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Adobe Soundbooth CS4 is a simple, yet powerful tool in the Adobe toolkit. This course takes you through Soundbooth in an organized manner, with a practical hands-on approach. It doesn't matter if you are a web designer, a video editor, or an audio engineer because this course makes no assumptions about what you do or do not know. Experienced audio engineer Sam McGuire explains the basic features of Soundbooth and provides the information you will need to effectively use Soundbooth in a variety of situations. Work files are provided so that you can work side-by-side with Sam and solidify the skills being taught.
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Adobe Soundbooth CS5 is a simple, yet powerful update to Adobe CS4. This course takes you through Soundbooth in an organized manner, with a practical hands-on and project based approach. It doesn't matter if you are a web designer, a video editor, or an audio engineer because this course makes no assumptions about what you do, or do not ,know. Experienced audio engineer Sam McGuire explains the basic features of Soundbooth and provides the information you will need to effectively use Soundbooth in a variety of situations. Work files are provided so that you can work side-by-side with Sam and solidify the skills being taught. Work files are included.
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The Adobe Video Bundle is the complete suite of Adobe's video applications. This includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore DVD, Audition, and even Flash! This training series covers the basics of every application in the suite, as well as how each program integrates with the others within the suite. This course is taught by author, consultant, funny guy, and Adobe Certified Expert, Chad Perkins. This training series is the best way to get up to speed with all of these amazing applications. And whether you're completely new to some, or all, of these great programs, or whether you're a seasoned expert in them, there are essential tips and tricks in this series that will completely change your workflow. Chad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, After Effects, and one of the world's first Adobe Certified Experts in Adobe Encore DVD, and a well-seasoned software trainer that will entertain as well as educate. A DVD containing work files is included.
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In this course, author Ian Robinson introduces Adobe After Effects CS6 and the world of animation, effects, and compositing. Chapter 1 introduces the six foundations of After Effects, which include concepts like layers, keyframes, rendering, and moving in 3D space. The rest of the course expands on these ideas, and shows how to build compositions with layers, perform rotoscoping, animate your composition with keyframes, add effects and transitions, and render and export the finished piece. Two real-world example projects demonstrate keying green screen footage and creating an advanced 3D composition with the expanded 3D toolset, an important addition to CS6.

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Get an overview of the power of After Effects CS6, the industry-standard video-compositing, motion-graphics-design and animation tool from After Effects giant Brian Maffitt. Review the After Effects workflow and see how it integrates with the Creative Suite, how it can be used in television and film to create special effects, how to composite scenes with blue/green screen keying, and complete creative tasks like drawing, 3D, and titles. Then this series will take a closer look the latest and greatest new features of After Effects CS6, including the Global Performance Cache, 3D Camera Tracker, Ray-traced 3D, Variable Mask Feathering, 3D Environment Maps, 3D Material options, Rolling Shutter Repair and more.

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Make your own cartoons! That is the beauty of Flash. Anyone with an idea can create their very own cartoons and animations and share them with the world on the Internet. In this tutorial VTC author and experienced animator Dwayne Ferguson will show you all the steps to creating your very own animations. From concept to planning, to creating and publishing. With "Animating In Flash" you will have the knowledge and skills to create your own animations for everyone to see.
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Animation can be an overwhelming process to learn, even with a user-friendly piece of software like Anime Studio. VTC is here to help! In this course, you will learn how to plan, design, and animate a cartoon. Starting with the very basics, author Chad Troftgruben will teach you how to outline, script, and storyboard your story. Next, he will demonstrate Anime Studio's basic tools and features, building your foundation for more advanced works. Finally, you will dive into the creation process by drawing characters and scenes, rigging bone structures, setting camera positions, incorporating dialog, animating sequences, and editing it all together. By the time you complete this course, you will be ready to finish the story we have started and even create your own original works!
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Apple's Aperture 3 is the answer to your photo editing, organization, and sharing needs. Aimed at the amateur and professional photographer, this VTC course explores the features which make Aperture such a powerful, yet simple, tool. In addition to explaining the essential features of Aperture, author Sam McGuire also explores the connections between iOS and iPhoto. Whether you are taking pictures on vacation, working as a professional photographer, or creating images as a visual artist, you'll find the tools you need in Aperture and the training you need to use it right here.
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Aperture 2 is a powerful, efficient, and fun program designed to handle most of the tasks photographers face from input to output, including image organization and optimization. Aperture 2 has tools that help increase efficiency and productivity each step of the way. This practical 'how to' course by Apple Certified Trainer Ellen Anon, a member of the Aperture Advisory Panel, is designed to help you use each of Aperture's features effectively. You'll learn how to customize the interface to make it better fit your needs and how to use the adjustment tools to make your images the best they can be. This course starts at the beginning and continues on through the advanced features with easy to follow examples provided for each topic.
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Tap into the advanced authoring toolset of Apple DVD Studio Pro 4 to create everything from DVD dailies, to highly interactive commercial titles in both SD and HD. VTC author, Nathan Haggard, shows how to get the most of the application's sophisticated design tools, templates, and transitions, offering unparalleled creative freedom. High end features and integration with graphic programs allow for unlimited customization. Pre-built templates and artwork allows one to easily create a professional DVD in minutes.
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