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Excel 2003 | The Essentials by Motion Training
24
If your work calls for Microsoft Excel expertise or if you’re simply interested in learning one of the most powerful Microsoft Office programs - let Motion Training be your guide. Over the course of 11 lessons, you’ll learn: proper use of Excel workbooks, formulas, functions (including AutoFill, AutoSum, and more), cell formatting, chart setup, and printing tips. Each lesson consists of step-by-step instructions and practice .xls spreadsheets.
11 lessons
64K
8.8K
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DIY Beaded Jewelry by The O'Neil Sisters
14
Bracelets, necklaces, earrings... department store jewelry can quickly add up. Learn to make your own jewelry as an easy, creative, and inexpensive alternative. This jewelry-making course by DIY decorators and bloggers Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil teaches you to make stunning jewelry, step-by-step -- from chain length, to bead and clasp choices, and more. Each lesson covers the wire-work and beading skills needed to complete the project and includes links to recommended tools and materials.
9 lessons
31K
5.1K
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Sunset's Essentials of Wine by Sunset Seminars
9
Tired of getting that same old bottle of wine? This course will open you up to a new world of tastes and textures - and will quickly have you scrambling for new varieties at your local grocery store. Learn how to store and aerate your wine for the greatest enjoyment and, most importantly, learn to appreciate the taste, feel, and smell of your wine as Sara Schneider - Wine Editor at Sunset Magazine - explores varietals from France, Spain, California, Australia, and more.
6 lessons
2.8K
874
74
149
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French for Beginners by Learn French with Alexa
19
People from all over the world enjoy learning how to speak French with Alexa's popular French lessons. They’re fun, friendly, and stress-free! In this course, Alexa will teach you how to greet people in French; pronounce the French alphabet and numbers; talk about the days of the week and months of the year; how to conjugate common -- and more. Whether you're a beginner, or want to brush up on the basics, French for Beginners will lay a solid foundation for future learning.
10 lessons
3.4K
699
110
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Cheese Making 101 by Gavin Webber
9
Break free from the chains of dull and expensive supermarket cheese! In this course by Little Green Cheese, you’ll learn how to make four types of cheese from start to finish. You’ll begin with a simpler cream cheese and work your way towards more advanced cheeses - like parmesan and stilton. Each lesson comes with a list of equipment, detailed recipe, and aging recommendations. You’ll also learn how to wax a wheel of cheese to preserve freshness for harder, drier cheeses like cheddar.
5 lessons
2.8K
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How to Play Ukulele by Kalani Music
14
Whether you want to ease your way into stringed instruments or jam out to some Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - the ukulele is a perfect instrument for you. Over the course of 9 lessons, Kalani teaches you how to hold and strum the ukulele, read chord charts and diagrams, perform basic maintenance on your uke, and play the chords you needed for beginner and intermediate level songs. With a focus on playing with others, this course will also help you grow as a musician.
9 lessons
11K
730
95
202
25
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DSLR Photography for Beginners by Ken at EasyDSLR
24
This comprehensive course by professional photographer and photo enthusiast Ken Schultz will help you master the essentials of DSLR photography. Go over basic principles like DSLR camera features and what should be in your camera kit. Then, learn about DSLR settings and photography concepts such as depth of field, white balance, shutter speed, aperture size, exposure, flash photography, and more - including creative and custom ways to use your DSLR camera.
13 lessons
1.1K
290
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Fast & Easy Flower Arranging by uBloom
9
We’re not all florists, but with the help of uBloom’s J Schwanke, you can learn to make beautiful (and easy!) floral arrangements. This fun DIY course teaches how to arrange flower centerpieces and accents using props, ribbons, non-traditional vases, and more. With lessons ranging from rose bouquets, to calla lily arrangements and hydrangeas - you’ll be sure to find a look for any occasion. Throughout the course, you’ll also learn professional tips for helping your flowers stay beautiful longer.
12 lessons
9.9K
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Learn to Code HTML & CSS by LearnToProgram
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Learning how to code has never been so simple! This 27-lesson beginner’s course from Learn to Program teaches you how to create a website from scratch using HTML and CSS. Start with an overview of web development before delving into the structure of HTML and XHTML documents. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to code links, inputs, and comments in HTML; style and format content with CSS; and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a screencast and exercises to reinforce your understanding.
27 lessons
1.3K
270
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30
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Master the Chef's Knife by Rouxbe Cooking School
9
Learn how to handle your knives like a professional chef with Rouxbe Cooking School. This course teaches you how to select the best knives and cutting boards for your kitchen needs - plus how to chop, julienne, slice, and cut ingredients of all shapes and sizes. Each lesson includes recipe attachments, links to recommended products, and interactive exercises to reinforce your understanding. Whether you’re a beginner chef - or just want to make food prep more efficient - this course is for you.
4 lessons
8K
938
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Ableton Live Crash Course by Robin Nixon
24
If you’re an electronic music lover, then you’ll love this crash course in Ableton Live - a popular music sequencer and digital audio workstation. Robin Nixon walks you through the detailed process for recreating songs - from creating bass lines and percussion tracks, to adding synth ambiance, ‘waa waa,’ and more. You’ll also learn to improve audio quality with the EQ and make custom tweaks before exporting your final songs. Take these principles and start mixing songs today!
18 lessons
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Adobe Flash for Beginners by Incredible Tutorials
14
In this beginners course, Chad of Incredible Tutorials gives you a jumpstart on mastering Adobe Flash by teaching you how to download and navigate the program, use popular tools, handle graphics (such as raster and vector), do basic animation - and more. Each lesson visually demonstrates the topics you'll learn and includes example files that you can follow along with. Designed for users with Flash CS5 or above, users with CS4 will still be able leverage most of the skills covered.
11 lessons
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Beginner's Guide to Playing Guitar by Your Guitar Sage
34
Even the greatest guitarists started small. This 36-lesson course will give you the tools to establish a solid foundation for playing the acoustic or electric guitar. Start by learning the anatomy of your instrument and standard tuning - and work your way towards playing your first chords. You’ll have to work your way through disappointment, frustration, and lots of calluses—but it’s all worth it. At the end of this course, you’ll know how to use tabs, chord stamps, and chord charts to play your favorite songs!
36 lessons
10K
1.3K
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Calculus I Essentials by integralCALC
9
Need some tips for Calculus 1A? Or maybe you’re madly reviewing for tomorrow's math test? Either way, never fear - Krista, an experienced math tutor, will help you understand the world of calculus, step-by-step. Start by learning the difference between a function and an equation - and how to analyze a function's graph for continuity and limits. Then, step into the world of tangent lines, differentiation, and more. Each lesson includes examples and sample problems to help you along the way.
11 lessons
14K
1.3K
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Conversational Italian for Beginners by Learn Italian Easy
34
Taking a trip to Italy? Basic conversational skills will help you access parts of the country that are off-limits to most tourists. In this 20-lesson course for beginners, start with basic greetings, words, and phrases and work towards specialized vocabulary for activities like taking the train, going to a soccer game, and even getting a haircut. With repeated practice of each word and an emphasis on pronunciation, Emilia Chiatti will help mold you into an impressive Italian conversationalist.
20 lessons
11K
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150
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Digital Scrapbooking 101 by Studio Scrapping
9
Whatever happened to the unique, decorated scrapbook full of photographs and other memorabilia? Has the age of Facebook and Instagram digital photo albums taken over? Not quite! You can still create beautiful scrapbooks, full of love - digitally - with an online scrapbooking studio and Adobe Photoshop Elements. In this course, Amy Ulen from Studio Scrapping walks you through every aspect of digital scrapbooking, from setting up Studio J to customizing frames and templates with finishes touches.
12 lessons
1.2K
208
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DIY Projects for the Home by Crafty Gemini
14
In this series of crafting and sewing lessons, Crafty Gemini exemplifies the phrase “do-it-yourself.” From making your own soap to creating reusable sandwich bags, this course teaches you how to do fun and handy projects around the home. You should know how to use a sewing machine (or be willing to sew by hand) and understand basic sewing techniques. Each lesson includes links to recommended tools and materials, and detailed instructions for your next DIY project!
15 lessons
34K
6.4K
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Duct Tape Crafts by Sophie's World
9
Duct tape can save your life—and keep boredom at bay! In this arts and crafts course that is perfect for all ages, Sophie shows you ton of ways to create useful items and awesome accessories from duct tape. Need a bow tie to wear to the school dance? How about a pencil case that holds your school supplies? This course covers utility items as well as beautiful jewelry. Make some duct tape fabric out of your favorite pattern and get crafting!
13 lessons
6.4K
931
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Essentials of Ruby on Rails by Professor Paul Krause
59
Develop your own web application with a state-of-the-art, open source framework and programming language! This 27-lesson course explores the world of Ruby on Rails. Get started with basic app concepts such as the model-view-controller (MVC), choosing an IDE, version control, and early deployment - before diving into the nitty gritty of creating your own app with Ruby on Rails. You’ll also learn about Active Record, styling your app with HTML5 and CSS, and using Ruby Gems for more functionality.
27 lessons
314
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0
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Excel 2010 | The Essentials by Motion Training
19
Whether you’re a beginner or have Excel experience, this course will help you master one of the most powerful Microsoft Office programs available. Motion Training will covers the fundamental skills you need to become a power user, including: proper spreadsheet set up, workbooks, calculations, formulas, functions (such as AutoFill and AutoSum), cell formatting, and charting. All lessons include .xlsx files so you can follow along for practice. Note that videos show Excel 2010.
9 lessons
95K
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Explore CSS3 by Brian Wood Training
29
Keep your CSS skills up-to-date! This 26-lesson course for web development beginners and veterans alike covers the most important updates to CSS3, with a focus on cross-browser implementation. Explore brand new styles like border radius, multiple background images, and opacity. You will also learn how to code transforms and animations. By the final lesson, you should have everything you need to update old style sheets with powerful, cutting-edge features.
26 lessons
39
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Five-Minute Philosophy by Plato Footnote
9
Philosophy is one of the oldest disciplines in existence and is the vessel for discussions about miracles, gods, and religion - among other things. Over the course of 12 lessons, learn about the history, types and notable characters of the study of philosophy. Plato Footnote delves into the science of philosophy, the philosophy of science, and how separate science and philosophy really are. Learn basics like “what is philosophy?” (literally the ‘love of wisdom’) to subjects like neuroethics, metaphysics, and reductionism.
12 lessons
1.7K
414
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Fun & Easy Beading Projects by Heather Boyd
9
You can craft a miniature version of just about anything with a handful of beads and some wire. Get the creative juices flowing and craft 11 unique pieces of beadwork in this course from custom jewelry maker Heather Boyd. Start with basic shapes for pendants and keychains—like flowers, hearts, and peace signs—and work your way towards more complex shapes—like spiders and musical notation. Each lesson includes links to all of the basic materials you’ll need.
12 lessons
8.9K
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Fun Crafts for Kids by Sophie's World
9
This course from Sophie’s World defines rainy day fun. Learn how to make DIY accessories from recycled household materials, and craft cool party favors such as maracas, magical wands, and party poppers. You'll even get some back-to-school ideas, such as a customized locker organizer. All you need are some easy-to-find supplies and your imagination. Be entertained for hours and remember to stay crafty!
11 lessons
3.5K
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Head Rigging in Autodesk Maya by Animation Methods
19
Want to gain experience rigging in Autodesk Maya? In this beginner- to intermediate-level course from Animation Methods, learn the foundations for turning a head rig into a fully functional model before passing your work off to an animator. Work with pivot points and joints to add controllers for the face, eyes, teeth, and jaw. You’ll even learn how to use linguistic concepts to make your model’s mouth move realistically.
18 lessons
34
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How to Code in HTML by Eduonix
49
Coding your own website beats hiring someone to do it for you; it’s inexpensive and rewarding! This extensive course from Eduonix Technologies delves into everything you need to know about HTML coding. For each new topic, you’ll experience a detailed lecture on the subject that lays out the groundwork, then you’ll see the coding in action from start to finish. Find out how to code with HTML5 and CSS3 from creating tables and lists on a webpage to developing your own HTML5 mobile phone app! Coding is an essential do-it-yourself skill to know in the age of social media.
32 lessons
699
112
15
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How to Facilitate a Drum Circle by Kalani Music
14
Take the lead in your community by starting a drum circle. Not sure where to start? Over the course of eight lessons, Kalani Music will teach you what a drum circle is, how it differs from other forms of community drumming, which percussion instruments can be played - and more. You’ll also learn how to apply your experience to both facilitating and conducting an improvised drumming session. You may even find a bit of “tian” (heaven) on Earth, if only for a few seconds.
8 lessons
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14
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How to Find Success as a Writer by Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
9
Do you love to write, but can’t seem to find the time for it? Nationally known author, speaker, and writer's coach Teresa Funke will help you find time to write regularly - and pave the path to your own definition of success as a writer. In this course, you'll learn what it takes to be a professional writer, including how to set goals and deadlines for yourself. Discover how long it really takes to write a book, how to nail your pitch sessions with agents or editors, and most importantly: how to overcome writer’s block.
10 lessons
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How to Make a Basic Skirt by Professor Pincushion
9
Are you interested in pattern making or designing your own clothes? This course from Professor Pincushion walks you through the process of drafting a basic skirt using your own measurements, so that your DIY creation fits you and your style perfectly. You will also learn how to stitch together and assemble a skirt based on your pattern, add lining, and attach patch pockets. Clothes making has never been easier.
10 lessons
83
61
9
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How to Make a Holiday Feast by Rouxbe Cooking School
14
Ready to take your holiday cooking to new, delicious heights? This course from Rouxbe Cooking School shares the secrets to preparing a perfect holiday meal. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Chanukkah, or Christmas learn how to create the perfect main course (turkey, roast, goose, you name it!) - including how to: baste, check if it’s cooked, and carve the meat. Pair your protein with classic Thanksgiving side dishes like stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, Brussels sprouts, and spinach salad. For a memorable dessert course, learn to make pumpkin pie and cheesecake. These lessons are geared towards beginner chefs, as well as anyone who wants inspiration for a special holiday meal.
12 lessons
24K
898
47
24
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How to Play Conga Drums by Kalani Music
14
The conga drums’ distinctive sound works with every genre from samba to R&B to rock ‘n’ roll. Perfect for beginners, this 13-lesson course will teach you how to warm up your hands, tune your congas, play basic tones - like the open and slap tones - and much more. You’ll also learn six funky Afro-Cuban rhythms such as the calypso and cha cha cha. When you’re done, you’ll have the strokes and techniques you need to jam out to any song.
13 lessons
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How to Play Really Easy Ukulele by Chili Monster
9
Bought a ukulele but don’t know where to start? This course for beginners from Chili Monster teaches you how to play all of the major, minor, and seventh chords on the uke and applies them to original songs. Follow along with attached chord charts and cement your knowledge with lots of practice. At the end of these 10 lessons, you should feel comfortable forming basic chord shapes and moving between chords.
10 lessons
4.3K
654
77
49
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How to Play the Cello by Teton Music
9
Love the sound of stringed instruments but want to avoid a violin player’s stiff neck? Learn how to play the cello! Conductor and instrumentalist Michelle Willis from Teton Music walks you through all of the essential skills you need to start playing the cello proficiently, from understanding basic music theory to playing your first song. You will also learn some practical tips, such as what to look for when purchasing or renting a cello.
10 lessons
2
0
0
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Indie Filmmaking 101 by Tom Antos
34
What does filmmaking entail? This comprehensive course by director, cinematographer, and visual effects artist Tom Antos offers hope and detailed guidelines for independent filmmakers on tight budget. You’ll learn videography basics like the rule of thirds and depth of field, what type of lighting to use and when, and how to make a DIY dolly or car mount for filming. You won’t even need elaborate costumes or backgrounds because you’ll learn how to shoot with blue and green screens.
20 lessons
1.2K
332
5
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Intermediate Guide to Playing Guitar by Your Guitar Sage
34
Moving on from the bare basics, this course for intermediate guitarists covers everything from bar chords to effects pedals. You’ll learn how to switch seamlessly between genres by learning basic punk rock, reggae, and blues techniques; and shore it all up by learning essential chords and scales. With all of your newfound skills, you will start to hear patterns in music that will make playing along with music with charts, tabs, or by ear a piece of cake.
39 lessons
153
26
4
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Italian for Beginners by Il Tavolo Italiano
9
Itching to learn Italian? This course by Il Tavolo Italiano, your Italian language resource, covers important basics for language beginners - a little bit at a time. First, learn the Italian alphabet and proper pronunciation of the language. Then learn about singular versus plural nouns; how to use definite and indefinite articles; and how to use demonstratives. Begin conjugating verbs such as 'stare,' 'avere,' 'fare,' and 'dare' - and learn about noun gender and Italian subject pronouns.
5 lessons
587
152
5
14
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Learn French Fast | Part 1 by Learn French Now!
9
Start learning a new language today with Learn French Now! In this 8-lesson beginner’s course, you’ll learn how to conjugate five of the most common French verbs and start forming complete sentences. You’ll also learn about the three major accents used in French words: l’accent grave, l’accent aigu, and l’accent circonflexe. With the skills covered in this course, you should be able to make your way around Paris, though we can’t guarantee they won’t sniff out your foreign accent.
8 lessons
17K
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Learn French Fast | Part 2 by Learn French Now!
9
Delve deeper into French with this 8-lesson course from Learn French Now! Explore more uses for the French verbs you’ve already learned and learn a few new ones, such as ‘faire’ (to do) and ‘dormir’ (to sleep). You’ll also learn how to ask “what” questions, such as “what are you doing?” - and formulate answers. Along the way, learn dozens of nouns and phrases that relate to each verb. With these new verbs and conjugations, you’ll be one step closer to conversational mastery.
8 lessons
2.1K
267
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Learn French Fast | Part 3 by Learn French Now!
9
Continue your journey towards mastering conversational French. In this 8-lesson course designed for intermediate French speakers, you’ll learn important verbs such as ‘aller’ (to go) and ‘vivre’ (to live) - and test your skills with an imagined conversation at the bakery. You’ll also learn how to ask “where” questions, such as “where do you live?”. For the starry-eyed romantics: discover the best phrases for love in French, such as ‘je ne peux pas vivre sans toi’ (I can’t live without you).
8 lessons
4.2K
940
104
230
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Learn to Code CSS by LearnToProgram
39
Turn your plain HTML web-page into a stylistic treat using CSS! This 24-lesson course teaches the theory and model behind CSS and CSS3 before diving into specific styling techniques. Learn to use margins, borders, and padding to organize content in a professional and appealing manner. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to style text, images, buttons, menus, and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a screencast and exercises to reinforce your understanding.
24 lessons
516
142
3
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Learn to Code JavaScript by LearnToProgram
19
Want to add a layer of interactivity to your HTML website without wasting time on a programming language that isn’t built to last? Whether you’re new to coding or looking to brush up on old skills, you’ll find everything you need to know about JavaScript basics in these 19 lessons. Learn how to use operators, variables, conditional statements, loops, and more. By the end of this course, you should have the necessary tools to start building your own dynamic website or browser-based game.
19 lessons
510
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6
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Learn to Code Python Games by LearnToProgram
14
Want to design and program your own game using one of the most common languages in PC game building? In this 9-lesson course, LearntoProgram teaches you how to create a basic, text-based game called “Monster” using the skills you gained from the “Learn to Code Python” course. Work with classes, variables, and custom functions to build a main character and code gameplay. You’ll also learn to code a welcome screen and custom settings for more dynamic gameplay. Get started on your first game today!
9 lessons
275
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2
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Learn to Code Python | Part 1 by LearnToProgram
19
Want to learn a programming language that emphasizes readability without sacrificing power? Python is the one for you. In this beginner's course, Learn to Program guides you through Python’s lists, conditional statements, loops, and more. If you are already proficient in a similar object-oriented language such as C or Java, learning the essentials of Python will be a piece of cake; if you've never written a single line of code, these crystal-clear lessons will make learning a new language as painless as possible.
21 lessons
183
28
2
3
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Learn to Code Python | Part 2 by LearnToProgram
19
Have you already tackled the basics of Python? Are you itching to move on to more challenging, interactive programming? In this 22-lesson, intermediate-level course, Alex Bowers from Learn to Program breaks down concepts such as user input, methods, classes, and inheritance. Start incorporating external files and databases with the help of SQL, and even write your own functions. When you’re done, put your coding skills to the test with Learn to Program’s advanced course on developing games with Python.
22 lessons
161
39
1
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Managing Windows Server 2012 by Robert McMillen
14
Considering a move to a new server operating system? In this 9-lesson course for system administrators, Robert McMillen breaks down the features of Windows Server 2012 and how they form a robust OS for all of your needs. Learn about available management tools and where to find them; how to configure TCP/IP, DHCP, and DNS; and work with Active Directory to authenticate users and secure your network. By the end of this course, you should be ready to install, configure, and manage your own Windows Server.
9 lessons
56
13
0
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9
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Master Images in Adobe InDesign by Yes I'm a Designer
9
Major magazines, textbook makers, and ad agencies all use Adobe InDesign as the go-to software for print-ready design layouts. Want to get in with the best for your own projects? Start with visuals. Over the course of 17 lessons, you’ll learn the essential techniques for working with images in InDesign. Though you won’t find robust color and manipulation effects à la Photoshop, InDesign is great for working with frames and surrounding text to assimilate images with their environment.
17 lessons
32
10
1
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Master Masking in Adobe CS by Yes I'm a Designer
9
Looking to increase your understanding of key features in Adobe CS? In this course, learn how to use masking to apply non-destructive edits and maintain a professional workflow when altering images in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Once you master the basics, learn how to use adjustment layers to add vignetting and color pop effects. Finally, use layer style effects, gradients, pixel masks and the content aware feature to seamlessly remove objects from images.
13 lessons
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10
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Master Parallax Scrolling in Adobe Muse CC by Joseph Angelo Todaro
9
Learn to recreate effects found on popular websites and web campaigns (such as Spotify and Nike Air Jordan 2012) using the parallax scrolling feature in Adobe Muse CC. There’s no need to learn HTML, CSS, or any other programming language - just follow along as Joseph Todaro teaches you the ins-and-outs of this versatile and cutting-edge tool. This course will cover parallax scrolling for text, panels, and images - and how to apply these effects to your own pages.
11 lessons
992
124
6
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Master the Pen Tool in Adobe CS by Yes I'm a Designer
14
Whether you're using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, you’ve probably struggled with the Pen tool before. Clicking around those anchor points to achieve an exact line can be incredibly frustrating. Ditch the trial-and-error for a fun an interactive technique using the Pen Tool. In this 15-lesson course by Yes I’m a Designer, you’ll learn how to hone your skills and make your designs pop with the artistry of a hand-made drawing. Each lesson explains how to apply techniques across Adobe's suite of products.
15 lessons
67
14
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Master Typography in Adobe CS by Yes I'm a Designer
9
Does it infuriate you when retailers use a dozen typefaces in their ads? When you're tasked with sending out a memo, do you spend upwards of an hour formatting text and kerning? Do you fly into an insuppressible rage upon seeing Comic Sans or Papyrus? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this 16-lesson course on typography is just for you. Learn how to use dozens of text features in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and start a one-man or -woman crusade against poor typography.
16 lessons
420
143
6
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Mastering Cubase 7 by In Your Ear
39
New to Cubase 7? Learn how to take advantage of the powerful features found in this pro-level recording software for musicians and producers. Over the course of 23 lessons, you’ll learn how to create a new project and apply tools, plug-ins and FX to ensure the best recording experience for you and your performers. Included in this course are topics such as recording, editing, tempo and pitch correction, MIDI, mixing techniques, and much more.
23 lessons
490
56
21
16
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Mastering DSLR Camera Settings by Bernie Raffe AMPA
19
Whether you are an amateur enthusiast or a seasoned pro, this course by AMPA photographer Bernie Raffe will open your eyes to the vast world of photography with a DSLR camera. Learn how to setup your camera to achieve the perfect photo, with correct lighting and perspective. Don’t be afraid of manual mode—it will change your life for the better once you learn about aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. You’ll even discover which DSLR camera to purchase if you’re still in the market.
19 lessons
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Microsoft Access for Beginners by Amicron
14
Microsoft Access, part of the Microsoft Office Professional suite, is the go-to entry-level software for mass tracking and managing of records. In need of your own data management system for your small business? This 14-lesson course for beginners from Amicron shows you how to use Access to create tables and run queries, sort and filter data using several easy-to-use parameters, work with different data types, and more.
11 lessons
282
117
15
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Microsoft Windows 8 for Beginners by Amicron
14
For those used to traditional Microsoft Operating Systems - XP, Vista or Windows 7 - the switch to Windows 8 OS can seem a bit daunting. Not to worry. Over the course of 11 lessons, Amicron teaches you how to use the Windows 8 start screen and desktop, how to download and use apps, and how to personalize your device. You'll also get an inside scoop on the most useful apps and programs available on Windows 8! This course is geared towards the average laptop, tablet, or PC user.
11 lessons
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Night Photography Unlocked by Neil Creek
19
Take on the challenges of night photography and come up with stunning results! In this 20-lesson course from professional photographer Neil Creek, learn how to use basic settings and equipment to turn out beautiful skylines, portraits, and city scenes. Whether you have a high-end DSLR or just a smartphone, you’ll find a treasure trove of pertinent information on major concepts like ISO, shutter speed, external flashes, LCD lighting, and post processing.
20 lessons
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491
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Ninja Training 101 by Ninja Learning Network
14
Ninja training never seemed easier! This course will train a beginner martial artist with the basics of ninjutsu ninja training. First, you must learn phrases you’ll hear in the dojo, then discover your flow with a warmup exercise. Next, master ninjutsu techniques for pain compliance (submissions), pinning, throwing, posture and stance, full body movement fighting, breakfalling and rolling. Practice and learn more exercises for proper striking technique, awareness and evasion for keeping cool, and even self defense with improvised weapons. Fight like a ninja!
12 lessons
2.1K
305
26
44
4
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Photography Composition for Beginners by Bernie Raffe AMPA
9
Famous composers aren’t the only ones who need to practice composition. This course from AMPA photographer Bernie Raffe covers photography composition rules, such as the rule of thirds and finding frames within frames. You’ll also learn subtle tricks that can make or break a photo, like how to deal with cluttered backgrounds and find repeating patterns. Finally, apply your newfound skills to commonly photographed scenes, like natural landscapes and firework displays.
12 lessons
165
77
5
12
0
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Piano for Beginners by Mark Almond
9
Does the traditional path to mastering piano bore you? Even Mozart would be turned off by years and years of uninteresting exercises with no sign of the bigger picture. Take a new approach! In this seven-part course by Mark Almond, you’ll learn the music theory behind beautiful melodies and harmonies and have fun doing it. By finding and memorizing the patterns that form chords and melodies, you’ll fly through beginner material and move onto the good stuff in no time. By the end of this course, you should know how to play the 12 major and minor chords and mix them up to form progressions.
7 lessons
33K
1.3K
83
222
0
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Piano Sheet Music 101 by Shawn Cheek
19
Sight reading sheet music. Does that sound intimidating? Not with this detailed course on how to sight read for beginners by professional musician and piano teacher Shawn Cheek! Shawn lays down the basics of sight reading, such as identifying musical notes and terms, and runs through multiple simple songs on the piano with you, step-by-step. Develop keyboard awareness; don’t just memorize the song, read the notes! You’ll have fun learning how to play in a ¾ time signature in the “C” and “G” positions, eventually sight reading while playing piano without looking at your hands. Improve your piano playing exponentially with each lesson in this course!
14 lessons
1.3K
174
17
28
1
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Pilates 24/7 by Kira Elste, Pilates, Barre, & Workouts
9
Start your day with Kira Elste’s Pilates workouts! Perfect for all ages and skill levels, this eight-lesson course will expand your Pilates repertoire and help you truly feel great. Each workout focuses on a series of interrelated goals, such as: improving posture, strengthening your core, and toning your arms. You will also develop the healthy habit of stretching after a workout to prevent injury. Roll out your mat and follow along!
8 lessons
352
102
62
90
26
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Popular Crochet Stitches & Patterns by Moogly
9
Want to apply your chains and single crochets to more complex stitches and patterns? In this beginner to intermediate course from Moogly, learn how to make a double crochet and three other popular stitches—the trinity stitch, bobble stitch, and crocodile stitch. Finally, apply your newfound knowledge to making beautiful patterns for blankets, scarfs, or anything in between. You may even be inspired to come up with an original creation!
10 lessons
52K
5.6K
407
693
8
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Portrait Photography with a DSLR by Bernie Raffe AMPA
9
Tired of footing the bill for professional portrait photographers? Learn how to take high-quality photos of your friends and family—these skills will last a lifetime! From the best settings to keeping your subjects interested and comfortable, Bernie Raffe AMPA pulls back the curtain on all of the essential tips and tricks for portrait photography. These thorough lessons cover poses for men, women, children, babies, and families.
8 lessons
265
51
1
2
4
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Salsa Dancing for Beginners by Ryan Perez
9
Learn the classic salsa moves needed for a night on the town in these easy-to-follow salsa lessons with Ryan Perez. You’ll learn how to find the beat of the music, count off a basic 8-count step - and then progress to more challenging partner work and turns. Ryan will also cover body posture, styling, and movement so that you feel comfortable showing off your new moves on the dance floor. Each lesson includes diagrams for foot positioning and covers steps for both the lead and follow.
5 lessons
25K
2.3K
113
217
0
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Selling Crochet for Profit by Sedie, Yarn Obsession
24
Are your friends and family always complimenting your handmade crochet pieces? Turn your crafting skills into a profitable business! This 12-lesson course from Yarn Obsession teaches you how to make money selling your creations, from the nuts and bolts of creating a business plan to inventory planning and pricing. You'll even get some tips for growing your business using social media and Google AdWords.
12 lessons
592
415
79
108
24
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Sew a Custom DIY Skirt by Mimi G Style
19
Making your own clothes isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Follow along as Mimi G - fashion designer and style blogger - shows you how to put together a cute DIY skirt from start to finish. Perfect for beginners, this comprehensive course covers the basic sewing skills you'll need to complete your project, including how to use your sewing machine, select the right pattern, choose your fabric, and assemble your skirt. Mimi G also shares tried and true tips for adding those professional finishing touches - like a waistband, lining, and zipper. A little intimidated at the thought of picking up a new sewing project? Self-taught Mimi G is a great resource as you get started on your adventure into DIY clothing.
7 lessons
14K
1.7K
96
195
6
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Spanish 101 for Kids by Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®
9
Learning Spanish can be easy for all ages when it’s taught by kids! Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids uses storylines and graphics to cover basic words and phrases. In these nine lessons, follow Eli and his brothers as they enjoy breakfast and discuss their favorite activities before adventuring to The Little Magic House, or 'La Pequeña Casa Mágica.' They’ll also teach you how to introduce yourself and your friends - and use dozens of other vocabulary words. Course includes full (and fun!) interactive workbook.
9 lessons
20K
3.3K
486
763
24
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Sunset's Guide to Outdoor Cooking by Sunset Seminars
34
Take your cooking skills to the great outdoors! Sunset Magazine shows you how to make delicious dishes, whether you're in your backyard or in the backwoods. You’ll also learn how to plan food for camping trips; cook with Dutch ovens, cast iron skillets, and barbecue pits; and get recipes for everything from gooey cinnamon rolls to grilled pizza. Buy this course and receive a copy of Sunset’s Great Outdoors Cookbook ($25 value); you will receive an email with instructions after purchase.
10 lessons
413
395
57
81
75
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Surfing 101 by Canggu Surf School
9
Surf’s up, dude! This course runs through all an amateur surfer needs to know about beginning surfing, starting with the parts of a surfboard, surf break and tides, surfing position, and how to paddle. Learn how to catch and surf your first whitewater wave, from the takeoff to the fall. Once comfortable with riding and steering, move on up to catching and riding green waves - a more intermediate wave than whitewater. Last, but definitely not least, surf etiquette for those crowded spots.
8 lessons
1.9K
307
12
25
3
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The Essentials of Guitar | Part 1 by Best Beginner Guitar Lessons
14
It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock ‘n’ roll. Sam Lyons from Best Beginner Guitar Lessons makes it easier for amateur guitarists with this comprehensive course on everything beginners need to know about playing guitar. What kind of guitar should you get? What other stuff do you need? What’s a G7 chord and what does it sound like? You’ll learn the answers to these questions, a bunch more, and master a few basic guitar chords in this course. Play like the rockstar—folk singer, or whoever—you want to be!
16 lessons
300
102
10
4
8
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The Essentials of Guitar | Part 2 by Best Beginner Guitar Lessons
14
Let’s get real - the point of learning guitar is to play songs! After finishing Sam Lyons’ introductory course on guitar basics and a few simple chords, it’s time to play your first song. In this extensive beginner guitar course, learn all the major chords and a few seventh and minor chords to play a few fun and easy songs on guitar. Rile up the party with a boogie woogie blues-rock rhythm or have a sing-along with one of Hank Williams’ country ballads. After this course, you’ll have a steady repertoire of songs to play on guitar!
17 lessons
93
25
2
0
23
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The Ultimate Guide to Rock Drumming by Drum Beats Online
9
It goes without saying that learning how to play the drums takes time, patience, and discipline. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! In this comprehensive rock 'n' roll drumming course, learn how to set up your drum kit, warm up, and play three basic beats. Next, review keeping time, playing fills, and using a double bass pedal. Finally, after mastering the building blocks, complete the course by learning an entire indie rock song so you are ready play with a band!
10 lessons
1
1
0
0
1
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Traditional Middle Eastern Dishes by Feast in the Middle East
9
Do you love the taste of Middle Eastern food, full of savory spices? Follow along in this tasty course that transforms Middle Eastern food into dishes that are easy to make for the modern world. Television journalist and host Blanche Shaheen reveals delicious recipes passed down to her from generations of family. You’ll learn how to cook all the traditional Middle Eastern dishes including homemade hummus, tabbouleh, baklava, couscous and falafel. Learn how to cook recipes that will keep you and your family full from breakfast until dessert.
12 lessons
2.6K
951
186
288
12
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Using Light in Photography by Bernie Raffe AMPA
9
Have you ever experimented with your camera’s flash settings? In this 14-lesson course by photographer Bernie Raffe AMPA, explore several ways to light photographs based on your environment. Find out about reflectors, diffused light, fill flash to manipulate light externally. And, for when all else fails, learn how to use manual settings within your camera like ISO and shutter speed to filter in the perfect amount of light.
15 lessons
458
199
3
7
2
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