“From Photo to DVD – Preserving Those Precious Memories” covers three primary topics. First, we’ll explore some techniques and strategies for taking better digital photos. We’ll take a moderately deep dive into portrait and landscape photography and an overview look at sports, low-light and underwater photography. Next, we’ll explore the editing of photos using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements. We begin simply with things like cropping, light and color adjustments. By the time we’re finished we’ll have explored photo merges, panoramas, special effects and even creating your own images from scratch. We conclude the course with a look at creating high quality videos and DVDs with Adobe’s Premiere Elements. Again we start simply with things like single-threaded timelines, music, narration and transitions. By the time we conclude you will be creating photo montages, utilizing multiple, simultaneous timelines and creating your own menus. It should all be great fun.
The course is best suited for individuals familiar with digital photography, but seeking to improve their skills. No prior knowledge of photo or video editing is required. Similarly, Adobe’s Photoshop and Premiere Elements are not required. The download and installation of the free trial versions of each of these products is described within the course.
Rick Phillips, Ph.D., the instructor for this course, describes himself as “someone who doesn’t always color within the lines.” He is energetic and entertaining, but will likely challenge you within every section to expand your understanding and explore the world around you. As Rick is known to say, “have some fun out there, but Keep On Learning!”
Editing Photos with Photoshop Elements V14 Part 2
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Visual Psychophysics with a minor in Computer Science. I worked my entire professional career within the computer industry specializing in relational database design and large-scale international databases.
Out of school, I went to work for VeriFone the credit card processing company because they were headquartered in Hawaii and I yearned to get out of the cold of Wisconsin. I started as employee #36. By the time I left, they were publically traded, had thousands of employees and billions in revenue. At the time of my departure, I was VeriFone's Database Design Manager and oversaw a technical staff of 125+.
I subsequently served as MIS Manager for Family Health International, Database Manager for A4 Health Systems, and CTO and President of Castle Worldwide. I retired from Castle in 2014 at the age of 55.
After retirement I was searching for a great means to keep my hands in technology. Teaching with Udemy has provided that venue. I enjoy creating the courses and interacting with the students. It is my new passion. Middle aged and young people are my favorite students - seeing them better utilize their new toys and skills gives me great pleasure, such energy.
I am a huge advocate of life-long learning and love this opportunity to share that passion with others. Remember, "keep on learning."