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Adobe Pen Tool: Fundamentals

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Deke McClelland

Released On: 8/3/2015

Creating precise lines, curves, and shapes with the Pen tool is challenging to learn and even tougher to master, but the power it gives your drawings is worth the effort. Even though the technology has been in Adobe products for decades, there are countless people who have yet to learn the proper way to use it. In this course, Deke McClelland introduces the basic features of the Pen tool and its functionality across the three main graphic design programs in the Creative Cloud suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. He covers the structure of a path outline, reviews the different kinds of anchor points and control handles, and dedicates a chapter to the Pen tool's peculiarities in each program. He also introduces some alternatives to the Pen tool, so you can choose what works best for your drawing needs.


GarageBand Essential Training

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Garrick Chow

Released On: 2/21/2014

GarageBand is the most accessible, affordable, and easy-to-learn multitrack recording application available. Learn how to start creating your own music with GarageBand here in this course. Garrick Chow shows how to create a new project, add loops (prerecorded sounds and drum beats) to quickly build a song, create your own custom loops, and use Drummer to create custom beats. He describes how to connect a MIDI keyboard controller and record with software instruments. Then he shows how to edit tracks, create a click track, and even print musical notation of your MIDI tracks. Next, he demonstrates how to record audio tracks into GarageBand, focusing on recording guitars and using multiple takes to create a comp track. Garrick then explains how to arrange, edit, and mix your projects using the arrangement track and the built-in effects. Next, he shows how to export your project, share it with the world, save it to iCloud, and archive it. Finally, Garrick shows how to use your iPad with GarageBand and how to open projects created in GarageBand for iOS, the mobile version of the app.


5-Day Mograph Challenge: Animated GIFs

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: EJ Hassenfratz

Released On: 8/3/2015

Improve your mograph skills one day at a time with this 5-day motion graphics challenge. Author EJ Hassenfratz asks artists to create a different animated GIF each day for 5 days in a row. These challenges are designed to get your creative juices flowing and help you work out of any creative rut. Turn creating into a daily habit—for at least 5 days—and then post your work to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #5dayMograph. You can also submit your work to our Tumblr page at 5daymograph.tumblr.com.


Building Custom HTML5 Video Playback with AngularJS

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Joseph Labrecque

Released On: 8/3/2015

HTML video doesn't require plugins for playback, but the default experience differs drastically across browsers. Using a combination of Bootstrap and AngularJS, you can develop a responsive video app that performs and appears great in all browsers—unifying the user experience and allowing custom functionality, such as playlists and full-screen playback. Join Joseph Labrecque for this start-to-finish course that guides you through every step in the process, from installing the software to employing a variety of foundational AngularJS directives. All you need to bring is the video and the time.


Building Transparency in Photoshop

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Steve Caplin

Released On: 8/3/2015

Learn a new trick to give designs and illustrations more depth and volume … transparency! Steve Caplin takes the image of a skull and creates a transparent duplicate, showing you how to replicate the effect in just a few steps. Using the Apply Median filter and the Image Warp and Smudge tools, he transforms the skull into a glass-like structure that reveals and refracts the environment around it. The entire technique takes just 20 minutes.


Office 365 for Mac: Excel Essential Training

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Curt Frye

Released On: 8/3/2015

Learn everything you need to master the world's most popular spreadsheet program—now accessible from anywhere with an Office 365 subscription. Curt Frye provides a comprehensive overview of Excel for Mac, including manipulating workbook and cell data, using functions, printing worksheets, and collaborating with others. In the last half of the course, he covers more complex techniques, such as summarizing data with charts, working with external data, adding images and shapes, and automating routine tasks.


Using Wacom Tablets with Photoshop

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Kevin Stohlmeyer

Released On: 7/31/2015

If you're serious about digital illustration, there's a good chance you use a Wacom tablet. But are you getting the most out of your tools? In this course, Adobe Certified Instructor Kevin Stohlmeyer shows how to optimize your Wacom tablet for use with Photoshop. He reviews each component of the tablet and Grip Pen and shows how to adjust preferences and customize your tablet to work best with Photoshop. Plus, he helps you experiment with Photoshop's default brushes, natural tips brushes, erodible brushes, and Mixer Brush.


Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Essential Training

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Pat Salvador

Released On: 7/31/2015

Get the most out of your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge and make it an even more productive and fun part of your daily life, with these tips from Android evangelist Pat Salvador. This course shows how to get the most out of the specialized Edge screen and customize many other options, from visuals to the screen lock and notifications. Pat also covers Wi-Fi calling and hotspots, fast charging and wireless charging, and tips for making your battery last. Plus, get tips for resolving the most common issues that crop up with the Galaxy S6.


Pro Tools 12 Essential Training

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Skye Lewin

Released On: 7/31/2015

Pro Tools is the industry-standard software for music and post-production. Updated for version 12, this course covers the essential concepts and techniques necessary for recording, editing, mixing, and mastering in Pro Tools. Composer/producer Skye Lewin teaches you how to create music with virtual instruments and plugins, work with audio and video files, and make both basic edits and more advanced edits with tools like Elastic Time and Pitch. Plus, learn to create a musical score, write and edit automation, and mix with effects loops and more. Finally, discover how to bounce down a final master and export and archive your session. Whether you're a producer, a sound engineer, or a hobbyist, this course can help you become proficient in Pro Tools 12.


Up and Running with Maya LT

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: George Maestri

Released On: 7/31/2015

Maya LT is a 3D modeling and animation tool built especially for game makers, offering a powerful set of creative tools and workflows for asset creation at a fraction of Maya's full price. This course covers the basics of Maya LT 2016, while providing a background in 3D modeling, texturing, and rendering. Author George Maestri reviews the Maya LT interface and workflow, and then shows how to model with polygon meshes and build textures to give your 3D surfaces color and character. He'll also demonstrate how to animate objects and export them to popular gaming engines like Unity.


Understanding Copyright: A Deeper Dive

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Dana Robinson

Released On: 7/30/2015

You've reviewed the basics of intellectual property. Now it's time for a deeper dive into copyright—your mechanism for protecting intellectual property that resides in a tangible form: books, songs, software, product designs, etc. Attorney Dana Robinson explains what constitutes copyright infringement, and how to respond when someone has infringed upon your copyright or if you receive a demand letter or cease and desist from a third party. He also explains licensing, public domain, and fair use, and reviews the process for searching for and filing copyrights. The course closes with a set of valuable copyright FAQs that address many of the most common questions about copyrighting intellectual property.


Illustrator CC for Web Design: Aesthetics

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Seeley

Released On: 7/30/2015

Websites don't just need to work great; they need to look great too. Here Justin Seeley shows how to inject your website designs with new life—using color, typography, graphics, and functional but aesthetically pleasing interface elements like buttons and menus. He'll also help you organize your layers so they are more understandable to developers, file a project library on Creative Cloud, and share your designs on Adobe's portfolio site, Behance.


Advanced Responsive Layouts with CSS Flexbox

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Released On: 7/30/2015

The CSS Flexible Box Layout module (aka Flexbox) provides a simple solution to many of the design and layout problems web designers and developers have faced since the advent of CSS. Now that the module is becoming ready for the main stage, it's time to look at what we can do with it.

This course shows how to use flexible boxes to create advanced responsive layouts. Morten Rand-Hendriksen takes the viewer on a tour of Flexbox and provides actionable code snippets that can be implemented safely in almost any website. He puts it all together in a holy grail site complete with card-based layout, mixed content menus, and interactive components that provide visitors with choices about what they see.


InDesign CC EPUB Typography

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Nigel French

Released On: 7/30/2015

Think great EPUB typography is impossible? Think again. Typefaces for screens are multiplying, ereaders are improving, and InDesign CC has more features for customizing EPUBs than ever before. This combination gives designers the freedom and flexibility to build more aesthetically pleasing EPUBs. In this course, Nigel French leads you through the basics of creating EPUBS with good typography in InDesign CC. Learn how to choose fonts for maximum legibility and readability, size and scale type, thread text throughout a layout, and adjust alignment and spacing. Nigel also covers working with special characters, bullets, and paragraph rules.

Note: While most of the lessons are centered on reflowable EPUBs, specific issues for fixed-layout EPUBs are called out along the way.


Tinkercad: Modeling Custom Designs for 3D Printing

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Kacie Hultgren

Released On: 7/29/2015

There's nothing like one of a kind! In this course, Kacie Hultgren builds on her 3D scanning courses, teaching a workflow for turning 3D scans into personalized, custom products. Her example uses a free, easy-to-use program called Tinkercad to model a custom trophy, but you can remix your own 3D scans into portraits, jewelry, cake toppers, and more.


Windows 10 Essential Training

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Nick Brazzi

Released On: 7/29/2015

Learn all the essential features of Windows 10. This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know to install Windows, customize it to your liking, and start working with files and applications. Author Nick Brazzi shows how to manage folders, use Cortana to search and navigate, browse the web with the new Microsoft Edge browser, and work with Mail, Calendars, and People (aka contacts).

Plus, learn about sharing via a home network, multiuser configurations, security and privacy, and troubleshooting Windows.


Windows 10 New Features

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Garrick Chow

Released On: 7/29/2015

Windows 10 is here! Explore the core new features and improvements in Microsoft's newest operating system. Take a look at the Start menu, Task View, Snap Assist, and Continuum, which allows you to run the same apps on mobile Windows devices as your PC. Also see how the Cortana virtual assistant can help you find files and more, and check out the the Edge web browser's novel capabilities.


My Photoshop Story: Dana Keller, Photo Colorizer

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Dana Keller

Released On: 7/29/2015

On the eve of Photoshop's 25th anniversary, we asked early adopters and pioneering artists to tell us their Photoshop stories. Dana Keller bridges the worlds of art and archival science by colorizing black-and-white photographs—relying on research and Photoshop. In this short film, Dana explains how he uses color to connect viewers to the past and how Photoshop, when used correctly, highlights the history of the image, not the process behind it.


CompTIA Network+ Exam Prep (N10-006) Part 1: Understanding Networks

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Mike Meyers

Released On: 7/28/2015

Take this comprehensive prep course for CompTIA's Network+ exam (N10-006) to understand the various components of networks. This is part 1 of a 7-part series, brought to you by a partnership between lynda.com and Total Seminars, and based on Mike Meyer's gold standard CompTIA Network+ All-in-One Exam Guide, 6th edition. This course provides a thorough overview of networking basics: MAC and IP addressing, hubs and switches, packets and ports, and OSI versus TCP/IP models. Start here to prepare for the exam and your future as a certified networking professional.

lynda.com is now a CompTIA Authorized Content Provider. Our training prepares members to pass the Network+ certification exam and become qualified networking technicians. Find the other CompTIA courses in this series here.


CompTIA Network+ Exam Prep (N10-006) Part 5: Advanced IP Networking

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 20:00
Authored By: Mike Meyers

Released On: 7/28/2015

Take this comprehensive prep course for CompTIA's Network+ exam (N10-006) to learn about advanced networking concepts. This is part 5 of a 7-part series, brought to you by a partnership between lynda.com and Total Seminars, and based on Mike Meyer's gold standard CompTIA Network+ All-in-One Exam Guide, 6th edition. This course discusses VLANs and VPNs, IPv6, and remote connectivity.

lynda.com is now a CompTIA Authorized Content Provider. Our training prepares members to pass the Network+ certification exam and become qualified networking technicians. Find the other CompTIA courses in this series here.


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