PhotoDirector 7 - Photo Editing Made Easy

Learn how to edit professional photographs on Mac or PC with this Cyberlink PhotoDirector Complete Tutorial Course!
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  • Lectures 54
  • Length 3 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

Start editing your own photos with one of the best PC and Mac photo editing software out there, PhotoDirector!

If you're looking for a easy photo editing application that will allow you to edit professional quality photos, Cyberlink's PhotoDirector is a great tool. This course will teach you everything you need to know to get started editing.

Make photos look the way you envision - better! If you want to crop, white balance, adjust contrast, add effects, and share better photos than ever, this is the course for you.

Here are the main topics in this course:

  • Easily import and organize photos in PhotoDirector
  • Crop and rotate your photos
  • Apply one-click presets
  • Correct white balance
  • Adjust tone, add HDR effects, change contrast
  • Apply edits to only certain parts of your photos
  • 'Beautify' people with teeth whitening, eye brightening, wrinkle removing, and body shaping
  • Remove unwanted objects in your photos
  • Merge photos, create panoramas, and face swap to get the best smile
  • Add custom watermarks to your photos
  • Create slideshows out of your photos
  • Publish photos easily to Facebook and Flickr
  • Export high quality files for sharing and printing

Why is this the course that will make you successful?

Taking online courses isn't easy. It takes work and action. This course will help you succeed with concrete practice lessons. We'll walk you through each exercise. By the end of the course, you'll have a fully edited video montage that you can share with the world.

Who teaches this course?

Phil Ebiner is a professional photographer and video creator who has edited thousands of photos. His photos have won international contests, sold in art galleries, and captured stories around the world. Phil strives to teach students not only the technical skills of a photo editor with this course, but also the philosophy of photo editing. You'll love learning from Phil like thousands of other Udemy students.

Are you ready to be successful?

Are you ready to edit professional-looking photos?

Enroll now!

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have Cyberlink PhotoDirector to follow along with the course content. We'll be using PhotoDirector 7.
  • Students should have photos that they want to practice with. We also provide practice photos for all of the lessons to follow along with.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Import and organize photographs in a professional manner.
  • Adjust and crop photos to get better compositions.
  • Edit the colors and contrast of photos to make them pop.
  • 'Beautify' people with whiter teeth, brighter eyes, and fewer wrinkles.
  • Manipulate images to create panoramas, face-swaps, and more.
  • Share photos directly and easily to Facebook, Flickr, and to files for storage.

What is the target audience?

  • Photographers who want to make their photos better.
  • Windows / PC users who need a professional photo editing software to edit great photos.
  • Photographers on a budget looking for an inexpensive photo editing tool.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
03:58

Welcome to the PhotoDirector course! In this video, you'll learn what this course is all about and how to succeed in this course!

02:54
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to open and use PhotoDirector.
01:35

In this quick exercise, you'll download the practice photos and see the power of PhotoDirector in the following walkthrough.

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Where is the Discussion Board

03:30

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, follow us as we quickly edit a photo and show you the power of PhotoDirector.

02:14

Here's a quick message from Phil about leaving a review for this course.

Section 2: Importing & Organizing Photos in PhotoDirector
01:22

Welcome to a new section of the PhotoDirector course! In this section, you'll be learning how to import and organize your photos.

03:13

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to import photos from a camera to edit.

02:08
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to import photos from your computer documents.
02:17

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to create an album in PhotoDirector, a great way to stay organized.

10:02

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to organize your photos by face tags, tagging, rating, and labeling.

01:19

Congrats! You've finished another section of the PhotoDirector course. In this section, you learned a lot about importing your photos. Now it's time to put it into use. This section's challenge exercise is to import the practice photos into PhotoDirector.

Thanks!

Section 3: Adjust Your Photos: Basic Photo Editing in PhotoDirector
01:23
Welcome to a new section of the PhotoDirector course! In this section, you'll be learning how to

do basic photo adjustments and edits.

04:14

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to crop and rotate your photos. Cropping and rotating are great ways to improve the composition of your photos.

02:54

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to use the one-click photo presets to quickly edit your photos. PhotoDirector has some great presets with all kinds of effects like black and white, vintage, warm, cool, etc.

03:07

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to fix white balance with the auto-white balance selector, or manually with the temperature sliders.

09:36
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to adjust the tone of your photos. This includes exposure, contrast, saturation, vibrance, clarity, and individual exposure sliders.
06:10

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to add an HDR effect to your photo.

03:17

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to use the curve tool to increase the contrast of your photos. The S-Curve is a popular term you'll hear among photographers looking to make their photos pop!

04:09
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to adjust individual colors' hue, saturation, and luminance. This tool will allow you to create photos that are black and white with just one color showing.
02:28
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to reduce noise in your photos. Noise could be due to a high ISO and low light, and it's important to know how to get rid of it!
03:11

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to fix your lens warping.

02:01
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to add a vignette to your photos in PhotoDirector.
11:32

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to adjust just portions of your photos with things like red eye reduction, spot healing, radial filters, and more.

01:20

Congrats! You've finished another section of the PhotoDirector course. In this section, you learned a lot about basic photo editing. Now it's time to put it into use. This section's challenge exercise is to edit a complete photo from beginning to end using all of the techniques learned in this course.

Thanks!

04:16

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, follow us as we go through the entire editing process in PhotoDirector.

Section 4: 'Beautify' People in PhotoDirector
01:06
Welcome to a new section of the PhotoDirector course! In this section, you'll be learning how to edit and manipulate your photos in a variety of fun ways.
02:52
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to make teeth look brighter and whiter.
03:42

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to make some's eyes brighter (make them pop!).

04:42

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to get rid of wrinkles right with PhotoDirector - like magic!

02:34
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to make someone's skin look darker or lighter, giving someone a quick tan in PhotoDirector!
05:32
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to reshape a body in PhotoDirector - that's right make your body thinner or wider!
01:05

Congrats! You've finished another section of the PhotoDirector course. In this section, you learned a lot about beautifying people in your photos your photos. Now it's time to put it into use. This section's challenge exercise is to take a photo of a person and brighten their teeth and eyes.

Thanks!

03:22

In this exercise walk through, I'll show you how I improve my photos with brighter eyes and whiter teeth.

Section 5: Manipulating Your Photos in PhotoDirector
01:32
Welcome to a new section of the PhotoDirector course! In this section, you'll be learning how to manipulate your photos. For example, you'll learn how to remove unwanted objects in your photos, create panoramas, and swap faces between two photos.
05:10

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to remove unwanted objects from your photos.

03:19
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to stitch together multiple images to create a panorama.
03:34

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to swap peoples faces, so you get a photo where everyone is smiling!

01:25

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to add grain to your photos. This is a great way to make your photos look more vintage.

00:55

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to add a sepia tint to your photos. You'll also learn how to add other colored tints to your photos.

02:05

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to remove the background from an image, soloing a subject for future graphic design purposes.

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Here is a tutorial on layers in PhotoDirector from Cyberlink.
01:09

Congrats! You've finished another section of the PhotoDirector course. In this section, you learned a lot about manipulating your photos. Now it's time to put it into use. This section's challenge exercise is to shoot, edit, and stitch together a panorama photo.

Thanks!

03:21

In this challenge walkthrough, I'll show you how I edit and stitch together a panorama image.

Section 6: Share Your Photos with PhotoDirector
01:56
Welcome to a new section of the PhotoDirector course! In this section, you'll be learning how to export your photos in a variety of ways: as files, directly to Facebook and Flickr, as a video slideshow, and with watermarks.
04:40

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to export your photos as files to be shared or printed later.

03:42

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to create and add custom watermarks to your photos.

04:35
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to create a video slideshow right within PhotoDirector.
01:29
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to share your photos on Facebook, directly from within PhotoDirector.
02:16
In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to share your photos directly from PhotoDirector to Flickr.
02:00

In this PhotoDirector tutorial, you'll learn how to create a grid of photos for printing. This is a great way to send 'proofs' to a client for review.

00:54

Congrats! You've finished another section of the PhotoDirector course. In this section, you learned a lot about exporting your photos. Now it's time to put it into use. This section's challenge exercise is to export some edited photos and post them to the course.


Just start a new discussion and post 3-5 of your favorite edited photos.

Thanks!

Section 7: Course Wrap-Up
02:27

Thank you so much for taking this course! Now is the time to continue using what you've learned in this class to make your photos better. I really appreciate you taking the time to take this course, and hope you enjoyed it!

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Instructor Biography

CyberLink Software, Easy to Use Video and Photo Editing Software

Founded in 1996, CyberLink is the world's leading multimedia software company and pioneer in video and audio technologies on PCs and portable devices including tablets and smartphones. From what began as a mission to create superb digital multimedia products for consumers by a group of National Taiwan University students led by Professor Huang, CyberLink has since grown into a global and award-winning brand with nearly 30 products and a solid reputation for efficiently delivering innovative, interoperable solutions.

Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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