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PowerPoint: Using Photos and Video Effectively for Great Presentations

PowerPoint: Using Photos and Video Effectively for Great Presentations

Lynda – PowerPoint: Using Photos and Video Effectively for Great Presentations | 1.67GB Duration: 2h 22m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280×720 30fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch Genre: eLearning | Level: Appropriate for all | Language: English Start incorporating photos and videos more effectively in your PowerPoint presentations, and create a message that paints a picture worth a thousand words. In this course you’ll learn best practices for using photos and videos in your PowerPoint presentations. Author Rich Harrington covers both design principles as well as practical techniques to improve the look and usefulness of your presentations with multimedia. Topics include: * Working with photos * Using the Photo Browser * Adjusting images in PowerPoint * Animation * Cropping and masking * Transparency * Building a slideshow * Inserting video * Prepping images and video for PowerPoint :

Lynda – Rigging a Winged Animal in Maya

Lynda – Rigging a Winged Animal in Maya

Lynda – Rigging a Winged Animal in Maya | 1.22GB Duration: 1h 54m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280×720 15fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate | Language: English   Learn how to rig an entire bird character from start to finish in Maya. Jason Baskin takes you through the complete process, starting with a virtual skeleton-positioning joints and orienting them so that they behave predictably. You’ll add controls so an animator can later keyframe and pose the character, concentrating on the wings and then moving to the feet and back. Then you’ll establish the feather behavior, adding controls and attributes that allow the wing to be shaped for flight or rest. Jason even shows how to create squash, stretch, and bend deformations for more cartoonish animation styles. Finally, you’ll bind the mesh to the skeleton and take your bird for a test flight. Topics include: Creating the skeleton Rigging wing joints Dealing with secondary appendages Shaping the feathers Addressing wing tuck Adding a squash/stretch/bend deformer to the head Tying the rig elements together Testing…

Lynda.com – Photography 101 Shooting Macros and Close Ups

Lynda.com – Photography 101 Shooting Macros and Close Ups

Lynda.com – Photography 101 Shooting Macros and Close Ups | 864.90 MB Lynda.com- Photography 101 Shooting Macros and Close Ups…

Lynda – WordPress Developer Tips: Enqueuing Styles and Scripts

Lynda – WordPress Developer Tips: Enqueuing Styles and Scripts

Lynda – WordPress Developer Tips: Enqueuing Styles and Scripts English | 0h 38m | AVC (.mp4) 1280×720 15fps | AAC 48KHz 2ch | 277.06 Mb Genre: eLearning There’s a right way and a wrong way to add style sheets and javascript libraries and scripts to your WordPress themes. The right way takes advantage of the WordPress enqueue system, which prevents script and style conflicts. In this installment of WordPress Developer Tips, staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen introduces the two main functions for enqueuing: wp_enqueue_style() and wp_enqueue_script(0). He’ll show how the functions work and how to adjust their parameters, as well as theoretical and practical examples of implementing them in themes. This course uses Simone, a theme developed especially for Morten’s WordPress: Building Themes from Scratch Using Underscores course, but you can use any theme or subtheme that you’d like.

Lynda – Ideas that Resonate

Lynda – Ideas that Resonate

Lynda – Ideas that Resonate | 388MB Duration: 0h 35m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280×720 30fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English Designers generate ideas every day. Some are small, some are average, and then there’s the select few that are truly big ideas-the type that change behaviors, shake landscapes, and spawn copycats. But what makes a big idea? Here, Stefan Mumaw reveals the seven characteristics of ideas that resonate. He’ll show you what big ideas look like, using examples from real-world companies like Dove, Volkswagen, TNT, and Google, and teach you how to unlock the potential in your own ideas and connect with your audience in a “big” way.  

Lynda – VFX Techniques Creating a CG Flag with Nuke X and CINEMA 4D

Lynda – VFX Techniques Creating a CG Flag with Nuke X and CINEMA 4D

Lynda – VFX Techniques: Creating a CG Flag with Nuke X and CINEMA 4D | 1.30GB Duration: 1h 50m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280×720 15fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate | Language: English Visual effects (VFX) don’t necessarily need to involve explosions, magic, or giant robots. In fact, VFX can be as simple as a flag unfurling. CINEMA 4D and Nuke are a great combination for creating this type of shot. CINEMA 4D has fantastic rigid body and cloth systems, while Nuke, the industry’s leading compositing tool, makes tracking and compositing a breeze. In this course, Craig Whitaker will guide you through the entire post-production process for creating a computer-generated flag-from creating a mock-up from reference material and tracking the camera movement to constructing the flag using CINEMA 4D’s cloth simulation tools and compositing it back into the scene with Nuke. Each step of the process is rich with lessons applicable to similar situations CG and compositing artists will face in the real world. Topics include: * Collecting reference materials * Planning and…

Lynda – Photography 101 Shooting Macros and Close-Ups Tutorial-kEISO

Lynda – Photography 101 Shooting Macros and Close-Ups Tutorial-kEISO

Lynda – Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Ups Tutorial-kEISO ISO | English |1h 14m | Appropriate for all | Author Joseph Linaschke | 861.4 MB Genre: E-learning A great way to expand your photographic horizons is to get closevery close. With macro and close-up photography, you can discover new details in everyday objects and capture subjects that most people don’t normally get to see. In this course, photographer and educator Joseph Linaschke provides an introduction to the worlds of macro and close-up photography. After an overview of the gear you’ll want for macro work, the course explores some subjects you may want to capture, from flowers to bugs, to pets. The course also explores tools and techniques for shooting macros and close-ups using an iPhone. Topics include: Shooting close-up shots of flowers and pets Exploring textures as subjects Shooting indoors, in a miniature studio Shooting macros with the iPhone Using high-speed sync to get light in a macro shot

LogoLounge- Visual Effects in Logo Design

LogoLounge- Visual Effects in Logo Design

LogoLounge- Visual Effects in Logo Design English | Duration: 1h 35m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280×720 30fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch | 674MB Many times, a designer will have a concept for a logo, such as a bird in flight, but struggle with how to communicate that rather simple idea in a new and dynamic way. Bill Gardner, founder of LogoLounge, has been looking at, tracking, and writing about logo design styles for over thirty years In this course he will walk members through six different visual effects that will help communicate your ideas more effectively. You’ll learn how transparency can communicate a promise of clarity, how texture and light tell stories, and how three-dimensional shapes make your ideas almost touchable. Incorporate these effects into your designs and turn “nice” logos into ones that capture the hearts and imaginations of clients and their customers. Topics include:* Exposing complexity with transparency * Find synergy in numbers * Creating the illusion of form * Applying personality with patterns * Creating a narrative with light and shadow * Using optical…