Edit photos like a professional photographer using iOS apps
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Edit photos like a professional photographer using iOS apps

Save time and money by quickly learning how to edit photos quickly and make them look professionally done in seconds!
3.5 (20 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.
5,528 students enrolled
Created by Malachi Staples
Last updated 9/2014
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will be able to create professional photo retouches with free softwares.
  • You will be able to give yourself or other people make overs that they can use for social network profile pictures and more!
  • You will be able to add special effects to your photos, comics, art work and etc. to get your photos/art that final touch!
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  • iOS Device (iPhone, iPod and/or iPad)

If you are looking to edit your photos and you don't have the funds to purchase expensive software like Photoshop or Aperture then this free course is just for you! In this course I will teach you how to edit your photos using free iOS apps and get the Photoshop level of quality that the professionals are able to achieve. You will learn all this in less than one hour! (I will always be updating this course with new content as I come across other free applications that can be used on the PC and Android Devices as well!)

At the end of the course you will be able to:

- Do facial make over and add make up! Contour your face, whiten teeth, sculpt brows, banish blemishes, smooth your complexion and more!

- Auto Correct - Automatically analyzes your photos and adjusts color and exposure to perfection.

- Selective Adjust - Make precise selections and enhancements to specific area in your photos. If you want that grass greener or you want the sky blue there is a free app that can do that and I will show you how to use it.

- Use Ambiance to create depth and vibrancy that uniquely adapts to colors and textures.

Adjust White Balance, Saturation, Contrast,

- Crop - Easily crop images to remove distracting parts of your photo with standard aspect ratios, or a free crop.

- Vintage Films (The most one app can produce!)- Make any photo look like a vintage color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s.

- Drama - Add style with a custom effect specifically tailored to your photos, ranging from subtle textures to wildly artistic effects.

- Grunge - Give your photos a totally unique, hip, and dingy look.

- Tilt-Shift - Create a narrow in-focus area designed to simulate depth of field, common in a Miniature Scene look.

- Sharpen - Enhance details with traditional sharpening so you make that photo look High definition!

- Center Focus - Draw attention to the subject of your photo by blurring and adjusting the brightness of the surrounding background.

* Retrolux - Make your photos look truly retro with light leaks, scratches, film styles, and more.

- Special effects in your photos. Magic particles, glows, fires, sparks, auras, glows, lighting, lens flare that would make Michael Bay drool on his paints! (Photoshop is even difficult sometimes doing lens flares!), rays,vintage, manga effects for your comics, anime... more than 70 effects special effects!!!!

This course will not be free for long! Once I release Section 6 this course will be a $19.99. In this section I will teach you how to do the following super powers using free iPhone applications.

  1. Telekinesis
  2. Super Strength
  3. Pyrokinesis
  4. Water bending
  5. Flight
  6. Astral Projections or Spirit Effects
  7. Cloning (Done the right way!)
  8. and much more....

After this training you will be able to make your normal camera phone photos look amazing and professional with in minutes. All you need is an iOS device and you will be ready to jump into this course with ease. I made this course because I professionally use this apps for editing photos for my clients when I'm away from my main computer which has Photoshop installed on it. I found that I was able to do 20 photo edits in 10 mins or least and the quality was just as good as if I did the photo edits in Photoshop. I was so amazed and your client would never know because the apps are that powerful!!! You will notice as with all my course they are very short and compacted with useful information. Each section will have a text document and a video that you can follow along with. And I will be adding new stuff as time progress, because I am trying to find better apps out there that will make my photo editing easier while I'm on the road. So make sure to check your notification after you have signed up and completed this course. Enroll in this course now and become a professional photographer editor using just an iOS device.

Who is the target audience?
  • Someone looking for a Do it yourself solution for editing and retouching photos
  • This course is intended is for any level of knowledge student who knows how to use a iOS device
  • Those who would benefit the most is someone who is looking to run a photography business or photo retouching benefit and is starting out on a tight budget.
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:13

This course will not be free for long! Once I release Section X this course will be a $19.99. In this section I will teach you how to do the following super powers using free iPhone applications. This video is basically explain why one should take this course and how much money one would save by using free ios app verses spending $699 on photo editing software.

Why should you take this course
Perfect 365
1 Lecture 07:18

In this video I explain how to retouch your photos using Perfect 365. How to remove blemishes, dark eye circles, facial structure imperfections and more with in a matter of seconds. This app is free but to use on photos with more than 1 megapixels it will could you only $1.99. I believe that is less than a bag of popcorn at the movies!

Perfect365 Walkthrough
1 Lecture 13:43

In this video I will explain how to take your photos and do things you can only do using expensive software. You will learn everything from color corrections, contrast, everything from color balance saturation, high definition sharpening, selective area correction and more! And did I say this app is not a freemium, but is completely free?!

How to use SnapSeed
Eye Candy Photo Ex HD
1 Lecture 04:39

This app is your special-effects app because it allows you to be able to add lens flares, lasers, explosions, rain snow just about anything with 70 different effects. I believe they 1.99 now but this app used to be free as well. It is still worth it especially for just the lens flares they offer alone. I believe there is no other app in the App Store that does what this app can do.

How to use Eye Candy
3 Lectures 29:44

In this lecture you will learn how to make someone "photoshop" any person's photo using PicMonkey. You will learn how to:

  1. Remove Blemishes
  2. Skin Airbrush
  3. Remove Wrinkles
  4. Shine Reduce
  5. Add Blush
  6. Spray Tan
  7. Whiten Teeth!!!! The best program for doing this
  8. Add Lip Tint/Lipstick to a photo
  9. Eye Effect (Change or Enhance eye color & brighten the white part of the eye)
  10. Eyebrow pencil a photo
  11. I will tell you about a application that can add facial hair to a photo
  12. Add Hair highlights
  13. Clone (And it is very easy to use!)
How to retouch a portrait photo using PicMonkey

In this lecture you will learn how to make someone look bigger or skinnier.

  1. You will also be able to make a woman's breast and/or butt bigger or smaller as well.
  2. You will be able to remove the belly make the legs, arms, head and other body parts smaller or bigger using simple click and drag motions.
Digital niptuck or weightloss/body manipulation using PicMonkey

In this lecture you will learn how to retouch a photo using PicMonkey. You will be learning the following:

  1. Auto adjust
  2. Sharpen
  3. Varies Filters
  4. Selective Corrections
  5. Boost and Soften
  6. Bokeh Shapes
  7. Sunglow and Lens Flares
  8. Dodge and Burn
  9. Clone Tool
Retouch a landscape photograph using PicMonkey
Super Hero Effects using Multiply iPhone Applications!
2 Lectures 13:24
Creating the Telekinesis effect

This course will not be free for long! Once I release Section 6 this course will be a $19.99. In this section I will teach you how to do the following super powers using free iPhone applications.

  1. Telekinesis (Available Now!)
  2. Super Strength (Coming Soon)
  3. Pyrokinesis (Coming Soon)
  4. Water bending (Coming Soon)
  5. Flight (Coming Soon)
  6. Astral Projections or Spirit Effects (Coming Soon)
  7. Cloning (Coming Soon)
  8. and much more....
Coming Soon...
About the Instructor
Malachi Staples
4.4 Average rating
41 Reviews
6,516 Students
2 Courses
Instructor at Udemy owner of Glasslogos


Malachi's Purpose and Mission Statement

"I thrive on creating simple, elegant solutions to complex problems. Simplicity is key to every professional design from planning the design to development. I want your customers to get a great first impression of your company the second they see your website, logos, flyer, business card, and video. I want your brand and your message to be delivered in a clear, concise way, and for your customers to have an engaging and fulfilling experience when dealing with your business. I am always ready to offer FREE advice and recommendation to make your business the best it can be. It is the passion for helping others to succeed that drives me!" - Malachi

Music Productions Bio

Malachi has been mixing music since 2001 using varies software such as Cakewalk, Fruity Loops and GarageBand Mobile, GarageBand 6 and now GarageBand 10.

Malachi has ghost written, produced and has been featured on varies underground rap artists' songs around the globe. He has also written, produced and sometimes even performed for:

  1. Varies commercials
  2. Musical plays (Like the The Wizard of Oz)
  3. Online business advertisements
  4. Sports teams (Belgium Soccer Team)
  5. MP3 music awards 2013
  6. Preformed for varies radio stations
  7. Political Campaigns
  8. YouTube Channels (Ghost written Popular Parody Rap Battles) You might have heard some of them already. ;-)
  9. Malachi has even written an nursery rhyme for a kids learning software, performed, mixed and produced it.
  10. Written and produced the intros for Digital Comic Books and online cartoons as well!

Real Feedback from Music Clients

"Awesome final mix! Went above and beyond. Love the rap, and so do our clients! Highly recommend this guy!"

By James F.

"Did an amazing job... Get your order in before this gig gets backed up with orders!!!!"

By Digital Chica

"I would use this guy again for future projects."

By Reddurt

"Excellent will order again for more vocal parts great voice!!"

By Gerry G

"Wonderful! Exceeded my expectations in both delivery time and quality!"

By Witkowso

Web and Graphic Designer:

Malachi lives and breathe graphic design, marketing, branding, video and music advertisement. He have done web and graphic design branding with global businesses, domestic businesses, small businesses and even individual clients.

Type of Businesses he has improved the effectiveness of their brand:

  1. Law Firm (In Chicago)
  2. Judge Logo (In Cleveland)
  3. Golf Supplier
  4. Popular Blogs
  5. Massage and Spa Businesses
  6. Freelance Businesses on (Freelance, Elance and Fiverr)
  7. Lawncare Services
  8. YouTube Gaming "Let's Play" Channels
  9. ER services at Hospitals
  10. eBook Authors
  11. Clothing Brands
  12. Air Filter Supplier
  13. Medical Equipment Suppliers
  14. Organic Beauty Product Suppliers
  15. Music Producers and Local Rap Artists

And the list goes on....

Real Feedback from Clients


By Claire J. with Easy2BookHotels


By Renay with Signature Lawn Care

Online Marketing / YOUTUBE SEO

Malachi has also mastered the ability to rank Youtube videos on the first page of Youtube and Google. He has helped and taught client how to do this from individuals to companies of all sizes, via on the phone, thorough tutorial videos or doing live presentation! He is very knowledge on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but is driven passion when it comes to marketing is video marketing on YouTube and social media using Guerrilla Marketing strategies.

Malachi has trained people and companies on Video Marketing, Online Marketing, Graphic Desgin, Twitter Marketing, Facebook targeted marketing (IUDs), Keyword Research, Wordpress and youth groups on business entrepreneurship .

The Jack of All Trades

Malachi published an amazing book on Amazon called: "Win @ Online Dating" - As of 2014 Malachi has helped over 1000 individuals find a partner using Online and Offline methods. Malachi has written Win @ Online Dating using 12+ years of online dating experience. With his studies in psychology from micro-expression to the effects of what certain written words do to a person's thinking process he has mastered the art of "reading" people bases on their unconscious body language. I can help men and women find their match by analyzing their dating profile. In the book he guides the reader on how the online and offline "game" works using a self analysis concept. His theory which has helped his clients is that first you must master your weakness within yourself and love yourself before you can find any tangible love.

Feel free to check out Malachi LinkedIN profile which he has 500+ connections!