Online Training Leader lynda.com Announces Release of Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals

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Four hours of tips and tricks for creating smart business graphics.

lynda.com, the leader in self-paced digital media and design training, today introduced Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals.

Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals provides the tools needed to use images successfully in popular applications like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and more. Instructor Lesa Snider King goes over the importance of including images in business documents and presentations, and teaches every detail of how to do so effectively. The training covers choosing the right image to convey a message, resizing images for various projects, deciding what file format to use and when, "knocking out" backgrounds, and editing and retouching like a pro using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also included are the four secrets of great design that ensure smart, professional, and effective documents and presentations. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

"Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals represents a valuable new addition to the Online Training Library®. This course goes beyond learning one software application, and is more about understanding how powerful graphics can be in business use, and how to use graphics even if you have never been to a single art or design class," says Lynda Weinman, CEO of lynda.com.

Anyone with an internet connection can access Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals by subscribing to lynda.com's Online Training Library®. A separate CD-ROM version of Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals is planned later this month.

Subscriptions to the lynda.com Online Training Library® start at $25 a month, and provide access to over 22,000 movie tutorials covering more than 320 technology career tools, software applications, and techniques. Subscribers can access any of the computer-based training courses at their convenience. Multi-user subscriptions are also available for companies and institutions seeking to provide education and training to groups.

For free online samples of Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals and more detailed product information, please visit http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=425.

To arrange to view the full training title, please contact megan @ lynda.com.

For more information on lynda.com products, please visit http://www.lynda.com or call 1-888-335-9632.

About lynda.com:
Since 1997, lynda.com has provided education and technical training solutions for designers, computer graphics specialists, digital media users, and computer owners. lynda.com products include web-based training, instructional books, CD- and DVD-based video training, self-paced online learning, and events for creative designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists. lynda.com specializes in teaching fundamental design and graphics principles along with the latest computer software, digital media technologies, and techniques.

About Lesa Snider King:
Lesa Snider King is on a mission to teach the world to create -- and use -- better graphics. An honors graduate of the Art Institute of Dallas, Lesa has a passion for teaching others how to communicate through imagery. Lesa is a corporate trainer and regular speaker at many conferences. She's also the co-author of Photoshop: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly), and a frequent columnist for magazines, including Photoshop User, Macworld, Elements Techniques, and Layers. In 2003, Lesa founded GraphicReporter.com, where she writes straightforward, step-by-step tutorials, and hosts the "Graphic Secrets" podcast. She serves as a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto, and assists New York Times technology columnist David Pogue on numerous projects. When she's not parked in front a computer, you'll find her perched atop her motorcycle. She lives in New England with her husband and two very spoiled cats.

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