. Author Bill Weinman explains the document-editing process, detecting support for the document-editing API, using the contentEditable and designMode attributes, and editing a full document. The course also explores some of the limitations of the feature and shows how to make document-editing pages work across different browsers.
|Intermediate Kotlin for Android Developers Training Lynda.com|
Kotlin is now officially supported by Google as an Android development language. If you're an intermediate developer interested in learning more about Kotlin, this course can help you get acquainted with this concise, fun language by learning about its efficiencies and power in Android development. The course begins with a general overview of what Kotlin has to offer, and then dives into a discussion of extension functions and properties, including how to leverage the Kotlin Android Extensions plugin. It also explains how to work with Anko, and provides an overview of some of the library's main artifacts: commons, layouts, and coroutines. To wrap up, the course covers how to work with collections.
|Introduction to Screencasting Training Lynda.com|
Discover the principles and tools companies around the world use to share and record their screens and create engaging elearning content. Get an overview of screencasting and elearning, design considerations for your screen-capture training, and the most popular tools on the market, including Captivate, Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, Lectora Inspire, and Camtasia Studio. David Rivers will not only help you capture what's on your screen, but also show you how to add interactivity, heighten visual interest, and build quizzes with each program. Watch now to compare these applications and decide which one is right for you.
|Introduction to Video Color Correction Training Lynda.com|
Do you want to make your video footage look more vibrant, more accurate, or better fit the mood and themes of your project? Color correction helps you accomplish all these goals and more. In this introductory course, staff author Ashley Kennedy explains the concepts behind color correction and color grading, and guides editors through the process of correcting contrast, color balance, and hue/saturation. She also discusses how to enhance and stylize footage, and provides a "cookbook" of solutions for the most common color-correction problems that editors encounter. The course focuses on using the toolset in Adobe Premiere Pro, but also addresses workflows in other software programs (Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro X).
|iOS 7 App Development New Features Training Lynda.com|
Bring your iOS development skills—and your applications—up to speed with the new options in the iOS 7 SDK, including a new version of Xcode, Xcode 5, and the biggest overhaul to the user interface since the release of the original iPhone. Simon Allardice shows you how to create simpler designs that emphasize the principles of clarity and flexibility in the new UI, and add depth to your apps with translucency and layering. Plus, learn about multitasking, the new Objective-C modules, 64-bit support in the iPhone 5S, and new and updated frameworks for iOS 7.
|iOS 9 Handoff Quick Start Training Lynda.com|
Handoff is one of many new toolkits introduced in iOS 8 and built into the iOS 9 SDK. Handoff allows Apple's first-party apps and third-party developers to send app data seamlessly between devices so you can "pick up where you left off," whether you resume an activity on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. This short course will help iOS developers understand how to use Handoff to resume an activity on another device. Tammy Coron covers the most common activity types, and reviews the process of defining, creating, updating, and continuing with an activity. The scenarios covered include sharing data between document-based apps and between native apps and web browsers. Tammy also shows how to troubleshoot Handoff interactions. These tutorials include everything you need to use the Handoff toolkit and make your data truly mobile.
|Learning Autodesk Backburner Training Lynda.com|
Meet Backburner, a network-rendering manager for Autodesk programs such as Maya, 3ds Max, and Toxik. This course introduces you to the basic concepts behind network rendering, a more efficient method of rendering that spreads the workload to servers, one frame at a time. George Maestri will show you how to set your Backburner manager and servers, configure proper network paths, and send jobs to Backburner from Maya.
|Learning Fusion 7 Training Lynda.com|
Get quickly up to speed with Fusion 7, the free compositing software from Blackmagic Design. No prior Fusion knowledge required! VFX expert Lee Lanier covers the most critical elements of the interface, the construction of node networks, application of effects, simple masking and animation, and an overview of motion tracking, keying, and the 3D environment in Fusion 7.
|Learning Google AdSense Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to generate a steady stream of revenue from your website with Google AdSense, Google's display networking tool. Author and marketer Anson Alexander teaches you how to get up and running with AdSense, and display ads that "make sense" for your website. Learn how to set up an account, place limitations on ad content, place and earn revenue from ads, and use advanced placement strategies. Plus, with AdSense reports, you'll learn how to identify ad trends, increase page views, and maximize ad performance.
|Learning SQL Programming Training Lynda.com|
SQL (Structured Query Language) is a common tool for retrieving data from relational databases such as SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL. This course provides an introduction to this core programming language. Learn how to request data from a server, limit and sort the responses, aggregate data from multiple tables with joins, and edit and delete data. Instructor Scott Simpson also shows how to perform simple math operations and transform data into different formats.