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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.

    22h 4m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for The DIY Photographer

    The DIY Photographer

    with Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke

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

    2h 39m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Photography Tips: Overcoming Camera and Lens Limitations

    Learn how to reach beyond the capabilities of your camera through a combination of smart shooting strategies and post-processing techniques. Learn how to focus stack images, create panoramas, and blend exposures for HDR photos.

    1h 20m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for The Practicing Photographer

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

    15h 33m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • 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 27s
    Intermediate
     

  • 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.

    31m 56s
    Intermediate
     

  • 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.

    2h 43m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Performance Tuning the Canon 7D Mark II

    Go beyond the factory settings and make your Canon 7D Mark II faster and more responsive with this collection of customization tips.

    51m 7s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Photoshop Restoration Techniques: Replacing a Background

  • view course page for Shooting Awesome Sports Portraits

    Learn how to create sports portraits that capture the prowess and competitive spirit of athletes, young and old, with sports photography tips from Robert Vanelli.

    1h 56m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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 59m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Macphun Software: Tips and Techniques

    Learn how to enhance tonality, create black-and-white images, remove unwanted details from photos, and much more, with the Mac-based Macphun photo editing software.

    2h 23m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Learn Photography: Autofocus

    Master your camera's autofocus features and learn the creative options surrounding focus, bokeh, and depth of field.

    1h 2m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Learn Photo Management: Metadata

    Learn how to use (and customize) the metadata your camera takes with every shot to find, organize, and map your photographs with tools like Adobe Lightroom.

    1h 25m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Photoshop Cinemagraph Tutorial: Start to Finish

  • view course page for Sony Alpha a7: Tips and Techniques

    Get the most out of the Sony Alpha a7 camera series with this collection of customization tips. Justin Reznick shows how to customize the a7, a7S, and a7R II to fit your shooting style.

    1h 0m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Learn Product Photography: Fundamentals

    Learn Product Photography: Fundamentals

    with Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke

    Get started in product photography. Learn about the gear, lighting, and post-processing techniques you need to shoot products of all kinds.

    1h 29m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Shooting and Assembling a Sports Action Composite

  • view course page for Photoshop for Photographers: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

  • view course page for Photoshop: 2015 Creative Cloud Updates

  • view course page for Customize Photoshop: A Practical Approach

    Make Photoshop work better for you. Learn how to customize Photoshop settings, options, shortcuts, panels, tools, and workspaces and build Photoshop actions to automate tedious tasks.

    2h 32m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Landscape Photography with Telephoto Lenses

    Explore the creative options that a telephoto lens provides in landscape photography. Tips for isolating subjects in nature and compressing distance.

    51m 57s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Canon Speedlite Flash Fundamentals

    Master the controls and creative options of your Canon speedlight—one of the most liberating photography tools you can buy. Learn on-camera and off-camera flash techniques for your Canon flash.

    2h 38m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Nikon Speedlight Flash Fundamentals

    Master the controls and creative options of your Nikon speedlight—one of the most liberating photography tools you can buy. Learn on-camera and off-camera flash techniques for your Nikon flash.

    2h 39m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Landscape Photography with Lightroom and Photoshop

    See how far Lightroom and Photoshop can take your landscape photography. Photographer Justin Reznick shares his favorite workflow and processing strategies for making landscape photos look their best.

    1h 28m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Photoshop Compositing Project: Product Photography

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Architectural Photography in Chicago: A Fine Art Approach

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Lightroom and Photoshop CC Photography Workflow Strategies

  • view course page for Photo Editing Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Best Shots

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Flight Club: Drones and the Dawn of Personal Aerial Imaging

  • view course page for Drones versus Planes: A Conversation on Aerial Photography

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Lightroom Insider Training: Mastering the Develop Module

  • view course page for Photographing the Wintery Coast of New Zealand

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Creating Cards, Calendars, and Books with Photos for OS X

  • 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
     

  • view course page for 5-Day Photo Challenge: Street Photography

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for 5-Day Photo Challenge: Composition

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