Workshops

1. Getting Started

Mac OS X Leopard
With more than 300 new features, Mac OS X Leopard lets you have more fun — and be more productive — no matter how you use your Mac. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to use such new Desktop features as Stacks, Spaces, Quick Look, and Cover Flow. You’ll see the fun new video effects available in iChat and learn how to take advantage of screen sharing in iChat Theater. You’ll also find out how to use Time Machine and Time Capsule to back up your Mac securely and automatically.

Getting Started with a Mac
If you have a new Mac or you’re thinking about getting one, this is the workshop for you. You’ll see how easy it is to work and play on a Mac as we take you through the basics. That includes setting up your new Mac, connecting it to the Internet, sending email, and setting up a printer. You’ll also learn how to import and share photos; take advantage of .Mac; transfer your favorite music, movies, and TV shows to your iPod; organize and search for files; and sync contacts, music, and more to iPhone.

Getting Started for PC to Mac
Switching to a Mac? This is a great place to start. In this workshop, we’ll familiarize you with the Mac operating system and show you how to accomplish on a Mac what you used to do on a Windows PC. We’ll also dispel common myths, show you how Windows applications like Microsoft Excel and Word work on a Mac, and answer any questions you may have.

iPhone
Get to know the new iPhone 3G. In this workshop, we walk you through the basics and provide plenty of tips and tricks to take you further. See how easy it is to make calls, send email, and surf the web. You'll also learn more about syncing, making web clips, downloading applications from the Apps Store, and much more.

2. Photo Workshops

iPhoto
Find out how easy it is to organize, enhance, and share your entire digital photo collection using iPhoto ’08. You’ll learn new ways to make your photos look their best with professional-quality image adjustment tools. We’ll also show you how to create impressive prints, photo books, calendars, and cards — all with your own photos.

Aperture 2
Aperture 2 makes it easier than ever to manage massive photo libraries, cull photo shoots, enhance images, and deliver stunning photos, both online and in print. We’ll introduce you to the new streamlined interface and powerful imaging tools. And we’ll show you how seamlessly Aperture integrates with other Mac software, including iLife ’08, iWork ’08, and Mac OS X. Whether you shoot RAW or JPEG, Aperture lets you get the most out of your photography, and we’ll give you a solid introduction to this powerful application.

iLife 08
Come to the iLife ’08 workshop and discover how much you can do with our impressive collection of digital lifestyle applications. You’ll see how easy it is to organize and edit photos in iPhoto, create amazing home movies with iMovie, burn your own DVDs using iDVD, record music and create podcasts with GarageBand, and share it all with friends and family on websites you design and publish with iWeb and the .Mac Web Gallery.

Adobe Photoshop CS3
Get to know the key features of the world’s leading image editing application. Optimized for Intel-based Macs, Photoshop CS3 is a powerful tool used by photographers, graphic designers, and web designers. You’ll find out why so many creative professionals rely on Photoshop CS3, and why they love running it on a Mac.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
Discover how Photoshop Elements 6 for Macintosh lets you tailor your images for print, email, and the web. Learn how to transfer images from your digital camera, scanner, and CDs, and then modify them with easy-to-use editing tools.

 

3. Video Workshops

iLife 08
Come to the iLife ’08 workshop and discover how much you can do with our impressive collection of digital lifestyle applications. You’ll see how easy it is to organize and edit photos in iPhoto, create amazing home movies with iMovie, burn your own DVDs using iDVD, record music and create podcasts with GarageBand, and share it all with friends and family on websites you design and publish with iWeb and the .Mac Web Gallery.

iMovie + iDVD
It’s easier than ever to make movies using iMovie ’08. We’ll show you how to store and organize all your video in a library, so it’s easy to find clips for new movie projects. To make a movie, simply drag the clips you want to use to the project window. When you’re done, you can watch your movies on your Mac, Apple TV, iPod, or iPhone. And, as you’ll see, iMovie ’08 lets you publish movies directly to your .Mac Web Gallery or YouTube.

Final Cut Express 4
Final Cut Express 4 delivers all the tools you need to make great movies. We’ll show you how to capture DV, HDV, and AVCHD footage directly from the latest video cameras, import movies from iMovie ’08, and edit video in the new open format Timeline. Final Cut Express 4 offers professional editing tools, more than a hundred real-time effects and transitions, and multiple video and audio tracks. You’ll also learn about LiveType 2.1, which lets you create and add impressive, animated titles to your movies.

Final Cut Studio 2
Meet Final Cut Studio 2, Apple’s professional video and audio production suite. It offers six powerful applications — Final Cut Pro 6, Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Color, Compressor 3, and DVD Studio Pro 4 — in a single box. We’ll show you what you can do with each application. And we’ll give you a thorough introduction to Final Cut Pro 6 and its stellar collection of precision video editing tools and real-time effects.

Shake
Shake has been used to create some of the world’s most celebrated visual effects. Come learn more about the only compositing software with a complete toolset for both single artists and visual effects facilities.

Motion 3
Discover Motion 3 in this workshop dedicated to the latest version of Apple’s revolutionary motion graphics application. Motion 3 lets you create 3D motion graphics with drag-and-drop ease. And it integrates seamlessly with Final Cut Studio, letting you drag Motion projects into other applications without rendering. See Motion in action, and learn what you can do with this powerful progra

4. Music Workshops

iPod and iTunes
iTunes is the best digital jukebox for Mac and Windows. We’ll show you how to use iTunes to import and organize your music, find a song or artist instantly, create playlists, burn them to CDs, and sync your music to an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. The iTunes Store lets you buy music, music videos, TV shows, movies, or audiobooks — even rent movies. And with iPod, you can take it all with you wherever you go.

GarageBand
GarageBand puts an entire recording studio right on your Mac, and you can use it to record, edit, and mix a song exactly how you want it. We’ll show you how to compose a song with loops, beats, live instruments, and vocals. No music experience required. We’ll even show how you to use Magic GarageBand to generate a song for you. You pick the genre and performance style. GarageBand does the rest.

Logic Express 8
Using Logic Express 8, you can record, edit, and mix music with unmatched quality, speed, and ease. We’ll introduce you to the streamlined interface and innovative production tools it shares with Logic Pro 8 and explain how you can take advantage of its many instruments and effects to create professional recordings.

Logic Studio
You’ll find everything you need to write, record, edit, mix, and perform music — in the studio and on the stage — using Logic Studio. We’ll show you exactly what you can accomplish with the software suite designed expressly for professional musicians, introducing you to Logic Pro 8, MainStage, Soundtrack Pro 2, powerful instruments, rich effects, and a massive sound library.

iLife 08
Come to the iLife ’08 workshop and discover how much you can do with our impressive collection of digital lifestyle applications. You’ll see how easy it is to organize and edit photos in iPhoto, create amazing home movies with iMovie, burn your own DVDs using iDVD, record music and create podcasts with GarageBand, and share it all with friends and family on websites you design and publish with iWeb and the .Mac Web Gallery.


5. Web Workshops

iWeb
iWeb makes it easy to create impressive websites and blogs — complete with podcasts, photos, and movies — and get them online fast. With iWeb and a Mac, you have everything you need to create your own space on the web.

Podcasting
Podcasting is a great way to communicate with other people who share your interests. And it’s fun and easy to create professional podcasts on a Mac. In this workshop, you’ll learn all about podcasting and how to create your own podcasts using GarageBand. We’ll also show you how to use the podcast templates in iWeb to publish your podcasts on the web.

iLife 08
Come to the iLife ’08 workshop and discover how much you can do with our impressive collection of digital lifestyle applications. You’ll see how easy it is to organize and edit photos in iPhoto, create amazing home movies with iMovie, burn your own DVDs using iDVD, record music and create podcasts with GarageBand, and share it all with friends and family on websites you design and publish with iWeb and the .Mac Web Gallery.

6. Productivity Workshops

iWork 08
iWork ’08 includes major upgrades to Pages and Keynote and introduces Numbers, an innovative new spreadsheet application. In this workshop, you’ll discover just how easy it is to create impressive documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in minutes — whether you’re at home, school, or the office.

Keynote
Thanks to Keynote, everyone can create cinema-quality presentations. We’ll show you how to pick a theme to get your presentation off to a great start. Keynote provides all the tools you need to create impressive tables and charts, add razor-sharp text, and include photos from iPhoto or Aperture. You’ll also learn how to add show-stopping transitions and professional animation and effects. And wait till you see how many options you have for delivering and sharing your presentation.

Mac OS X Leopard
With more than 300 new features, Mac OS X Leopard lets you have more fun and be more productive, no matter how you use your Mac. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to use such new Desktop features as Stacks, Spaces, Quick Look, and Cover Flow. You’ll see the fun new video effects available in iChat and learn how to take advantage of screen sharing in iChat Theater. You’ll also learn how to use Time Machine and Time Capsule to back up your Mac securely and automatically.

FilmMaker Pro
Find out about this customizable database software and how it delivers ready-to-use templates that help you manage inventory, assets, expenses, products, time billing, and much more.

7. Design

Adobe Photoshop CS3
Get to know the key features of the world’s leading image editing application. Optimized for Intel-based Macs, Photoshop CS3 is a powerful tool used by photographers, graphic designers, and web designers. You’ll find out why so many creative professionals rely on Photoshop CS3, and why they love running it on a Mac.

8. Business Workshops

Create Market, Share, Organize
In your business, you wear a lot of hats — and so can your Mac. At our hands-on business workshops, you’ll learn how to put your Mac to work doing everything from marketing to video conferencing. Each of our 90-minute workshops provide a great way for you to network with others. We’ll also provide a Mac for you to use. And, best of all, it’s free. Bring your ideas and we'll help you bring them to life.

Presentations
Getting your point across is the objective of all good presentations. And the Mac lets you make compelling presentations that will get and hold your audience’s attention. On a Mac, it's easy to incorporate photos from iPhoto or Aperture, add animated text, include smooth transitions, and more.

Videos
Need to make a sales, marketing, or training video? You don't always need a professional producer, editor, or scriptwriter. Enter stage right: you and your Mac. We'll show you ways to use video in your business. Then you'll create a video of your own.

Websites
With a Mac, you don't have to be a professional designer to create a website. From a simple explanation of your business to more advanced features — like client testimonials, video, podcasts, or a blog — you can create an informative and inviting website with the tools you already have on your Mac. We'll walk you through setting up your site. Just bring some ideas and images to use.

Brochures
You have a story to tell and a business to promote. It's time to unleash your creativity in your business brochures and newsletters. Bring images stored on CD, DVD, or your digital camera — along with your ideas and imagination — and we'll help you tell a convincing story.

Spreadsheets
Spreadsheets don't need to be hard to create or difficult to read. Get to know Numbers, a new application designed to make your job a breeze and your spreadsheets easy on the eyes. And don't worry about sharing; Numbers works effortlessly with Microsoft Excel.

Podcasting
Podcasting is a great way to reach new customers. Thousands of businesses now use this medium as an affordable and effective marketing tool. Now you can share your ideas with clients and new customers from your own podcast studio — your Mac.

Organizing
Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, appointments — no question, you have a long list of contact info to keep track of. Not to worry, we’ll show you how to easily organize that business information on your Mac. Bring all the pieces of data with you. We'll help you put them all together, so you'll never go hunting for it again.

Sharing
The brochure you just created in Pages impressed everyone, but now you need to share it with colleagues who use a PC. With one click, your Mac can do it. We'll cover the basics of sharing your important files with colleagues.

Conferencing
You have teams in New York and San Francisco, but you're in Los Angeles. Need a video conferencing solution without a costly contract or complicated software? Learn how to set up a simple video conference in minutes and say good-bye to unnecessary expenses.


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