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  • view course page for Photo Tools Weekly (2016)

    Get photo editing techniques to help make your photos look better in just a few minutes. Chris Orwig shares insider tips for Photoshop, Lightroom, and more.

    47m 5s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for The DIY Photographer

    The DIY Photographer with Joseph Linaschke

    Every other week, learn how to build an accessory that will improve your photography.

    1h 48m
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Photographers: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Get the most up-to-date information on the latest features for photographers in Photoshop CC 2015.

    1h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Pixel Playground

    Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy

    Take a 10-minute recess every week and join Bert Monroy for a fun, self-contained project in Photoshop or Illustrator.

    19h 55m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lightroom: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Learn about the latest features in Lightroom CC as soon as they are released. New movies added with every major update!

    1h 36m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for The Practicing Photographer

    Get a weekly serving of photographic insight, instruction, and inspiration from photographer, teacher, and author Ben Long.

    14h 28m
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  • view course page for Photoshop Compositing Project: Product Photography

    Learn the techniques for compositing product photography in Photoshop, including swapping backgrounds and label art.

    1h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Learn Lightroom Mobile: The Basics

    Get up to speed with Adobe's Lightroom mobile app. Learn how to organize, sync, edit, and share photos from your smartphone or tablet.

    1h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Architectural Photography in Chicago: A Fine Art Approach

    Join photographer and educator Justin Reznick as he photographs some examples of Chicago's spectacular architecture, sharing creative and technical insights along the way.

    2h 23m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Kids Photography: In Parks at Play

    Find out how to photograph kids and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Erika Thornes shares techniques for shooting beautiful, natural-light portraits of children at play.

    40m 54s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Enhancing Photos with Perfectly Clear

    Learn how to enhance photos and fix common problems using the Perfectly Clear plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom and the Lucid standalone apps.

    3h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lightroom and Photoshop CC Photography Workflow Strategies

    Learn the best practices for a modern photo workflow featuring Lightroom and Photoshop CC, from capture and management to enhancement and output.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photo Editing Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Best Shots

    Learn the art of photo editing—the process of selecting your best work. Find out how to choose your best shots, and how to identify what makes one photo better than another similar one.

    38m 12s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: The Maine Coast

    Explore a variety of photo destinations along the coast of Maine with photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey.

    1h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: Venice

    Get tips for photographing the world-famous floating city, Venice, Italy, with photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey.

    34m 51s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: Rome

    Explore the sites and hidden treasures of Rome with photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey.

    43m 24s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Shooting Effective Business Portraits

    From lighting to posing to post-processing, learn how to create business portraits with a modern, professional look. Robert Vanelli shows how to light, shoot, and edit corporate headshots and environmental portraits.

    1h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Adobe Creative Cloud

    Get an overview of Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn how to install and update apps such as Photoshop and InDesign, use cloud storage, and take CC on the go.

    57m 41s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Flight Club: Drones and the Dawn of Personal Aerial Imaging

    Take to the skies with a group of drone devotees who are advancing the art and science of personal aerial imaging.

    24m 27s
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  • view course page for Drones versus Planes: A Conversation on Aerial Photography

    Photographer Justin Reznick and content producer Matt Fishbach discuss the changing face of aerial photography in the quadcopter era.

    24m 4s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

    Get the most out of the new features and enhancements in Photoshop CC 2015.

    3h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photographing Wildlife at a Preserve

    See the benefits of learning to photograph wildlife in a controlled environment, and learn how to evoke emotion and personality in the animals you photograph.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Lightroom Insider Training: Mastering the Develop Module

    Dive into Lightroom's Development module and learn the best ways to enhance photos and streamline your workflow.

    1h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photographing the Wintery Coast of New Zealand

    Follow along with landscape photographer Justin Reznick as he travels to the stormy Punakaiki coast on the South Island of New Zealand.

    56m 35s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Landscape Photography: Iceland

    Discover the surreal and spectacular landscapes of Iceland, and learn important insights into photographing on this stark and beautiful island In the North Atlantic.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Photo Challenge: Portraiture

    This 5-day photo challenge focuses on portraiture, or "people photography." Learn how to use composition, texture, light, and even your lenses to craft better portraits.

    26m 3s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cards, Calendars, and Books with Photos for OS X

    Learn how to create beautiful photo cards, calendars, and books using Apple's Photos for OS X software.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photo Tools Weekly (2015)

    Photographer and educator Jan Kabili shares weekly tips and techniques to help you work smarter with Photoshop, Lightroom, Instagram, and other post-processing tools.

    3h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Photo Challenge: Street Photography

    Take a five-day photo challenge that will help you look at your city and the people who live there in new ways.

    13m 7s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Chasing the Light at New Zealand's Lake Wanaka

    Justin Reznick tries to capture the famous lone tree of Lake Wanaka in a new light, photographing it in many different ways over the course of a single day.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Photo Challenge: Landscapes

    Get out of your chair—and your comfort zone—and start taking better landscape photos with this five-day photo challenge. Share your results with the hashtag #5DayPhoto!

    13m 45s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 5-Day Photo Challenge: Composition

    Take this five-day photo challenge to polish your photography skills and create better compositions.

    21m 24s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Tips and Tricks for Google Photos

    Get the most out of Google Photos with this collection of power tips from product manager John Nack.

    30m 15s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Street Photography: The City at Night

    Explore the challenges and creative options behind street shooting after dark on the streets, beaches, and outer boroughs of New York.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking on Location

    Join Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel on set at a beautiful winery in Oregon, where he captures stills, video, and sound for a short promotional video. Get a unique view into an actual location shoot, from concept to delivery, and experience the advantages and challenges of working as a two-man crew on limited budget.

    1h 28m
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  • view course page for Shooting a Photo Essay: Coney Island

    Join photographer and educator Steve Simon as he shows the best ways to capture the spirit and personality of Coney Island.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Color Correction in Adobe Camera Raw

    Learn the tools and best practices for measuring and correcting color in Adobe Camera Raw.

    2h 39m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Using Wacom Tablets with Lightroom

    Optimize your Wacom tablet for use with Adobe Lightroom and get more control over lighting and tonal adjustments, retouching, and compositing.

    32m 16s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Using Wacom Tablets with Photoshop

    Optimize your Wacom tablet for use with Adobe Photoshop and get finer control when drawing and painting.

    45m 38s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for My Photoshop Story: Dana Keller, Photo Colorizer

    Dana Keller bridges the worlds of art and archival science by colorizing historical photographs—relying on research and Photoshop.

    5m 34s
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  • view course page for Aerial Landscape Photography in New Zealand

    Discover the possibilities and challenges of aerial landscape photography with photographer Justin Reznick in the skies above New Zealand.

    46m 48s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for My Photoshop Story: Katrin Eismann, Photographic Educator

    Katrin Eismann, teacher at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, shares some of her intoxicating early experiments with Photoshop and explains how she adapted her gonzo learning path into a career teaching the next generation of photographers and digital artists.

    5m 44s
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  • view course page for Enhancing Images with Photos for OS X

    Learn how to use the Photos for OS X app to fix exposure and color problems, create dramatic black-and-white images, and more.

    2h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Dropbox for Photographers

    Dropbox for Photographers with Derrick Story

    Learn how to use the Dropbox cloud-storage service to access images on the go and back up important work, and use the companion app Carousel to share image galleries with clients.

    2h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Shooting a Nighttime Time-Lapse Video

    Learn what to bring and what do (in field and in post) to get great-looking nighttime time lapses.

    2h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Street Photography: Posed Portraiture

    Learn the keys to successful posed street portraiture, from starting conversations with strangers to choosing the right gear and lenses. Steve Simon takes us to New York City to capture some great street photography.

    1h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for My Photoshop Story: Chris Orwig, Photographer

    Photographer Chris Orwig explains his relationship to Photoshop and photography: from a second chance to a daily practice.

    3m 51s
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: A Photographer in Cuba

    Travel to Cuba with photographer and educator Derrick Story to sample its people, places, and culture.

    1h 34m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Video for Photographers 01: Filmmaking Essentials

    Photographers: Expand your creative options and the range of services you can offer to clients by incorporating video and hybrid projects into your skill set.

    37m 53s
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  • view course page for Black and White with Lightroom and Photoshop

    Photoshop principal project manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes shows how to transform color photographs into black and white with Lightroom and Photoshop.

    1h 39m
    Intermediate
     
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