In this course you will learn the fundamentals of colour that underpins digital photo editing, from how colour is formed and defined to how to measure and manipulate it effectively to save time making drastic improvements easily, using free or professional software.
In this course freely available photo editing software will be provided for practical purposes in case you do not have access to software such as Photoshop, Paintshop Pro etc., although the fundamentals are not linked to any particular software.
You will be surprised how many otherwise useless digital images can be rescued or given a second life if you understand how to read colour channel information off a histogram and identify what information is still usable of the image to repair, modify or improve it.
I will also share my favourite free stock photo and image sources on the internet and provide ample practical examples to experiment with in each lecture to ensure you get hands on experience to cement in your newly acquired knowledge.
Colour fundamentals - don't even bother with Photoshop or any other photo editing software until you grasp the fundamentals about colour, and colour reproduction on screen and print. It will save you endless hours of frustration with almost perfect images and even let you save images that you otherwise would have given up on.
Auto colour correction for images can be very useful when in a hurry, but it will stay a one-fits-all solution. You can do better than that.
Almost all successful people will tell you that if you want to know what your are passionate about, ask yourself what you are willing to do right through the night, even if there is no big benefit, need or motivation to.
For me its creating a clear visual message using the right photos and images. Adding the right image to any presentation, blog post, online tutorial or website is what can keep me going for hours.
My photo and image editing skills made that possible and makes me strive to learn more and more techniques everyday to get to what I want faster. I also love finding new software and apps with which to do interesting things, but nothing beats that personal touch to an image.
Apart from being an engineer with most of my experience being in simulation and analysis and the sales and support thereof, I enjoy teaching complicated material and always strives to make things simpler and easier to learn to people who otherwise wouldn't.
Visual aids are always a great tool to help me transfer knowledge and sell a product. I have created many blogs in which I expose people to advanced technologies, to help them get started instead of deciding its too complicated right away. I love technology and can't help myself but to share it with others. I also know that today our human creativity is our biggest asset and heaven forbid that it would ever be possible for a computer to be creative too!