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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.


Capturing Audio for Video 03: Real World Solutions

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jeff Jacoby

Released On: 5/11/2016

Sound for video is often poorly understood—and sometimes even ignored. Watch almost any YouTube video and you'll hear the problem. It's one that plagues new and experienced video producers alike. This series, Capturing Audio for Video, demystifies sound capture, offering professional insights along with practical tips and tricks. Here you'll learn how to deal with real-world audio issues in talking head, long shot, and multi-actor scenes. Jeff also introduces specialized solutions for dealing with wind, environmental noise, sound for B-roll, room tone, and more.


After Effects Motion Graphics: Creating Fire and Brimstone Type Animation

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ran Ben Avraham

Released On: 5/11/2016

After Effects is a very versatile tool. On one hand, it's a powerful compositing and post-production program. On the other hand, it is capable of producing some very impressive 3D visuals, with the help of plugins like FreeForm Pro.

In this course, you'll learn to take advantage of these powerful features. The first half of this course uses AE as if it were true 3D software, producing a unique 3D landscape—a volcano spouting fire and brimstone—rendered into several image sequence passes. In the second half, author Ran Ben Avraham shows how to use AE's powerful compositing abilities to combine the render passes, add environment particles, build 3D text, and use a few post-production tricks to produce this "volcanic" scene.

Like all of our project-based learning experiences, each step of the process is rich with object lessons that are applicable to scenarios the motion design artist will face in real-world productions.


Finding a Remote Job

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Mike Gutman

Released On: 5/11/2016

Tired of the commute? Need a more flexible schedule? Or are you simply looking for a new challenge that doesn't require you to relocate? A remote job might be right for you. Learn the characteristics of a successful remote worker, and the secrets to getting hired in a remote position. Mike Gutman is a director at FlexJobs, a company dedicated to connecting people to flexible work. Here he walks you through the pros and cons of remote work, positioning yourself in your job search to get a remote job, and succeeding once you get it. These job hunting tips are designed to help you land a remote job and stay motivated, productive, and successful over the long haul as you work from home.


Photoshop: Create a Portrait Collage

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Seán Duggan

Released On: 5/11/2016

A collage is a common way to creatively combine multiple portraits into a single image. It's used for everything from family pictures to band publicity photos. But portrait collages are also a great way to show multiple "sides" of one person: a kid at play, an artist at work, or an athlete at the top of his game.

In this course, photographer, author, and educator Seán Duggan steps you through the process of using Photoshop to combine a set of portraits into a collage. He uses the compositing features of Photoshop, including layers, selections, masks, and Smart Objects, in combination with the transform and tonal styling tools for maximum creative impact. These techniques will help you build a new portrait collage from scratch and discover some new tricks in Photoshop along the way.


Excel for Mac 2016 Tips and Tricks

Lynda.com - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Dennis Taylor

Released On: 5/11/2016

Excel expert Dennis Taylor helps Excel for Mac 2016 users take their spreadsheet skills to the next level with this collection of tips and tricks. He begins with his top 10 productivity boosters, and then highlights navigation, display, and selection techniques to keep you moving quickly.

The course then dives into data entry and editing techniques, formatting and drag-and-drop tricks, keyboard shortcuts for working with formulas, data management strategies, and chart tricks. Short on time? Make sure to check out the "Ten Tiny Tips" chapter for a quick productivity boost.


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