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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 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: Adding a Person to a Group Photo

    Learn how to use Photoshop compositing to add someone to a group photo.

    1h 42m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photography with a Tilt-Shift Lens

    Learn how a tilt-shift lens gives you more creative control for photo subjects ranging from architecture to landscapes.

    1h 9m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photo Restoration Techniques: Recreating Missing Pieces

    Learn the Photoshop techniques involved in recreating missing pieces of a vintage photo, from body parts to backgrounds.

    1h 29m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced

    Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. This installment of Deke's flagship Photoshop training series covers more advanced features and techniques: refining selections and masks, transforming and distorting subjects, working with blend modes, and more.

    11h 12m
    Advanced
     
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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
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  • view course page for Photoshop Blend Modes for Photography

    Learn to work with blend modes in Photoshop for more creative options and control over tonality and texture.

    1h 29m
    Advanced
     
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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 Performance Tuning the Nikon D800 and D810

    Go beyond the factory settings and make shooting with your Nikon D800 or Nikon D810 camera faster and more responsive with this collection of customization tips.

    1h 27m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Mastering Selections in Photoshop CC

    Master Photoshop's selection tools to gain precise results when compositing or performing advanced image alterations.

    1h 59m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Performance Tuning the Nikon D5500

    Go beyond the factory settings and make your Nikon D5500 camera faster and more responsive with this collection of settings and customization tips.

    1h 21m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photography Project: Paul Taggart's Photojournalism Panoramas

    Photojournalist Paul Taggart shares his long-term photography projects: dramatic panoramas of war zones and natural disasters, which were shot over the years in Lebanon and Haiti.

    33m 38s
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop Compositing Project: Replacing a Sky

    Learn the best techniques for a replacing the sky in a photo and obtaining realistic results with Photoshop.

    1h 8m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Performance Tuning Your Canon Digital SLR

    Go beyond the factory settings and make shooting with your Canon digital SLR faster and more responsive with this collection of settings and customizing tips.

    1h 7m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Storytelling through Unconventional Portraiture

    Discover the challenges and creative opportunities behind telling a story with a mix of environmental and backdrop portraits.

    2h 3m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Lightroom: Advanced Workflow Techniques

    Add flexibility and efficiency to your Lightroom work by leveraging the power of virtual copies, Smart Previews, and Snapshots and History.

    1h 0m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Adobe Camera Raw: Workflow Power Tips

    Work faster and more efficiently in Adobe Camera Raw with this collection of power tips for batch processing, automation, and more.

    1h 5m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Lightroom: Power Shortcuts

    Work faster and more efficiently in Lightroom with this collection of keyboard and mouse shortcuts.

    2h 1m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Lightroom: Managing Photo Catalogs

    Learn the best ways to work with catalogs in Lightroom and make your photo management process as reliable and efficient as possible.

    59m 46s
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Adobe Camera Raw: Making Selective Adjustments

    Explore the features in Adobe Camera Raw for making selective adjustments to photos, from improving the tonality of specific areas to retouching flaws.

    1h 54m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Photoshop: Mastering Curves

    Master curves! Find out how to use the Curves panel in Photoshop to adjust tonality, make color corrections, produce creative effects, and more.

    2h 48m
    Advanced
     
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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 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 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 Creating High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Photos with Lightroom

    Learn how to use the Photomerge feature in Lightroom to gain more control over dynamic range and create incredible full-color and black-and-white HDR images.

    3h 32m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photo Restoration Techniques: Recomposing a Photo

    Learn the best techniques for recomposing a photo—moving the subjects while reconstructing the background and lighting for accuracy.

    48m 32s
    Advanced
     
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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 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 Photographing for Compositing in Photoshop

    Learn the creative and technical considerations involved in photographing with compositing in mind.

    3h 33m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Creating Panoramas with Lightroom

    Creating Panoramas with Lightroom with Richard Harrington

    Learn to use Lightroom's Panoramic Photomerge features to stitch multiple photos together into dramatic panoramas—and combine Lightroom with Photoshop for even more editing control.

    2h 58m
    Advanced
     
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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
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  • view course page for Exploring Photography: Exposure and Dynamic Range

    Explore exposure and dynamic range to understand how digital cameras capture images—and how to deal with tricky lighting scenarios.

    1h 40m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Using and Creating Lens Profiles in Adobe CC Applications

    Learn how lens profiles can fix unwanted distortion and other problems in your photos and videos—and how to create new lens profiles of your own.

    3h 7m
    Advanced
     
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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 From Screen to Paper: Improving Your Inkjet Printing Skills

    Learn how to train your eye to get better ink-jet prints—with less frustration, fewer reprints, and less waste of paper and ink—by spotting and correcting problems first in Photoshop.

    4h 27m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC Adjustment Layer and Blend Mode Workshop

    Learn how to maximize what you can do with Photoshop adjustment layers and blend modes, by finding new uses for these great features.

    2h 7m
    Advanced
     
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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 Enhancing Underwater Photos with Photoshop

    Learn how to make your underwater photographs sharper, more colorful, and more compelling with the photo editing and enhancement tools in Photoshop.

    5h 59m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Pictures that Move: Creating Cinemagraphs with Photoshop, After Effects, Flixel, and Cliplets

    Learn how to use Photoshop, After Effects, and two dedicated tools—Flixel and Cliplets—to explore the creative possibilities of cinemagraphs: static photos that contain areas of motion.

    3h 15m
    Advanced
     
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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 Portrait Project: Lighting a Portrait with Lightroom

    Learn how to use Lightroom's Adjustment Brush and Radial Filter to selectively light portrait shots.

    35m 39s
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Black-and-White Project: Using High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Toning for an Edgy Look

    Learn how to use high-dynamic-range (HDR) toning to add an edgy look to a black-and-white photo.

    1h 4m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Exploring Photography: Backlighting

    Explore the creative options and challenges presented by backlighting in photography.

    42m 8s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Tiffen Dfx

    Up and Running with Tiffen Dfx with Richard Harrington

    Learn to use the popular Tiffen Dfx plugin for processing both photos and videos.

    3h 58m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Shooting Aerial Panoramas with a Quadcopter

    Learn to shoot and post-process aerial photos and videos shot using a DJI Phantom Vision 2 quadcopter.

    36m 11s
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  • view course page for Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light

    An introduction to the creative options and challenges involved in low-light shooting: indoors, outdoors, and under the stars.

    56m 11s
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  • view course page for Planning and Staging an Exhibition

    Learn how master printer and framer Konrad Eek prepares and hangs photo exhibitions.

    35m 37s
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC One-on-One: Mastery

    Deke McClelland shares step-by-step tutorials and expert-level insights on the most powerful features in Photoshop CC, from HDR imaging and video editing to animation and automated actions.

    9h 4m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Advanced

    Follow industry pro Deke McClelland as he plunges into the inner workings of Photoshop, from Smart Objects to smart selections.

    12h 39m
    Advanced
     
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“My understanding of photography took a quantum leap in a short period of time as a result of Ben Long's exceedingly well-written and well-executed videos.” —Nelson E.
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