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Photoshop CC 2017 One-on-One: Mastery

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Sharpen your Photoshop skills by tackling more advanced Photoshop techniques. This is the third course in a comprehensive Photoshop training series by industry expert Deke McClellandOne-on-One teaches you what you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that works best for you. In this installment, Deke helps you attain mastery at the premiere image editing program by familiarizing you with some of its more advanced features. Learn new shortcuts, how to assign and convert color profiles, how to customize the Photoshop toolbox and menus, and how to create trendy, dynamic Twirl art. Plus, Deke explains how to turn a photo into a dot drawing, eliminate halos with the Minimum filter, edit videos in Photoshop, and much more.

After Effects Compositing: 1 Intro to VFX

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Visual effects have gone from a secret craft to a well-known career path, and with today's software, and the right tutorials, anyone can make high-quality VFX. The After Effects Compositing Essentials series is designed to help mograph artists of any level master techniques such as matching, tracking, keying, and rotoscoping. This course is your introduction to the series: part tutorial and part inspiration. Mark Christiansen introduces the seven essential compositing techniques and some bonus tips to help enhance drama, correct color, and create transparency. He also explains the art of storytelling with VFX, and how the pros use After Effects to create convincing movie magic.

WordPress: Custom Post Types and Taxonomies

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
By default WordPress has five post types (posts and pages are the most popular), organized using built-in taxonomies like categories and tags. However, you can extend the functionality of WordPress and display different types of content according to your own rules by creating custom post types and taxonomies. In this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to create a plugin for new post types and taxonomies, create new post types and taxonomies (hierarchal and nonhierarchal), and build templates that display the custom post types and taxonomies in new and effective ways.

Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Mastery

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Sharpen your Photoshop skills by tackling more advanced Photoshop techniques. This is the third course in a comprehensive Photoshop training series by industry expert Deke McClellandOne-on-One teaches you what you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that works best for you. In this installment, Deke helps you attain mastery at the premiere image editing program by familiarizing you with some of its more advanced features. Learn new shortcuts, how to assign and convert color profiles, how to customize the Photoshop toolbox and menus, and how to create trendy, dynamic Twirl art. Plus, Deke explains how to turn a photo into a dot drawing, eliminate halos with the Minimum filter, edit videos in Photoshop, and much more.

Wacom Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Wacom tablets are a popular alternative to the mouse for expressive painting, drawing, and navigating your computer with a pressure-sensitive pen. In this course, artist and teacher John Derry shows how to get you up and running with a Wacom tablet, from setting it up and getting accustomed to using the pen, to using the tablet with popular creativity and productivity applications. He also helps to familiarize you with the changes to the Wacom tablet over the past few years, including touch capability, and reviews the MobileStudio Pro pen computer, which offers a high-performance platform in a small package. Plus, learn about tablet ergonomics—which makes your Wacom even more compatible with your working conditions—and follow a few exercises to warm up your drawing arm.

Cert Prep: Unity Fundamentals

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Demonstrate your proficiency at using Unity for game development by becoming a Unity Certified Developer. In this comprehensive course, learn how to get started with game design using Unity, and prepare for the Unity Certified Developer exam by exploring essential Unity concepts. Alan Thorn covers an array of topics, including how to work with the Unity interface, navigate viewports, create game content, and export and import assets. Plus, he shares some usability advice that can help you increase your productivity when using Unity.

Content Marketing ROI

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Content marketing campaigns with blogs, videos, and podcasts can help you connect with your audience in a meaningful way—but proving the ROI of such endeavors is one of the toughest challenges facing marketers today. In this course, learn how to move beyond vanity metrics such as likes and page views to definitively prove how content marketing affects your bottom line. Brian Honigman highlights the major challenges to measuring the value of content marketing, and explains how to set up the right metrics and content formats for your reporting system. He also explains how to use this information to produce actionable insights and drive continuous improvement for your business.

Practical Application Architecture with Entity Framework Core

Lynda.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
To get the most out of Entity Framework Core—a cross-platform way to access data from an application—it's important to know how to make sound architectural choices. In this course, learn how to choose an application architecture to use with Entity Framework Core for several different scenarios. Richard Goforth covers why all of this architecture is necessary, and dives into design patterns with Entity Framework Core, discussing topics such as data access layers, DTOs, and exposing the queryable interface from Entity Framework Core. He also goes into error handling strategies, architectural strategies for using Entity Framework Core within ASP.NET, unit testing, and mistakes to avoid when architecting software with Entity Framework Core.

SketchUp: Tips & Tricks

Lynda.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to use SketchUp more effectively. In this weekly course, George Maestri covers a wide variety of topics and shares tips that can help you use this powerful application to efficiently and quickly create detailed 3D models. Tune in and start boosting your SketchUp skills.

WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce Plugins

Lynda.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to manipulate the inner workings of WooCommerce to deliver customized WooCommerce stores. In this course, learn how to tailor the functionality of your online store to match your existing business practices by creating a plugin that interacts with WooCommerce. Join WooCommerce expert Patrick Rauland as he explains how to create a settings page, hide the checkout page, and customize the edit product page. Plus, he covers how to customize the WooCommerce checkout, add custom order statuses, and send automated updates to customers.

Cert Prep: MCSA Windows 10

Lynda.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
Earning a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 10 certification demonstrates that you have the skills needed to perform tasks related to installing, configuring, and managing a Windows 10 enterprise network and connected devices. In this short course, Microsoft MVP Joli Ballew helps you prepare for certification. She provides an explanation of what the exam is and who it's designed for, and outlines any prerequisites. She also explains how to prepare for the exam and what the exam experience is like, as well as how to understand your score report.

CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 5 Networking

Lynda.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
Earning a CompTIA A+ certification validates you've obtained the foundational knowledge and skills needed for a career in IT. This six-course series is designed to both equip you as a technician for your role in IT support, and prepare you for taking the 220-901 exam.

The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fifth, networking, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers provides an introduction to networking by exploring cables, network IDs, IP addresses, and ports. He explains how to deal with a DNS, configure a router, and set up a wireless network while applying security standards. He also discusses Internet connections, including dial-up, broadband, wireless, and more.

Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.

We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions.

Learning Confluence

Lynda.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
Confluence is a tool for creating, organizing, sharing, and collaborating on work. It can be installed on your desktop or accessed from the cloud, making it a great solution for all types of teams—including remote employees and mobile users. In this course, instructor David Rivers explores how to configure and use Confluence to manage business and project data. He dives into creating pages and blogs, adjusting page layouts, adding content, enhancing your spaces with navigation, and sharing as well as restricting access to information. Start watching and learn how to use Confluence for project management, document retention, collaboration, and more.

Creating a BIM Execution Plan

Lynda.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
BIM Execution Plans (BEP) can help to ensure that the information regarding a BIM project is effectively communicated to project participants. In this course, join Brian Myers as he takes you through the essential content you'll need in a BEP, and provides a structured procedure for creating and implementing your own BEP. Brian takes you through each section of a typical BEP, explaining what kind of information you need to provide. He also helps you design the BIM execution process, covering how to define the Level of Development (LOD) and determine the information that needs to be in the model. He also covers collaboration procedures, including defining the software to be used, specifying the file naming structure, and defining the coordination process.

Camtasia 9: Creating Instructional Videos

Lynda.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
While it can be beneficial to explain certain concepts in person, you can save yourself time—and reach a more diverse set of learners—by encapsulating a lesson in an instructional video. Camtasia 9—the popular video-editing software—boasts an easy-to-use interface and an array of tools that can help you create high-quality video-based trainings. In this course, Kat Anderson shows how to capture, produce, and share instructional videos using the tools and features offered in Camtasia 9. She covers working with the Camtasia 9 interface, creating interactive videos, adding learning supports, creating accessible trainings, and publishing videos from Camtasia.

Source Code Control in .NET with Git Using SourceTree

Lynda.com - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
When you're first starting out, source code control—which allows you to save your development work and review or roll back to a previous state—can seem like an intimidating concept. In this course, learn how to use Git, the preeminent source code control software, which is a natural fit with and fully supported by Visual Studio. Jesse Liberty helps to simplify what can be an unwieldy concept by tackling Git from the ground up, and doing so in the context of a tool: SourceTree. Jesse covers branching and merging, resolving conflicts, adding a tag to a commit, and adding to the stash. Plus, he dives into more advanced topics such as tracking all the commits and changes made to a file.

CompTIA Network+ (N10-006) Cert Prep: 3 The World of TCP/IP

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:00
Take this comprehensive prep course for CompTIA's new Network+ exam (N10-006) for a deep dive into the world of TCP/IP. This is part 3 of a 7-part series, brought to you by a partnership between lynda.com and Total Seminars, and based on Mike Meyer's gold standard CompTIA Network+ All-in-One Exam Guide, 6th edition. This course covers the basics of TCP/IP and an overview of routing.

We are now a CompTIA Content Publishing Partner. As such, we are able to offer CompTIA exam vouchers at a 10% discount. For more information on how to obtain this discount, please download these PDF instructions. (Author: Mike Meyers)

Mobile Photography Weekly

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:00
Mobile photography can mean everything from iPhone and Android snapshots to sophisticated image editing on a phone or tablet. Mobile Photography Weekly is the weekly series that covers it all, from Instagram to Photoshop Fix, from camera phone tripod mounts to add-on lenses. Tune in each Tuesday to learn a new tip or technique, discover new apps and add-ons, and get the most out of the mobile photography revolution. (Author: Seán Duggan)

ART Renderer: 3ds Max

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:00
The Autodesk Raytracer (ART) renderer is a fast, physically-based renderer that's available for a number of Autodesk applications, including 3ds Max, Revit, and Inventor. In this course, learn how to get the most out of this exciting, easy-to-use renderer. George Maestri starts out with the basics, taking a look at rendering controls for the ART Render, and explaining how to use the 3ds Max Scene Converter to translate scenes that were migrated from older projects. He shows how to create materials for ART, exploring the basics of the Physical Material, which is the recommended material for the ART renderer. George also covers working with lights, creating depth of field, and configuring motion blur in ART.

Articulate Storyline 360: Increasing Learner Engagement

Lynda.com - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:00
By taking logistics out of the equation, elearning gives students everywhere the opportunity to learn whatever material piques their interest. That said, while the freedom that elearning affords learners is exciting, much of the available elearning content presents information in a less than inspiring manner—on a series of plain slides.

In this course, learn how to go beyond the simple slide deck, and create highly engaging elearning presentations that increase learner agility and motivation using the features and tools of Articulate Storyline 360. Sally Cox combines instruction in the tool with teaching best practices to help you take your elearning development skills to the next level. She explains how to plan and storyboard your course, use design fundamentals to sharpen the aesthetics of your presentation, develop engaging navigation, incorporate storytelling, and create assessments and quizzes.

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