Snapseed. Fun and Easy Editing
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Snapseed. Fun and Easy Editing

Learn how to bring life to your images
3.7 (20 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,308 students enrolled
Created by Sebastian Vaida
Last updated 9/2019
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 43 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The basic tools of Snapseed
  • Mobile Photography Editing
  • How to combine several tools into simple yet effective editing
  • How to edit an image from scratch and make it look amazing
  • How to be confident in editing any image, regardless of the type (landscapes, architecture, still life, commercial)
  • How to be consistent in your editing process and have fun while you’re doing it
  • Any smartphone with a good camera to take photos with, the Snapseed app installed and a lot of energy to get involved, learn and get creative

Snapseed is one of the best apps for editing photographs. It is very intuitive, user friendly and free. It works both on Android and iOS and for someone who enjoys taking smartphone photos, it is an excellent choice for editing.

The goal of this course is to help you be(come) confident in using Snapseed, starting from the very beginning, the tools. Once you understand how these tools work, then you can use them precisely on your needs and not just apply them and hope they work. Because photography is such a creative domain, no two photos are alike. And nor is their editing. Therefore, it is best to understand what you are doing (both in taking photos and editing) and apply that knowledge. Next, after you understand what each tool does, you can apply them individually or combined, confident that you will know what the end result will look like. Unlike other courses, this one covers the basics of these tools, to give you knowledge and confidence. If you already know these tools, simply skip to the parts that are of interest for you.

You will notice that the course is divided in three major parts. First part covers the basic tools I mentioned before (how to apply each tool to an image and the effects it brings). The second part covers examples of simple editing applied to certain images, where several tools are combined. And the third part covers more advanced editing, where you can see nine images from three categories (architecture, landscape and commercial), edited from zero to finish, with most of the tools combined and explained.

For your convenience, I also added the images used for this course, so you can use them yourself in your editing and learning process. Feel free to use them or experiment with your own photos.

Taking part in this course, you will receive an A to Z training from a professional photographer and trainer, on a pace that is specifically thought for you, with real life examples of locations and objects. Going through this course will give you access to all the updates that will follow and allow you to edit both your personal photos in a way to amaze your friends and also edit images for professional reasons, should you decide you want to sell photos online or photos of products to be commercialized online. The info I give in this course also comes from years of experience selling photos online on dedicated websites for stock photography. And nowadays, with the advances of smartphone cameras and editing apps, the balance of DSLR versus smartphone photos rapidly tilts towards smartphone photos for me and other photographers and, why not, for you as well.

In the end, you will become more consistent in taking photos, because now you know that you are able to bring them to life the way you saw them in your mind. You will also become more confident in editing photos and advancing into more complex editing techniques. Last, you will do all of this in a fun and relaxing way. Because photography should be, first and foremost, enjoyable.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner photographers using smartphone cameras and Snapseed app
  • People of any age passionate about photography
  • People lacking the time to learn difficult editing programs for months or years
  • People who take photos daily for personal reasons and want to share them with their friends
  • People who take photos for professional reasons and want to use them for selling products or sell them to micro stock agencies
Course content
Expand all 60 lectures 01:33:10
+ The Basics of Snapseed
4 lectures 05:18

In this video, you will learn how to download the Snapseed app and how to open your first image, that you will then edit

Preview 01:27

You will learn about the three main categories of Snapseed: the Looks, the Tools and the Export button, each with several options

Preview 00:39

In this video, you will learn about the tools that Snapseed has to offer, from tuning the image to framing it, from the simple to the most advanced ones

Preview 02:16

In this video, you will learn the ways in which you can share, save or export a photo that you edited

Preview 00:56
+ Basic Tools in Snapseed
29 lectures 38:42

Discover the presets that Snapseed has built in, which can sometimes spear you from a lot of work and effort or can be a good learning opportunity, allowing you to observe how they look on your image and let you start from there

Preview 01:53

Learn how to use the the tune image tool, which has several possible adjustments: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Ambiance, Highlights, Shadows, Warmth. After this, you will be able to apply the simplest yet very effective changes to your images and make them stand out

Preview 04:50

Discover how to give details and clarity to your images, with two amazing tools: Structure and Sharpening

III. 3. Details

Learn about this truly amazing tool that allows you to bring your images to life, because it adds contrast and color

III. 4. Curves

Discover a very important tool, the White Balance, which allows you to balance the temperature of the colors in your images, so that they look natural or, on the contrary, give them the colors you want

III. 5. White Balance

Learn about how to crop an image in predefined shapes or the format you want, to suit your needs

III. 6. Crop

Learn how to rotate the image in specific, predefined angles or as much as you want

III. 7. Rotate

Learn how to change the perspective of an image, when you want to straighten it, either with predefined options or with a free option. This tool is very useful for most of images, as cameras usually distort reality

III. 8. Perspective

Learn how to enlarge the image with three options: smart, black or white and get creative

III. 9. Expand

Learn this tool which will make the difference between a good and an amazing image, because it allows you to make changes to a specific area, not just the entire image

III. 10. Selective

Learn to use this great tool just like you would do in Photoshop or Lightroom. It gives you the possibility to paint an effect on a certain part of your image, with four options: Dodge & Burn, Exposure, Temperature and Saturation

III. 11. Brush

Learn how to use this option that emulates the Content Aware tool from Photoshop. Applied carefully, your image will look as if a removed object didn’t ever exist

III. 12. Healing

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and refers to the possibility of a camera or an image to capture details both in the dark areas and in the light ones. With this tool, you will be able to make your images look closer to reality, if don't overdo it

III. 13. HDR Scape

Learn how to apply this filter that allows you to add a creamy, soft glow to your image. It is best used in portraits, glamour shots or when you want to give the impression of a dreamy place

III. 14. Glamour glow

With this filter, you will learn how to bring out the fine contrasts on both highlights and shadows in your images

III. 15. Tonal contrast

Discover a filter that allows you to create unique images. It applies a personalized effect to each image, ranging from very subtle changes in details to sort of HDR changes

III. 16. Drama

A filter that needs no introduction. It has been in every editing software, since the beginnings. Here too, you can use it with presets or you can do your own editing

III. 17. Vintage

Another filter, probably for those nostalgic for the film era, is the Grainy Film. This gives an old, grainy look to your images and has several options

III. 18. Grainy film

With this filter you will learn how to apply an overlay on your image and get creative or choose from many presets

III. 19. Retrolux

This tool is a huge set of 1500 filters, obtained through the combination of several options. The novelty of this tool is that it adds textures, that can be applied over your image. It can be interesting if you shot backgrounds and want to make them unique

III. 20. Grunge

This is also a filter, because it is applied over your image. It helps you make the images black and white and gives you many editing and creative options

III. 21. Black and white

This filter will create cinematic, black and white images, with a moody look

III. 22. Noir

This is a filter especially for those passionate about portraits and selfies. This filter only works with portraits. If the app cannot identify a portrait in your image, it will give you an error message

III. 23. Portrait

This tool is a bit more difficult than others, as it allows you to reposition the face in a portrait, to make the smile larger or to change the focal length

III. 24. Head pose

Learn how to direct the viewer’s attention by blurring certain parts of an image and hiding them

III. 25. Lens blur

Learn how to direct the viewer’s attention to your desired part of the image. Usually, it is placed around the main subject in an image, be it a portrait, an object or something from nature

III. 26. Vignette

This tool is no longer a filter but a more advanced set of steps, done to achieve a complex image out of several ones. Snapseed offers the possibility of double exposure and I will explain it on several videos, ranging from something simple to something more advanced.

III. 27. Double exposure

Simply put, in this video you will learn how to add text to your images

III. 28. Text

This tool is the last one in Snapseed and is probably placed there to be used when your image is already edited and finished to be shown to others

III. 29. Frames
+ Simple Editing
15 lectures 22:45

In the following videos, you will see some simple editing tools applied in different contexts, combined with other tools, to achieve a simple yet effective editing

IV. 0. Simple editing intro

In this short video, you can see how you can access the Details tool and what is the difference between Structure and Sharpening options and also apply them to a specific image

IV. 1 - Structure & Sharpening

Learn how to apply black and white or desaturate an image with the several options Snapseed offers. See how they are applied on an image and the results you can achieve

IV. 2. Desaturate and Black and White

Learn how to apply specific and localized adjustments on an image, ranging from sharpening and structure to saturation or dodge and burn

IV. 3. Localized adjustments - A Green Leaf

In this video, you can see another example of editing the contrasts in an image. Any image, regardless of how good it looks from the camera, it still needs some adjustments, and contrast is almost always a must

IV. 4. Contrast - A Simple Fork

Learn how to apply more localized adjustments on a different photo, to make the image pop and colors more contrasting and vivid

IV. 5. - Brush - Baby Tomatoes

With the Glamour Glow tool you will able to make an image look like in a fairy tale. It is suitable for certain landscapes, portraits of both people and animals, flowers and still life

IV. 6. Glamour Glow

Learn how to enhance a photo of a beautiful butterfly on a grass fir. Use tools like structure, saturation or specific brushes to achieve a stunning image

IV. 7. Brush - A Butterfly

Sometimes, photography and editing can be as simple as an egg thrown in a pile of flour. Whether you have a cooking blog or simply enjoy preparing your own food, photography can help you remember those moments. Learn how to edit food and ingredients so that they stand out and look great on any website

IV. 8. More localized adjustments - Egg and flour

Learn how to color correct an image and add the right amount of contrast so that it looks enhanced, yet still natural

IV. 9. More localized adjustments - Tasty Raspberry

Learn how to edit from scratch a photo that was shot on the run, without specific lights or background. Simply place your object on a white piece of paper and then edit them to achieve a stunning result, suitable for any magazine

IV. 10. More localized adjustments - Colorful Macarons

Learn how to edit a simple watch on a wall. Make the background wall a seamless white and add contrast to the object itself

IV. 11. More localized adjustments - White Backdrop Watch

Eye Clarity is really a simple change that can be applied to an image that has one or more portraits. It is straightforward and has only a couple of options to choose from

IV. 12. Eye Clarity

Learn how to bring some contrast and light in the images that have portraits and faces, choosing from several options such as Spotlight, Smooth, Eyes or Combo

IV. 13. Portrait - Stan and Bran

Learn how to add text to an image suitable for this. Use an image with a lot of "negative space", which has neutral space available for writing. Get creative and achieve the results you want

IV. 14. Text
+ Advanced Editing
10 lectures 24:46

In the following videos, you will see editing techniques that are more and more complex, on various photo categories – architecture, landscapes, commercial. Using the images provided in this course, you can first look at these presentations and then do the same editing. In the end, try to apply some of these techniques and give them your own approach and vision

V. 0. Advanced editing intro

Learn how to edit from A to Z a landmark in architecture, a beautiful castle from Budapest, Hungary, in Europe. Bring life to this image with a combination of the tools that Snapseed has to offer

V. 1. Architecture - Reflected Castle

Another example of stunning architecture, Petra, the Rose City of Jordan. Learn to do justice to such an image by applying some advanced editing techniques and achieve a memorable image

V. 2. Architecture - Petra, The Rose City

Immerse yourself into one of the most amazing places, Scotland. Learn a step by step editing of the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean

V. 3. Architecture - Eilean Castle Sunset

Learn how to overlap two images, to achieve a double exposure with a creative look

V. 4. Commercial - Double Exposure - Tasty Macarons

Although Snapseed is not created for making business cards, it is still a good option to have, whenever you need this. Learn how to take several images, overlap them and using the text tool and other filters, achieve a ready to print business card that looks professional

V. 5. Commercial - Snapseed Business Card

Learn how to edit an object with a professional and commercial look, ready to be sold online

V. 6. Commercial - Stylish Pen

Landscapes can be truly amazing and Snapseed is the perfect app to bring life to our images. Learn how to edit your landscapes so that everyone can see the stunning images and places you visited

V. 7. Landscape - A Rock Above the Lake

Learn how to edit and enhance the image of a cabin hidden in the mist, on a mountain lake

V. 8. Landscape - Cabin on a Lake

A place out of this world, Iceland, is definitely worth visiting. And photographing. And after that, editing the stunning images captured. Learn how to edit the light and colors you captured in your images, to transport your viewers to the places you've seen and enjoyed

V. 9. Landscape - The Lost World of Iceland
+ Final conclusions
1 lecture 00:34

Learning a new skill is never easy, but having made it so far, I am confident you will find it easier with each attempt to use this tool. In time, your confidence will grow and really the only thing you need to do is keep trying and experimenting daily. So be consistent, have fun and enjoy every moment

VI. Bonus Lecture