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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.

    16h 55m
    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.

    12h 32m
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  • view course page for Photo Tools Weekly

    Photo Tools Weekly with Jan Kabili

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

    2h 23m
    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.

    20m 44s
    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 12m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 43m
    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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  • view course page for Working with Raw-Format Photos in Lightroom and Photoshop

    Photoshop principal product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes explores the art and science of raw-format processing in Photoshop CC and Lightroom 6.

    1h 22m
    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.

    1h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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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.

    46m 6s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photographing the Fjords of New Zealand

    Travel to New Zealand with landscape photographer Justin Reznick to learn the art of photographing dramatic coastal fjords.

    1h 40m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Seán Duggan's Fire and Ice Photo Composite: Start to Finish

    Follow along with fine art photographer Seán Duggan as he shoots in the Icelandic wilderness and then composites his photographs into new imaginary landscapes with Photoshop.

    9m 30s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Photo Restoration Techniques: Removing Paper Texture

    Learn a variety of techniques for removing the texture from a scanned photo in Photoshop.

    20m 44s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Black-and-White Landscape Photos with Lightroom

    Learn the best techniques for creating stunning, high-contrast black-and-white landscape photos in Lightroom.

    2h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Travel Photography: Costa Rica

    Travel Photography: Costa Rica with Richard Harrington

    Join Rich Harrington and family on a trip to Costa Rica and see a variety of ways to capture the beauty and diversity of a tropic destination.

    3h 54m
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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 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Composition in Photography

    An illustrated guide to improving the composition of your photos and making them more powerful.

    2h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Editing Video and Creating Slideshows with Photoshop CC

    Learn how to edit video and create slideshows with Photoshop CC.

    3h 23m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Becci Manson, Retouching and Restoring

    Watch a profile of Becci Manson, professional retoucher for photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, who also organized volunteers to restore photographs damaged in the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami.

    13m 3s
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Maze

    Bert Monroy transforms a set of ordinary photographs into an extraordinary work of art featuring a labyrinth-like maze.

    55m 51s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Offworld Mining

    Learn how to use Photoshop to build 3D planets and spaceships and composite them into a dreamscape featuring a mysterious off-world mining colony.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Magic Orb

    Learn to use Photoshop to composite and blend images from many different sources into a dreamscape featuring a magic orb and an island guardian.

    58m 19s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Sacred Cavern

    Turn boring beach photos into a dreamscape featuring a sacred cavern, using the transformative tools in Photoshop and these techniques from Photoshop master Bert Monroy.

    39m 20s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Black-and-White Darkroom Printing Techniques

    Rediscover the creative options of analog photography as you learn the tools and techniques behind creating black-and-white prints in a darkroom.

    1h 44m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Insider Training: Rethinking the Essentials

    Make sure your Photoshop skills take advantage of the program's latest capabilities with this look at current Photoshop best practices—with Photoshop insider Bryan O'Neil Hughes.

    2h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Time-Lapse Movies with Lightroom and LRTimelapse

    Learn how to use Photoshop Lightroom and LRTimelapse to create compelling time-lapse sequences.

    2h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for The Traveling Photographer: New York

    Take a trip to New York City with traveling photographer David Hobby, as he explains how to take iconic photos of the Big Apple.

    1h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Editing GoPro HERO Photos and Videos with Lightroom and Photoshop

    Learn to get the most out of your photos and videos from the GoPro HERO with these Photoshop and Lightroom enhancement techniques. Improve color and contrast, adjust exposure, remove artifacts, make time-lapse videos, and more.

    2h 44m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Using Lightroom and Photoshop Elements Together

    Learn to combine the power of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, and take advantage of one-click image enhancement as well as advanced retouching and editing features.

    2h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Nondestructive Exposure and Color Correction with Photoshop CC (2014)

    Learn how to use Photoshop CC to enhance the color, contrast, and sharpness of a photo; work with raw images; and much more—all without altering your original image files.

    2h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Landscape Photography: Washington's Olympic National Park

    Explore the challenges of shooting landscape photos of lush rain forests and moody beaches in Washington's Olympic National Park.

    2h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Portrait Project: Fixing a Group Photo

    Learn how to enhance and combine multiple group photos to get the best expression out of each member of the group, using Lightroom and Photoshop.

    50m 34s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Photography: White Balance and Color Temperature

    Learn how taking control of the white balance in your photography can expand your creative options and improve the accuracy of the color in your photos.

    1h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photographing the Night Landscape

    Learn how to capture the drama and beauty of the nighttime landscape, in these photography tutorials filmed along the surreal shoreline of the Salton Sea and in the Anza-Borrego Desert.

    1h 44m
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  • view course page for Migrating from Aperture to Lightroom

    Before Apple retires Aperture, learn how to migrate your Aperture images and metadata to Adobe Lightroom.

    2h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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“I just wanted to thank you all for the best learning tools I've ever seen. My photography has improved by major steps—and people keep asking me how I've done it.” —Frank R.
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