Friday, January 31, 2014

Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop

Once you have learned the basics of Photoshop, you will probably start looking for ways to exercise really precise control over the adjustments you make to your images. In this unique workshop, Tim Grey takes an in-depth look at working with selections and layer masks to create targeted adjustments. After covering the key concepts behind selections and exploring Photoshop as selection tools, Tim delves into a variety of advanced techniques that will help you make accurate selections, create seamless composite images, and apply adjustments that do exactly what you want them to do. This workshop places a special emphasis on mixing and matching different tools and techniques to unleash the full power of what Photoshop can do for you.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fireworks CS6 Essential Training

Join Ray Villalobos in this course, Fireworks CS6 Essential Training, as he shows how to create custom web graphics and web site mockups with Adobe Fireworks CS6. The initial chapters explain the basics: how to get around in the interface and create and organize documents. The course proceeds to cover all the essential drawing features in Fireworks, from drawing simple lines and shapes to applying fills, strokes, and opacity values to objects. The course also covers how to move, scale, and otherwise transform text and images as well as create symbols, use sprites, and integrate CSS and jQuery Mobile.

Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

In Photoshop CS6 Essential Training, Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to produce high-quality images in a short amount of time, using a combination of Adobe Photoshop CS6, Bridge, and Camera Raw. The course details the Photoshop features and creative options, and shows efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Along the way, the course explores techniques for nondestructive editing and compositing using layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Video2Brain – Getting Started with Photoshop CS6

Photoshop is more than just an image editing application as it is a foundational staple in all the visual arts, from print design, to photography, to web design, to motion graphics and 3D graphics. In this course, award-winning video trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins will show you the basics of Photoshop. You will learn about the components of visual images, making selections, color correcting, fixing images, outputting images, and much more. This course uses Photoshop CS6, but the information presented is applicable to all versions of the application.

Dynamic Dreamweaver Websites – Creating and Validating Forms

Forms perform an essential function in modern websites, making it possible to gather information from users and validate that information. In this course from Adobe Certified Expert Candyce Mairs, you will learn how to create forms to email user information and validate user data using various methods of form validation including client-side, server-side, and custom validation, CAPTCHA images, and Spry validation fields. You will also see how to set up a PHP testing environment and preview PHP pages in Dreamweaver. Along the way you will build your skills in areas like using admin consoles, commenting code, working with variables and includes, and much more.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

XML Fundamentals

This course covers the fundamentals of XML and is based on the XML Recommendation and the Namespaces in XML Recommendation. If covers the features and capabilities of XML using the standards it is based on and examples.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Dynamic HTML5 Programming Workshop

In this part of his series on HTML5 and CSS3, author and expert Andy Olsen looks at creating compelling web applications using the latest features in HTML5. You will learn how to play and script both audio and video and draw graphics using Canvas and SVG. You will also see how to store data client-side by using the web storage API and how to work with the two types of web storage: local storage and session storage. This course also explores HTML5 techniques and features for creating games in a browser.

HTML5 Canvas Fundamentals

The HTML5 Canvas provides a powerful way to render graphics, charts, and other types of visual data without relying on plugins such as Flash or Silverlight. In this course you will be introduced to key features available in the canvas API and see how they can be used to render shapes, text, video, images, and more. You will also learn how to work with gradients, perform animations, transform shapes, and build a custom charting application from scratch. If you’re looking to learn more about using the HTML5 Canvas in your Web applications then this course will break down the learning curve and give you a great start!

Core HTML5 and CSS3 Web Development

What are HTML5 and CSS3, and why are people so excited about them? In this workshop, the first of a three-part series, author and expert Andy Olsen introduces you to these emerging technologies and why they are going to change the world of web development. You will learn how to work with new HTML5 features like semantic tags, the selector API, new form input controls, improved accessibility, and more. You will also get up to speed on the basics of CSS3, from creating drop shadows and rounded corners to working with transforms, selectors, and web fonts.

Learning MongoDB

NoSQL databases have received a lot of attention in the last few years, and MongoDB is currently the most popular one. If you’ve been looking at MongoDB for a while now, but aren’t ready to take the plunge away from good old MySQL, this course should be exactly what you need to get started with the wonderful world of NoSQL databases.

Friday, January 24, 2014

SQL Server Reporting Services in Depth

Discover how to create, manage, and deliver interactive reportsnot just to print, but to dynamically explore enterprise-level data with Reporting Services in SQL Server. In this course, author Simon Allardice concentrates on using Report Builder to build and format reports from a variety of data sources, but also shows how to perform basic administration tasks such as granting user access and organizing reports in the Report Manager. Plus, learn how to add interactive sorting and filtering functionality to your reports, and create column and pie charts to better express your data.

Titanium Mobile App Development Essential Training

In this course, author Rafael Hernandez creates native iOS and Android applications from a single codebase with the open-source Appcelerator Titanium platform. The course explains the difference between browser-based JavaScript and Titanium JavaScript, shows how to create a basic application, and demonstrates building buttons, sliders, switches, and pickers. The course also covers creating tables, implementing maps, providing feedback to users, incorporating multimedia, detecting gestures, and preparing finished apps for distribution.

iPhone SDK: Developing iPad Applications

In iPhone SDK: Developing iPad Applications, author Simon Allardice shows developers how to apply their existing knowledge of Xcode, Objective-C and the iPhone SDK to create applications for the iPad. The course focuses on what’s different on the iPad, including design principles for the larger screen real estate, detecting device capabilities, and working with new Xcode project types. Exercise files accompany the course.

iPhone and iOS 5 Advanced App Development: Learn by Video

Following the recent release of iOS 5, there are a number of exciting new opportunities open for the iOS developer: Twitter integration, iCloud, new ways to easily customize the look of your apps, and storyboards, just to name a few. In addition to covering these new iOS 5 features and the techniques required to integrate them into your iOS apps, this course will also look into how to improve the performance of your apps, use blocks to simplify your code, and implement support for audio and sound effects in your apps. You will also learn how the new UIAppearance library can be used to customize the appearance of standard iOS UI features and controls. This Learn by Video workshop is presented by Robert Turrall and published in partnership with Peachpit Press.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Facebook Application Development: Learn by Video

As the world is largest social networking site, Facebook represents a tremendous opportunity for developers who want to reach and engage with large numbers of people. In this course, creative technologist and trainer Robert Turrall guides you through the Facebook Platform structure, teaching you how to ensure that users authorize your application as which will in turn grant the permissions your application requires to access their data. You will also learn how to access users as photos, videos, and news feeds, as well as how to create Wall posts and send requests, use social plugins to add Facebook interaction to external websites, and integrate Flash applications with Facebook. Throughout the course, you will learn to work within Facebook as privacy guidelines and rules, keeping both Facebook and your users happy. When you are done, you will be fully prepared to develop and implement engaging and entertaining applications. This Learn by Video workshop is published in partnership with Peachpit Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Getting Started with SpeedGrade CS6

SpeedGrade is a color grading and finishing tool that lets video editors control color and light for any type of content, and it is now part of the Adobe Creative Suite. In this workshop filmmaker and author Chad Perkins teaches you the basics of this powerful software. You will learn how to perform a basic color grade, create looks, mask footage, apply grades to multiple clips, and much more. You will also see how SpeedGrade fits into your overall post-production workflow.

Java Fundamentals I and II

Java Fundamentals I and II will show you everything you need to know to start building robust, powerful software with Java SE. This collection provides 14+ hours and $2,000 (USD) worth of expert Java training!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Automated Web Testing with Selenium

Creating automated tests for a web application can be challenging. Two of the biggest barriers to getting started are picking an automation tool and developing a framework for writing the tests. This course explores how to use the popular browser automation framework, Selenium, to create automated tests for web applications. We will examine using Selenium to directly record from within a Firefox browser, as well as using C# to automate the web browser using Selenium’s API. We will also explore how to distribute tests over multiple machines using Selenium Server’s grid capabilities. The course concludes with the implementation of a simple, maintainable framework for testing a web application using Selenium.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Visual C++ 6.0 Training

This Visual C++ Training Course provides development professionals with necessary Visual C++ development concepts beginning with building a simple project and creating a Win32 console applications. In this course, you’ll also work with adding message handlers, and both single and multiple document interfaces.
Throughout this course, your instructor, Hany Greiss, will show you how to work with common and modeless dialogs. You’ll also learn what ActiveX is, what controls you can use and how to build basic ActiveX components.
There are nearly 60 lessons across 6 levels in this course as all designed to give you a strong foundation in an integrated development environment by working with Visual C++.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

ASP.NET MVC 4 Fundamentals

In this course we’ll provide an introduction to ASP.NET MVC by creating an application that uses the Entity Framework and Entity Framework migrations to read and update data in SQL Server, then deploy the application to a Windows Azure web site. We’ll also drill into new features for version 4 of ASP.NET MVC. We’ll look at async controller actions and the new Task based programming model, and build a Web API to consume with JavaScript and jQuery.The course also covers the bundling and minification features included with the System.Web.Optimization package, and the new mobile development features including display modes and browser overrides.

Getting Started with Java

A widely used language for server-side development, Java is platform independent, so your programming skills are readily transferable, and comes with extensive libraries for applications in almost any conceivable field of computing. In this course expert programmer and trainer Simon Roberts introduces the concepts and techniques of Java, as well as the basics of object orientation. You’ll learn the fundamental syntax and how to work with objects, variables, loops, and libraries, then practice your skills by creating a pair of programs that work like an instant messenger. This course is step one on your road to becoming a skilled Java developer with all the exciting possibilities that offers.

Video2Brain – Dynamic Dreamweaver Websites: Creating Login Areas

An important but little-understood concept in dynamic web development is that of role-based logins. This allows different types of users to access different parts of the site; for example, basic users can access customer areas of the site, while administrators can access administrative areas. In this course from Adobe Certified Expert Candyce Mairs, you will learn to use Dreamweaver as features to create role-based logins, restrict page access, build an administrator area, and test everything to make sure it works. You will also see how to set up a development environment and work with a database from within Dreamweaver. Along the way you will build your skills in areas like working with PHP, adding form validation, using server behaviors, and much more.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Getting Started with Python

In this course, you will learn how to use the Python programming language. We will begin with the very basics, and then move our way up to creating dynamic webpages and custom applications. We will wrap up the course by discussing how to distribute your Python programs to other developers.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Learning C++ Programming

Take your skills to the next level. This Learning C++ Programming Tutorial Video is the ultimate in comprehensive instruction for the discerning professional.
These training classes use broadcast quality audio and video to deliver concise and informative training right to your desktop. The course is presented via an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, allowing you to learn at your own pace.
These Learning C++ Programming Tutorials break event the most complex subjects down into easy to follow segments, following along is simple. Practical working files further enhance the learning process and provide a degree of retention that is unmatched by any other form of training.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Mastering Linq

In this series Justin Etheredge starts out by diving into the fundamentals of Linq, how it works, and the features added to C# 2.0 and 3.0 that make it possible (Episodes 1 & 2). Justin will then dig into all of the various Linq functions available and how each of them works. He will then touch on Parallel Linq and introductions to Linq to XML and Linq to SQL.

Adding Dynamic Functionality to Your Joomla! Site

If you already have a Joomla! site and want to take it to the next level, this workshop from trainer and consultant Laura Gordon is for you. In this course you will learn how to take a basic informational as site and make it more dynamic by applying Joomla! core functionality and enhancing it with feature-rich components such as event managers and document managers. You will also be introduced to Access Control Lists, which limit who can edit and view different areas of your website, and see how to modify templates, link your site to social networks, display automatic updates from within the site, and much more.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Video2Brain – Introducing WordPress: Learn by Video

WordPress is among the most popular blog software on the Internet, and with good reason: It is powerful, approachable, and free. In this Learn by Video course (created in partnership with our friends at Peachpit Press), web designer and trainer Joe Chellman teaches you what you need to know to use WordPress to create your own blog, from installing and configuring the software to adding and managing content. You will also learn how to customize your blog by choosing a “theme” (a visual design) and adding plugins, as well as how to maintain your site by backing it up and updating the software when necessary. After completing this course, you will be empowered to create an awesome website for yourself and nearly anyone else!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Video2brain – Adobe Photoshop CS6: Learn by Video

What can you do with Adobe Photoshop CS6? Not just everything Photoshop is famous for, like editing and optimizing images, but lots of new things like video editing and creating 3D text and objects. In this Learn by Video course (created in partnership with our friends at Peachpit Press), Adobe Certified Expert Kelly McCathran covers every aspect of working in Photoshop CS6, from basic concepts to advanced techniques. You also get lots of hands-on exercises and projects to help you learn to get the most from Photoshop myriad tools and effects.

Getting Started with Illustrator CS6

In CS6 Adobe Illustrator is more powerful than ever before, and in this course Angie Taylor shows you just how easy it can be to use. You will get a tour of the interface, gain an understanding of the workflow, and be introduced to core techniques like working with artboards, understanding layers and objects, and making and moving selections. You’ll also learn how to create images from shapes, apply color, reshape paths, and save and export artwork for the web, print, or animation.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

AutoCAD Essentials 2: Drawing Fundamentals

AutoCAD Essentials is a multi-part series that takes a more modular approach to this massive program, used for everything from 2D and 3D CAD design, drafting, and modeling to architectural drawing and engineering projects. In this installment, author Jeff Bartels concentrates on the particulars of creating basic geometry in AutoCAD, including assigning imperial or metric units of measurement, using object snaps to control accuracy, and drawing and transforming basic lines and shapes. The last chapter in the course tests your newfound skills in a short project.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4: Learn by Video

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an all-in-one solution to your photographic needs, offering image management capabilities, high-end image processing power, and several photo sharing options. Lightroom 4 does even more than its predecessors, with exciting features like a new process version, the new Book and Map modules, and many improvements to the Develop module. In this Learn by Video course, produced in partnership with our friends at Peachpit Press, Mikkel Aaland teaches you how to import, manage, organize, optimize, and share your images with Lightroom 4, making the most of this powerful software at every step along the way

SQL Server: Collecting and Analyzing Trace Data

Learn how to collect trace data and use it to help with tasks like troubleshooting performance and workload benchmarking, applicable for developers and DBAs from SQL Server 2005 onwards
One of the easiest ways to collect information about SQL Server workloads is to capture trace information. This course will introduce you to using SQL Trace and SQL Profiler for tracing SQL Server activity, including common pitfalls and problems to avoid. You’ll learn how to analyze the collected information using a variety of methods that will help with performance troubleshooting, workload benchmarking, activity auditing, and much more. The course is perfect for developers and DBAs who need to collect information about workloads running on SQL Server for analytic purposes. The information in the course applies to all versions from SQL Server 2005 onwards.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Getting Started with jQuery

jQuery is rapidly becoming the language of choice for creating web applications and websites capable of running on multiple devices and screen sizes (think cell phone, tablet, desktop). It can dramatically reduce the amount of time spent coding both basic and complex functionality within a website or web application. In the workshop author and trainer Kevin Ruse teaches you the fundamentals of jQuery, which is essentially a code library designed to reduce your development time. You will learn how to work with the jQuery wrapper, selectors, elements, attributes, events, effects, and more. In no time, you will be up and running and ready to explore the more complex areas of jQuery development.

Exploring CSS Positioning

CSS enables you to control the look and layout of a web page much more precisely than you could with HTML alone, but it can be time-consuming to learn. In this innovative workshop, expert developer Candyce Mairs makes it quick and easy, walking you through the process of adding content to a web page and using CSS to position that content. You will learn CSS positioning concepts like the CSS “box model,” “floats,” and “clears,” and gain a deeper understanding of how HTML and CSS work together to create the look of your web page. By speaking the same language as the browser, you will learn to work with the browser to place content accurately and easily.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

HTML5 Power Workshop

In this part of his series on HTML5 and CSS3, author and expert Andy Olsen looks at advanced topics like geolocation, mobile development, web sockets, Web SQL, and web workers. You will also learn how to communicate between pages downloaded from different servers and how to use the new Ajax features in XMLHttpRequest Level 2. After completing this workshop, you will be extremely well equipped to utilize the powerful features of HTML5 in your web development work.


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