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

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 26th 2012
Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Up and Running with Bootstrap

Twitter’s new free web development tool, Bootstrap, combines CSS, JavaScript, and images all designed to aid in the building of websites to create an efficient and powerful user interface. Developer and author Jen Kramer presents this online training tutorial that gives us insight into the new software in addition to her professional techniques and tips. Take a tour of the default and fluid grid systems, thumbnail galleries, typography and buttons, tabs and pills navigation systems, modal windows, and photo... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: SketchUp Rendering Using Twilight

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 23rd 2012
Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: SketchUp Rendering Using Twilight

Special Offer: 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com Register: Here Create genuine and original 3D architectural drawings with Twilight, a popular and low-cost third-party renderer software for SketchUp. 3D artist and multimedia businessman Brian Bradley, introduces the Twilight software and gives us examples and techniques to creating interior and exterior 3D elements with the use of lighting, materials, cameras, and render options. Learn how to manage and save rendering presets, use light-emitting materials, alternate projection types, create... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Create Your First Online Store with Magento Go

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 22nd 2012
Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Create Your First Online Store with Magento Go

Get your online store moving and thriving with the help of graphic designer and software trainer Justin Seely who introduces Magento Go through this online tutorial. Magento Go is software that helps business owners build an online store without the need for installation materials or servers to monitor. Begin the course with setting up your store basics such as store options, listed products and categories, checkout options and tax settings, and shipping and payment methods. Learn how to add... CONTINUE READING

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

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