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In this tutorial on interactive components in catalyst, you’ll get a quick walkthrough of creating usable radio buttons for your project. It’s one segment from our 3.5 hour Adobe Flash Catalyst training video.
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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.
How Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Simplifies Photo Management
As the latest release in an award winning product line, Photoshop Elements 8 takes what worked from previous editions and incorporates a number of innovations that make managing and editing personal photos that much easier. Based on the rich toolset that has defined Photoshop as an industry standard graphics tool, Elements offers a powerful but simplified editing process and combines it with organization functionality that the more expensive edition lacks.
Elements offers an easy interface for taking multiple images from your digital cameraâ€™s memory card and adding them to your personal library. Photos are straightened and automatically organized by the date and location they were taken so you can find them right away.
The visual tags available in Elements 8 let you categorize and sort your images by the content of your shots. You can narrow down your collection by people or place, and bypass obscure file names for labels that you choose.
Because thereâ€™s no cost to developing images, digital photo collections grow at an astronomical rate. Instead of clicking through one album at a time, Elements offers an instant search function that lets you look for images based on when and where they were taken as well as any keywords youâ€™ve associated with the files.
Every time you take a photo on a modern digital camera, information about your specific settings are stored within the image itself. Elements gives you a straightforward way to view this information, including camera model, exposure settings and optical zoom parameters. This is especially helpful for photography enthusiasts wanting details about their favorite shots.
Registered users in the U.S. Have access to a wealth of web-based tools from Adobe to supplement the software on their home machine. Syncing tools let you maintain your collection across multiple computers, and an online Organizer lets you view your images from computers that donâ€™t have Elements installed at all.
Managing an extensive photo collection is just one of the tasks Photoshop Elements 8 can handle. You also have quick access to a full set of tools for manipulating and enhancing images as well as a special interface for turning your favorite shots into calendars, cards and a lot more. This innovative Photoshop Elements 8 Tutorial from Infinite Skills covers an entire range of effective uses, from simply fixing red eye problems to adjusting a photoâ€™s contrast and exposure to make it look like it was taken by a pro.
Special media instructor Neil Oliver explains the software in depth, with seven hours of examples and advice that will help users explore their creativity, even where they have had difficulty with editing programs in the past.
All of the examples are shown within the actual software interface, so everything looks just like it will on your own edition of Elements 8 for Windows. Ready for purchase on hardcopy CD or streaming online, full information can be found on the product page.
Is WordPress a good option for the beginning blogger?
As blogging has soared in popularity, the number of blogging platforms and content management systems for people to choose from has also significantly grown. Keeping track of features for all the different sites (and figuring out how much different â€˜premiumâ€™ features cost can be more than a little intimidating to those just starting out. We find that WordPress fits the bill quite nicely for those with the urge to have their voice heard, for both individuals and businesses, and here are a few reasons why:
1. It has a large, helpful group of people using it.
We all know that the most popular choice isnâ€™t always the best, but when it comes to WordPress, having a solid user base is a very good thing. The site offers its services in over fifty different languages, and any time you stumble into a problem or question, youâ€™re usually not the only one.Â The WordPress support system offers quick help when it’s needed, and the development team has been very supportive over the years to the needs of everyday bloggers.
2. You can get set up quickly and easily.
Whether you are just going with the basic templates available on WordPress.com or if you’re developing a custom home for your words that you host yourself, the deployment time for a WordPerfect solution is a fraction of what it would take to do it all yourself and also quite competitive with other CMS solutions. While the behind-the-scenes interface has not always been so easy to use, it is now quite streamlined and ready for any number of custom configurations. With proper instruction, the possibilities are really endless.
We keep repeating this, but it’s true. You can make your WordPress site look however you want it to, and it’s not hard. You can extend the functionality of your site with plugins and even connect your blog with your instant messaging and social media accounts.
WordPress Tutorial & Â Training CD
While getting started with WordPress is designed to be easy, it helps to have some guidance when you want things to look right. In addition to covering the essentials, the lessons available through Infinite Skills will also show you how to create and manage a more complex and dynamic site, with tips on hosting, modifying CSS and PHP, incorporating interactive media and much more. Whether you want to see how you can improve your current blog or site or if you want some friendly advice in starting from the ground up, this WordPress Tutorial is an option you should check out.
It can be bought on DVD or viewed online right in your own browser, and no matter how you receive the training you will quickly see some impressive results. Previews of the training are offered on the web site, learn how to use WordPress at your own pace.
Photoshop Elements 7: Bargain or Bust?
Weighing in at a fraction of the price of its bigger cousin, Adobe Photoshop Elements is the entry level option for people looking to touch up their personal shots and achieve basic graphical effects. But is it worth your time, or would you be better off paying more for Photoshop CS4?
While earlier releases of Elements left something to be desired, it has greatly improved within the last few versions and now boasts plenty of features that can be put to use. Itâ€™s not simply a weaker or limited version of Photoshop, but a reinvented application geared specifically toward the home user. This is important: it actually has features that the premium version of Adobe PS does not have, including an entire interface devoted to organizing your images and giving you quick and easy ways to make albums and picture books to share with family and friends.
Within its editing interface, Adobe Elements lets you crop photos, remove red eye with just a couple clicks and apply filters and effects just how you might in more expensive programs, but in many ways simpler. While Photoshop CS4 is more of a handle-everything-and-anything-at-once solution, from doing graphics for websites to producing textures for film and 3D animation, Elements knows exactly what it is for: making it easier for you to manage and improve the digital photos in your personal collection.
The management tools are so intuitive that Elements can be considered a practical solution for a number of professional environments, as well. Small businesses like real estate offices could definitely use the application to manage large numbers of images taken in the field and even perform enhancements for posting in advertising materials.
Photoshop Elements 7 Tutorial – Training DVD
While it’s easier than CS4 for those just starting out, Elements is still a large program, and one that you could certainly learn to use more effectively with the right training. Infinite Skills offers a perfect solution for those wanting a handle on not just the basics, but also the applicationâ€™s more advanced effects.
Adobe Certified Instructor Neil Oliver covers a range of topics in close detail, from color correction and retouching to removing unwanted objects and applying enhanced techniques. The Elements 7 tutorial video features a live view of the application workspace, with step by step walkthroughs that show you exactly what is required to achieve the results you want.
Oliver gives expert advice for a range of common edits like whitening teeth, converting color to black and white, and fixing freckles and blemishes, but doesnâ€™t stop there. Users who want the highest quality from their digital cameras will learn how to work with Camera RAW format, or piece together multiple shots into a panorama for stunning results.
More information and free demos of several lessons can be found on the site. This Elements 7 training is a unique resource that even more experienced users should check out.Â In addition to CD / DVD, the videos can also be accessed online for a convenient and immersive experience.