One on One Apple Personal Training for (MAC)

New to Macintosh? Converting from Windows? Let me put you on the fast track to learning how to use your Mac. (Advance)
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  • Freedom Portis Web developer doing awesome things online!

    I am a Gemini and what they say is true- Gemini's do have split personalities. For me, one of my personalities is good and the other is better. I am a web developer by day and graphic designer by night.

    Coffee and serious dedication have kept me going over the past few years. I am always looking to learn more and more. I am constantly sharpening and developing my skills by using tools like Udemy. You can always learn from others in your field. That’s why a website like Udemy has been needed for a very long time. It’s useful for connecting with other people who share your skill and learning from them.

    Be aware of all of the resources out there that can help you with your skill and don’t be afraid to try something new. I learned a lot on Udemy but once I took the leap of faith to use Dreamweaver I haven’t looked back. Now I don’t have to write too much code because the program does a lot of the work for me. As for Photoshop, I learnt 95 per cent of my skills from Udemy.

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One on One Apple Personal Training for (MAC)

New to Macintosh? Converting from Windows? Let me put you on the fast track to learning how to use your Mac. (Advance)
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I have been using an apple Macbook (Pro) for over 5 years now. The most intriguing tools were the new settings, functions and capabilities that PC did not offer.

I would spend days studying shortcuts, system preferences, and everything the Mac had to offer including iMovie, Garage Band, Calendar, Contacts, Photo Booth, iPhoto and every program on the Mac (some external programs)

This course is for people who are new to Mac. My main focus is to show you common functions that you can and will relate to on a daily basis. Throughout this course you will learn simple functions that will excel you to a level that will accelerate your usage on your Mac.

The structure of my course I'm offering you is an step by step process on how to use mac, however once you complete the course you will always have a quick reference guide of straight to the point tutorials for your specific needs.

We will also keep you up to date with live events as a member. We will continuously add more lectures as an added bonus. There will also be live events for Q&A on my online course.

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    • Teaching others how to use the power of a Mac Computer
    • Building core actions the will stay with you
    • Help you understand your Mac
    • PC Users
    • Converting to Mac
    • Macintosh Users
    • Beginners
    • Debating on Mac vs.PC


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  • 1
    One On One Apple Personal Training (MAC)

    This is where it all begins right here! If you're not here I don't know what your doing! You need to get involved right now!

  • SECTION 1:
    Getting Started
  • 2
    Introduction of my Genius

    Allow me to introduce myself as your Mac trainer. I am Freedom Portis in this first tutorial I would like to show you one of the easiest functions on a Mac and that keeping your hands and keyboard. 

  • 3
    Controlling Your Dock

    Not used to have anything hang at the bottom of your screen? In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to fix that. How to hide the dock and how to be effective as possible.

  • 4
    A Mouse In The House

    In this lecture you'll learn how to control your mouse. There are many gestures, tips and tricks embedded in your trackpad. In this course I will  show you how to use them.

  • 5
    Mighty Mighty Desktop

    Are you curious how to get your hard drive on your desktop? Are you curious how to control your desktop? Let me show you how you can keep your desktop from being cluttered and how to maximize your experience on your desk. I see the desktop as a face of your computer. Do you just walk out the house with your face undone of course not why would you leave your desktop undone daily?

  • 6
    System Preferences

    There are so many strong nuggets in your system preferences. In this lecture I'm a show you every application that comes on you Mac and a few more as far system preferences. So kick back relax and enjoy the ride.

  • SECTION 2:
    Mail Configuration
  • 7
    Mail Set Up

    Take advantage by having all your mail in one place. With this feature you'll be able to access all your mail under one client using mail. 

  • 8
    Adding Features In Mail

    I am so fortunate to assist you within adding new features to your mail. In this lecture I will show you how to add descriptive text under your icons. I'm going to show you how to add a contact right to your contact book, also show you how to add an event right to your calendar without even leaving mail.

  • 9
    Flags A Message Down

    Learn how to use your flags in mail. I've very powerful tool to stay organized. Retrieving a message has never been any easyer. 

  • 10
    Mail Preferences

    Let's take a step by step tour in your mail preferences. Understand all the powerful tools that's available you. 

  • 11
    Clickable Social Icons In Your Signature

    Them so you has to establish a footprint all across the web. In this simple tutorial Im going to show you how to build social clickable icons in your signature.

  • 12
    Elegantthemes Icons
    1.77 MB

    Here is a download pack of icons that you can add to your signature in mail. 

  • 13
    Social Media
    268.31 KB

    This is the media pack that I use in the video tutorial. Download and take advantage, practice makes perfect.

  • 14
    Super Pack Vector Social Media Icons
    3.94 MB

    This right here is the bonus pack over here you will find 16 pixels 24 pixels and 32 pixels. Whatever you do just make sure you stay within uniform make sure you select all your icons in the same size enjoy. 

  • 15
    How To Unzip A Large File

    In this lecture I would teach you the fundamentals on how to unzip a large file.

  • 16
    Set A Rule In Mail

    In this lecture I'm going to show you how to really organize your mail by setting rules. The power in wolves is you're able to set different colors, you're able to set different tones, and you're able to set it up to even forward it to another address if that's what you decide you wanted to do.

  • 17
    How To Send A Message From Safari

    Have you ever been on a webpage and just wanted to share with a friend, with your Mac you can. In this lecture I will show you exactly how there are several different methods. I'm going to show you every single way.

  • 18
    Creating List

    Creating list in mail. 

  • 19
    **Bonus** Overview Of Mail

    Now this is the final lecture in mail, we've come so far and I am so proud of you. This lecture involves mail merging, junk mail, just an overview of the account, no more squinting, and a little bit of Safari, and last but not least threats. Except this overview as an added bonus because I really really really... really, did I say really? Want you to understand how to use your mail.

  • SECTION 3:
  • 20
    Inspiration Speech
    1.9 MB

    Here is a few things you must carry with you daily if you want to make good quality videos. Don't overthink it, just go with your gut and make it good.

  • 21
    iMovie Practice File

    With this file you will be able to work along with me to learn the skills of iMovie. I would recamend you downloading this movie clip to follow along. 

  • 22
    Let's Talk iMovie

    In this lecture we're going to just talk about the things that you will need with iMovie. Take advantage of the PDF right above this lecture and download it! Keep that PDF, make it a slideshow on your screensaver or something but take it with you. Okay let's talk iMovie!

  • 23
    Photo Booth

    With Photo Booth you can record here and import into iMovie. 

  • 24
    Our First Project

    Here in iMovie we starting our first project. Allow me to show you how to select the first project of getting started.

  • 25
    Creating A New Event

    In this lecture you will learn how to create a new event and dragging your first movie file. We are on our way to making something beautiful. 

  • 26
    Adding More Movie Files To Your Project

    Learned the tips and tricks of how to add more then one video to your project.

  • 27
    Mute And Build Footage

    In this lecture we would teach you how to mute and build footage. Learn how to mute the footage you don't want your audience to hear. 

  • 28
    Picture In A Picture, Cutaway Clips

    In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to make a picture a picture, cutaway clips and most of all synchronize your movies. 

  • 29
    Adding Sound And Music To Your Movies

    In this lecture I will teach you how to add sound and music affects to your movies. Remember the more interactive the movie the more engaged people will be. People will want to see more movies from you. 

  • 30
    Picture Slideshow In iMovie

    Have you ever wanted to create a beautiful slideshow with your pictures? Well with iMovie you too can do just that you can also add music and freeze-frame. All kind of things! Your going to be blown away from this lecture.

  • 31
    Adding Movies Pictures And Music Into Your Slideshow

    The simple way to do the add picture and music to your slide show. 

  • 32
    Beat Snapping In I Movie

    Make sure the music matches the pictures in your video. 

  • SECTION 4:
    Understanding Calendar
  • 33
  • 34
    Creating Our First Calender Event

    Creating our first even together in ical (Calendar)

  • 35
    Calendar Preference

    How to set up your calendar! 

  • 36
    Sharing Calendars and Subscription
  • 37
    Calendar On Your Desktop

    **Bonus** Calendar on your desktop. Its all fun! 

  • SECTION 5:
    Break Time
  • 38
    How to set up a Free Phone With Google Voice
  • 39
    Twitter Applications that work well

    What Twitter application do you like the most? In this lecture I'm going to show you three of my most favorite ways to tweet. Twitter has been around for a while however take advantage of these new native applications that work well on the Mac.

  • 40
    One Password For Everything

    Have you ever wish that you could just type in one password for everything?

  • 41
    How To Set Up Google Analytics In Udemy

    Have you been looking around for how to add Google analytics to you using the page? Look no further than show you right here in this lecture how to do it. I have taken all the bumps and bruises just for you :-) 

  • 42
    Google Gaget
    498.55 KB

    Google Analytis Wedget for Mac OSX Dashboard. 

  • 43
    Hot Corners with a modifier key

    Do you have applications bounce around all over the place and feel like you're out of control with your Mac? In this lecture I'm going to show you how to regain control over those hot corners.

  • 44
    Advanced Find

    In this course I will teach you how to use your advance fine.

  • 45
    Lock And Modify A PDF

    Learn how to lock a document and modify a PDF with the few simple steps. 

  • 46
    Portis Practice Document
    913.81 KB

    Practice document from Pages Password 1234  

  • 47
    Conserving Energy

    Have you ever been in a position where you was not able to plug-in? Well let me show you how to conserve energy.

  • 48
    Custom Style , Every Time

    In Keynote or Pages, create a default shape, table or chart.

  • 49
    Customizing Finder

    In this lecture I show you how to customize finder to make it really fit your lifestyle. 

  • 50
    Customize Keyboard Shortcuts

    In this lecture I wish I could customize your keyboard shortcuts. You also get a bonus of jump cut and I'm also going to introduce to you stickies! 

  • 51
    Delete Forward

    Sound crazy but it can be done! 

  • 52
    Delete Security

    Be sure to remove your trash securely! 

  • 53
    Smart Folders

    Use custom search criteria to create Smart folders. Here I'm going to teach you how you use your smart folders in a very smart way. 

  • 54
    Private Web Browsing

    You can tell Safari and Chrome not to save information about your page history or transactions.

  • 55
    Safari Tabs And More

    In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to get the most out of Safari. Be on lookout for the upcoming course Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer. 

  • 56
    Tweet Deck

    This application is great for scheduling tweets and categorizing your columns. 

  • 57
    How To Use Text Expander

    How to use TextExpander for everyday use. 

    I have been using a apple Macbook (Pro) for over 5 years now. The most intriguing tools were the new settings, functions and capabilities that PC did not offer. 

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  • 58
    More Memory (RAM)

    Free up RAM on your mac with this cool app! Mac App Store  

  • 59
    Clean My Mac 2
    Make sure you keep your computer clean!
  • 60
    Afloat Mac App (FREE) Transparent Windows
    Afloat is a small extender that adds both useful window management commands and a little eye candy to most Mac applications. It adds always-on-top, transparency, Spaces window management and more. WHAT'S NEW Version 2.4: Afloat is now fully compatible with OS X 10.7, including full compatibility with sandboxed apps. Fixed several bugs that involved Afloat only dragging away, floating or making transparent only a part of the window. Afloat can now be disabled on a per-app basis using the Terminal.
  • SECTION 6:
  • 61
    Getting Started With Garage Band

    Have never wanted to make music? I've never been interested in learning an instrument? Let me take you through the steps that it takes to become the musical icon that you are! 

  • 62
    Garage Band Interface

    Let's look at basics before we start making those hot, hot track!

  • 63
    Our First Recording In Garage

    Taking a look at system preferences and garageband. We are also exploring our first recording in garageband as well. 

  • 64
    Loop And Altering Your Voice And Additional Tracks Including Ducking

    In this lecture you will learn the fundamentals of looping, altering your voice, adding additional tracks, and a long list of other things.

  • 65

    Welcome to the journey of creating your own masterpiece. In this lecture I will show you how to create your own music and avoid all copyright infringement. 

  • 66
    Finalizing Our First Project

    In this lecture were going to finalize our master. Take advantage of using the voice, pack jam pack that I'm giving you for free. 

  • 67
    Voice Pack A
    44.24 MB

    Everything in this folder consists of the name that start with A

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    Voice Pack B
    144.87 MB

    Everything in this folder consists of the name that start with B.

  • 69
    Voice Pack C
    221.44 MB

    Everything in this folder consists of the name that start with C.

  • 70
    GarageBand Files
    16.68 MB

    Pick up where I left off at with the "Udemy 2 Song" "Podcast File" 

  • 71
    Export From Garageband

    How to export and add your file to iTunes. 

  • 72
    Creating A Podcast

    In this lecture right here I'm a show you how it is to create your own podcast from beginning to end. 

  • 73
    Working With Movies In Garage Band

    Have you ever seen one of those videos where the words don't match the sound? In this lecture I will make sure that never happens to your movies or videos. 

  • 74
    Practice Movie File
    119.65 MB

    Pick up where I left off at with the move created within the course. 

  • SECTION 7:
  • 75
    iTunes Interface

    Welcome to iTunes in this lecture I'm going to show you and walking through the interface.

  • 76
    Import Music Into iTunes

    Import music the wrong way and the right way. 

  • 77
    Error Message In I Tunes

    How to avoid that unwanted error message in iTunes. 

  • 78
    Preferences In I Tunes

    Setting up our preferences and iTunes. 

  • 79
    Artwork In I Tunes

    Perseverance is everything. In this lecture I'm going to show you how to set up your album artwork in your iTunes. 

  • 80
    Playlist in iTunes

    In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to create a playlist in iTunes. 

  • 81
    Smart Playlist in iTunes

    In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to create a smart playlist in iTunes. 

  • 82
    Organize And Listen To Your Music By The Genres

    Organize and listen to your music the correct way. Here in this lecture I'm going to show you a very neat trick on how to stay in the mood.

  • 83
    The Power Of Podcast And ITunes U

    There is so much power and iTunes let me show you how to unleash all of it! 

  • SECTION 8:
  • 84
    IPhoto Interface

    Introducing iPhoto. Store away all your Instagram and photo safely. 

  • 85
    System Preferences IPhoto

    This go behind-the-scenes and see what's in the system preferences for iPhoto. 

  • 86
    Importing Photos In IPhoto

    Import photos into iPhoto the right and the wrong way. 

  • 87
    Free iPhoto's PNG Pack
    783.07 KB

    Use this pack of photos to practice inporting photos. 

  • 88
    Editing In IPhoto

    How to edit photos in iPhoto. Flagging photos. Setting the key photo. 

  • 89
    Hiding Photos In IPhoto

    How to hide photos in iPhoto. 

  • 90
    Faces And Place

    How to set up faces and places in iPhoto. 

  • 91
    Photostream IPhoto

    In this lecture I will teach you how to set up Photo Stream in iPhoto


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    Have you ever watched an expert use a computer and be amazed at how many shortcuts he knows, and how much faster he can get things done than you do? I have this experience all the time, which is why I was happy to go through this course to learn how to make the most of my Mac. This course teaches you how to set up your Mac and get started on your Mac with specific focus around Mountain Lion initial configuration, Mail, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, Calendar and Garageband. I like that the instructor takes you beyond what you should already know and focuses around tips and tricks that may not be obvious, but can significantly increase your productivity. The course is also organized into separate sections, making it easy to pick and choose the content you want to follow, while also making it a great reference guide for the future when you want to come back to relearn a particular feature.

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