Total Training has announced a series of High Definition training podcasts.

The Total Training Guru Lounge is a series of video podcasts featuring the company's software training evangelists. Episodes include tips and tricks for popular software applications from Adobe and Apple, as well as other topics of interest to viewers.

Brian Maffitt, a visual effects guru, will serve as the podcast host. Deke McClelland, accomplished author of Photoshop training books and member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame will appear as the first guest on the show. In Episode 1 viewers will discover new ways to make photos look like line art, while subsequent episodes will explore fun projects for special occasions, software secrets, and more.

Total Training's free video podcasts will be available both in iPod-resolution versions and also crystal-clear 720-pixel HDTV versions that can be downloaded from Total Training Guru Lounge.

"Podcasts provide another great way for Total Training Gurus to visually respond to frequently asked questions and tutorial requests. We've used our industry experience to create clear and crisp HD videos to both entertain and educate," said Jerry Yen, VP of marketing.