3.95 (169 reviews)
☑ Import and organize photographs in a professional manner.
☑ Adjust and crop photos to get better compositions.
☑ Edit the colors and contrast of photos to make them pop.
☑ 'Beautify' people with whiter teeth, brighter eyes, and fewer wrinkles.
☑ Manipulate images to create panoramas, face-swaps, and more.
☑ Share photos directly and easily to Facebook, Flickr, and to files for storage.
☑ Use the NEW Video Snapshot tool for face swapping, multi-exposures, and panoramic photos from video
☑ Use the NEW multi-exposure tool
☑ Use the NEW blending modes
☑ Use the NEW blur tools
☑ Use the NEW overlay features
☑ Use the NEW express projects tool
Start editing your own photos with one of the best PC and Mac photo editing software out there, PhotoDirector!
If you're looking for a easy photo editing application that will allow you to edit professional quality photos, Cyberlink's PhotoDirector is a great tool. This course will teach you everything you need to know to get started editing.
Learn the NEW PhotoDirector 8 Features:
Make photos look the way you envision - better! If you want to crop, white balance, adjust contrast, add effects, and share better photos than ever, this is the course for you.
Here are the main topics in this course:
Why is this the course that will make you successful?
Taking online courses isn't easy. It takes work and action. This course will help you succeed with concrete practice lessons. We'll walk you through each exercise. By the end of the course, you'll have a fully edited video montage that you can share with the world.
Who teaches this course?
Phil Ebiner is a professional photographer and video creator who has edited thousands of photos. His photos have won international contests, sold in art galleries, and captured stories around the world. Phil strives to teach students not only the technical skills of a photo editor with this course, but also the philosophy of photo editing. You'll love learning from Phil like thousands of other Udemy students.
Are you ready to edit professional-looking photos?
With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.
Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!
Introduction to PhotoDirector
Join the Official Student Photography Group
Download the Course Photos to Follow Along
Overview of PhotoDirector
Quick Exercise: Download the Practice Photos and Jump Right In
Quick Exercise: Walkthrough
New Features in PhotoDirector 8
Using the Video Snapshot Tool to Create a Panorama
Using the Video Snapshot Tool to Take Photos from Video
Using the Video Snapshot Tool to Create a Perfect Group Shot
Using the Video Snapshot Tool to Create a Multi-Exposure Photo
Using Express Projects
Adding Photo Overlays
Using Blending Modes
Using the Color Splash Tool
Using the Blur Tool
Using the Multi-Exposure Tool
Importing & Organizing Photos in PhotoDirector
Import Photos from a Camera
Import Photos from your Computer
Create a Photo Album
Ways to Manage Photos - Face Tag, Tag, Flag, Rate, and Label
Section Conclusion & Challenge Exercise: Import and Organize
Adjust Your Photos: Basic Photo Editing in PhotoDirector
How to Crop & Rotate a Photo
Apply One-Click Photo Presets
Correct White Balance
Adjust HDR Effects
Using the Curve Tool
Using HSL / Color Tool
Adding a Vignette
Using the Regional Selection Tools - Red Eye, Spot Healing, Adjustment Brushes+
Exercise: Edit a Photo & Section Conclusion
Exercise Walkthrough - Editing My Photo
'Beautify' People in PhotoDirector
How to Whiten Teeth in PhotoDirector
How to Brighten Eyes in PhotoDirector
How to Eliminate Wrinkles in PhotoDirector
How to Change Skin Tone in PhotoDirector
How to Reshape a Body in PhotoDirector
Exercise - Brighten Eyes and Teeth & Section Conclusion
Exercise Walkthrough - Improving my Photo
Manipulating Your Photos in PhotoDirector
Remove an Unwanted Object Using Content-Aware Removal
Create a Panorama Photo
Use Face Swap to Merge Photos with Best Smile
Adding Grain to a Photo
Adding a Sepia or Color Tint
Remove the Background from an Image
Layers in PhotoDirector
Exercise - Create a Panorama & Section Conclusion
Exercise Walkthrough - Create my Panorama
Share Your Photos with PhotoDirector
Exporting Photos as High Quality Files for Printing and Sharing
Adding a Personalized Watermark to Photos
Create a Slideshow Video
Publish Photos to Facebook
Publish Photos to Flickr
Printing a Grid of Photos
Exercise - Post Your Photos & Section Conclusion
Course Conclusion - What Have We Learned?
Course appears to be well organized. Course has practice exercises which is great. I would hate to do this course without the practice photos. Instructor has a good pace and walks through features step-by-step. He seemed a little disinterested going over all the adjustments which I can understand because of the number and variety that do similar things. Once we were done with all the adjustments Phil's interest level definitely went back up. I thought it was amusing when he was going through the different ways you can adjust a person For example get rid of wrinkles Body shape and he is not a believer in this and I am not either but we all know it happens so I just like the way he presented it because people had to ask But really didn't believe in it great course would highly recommend.
I got this program because Photoshop elements is kind of lame. I can do some things but want a more in depth understanding of all PD can do.
I have had Photo Director for awhile and used it mainly to touch up photos that I used for videos. I had never delved into all that the program could do, and I knew that I could do more by taking the time to learn it better. Phil's course jumpstarts this learning curve and helped me immensely to learn the many nuances of Photo Director. Thank you so much!!
Good course so fare a little early to rate a course but hey here I am lol good teaching still and very simply explained without any crazy professional terminology.
Just getting started. I like the information so far. You have been helpful in taking the mystery out of how to use this program.
It’s good to see what it can do but I’m eager to jump in and learn with some step by step guides that I can work through with you
I am a video hobbyist. Wanted to learn how to improve photos (photos from Video) to improve my productions.
Good intro to PhotoDIrector, but I would classify it as an overview on using the software on a basic level even though it's outdated by 2+ versions. Would appreciate a more thorough instructional video for the current versions similar to what you can find for PhotoShop from SimonSez, ie selection tools/options and how to use them, masks, layers, more in depth details of the various tools available in the tool palette, etc. PhotoDIrector seems like an orphan as to any available detailed instruction
so far so good! Curious to know if there is a "hit" to image quality when using video to create panorama. I know there likely isn't one answer, depends on camera, etc. Will experiment...
Enjoyed the course, learned a ton of things I did not know. I have had the software for over a year and did not know that I could a lot of the things you taught. Thanks. I will be looking for more of your courses to take, you are very easy to listen to.
I recently purchased PhotoDirector 10. I had previously used PhotoDirector 8, but I never really learned it. I was not comfortable with it. Already, there are some big differences between your version 8 and my version 10. Nevertheless, I think I will learn a lot from your course. I am finished except for submitting some photos. I was disappointed that the layers sections is missing. I feel more able to use Photodirector now that I have taken the course.
The version used here is an earlier version of what I have now. I just thought the basics would be the same and I was right. The teaching style made learning easy. Everything was direct to the point and simplified. Great job.
I am learning the things that I came here to learn. This course is very applicable to my goal of learning product photography and using CyberLink PhotoEditor as my photo tool of choice.
Well done. Perfect for those with little to no experience. Be nice if you did an advanced course as well.
I am a beginner and I find that the instructor is easy to understand. Shows great examples and easy to follow along. Good photo editing course. Happy with this course.