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The Neuroscience of Learning

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Britt Andreatta

Released On: 11/20/2014

Tap into your hidden potential, with discoveries from the neuroscience of learning. Dr. Britt Andreatta, director of training and development at lynda.com, uses the latest research from Harvard, Stanford, and other leading research institutions to explain how the brain processes and stores new information. She introduces the three-phase model of learning and the secrets to developing neural pathways so that learning sticks. Intended for both those who teach or train and those who learn, this course is a fun and enlightening journey through the learning process.


After Effects: Creative Cloud Updates

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Chris Meyer

Released On: 4/4/2013

Veteran After Effects user Chris Meyer shares real-world production and workflow advice as he demonstrates the newest features in Adobe After Effects CC. Chris reviews the streamlined connection to MAXON CINEMA 4D and the Refine Edge tool for creating mattes around hair and other partially transparent areas, and reveals how to get more accurate tracks and stabilizations with Reverse Stabilization and ground planes. He also reviews the upgraded Warp Stabilizer and 3D Camera Tracker and important new usability features such as layer snapping.

The September 2013 update brought the new Rigid Mask Tracker, as well as additional ways to scale up footage cleanly, while the highlight of the December 2013 update was the ability to convert parametric shape layers to Bézier paths, and Bézier paths into shape layers. The NAB 2014 update shows off important new integration with Adobe Premiere Pro and Typekit, as well major updates to effects. Smaller yet still important new and enhanced features in each release are also touched on throughout. As always, Chris doesn't just show you where these new features are, but how to apply them to your own projects, along with preferred working practices and potential gotchas.

Note: This course was created and produced by Chris and Trish Meyer. We are honored to host this content in our library.


Word 2013: Creating Long Documents

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Maria Langer

Released On: 11/20/2014

See how to use Word 2013 features for authoring reports, white papers, books, and other long documents. First, author Maria Langer explains considerations unique to long documents, before providing best practices and smart strategies for planning your approach. Then see how to set up a logical, effective structure with outlines and master pages, which will help organize your ideas while automatically generating a table of contents, a bibliography, and other document elements. Find out how to add reference items such as cross-references, footnotes, and indexes to guide readers through your work, and place images, tables, and other graphics. Finally, learn about numbering chapters, sections, and pages; adding headers and footers; and formatting and exporting your final document.


Up and Running with OneDrive

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Jess Stratton

Released On: 11/20/2014

Learn how to store and share files using OneDrive, Microsoft's free cloud storage service. In this course, Jess Stratton shows you everything you can do with OneDrive, from managing and recovering files to viewing your photos in elegant galleries and slideshows. After explaining how to access and use the service, Jess demonstrates uploading, organizing, copying and deleting files; sharing files using links and the Public folder; finding the files and info you need; creating documents with Office Online; and using OneDrive on a mobile device.


Productivity Tips for Web Designers

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Sue Jenkins

Released On: 7/31/2014

Productivity Tips for Web Designers is the weekly series for web designers who want to enhance their design, software, and freelance business skills and streamline their workflow. Whether you're new to web design or working professionally as a seasoned designer, you'll discover techniques that can help you become more proficient at your craft. Tune in every Thursday for a new tip on topics including typography; SEO; design software like Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver; and web coding in HTML and CSS.


Up and Running with QlikView

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Curt Frye

Released On: 11/20/2014

Up and Running with QlikView shows how to analyze and display data using QlikView, the business intelligence and data visualization software that helps organizations make good decisions with their data. Author Curt Frye covers creating new visualizations from an existing data source, adding sheet objects and changing their properties, and printing and exporting sheet contents. After completing the course, viewers will be able to install QlikView 11, import and summarize data, create and manipulate data visualizations, and create pivot tables to display data in different ways—without multiple sheets.


Portrait Project: Fixing a Distracting Background

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Chris Orwig

Released On: 11/19/2014

Capturing your subjects at their best is vital to getting great portraits. But it's just as important to make sure that distracting foreground or background elements don't upstage your subject. This Portrait Project course takes you through three solutions for dealing with distracting backgrounds and foregrounds in Photoshop. Educator and photographer Chris Orwig shows how to blur out distractions from a background, use the Patch and Clone Stamp tools to clean up a foreground, and replace an ill-fitting background with a new, more pleasing one. Learn techniques for bringing focus and clarity to your portrait subjects in this course and then check out other ways to enhance your portraits, in the Portrait Project series.


Premiere Pro Guru: Cutting with Music

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Abba Shapiro

Released On: 11/19/2014

Cutting stills and video with music is an essential skill for any editor. So join Premiere Pro guru Abba Shapiro in this course, as he shows how to cut a music-based slideshow (still images with music) and cut a music montage (video clips with music) in Premiere Pro CC. Learn how to read an audio waveform, place markers on beats, and fine-tune the timing of your cuts. The course also introduces several workflows to reduce the time it takes to create a music-based edit.


iOS 8: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Garrick Chow

Released On: 11/19/2014

Get the most out of your iPhone or iPad. This course teaches you everything you could ever want to know about iOS 8, Apple's operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Garrick Chow reviews the ways to interact with your iOS 8 device, from the external controls, touch screen, and "predictive" keyboard to Siri, Apple's digital assistant. He also covers essential tasks: making and receiving calls, emailing, browsing the web with Safari, getting around town, taking notes, shooting photos, watching videos, and listening to music. Plus, discover how to extend the functionality of your iPhone or iPad by installing one of the 1+ million apps available in the Apple App Store. The course wraps up with some essential settings tweaks that will help you customize your device, protect your privacy, and troubleshoot your iPhone or iPad when you encounter a problem.


Creating Long Documents with InDesign CC

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Mike Rankin

Released On: 11/19/2014

Creating Long Documents with InDesign shows designers how to plan, create, and output book-length documents using InDesign CC features and third-party plugins. Publishing veteran Mike Rankin focuses on long-document elements such as page and chapter numbering, tables of contents, cross-references, and indexes. The course also provides strategies and best practices for document construction, from creating master pages and applying consistent formatting with styles, to placing text and images and outputting to both print and interactive PDF.


Creativity Bootcamp

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Stefan Mumaw

Released On: 11/19/2014

Think you're not creative? Think again! Creativity is a skill—one you can develop with practice. And all it takes to start flexing your creative muscles is an hour of your time and our own Creativity Bootcamp. In this fun, hands-on course, creative director Stefan Mumaw guides you through five interactive training exercises that will help you (and a partner!) boost your creative output and produce even more innovative ideas. You'll explore some common misconceptions about creativity, learn the hidden value of the "stupid idea," and, through the course of the exercises, discover the three bootcamp commands for energizing your creative process.

Interested in learning more about the creative process? Check out Stefan's other courses on lynda.com.


Code Clinic: PHP

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: David Powers

Released On: 7/15/2014

Many successful programmers know more than just a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. They use "computational thinking": breaking a problem down into segments that lend themselves to technical solutions. Code Clinic is a series of six courses where lynda.com authors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here, David Powers works with PHP.

Each month, David will introduce a new challenge and provide an overview of his solution in PHP, explaining how he broke the problem up into logical components, and revealing the difficulties he encountered. Challenges will include topics such as statistical analysis, searching directories for images, and accessing peripheral devices.

Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenge in languages like C#, C++, Java, Python, and Ruby. And check back every month for new challenges.


Managing Project Procurement

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Bob McGannon

Released On: 11/18/2014

The more complex a project is, the more likely it is that you'll need help from outside vendors and partners. Enter project procurement, the processes of planning, managing, and executing purchases of goods and services for your business. In this course, PMP Bob McGannon guides you through the project procurement process, helping you understand if procurement is right for your project, exploring common procurement approaches, and explaining the different procurement contract types, including fixed price, cost plus, and time and materials (T&M). Learn how to plan your procurements wisely with payment scheduling options, and discover methods for reducing risk. Then check out market-testing techniques for soliciting potential vendors and partners, and examine solicitation agreements such as the request for information (RFI), the request for quotation (RFQ), and the request for proposal (RFP).


PowerPoint 2013 Power Shortcuts

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: David Rivers

Released On: 11/18/2014

Make your PowerPoint presentations dazzle with these expert tips and tricks from David Rivers. Designed to help you use PowerPoint 2013 more efficiently, this course begins with the top 10 tips you should know, including how to repurpose slides from other presentations, create custom shapes and animations, and insert online video into a slide. From there, the course offers pro tips on managing files; using little-known keyboard shortcuts; getting the most out of your text, objects, and media; sharing your presentations; and much more.

Need quick tips and shortcuts for other Office apps? Check out our other Power Shortcuts courses.


Code Clinic: Python

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Barron Stone

Released On: 7/15/2014

Many successful programmers know more than just a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. They use "computational thinking": breaking a problem down into segments that lend themselves to technical solutions. Code Clinic is a series of six courses where lynda.com authors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here, Barron Stone works with Python.

Each month, Barron will introduce a new challenge and provide an overview of his solution in Python, explaining how he broke the problem up into logical components, and revealing the difficulties he encountered. Challenges will include topics such as statistical analysis, searching directories for images, and accessing peripheral devices.

Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenge in languages like C#, C++, Java, PHP, and Ruby. And check back every month for new challenges.


Creating Better Blog Content

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Virginia O'Connor

Released On: 11/18/2014

Creating Better Blog Content shows how to create compelling content that engages readers and helps achieve website goals. Virginia O'Connor begins the course by showing viewers how to evaluate their existing blog and clean up any infrastructure issues that might be hampering search engine visibility. Next, learn how to expand your blog's audience, by focusing on such basics as developing an editorial calendar to help keep the content flowing and fresh, integrating social media, and participating in other key venues to draw readers back to the blog. Plus, discover how to enhance your blog with surveys, contests, and original interviews, as well as digital media and links.


Code Clinic: Java

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Patrick Royal

Released On: 7/15/2014

Many successful programmers know more than just a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. They use "computational thinking": breaking a problem down into segments that lend themselves to technical solutions. Code Clinic is a series of six courses where lynda.com authors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here, Patrick Royal works with Java.

Each month, Patrick will introduce a new challenge and provide an overview of his solution in Java, explaining how he broke the problem up into logical components, and revealing the difficulties he encountered. Challenges will include topics such as statistical analysis, searching directories for images, and accessing peripheral devices.

Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenge in languages like C#, C++, PHP, Python, and Ruby. And check back every month for new challenges.


Code Clinic: Ruby

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Kevin Skoglund

Released On: 7/15/2014

Many successful programmers know more than just a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. They use "computational thinking": breaking a problem down into segments that lend themselves to technical solutions. Code Clinic is a series of six courses where lynda.com authors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here, Kevin Skoglund works with Ruby.

Each month, Kevin will introduce a new challenge and provide an overview of his solution in Ruby, explaining how he broke the problem up into logical components, and revealing the difficulties he encountered. Challenges will include topics such as statistical analysis, searching directories for images, and accessing peripheral devices.

Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenge in languages like C#, C++, Java, PHP, and Python. And check back every month for new challenges.


Data Modeling with Excel Power Pivot

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Ron Davis

Released On: 11/18/2014

Aggregating and analyzing data from different sources is made easy with Excel's Power Pivot plugin. But before you can glean insights from your data, you'll need to know how to build an effective data model, or collection of tables. In this course, Ron Davis covers all the steps for data modeling with Excel: adding data sources, setting up relationships between tables, and configuring hierarchies. Additionally, he explores the power of DAX, the language behind the calculated columns and calculated fields that make for powerful PivotTables.


Code Clinic: C#

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: David Gassner

Released On: 7/15/2014

Many successful programmers know more than just a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. They use "computational thinking": breaking a problem down into segments that lend themselves to technical solutions. Code Clinic is a series of six courses where lynda.com authors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here, David Gassner works with C#.

Each month, David will introduce a new challenge and provide an overview of his solution in C#, explaining how he broke the problem up into logical components, and revealing the difficulties he encountered. Challenges will include topics such as statistical analysis, searching directories for images, and accessing peripheral devices.

Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenge in languages like C++, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby. And check back every month for new challenges.


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