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DSD: Photo editing with Pixlr X - Workshop
Course Description:

Pixlr is a popular photo editing web-based tool which can be used with a free account. This workshop focuses on Pixlr Express (Pixlr X), the version recommended for beginners and beyond. It comes packed with both basic and advanced editing features but is designed to not overwhelm you. Features include working with layers, cutting tools, light and colour adjustments, highlights and shadows, retouch tools, effects, liquify, templates, text and various other elements.

In this workshop we will work on several image projects and experiment with a wide range of tools. This session assumes you have had some basic experience of editing images in apps such as Word or PowerPoint.

PREREQUISITES:

Experience of the very basics of image editing such as moving, resizing, cropping, adjusting brightness in an app such as Word is required.

We recommend that you attend our Basic Image Editing Using Free Tools demonstration session before attending this course as it will give you the opportunity to become familiar with the following theory and topics not covered in this workshop:

  • File Types,
  • Image resizing and resolution,
  • Creative commons licenses,
  • Free image sources.

IMPORTANT:

Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with a joining link at least one day before the session.

Courses start on the hour but please join during the 5 minutes prior to this to download resources and test out your connection/audio.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page .


Objectives:
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Create and manage layers,
  • Add text and other elements, such as other images, overlays and borders,
  • Adjust colour, saturation, temperature, exposure, highlight, blur, toning, etc.,
  • Use the cutting, liquify and retouch tools,
  • Apply effects,
  • Save as various file types,
  • Use Pixlr templates.
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those who already have some basic experience of photo editing (in apps such as Word) and now wish to learn more advanced editing techniques using a more comprehensive app.
Target Audience: All
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