Tutorials

Adobe
Adobe Photoshop 7/ImageReady 7 Bundle

Adobe provides a valuable software package by pairing ImageReady 7.0, an efficient web production tool, with Photoshop 7.0, its image-editing standard. VTC is now offering a bundle that will help you harness the power of these two applications. It includes author Andrew Hathaway's 11-hour Photoshop 7 Training CD AND Mario Leone's 9-hour ImageReady 7 training CD. That's 20 hours of training for one low price! To view the demos online, please go to the individual titles.

Adobe Photoshop 7

Adobe ImageReady 7

Video
Video Basics - 5 Steps to Video Production (DVD)

Are you interested in making short films, or simply improving the look of your home movies? Video Basics - 5 Steps to Video Production is a great reference guide for the beginner and intermediate videographer. Learn from industry professionals as they demonstrate proper equipment procedures and techniques. Using three scenarios, they will cover everything from how to select and use video cameras, tripods, lighting and audio equipment to software programs that will help you put it all together. Plus there are plenty of handy hints to help improve your skills in all areas of video production.

Adobe
Adobe ImageReady 7

Adobe ImageReady 7 is a wonderful web production tool that allows you to create animation, image maps, web banners and backgrounds, and web layouts, and slice up and optimize graphics for faster downloading, as well as many exciting new features. In this Virtual Training Company tutorial, Mario Leone will guide you through 9 hours of exciting instruction as he helps you learn how to make ImageReady 7 work for you. You will start with the basics, including the interface and the tools. You will then move on to working with text and images, and then will learn about layers and slicing. Other topics covered in this tutorial include color saturation, masking, and animating. You will even learn how to automate actions, how to create wireless images, about filters and special effects you can use, and how to integrate ImageReady 7 with other Adobe software, such as Photoshop 7, Illustrator 10, and LiveMotion. To start learning, simply click on one of the movie topics below.

Microsoft
Microsoft Managing Windows 2000 Security

Virtual Training Company's Managing Windows 2000 Security, taught by Microsoft certified instructor Bill Ferguson, is geared specifically towards helping you prepare for and pass the Microsoft Certification Exam # 70-220. First, he will teach you about some potential security risks to the data and functionality of a Windows 2000 network, along with security evaluation standards in place around the world. From there, he will discuss the security features built into Windows 2000 and the best way to implement them. You will then learn how to set up secure user accounts and administrative access, how to design network security, how to secure files and printers, and how and why to secure communication within a Local Area Network. He also covers remote Access and Office security, security to and from the Internet and with Extranets, and how to design a public key infrastructure. Finally, he will help you develop a security plan based on all of the topics covered, and will review and help you prepare for taking the 70-220 test. To start learning now, simply click on one of the movie topics below.

Macromedia
Authorware 6

Macromedia Authorware 6 is the leading authoring tool for creating e-learning, interactive web-based tutorials, and sophisticated simulations for the web, CDs, or corporate networks. Authorware allows you to include text, sound, video, and animation. You can track user response and results and your investment return. Learn how to make Authorware 6 work for you with Virtual Training Company's tutorial. Colin Webster covers everything from using icons and variables to how to use Authorware with QuickTime and Flash. Among the many topics you will learn are interactions, framework menus, developing quizzes, importing text, and using images. Start right away by clicking one of the titles below.

Microsoft
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Admin

Virtual Training Company's Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Admin tutorial is just what you need to learn how to administer SQL Server in the real world and to help you prepare for the Microsoft Certification Exam 70-228. Mark Long, a Microsoft certified instructor, will teach you installation and building and backing up databases. He begins with general information about databases and general administrative responsibilities. He will then instruct you on the specifics of the administration of SQL Server 2000, such as installation, data storage, and file groups. You will learn the two main administrative tools, enterprise manager and query analyzer, through real-life examples. In this tutorial, you will also learn how to automate the administration and how to monitor the SQL server. To start learning right away, click on one of the movie topics below.

Macromedia
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Fundamentals

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Fundamentals is the first in a series of tutorials from Virtual Training Company for Dreamweaver MX. The author of this series, Mark Fletcher, is a member of Team Macromedia for Dreamweaver and Certified Macromedia Professional. Tap into his extensive knowledge as he takes you step-by-step through the creation of a web site. He will show you how to add text and graphics, work with frames and framesets, apply cascading style sheets, and create re-usable content from library items. You will also learn how to insert and edit Flash objects, construct an HTML form, manage your page layout using both HTML tables and the Layout View, structure and maintain your web site using Dreamweaver MX's powerful site management tools, and create a dynamic web page using Macromedia's ColdFusion technology. To start learning, simply click one of the topics below.

Digital
Digital Photography

Digital Photography is quickly becoming the new way to capture images because it encourages more freedom and creative experimentation, without the worry and cost of film. This Virtual Training Company tutorial will help you learn the basics of Digital Photography. Authored by Pierre Pretorius, the tutorial begins by introducing you to the proper tools you will need to become involved with digital imaging. He covers the fundamentals of resolution and storage, and helps you find a better understanding of digital output, including enhancing your work using PhotoShop (see ISBN#1930519958, PhotoShop 6 for Photographers for more). He will give you the basic information needed to print your digital photographs. You can start learning the basic fundamentals of becoming a better digital photographer today! Just click on one of the movie topics below.

*This tutorial is narrated by Tammy van der Reijden

mysql
MySQL

Virtual Training Company's MySQL tutorial is just what you need to begin designing and developing database management systems. Joshua Mostafa will help you go from a beginner's understanding of databases and SQL to gaining mastery knowledge in only 8 hours of training. He starts the tutorial by covering the basics of databases and SQL. Once you are comfortable with the basics, move on to the more complex aspects of SQL, such as variables and security. You can start right away by simply clicking one of the movie topics below.

Pro
Pro Tools LE

Pro Tools LE is the leading digital audio solution, providing you with simplicity, stability, and incredible sound. With Virtual Training Company's tutorial, you will soon learn how to record, edit, mix, and create your own audio sequencing. Recording artist, producer, and engineer Jonathan Kagi illustrates the elements of the interface of Pro Tools one at a time, then shows you how to combine them to create full-scale digital audio production. After thoroughly covering all the aspects of the interface, you will learn the actual operation of Pro Tools. Also included is coverage of third party plug-ins and soft synth controls and operations, making this tutorial useful to users of VST, MAS, Direct X, and RTAS platforms. This tutorial is packed with so much useful knowledge that new and veteran users of Pro Tools will benefit. You will discover many examples of the exciting projects you can create with Pro Tools in this cutting-edge venture to the world of digital audio. To get started now, simply click one of the movie topics below.

Filemaker
FileMaker Pro 6

FileMaker Pro 6 is a powerful cross-platform database application that takes the headache out of organizing your business and information. With FileMaker Pro 6, you can create powerful relational databases that will allow you to produce invoices, form letters, client contact databases, purchase order systems, and much more. In this Virtual Training Company tutorial, master trainer and FileMaker developer David Bylund will not only teach you to use FileMaker Pro 6 to work with existing databases, but will also help you learn to create your own customized databases. He begins by going over the basics of FileMaker, such as screen orientation and preferences. He then guides you into the use of databases, including creating new records and how to find text, numbers, and ranges. You will learn how to create a database to fit your needs by learning layout options, formatting, and creating reports. You will even learn about relational databases, and will be introduced to calculations and scripts, so that you will be able to automate many tasks. To get started with FileMaker Pro 6, just click one of the movie topics below.

Apple
Final Cut Pro 3

Even if you are new to digital nonlinear editing, James Monohan can make you a proficient user in Final Cut Pro 3 with this comprehensive training. Virtual Training Company's 11-hour tutorial takes you from the basics of digital editing through configuring your system, capturing video, importing data, media management, keyframes, outputting, exporting, and much more. The author includes an extensive chapter on troubleshooting in Final Cut Pro 3. You can start learning this complex and powerful editing software now by clicking on one of the movie links below.