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Learn Facebook: The Basics

Lynda.com - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jess Stratton

Released On: 5/16/2016


Design 101: Presentations

Lynda.com - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: John McWade

Released On: 5/16/2016

Learn the basic rules for achieving a balanced, professional, attractive, and compelling presentation, in Design 101. John McWade covers design essentials in way that won't get you bogged down in the details or feel overwhelmed. This course is perfect for people new to design and nondesigners tasked with putting together a presentation—those who just don't know how to make a design stand out or how to go beyond the templates in PowerPoint or Keynote. John offers expert advice on typography, color, consistency, using images, keeping it simple, and more.

Good presentations take time and thought. Design is too important to leave to a computer! Use these techniques to make personalized, thoughtful presentations that both educate and inspire.


Creating a Marketing Growth System

Lynda.com - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: John Jantsch

Released On: 5/16/2016

John Jantsch, founder of Duct Tape Marketing, walks through the best practices for setting up a sophisticated growth plan for your marketing team. His practical steps go beyond growth hacking and involve making strategies and plans that will stick and be successful. He shares his favorite stories of successful growth strategies and how he's helped businesses of all sizes (B2B and B2C) with their marketing efforts.


Unity 5.4 2D: Random Map Generation

Lynda.com - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jesse Freeman

Released On: 5/16/2016

Learn how to build randomly generated 2D maps for role-playing and real-time strategy games with Unity 5. Jesse Freeman focuses on the basics of random map generation by teaching you how to create island-based terrains, and works his way up into more advanced techniques such as resizing the map, decorating it, and eventually creating large-scale maps with individual continents. He'll add trees, mountains, dungeons, and castles to make the map more fun to explore. He'll also teach you how to create a camera script that scrolls around the map with the mouse, and set up autotiling to give the map's coastlines a more organic look. In the end, Jesse will show you how to build an authentic 8-bit style map generation tool—perfect for your next 2D RPG game.


Kids Photography: Newborns

Lynda.com - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Lauren Enright

Released On: 5/16/2016

New parents want photographs of their kids every step of the way—including all their first moments. Family photographer Lauren Enright shows how to plan, scout, and shoot beautiful photographs of new families. Learn techniques for taking portraits that capture a newborn's personality, and find out how to use backdrops in different areas of the home, capture spontaneous moments, and create your own DIY-backdrops for studio-like portraits.

Note: Lauren brings a portable studio setup to supplement the more casual lifestyle shots, but you can use these tips to capture great newborn photos with any camera and good natural light.


WordPress: Building Themes from Scratch Using Underscores

Lynda.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Released On: 1/13/2016

Ready for your next WordPress challenge? Learn how to build more complex custom themes using the _s (aka Underscores) starter theme. Morten Rand-Hendriksen takes you from basic layout and customization to enabling advanced responsive design and accessibility features. He reinforces the basics lessons with DRY (don't repeat yourself) development practices and a structured approach that will help you build WordPress themes that meet modern standards. Plus, he explores core concepts like understanding the WordPress template hierarchy and mobile-first design, creating functions, adding custom JavaScript, applying styles, and more. Plus, for 2016, we're including an all-new chapter on the Customizer, which provides controls that allow users of your theme to adjust the colors and layout.


Using Ableton Link

Lynda.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Yeuda Ben-Atar

Released On: 5/13/2016

Ableton Link is a simple but vital utility that helps musicians collaborate. With Link, they can sync Ableton Live tracks with the sounds captured on other computers and any Link-enabled iOS music-making apps. It's one of the easiest ways to make sure everyone in your sessions is "in time"—no cables required. In this short course, author Yeuda Ben-Atar quickly demonstrates his techniques for using Ableton Link to set up and synchronize multiple computers and iOS devices, and demos the Link workflow in a short jam session featuring Ableton Live and the Ableton Push controller.

Note: Ableton Live is not required to use Link. It works with dozens of supported apps. See the complete list here.


Raspberry Pi GPIO In Depth

Lynda.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Mark Niemann-Ross

Released On: 5/13/2016

The Raspberry Pi talks to the outside world through the general-purpose input/output device, also known as the GPIO. This course describes these pins and explains how to use the GPIO to control lights and motors, read data from sensors, and interact with the Internet of Things. It combines some hardware basics—identifying pins and working with breadboards and components—with some programming in Python and Scratch. Author Mark Niemann-Ross also shows how to go deep into WiringPi, a GPIO access library, to experiment with pulse width modulation. By learning how to control input and output through GPIO pins, you'll open up a whole new world of electronics.


Kids Photography: At Home

Lynda.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Lauren Enright

Released On: 5/13/2016

Learn techniques for taking intimate, natural portraits of kids in their own homes. Family photographer Lauren Enright shows how to plan, scout, shoot, and edit great candid photos of kids and their parents. Find out how to find interesting backgrounds inside and outside the home, use natural light and supplement with softboxes, and enhance the final images with Lightroom and Photoshop.


Adobe Mobile Apps For Designers

Lynda.com - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Seeley

Released On: 5/13/2016

Why are designers excited about Adobe mobile apps? Six of the apps (Adobe Draw, Sketch, Fix and Mix, Comp, and Capture CC) cater directly to the graphic arts market. They put both new and familiar tools within easy reach on your iPad or Android tablet, and they're included with any subscription to Creative Cloud. Find out how these new tools can unlock your creativity—wherever it takes you. In this short course, staff author Justin Seeley shows how to set up and sign in to Adobe's mobile platform and gives you a tour of each app. Plus, learn how to send your work back to the desktop to finesse it with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.


InDesign: Elements of a Layout

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Nigel French

Released On: 5/12/2016

Each element of a magazine should support and work in harmony with the other elements. This course deconstructs the elements that make up a typical magazine layout. Looking at examples from newsstand magazines, it examines the purpose of body text, headlines, subheads, captions, straplines, and more, as well as their typical usage. It then shows how such elements can be created in InDesign, with an emphasis on efficient techniques that emphasize flexibility and consistency.

Graphic designer Nigel French shows how to create a magazine layout using a modular approach that improves the ongoing usability of the document template and the appearance of the resulting designs. In this course, Nigel uses a magazine layout to explain the purpose of each layout element and to demonstrate the use of InDesign features. He explores text elements, picture elements, and page elements. He demonstrates how to set up a document and how to format logically with Styles, Layers, and CC Libraries.


Creating an HTML5 Banner Ad with Animate CC

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Converse

Released On: 5/12/2016

Designing and producing animated ads that look great and work as expected in modern browsers can be a headache—unless you're using the new release of Adobe Animate CC. Animate CC allows you to export HTML5 and JavaScript files that are responsive and look great on any platform. This project takes you from a blank HTML Canvas project all the way to a finished banner ad, using Animate CC. Chris Converse shows how to assemble a composition using existing artwork and text, animate the different elements, add web fonts and a call to action, and make the ad clickable and controllable by the user. The course wraps up with a look at the different publishing options available in Animate CC.


Word 2016 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Rivers

Released On: 9/22/2015

Learn how to create, format, share, and print a wide variety of documents in Word 2016. Author David Rivers covers creating new documents from templates and scratch, formatting text and pages, working with headers and footers, using themes and styles, adding multimedia, and more. He'll also show how to share documents with others and enhance your productivity with macros.


Learn FileMaker Go 15: The Basics

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Cris Ippolite

Released On: 5/12/2016

Are you already familiar with FileMaker Pro and the basics of database design? It's time to get started with FileMaker Go, the free app that allows you to run your FileMaker custom apps on iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. In this course, FileMaker expert Cris Ippolite shows how to make your way around FileMaker Go, design FileMaker apps for deployment on Go, work with data, and create new layouts that are optimized for mobile. He also shows how to communicate with other installed apps, and trigger actions based on the proximity to other hardware with Apple's iBeacon technology. Once you have learned the basics of FileMaker Go, you'll have the tools to take your work mobile—anywhere iOS devices can travel.


How to Manage Your Sales Process

Lynda.com - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jeff Bloomfield

Released On: 5/12/2016

Having a sales process is critical to a salesperson's success. But a process isn't enough if you don't follow it on each and every sales call. Turning your sales process into a habit that feels natural is the key. CEO and author Jeff Bloomfield helps you create a sales process that is easy to follow, keeps you on track, and helps consistently close sales. He also helps you identify what processes lie within your overall sales process already. What is your process for prospecting? For client education? For implementation and follow-up? Learn how to create your own winning formula to turn prospects into customers—one step at a time.


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