Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: CINEMA 4D Essentials 4: Materials, Texturing, and Lights

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 15th 2012
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This fourth tutorial in the CINEMA 4D Essentials series covers the enhancement options for 3D objects with color and clarity. Director, animator, editor and author Rob Garrott leads this online tutorial. He describes how to create color and texture such as reflective and shiny, rough and bumpy, transparent, and how to texture with multiple materials. You’ll also learn how to work with lights in the 3D world, the effects of light, how to create and adjust shadows, and how... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Dreamscapes

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 12th 2012
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Use Adobe Photoshop to create truly unique artwork and “turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.” Author and illustrator Bert Monroy presents this training tutorial and shares techniques to fine-tune and modify your images to create new unique and incomparable artwork. Learn how to transform images from one look to another, combine photos, create alpha channels, composite photos, blend colors and tones, and isolate content. Enhance your images and imagination with Photoshop! Topics include: • Understanding the basics • Moonlit... CONTINUE READING

The Best WordPress Portfolio Themes in 2012 (so far)

By: Nathan Weller on Oct 11th 2012
The Best WordPress Portfolio Themes in 2012 (so far)

In my first post for GraphicDesign.com I outlined the pro’s and con’s of using WordPress as your portfolio platform in addition to (and even instead of) the other options readily available on the web. I argued that WordPress is the most open, powerful, customizable, and effective platform for designers (or artists of any kind for that matter) to build a meaningful and profitable personal brand online. Now, as a follow up to that article I’ve put together a list... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Documentary Editing with Premier Pro

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 11th 2012
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Using Adobe Premiere Pro software, learn a number of fundamental documentary editing methods with this new training tutorial from media producer and author Jason Osder. The course is divided into six phases, each a stepping stone to the next process in a real-time documentary project. Learn tips for working with interviews, organize the ingest process, add interview metadata, prepare archival images, build sequences and scenes, edit interviews on Timeline, create a title graphic, fine-cut audio, and correct the color.... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: SEO Fundamentals

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 9th 2012
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Learn about the basics and fundamentals of SEO, search engine optimization, and how to increase your website’s online visibility and draw more traffic to your webpage. Consultant, instructor, and author David Booth leads the course on employing search engine optimization on your website to increase your page results and site rankings. Learn how search engines index content, how to research keywords, build inbound links, use SEO tools, apply content quality, define your audience and style, promote your content through... CONTINUE READING

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

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 8th 2012
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Justin Seeley digs into the popular and ever-growing world of Facebook. This social media networking site is full of options and is really a great place to connect with family and friends and network for incredible business opportunities. Learn how to find and dialog with friends, share pictures and videos, update your status and comment on others, chat, share links, send and receive private messages, and set application settings. You’ll also learn to control your privacy settings and learn... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Inkjet Printing for Photographers

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 5th 2012
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Explore the many capabilities of creating quality inkjet photos from pixel to paper with photographer and author Ben Long. This course talks about printer basics – how printers work, how to choose the right printer for your photo printing needs, and the full process of creating black and white and color images. Also included in the course is the art of shaping your image for your desired results – color management, sharpening the image, resizing images, paper choices, and... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: CINEMA 4D Essentials 3: Cameras, Animations, and Deformers

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 4th 2012
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This is the third course of a CINEMA 4D series with director, animator, editor and author Rob Garrott who introduces 3D modeling, the process of rendering, and program animation in this online tutorial series. Garrott concludes this series with the focus on CINEMA 4D animation and teaches about manipulating keyframes in a timeline, animation curves and exercises, camera settings, moving the camera, understanding deformers, adding Spline Wrap and creating bends. Topics include: • Keyframes and animation • Working with... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: CINEMA 4D Essentials 2: Polygon and Spline Modeling

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 3rd 2012
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This is the second course of the CINEMA 4D series with director, animator, editor and author Rob Garrott who introduces 3D modeling, the process of rendering, and program animation in this online tutorial series. In this course he teaches the basic modeling tools such as understanding points, edges, and polygons as well as the Knife, Extrude, and Bridge application tools. This CINEMA 4D Essentials course also covers spline types and spline points, connecting splines and rounding corners, extruding paths... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Java Advanced Training

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 2nd 2012
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Get acquainted with Java through this online tutorial series with author and Adobe Certified Instructor David Gassner. Increase your programming skills and learn how to build responsive applications. Gassner begins the course with Java basics for Windows and Mac OS X and then displays highlighted features to really get you familiar with the software. Other elements emphasized throughout the course are the use of generics, using underscores and strings, working with advanced class structures, navigating inheritance trees and using... CONTINUE READING

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