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|Sharon Ross: Character Designer for 2D Animation Training Lynda.com|
Want to know what it's like to design characters for one of today's most popular animated TV shows? In this interview, Sharon Ross explains how she went from art student to illustrator to character designer for Family Guy. Sharon gives aspiring animators insights into the responsibilities of 2D character designers, from concept art and turnarounds to mouth charts and expression pages, and reveals what she studied (illustration), where she got her first job (Klasky Csupo), what she does to stay current on evolving technology such as Photoshop, and how she finds inspiration.
|Shooting a Photo Essay: Documenting an Event Training Lynda.com|
Whether you're photographing your kid's birthday party, a company event, or a political rally, the right gear and approach can help you capture personalities and special moments. In this course, follow Paul Taggart as he shares techniques for shooting a photo story about an event—in this case, a youth ice sculpting competition in the snowy wilderness of Fairbanks, Alaska. Paul shows how to document the early stages of an event, photograph people and moments at an event in full swing, and wrap up your shoot by capturing the last moments of an event. To wrap up, watch Paul photograph a bonus event—the changing colors of the Aurora Borealis.
|Sibelius 7 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Sibelius 7 is the complete software for writing, playing, printing, and publishing music notation, and can be used by every kind of musician, from students and teachers to professional composers. In Sibelius 7 Essential Training, author Jenny Amaya shows how to create professional-looking scores, beginning with the basics of note entry and playback. The course explains how to interface with a MIDI keyboard; edit note durations and pitches; and incorporate lyrics, tempo markings, and other text elements. Features specific to version 7, such as 64-bit support, improved sound library, and text and typography enhancements are also covered in detail.
Prerequisite: A basic understanding of music notation and theory will yield the best results from this course.
|Silhouette Photography: Shooting and Post Processing Training Lynda.com|
Sometimes shapes tell better stories than shadows. A silhouette of a person or object can be a powerfully expressive, graphical representation of a person or scene. Besides, silhouettes can be fun to shoot.
In this course, photographer Erika Thornes demonstrates shooting techniques for several kinds of silhouette scenarios, from people to trees and more. She explores the lighting conditions that work best for silhouettes, and shoots several examples. The course concludes with an exploration of post-processing techniques that accentuate shapes and bring out lighting.
|Simplifying Business Processes Training Lynda.com|
Explore today's best tools, technologies, and tactics for simplifying business processes. Professional organizer and productivity trainer Suzanna Kaye explains how to streamline and automate the most tedious tasks to help make your business more productive.
She discusses ways to simplify communication with autoresponders and response templates, and manage event and project communications, customer service, social media, and email marketing endeavors.
The course then explores outsourcing and delegation—including criteria for determining what can and should be outsourced. Finally, Suzanna explores top apps for simplifying and automating aspects of a business, including transcription and paper management.
Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.
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|Sketch: UX for Instructional Design Training Lynda.com|
Instructional designers seek to make effective learning materials. Having an application that both facilitates document creation and centralizes all of your designs as templates makes that goal all the more achievable. This course explores just such an application—Sketch. With Sketch, you can easily design handouts, worksheets, infographics, and more.
In this course, John-Paul Ballard shows you how Sketch fits into your curriculum design workflow. He demonstrates how to use the design features to make icons, shapes, and tables. Then, he takes you right into practical uses, showing you how to make a rubric, a syllabus, a handout, and how to save these as reusable templates. He also discusses how layout and intuitive design improves the user experience for your learners and is complementary to an instructional systems design workflow.
|SketchUp 2015 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to start drawing, designing, and animating your ideas with SketchUp, the 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architectural rendering to game design. In this course, George Maestri leads viewers through the essentials of SketchUp: navigating around the interface, manipulating objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, working with materials, and applying textures. He'll even show how to create simple animations and export your artwork in 2D and 3D formats.
These tutorials work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
|SketchUp for Architecture Training Lynda.com|
The SketchUp for Architecture series offers architects the information they need to get the most from SketchUp, the intuitive CAD alternative. This installment kicks off with an overview of the SketchUp interface and workflow, and dives into a typical residential building project, taking students from creating the site plan to building the walls, floor, and roof of a house. Series author Paul J. Smith also shows how to add detail elements like stairs and ceiling trim, and make models more realistic with materials. Plus, learn how to take advantage of the organizational features that make drafting in SketchUp so much easier—but that most designers never think to use.
|SketchUp Rendering: Using V-Ray 2 Training Lynda.com|
V-Ray is a very popular and high-quality third-party renderer for SketchUp. With V-Ray, you can add naturalistic lighting, cameras, reflections, and diffuse materials to your SketchUp models and scenes. This course will use a single arch viz scene (an architectural visualization with interior and exterior elements) to demonstrate all of these options. Author Brian Bradley covers all of the V-Ray light types (from Sun and Sky to Sphere), irradiance mapping, physical cameras, materials, and V-Ray quality controls. By the end of the course, you'll know how to use V-Ray features to make your SketchUp models look their very best.
|Social Media for Graphic Designers Training Lynda.com|
Discover how to facilitate your creative communication with the aid of the top social media platforms. In this course, Von Glitschka breaks down how to use key features on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms to showcase your work, share your creative workflow, and generally grow your online presence. He talks about writing posts to extend your reach on Facebook, finding clients on Twitter, using geo-tagging and video on Instagram, and sharing your work on Behance. This course provides you with a solid introduction to these key platforms so that you can start building a social strategy designed to increase your brand awareness, and help you build a larger client base.
|Social Media Marketing: Social CRM Training Lynda.com|
While social media provides you with a wealth of information about who your customers are and what they want, determining the most effective way to harness this information can be tricky. In this course, social media strategist Megan Adams explains how to incorporate customer relationship management (CRM) analytics into your social media marketing strategy to grow your online presence and your business.
To begin, Megan explains what social CRM is and how to select and implement the best CRM platform for your organization. Next, she shows you how to develop your social CRM strategy so you can define and maintain your brand, develop social media best practices, and launch targeted and segmented marketing campaigns. She also explains how to connect with online influencers who can enthusiastically and effectively spread the good word about your brand, engage with prospects, and handle challenging customer service interactions. She wraps up with how to document your processes and use customized analytics.
|SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design Training Lynda.com|
CAD software like SOLIDWORKS makes sheet metal design quick and cost effective. This course gets you up to speed with the sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS (versions 2013 through 2017) for designing parts and assemblies, and then takes you on a trip to the factory floor to see the final manufactured results. First, you'll learn to create base features, flanges, and bends that add strength and connections. Then find out how to flatten parts and add holes, cuts, and corners that are manufacturing ready, and use the Convert to Sheet Metal command to convert imported geometry into native sheet metal parts. Author Gabriel Corbett also shows you how to create assemblies from multiple parts, use the Pattern and Mirrors tools to effortlessly duplicate existing work, and then document and export your designs. Finally, take a tour of a sheet metal fabrication company and learn about the machinery and processes that occur during manufacturing.
|SOLIDWORKS 2017 New Features Training Lynda.com|
SOLIDWORKS keeps evolving every year. The 2017 version concentrates on speed and efficiency—features and enhancements that help you do the same great design work that much more quickly. Get up to speed quickly with SOLIDWORKS 2017 and unlock the benefits of the latest version of the software. Learn about sketching improvements, transparent views, magnetic mates, bidirectional circular patterns, treehouse improvements, variable chamfers, the Advanced Hole Wizard, and more. Instructor Gabriel Corbett gets you up and running with these new features so you can maximize the time you spend designing with the program, not struggling with it.
|SOLIDWORKS: Simulation for Finite Element Analysis Training Lynda.com|
SOLIDWORKS Simulation offers tools that can help you test your designs and determine how to best enhance the quality of your products. In order to perform effective stress analysis, designers need to know not only the SOLIDWORKS Simulation user interface, but also the methodology and application of finite element analysis (FEA) in general. This course introduces how to set up a model for FEA analysis, run the analysis, and interpret the results to optimize your SOLIDWORKS models. Upon completing this course, you'll have the knowledge you need to carry out FEA with confidence.
|SOLIDWORKS: Weldments Training Lynda.com|
The Weldments toolset in SOLIDWORKS helps you quickly design complex welded or bolted structures, and in this course Gabriel Corbett shows you how to get the most out of it. With simple 2D and 3D sketches, he demonstrates how to add various material types from the preloaded structural member's library and build a welded structure. From there, he covers corner options like miter and butt joints, material-positioning options like flipping and mirroring, and options for aligning and connecting the structural members.
See how to build assemblies from weldments and add gussets, weld beads, and end caps. Then find out how to automatically generate documentation such as weldment cut lists and weld tables to add to your drawings. To wrap up the course, Gabriel offers tips and tricks for fabricating your finished design, such as using standard-sized materials for quick and easy production.
|Solution Selling Training Lynda.com|
The modern buyer is more knowledgeable and savvy than ever before. By taking a collaborative approach with the buyer and developing solutions, instead of relying on outdated sales tactics, professional sellers can create real value for clients and subsequently close more deals. Learn the solution selling method, and find out how to shift the emphasis from product features to customer value.
Leadership and revenue growth expert Scott Edinger explains what selling a solution really means and why it is vital when selling large deals or sophisticated products and services. He shows how to develop the solution-selling mindset, cultivate peer-level relationships with customers, identify real objectives, and create value. By understanding how to implement the solution-selling methodology, you can create natural and pressure-less sales interactions that accelerate revenue growth and improve customer loyalty.
|Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to use Solver, a free Excel add-in, to find optimal solutions to problems with multiple constraints, including linear and nonlinear mixtures, transportation problems, and scheduling conflicts. Along the way, author Curt Frye shows how to organize Excel worksheets for use with Solver, add and swap data, and set each problem's criteria in Solver. In the final chapter, you'll learn how to analyze Solver's results, create scenarios, and change parameters by hand.
|Sony Alpha a7: Apps for Your Camera Training Lynda.com|
Teach your Sony Alpha a7 some new tricks! Like many of Sony's Alpha-series cameras, the a7 models can run apps that extend the camera's features. You can even shop for and install apps directly with the camera. There are apps that enable you to do sophisticated light painting, high dynamic range (HDR) imaging, time-lapse movies, stop-motion animation, and much more.
In this course, Rich Harrington takes you on a tour of the Sony app ecosystem, highlighting some of the best a7 apps and showing how to get the most out of them. The course is geared toward the a7 models, but its basic concepts apply to any Sony Alpha-series camera that is supported by Sony's PlayMemories store.
|Speeding Up and Maintaining Your Mac Training Lynda.com|
Macs are known for their quality and high performance, but they can slow down over time, especially when they're loaded up with demanding applications. When your Mac needs a tune-up, you don't have to go straight to the Genius Bar. This course will help viewers diagnose and solve Mac performance issues on their own. Mac expert Nick Brazzi explains the factors that influence performance, and then shows how to address the main culprits of a slowdown: the processor, RAM, and hard drive. These simple maintenance techniques will help keep Macs running in tip-top shape.
|Sports Photography: Shooting a Soccer Action Photo Training Lynda.com|
Soccer is one of the most popular international sports. Events like the World Cup keep every country glued to their screens. But how do you properly capture the fasting-moving action of soccer in still images? In this course, award-winning photographer Kevin Steele shares insights on documenting the intensity of soccer action. Operating as if he were on a commercial assignment, Kevin takes you on set and behind the scenes. He'll show how to scout a location, coordinate the athletes, plan your gear, work with both natural light and studio strobes, and make shooting decisions on the spur of the moment. Plus, after the shoot is over, he takes you back to the computer to show how to evaluate and enhance the best shots with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
|Spring: Framework In Depth Training Lynda.com|
Spring is an application framework and inversion-of-control (IOC) container for the Java platform. The framework's core features can be used by any Java application and are ideal for enterprise and internet-based app development. Get a comprehensive overview of Spring, in this intermediate-level course with software architect Frank Moley. Frank develops applications and web services with Spring, and shares what he knows about configuring the ApplicationContext (the interface for accessing components, loading files, publishing events, and more), as well as the beans (objects within the Spring IOC container). He demonstrates a modern Java configuration workflow, as well as XML configuration for legacy software. He explores the Spring lifecycle in depth, so you can extend the framework and better troubleshoot any issues you have with your applications. Plus, learn how to use aspect-oriented programming to add behaviors to your apps in a reusable way.
|SQL for Statistics Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Descriptive statistics help us understand the overall structure of data, and SQL is the most widely used language for manipulating it. Together, they can help data analysts derive better insights and make far-reaching predictions. This course provides an overview of basic descriptive statistics and the SQL commands you need to know to summarize data sets, find averages, and calculate variance and standard deviation. Instructor Dan Sullivan also introduces more detailed analysis techniques using discreet and continuous percentiles to help segment data, and correlations between variables to identify relationships. He concludes with an introduction to linear regression, a widely used predictive analytics technique.
|SQL Server 2016: Provision a Database Training Lynda.com|
Learn the key skills you need to provision SQL Server instances both on premises and using the cloud-based Azure service. In this course, Adam Wilbert reviews several ways of getting a SQL database up and running, helping you see the benefits and trade-offs of each option. He begins by explaining how to get started with Azure SQL Database, demonstrating how to deploy a database and choose the right service tier for you. He also shows how to deploy a virtual Windows Server machine, and migrate on-premises SQL Server databases to a SQL Server instance hosted on an Azure virtual machine.
This course is also ideal for anybody preparing for the Provisioning SQL Databases (70-765) exam, one of two exams necessary to earn an MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification.
|SQL Server 2017: What's New Training Lynda.com|
SQL Server 2017 is the start of the new annual release strategy by Microsoft. SQL developers no longer have to wait two or three years for enhancements. See what's new and notable in the 2017 release, in this overview with Adam Wilbert. See the new Linux compatibility in action, as Adam shows how to install SQL Server on Ubuntu, and learn how to use the machine learning services package, which includes R and Python scripting. Then find out how to use graph databases to model many-to-many relationships as nodes and edges. Adam also reviews the smaller enhancements like automatic query performance tuning and the new dynamic management views.
|SQL: Data Reporting and Analysis Training Lynda.com|
Do you rely on IT to get you the data you need? Do you wish you could retrieve it yourself? SQL for Data Reporting and Analysis teaches you how to get the data you want by writing a bit of SQL code. You won't just be able to pull data out of the database; you'll be able to manipulate it: merging it, multiplying it, grouping it, and relabeling it to get just the report you want.
Join Emma Saunders as she shows you how to design and write simple SQL queries for data reporting and analysis. Review the different types of SQL, and then learn how to filter, group, and sort data, using built-in SQL functions to format or calculate results. Learn a bit about data types and database design. Discover how to perform more complex queries, such as joining data together from different database tables. Last but not least, Emma shows how to save your queries as views, so you can run them again and again.