Arts

One of the hottest trends in photography continues to be compositing: shooting a subject on a plain background and adding them on to a different photo. This course will show you the secrets to making believable composite images, quickly and easily.

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Photoshop can be overwhelming with all of its choices, settings, tools - and all the things you have to remember. In this course you'll learn how to customize Photoshop, to make it look and operate the way YOU want. You'll see how Presets can be the best thing ever invented, and how to customize preferences, panels, menus and shortcuts - all to your liking.

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Record is Propellerhead's response to the demands of Reason users who have long desired the ability to record audio straight into Reason. Record is a seamlessly integrated DAW that can encapsulate Reason or stand alone as a simple and effective DAW. Music producer and home recording expert, Sean Michael Paddison, begins this course by demonstrating how to set up and navigate inside Record so that beginners will not be lost. He continues with in-depth explorations of the Sequencer, the Rack, and the Mixer. Throughout the course he shares some cool techniques that even seasoned pros will find helpful. Work files are included.
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Quest3D is an innovative multimedia content creation application used to produce exciting interactive media. Whether you are working on architectural walk-throughs or video games, Quest3D's wide range of tools ensure you have what you need to build content that will engage your audience. In this VTC course, author Dwayne Ferguson will show you how to work with the Channel Graph, import 3D models, do texturing and UV mapping, create a virtual walk-through, and much more. Work files are included.
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Reason is the Propellerhead flagship product and the latest version has some significant upgrades. Alongside Reason 5.0, Propellerhead has just released Record 1.5 which also includes some important additions. This VTC course begins with a quick overview of the new features of both programs. Then Sean Michael Paddison, a music producer and home recording expert, moves on to an in-depth exploration of Reason 5.0 that will give new users the solid foundation they need to utilize the software. Throughout the course Sean will share many helpful hints that even seasoned pros will find useful. Work files are included.
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Rhino 4 is a premiere NURBs-based 3D modeling package that gives you the tools you need to create amazing content. From industrial design and engineering, to jewelry and logos, Rhino's flexible toolset can help you to construct them all. Whether your modeling tasks require precision snapping and measurement, analysis and editing, or you just enjoy the modeling process as a hobby, Rhino can fit into your workflow. The latest version is full of new tools and features that will make creating compelling 3D content easier than ever. In this VTC course, professional illustrator, television animation art director, and writer Dwayne Ferguson takes an in-depth look at Rhino 4. He takes a step-by-step look at the interface and tools before guiding you through a series of projects that will highlight the tools in a more hands-on way.
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In this course, author Dermot O' Connor offers experienced Flash designers a step-by-step guide for creating and animating a full-featured cartoon face in Adobe Flash Professional. The course begins with some best practices for setting up the rig and moves on to building facial features such as the mouth and eyes, sculpting the mouth to simulate dialogue, and creating a range of expressions. The course also shows how to rotate the head using poses, move the rig along multiple axes, and incorporate audio.

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Sculptris is a free sculpting program made for artists. In this course, author Ryan Kittleson introduces the technology behind Sculptris, covers the sculpting toolset, and finishes with two hands-on sculpting projects, where he blocks and sculpts a concept vehicle and a character with facial detail, hair, and clothing.

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Sony Acid Pro 6 has become the favorite loop-based music creation tool for millions of musicians world-wide. It provides all of the tools of a full featured professional music workstation: Loop based music creation, multitrack audio and midi recording, mixing and editing, professional effects, Soft Synth / MIDI support, exclusive quantization, professional automation workflow tools and more. Acid Pro 6 includes a custom edition of Native Instruments KOMPAKT. This full featured VSTi sample playback engine ships with over 120 additional instruments. VTC Author and Musician - Robert Correll covers all aspects of the Acid Pro software from installation, navigating the interface, music creation, mixing and publishing as well as using the KOMPAKT plug-in.
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Sony DVD Architect Pro 5 is the latest update to the extremely popular professional digital video authoring software. In this VTC course, users will be shown the initial system requirements necessary to run the program smoothly. Author Mark Struthers will then discuss the main functions as he demonstrates several methods for creating different types of projects including Menu-Based Projects and Music & Video Compilations. Important considerations such as Masks, Menus, and Themes are analyzed along the way. To conclude the course, methods of transferring projects to DVD are covered.
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