Not all of us are sketch artists or skilled at creating images or photos, but this course will show you its much easier than you may have thought. Its easy and quick to learn and will save you hours in the long run.
I want you to be more successful at what you do, by helping you stand out in the crowd and be remembered. And you can do this by simply making the visuals you need to convey your message to be more effective at being remembered, whether it's for a presentation, website or document.
The internet is loaded with resources, if you just know where to look, but you can even shorten your search and make whatever you find perfect in less time.
In this course, I will show and teach you how to easily modify any photograph or image to suit your needs and look fantastic by just focusing on colour aspects, even when just using MS Word, PowerPoint or Excel.
I will also share my favourite source of free stock images and free photo editing software that I use daily in my career as engineer to prepare presentations for training and sales pitches.
During the course you will also be provided with test images that you can constantly experiment with to test your newly learnt skills and further cement them into your skill set.
By the end of this course you will be empowered to take any image off the internet or photograph from your camera and enhance or change its colour to look it's best or totally different. You will no longer be restricted to use what is available, but be able to create your own unique versions to fit your message and style.
Still not sure if this course is for you? Follow the link in the resources section of the introduction lecture to a specially crafted quiz to evaluate whether or not you will learn something useful.
Take your presentations to the next level and make an impact that will drive your success.
Colour fundamentals - don't even bother with Photoshop or any other photo editing software until you grasp the fundamentals about colour, and colour reproduction on screen and print. It will save you endless hours of frustration with almost perfect images and even let you save images that you otherwise would have given up on.
Auto colour correction for images can be very useful when in a hurry, but it will stay a one-fits-all solution. You can do better than that.
You will be surprised how quick and easy you can change the color of an object in a picture of photograph, without a paint brush or any editing skills.
Light from the sun, per our definition, is white. No light, is black. Simple right? No, unfortunately not, There are more than 50 shades of grey and millions of colours in between. In this lecture we will discuss the primary colours of light and start to mention how it is being recorded in a digital colour photograph.
You may think it's not important to know this, but be ready to be surprised, you will thank me later.
Almost all successful people will tell you that if you want to know what your are passionate about, ask yourself what you are willing to do right through the night, even if there is no big benefit, need or motivation to.
For me its creating a clear visual message using the right photos and images. Adding the right image to any presentation, blog post, online tutorial or website is what can keep me going for hours.
My photo and image editing skills made that possible and makes me strive to learn more and more techniques everyday to get to what I want faster. I also love finding new software and apps with which to do interesting things, but nothing beats that personal touch to an image.
Apart from being an engineer with most of my experience being in simulation and analysis and the sales and support thereof, I enjoy teaching complicated material and always strives to make things simpler and easier to learn to people who otherwise wouldn't.
Visual aids are always a great tool to help me transfer knowledge and sell a product. I have created many blogs in which I expose people to advanced technologies, to help them get started instead of deciding its too complicated right away. I love technology and can't help myself but to share it with others. I also know that today our human creativity is our biggest asset and heaven forbid that it would ever be possible for a computer to be creative too!