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Photo Editing (Image Editing)

Photo Editing (image editing)

Editing your photographs or finishing your photographs has become an essential part of photography. Since the advent of digital photography, it’s not only about capturing an image, but also creating the ideal photograph. Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom have become the “go to” Photo Editing Software programs for professional photographers and serious amateur photographers.

Udemy offers a FREE 4.5 hour photo editing video class on Adobe Photoshop (see below)

Photoshop In-Depth: Master all of Photoshop’s Tools Easily

Photoshop & Lightroom for Photographers free video course from Udemy

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Accordingly, the PhotographyCourse.net Digital Photo Editing tutorials will focus on Photoshop and use it in our examples. We invite you to comment and request specific Photo Editing Tutorials to be added to our array of online photography courses.

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The following Introductory Photoshop Tutorials will be added each week to help those that are new to Photoshop or Photo Editing.

See a complete list of our Photo Editing Tutorials.


Photoshop and Lightroom Classes from Udemy

Udemy offers several Photoshop and Lightroom Photo Editing Classes:

1.The Platform’s Biggest & Most Popular Photoshop Course
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2. Photoshop Beginners Mastery: Zero to Hero in Photoshop

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3. Adobe Lightroom CC: Photo Editing Masterclass
Adobe Lightroom CC - Photo Editing Masterclass from Udemy

4. Master Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC – From Beginner to Advanced
Master Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC - From Beginner to Advanced from Udemy

Edit something doesn’t necessarily mean you go into Photoshop and tweak and alter a picture until it’s “perfect”. Editing also means knowing what to show and what to delete, being willing to step back and view your pictures constructively.


It seems to make sense that if you want to be seen as a great or fantastic photographer, only show your best work. The mediocre, mundane, and trial shots should be deleted or discarded as groundwork.

Sometimes you need to step back and look at your work objectively. These days, with Facebook albums and apps like Instagram it is almost instinct to practically shove a bunch of decent enough pictures at someone and say “Look, I’m a great photographer!” However, if you show too much and they aren’t all stunning and memorable, you lose part of the awe you are wanting to incite in your next potential client or even to the general public. You want your name to be remembered–for the right reasons. Leave your audience begging for more.

For example, you may easily take close to 800 pictures in a photoshoot, depending on how long the session lasts. Of these 800 pictures, how many are not even worth keeping? Maybe half of them if we’re being generous. Of the 400 pictures left, how many do you consider good? 100. Really good? 45. So now you have 45 really good pictures. Do you stop your editing there? No.

Now is the time that the real editing begins. It is easy to narrow it down so far but now you have 45 really good pictures, that you like. This is where you take a good hard look at those remaining pictures and ask yourself, “Which one of these could make people remember me?”, “Of these pictures, which one or two are so incredible you can’t leave them out?”, “Which picture showcases my talent best?”

Now, if you are going to showcase your best, the ideal number of final pictures you show should be around 10. There is no place in the professional photography world for sloppy, half-focused work. Be bold and confident in the pictures you have taken and know when to delete a “decent” picture in favor of your best.

As Scott Kelby said in his book The Digital Photography Book: Vol 2, “What would you rather see–80 pretty good shots, or 10 outstanding shots” (pg 195).


15 COMMENTS

  1. I want to join a photoshop course for editing my website product images, I have to edit 100+ images per week, currently, I outsource my work, but the cost is high for me, if I join your course, can I be able to edit images by my own, thanks

  2. I liked that you mentioned editing your photographs has become an essential part of photography. My husband and I took some great photos of our last vacation and we are thinking about building a photo album with them. Since I am not a computer expert, it may be a good idea to hire photo editing services to make sure to include the most photos we can to our album.

  3. Although editing and retouching images is such an important aspect of being photographer, it is very important to know the correct way of processing your image. Many people, new to photography, tends to overdo their images in Photoshop – editing and retouching is art on it’s own, so make sure to learn it well.

  4. Bless you for offering the photoshop tutorials, Lord knows we all need a tutorial or ten on photoshop techniques, I’m looking so forward to learning as much as I can, this was not a program that was designed to be user friendly
    ;•’) But, before the brain cells start running in fear can you answer a quick question for me ??

    Please tell me, What is the difference in PSE and CS, I have PSE 9 And absolutely love it.
    But, I have been told that the CS5 or now CS6 is a far greater application? Is this true?
    I hope to upgrade to Lightroom one day, but for now PSE 9 is serving me well.
    I hope you can share your logic with me and others that I’m sure are wondering the same.
    Thank you…..

  5. I have Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3. I am about to upgrade to Pro X4. Should I really go out and buy Photoshop Elements?

  6. There are a few things in play. It’s much cheaper for students. There are also a few different products: Photoshop Elements, Full Photoshop, and Photoshop as a part of one of their suites. The $1500 that you’re looking at is probably for one of their creative suites. You don’t need all those extra programs included in the suite. In fact photoshop elements will do in most cases for around $75.

  7. I am wondering which version of photoshop s
    Do you really need?? I noticed the price starts around $60-$1500. Why is their such a big difference in price?

  8. While Photoshop, I’m sure, is some great software, it is also somewhat expensive. There is other photo editing software available for little or no cost. GIMP is free software and has everything someone just getting into photography needs without the hefty price tage. Do you have information on that type of software as well?

  9. Mac or PC – they both run the same software (essentially). I found that since more people in the world used PCs they tended to be “better serviced”. The Mac is very expensive compared to a similar spec PC. I also found some software from camera manufacturers was aimed at the larger PC market rather than the Mac.

    I’ve gone from Mac to PC to PC on a Mac to OSX on the Mac. I can’t really decide one over the other. You need to use what your comfortable with not what the marketing people tell you to buy.

  10. We will be releasing a new tutorial each week. The second on “Channel Mixer” comes out today, 8/10. Then the tutorial on levels is scheduled for next Monday 8/17. Let us know if you’d like any specific lessons added to the agenda.

  11. I was just wondering when you will be posting the “Levels- Get the right light after shooting” tutorial? I work with Photoshop (Elements 7). This software is AMAZING!

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