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Get started with PowerPoint 2019. This course is for anyone who's new to PowerPoint and would like to create and present slideshows and presentations. Staff instructor Garrick Chow begins by showing how to create a new presentation from scratch or by choosing a template from the hundreds available in the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery. Next, Garrick explains how to add content such as text, images, audio and video, and even links in PowerPoint slides. You can also learn how to add engagement with animated transitions, and export, share, and deliver your presentation.
Whether you're an experienced creative professional or someone who has just recently purchased a camera, learning how to use Photoshop efficiently and effectively is a hugely valuable investment that can help you get the most out of your pixels. Photoshop CC 2019 is loaded with tools and features that can help photographers quickly get the image results they want. In this course, Julieanne Kost gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including retouching, creatively using adjustment layers, and combining multiple images. Along the way, she shares how to work with type, Smart Objects, and artistic filters; create custom brushes; use the libraries to store content; quickly export and share images; and more.
The (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is an excellent entry point to a career in IT security. In this course, Mike Chapple provides a big-picture perspective of the SSCP exam, including an overview of the seven domain topics, what to expect from the questions, and how to best prepare for the exam. The course is the introduction to the SSCP Cert Prep series, which goes over each domain in more depth. Mike also includes additional resources for study and a discussion of the SSCP continuing education requirements.
Learn how to use data science to do good. Data science can be a huge help to nonprofits that are struggling to identify donors, understand their communities, evaluate their impact, and be more productive. In this course, instructor, data scientist, and entrepreneur Barton Poulson discusses how some of the common concerns of nonprofit service organizations can be addressed using new sources of data—including social media and web analytics—and how methods like predictive analytics, machine learning, and data visualization can make organizations more productive and efficient. He also covers career opportunities for data scientists who want to put their civic-minded ambitions to the best use.
Become a Microsoft Word power user in just a few minutes a week. This tips-based series helps you deepen your proficiency with Word, covering a variety of tools and techniques you can use. Learn how to work with templates, format documents, customize built-in styles and themes, master Track Changes, and more. Check back each week for a new pro tip from expert David Rivers.
Get started with Lightroom CC, the powerful, cloud-centric system from Adobe for editing, organizing, and sharing your photos. In this course, photographer and instructor Jan Kabili provides an approachable introduction to Lightroom CC. Jan showcases Lightroom CC on the desktop, but the techniques she covers in this course can help you work with Lightroom CC on your phone or tablet and on the web. She demonstrates how to import photos and leverage intuitive editing controls to make your photos shine. Learn how to adjust lighting, color, and perspective; edit parts of a photo using local editing tools; apply creative photo editing techniques such as split toning; and lots more. To wrap up, Jan shares tips for organizing and sharing your work.
InDesign gets better all the time. This course is your tour of the latest and greatest, and will be updated with new features as soon as they are released. Anne-Marie Concepción starts with the 2019 update, released in October 2018, featuring new panels, shortcuts, and production workflows that will make you a faster and more efficient designer. Learn how to use the new context-sensitive Properties panel and quick actions, import comments from PDF documents, use the automated layout features such as Adjust Layout and Content-Aware Fit, adjust the font formatting of form fields, and convert footnotes to endnotes and back again. Anne-Marie covers many other improvements along the way, such as SVG font support and export enhancements. Check back every time InDesign is updated for more tips and tricks.
Working with Autodesk Civil 3D means working with more than CAD. You're working with large amounts of data, all stored in a drawing. What's the best way to share the data with other Civil 3D users? How do you share the data? What are some best practices for utilizing the large amounts of data within the software's dynamic object model? Instructor Josh Modglin explores all of these topics in this course. Learn how to set up your directory structure, create data shortcuts and references, and more.
Premiere Elements is an affordable and full-featured video-editing program. It's a complete moviemaker's toolkit—easy to use but powerful enough for professionals. Get up and running with the latest version, Premiere Elements 2019, in this course with Steve Grisetti. Learn everything you need to know to turn raw video clips into great-looking movies, complete with color correction, effects, pitch-perfect audio, titles, and more. Discover how to choose the right tools for the job, work in Quick view, record voiceover, and add transitions and titles. Steve also shows you how to use the Video Story and Video Collage tools for quick, easy moviemaking and one-click split-screen effects. Last but not least, dive into the Export & Share workspace for outputting video to share on DVD, a portable drive, or online.
Photoshop CC 2019 brings new and revamped features—allowing you to replace old habits with fluid, new digital editing skills. Discover how to undo and redo multiple operations without harming History, use the improved scaling feature which is now proportional by default, and take advantage of the added capability of Photoshop performing basic math, as in Illustrator. Explore the new Content-Aware Fill settings: Color Adaptation, Rotation Adaptation, Scale, and Mirror. Watch how to use the new in-panel HSB color wheel. See how hovering over a blend mode in the Layers panel provides an on-the-fly preview. Find out how to paint multiple equal brushstrokes at a time using Paint Symmetry enhancements. Expert Deke McClelland demonstrates all these features and more.
Explore the cool new features in the 2018 and 2018.1 versions of Adobe Premiere Pro. In this course, Rich Harrington covers the April 2018 additions to Premiere Pro CC as well as noteworthy features from the previous release. Rich reviews color correction enhancements, such as the Video Limiter effect and Auto Color matching, and workflow improvements, including Auto Ducking, Match Frame, and changes to markers and dip transitions. Plus, learn about UX changes, such as the new Timecode panel and the Essential Graphics browser, which allows you to create titles and motion graphics right in Premiere Pro. Rich also reviews new video formats and encoding options, publishing tools, labels, project management tools, and virtual reality features like VR headset integration and new VR effects and resolves. (Author: Richard Harrington)
Spark Post—the easy-to-use graphic design software from Adobe—empowers users to create stylish, effective social media posts. Even if you're a graphic design novice, Spark Post can help you quickly create images that allow you to connect with—and grow—your brand's audience. In this course, learn how to get started with Adobe Spark Post. In addition to covering the basics—such as how to create layouts and add text— instructor Nicte Cuevas explains how to leverage this tool in a way that's intentional. Learn how to use imagery that resonates with your target audience and works with your layout; how to use your brand's colors in a way that creates an emotional connection; how to create branded templates that can save you time and money; and more.
Adobe Illustrator CC can help you accomplish many different design tasks—from creating minimalistic logos to full-blown illustrations. For this reason, this course teaches core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow for print, the web, or assets that will find their way into other applications. Instructor Tony Harmer explains key elements of Adobe Illustrator, such as artboards, workspaces, layers, and shapes. Tony discusses vector graphics—which are composed of paths, strokes, and fills—and shows how to create and edit them using the Illustrator drawing tools. He also covers how to organize artwork into groups and layers, combine and clean up paths, work with type and effects, leverage CC Libraries, print and export your work, and much more.
The release of Adobe After Effects CC 2019 introduces several cool new features and changes that can enhance your VFX and motion graphics workflow. In this brief course, Mark Christiansen helps you quickly get up to speed with the most notable of these new additions, explaining how each new feature can be incorporated in your post-production process. Mark provides you with his unvarnished opinion throughout the course, laying out what's actually useful in this update. Learn about the more robust 3D Channel effects, new features that improve interoperability with Premiere Pro, how to track planes in Mocha AE 6, and more.
Take your love of letterforms to the next level with this weekly series that explores all things, big and small, related to type and the practice of typography. These tips are aimed at people using Adobe Creative Cloud: primarily InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Some tips are specific to particular applications and some are purely conceptual and software agnostic. Tune in every Monday for another timely tip to improve your typographical skills and increase the efficiency of your design workflow. (Author: Nigel French)
The 2019 release of Adobe Illustrator CC offers several cool new features and enhancements. In this course, get acquainted with how the new and improved Illustrator can help you accelerate and enhance your illustration and design workflows. Instructor Tony Harmer goes over these new features, updating the course every time Adobe releases changes. He covers enhancements to the interface, including the latest developments to the Properties panel. Plus, text enhancements, intelligence in features like Puppet Warp, exciting new ways to work with gradients, and more.
Get started with PowerPoint for Office 365. This course is for anyone who's new to PowerPoint and would like to create and present slideshows and presentations. Staff instructor Garrick Chow begins by showing how to create a new presentation from scratch or by choosing a template from the hundreds available in the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery. Next, Garrick explains how to add content such as text, images, audio and video, and even links in PowerPoint slides. You can also learn how to add engagement with animated transitions, and export, share, and deliver your presentation.
Adobe XD is a powerful platform for creating user experiences using an iterative design process. In this course, strategic development manager Demian Borba introduces the design tools and workflows in XD. Learn how to set up a project for UX design, use artboards and grids, and start working with the vector design tools. Find out how to access the official UI kits from Apple, Google, Microsoft, and from the community, all for free. Then, discover how to use power capabilities such as Repeat Grid and the Assets panel. Leverage files from other apps as well as from Creative Cloud Libraries. Resize elements responsively and use plugins to do a lot more. By the end of the course, you should have everything you need to know to create efficient web and mobile application designs with Adobe XD.