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|Photography 101 (2012) Training Lynda.com|
Today's cameras put an amazing amount of power in the hands of amateur photographers, but it's not always easy to make use of it. All those buttons, dials, and settings can be pretty intimidating. In this workshop, expert photographer Joseph Linaschke helps you understand what's going on inside your camera, explaining fundamentals like what an aperture is and how shutter speed works. Learn basics such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera's flash. There's also creative instruction to guide you towards becoming a better photographer. As you become more comfortable with your gear, you'll find that many new creative possibilities open up for you and the quality of your photography improves.
|Photography Foundations: Exposure Training Lynda.com|
Arriving at the best exposure for a photo is part science and part art. In Foundations of Photography: Exposure, Ben Long helps photographers expand their artistic options by giving them a deep understanding of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and all other critical exposure practices. This course covers the basic exposure controls provided by all digital SLR cameras, as well as most advanced point-and-shoot models. Learn how to master a camera's metering modes, how to use exposure compensation and bracketing, and much more. By the end of the course, you'll know how to develop an "exposure strategy" that will allow you to effectively employ your exposure knowledge in any shooting situation.
|Photoshop CC for Photographers: The Basics Training Lynda.com|
Adobe Photoshop has many powerful features designed specifically for photographers interested in creating better photographs. Learn how to turn them to your advantage with these tutorials from teacher and photographer Chris Orwig. In this introductory course, Chris combines practical tips and creative insights, showing how to enhance and improve your photographs. The course also includes live-action interludes designed to help you think photographically, and shoot with the capabilities of Photoshop in mind.
|Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Objects Training Lynda.com|
In this installment of his Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One series, Deke McClelland shows how to draw six varieties of volumetric objects and manipulate them in 3D space. The course covers how to make 3D objects from 2D layers, work with predefined 3D shapes such as spheres and cubes, import 3D models drawn in other programs, and maximize the power of the Repoussé feature. Exercise files are included with the course.
|Photoshop CS6 New Features Training Lynda.com|
In this course, Deke McClelland offers a sneak peek at the new features in Photoshop CS6. He reveals the secrets behind the new dark interface, searchable layers, the powerful Blur Gallery, Camera Raw 7, video editing, and the Adaptive Wide Angle filter, which removes distortion from extreme wide-angle photographs and panoramas. Deke also covers the new nondestructive Crop tool, dashed strokes, paragraph and character styles, editable 3D type, and the exciting Content-Aware Move tool, which moves selections and automatically heals the backgrounds.
|Photoshop: Image Cleanup (2011) Training Lynda.com|
No matter how careful you are taking your photos, sometimes things go wrong. You end up with dust spots caused by image sensor contamination, objects that simply couldn't be avoided, or problems with color, exposure, or texture in the image. In this workshop, expert photographer and trainer Tim Grey shows you a wide variety of powerful techniques for solving many common challenges. Learn how to fix everything from simple blemishes and red eye to color contamination, chromatic aberration, and image noise, and discover advanced techniques like using multiple exposures to remove a subject from an image. Note: This course was recorded in Adobe Photoshop CS5, but was created with users of both Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS4 in mind.
|Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012) Training Lynda.com|
Getting color right is both an art and a science, and in this course Tim Grey shares his knowledge of color correction in Adobe Photoshop. After exploring some of the basic concepts related to system configuration and color in general, Tim delves into basic techniques for color adjustments, then looks at focused color corrections. See how to shift the balance for a specific range of colors, tone down problem colors, create neutral highlight and shadow values, improve color in skin tones, and more. Plus, learn techniques for evaluating color and for matching specific color values in your images.
|Pinterest for Business Training Lynda.com|
Think Pinterest is only good for cupcake recipes and wedding inspiration? Think again. Pinterest is a powerful marketing tool for businesses of all stripes. In this course, Pinterest expert Cynthia Sanchez explains the basics of Pinterest and dispels the myths that are keeping some companies away from this powerful marketing platform. She explains how to lay the foundation for a great Pinterest presence, starting with research, a strategic approach, and a website prepped for successful pinning.
Cynthia also provides crucial details on expanding Pinterest reach, including understanding what to pin and how often, writing successful pin descriptions, engaging with influencers, creating boards, and participating in groups. Plus, discover how to use contests, messaging, and Rich Pins; start advertising with Promoted Pins; and measure the results of your Pinterest activities.
|PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
In PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training, author David Diskin demonstrates how to engage an audience with images, video, sound, charts, and diagrams in professional presentations. The course also covers a variety of methods to share presentations with others, and provides comprehensive tutorials on how to design presentations that successfully deliver a quality message. Exercise files accompany the course.
|Premiere Pro CC 2017 New Features Training Lynda.com|
Explore the new features that will get video producers and editors excited about Premiere Pro CC 2017. Author Rich Harrington covers all the changes from the initial November 2016 release, updating the course whenever Adobe makes another change to the software. Learn how to use the new and improved interface and shortcut assignments, learn project management tricks for locking projects and creating sequence presets, and explore the myriad of changes to effects, including new title styles presets, audio effects, and Apple Metal and Lumetri effects, plus closed captioning improvements.
|Premiere Pro CS6 New Features Training Lynda.com|
This course explores the features that will get video producers and editors excited about Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Author Rich Harrington covers all the changes, ranging from the redesigned and customizable user interface, enhanced Mercury Playback Engine, and new footage logging in Prelude, to the new Audio Mixer, improved multi-camera editing, revised trimming behavior, and video adjustment layers.
|Pro Tools 11 New Features Training Lynda.com|
Avid Pro Tools 11 has arrived. Join staff author David Franz, as he walks you through the most anticipated new features in this release. First, explore the performance enhancements that come with the new 64-bit audio engine and find out if your system is compatible with the upgrade. Then learn about offline bouncing, for faster than real-time bouncing. Plus, find out about the new key commands and other improvements that will make working with Pro Tools faster, fun, and more efficient.
|Prototype a CRM Mobile Application with Framer Training Lynda.com|
You can create a prototype for a mobile CRM application using Framer. Learn how to create assets, build a mockup, simulate interactions with animations, prototype concepts, and more. Join Emmanuel Henri as he shows you how to model interface elements common to a customer relationship management tool, add navigation and views, animate functions, and finalize your prototype.
|Real-Time Web with Node.js (2014) Training Lynda.com|
Note: Real-Time Web with Node.js was created by Frontend Masters. It was originally published on July 12, 2014. We are pleased to host this training in our library.
|SketchUp: Rendering with Twilight (2012) Training Lynda.com|
Twilight is a very popular and inexpensive third-party renderer for SketchUp. This course shows how to create highly realistic 3D architectural drawings (including interior/exterior elements) with the lights, materials, camera, and render options in Twilight. Author Brian Bradley explains the importance of reflectance in materials, and shows how to manage and save rendering presets, how to correct for perspective, tone, and exposure in the camera, and how to create a variety of material types. The final chapter covers rendering your complete arch-viz scene for a couple types of output, including animation and composites.
|SteamOS for Developers First Look Training Lynda.com|
Steam has always been a major PC game distributor, and with SteamOS they're now entering the console market. SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen. Jonathan Sears shows what this new operating system has in store for game developers, including a look at the client, the community, and the store at its hub. He also covers Steamworks and the Steam API, and walks through the complete process of submitting a game to Steam and making your game marketable to Steam users—a uniquely social and vocal audience.
|Thriving @ Work: Leveraging the Connection between Well-Being and Productivity Training Lynda.com|
Live a life filled with less stress, greater well-being, and enhanced productivity by learning how to make transformational changes. Continue your Thrive journey and discover how to go from coping and surviving to actually thriving. In this course, Arianna Huffington and Joey Hubbard—the director of trainings at Thrive Global—discuss how well-being can contribute to your productivity and success at work.
|Top 5 Tips for Marketing Your Product Internationally Training Lynda.com|
Get the top 5 tips for selling a product or service to customers overseas. Find out how to research a new market and your options there (from licensing to full-scale distribution), and use the 4 Ps of marketing (product, price, place, and promotion) to create a great marketing mix.
Learn more about this topic in International Marketing Fundamentals.
|Unity 5: 2D Generate Procedural Terrain Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to procedurally generate infinite 2D terrain—including biomes with Perlin noise, cities, and even interior structures—with Unity 5. Dan Violet Sagmiller shows how to generate terrain in real time, blend different terrain types, animate complex surfaces such as water, and use serialization techniques to load and save content quickly.
|Windows 7: Troubleshoot Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to troubleshoot Windows 7 environments. In this course, author Steve Fullmer shows you how to troubleshoot hardware and software performance issues, utilize Remote Desktop, review events, use the Problem Steps Recorder, and much more. This course is perfect for Windows administrators looking to elevate their skill set and perform more advanced Windows 7 management tasks.
|Wireless Flash: Studio Portraits Training Lynda.com|
In the Shooting with Wireless Flash series, award-winning photographer Jim Sugar demonstrates his approach to using off-camera flash in a variety of lighting scenarios, sharing practical tips along the way.
In this installment, Jim shows how to light and shoot a portrait with a dramatic look. He demonstrates a variety of inexpensive lighting tools—clamps, gels, and other light modifiers—to light the subject and the background. He also shows how to offer direction, pose the subject, and make him or her feel more comfortable. The course wraps up with tips on distinct ways to effectively light and separate the subject from the background, using gels, adjusting lights, and modifying the ratios between multiple strobes and the ambient light in the room.
|WordPress Themes: Twenty Fourteen Training Lynda.com|
All great WordPress sites start with a great theme. Twenty Fourteen is the default: a new, magazine-style theme with a heavy focus on images and content. In this quick course, Morten-Rand Hendriksen walks through the setup and configuration of Twenty Fourteen, and then helps you get the most out of advanced options such as the featured content grid or slider, custom menus and sidebars, and featured images.
|VFX Techniques: Crowd Replication with After Effects 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 simulate a large crowd by combining live-action footage of a small group of people, 3D renders, and Adobe Photoshop artwork—transforming an otherwise empty building into a rapt audience. Author Lee Lanier uses After Effects to set up image sequences, apply motion tracking to match the motion of the original camera, and key green-screen footage. Finally, you'll learn how to make all the elements cohesive with color correction and lighting techniques.
|Cloud Architecture: Design Decisions Training Lynda.com|
Strong architecture begins with smart design decisions. With the cloud, the options can seem almost limitless. By focusing on your business and application needs, and how they may change over time, you can make intelligent choices, leading to a more efficient, cost-effective infrastructure. This course is targeted at IT professionals who have a basic understanding of the cloud and are ready to move on to creating a cloud architecture. David Linthicum begins with the business case and requirement patterns, and then discusses mapping requirements to individual architecture concepts. There are multiple aspects to consider: storage, processing, governance, and more. David also covers advanced topics such as serverless architectures and containers. Watch and learn how to make sense of today's requirements, and plan your cloud-based architecture to scale with what your company needs to succeed tomorrow.
|Cloud Computing with IBM Bluemix Training Lynda.com|
Explore the benefits of cloud computing with Bluemix, the PaaS offering from IBM Cloud. Learn about the available services under the Platform and Infrastructure categories, and what developers can do with each service. Instructor Harshit Srivastava runs down the compute, storage, and network and security offerings, as well as solutions for mobile, DevOps, artificial intelligence, serverless, blockchain, and continuous delivery. Then he provides practical examples of Bluemix in action: creating an AI-powered chatbot with Watson Assistant; building and deploying web apps with Cloud Foundry; creating a DevOps toolchain for continuous delivery; using block storage and containers; and leveraging boilerplate code. Plus, learn how to use tools such as Bluemix Analytics Engine and Streaming Analytics to gain deeper insights on everything from big data analysis to streaming data from social media.