Photo Editing with Corel Paint Shop Pro
Jump start your Paint Shop Pro photo editing skills

This course dives right in to photo editing techniques with Corel's Paint Shop Pro X8. Here's what will be covered in this short course:

- Turning average looking photos into studio quality head shots

- Using tonal tools to create great looking outdoor shots

- Using effects to create Instagram style photos

- Turning a photo into a painting

Stone River eLearning
$10
Learn Level Design with Blender and Unity 3D
Design your own worlds and work with them in Unity 3D

Level design is a critical component to all games, but a component that can be difficult to get right. Anyone with graphics experience can in theory create a functioning single level game; but creating a game that's interesting and enjoyable as well as functional takes some finesse. Mastering Blender and Unity 3D is a sure fire way to make your game level design all of this, and more.

Develop your level design skills to the highest standard

1.Understand game level design in both conceptual and practical terms

2.Design 3D models for game levels

3.Create textures through Photoshop

4.Construct and operate a full game level on Unity 3D

Construct multi-level games using versatile programs

Blender and Unity 3D are both open source programs used by games designers all over the world. Developed by their community of users, they construct games that operate on almost all platforms; from consoles and desktops to mobile and websites. Gaining a knowledge of both programs is hugely beneficial to any game developer, as it fine-tunes your insight and intuition for creating multi-faceted, compelling and exciting game levels. Whether you're still coming to grips with level design or already have a wealth of experience under your belt, learning level design with Blender and Unity 3D will ensure your skills are up to date and flawless.

Course Overview

This course includes over 66 lectures and 5 hours of content, suited to anyone with a basic understanding of Blender and Unity 3D. If your interests lie in level design, 3D modelling or texturing, then this course is for you.

You'll first learn about the concepts and best practices of level design, from setting goals and getting references to planning and mapping out your level in Photoshop. You will then move on to modular design and complete basic object manipulation tasks; the first step to creating a full game level.

You will go through each aspect of level design in detail; floors, ceilings, walls, focal points, props and other objects, filling in your level as you learn. Then, you'll add intricate texture to each of these elements, bringing your level design up a notch from basic to something much more professional looking.

Reviews and quizzes have been incorporated into each section of this course so that the material covered is constantly refreshed. On completion, you will take away an up to date skill set in Unity 3D and Blender. You will have an understanding of graphics software, game engines, game level design, and how all of these elements work seamlessly to create fun and engaging games.

Stone River eLearning
$27
Become a Professional Graphic Designer
Learn what your need to know about the art of graphic design

Graphic design has always been a popular profession, but with more and more technology being introduced into our lives it's becoming an ever more important one too. All kinds of people use all kinds of technology every day. Making that technology as user-friendly as possible is vital, and graphic design is one of the most important elements of this.

The Ultimate Crash Course on Graphic Design

  • Master the most widely used software in graphic designing
  • Learn the principles of graphics design and visual communication
  • Gain an insight into the current graphic design industry
  • Understand how to forge a career path as a graphic designer

Graphic Design for All

This course is aimed at aspiring graphic designers, web designers and digital artists who wish to develop a skill set needed to become a professional graphic designer. Suitable for both complete beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the industry; this course will prepare you for a career as a graphics designer through familiarising you with the concepts, principles and – most importantly – the software you'll need to know.

You'll learn everything from working with layers and selections in Photoshop, to formatting text and menus in Dreamweaver, to using pathfinders and special effects in Illustrator.

As well as equipping you with a valuable skill set, you will also learn how to get your foot in the door of the graphic design world, from how to land your first job, to finding continued inspiration, to the ins and outs of joining the graphics design community.

On completion of this course, you will have the strong foundation needed to get started in the world of graphic design, along with the skills needed to start working professionally straight away.

Stone River eLearning
$37
HTML5 & CSS3 Site Design
Build websites from scratch - the right way

Need to learn how to build a website, or brush up on your coding skills to enhance an existing site? This course will show you, step-by-step, how to set up a web site from scratch and tips and tricks of the trade to make your site more attractive and user-friendly. From what tools you need to build your site and creating and formatting pages, to what to test and look for before your site goes live, award-winning trainer Geoff Blake gives detailed and valuable information that will help you to master HTML coding skills. Geoff's casual tone, real world examples, and the follow-along video make this course as entertaining as it is informative.

Geoff Blake
$27
Become a Professional Web Designer Bundle
Like getting a degree in web design without the price tag

The Internet is everyone's go-to source of information in today's world. Businesses, public figures, publications and everything in between all have a presence on the web; and the more professional their website looks, the more successful they tend to be. Web designers are more in demand than ever before, and the profession is constantly changing along with the web itself. This course aims to teach the most up to date fundamentals of web design from scratch.

Learn Web Design from Scratch

  • Understand the basics of CSS and HTML
  • Learn about current web designing trends and developments
  • Gain an insight into web development, debugging, etc. as well as design
  • Build your own portfolio website

Web Designing for Beginners

This course has been developed for both complete beginners and those who already have a limited knowledge of web design. Aspiring web designers, web developers who want to understand the design side of the business, and graphic designers - as well as those from completely unrelated disciplines - will all be more than capable of handling the content of this course.

This course will take you through the fundamentals of web design from scratch. That means getting to grips with HTML, CSS and Foundation Grid Framework; working with images, webfonts and sprite sheets among other elements; understanding grids and responsive design; and achieving flawless layouts, eradicating bugs, and more.

Throughout the course you will work towards designing and developing a colorful, modern and responsive portfolio website. By the end of the course you will have this website completed, and can use it when starting out on your career in web design.

About HTML and CSS

HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language, is the code used to define colors,graphics, hyperlinks, paragraphs, and other simple elements of a website. It was developed by the founder of the web, Tim Berners Lee, back in 1990.

CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, define the more advanced aspects of websites like fonts, background images, positioning and much more. It is a style language that defines HTML layout, so the two are intrinsically linked. Both form the basic frameworks for all websites on the internet.

What's Included?

  • Over 100 hours of video content
  • Lifetime access to all course materials
  • Project files and source codes included
  • Develop responsive websites for your portfolio
  • Learn every major software used in web design
  • Learn all aspects of designing websites
  • Create masterful responsive websites from scratch
  • Learn how to start and run your own web design business
  • Learn enough HTML and CSS to be a true expert
18 Course Bundle
$447
Oracle Java SE7 Programmer Level 1 Certification
The Oracle Java SE7 Programmer Level 1 Online Course

Java is the number one development platform in the world, running on 97% of desktops. So it's no surprise that Java programmers are some of the most sought after by employers. A java certification course adds bonafide credentials to any resume, and is a sure fire way to strengthen your skills and employment prospects.

Everything you need for Java Certification

Over 62 lectures and 2.5 hours of content

Solve programming problems using decision constructs, loop constructs, data types, classes, objects and inheritance

- Learn all the necessary content to pass Oracle's Java Programmer Level 1 Exam

- Follow the exact curriculum used by Oracle to prepare developers for the exam

- Gain proficiency at Java from beginner to intermediate levels

- Tackle real world problems both for practice and entry-level employment

- Get Java Certified Now

This course is specially designed for beginning or intermediate Java programmers, particularly those wishing to pass the Java Programmer Level 1 Certification exam. You'll follow the same curriculum used by Oracle, the biggest computer technology corporation in the world, by working on a different practice file for each section. You will be a coding example with a specific problem to solve, with a separate file revealing the solution. The practice files will not only help you understand the material, but will give you first-hand problem solving experience too.

You will begin with a brief introduction to the very basics of Java, before moving on to implement simple concepts like variables, data types, etc. As your knowledge strengthens you will move on to object oriented programming, learning about polymorphism and encapsulation and how to apply them to relevant situations. During the final stages of the course, you will learn how Java handles errors and exceptions, how to catch them, how and where they affect your code, and how to resolve them.

On completion of this course, you will have gained a very valuable and much sought after skill set; solving coding and programming problems by implementing the concepts learned on the course, and more importantly, correctly applying them. You will be fully prepared for your Java SE7 Programmer Level 1 Exam too.

Tools Used

Java Development Kit (JDK): JDK is a software development kit used by the Java platform. Released under public license, it's free to use and comes in a variety of implementations; Java SE, Java EE, Java ME. It runs on Solaris, Linux, Mac OS X or Windows.

NetBeans IDE: Netbeans IDE is an open-source integrated development environment. It supports development of all Java application types, running in conjunction with the various implementations of Java Development Kits; Java ME, Java EE, Java SE, and so on.

Stone River eLearning
$47
Digital Art with Wacom Tablets and Corel Painter
Learn to use Wacom tablets to create digital art

This short series gives students a few projects to work on using the latest Wacom Intuos tablet and Corel Painter 2016. You will learn how to get your tablet set up for creating art, and how to use Corel Painter to draw and paint effectively to create visually stunning digital art in just minutes.

This course includes a drawing project and a painting project for you to hone your art skills using a tablet.

While absolute beginners can follow along with this course and create real art by the end, some experience using a tablet and stylus and Corel software is helpful.

Stone River eLearning
$10
Introduction to Sass for CSS
Reduce your CSS coding time with Sass

Every current web designer will most likely have mastered CSS long ago. But believe it or not, some have not yet realised the enormous benefits Sass can add to CSS – for one thing, it opens up a whole range of features not available in CSS. Couple that with the fact that it makes CSS concise and readable, and it's a sure fire way to make CSS better as well as more fun!

Learn the Most Powerful CSS Extension Language in the World

  • Compile and work with the core features of Sass
  • Learn a stylesheet language compatible with any CSS version
  • Organise your CSS to make it more readable
  • Configure Sass for development and master CSS efficiency

Course Overview

This course is intended for web designers, web developers, and anyone else who already has a working knowledge of CSS. It does not cover Sass installation or configuration of a text editor, but instead jumps straight ahead to working with practical, real world examples of Sass in action. Therefore this course is not suitable for students who have limited or no knowledge of CSS.

During this course you will get to grips with core features of Sass like variables, inheritance, nesting and mixins, amongst others. You will learn how to build alert panels, how to configure Sass for development, and how to master CSS efficiency with Sass, making your code more readable and more concise.

After just 40 minutes, you will finish up this course with a solid knowledge of Sass which you will be able to implement immediately. And better yet, you will have rediscovered what made CSS fun in the first place!

About Sass

Sass (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) is a stylesheet scripting language, first emerging in 2007 and now used all over the web. Industry approved, compatible with all versions of CSS, and with more features and abilities than another CSS extension language, it's the most stable and powerful language of its kind in the world. By mastering Sass, you'll be able to create effortless and beautiful websites with a sleek, professional look.

Stone River eLearning
$10
Building Responsive Websites with HTML 5 & CSS3
Build modern sites for any device

In this hands-on training course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake shows you, step-by-step, how to build beautifully designed, responsive websites that adjust and function perfectly on smartphones, tablets, and desktop displays. You'll begin with the fundamentals of responsive design, beginning with multiple style sheets, media queries and various expressions. Next comes the fun part: you'll be guided through several in-depth chapters that walk you through the responsive design workflow, building HTML structure and CSS formatting for mobile and desktop displays; including tablets, desktop screens, and smartphones. Geoff shows you how to plan out your work, handle common issues that arise in a responsive layout, and how to handle various page components between device displays. Finally, the course closes with additional tricks, advanced techniques, and testing methods to ensure that your layout looks fantastic.

Geoff Blake
$27
Develop Responsive Websites with Bootstrap 3
Build your own responsive website using the powerful Bootstrap 3 platform.

In the Develop Responsive Websites with Bootstrap 3 course, we will walk you through the popular Bootstrap HTML and CSS framework. Bootstrap helps build websites that look beautiful on mobile, tablet, and desktop browsers.

Develop Responsive Websites with Bootstrap 3 covers a wide range of use cases from simple marketing websites, to web application UI's to dynamic websites using a CSS pre-processor that builds Bootstrap on the fly.

What You Will Learn

In the course, you will learn about various stylized components of Bootstrap 3 including Navbars, Buttons, Panels, Images, Accordions, Modal dialog boxes and the like, while building two demonstration web sites. You will also learn about the underlying architecture including the layout grid, responsive techniques, typography, and utility functions for layout, hardcopy print and screen readers.

Projects

By the end of this course you will have created a beautifully designed responsive website for your portfolio. After taking the course and creating the project website, you will be able to take what you've learned and create virtually any other type of website on the web today.

You will also create your own custom web application UI.

Bootstrap Customization

Customization of Bootstrap is introduced in simple CSS overrides, expanded upon with 3rd-party Javascript functions (for high-resolution Retina images), and developed finally in the creation of your own Bootstrap template. You will also learn about CSS debugging techniques which are helpful in customizing Bootstrap with its CSS pre-processor language LESS. In the last two lessons, you will create a dynamic version of one of the demo websites with a Node.js server and on-demand compiled Bootstrap LESS. Example code is provided for each lesson.

Pre-Requsites

Pre-requisites are some HTML and CSS familiarity, and basic web concepts. Javascript knowledge is helpful. The material covers Bootstrap version 3.1.1 and 3.2

Stone River eLearning
$27
Become a PHP Guru Bundle
Everything you need to become a professional PHP developer

Do you want to be a PHP developer or web developer? Do you need to brush up on your PHP skills? Then you're in the right place!

This PHP development online course bundle from Stone River eLearning is perfect for complete beginners and experienced PHP developers alike. The PHP Guru bundle takes you from absolute beginner to a professional PHP developer, or from a decent PHP developer programmer to a great one.

Included in this bundle are lectures that teach you the very basics of PHP programming, how to create an authorization system for a website besides walking you through every step in the process of building an R/L system using PHP object oriented programming... and more!

What's Included?

  • Over 285 lectures and over 80 hours of content!
  • Lifetime access to all course materials
  • Gain valuable job skills to become a professional PHP developer
  • Create an authorization system with Laravel
  • Master PHP Object Oriented Programming
  • Learn how to integate a database using the MySQLi extension for PHP
  • Develop with the PayPal IPN system
  • Build an MVC framework
  • To create an image upload website from scratch using PHP
  • Master PHP data objects
  • Build a content management system from scratch
  • Create a chat application usable for websites
  • Learn how to use PHP OOP with a SQL database
11 Course Bundle
$397
Modeling a Room in Maya
Get started using Maya 2015

Get started learning Maya 2015 by modeling a complete room step by step.

This course starts off by presenting you with the basics of Maya, how to understand the interface and how it functions. After that you will quickly move on to actually modeling a room in Maya. You'll work through the room, modeling each object piece by piece until you have your first completed Maya project!

By the end of the course I am completely confident that you will have a starting foundation in Maya that will aid you in creating 3D Polygonal Models.

While we use Maya 2015 in this course, you may use older versions with little or no issues.

Stone River eLearning
$17
Become a Wordpress Guru Bundle
Learn to develop Wordpress websites, themes and plugins

Often when we think of WordPress, we think of blogging—but WordPress can do so much more! In this comprehensive Wordpress training course bundle, you'll discover everything you need to know to get your WordPress site online, including how to effortlessly register a domain name and set up web hosting, install WordPress, and begin using it to publish your work on the web!

If your skills are beyond Wordpress content development, try creating your own themes from scratch. In Scratch-Building Wordpress Themes you will learn the design side of Wordpress, and you will be able to create and sell your own Wordpress themes.

In this course bundle we'll also cover the art and science of Wordpress Plugin Development from scratch. By developing 8 simple plugins we will cover everything you need to know to be able to create awesome plugins that will run in most of the web.

What's Included?

  • Over 200 lectures and 30 hours of content!
  • Develop a solid understanding of WordPress
  • Get an in-depth and complete look at theme building, which you can directly apply to your projects — it's literally a freelance startup kit!
  • Create your own Wordpress Plugins
  • Build a website with no experience
  • Save Time By Automatic Your Social Media
  • Drive More Traffic to Your Website or Blog
  • Lifetime access to all course materials
5 Course Bundle
$117
Game Development with Unity 5
Comprehensive course where you learn by actually making games

Game development is an ever changing, constantly improving, and highly dynamic area to work in. Things are on the move constantly, and if you’re not careful you can get left behind. That’s why it’s important to keep your skills at the top level and to familiarise yourself with the latest tools and programs out there. This course will do just that by getting you up to speed with Unity5, the newest version of one of the industry’s leading development engines.

Become a Unity 5 Developer

  • Build your first functioning game in 60 minutes
  • Create more complex games as your skills improve
  • Increasing levels of complexity to cater for both beginners and experienced developers
  • Grasp game development fundaments in a practical way
  • Gain practical skills than can instantly be used in the real world

Learn the Secrets of Unity 5 Game Development

Whether you’re completely new to game development or have gained some experience developing games with Unity already, this course is for you. With 85 lectures and 9.5 hours of content, it takes starts off at beginner level and advances up to more complex projects.

This course goes beyond merely explaining or showing you how everything works; you’ll be shown how, and then you’ll do it for yourself. As you progress through the course you’ll create three games of increasing complexity; a trivia game to demonstrate programming basics and show you the Unity user interface, followed by a 2D platforming game, and to finish, first person shooter game complete with visual effects and artificial intelligence.

By creating these games, you’ll learn all about scripting and user interface including questions and answer options, creating different levels, adding audio, freezing game play, building scenes, learning Nav Mesh, character and object movement, and game narrative, among other things.

This course emphasises coding and development, and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn to develop games or learn how to code. To start this course, you will need to have Unity installed on your computer; we’ll show you everything else from there.

About Unity 5

Unity is a games engine used to create and develop 2D and 3D games and interactive experiences. It is fast becoming the industry standard for creating multiplatform games. Unity5 is the latest version of the tool, and includes a number of advanced powerful features such as a 64-bit editor, frame debuggers, graphics command buffers, and more.

Stone River eLearning
$97
Learn Photoshop CC Essentials
Learn only what you need to know in Photoshop CC by working on projects

Learn Photoshop CC with Stone River eLearning. In this Photoshop CC course, you'll master only the skills you need to know to use Photoshop CC professionally or as a hobby.

Photoshop CC has hundreds of tools and thousands of settings. Most users will never use the majority of them. This course explores the most commonly used tools and helps you apply them to real world situations.

Projects

In this course you will work on a project at the end of each section. You will work on a real life project that uses the skills you just learned in each section. Projects can be used for practice or to build a portfolio of work.

After taking this course you will be able to use Photoshop in these fields:

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Web Design
  • Game Animation
  • Logo Design

Who Should Take This CourseThis course is designed for Photoshop CC beginners so you can learn Photoshop no matter your skill level. However, even intermediate users will learn Photoshop CC skills and applications important to success.

Prerequisites

There are no skill prerequisites for this course. You are expected to have access to a copy of Photoshop CC, though Photoshop CS6 will work fine as well.

Stone River eLearning
$27
Getting Started with Dreamweaver CC
Hands-on Dreamweaver CC training

Delve into the world of web design and Dreamweaver with this hands-on, step-by-step course hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer, Geoff Blake. First, Geoff will run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface, working with documents, and defining new websites. Then, it's on to building a fully functional web layout from the ground up. You'll learn how to construct your design, insert navigation menus, and test your work for usability. Handling text, graphics, and setting up a well-built set of site-wide CSS rules to control it all brings your site together; and Geoff even takes you through the process of rolling out your website, and taking your site live by uploading it to a live web server. Roll up your sleeves and delve into this practical, task-oriented look at building contemporary websites in Dreamweaver CC!


Geoff Blake
$27
Getting Started With InDesign CC
Get up and running with Adobe InDesign quickly

InDesign is the premiere page layout application used in modern desktop publishing. In this easy to follow, hands-on course, veteran software trainer Geoff Blake will introduce you to InDesign, and get you up to speed quickly. First, you’ll discover the InDesign interface and learn how to navigate through document layouts quickly. Then, you’ll see how to set up your documents, including how layouts need to be set for commercial reproduction. Next, it’s on to handling text, text frames, and how to thread text frames together. Then, you’ll see how to work with a variety of shapes, mix new colours, and import graphics into your layouts. Finally, you’ll see how to convert your layouts to static images and PDF documents for sharing with co-workers. All this and more awaits, so let’s get started!


Geoff Blake
$27
Photoshop CC For The Web
How to use Photoshop in web design - the right way

With so many file formats, colour spaces, and image types, knowing where to start with web graphics can be daunting. But guided by this thorough, yet easy to follow course, you'll be feeling like a pro in no time! Join award-winning trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you step-by-step through the process of preparing images for your next web project. You'll learn all about the web friendly file formats, when to use each, and how to get the most out of them. Discover web colour spaces, methods for working faster and more efficiently, and an approach to image resolution that'll leave you feeling like a Zen Master of web graphics! Break down the barriers, dispel the myths, and clear the clutter. In just a few short hours, you'll have clarity and confidence using Photoshop for your web projects!

Geoff Blake
$17
Getting Started with Illustrator CC
Everything you ever needed to know about Illustrator CC

In the Getting Started With Illustrator CC online course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you through the fundamentals of Adobe's flagship vector graphics editor. You'll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator's interface. Then, it's on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator's variety of commands and tools. Next, you'll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC!


Geoff Blake
$17
Affinity Designer For Beginners
Ditch that Adobe subscription for Affinity Designer

While Adobe Creative Suite is still the industry standard in the creative world, it's sky high subscription fees are far beyond the budgets of most aspiring designers. Luckily, Affinity Designer is quickly rising up the ranks to provide some serious competition. Much more affordable than its predecessor and equally as versatile, there has never been a better time to get to grips with this innovative new program.

- Learn Affinity Designer by Examples

- Master the tools and user interface of Affinity Design

- Gain an understanding of the overall process of designing graphics

- Build up a foundation of knowledge for using similar design programs

- Use real world examples to familiarise yourself with the software

Course Overview

Ideal for graphic designers, web designers and artists, this course includes 17 lectures and over 3 hours of content. Suited for both complete beginners or those who already have experience with similar software such as Adobe, the course will show you how the Affinity Designer user interface works through creating real world projects.

You'll learn how to use the various tools of Affinity Designer in a hands-on environment; and not just vector graphics – you'll learn how to manipulate images, design logos and icons, create graphic illustrations, combine images, render images for all media types too, and finally export your work for the web, print, and app development.

By learning Affinity Designer by example, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of not only the tools used within the program, but design principles and practices as a whole, which you can then apply to design projects on almost any other platform.

About Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer is the fastest, most efficient and arguably the best vector graphic design software to come along in recent years. More affordable and more specialised than Adobe Creative Suite, it's ideal for working on websites, UI design, concept art, illustrations and icons, and all kinds of graphics. Made by designers for designers, it's packed full of intuitive features and was even bestowed the honour of an Apple Design award in 2015.

Stone River eLearning
$17
Sketch 3 Mobile App Design
Mock up mobile apps in a flash with Sketch 3

Adobe CS may be the industry standard for digital design, but for those just starting out in the industry the subscription fees are far beyond most people's budgets. Lucky for Mac users at least, there's a cost-effective and award winning alternative; Sketch 3! This easy to use software allows you to create professional looking mobile apps, with all the ease and efficiency that comes with using larger scale industry programs.

What You'll Learn about Sketch 3 Design

  • Learn the ins and outs of Sketch 3 Design
  • Gain a foundation knowledge of design principles
  • Use Sketch 3 for all aspects of graphic design
  • Create your own mock-up Facebook app

Instant, Easy Mobile Apps on Mac

This course includes 17 lectures and 1.5 hours of content that will teach you everything you need to know about creating mobile apps on Sketch 3. Not only will you be an expert on using this particular program for app design, but you'll also take away a solid knowledge of the principles of design as a whole that can be utilised on a wide range of other platforms too.

At the beginning of this course you will get to grips with the basics of building and exporting a project on Sketch 3. From there, you'll learn how to get design templates and edit them to create unique designs. You will understand how to work with pages and apply styles across pages, as well as working with shapes and symbols, creating icons and splash screens, and the various other tools included within Sketch 3.

Throughout this course you will be building up your own mock-up app based on Facebook's function and design. On completion, you'll be equipped with the knowledge needed to create a wide range of mobile apps on Sketch 3, with varying functionality and design.

About Sketch 3

Sketch 3 is the latest version of the popular mobile app design program created by Bohemian Coding. Built with modern graphic designers in mind, it includes powerful features like symbols and shared styles, a workflow that supports multiple pages and artboards, and much more. Sketch 3 has been built especially for Mac, with an intuitive design and elegant interface so you can create flawless projects with a focus on design. It even co-operates with OS X's Versions and Auto Save, so you can rest assured knowing your work is safely saved at all times even if you get interrupted when designing.

Stone River eLearning
$17
Learn Blender Modeling and Texturing
Create 3D images with free Blender software

Learn Blender from a beginner's perspective with this Blender 3D modeling and texturing course from Stone River eLearning. If you're interested in 3D modeling and texturing for game design, 3D art, 3D animation or architectural design, Blender 3D is a free, easy to use tool that will allow you to master 3D modeling with no money out of pocket.

What You Will Learn

In this course you will gain the skills to create and texture 3D models. This Learn Blender course covers the fundamental tools you will use for modeling in Blender. You'll receive an overview of how to give your models, materials and textures a professional look, with extra detail and color to make then look complete and professionally done.

What You Can Do After Taking This Course

By the end of this course you should have an understanding of modeling and texturing that will allow you to build and learn more on your own. You will be provided with additional Blender learning resources and project files to continue learning and practicing after you've completed the course.

Stone River eLearning
$17
Website Wireframing with HTML5 & CSS3
Get your web design ideas out of your head and into a wireframe

Whether you're an HTML veteran or just a beginner, this course is for you. Award-winning trainer Geoff Blake will walk you through the process of creating a website wireframe in just under three hours! This series of instructional videos will guide you through the process of creating the basic sections of your site, arranging and aligning text and images, and adding interactive features. Once you're finished creating the wireframe, Geoff will show you how to put it online to share with coworkers and clients. After taking this course you'll be able to build attractive and professional website prototypes in about an hour. The best part? Unlike a simple mockup in Photoshop, you can actually turn this wireframe into a fully-functioning website! Let Geoff Blake help you build your professional skills with this easy to follow course from Ten Ton Online.

Geoff Blake
$17
Applying Design To Wireframes with HTML5 & CSS3
Turn your wireframes into beautiful web designs

Building on the skills you gained in Website Wireframing with HTML5 and CSS3, this course teaches you how to apply functional and attractive design principles to your wireframe. Featuring advice on typography, graphics, and colour schemes, award-winning trainer Geoff Blake will lead you through the full process of making your site look amazing in every web browser. Lessons include how to select a colour palette, where to source free images, and what resources to use to integrate beautiful typography into your design. You'll discover Google Fonts, and how to integrate them into your CSS. When you're finished adding fonts and images, Geoff will walk you through the various options for testing out your site. From wireframe to fully realized design, this course is a must for aspiring web developers.

Geoff Blake
$10
PHP Object Oriented Programming: Build a Login System
Learn Object Oriented PHP while building a secure & scalable authentication system with validation & database handling.

Building registration and login (RL) systems is a must-have skill for any web developer. This course walks you through every step in the process of building an R/L system using PHP object oriented programming.

We've stripped away all the design elements of the RL system you will create so you can focus on what's important: Understanding the PHP coding and database structure.

By the time you are done with this course, you will have gained a real world skill that will help you in your goal to become a web developer, or will get you ahead in your current job.

Stone River eLearning
$17
Building Wordpress Themes From Scratch with Photoshop
Make money building custom Wordpress Themes

Design your own Wordpress themes from scratch for fun and profit.

Have you ever noticed that web designers make money by developing their own themes for Wordpress and selling them on marketplaces like Envato? Well, now you can too! Learn Wordpress theme design from the ground up in this massive Stone River eLearning course.

Join award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you through the entire workflow process of scratch-building a WordPress theme using Photoshop!

About the Course

The training begins in Photoshop, where you'll be introduced to some setup options and settings to optimize Photoshop for web design. Then, learn about building and using various grid systems, which will serve as the template for the theme layout. Next, it's on to the next phase in the workflow process, wireframing and UI design in Photoshop. Learn how to stay organized and work quickly and efficiently.

Once the wireframe structure is complete, you'll see how to apply design to the wireframe, and then move the entire layout from Photoshop into the world of code.

You'll discover how to construct a WordPress theme from the ground up, starting with a completely blank canvas! You'll see a variety of techniques for working between Photoshop, WordPress's architecture, and the HTML, PHP, and CSS code that pulls it all together.

Geoff Blake
$147
How to Build Your Own Online Business with WordPress
Build websites, set up emails, accounting and more

This course was recently updated to Wordpress 4.0

Do you have a great business idea?

Are you wondering how to make your online business idea a reality?

If so, then this course is for you!

I have started several successful online businesses, and I want to show you how I did it. I'm not going to show you how to come up with a great business idea, there are lots of courses out there that do that, I'm going to show you how to actually get your online business idea out of your head and on to the internet. After all, an idea isn't worth a single penny until you act upon it.

The Greatest Deal On Earth

When you buy this course, you get access to several deals for your online business that will more than pay for the cost of the course. You will be able to create as many websites as you want for about $5 per month (regularly $7 per month) and get another $30 off your hosting account on top of that. As if that weren't enough, purchasing this course gives you access to a discount on your web hosting and over $100 in free online advertising with Google, Bing and Yahoo.

What Will I Learn in This Course?

In this course, you will begin by learning how to build your own website with no experience and no coding required using WordPress. You learn how to optimize your site for search engines so you can actually be found online. I will also show you some great free WordPress plugins that will make your website stand out from the crowd and free web apps you can add to your site that will super charge your business.

Along the way you will be learning all the essentials of running an online business from creating e-mail addresses, creating multiple websites, creating site maps, working with your website's files and using free accounting software.

What Kinds of Websites Can I Build?

Any kind you want. You can build e-Commerce sites, blogs, company websites, subscription sites, affiliate sites and more. In the course, you can follow along with me as I show you how I built my latest and greatest e-Commerce website. You will learn so much about how to build websites using WordPress that you will even be able to build websites for other people as a business!

Stone River eLearning
$27
What's New In Unity 5
Experienced Unity developers: get a look at what's new in v5

Learn the new features of Unity 5 in this course from Stone River eLearning that covers each of the new features. You'll learn what they are, how they work and how you can use them to create professional quality games with Unity 3D.

Unity 5.0 is the biggest and boldest release ever. Powerful new features in Unity 5 include:

  • The Physically-based Standard Shader to make your materials look consistent in any lighting environment, cross platform.
  • Real-time Global Illumination, built on Geomerics Enlighten technology.
  • The Audio Mixer, to massively improve audio in your game.
  • HDR Reflection Probes to enhance visual fidelity.
  • PhysX 3.3 to bring massive performance improvements to 3D physics.
  • Major updates to the animation system.
  • WebGL preview.

And of course, many more new features and updates. Keep reading to learn more.

UNITY 5 NEW FEATURES

AI

  • NavMesh supports LoadLevelAdditive
  • Improved performance and reduced memory consumption:
    • NavMeshObstacles update is multi-threaded now. Carving speed generally improved 2-4x.
    • NavMesh data for non-carved regions takes ~2x less memory now.
    • Performance improvements for multi-threaded NavMeshAgent updates.
    • HeightMeshes bake faster, work faster at runtime, and use ~35% less memory.
    • Path replanning in presence of many carving obstacles is faster and more accurate.
  • Improved inspectors and debug visualizations:
    • NavMesh Areas inspector (previously NavMesh Layers) got a facelift.
    • Reorganized parameters NavMeshAgent inspector.
    • Added carve hull debug visualisation for NavMeshObstacles.
    • Added visualisation on how NavMesh bake settings relate to each other.
  • Improved accuracy and raised limits:
    • NavMeshObstacle supports two basic shapes - cylinder and box for both carving and avoidance.
    • Improved automatic Off-Mesh Link collision detection accuracy. Note that this will change how off-mesh links placement on existing scenes.
    • Improved navmesh point location/mapping when height mesh is used.
    • Increased the height range of NavMesh baking (can build meshes for taller scenes).
    • Made Height Mesh query more resilient to small holes in input geometry.
    • NavMesh obstacle rotation is take into account when carving and avoiding.
    • NavMesh tile count limit lifted from 216 to 228.
    • NavMeshPath and NavMeshAgent paths removed 256 polygon limit.
    • OffMeshLink - removed restriction on tile span - previously connected only up to neighbouring tiles.

ANDROID

  • KitKat Immersive Fullscreen Mode. Applied by default.
  • Rendering to multiple displays.
  • Rendering to custom java surfaces. Exposed in Unity as additional displays.
  • AAR Support. AAR files can now be used as a replacement for Android Library Project folders.

ANIMATION

  • State Machine Behaviours
    • StateMachineBehaviours is a new MonoBehaviour-like Component that can be added to a StateMachine state to attach callbacks
    • Available callbacks are : OnStateEnter, OnStateExit, OnStateUpdate, OnStateMove, OnStateIK, OnStateMachineEnter and OnStateMachineExit
    • Animator.GetBehaviour(). This function return the first StateMachineBehaviour that match type T

STATE MACHINE BEHAVIORS

  • StateMachine Transitions
    • Can now add higher level transitions from StateMachine to StateMachine
    • Entry and Exit nodes define how the StateMachine behaves upon entering and exiting.

STATE MACHINE TRANSITIONS

  • Asset API
    • Allows to create and edit, in Editor, all types of Mecanim assets ( Controllers, StateMachines, BlendTree etc.)
    • Added API for Avatar, Motion Nodes, Events and Curve in the Model Importer
  • Direct Blend Tree.
    • New type of blend tree to control the weight of each child independently
Stone River eLearning
$19
Python Game Development - Create a Flappy Bird Clone
Learn Python game development by creating your very own Flappy Bird game!

Games by their very nature are supposed to be fun. So why should the process of creating them be tedious and complicated? Instead of sitting through hours of lectures and game development theory, this course cuts to chase and allows you to create a game straight away, learning as you go.

Learn Python game development by creating your own game

1.Gain practical experience in Python game development

2.Develop a clone of Flappy Bird using Python game programming

3.Create levels with increasing difficulty and complexity

4.Understand and utilize the opportunities Python games provide

Master game development in a fun environment

Python game programming is a set of Python modules designed specifically for writing games. It allows you to create fully featured games and multimedia programs using the Python programming language. Python is highly popular and versatile, running on almost every platform and operating system out there; so mastering it is of enormous benefit whether you want to create Python games or pretty much anything else. By completing this course, you can create open source, free, freeware, shareware and commercial games using Python game programming.

Course Overview

This course contains 21 lectures and over 3 hours of content. It is intended for those who already have a working knowledge of Python programming or general programming, and who want to apply their skills to games development. However, beginners may still be able to follow the course too.

The main focus of this course is to create a clone of the smash hit (and extremely simple) game Flappy Bird using Python game programming. You will first be introduced to Python programming concepts and initial coding, and then delve straight into the making your game from scratch.

The first two elements of the game you will learn are the time clock and game over. From there, you'll progress to initial graphics setup including the background and adding graphics to the screen. Following that, you'll move on to working with coordinates.

The next few sections of the course focus in detail on creating input controls, boundaries, crash events and menu creation, as well as creating obstacles using polygons. Finally, you'll add the finishing elements to your game like game logic, score display, colours, and most importantly, difficulty levels.

By the end of this course you will have created your own Flappy Bird game from scratch using Python game programming and Python game development techniques. The skills you picked up along the way will give you a solid groundwork for creating bigger, more complex, and more versatile games that can be run on any platform or any operating system.

Stone River eLearning
$17
Introduction to Unity 3D Game Development
Calling all newbie game developers! Learn Unity 3D, the most powerful game engine in the world.

This course introduces Unity 3D. The tutorials below also seek to create an understanding on how Unity works and serves its purpose in game development. It is in this course that the learner will have a solid grip on the founding concepts on both scripting and compiling games.

This course will give you the basis for understanding game development using Unity 3Ds powerful game engine. If you've never developed games before, this course is for you.

Stone River eLearning
$10
Mobile Game Development with Unity 3D
Make a living making and selling mobile games with Unity 3D
Students: 7,208
Video: 9 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

Many people have a perception that to successful mobile game development requires learning complicated and difficult skills and techniques. By learning the process with Unity 3D, these perceptions will be smashed. Not only is Unity 3D easy to get to grips with, it's extremely versatile too; so you can develop and publish games on almost any platform, for almost any device.

Create Mobile Games for Any Platform

  • Create a fully fledged iOS game in minimal time
  • Master the craft of game development through experimentation with code and game play
  • Publish your game on any mobile platform
  • Understand the vast possibilities of a Unity 3D game for mobile
  • Learn complex techniques in an easy, instantly usable manner

Course Overview

This course includes 9 hours of content and 34 lectures, and is suited to both experienced and budding game developers. You will create a dynamic Unity 3D game during the course, but the focus is not on completing a game, but mastering the art of game development through problem solving and experimentation.

You will begin by importing models and textures before progressing to level design, lighting and lightmapping. From there, you will compare and learn about GUI systems, specifically NuGUI. This sets the foundation for the next step; multiple cameras, avatar customisation, controlling your player's actions, scripting mecanim animation, and more. You'll finish off by creating particle effects, compiling and publishing your game.

By the end of this course, you will have created a complex Unity 3D game – having started with nothing but a blank screen – that can be instantly published and played on multiple platforms.

About Unity 3D

Unity 3D is a game engine used to create multiplatform 3D and 2D games for desktops, consoles, mobile devices and websites. Combining high end technology and tools with intuitive and customisable settings, it runs on almost every platform you can think of and is constantly developed and improved by its community of developers. As well as creating games, it also provides features such as ads, analytics, cloud building and multiplayer networking.

Stone River eLearning
$37
Unity 3D Game Development and Design Bundle (Unity Version 4.x)
Over 15 hours of Unity game development goodness
Students: 36,678
Video: 46 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

Whether you're completely new to game development or you have experience developing games with Unity 3D, this course is for you.

Beginners

Beginners can start with the basics of the Unity system with an explanation of how it works. This isn't an explanation of what each menu does one by one (that's boring), but a high level explanation of how Unity functions from the perspective of a first time game developer. You'll then take that knowledge and build your first real game in about an hour.

You will learn basic scripting as it relates to game design. No prior coding experience is necessary to take this course and create real games.

Game Developers

For those with experience in the world of game development, you can skip the basic Unity and basic scripting sections and move right into the higher level game development exercises. We understand you already know the basics and you want to increase your skills as a game developer.

What You Will Learn

  • The Unity user interface
  • Structure of Unity projects
  • Basic Unity scripting
  • Intermediate and advanced Unity scripting
  • Working with assets
  • Level design
  • Sound design
  • Animation, modeling and rigging
  • Compiling games to console and mobile devices
  • Mecanim animation system
  • Shuriken particle system
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Blender 3D modeling

This course bundle uses C# as its programming language. You will also be using the open source program called Blender to create some of the animations.

* Unity version 4.x is taught in these courses. Level Design with Blender and Unity 3D uses Unity 5.

12 Course Bundle
$197
Create Your First 3D Game with Unity 3D
Create three levels of a fun sci-fi inspired puzzle game from scratch.
Students: 4,789
Video: 3 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

In the ever changing world of game development, there are hundreds of game engines, and new versions of each one are released on a regular basis. Unity 3D is not only one of the most versatile, but one of the most widely used engines out there. By learning to create a Unity 3D game, you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge to a whole host of other programs too.

Create multi-level, fun games for multiple platforms

●Create a multi-level sci-fi puzzle game from scratch

●Learn the fundamentals of Unity 3D game development and C# programming

●Master professional game design practices

●Compile a game for any device or platform

Course Overview

With over 23 lectures and 3 hours of content, this course will take you through the process of building a multi-level Unity 3D game from scratch, complete with a hero protagonist who overcomes various obstacles to move up through the levels.

You will learn the basics of core modular game asset creation, level design, C# game scripting, menu creation, scene linking, and finally compiling your game. By increasing the complexity of the puzzles and elements of each level, your game will not only become more fun as it progresses, but you'll learn more about game development too through challenging yourself and learning to engage your audience.

You'll not only master the basics, but the finer details too, including sound effects, testing for bugs, menu scripting, and of course modelling and texturing. While most suited to those with some experience of Unity 3D and game development, complete beginners will also be more than capable of completing this course too.

About Unity 3D

Unity 3D is a game engine used to create multiplatform 3D and 2D games for desktops, consoles, mobile devices and websites. Combining high end technology and tools with intuitive and customisable settings, it runs on almost every platform you can think of and is constantly developed and improved by its community of developers. As well as creating games, it also provides features such as ads, analytics, cloud building and multiplayer networking.

Stone River eLearning
$17
Game Hacking | Create a Game in 1 Hour
Crank out your very first game without being a coding genius.
Students: 3,399
Video: 2 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

Using Unity 3D and Blender, this course aims to introduce game development to beginners. In these tutorials, the various aspects of asset animation and coding games will be taught. This is to provide students the support they need to start creating their first game in under an hour!

This course uses the free versions of both Unity 3D and Blender.

Stone River eLearning
$10
Introduction to Unity 3D Scripting in C#
Learn the basics of coding video games with Unity 3D.
Students: 8,545
Video: 2 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

This course discusses Unity Scripting. It includes several tutorials on game script creation and coding. This course is aimed at beginning coders and intended to teach you the basic coding you need to know to start creating games.

If you have some coding knowledge, this course will still be helpful as it relates coding to how it is used in game development today.

Stone River eLearning
$17
Learn the Unity 3D Shuriken Particle System
Learn how to create game effects with the famous Shuriken Particle System on Unity 3D.
Students: 3,067
Video: 2 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

Create awesome particle effects with Unity 3Ds Shuriken Particle system. Send rockets blazing into space, create muzzle blast shooting effects, create particle emitters and much more.

This course seeks to teach students how to work with the Shuriken Particle System in Game development. The lectures include working with textures and voxels, emitters, modules, smoke plumes and muzzle flashes; all of which are crucial to the success of any game development projects.

Stone River eLearning
$17

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