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- Photo Editing with Darktable
- RAW Image Editing
- RAW Processing
- Darktable Layout
- Darktable Modules
- Setting Up Your Camera for RAW Photography
- Uploading RAW Photos to Your Computer
- Making Popular Image Adjustments
- Color Correcting RAW Images
- Sharpening RAW Images
- Saving/Exporting RAW Images
- Adding Styles and Tags to Your Photos
- Have a computer
- Have a camera capable of taking RAW photos (i.e. DSLR camera)
Want to learn how to properly edit your RAW photos using the popular and FREE RAW Processing Software Darktable? Want to know how to properly set up your camera for RAW photography? Looking to finally learn the Darktable layout, panels, and modules so you aren't "stabbing in the dark" when making image adjustments?
I'm Mike Davies, photographer, course instructor, and owner of Davies Media Design. I'm here to introduce you to one of the most powerful pieces of RAW processing software on the planet. The best part? It's totally free!
In this course, I provide:
An introduction to Darktable and RAW Photography
Instructions on how to take RAW photos with your camera
An overview of importing RAW images to your computer and opening them in Darktable
An in-depth look at the Darktable layout
A demonstration of all the Panels found in Darktable
An introduction to modules, as well as an in-depth look at my favorite modules for photo editing
Definitions for photo editing and Darktable concepts
Insight into why certain modules/image adjustments are used for RAW editing
Step-by-step instruction on how to edit/remove/add your photo's:
Shadows and Highlights
Exporting guidelines and recommendations
Whether you're a casual photographer familiar with RAW photography, or someone looking to learn RAW image processing for the first time, this course is perfect for you! My lectures are easy for beginners to follow, but in-depth enough for anyone to walk away knowing more about Darktable and image editing than they previously did.
As an instructor on Udemy, my courses have over 4,500 students and a 4.5 star rating. Plus, I personally answer your questions about Darktable and photo editing, and encourage feedback to improve the course.
It's time you finally mastered RAW photo editing and Darktable! Enroll today for lifetime access - including access to future content added to the course.
- Digital Photographers
- Beginner Photographers
- Beginner Photo Retouchers
- Beginner Photo Editors
- Anyone Wanting to Learn Darktable or RAW Image Processing
Welcome to the Fundamentals of Photo Editing in Darktable course! Get a sneak peak at what's inside the course and learn a bit about Michael Davies, your instructor for the course.
In this lecture, I provide an introduction to the RAW processing software Darktable! I describe what makes it different from Adobe alternatives, and why you'll love editing your RAW photos with this program!
Learning how to edit RAW photos is all well and good, but how do you take RAW photos with your camera in the first place? In this lecture, I show you how to change your camera settings to capture RAW photos, plus how to create JPEG back-ups for those of you who can't fully get away from editing JPEGs just yet.
Now that you know how to take RAW photos with your camera, you'll need to download RAW processing software to be able to open and edit those photos. In this lecture, I show you where and how to download Darktable for free (it is an entirely free program).
Next up, I cover the "History Panel" in Darktable. This panel displays the "history stack," an important feature in Darktable that shows you the edits you've made on your photo in chronological order. This allows you to review changes made to your image, and can even be saved as "styles" for future use in other photos.
Modules are basically the most important feature in Darktable. They are where you will perform almost all of your image editing and adjustments. In this lecture, I provide an introduction to what modules are, the order modules are applied to your image (known as the "pixelpipe"), and how the module workflow applies to your image editing.
Below the image window in Darktable is the "Bottom Bar." This area not only displays the camera settings at the time you took your photo, but also has a series of features like image previewing, color and out of gamut warnings, and the ability to quickly add styles to your photo based on modules added to your "favorites."
Darktable has many modules for color correction, including the Color Balance and Color Correction modules. I show you which module I prefer to get the best colors out of your image. You'll get an in-depth look at correcting the color channels of your image, as well as the hue and saturation.
Your camera's EXIF data will automatically be imported into Darktable, setting the White Balance for your image based on the setting you used in-camera at the time of your photo. However, in this tutorial I show you how to tweak the white balance in Darktable to make your photos warmer or cooler, and also go over the various other slider settings in the White Balance module.
There are two main types of noise found in photographs - luminance and chrominance (color) noise - both of which I go over in this lecture. I show you the best module to use for removing noise in your photos, which also happens to be one of the easier methods for noise removal thanks to a vert smart feature.
Once a majority of your edits have been applied to your image, you'll want to sharpen your final photo using a sharpening module in Darktable. In this lecture, I cover the best module for the job, which utilizes an "unsharp mask" sharpening technique. Don't worry - I explain what that means in the lecture.
Once you've processed and edited your RAW image, it's time to export it out of Darktable so you can view it on other programs, upload it to the web, print it, or whatever you'd like to do with your editing image! I show you how to use the exporting features in Darktable - and talk about the best and most commonly used filetypes for exporting.