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Protect Your Network with Open-Source Software

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Jungwoo Ryoo

Released On: 1/28/2015

Network protection is vital to organizations big and small, but it doesn't have to be an expensive proposition. Learn how to protect your network with open-source tools, and do it completely FREE. Jungwoo Ryoo shows how to set up firewalls, investigate network traffic with a packet analyzer, detect threats and malicious activity with an intrusion-detection system, and enable network logging and monitoring. Start here for a low-cost route to a more secure network.


Design Patterns in PHP

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Keith Casey

Released On: 1/28/2015

Write better PHP code by following these popular (and time-tested) design patterns. Developer Keith Casey introduces 11 design patterns that will help you solve common coding challenges and make your intentions clear to future architects of your application. Keith explores use cases for:

  • Accessing data with the active record and table data gateway patterns
  • Creating objects with the factory, singleton, and mock objects patterns
  • Extending code with decorator and adapter patterns
  • Structuring applications with MVC and Action-Domain-Responder patterns


Each chapter features a design pattern in a real-world coding scenario, and closes with a practice challenge to test your new skills.


After Effects Guru: Advanced Photoshop Techniques

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Ian Robinson

Released On: 1/28/2015

Integrate Photoshop into your everyday video and animation workflows to save time, correct common video issues, and generate custom textures. After Effects guru Ian Robinson starts with the essentials: retouching, correcting color, and fixing distortion with Photoshop. Then he takes things further and shows how to prep still images in Photoshop for animation in After Effects. Next, learn how to use Photoshop to create environment maps that accurately reflect graphics when applied in After Effects or CINEMA 4D (C4D) Lite. In the last chapter you'll explore integrating Photoshop into a 3D production pipeline, making custom textures in Photoshop, and applying them via bump maps and normal maps in C4D Lite.


Deke's Techniques

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Deke McClelland

Released On: 1/11/2011

This course is a collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects that can be completed in ten minutes or less. The series is taught by computer graphics guru Deke McClelland, and presented in his signature step-by-step style. The intent is to reveal how various Photoshop and Illustrator features can be combined and leveraged in real-world examples so that they can be applied to creative projects right away.


Up and Running with Micro Four-Thirds Cameras

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington, Scott Bourne

Released On: 8/20/2013

The micro four-thirds sensor format is enabling a new generation of cameras that combine compact size with DSLR-like features, such as interchangeable lenses. In this course, Rich Harrington and Scott Bourne introduce the micro four-thirds format, detailing its strengths and weaknesses for both photography and video, offering buying advice, and sharing tips for getting the best results when shooting with a micro four-thirds camera.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We are honored to host this content in our library.


Joomla! 3.3 Essentials: Modules, Components, Extensions, and Templates

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Jen Kramer

Released On: 1/27/2015

Joomla!, the open-source CMS, easily expands to make websites that do almost whatever you want. In this course, Jen Kramer introduces the modules, components, extensions, and templates that will help you take Joomla! further. Learn about the core modules (like custom HTML and search) and then find out how to build out contact forms and redirect web traffic with components, use extensions to create backups and upload media, and change the look of your site with templates. Make sure to test your new skills by taking the practice challenges issued along the way.


Joomla! 3.3 Essentials: Working with Content

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Jen Kramer

Released On: 1/27/2015

Find new and interesting ways to display your site content with Joomla!, the open-source CMS, and these tutorials from Jen Kramer. Jen shows how to create and modify the look of categories, articles, lists, and menus, and implement advanced functionality like tagging and version control. She'll teach you how to add links, images, videos, and dropdown menus to your Joomla! site, as well as configure some crucial display options. Make sure to test your new skills by taking the practice challenges issued along the way.


Numeric Data Entry Fundamentals

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Anson Alexander

Released On: 1/27/2015

Learn how to quickly and effectively enter numeric data and formulas using the 10-key numeric keypad. This course explores ergonomics, proper finger positions, and formula-entry shortcuts so you can quickly do things like enter large amounts of data into spreadsheet applications like Excel. Author Anson Alexander introduces the lessons using lynda.com's innovative and interactive typing tool, which you can use to practice on your own.


After Effects Guru: Time-Based Effects

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Eran Stern

Released On: 1/27/2015

One of the ways to add drama to video and animation is the manipulation of time. In this course Eran Stern shows different ways to control time in After Effects, from basic linear changes through time remapping and time warp. He'll review all the effects in the Time category and explore real-life usages of each one. He also examines methods to add synthetic motion blur, and use time-related effects to achieve unique effects such as morph, echo, and strobe. At the end you'll be able to use these techniques to add magical visual effects to your videos, titles, and motion graphics.


Creative Quick Tips

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Justin Seeley

Released On: 8/5/2013

Join Justin Seeley, lynda.com staff author and design enthusiast, each week for a new 5-minute, self-contained tutorial that you can use to instantly improve your design workflow. This series covers techniques for print, digital, and web design, addressing the tools that creative professionals like you use most. Learn new ways to leverage layer styles and vector shapes in Adobe Photoshop, work more efficiently with text in Illustrator, and embed videos and even tweets in WordPress posts, and much more. Check back each week for a new installment, and a new design hack.


Android Phone and Tablet Security Fundamentals

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Nick Brazzi

Released On: 1/26/2015

Keep the critical information on your Android phone or tablet safe and secure with these proactive and easy-to-implement tips. Nick Brazzi explains common security terms and concepts, helping Android users understand typical security risks and what to do when a device is lost or stolen. You'll also learn how to protect passwords on a device, secure location and app data, protect devices from malware, and use Android Device Manager to locate, disable, or even erase devices when they are lost or stolen.


SketchUp 2015 Essential Training

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: George Maestri

Released On: 1/26/2015

Learn how to start drawing, designing, and animating your ideas with SketchUp, the 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architectural rendering to game design. In this course, George Maestri leads viewers through the essentials of SketchUp: navigating around the interface, manipulating objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, working with materials, and applying textures. He'll even show how to create simple animations and export your artwork in 2D and 3D formats.

These tutorials work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.


Creating and Managing Your Google Account

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Nick Brazzi

Released On: 1/26/2015

Learn how to set up a Google account and adjust your settings to navigate around the web securely. Author Nick Brazzi shows how to link a Google account to Chrome and to an Android phone and tablet, manage account settings, and use two-step verification to improve security.


LP/w Design Studio, Interior and Graphic Design

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: LP/w Design Studios

Released On: 1/23/2015

Libby and Patrick Castro's marriage is the bedrock of their business, LP/w Design Studios. In this short film, the two explains what makes their partnership work. Learn how their different disciplines—Libby's background in architecture and Patrick's understanding of graphic design—combine to create unique, seamless branding and design experiences for their clients, including Stone Creek Coffee and the reimagined Hotel Northland.

Get a look at lives that inspire. Watch more from the lynda.com documentary series here.


Portrait Project: Fixing a Group Photo

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Chris Orwig

Released On: 1/23/2015

Group shots are fun but complicated assignments to shoot; you need to make sure that you have the entire group's attention and that everyone looks great. Luckily, what you can't get right in-camera, you can fix in post, with the power of Photoshop and Lightroom. In this short Portrait Project, Chris Orwig takes you through the process of fixing and enhancing three group portraits: a casual beach snapshot, a studio portrait, and a wedding-party photo. Using these tips, you'll be able to get the best expression out of each member of the group.


Up and Running with BATTERY 4

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: J. Scott Giaquinta

Released On: 1/23/2015

In this quick Up and Running course, author and producer J. Scott G. demonstrates the power of BATTERY, Native Instruments's drum sampler for drum sculpting, signal routing, and effects. He provides a brief overview of BATTERY's built-in kits, and then shows how to create your own kits from scratch. Then he demonstrates how to edit cells, route audio in BATTERY or into another DAW, create automation, and utilize effects like reverb and delay.


Up and Running with Adobe Presenter 10

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Anastasia McCune

Released On: 1/22/2015

Adobe Presenter 10 allows you to create interactive training videos, demonstrations, and video presentations. This course covers the Presenter plugin for PowerPoint, and Presenter Video Express, a program for recording and editing high-quality HD video. Author Anastasia McCune shows how to use Video Express to build engaging video presentations that combine screen-capture and webcam video, and then she jumps into Presenter, where you'll learn how to make basic PowerPoint slideshows more interesting and interactive with audio, video, quizzes, and prebuilt interactions. In the final chapter, you'll discover how to package and publish projects for delivery to an LMS and in web- and mobile-friendly formats.


Exploring Photography: White Balance and Color Temperature

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Ben Long

Released On: 1/22/2015

Is accurate color important in photography? Accuracy is important for portraiture and product shots, but beyond that, all's fair in photography. A blue color cast could be just right in a photo of a winter snow scene or a dusk city skyline. And a yellow color cast might help convey the heat of a desert landscape.

In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long explores the art and science of white balance and color temperature. Ben explores how to adjust your camera's white-balance settings, and what to do when auto white balance goes wrong. He then surveys some optional aids for white balance, and scenarios where "inaccurate" color may well be the right stylistic choice.


Pinterest for Business

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: Cynthia Sanchez

Released On: 1/22/2015

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.


Using Wacom Tablets with Painter

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:00
Authored By: John Derry

Released On: 1/22/2015

A tablet and stylus are crucial to expressive brushwork in digital painting. You can just "plug and play" or, as John Derry shows in this course, you can learn to adjust the software controls, pen-pressure preferences, and keyboard shortcuts to tailor the experience for your painting style. Join him for this quick and focused tutorial on how to integrate a Wacom tablet and stylus with Corel Painter, and learn to maximize the expressive capabilities of your toolset.


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