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Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Up and Running with Acrobat XI

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 21st 2012
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Author and graphic arts consultant Claudia McCue takes us on a tour of the latest version of Acrobat XI. She compares the three different Acrobat editions and how to utilize every options and element within the program. Learn the basics of Portable Document Format (also known as PDF) and how to create, combine, convert, edit, and export documents. Additional subjects presented in this online tutorial include inserting, replacing, and extracting pages, convert web pages to PDF, scanning hard copies... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Designing a Magazine Cover

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 20th 2012
Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Designing a Magazine Cover

Learn how to design a captivating and timeless magazine cover in Adobe InDesign with the help from author, educator, and graphic designer Nigel French. French begins this online course detailing the history and elements of magazine cover design. He then moves to the process of choosing your cover image, how to adjust the colors and tones to polish and refine, placing and positioning the masthead, and positioning and cropping the cover image. The course also contains information about creating... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 19th 2012
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Author and trainer Jan Kabili demonstrates how to combine Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to maximize each program’s individual resources and enhance their associated features. Start with Lightroom for image organization, photo sharing, and basic image editing. Then learn how to pass your photos from Lightroom to Photoshop in one simple click and begin to retouch and add more detailed enhancements to your images. Kabili shows how to set up the two programs to work simultaneously, handle software mismatches,... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 16th 2012
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Husband and wife artist team host this online documentary about creating and layering images and dreamscapes with endless possibilities. Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor take us into their Florida darkroom and back to the computer screen to demonstrate the technical aspects of discovering, creating and refining your artistic pursuits. They teach you how to push the boundaries of photography and expand your imagination through this quick online documentary. Topics Include: * Jerry’s story * Discovering possibilities in the darkroom... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: CorelDRAW Essential Training

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 15th 2012
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Presented by author Scott Georgeson, this online tutorial demonstrates the CorelDRAW X4, X5, and X6 software solution directly and shows viewers how to express their individual style and originality with never-ending possibilities. This graphic design software is suited for any level of artist or designer, novice and expert alike. Topics include basic vector drawing, bitmap images, working with documents, importing and exporting files, sizing and rotating objects, understanding the stacking order, working with drawing tools, adding artistic text, aligning... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Up and Running with SpeedGrade

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 14th 2012
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Adobe SpeedGrade is a color-grading software that brings life to your production workflow. Give depth to your creative images with this online tutorial presented by editor and author Robbie Carman, who unveils this professional-level color correction and grading application. Tour the SpeedGrade interface, navigate the timeline, import footage, and begin making primary and secondary corrections. Additional course subjects include tracking masks, using playheads, copying corrections, applying and saving looks, importing rendered media, and using automatic scene detection. Find your... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 13th 2012
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Build a refined documentary with the innovative Apple Final Cut Pro X. Producer, director, editor, and author Diana Weynard hosts this online tutorial that explains Final Cut Pro X software in depth and gives tested techniques to help you get the most out of the program. She presents a real and actual project and explains the process of documentary editing step by step. Learn how to interpret a creative brief and set goals, organize and screen footage, organize and... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Creating a Responsive Web Design

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 12th 2012
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Learn how to create a website that responds smoothly to any screen size and adjusts for easier reading and effectiveness across all different devices. Graphic designer and author Chris Converse shares his own expertise and methods for creating a responsive web design. Topics include applying your ideas in Photoshop, planning your layout and creating the HTML page, loading images with CSS, adding and repositioning the navigation bar for mobile devices, increasing the download time for smaller screens, adding and... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 9th 2012
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Aperture 3 is now available with sophisticated tools to store, organize, and embellish your images. This online course provided by Derrick Story covers the entire Aperture workflow including importing, enhancing and sharing. Course topics consist of importing images from a camera or hard drive, organizing image collections, adding metadata, creating labels, Smart Albums, adjusting exposure, retouching flaws with Quick Brushes, correcting color, managing multimedia, archiving and restoring, iCloud sharing, and publishing your images. View this online tutorial and see... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 8th 2012
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Bring life and beauty to your photographs with Motion Control 3D. Digital video expert and author Rich Harrington informs viewers how to add motion and intensity to images for three dimensional effects using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Learn how to choose the right images and resolutions, identify planes, use mask and layers, handle multiple views, set the depth and size of your composition, understand parallax, set ambient and directional light, and add a 3D camera to your scene.... CONTINUE READING

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