Very nice endorsement for Steve's work. While I am much more familiar with his books, and his tutorials on Muvipix, I have seen a few of the Lynda.com pieces too - job well-done, IMHO.
I have also used Lynda.com (mostly their books), for programs going back to their very early days, and have enjoyed them greatly. Still have most in the library, though a lot of those earlier programs are many generations newer now, on my computers. Class act 100%.
Bill Hunt wrote:
I have also used Lynda.com (mostly their books), for programs going back to their very early days, and have enjoyed them greatly.
I didn't know Lynda and company did books. I had never heard of them until I needed to figure out digital imaging. Apparantly they started with VHS video taped courses. The Photoshop Elements and Lightroom courses have helped me a lot too.
I started reading about Lynda.com in the business news. It is a fascinating company. They pioneered a lot of onlne training techniques, recently aquired major investment capital, bought a large competitor, expanded their offerings for a greater depth in workplace and business subjects, etc. Their success is being chased by lots of competitors now.
Once, they also published books, and might do so still. IIRC, I have their MacroMedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Fractal Design Painter (now Corel), and Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator books. I might also have Adobe PageMaker (now InDesign). Those go way, way back.
I am much more of a "book person," and find that I learn most easily from those, than video tutorials - maybe just an "old dogs" situation?
And thanks for your kind words about my course, Bill!
John T Smith wrote:
Lots more tutorial links in http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830
Great link. One of the terrific things about Adobe software is how many independent and Adobe sources of information exist. Your link is like a reference library.
My point in writing about Steve's work with Linda.com is that it is a "course". It has an organized beginning and end. It has a consistent teacher throughout that is following a "lesson plan". It has a beginning that lays a foundation and continues to stack learning blocks on that foundation. It has an end where the student has achieved a level of competence. It is not random links to topics.
I've toured the internet and found specific video answers for various editing challanges. But so far, I've not found any other organized courses that come close to the Lynda.com standard of teaching.