Pixelmator: Solid Foundations
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Pixelmator: Solid Foundations

Make your photos shine using the techniques of the professionals
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4.6 (90 ratings)
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Created by Simon Foster
Last updated 9/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 56 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Enhance digital photos using a variety of professional techniques
  • Decide when and when not to use a particular technique
  • Crop, color balance, control tone, clone, distort, use layer masks and blending modes etc.
  • Use skills and principles that can be transferred to other photo editing software
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Requirements
  • A copy of Pixelmator, their own digital photos
Description

Without knowledge, powerful photo editing software like Pixelmator is about as much use as an airplane that you don't know how to fly. Well here's 8+ hours of photo enhancement lessons from someone with over 25 years experience as a designer! Learn techniques you'll find in photography studios the world over to polish your photos. Use the same techniques Photoshoppers use, along with good practices and a few gotchas to avoid. Then we'll process a batch of photos and put those principles into practice, so that you leave the course with the knowledge you need to really make your photos shine!

Who is the target audience?
  • People new to photo enhancement
  • People who want knowledge as well as technique
  • People who want to polish their photos until they shine
  • NOT for people who want to just press a button for a fancy special effect - although we'll be looking at the special effects...
  • People who want the kind of skills that can be taken to most photo editing packages
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 53 Lectures Collapse All 53 Lectures 08:10:42
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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 01:44

A brief overview of the course

Preview 01:44
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Get the Lighting and Color Balance Right
12 Lectures 01:28:54
A Basic Workflow
10:06

Get the Dark and Light Right, Part 1
05:39

Get the Dark and Light Right, Part 2
08:17

Color Balancing, Part 1
05:35

Color Balancing, Part 2
03:26

Color Balancing, Part 3
12:46

Color Balancing, Part 4
11:16

Curves Part 1
08:42

Curves Part 2
05:33

Raw Files, 8 Bit and Some Theory, Part 1
06:48

Raw Files, 8 Bit and Some Theory Part 2
07:03

16 Bit Files in Pixelmator
03:43
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Selecting and Layer Masks
7 Lectures 55:34
The Selection Tools, Part 1
07:04

The Selection Tools, Part 2
09:28

The Selection Tools, Part 3
11:54

Layer Masks, Part 1
05:01


Layer Masks, Part 3
05:19

Layer Masks, Part 4
08:28
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Tweak and Repair Your Photos
8 Lectures 01:07:05
The Repair Tool
06:25

The Clone Tool, Part 1
08:33

The Clone Tool, Part 2
08:43

Crop and Rotate, Part 1
08:58

Crop and Rotate, Part 2
06:43

Crop and Rotate, Part 3
05:02

Dodge and Burn
11:00

Teeth Whitening
11:41
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Layer Blend Modes
2 Lectures 20:59
Layer Blend Modes, Part 1
14:40

Layer Blend Modes, Part 2
06:19
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The Rest of the Tools
9 Lectures 01:46:10
Reducing Noise and Sharpening Images
09:39

Using Gradients
13:55

Using Text
11:16

The Painting Tools, Part 1
17:13

The Painting Tools, Part 2
10:15

The Shape Tools and Vectormator Mode, Part 1
13:23

The Shape Tools Part 2
08:51

The Warping Tools
10:25

The Effects Filters
11:13
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Putting Things Into Practice
14 Lectures 02:30:16
Selecting Photos Part 1
05:49

Processing Photos Part 1b
15:18

Processing Photos Part 1c
14:03

Selecting Photos Part 2
04:32

Processing Photos Part 2b
11:00

Processing Photos Part 2c
12:36

Processing Photos Part 2d
05:17

Processing Photos Part 2e
13:44

Selecting Photos Part 3
06:04

Processing Photos Part 3b
10:11

Processing Photos Part 3c
17:37

Selecting Photos Part 4
03:58

Processing Photos Part 4b
16:05

Processing Photos Part 4c
14:02
About the Instructor
Simon Foster
4.6 Average rating
1,502 Reviews
8,128 Students
8 Courses

Simon Foster holds a degree in Educational Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, has been a designer for 25+ years, has run a successful design business for over 20, and was a teacher for 2 years. He has produced design work for clients from all over the world, including all the graphics for Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2, various other games and apps, illustrating science books and providing design and illustration for clients ranging from doctors to top level business people, world class geneticists right through to local start up businesses.