Apple Training Series

In the only Apple-certified guide to iWork ’09, you’ll learn to create everything from first-rate business presentations and newsletters to effective budgets and event planners. Focused lessons take you step by step through all aspects of Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. The self-paced book uses real-life material and practical lessons that you can apply immediately to your own projects. You’ll learn to: • Master the iWork suite of tools quickly through fun, real-world projects • Design a Keynote presentation from storyboard to Web export  • Add animated charts and custom backgrounds to a presentation with ease • Publish great-looking newsletters and brochures in print and on the Web • Build a professional marketing package from scratch • Create expense reports, track budgets, and plan special events • Sort, organize, and chart data using sophisticated spreadsheet calculations The Apple Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification Program. To find out more about Apple Training, or to find an Authorized Training Center near you, go to www.apple.com/training.   All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: ·    If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   ·    Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. ·    You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. ·    Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.  

Apple Training Series

In the only Apple-certified guide to iLife ’09, the authors have you working miracles with iLife within the first few pages. Featuring footage and images from around the world, this book uses real-life material and practical lessons that you can apply immediately to your own projects. Focused lessons take you step by step through all aspects of iLife ’09—everything from organizing and sharing your  photo library to creating polished video and soundtracks. Along the way, you’ll produce movies, photobooks, podcasts, websites, blogs, and custom DVDs. • Master the iLife suite of tools quickly through fun, real-world projects • Turn your photos into cards, picture books, calendars, or a web gallery • Add motion and music to a slideshow, then publish it online • Create a video with polished transitions, music, effects, and even greenscreen • Learn “Hollywood-style” techniques for making better videos • Build a soundtrack in GarageBand, and learn to score a simple movie • Create websites, blogs, podcasts, and DVD menus in a snap. The Apple Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification Program. To find out more about Apple Training, or to find an Authorized Training Center near you, go to www.apple.com/training.   All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: ·    If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   ·    Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. ·    You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. ·    Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.  

Apple Training Series

Whether you’re an accomplished musician or a student, GarageBand is the most rewarding way to  create, perform, and record your own music. In the only Apple-certified guide to GarageBand, composer Mary Plummer starts by teaching you the interface and basic recording techniques and moves on to arranging a song, editing and mixing tracks, adding effects, and distributing your music files. Using practical step-by-step lessons and original music, you’ll learn how to record with any guitar, microphone, or MIDI keyboard; score a QuickTime movie; create an iPhone ringtone; jam with virtual musicians; and much more. A bonus lesson on advanced techniques covers little-known tips and time-savers that help you get the most out of GarageBand in a professional setting. • Turn your Mac into a full-featured recording studio • Arrange a song, edit and mix tracks, add effects, and distribute your music • Use Magic GarageBand Jam to create your own virtual backing band • Create a podcast complete with narration, music, sound effects, and artwork. • Build a soundtrack and learn to score a professional trailer • Create a fun iPhone ringtone from scratch • Learn piano and guitar through interactive video lessons with legendary recording artists   All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: ·    If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   ·    Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. ·    You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. ·    Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.  

Real World Google SketchUp 7

Expert SketchUp instructor Mike Tadros shows you his techniques for using SketchUp in a professional, production-oriented environment, allowing you to finish drawings faster and get better results, whether you work alone or in a multiperson studio. Starting with customizing SketchUp preferences for maximum efficiency, Mike takes you through a professional SketchUp workflow–from setting up your workspace to installing Ruby scripts to importing CAD files and images to managing libraries to exporting your finished product. In Real World Google SketchUp you’ll learn how to: Turn your site plans, floor plans, and elevations into 3D SketchUp models Import your own digital photos and hand-drawn imagery into SketchUp Create animated fly-throroughs by saving scenes and exporting movie files Use Google Earth to create site models and utilize the Google 3D Warehouse to add elements to your models Get more out of SketchUp with bonus video tutorials on the included DVD All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Adobe Premiere Elements 8 Classroom in a Book

Adobe Premiere Elements 8 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe’s consumer-targeted  video editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your videos with Premiere Elements and will learn how best to use the program’s many new features. In this new version you can fix shaky footage and color and lighting problems with SmartFix, automatically remove unwanted footage with Smart Trim, automatically balance audio with SmartMix, add graphics that follow the action of your footage, and much more.   All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Apple Pro Training Series

Completely revised and updated for Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9, this Apple-certified guide shows you how to record, produce, and polish music files with Apple’s professional audio software. Veteran music producer David Nahmani’s step-by-step, instructions teach you everything from basic music creation to advanced production techniques using Logic’s software synthesizers, samplers, and digital signal processors. Using the book’s DVD files and either Logic Pro 9 or Logic Express 9, you’ll begin making music in the first lesson. Whether you’re looking to use your computer as a digital recording studio, create musical compositions, or transfer that song in your head into music you can share, this comprehensive book/DVD combo will show you how.  DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files  Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects  Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side  Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast  Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time  Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certifi ed Pro Exam All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Apple Pro Training Series

Designed for video-production professionals, Final Cut Server sets the standard for intuitive media asset management, making it easy to manage large collections of media files efficiently. In this Apple-authorized reference guide, system integrator Drew Tucker takes you on a comprehensive tour of the software, covering everything from tools for tracking, reviewing, and approving jobs to automating complex sequences of tasks in a busy post environment. Along the way, Tucker shares essential workflows that will shave hours from your post-production jobs. You’ll learn techniques for searching, cataloging, and finding the right asset quickly, as well as how to handle large quantities of real-time HD video, audio, and still image assets in a fast-paced production environment. Administrators will find a comprehensive overview of how to set up and configure this powerful collaboration tool, how to customize it to serve individual sites, and how to automate workflows and manage storage locations, users, and groups. The guide provides comprehensive coverage of the new features in Final Cut Server 1.5 including a robust edit proxy workflow, support for still sequences and production hierarchies.  DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files  Focused lessons take you step by step through real-world projects  Accessible writing style puts expert instructors at your side  Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast  Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time  Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple Pro certification exam All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Apple Pro Training Series

Now the best-selling book on DVD Studio Pro is even better. Updated for DVD Studio Pro 4.2, this Apple-certified book uses striking, real-world footage (including the HD documentary One-Six-Right) to build four complete DVDs. This revised edition covers integration with Final Cut Pro 6,  Motion 3, and Compressor 3, as well as the new SD-to-HD workflow. Each chapter presents a lesson in an aspect of DVD creation and finishing, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. After learning how to storyboard your DVD and plan its interactions, you’ll set chapter markers, create stories, build still and motion menus, and add overlays and subtitles. You’ll also learn to work with multiple audio tracks and camera angles, create smart buttons and custom transitions, professionally encode audio and video files, and create useful scripts.   All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: ·    If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   ·    Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. ·    You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. ·    Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.  

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Classroom in a Book

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 21 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Premiere Pro and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Learn to work with audio, create transitions, add effects, and produce titles, and then take it to the next level by creating efficiency in your editing projects and utilizing tools such as Adobe Dynamic Link, OnLocation™ CS4, and Encore® CS4. Learn to use the new Speech Search technology for speech transcription projects and how to work with the latest tapeless media in Premiere Pro. Best of all, includes footage and audio clips that you can practice with. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.   All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: ·    If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   ·    Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. ·    You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. ·    Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.  

Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Studio Techniques

The definitive guide to creating video for the Web In Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Studio Techniques, Robert Reinhardt goes beyond the entry-level coverage found in other books to bring you a comprehensive look at what you really need to know to produce, host, and distribute Flash-compatible video on the Web, including FLV and AVC/H.264 content. Real world examples and hands-on projects with sample video files provide the expert training you need with tips and insights that everyone can benefit from. You’ll learn: Basic methods, from preproduction through delivery, including capturing, processing, and compressing your video. Production essentials for sharing your footage on the Web, including setting up your Web page and server for seamless video playback and how to create your own video player. Advanced techniques, including building an index and play list, adding captions and banner ads, and designing a comprehensive video experiencefor your audience. Includes complete sample Flash files as shown throughout the book. More than 2 GB of source files are provided, including High Definition (HD) clips, which you can use to perfect your video compression skills. The source files for each chapter are found in the corresponding Lessons folder on the disc. Robert Reinhardt is a highly respected authority on Flash and Flash video. He has authored or co-authored numerous books on Flash, including the Flash Bible and the Flash ActionScript Bible, and his blog and other online articles draw a wide audience. He has developed multimedia courses for educational facilities in Canada and the United States and is an Adobe Certified Instructor for Flash courses at Portland State University. He is a former Vice President of the Multimedia Platforms Group at Schematic and now works with a wide range of clients from his base in Portland, Oregon. A frequent presenter at conferences such as Flashforward, FITC, Flashbelt, and NAB, he is also a contributor at DesignProVideo.com. Forums and updates for this book can be found at FlashSupport.com, where you can share questions and answers with Robert and other readers.   All of Peachpit’s eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: ·    If you are able to search the book, search for “Where are the lesson files?”   ·    Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. ·    You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. ·    Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.