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Total Training Announces New Consumer Learning Products

Video-based training for digital photography and video (November 12, 2004)

Total Training, Inc., a pioneer in fun and innovative video-based training for popular software programs, today announced two new consumer products for learning digital photography and video titled Total Training Presents: Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 and Total Training Presents: Digital Video and Adobe Premiere Elements. These DVD-based series of lessons help broaden Total Trainings professional line of creative design and digital video products. Training host, Brian Maffitt, reveals simple, yet comprehensive ways to retouch and restore photos, and create dynamic, high-quality home movies.

Total Training Presents: Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop Elements, the next generation of the instructional videos that received the NAB2004 ICE Award, makes the art of digital photography easy. Lessons begin with the fundamentals of digital photography and offer tips and tricks for optimizing and printing photos. The informative and entertaining tutorials clarify the processes of importing pictures to a computer, manipulating and adjusting them in Photoshop Elements, and printing and sharing them with friends. This package also includes more than $100 worth of professional photography courtesy of PhotoSpin, Inc.

Total Training Presents: Digital Video and Adobe Premiere Elements helps transform home video memories into slick web clips and dynamic DVDs that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. A quick review of the basics covers how to import and edit videos and stills. Other lessons demystify ways to add effects and transitions, incorporate music and graphics, and finalize DVDs with professionally-designed menus and features. As an added bonus, the package also includes more than $100 worth of royalty-free stock footage courtesy of Artbeats Software, Inc.

?It was important that Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 and Premiere Elements balance sophistication and simplicity, providing the creative control our customers want to produce high-quality digital images and digital video, said Stephen Inoue, senior product manager for Premiere Elements at Adobe Systems Incorporated. ?Valuable tools like the Total Training videos, offer an added layer of support, which help photo and video enthusiasts grow with the products and produce work they are proud to share with family and friends. We are pleased to be aligned with such a recognized training resource.

?The raw creative power thats available to anyone with a Digital camera or DV camera and a typical desktop computer would have been unimaginable a decade ago, and were excited to create products that help introduce customers to this brave new world. Weve been working professionally with these tools for as long as theyve existed, so we feel uniquely qualified to get people up to speed quickly and efficiently? and hopefully have a little fun along the way, said Brian Maffitt, Chief Creative Officer and Motion Graphics Presenter at Total Training.


Pricing and Availability
Total Training Presents: Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 and Total Training Presents: Digital Video and Adobe Premiere Elements will be available from Total Training by mid-November 2004 for $49.99 USD each. Customers who pre-order prior to November 10, 2004 will save 20% on each item.

Each product includes three hours of training on DVD.



Total Training Presents: Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 features the following lessons: Lesson 1 Digital Cameras
Lesson 2 Introducing Adobe Photoshop Elements 3
Lesson 3 Adjusting Images
Lesson 4 Using the Tools
Lesson 5 Printing & Sharing Images
Plus, more than $100 worth of professional photography courtesy of PhotoSpin, Inc.

Total Training Presents: Digital Video and Adobe Premiere Elements offers these lessons:
Lesson 1 Fundamentals
Lesson 2 Capturing Video
Lesson 3 The Adobe Premiere Elements Interface
Lesson 4 Editing Essentials
Lesson 5 Audio
Lesson 6 Transitions & Effects
Lesson 7 Titles & Credits
Lesson 8 Working with Photos
Lesson 9 Exporting to DVD & the Web
Plus, more than $100 worth of royalty-free stock footage courtesy of Artbeats Software, Inc.


About Total Training
Total Training, Inc. is a pioneer in fun and innovative video-based training for leading creative design, digital video, and office productivity software programs. Among its other assets, Total Training enjoys a strategic partnership with Adobe® including the distribution of its products inside many of Adobe's software packages giving the company notable brand recognition from Adobe's web, print, and video product users. From casual hobbyists to the most seasoned professionals, Total Training viewers get up to speed quickly and easily on new programs, and enjoy a deeper experience with ones they already know. Led in an entertaining format by software experts and leading authors such as Deke McClelland (Photoshop Bible), Brian Maffitt, Steve Holmes, Laurie Ulrich Fuller (How to Do Everything with Office), and Ted Padova (Acrobat Bible), Total Trainings CD- and DVD-based software training titles are critical tools for any business or individual that wants to learn tips, tricks, and best practices from the most respected names in the industry.

Find out more about Total Training and its broad line of software training video products at www.totaltraining.com or by calling 1-800-546-9524.

 


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