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Illustrator CS5 - Beyond the basics

By: Neil Strudwick

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 07-AUG-2010

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Illustrator - Beyond the basics Illustrator is the industry leader in illustration software and is a powerful and easy to use tool when you know how. A lot of people use it often but only very basically, you may be able to create a logo or text on a path but do you know the quickest way to do it and do you understand all of the tools there are available to make your life easy. Neil has been working with and training people on Illustrator for over years and knows how to teach you the best way to get to grips with the program. In this series of Beyond the Basics videos he will show some of...

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Photoshop CS5 - Beyond the basics

By: Neil Strudwick

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 07-AUG-2010

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Photoshop CS5 - beyond the basics Created in the new Photoshop CS5 this great course covers in detail some of the new features available. The tutorials are also very relevant to those using older versions. Neil shows you how to create your website look and feel in Photoshop, create a DVD menu, use Vector graphics, brush technology and some advanced masking techniques to make your pictures more realistic. A must have for anyone wishing to improve their Photoshop skills. ...

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3DS Max - Essentials

By: Stephen Rea

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 28-MAY-2010

Insert Date: 07-AUG-2010

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3DS Max - Essentials Create stunning 3D in less time with Autodesk® 3ds Max® software. This full-featured 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solution is used to produce top-selling games and award-winning film and video content. It's a tool of choice for quickly generating realistic characters, seamless CG effects, jaw-dropping games, and top-quality film and television content. Stephen has even provided you with some footage that can be downloaded from www.talentedpixie.com so that you can follow along. ...

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Final Cut Pro 6 - level 2

By: Jerry Leer

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 09-FEB-2010

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Final Cut Pro 6 - level 2Once you have started to use Final Cut Pro use this series of 12 videos to take your skills up a level. Jerry shows you how to easily manage your videos and audio tracks in the timelines, add transitions, create and animate text. You can easily follow along using the clips that Jerry has provided. This course is essential to edit your videos professionally. ...

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Premiere Pro CS3 - level 1

By: Tom Mavro-Michaelis

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 07-FEB-2010

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Premiere Pro CS3 - level 1 Premiere is a great video editing program that fits seamlessly into any film and video workflow. You can take your raw footage and edit easily using these videos to show you how. Tom has worked with the program since it's creation and has trained many people on how to use it. In this series of 12 videos Tom will talk you through how to set up your project, bringing in your footage, editing and adding effects and then how to correctly render and output. Even if you have been using editing software for a while you will learn some tips and tricks that will make...

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Illustrator CS3 - level 1

By: Patrick Ripley

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 06-FEB-2010

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Illustrator CS3 - level 1 Illustrator is the industry leader in illustration software and is a powerful and easy to use tool when you know how. Mastering it is a matter of knowing the techniques and it can be frustrating whilst you learn. Patrick has been training people on Illustrator for over 15 years and knows how to teach you the best way to get to grips with the tools. In this series of 13 videos he will show you some of the tools available, how to use them correctly and how to work with colours and gradients. If you have been using Illustrator for a while you will still be able to...

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Photoshop CS3 - level 1

By: Patrick Ripley

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 06-FEB-2010

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Photoshop CS3 - level 1 Photoshop is the leading photo retouching program and has some great features to learn. These videos will take you though all you need to know to get started using this fantastic piece of software. Patrick will show you around the workspace and through the tools on offer. With each tool and dialogue box he will show you the best way to use it to create cool effects. Patrick covers masks, layers and gradients plus explains about image resolution. ...

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Final Cut Pro 5

By: Jerry Leer

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 07-NOV-2007

Insert Date: 06-FEB-2010

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Final Cut Pro 5 This beginners series of 12 videos is great for those starting out with video editing in Final Cut Pro. This powerful editing package has plenty of features for you to use and explore. You will learn how to get around all of the windows and palettes that are available so that you can safely import your media and start editing straight away. Jerry has even provided you with some footage that can be downloaded from www.talentedpixie.com so that you can follow along. ...

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FileMaker Pro 10 - level 1

By: Patrick Ripley

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 04-FEB-2010

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FileMaker Pro 10 - level 1 FileMaker is a powerful way to organise your data, whether it be a simple address and contacts database or a very complex budgeting system for a large corporate. In this series of 14 videos Patrick teaches you how to get started in developing your own database. He shows you how to create your fields and lay them out in a logical way. You will get introduced to scripts and value lists plus learn how to share your database across a network. ...

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FileMaker Pro 9 - level 1

By: Patrick Ripley

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 03-FEB-2010

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FileMaker Pro 9 - level 1 FileMaker is a powerful way to organise your data, whether it be a simple address and contacts database or a very complex budgeting system for a large corporate. In this series of 14 videos Patrick teaches you how to get started in developing your own database. He shows you how to create your fields and lay them out in a logical way. You will get introduced to scripts and value lists plus learn how to share your database across a network. ...

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Flash CS3 - level 1

By: Graham Clapham

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 03-FEB-2010

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Flash CS3 - level 1 Flash is a great fun program to use when working with video and the web. It can be used in a simple way or by adding Actionscript you can create some very complex animations. This course introduces you to the basic functionality of the software, showing you through all of the tools available and what they do, importing images and the types you can use, creating simple animations with graphics, adding interactivity and buttons, then demonstrates adding 3D and kinematics to spice up your videos. You can follow along with Graham using the tutorial files supplied, her...

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After Effects CS3 - level 2

By: Jerry Leer

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUL-2011

Insert Date: 03-FEB-2010

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After Effects CS3 - level 2 This series of 16 videos are a great follow on from the introduction series also ideal for those who already know the basics and want to increase their knowledge and skills. Jerry teaches you a wide range of subjects including editing video, animating text, more advanced uses of keyframes, motion blur and rendering. Learn some of the different shortcuts and tricks that will make your everyday working a great deal quicker and easier. ...

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After Effects CS3 - level 1

By: Jerry Leer

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 03-FEB-2010

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After Effects CS3 - level 1 After Effects is a great program for adding special effects onto your video. In this series of 13 videos Jerry introduces you to what you can do and how to do it. He covers such elements as the basics of animation, how to look at a project and understand how the components are created, working with your timeline, adding layers and audio plus how to make sure that you render your project out correctly. The videos provide some great tips and tricks so even if you have been using After Effects for a while you will still learn something. ...

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Photoshop CS2

By: Patrick Ripley

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 07-NOV-2007

Insert Date: 03-FEB-2010

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Photoshop CS2 Photoshop is the leading photo retouching program and has some great features to learn. These videos will take you though all you need to know to get started using this fantastic piece of software. Patrick will show you around the workspace and through the tools on offer. With each tool and dialogue box he will show you the best way to use it to create cool effects. Patrick covers masks, layers and gradients plus explains about image resolution. ...

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Dreamweaver CS3 - level 1

By: Susannah Hall

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2010

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Dreamweaver CS3 - level 1 This complete course will introduce you to the subject of HTML and creating your website from scratch. After watching all of the videos you will have a good understanding of the building blocks required to design, program and publish your site. Susannah's presentation style allows you to follow along, using the tutorial files supplied, in a simple and logical way. Even if you have used Dreamweaver before this course will still teach you something. There are some great tips and tricks to easily layout your website, create links, add rollover buttons, add images...

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Photoshop CS3 - level 3

By: Patrick Ripley

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUL-2011

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2010

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Photoshop CS3 - level 3 This level 3 course is designed for those people already using Photoshop in their everyday work but know there is a much better and quicker way to approach their work. In these videos Patrick will show you some of the most advanced features in Photoshop and how to use them in a simple and useful way. This will allow you to work more efficiently and produce some great artwork. Learn how to change scaling in small parts of an image without affecting the rest of it, change lighting, use layers to produce the best effects and what History can really be used for. Plus,...

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QuarkXPress 7 - Interactive Designer

By: Mike Strange

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2010

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QuarkXPress 7 - interactive designer This series of 14 videos teach you about the more advanced and powerful interactive features contained in QuarkXPress. Learn how to create rich, interactive content for your documents, videos and the web. You can create your print document and the use those pages as a slide presentation or the start of your website. Mike also shows you how to get objects and graphics moving along paths to create some wonderful design-driven presentations. Then finally you can see how to output your files for whichever medium you have designed for. ...

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Illustrator CS3 - level 2

By: Patrick Ripley

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 28-JAN-2010

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Illustrator CS3 - level 2 Illustrator is the industry leader in illustration software and is a powerful and easy to use tool when you know how. A lot of people use it often but only very basically, you may be able to create a logo or text on a path but do you know the quickest way to do it and do you understand all of the tools there are available to make your life easy. Patrick has been training people on Illustrator for over 15 years and knows how to teach you the best way to get to grips with the program. In this series of 12 videos he will show the advanced options available to you,...

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InDesign CS3 - level 1

By: Mike Strange

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 28-JAN-2010

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InDesign CS3 - level 1 InDesign is a a very useful page layout program that most people who use Photoshop and Illustrator will find quite intuitive to use. Mike has delivered this hands-on course since the first version and has recorded his introduction course in 15 videos. He covers all of the basics from getting to know and love InDesign, using the common palettes, working with images and the common problems people discover when trying to print their document. A great course if you are changing over to InDesign or learning from scratch. See all of the features in five-ten minutes bite...

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QuarkXPress 7 - level 2

By: Mike Strange

Publisher: Talented Pixie

Publication Date: 21-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 28-JAN-2010

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QuarkXPress 7 - level 2 Each individual video in this series of 14 videos builds on your knowledge of using QuarkXPress at a basic level. You will learn more advanced skills such as page grids, dealing with glyphs, setting up a table of contents, hanging characters and the issues surrounding transparency and printing. Also learn about the composition zones feature which allows several people to collaborate on the same document. There are more great tips and tricks to make your life quicker and easier in the worksplace. ...