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Total Training – Adobe InDesign CS4: Advance

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:47 PM PDT

Description: With Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS4: Advanced, you'll learn all the tricks the professionals know that can save you hours of time in production. After watching this training, you will understand how to build advanced Paragraph Styles that include both Nested and Next styles.

You'll learn everything from Master Pages to Object Styles, have a look at advanced features such as XML and Datamerge, plus discover numerous time saving InDesign workflow shortcuts along the way. This series is just what you need to take your InDesign skills one step further and get you well on your way to easily managing a multiple page document inside InDesign

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ActionScript 3.0: Building Particle Systems

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:36 PM PDT

From understanding the basics to creating advanced effects like explosions and smoke, ActionScript 3.0: Building Particle Systems covers each step involved in creating particles and building particle systems. Instructor Todd Perkins explains how to make a versatile particle class that controls particle movement, gravity, friction, spin, rotation, fading, scaling, and other movement effects. He also demonstrates how each unique particle system can be added to a real world application. Exercise files accompany the course.
Table of contents

Welcome 1:30 3.4 MB Prerequisites 0:58 0.9 MB
Using the exercise files 0:50 0.7 MB
1. Understanding Particle Systems
Understanding what particles are 0:50 2.2 MB
Understanding how particle systems work 1:46 3.4 MB
2. Making Particles Move
Building the particle class 1:34 1.6 MB
Creating particle velocity 1:35 1.8 MB
Connecting a movie clip to the particle class 1:35 1.8 MB
Animating a particle 1:07 1.2 MB
Creating a particle system 1:57 2.4 MB
Regenerating particles 1:49 2.9 MB
In practice pt.1:
Building rain in a weather application 5:17 7.7 MB
3. Adding Realistic Motion to Particles
Creating particle gravity 2:18 3.6 MB
Creating particle friction 2:47 3.8 MB
Growing and shrinking particles 2:27 3.8 MB
Fading particles 2:22 3.4 MB
Creating particle rotation 5:29 8.2 MB
In practice pt. 2:
Creating boat spray 5:49 9.9 MB
4. Optimizing a Particle System
Understanding garbage collection 3:23 4.5 MB
Recycling particles 1:54 2.7 MB
5. Adding Collision Detection to Particles
Using position-based collision detection 2:50 3 MB
Using built-in collision detection methods 4:03 4.9 MB
6. Exploding Particles Adding particle spin 2:00 3.5 MB
Making child objects explode 3:37 5.1 MB
In practice pt. 3:
Exploding superheroes 1:49 4.1 MB
7. Creating a Smoke Particle System
Using timeline-animated particles 3:03 4.8 MB
In practice pt. 4:
Making a boat break down 0:57 1.8 MB
8. Integrating a Particle System with Video
Accessing pixel color 9:15 10.3 MB
Triggering particles based on pixel colors 4:55 7.1 MB
In practice pt. 5:
Adding particles to video 1:43 2.6 MB
Goodbye 0:26 0.5 M
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VTC – GIMP 2.6

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:27 PM PDT

This VTC course provides an overview of the leading free and open-source image editing suite, GIMP. GIMP is a very powerful tool available across many major operating systems, and sometimes included with the operating system.

Learning to use this software can be intimidating, but with this video series, you will from new to experienced very quickly. James Street paves the way for you to learn all about: the GIMP Interface, Selections, Painting, Layers, Filters, and much more! To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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Lynda – Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Photoshop CS4 offers an abundance of helpful shortcuts and hidden tricks that allow designers and photographers to get more done in less time. In Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts, Michael Ninness reveals hundreds of tips to boost productivity, including the top 20 power shortcuts every Photoshop user must know.

He covers strategies for better document and panel management, and offers techniques for becoming quicker and more nimble when using layers, adjustment layers, and layer masks. Exercise files accompany the course.

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CBT Nugget Java SCJP Certification Package

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 11:15 AM PDT

Java is so cool. Imagine being able to compile one piece of code and have it run on nearly any operating system, from Windows and Macintosh to Linux, Unix and the Internet. It's widely used and universally accepted as the preferred programming language of the Internet, but it is also a great development platform for business applications, video games and to even create software for mobile devices.
This course will teach you beginning through advanced Java programming skills while preparing you for Sun exam CX-310-035. Instructor Robert Barr introduces you to the Java language fundamentals and, by the end of the training, has you building GUI and web-based applications that can link to databases. Robert calls on his nearly ten years of Java programming experience to pass along helpful tips, tricks and real-world examples.
A basic understanding of computers and programming is recommended before viewing these videos. The training contains 29 videos providing more than 15 hours of instruction.

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Kelby Training – Fantasy Portraits

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 05:16 AM PDT

David Cuerdon shows off his process from start to finish. First, shooting a model, then adding fantasy elements using Photoshop

Lesson 01 Introduction (2:34)
Lesson 02 The Model Shoot (7:50)
Lesson 03 Creating Backgrounds (9:03)
Lesson 04 Masking and Outlining (12:05)
Lesson 05 Creating a Feather (15:09)
Lesson 06 Creating the Feathered Wing, Part 1 (8:05)
Lesson 07 Creating the Feathered Wing, Part 2 (6:42)
Lesson 08 Adding Wings to the Subject (6:00)
Lesson 09 Vampire (5:27)
Lesson 10 Creating the Vampire (10:12)

Lesson 11 Vampire Background (8:04)
Lesson 12 Adding the Moon (8:53)
Lesson 13 Adding the Fangs (8:53)
Lesson 14 Detail in the Eyes (9:20)
Lesson 15 Creating a Fairy (13:59)
Lesson 16 Background and Foreground (6:06)
Lesson 17 Cropping and Shading (8:34)
Lesson 18 Color Adjustments to the Fairy Image (2:56)
Lesson 19 Adding Fairy Wings (5:29)
Lesson 20 Fairy Dust (10:21)
Lesson 21 Reflections (6:39)
Lesson 22 Creating the Fairy Wing (14:22)
Lesson 23 Fairies, Devils, and Vulcans: Creating a Pointy Ear (11:03)
Lesson 24 Conclusion (1:43)
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HackNotes(tm) Web Security Pocket Reference

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:48 AM PDT

HackNotes(tm) Web Security Pocket Reference
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN: 0072227842 | edition 2003 | PDF | 240 pages | 1,89 mb

" Let consultant, trainer, and author Mike Shema show you how to guard against standard and uncommon network penetration methodologies and eliminate susceptibility to e-commerce hacking. Plus, learn to bolster Web application security and secure vulnerable hacking function areas.

Interfacing with C++: Programming Real-World Applications

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:48 AM PDT

Interfacing with C++: Programming Real-World Applications
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 3540253785 | edition 2006 | PDF | 489 pages | 2,82 mb
" This book is for people who are interested in learning and exploring electronic interfacing as well as C++ programming in a practicable and enjoyable way. Readers will learn to program a PC to do real-world things – not simply number crunching and graphics. They will also master how to write programs that interact with real-world devices through the use of a specially-developed interface circuit board included with the book. The book, interface board and accompanying software incorporate simple and easy-to-understand projects such as digital-to-analog conversion and vice versa, DC and Stepper motor control, temperature and voltage measurement, PC-based timing, or basic data acquisition. The audience of this innovative and rewarding approach to learn interfacing real-world devices to a computer via C++ are undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and science, practicing engineers/scientists, technical workers, and hobbyists. The types of courses the book complements include control engineering, electronics, computing, and mechatronics.


Java Precisely

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:47 AM PDT

Java Precisely
Publisher: The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262692767 | edition 2002 | PDF | 128 pages | 1,14 mb

" Java Precisely provides a concise reference for the Java programming language and some of its essential libraries. The book covers Java 2, versions 1.3 and 1.4. It is intended both for students learning Java and for more experienced Java programmers. Though written informally, it describes the language in detail and provides many examples. To improve clarity, most of the general rules appear on left-hand pages with the relevant examples on the opposite right-hand pages.

Wi-Fi Toys: 15 Cool Wireless Projects for Home Office and Entertainment

Posted: 24 Jun 2009 03:46 AM PDT

Wi-Fi Toys: 15 Cool Wireless Projects for Home Office and Entertainment
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons | ISBN: 0764576836 | edition 2004 | PDF | 408 pages | 11,9 mb

This ultra-cool volume invites readers to tap into your inner geek and build seventeen ultra-cool wireless devices including a solar powered access point a wireless picture frame that dynamically changes its own photos and even a wireless car-to-car audio and video system With a few simple tools some off-the-shelf parts and this book readers will be creating wireless devices they never thought were possible-toys that certainly can’t be found at the local computer store Written by the cofounder and members of the Southern California Wireless Users Group this book provides readers with hands-on instruction and insider tips and tricks from those who are on the bleeding edge of wireless technology New addition to the ExtremeTech line of books-books for serious technophiles