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Discover The Power Behind Preview (Free) - Image Editing

Learn how to master the simplest yet most powerful image editing software, Preview. Experience an in depth course.
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Created by Saleh Najar
Last updated 7/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Edit any image professionally using Preview
Have a better understanding of different tools used for editing images
Have an excellent understanding of Preview
Learn some image editing terms
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  • Must have Preview downloaded in order to follow along with this course.
  • No knowledge required on Preview to take this course

Want to learn to be a professional image editor? In this course I will be teaching my students everything they need to know about Preview, a free image editing software, which is a very simple yet powerful image editing software. Preview comes along with every Mac and is free so why not learn how to use this powerful tool to your advantage. Preview is also Apple's Main Image Editing Software. I may use some photography literary terminology in some lectures but there's nothing too complicated. Many videos are included in this course to make sure that I covered everything there is to learn about preview. This course can be completed in a little less than an hour and a half. Take this course if you want to learn how to edit any image professionally in Preview. Also you can take this course to further expand your knowledge in Preview and get a complete understanding of it and its capabilities. This is a great course for Mac owners or people looking into a powerful image editing software. This course can also be a great start to many image editing and photography careers!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for anyone, whether you are refreshing your knowledge or want to learn about preview.
  • People looking into careers such as photography and image editing should definitely look into this course
  • Students that want to enhance their knowledge in Preview and image editing
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 46:10
Introduction To Preview
1 Lecture 02:37

In this lecture you will learn what you'll be taught in this course, learn about why Preview is the way to go for quick and easy image editing and what you'll be able to do after this course is completed. After completing this lecture you'll have a good understanding of why this course is so beneficial. Preview is one of Macs most powerful and popular image editors, it gets your edit jobs don quickly, easily and very simply by its friendly UI.

Preview 02:37
The Basics
5 Lectures 13:11

In this lecture we start off with the basics of Preview by learning the absolute basics when working with your image.After completing this lecture, you will learn how to open, save and close your images in Preview.

Preview 02:02

In this video we will further explore the basics of Preview. After this video you will be able to know how to rename, export and duplicate your images.

Preview 04:14

In this video we go further in depth into the basics of Preview. When completed, you will know how to revert your image, screenshot your image and many other windows and print your image.

Reverting, Screen Shotting and Printing Your Images

In this lecture you will further expand your knowledge when working with the basics of Preview. You will learn some of the Mac shortcuts for undoing and redoing edits made in your image. This is very useful for when you mess up or decide that you liked your edit before.

Undoing and Redoing Edits

In this lecture you will learn some very important techniques on how to copy and paste images and selections with their shortcut keys. After completed, you will know how to copy and paste selections and images.

Copying and Pasting Images

This quiz will test if you know all the basics when working with Preview. Good luck!

Basics Quiz
2 questions
Working With The Toolbar/Markup Toolbar
7 Lectures 22:23

In this lecture you will learn how to customize your toolbar. The toolbar gives you many options that you can make to customize your window and image. The toolbar is a quick way to access many things, so you must learn how to use it to your advantage in order to Master Preview.

Preview 02:06

After completing this lecture you will learn how to change views of Preview to your liking, change the zoom on your image to make detailed edits or just view your image from closer/farther and share your image to many social medias.

Changing Views, Zoom and Sharing Your Image

After completing this lecture you will learn the toolbar options, showing and hiding the markup toolbar which is another toolbar that is used for editing your images quickly and how to rotate your images in Preview.

Toolbar Options, Showing/Hiding Markup Toolbar and Rotating Your Image

In this lecture you will learn how to use all the selection tools such as the rectangular, elliptical, lasso and and smart lasso selection. These are very useful tools in Preview and are necessary for Mastering Preview.

Working With Selection Tools

In this very useful lecture you will learn how to create borders around your images, draw sketches on your image and create shaped that you can annotate in.

Adding Shapes, Sketches and Borders in Your Image

In this lecture you will learn how to create your custom signature and delete it. You will also learn how to add plain text into your image that is used for annotating.

Adding Text and Signatures To Your Image

After completing this lecture you will learn some very important steps towards Mastering Preview. You will learn how to adjust the colour and size to your liking. These are very useful for creating a professionally edited image.

Adjusting The Size and Colour of Your Image

This tests your knowledge if you know how to work with the toolbar and markup toolbar which are very important when working with Preview.

Toolbar/Markup Toolbar Quiz
2 questions
4 Lectures 07:59

In this lecture you will learn to work with the inspector which gives you key information and details about your image, and the magnifier which lets you view your image closer and make very detailed edits.

Working With The Inspector and Magnifier

After completing this lecture you will have the knowledge to annotate your image and customize your annotations by adjusting the colour and size of your annotation.

Annotating Your Image

This is another lecture that plays a very important role inn Mastering Preview. You will learn how to flip your images, crop your image with the selection tools available and invert selections in your image in order to make quicker selections.

Flipping, Cropping and Inverting Selections in Your Image

This quiz will test you on some of the more advanced topics when working with Preview.

Advanced Quiz
3 questions

Congratulations, you have now mastered Preview and now know what every button and edit does. Use his knowledge to your advantage and now I hope you realized just how powerful Preview is.

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About the Instructor
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Manager at Webnova

I work with many different programs and a variety of different specialties. I enjoy educating students all over the world so they can expand their knowledge and improve their skill set. In my courses you would find that I cover every bit of the programs that I work with. This is because I like to leave nothing unmentioned to get you your full course that you deserve. I am a developer and currently have five apps on the App Store that I have created myself. Through my journey of creating these apps I have learned a lot and now wish to share my knowledge and expertise with you.

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