Lynda - After Effects Guru -  Advanced Photoshop Techniques

Integrate Photoshop into your everyday video and animation workflows to save time, correct common video issues, and generate custom textures. After Effects guru Ian Robinson starts with the essentials: retouching, correcting color, and fixing distortion with Photoshop. Then he takes things further and shows how to prep still images in Photoshop for animation in After Effects. Next, learn how to use Photoshop to create environment maps that accurately reflect graphics when applied in After Effects or CINEMA 4D (C4D) Lite. In the last chapter you’ll explore integrating Photoshop into a 3D production pipeline, making custom textures in Photoshop, and applying them via bump maps and normal maps in C4D Lite.

Topics include:
-Retouching video with the Healing Brush
-Color correcting video
-Saving time with preset lookup tables (LUTs)
-Creating custom LUTs
-Preparing still images for 3D camera moves
-Creating 3D animation
-Building environment maps to match graphics in footage
-Creating custom bump maps and textures for 3D models

Information: http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/After-Effects-Guru-Advanced-Photoshop-Techniques/361169-2.html

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Treehouse - WordPress for Website Owners

WordPress for Website Owners

WordPress powers a large percentage of websites in the world. From business and e-commerce sites to blogs and community sites. Owning a WordPress site lets you easily edit your content and extend the functionality and design of your site.

In this project we will cover all of the basics of getting a site, managing it, and growing your community. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to work through our live example WordPress site to practice and demonstrate what you learn.

Upon completion of the course you will feel comfortable owning your WordPress site so you can focus more on your goals for having it.

Information: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/wordpress-for-website-owners

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TreeHouse - How to Make a Website with WordPress

How to Make a Website with WordPress

WordPress is one of the leading content management systems on the market today. Website owners and editors find WordPress easy to use for editing the content on their sites. Developers and designers like its templating system and wide range of plugins and themes to work with. In this course we’ll go over how to build websites with WordPress, starting with installing WordPress and then working all the way through customizing with themes and plugins. You do not need any coding experience; however, we will do a little bit of coding, since some things in WordPress you cant do without a little code alteration.

Information: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/how-to-make-a-website-with-wordpress

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TreeHouse - SEO Basics

SEO Basics:

Search Engine Optimization is an ongoing process, a way of thinking about your website, preparing and creating its content, and monitoring its success over the long term. Using industry standard best practices, tools, and strategies, you can create a site that doesn’t just get indexed by search engines – it’ll get used by real people.

Information: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/seo-basics

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Lynda - WordPress Essential Training 2014 with Morten Rand-Hendriksen

WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn how to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. Staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen will help you get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Morten explains how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend WordPress even further with plugins. Even more, Morten will show how to get more readers with social media sharing and comments, and adjust the settings that keep your site safe and secure.

Topics include:
-What is WordPress?
-Installing and running WordPress
-Publishing posts and pages
-Using page templates
-Inserting images, video, and other media
-Editing posts
-Changing themes
-Installing plugins
-Adding other users
-Securing your WordPress site

Information: http://www.lynda.com/WordPress-tutorials/WordPress-Essential-Training/154417-2.html

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Treehouse - How to Run a Web Design Business

How to Run a Web Design Business

Paul Boag, co-founder of web design agency Headscape, explains the important steps behind running a successful design business or freelance practice. Understanding the fundamentals of marketing, promotion, sales, and how to manage client relationships can allow you to get your work done and create the business that best suits your lifestyle.

Information: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/how-to-run-a-web-design-business

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