Tutorials

Adobe
Adobe Acrobat X

Ready to delve into the world of Acrobat? In this VTC course, author Geoff Blake introduces you to the latest version of Acrobat and guides you through the steps necessary to become proficient in the newly revised interface of version X. Learn how to navigate through the tools and panels, manage pages and files, remove and replace pages, and extract different types of content. Geoff will also demonstrate how to add interactivity and multimedia to your PDF documents, making them easy to use and media rich. Finally, you will discover how to utilize the commenting and annotation tools, and how to efficiently manage, import, and export annotation. Work files are included. Get started now by clicking on one of the movie links below!

iPad
iPad Music Production

The iPad is a powerful computing tool with a myriad of exciting new music production tools. Featuring a powerful touch interface and a highly portable size, the iPad is a popular choice for musicians, performers and producers. Experienced engineer, author, composer, and educator Sam McGuire explores the power of eleven music production apps designed for the iPad. The Apps include notation software, audio / MIDI sequencers (including GarageBand), and a variety of musical instruments. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Steinberg
Steinberg WaveLab 7

Steinberg Wavelab 7 is a professionally featured audio editor and mastering suite that also includes the option to create podcasts. It enjoys a fantastic reputation not only with professionals, but also with enthusiasts because of its simple and elegant user interface. Aimed at new and experienced users, this course walks through the program requirements while looking at the user interface and its many new features including the Switcher, Workspaces, Master Section Effects, and Tool Windows. By working with provided audio files, the course demonstrates implementing effects and works toward using the Audio Montage feature that allows Wavelab to act in a similar way to an audio sequencer. Along the way, Wavelab's visual analysis tools are scrutinized as they help the user sculpt their audio recordings. Additionally, the course looks at how to convert audio files into Red Book standard CDs and finishes with a look at the Podcasting workspace that has now become an integral aspect of Wavelab 7. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5

Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 is a versatile user interface design tool that allows designers to very quickly assemble complete website and application interfaces without having to write any programming code. Designers can build interfaces from scratch within Catalyst or import design files from external applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with complete compatibility. In this course, author Rick Martin first takes you through the tools and features of Catalyst to familiarize you with the application and then completes two projects to give you some hands-on experience. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable using Catalyst for a variety of real-world applications. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links below.

* VTC QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses are available only to registered VTC Online University members.

Cisco
Cisco-ICND1 (Exam 640-822)

The Cisco 640-822 exam is Cisco's entry-level exam for networking professionals. Passing this exam will earn you the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) certification and is the first step towards acquiring the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification. This course covers the requirements for the ICND1 exam, and should prepare you to pass the exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Pro User Skill Sets

Ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Dive in with award-winning software trainer, artist, and designer Geoff Blake, and learn how to take your Photoshop skills to the max. First, you'll see how to sort and organize your images in Bridge and how to customize Photoshop to suit your needs. Then, Geoff will show you how to use Photoshop for both print design and web design, using a step-by-step approach to creating sleek, contemporary layouts. Next, you will master Photoshop's Pen tool and put your new-found skills to use when you learn how to make accurate selections and work along with InDesign. Finally, you'll discover techniques for creating eye-popping special effects and how to output your work in both the print and web environments. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Novell
Novell GroupWise 8 Administration

GroupWise 8 is Novell's latest version of their flagship messaging product. This VTC course walks users through planning, implementing, and managing a GroupWise 8 infrastructure. Users will learn about client deployment, agent management, client configuration and more. At the end of the course, users should be able to manage GroupWise systems like a veteran. To begin learning Novell GroupWise 8 Administration, simply click on the movie links.

Google
Google SketchUp Pro 8

SketchUp 8 is the latest version of the massively popular 3D modeling package from Google. The Pro version of SketchUp adds many valuable features for the professional user including advanced importers and exporters, Dynamic Component authoring, Style Builder, and Layout to the already outstanding tools found in the free version. This course is designed to spotlight the new features in version 8 and extensively cover the Pro version features. Author and artist Jason Maranto puts a particular emphasis on designing compelling user interactions with Dynamic Components and creating page layouts using your SketchUp models in Layout. This easy-to-follow course will really help you to maximize SketchUp Pro's potential. Work files are included. Get started now by clicking the links below!

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Manga Studio 4

Manga Studio 4 is a robust software package designed specifically for the production of manga and comic books. It allows users to create entirely digitally or import scanned images to leverage the different tools available for penciling, inking, coloring, toning, lettering, and paste-up - all within the same amazing application! This QuickStart! course focuses on an overview of Manga Studio by following the suggested workflow for beginners utilizing the Beginner's Assistant. The course also covers other aspects of Manga Studio including filters & rulers, the differences between Debut and EX, and using 3D content. James Street, IT and Creative Professional, leads you through the environment and tools of Manga Studio to get you started creating your own comics and manga as quickly as possible. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

* VTC QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses are available only to registered VTC Online University members.

Microsoft
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is a complete toolset that simplifies application development for individuals or teams, allowing the delivery of scalable, high-quality applications. Whether writing code, building databases, testing, or debugging, you can increase your productivity using powerful tools that work the way you work. In this course, author Mark Long demonstrates and explains many of the new features and functionalities of Visual Studio 2010. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Adobe
Adobe Contribute CS5

Contribute is an excellent piece of software that allows you to maintain and update a website or blog very easily and efficiently. This VTC course will provide information for all types of Contribute users in a step-by-step format. Authors will learn how to review and edit elements within sites and blogs with a simple editor. Administrators will learn how they can control access to a variety of areas on the website and therefore make sites remain stable and usable for the public. Author Melanie Hedgespeth will demonstrate how to access and convert a variety of file types, such as Microsoft Office files and PDFs. In this course, she will really show you how to fully utilize Contribute so that you can have a site that is collaborative and update to date with text, graphics, video, flash, and much more! Work files are included. Simply click on the movie links to get started!

Real
Real Studio

Real Studio is a cross-platform software development environment. With it you can create desktop applications for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Additionally, you can create web applications that run on a wide variety of browsers. In this course, you'll learn about Real Studio, its history, and how it can help you create better software. Paul spends much of the course showing you how to build a practical, working application: ToDo. The ToDo application demonstrates how to design user interfaces, access databases, create object-oriented code, and create an application that works on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. After you've built the desktop version of ToDo, you'll learn how to migrate it to the web using Real Studio Web Edition. Make better software; learn Real Studio today by clicking on the links below!