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A new operating system combined with new applications inevitably means a heap of new training seminars. Listed below are three seminars…

Chewing the fat with “Dr. Mac”

Bob LeVitus, aka “Dr. Mac,” is running a seminar on working with rather than working on Mac OS X. It’s a one-day seminar hosted by the folks at OS X FAQ.com for anyone who feels they’re banging their head against a wall in OS X. Let Dr. Mac show you the light:

OSXFAQ.COM proudly presents: How to Become a Mac OS X Power User, an all-day seminar with bestselling author Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. ”Guaranteed to make you more productive with Mac OS X or your money back“

[…]

His How to Become a Mac OS X Power User seminar is designed from the ground up to appeal to any Mac user who wants to master Mac OS X quickly and easily.

From the Dr. Mac Abridged Dictionary

Power User (pou’er yoo’zer) n. 1. Someone who uses a Macintosh better, faster, or more elegantly than you do. 2. Someone who can answer Macintosh-related questions you can’t.

Being a power user means finding faster, easier, and better ways of doing things, as well as knowing what to do if an emergency arises-that’s what Dr. Mac delivers in this full-day seminar.

You’ll learn…

  • Tips, techniques, and advice to master Mac OS X and the Finder quickly and painlessly.
  • To tweak and fine-tune Mac OS X for YOUR NEEDS.
  • To do more work in less time and with less effort.
  • To organize your disk (or disks and/or volumes) for maximum productivity.
  • To troubleshoot most common Mac OS X snafus.
  • To back up system disks and data files safely and successfully.
  • About the best shareware, freeware, and commercial programs to make using Mac OS X even better.

Who should attend:

Any user who wants to master Mac OS X and unleash more of its awesome power as quickly as possible.

If you’re hesitant on whether the one-day seminar will be beneficial, there's this:

No BS guarantee

If you don’t feel this seminar is worth every penny you paid, just inform us anytime prior to the lunch break (the workshop’s mid-point) and we’ll cheerfully refund your money.

Where and when?

When:

Friday, June 7th, 2002 - 9:00 am Til 6:00pm

Where:

San Francisco Graphic Art Institute
665 3rd Street, Suite 500
San Francisco CA 94107

The seminar costs $299. To register go to: http://www.osxfaq.com/Seminars/DrMac/.

So far the seminar is slated just for San Francisco, but you can find details on when or if the seminar is coming to other major cities.

Classic be damned!

That’s a sentiment Steve Jobs would certainly be proud of (and actively encourage). It’s actually the title of a training seminar being run by the folks at OS X FAQ.com for folks wanting to get the most out of Photoshop 7 on Mac OS X:

OSXFAQ.COM proudly presents: Classic be Damned: Photoshop 7 on Mac OS X, an all-day seminar with recognized authority in digital design and illustration, Andrew Shalat “Guaranteed to make you more productive with Photoshop 7 on Mac OS X”

[…]

His “Classic be Damned” - Photoshop 7 on OS X seminar is designed from the ground up to appeal to any Mac user who wants to master Photoshop 7 on Mac OS X quickly and easily.

Some topics we’ll cover:

  1. Get the most from the File Browser
  2. The healing brush is more than a clone tool
  3. The pattern brush isn’t as confusing as you think
  4. Save time with real-time on-the-canvas tool adjustments
  5. When to Save For Web, and When to use ImageReady
  6. Don’t make your Design obvious good Design is invisible
  7. The Web and Print how to re-purpose your designs for each and either

[…]

Who should attend:

  • Veteran Photoshop users aching to get moving on OS X, without losing time.
  • Designers who want to know how to use Photoshop for the web and print.
  • Photoshop users who want a head start into the new features of Photoshop 7.

Again, the seminar comes with the same guarantee:

No BS guarantee

If you don’t feel this seminar is worth every penny you paid, just inform us anytime prior to the lunch break (the workshop’s mid-point) and we’ll cheerfully refund your money.

When and Where? Well, so far there’s two locations:

When:

Santa Monica
Monday, June 24th, 2002 - 9:00 am Til 6:00pm

San Francisco
Friday, June 28th, 2002 - 9:00 am Til 6:00pm

Where:

Santa Monica

Apple Computer
2401 Colorado Ave, Suite 325
Santa Monica, CA. 90404

San Francisco

San Francisco Graphic Art Institute
665 3rd Street, Suite 500
San Francisco CA 94107

This seminar is also $299. To register go to: http://www.osxfaq.com/Seminars/Shalat/

For those who prefer armchair seminars

The last two announcements are fine for folks around the San Francisco or Santa Monica areas, but what about folks nowhere near there, let alone California? Fear not, Lynda.com, lets you learn about Mac OS X from the comfort of your own home:

Ojai, CA - May 23, 2002 - Lynda.com has released “Learning Mac OS X”, an online and CD-ROM based training course for beginning users of the latest Macintosh operating system.
“Learning Mac OS X” contains over 2 hours of movie tutorials, and includes exercise files so viewers can follow along. This self-paced training course uses creative examples to guide users through one of the world’s most advanced operating system, covering everything from using the Internet and email, to applications like iMovie and iPhoto. Bonus tips and tricks are also included to help users get the most out of OS X.
Featured topics include:

  • Introduction to Mac OS X
  • Installing Mac OS X
  • The Finder and Desktop
  • File Management
  • System Preferences
  • Printing
  • Connecting to the Internet

Lynda.com is also making sure to reach out to the “other 95 percent” by making the CD-ROM cross-platform:

“Learning Mac OS X” is available as a cross-platform CD-ROM for US$29.95 or as part of Lynda.com’s new Online Training Library. Visit http://store.lynda.com or call 1-888-33-LYNDA (1-888-335-9632) to order.

So there you have it, training in Mac OS X for the rest of us.

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