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Learn how to find, access, and view courses in the lynda.com training library. Staff author Garrick Chow explains how to find the "need to know" material quickly and browse other subjects you might be interested in. A full rundown of the types of training offered is included, from in-depth essential training on specific software packages, to first looks at up-and-coming technology trends, to inspirational documentaries following creative professionals working in a variety of disciplines. Garrick also shows how to use special library features such as bookmarks, the queue, certificates of completion, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and more, as well as where to turn for help when you need it. Plus, learn to access lynda.com on the go, either through our mobile site, or the iOS app, which also supports playing videos on your TV via AirPlay and an Apple TV.
Sometimes if your not quite sure where to start or what to learn next, you could try scrolling down to the fat footer area of any page on our site and clicking the most viewed courses tab. Often times this area can be a good barometer of not just what the most popular software products are in a given field at that moment, but also what aspects of the software or subject other people are most interested in. For example, here under photography the top course right now is Photoshop CS6 Essential Training. And it's followed up by Photoshop CS61 on 1 fundamentals. Then two foundations of photography courses, exposure and composition.
And then a course on shooting with the Cannon 5D mark 3. Now, maybe I'm feeling pretty comfortable working with my photos in phototshop and I'm wondering where I can go from there. And I can see that these two foundations of photography courses seem pretty popular. Foundations of photography exposure, for example, is a course that teaches you how to properly adjust your camera's exposure settings and doesn't really get into software at all. As someone who's interested in becoming a better photographer, this would probably be a good choice for me to check out. And I might not have found this course as easily simply by browsing through the photography section. But because it's a popular course, it shows up as one of the top titles in this category.
Or, as another example, right now it looks like Edge Animate Essential Training is the most viewed under the 3D and animation content area. So, if I were interested in learning 3D animation, this is probably a good indication that I should look into this software and this course. Excel 2010 is most popular under business, which seems to indicate that most people have migrated from the previous 2007 version of the software to the 2010 release. And under video, Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training is more popular than, say, Aftereffects or Final Cut Pro. So, the next time you're wondering what to do next, be sure to take a look through the most viewed courses area here in the fat footer.
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