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OK. Wrap your brains around this: A hyperrealistic, 180-degree panorama of Times Square in New York City illustrated in Photoshop. The finished piece when printed out will be 60 inches by 25 feet. The flattened Photoshop file is 11.7 gigabytes. There are roughly a half a million layers. And it has taken Bert three years to complete.
Times Square, soon to be exhibited at the School for Visual Arts Theatre in New York, is only part of the story of this gifted digital artist who started with paper and rubber cement, graduated to the first Macintosh in 1984 and co-wrote the first ever book on Photoshop. From his home and studio in Berkeley, California, Bert creates art like no other. He is driven to share his gift and his techniques. I’m betting you’ll be as riveted as I was when I met and interviewed Bert for this installment of Creative Inspirations in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
lynda.com was recently profiled in a Santa Barbara Magazine feature, Silicon Beach, highlighting the relationship between the ‘yang’ of founders Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, and the ‘yin’ of then CTO and CFO, Ning Wang (Ning has since been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and retains her position of CFO).
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If you’re still muttering to yourself about the drama that accompanied filing your business taxes, it isn’t too late to streamline the process for 2010. Personal finance expert and lynda.com author Bonnie Biafore has this advice:
“Before you forget, jot down the information you were missing, the reports you needed but didn’t have, and the journal entries your accountant had you record again this year,” says Biafore. “Then, log in to your QuickBooks company file. Set up accounts to track all your income and expenses the way you report it on your tax return. Customize some reports to match your accountant’s requests. And memorize last year’s journal entries so you can reuse them next time around.”
If you don’t already use QuickBooks, Bonnie’s QuickBooks Pro 2010 Essential Training gets you up to speed in setting up your books, running reports, and managing your company files. If you do use QuickBooks, this course offers great advice for getting the most out of all the core features in the latest version.
P.S. If you’re a spreadsheet addict who does all your financial planning and tracking in Excel, lynda.com has courses for Excel users at all levels. Use Numbers? We’ve got that covered. Google Docs spreadsheets? That, too.
In Perl 5 Essential Training, author Bill Weinman explains the fundamentals of programming in Perl, a flexible and powerful programming language that’s well suited for projects as varied as simple scripts to complex web applications. This course covers the details of the language, from conditionals, loops, and data structures to regular expressions, functions, and object-oriented programming. A quick-start guide is included for experienced developers who want to get up and running with Perl 5 fast.