April 17th, 2008
April 9th, 2008
Dallas, TX (April 9, 2008) – xTrain.com, a leader in online video training for photography, media, arts, and design, announces today that the company has licensed over 100 training segments that will be featured on Adobe TV. In addition, xTrain’s parent company Splash Media LP, an innovator and market leader of online content communications and training, and producer of xTrain content, has created original programming content for the Adobe TV audience of creative professionals. br>
Launched today, Adobe TV features four channels of original series programming and content created and produced by xTrain and Splash Media. These channels provide entertaining and expert instructional videos for photographers, designers, video professionals and developers. br> “We are extremely excited to be able to share xTrain classes with Adobe customers on these numerous educational shows,” said Jeremy Vest, president and founder of xTrain. “Teaming up with such a significant leader in the software and technology industry will enable both of our companies to deliver high-end education to a broad spectrum of Adobe software users.” br>
Initially, there are approximately 100 Adobe TV shows created and produced by xTrain in Splash Media’s high-end multi-million dollar video production studios. Newly-launched Adobe TV will allow customers of Adobe Systems Incorporated’s full range of software products to watch training and tutorials on demand anytime they want. Expert video tutorials are available immediately online at http://tv.adobe.com and as a channel in the new Adobe® Media Player. br>
An initial set of classes from xTrain will include: Adobe Lightroom Library Module Class by Rob Sheppard, Drawing Female Portraits by Ron Lemen, Anyone Can Master Layers by Rob Sheppard, Processing HDR Files by Ben Willmore, InDesign CS3: Advanced and Fun by Shellie Hall and Video Blogging by Giovanni Gallucci. All classes can be found at xTrain's Adobe Page. br>
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Adobe is the world’s leading provider of software solutions to create, manage, and deliver high-impact, reliable digital content. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.
About Splash Media
Splash Media LP is a Dallas-based media and technology company that develops online, customized Internet television networks for corporate communications and training. Splash Media utilizes its state-of-the-art television studios to quickly produce and deliver rich media content. Splash Media offers an innovative, convenient and efficient solution for communicating with and training associates across the world, via the Internet. Splash Media’s current online networks include TSTN.com as well as Splash Stream Solutions for private-label corporate networks. For more information, please visit Splashmedia's Web Site.
xTrain provides the world's premiere on-line training experience. The xTrain online training library appeals to a wide segment of the desktop publishing and digital imaging marketplace, from digital professionals to students, hobbyists, and Fortune 1000 companies. The growing online video training library utilizes industry-leading instructors, authors, and experts.
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Widescreen 16:9 video format featuring very fast download speeds transforms online video training
Addison, TX (PRWEB) March 3, 2008—xTrain.com, a leader in online video training for photography, media, arts, and design, is pleased to announce that going forward, all new online training programs filmed in its Addison, TX studios will be filmed in television quality widescreen 16:9 video format. The first xTrain courses (20 classes in all) to be available in this format are Aperture Quick and Easy, Special Effects in Photoshop® and Basic Modeling in LightWave and 3D Layers. Many more are soon to be released including Professional Photographer Rob Sheppard’s Nighttime Photography course.
“As Web video is starting to turn from grainy You Tube quality to sharp television quality, xTrain is embracing the opportunity to provide our users with the highest quality online video training available on the Internet,” said Siotha Vest, xTrain’s Director of Training. “This new format also allows our users to get more for their money – higher quality video with very fast download times.”
For more details see our original press release prweb
March 3rd, 2008
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January 9th, 2008
Dallas based media and technology company Splash Media forges partnership with Online expert training company xTrain.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 9, 2007—Splash Media announced its partnership with xTrain, an online video based training company. xTrain provides expert instruction in graphic and web design, as well as digital photography and digital art. xTrain recruits only the top experts in each field to provide online training.
“The partnership with Splash Media will push xTrain beyond its competitors in terms of production value and quality learning experience,” said Chris Kraft, President of Splash Media.
Using Splash Media’s cutting edge technology, “Splash Stream 7.0,” xTrain will provide a more user friendly, active, learning environment, rather than the often mundane voice over and screen capture approach. “The key to the online video training puzzle is to create a “fast-food like” training system that is very easy to use and has a solid foundation in instructional design,” says xTrain President Jeremy Vest. “We are partnering only with the most respected industry experts to deliver a new paradigm in online video training.”
For more details see prweb
January 8th, 2008
xTrain forms a relationship with Splash Media as both a partner and investor, which allows xTrain to be fiercely competitive in terms of production values and creating a quality learning experience.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 8, 2007—xTrain forms a relationship with Splash Media as both a partner and investor, which allows xTrain to be fiercely competitive in terms of production values and creating a quality learning experience.
xTrain is an online video based training system with an approach that is much different than the other video trainers in the online training market. xTrain was created to fill a huge gap in the online video training world. Most video training uses screen capture software and a voiceover, which makes the learner not very engaged and is quite boring to most learners. xTrain creates a much more active learning environment through high quality production, a proprietary streaming solution “Splash Stream 7.0”, and a well formatted instructional design system. xTrain caters to the social web 2.0 user who likes to rate videos and have their own profile posted. Among other things, Splash Media builds “niche” broadband network channels for viewers with extremely passionate interests. Splash uses their proprietary, award winning production technology to deliver content through the Internet and satellite to narrow and loyal audiences.
For more details see prweb
November 16th, 2007
“This fun and exciting class features all of the professional techniques that anyone using Adobe Photoshop needs to know to make their portraits better than real life,” said Siotha Vest, xTrain’s Director of Training. “This latest addition to Russell Brown’s classes on xTrain provides our students with solid instruction enabling them to master Photoshop CS3 without the boredom of typical online video training.”
In this new class, Dr. Brown provides several insider secrets for retouching portraits such as whitening teeth and eyes, enhancing eyelashes, reducing 5 o’clock shadow, removing wrinkles, and color correcting skin tones all within Adobe Photoshop. Dr. Brown uses multiple blending techniques, healing brushes, and the Auto Blending layers to accomplish his retouching effects. These techniques are all focused on throughout the show, with some fun antics mixed in along the way.
With the philosophy, "Learning about Adobe Photoshop should never be boring," Russell Brown and xTrain have created several other exciting classes on topics such as 3-D Experiments, Black and White Experiments, and Animation Experiments. During these training sessions students can discover how to import 3 dimensional vector art then adjust size, tinker with lighting effects, and manipulate tiny vectors; learn to transform their images into creative black-and-white masterpieces; or discover how to quickly edit movie frames in Photoshop CS3 Extended Edition, control timelines, learn motion blur techniques and even import sounds.
November 12th, 2007
xTrain™ offers world-class online video training ranging in topics from Photoshop® for Baby Boomers to Professional Digital ArtsRead the rest of this entry
November 7th, 2007
Dallas, TX – November 7, 2007 – xTrain.com, the leader in on-line video training for media, arts, and design, is pleased to announce that Siotha Vest has been named Director of Training. Siotha Vest, a member of the xTrainTM team since June of 2007, is a graphic design and print media expert with more than 10 years of complete design training experience. Most recently, she provided custom Adobe InDesign training for large and small companies in and around the Dallas area, in addition to custom training for clients across the United States. She is a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer and an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor in InDesign.
xTrain is what happens when you combine Emmy winning television production with top experts, a social learning community and comprehensive testing. xTrain strives to be a leader in Web 2.0 on-line training by offering a fusion of network quality production, expert trainers, and solid instructional design which creates a truly unique on-line learning experience.
xTrain offers custom designed, on-line training courses which are available through the Internet to world- wide audiences. “A seminar or workshop training session that would normally be delivered through a series of live classes has been re-vamped for a more personable approach,” comments Siotha Vest. “Our unique video production offers a combination of expert instructors and screen captures or other mediums such as live-action or remote locations, providing the best on-line training experience you can find.”
To learn more about Siotha Vest and xTrain, visit Siotha’s blog at Siotha.wordpress.com. Available on this blog are custom announcements about xTrain courses and classes as well as access to the learning community within xTrain.com.
November 1st, 2007
xTrain and host Cali Lewis create a behind the scene “How-to Host a Live Remote with Skype™ Video Technology” podcastRead the rest of this entry
October 15th, 2007
Join xTrain hostess, Justine Ezarik, (iJustine) at booth 1366 for Free Training, Free Photoshop DVD’s – Dr. Brown’s Photoshop Laboratory, featuring Adobe’s Photoshop expert Russell Brown.Read the rest of this entry
October 2nd, 2007
In a few short months, we have produced over 500 videos for creative training. Behind the scenes it takes well over 25 people to get “xTrain Quality” live for our thousands of learners. If you’d like to read more xTrain News or Training News check out our Director of Training’s Blog – http://siotha.wordpress.com
Siotha’s blog has lot of great quick articles about all things creative. And – her blog includes VIP updates like the latest free classes or course updates with xTrain before the public release is available. You’ll also be able to sign up for the xTrain newsletters there as well.
September 19th, 2007
xTrain™ and expert instructor Ben Willmore offer high demand High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mastery for digital photographers
Dallas, TX [PRWEB] September 20, 2007 – xTrain.com the leader in on-line video training for media, arts, and design, is excited to offer High Dynamics Range (HDR) Mastery, an on-line training session with expert Ben Willmore.
Currently xTrain’s hottest selling on-line training session, HDR, offers digital photographers the training they need to take their digital photographs to a new level. HDR is the process of taking a sequence of exposures, and then allows you to lighten your underexposed areas and darken your overexposed areas to better simulate what your eye would actually see. This technique creates photographs that will display a more dramatic and detailed picture worth more than a thousand words.
To date, Ben has personally taught over 60,000 Photoshop users on three continents. His descriptions of Curves and Channels are thought to be the best in the industry and his breakthrough teaching style of “not-just-how-but-why,” has made him the in-house instructor of choice for companies such as Mercedes Benz, Adobe Systems, America Online, the U.S. Airforce, Lexis Nexis and Fisher-Price Toys. His award-winning, best-selling book, Adobe Photoshop Studio Techniques is said to be “Arguably, one of the best Photoshop books ever written,” by Photoshop User’s publisher, Jim Workman. Ben’s latest book Photoshop CS3: Up to Speed is a new book concept focusing exclusively on the new features in Photoshop CS3. He is also co-author with Jack Davis of How to Wow: Photoshop for Photographers, and the creator of the best-selling Master Series videos.
One of Ben’s students, David McLauglin, comments, "This has to be the best, informative, fully capturing of the whole topic on-line course I've ever taken or seen. Congratulations to Ben, and anyone helping Ben put this on. I'm totally blown away." When you enroll in the HDR course, you can expect to learn about the limitations of your camera, how to process your HDR file, how to choose your subject, how to merge your exposures, and much more. To view samples of the dramatic detail your photographs could exhibit, visit www.xtrain.com.
The xTrain mission is to provide the world's premiere on-line training experience. The xTrain on-line training library appeals to a wide segment of the desktop publishing and digital imaging marketplace, from digital professionals to students, hobbyists, and Fortune 1000 companies. The growing on-line video training library utilizes industry-leading instructors, authors, and experts. For more information, contact xTrain by phone at 972-392-6761 or by email at services @ xtrain.com. For information on xTrain’s affiliate companies, visit Splash Media http://www.splashmedia.com and TSTN http://www.tstn.com.