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iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 8

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Seán Duggan

Released On: 11/26/2014

Shoot and edit photography with your iPhone or iPad? See how to get the most out of the enhanced camera, photo-management, and photo-editing features in iOS 8. In these tutorials, Seán Duggan introduces the much improved Camera app, which allows you to adjust exposure, shoot panoramas and time-lapse video, and, with the iPhone 6 or 6+, create super slow-motion video. Then he shows how to adapt the photo organization and management features in iOS 8 to your own workflow. Last but not least, learn how to apply smart adjustments and other non-destructive edits in Photos to make your photos and videos look their best, and share and sync the results via Photos and iCloud.


Design the Web: Smart Objects

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Chris Converse

Released On: 3/14/2013

Learn to speed up your design and production time in Adobe Photoshop with the use of Smart Objects. Create Smart Objects from layers in your Photoshop file or from JPG files, or cut and paste them from Illustrator. Author Chris Converse also explores combining Smart Objects with layer effects and clipping masks, to increase the efficiency of your design process in Photoshop.

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


Drawing Vector Graphics: Tribal Illustration

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Von Glitschka

Released On: 11/26/2014

Modern tribal illustration has its roots in tattoo and tiki-bar culture, which was inspired, in turn, by Polynesian designs of ancient origins. Von Glitshcka provides a new take on this powerful and dynamic visual style in this installment of Drawing Vector Graphics. Von reviews the history of tribal illustration as an ornamental art form, and teaches viewers how to transform their concepts into vector graphics with Illustrator. The course closes with a design challenge and solution set that will help you test your new skills.


Street Photography: Candid Portraiture

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Steve Simon

Released On: 11/26/2014

Street photography is an exercise in the art of observation: paying attention to the theater that goes on in every city and town, and capturing moments that tell stories. In this course, photographer and educator Steve Simon hits the streets of New York City to share insights on the art of candid street photography, from gear choices to shooting techniques. Steve shows how to immerse yourself in the thick of things, overcome your nerves, and adjust your camera to respond as quickly as possible. Along the way, you'll get an inside look at some of the most photogenic locations in New York City: a busy Midtown intersection, Highline Park, Times Square, and the 9/11 Memorial.


Pro Video Tips

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Anthony Q. Artis

Released On: 4/15/2014

Pro Video Tips is designed for busy videographers like you. This series brings you a new tip every week, on everything from controlling reflections to hiding mics. Host Anthony Q. Artis covers shooting techniques for particular video challenges like portraits, tools to help you control light and judge exposure, and advice for the traveling videographer, such as putting together a great lens kit or packing a truck. Come back every Tuesday for a new round of tips.


Cleaning and Repairing Audio with Audacity

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Garrick Chow

Released On: 11/25/2014

Want to improve the sounds of your audio recordings, fast? In these short tutorials, Garrick Chow shows how to clean and repair audio using Audacity's built-in tools and effects. He covers removing short clicks and pops and persistent background noise, reducing the effects of clipping and distortion, and improving your overall sound with compression, EQ, and normalization. Plus, get an inside look at a few plugins that can take Audacity (and your audio) even further.


Small Business Secrets

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Dave Crenshaw

Released On: 4/15/2014

Are you thinking about starting a small business, freelancing, or turning a hobby into a full-time job? Or perhaps you're already running your own business and need some inspiration to take it to the next level. Each week, join small business coach Dave Crenshaw for two short lessons that reveal the secrets of running a successful small business. This series covers topics such as getting started, writing a business plan, determining your most valuable product or service, hiring people, managing processes, documenting systems, bootstrapping, seeking funding, accounting, controlling costs and profit margins, marketing, creating culture, and more.


Speed Reading Fundamentals

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Paul Nowak

Released On: 11/25/2014

Learn how to improve your reading speed and comprehension. Speed-reading is a skill everyone can benefit from, and this course provides proven techniques to improve how much information you absorb and how fast you absorb it. Paul Nowak, the founder of Iris Reading, first asks you to measure your current reading rate, and explores the reading habits that slow people down. Then he introduces simple techniques for boosting your reading speed and practice drills to reinforce your new skill.

The course then focuses on improving comprehension by understanding how memory works, practicing the "read and recall" method, and breaking down technical terms. The final chapter introduces some advanced tips and strategies for reading different types of media: news and magazine articles, textbooks, technical material, and ebooks.


Creating a Marquee in WordPress with jQuery

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Chris Converse

Released On: 4/15/2014

Leverage the power of WordPress and some custom jQuery to create and manage a promotional homepage marquee for your website. Chris Converse covers creating custom content types, uploading graphics, and producing an interactive, animated marquee that shows different captions on smaller screens. The exercise files and code snippets for this course are free to all members, so it's easy to recreate this project for your own WordPress site.

This course was created by Chris Converse. We're honored to host this training in our library.


Advanced Topics in Cisco Routing: RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Lazaro Diaz

Released On: 11/25/2014

Routing dictates how your organization's information (and the rest of the world's) gets from point A to point B. And it's the responsibility of network professionals to get routing right. So join Lazaro Diaz, as he takes you through advanced topics and techniques in Cisco routing, from configuring RIPv2 routes for smaller networks, to EIGRP, advanced distance routing, and OSPF, a more complex protocol that brings many more features and greater flexibility to your network. You'll be able to practice configuring all of these protocols using the Packet Tracer demo environment and Lazaro's detailed tutorials.


Top 5 Speed Reading Tips

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Paul Nowak

Released On: 11/25/2014

Get the top tips for improving your reading speed and comprehension, whether you read for school, work, or fun. Author Paul Nowak introduces five strategies for getting the most value from what you read, and freeing up more time to apply and practice your knowledge.


Web Design Fundamentals

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: James Williamson

Released On: 11/25/2014

New to web design? Start here first. In these tutorials, James Williamson introduces the fundamental concepts, tools, and learning paths for web design. He explains what it means to be a web designer, the various areas of specialization, and whether web design is the right hobby or career for you. Along the way, he talks to five prominent designers and developers, who have each found success in a different corner of the web.

If you want to get up and running fast, check out the chapter on getting online, choosing a domain name and web host, and getting around the backend of a standard website. Need to stock your tool chest? Learn what you'll need to build a brand new site, from web design software and content management systems, to testing and prototyping tools and development frameworks. Finally, James outlines learning paths for where to go next, touching on subjects such as standards and accessibility, responsive design, and the three core web technologies: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


Creating a Photo Gallery in WordPress with jQuery

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Chris Converse

Released On: 1/15/2014

WordPress has an excellent media library and the ability to create galleries for almost any page, but the look and feel are somewhat limited. You, however, can take control of the user experience with jQuery, and give your admins the ability to control the gallery with features they already know and love. Chris Converse teaches you how in this short course. Learn to register custom JavaScript, modify the layout with CSS, and then incorporate a lightbox effect. Plus, Chris will show you how to make the most of your hard work by moving the gallery markup between different WordPress themes, so you can use your customization in any layout.


GarageBand Essential Training

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:00
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.


Raising Startup Capital

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Rudolph Rosenberg

Released On: 11/24/2014

Entrepreneurs need capital to achieve their business goals and meet significant milestones, whether they're launching a new product, acquiring key customers, or reaching a revenue goal. In this course, author and entrepreneur Rudolph Rosenberg provides an overview of the main avenues to raising capital (such as crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capital, and more), identifies the key stakeholders, and shows the best ways to market your project and ask for funding.


WordPress Developer Tips: Adding Category Images

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Released On: 11/24/2014

Make your categories more fun to browse with these WordPress Developer Tips. Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to add images to categories and tags and provide a more interesting user experience. These tutorials cover installing a plugin to include the basic functionality, adding the actual images, creating a child theme that displays the images, and, finally, creating and styling an index page that displays all of your categories in an elegant and easy-to-navigate way.


Programming for Non-Programmers: iOS 8

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Todd Perkins

Released On: 11/24/2014

iOS app development is actually simpler than you might think, even if you're not an experienced programmer. In this course—completely revised for iOS 8—Todd Perkins bundles the most important concepts in iOS, explaining the development process in a visual way that people of any background can understand. No programming experience required! At the end, you'll have a finished app and a basic understanding of Xcode, the toolset for developing iOS apps; building blocks like variables, functions, and conditional statements; and interface design. You can also figure out if an iOS learning path is right for you, without a lengthy time commitment.

If you find you'd like to learn more, see iOS App Development Essential Training, Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals, or any of the other programming courses in our library.


David Lesperance, Digital Environment Design

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: David Lesperance

Released On: 11/21/2014

Fascinated by what's happening in the background of your favorite movies and video games? Environmental artist David Lesperance creates the rich, lifelike backdrops for popular games such as World of Warcraft, Halo, Diablo, and StarCraft. In this short film, David explains how he brings his detailed designs to life with software like 3ds Max and Maya. He shares his secrets to laying out scenes with the camera in mind, breaking down models into reusable pieces, and disguising repetition with light and shadow. He also explains why he teaches others and how the 3D community drives the quality of the art you seen onscreen.


3D Architectural Modeling with AutoCAD

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Scott Onstott

Released On: 11/21/2014

Take your drawings from 2D to 3D with AutoCAD. Author Scott Onstott helps build your AutoCAD 2015 skills, one video at a time. You'll learn to extrude 2D plans into solid objects, cut out wall openings and add doors and windows, build 3D staircases, and model a complex roof surface. You'll also discover how to create a 3D tower and sculpt the surrounding landscape with NURBS surfaces. At the end of this course, you'll have modeled a complete 3D town hall based on an archetypal midcentury design.


Photo Restoration Techniques: Damaged Black-and-White Images

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
Authored By: Neil Rhodes

Released On: 11/21/2014

Old photos can fall victims to stains, scratches, and the ravages of time, but you can use Photoshop to restore these images to their original glory. In this course, professional retoucher Neil Rhodes shows how to give old black-and-white photos new life with image repair and restoration techniques in Photoshop. First, learn how to gauge an image's degree of damage. Then see how to fix color staining, adjust faded areas with the Shadows/Highlights adjustments, and remove dust and scratches with the Dust and Scratches filter. Discover methods for restoring cracks and spots and replacing missing sections using the Patch and Clone tools. Last, see how to add warmth and sharpness to an image and apply the finishing touches.


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