This course is for everyone who likes to take photographs (which is just about everyone) but does not know how to edit their photographs after taking the photos. It is also for those who do know how to edit their photos but sometimes need to edit when they are traveling and need an online resource.
We teach you how to edit your photos with a free, cross platform, online photo editor that is easy to use and available to anyone with an internet connection. We will show you with 28 over the shoulder videos, totaling a little over 90 minutes that show how to do just about anything you might want to accomplish with your photographs. I also include 96 stock images from my stock photo site for you to use with the video tutorials.
This course will make you a photo editing ninja without the learning curve and expense of photoshop and other high cost software based image editors. Again this course is for everyone and will have you editing your photographs quickly and easily.
This video is just a quick Keynote presentation giving an overview of what you will be learning in the video tutorials and a quick bit of information about myself.
Very quick video showing the Pixlr online image editor site and how to get there.
This video shows how to auto fix the color of your photograph with one click.
This video covers 3 of the tools in the adjustment group (color, vibrance, and contrast) where we show you how to tweak your photograph in each tool to your personal preference.
In this video we show you how to use the blur tool with the add image tool to create a new photograph.
In this video we show you how to sharpen your photographs with the sharpen tool.
This video shows how to smooth and soften an image with the smooth adjustment tool.
In this video we show how to get rid of red eye from one of our brides using the red eye adjustment tool.
In this video I use two of the adjustment tools (brighten and heal) to do some retouching to an image of myself. I use myself in these retouch videos because I have some of the flaws that most people want to have retouched.
The airbrush tool only does minimal corrections, but I wanted to include it in the videos to make sure you can see what all the adjustment tools do.
The Liquify adjustment tool is a fun tool that we show you some of the fun things that you can do with this tool and as well as how to thin yourself down, which I did to myself to show as an example.
In this video, I will show you how to create a low depth of field look (bokeh) to your photograph in this football photo that I took recently.
In this video I will show you how to colorize a black and white image using the splash tool.
This video shows another way to take a desaturated color image (by making it black and white) and then using the history adjustment tool and bringing out color parts of the photo that you like.
This video shows how to use the doodle adjustment tool to draw on or add shapes to your photographs.
This video shows how to add other images onto a background image.
This video shows the menu of Effects and there are a lot of them and how to apply them to your photos.
This video shows the menu of the many Overlays and Vignettes and how to apply them to your photographs.
This video shows the menu of the many Borders, and how to select them and apply them to your photos.
This is a fun video that shows how to apply all kinds of stickers to your photographs, lots of creative ways to use this feature.
This video shows how to add type to your images, by selecting the font, size, and color.
This video shows how to add the Grabber tool to your navigation tools menu of your browser in Firefox or Chrome so that you can copy or grab whole web pages or parts of a screen.
In this video we use Pixlr Express to create a collage from one of the many included templates. I have also included 4 of my stock images for you to use when you practice using this feature.
This video shows the webcam feature in Pixlr and how I use it to capture a still image of myself and then edit it in Pixlr Express to be used as a profile or head shot.
This video shows how to create a url for a selected image with this Pixlr tool.
Ed Mercer is a professional photographer and studio owner with a studio in Danvers Ma. and Naples Me. which he owns and operates with his wife Sue and have done so for over 30 years. They have photographed almost everything you can think of, but have specialized in studio portraiture and event photography.
Having been in the photography business for such a long time they have seen many changes, one of those changes being the change from film to digital. Digital brought many changes in photography and equipment, but one of the biggest changes was the workflow and editing of the photographic images. Ed and Sue, when not behind the camera spent the rest of the time preparing and editing the images in Photoshop.
Literally thousands of hours were spent editing and preparing images and many of our friends and customers would always question us about photoshop and the easiest way to edit their photos. So we began researching and learning alternative ways to edit images as photoshop which I consider the best image editor is expensive and has a pretty big learning curve.
So we decided to teach alternative ways to edit images that are easy to learn and easy on the finances. So we feel Udemy to be the perfect platform to teach people who may need to learn these methods and we are here at Udemy to bring that and more to you.