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Solving Common Project Problems

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Croft

Released On: 3/30/2015

When you're balancing the triple constraints of project management (cost/quality/time) and trying to accomplish something new, problems are bound to crop up. In the course, project management trainer Chris Croft shows how to solve the most common problems that arise when working on projects. By breaking these issues into 4 major categories—people problems, quality problems, cost problems, and time problems—he provides helpful advice and techniques for how to handle them.


WordPress Workflows

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Released On: 3/30/2015

If your WordPress workflow is streamlined from the start, development is simpler, more organized, and more efficient—all the way through to publication. In this course, lynda.com staff author Morten Rand Hendriksen covers three common WordPress workflows. First he'll tackle building a simple WordPress site: from host setup to basic content management. Then he shows how to take that basic workflow a step further by customizing a theme. Last, Morten covers the professional tools and techniques you need to use when you're developing sites for clients, including setting up a staging environment and version control.


5-Day Drawing Challenge: Different Ways to Draw

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Von Glitschka

Released On: 3/30/2015

Drawing is for everyone. It just takes practice! Exercise your drawing skills and become better at seeing and capturing the world around you with Von Glitschka's 5-day drawing challenges. This installment asks you to consider different ways of drawing: from thinking "renewably" to getting surrealistic.

Von will assign a drawing challenge for each day. Take the time you need to finish each challenge, and then watch the video where Von shares his own hand-drawn solution. There are no right answers here; his solutions should serve as inspiration. For more encouragement, check out the chapter on staying inspired, featuring artist Stephanie Smith. And don't forget to share your drawings via Twitter and Facebook! Use the hashtag #5daydraw.


Adobe Comp CC First Look

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Seeley

Released On: 3/30/2015

Adobe Comp CC enables designers to quickly sketch out ideas on their iPads. Imagine drawing a box with an X in it and the box instantly converts into a live image object for storing images from your gallery. You can also draw horizontal lines that convert to lorem ipsum—and that's just the beginning. Comp CC combines access to Typekit and Creative Cloud images with efficient scaling and drawing gestures, making it a productive "take anywhere" tool for developing designs. In this course, Justin Seeley gives you a first look at this incredible app, covering basics such as drawing with gestures, working with placeholder text and images, and sending your compositions (aka "comps") to other Adobe programs, like Photoshop and InDesign.


Becci Manson, Retouching and Restoring

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Becci Manson

Released On: 3/27/2015

Becci Manson is out to restore the reputation of professional retouchers everywhere. She wants to prove the work she does isn't merely corrective; it's creative too. This short film features Becci's work with photographers such as Claire Rosen, Annie Leibovitz, and Christopher Griffith, who rely on Becci's insights on set as well as in post. Becci also emphasizes the importance of balancing her professional obligations with charitable ones. Following the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami in Japan, she helped organize a network of volunteers to restore over 150,000 individual printed photographs. This ongoing project with All Hands Volunteers helps disaster victims reclaim their memories, one photograph at a time.


Drum Setup and Mic'ing in the Studio

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Ryan Hewitt

Released On: 3/27/2015

In this course, filmed on location in one of the best drum-recording rooms in Los Angeles, EastWest Studios, GRAMMY-winning recording engineer Ryan Hewitt explains his techniques for capturing drum sounds. Ryan brings in the "Drum Doctor," Ross Garfield, Los Angeles's premier drum technician, and a handpicked kit from Ross's stash of 400 drum sets. Ryan and Ross work together to set up and mic up the drum kit, getting it ready for A-list drummer Josh Freese (of Devo and A Perfect Circle) to come in the next day to record. Like a virtual studio internship, this course offers the opportunity to watch the pros at work in a real drum-recording session in a top LA studio.


Editing Video and Creating Slideshows with Photoshop CC

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington

Released On: 3/27/2015

If Photoshop is the center of your creative world, it's a good choice when you need to edit video. In this course, Rich Harrington reveals how Photoshop CC's powerful image-editing tools translate to video and shows how to transform a selection of clips into polished movies. He'll walk through three projects, so you get a feel for different types of footage and editing styles, and illustrate the basic technical skills that will help you edit clips into cohesive stories. You'll learn how to import and organize footage, correct color and exposure issues, add titles and transitions, adjust volume, and publish your finished project. Plus, find out how to create "moving picture" slideshows from still images using a similar Timeline-based workflow.

Working with an earlier version of the program? Check out Editing Video in Photoshop CS6.


3D Modeling and Printing Household Parts

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Tanya Staples, Greg Pickard

Released On: 3/27/2015

Missing a knob, bracket, latch, or other household part? Replacement parts are hard to come by, and can be difficult to find. Discover how easy and rewarding it is to 3D print your own parts. In this course, Tanya Staples and Greg Pickard show how to put today's 3D printing technology to work in the home. Together, they'll show you how to measure a part, model it in SketchUp, print a prototype on a desktop 3D printer, and make sure the part fits. Plus, learn how to use third-party services such as Shapeways to print the part in metal or another industrial-grade material.


Designing a Data Visualization

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Bill Shander

Released On: 3/26/2015

Making "big picture" data relevant for a general audience is a challenging yet common design job. Data visualizations are great solutions; they can illustrate important global issues and bring some of the interesting stories in the data to light.

The UN Human Development Index used in this course is a perfect example: a composite number used to rank countries on how well they're doing across a range of measures (such as health, wealth, and education). Instructor Bill Shander shows how to make this index data tangible and approachable by imagining the story and visual approach first. He then builds the design in Adobe Illustrator, capitalizing on some automation and scripting abilities the program offers. Start watching for unique insights into the entire data visualization process.


Foundations of Branding for Designers

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Sean Adams

Released On: 3/26/2015

Branding goes beyond logos, brochures, and website designs. Branding is a complete system for communicating a company's unique message. In this course, Sean Adams asks designers to move past one-off projects and partner with their client on a holistic branding approach. The lessons he provides help explain exactly what branding is, underline the importance of research and problem-solving in design, and define how branding elements like logos, wordmarks, icons, and color palettes all work together to tell a brand's story. He also shows how to hand off branding systems to clients and provide the documentation and long-term support to sustain their brands far into the future.


Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Maze

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Bert Monroy

Released On: 3/26/2015

This installment of Bert Monroy's Dreamscapes features an intricate, labyrinth-like maze. But the scene isn't painted from scratch. Instead, Bert shows how to reuse what you have on hand: in this case, a maze scanned from a puzzle book, some old vacation photos, and a few snapshots posed with family friends. Follow along as he uses Photoshop to transform these ordinary assets into this extraordinary work of art.


Marketing Tips

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Brad Batesole, Justin Seeley

Released On: 1/8/2014

Become more productive and boost the impact of your marketing efforts with Brad Batesole's weekly marketing tips on everything from social media to digital advertising to techniques and tools. Every week you'll find a new and immediately actionable tip to help you build your community, track engagement, measure analytics, generate brand awareness, or help you accomplish other marketing goals. In addition to sharing from his bank of experience, Brad will answer questions submitted by lynda.com members. Send your question directly to him via brad@lynda.com and you might just see it in a future episode! Tune in every week to keep your marketing efforts fresh.


WordPress DIY: Weddings and Special Events

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Released On: 3/25/2015

Want to build a website for your wedding or other special event? Make a site for your occasion with these DIY (do-it-yourself) tips for WordPress. Morten Rand-Henriksen guides you through the entire process: planning the site layout and content, choosing and customizing a theme for exactly the right look, and using plugins to add special features like a hidden invite-only section, guestbook, and image gallery. Plus, get tips for testing and securing your content before launch.

Find more courses in this series at http://www.lynda.com/DIYWordPress.


WordPress and Genesis DIY: Weddings and Special Events

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Carrie Dils

Released On: 3/25/2015

Want to build a website for your wedding or other special event? Make the site for your occasion with these DIY (do-it-yourself) tips for WordPress and Genesis, the WordPress theme framework. Carrie Dils guides you through the entire process: planning the site layout and content, choosing and customizing a theme for exactly the right look, and using plugins to add special features like a guestbook or image gallery. Plus, get tips for prepping and sharing your site with guests—and the rest of the world.

Find more courses in this series at http://www.lynda.com/DIYWordPress.


Excel 2011 for the Mac: Managing and Analyzing Data

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Dennis Taylor

Released On: 3/25/2015

When you work with large amounts of data, you need tools to manage the sheer volume of information and get the most value from it. In this course, Dennis Taylor shares easy-to-use commands and methods for managing and analyzing data with Excel 2011 for Mac. The course covers sorting, inserting subtotals, filtering, identifying and deleting duplicate data, using the Excel Advanced Filter feature, and gathering valuable statistical information with specialized database functions.


Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Haunted House

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Bert Monroy

Released On: 3/25/2015

Create a spooky haunted house, complete with a ghostly resident, in this installment of Bert Monroy's Dreamscapes, a Photoshop-based series that transforms ordinary photographs and simple 3D or hand-drawn elements into extraordinary works of art. In this course Bert takes images of an old Victorian house, an ominous sky, and a full moon, and then creates trees with the new Tree scripted pattern included with Photoshop CC. Follow along with Bert to recreate this spooky scene or build one of your own.


Installing and Administering Atlassian JIRA

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Sandra Toner

Released On: 3/24/2015

JIRA is a popular project- and issue-tracking tool used by development and technical support teams to get more work done, faster. In this course, Sandy Toner introduces the key tasks involved in installing and administering JIRA, including setting up new projects, tracking tasks through the JIRA workflow, and managing users and groups. Plus, learn how to customize workflows with fields and screens, control permissions and JIRA security, and use add-ons to help JIRA better support agile development cycles.


Before & After Case Study: Informational Sign Redesign

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: John McWade

Released On: 3/24/2015

Informational signs have two purposes: to report information and to make it appealing to visitors new and old. In this way, signs have much in common with other projects designers work on everyday: websites, brochures, posters, etc. In this course, John McWade, lynda.com senior author and publisher of Before & After magazine, is tasked with rebuilding a poorly designed sign for an Audubon-recognized bird-watching area in Seneca Falls, NY. He takes members through the deconstruction of his thought process (what information does this sign need to contain and how should it be laid out?) and then rebuilds both the content and the design. He first determines what images and information need reworking, and then with a basic set of design tools he reworks the copy, typography, imagery, and layout. Members will get an over-the-shoulder view as he determines the best way to showcase the sign's complex information in a compelling and eye-catching way.


Up and Running with Mathematica 10

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Curt Frye

Released On: 3/24/2015

Mathematica is a computational platform with the power and flexibility you need to analyze data and make good decisions for your company. Similar to a programming language, it provides a complete environment for doing math. These tutorials show how to start performing advanced data analysis using Mathematica 10.

Curt Frye teaches you how to set up Mathematica notebooks, assign values to variables, perform simple calculations, create and manipulate lists and matrices, and visualize and share your data. Dive in for a well-rounded look at all of Mathematica's core capabilities.

NOTE: Basic knowledge of linear algebra is helpful for this course, but not required.


Scripting Unity with C#

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Kelley Hecker

Released On: 3/24/2015

Unity games can be scripted in several languages, but the most popular and powerful choice is C#. In this course, game development engineer Kelley Hecker walks through the process of creating and attaching C# scripts to your game objects in order to customize their appearance and control their behavior. The course includes an in-depth exploration of the MonoDevelop scripting environment; MonoBehaviour, the base class for almost every script; and Unity's built-in classes, which prime your scripts for success. Plus, get an introduction to using the singleton pattern to manage game states and using events to respond to user input (for example, to deal damage when a player makes a mistake).


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