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Digital Product Photography with CINEMA 4D

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Donovan Keith

Released On: 8/4/2014

Learn how to create realistic product renderings for print and video advertising with CINEMA 4D. In this course, Donovan Keith shows how to take a client's reference images and re-create a product in 3D—reducing the need for expensive photography services and creating assets that can be used more flexibly in print or broadcast ads. These particular tutorials feature a sport beverage bottle, but the lessons can apply to almost any product. Learn how to model complicated forms with spline and polygonal modeling tools, accurately texture your models, and place your product against a black backdrop in a high-contrast lighting environment.


Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Top Line with Excel

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Rudolph Rosenberg

Released On: 8/4/2014

Learn how to analyze the top line (or revenue) of your company and identify areas of under- or overperformance with Excel. Author Rudolph Rosenberg explores essential financial concepts that are necessary to understanding your company's revenue data. Then he introduces the tools and techniques you can use in Excel, including PivotTables and the invaluable SUMIF function, to prepare and analyze the data you have available. Plus, learn how to analyze your customer base, determine revenue per product, and identify upsell opportunities. Rudolph will also show how to make sure you're treating your data fairly, by considering the impact of seasonality, recurrent vs. one-off business, and interdependencies.

Want to learn more about financial analysis? Check out Financial Analysis: Introduction to Business Performance Analysis and Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Bottom Line with Excel.


Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Bottom Line with Excel

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Rudolph Rosenberg

Released On: 8/4/2014

Learn how to analyze the bottom line (or profitability) of your company and identify areas of under- or overperformance with Excel. Rudolph Rosenberg, author of the Financial Analysis series, shows how to use the data your company generates every day to break down your gross margin and operating expenses. He introduces the tools and techniques you can use in Excel to prepare and analyze that data, including PivotTables and the invaluable SUMIF function. Plus, you'll learn to identify and analyze sales and marketing spending, staff expenditures, and productivity separately, so you can get a really clear picture of your data from multiple angles.

Want to learn more about financial analysis? Check out Financial Analysis: Introduction to Business Performance Analysis and Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Top Line with Excel.


Amazon Fire Phone First Look

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:00
Authored By: Nick Brazzi

Released On: 8/4/2014

Get your first look at the Fire Phone, Amazon's first foray into the smartphone space. Staff author Nick Brazzi introduces you to the Fire Phone's interface, gesture controls, and essential features. You'll also learn about the Fire's unique Firefly app, which allows you to easily scan, identify, and purchase music, videos, and other products from the Amazon store. Also check out the Dynamic Perspective feature, which creates a groundbreaking, almost 3D-like navigation experience.


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Business & Economics - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:01
Streeck, Wolfgang, 1946- author
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