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

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: CINEMA 4D Essentials 1: Interface, Objects, and Hierarchies

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 2nd 2012
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This is the first 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. Tour the CINEMA 4D application including how 3D works, how to navigate the interface, explore key application preferences, the importance of object hierarchy, setup projects and create objects, configure application settings, and so much more. The author goes into great depth and detail in this short... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Photographing Kids and Families

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Oct 1st 2012
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Renowned photographer and author Douglas Kirk presents this new tutorial about the art of photographing children and families. It can certainly be challenging to take that perfect snapshot but Kirk teaches the techniques to taking photos of children of all ages in addition to photos with parents and siblings. He talks about the importance of capturing those timeless memories as well as the use of LED fill light, the use of ambient light, demonstrations of useful techniques, suggestions for... CONTINUE READING

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

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Sep 28th 2012
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This course covers the basics and fundamentals of HTML, HyperText Markup Language which is the program language used to create web pages. Author Bill Weinman explores the structure and contents of HTML code. Discover how to display text and apply style, use tags and containers, add script and links, use phrase and markup elements, align images and work with tables, apply CSS, add hyperlinks, optimize your page with search engines, build document outlines, embed audio and video, add tables,... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: iPad Music Production: GarageBand

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Sep 27th 2012
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Check out this review of Apple iPad’s GarageBand app that allows you to record and edit music with real and virtual instruments. Author and teacher Garrick Chow tours the app with an introduction into the user interface, how to select and play instruments, how to setup songs, use guitar amps, work with loops, record and edit music tracks, and import and export audio files to iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, email, and other devices. This course will teach you to... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Sep 26th 2012
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Discover the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and learn how to import, fix, edit, correct, organize, share, and export your photos with author and photographer Jan Kabili. Workspace basics are covered including Photo Fix, Quick Edit, Guided Edit, Expert Edit, and Organizer as well as relating workspace tools such as making selections, cropping, applying adjustments, fixing red eye, retouching, compositing, and adding text. Additional features discussed in the tutorial include working with catalogs, importing your photos from various sources,... CONTINUE READING

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

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Sep 26th 2012
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Google Drive is the integration of cloud-storage and Google Docs that securely stores and synchronizes your contents across your mobile devices, computers, and the internet. This course is taught by Susan Metz, author and teacher of technology, who shares with us the fundamentals of Google Drive as well as the enhanced features that are guaranteed to help you get the most of this cloud-based storage. She teaches viewers how to create, format, share and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Up and Running with Prelude CS6

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Sep 25th 2012
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Learn how to consume and organize tapeless media for post-production with Adobe Prelude CS6. Adobe Certified Expert and author Jeff Sengstack hosts this course that teaches viewers about this new Adobe Prelude tool and how to use it efficiently. This course introduces the Prelude workflow and demonstrates how create a project, preview and transfer clips, organize assets, use six marker types, create subclips with markers and use marker templates, build rough-cut projects, trim and rearrange clips in a timeline,... CONTINUE READING

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

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Sep 24th 2012
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This course is an impressive introduction to screenwriting and production planning with Adobe Story. Adobe Certified Expert and author Jeff Sengstack introduces the three main purposes of Adobe Story: scriptwriting, collaborative editing, and production organization. Through the course, you will discover the difference between Story Plus and Story Free, learn how to create characters and set lists, view and edit scripts, collaborate with others and comment on scripts, track changes, create schedules, export scripts, and attach scripts and use... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Create a Tooltip with jQuery and Dreamweaver

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Sep 21st 2012
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Tooltips are graphical user interface features that point over an item without ever actually clicking on the item itself. In this new online course, author and graphic designer Chris Converse demonstrates to us how to convert text and graphics into tooltips to enrich your website with exclusive directions and cues using tooltips. Learn how to save graphics from Photoshop and then create them in Dreamweaver and activating them with jQuery. Additionally, hear how to create the tooltip container, add... CONTINUE READING

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