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Microsoft Access 2016 Level 1 is now available for download

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Microsoft Access 2016 Level 1 is now available for download

Microsoft Access 2016 Level 1 is now available for download from the PCM Courseware library. You can preview the first three chapters of each course from our Microsoft Access page. Microsoft Access 2016 courses are forthcoming.

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Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2 course now available for download

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Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2 course now available for download

Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2 is now available for download from the PCM Courseware library. You can preview the first three chapters of each course from our Microsoft Word page.Microsoft Access 2016 courses are forthcoming.

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Using Transform to Scale and Rotate Images in Photoshop

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Using Transform to Scale and Rotate Images in Photoshop

This post is part of the Learning Photoshop Series The Transform menu contains commands that allow you to rotate and scale your images. You must first create a selection around the layer or element you wish to transform. When the Scale command is selected, a box with sizing handles and a center point appears. You can change the size of an image (scale) by clicking on any of the sizing handles and dragging in the desired direction. Hold down the Shift key as you drag to maintain proportions. Dragging inwards reduces the size of the image whereas dragging outwards increases...

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Are You and Your Students On The Same Page?

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Are You and Your Students On The Same Page?

This post is part of the Effective Technical Trainer series Context is King Context plays a huge part on how we mean our words and how they are interpreted by others. If I tell a student in a Microsoft Word class that one can record one’s keystrokes as a macro, the student knows that I’m talking about Microsoft Word macros and not Microsoft Access macros because of the context of both of us being in a Word class. But not all contexts are so cut-and-dry and oftentimes, we might be surprised when we said one thing to someone and they’ve...

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How to erase image backgrounds in Photoshop

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How to erase image backgrounds in Photoshop

This post is part of the Learning Photoshop series. The Background Eraser Tool, which shares a space on the Tools panel with the Eraser Tool and the Magic Eraser Tool, allows you to remove the background color from an image while retaining the foreground color. The trick to using the Background Eraser Tool is to keep the crosshair that is in the center of your cursor on the background color as you drag and make sure that part of your brush cursor is on the foreground color. You will want to choose a large enough brush size so that you...

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