Summertime, and the living’s easy…but that doesn’t mean nothing’s happening. video2brain never sleeps, quite literally: as an international company, there is not a minute of the day or night when someone, somewhere isn’t working to bring you more world-class training. So over the next week this blog will take a look at what we’ll be adding to our library through the rest of this summer.
Let’s get started.…
Color Efex Pro 4 Workshop: In this course Richard West is your guide to Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4, a powerful and easy-to-use plug-in with dozens of interesting filters that can be used for both corrective and creative purposes. Through series of short, easy-to-digest lessons, Richard explains the interface and workflow, demonstrates the various filters, and shows you how to combine filters and use Nik’s unique control point technology. You’ll also learn how to install the plug-in and how to access it from the host application, whether you are using Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture.
jQuery Mobile: Building a Mobile Website: This workshop from Candyce Mairs will get you up and running as a mobile site developer using the jQuery Mobile framework. You’ll learn the difference between jQuery Mobile and HTML pages and become familiar with the idea of using libraries and themes to feature and style your mobile website. Then you’ll get started creating and updating pages in the mobile space, and even learn how to add features like a date picker for forms, a Twitter feed, and a photo gallery. Along the way you’ll see how to test your designs on a variety of devices, including Apple and Android phones and tablets, to make sure they’re ready for prime time.
Adobe Flash Professional CS6: Learn by Video: Whether you’re new to Flash Professional or an old hand who needs a refresher and a guide to the new features in CS6, this course from Joseph Labrecque will teach you what you need to know. After covering the application’s interface and tools, Joseph delves into both longstanding features like the Flash Library and ActionScript and new features like the mobile simulator, sprite sheets, and PNG sequences.
Photoshop CS6 RAW Workshop: Your camera’s RAW capture capability gives you the potential to create truly stunning images, and in this workshop from Tim Grey, you’ll learn how to use Adobe Camera Raw 7 get optimal quality from your RAW captures with an efficient workflow. After giving you an overview of Camera Raw and how it works, Tim will teach you how to apply a wide variety of adjustments to your images, from basic adjustments like cropping and sharpening, to advanced adjustments like HSL and split toning, to focused adjustments like spot removal and graduated filters.
Getting Started with 3D in AutoCAD: If you’re comfortable with 2D drawing in AutoCAD and ready to start creating and designing three-dimensional models, this workshop from Scott Onstott is for you. You’ll learn about 3D navigation and wireframing; surface, solid, and mesh modeling techniques; designing and assigning materials; placing natural and artificial lights; and configuring both direct and global illumination rendering parameters to create photorealistic renderings. With the 3D techniques you learn in this course, you’ll be ready to bring your designs one step closer to reality.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…stay tuned.…