Enhancing Photos for Complete Beginners
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Enhancing Photos for Complete Beginners

Learn the absolute basics about enhancing your photos
4.6 (268 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
8,062 students enrolled
Created by Simon Foster
Last updated 12/2016
English
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Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • learn image editing software with a firm idea of the basics of photo enhancement
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Requirements
  • Students don't need to know anything; they just want to know how to start improving photos
  • No software needed
  • Be prepared to spend 50 minutes learning about how to improve photos
Description

'I want to improve my photos. I've looked at one or two programs like Photoshop but all of them are just a confusing mass of buttons. Where do I even begin to understand what to do?'

If you've asked yourself anything like this question, then right here is where you start. This free course guides you through the basics of how to go about improving your photos. You will be guided by someone with 25+ years experience of using image editing software and I'll show you the steps you need to take to make your photos shine. I'll show you using programs like Photoshop Elements, Affinity Photo and Pixelmator because it's all about the processes involved, not which buttons to press. I've selected techniques that you can apply to just about any image editing program so you have the flexibility to choose which software is right for you.

Ten videos at five minutes apiece, this course is designed to be as short as possible so you can pick up knowledge quickly. It has one simple aim; to get you over that first intimidating hurdle when faced with an image editing program that seems to offer endless possibilities but no way of understanding what to do with it. This course is the first steps course and is designed to follow naturally on to other courses I offer at Udemy for all the software you see here. It's not a scattergun approach to learning - a Youtube tutorial here, a technique there. It's a solid method of where to start, what to do next, and how to make your photos better than you ever thought they could be. See you on the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Complete newbies at photo editing
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
01:20:05
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Start Learning About Photo Editing Right Here!
10 Lectures 49:46
First things first...
05:02

Whenever I post a video on the web about what a layer is, it always gets a load of hits. So, just for you here's what they are and why they are so great.

What is a Layer?
05:00

This is the first of five steps I always recommend people take when they want to improve their images

Step 1: Rotate and Crop Your Pictures
04:59

Step 2: Get Your Dark and Light Right
04:58

Step 3: Get your Color Balance Sorted
04:59

Step 4: Remove Blemishes
05:00

Step 5: Tackle Noise and Sharpen Your Images
04:59

Layer Masks and Why You Want Them
04:58

Adding Effects
04:57

Export Your Images
04:54
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Time to Practice! Your Turn...
4 Lectures 30:19
Practice Part 1 - Pizza Party.
08:23

Practice Part 2 - Flowers
07:25

Practice Part 3 - Black and White
07:16

Practice Part 4 - Yorkshire Village
07:15
About the Instructor
Simon Foster
4.6 Average rating
2,087 Reviews
12,393 Students
8 Courses
Designer

Simon Foster holds a degree in Educational Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, has been a designer for 25+ years, has run a successful design business for over 20, and was a teacher for 2 years. He has produced design work for clients from all over the world, including all the graphics for Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2, various other games and apps, illustrating science books and providing design and illustration for clients ranging from doctors to top level business people, world class geneticists right through to local start up businesses.