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Managing To-Do Lists

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Suzanna Kaye

Released On: 4/6/2015

Discover top techniques for tracking to-dos on paper as well as apps for effectively managing your digital to-do lists. Organization expert Suzanna Kaye explains how to approach to-do lists and prioritize items using various proven techniques. She then explores the top five apps for digital to-do list management, exploring their strengths, weaknesses, and functionality.


Organizing Contacts and Business Cards

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Suzanna Kaye

Released On: 7/26/2016

You can't keep in touch if you can't keep track of your contacts. An effective contact management system helps you find information when and where you need it—whether it's a business card, social media connection, or phone number. Here professional organizer and productivity coach Suzanna Kaye shares her top strategies for organizing contacts and business cards. She explains how to choose a virtual storage system that matches your needs; how to scan, store, and organize physical business cards; and how to index contacts with tagging and keywords to quickly find them again. She also covers such valuable info as purging duplicate contacts effectively, managing social media contacts, and backing up address books. Along the way, Suzanna reveals the best apps, scanners, and software for organizing contacts.


Animation Foundations: Storyboarding

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Dermot O' Connor

Released On: 7/26/2016

Storyboard artists tell the story of an animated cartoon. They illustrate the script, plan shots, demonstrate action, and maintain continuity between scenes. Becoming a storyboard artist starts with the foundations: an understanding of film grammar (including types of shots, acts, sequences, and transitions) and techniques for illustrating action, angles, composition, character, and drama. In this course, Dermot O' Connor demonstrates all these fundamentals and more, using a software-agnostic approach that combines theory with practical technique. Watch the lessons come together in the final animatic, and then download the free exercise files to start practicing on your own.


Penciling a Comic Book Page

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ben Bishop

Released On: 7/26/2016

Penciling is the most integral part of creating comic books, graphic novels, and manga. Get a look inside the penciling process of comic creator Ben Bishop, as he goes from script to fully illustrated page. Learn how to pull key actions into panels—and edit out what you don't need to tell the story. Once you've chosen your panels, Ben explains how to show those actions, diving into camera angles, poses, and why what works actually works. Last, the panels are placed on the page and examined as a whole. The artist's job is to keep in mind the direction and movement of the reader's eye and adjust elements so they read well instinctively.

The main ideas and concepts are dynamic composition, movement, and narrowing down a script to its core actions in a way that best tells the story, and the importance of trying different things, rather than just going with your first idea. Ben illustrates the concepts with examples from his own graphic novels, and includes tips for staying organized and focused as you draw.


Building a Web Interface with React.js

Lynda.com - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ray Villalobos

Released On: 7/26/2016

React is a JavaScript library for creating user interfaces that display dynamic data. Because of its reusable components and unique data rendering approach, the web interfaces you create with React are flexible, fast, and lightweight. Need another reason to choose React? It's also easy to learn, with these lessons from staff author Ray Villalobos. Join Ray as he reviews React's component architecture and covers key skills such as handling events, breaking code into custom subcomponents, managing form fields with references, and setting up sorting and search. Every lesson is focused on the specifics of creating web interfaces with React, so you'll be able to easily transition the techniques to your own projects.


Strategies for External Recruiters

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Barbara Bruno

Released On: 7/25/2016

If you are entering the recruiting profession, you can work for a company (as an internal recruiter) or for a staffing and recruiting firm (as an external recruiter). External recruiters are in a unique position to help talent acquisition professionals and hiring authorities attract and hire the best talent. In this course, veteran external recruiter and trainer Barbara Bruno focuses on strategies for becoming a great external recruiter.

As a recruiter, having a great relationship with your clients is critical for your financial success. Barbara explains how to build a profitable client base, differentiate yourself from your competition, and how to effectively market candidates to your clients.

To be successful with any client, you also need to build your talent network—and know where to find talent, how to screen and interview candidates, and how to overcome objections from candidates or clients. Lastly, Barbara outlines best practices for a lifetime of success in recruiting.


Going Paperless: Start to Finish

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Suzanna Kaye

Released On: 1/6/2015

Go paperless! Reduce your paper use and make sure all of the information you need is immediately available via a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Suzanna Kaye outlines new ways of thinking about the information you print and save, shows how to handle papers until they are scanned, and introduces the software and apps you can use to manage your information and keep it secure.

Then explore password management and how to manage paperless lists, notes, calendars, and contacts. The course also covers electronic file and document storage, including how to scan paperwork into various e-friendly formats. Last, Suzanna shares some smart strategies for reducing incoming papers and keeping your email inbox organized.


Maya: Time Editor

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: George Maestri

Released On: 7/25/2016

Meet the Time Editor, Maya's new tool for reusing and blending animation from multiple sources. Learn how to create motion clips, which can then be retimed and manipulated, and edit the animation curves and keys within clips. Then find out how to use the Time Editor for character animation. George Maestri shows how to copy existing animation and motion data and apply it to other characters—a fun and timesaving new technique that's brand new to Maya 2017.


Office 365: Implement Identities for SSO

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Sharon Bennett

Released On: 7/25/2016

Office 365 is a cloud-based set of services that allow corporate users to securely communicate and collaborate more easily in today's mobile world. Single sign-on ensures that they can easily transition from one service or app to another, creating a more seamless and productive user experience.

Here, system admins will learn how to implement and manage federated identities for single sign-on in Office 365. Microsoft Certified Trainer Sharon Bennett shows how to plan for an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), install the AD FS role on Windows Server 2012 R2, and install and manage AD FS proxy servers.

Note: This training course maps to the Implement and Manage Federated Identities for SSO domain for Microsoft Certification exam 70-346.


Maya 2017 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: George Maestri

Released On: 7/25/2016

Get the essential training you need to create high-quality 3D models and animations in Maya 2017. This course covers the core Maya skills—modeling, texturing, rendering, and animation—within a real-world project-based workflow that translates equally well to film, motion graphics, and game design.

It starts with the basics of selecting and manipulating objects and organizing scenes, as you learn the interface and explore Maya's features. Author George Maestri then takes you through polygonal modeling, creating and refining meshes, sculpting, and NURBS modeling. Once you understand modeling, George will show how to create and apply materials to surfaces—adding color, texture, and reflectivity. He'll then integrate cameras, lighting, and depth-of-field effects into the rendering process, using the built-in software renderer, mental ray, and the new Arnold for Maya renderer. Last but not least, he'll show how to add movement and life to your work with Maya's animation tools.


Excel for Mac 2016: Charts in Depth

Lynda.com - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Dennis Taylor

Released On: 7/25/2016

Charts allow you to communicate information visually, with greater impact than tables or raw data. They also happen to be one of the most powerful and easy-to-use features in Microsoft Excel for Mac. Let Dennis Taylor show you how to create different kinds of Excel charts, from column, bar, and line charts to doughnuts and scatter charts, and decide which type works best for your data. Learn how to fine-tune your chart's colors and style; add titles, labels, and legends; insert shapes and pictures; and pull data from multiple sources. Along the way, Dennis offers shortcuts and tips for being more productive and efficient.


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Science Library New Book Shelf - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 16:00
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Learn Reason 9: The Basics

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Matt Piper

Released On: 7/22/2016

Learn the basics of Reason 9, the professional-grade DAW, from setup and recording to mixing and mastering. Matt Piper shows how to configure the preferences, use the file browser, and get comfortable with the various windows and views. Next, he moves into recording music, showing how to record audio and software instrument tracks, create beats, sample audio, use REX loops, and record automation. Then it's time for editing, using tools such as quantization, pitch correction, time stretching, tempo and time signature automation, and the Comp Editor. Matt also demos mixing techniques, such as setting panning and volume levels; using EQ, compression, gates and sidechain compression; setting up effects sends; and creating parallel channels for compression. Finally, he demonstrates how to use the mastering tools in Reason, as well as how to prep a mix to give to a mastering engineer and how to export stems for collaborative purposes.


Photoshop CC: Creative Color for Photographers

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Orwig

Released On: 7/22/2016

Working with color can be an amazing journey, and Photoshop is a great vehicle for taking the trip. In this course, photographer and educator Chris Orwig teaches a variety of ways to create captivating color in photographs. Chris goes beyond the basics by showing how color can profoundly affect a photograph's impact. He demonstrates adjusting color and tone to make images more vivid, changing clothing and background colors with Photoshop and Camera Raw, working with color saturation, cross-processing, removing color, and more. The course includes real-world challenges that showcase the techniques Chris has shown for creating intriguing and beautiful color photographs.


3D Content Creation for Virtual Reality

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Craig Barr

Released On: 7/22/2016

Virtual reality is a booming industry. The technology for consumers and designers just keeps getting better. Learn how to take advantage of the newest advances in VR modeling, texturing, and rendering in this course with 3D artist and expert Craig Barr. Using Maya and Unity, you'll look at how to create assets that are efficient and effective, contributing to an overall more compelling virtual reality experience. If you're new to VR, watch the introductory chapter to get an overview of the terminology, technical considerations for designers (like refresh rate), and the most popular VR hardware, including the Oculus Rift. Craig then dives into modeling, texturing, and rendering, and offers some tips for making more sophisticated content with ambient lighting and effects. Plus, get insights on cutting-edge VR techniques, such as creating content in VR projects with Unreal Engine 4, Tilt Brush, SculptrVR, MakeVR, and more.


Learn Reason 9: The Basics

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Matt Piper

Released On: 7/22/2016

Learn the basics of Reason 9, the professional-grade DAW, from setup and recording to mixing and mastering. Matt Piper shows how to configure the preferences, use the file browser, and get comfortable with the various windows and views. Next, he moves into recording music, showing how to record audio and software instrument tracks, create beats, sample audio, use REX loops, and record automation. Then it's time for editing, using tools such as quantization, pitch correction, time stretching, tempo and time signature automation, and the Comp Editor. Matt also demos mixing techniques, such as setting panning and volume levels; using EQ, compression, gates and sidechain compression; setting up effects sends; and creating parallel channels for compression. Finally, he demonstrates how to use the mastering tools in Reason, as well as how to prep a mix to give to a mastering engineer and how to export stems for collaborative purposes.


Windows 10: Manage Updates and Recovery

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: James Gonzalez

Released On: 7/22/2016

Windows administrators must always be prepared for the worst-case scenario: system failure. Luckily, Windows 10 offers a variety of recovery and restoration options to help recover corrupt or missing files and get a PC back in working order. This course teaches IT professionals how to perform a system restore, refresh, or reset, and intelligently manage the Windows update process. James Gonzalez shows how to define system restore points, create a system image, and get comfortable with troubleshooting PC issues in the Windows Recovery Environment. He also helps you schedule and install updates, and roll them back when there are problems. Plus, learn how to manage which applications boot on startup and recover individual files with tools like File History and OneDrive.

Note: The course maps to the Manage Updates and Recovery domain from the Configuring Windows Devices exam (70-697).


Photo Gear Weekly

Lynda.com - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Tim Grey

Released On: 7/22/2016

Get your gear on! Join photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey every Friday for insights on camera gear of all kinds. In Photo Gear Weekly, Tim shares tips for mastering your camera's advanced features, recommends accessories that will streamline your shooting and expand your creative options, and spotlights hot gear—new and vintage alike—that you'll want to know about.


Advanced Photoshop: Lookup Tables and Gradient Maps

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Richard Harrington

Released On: 7/21/2016

Have you used lookup tables or gradient maps with Photoshop lately? Probably not. Most photographers aren't aware of them. But they're powerful tools for performing all manner of color correction and photo styling tasks.

In this course, Rich Harrington demystifies lookup tables (LUTs) and shows how to use them with Photoshop, Lightroom, and other Adobe CC applications. He also shows how to use gradient maps—where tints are based on the luminance values in the image—to add creative color and noise to images, and how to organize, store, and share these assets with other Creative Cloud programs and other photo and video professionals.


Java Platforms Compared: SE vs EE vs ME

Lynda.com - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Peggy Fisher

Released On: 7/21/2016

Java actually comes in three flavors: SE, EE, and ME. But what's the difference? Are you shortchanging yourself if you go with Standard Edition (SE) vs. Enterprise (EE)? Can you develop for mobile without the Micro Edition (ME)? Peggy Fisher provides the answers to a new Java developer's most pressing questions when selecting a platform. Get a quick overview of the Java editions, their differences, and instructions for downloading and installing the SDKs, IDEs, and other assets you need to develop applications with each platform.


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