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|Learning RSS and Podcast Subscriptions Training Lynda.com|
RSS feeds help people follow the sites and information that are most important to them. This course reveals the best practices for using RSS readers and similar tools like Flipboard and Safari's Shared Links. Author Nick Brazzi shows how to choose and use RSS readers (for computers and iOS/Android devices), and keep tabs on blogs, podcasts, news, and even the latest images from NASA. The course also explains how to easily browse and find podcasts and subscribe to them via iTunes and other services. Start watching to get your RSS feed up and running, and get the latest and greatest content from around the web sent straight to you.
|Lightroom 4 New Features Overview Training Lynda.com|
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 includes some extremely powerful new features. In this workshop photographer and author Mikkel Aaland shows you what's new and how to put these new features to work. Learn about the new process version and how it improves the way images are processed in Lightroom, as well as changes to the Develop module's Basic pane, which now offers much more intuitive controls. Mikkel also introduces the new modules in Lightroom 4, the Map and Book modules, which make it easy to sort your photos by location and create great photo books, respectively. Other new features covered here include soft proofing, upgraded video editing capabilities, and many more.
|Lightroom 4: Image Management Training Lynda.com|
In this course, author and digital imaging expert Tim Grey teaches you how to use the Library module in Adobe Lightroom 4 to manage your images, ensuring that you'll always be able to find any image you need, when you need it. Learn how to make full use of the Import feature, sort and organize your images, add keywords and otherwise identify key images, filter and search images, create backups, and much more. Plus, get lots of tips on configuring the Lightroom interface to suit the way you work, making everything you do faster and easier.
|Lightroom 5 and Photoshop: Working with Raw Photos (2013) Training Lynda.com|
Many cameras can save photos in raw format, and it's the best way to capture all the data the sensor is capable of recording. Learn how to use Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw (included with Photoshop) to bring out the best in these kinds of photos.
In this course, Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes explores the art and science of raw-format processing in both Camera Raw and Lightroom. First, take a look at working with raw-format photos in Lightroom, and using the Develop module to improve contrast, color, and tone, which make the details in your images pop.
Then switch over to Camera Raw to optimize raw-format images as well as video. Bryan also draws important comparisons between Camera Raw 8 and Lightroom 5, and shows ways to employ Camera Raw as a filter to layers or Smart Objects in Photoshop CC.
|Lightroom 5 Essential Training: 4 Develop Module Advanced Techniques Training Lynda.com|
In this Lightroom 5 Essentials installment, Chris Orwig breaks out the Adobe Lightroom power tools. Learn advanced techniques to improve images with creative color, retouching, and other effects in the Develop module. Chris shows you how to crop and straighten your photographs for instantly improved compositions; remove dust and distracting background elements; selectively paint in adjustments to make your subject's skin, teeth, and eyes shine in portraits; and make both subtle and dramatic color changes, including black-and-white conversions. Plus, learn to increase image quality through noise reduction and clarity adjustments, apply split toning and vignettes, and correct for lens distortion.
|Lightroom 5: 7 Making Photo Books Training Lynda.com|
Photo books give friends, family, and clients mementos they can hold in their hand, and remember from vacations, gatherings, or even photo sessions. In this course, you'll learn how you can design your own photo book in Lightroom, and then have that book printed by Blurb. Tim Grey shows you how to create a layout from scratch or have Lightroom automate the process for you. The course also covers adding text, changing page backgrounds, and exporting the book to share electronically as a PDF or print with Blurb.
Check out the other courses in this Lightroom series.
|Lightroom and Photoshop: Black and White (2013) Training Lynda.com|
Shoot in color, but think in black and white. In this course, Adobe Photoshop Senior Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes shares his favorite techniques for transforming color photographs into black and white, a technique that provides more creative options than using your camera's black-and-white mode. Learn how to prepare and fine-tune your photographs in Lightroom, and then move them into Photoshop to take advantage of its nondestructive adjustment layers. The course also introduces techniques for using Photoshop to adjust the color of video clips.
|Mac OS X Yosemite Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn all the ins and outs of Yosemite, Apple's Mac OS X 10.10 operating system. Staff author Nick Brazzi starts with a tour of the core interface elements—the menus, Finder, and Dock—so you can start working with files, folders, and applications right away. He then shows how to save files and find them again quickly, as well as use the core applications that come bundled with Yosemite (Mail, Calendar, iMessage, iTunes, and Safari), and install new apps from the Apple Store. Finally, the course explores sharing over a network, and backing up your system, manually or with Time Machine, so you don't lose any important data.
|Managing a Video Production with an iPad (2014) Training Lynda.com|
Video shoots require a lot of organization. Whether you're the director for a large crew, a solo shooter, or something in between, you need to develop a solid workflow for planning a shoot and keeping it on track. The portability and versatility of the iPad is helpful in any of these scenarios, keeping your footprint light and your budget even lighter.
With a handful of inexpensive apps and services that work with the iPad, you can create a very effective production toolkit. This course reveals the workflow that author and lynda.com content producer Nick Brazzi uses to plan and run shoots for low-budget productions and "no-budget" web series using iPad apps, cloud-based services, and optional desktop software. Find out how Google Drive, Dropbox, and specialty apps like Shot Lister, MovieSlate, Teleprompt+, and Easy Release can help you run a tighter ship and bring your production in on schedule and under budget.
|Maya: Liquid Simulation (2013) Training Lynda.com|
Bring scenes to life by building realistic fluid simulations in Autodesk Maya. In this advanced course for visual effects designers and animators, author Aaron F. Ross shows you how to simulate foam and bubbles, liquid being poured, and volumetric liquid in a 3D container. Techniques include rendering particles with the Fluid shader, colliding particle fluids with polygons, storing simulations with disk caches, converting particles and fluids to smoothed polygons, and texturing 3D fluids.
|Maya: Rendering Exteriors Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs. Author Adam Crespi guides you through the process of applying exterior materials like wood, metal, and glass; rendering the scene in daylight with the Daylight system and photographic exposure controls; and adjusting the lighting for dusk and nighttime shots, including turning on lights inside and outside the house. Finally, Adam takes the image into post, demonstrating workflows to add final polish with Nuke and After Effects.
|Microsoft Azure: Security Concepts Training Lynda.com|
More than 60% of Fortune 500 companies rely on Microsoft Azure for cloud services. With Azure, they can scale faster and cheaper. But with great power and flexibility comes risk. The professionals in charge of Azure management need to know how to secure services correctly to protect the data flowing between client computers and the cloud.
Here, David Elfassy investigates security concepts related to Azure deployment and services such as Office 365, Exchange, and Azure Active Directory. Find out how to use Azure's built-in security tools, secure virtual machines, implement more robust multifactor authentication, and protect your services and data, including email, documents, and user data. Plus, learn how to configure security certificates for your app deployments using custom domains.
|Music Law: Managing a Band's Business Training Lynda.com|
Any band can encounter problems such as financial mismanagement and contract disputes. Learn to avoid the major music business pitfalls that can break bands apart in this course with Richard Stim, attorney and music law specialist.
It starts with what it means to be the manager of a band, and what types of business structures are available for bands. Once you've decided on a business structure, you can create a band partnership agreement that covers voting rights, postbreakup scenarios, new members, and terms for resolving disputes. Richard also exposes potential sources of disputes, like ownership of the band name, songs, equipment, and recordings. He includes advice on negotiating solid band contracts and managing financial basics: taxes, income, cash flow, and bookkeeping. Finally, he'll address how to protect your work, including your copyrights, band name, and songs, and explains how to find a lawyer—and save money on attorney fees.
DISCLAIMER: This course is taught by an attorney (or other instructor) and addresses US law concepts that may not apply in all countries. Neither LinkedIn (including Lynda.com) nor the instructor represents you and they are not giving legal advice. The information conveyed through this course is akin to a college or law school course; it is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate information to help viewers understand the basics of the topic presented. The views (and legal interpretations) presented in this course do not necessarily represent the views of LinkedIn or Lynda.com.
|Nail Your C# Developer Interview Training Lynda.com|
Applying for C# programming jobs? Find out what questions to expect in your C# or .NET developer interview and how to answer them to demonstrate mastery of key concepts. Reynald Adolphe explores the kinds of questions you can anticipate in a typical interview, including common topics on C# syntax, object-oriented programming, .NET and ASP.NET, databases, and design patterns. Plus, learn how to paint your technical background in a positive light, field bad or irrelevant interview questions, and handle incoming offers. Reynald offers candid answers and career advice based on his years of experience working as a C# developer.
|Norton Internet Security Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Protecting yourself online is a must, and products like Norton Internet Security help keep your computer safe. In this course, Nancy C. Muir, an Internet security expert and a former training manager at Symantec, shows you how to ensure a high level of security on your machine, while minimizing any impact on system performance.
She explains how to set up real-time protection, configure scans of your system, and schedule tasks so that they don't hog system resources at important times. She'll also show how to set up a Smart Firewall to protect your entire network, and configure antivirus and antispam protection for messaging and email. Then learn how to protect and control your family's experience online, use an Identity Safe account for web browsing, and work with Norton's add-on cloud-sharing, mobile security, and remote monitoring services. Finally, Nancy explains how to incorporate Norton software as part of an overall privacy and security effort.
|OneDrive for Business Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
OneDrive for Business offers a cloud-based file management solution that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office. In this course, Jess Stratton explores how to use OneDrive for Business to keep your files organized and accessible. Learn how to use the web interface or the OneDrive client app to upload, copy, delete, and download files and folders, and integrate with Office Online. Plus, find out how to share OneDrive files with others and work on files collaboratively.
|Online Marketing Foundations Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to promote your business effectively online and develop a targeted online marketing strategy that engages potential customers throughout the digital landscape. In this course, Brad Batesole explains today's digital marketing techniques in simple terms, demonstrating how to build a successful online marketing campaign for all digital channels: search, video, social, email, and display. Brad shows how to evaluate your website and identify conversion goals, measure and interpret website analytics, get the most out of SEO, and set up your first text and display ads. See how to connect with communities on the leading social networks, learn best practices for developing and distributing video marketing content, and find out what makes an email marketing campaign successful. The course also covers content marketing and mobile marketing, as well as recommendations for expanding your digital marketing skillset.
This course is part of a Learning Path approved by the American Marketing Association.
Gain the skills you need to become an AMA Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) in Digital Marketing by using the industry-leading courses and resources in the Learning Path. Take the AMA certification exam to show that you have what it takes to lead the digital transformation.
|Outlook for iOS and Android First Look Training Lynda.com|
Get a first look at the new Outlook app for iOS and Android, a mobile version of your favorite email and calendaring program. Jess Stratton shows how to navigate the app, link your email and cloud storage accounts, and work with mail, calendar events, contacts, and files in the new interface—now optimized for small screens!
|Photography 101 (2012) Training Lynda.com|
Today's cameras put an amazing amount of power in the hands of amateur photographers, but it's not always easy to make use of it. All those buttons, dials, and settings can be pretty intimidating. In this workshop, expert photographer Joseph Linaschke helps you understand what's going on inside your camera, explaining fundamentals like what an aperture is and how shutter speed works. Learn basics such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera's flash. There's also creative instruction to guide you towards becoming a better photographer. As you become more comfortable with your gear, you'll find that many new creative possibilities open up for you and the quality of your photography improves.
|Photography Foundations: Exposure Training Lynda.com|
Arriving at the best exposure for a photo is part science and part art. In Foundations of Photography: Exposure, Ben Long helps photographers expand their artistic options by giving them a deep understanding of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and all other critical exposure practices. This course covers the basic exposure controls provided by all digital SLR cameras, as well as most advanced point-and-shoot models. Learn how to master a camera's metering modes, how to use exposure compensation and bracketing, and much more. By the end of the course, you'll know how to develop an "exposure strategy" that will allow you to effectively employ your exposure knowledge in any shooting situation.
|Photoshop CC for Photographers: The Basics Training Lynda.com|
Adobe Photoshop has many powerful features designed specifically for photographers interested in creating better photographs. Learn how to turn them to your advantage with these tutorials from teacher and photographer Chris Orwig. In this introductory course, Chris combines practical tips and creative insights, showing how to enhance and improve your photographs. The course also includes live-action interludes designed to help you think photographically, and shoot with the capabilities of Photoshop in mind.
|Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Objects Training Lynda.com|
In this installment of his Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One series, Deke McClelland shows how to draw six varieties of volumetric objects and manipulate them in 3D space. The course covers how to make 3D objects from 2D layers, work with predefined 3D shapes such as spheres and cubes, import 3D models drawn in other programs, and maximize the power of the Repoussé feature. Exercise files are included with the course.
|Photoshop CS6 New Features Training Lynda.com|
In this course, Deke McClelland offers a sneak peek at the new features in Photoshop CS6. He reveals the secrets behind the new dark interface, searchable layers, the powerful Blur Gallery, Camera Raw 7, video editing, and the Adaptive Wide Angle filter, which removes distortion from extreme wide-angle photographs and panoramas. Deke also covers the new nondestructive Crop tool, dashed strokes, paragraph and character styles, editable 3D type, and the exciting Content-Aware Move tool, which moves selections and automatically heals the backgrounds.
|Photoshop: Image Cleanup (2011) Training Lynda.com|
No matter how careful you are taking your photos, sometimes things go wrong. You end up with dust spots caused by image sensor contamination, objects that simply couldn't be avoided, or problems with color, exposure, or texture in the image. In this workshop, expert photographer and trainer Tim Grey shows you a wide variety of powerful techniques for solving many common challenges. Learn how to fix everything from simple blemishes and red eye to color contamination, chromatic aberration, and image noise, and discover advanced techniques like using multiple exposures to remove a subject from an image. Note: This course was recorded in Adobe Photoshop CS5, but was created with users of both Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS4 in mind.
|Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012) Training Lynda.com|
Getting color right is both an art and a science, and in this course Tim Grey shares his knowledge of color correction in Adobe Photoshop. After exploring some of the basic concepts related to system configuration and color in general, Tim delves into basic techniques for color adjustments, then looks at focused color corrections. See how to shift the balance for a specific range of colors, tone down problem colors, create neutral highlight and shadow values, improve color in skin tones, and more. Plus, learn techniques for evaluating color and for matching specific color values in your images.