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Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy
Released On: 6/7/2013
Take a 10-minute recess every week and join Bert Monroy in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, the playgrounds of digital artists. Every Friday Bert walks through a fun, self-contained project that tests your skills and challenges the imagination. These programs aren't just image editors; they are sandboxes for creativity and experimentation. Take a spin through a carousel of tools and get reinspired, each and every week.
Photoshop CC One-on-One: Advanced
Released On: 9/10/2013
The third part of the popular and comprehensive series
Photoshop CC One-on-One follows industry pro Deke McClelland as he plunges into the inner workings of Adobe Photoshop. He shows how to adjust your color, interface, and performance settings to get the best out of your images and the most out of Photoshop, and explores the power of Smart Objects, Shadows/Highlights, and Curves for making subtle, nondestructive adjustments. The course dives into Camera Raw to experiment with the editing toolset there, and returns to Photoshop to discuss toning, blur, and blend modes. Deke also teaches tried-and-true methods for sharpening details and reducing noise, as well as creating quick and accurate selections with Quick Mask, Color Range, and Refine Edge commands.
Migrating from Aperture to Lightroom
Richard Harrington, Scott Bourne
Released On: 9/19/2014
Lightroom and Aperture are both very popular image editing and management tools for photographers. However, Apple will retire* Aperture in 2015, and many users are already thinking about jumping ship to Lightroom. This course covers the basics of managing the move to Lightroom, covering what's different from Aperture, why you should switch now, and how to migrate both your images and metadata from one library to the other. Authors Scott Bourne and Rich Harrington recently transitioned over 400,000 images from Aperture to Lightroom. So take a tip from the pros. Watch and learn how to execute the move properly now, and you'll save yourself time and headaches when you're ready to pull the trigger.
*Aperture will be replaced by the new Photos app.
lynda.com Staff Authors
Released On: 7/25/2014
Forget home economics; it's all about home techonomics. This course is for anyone who wants to make their life more productive and fun. Discover the latest and greatest in home technology by seeing how it works up close, including pros and cons and recommendations for how you use it. Every week, lynda.com authors will explore a different gadget that they've brought into their homes to make life easier or more enjoyable. Learn about wearable fitness monitors such as FitBit, music solutions such as Sonos, tips to ditching cable TV, the best ways to use Wi-Fi extenders and repeaters, and much more. Come back every Friday for a new home-tech tip, and let us know in the course feedback which devices or technologies you would like to see us explore!