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In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial from our extended course, expert Andy Anderson shows you how to use the transform panel to reshape and modify common objects. This essential technique is important for beginners wanting to build their knowledge of how Adobe Illustrator CS5 works.
Working with the Transform Panel
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Better Servers for Better Communication
While itâ€™s easy to think about the server as a central storage and distribution point for data, this view can often take away from some of the practical aspects of what a server can actually do. With the latest release of its admin operating system, OSX Server 10.6 Snow Leopard, Apple Computer has made it clear that it sees the server as a communications platform. Several new components are included with 10.6 Server that make this point clear.
Podcast Producer 2
With Podcast Producer 2, users have a new way of recording video and audio presentations and sharing them among a small user group or with the entire web. Whether producing a simple training video for employees or creating a broadcast-style recording that takes advantage of multiple remote cameras and microphones, this new edition of Podcast Producer offers a versatile array of production options.
Because it’s an integrated part of the server OS, as soon as a recording is finished, it can be automatically published in a wide variety of formats, accessible from other computers, set-top boxes and hand-held devices. The fact that this program comes as part of Appleâ€™s server configuration rather than with its workstation line is noteworthy; the distribution of content is just as important as how it is created.
Wiki Server 2
Another communication technology included with Appleâ€™s server software is the wiki, the ability to create completely customizable websites designed specifically with multi-user input and collaboration in mind. Whether maintaining an up-to-date resource on the internet or keeping an in-house records system that is accessible only to relevant personnel, setting up a wiki is a smart communications platform made even simpler by this WYSIWYG software solution.
As part of the latest release, Apple has included Quicklook for wiki elements, better RSS integration, and business collaboration support for the iPhone.
Mobile Access Server
Because the iPhone has quickly evolved into a viable business tool, giving users the ability to interact with the information stored on central servers was undoubtedly a smart move. Forgoing the need to use a VPN, 10.6 Serverâ€™s mobile access functionality allows completely secure access to services and data, including email, online applications, calendars and contact lists.
Whether youâ€™re looking to incorporate OS X Server into a corporate, small business, or even home computing environment, the Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Training from Infinite Skills is an excellent place for you to start. Walking you through basic installation and configuration and covering a wide scope of utilities and services the operating system puts at your command, these interactive lessons can ease the transition into unfamiliar software by showing you exactly how to do tasks and techniques with onscreen examples.
Whether you’re wanting to establish a seamless connection between multiple Mac workstations or leverage the operating systemâ€™s many communication tools to encourage new methods of collaboration, the detailed walkthroughs this tutorial series will provide can help you at every step of effective administration.
AutoCAD 2010 : Compatibility at Your Command
Any time a new version of a professional software application is released, the existing user base has one concern: compatibility. Will the program play nice with the files I’ve already created with the older version? Will the software accept previously customized settings and tool panels, and will the program even run on my machine?
As a long-term player in the industries of engineering, architecture, and even fields as diverse as fashion design, AutoCAD has undergone several major revisions, leaving the developers at Autodesk particularly sensitive to the needs of its users. It’s crucially important that designers working with older or slightly different versions of the application can access their files and share their concepts and plans with a wide variety of clients and colleagues.
AutoCAD 2010 succeeds on multiple levels. Every few editions, Autodesk updates the DWG drawing file format to reflect enhancements in compression, portability, and metadata capabilities. After retaining the same format for the last three releases, AutoCAD has a new specification of the DWG filetype that reflects the expanding range in the AutoCAD product line. AutoCAD 2010 can still open DWG files created in an earlier edition, and it does feature export functionality, as well.
The big breakthrough, though, is the new DWG file’s cross-compatibility with the industry-specific versions of AutoCAD that have just been released. With the availability of AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Architecture, and AutoCAD MEP, there has never been such an extensive selection of professional tools available. Luckily, the new DWG file format runs natively in every one of these applications, allowing a seamless transfer of information and ideas across multiple workflows and areas of design and construction.
In addition, AutoCAD 2010 fully supports single- and multi-core systems, and has a new, improved PDF export option that make even more of the problems that arose in multiple-user environments a thing of the past.
Infinite Skills is now offering the perfect way to learn AutoCAD, for those just starting on their own as well as others who may know a few things but have had difficulties in the past. With expert guidance from longtime user Brian Benton, users will see how the software can be sufficiently customized and then used for almost any task.
Even the most impressive 3D objects have a 2D skeleton as their basis, so gaining a thorough knowledge of essential drafting and composition techniques will help you no matter what you plan to do. This comprehensive tutorial series gives an in-depth tour of AutoCAD 2010 and provides a number of examples that even users at the most basic skill level will be able to follow. Topics covered include Object Selection, Polylines and Their Uses, Hatching, Creating Blocks, Viewports, Plotting, Publishing and dozens more.
The AutoCAD 2010 product page includes a number of free demo videos and everything you will need to start learning today.
Safety & Security in Windows 7
Continuing the general trend in increasing the security of its products with each release, Microsoft has shipped Windows 7 as the most stable edition of the operating system to date. The security features and functionality within the OS are designed to give users more control over their data, and stop many of the more dangerous elements from putting users at risk today.
Intelligent Virus and Malware Protection
While Microsoft has not introduced a full anti-virus package with itâ€™s OS as has been speculated in the past, it has put in some helpful tools and a robust defense against common types of spyware and malware that have become more commonplace in recent years. Windows Defender, which ships with Windows 7, is at the heart of this protection, and Microsoft offers its Security Essentials download from its site as another line of defense.
Security and Parental Controls
One of the main features users noticed in Windows Vista was the User Account Control function that alerted users when third party software needed access to sensitive system files. Unfortunately, the alerts were almost constant, and many users felt the notifications detracted from a seamless computing experience. The UAC in Windows 7 is intelligent and scalable, allowing users to adjust the settings to their own preferences and reducing the number of unnecessary warnings.
Parental controls are also improved in Windows 7, enabling users to place reasonable limits on the types of content and amount of computer use available to their children.
This Windows 7 Tutorial – Training CD from Infinite Skills will provide home and small business users with the knowledge they need to take total advantage of this new operating system. In this user-friendly training series, software expert Tony Northrup introduces the new features that Windows 7 makes available and guides you through the entire upgrade process and a wide range of specialized and everyday tasks.
Whether you are upgrading from an earlier edition of Windows or youâ€™ve just purchased a completely new machine, understanding how this OS is different from prior versions and how it fundamentally works will increase the fun and efficiency with which you use your computer. The tutorials in this video course all present a live view of the Windows 7 desktop. This means that the tasks performed by the instructor onscreen will look exactly as they should on your own computer. This eliminates the vague advice you often get in training books by presenting an interactive interface that mirrors real world performance.
Since Northrop covers so many topics, different users can take away their own benefits from the training. The lessons can be viewed in sequence or watched in the order you prefer. This frees you to learn at your own speed and derive the maximum benefit from the onscreen instruction.
The Windows 7 Tutorial – Training can be bought on disk from the Infinite Skills online store or viewed as streaming video through the websiteâ€™s affordable subscriber plan.