Photo Editing Made Simple: Free Tools to Great Pictures.
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Photo Editing Made Simple: Free Tools to Great Pictures.

Learn how to use fantastic free software to organise and edit your digital photographs
4.4 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,540 students enrolled
Created by Andrew Hind
Last updated 3/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Edit, catalogue and organise your images ready for enhancement quickly and effectively.
  • Use free software to make basic adjustments and corrections taking the look of your images to the next level.
  • Learn how to enhance and shape your photographs using free software to achieve a professional finish.
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Requirements
  • You will need some images taken on a digital camera as well as a computer and access to the internet.
Description

A photograph can often look great when it's being taken but is disappointing when finally printed or looked at on a computer monitor. Many beginner photographers assume that they are not photographing well or that they need a better or newer camera but often all that the picture needs is some enhancement and editing. Nearly every professional picture you have ever seen has been manipulated in some way and this course will show you how to do the same using FREE tools and some easy and quick techniques.

Enhance your photographs using FREE software

  • Learn how to select, catalogue and archive your images quickly and efficiently
  • Make basic corrections using free software to make your images stand out.
  • Discover the free software that you can use to enhance and shape your photographs to achieve a professional finish

In the course I show you exactly where to download the free software that you will need and also how to use it to achieve a smooth and time efficient workflow. We start by selecting the pictures to work on using software to quickly and efficiently save and catalogue images. We then go on to make basic corrections that will lift your images up a level before finally moving on to shaping and enhancing the photographs in exactly the same way as a professional photographer to achieve a final high quality finish.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for photographers who haven't tried editing or enhancing their images before and would like to learn the basic skills on free rather than paid for software.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:03:14
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Introduction
1 Lecture 04:24

Welcome to the course!

Preview 04:24
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Picking and Choosing
3 Lectures 11:59

Get your pictures quickly and safely onto your computer and learn about a simple and reliable way to keep your image files organised.

Preview 02:23

Why your computer's image viewer probably isn't the best thing to use and where you can download a fast free piece of software to drastically speed up your editing efficiency.

Preview 02:18

Learn how to use your free software to sort and select you pictures in minutes.

Preview 07:18
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Basic Adjustments
2 Lectures 10:42

Use this free software to edit and adjust your photographs. This will make a huge improvement to your image quality with only a few quick and subtle adjustments.

The Best Free Software for Editing
02:17

Get your images looking fantastic! Learn how to achieve the best image quality with the most important adjustments in your free software.

Basic Adjustments
08:25
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Fine Tuning
3 Lectures 20:30

Look at the big differences simple and subtle changes can make to your photographs and learn about the free software that gives you this fine tuning control.

The Best Free Software for Fine Tuning Your Photographs
03:14

Learn how to fine tune and shape your pictures using your free software. Your images will look polished and professional when you have finished with a minimum of time spent for the maximum return.

Using Your Free Software to Fine Tune and Achieve Professional Looking Results
06:43

Learn to edit more quickly and to create a fluent workflow. You will soon be able to make quick decisions as to how to adjust your images and achieve consistent high quality results.

Editing More Quickly
10:33
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 06:38

Comparing the free software you have been using to Lightroom and Photoshop. Do you really need to invest in expensive software - learn which solution is best for you.

Moving on to Lightroom and Photoshop
06:38
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Bonus Lectures
2 Lectures 09:01

A demonstration of the differences in editing a RAW and Jpeg file.

Editing in RAW and Jpeg
05:57

Using the clone tool
03:04
About the Instructor
Andrew Hind
4.3 Average rating
251 Reviews
18,941 Students
4 Courses
Professional Photographer and Teacher

I have been a photographer since I was 16 starting with film cameras, processing and printing my own films as a teenager and then becoming a professional photographer in 2003. I have wide experience of shooting weddings, portraits and commercial photography at a professional level both using film and digital equipment and I enjoy shooting street photography on my Iphone in my spare time as well!

I also have a professional teaching qualification from Cambridge University and I have taught photography alongside my other work in schools to a wide age range of children as well as at A level to more mature students.