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How to Edit Photos: Develop Your Editor's Eye

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Turn the moments you capture into memories worth sharing. Learn editing tips for how and when to correct exposure, white balance, color, composition and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Erin Peloquin
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Discover how to edit photos of your family, pet or latest vacation with photography blogger Erin Peloquin's go-to checklist for enhancing any image, using both Lightroom® and Photoshop®. You'll begin by correcting exposures before learning how to tell if a photo is beyond repair. Move on to adjusting color with Erin's favorite tricks for altering white balance, fixing color casts and improving blown-out colors. Once you have the perfect hue, you'll discover how contrast is related to exposure and get tips for using them together. Take your skills to the next level with techniques for removing distractions and sharpening your images for crisp, clear results that keep the focus on your subject. Ready to share your work? Erin will show you how to export photos for printing or online sharing and give you troubleshooting tips for working through edits from start to finish.

For more about Erin's work, visit her website,

Lesson Breakdown

1. Assess & Correct Exposure
Meet your instructor, Erin Peloquin, and learn her foolproof approach to editing photos! You'll start by making minor tweaks to one of the most important elements: exposure. Then, Erin will show you how to address more serious issues and explain when a photo is beyond repair.
2. Assess & Correct Color
3. Improve Contrast
4. Improve Composition
5. Remove Distractions & Clutter
6. Sharpen & Size
7. Start-to-Finish Edits

Recommended with this class

  • Lightroom (version 5 or newer)
  • Photoshop CC
  • Computer with at least 2GB RAM (8GB recommended)

Taught by

Erin Peloquin
Erin Peloquin
Erin Peloquin began teaching photography after starting her blog, Digital Photography for Moms. Her knack for technology and passion for beautifully edited photos is reflected in her love for post-processing. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with other passionate photographers through online tutorials and workshops near her hometown, Austin, Texas, and by contributing to Photoshop Elements Techniques magazine.

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