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Color Correction in Lightroom

Lynda.com - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Taz Tally

Released On: 5/30/2014

Lightroom is a great choice for color correction. In this course, photographer and educator Taz Tally details the concepts, tools, and techniques behind correcting and enhancing color in Lightroom. Learn to evaluate the color in an image with the Develop module tools, Lightroom's histograms, and (crucially) your own eyes. Then discover how to use the color correction tools to balance and tone adjust an image, using tried and true techniques like neutralization and color ratios. Taz then takes you through a variety of color correction scenarios, from improving landscapes, fixing skin tones, and recovering faded images to making product shots pop, removing color casts, and making creative color adjustments.


Getting Started with InDesign

Lynda.com - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: David Blatner

Released On: 5/30/2014

InDesign is the choice for designers, printers, and publishers the world over. Now you want to learn InDesign, but where to begin? It takes just 30 minutes to get up to speed and start creating or editing layouts quickly. David Blatner is known around the world for his InDesign skills and now he takes you through the five features every aspiring "InDesigner" needs to learn: getting around the interface, working with text, adding graphics, moving objects around the artboard, and printing and creating PDFs.
Want to learn more? Check out InDesign CC Essential Training and InDesign Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials for more in-depth tutorials.


Up and Running with Neo4j

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Duane Nickull

Released On: 5/29/2014

Why are people abandoning their RDMS databases and switching to graph databases like Neo4j? It's more than a "big data" trend. Graph databases can handle more complex data and relationships, which are baked in at the record level. Take a trip through the nuances of the most popular graph database, Neo4j, with Duane Nickull and find out if it's right for your data. He covers key concepts, like transitions, searches, and traversals, and shows you how to work with nodes, the relationships between nodes, and navigate large graphs of information. Developers will be interested in the chapters devoted to Cypher, the query language for finding, creating, modifying, and deleting Neo4J data. There are ten coding challenges sprinkled throughout the course, allowing you to test your Cypher skills, and the exercise files feature a fun, interactive mini "IMDB" that explores data from your favorite movies.


Instructional Design Essentials: Models of ID

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Shea Hanson

Released On: 5/29/2014

Instructional design models are frameworks to help you create quality training. In this course, author and instructional design expert Shea Hanson explores some of the most salient models of instructional design: ADDIE, SAM, Rapid Prototyping, and Gradual Release. Watch scenarios that show how each model performs in action in the workplace, which Shea follows with an examination of its pros and cons. She also provides some helpful resources that will lead to your next step.


AutoCAD 2015 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Scott Onstott

Released On: 5/29/2014

Scott Onstott has been using AutoCAD for 24 years and has witnessed its evolution into the world-leading application for computer-aided drafting and design. You too can harness its power and start creating detailed CAD drawings, whatever your field: design, architecture, or engineering. In this in-depth course, Scott shows you how to draw precise, measured 2D drawings—the basis of design communication the world over. Then he shows how to create and modify geometry, layers, blocks, attributes, dimensions, and layouts, and finally, how to start sharing your drawings with others.


Finale 2014 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Rick Schmunk

Released On: 5/29/2014

If you've always wanted to notate your songs and compositions and print your music for rehearsals and live performances, this is the course for you. Finale 2014 is the recognized standard application used by musicians of all levels to compose, arrange, and publish music. Join composer Rick Schmunk and learn how to notate musical scores that range from simple lead sheets or guitar tablature to detailed scores that even include video. Discover how to enter notes, lyrics, chord symbols, and tab, and use Score Manager and linked parts to save time formatting your score. Want to be even more efficient? Learn how to use SmartFind and Paint to add markings like articulations and expressions. Rick also reveals the secrets to notating drum set and other rhythm section parts. Finally, he shows how to export MIDI, XML, and graphic formats like PDF and EPUB, so you can work with your scores in other publishing and editing programs or simply share your work with colleagues.


Virtualization Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Martin Guidry

Released On: 5/29/2014

Virtualization is a vastly important topic to IT managers. It allows one computer to run multiple operating systems, leading to a more efficient use of hardware resources. In this course Martin Guidry explores the crucial concepts behind today's virtualization tech, its pros and cons, common uses, and hardware requirements. He dedicates two chapters to Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware Workstation, two of the most popular hypervisors, and then shows how to prep your existing infrastructure to accommodate virtualization. Before you leave, make sure to watch the tutorials on troubleshooting and backing up your virtual machines, so you can fix problems and recover your work in case of a system failure.


Fundamentals of Character Animation: Locomotion

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: George Maestri

Released On: 5/28/2014

Getting characters to walk is one thing; adding character to a walk is another. But it's not impossible and it's not software specific. In fact, the locomotion techniques in this course apply to any style of animation: 2D or 3D, hand-drawn or digital. The only thing you need to bring is personality. George Maestri shows how to make your character walk, run, and skip with style, and subtly move the story along.


Writing Marketing Copy

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Ian Lurie

Released On: 5/28/2014

Copy is the heart and soul of almost every marketing endeavor. Get a great foundation for all your campaigns with this course. Ian Lurie shows how to write copy that tells your story and sells your product or brand. Learn about the different types of copywriting, the benefits of drafting on paper (yes, paper!), observing general rules, writing headlines, selling the page, and rewriting existing copy to optimize it for different outlets and platforms. Ian shows how to manage a copyediting team, a brand voice, and an editorial calendar.


Java SE 8 New Features

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: David Gassner

Released On: 5/28/2014

Take a tour of the new features in Java SE 8, the platform designed to support faster and easier Java development. Learn about Project Lambda, a new syntax to support lambda expressions in Java code; the new Stream API for processing collections and managing parallel processing; the DateTime API for representing, managing and calculating date and time values; and Nashorn, a new engine to better support the use of JavaScript code with the Java Virtual Machine. Author David Gassner also covers some lesser-known features such as new methods for joining strings into lists.


Up and Running with RhinoCAM

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Taylor Hokanson

Released On: 5/28/2014

CNC milling, or computer numerical control milling, allows you to carve digital 3D models out of blocks of solid material like foam, wood, plastic, and metal. Using RhinoCAM, an add-on to Rhinoceros 3D, you can create your own models for desktop CNC milling machines, and build objects that are stronger than those created by additive means, including 3D printers.

In this short course, author Taylor Hokanson explores RhinoCAM, focusing on converting a 3D model from another graphics program to a "toolpath", or a set of instructions for a CNC mill to follow. From there, you can import the toolpath into the mill of your choice. Note, however, you should already be familiar with model generation in Rhino (a Windows-only program) before attempting this material. We recommend viewing Rhino 5 Essential Training to learn more.

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


WordPress Plugins: Analytics

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Released On: 5/28/2014

Analytics are an important part of web design and development. They tell you how people get to your content and where they go when they get there. WordPress Plugins: Analytics explores three different plugins that provide analytics and visitor tracking on your site: WordPress.com Stats from Jetpack, Google Analytics, and Piwik. Morten Rand-Hendriksen covers everything from installing the plugins to viewing and interpreting your stats. Run them on their own, or side-by-side for even more detailed information.


Up and Running with Excel Cluster Analysis

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Curt Frye

Released On: 5/28/2014

Learn how to use Excel's built-in data management and computation functions to identify clusters of data points—with little or no VBA! Author Curt Frye shows you how to set up a worksheet for cluster analysis, create formulas that identify the closest focal point (centroid) for each row, and analyze your results in an Excel table or XY scatter chart. Members who don't mind recording macros or writing VBA code can learn how to automate some parts of the procedure.


Designing a Print Ad

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Craig Smallish

Released On: 5/27/2014

A successful print ad campaign entices the reader visually, and then delivers on its promise with a compelling message. This course details the process of constructing ad layouts for print—emphasizing the importance of visual hierarchy and how the power of composition can embolden your underlying campaign message. Using a client brief for the Landon Hotel brand, Craig Smallish explores three creative concepts and then takes the most successful concept through the complete development process, from obtaining reference material to refining the layouts. Along the way, you'll learn how to produce rough thumbnail sketches; select photos, illustrations, and typography for your design; and balance the contrast and placement of assets. Plus, learn tips for presenting your print ad campaign ideas to your clients.


Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Kacie Hultgren

Released On: 5/27/2014

MakerBot 3D printers are some of the most popular and affordable printers around. Kacie Hultgren also shows you how useful they can be. Dive in and learn how to get the most from your MakerBot, set it up correctly, and prepare a basic 3D model for print. Explore when and why to use custom settings like rafts and support material, and learn to troubleshoot problems so you can keep your MakerBot running smoothly.

Want more? Check out Up and Running with 3D Printing for information on creating your own 3D designs to print and other 3D printing technology on the market.


Business Analysis Fundamentals

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Haydn Thomas

Released On: 5/27/2014

Every project needs someone that can help turn ideas into reality: a business analyst. Join author and certified business analyst Haydn Thomas as he walks you through the fundamentals of business analysis tools and techniques. Haydn will demonstrate how these skills are used to gather requirements and identify solutions to provide better business outcomes on your change initiatives.

Discover where business analysis lives in the project life cycle, how to initiate a project, the best way to gather requirements, and smart strategies to monitor results and test outcomes.


Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie from a Window

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington

Released On: 5/27/2014

Got a room with a view? Make the most of it: set up your camera to shoot a time-lapse movie. It's a great way to capture the unfolding of time when you're on a vacation or business trip, or to capture the drama of passing storms on a rainy day.

In this course, Richard Harrington details the steps behind shooting great time-lapses from a window, including how to avoid window reflections and glare. The course also includes gear and file-format advice as well as tips for assembling the shots into a finished movie.

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


3D Printing Project: Designing a Replacement Part

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Kacie Hultgren

Released On: 5/27/2014

Creating replacement parts for household appliances and furniture (like a broken oven knob or draw pull) is a great use of desktop 3D printers. In this short project course, author Kacie Hultgren takes us through the four steps needed to design and ultimately print a replacement part with your 3D printer: sketching your ideas on paper, translating notes into a digital design with a CAD program, testing the print, and then revising and improving on your model. Start now and learn to create replacement parts that are almost as good as the original.


The fanaticism of the apocalypse :

Science Library New Book Shelf - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 18:01
Bruckner, Pascal, author.

On Gaia :

Science Library New Book Shelf - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 18:01
Tyrrell, Toby, 1965-

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