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Design the Web: Using Symbols in SVG

Lynda.com - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Converse

Released On: 10/7/2014

Design the Web shows designers how to build efficient and beautiful graphics and layouts from the ground up. In this installment, Chris Converse explains how to create new SVG graphics and then convert them into reusable symbols with Adobe Illustrator. Then he shows how to customize the symbols to fit your layouts by editing the position, transformation, and color properties of each instance you place. This technique allows you to build complex graphics much more quickly than you could design them from scratch. Exercise files are available to all members, so download them and get started creating your own rich web graphics today.

Watch more installments of Design the Web on Chris's author page.


Muse Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Seeley

Released On: 6/20/2014

Learn how to create HTML-based websites with Muse—a toolset familiar to anyone who has used Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator. Staff author Justin Seeley covers the design process from start to finish, from setting up web pages and populating them with graphics and text, to creating dynamic menus and adding special features such as widgets, slideshows, animations, embedded video, social media integration, and more. James also explains how to create an alternate layout for display on mobile devices, publish and update your site, and view analytics on web traffic.


InDesign CC Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: David Blatner

Released On: 6/17/2013

Find out how to build well-crafted print publications, interactive documents, digital magazines, and ebooks all in one application: InDesign CC. In this course, David Blatner guides you through the core features and tools of this popular page-layout application, including concepts such as setting up documents with master pages and easily formatting text, objects, and tables using styles. The first chapter helps those who are new to the program get up to speed with creating and editing documents. From there, the course shows how to navigate and customize the workspace, work with text frames and graphics, add and format tables, build interactive documents and EPUBs, and much more. Last, learn how to package, print, and export your finished project.


Photoshop CC Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Julieanne Kost

Released On: 6/17/2013

Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best way to get the most out of your pixels and create stunning imagery. Master the fundamentals of this program with Julieanne Kost, and discover how to achieve the results you want with Photoshop and its companion programs, Bridge and Camera Raw. This comprehensive course covers nondestructive editing techniques using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blend modes, and Smart Objects. Find out how to perform common editing tasks, including lens correction, cropping and straightening, color and tonal adjustments, noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, sharpening, and retouching. Julieanne also shows how to achieve more creative effects with filters, layer effects, illustrative type, and the Photomerge command for creating panoramas and composites.


InDesign: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Seeley

Released On: 6/18/2014

Creative Cloud puts the latest Adobe technology at your fingertips, which means programs like InDesign CC change frequently. Justin Seeley helps you stay on top of all these updates and get the most out of InDesign's newest features and enhancements. New chapters will be added every time Adobe releases a major update. To start, Justin reviews color groups, the enhanced packaging workflow, drag-and-drop table functionality, and Behance integration. Check back often for new tutorials.


Illustrator: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Seeley

Released On: 6/18/2014

Want to stay up to date with the latest Creative Cloud has to offer? In this course, Justin Seeley tackles Illustrator, keeping you apprised of all the latest enhancements and new features. New chapters will be added every time Adobe releases a major update. To start, Justin reviews Live Rectangles, the new Pen and Pencil tool behaviors, and the ability to find missing fonts with Typekit. Check back often for new tutorials.


Photoshop: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Deke McClelland

Released On: 6/18/2014

Creative Cloud, Adobe's cloud-based subscription service, delivers the latest imaging innovations in Photoshop CC straight to your computer. Deke McClelland helps you stay on top of all these updates and get the most out of Photoshop's newest features and enhancements in this course. New chapters will be added every time Adobe releases a major update. To start, Deke shows how to select the in-focus portions of your photos with the Focus Area command, simulate blur effects and motion with the Path Blur and Spin Blur filters, selectively modify masks in Camera Raw, and work with enhancements to Smart Objects, gradients, and layers. Check back often for new tutorials.


Photoshop for Photographers: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Orwig

Released On: 6/18/2014

Creative Cloud delivers the latest Photoshop updates right to your computer, but how do you stay on top of all these new features and integrate them into your digital workflows? Chris Orwig is here to provide a photocentric guide to Adobe's updates, adding new chapters every time changes are released. To start, Chris covers correcting with Focus Area and explores the Content-Aware tool changes, the Path Blur filter, and the improved Layer Comps workflow, as well as updates to Camera Raw. Check back often for new tutorials.


Creative Quick Tips

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Seeley

Released On: 8/5/2013

Join Justin Seeley, lynda.com staff author and design enthusiast, each week for a new 5-minute, self-contained tutorial that you can use to instantly improve your design workflow. This series covers techniques for print, digital, and web design, addressing the tools that creative professionals like you use most. Learn new ways to leverage layer styles and vector shapes in Adobe Photoshop, work more efficiently with text in Illustrator, and embed videos and even tweets in WordPress posts, and much more. Check back each week for a new installment, and a new design hack.


Teacher Tips

Lynda.com - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Aaron Quigley

Released On: 9/16/2013

In this new series, author and educator Aaron Quigley shows you how to stay up to date with the latest educational technology and classroom management techniques. Each week, he'll introduce you to a new tip you can use to be more efficient, and increase student achievement. Aaron covers concepts like the flipped classroom, Common Core Standards, and the role of social media in education. The series also covers a variety of productivity apps, learning management systems, and other technologies, using a project-based approach that simulates the real K–12 or university classroom environment. Check back often for new tutorials, every Monday with Teacher Tips.


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