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Up and Running with Box

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Gini Courter

Released On: 8/29/2014

Box is an online file-sharing and cloud-content-management service for businesses. This course with Gini Courter will introduce you to Box and show you how to start a free personal account and begin storing and viewing files. She'll also demonstrate how to extend Box with Box Notes, take Box on the go, and upgrade to Box for Business—the paid version of Box that comes with features like file versioning, embedding, and reporting.


Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Structures

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Bert Monroy

Released On: 8/29/2014

Bert Monroy creates digital paintings that fool the eye and delight the senses. And he's been at it for over thirty years, producing illustrations for clients such as Adobe and Pixar. Follow along in this course with the development of his latest work, Amsterdam Mist, and learn how to apply his techniques to your own artwork in Photoshop or Illustrator. Bert concentrates on the structures in the painting: the bridges and buildings that make up the incredibly detailed canal scene. He'll show how to model elements like railings, curbs, windows, posts, staircases, lamps, and even flags. He'll also create textures and show how to repurpose them throughout the painting. Join him on this journey to the Netherlands and return with souvenirs that you can add to your artistic toolbox.


Jeffrey Zeldman: 20 years of Web Design and Community

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Jeffrey Zeldman

Released On: 8/29/2014

Who is Jeffrey Zeldman? The "Miles Davis of web design"? "Godfather of the web"? Or simply "your friend on the Internet"? For people who make websites, Zeldman is all of these and more. He's been a guiding voice in web design since the earliest days of the Internet, leading the charge in the fight for web standards. He's an educator whose businesses—A List Apart, An Event Apart, and A Book Apart—are extensions of his basic instinct to share his best ideas. He's also a staunch believer in the importance of community and has created an environment that other designers look forward to participating in. This film is an intimate portrait of a man who has helped shape the web but isn't recognized by most of the people who use it everyday. Learn how he evolved his influential mailing list, how he convinced Netscape and Internet Explorer to support HTML and CSS, and what he's doing to pass the torch to the next generation.


Performing with Ableton Live: On Stage with St. Vincent

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Daniel Mintseris

Released On: 8/29/2014

Daniel Mintseris has been touring with critically acclaimed musician St. Vincent for over three years. With Ableton Live, he's able to direct the entire show from his keyboard and laptop. In these exclusive videos, he explains what it takes to run your own world-class production with Ableton.

First, Daniel provides a tour of his setup, starting from his keyboard riser—the hub of communication on stage. With Ableton and a series of MIDI controllers, he's closely connected to all the other instrumentalists. Then he demonstrates the process of building a show file and creating sound presets for every song. Daniel also explains how to use the Drum Kit as a MIDI controller for drum sounds, and how to make program changes on the downstage Moog and guitar stations. Finally, in our interview with Daniel, he closes down the course with insights on what it's like to be a musical director, and how he balances technology and musicianship to bring ideas to life.


Photographing and Assembling a Lunar Eclipse Composite

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Seán Duggan

Released On: 8/29/2014

A lunar eclipse is a relatively common astronomical event that always brings out the cameras and the long telephoto lenses. But the next time a lunar eclipse comes around, go beyond just taking a close-up of a darkened moon. Create a composite that shows the phases of the eclipse—and better still, shows the composite in the context of the landscape underneath it.

That's what photographer and educator Seán Duggan did, and in this course, he deconstructs his photographic steps and post-processing procedures.

The course begins with advice on how to plan and photograph the eclipse, with the right gear, the right focusing techniques, and the right exposure. Next, Seán evaluates the images in Lightroom, and then dives into Photoshop and shows how to composite each image into a finished photo. Along the way, he explores blend modes, layer masking, and other compositing techniques.


Up and Running with CentOS Linux

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Scott Simpson

Released On: 8/28/2014

Linux is more than a niche alternative. It's popular for desktops and crucial for software development. CentOS is a Linux distribution (derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux) that is popular with system admins, dev ops engineers, and home users alike. This course shows you how to install and make your way around CentOS 7, perform common tasks from the command line, and get a firewall, a web server, and shared folders up and running. Author Scott Simpson also discusses security-enhanced Linux (SELinux), which adds an additional level of security to CentOS.


Classroom Management Fundamentals

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Aaron Quigley

Released On: 8/28/2014

K-12 educators: create a classroom culture that increases achievement and decreases disruption—without inhibiting your students' creativity or desire to learn. In this course (our first with real kids in a classroom setting), Aaron Quigley shows you how to create learning-focused environments by minimizing off-task behavior and increasing student engagement. Learn how to develop the traits of effective classroom managers, reduce distraction, give clear instruction, and escalate problems when necessary. Aaron will also provide guides for building a positive classroom culture that sets students up for success, wherever they go next.


Marketing Fundamentals

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Drew Boyd

Released On: 8/28/2014

Whether you're rebuilding your marketing program from the ground up or leading the first campaign of your career, this course will help you lay the foundation for a successful marketing endeavor. Drew Boyd is a professor and consultant with 30+ years of marketing experience for major brands. In this course, he explains marketing's role in an organization; provides frameworks for analyzing a business, its customers, and its competitors; and shows how to develop a successful marketing strategy and use that strategy to inform everything from pricing to promotion.

You'll also learn to address tactical challenges and present the plan to get buy-in throughout an organization, from the C-suite to the sales team, as well as use the marketing plan to guide outside agencies and vendors. Finally, you'll learn how to launch the campaign and measure its performance.


Adobe Connect Essential Training

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Garrick Chow

Released On: 8/28/2014

Learn how to use Adobe Connect to run meetings, connect with learners online, and record standalone presentations. Garrick Chow shows how Connect bridges real-world gaps and helps anyone with an Internet connection link up online. Watch this course and learn how to create new meetings; establish audio connections, whether over the computer or on the phone; open pods to chat, video conference, or share content; share your screen; and make content available for download over Connect. You don't need to have everyone in the same room to have a great meeting; you just need to Connect.


Google Classroom: First Look

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Garrick Chow

Released On: 8/28/2014

Google Classroom is the new learning management system (LMS) by Google, and is free for all Google Apps for Education users. Google hopes Classroom will be a game changer for educators and students alike. Here Garrick Chow gives you a first look at this new LMS, and shows you how to create a course, add students, and send assignments inside of Google Classroom. Plus, get a look at the class from your students' perspective.


Product Shots in Blender

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: George Maestri

Released On: 8/27/2014

Learn how to model basic objects in Blender and create professional-quality renders of product designs. George Maestri first shows you how to model a simple package design, apply textures to it, and then light and render the model with Blender's Cycles renderer. Then he moves to a more sophisticated model: an energy-drink bottle. George shows how to model the bottle and the liquid inside it, create and apply glass and fluid materials, and add environmental lighting and reflectivity in the final render.


Creative GoPro Photography and Video Techniques

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Paul Taggart

Released On: 8/27/2014

Although GoPro HERO cameras are typically used for sports and action shots, the truth is they're useful in any scenario that might challenge your regular DSLR or video camera. Think underwater shoots, down and (literally) dirty perspectives, and quadcopter-mounted aerial video and photography.

It sounds like an ideal set of challenges for photojournalist Paul Taggart, who also shoots video for the Discovery Channel and other media outlets. In this course, he takes us to a farming community in the state of Washington to showcase creative uses for the GoPro HERO, in a variety of situations. He goes deep at a shellfish farm, gets footage from the tractor's perspective at an organic farm, and mounts the GoPro to a quadcopter to get aerial footage at a vineyard. At the end of each chapter, he recaps the shoot and reviews the final still photos and video.


Up and Running with Genesis for WordPress

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Carrie Dils

Released On: 8/27/2014

Whether you're a novice or an advanced developer, Genesis provides the foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go. Because Genesis is much more than a mere WordPress theme; it's an underlying framework of immaculate code that offers three important benefits: SEO, security, and a huge selection of design options. Learn how to get up and running with Genesis in these tutorials from Carrie Dils. She'll show you how to configure the basic settings, from selecting a layout to enabling comments; create menus and add them to your site; choose a homepage; and work with popular widgets. She also offers a few tips for when you're ready to take WordPress further with search engine optimization (SEO) and templates.


Smoke 2015 Essential Training

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Amy Leland

Released On: 8/27/2014

Autodesk Smoke's interface and workflow make it accessible to editors who want not only the power of its finishing tools, but also an intuitive and welcoming interface. Amy Leland introduces you to this powerful video editing platform and reviews the workflows for timeline editing, color correction, 3D animation and compositing, and motion graphics. This course follows the workflow of a Smoke project, allowing editors to learn the major stepping-stones in the finishing process, from importing media to exporting your final project. Highlights include adding effects and transitions, working with 3D animation and other Action effects, color correcting footage, and creating 3D text.


Google Sheets Essential Training

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Sally Norred

Released On: 8/26/2014

Google Sheets is a feature-rich, cloud-based spreadsheet application that allows you to format and analyze all kinds of data. In this course, author Sally Norred shows you how to get the most from Google Sheets. Discover how to get around the interface, enter and work with data, and use formatting and function features, and learn smart ways to make your data work for you. Plus, see how to work with your spreadsheet data on the go with the Google Sheets mobile app.


Photoshop Artist in Action: Uli Staiger's Inner City Express

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Uli Staiger

Released On: 8/26/2014

Photoshop allows artists to stretch the possibilities of photography almost as far as their imaginations can reach. Here Uli Staiger reveals his process for creating a complex scene from just a simple sketch and some source images. The end result: a train station of the future, built from images of normal, everyday platform scenes. Along the way, he'll show how to create breathtaking perspective, lighten the background to create a visible distance, paint in light and shadows, composite 3D objects into the scene, and create realistic lens flares without using any filters, plugins, or external software! It all starts with a little imagination. Bring yours and get inspired by a Photoshop artist in action.


Practical Cybersecurity

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Malcolm Shore

Released On: 8/26/2014

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.


Norton Internet Security Essential Training

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Nancy C. Muir

Released On: 8/26/2014

Protecting yourself online is a must, and products like Norton Internet Security help keep your computer safe. In this course, Nancy C. Muir, an Internet security expert and a former training manager at Symantec, shows you how to ensure a high level of security on your machine, while minimizing any impact on system performance.

She explains how to set up real-time protection, configure scans of your system, and schedule tasks so that they don't hog system resources at important times. She'll also show how to set up a Smart Firewall to protect your entire network, and configure antivirus and antispam protection for messaging and email. Then learn how to protect and control your family's experience online, use an Identity Safe account for web browsing, and work with Norton's add-on cloud-sharing, mobile security, and remote monitoring services. Finally, Nancy explains how to incorporate Norton software as part of an overall privacy and security effort.


Up and Running with Xbox One

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Doug Winnie

Released On: 8/25/2014

Xbox One is Microsoft's latest generation of their popular console gaming system. But with its new interface and apps, its role has expanded far beyond gaming. For many people, the Xbox is the hub of their home. Learn how to extend your Xbox One and integrate it with other services and hardware in this quick course. Doug Winnie walks through how to set up and connect to your Internet and TV signals, download and purchase apps, collaborate with Skype, and access files from OneDrive. Plus, learn how to manage and control your Xbox using your phone or tablet via Xbox SmartGlass.


Up and Running with Xbox One

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Doug Winnie

Released On: 8/25/2014

Xbox One is Microsoft's latest generation of their popular console gaming system. But with its new interface and apps, its role has expanded far beyond gaming. For many people, the Xbox is the hub of their home. Learn how to extend your Xbox One and integrate it with other services and hardware in this quick course. Doug Winnie walks through how to set up and connect to your Internet and TV signals, download and purchase apps, collaborate with Skype, and access files from OneDrive. Plus, learn how to manage and control your Xbox using your phone or tablet via Xbox SmartGlass.


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