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Photos for OS X: Enhancing Images

Rich Harrington

About this course

Learn how to quickly enhance and repair your images with Photos, the image editing software built into OS X Yosemite. In this course, instructor Rich Harrington explores nondestructive workflows that improve an image but maintain flexibility for future editing. He uses real-world examples—raw and JPEG files shot with DSLR cameras and iPhones—so you can get a realistic picture of how far you can take your own images. Whether you're brand new to Photos or transitioning from iPhoto or Aperture, this course will help you get the best-looking results with its features.

Topics include:

  • Applying and removing effects
  • Reading the histogram
  • Working nondestructively
  • Making primary color and exposure adjustments
  • Reusing image adjustments
  • Enhancing images with advanced adjustments
  • Recovering shadows and highlights
  • Creating and manipulating black-and-white images
  • Sharpening
  • Styling photos
  • Adding and combining filters

Curriculum1h 42m

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • How to Approach Color Correction in Photos for OS X
  • Nondestructive Workflows in Photos for OS X
  • An Overview of the Editing Workspace
  • Controlling Exposure & Tonality
  • Controlling Color & Casts
  • Creating Dynamic Black & White Images
  • Finishing Images with Detailed Adjustments
  • The Role of Filters & Color Correction
  • Wrap Up

About this course

Learn how to quickly enhance and repair your images with Photos, the image editing software built into OS X Yosemite. In this course, instructor Rich Harrington explores nondestructive workflows that improve an image but maintain flexibility for future editing. He uses real-world examples—raw and JPEG files shot with DSLR cameras and iPhones—so you can get a realistic picture of how far you can take your own images. Whether you're brand new to Photos or transitioning from iPhoto or Aperture, this course will help you get the best-looking results with its features.

Topics include:

  • Applying and removing effects
  • Reading the histogram
  • Working nondestructively
  • Making primary color and exposure adjustments
  • Reusing image adjustments
  • Enhancing images with advanced adjustments
  • Recovering shadows and highlights
  • Creating and manipulating black-and-white images
  • Sharpening
  • Styling photos
  • Adding and combining filters

Curriculum1h 42m

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • How to Approach Color Correction in Photos for OS X
  • Nondestructive Workflows in Photos for OS X
  • An Overview of the Editing Workspace
  • Controlling Exposure & Tonality
  • Controlling Color & Casts
  • Creating Dynamic Black & White Images
  • Finishing Images with Detailed Adjustments
  • The Role of Filters & Color Correction
  • Wrap Up