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Total Training, Inc. is a pioneer in innovative video training for leading creative print, web design, web development, digital video, audio music technology and office productivity software programs.

Ranging from casual hobbyists to the most seasoned professionals, Total Training users quickly learn new software applications and broaden their knowledge of programs currently used. Narrated in an entertaining format by industry experts and leading authors, these video-based software training titles are critical tools for anyone wanting to learn tips, techniques, and best practices from the most respected names in the business.

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Total Training Online: All-Access Library

This comprehensive library gives you access to every online training title! With over 200 titles to choose from, you're sure to find a lesson to help you master a new technique or learn a new program entirely. This is perfect for creative pros, designers, developers, office enthusiasts who need to master a new technique, or learn an entire program. 

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Total Training for Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Essentials will give you the tools needed to plan, design, create and maintain compelling websites. Instructor and Adobe education leader Debbie Keller begins by helping you set project requirements and create a wireframe for your site. She also discusses Accessibility Standards and rules for designing with consistency. Once you are familiar with the basics, and have a good understanding of the interface, you'll learn how to plan your site and layout your pages, adding text, images, rich media, links and tabbed data. You will also discover how to edit an existing site, how to organize your content with Div Tags, and the importance of optimizing your pages for search engine visibility. Debbie will show you how to test your site, manage your links and assets, and discuss how to design adaptive websites for different devices.

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Microsoft Excel. It's a mainstay for many Office users. Unfortunately, many people know the BASICS of spreadsheets but they never get to the next level, integrating and advancing basic skills to escalate worksheets to elegant, powerful solutions. In this series, new and longtime Excel users will learn how to take core skills to the next level by exploring advanced functions and chart features, connecting to external data, utilizing data tools, leveraging auditing features and gaining insight with what-if features. You'll also learn how to create macros and work with basic VBA code to customize and automate your work. Does EVERY Excel user need to know these skills? No. But if you want to use Excel beyond simple data entry and calculations to its fullest potential and therefore be able to reach your own full potential, this series will help get you there.

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This series is for anyone who wants to know Excel in a non-intimidating, soup-to-nuts manner. If you've never used Excel, this is your starting point. No prior experience is necessary. If you've used Excel but never had formal training, this course will fill in the gaps so it all makes sense and so you are efficient and accurate. If you've used previous versions of Excel (prior to Office 2007) then there are a lot of features and changes you need to be aware of to fully utilize this software. In this course we take you from start to finish including entering data, configuring workbooks, working with calculations, applying regular and conditional formatting, creating custom formats, using names, leveraging the power of tables and charts and outputting your work. These are the skills every Excel user needs to know no matter how new or how experienced you may be!

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Total Training Fireworks CS6 will give you a solid grip of the primary tools used to create compelling, interactive screen designs. Ideal for webpages, mobile applications and anything that uses a touchscreen, Fireworks CS6 has amazing new tools and features that make whatever you need to design a snap to create. With new support for CSS3 and the jQuery Mobile Framework, Fireworks makes it easy to repurpose your design for multiple platforms. Combining these new features with Firewoks robust toolset will make your skills that much more valuable in today's competitive market.

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Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS6: Advanced shows you how to create professional graphics and effects by controlling some of the intricate, little-known and hidden features of the software. After completing this course, you will know how to create artwork in perspective and 3D, as well as masking, recoloring, layer blending, creating pictographs and more. In addition, you will learn professional techniques, workflow, color management and time-saving shortcuts.

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With Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS6 Essentials, host Brian Maffitt delivers a definitive introduction to Adobe's venerable graphics workhorse. Discover the essential tools and powerful features that make Illustrator a favorite among design professionals. You'll learn essential keyboard shortcuts, techniques for streamlining your workflow, and tips that Brian has learned after decades of working with the program. By the time you are done watching this series you will have a deep understanding of the fundamental functionality of Illustrator, especially with features (such as the pen tool and Adobe's Type Engine) that are universal to other Adobe applications. In addition, you will understand WHY you would use Illustrator, instead of Photoshop or InDesign, to solve specific design problems.

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Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials offers a comprehensive foundation for working with this versatile desktop publishing application. This course will teach you how to efficiently design page layouts for print or screen, starting with the basics of the program and interface, then moving into more advanced topics. Adobe Certified Expert, Randy Hagen, shows you how to set up custom InDesign workspaces, the basics of layouts, how to build, quality check and package your InDesign projects, and how to use InDesign's formatting tools to quickly and efficiently produce quality, consistent documents. You'll also learn to work with InDesign's long document production functions, how to create and work with templates, and how to design interactive digital forms and PDFs.

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Over the past many years, Maya has become the leading 3D application used in the film, broadcast and game industries. Hailed for its diverse toolset, Maya excels due to its integration, flexibility and performance in regards to modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, animation, rigging and effects. Designed for the individual new to Maya, this DVD contains over five hours of lecture. The essential UI (user interface) is discussed, focusing on the work- flow of an experienced user. Learn how to efficiently create, manipulate and organize hierarchies, objects, components and cameras. Many concepts are introduced including the use of Polygons versus NURBS, tesselation, antialiasing, UV Layout, projects, preferences and MEL scripts. Customization of the UI is also addressed in order to dramatically improve efficiency and workflow.

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This course focuses on the fundamental implementation and functionality of Mental Ray from within Maya. The chapters cover many areas, beginning with an in-depth exploration of the interface of Mental Ray, including the use of MEL scripts to access custom features. Next, you'll explore an initial scene setup using a custom naming script to label files automatically and correctly as they are output. Many other topics are covered in depth, including setting up basic frame buffers, using diagnostics to debug your scenes, various implementations of motion blur including the rasterizer (rapid motion), lens shaders, a custom shader allowing you to blur in post, depth of field, displacement utilizing the latest techniques, including a thorough explanation of ccmeshes (Catmull-Clark meshes) and how to access them from within Mental Ray for Maya.

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Microsoft Office holds a solid 80% of the productivity software market. That means virtually everyone at one point or another comes into contact with Office files. There were significant changes to the interface in Office 2007 and that paved the way for Office 2010 to focus on features that will bring your work to a whole new level of professionalism and mobility. Because 2010 is not about interface or new applications, many of the features are subtle or hard to recognize at first glance. This course will show you what you need to know to get up to speed and quickly take full advantage of the Shared Features.

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