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This course will not teach you how to make money quick, but it will teach you how to create and edit photos and graphics for Facebook and other marketing materials with software that is freely available on the web.
Some of the techniques you will learn in this course can also be applied to professional programs like Adobe Photoshop. For example, you will learn about various graphic file formats and to use layers in editing images.
This course is primarily taught through video demonstration. However, you will also be provided with a Paint dot net quick reference guide and several other useful handouts in understanding graphics for the web and for print.
We will begin by learning to download and install the Paint dot net software. Then we will spend some time learning to get around in the GUI (Graphical User Interface). Next we will learn how to use the tools of the software. Then we will learn how to draw a simple picture and edit a photograph. Finally, we will learn a few cool techniques to make your images unique.
This course will save you from having to purchase expensive image editing software to create images that look like you used the expensive software.
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Desktop, iOS and Android.
Certificate of completion.
|Section 1: Introduction|
How to Use this CoursePreview
What is Paint.net?Preview
Downloading and Installing Paint.net
Quick Reference GuidePreview
|Section 2: GUI (Graphical User Interface)|
Parts of the GUI
The Tools Window
The Colors Window
The Layers Window
The History Window
Customizing the GUI
|Section 3: Working with Files|
Creating a New Image File
Pixels and File Size
Saving a File
Graphic File Types
Opening an Existing Photo
Printing an Image
|Section 4: Creating an Image Using Drawing Tools|
Zoom and Pan Tools
Using Drawing Tools
Using Text and Shape Tools
Using Fill Tools
Creating an Image
Working with Layers
|Section 5: Editing a photograph|
Using Photo Tools
|Section 6: Creating Special Effects|
Creating a Vignette on a Photograph
Creating a Black-and-white Image with One Color
|Section 7: Optimizing Images for the Web|
Size Graphics for Facebook and other Social Media
Graphic Sizes for Social Media
Create Facebook Ads
|Section 8: Optimize Images for Printing|
Preparing Images for Printing Introduction
Resolution VS Megapixels
Re-size photographs for Printing
Sizes for Printing Images
Dr. Bee has been sharing her passion for computer technology with others for over 30 years. Her students learn to love technology having fun in the process.
Dr. Bee programmed her first computer in 1982 when she created the "Handy Dandy Ajax Verb Conjugator" with Basic on a TRS 80 computer using cassette tape storage. Her love for programming has taken her on many adventures including serving as the IT Manager at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium where she created a world renown environmental monitoring program.