I didn't know it then, but when I got my first digital camera, my life would change forever. In the (roughly 12) years since, I've taken tens of thousands of photographs on various cameras and devices, trying to capture the breathtaking beauty of the simple life that surrounds me. In the end, our photographs are the primary way we capture our memories and stories, and this makes them infinitely precious. I know you're the same way - you there, with at least three ways of taking photographs within arm's reach of you at all times? Yeah, I can see you. And I can tell you that when you combine your photographs with some edits in Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop, they will truly make your heart sing. I'll show you how!
Though out these classes, you'll learn the basic photo editing process I use for all of my own photos. You'll take photos straight from your camera (or device), through simple transformations that will have you (and your loved ones) saying WOW! You'll love what anincredible difference you can make to your own precious photos. There's nothing like the rush! I swear!
Then take these techniques and get ready to create your Year in Review album, Simple enough to complete in a few hours, the album is also flexible enough for you to add your own personal touch. Because you build the photo and journaling areas, you can match the album's theme to your photos. Give your friends a personalized gift, lovingly crafted by yourhands. In no time at all, you'll have a fully finished album that you can gift to someone!
Since each photo is different, you'll learn how to apply your knowledge to various scenarios, including overexposure, underexposure, low contrast - even backlighting. You'll learn not only the RIGHT techniques, but also WHEN to use which technique in your new arsenal.
After you've got the basic process down, then the fun begins! In the remaining lessons in our course, we'll start with the basic editing process, and then I'll show you how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to:
Adjust settings such as white balance, exposure, vibrance and color to create GORGEOUS color-drenched or crisp black-and-white photographs every time
Create great black-and-white and tinted photos
Create a braggable "before & after" image to show the difference your edits make
Add a vignette
Sharpen for screen or print
Save for both print and the web
Then it's time to look back at 2016 and put those memories together in this customizable album! You'll receive
A printable .PDF instruction sheet
Digital papers, and a .PSD file. For variety, you can even mix and match embellishments and designs!
To create this project, you'll need any version of Photoshop or Photoshop Element or Adobe Lightroom CC RECOMMENDED: Sign up for the Photographer's Bundle at Adobe.com for only $9.99 a month! I also recommend that you take my free Course 1: We've Just Begun class before enrolling in this class. It'll give you the following skills you'll need:
Opening, saving, and closing Photoshop documents
Adding photos and using clipping masks
Adding type in a single line
Printing from Photoshop
The Photo Editing Lightroom and Year in Review Bundle is a great introduction into photo editing and album!. By the end of class, you will not only know photo editing techniques and when to use them, but also a Year in Review Album as well! How awesome is that? We love to see your photos and cherished albums, and with every JessicaSprague.com course, there are many different ways to get in touch to show off your art, or ask a question! Register now, and I'll see you in class!
Hi there! I'm Jessica Sprague, owner and instructor here at JessicaSprague.com. I founded JessicaSprague.com in 2007 to share the creative potential of Photoshop for crafting. Thousands of hours and dozens of classes later, and it's still my goal: to help you find your creative wings with digital crafting! Learn more about me. Are you ready to start the journey? Join me!
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