Tutorials

Adobe
Adobe Photoshop 5 Techniques

Virtual Training Company's Adobe Photoshop 5 Techniques tutorial is perfect for those who want to expand their skills with Photoshop. This tutorial is aimed at those with prior experience and a working knowledge of Photoshop 5, particularly those who have viewed Virtual Training Company's Photoshop 5 tutorial (ISBN#1889347507). Ian Cowles demonstrates a different project in every chapter to help you learn some of the more advanced concepts and popular techniques of Photoshop 5. Some of the techniques he covers include pillow emboss, floating wood, eye candy, hair simulation, and froth and bubbles. To get started, simply click one of the topics below.

HTML
HTML 4

If the Internet were a building, HTML would be the bricks. Virtual Training Company's tutorial on HTML 4 is essential for anyone who is studying web design or is building web sites. HTML will pull you into the world of the Internet, and author Mark Fletcher will show you how to use it to get your web site up and running in no time. From the very basics to actually working online, Mark Fletcher will take you on a journey that includes learning about text controls, links, graphics, image mapping, encoding, and much more. Get started right away by clicking on the selection of your choice below.

QuarkXPress
QuarkXPress 4 Techniques

QuarkXPress 4 Techniques tutorial is great for those with a working knowledge of QuarkXPress 4. Author Brian Cookman explores the new features and exciting possibilities in areas such as fonts, typography, grids and drawing. He introduces some new ideas and exercises to jump-start your imagination. You can start learning these tips right away by clicking on the topic that you want to know more about.

Metacreations
Metacreations Poser 3/4

Poser is a 3d-character animation and design tool for digital artists and animators. From an included collection of human and animal models and props, this program enables you to create movies, images, and posed 3D figures. With Virtual Training Company's Poser 3/4 tutorial, this application becomes easy for any user, artist, or animator to master. Author Matt Neutra starts with the basics of Poser and then takes you further using various case and animation studies. To begin learning, click on any of the sections below.

Microsoft
Microsoft Office 98 for Mac

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Adobe
Adobe Illustrator 8

Offering an unparalleled combination of creative freedom and productivity, Adobe Illustrator is preferred by designers, graphic artists, technical illustrators, and business professionals. In this Virtual Training Company tutorial, Diane Presler will take you smoothly from the basics of Illustrator 8, such as the interface and layers, to the complicated aspects, like masking images, modifying gradients, and using the zigzag filter. To get started, simply click one of the topics below.

Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook 97

Microsoft Outlook 97 is a great tool for staying organized, both personally and for business purposes. Use Outlook to keep track of daily or weekly tasks, to remind you of important meetings or other events, to send emails, and to store contact information of clients or friends. Virtual Training Company's tutorial will provide you with the knowledge you need. After introducing the interface, author Damienne Fitzpatrick will guide you through the many aspects of Outlook, including a contact list, calendar, and a journal. She will show you how to send email with attachments, make appointments, invite others to a meeting, delegate tasks, create journal entries, and more. Get started today by clicking on one of the topics below.

Adobe
Adobe After Effects 3.1

Adobe After Effects 3.1 is a multi-layer, graphics, animation, and compositing program in which you have the ability to manipulate 2D layers in a 3D space. In this Virtual Training Company tutorial, Ian Cowles will guide you step by step through many small projects to help you learn AfterEffects 3.1 inside and out. You will learn about masking, framerates, and modeling techniques. Before long, you will be creating and rendering projects of your own! To get started, just click one of the movie links below.

Adobe
Adobe Premiere 5

Adobe Premiere 5 is a wonderful application for broadcasting quality video, offline editing, video for the web, and motion graphics. Mark Boscacci gives an overview and goes over the interface of Premiere in this Virtual Training Company tutorial. He will teach you about filters, motion, various palettes, composites, and more. To get started, simply click one of the topics below.

Adobe
Adobe Photoshop 5/5.5

Adobe Photoshop is a world standard image editing solution widely used for web design, prepress production, fine art, as well as digital photography. Learn how to use Photoshop 5 and 5.5 in this Virtual Training Company tutorial. Rita Amladi will start by guiding you through setting up your preferences and teaching you the basics of collage and retouching. You will also learn how to manipulate color, masking, filters, and much more in this tutorial. Go and ahead and start today by simply clicking one of the topics below.

Mac
Mac OS 8.1

Mac OS 8.1 is an Operating System for Macintosh computers. In this Virtual Training Company tutorial, Diane Presler begins by covering features new to OS 8.1. She then gets into the basics of the operating system and its features, including the help menu, the Apple menu, and how to find documents. She will also teach you all of the control panel features, how to manage memory, the QuickTime interface, and much more. Learn this Mac operating system inside and out in no time at all. To get started, simply click one of the topics below.

Desktop
Desktop Design

Are you just breaking into the design field? This tutorial is perfect for you. Designer and consultant Brian Cookman authors this title, beginning with basic design vocabulary and techniques, and leading into a higher level of knowledge necessary for publications of all kinds. This is especially good if you are looking for more of a how-to on design instead of something on a specific application. Virtual Training Company lets you begin learning right away. Simply click on the section of your choice below.