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Photoshop CS4: Selections in Depth
Released on: 7/14/2009
Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Mastery
Released on: 5/29/2009
Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced
Released on: 7/9/2009
Pro Tools 8 Essential Training
Released on: 7/10/2009
Final Cut Studio Overview
Released on: 7/23/2009
Lynda.com - Creative Inspiration
Released on: 5/23/2008
Word 2007 Essential Training
with: David Rivers
Word 2007: Formatting Long Documents
Released on: 3/5/2009
PowerPoint 2003 Essential Training
with: David Rivers
PowerPoint 2007 Essential Training
with: David Rivers
Microsoft Project 2007 Essential Training
Microsoft Publisher 2007 Essential Training
OneNote 2007 Essential Training
Released on: 11/11/2008
InfoPath 2007 Essential Training
Released on: 12/12/2008
Groove 2007 Essential Training
When collaborating on a project, getting all team members on the same page can be difficult, especially if the team is spread across the country–or even the world. In Groove 2007 Essential Training, David Rivers demonstrates how this workflow collaboration tool can make it easy to work together no matter where the team members are located. He shows some of Groove's most important features, including audio chat, file sharing, and the ability to display and monitor changes to schedules and assets. David also explains how to integrate a Groove installation with a SharePoint site and its functions to enhance collaboration. Exercise files accompany the course.
Released on: 1/20/2009
Microsof Outlook 2007 Essential Training
with: Sean Conrad
Outlook 2007 is the latest full-featured emailing and contact management software from the Microsoft Office suite. Instructor Sean Conrad explains each of Outlook 2007's components and new features in detail, from the basics of the main interface to the more advanced elements of the application. Sean covers the Office button and the Quick Access toolbar as well as the ins and outs of reading and writing email. He delves into using the advanced filtering features to prioritize incoming mail and avoid unwanted spam or files. Sean also explains how to integrate Outlook's Calendar and Notes features for increased productivity.
XML Essential Training
with: Joe Marini
XML, or Extensible Markup Language, was designed to make information sharing and data interpretation easier, but it only works if you know how to work it. In XML Essential Training, veteran engineer and instructor Joe Marini takes you through the basic rules of XML, discusses suggested tools, explains XML syntax, and more. From integrating XML into your site to creating style sheets and Schema Definitions, XML Essential Training covers everything you need to not only get started, but to really get working with XML. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.
XML technologies offer web developers and designers more flexibility than ever before. In Real-World XML, industry expert Joe Marini covers the best programming practices with XML, including the tools needed to build effective XML structures. He demonstrates the implementation of XML formats, how these formats work in real-world situations, and how they can facilitate project planning and development. Exercise files accompany the course.
XML Essential Training is a prerequisite for getting the most out of this course.
Released on: 4/14/2009
XHTML Essential Training
with: William E. Weinman
SQL Essential Training
Whatever a database is being used for—web sites, bookkeeping, sales and inventory, or even the lowly to-do list—it's all about the data. SQL Essential Training is designed to help users understand the most common language for database wrangling—SQL. Beginning with a brief introduction, instructor Bill Weinman teaches the major features of SQL; he offers a solid working knowledge of the language, and how to retrieve and manage data efficiently. He also works through a real-world example of building a CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) application using SQL. Exercise files accompany the course.
Released on: 4/8/2009
PHP with MySQL Essential Training
Web site and database assimilation is a necessity for many of today's businesses, and learning to work with PHP is key to integration success. The objective of PHP with MySQL Essential Training is to teach both new and experienced web developers the comprehensive steps for building dynamic, data-driven, interactive websites. Using PHP 5.2.x and MySQL 5.0.x, instructor Kevin Skoglund demonstrates the entire process of building a content management system. He starts with the basics of the PHP language (variables, arrays, loops, functions, etc.) and works up to building dynamic web pages with a MySQL back end. Kevin also covers blueprinting applications; structuring and interacting with databases; building, validating, and processing forms; and regulating user access with passwords. In addition, he provides practical advice, offers examples of best practices, and demonstrates refactoring techniques for improving existing code. The course has been updated for Mac OS 10.5 Leopard. Updated exercise files accompany the tutorials.
PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basics
In PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basics, expert instructor Kevin Skoglund introduces powerful PHP programming techniques using object-oriented programming (OOP). Both novice and experienced PHP developers will benefit from the efficient, well-organized, reusable, and easy-to-understand code that OOP offers. Kevin shows how OOP techniques can streamline database queries, help manage sessions, and simplify user logins. While building a real-world web application, Kevin also includes practical advice on topics ranging from structuring code to logging user actions. Exercise files accompany the course.
Released on: 3/25/2009
Dreamweaver CS4: Introduction to Spry
Released on: 4/29/2009
AJAX Essential Training
CSS Web Site Design
CSS gives Web designers control over the appearance of their web sites by separating the visual presentation from the content. It lets them easily make minor changes to a site or perform a complete overhaul of the design. In CSS Web Site Design, instructor and leading industry expert Eric Meyer reviews the essentials of CSS, including selectors, the cascade, and inheritance. The training also covers how to build effective navigation, how to lay out pages, and how to work with typography, colors, backgrounds, and white space. Using a project-based approach, Eric walks through the process of creating a Web page, while teaching the essentials of CSS along the way. By the end of the training, viewers will have the tools to master professional site design. Exercise files accompany the training videos.
Creating a CSS Style Guide: Hands-On Training
A web site is just a web site unless it’s designed with a unique style. Creating a CSS Style Guide: Hands-On Training highlights the importance of a CSS style guide, which serves as an interface for the design team and a communication tool for the client. Laurie Burruss calls on her background as director of digital media at Pasadena City College and takes an informative, real–world approach to this topic. She shows how Dreamweaver CS4 can be used to develop a coherent site–wide emotion that boosts brand identity. The course culminates with building a working web style guide for professional use. Exercise files and a downloadable PDF quiz accompany the course.
Released on: 3/6/2009
CSS Crash Course by SitePoint
A strong understanding of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is vital to producing websites that look good, load quickly, and are easy to maintain. In The CSS Crash Course , published by SitePoint, Kevin Yank shows how CSS changes the way websites are designed. Whether the goal is to build a site from scratch or redesign an existing site, Kevin thoroughly explains how to use CSS to accomplish that goal, including how to create and modify a single CSS file to control the look of every page on a site.
Released on: 4/21/2009
Search Engine Optimization
Richard John Jenkins
If you're out of sight on the Web, says Search Engine Optimization specialist Richard John Jenkins, you're out of mind. Braving the wilds of search engine myths and facts, Richard offers essential tips on how to appear at the top of search results in Yahoo!, Google, and other popular search engines. From purchasing placement to optimizing keyword variations, from avoiding "black hat" SEO practices to setting up a search-friendly site, Richard covers it all. He also shares how to best submit your Web pages for indexing, how to monitor page rank, and how to build a solid base of links to your site. A must-watch video tutorial for experienced website publishers and for those just getting into the Web game.
Flex 3 Essential Training
Application developers who want to create cross-platform, data-centric applications need the power of Flex 3. In Flex 3 Essential Training, Adobe Certified Instructor David Gassner starts with the basics of understanding Flex, its projects, and its related programming languages. He explores the intricacies of the development platform and the Flex Builder 3 integrated development environment, then gives in-depth, hands-on tutorials on creating, designing, customizing, and publishing dynamic web and desktop applications in Flex 3. Exercise files accompany the course.
Released on: 2/24/2008
AIR Essential Training
In AIR Essential Training, instructor David Gassner shows how to use the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) and associated development tools to create dynamic applications. David demonstrates how to build and deploy desktop applications that run equally well on Windows and Mac OS X. He covers creating applications in Flex Builder 3, Dreamweaver CS3, and Flash CS3; working with HTML and PDF documents; creating a seamless installation experience; and more. Exercise files accompany the course.
GarageBand '09 Essential Training & Excercise Files
Amateurs and professionals alike can use GarageBand to produce and share great music. In GarageBand '09 Essential Training, composer Damian Allen shows how GarageBand has broadened the spectrum of musical possibilities and made composing more accessible, even for beginners. He explains the basics of how GarageBand's tracks work with the loops provided, then discusses recording live instruments, working with the new virtual guitar rigs, creating custom loops, and playing GarageBand's built-in software instruments. He also demonstrates how to apply processor effects and use the application's audio editing tools to mix and master a final song. Exercise files accompany the course.
Released on: 5/6/2009
iPhoto '09 Essential Training
iPhoto '09 transforms the way photo libraries are organized with its new Faces and Places features. In iPhoto '09 Essential Training, instructor Damian Allen reveals how to make an iPhoto library easily searchable using the new automated facial recognition technology, and he demonstrates how to organize and find photos based on where they were taken using geotagging. He explains in simple terms the process of professional editing and color correction, and the best way to share photo collections both online and through professional books, calendars, and cards. Exercise files accompany the course
Released on: 5/7/2009
iDVD '09 Essential Training
iDVD '09 connects with other iLife '09 applications to create slick, professional-looking DVDs incorporating pictures, movies, and music. In iDVD '09 Essential Training, Garrick Chow takes a detailed look at how to create a DVD using Apple’s built-in shortcuts or the provided customized templates. Users will see how to build menus and submenus, automatically create scene selection menus, and archive the final project on a disk or as a disk image. Exercise files accompany the course.
Software works on: Mac only
Released on: 5/21/2009
Windows 7 RC Preview
Windows 7 RC Preview is just one of hundreds of software training titles on lynda.com that covers business, graphic, or creative instruction and inspiration topics. View our complete Online Training Library® course listing, or the list of all our Microsoft courses. We're constantly releasing new training on the latest software to keep our members up to speed and working smarter.
Windows 7, the new operating system from Microsoft, promises to be a giant step forward for users. In Windows 7 RC Preview, experienced instructor David Rivers tours through the features of the release candidate for Windows 7, highlighting important new features and improvements. He explores changes to the user interface, uses the improved toolbar, navigates accessibility features, and sets up a homegroup for home networking. He also explores local-aware printing and how to access Windows XP mode for older, non-compatible applications. Exercise files accompany the course.
Software works on: Windows only.
Released on: 7/8/2009
AutoCAD 2008 Essential Training
AutoCAD is a computer-aided drafting and design program that is the industry standard for a wide variety of 2D and 3D work. AutoCAD 2008 features several improvements over previous versions, but the core functionality and workflows have remained consistent for years. Users who have any of the more recent editions of the software will find AutoCAD 2008 Essential Training to be a valuable resource. Instructor Jeff Bartels has taught and used AutoCAD for a decade, and in this course he focuses on the difficult to master concepts that matter most to professional AutoCAD users. Exercise files accompany the course.
Released on: 5/13/2008
AutoCAD 2009 Essential Training
AutoCAD 2009 sports cutting-edge features and a brand new interface, making it the perfect opportunity for those with no prior drafting experience to learn AutoCAD from the ground up. In AutoCAD 2009 Essential Training, Jeff Bartels gives a thorough explanation of the interface and explains the commands in the same order they would be encountered in a typical workflow. He discusses each concept using simple line work, and then applies it to a real-world example. The course is "industry neutral," meaning the skills and techniques can be applied to any drafting discipline: architectural, mechanical, civil, or design. Example files accompany the course.
Released on: 9/12/2008
AutoCAD 2009: 2D Drafting Techniques
With a host of new capabilities, AutoCAD 2009 remains the industry standard for 2D drafting. Jeff Bartels draws on his experience as a professional drafter and takes an in–depth look at the AutoCAD features used to communicate design. AutoCAD 2009: 2D Drafting Techniques is intended to be an “industry neutral” course, so the lessons can be applied to any discipline. Starting with synchronizing the AutoCAD workspace and settings, Jeff explores the creation and modification tools, focusing on several sub–options for each command. He discusses utilities such as Draw Order, Groups, and the Geometric Calculator, and demonstrates tools for making powerful selections and managing layers. Exercise files accompany the course.
Released on: 3/12/2009
AutoCAD 2009: Annotation
In AutoCAD 2009, annotative objects are more than simple text labels, they include dimensions, leaders, blocks, and hatch, each of which can automatically size itself to match the scale of the plot. Jeff Bartels draws on his experience as an instructor and professional drafter in AutoCAD 2009: Annotation, to move beyond standard labeling functions. He demonstrates how to create dynamic annotations that react to viewport scales and (in some cases) update themselves when the drawing changes. Jeff also includes a thorough discussion of creating table objects, and shares some tips and tricks for using dimensions and multi–line text in a production environment. Exercise files accompany the course.
Released on: 3/17/2009
AutoCAD 2009: Mastering References
References in AutoCAD allow designs to be seen as more than just single drawings. In addition to standard line work, AutoCAD drawings can support images and store project data. Designers can also create projects that link drawings together, each one representing a component of the overall design. In AutoCAD 2009: Mastering References, Jeff Bartels goes deeper into the application, using his experience with civil engineering construction drawings to explore the concept of referencing. Using practical examples, Jeff teaches how to maintain project data, automate parts lists, make global changes using external references, incorporate imagery into drawings, and more. Exercise files accompany the course.
Released on: 3/27/2009
AutoCAD 2009 New Features
AutoCAD 2009 may only be twelve months newer than AutoCAD 2008, but it is a landmark release, sporting a brand new interface that may seem intimidating at first glance. In AutoCAD 2009 New Features, CAD manager Jeff Bartels covers every new and updated aspect of the interface, drafting tools, and visualization features, making this course both a tour and a reference for anyone considering an upgrade from a prior release. While exploring these new features, Jeff also shares the cutting-edge skills required to make the most productive use of them. Example files accompany the course.
Released on: 9/9/2008
Google Apps: Docs Essential Training
Cloud computing applications are becoming an integral part of personal and professional computer use. In Google Apps: Docs Essential Training, Susan Cline shows how this web-based application allows users to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms that are stored online and accessible from any computer. She demonstrates how Google Docs makes managing multiple copies of a document worry-free, because every version is stored securely online in the Doc List. She also describes how to grant viewing and editing rights, and then easily publish and share documents with anyone. Exercise files accompany the course.
Software works on: Mac and Windows.
Released on: 6/25/2009
Getting Started with Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI
Getting Started with Corel Painter Essentials 3
ActionScript 3.0 in Flex Builder Essential Training
Instructor Joey Lott is known for his expertise in Flash, ActionScript, ColdFusion, Java, MySQL, XML, and more. In ActionScript 3.0 in Flex Builder Essential Training, he puts some of that knowledge to work, first explaining what's new with ActionScript 3.0, then demonstrating the program's important capabilities. From working with variables, to understanding and applying functions, to creating practical applications (as well as a few fun ones), you'll be exposed to all the powerful and practical features of ActionScript 3.0. Exercise files accompany the tutorial, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.
Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects
Software works on: Mac and Windows.
Released on: 7/21/2009
Acrobat 9 Pro Essential Training
Released on: 6/25/2008
Acrobat 9 Professional Tips and Tricks
Released on: 2/26/2009
ActionScript 3.0: Working with XML
Released on: 3/11/2008
CSS Positioning Best Practices
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