Arts

In this course David Blatner builds on his Essential Training series, bringing his knowledge of and passion for Adobe InDesign to lessons that show you how to harness its power and functionality. This installment covers a wide range of advanced topics from interface customization to cutting-edge layout and text-formatting techniques. Learn how to set key application and document preferences, format long documents, match swatches, use GREP styles, and much more.

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In this series, David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, co-hosts of the web's top resource for InDesign tips and tricks, InDesignSecrets.com, share some hidden and sometimes surprising workflow tips that will make working in InDesign more efficient and more fun. The course covers built-in timesaving features such as Quick Apply and auto-expanding text, but also little-known tricks, such as using the eyedropper to copy and paste character and paragraph text attributes and making accurate selections by selecting through or even into objects. New techniques will be added to the collection every other week, so check back early and often. Find more tips and tricks at www.indesignsecrets.com.

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This VTC course provides an overview of the most robust and powerful open-source vector illustration program available: Inkscape. Inkscape is the defacto vector editing program for most GNU/Linux operating systems and is available for Windows and Mac based systems. In this video training course, you will learn everything you need to know about getting started with Inkscape. This course presents a project-based approach to exploring the Inkscape toolset (ranging from how to construct simple diagrams to more complex traditional advertisements) that will help you learn all about Inkscape. Let James Street be your guide as you learn to harness the power of Inkscape! Work Files are included.
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The iPad is a powerful computing tool with a myriad of exciting new music production tools. Featuring a powerful touch interface and a highly portable size, the iPad is a popular choice for musicians, performers and producers. Experienced engineer, author, composer, and educator Sam McGuire explores the power of eleven music production apps designed for the iPad. The Apps include notation software, audio / MIDI sequencers (including GarageBand), and a variety of musical instruments.
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This is a thorough class where you'll learn the tools, techniques, and photography tips to create gorgeous iPhone photographs (using an iPod Touch or iPad as well). With more than 80 short video lessons - which you can access and review anytime, forever... you will learn the information and techniques to take your mobile photography to the next level. Learn to use 'the camera that's always with you' -- whether it's for travel, for business, for family, or just for fun with friends.

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Have you ever wondered how to make those sweet kinetic typography videos that you see on youtube, in music videos, and in professional films? Looking to make great title sequences for your business videos? Now is your chance! This course teaches you all the basics to get started and the advanced effects to make your work stand out! Whether you're making your own kinetic typography project or you simply want to make a sweet title/intro graphic for your video, this is the course for you. 

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In this training course for Adobe After Effects CS6, an expert trainer  introduces you to this powerful, non-linear visual effects software from Adobe. This tutorial is designed for the beginner, with no previous experience in After Effects required. Your lessons begin with an overview of what After Effects is, and what it can do. You will explore the workspace, and how that is used in your workflow. You then jump head first into creating your first project, and importing assets. Once you are are comfortable with the interface and basics of managing your project, this computer based training course teaches you how to use features such as layers, adding and animating text, working with shapes, using paint tools and masks as well as animating objects. You learn how to apply effects and transitions, how to use expressions, about tracking motion, how to work in 3D space, and finally, saving and exporting your project.

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In this Adobe Audition CS6 training course we take you through the use of this audio editing software from Adobe. Narrated by an experienced Adobe Certified Instructor This video training course is designed for beginners, and no previous Audition experience is required. Starting with the basics of Audition CS6, covering audio fundamentals such as what sound is, and how Audition handles digital audio. The course then moves to the Audition workflow; importing your audio, editing it, creating multi-track sessions, and exporting the final product. Each of the workflow steps are covered step by step, with every new training video adding to what came before it. The course also covers Audition CS6 effects such as reverb, and echo. Finally, you will learn how to identify, and remove unwanted noise from your audio clips.

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In this Adobe Illustrator CS6 training course, an expert author and trainer guides you through the tools and techniques that are available to you in this vector graphics editor from Adobe Systems. Used by professionals around the world, Illustrator can be a mystifying program, but this course breaks it down into easy-to-understand sections that even an absolute beginner with Illustrator can understand. This tutorial starts out with a tour of the Illustrator interface, and an explanation of vector art. Once you have a grounding in the basic navigation, the course quickly takes you into applying Illustrator tools for selections, color management, shapes, fills, strokes, as well as anchors and paths. You will learn about creating and managing vector based shapes, using the pen tool, working with effects and layers, working with masks and images, and much, much more.

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If you have ever wanted to dive into a powerful video editing tool to create your Hollywood masterpiece, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is THE tool to learn. Let me take you through all you need to learn to get up and running fast! From file importing to setting up your first project. From basic editing to adding effects and keying. From exporting to various formats to multicamera edits I show you all the tricks and tips. 

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