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Venture into an entire world of captivating imagery and learn how to organize and share your best shots with others online. In this course, professional photographer Derrick Story guides you through the popular photo-sharing site Flickr, first introducing the Flickr mobile app, then demonstrating how to set up an account and upload images from your phone or common image editing applications such as iPhoto and Lightroom. Next, find out how to touch up and enhance your photos with the online editor, and make photos searchable with sets and collections and by assigning photos to maps. The course also helps you navigate the Flickr privacy settings and shows how to participate in the Flickr community through comments, contacts, groups, and more.
We can do a little portrait editing in our online editor here on for Flickr, and I added a new shot, I'm going to do a little work on. So, we're going to go here to our nice person. Now, for portrait work usually want to get a little bit tighter so you can see what you're doing. So, I'm going to go to Magnify tool here and just move my slider in. Give us a chance to get a good look at what's going on. Once I magnify, I can click and drag around here. I get it positioned the way that I want.
I'm going to show you red eye first. We don't have red eye here, but I want to show you how to work the tool in in case it rears its ugly red eyes. So, you just pick the appropriate size. So, this would be too big, right here. So, you want it to be just on the inside like something like this. You don't want to go into the white area. Once you have the size that you want, then you just click and it will actually eliminate the red eye. So, it works pretty well. But we don't need that for this shot.
So, we're going to play with whitening the teeth, and removing a few blemishes. We'll whiten the teeth first. We're going to go Hollywood here. Now, I probably wouldn't whiten them this much but I want you to see the effect. I picked a brush that's not too big. And then you just paint. I'm just clicking and dragging right now. And we'll just brighten up that smile. There we go. Look at that. Alright, so we have whitened the teeth, and I'll go ahead and apply that.
And then, I'm going to do a little bit of blemish removal. I'm fairly impressed with this tool, in that it doesn't eliminate a blemish just on one click. It actually does it subtly, so you click, click, click, until you get what you want. I'll pick a little bigger tool right here, so let's say we just work right here. It just sort of softens it a bit. You just kind of clean things up. Now, I'm not gonnachange this here, I'm going to leave that the way it is. The blemish tool doesn't work that great on this. It will soften it but then it just looks kind of smeary and smudgy and i think, you know, looks worse.
So, that's probably, if you wanted to do something with that, that's probably more of a Photoshop thing. Take a smaller brush here. Just kind of clean up a few of these little things, just like this. And then we'll pick this one right here. Alright, we didn't make her look like someone else. She still looks like Mindy, but we just kind of tidied things up a bit. We'll go ahead and apply this. I'm going to take the magnification down. I want to show you one other thing.
In an earlier movie, we talked about effects. And I mentioned at that time that there was a soft focus. And I just want to show you how that might look on a portrait. And on this case, I think it's too soft. It's you know, maybe a backlit shot of a bride as she's getting ready or something, this would work. But here it is on this portrait, so I don't like it, so I'm not going to use it. But I wanted you to see that. Alright, I think we're set, so I'm going to go ahead and save. And we're going to replace the photo, because we just wanted to tidy it up a bit.
And there we go, simple, portrait retouching. It's very nice and very convenient to have that built right into your online photo app.
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