‘Training Sites, etc.’ Category

Use your SUNGLASSES to take better pictures!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Learn it all. Learn it fast. Learn it now.

Did you know that you can use your SUNGLASSES to make your small point-and-shoot camera take better pictures?

Compact, point-and-shoot cameras are convenient, travel-ready, and inexpensive. They’re also more capable—and complex—than ever. In Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera, photographer Derrick Story shows how to use a compact camera to take photos that rival those of far more expensive cameras.

How to use your sunglasses for better pics!

You can get a FREE 7-day trial (the entire Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera class takes only ONE hour to complete and is broken down into small chapters that you can watch whenever is convenient for you!)

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
There are many, MANY lessons that you can do in 7 days or less. :-)
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.

Easiest way to “Pin” properly in Pinterest!

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Pinterest has become one of the most popular web sites around.  Did you know that there is “Pin Etiquette”?  Yep, a right and wrong way to pin.  There is a free “Pin it” button that you can add to your browser and it automatically pins your choices using the proper pin etiquette.

Get your FREE “Pin It” Button here!

You can get a FREE 7-day trial (the entire Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera class takes only ONE hour to complete and is broken down into small chapters that you can watch whenever is convenient for you!)

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
There are many, MANY lessons that you can do in 7 days or less. :-)
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.

10 tips to save your iPhone Battery

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Learn it all. Learn it fast. Learn it now.

Did you know that there are lots of things that you can do to make your iPhone battery last longer?

In this course, Garrick Chow provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of the Apple iPhone and iPod touch (OS 5.0).  There is also an extensive section on troubleshooting helps when the occasional glitches happen.  There is lots of good information and helpful tips.  Check out chapter 17 for the information on saving your battery life.

10 tips to save your iPhone Battery Life!

You can get a FREE 7-day trial!

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
There are many, MANY lessons that you can do in 7 days or less. :-)
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.

Use Pinterest to make your vacation awesome!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Learn it all. Learn it fast. Learn it now.

Most people know that Pinterest has become one of the most popular web sites around.  But, did you know that you can use Pinterest to improve your vacation, or plan your wedding… or even improve your wardrobe?   Learn how here!

You can get a FREE 7-day trial (the entire Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera class takes only ONE hour to complete and is broken down into small chapters that you can watch whenever is convenient for you!)

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
There are many, MANY lessons that you can do in 7 days or less. :-)
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.

Hey Photoshop Fans… check out Auto-Align!

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Learn it all. Learn it fast. Learn it now.I’ve been a photographer, and using Photoshop for many, MANY years.  In many cases, while taking photos of two or more people, there will always be someone who’s eyes are closed, aren’t smiling, etc.  I use Photoshop to edit the picture to get the best shot of everybody, by combining from multiple shots.  Today I was going thru the lynda.com training:  “Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing” (while wondering if there was anything “new” for me to learn).

I was SHOCKED (and yes, dismayed) to find that there is an “auto-align” tool!  Holy Mackerel!  Do you have any idea how much time that could have saved me over the years?  Start with two images that are nearly the same (for example:  someone’s eyes are closed in one), and Photoshop will align those two images up so that YOU don’t have to!  There are lots of other great tips in the “Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing”.

In Chapter 2, look for:  “Combining two frames together with masking” (just  6m 52s long).  and it will give all the details for auto-aligning before combining images.   lynda.com offers a FREE 7-day trial, so you’ll have plenty of time for learn lots of good stuff!

Auto-Aligning Layers in Photoshop

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
There are many, MANY lessons that you can do in 7 days or less.  :-)
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.

Did you have a crazy weekend and you don’t want your “work friends” on facebook to know about it?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Learn it all. Learn it fast. Learn it now.Did you have a crazy weekend and you don’t want your “work friends” on facebook to know about it?

Did you know that you can hide certain posts from specific people or groups of your facebook friends?  Just check out Chapter 13 to learn more about the Privacy Settings.  In less than 8 minutes, you’ll have the answers you need for these privacy settings.

Facebook Essential Training

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
There are many, MANY lessons that you can do in 7 days or less.  :-)
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.

Be the first kid on your block to learn about Windows 8!

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Learn it all. Learn it fast. Learn it now.Windows 8 Consumer Preview First Look

It’s always difficult to switch to a newer version of any software program…  check out this online class from lynda.com and see how easy it can be to learn it all!

This course shows how to get started with Windows 8 Consumer Preview, including three installation options: as the primary OS, side-by-side with Windows 7, or in a virtual machine. Author David Gassner also leads a tour of the Windows 8 user interface, using the new mouse and touch gestures; describes the life cycle and presentation of Metro style applications; and explores the Windows Store, where you can purchase apps, videos, and music.

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.

Learn how to create a vacation video with iMovie!

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Free 7-day trial

If you’ve ever sat thru hours of boring home movie vacation videos, you’ll be excited to learn about this course!  It’s new at Lynda.com, and it will teach you how to take your home movies and make an awesome vacation video using iMovie ’11.  Author Abba Shapiro (an award-winning producer and director!) demonstrates techniques to improve your video skills, and also how to improve the look of your videos.

Get a 7-day free trial to lynda.com.

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.

Learn more about your iPhone 4S!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Free 7-day trialGet the most out of your iPhone 4S!

Whether you’re a new or experienced iPhone user, you’ll find lots of helpful information in this helpful tutorial.  You can pick and choose the topics that you want to learn more about.  Best of all, the first week is FREE!

In this course, Garrick Chow provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of the Apple iPhone and iPod touch (OS 5.0): making calls, emailing, browsing the web, managing time, getting around town, taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. New features in iOS 5, including iMessage, the streamlined Notification Center, and Apple’s new online storage solution, iCloud, are discussed in depth.

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.

Learn how to switch from PC to Mac!

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Learn how to switch from PC to Mac

How the trial works

Your trial membership entitles you to 7 days of access to all 1008 courses in the lynda.com Online Training Library® for free. Click sign up on the subscription plan of your choice to get started now!
After your 7 day trial period, you will be automatically upgraded to the membership selected today, unless you cancel before your trial is up. A credit card is required to ensure uninterrupted access to lynda.com, if you choose to remain a member after your free trial ends. There is no long-term commitment required—cancel any time.

Gain access to over 61,000 video tutorials instantly.