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Two years ago I dove head first into the blogging world. I knew very little about html, had no clue how to edit photos, or even how to set up a blog page. I just knew I wanted to learn how. I learned all of the above through trial and error mixed in with hours of frustration, hair pulling and head banging.

I just found lynda.com and I whispered at my monitor “Where have you been all my life?”. I now have an entire library of answers at my disposal that are updated frequently with current information. I also have access to lessons on just about any creative topic I can think of.

Now my mind is swirling with “What do I want to learn first?”.

Lynda.com offers tutorials on subjects like:

  • 3D + animation
  • audio
  • business
  • design
  • developer
  • home computing
  • photography
  • video
  • web + interactive

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I’ve thought quite a few times about taking a class at the local community college… maybe one on photography or photo editing. With two small children at home, scheduling is difficult and not very flexible. With lynda.com you can:

  • Learn new software, creative, and business skills.
  • Get on-demand access to our entire video tutorial library.
  • Learn at your own pace, when and where you want.
  • New courses added weekly at no additional cost.

So I’ve started my list. I think I am going to start with Adobe Photoshop with Learning Photoshop Elements and then move to learning my DSLR with Shooting with Nikon D5100. Between the two of these I should be busy for quite some time. There are so many aspects lynda.com covers with just those two items my head swims. I know that with the vast library of training videos that I can play, pause, rewind and re-play until I “get it” my projects will end up fabulous.

So what’s holding you back you from starting your blog, developing your app, or making your movie? Nothing can stop you, with the help of engaging, relevant, expert instruction from lynda.com. You can learn it.

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Comments

  1. Claire says:

    id most like the Design:
    Photoshop for Web Design

  2. Peggy says:

    I want to learn WordPress Essential Training

  3. Laura Royal says:

    I like the photography one

  4. chelesa sims says:

    i would like to learn the Creating Game Environments in Maya and Photoshop

  5. I would either take the InDesign CS5 Essential Training or the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training. I have always wanted to learn about both of those programs. I know photoshop fairly well and would love to step up my program knowledge.

  6. Dana Young says:

    There’s a LOT to choose from, but Photoshop Elements 10 Essential Training caught my eye……… 🙂

  7. Alisha D says:

    I would take the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training! I also like the photography tutorials too!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Devon says:

    Any photography or photo editing class. maybe even web design.

  9. Leslie says:

    probably photoshop for web design

  10. Daria says:

    WOW! They have really expanded their courses since I last looked! Man, I found about 50 I would do… but I think I would start with “Photo Assignment: Fill Flash Portraits” since I really need to learn the flash better!

  11. Jennifer Fredericks says:

    For sure it would be Shooting With the Canon Rebel T31..need to start shooting more in manual and improving my shots! Would love to win this- I had no idea lynda.com had such a variety of training courses!

  12. Carly says:

    Photoshop for Web Design

  13. darlene bohannon says:

    i dont know which course to pick,im new to computers,but i would like a course on how to set up a blog and how to run it.

  14. Marcy Taylor says:

    I would like to use the Photoshop one.

  15. I love the idea of learning from my couch!

  16. VJ M. says:

    I would take Learning Garage Band.

  17. Claire says:

    Dreamweaver and WordPress 🙂

  18. Design:
    Illustrator for Web Design

  19. Danielle says:

    PHP with mySQL

    Programming fascinates me and I’d love to start with that nice beginner course!

  20. Photography would be my first pick.

  21. Ellen Levickis says:

    Foundations of Photography: Composition

  22. Fawn H says:

    I would use the Design Tutorial first

  23. susan varney says:

    like to be a whole lot better at photography

  24. Jaime Nicole says:

    I would take Foundations of Photography: Exposure first!

  25. christine jessamine says:

    i would love to take the Create Navigation Menus with jQuery

  26. Brad says:

    I would like to go through the Photoshop tutorials

  27. Wendy Kroy says:

    Excel 2010 Essential Training

  28. Kendal Barriere says:

    I would take Picasa 3 Essential Training

  29. Hello, I would love to learn more about WordPress. One class that caught my eye is the WordPress: Creating Custom Widgets and Plugins …but I think I will need a basic HTML course first so I’m not sure but HTML5: Structure, Syntax, and Semantics is for beginners. I also would like to learn photoshop. I would try to take as many course in the year membership. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  30. Kari says:

    So many that I would like to take! But, one that caught my eye was iPad Tips and Tricks.

  31. This is awesome!! The first video I would watch is WordPress Essential Training 🙂

  32. Tammy B says:

    There are a lot that I would like to watch. Can always learn more about photography though 🙂

  33. Ken B says:

    Objective-C programming

  34. Jessica says:

    Wow this site sounds awesome! I for sure want to do editing!

  35. Michelle J says:

    Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effects

  36. Sarah L says:

    start with design
    Thanks for the contest.

  37. Food & Drink Photography

  38. Emily W says:

    I’d take Access 2007 Essential Training.

  39. So hard to decide! Definitely one of the Photoshop videos. I want to create a new header for my blog, so maybe the Photoshop Elements Essential Training? I’ve been looking at buying CS6 or Lightroom too!

  40. Kimberly says:

    I would love to learn the InDesign CS6!

  41. Jen says:

    I would love to take the Food and Drink Photography class

  42. Gianna Caruso says:

    Inwould takenANY of the photoshop ones!

  43. Leslie Galloway says:

    I’d take InDesign CS6 Essential Training first.

  44. Kim H says:

    I’d like a basic photo shop.

  45. Sherry S. says:

    Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

  46. shawna says:

    Any of the photoshop courses

  47. kendra W says:

    The wordpress training

  48. Michelle Knopp says:

    I would take the Blogger Essential Training course first.

  49. Saver Sara says:

    SharePoint 2010 Essential Training

  50. courtney hennagir says:

    ooh,probably photoshop for web design,and about a thousand others!

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