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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.


Deke's Techniques

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Deke McClelland

Released On: 1/13/2011

This course is a collection of short Photoshop and Illustrator projects and creative effects that can be completed in ten minutes or less. The series is taught by computer graphics guru Deke McClelland, and presented in his signature step-by-step style. The intent is to reveal how various Photoshop and Illustrator features can be combined and leveraged in real-world examples so that they can be applied to creative projects right away.


Articulate Storyline 2 Advanced Techniques

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Rivers

Released On: 5/10/2016

Online training and blended learning have gone from being a trend to being an expectation. The increased prevalence of e-learning has resulted in upgrades to authoring tools, like Articulate Storyline 2. Articulate Storyline 2 includes new features that make it more powerful than before, and expanded features that provide advanced options. Authors, educators, and instructional designers can take advantage of these features to improve the quality of their courses.

In this course, David Rivers takes you past the basic features into the advanced. He demonstrates how to create custom e-learning content using media, layers, and variables in Articulate Storyline 2. He shows how to create interactive courses by inserting and configuring objects and hotspots throughout the course. He also demonstrates how to make templates and add quizzes.


FileMaker 15 Platform New Features

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Cris Ippolite

Released On: 5/10/2016

Take a tour of the latest features and capabilities of the FileMaker 15 platform, the business solution environment for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Cris Ippolite has over 20 years experience designing FileMaker custom apps. In this course, he is excited to share the newest features with you. Learn about the new starter solutions, the new security enhancements, additions to the Script Workspace, performance improvements, Touch ID, iBeacon and app extensions on FileMaker Go, and mobile browser support for FileMaker WebDirect.


FileMaker Pro 15 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Cris Ippolite

Released On: 5/10/2016

Learn how to design and build smart, secure databases with FileMaker Pro 15—the business solution used everywhere from home offices to Fortune 500 companies all around the world. Cris Ippolite, drawing on years of experience with clients at his own development firm, iSolutions, walks through essential FileMaker Pro skills, from creating tables and fields to designing layouts that display your data in a smart way. If you need help navigating FileMaker Pro for the first time, watch the opening chapters, which cover database basics. Cris also shows you how to find and sort data, create reports, import and export data, and write scripts and calculations—everything you need to build your first database with FileMaker Pro 15.


Excel Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Dennis Taylor

Released On: 1/16/2015

This tips-based course will show Excel users productivity-boosting tricks, cool hidden features, need-to-know functions, and advanced content on subjects such as using PivotTables for data analysis. Tune in every Tuesday for a new tip from expert Dennis Taylor. Each tutorial is a short, self-contained lesson guaranteed to give you new insights into Excel


Human Resources in the On-Demand Economy

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Wayne Cascio

Released On: 5/10/2016

Companies like Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new type of labor force where the terms "employee" and "employer" take on new meaning. To fill these on-demand jobs, HR departments need to become proficient at recruiting and managing a pool of rotating outside workers. Professor and HR expert Wayne Cascio outlines the HR and management challenges brought about by companies working with on-demand workers.

Wayne first outlines the characteristics of freelancers, contractors, and elancers, and what they look for in an employer. He then reviews the management challenges involved in leading an on-demand team, and the implications for HR professionals responsible for developing a global supply chain of talent. He also considers critical legal issues: how to protect proprietary information, how to avoid violations of compensation and benefits laws, and how to distinguish nonemployees from employees of an organization. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the issues facing employers and employees in the on-demand economy.


DSLR Video Tips: Cameras & Lenses

Lynda.com - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington, Robbie Carman

Released On: 5/10/2016

DSLR Video Tips covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. In this installment, Cameras & Lenses, authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman help you understand the different camera and lens options available for digital video. Learn about the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors, prime vs. zoom lenses, and shooting with a Canon, Nikon, Blackmagic, iPhone, or GoPro. Rich and Robbie also cover basic camera maintenance, and techniques for capturing slow-motion video, matching shots, and getting great footage of products.


Building Your Marketing Technology Stack

Lynda.com - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: David Booth

Released On: 5/9/2016

Digital marketing has been around for over 30 years, but marketers are only now starting to think of its components holistically. A marketing technology stack is the set of tools that your marketing team uses to plan, execute, and measure all aspects of your marketing objectives. With the explosion of new capabilities, vendors, and technologies in this space, it's more important than ever to carefully choose your components and build the stack that's right for your organization. In this course, Dave Booth walks you through a framework that examines the roles and benefits of each "layer" in the stack—acquisition through marketing and advertising, digital experiences and clickstream measurement, the back office functions, and analysis. Learn how these technologies can help you drive engagement, measure results, increase sales, and improve customer relationships.

NOTE: While specific software and platforms aren't endorsed, you will see how tools like a customer relationship management system and web analytics work in a successful marketing mix.


Bootstrap 4: First Look

Lynda.com - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ray Villalobos

Released On: 5/9/2016

Bootstrap 4 is here, and it's an important update that touches nearly every line of code. Get your first look at the changes in this popular responsive design platform. Our resident Bootstrap expert Ray Villalobos covers Reboot.css, which standardizes a lot of the CSS in Bootstrap 4; the new card components; and changes to the grid, forms, and tables in Bootstrap. Plus, find out how to compensate for the deprecation of Glyphicons and adjust to smaller changes throughout the platform. These tips will help you avoid some of the pitfalls when it comes to upgrading your own site from Bootstrap 3—and get excited about what's to come.


Navisworks Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Eric Wing

Released On: 3/27/2014

Navisworks spans the design and the construction worlds. This course is designed for residents of both: construction personnel, architects, and engineers who are looking to integrate design with the as-built world. Learn how to use Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate to gain control and get a holistic view of your projects. Eric Wing shows how to manage models, clash the models for interference, and virtually construct a building using a construction timeline. He also shows how to create material takeoffs and conduct live, interactive walk-throughs with clients and contractors. On the surface, Navisworks might look like just a file viewer, but with this course, you'll learn things about its analysis and simulation tools that would be either impossible or impossibly expensive any other way.


Data Visualization Storytelling Essentials

Lynda.com - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bill Shander

Released On: 5/9/2016

We are wired for story. We crave it. Storytelling has played an integral role in our ability to make progress. It should come as no surprise, then, that presenting data and information in story form maximizes the effectiveness of our communication. We can create deeper emotional responses in our audience when we present data in story form.

Join data visualization expert Bill Shander as he guides you through the process of turning "facts and figures" into "story" to engage and fulfill our human expectation for information. This course is intended for anyone who works with data and has to communicate it to others, whether a researcher, a data analyst, a consultant, a marketer, or a journalist. Bill shows you how to think about, and craft, stories from data by examining many compelling stories in detail.


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