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iPhoto For Beginners

A beginners guide to learning Apples free and included photo editing/organizing software!
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Created by Kyle Begeman
Last updated 12/2012
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the iPhoto File System
Import photos from camera/phone/internet
Organize photos by events/faces/places
Create high quality photo books, cards, calendars, and slideshows
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  • A Mac computer with iPhoto

iPhoto is a wonderful tool provided by Apple for free with every single mac computer. This course will provide you with the knowledge you need to start organizing, editing, and sharing your photos, often in way you did not expect!  Get started now and start managing your photos the right way!

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  • Anyone and Everyone
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 01:13:17
3 Lectures 06:21
Let me introduce you to the course and what we will learn!
Preview 00:39

Discusses the iPhoto file system and explains where your photos are stored on your computer. 
Preview 01:56

Take a look at the user interface of iPhoto. This will help you learn your way around the different sections and buttons of the program!
Preview 03:46
6 Lectures 17:27
In this lecture we will discuss the difference between the events section and the photos section.
Preview 01:34

Learn how to import photos into iPhoto. This includes importing the photos as well as creating an event to hold the imported photos.
Preview 03:13

Learn how to navigate the library and view your photos.
Viewing Photos

Learn how to create new events, merge current events, and separate photos into different events. 
Managing Events

This lecture shows you how to take advantage of iPhotos Faces feature, which allows you to organize your photos by faces (people).  
Using Faces

In this lecture we learn how to assign a location to a photo (if it is not already done by the camera) and how to view the photos on the map.
Using Places
Editing Photos
8 Lectures 13:45
A huge tool for editing photos in iPhoto is the revert to original feature. This lecture covers how it works and in what scenarios you will use this feature. 
Original Photos

Cropping and rotating photos is one of the most common functions of a photo editor. Learn how to do this with iPhoto. 
Crop & Rotate Photos

Automatic is sometimes best, and in this lecture we will discuss how to use the auto enhance feature when editing photos. 
Auto Enhance

Fixing the red eye in a photo can be done in two ways with iPhoto, and in this lecture we will cover both methods. 
Fix Red Eye

Not everyone has a steady hand, and sometimes images can accidentally come out crooked. iPhoto has a great tool to straighten an image.
Straighten a Photo

Sometimes when taking photos, things get in the way. The retouch tool allows you to remove some types of objects from an image.
Retouching a Photo

Every photo can be adjusted with automatic effects such as lighten and contrast. This lecture covers how to access the different effects available and use them on your photos. 
Adding Effects

Automatic editing is great, but sometimes you want to manually adjust a very particular setting. This lecture shows you where to find the adjustments.
Picture Adjustments
Photo Books
4 Lectures 17:38
The first step to making a photo book is creating it. We walk through how to create a photo book, select a size, theme, and color scheme.
Creating Your Photo Book

Adding photos to your book can be done in one of two ways. This lecture covers the first "automatic" method. 
Adding Photos to your Photo Book

Adding photos to your book can be done in one of two ways. This lecture covers the second "manual" method. This gives you more flexibility but may take more time. 
Adding Photos to your Photo Book Part 2

Every photo book comes with a pre-made layout, but you can edit and customize every aspect of your photo book with some simple options.  
Editing your Photo Book
Creating Things
4 Lectures 18:06
Albums and events are completely different and serve a different purpose. This lecture covers how to create an album and why you might want to do so.

iPhoto makes it very easy to create a completely custom card for any occasion. This lecture walks you through the core steps required to get started creating your own cards. 

Finding a calendar can be a pain, but iPhoto lets you create your own. Not only is it convenient but you can customize aspects of the calendar you may not have ever thought of. 

The most common project in photo editing, slideshows are easy to make and customize with iPhoto. This lecture will show you how to create, edit, and then export your slideshows for viewing.
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About the Instructor
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At a young age I decided I wanted to be a programmer. I set out on a journey to learn as much as I could. Over the past 8 years, I have built up a large skill set in programming theorem, C++, Objective C - iOS App Development, LUA, iPhone game development, and HTML/CSS. Along my path, I was hired at a local Apple store and was a personal trainer and technician for 3 years! In all of my experience, I have learned that people in general seem to be afraid of computers, and I have decided to take my skills and knowledge and relieve that fear any way I can. Udemy is the first step in my path to educating others!

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